Aberbach cove in Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Guests: 4       Wifi: available       Pets? Pets welcome (max. 1 dog), fee applies


about the property

One of the most popular holiday cottages in Wales, this cottage as an amazing location with direct access down through your own land to one of the most beautiful beaches in the UK. As nobody else can park near you’ll often have the place to yourself and feel that you have your own private beach.

Named by The Times in the Top 20 UK Beach Houses - Best of Britain 2014

Stay RIGHT by one the loveliest beaches in West Wales at Felin Hescwm.

Within the Pembrokshire National Park you are perfectly placed to explore a variety of walks from the door; along the coast path to secluded coves, caves and rock pools, with a chance to see Choughs, Peregrines and an amazing variety of sea birds who come to nest on the cliffs in the spring. You can walk up on to the Preseli hills behind, and on a clear day you can see to the Wicklow mountains, the Lleyn Peninsular and the Snowdonia mountains.

If you have your own Kayak (it is possible to store it at Felin Hescwm) you can launch directly from the beach and discover the many secret coves along the coastline - get up close and personal with dolphins and seals too!  

You can enjoy breakfast or take a sundowner on the balcony and drink in the views of the sea - This place is a truly a hidden gem. More photos on our Facebook page here
* Note: In 2016 the water driven corn mill will be back in working order for demonstrations (by arrangement)




latest review

We had an amazing weekend at Aberbach. The cottage is fantastic -beautiful inside and out with the most incredibly well equipped kitchen, comfy beds, fabulous en suite wet rooms and a roaring fire in...

Jane E, October 2017

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pets welcome (max. 1 dog)
bed layout
Master Double (ground floor), Double (ground floor)

facilities at Aberbach

wifi broadband available
farm or rural location
beach (within walking distance)
coastal location - within 5 miles of the sea
open fire / woodburner
pub nearby (walkable)
media & technology
television and reception
cleaning services
washing machine

map - location

in detail

Underfloor heating throughout ground floor and skirting heating upstairs, plus wood-burning stove. First basket of wood provided and further supplies can be bought on site.

Ground Floor:

  • Bedroom 1 – Local blacksmith made double bed, with en-suite shower and loo
  • Bedroom 2 - Local blacksmith made double bed, with en-suite shower and loo
  • Library (book swaps or take them with you donation to charity)
  • Hand made slate stairs and blacksmith hand rail and banisters, leading to first floor.

Outside balcony:

  • Door leading to small balcony with views over the bay (great sunset views!) table and 4 chairs.

First Floor:

Open plan kitchen, living and dining room

  • Sitting area – comfortable sofa and 2 vintage armchairs, woodburner. TV /DVD/Blue-Ray /surround sound. iPod dock, Wi-Fi and Apple TV
  • Dining area – Country farmhouse table, chairs and settle
  • Kitchen area - Electric oven/induction hob, dishwasher, fridge, Sodastream to make your own fizzy drinks. (Washing machine and chest freezer in adjacent barn)



  • Parking area top of drive for two cars only (in designated places)
  • Beautiful gardens,(dogs on leads please as owners cat frequests it too!)  mill pond, waterfall and woodland AND footpath to 'own' beach 150 yards! 
  • Please note : due to open millponds the property is only suitable for children of 12 or above. 
  • Note: Public access path to the beach runs past cottage (lightly used)

** Sustainability credentials: This is a very special building and extra care needs to be taken when staying here.

  • Renovation of old granary and stables
  • Insulated
  • Underfloor heating throughout ground floor
  • Woodburner
  • Worm compost sewage system (not compost loo)
  • LED lighting (low 60w in total for the top floor!!)
  • Lime morter/plaster used throughout
  • Clay paints
  • Wooden shutters used
  • Waste re-cycling (bins provided)

