Hafan Tresinwen

Stumble Head, Pembrokeshire
Guests: 4       Wifi: available       Pets? Pets welcome (max. 2 dogs), fee applies

Hafan Tresinwen

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about the property

Priced for up to 4 staying, sleeps 4. The nearest cottage to Strumble Head lighthouse, just 5 mins walk from Porth Sychan cove. A simple cottage in a 5* location!

This charming coastal conversion is like a tardis inside! It enjoys one of the best locations in all of Pembrokeshire.

A family-frriendly cottage that is also a retreat for anyone who enjoys coastal walking, spotting wildlife (seals, dolphins, sea birds, whales if lucky), and relaxing in beautiful surroundings.

An un-fussy cottage that's well cared for by the owners who live in the hamlet, well-priced, and with a location you'll always remember!

See sister property Bwthyn Tresinwen here.



latest review

Beautifully renovated place with great walking straight from the doorstep.

Eliot maddocks , 2023

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pets welcome (max. 2 dogs)
bed layout
Master Double (ground floor) and the Twin (ground floor) only

facilities at Hafan Tresinwen

farm or rural location
open fire / woodburner
accessible without your own car
beach (within walking distance)
coastal location - within 5 miles of the sea
media & technology
wifi broadband internet
cleaning services
washing machine
young children welcome
high chair
relatively accessible (ground floor bedroom)

map - location

travel info

There is a Strumble Shuttle (404) from Fishguard which stops fairly nearby (Google 'Strumble shuttle' for timetables), but the only trains to Fishguard are twice a day to the ferry terminal (Fishguard Harbour) There are plenty of trains to Haverfordwest and buses from there to Fishguard. It isn't far to taxi to the cottage from Fishguard/ Fishguard harbour station.

in detail

The cottage is centrally heated throughout and has wifi broadband internet

Ground Floor

  • Lounge with woodburner
  • Double Bedroom - with TV (Freeview) that has built in DVD player
  • Bathroom - bath with shower over
  • Twin Bedroom & wooden cot - high chair also available at the property
  • Kitchen - cooker, microwave, washing machine, fridge with small freezer/icebox. Pine table.

First Floor:

  • Twin bedroom ideal for children


  • Garden with furniture and views
  • Parking for two cars

local area

  • Walk to coastal footpath & lighthouse & dophin/whale look-out
  • More Blue Flag beaches here than anywhere in UK
  • Abermawr - beautiful beach - 5 miles, 14 minutes
  • 51 forts and castles to see in county!
  • Head inland to see the Preseli Mountains
  • Goodwick harbour - (day-trips to Ireland) - 3.3 mile drive
  • Fishguard - (cafes & art galleries) - 4.5 miles
  • Buy stylish blankets at Melin Tregwynt

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customer reviews for Hafan Tresinwen

Beautifully renovated place with great walking straight from the doorstep.

- Eliot maddocks ,

Great retreat from the world. Comfortable and full of character. One suggestion: a bigger fridge!

- David B,

The cottage is a Tardis, looks small from the outside but very spacious inside,and was very clean, tidy and warm. The wood burner was easy to use. Off road parking is an advantage. Own private garden space. Extreemly sympathically renovated, I loved the wall light fittings. A folder giving a brief history and journey of the renovation would of been good. According to the visitors book no-one was critical of the cottage, except one visitor also made a comment that information about the history of the house would of been good to read. I contacted Mrs Hughes prior to our visit and she was extreemly helpful and friendly. The cottage is well situated for walkers being only minutes from the Welsh Coastal Path.The lighthouse at Strumble Head (with stunning sunsets) is via a tarmac road which is suitable for all to reach the point of the car park. The path to the lighthouse was steep. The area is not suitable for people who need phone signal, wi-fi, 3-4 G or who need shops close to hand,it is in a very quiet location. I would recommend the cottage and I would stay there again.

- Janice J,

A wonderful stay, everything about the cottage was perfect. Fireplace was very impressive, a very comfortable stay that exceeded expectations. We will return!

- Rebecca M,

We thoroughly enjoyed staying in this lovely spacious yet cosy cottage in beautiful surroundings. Perfectly located for exploring the area and also wonderful to just walk out of the front door and explore the cliffs and coast path. Wonderful wildlife watching opportunities too.

- Diane G,

Lovely cottage in fantastic location. Thank you for a lovely weekend.

- Catrin S,

We had the most wonderfully tranquil holiday at Hafan, Tresinwen. Accommodation perfectly placed for easy access to the coastal path. Spectacular scenery every where. Even managed to see seal pupps. Highly recommended.

