*Newydd/ New - Y Wagen, Trehilyn

Pencaer / Strumble Head in the Pemrokeshire Coast National Park, SW Wales
Guests: 3       Wifi: available       Pets? Pets welcome (max. 3 dogs), fee applies

*Newydd/ New - Y Wagen, Trehilyn

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A 1920s 'Showmans' living van beautifully restored by Griff Rhys Jones and available for glamping holidays on Strumble Head, Pembrokeshire, Wales.

NEW for Summer 2023 - A 'Showmans' living van restored by Griff Rhys Jones and family as a self-catering unit within a beautiful timber-frame shed on the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park footpath.

These were the rather fancy homes that circus masters pulled around the country as their portable residences - always with windows on just one side, as they'd be parked against the big top. We think this early example was likely made by Brayshaws (the best regarded of the waggon-builders) in the early 1920s, with a refit in the 1940s. 

The waggon sits year-round in a large shed, with huge glazed doors looking out to a private patio. Inside the waggon you'll find a compact, but surprisingly fancy seating area with kitchenette, with a small bathroom off, and a bedroom at the North end of the vehicle. The seating in the main room converts to a second bed.

Down the steps in the shed you've a lounge area and a shower cubicle. Parking and access to around 75 acres of land with ponds, children's play area and nature walks. Just 9 minutes to wonderful Abermawr beach.

The waggon is great for two, and can sleep three, but we don't recommend it for more than two adults. The second bed is formed from the main seating area like in a caravan.

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An exciting place to stay for 3 days of adventuring on the wonderful Pembrokeshire Coast. The Wagen was a pretty cool place to stay, and we enjoyed chilling on the sofa in the barn, and the extra spa...

Diana L, 2023

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good to know

arrival at
17:00
depart by
10:00
guests
3
pets
pets welcome (max. 3 dogs)
bed layout
Master Double (ground floor), Sofabed (double) (ground floor)

facilities at *Newydd/ New - Y Wagen, Trehilyn

bathroom
bath
general
farm or rural location
media & technology
wifi broadband internet
electric vehicle charging
2 x type 2 chargers

map - location

travel info

  • Abermawr beach is 9 minutes, 3 miles
  • 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 Pembrokeshire!
  • 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

in detail

Outside:

  • Parking for one or two cars
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Access to the communal facilities on Trehilyn farm (nature walks, childrens play area, natural pools). 
  • EV charging (honesty box system)

The Shed:

  • A newly constructed substantial, unheated timber-frame shed built by hand using traditional pegging with large double-glzed doors at both ends.
  • Seating and sofas
  • Shower cubicle 
  • WIFI

The Waggon:

  • Bedroom with narrow double bed (112cm wide, note there is also a second bed that can be made up in the main room)
  • Bathroom with sit-bath and toilet, hand basin
  • Main room with fireplace (electric stove) and the sofa can convert to a single bed 
  • Small kitchenette area with combination microwave oven, 2-ring induction hob, kettle, small refrigerator

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customer reviews for *Newydd/ New - Y Wagen, Trehilyn

An exciting place to stay for 3 days of adventuring on the wonderful Pembrokeshire Coast. The Wagen was a pretty cool place to stay, and we enjoyed chilling on the sofa in the barn, and the extra space that gave us. It was very well equipped throughout, beautifully clean with lovely crisp white sheets and big fluffy towels.

- Diana L,
2023

A curiosity – it’s a hip but cramped and impractical holiday ‘bachelor pad’ for someone of modest size. Enjoyed the area and visits!

- Nick B,
2023

Y Wagon is unique and quirky accommodation. The shed provides space and shelter, while the wagon is a cozy nest to settle into after a long day of exploring. As their first guest, Anthony and Shirley went out of their way to ensure that everything was perfect for my stay.

- Peter E,
2023