Ffermdy Trehilyn

Strumble Head, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Guests: 9       Wifi: available       Pets? Pets welcome (max. 2 dogs), fee applies

Ffermdy Trehilyn

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Trehilyn Farmhouse, a large country farmhouse ideal for get-togethers on the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, West Wales

​Ffermdy Trehilyn farmhouse is a beautifully conserved authentic early Welsh farmhouse on the Pembrokeshire coast near Strumble Head lighthouse.  Famously restored by owner Griff Rhys Jones and family, the restoration of Trehilyn was the subject of two BBC TV series and set the standard for the best vernacular conservation in Wales.

This property is perfect for a family get-together where there are two groups that want to be together as the house has two distinct wings - you pay one price with any number up to 9 staying, with five bedrooms, four bathrooms and four receptions. Ffermdy is one of the group of cottages on the estate exclusively available via Under the Thatch if you have a larger group.

If your group is smaller then you may book Trehilyn Uchaf to sleep 5 or Trehilyn Isaf to sleep 4. When the entire farmhouse is booked we open the otherwise sound-insulated double internal doors, making it one house with one large kitchen and plenty of receptions, bathrooms, and bedrooms.

You'll enjoy an authentic restoration undertaken with sustainability in mind and seventy acres of farmland with fine sea views. The Observer named Trehilyn in their Top 15 Green Places to Stay in the UK (No.7) and the Irish Times reviewer love it too, and Country Life name it as Best in Wales. 

The restoration of this vernacular Pembrokeshire farm was the subject of the BBC TV series 'A Pembrokeshire Farm'. Expect a genuinely stylish, quality interior with real attention to detail. 

Take a 3D tour around Trehilyn Isaf here and Uchaf here.



latest review

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 id...

Cate H, February 2022

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£959 (based on 9 staying)
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£2712 (based on 9 staying)
pets welcome (max. 2 dogs)
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
television and reception
wifi broadband available
cleaning services
washing machine
young children welcome

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.

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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
  • Table tennis in barn

Centrally-heated throughout (Carbon Neutral eco-heating system), with underfloor heating included in price.

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

Well-behaved dogs are welcome (surcharges apply) - the Pembrokeshire coastal footpath is nearby and perfect for pooches!

Cot available free of charge but must be requested from the housekeeper directly, after booking and well in advance of arrival as it it shared between properties. Bring own cot bedding. 

local area

  • Walk to the coastal footpath & Strumble Head 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 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

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,
February 2022

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,
May 2021

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,
August 2020

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,
September 2019

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,
August 2018

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,
April 2018

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,
December 2017

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,
July 2017

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,
December 2016