3 (all year)
Glan-y-Werydd is the embodiment of "waterfront". If you were any closer to the beach, you'd be paddling your toes while eating your breakfast! The spacious holiday home sleeps eight people in four bedrooms, with accommodation over three floors and incredible estuary views. Families, extended families and friends are all comfortable here in Parrog on the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast, close to the ultra-fashionable foodie town of Newport and next to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. The house is well-equipped for self-catering, but the Morawelon bar and restaurant is within a 10-minute stroll if you feel like taking it easy.
A sunset in Parrog is an unforgettable sight. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path goes past the harbour to the mouth of the River Nevern, where, at low tide, you can wade through the shallows to get to the sandy beach at Newport Sands. It's also possible to walk the long way around and take the bridge over the river if you're not feeling adventurous. What makes Parrog so special is the pretty harbour with its yacht club and public slipway you can use for launching a boat or dinghy. The beach outside the cottage is perfect for rock pooling.
Newport's cafes, shops, pubs and other amenities are less than a mile from the cottage and easy to reach on foot or by bicycle as well as by car. If it's raining, go to the Pwnc cafe where you can have a coffee while the kids climb the walls. You'll definitely want a few uninterrupted hours to browse The Carningli Centre's enormous collection of curios and antiques, where you can also hire bikes if you don't bring yours on holiday with you. Newport also has a tiny doll's museum. It's only open during school holidays and bank holiday weekends, but certainly worth a look if you're there in summer. Pick up beautifully crafted items at the Newport Collective gallery, and don't miss the Monday morning farmers' market.
Other things to do during your stay at Glan-y-Werydd include playing a round of golf on the coastal Newport Sands course, walking to the top of Carnigli mountain, and going kayaking and canoeing around the coast or along the River Nevern. A walk around Cwm-yr-Eglwys is always a pleasure, while admirers of traditional Welsh blankets will appreciate a visit to the historic Melin Tregwynt mill.
This waterfront property is a proper Pembrokeshire gem that you will want to book for your next seaside holiday and never want to leave.
Robert Stent joined Independent Cottages in April 2013
Glan-y-Werydd is a spacious holiday home with accommodation over three levels.
Outside: Rear garden with a lawn and seating area. Parking is 100 metres away in Parrog car park. It's also possible to park on the beach outside the house at low tide via the slipway for unloading. Just remember to check the tide before parking!
Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, an initial amount of fuel for the wood burner, bed linen and bath towels are all provided. Guests to supply beach towels and dog towels if they are required. Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome through prior arrangement. Smaller parties can book one or two bedrooms and receive a discount. Please see the owner's website for details. Glan-y-Werydd is a no-smoking property.
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