Granar Trehilyn

Strumble Head, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Guests: 6       Wifi: available       Pets? Pets welcome (max. 2 dogs), fee applies

Granar Trehilyn

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Griff Rhys Jones’ luxury holiday cottage on Strumble Head in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, West Wales. Dog and family friendly.

Newly renovated for Summer 2020, Granar Trehilyn must be one of the loveliest holiday cottages in Wales. It's one of a group of cottages around the Trehilyn estate that form UTT's largest rental in Wales - sleeping up to 28 (or 31 in summer when the Showman's Wagon is in use). Scroll down this page to see the other Trehilyn properties. 

This delightful cottage has been converted from a stone granary by author / TV presenter Griff Rhys Jones and family on his coastal farm in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The restoration of the farm was the subject of the popular BBC TV Series 'A Pembrokeshire Farm'. This detached granary conversion is set in a peaceful location with seventy acres of farmland with fine sea views to explore. There is real attention to detail here - everything of great quality, with plenty of space. 

Walk to the famous lighthouse on Ynys Meicl or hike out to Porthsychan cove. Granar Trehilyn will appeal to the design-conscious, who love the coast. This is the perfect place to explore the beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside and seascapes (watching dolphins) or just simply unwind.



latest review

This was our second time in Granar Trehilyn and found we loved it even more. It's such a special space to spend time in a fantastic location. We walked stretches of the coastal path and found new cove...

Lisa heledd jones , May 2022

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£643 (based on 4 staying)
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£1778 (based on 4 staying)
pets welcome (max. 2 dogs)
bed layout
Master Double, Single (ground floor), Single (ground floor), Double (ground floor)

facilities at Granar Trehilyn

farm or rural location
open fire / woodburner
beach (within walking distance)
coastal location - within 5 miles of the sea
media & technology
television and reception
wifi broadband available
cleaning services
washing machine
young children welcome
high chair
travel cot
ground floor bathroom

map - location

travel info

There is a Strumble Shuttle (404) from Fishguard which can be flagged down right outside (Google 'Strumble shuttle' for timetables), and there are a few trains a day to Fishguard & Goodwick Station.

in detail

Broadband internet & Wifi  & underfloor heating throughout

Ground Floor:

Living room: wood burner, TV

Kitchen: washing machine, coffee-pod machine, microwave, dishwasher, fridge-freezer

Double Bedroom: king-size double bed

Twin bedroom: single bed and another accessed via a ladder in cosy loft space

Bathroom: large shower, toilet

1st Floor

Master bedroom: king-size double bed, with en-suite with bath


Patio and lawn (note not enclosed) access to over 70 acres


local area

  • Walk to the coastal footpath & lighthouse & dolphin/ whale look-out
  • More Blue Flag beaches here than anywhere in UK - (Aber Mawr 3 miles)
  • 51 forts and castles to see in the county!
  • Head inland to see the Preseli Mountains
  • Goodwick harbour - 3.3-mile drive (day-trips to Ireland)
  • Fishguard - (cafes & art galleries) - 4.5 miles
  • Buy stylish blankets at Melin Tregwynt

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customer reviews for Granar Trehilyn

This was our second time in Granar Trehilyn and found we loved it even more. It's such a special space to spend time in a fantastic location. We walked stretches of the coastal path and found new coves and beaches this time. For those that are thinking of booking this cottages I would recommend bringing blankets for the living space if you like being cosy (not that it's cold) and baskets/bags to keep food as there is very little storage space (none really) and it's important to realise that the twin beds include one up a steep ladder which can be tricky for small children or adults!

- Lisa heledd jones ,
May 2022

Great holiday so thank you. Lovely cottage - as good as promised. Stunning artwork and quality furniture. Feels like it’s been put together by someone with great taste who wants you to feel special as their house guest. Nothing went wrong at all but helpful Housekeeping gentleman checked with us. Beautiful farm and setting. We would definitely return especially if we get weather as good as we had this time!.

- Simon H,
March 2022

We had a great stay at Granar Trehilyn. The cottage is in a lovely location and finished exceptionally well. We enjoyed exploring the immediate surroundings and getting out for some walks along the coastal path. Although the weather was not brilliant, we came back to a cosy cottage and fired up the burner, which kept us all toasty. The small honesty shop and indoor table tennis were great additions. Our internet connection was not working when we arrived, but a quick call to the housekeeper resolved that and someone called in on us the following morning to check that all was well, so excellent support and service. One suggestion for improving UTT's provision would be a set of directions that are more helpful for those arriving after sunset. Because there are no street lights and no signs on the farm entrance itself some additional detail about the last few hundred metres to the farm and of the different cottages within the farm, would really help when it is dark..

- Stephen R,
January 2022

Blissful weekend spent at Granar Trehilyn. Such a beautifully designed cottage and very clean. Only comment like previous reviewer is more privacy screening needed but perfect otherwise. Diolch

- Bethan P,
November 2021

The renovations at Granar Trehilyn are stunning! You can tell that real craftsmanship has gone into everything. The wood paneled walls and stairwell are particularly good. The kitchen is exceptionally well stocked – every pot, pan, grater etc. you could want. Our favourite room was the sitting room, which is cosy and comfortable. Fast broadband meant that streaming a film on Amazon or Netflix (on the smart TV) was never an issue. The bedrooms are very comfortable too. Mattresses, feather and down duvets and pillows and linens are a high quality. Overall it makes for a wonderful place to stay nd the location too is perfect for Strumble Head, Abermawr and easy access to the coastal walk. The only improvement we’d suggest would be for better screening outside the kitchen sliding doors. This space is where the little shop for guests is and when people are going in or out or standing outside to chat it is actually quite close to the kitchen so people can see you eating your porridge! There is a trellis there now but the planting hasn’t taken so perhaps something like willow would give a better sense of privacy.

