Seal Cottage

Holiday Home in Aberfforest Beach, Newport

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About Seal Cottage

Seal Cottage is a wonderful, cosy, semi-detached, stone barn, beautifully converted to make a comfortable, contemporary retreat for just a couple within this unique cluster of cottages. The open plan living space has A-frame beams, slate floor and a modern fitted kitchenette, the wood burning stove ensures a cosy feel on the chilliest of evenings. A fixed wooden step ladder leads to the quaint galleried crog loft bedroom set in the eaves, care needed with your head.

To the rear is a small, sunny, enclosed rear decked area overlooking the wooded valley, enjoy an alfresco meal while you listen to the nearby waterfall. The area abounds in bird and wildlife and is sure to delight.

A short 200 yard walk takes you to the pretty, small sandy beach of Aberfforrest Bay, ideal for kayaking or swimming and is a favourite haunt of seals and dolphins. Join the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and explore the wonderful walks to Dinas Head and Newport with its beautiful golden beach and excellent restaurants, shops and pubs are under 2 miles away.

A truly, delightful cosy holiday cottage, whatever the season.

Shares the same location as 12050 Seahorse Cottage.

Not suitable for children under 3 years old. Babes in arms welcome, no baby equipment supplied, you are welcome to bring your own.

Aberfforest is a very special bay on this beautiful coastline, pitted with tiny sandy coves and a favourite haunt of seals and dolphins. Deciduous ancient woodlands run down tiny valleys to the seas edge and birdwatchers and naturalists delight in the abundance of wildlife. The bay, which can only be approached by the general public over a long footpath, is almost private and has launching facilities available by prior arrangement. The small, sandy beach is perfect for swimming or kayaking and you may sometimes be joined by a seal. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path runs past Aberfforest; follow this for fantastic scenic walks to Newport beach and Dinas Head. The villages of Dinas and Newport with their shops, pubs and restaurants are under 2 miles away, a pleasant walk in good weather.

The following 6 properties are approximately 150 yards from the beach: Part of a group of six farm buildings including Seahorse Cottage (12050), Crab Cottage (10885), Aberfforest House (13316), Hen Ty Llaeth (12750) and Barnacle Cottage (13498).


Within a mile of the sea/water Has Parking No Smoking Shower Cubicle Real Fire/Woodburner Internet Access Dishwasher DVD Garden Furniture Romantic Breaks Towels For Hire Access to Coastal Path Near Boat Launching

Layout & Facilities

Ground Floor: Open plan lounge/kitchenette/diner, shower room/whb/wc, fixed wooden step ladder to galleried crog loft with double bed/accessed from one side and single bed.

Parking: 1 space in shared parking area plus boat launching by prior arrangement with no fee required.

Facilities: Electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV/freesat/DVD player, WiFi, garden furniture.

Pets: No

Fuel Charges

Heating: Electric heaters, wood burning stove - starter pack provided.

Fuel Charges: Electricity Charged according to use, first £25.00 paid by owner. £15 for shortbreaks.

Access Statement

This Access Statement has been prepared by the owner for your information; it is the most recent version that we have received. This statement has been prepared as objectively as possible, however with such a wide remit oversights may be made.

Please ensure all crucial requirements for a safe and enjoyable holiday are present so if you have any queries whatsoever, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01437 767600.

Seal Cottage is approached from an A-road along a half a mile of concreted farm track, sloping down with 2 sharp bends, opening onto the old concreted farmyard. Parking for one car is on a shared gravel area, with a walk of approximately 25m across the gently sloping concrete yard to the cottage. External light activated by movement sensors. Small (approximately 30mm) step up to front door, 1000mm wide. Ground floor: Open plan kitchen/dining area combined with living area. Door to shower room 850mm wide. Kitchen has low-level oven in freestanding cooker. Under-counter fridge with small internal freezer compartment. Upstairs gallery bedroom accessed by steep ‘alternating tread’ stairs 600mm wide. Restricted headroom in bedroom, 1760 mm at centre, reducing towards sides. Bedroom and stairs not suitable for young children or the infirm. Shower room has corner shower unit with small step (approximately 30mm) into shower. Hand basin and toilet. Satellite TV/DVD with Freesat package. Remote controls. Rear decking area has step free access from the rear door (900 mm wide). The remainder of the garden is a small area of relatively flat grass, with a 100mm step down from the decking. There is side access to the garden via 2 steps and a gate. Access to mixed beach is along a sloping unmade track about 150m long. Bus service from request stop at the main road between Newport and Fishguard.

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Sam & James

A wonderful introduction to Pembrokeshire, what peace and beauty we found. I am sure we will be coming back from more!

Jayney & David

Amazing, Beautiful cottage, perfect for the break we needed.

David & Anne

Had good weather all week (except Tues) scenery etc wonderful

Joe & Raj

Really enjoyed our stay, Thank you

Eric & Lindy

Great location for coastal walks everyday. Hardly needed to use the car at all during the week. Really enjoyed our stay, thank you x

Louise & Paul

Loved the cottage and location, walking and beach being able to re-discover the area of family holidays many years ago.

