Trehilyn Isaf

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

Trehilyn Isaf

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Griff Rhys Jones’ Pembrokeshire Farm holiday cottage on Strumble Head in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in West Wales. Sleeps 4, WIFI and pets welcome, one of the best cottages in Wales

  • Top Green Places to Stay in the UK (Observer)
  • Best UK Self-Catering (Time Out)

Trehilyn Isaf,  restored by Griff Rhys Jones and family, and the subject of the popular BBC 4 TV series 'A Pembrokeshire Farm' is regularly named among the finest of all Welsh holiday cottages. 

Isaf is one of the group of cottages around Trehilyn farm- just scroll down this page to see the other Trehilyn properties or take a 3D tour around Trehilyn Isaf here.

Trehilyn Isaf is an entirely independent, smaller part of this beatiful Georgian country farmhouse - with two receptions, two bedrooms and gardens front and back.



latest review

We had a very enjoyable holiday at Trehilyn Isaf, both the authentically restored house with crog loft and the beautiful surrounding coast and countryside. We have stayed at many UTT properties and th...

Simon A, March 2022

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7 nights from
£519 (based on 2 staying)
7 nights up to
£938 (based on 2 staying)
pets welcome (max. 2 dogs)
bed layout
Master Double, Twin

facilities at Trehilyn Isaf

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 (Google 'Strumble shuttle' for timetables), and there are a few trains a day to Fishguard & Goodwick Station.

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in detail

Kitchen - 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 Fawr - traditional ingle-nook room with dining area - large country table sits 8 easily. Dresser etc.

Lounge with contemporary woodburner, and direct access to front and rear gardens. First basket of logs supplied. digital LCD TV & DVD player. Good quality and comfortable sofa and tub chairs, stairs up to croglofft over.

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.

Master bedroom (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.

Croglofft 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.

Plenty of outside space for you/ the kids/ the dog to run about in! Garden furniture in rear garden, access over 70 acres (keep dog on lead around sheep). Nature walk (enclosed from livestock) along stream to far end of the farm and a ruined cottage.

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

Note that there are steep open-tread stairs up to both bedrooms (gated at top), so this cottage won't be suitable for the infirm.

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

This house is semi-detached with Trehilyn Uchaf, and if they are taken together an internal door between the kitchens can be opened to use them as one house.

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customer reviews for Trehilyn Isaf

We had a very enjoyable holiday at Trehilyn Isaf, both the authentically restored house with crog loft and the beautiful surrounding coast and countryside. We have stayed at many UTT properties and they have all been excellent. It was good to chat with Antony as he went about his daily jobs maintaining the houses - a delightful man.

- Simon A,
March 2022

Lovely break at this beautiful cottage. Particular highlights are the well equipped kitchen, fantastic power shower, comfortable bed and beautiful bedlinen and towels. A really peaceful haven. Had some sunny days for visiting vast beaches but also enjoyed a stormy evening, tucked up costly n front of the log burner!

- Sarah A,
March 2022

Lovely cottage. Great position for exploring the Pembrokeshire coast. Really clean and very well equipped. Under floor heating fabulous and loved small details like proper size bath towels. Only criticism - chairs in lounge were awful. Small, uncomfortable and almost useless. Get rid of them and Trehilyn Isaf would be perfecct!

- Elizabeth S,
November 2021

If you want to get away from it all this is the place to come. Such a peaceful setting. The accommodation has everything you’ll need and there was even some milk in the fridge on our arrival. We got our steps in with an energetic walk to Strumble Head and back, and the location is in a great spot to either walk the coastal path or the land around the cottage. We came home well rested and can’t wait to visit again.

- Dyfed T,
September 2021

What a beautiful cottage - had a wonderful stay and didn't want to come home. Excellently appointed with everything you could possibly need and superbly large towels. Perfect for our base for walking the Pembroke Coast. Would thoroughly recommend and revisit. Thank you.

