Bwthyn Cei

Right on the old harbour at Fishguard, Pembs
Guests: 8       Wifi: not available       Pets? Pets welcome (max. 2 dogs), fee applies

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about the property

A 5* holiday cottage directly on the waterfront of Fishguard old harbour. Sit on your patio and watch the fishing boats come in, or walk to good food…or further along the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park footpath.

Simply one of the finest waterfront properties in Wales. A fabulous contemporary conversion on the water's edge at the picturesque old harbour of Fishguard. The location with the harbour on your doorstep (literally!), and the fabulous views of the sea and the little fishing boats below are idyllic. See inside here.

This cottage sleeps eight - perfect for families or two sets of friends - it has the added luxury of en-suite bathrooms with the two double bedrooms, along with a seperate family bathroom for the twin rooms.

There is a large decking area to enjoy a glass of wine or dine al-fresco, where you can simply relax and drink in the views, while the kids enjoy crabbing from the harbour wall. You can spot (binoculars supplied!) all manor of sea birds and wildlife from the large contemporary open-plan living area without even venturing outside. This, however, would be a great shame as there is plenty to explore in the lovely county of Pembrokeshire.

Just a short walk up the hill will take you to Fishguard town and to the galleries, pubs, cafes and restaurants that this lovely little seaside town has to offer - a little further afield, there are the wonderful Pembrokshire beaches and St. Davids the smallest City in the UK. You could also take a day trip to Ireland from Goodwick Harbour (2 miles away) if you so wished!



latest review

Absolutely gorgeous cottage and superbly placed to look at the harbour. Very well fitted out with everything needed. This is a comfortable 8 bed cottage that I cannot recommend highly enough. The only...

John G, September 2018

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£685 (based on 2 staying)
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£1325 (based on 2 staying)
pets welcome (max. 2 dogs)
bed layout
Master Double (ground floor), Double (ground floor), Twin (ground floor), Twin (ground floor)

facilities at Bwthyn Cei

beach (within walking distance)
coastal location - within 5 miles of the sea
pub nearby (walkable)
media & technology
television and reception
cleaning services
washing machine
young children welcome

in detail

Open plan living area incorporating Kitchen /Dining and living area, centeral heating throughout:

Ist floor: Kitchen area:

  • Electric oven and hob - Dishwasher, Fridge freezer, toaster, microwave, coffee machine,
  • Utility room (downstairs / washing machine and tumble dryer) Iron and ironing board

Living area:

  • 2 x 3 seater sofas
  • TV with free-view & blue-ray dvd player
  • large floor to ceiling windows (with juliet balcony off) with views of the Old Harbour.

Dining area

  • Large dinning table with seating for 8 people
  • Double doors out onto the large patio and views to the harbour


Large patio with views across the harbour - table and chairs

Ground floor:

Front door leading from road into spacious hallway with bedrooms off:Under floor heating


  • 1 x double bedroom with en suite shower, basin and loo- hair dryer
  • 1 x double bedroom with en suite shower, basin and loo - hair dryer
  • 1 x twin bedroom
  • 1 x twin bedroom
  • 1 x family bathroon with bath and shower and loo

Outside ground floor: patio area downstairs

1 x Single person Kayak (use at own risk)

There is plenty of parking to the front of house (1 x designated space) and on the harbourside directly in front of the house

local area

  • Possible to kayak (one-man provided - at your own risk) directly from harbour
  • 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!
  • Fishguard you are here! - Harbour, cafes, farmers market (Sat) food market (Thurs) & art galleries - 0.5 mile/ 2 mins.
  • 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. - 9 miles /10 mins drive
  • Preselii Mountains - Site of ancient forts and spectactular mountain views
  • 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 -20 miles/30 mins drive
  • Cardigan - The ancient market town of Cardigan lies on the beautiful River Teifi, traditional shopping (inc. supermarkets) and local cultural centre - 18 miles /25 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 - 18 miles /35 mins
  • Tenby - beaches, art, boat trips to Caldey island - 16 mile/ 30 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)- 3 mile/5 mins
  • Award winning Fish & Chip shop in Letterston - 4.5 miles /13 minutes

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customer reviews for Bwthyn Cei

Absolutely gorgeous cottage and superbly placed to look at the harbour. Very well fitted out with everything needed. This is a comfortable 8 bed cottage that I cannot recommend highly enough. The only improvement would be Wi-fi.

