3 (off peak)
Ffynnon Gron is absolutely stunning. Set in the lush green Pembrokeshire countryside, it is just over a mile from The Cross Inn and a mere five miles from the Pembrokeshire Coast Path which winds its way past more than 50 magnificent beaches. With space for up to sixteen guests in eight bedrooms, the gorgeous Georgian farmhouse is very popular with extended families celebrating a special occasion, or groups of friends taking time out of their busy lives to catch up with each other.
Pembrokeshire is possibly the most peaceful county in Britain. Rolling green farmland is divided into fields by traditional dry stone walls (“cloddiau” in Welsh), and it seems there is always another gorgeous view around the bend. It is the perfect holiday destination if you love being outdoors, with miles of footpaths and cycling routes to enjoy. The pace of life naturally slows down here, but you only have to scratch the laid-back surface to discover adrenaline thrills galore! Pembrokeshire is the home of coasteering - an exciting pastime that involves jumping off cliffs into the ocean and scrambling up rocks in a wetsuit, and you can also surf, kiteboard, kayak, jet ski and swim.
The entire Pembrokeshire coast is protected by its national park status, with beaches so clean and beautiful they will astound you. Some of the beaches nearest to Ffynnon Gron include the two-mile sandy stretch at Newgale, Whitesands Bay and Abereiddy, but with so many to choose from in the area, you are sure to find your favourite whether you like building sandcastles, poking around in rock pools, or settling down with a good book and a parasol.
Pembrokeshire has a rich history which can be seen clearly at sites like St David’s. The city, Britain’s smallest, feels more like a large village with a friendly community of artists who are drawn to the light and beauty of the area. St David’s Cathedral has long been a place of pilgrimage for Christians, and you must make time to wander through the ruins of the Bishop’s Palace when you visit. The Cathedral is not the only building with an impressive history. Pembroke Castle was the birthplace of Henry VII who gained his royal title after defeating Richard III on the battlefield at Bosworth and went on to found the Tudor dynasty. Haverfordwest is the most significant town in Pembrokeshire and has a good variety of shops, cafes and restaurants.
Haverfordwest is the most significant town in Pembrokeshire and has a good variety of shops, cafes and restaurants.
Other fun days out in Pembrokeshire include Folly Farm, watching the boats bob around in Tenby Harbour, taking a boat trip to Ramsey Island Nature Reserve or to see the puffins on Skomer Island, breathing in the sweet floral fragrance at the Stackpole Walled Garden, and making the trek to St Govan’s Chapel.
If you are searching for an impressive property in a great location with enough room for everyone, Ffynnon Gron ticks all the boxes.
David & Catherine Gordon joined Independent Cottages in December 2017
Ffynnon Gron is a beautifully restored Georgian farmhouse that has been skillfully combined with a neighbouring 17th Century longhouse to provide an impressive holiday home with loads of modern conveniences sitting happily alongside gorgeous original features.
Upstairs: The house has six further bedrooms (four doubles and two twins) and four more bath/shower rooms. All bedrooms are decorated in a style that suits the age of the property with handmade mattresses and top quality bed linen and towels.
Outside: The exterior of Ffynnon Gron is as appealing as the interior. It sits back from a quiet lane in 1.5 acres of private landscaped gardens. A flat area of lawn is big enough for a game of football, cricket or croquet. There is a large paved patio area with gas barbecue, tables and chairs for relaxed outdoor meals. The garden is an oasis of tranquility with benches and seats dotted in quiet places where you can sit and watch the birds, or enjoy the view of the Preseli Hills in the distance. There is ample off-street parking.
Additional Information: All utilities, linen, towels and logs for the fire are included with the hire. Well-behaved dogs are welcome with prior agreement from the owner. The house has WiFi and central heating. There is no smoking in the house.
Star Rating: 5 Star Gold
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