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Smokehouse Cottage | Pembrokeshire Coast | West Wales

Smokehouse Cottage

Newgale, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK

A white stone dot tucked beneath the hills, discover a piece of Wales' wild magic at this secluded self-catering bolthole on the Pembrokeshire coast. Formerly a smokery, this reclaimed fisherman’s cottage has been cleverly reinvented to create an authentic refuge hideaway; think cosy mornings tucked-up in wrought iron beds and Burgundy by the woodburner following a sunset surf in St Bride's Bay below.

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Introduction

Wales and romance go hand-in-hand, and this remote bolthole on the golden curve of the Pembrokeshire coast is everything you could wish for in a self-catering cottage by the sea. White painted stone walls and oak floorboards have been paired with reclaimed furnishings, while modern luxuries - such as a hot tub with a view - have been thoughtfully incorporated during renovations by the owners, a couple passionate about breathing new life into heritage buildings. For those looking to escape the madding crowds, Smokehouse Cottage affords an authentic getting-away-from-it-all home.

Inside

Not wanting to detract from the setting, the décor is intentionally simple here, with a pared-back aesthetic that showcases the breath-taking outlook. In the welcoming open-plan living space, the beamed ceilings and woodburner combine to ensure the cosiest of winter stays. In the bedrooms of the main house, muted coastal tones set the scene, with the two main bedrooms sharing a family bathroom with clawfoot bath, while the king-size en suite room in the annex - complete with woodburner and kitchenette - affords a peaceful spot for those seeking a languid lie-in. 

Outside

A wooden deck flaunts views over the sea, tempting wild swims in the secret coves found at the south end of the beach. Renowned for its big waves and two-mile stretch of golden sand backed by a shingle bank (the remnants of a huge storm in 1958), Newgale's Blue Flag-awarded beach is possibly the most famous on St Bride's Bay and a Mecca for surfers. Watch the small coves completely disappear at low tide, before retreating to the warmth of the cottage. Whether rinsing salty hair in the al fresco shower, or reclining in the wood-fired hot tub, the garden has enviable views for sundowner sessions. 

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 6 guests
    From £2,095 per week, £2,195 per short break
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsThe cottage has two double bedrooms; one of which has a double bed and leads to the garden and the other a few steps up, alongside the living room, with a king-size bed. Both share a family bathroom with a walk-in shower and large egg bath. There is a further bedroom with king-size bed in the annexe, as well as a wet room.
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  • FeaturesWood-fired hot tub (available autumn and winter months on prior request), outdoor shower for surfers
  • PetsOne small to medium well-behaved dog is welcome
    Pets are charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: Saturday or TuesdayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • FamilyYes, children are very welcome, a cot and highchair are available.
  • PracticalitiesThere is private parking on the gravel drive for four cars. The garden gate sits on a slope so please keep a close eye on dogs and children with escapee tendencies, as there is a small gap underneath when closed. Dogs are welcome in the main house however the annexe is a pet-free area. Whilst the cottage has a remote feel for most of the year, the road in front is the main coastal route so is sometimes busier with beachgoers in tourist seasons. The cottage kitchen is thoughtfully equipped with everything you´ll need for a self-catering holiday, including Neff induction hob and cooker, Nespresso Virtuo Plus, kettle, toaster, dishwasher, washer-dryer, fridge-freezer and extendable dining table. The annexe features a bedroom with king-size bed, wet room, kitchenette and lounge area. When booking the smaller group option, the annexe will not be available, however, it will remain unoccupied.
  • Homestay includesWelcome hamper of local produce, luxury bed linen and towels, bespoke Conscious Skincare travel bags, kindling and firewood to get you started, candles, fresh flowers, board games...House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more
  • Private cateringSeeking a celebratory dinner or fully catered escape? Our recommended caterers will work with you to create personalised menus for your stay. Details are shared through our house book on confirming your booking.
  • RetreatsFrom foraging weekenders to crash courses in cold-water therapy, our bespoke retreats bridge the gap between luxury and back-to-nature philosophies. Create a hand-crafted stay that puts connectivity at the fore.
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An authentic fisherman´s bolthole on the Pembrokeshire coast
Found treasures adorn the interior, including colorful glass bottles

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Pembrokeshire

This unique coastal National Park is one of Wales´ greatest assets. Volcanic hills and towering red and grey cliffs are interleaved with perfect sandy beaches that attract visitors from far and wide, thanks to the pounding surf and peaceful ambience.