- John G,
September 2018

Cottage is very spacious, views over the harbour are fantastic. Kitchen is well equipped. For us the weather was unusually hot, it was great to have the bedrooms on the ground floor as they kept cool. Parking is a bit misleading on the web site as it says there is a reserved place, but the welcome information at the property says not to park on it. Parking in the public car park adjacent to the property was not a problem though.

- Robert B,
July 2018

Bwthyn Cei is a truly special place to stay.The accommodation is incredibly well equipped-the owners have thought of everything needed for a comfortable stay. The views from the cottage are breathtaking and we were incredibly lucky to have a weekend full of sunshine to make the most of what the cottage and the area have to offer. Highly recommended!

- Rhian P,
June 2018

What a lovely location and home! Bwthyn Cei was perfect - right on the old harbour and a great base for a quiet New Year's celebration with family. The cottage came with everything we needed - and the views... fab.

- Emerson povey ,
January 2018

Bwthyn Cei is perfectly positioned on the harbour in the 'Old Town' of Fishguard. The upside down house with large windows and terrace takes full advantage of the spectacular views over this idyllic and relatively undiscovered spot. The cottage is clean and includes all facilities you would expect. Fishguard is an ideal base for exploring the local area. Newport, Saint Davids and Narberth are all well worth a visit. After which we fully recommend a pint at The Ship Inn and sit by the fire, where Richard Burton would have sat when filming Under Milk Wood.

- Adam B,
October 2017

Our second year here.The location and structure of the building accommodates all types of weather so that even on bad weather days the beauty of the harbour can still be appreciated through the lounge picture window.Very comfortable accommodation with excellent equipment.

- Ian F,
October 2017

This is a superb cottage.It has been expertly refurbished to provide beautful, very high spec accommodation. The bedrooms are very comfortable and have the bonus of under floor heating. Upstairs is the modern, open plan living area that leads on to the fabulous large deck. Equipment is excellent. The position, right on the harbour, is stunning. It looks amazing in the photos - but is even better in the flesh!

- Lyndsay long ,
September 2017

Our first words on arriving were wow how pretty is that! Beautiful little harbour with coloured lights the length of the quay. Wow when coming up stairs to see open plan kitchen lounge diner with that view. Loads of space and everything you could possibly need. We were lucky with the weather & made full use of large terrace which was sunny until late. Will def be coming back and would reccomend staying here.

- Anne D,
August 2017

Bwthyn Cei was a beautiful home in an idyllic location. Clean, spacious and thoughtful utensils, appliances and accessories all worthy of the 5* rating. The views alone were 5* and extremely relaxing watching the tide come in and out of the bay - our golden retriever also relaxed very easily chasing ducks and swimming at the end of the harbour. All-in-all a great vacation.

- Rhys H,
August 2017

The house and location were beautiful and perfect for all we wanted to do! We can't recommend this place enough and will be coming back!

- Tracie W,
July 2017

We enjoyed a fantastic few days at Bwthyn Cei. Fab accommodation in a wonderful location, all our needs as a family catered for. The accommodation was very spacious, clean, with amazing views over the harbour. A lovely relaxing break enjoyed by all.

- Sophie V,
June 2017

We had a wonderful stay here. The cottage was spacious, well equipped and beautifully renovated. I'm not sure it's possible to appreciate how stunning the views are from the photos, and we spent the much of the holiday appreciating them from the fantastic balcony. I would echo a previous review that wifi would have been appreciated, but really not essential. There is ample free parking just outside the property and the owner contacted me the day before in case of any queries. All together a wonderful stay

- Stacey M,
May 2017

A great few days spent in this lovely harbour side holiday cottage. Very well equipped and comfortable, enjoyed equally by the adults, children and the family dog. Not a fatal omission, but access to wi fi would have been useful, and perhaps almost expected in this sort of price range. Would definitely recommend the location with some great places to visit nearby...namely, St David's, Solva and Newport, and some absolutely gorgeous beaches....and you absolutely have to go to Porthgain for the fish and chips.

- Linda F,
April 2017

A lovely weekend in Bwthyn Cei - just as we had hoped it would be, such a lovely environment, beautifully refurbished and very comfortable. Great for cooking too with plenty of equipment. would definitely book again!! Thank you.