- Rachel W,
September 2021

Stunning well equipped cottage in an beautiful location. Great walks, beaches all in close proximity. We will be booking for next year.

- Magda S,
July 2021

What an utterly perfect few days. The farmhouse was so beautifully restored it was a real treat to stay in. Every detail had been thought about so carefully. We were so lucky to have wall to wall sunshine and the walking from the farmhouse was stunning. We did the coast path walk to Aber Mawr and back the first day and then in the other direction the second day. Back to the cosy farmhouse for reading and tea and cake then we headed out for fish and chips in Porthgain. I can recommend taking your fish and chips up the cliff path and watching the sun set, magical. We are longing to return.

- Rebecca M,
June 2021

The cottage is absolutely beautiful and the location is just perfect for exploring the coastline. We had a wonderful week exploring the area, walking the coastal path & beaches and happily returning home to the cottage. Everything about the cottage was superb and we particularly loved enjoying a morning cuppa in the sunny garden listening to birdsong & general peace. We will definitely return!

- Fiona abbott ,
May 2021

Lovely cottage - everything was perfect . Design very considered which is unusual especially where you can take dogs! Would love to come to one of these properties again.

- Robyn P,
April 2021

This is our happy place whatever the weather. We’ve been here several times and have never tired of it.

- Rob mitchell ,
February 2021

Beautiful cottage in wonderful location. So quiet, and pitch dark at night - you can see so many stars! Easy Walkable access to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path so you don’t need to drive anywhere if you don’t want to. The cottage is very cosy, We’ll definitely come back. Thanks for a lovely relaxing holiday

- Sian C,
September 2020

We had a very enjoyable stay at Trehilyn Isaf. The cottage was spacious, warm and comfortable, with good beds and an excellent shower. We also made good use of the table tennis in the barn, and purchased a few items from the shop. We did have some difficulty keeping the woodburning stove going, but this was not a big problem for us as the weather was mild. This was an ideal holiday for these times as the cottage is so well-positioned for walks on and around the coastal path, with or without using the car.

- Alan D,
September 2020

We had a fabulous time in this snug cottage...very stylish and comfortable....we stayed in March and the wood burner kept us warm every night. The whole ambiance of the cottage was very traditional...beautiful furniture, and the Welsh slate floors have under floor heating so feel great under bare feet! This is part of a cluster of cottages and we will definitely be back to try one of the others...I would definitely recommend you watch the DVDs of the restorations..they are fascinating. The cottage is advertised as having WiFi...but does not have its own hub, so we could only access WiFi in one corner as the hub was next door...not so important in the summer, but more so in the winter when you want to snuggle up with Netflix...a separate hub would be beneficial. The honesty shop was great, if you run out of anything basic you can pop in and leave the money. We met some great people who were part of the team...we have a soft spot for Wynn who was great fun...I would definitely recommend a stay here!

- Louise K,
April 2020

What a beautifully restored but not "over done" cottage. We loved it, clean, cosy & well equipped. Great walks from the cottage & amazing star lit nights. Go there !

- Jane C,
January 2020

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the experience of living in a cottage from a bygone age but with modern facilities. All thanks to Griff Rhys Jones, his foresight and passion, also the team of professionals who made it all possible. Beautiful accommodation, finished to a high Spec and the area is stunning with beautiful coastal walks, will be returning hopefully.

- Sherrie L,
September 2019

An absolutely wonderful traditional cottage, beautifully renovated, the kitchen is incredibly well equipped, the shower is the most powerful I've ever had! The beds are extremely comfortable. The large garden is completely enclosed so the dog can freely enjoy. The rural location is stunning and the perfect base for a North Pembrokeshire holiday - you can easily walk to join the coastal path from the cottage, and the Pembrokeshire coast is breathtaking. Would highly recommend Trehilyn for an unforgettable walking or family holiday.

- Laura T,
August 2019

This was the most beautiful cottage I have stayed in and the high spec of its decor has inspired us to go home and revamp our own house. Very peaceful and perfect for walks .