- Suzanne H,

We loved our stay at Hafan Tresinwen. The cottage is in a fantastic location and is cosy and welcoming. We came to the area to get outdoors and do some walking and there are some amazing walks in all directions from the house!! We enjoyed visiting the nearby cove and a highlight was seeing seals from strumblehead. The kitchen and bathroom at the house could do with a little updating as they are looking tired in places and are quite basic, but was all very clean. We would return.

- Malcolm S,

Such a beautiful stay in a perfect location. Diolch yn fawr.

- Rhian J,

We had a super time in this cosy cottage. The location is beautiful and there are lots of options to go exploring. Thank you

- Fiadhna mcezoy ,

A fantastic restorative break. Hafan Tresinwen is cosy, spotlessly clean and ideal beautifully located. I would definitely staying there again

- Richard R,

Simply stunning. Beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting. Very welcome break from it all. Thank you so much!

- Helene G,

Our short break in Pembrokeshire was delightful. The Cottage is very comfortable, well cleaned and definitely a warm haven to return to each evening. It is in an excellent location on Strumble Head, ideal for exploring the cost line between St Davids and Newport - much of which we walked. As beautiful as Cornwall but far less people, so perfect for us.

- Alan P,

We had a lovely weekend at this cosy comfortable cottage. Walks along the coastal past and to the lighthouse at Strumble Head. Counting seals into double figures every day. We were so lucky with the weather too.

- Chris P,

The cottage was wonderful in so many ways: five minutes walk to the beach and fantastic coast path, lovely garden to eat breakfast, comfortable with everything we needed. For us it was a bonus to have no phone signal or WiFi so as to properly get away from it all.

- Liz hine ,

We absolutely loved our stay at Hafan Tresinwen. What an incredibly special place - it's magical. Perfect for our little family, a wonderful location, exactly the calm and respite we needed this year. We hope to be back! Thank you.

- Elizabeth B,

Brilliant holiday in perfect cottage. Great, secluded spot. 15 mins walk to lighthouse and 10 mins down to a little dive where we saw seals twice. Well equipped and cosy cottage. Garden got the sun until late as well. Would gladly stay again.

- Sam J,

Excellent, cosy and comfortable cottage. Spotlessly clean with all the facilities we required to make the most of a lovely quiet family weekend. The owners are very friendly and happy to help, we slept so well in the beds amid the silence of the countryside. We hope to return! Thank you so much!

- Victoria L,

The cottage and surrounding areas where absolutely brilliant. It was extremely cute, clean and relaxed and I would recommend the cottage to anyone. The short walk to the coast and lighthouse made for wonderful evenings, allowing us to watch sunrises and sunsets. Really beautiful cottage and we will be back!

- Jonathan J,

Cottage was very comfortable, clean, well equipped. The area is beautiful. 15 mins walk down to the lighthouse and rugged coastline. Nearest shops are in Goodwick (15 mins by car). Porth Sychan cove/beach around 8 mins walk down through the farm is absolutely lovely. We were privileged to see a baby seal pup on the beach, being cared for by its mum. Went down to see him every day, then on our last day watched him get in the water and swim off with his mum. Magic. The walk from Goodwick over to Fishguard is a nice way to spend an afternoon. Thankyou.

- Philippa G,

Gorgeous cottage, great location and everything you could need within. We cooked at the cottage after days out, this was home from home and more! The cove that’s a 10 min walk was just glorious, was great to swim (albeit cold sea) with a seal or two bobbing about, the lighthouse walk at sunset was phenomenal!! We will be back!

- Joanna saxby ,

Really gorgeous cottage in a stunning part of Pembrokeshire! Especially loved walks to the cove and to the lighthouse, the cosines of the living room and the thought that had gone into the decoration of the cottage. An ideal location for us between Fishguard and Saint David’s. We hope to return!

- Megan L,

This was a wonderful experience. It's a great place. It's close to the lighthouse... not 5 minutes (unless you run) but definitely a beautiful 10-15 minutes. The cottage itself is very cute and the owner is very responsive. We would definitely stay there again!

- James H,

We had a wonderful relaxed time in this comfortable, cosy cottage. It is a great location with a short walk to the coast and to Strumble Head, taking you on to miles of beautiful coastal path. Hedydd & Ed were wonderful and we are grateful for their kindness. We hope to visit again.

- Natasha E,

We had a realy relaxing break at Hafan Tresinwen. Nice and cosy with the log fire burning in the evenings. Excellent treks in both directions on the costal path just a 10 minute walk away up the road. Beautiful, inspiring views. We've recommended to our friends and would like to visit again.