local area

  • Aberbach beach - 'own' beach 150 yards and leading to coastal path (which you are on!)
  • Possible to kayak (bring your own - storage available) directly from beach
  • The Old Sailor pub is locatd at Pwll Gwaelod which is 3/4 of a mile from the cottage.
  • The Three Masons and The Ship Aground are two other pubs located in the village 1 mile from the property.
  • Pembrokeshire Coast National Park run a series of coastal buses, so you can walk any bit of the coast path with the promise of a ride home!
  • Newport and Newport Sands beach - Ancient bustling streets (with antique shops, cafes, fish shop) and pathways lead directly to the river Nevern (Nyfer) Estuary teeming with wildlife and great 1 mile long flat beach. - 3 miles /5 mins drive
  • Toy Museum in Newport
  • Fishguard - Harbour, cafes, farmers market (Sat) food market (Thurs) & art galleries - 3 mile/ 5 mins.
  • Preselii Mountains - Site of ancient forts and spectactular mountain views (walking distance)
  • Poppit sands - Poppit Sands is a sandy beach on the west coast of Wales, backed with sand dunes at the mouth of the Teifi Estuary -17 miles/20 mins drive
  • Cardigan - The ancient market town of Cardigan lies on the beautiful River Teifi, traditional shopping (inc. supermarkets) and local cultural centre - 15 miles /20 mins driv
  • St Davids - Granted city status by Queen Elizabeth II because of the presence of the cathedral St Davids is in reality a small attractive village. Within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, spectacular coastal scenery renowned for its beauty and abundance of wildlife.
  • Boat trips to Skomer, Grassholme and Ramsey Island
  • Narberth - one of most charming towns in Wales - 22 miles /35 mins
  • Tenby - beaches, art, boat trips to Caldey island - 20 mile/ 35 mins.
  • Choice of Blue Flag beaches - about 10 mins away.
  • Coastal footpath is amazing.
  • Pembrokeshire county guide
  • 51 forts and castles to see in county!
  • Goodwick harbour - (day-trips to Ireland, beach) 4 mile/5 mins

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customer reviews for Aberbach

We had an amazing weekend at Aberbach. The cottage is fantastic -beautiful inside and out with the most incredibly well equipped kitchen, comfy beds, fabulous en suite wet rooms and a roaring fire in the living room. A minute's walk from the beach where we collected pebbles of all shapes, colours and sizes, dammed the river, watched seals and thanks to John and Jo gathered mussels for dinner-they don't get any fresher than that! Nice pub a mile and a half away meant we didn't feel the need to stray far for everything we could have wished for. A wonderful way to celebrate a 50th birthday and escape the madness that is life!

- Jane E,
October 2017

Beautiful location. Very tastefully converted. Inspirational location a delight for an artist.

- Donna R,
July 2017

Beautiful cottage, peaceful and relaxing gardens with direct access to the beach.. couldn't ask for anything more!

- Andrea L,
July 2017

We so much enjoyed our 4 nights at Aberbach. The cottage was one of the most beautifully laid out and furnished that we have ever stayed in. The detail and care put into the stunning conversion were a joy to behold. And the location! Where else do you have your own beach on the Pembrokeshire coast?

- Lorna D,
July 2017

After a wonderful wedding weekend in Snowdonia we travelled down to Pembrokeshire to spend our honeymoon at Aberbach. We could hardly believe how perfect it was - a really magical place. The cottage and it's setting are so beautiful, harmonious and nurturing.

- Dorothy wood ,
May 2017

We had a lovely but too brief weekend at Felin Hescwm. The cottage is sensitively and tastefully converted, with everything that we needed for our break. The location is incredible with the stream and waterfall, and then only a couple of minutes walk to Aberbach beach. We had a lovely time walking the coastal path, playing Pooh sticks on the bridge on the beach and skimming stones. We definiately hope to go back soon! Five stars!

- Elsbeth H,
February 2017

Clever barn conversion. Warm and comfortable Beautiful part of Pembrokeshire's with wonderful long sandy beach nearby and friendly villages

- Monica A,
December 2016

Barn has been renovated to an excellent standard. A real get away from it all holiday with the beach right on your door step. Excellent !!

- Paul E,
October 2016

The cottage was beautifully furnished and the accommodation and facilities luxurious, including a beautiful garden and fine views.Coffee beans, grinder and a Moka pot were particularly appreciated! We enjoyed everything about our stay. Many thanks to our helpful and kind hosts.

- Victoria B,
June 2016

Fantastic property in perfect location. Right on the coast path but handy for the coast road if you need to explore further afield. Great food in nearby Newport. A keeper!