- Ian H,
June 2019

I was keen to stay in Trehilyn isaf having seen the restoration programme. As a traditional craftsperson I was keen to see the work carried out. I was so pleased to see how sensitevly the restoration has been carried out, retaining the character of the building but with modern additions which fitted in subtely. The log burner worked a treat one evening, thank you for the kindling and logs. The bedding and towels are a superb quality and lovely to see some of Melin Tregwynt 's blankets and cushions in the cottage. The garden and surrounding walks are superb and it is very interesting to see the other buildings which have been restored. I do quite a lot of work for The Landmark Trust, lime washing, traditional decorating etc and feel that this collection of farmbuildings may well have the edge!!!

- Donna S,
May 2019

We had a really great week at Trehilyn Isaf. The cottage had just the right mix of traditional quality with modern comforts. It was warm and clean and we appreciated the fresh flowers in the house, the safe garden for the dogs and the general 'unfussyness' of the decor. A great base for a great week.

- Jo T,
September 2018

We absolutely loved our cosy birthday weekend at Trehilyn Isaf :) What a beautiful house.. We'll definitely be back. Diolch! Angharad, Rhys & Gruff the dog.

- Angharad J,
January 2018

A few years ago we watched the TV programme showing these cottages being renovated, never thinking that we would end up staying there one day. However we are so glad we did as this is one of the best cottages we have stayed in, absolutely full of character, lovingly restored, but also providing all the mod cons required. All set in a perfect location, real and quiet but lose to great coastal bays and cliff top walks.

- Anthony denniss ,
August 2017

An excellent short break spent in a delightful cottage. The interior is restrained in decoration and furnishing, which suited us and the dog just fine, but as a word of caution the bedroom is accessed by a steep staircase which might not suit everyone. The cottage is set in a beautiful location with a walk to Strumble Head doable from the doorstep, and other fine walks along the coastal park a short drive away. There is also a simple though slightly muddy walk through the farm alongside the stream. The story of the cottage's conversion is shown in the dvd which is available to purchase, and the other buildings on the property look equally interesting. We hope to stay at Trehilyn again this year.

- Paul B,
April 2017

We loved our short stay in Pembrokeshire! We ended up staying in Melin Trehilyn rather than Trehilyn Isaf because of a broken boiler. However, the cottage was perfect for our family. We had a lovely time and will come back for sure!! The recommendations for local beaches and restaurants were also great.

- Karen R,
February 2017

1st visit to Trehylin Isaf and it definitely won't be the last! The cottage was beautiful throughout, charming, cozy and luxurious. A perfect place to explore the stunning costline. Many thanks for a wonderful week.

- Emma E,
October 2016

What a wonderful find! Simple but tastefully decorated, it had a homely feel as soon as we entered. There was a comfortable bed, lovely large duvet, fluffy towels and underfloor heating which we all loved including Alfie the Labrador....perfect!

- John C,
September 2016

Another great holiday with utt. The cottage had everything we needed.

- Stephen dring ,
August 2016

We had such a wonderful time at Trehylin Isaf. We loved the property: carefully restored, simple, spacious and very well equipped. The gardens and the land were a real delight for us all, the children loved seeing sheep next to the garden, tractors going past the house, birds outside the window, and the nature walk - mown paths through land left to go wild and all springing into bloom - was gorgeous. The honesty shop was a really nice touch for us, we especially liked the local eggs! The house as great for children and they loved sleeping up in the crogloft - just a note that for us, with young children going to bed early, that put the sitting room out of action for us in the evenings as the children were balconied over it, but there is a lovely dining room where we hung out instead. We were lucky enough to have glorious weather, so we made the most of the beaches. It was surprisingly quick to get down even to south pembrokeshire because the good road which runs all the way to Fishguard, only 10 minutes away. Driving through Pembrokeshire in may with foxgloves, bluebells and cowslips on the hedgerows is just lovely. Thank you, we'll be back, and next time we'll bring friends!

