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St Brides Bay Self-Catering 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.

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 underfloor heating and a hot tub have been thoughtfully incorporated during renovations by the latest owners – a couple passionate about breathing new life into heritage buildings. For those looking to escape the madding crowds, Smokehouse Cottage will have you wanting to change the locks and stay until Christmas - if not forever.

Inside

Not wanting to detract from the setting, the décor is intentionally simple here. The ground floor double bedroom overlooks the ocean and enjoys bi-fold doors leading straight to the deck, meaning you can roll straight out of bed and up to the raised garden for an extended Savasana in the sun. Alongside is the bathroom which features a walk-in shower and freestanding bath big enough for two. A second bedroom, this time with a king-size bed and sky-high beamed ceilings, sits up two steps on the upper floor alongside the living area. Here a woodburner roars away in a huge inglenook fireplace decorated with found treasures, such as colourful glass medicine bottles arranged atop the mantle.

Outside

A wooden deck wraps around the newest part of the cottage and 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 to settle in for the night. Whether rinsing salty hair in the steamy al fresco shower or reclining in the wood-fired hot tub, the garden has views to rival any when it comes to sundowner sessions. 

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 4 guests
    From £1,650 per week, £1,250 per short break
  • Alternative group optionUp to 2 guests
  • 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.
  • FeaturesWood-fired hot tub, 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: Monday or FridayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10amTimes may vary due to Covid-19 requirements, please refer to your booking.
  • FamilyChildren are very welcome, a cot and highchair are available.
  • PracticalitiesThere is plenty of 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. 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 coffee machine, kettle, toaster, dishwasher, washer-dryer, fridge-freezer and extendable dining table.
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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.

The Haven Brasseie, Nolton
To Eat

The Haven Brasseie, Nolton

Just seven minutes away by car (or twenty if you want to bike it), this incredible beachside restaurant showcases the best of local produce. With wonderful views and exceptional service, it´s a real gem on the doorstep.

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.

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