- Matthew M,
October 2021

I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed staying at Granar Trehilyn. The cottage was so comfortable and I really appreciated the attention to detail that has gone into the renovation - made it such a joy to return to after a day's hard graft on the coastal paths! The nature trail was great first thing in the morning with the dog and it was a real highlight to head out to watch the sunset from the fort or Pwll Deri. The shop is a great idea and so is the table tennis for those wet interludes. We packed a lot in and I'd love to come back and perhaps explore the eastern coastal paths next time.

- Richard D,
September 2021

A truly beautiful part of the Pembrokeshire coast. Granar is wonderfully appointed. Contemporary but cosy. Our second trip to Trehilyn. Just about to book a third. Highly recommended for those who like coastal cottages with a bit of class

- Peter r james ,
September 2021

Lovely cottage, incredible quality. The cottage is in a perfect location to explore North Pembrokeshire with some good walks without having to drive. Some easy changes would make it even better. Being a stone cottage it was really warm and the duvet, although of the highest quality was a 9 tog. It would be helpful to have one that you could separate i to Winter and Summer, say a 3 and 4.5 tog. We had our dog with us and although there was a sweeping brush it would have been useful to have a vacuum cleaner as well. There was no storage place for food. The cupboards were full of either plates or pans. Having said these things, they’re only minor and didn’t spoil our holiday and we’re looking forward to returning.

- Peter R,
September 2021

Loved our holiday - can't wait to return

- Jane C,
August 2021

We have just returned from our second UTT, holiday in Pembrokeshire; both within striking distance of Stumble Head. Lovely, very clean, well equipped and comfortable accommodation. On our nature walk to the ruined cottage we caught the attention of a herd of cows that then accompanied us as far as they could; on their side of the fence of course!

- Chris P,
June 2021

The location of this stunning sensitively restored property is absolutely second to none...not only are you surrounded by so much rugged beauty that can be reached easily on foot from the door, the garden, meadow and natural surroundings directly accessed are just stunning. If there wasn't so much glorious coastline and countryside to explore, we would have happily stayed put for the whole week! Our little girl was in heaven with so much to explore and the facilities inside the cottage were great for cooking, eating and socialising in supreme comfort for the five of us. On site, we were warmly welcomed and any queries were resolved immediately - all in all, just perfect!

- Kate V,
June 2021

We had a wonderful time at Granar Trehilyn. The accommodation is extremely comfortable and everything was provided for us. We particularly enjoyed watching the DVD’s about the renovation of the propertys. And we love Pembrokshire!

- Claire T,
June 2021

We had a simply lovely time at Granar Trehilyn. The house was very comfortable and well-appointed and the kids loved the shop. A hairdryer would have been welcome - and we were very puzzled at the lack of draining rack or board, which made washing up tricky. Other than that, it was great.

- Esther C,
June 2021

Had four nights in this beautiful well equipped house. Once again another gem of a cottage booked with utt! Brilliant location and so warm and cozy. Absolutely loved it and would definitely recommend .

- Lorraine C,
May 2021

Epic and beautiful- the cottage is sublime and the surroundings are inspiring- we had a lovely time - It is the best place we have ever stayed.

- Hugo B,
December 2020

We were very lucky to be able to travel within Wales for a short holiday this month. It was our third stay at Trehilyn and our first on the relatively new Granar conversion - another brilliant transformation of a former agricultural building into a beautiful and functional living space. The presentation of the cottage is immaculate, with very good coronavirus procedure and resources to make everyone safe. This is a wonderful corner of Pembrokeshire, but when it’s raining and windy outside, it’s lovely to enjoy this warm and cosy building.

- Helen leahy ,
November 2020

We had a wonderful stay in beautiful Granar Trehilyn. It's a really special spot.

- Georgia P,
November 2020

We loved our stay at ‘New’ Granar Trehilyn. Beautifully converted, historic character combined with exciting stylish contemporary and comfortable interiors. Everything worked so well from the layout to the heating and plumbing. Brilliant lighting throughout. Fantastic views from the bedroom. The whole Strumble Head site is charming and the small ‘shop’ thoughtfully stocked. This part of Pembrokeshire is stunningly beautiful with many coastal walks beaches and wildlife moments all around.

- Marilyn H,
October 2020

We had such a lovely holiday in Granar Trehilyn! Excellent booking system and communication throughout; such care from Shirley and Wayne; a beautifully appointed conversion and site with all one could need; and the coastal path within walking distance. Heaven for us. And only one day of rain - when we could enjoy the cosy house for a while! We felt very safe, very well serviced and even a 'shop' next door - perfect!

- Julia T,
September 2020

What a fantastic place to stay! Lots of space for the 4 of us and a small & exhausted dog. Kitchen is well equipped, beds are dead comfy, and bathrooms and showers feel very luxurious. We’ll definitely be back,

- Steve B,
August 2020