- David W,

Lovely location with easy access to coastal paths. Comfortable accommodation - everything you need - and we enjoyed the break from phones and WiFi connection!

- Victoria rossiter ,

Great cottage and location for exploring coastal paths around stumble head. Cottage comfortable and well equipped.

- Rosemary joyce ,

A unique cottage in a beautiful location. Just a short walk from yhe sea. Kitchen needed a spatula and some sort of drying rack. Maybe some firewood too if it were cold for the living room. Otherwise, a memorable and beautiful stay.

- Daniel M,

Perfect for walkers, and lovers of peace and quiet whilst only 20 minutes away from Fishguard if you need to do some food shopping Very clean and comfortable, and a sun trap garden morning and afternoon.

- John day ,

Fantastic cottage in a wonderful setting within walking distance to the lighthouse at Strumble Head. Lovely beautiful coastal walks and beaches at Whitsands Bay and the blue lagoon. The children loved the climbs up the rocks and the cliff walks. Scary and fun. Lovely cottage owners. Thank you!

- Tina C,

We had a wonderful time. A very friendly greeting from our hostess, followed by settling in to the cottage which is so well done up and has everything you could ask for. Also lovely and cosy. The sun shone all the time we were there and we had wonderful walks and lots of laughs. What a beautiful part of Wales, and especially Strumble Head. Everything was perfect. The lack of wifi really meant that we came together as a family and played lots of games and had lots of laughs.

- Ed W,

A warm, cosy cottage for a winter weekend break. Walking distance to the coast path at Strumble Head which was a huge plus. Recommend a visit to this beautiful, idyllic part of West Wales. Our second Under the Thatch cottage and it lived up to all our expectations!

- Michelle B,

Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at this beautiful cottage in a stunning area of Wales. Very warm and cosy and the absence of wi fi and phone signal was a lovely experience for most of the family!! We had fun playing board games and walking. Hyfryd iawn

- Eleri G,

Had a lovely short break here in late September. The cottage has excellent central heating AND an effective wood burner. It's clean, cream, cosy but uncluttered. Owner helpful without being intrusive. Well equipped, a short walk from the sea and seals We'd happily go there again, it was just what we hoped for.

- Sioned W,

We've walked and driven through this little hamlet so many times and thought how lovely it would be to stay in the pretty cottage with the buoy 'sculpture' - and now we have! After a wet and windy arrival night the sun came out and we enjoyed walking the wonderful wild coastline (accessible through the farm across from the cottage), particularly special this time because of the seal pups at Aber Felin bay. The cottage was perfect - beautifully restored and decorated. The absence of wifi wasn't a problem - in fact we probably did a lot more as a result. Even in this warm September we couldn't resist lighting the fire. It's a beast!

- Louise jones ,

We had a truly magical stay at Hafan Tresinwen. The cottage was so beautiful and gave the four of us plenty of room. It was spotlessly clean, the kitchen was well equipped and hot water was plentiful. The little garden was private and perfect for morning coffee and bird watching. We couldn't have asked for a better location with the cove and coastal path a pebbles throw away. It was such a peaceful place to be and Ed and Hedydd, the owners, were close at hand to ask about the best place to set up our badminton net and other such essential questions. I would wholeheartedly recommend this gem of a place to stay in one of the most stunning parts of the world.

- Jude H,

This is our first visit to Wales and our first UTT cottage. Fantastic country, county, location on Strumble Head and lodging. The little cottage has been beautifully restored and decorated. Though somewhat remote it is a great base for all kinds of hikes and it was always cozy to come home. Pembrokeshire has such magnificent geography, flora and fauna, People were very kind. Looking forward to our next stay with you at Cae Einion. Weather fantastic except for the last 24 hours but as I write the sun is starting to shine.

- Wendy L,

This is a cosy, pleasant cottage which has been sensitively refurbished so as to retain its original character. The owners are friendly and helpful. Tresinwen is a quiet, remote hamlet ideally placed for walking enthusiasts, as it is ten minutes walk from the coast and an atmospheric lighthouse. There are plenty of good walks accessible from the cottage, several without needing a car. I certainly want to return to this place and would happily stay at Hafan again.

- Steven S,

We spent a cosy long weekend in this lovely cottage with our two young sons. The cottage is immaculate, comfortable and has lots of lovely touches - the lighthouse lights were much admired by the boys. The beach is a very special place; I turned around and a seal had swam right up to the shore to see what we were doing (some important shell and stone collecting). Hope to come back another time soon. Thanks!

