Yr Hen Efail ref: CC631039

Fishguard, Pembrokeshire

4 Star Self Catering



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  • Barbecue 
  • Bungalow 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Horse Riding Nearby 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 


Nestled in the quiet hamlet of Cilshafe, approximately half a mile from the world renowned Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and just a mile and a half from the vibrant harbour town of Fishguard, lies Yr Hen Efail (The Old Smithy); a character-packed retreat for two. One of four stone built cottages near the owners’ farmhouse at the end of a long, private drive, (ideal for dog walks, with perfectly manicured grass verges and thoughtfully positioned benches to take in the view) it’s surrounded by mature trees, bushes, tasteful planting, fields and birdsong. A vaulted beamed ceiling, exposed stone walls, a wood-burning stove and comfortable soft furnishings provide the perfect ingredients for cosy evenings in: While its pretty, private patio area, with lawned garden beyond, offers the ideal spot to feast on the fine produce from local farmers’ markets and absorb the tranquillity of nature.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The accommodation is all on ground floor has oil fired central heating and comprises:
Front porch leads to entrance hall leading to open plan living area with exposed stone walls and vaulted beamed ceiling

Lounge area: with wood burning stove, Freeview TV and DVD

Dining area:  with table and chairs for two with views onto the garden

Kitchen area:  with electric cooker, microwave and fridge with ice box (small 3star freezer section)

Bedroom:  with double bed, exposed stone feature wall

Bathroom:  with bath, WC, wash basin and shaver point

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All oil and electricity included. First supply of fuel for stove provided for bookings from last Saturday in October - Easter Sunday, after that it is available locally. Bed linen provided. High chair available.


Lawned garden with outdoor dining furniture and BBQ.  Shallow wildlife pond in far corner of garden.  Off road parking for 2 cars. This property is inspected and quality graded by Visit Wales’ own inspection team and we are advised by them that the property is 4*.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    1.5 Miles
  • Distance
    1.5 Miles
  • Restaurant
    1.5 Miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Fishguard Harbour
  • Pub
    1.5 Miles
  • Railway station distance
    2.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

Whether in search of entertainment or relaxation, this convenient location provides for all. Nearby Fishguard comes alive to the sound of music in June with what’s regarded as one of the best traditional music festivals in the UK: The Fishguard Folk Festival livens the streets with concerts, dances displays, buskers and song sessions. The International Music Festival of July brings world famous classical musicians to the area, while August’s Aberjazz Festival is never missed by lovers of Blues and Jazz. For those in search of coastal beauty, proximity to The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path ensures discovery of one magnificent sight after another: Amble to the sheltered horse-shoe bay of Aberbach for a peaceful evening swim or undisturbed sea fishing.
Or stretch your legs a mile further and discover the sandy beach of Pwllgwaelod and the opportunity to feast on the catch of the day at the Old Sailor’s Inn. Open for lunches and evening meals, it’s the perfect location for watching the superb sunsets over the Irish Sea. For walkers, dog owners, wildlife lovers and anyone with an appreciation of wondrous coastal scenery, the coastal path in this location, shouldn’t be missed. The three mile circular walk, around Dinas Head from Pwllgwaelod, takes in the highest point of the entire 186 mile path, a rich variety of flora and fauna, possible dolphin sightings and the unique coastal hamlet of Cwm Yr Eglwys.
The nearby village of Dinas Cross, just a mile and a half from home, serves up hearty pub classics at The Ship Aground and the Freemasons Arms and the small medieval coastal town of Newport, just 4 ½ miles away, offers a full range of dining experiences from traditional Thai curries at The Royal Oak pub to fine cuisine from locally sourced produce at Llys Meddyg (recently given a very favourable review in The Sunday Times). Newport is a coastal town with a quiet air of sophistication. It has all you’d expect to find in such a place; galleries, antiques, post office, bank, pharmacy, coffee shops, water-sports and more but without the trappings of mass tourism. It boasts both a Norman castle and church which stand proudly above its ancient streets and pathways which lead directly to the River Nevern Estuary which teems with wildlife. The Newport Links Golf Course and Resort offers a superb venue for not only enjoying excellent food from its restaurant open to all, but also to enjoy an  unrivalled, breathtaking view across the estuary to Newport town, the beach, sand dunes and the Preseli Hills: A wonderful place to watch the sun set.
Whether returning from a Christmas shopping day trip to Ireland, the spooky Halloween festivities at Oakwood Theme Park or September’s Really Wild Food and Countryside Festival in nearby St Davids, Yr Hen Efail offers a quaint, comfortable and homely haven for rest and recuperation from so many, all year round, adventures!

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