- Darryl corner ,
April 2016

A truly individual and stylish cottage...each room and aspect a delight.

- Anna L,
April 2016

Beautiful cottage in a stunning location. Very comfortable accommodation with everything that we needed. Best of all is the fabulous secluded beach just down the path.

- Charlotte D,
April 2016

This was our second time at Felin Hescwm, it was ideal for our birthday celebrations. Cottage and setting are stunning. Superb place to go and relax and walk. Jo and John very friendly and helpful. Will definitely return.

- Stephanie S,
March 2016

A real escape from it all with the sea on its doorstep! An unique, cosy cottage with everything you need and of the highest quality.A gem of a place - we will be returning!

- G herbert-evans ,
October 2015

A beautiful cottage, in a lovely setting. We loved the slate staircase and the little windows with their tiny shutters - it has been fitted out with great attention to detail. Having breakfast on the little balcony was wonderful and it's great for astronomy as the sky is so dark here! Well situated for walking, which was just as well as we were reluctant to drive along the very narrow lane more than was absolutely necessary!

- Jean manson ,
August 2015

A truly magical place to stay - we loved it here. The short walk down to the beach is fantastic and we spent most of our days on the beach enjoying the sunshine with our two golden retrievers. The cottage and gardens are beautiful with wonderful detail and touches of luxury. John and Jo are very welcoming and helpful. We will be looking to book again!

- Anne binns ,
August 2015

This is a very special place, with a storybook setting: a waterfall by a mill, and a short path down to a quiet cove. Felin Hescwm Refuge is a great place to stay, and you are guaranteed to leave it feeling renewed,

- Mrs c richards ,
August 2015

Wonderful holiday. Didn't really think locations like this still exist in the British Isles. Beyond beautiful. Superb cottage, fantastic base for a holiday. Can't recommend highly enough.

- Wendy crosse ,
July 2015

This was with a big gap the best accommodation we ever had. We can truly recommend this cottage and the surroundings. The hosts, Jo and John, were very polite and helped us with a lot of good advice. Never before thought to go somewhere twice - this time we honestly consider.

- Mr edgar engelhard ,
July 2015

Paradise in Pembrokeshire! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Felin Hescwm. Such peace and tranquility, surrounded by beautiful gardens and a beach 150 yards away. A very well appointed house with real character and charm. Our dog Lottie loved it too!

- Rebecca palin ,
June 2015

What a wonderful holiday. I was returning to Hescwm Mill having spent many happy holidays there in the 80's.The holiday more than delivered! The cottage is beautiful and luxurious with many lovely signs of attention to detail: well-stocked book-shelves and charity book swap, lovely wood burning stove, balcony with view to sea, waterfall in the garden, lovely wrought-iron and slate throughout house...and I could go on. Very best bits: wonderful beach and coastal paths, comfy deep sleeps with the sound of the waterfall through the open window.

- Emma W,
June 2015

Beautifully converted barn. Everything immaculate. Lovely owners. One small thing, we did not fully appreciate from your info that the garden does not quite join the barn ( being the other side of the footpath) and is also the owners garden, not so easy with dogs. We managed with no problem though. Had a lovely holiday. Thanks.

- Robert N,
June 2015

"Your accommodation and quality of facilities are quite simply perfect. Exquisitely tasteful to the finest detail, nothing can be faulted." Eve & Steve 18 Oct 2013.

June 2014

"Wonderful, faultless, will come again, made a perfect weekend" Albert & Shelia Ward 7 Oct 2013

June 2014

"Please use the visitor book as John & Jo may direct you, for the cottage and gardens of the historic mill at Hescwm are their creation. They combine the comforts of technology with the charms with rusticity; and you are the transmitters of this treasure to future friends." John Nandris 29 Aug 2013

June 2014

'The cottage and the views are sublime - it has been a real treat for us to unwind in such tranquil surroundings. We loved exploring the beach, garden and nearby town Newport. We will be sure to reccommend our stay here to everyone we know! We hope to return in the future for more breakfast on the beach!!' Daniel & Carena - Nov 2013

June 2014
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