- Hannah C,
June 2016

We have just had the best time in Trehilyn Isaf. The cottage is really really well equipped and so cosy. It had everything we needed for a family of 4. Our 2 children aged 11&7 were snug in the bedroom overlooking the crogloft. The location was idyllic and handy for the coastal path walk which was just stunning. We would love to return soon.

- Mrs s y craig ,
April 2016

Our stay was fantastic and we were incredibly lucky with the weather. The cottage is a lovely mix of traditional with some modern comforts and we will almost certainly be returning!

- Jessica E,
April 2016

A beautifully renovated farm house, near the wild and wonderful Stumble head. Lots of fantastic walks from the door, and a short drive from Fishguard, beautiful Porthgain and St Davids, wonderful beaches and so much more. Everything about Trehilyn Isaf was perfect, from the underfloor heating, lovely big reclaimed dining table, roaring wood burner, very comfortable beds and really great shower. Wish we could of stayed longer and would definitely visit again

- Sarah mcdermott ,
March 2016

The cottage and surrounding land are beautiful. We absolutely loved our stay here and were lucky to have warm sun the whole time. It's the perfect base to explore the rugged coastline from St Davids in the west to Parrog in the east. The house keeper was lovely and helpful too!

- Sophie M,
February 2016

We had a lovely break and the cottage was great - the shower, especially, is amazing! Lots of dog friendly beaches to visit in the area and walks along the headlands.

- Kellie C,
July 2015

A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. Be aware that the steps to both bedrooms are REALLY steep - you are basically climbing a ladder! The garden to the rear is shared with Trehilyn Uchaf. All the decoration in the cottage was beautifully done and the nature walks through the farm's grounds are wonderful.

- Nicola D,
July 2015

We had a fabulous holiday at Trehilyn Isaf. The cottage was exactly as we had imagined from the photos and was set in beautiful surroundings. Inside, the housekeeping was spotless and well furnished with plenty of thought gone into the details. We would book again without a doubt.

- Sarah W,
June 2015

A really interesting house and lovely area. We had brilliant sunshine and the coastal walking was excellent. Fascinating to see how the old farmhouse and barns have been restored. Highly recommend staying here.

- Andrew O,
May 2015

Pembrokeshire favoured us four days of blue skies, albeit with a crisp northerly wind. When we left home in North Ceredigion spring had barely arrived, but at Trehilyn the air was full of swallows and martins and we heard our first cuckoo of the year. We walked about 20 miles of the coast path (Trefin to Goodwick), easily accessible by foot and the Strumble Shuttle from Trehilyn. There were spring flowers in abundance everywhere. Trehilyn Isaf itself was a delight - sensitively restored and very comfortable. We had seen the original airing of 'A Pembrokeshire Farm' but had largely forgotten it. Watching it again, sitting in the final result of the restoration, was a bizarre but fascinating experience. In all, a great spring break.

- John G,
May 2015

I try to come to Trehilyn at least once a year - it's almost my second home. The cottages are gorgeous and the setting is wonderfully quiet yet within easy reach of the coast path and some spectacular walking. I particularly recommend visiting in May when the wild flowers are at their best. Trehilyn Isaf has everything you need for a perfect break and the best shower of any cottage I've experienced!

- C morris ,
May 2015

'What a lovely cottage, perfectly restored, with all the high quality finish and comfort of a perfect hotel! Loved the fluffy white towels, woodburning stove, slate floors with underfloor heating. The cottage is brilliantly located for a number of stunning walks, and just soaking up the beautiful peace & quiet.'~ Becky & Tom from London

July 2014

"Thanks for the perfect setting in which to get engaged. Loved the woodburner...perfect for evenings tucked up indoors.'' ~ Rhodri and Ian

July 2014

'Brilliant! Peaceful! Spotless! Everything you could need for the perfect long weekend. Can't wait to come back!'~ Maura, Charles, Sian & David

July 2014