Constance, Hayley and Jonathan

Comfortable cottage, wonderful weather, beautiful surroundings - could not have asked for more of Pembroke.

Susan and Brian

Lovely beach and cottage. Many thanks

Richard, Rebecca + May

Lovely cottage, beautiful location! We very muche enjoyed our walks to the waterfall, swimming in the sea, rockpooling and wildlife spotting.

Michael and Frances-Anne King

A beautifully converted little cottage in an idyllic spot. A calm oasis, thank you.


It has been a privilege and a joy to spend the UK heatwave in this idyllic spot. A really restorative break - all I hoped for and more. The cottage is beautifully and lovingly converted and well equipped. I hope to be back again soon.

David and Julie

A great cottage, great location and a great, comfortable bed. Hope to be back next year.

The Powell Family

A peaceful week in a peaceful location. A little piece of heaven cant wait to come back!

The Cambridge Family

What else can we say, everybody has said it on the previous pages. Came for a week, luckily it was available the week after so we stayed for a fortnight. The area is lovely, the position is fabulous, the owners deserve high praise for the way the cottage is presented well done! Thank you for a lovely peaceful, carefree two weeks.

The Cray Family

Amazing location, tranquil, great suntrap garden. The best place to be for quiet and relaxing. The cottage is lovely with everything you need. The Royal Oak Newport does some good food. Newquay is a nice seaside town for shops and fish and chips on the beach. I am so glad I found Seal Cottage on the website, I really done want to go home!

The Tillotson Family

The cottage is very nice and the location even better. Walking, birds and wildlife superb. Bats take flight from the eaves by the backdoor between 9.15 and 9.30pm. Food at the Sailors is very good. We've had a superb time! Thanks very much.

The Vowden Family

Lovely location- so peaceful and pretty with all the spring flowers on the cliffs, no need to go far afield. A very restful break!

The Bambrick Family

Lovely cosy cottage, felt at home straight away. Very heavy rain on our journey but cleared up to a lovely week. Visited the Vale of Rheidol Railway, Pembroke Castle, St Davids, Nolton and Broad Haven and many other beauty spots around this magical coastline! Michelle loves the soft water and amazing views. Well worth the trip thanks very much!

The Lowe Family

Wonderful cottage thank you. Enjoyed the waterfall and of course the beach. Had lovely walks round Dinas Head to Newport. Also had day trips out to St Davids and seal spotting at Cardigan Head. Overall a fantasic holiday.

The Karachowski Family

Very cosy cottage and beautiful area. We loved the woods (wild garlic) Had a smashing time on the beach...look out for holey slates..Thank you.

The Heydeman Family

It was lovely to be back here in primrose time. Thank you very much!

The Chamberlain Family

A really good break! The walk from here to Newport is stunning-bus back. Lovely homemade cakes at Lan Lan's Newport. We also walked up to the hills to see the Blue Stone-also used for Stonehenge.

The Coates Family

Thank you so much for letting us use your cottage. We love this area especially this bay. Lovely food at the Golden Lion and The Ferry at Poppit sands! Would love to stay again!

The Coates Family

Lovely cottage. Idyllic location for adding more miles to our Pembrokeshire coast path tally! Aberforest round Dinas Head to Aberbeach and return via quiet country lanes and tracks 7.5 miles Aberforest up tracks to Pant Mawr, over the moor to Carn Igli, down to Newport and back along the coastal path to Poppit sands and Ceiwbr Bay and return along quiet lanes. Lunch at Somethings Cooking at Letterston and a return to visit St Davids. Ravens. Red Kites Peregrine Falcons and a seal in the bay. Wonderful!

The Longman Family

Lovely cottage, we really appreciated the peace and quiet. Even managed a dip in the sea-just about warm enough! We recommend a walk to Newport along the coast path and lunch at the veggie, organic café-they do great cake too!

The Ream Family

A lovely, restful and relaxing break in this beautiful secluded spot! Loved having own beach and the coastal path on the doorstep-recommend heading left to go round Dinas Head, having a pint at the Old Sailors and taking the easier, shorter route home behind the pub!

The Roberts Family

A peaceful place and lovely cottage, we shall return home rested and relaxed. We've enjoyed painting and watching and listening to Bullfinches and Buzzards in the woods, and resting Herring Gulls and Housemartins on the cliffs. Red Kite over the cottage.

The Whittaker Family

As above, fab cottage, fab location, even had fab weather! Highlight has got to be spotting an otter in the bay running from the stream in to the sea, saw him at dusk on Wednesday the 31st of July!

The Heydeman family

We have very much enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage. Thank you for letting us be the first guests! It is an idyllic place and very comfortable.


Mr. Bullock

Fab cottage, fab location and even had fab weather! Highlight has got to be spotting an otter in the bay running from the stream into the sea. Saw him at dusk on Wed 31 July!

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