- Jessica kent ,
April 2017

A warm, very nicely furnished and well-equipped cottage bang on the quay. For those who like to cook on holiday, the kitchen is especially good. Great double view of the harbour. Watching the Under Milk Wood DVD (supplied) in conjunction with your visit is a must. Have fun spotting all the buildings in the film round you & retrace the steps made by Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole et al. "Time passes" ... but the view has essentially stayed the same. Boats still bob on the "sloe-black, slow black, crow black" sea - though the local inhabitants of this "lulled & dumfound town" are sadly rather thin on the ground now. Holiday lets abound. A good base for a relaxing holiday - walking, rock-pooling & reading.

- Elizabeth clark ,
February 2017

Absolutely fabulous cottage - far exceeded any preconceived expectations.

- Sue H,
November 2016

Beautiful house - family of 7 had plenty of space. Lots to do but just a gorgeous spot to chill out in. Sons all loved crabbing on the doorstep. Delicious local fish and chips. Plenty of everything... properly equipped for 7 people if that makes sense without need to be constantly washing up. Lovely touch of a towel for our dog too. Very special spot. Came back thoroughly rested!

- Carina retter ,
November 2016

Wonderful harbour property with view of the estuary out to the sea.Superb design of the interior that allows light to flood into the lounge, kitchen and dining area. The large balcony area with excellent furniture was enjoyed by us all weekend as we were blessed with sunshine every day.We will surely return.Many thanks Ian Ferris

- Ian ferris ,
October 2016

Such a gorgeous house and location. Very quiet tranquil area. Small childrens park a few steps away and a small oldy worldy pub. Ample parking and a lovely coastal and woodland walk from the front door. The house was furnished and finished to a very high standard..plenty of space, comfortable spotlessy clean and well equipped. Everything had been thought of to make our weekend just perfect. We already planning our next visit! Loved it.

- Bethany G,
September 2016

Fantastic few days in this very relaxing cottage. Sitting on the balcony watching the comings and goings in the harbour was so relaxing. Many thanks to the owners, such a well equipped cottage.

- Richard booth ,
September 2016

Perfect family holiday home! The stunning house is by far the best spot on the harbour with unrivalled views, with crab fishing on the doorstep. The house was well equipped and has lots of lovely extras like books, games and DVDs and its own kayak! Perfect location for exploring the beautiful Pembrokeshire coastline, especially on a kayak trip leaving from outside the house! The whole family thought it was the best house ever and We will definitely be back!

- Jane W,
August 2016

Second visit to cottage and it doesn't disappoint. The views from the lounge/ balcony are so good that it took us all some effort to get out and about! It was really nice to have use of a canoe and have a paddle round the harbour. Nice touch that doggy treats were included in our welcome basket...

- Miss peta johnson ,
August 2016

A beautiful location and an amazing cottage! It was all so perfect we hardly left the harbour, three generations and dog had a simply wonderful holiday. Simply the best accommodation ever in my experience. Thank you so much Regards Judy Regards Judy

- Judith N,
August 2016

We came here two years ago and really wanted to come back, and it was just as great second time round. Lots of room for two families. We love it here!

- Susannah toward ,
August 2016

Had a fantastic break in Fishguard the cottage was lovely and the views from the terrace were lovely great friendly people around the area most enjoyable all round we will return

- Philip C,
June 2016

Exactly as described. Excellent location, clean and comfortable. The high chair, cot and baby walker were a bonus. The open plan cooking facilities and sitting room with a superb view are great for families. I would also recommend Kayak King as a way of seeing the coast. They are good value and leave from the car park in front of the house. There are plenty of good walks, directly from the house. Great holiday venue.

- John M,
June 2016

What a fantastic place - one of the best UTT places we've stayed in - peaceful location, well equipped and stylish property, we even got the weather - sitting outside watching the boats and kayaks go by - bliss. We'll be back !

- Lisa prosser ,
June 2016

Wonderful location and views. A lovely place for a relaxing break. The owner was very thoughtful and made sure she was setting up the correct configuration of rooms before we arrived and there was even a little treat waiting for the dog! many thanks for a smashing break.

- Emma S,
May 2016

What a great cottage! Plenty of space, comfortable and warm, everything you need provided for, a large open plan kitchen so that you can enjoy the beautiful views at any time thanks to the large windows, full of light and very nice pictures on the walls. And of course having a nice cup of tea on the patio enjoying the sun and the sea was the icing on the cake! Lovely paths near the cottage, many places to visit, plenty of sunshine, very friendly people all around and a great fish and chips in Fishguard. What more do you want?

- Marie-laure S, Canappeville (France),
April 2016

What more could one ask for - sitting on the balcony in the afternoon/early evening sun, watching the sea come and go and the boats bobbing up and down in the harbour? Perfect The modern comfortable accommodation was just what we hoped for, nothing more was needed, thank you.