- Lisa U,

We had a fantastic holiday at Hafan Tresinwen. The cottage was very cosy, clean and full of character. With a short walk to the atmospheric Strumble Head lighthouse, where sunsets are a must, it is ideally situated for countryside and nature lovers, particularly if you enjoy wildlife photography and bird-watching. We'd thoroughly recommend a visit, and judging by the comments in the visitors' book, so would many more.

- Pete F,

A cosy, comfortable, beautiful cottage to getaway from it all. Spent a week totally tech free. We were so lucky to have wall to wall sunshine during our week. Minutes from the coastal path where we could enjoy spectacular scenery and see seals with their pups as well as a great variety of birds. The cottage had everything we needed including a good selection of books. Walked along to Strumblehead each evening to enjoy the sunset.....magical.

- Lynda T,

This is a great cottage. It's so cosy - the heating is great, the fire is great, the beds are comfy. It also feels more spacious than it looks. It's in a beautiful location, too - great for walks to the lighthouse, round Strumble Head and down to Portsychan beach, where a big old seal likes to pop his head up and spy on you. Highly recommended.

- Bethan R,

We desperately needed a break and the cottage was just perfect. Beautifully restored and wonderfully comfortable. The only thing I'd say is bring some paper, kindling and matches - just in case! We arrived on a miserably wet, cold and windy July day and weren't able to get a fire going because the kindling etc. had been forgotten. However, the central heating works brilliantly and we were warm and cosy within a short time. You're thinking - central heating in July??? Well don't be put off because when the weather is good, it's the most beautiful area - and when it's not good, there's a lovely cosy cottage to 'cwtch' in. So enjoy - a diolch i'r perchnogion am eu help.

- Eluned E,

The weather was wet and windy on the evening of arrival but we were welcomed with logs for the fire! After this, the sun shone each day, affording glorious coastal walking and visits to Tenby and Saint Davids. The cottage is deceptively spacious and is much nicer than it might look from the outside. everything was clean and comfortable and we would highly recommend Is there anything that could be improved? We could have done with more than one tea towel and toliet roll for the four days!

- Phil A,

Wonderful cottage! We enjoyed the silence, the landscape, the welcoming atmosphere and everything else so much. The owners supported us with Wi Fi and good advice! Coffee- addicts need to bring a percolator or something to make coffee! We will come back!

- Christine K,

Absolutely glorious stay here for my birthday. Cottage had a fab ambiance with everything provided for a very relaxing holiday. Would definitely return.

- Judith e maddern ,

We have just returned from a wonderful weekend at Hafan Tresinwen. The cottage is comfortable and had everything that we needed. It is set in beautiful grounds and is a short walk away from Porthsychan beach, where we were lucky enough to watch seals swimming each time we went there. The owners of the cottage are very welcoming and friendly without being overbearing. Overall, we had a lovely stay and hope to return soon.

- Susan C,

The cottage was lovely and cosy, perfect for a peaceful few days break away from it all, spotted seals first day there, sat watching them play! only one minor negative was the lack of a mirror in second bedroom.

- Patricia S,

Really lovely little cottage, perfect location. Walking distance to Strumble Head Lighthouse, and less than a 10 min drive to Fishguard. Owners/caretakers very helpful. Highly recommend.

- Tosca lloyd ,

The family owners who live next door were warm friendly and very helpful.The property is decorated to a very high standard and we enjoyed a comfortable stay.No hesitation in recommending

- Carolyn H,

'Lovely 5 nights here over New Year. This is our 2nd visit to this area - came here at Christmas last year to another cottage, but we much prefer this one - comfy and cosy and well equipped. The beds were comfortable too - a big plus. We appreciated the Christmas decorations. Thank you for a lovely start to 2015 - Ian, Celia, Sarah, Joe & Stanley ( London)


We have had a wonderful few days here. The cottage is very cosy (love the fire) & beautifully kitted out. The walking & scenery etc have surpassed all expectations. Thankyou - Jane & Keith April 2012


We've had a fantastic holiday - weather was better than expected and cottage is beautiful. Will definitely be booking a return trip for next year ~ Bec & Dave, Cardiff


We've had a thoroughly enjoyable, peaceful & relaxing week stay at the cottage. Thank you. The coastal scenery is stunning and we have been lucky to spot seals and puffins. The cottage is decorated beautifully. We have been very comfortable here, especially in front of the fire. Your envyable rug/blanket collection has inspired us to buy our own Welsh blanket at the woollen mill near Solva ( we recommend a visit) Not looking forward to heading back to busy London! Hope to return someday. Many thanks ~ Sian & Geoff, Stoke Newington


'Just a note to say thanks for the use of your beautiful cottage this weekend. It's the perfect break from frantic London & we loved it! We don't want to leave! Thanks ~ Sinead, Aliette & Luke