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Getting there

  • On the Map This charming seaside cottage sits on the coastal road opposite Newgale beach within west Wales' Pembrokeshire National Park.
  • By Car The cottage is around two and a half hours from Bristol, three and a half from Birmingham and five from London.
  • By Train The nearest station is in the town of Haverfordwest, eight miles from Newgale. Trains from Haverfordwest connect with services at Swansea and journeys from London Paddington to Haverfordwest take around four and a half hours. There is also one daily direct train from Paddington to Carmarthen, taking nearer four hours. Taxis are usually at the station but pre-book to avoid a wait.
  • By Air The nearest international airport to Smokehouse Cottage is Cardiff Airport, 105 miles away. Haverford West airport is only 20 minutes away for those arriving by private aircraft.

From the owner

“My husband and I honestly thought in this day and age it would be impossible to find a property on its own overlooking a two mile stretch of golden sand beach, certainly not one that hadn´t already been renovated to someone else´s taste, but sometimes the stars align.”

From the owner

The dramatic rocks cradling Newgale Bay form a theatre-like setting for the breathtaking sunsets that occur here. Even on a cloudy day, you will be surprised how the light will break through and turn the bay a golden orange.

There is a dramatic contrast between the low and high tides that gives the best of both worlds. There is a huge beach to explore when it is out, where you can reach some stunning caves to both the right and the left, then on high tide it is just a few steps for you to jump in for a swim.

Smokehouse Cottage offers the rare experience of being able to step out of the front door and be just a few metres from one of the most beautiful beaches in the UK. 

Often such places sit shoulder to shoulder with other properties, but here you will enjoy the incredible sunsets across the bay and the stars at night with just the sound of the sea. This place has stolen our hearts, we hope it does yours.

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Owner recommendations

Live like a local, discovering the best hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your holiday in Pembrokeshire with an insider’s perspective.

Coasteering

To Do

Coasteering

There are several local providers offering expertly guided coasteering trips along the Pembrokeshire coast. With huge rocky sea cliffs towering above, this part of Wales is one of the best locations in the UK, offering endless opportunities for cliff jumps and scramble climbing.

St Davids Gin and Kitchen

To Eat

St Davids Gin and Kitchen

Just 15 minutes away by car, this farm-to-table restaurant showcases the best of local produce. Set in the UK’s smallest city, St Davids Gin and Kitchen is a family-run eatery that puts ethical food (and incredible cocktails) first.

Something Fishy, Solva

To Eat

Something Fishy, Solva

You will likely come across lots of signs pointing you in the direction of locally caught fish, but this outlet in the neighboring town of Solva is sure not to disappoint, serving up dressed crab, lobster and whatever the tide brings in.

Skomer Island

To See

Skomer Island

Skomer is an island shrouded in mystery, located just a mile off the Pembrokeshire coast. Surrounded by shaded inlets, off shore rocks and sheltered coves, this natural nature reserve has the largest colony of puffins in southern Britain. A great day out for budding nature photographers.

Guest Testimonials

We loved everything about the Smokehouse Cottage and the annexe. The added finishing touches such as the candles, the delicious welcome hamper, the soaps by Freight smelt so lovely and our welcome bag of shampoo etc. by Conscious Skincare was a really lovely added surprise. The property is beautifully furnished; we also loved all of the artwork and the books! This was a home that I just didn’t want to leave. I always say that I never want to visit a place again as there’s so much more to see, but I actually said that I’d like to come back sometime. Thank you for making our holiday so memorable.

Smokehouse Cottage is perfect. The property itself has been renovated to a very high standard and its location is stunning. If you are looking to relax and want peace and quiet, whilst still being close to amenities, then this house ticks all the boxes. We visited in December, so the area was lovely and tranquil. We would love to come back again in the future!

Unique extras

From private chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and adrenalin-fuelled retreats, once you’ve booked your stay we’ll introduce you to our owner-recommended suppliers to create a truly bespoke, memorable escape.

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Below are a selection of features in which Smokehouse Cottage and Unique Homestays has appeared. If you would like to feature the property in an editorial capacity, please contact the marketing team on +44 (0)1637 882014.

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