- Hannah T,
April 2016

A splendid house in a lovely location. Warm and comfortable over a chilly March weekend. Lower Fishguard is a bit of a hidden gem - gorgeous little harbour with dinghy and canoe launching, plus plenty of parking. Perfect base for exploring Pembrokeshire. The Ship Inn (100 yards away!) is an absolute time-warp jewel of a pub - go now before it gets 'improved'.

- John hutchinson ,
March 2016

We had a lovely stay at Bwythyn Cei. The view is a real treat and we all enjoyed the open plan living on the top floor immensely. The highlights of the stay were a wild and windy walk at Strumble Head and returning to watch the 1971 version of Under Milk Wood while pointing at the locations out the window of Bwythyn Cei. The cottage was well appointed, beds very comfortable, plenty of space all round. We're planning a return visit. Thank you!

- Rhian roberts ,
February 2016

Oh wow! That was really super. Great space. Very generously equipped. So clean and easy to use. Beautiful light and views. Cosy without being stifling. Thank you!

- Tracy F,
February 2016

We had a lovely time in this water front house with fantastic views of the harbour. The accommodation was first class and very clean. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect location for a relaxing getaway.

- Tim W,
February 2016

Beautiful house and location. We had a very relaxing break here. The house was well equipped.

- Kelly thornton ,
January 2016

Sorry for the delay, everything was brilliant, thank you all very much, we will reccommend utt and both cottages to all our friends ! Best wishes, Shirley and Alex Kelly

- I shirley K,
December 2015

What an amazing place!!!

- Sian F,
November 2015

We had a lovely stay in this extremely well equipped and sensitively restored property. Stunning scenery and plenty to do and see when not just watching the ebb and flow of the tides. It did not apply to us but we were impressed by the provision for babies and toddlers which would mean it would not be necessary to bring car loads of equipment.( I remember those days well.).Will certainly be looking at UTT for future breaks and have already recommended this property to a friend looking for somewhere for a family get together for which this property would be ideal.

- Karen D,
October 2015

We booked NEW Bwthyn Cei for a family get together, the property was perfect for this. Every bedroom had exactly what we needed and the upstairs living area/kitchen was spot on for a group of people to cook, eat and chill out and watch the world go by! We would highly recommend this property and don't forget to use the Kayak on the estuary, it was great fun!

- Jeremy H,
September 2015

What luck......I have never visited west Wales on holiday before but couldn't have been happier with our choice of accommodation and the weather. Beautiful views from the living space and ability to dine outside. There was a convenient little play park for our little one seconds away. The accommodation was very welcoming and we instantly felt at home here. The owner's had thoughtfully taken care of everything you may need, especially as we enjoy cooking. I couldn't recommend it higher. :)

- Tara B,
September 2015

We had a lovely holiday at the house. It was beautifully located. The house itself was well looked after and to a high standard. Thank you and we would certainly recommend it.

- Preet S,
July 2015

The house exceeded our expectations, very well appointed with wonderful views from the stunning upstairs living room and big terrace. There was always something to watch on the water be it changing tides or kayakers setting off. Pleasantly quiet despite being on a corner location. Beautiful clean quiet empty countryside and coast all nearby. Very pleasant marine walk direct from front door with great views. Joined by four friends for a few nights and the house easily absorbed us all. Everyone felt very relaxed during their stay.

- Sylvia P,
July 2015

Had a lovely holiday, the house was beautiful with perfect views over Fishguard Old Harbor. I could not fault the place and would definitely recommend it to friends and family.

- Simone T,
May 2015

We have really enjoyed our stay in this magnificent holiday home. Location is spectacular and have enjoyed people watching on the harbour. Fantastic walking on coastal path and great walking. Who could ask for more - hoping to be back soon!. Fiona and Graham, Cheshire

January 2015

An absolutely beautiful place. Well equipped and very comfortable. The light here is very special. We loved Porthgain, St Davids and Dinas Head especially. Hoping to be back. Kathy,Jerry,Mimi and Ally.

January 2015

Fantastic but too short a visit! We don't want to leave - thanks so much for sharing your lovely home.

January 2015

We have had a brilliant long weekend here with friends. What a wonderful upside-down cottage in a beautiful setting. This is definitely the way to live! Will certainly be recommending to others and are thinking of making this an annual event. Nick and Sarah. Ammanford.

January 2015


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