Ffermdy Trehilyn

Strumble Head, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Guests: 9       Wifi: available       Pets? Pets welcome (more than 3 contact us upon booking), fee applies

Ffermdy Trehilyn

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Priced for up to 6 staying, sleeps 9. Trehilyn Farmhouse is a large family holiday cottage ideal for get-togethers on the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, West Wales. Restored by Griff Rhys Jones

  • 'Best in Wales' - Country Life
  • 'Top 15 Green Places to Stay in the UK' - Observer
  • 'Dream Rural Retreat' - Irish Times

Famously restored by conservationist Griff Rhys Jones and family, and the subject of the BBC TV series 'A Pembrokeshire Farm', Ffermdy Trehilyn is a beautifully restored large Georgian farmhouse on the Pembrokeshire coast, in 70+ acres of its own land.

Great for get-togethers and special birthdays, this large detached house has gardens front and back, four receptions, and five bedrooms. Follow the trails around the estate to find the swing and slide for kids, explore the small woodland with cottage ruins, or head up over the hill past artist John Piper's house to the lighthouse and whale-watching station (2.5 miles). 9 minutes drive (3 miles) gets you to magical Abermawr beach.

The conservation of the house was informed by sustainability throughout, and you'll find EV chargers for electric vehicles on the parking area. 

Fly fishing for rainbow trout in two ponds available on site. Catch & release, arrange with estate manager after booking.



latest review

An absolutely perfect holiday house. The property has been renovated with such care and attention, and is very well equipped. We loved the location, and the access to wonderful coastal walks. The hone...

Vivienne S, 2024

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pets welcome (more than 3 contact us upon booking)
bed layout
Master Double, Double, Twin, Twin, Single (ground floor)

facilities at Ffermdy Trehilyn

farm or rural location
open fire / woodburner
coastal location - within 5 miles of the sea
media & technology
wifi broadband internet
cleaning services
washing machine
young children welcome
relatively accessible (ground floor bedroom)
electric vehicle charging
2 x type 2 chargers

map - location

travel info

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

in detail

Centrally-heated throughout via underfloor heating and virtually carbon-neutral heating. Free WIFI

This house is Trehilyn Isaf and Uchaf combined. When you book this, the entire farmhouse, we open an internal door between the kitchens to allow use and circulation as one large property. 

Ground Floor:

  • Kitchen 1 - well equipped with excellent quality appliances (Bosch dishwasher, microwave etc). Access to rear gardens - one of four doors to the property (two front, two rear), so you are never far from the wonderful outside space and fields. Good views.
  • Cegin Fach 2 - small contemporary kitchen with Bosch dishwasher, microwave, oven etc.
  • Cegin Fawr - traditional dining room with antique furnishings
  • Parlour sitting room with open log fire, Small digital LCD TV & DVD.
  • Single bedroom 1:  to ground floor, also doubles as study.
  • Small shower room and toilet to ground floor.
  • Bathroom and toilet to ground floor (no shower). Bath that fills fast. Like most rooms this enjoys views over open fields.

  • Small 'Utility' area with washing machine and dryer.


  • Bedroom 2 - Spacious master bedroom with double bed and attractive coffered ceiling.
  • Bedroom 3 - Twin bedroom with Victorian grate.
  • Bedroom 4 (up steep stairs, gated at top), double bed (great mattress) etc with en-suite shower-room off (chrome heated towel rail etc). Large shower cubicle.

  • Bedroom 5 Croglofft twin bedroom (up steep stairs, gated at top, low headroom in parts) - best suited to kids, this has two good single beds, and overlooks the main lounge via balcony. Good quality mattresses.

  • Large family bathroom (converted from what was a double bedroom). Bath.
  • Small utility area with washing machine and dryer to first floor.


  • Front garden
  • Large rear garden
  • 70 acres of farmland (keep dogs on lead around sheep). Nature walk (enclosed from livestock) along stream to far end of the farm and a ruined cottage.
  • Small 'honesty' shop for essentials
  • small shared playground area with swing and slide for young children (enjoyed at own risk)
  • 2 x type 2 electric car chargers (shared among the 6 Trehilyn properties)

Note that there are steep open-tread stairs up to two of the bedrooms (gated at top).

local area

  • Walk to the coastal footpath & Strumble Head lighthouse & dolphin/ whale look-out (2.5 miles)
  • More Blue Flag beaches here than anywhere in UK - (Abermawr 3 miles, 9 minute drive)
  • 51 forts and castles to see in county!
  • Head inland to see the Preseli Mountains
  • Goodwick harbour - (day-trips to Ireland) - 5.3 mile drive
  • Fishguard - (cafes & art galleries) - 6.0 miles
  • Buy stylish blankets at Melin Tregwynt

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customer reviews for Ffermdy Trehilyn

An absolutely perfect holiday house. The property has been renovated with such care and attention, and is very well equipped. We loved the location, and the access to wonderful coastal walks. The honesty shop was a great help, and we will certainly be back in the future. Thank you for a really enjoyable holiday!

