Gwêl y Cei

Abergwaun, Pembrokeshire
Guests: 7       Wifi: available       Pets? Strictly no pets allowed

Gwêl y Cei

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about the property

Priced for up to 7 staying, sleeps 7. A Pembrokeshire family-friendly waterfront holiday cottage of the highest quality.

Being located right on one of the most picturesque waterfronts in Pembrokeshire is likely enough to make anyone's holiday. Happy days then, that we can also offer a family-friendly cottage of the highest standard. 

Local owners mean that this beautifully renovated Victorian home is always in tip-top condition, and there's no denying the quality cottage interior, including an impressively large open plan kitchen/ dining/ family room with water views. Upstairs splits nicely into two wings, with two bedrooms and a quality shower room in each.

Locations simply don't get better than this in West Wales, and it's no surprise that this property was used a set in the celebrated film of Under Milk Wood (with Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor).  If you're also feeling the romance, or if you simply want to get out onto that amazing water, then just ask Ed the owner if you can borrow his double kayak (at own risk, buoyancy aids available). 




latest review

We had a wonderful week at Gwel y Cei- what a fantastic house. Really comfortable and warm with a lovely atmosphere. Great for getting around and we had some really nice weather followed by some not...

Anne marie M, 2024

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good to know

arrival at
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strictly no pets allowed
bed layout
Master Double, Double, Twin, Single

facilities at Gwêl y Cei

open fire / woodburner
accessible without your own car
no pets
beach (within walking distance)
coastal location - within 5 miles of the sea
pub nearby (walkable)
media & technology
wifi broadband internet
cleaning services
washing machine
young children welcome
high chair
travel cot
ground floor bathroom

map - location

in detail

Wifi, under-floor heating throughout the ground floor and central heating

Ground floor
Open plan living space
Living area: With wood burner and DAB radio / CD player. Large leather corner sofa, wood burning stove. Antique leather armchair. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors overlook a large decked area and harbour.
Dining area:  dining table and chairs seating 8.
Kitchen area: electric oven induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Utility room: washing machine, drying rack and sink
Living room: wood burner, TV and DVD player.
Wet room: With shower and toilet.

First floor
Bedroom 1: kingsize bed
Bedroom 2: double bed 
Bedroom 3: twin beds
Bedroom 4: single bed
Bathroom: bath, shower cubicle and toilet
Outside: front garden with lawns. Rear steep terraced garden (no access). A Double Kayak is available to hire for your stay with buoyancy aids (use at your own risk)

local area

  • Fishguard has independent shops, tea & coffee houses, several pubs, ’Jane’s’ a great craft emporium (lovely lunches too) a leisure centre with a swimming pool and a small cinema. A Farmers Market is held in the Town Hall every Saturday morning with lots of lovely local goodies to purchase. Also in the town hall is the ’Last Invasion of Britain Tapestry’ -sewn by local needle workers to celebrate the centenary of this historic event.
  • Goodwick harbour - (watch the ferry come in, beach) - 3 miles/5 mins
  • Newport and Newport Sands beach - with antique shops, cafes, fish shop - 9 miles / 10 mins drive
  • Poppit sands - a sandy beach on the west coast of Wales, backed with sand dunes at the mouth of the Teifi Estuary - 20 miles/30 mins drive
  • Abertiefi (Cardigan) - the traditional market town of Aberteifi (Cardigan) lies on the beautiful River Teifi, traditional shopping (inc. supermarkets) and local cultural centre - 18 miles / 25 mins drive
  • 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. 
  • Boat trips to Skomer, Grassholme and Ramsey Island
  • Tenby - beaches, art, boat trips to Caldey island - 16 miles / 30 mins.

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customer reviews for Gwêl y Cei

We had a wonderful week at Gwel y Cei- what a fantastic house. Really comfortable and warm with a lovely atmosphere. Great for getting around and we had some really nice weather followed by some not so good weather but enjoyed it all anyway. We would love to come back in the future. A great week !

- Anne marie M,

Beautiful house and great location, each morning had a swim in the quay then off visiting lots of lovely places, blue lagoon, newgale beach lots of lovely local walks. Pub for food walking distance would recommend. Would highly recommend staying here, everything you need is here. Such a beautiful place.

- Louise brown ,

This cottage is in a great location - facing the estuary- and is super comfortable with good layout and facilities. The owner could not have been more accommodating. You can swim off the quay and there is splendid cafe there too. Highly recommend it.

- Pip W,

Was a lovely stay! Great location and beautiful house, would have liked to stay longer and will definitely return.

- Helen P,

We had a very relaxing weekend at Gwêl y Cei. The house is beautiful. Thank you Ed for the Royal Oak recommendation, we ate there twice. Also had walks and runs on the coastal path and a drink in the Ship Inn. Haverfordwest Parkrun was very friendly. We can't wait to come back again.

- Kate W,

We had a wonderful stay at Gwel y Cei. The house is beautifully furnished with some gorgeous touches like local textiles and upcycled furniture. There was plenty of room for four adults to sit together or do their own thing. All the beds were comfy and the bathrooms luxurious. We swam in the Quay, walked the coast path and checked out the local pubs. A perfect February weekend, we will be recommending Gwel y Cei to friends. Diolch!

- Rebecca F,

Our first time on this part of the Welsh Coast and it was a lovely post-Christmas break. Holiday home was very well equipped, Christmas decorations and lights a lovely seasonal touch and the views and walks from the door gorgeous. Weather not brilliant but it was so comfortable indoors it didn't matter. Unexpected grandstand view of New Year's Eve firework display and Queen tribute band might have disturbed dogs or children but we didn't have either so enjoyed it! Thank you for a lovely stay in a beautiful house. Frances & Ken

- Ken C,

Beautiful Place , Great Location, Great Family House. House Was Great For Us All , Loved The Big Glass Area, Great To Sit And Relax And Watched The World Go By. - Julie


The House Is Beautiful, Spacious, And Comfortable In Every Way, And It Is Fantastically Located. - Thomas


We loved our stay. Great house in a beautiful location, spacious, very well equipped. Very helpful host. We would absolutely recommend it to others. Thank you. - Deborah


Spacious, Well Heated, Excellent Kitchen Diner. Great Views Across The Harbour. - Marie