- Vivienne S,

We had a brilliant stay and would thoroughly recommend not only the cottages but the area too. The cottage was great and just what we needed and it was very interesting seeing what Gryf Reece Jones went through to bring it back to life. One suggestion would be to install another shower in the main bathroom upstairs and possibly have a vacuum cleaner available. We hope to be able to book again next year we enjoyed it so much

- Philip H,

Ffermdy Trehilyn is just lovely. We were a group of friends wanting to spend time catching up, eating, playing games and resting - and this was the perfect spot to do all of that and more. In fact, whilst there, I booked it again for February with friends.

- Lisa heledd jones ,

We had a lovely stay. Great cottage with plenty of space. We really enjoyed the nature garden with the kids! Hope to be back in the future - lovely part of Wales

- Katie H,

What an incredible place. This sensitively restored farmhouse is accommodating enough for a for a family get-together but also a perfect retreat away from it all. The interiors are simple but comfortable with traditional fireplaces and original stone floor, a palette of earthy and soft colours, traditional furniture sits against interesting prints and a well stocked modern kitchen. Both spacious and snug, the farmhouse sits in an unbelievably beautiful position, a wild and painterly landscape, close to the costal path and all the sights Pembrokeshire has to offer. The garden looks out to the fields beyond - great for an early morning coffee or early evening drink . This is a special place, a sanctuary, not least because it feels like care has been taken to restore yet retain the soul of the place. We definitely hope to be back.

- Victoria G,

We had a fabulous time in this wonderful house, perfect for two families (and dog!) staying together. Such a wonderful location - walks from the door and trips to the beach. The house had everything we needed and the garden was a peaceful haven. It was the perfect holiday, we would love to come back.

- Hilary stainsby ,

We had a wonderful weekend in this delightful property, which has been thoughtfully restored and furnished. Really comfortable beds. Loved waking up to the peaceful sounds of the countryside. It is idyllic. Thank you!

- Cate H,

Enjoyed the 2 linked fantastic properties perfect for our 3 families Wonderful safe garden for our dogs too. Steep stairs easily negotiated and delighted to find dog bowls too. Need key safe numbers for both properties ( divided with 1 only) as had to check with helpful housekeeper. Looking forward to visiting again.

- Gillian R,

We had a great week at Trehilyn. Great facilities in the kitchen, warm floors and loads of hot water for showers. Comfy beds and great communal tables for card games. Thank you

- Steve A,

We had a wonderful week long stay at Ffermdy Trehilyn. The cottage accommodated our party of 9 brilliantly, was beautifully renovated and well equipped. The location is fantastic for exploring Pembrokeshire and the beautiful coastlines. We will be back!

- Annie M,

We had a great time here. There were 14 of us in total so we booked Bwthyn Trehilyn and both sides of the Trehilyn farmhouse. Both properties have been very well refurbished and were very comfortable. We liked and made good use of the new Honesty shop. The west Pembrokeshire coast is beautiful and lots of things for the kids to do. We hope to come b

- E.k faure W,

The only negatives where the double beds which are to small for two adults to get a good nights sleep. Loved our week here, warm cosy happy holiday with all the family, high quality appliances, fantastic power showers and deep baths. Great having two adjoined kitchens to cook Easter lunch as we had the whole farmhouse. If you are a big party that likes to do a lot of cooking this is a perfect place, 2 dishwashers fridges and feeezers.Walking on the old slabs and tiles warmed by underfloor heating is a joy, and the place was beautifully and restfully decorated.(although I thought the end blue bedroom was the wrong colour) The House was very clean and well equipped. Having a new baby it was great to have 2 washing machines and tumble driers! Lots of books to read and good walks and a beautiful garden. Loved it.

- Polly L,

We had the best time ever in this beautiful cottage. I watched Griff dvd in the renovation and it was really informative. Such passion and drive has paid off as the cottage is beautifully restored. Very warm and cozy and is equipped with everything you need to make the stay very good. Would certainly recommend to all our friends. Thanks to the Bissett family too as we really enjoyed your company. A trip to Strumble Head for a walk on the coast was glorious. Hope to return again some day.sheriaan

- Sheridan P,

My only criticism of this holiday was that I should have booked it for longer! Lovely farmhouse, beautifully restored and very warm and comfortable. The area is fantastic walking country, with well waymarked paths and stunning views. Had a really good relaxing break.

- Jill S,

We had an outstanding holiday with UTT - the house was breathtakingly beautiful and everything built to last and of quality - such as power showers hotter and wetter than all others!!! The artwork was exquiste. And Shirley the housekeeper could not have been more helpful or accommodating. The kitchen was adequately equipped with some perfect details, the tennis table room never even got a look-in because we were too busy on the coastal footpath or in the pub! The weather was glorious, the winter season even more romantic at the farmhouse with a fire glowing and stews in the oven. the house is absolutely magical - I will certainly book to visit again. Thank you so much UTT - it is a holiday that we will always remember.

- Cath F,