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Ty Canol

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Mathry, Pembrokeshire, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was cosy and comfortable."

    Lovely hot shower and the heating was also very responsive and warm. The welcome pack was very thoughtful. We really enjoyed our stay and intend to book another visit.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Apr 2024

  • "I’ve been going to Fishguard all my life (family lived there) Ive stayed in lots and lots rental cottages over the years (I visit 3/4 times a year and try a different place every time)."

    This cottage reminds me of the cottages I used to stay at with my parents years ago. I can honestly say I have never felt so relaxed as I have in this cottage. I slept so well. The cottage is so cosy and has everything you need. There is a pub serving food 100 yards away. . Mathry is such a peaceful village. I’ve already booked to come back. Thank you so much for the lovely welcome pack, it was very much appreciated after the 5 hour journey.

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Mar 2024

  • "The shower leaks and I saw in previous comments this is an ongoing issue and not been dealt with, it would be good to mention that it’s coal only for the fire as I took a boot load of logs to use only to have to take them home again and buy coal."

    The cottage could do with a little love but I guess the price reflects the condition. The TV could be bigger but that’s nit picking and it was a smart tv so offered Netflix and prime which was good. A 3 seater sofa would be better than the current 2seater and the fridge is a good size but the property would benefit from a bigger freezer space ( particularly as we went at Christmas and took lots of food with us as we knew we were not near a supermarket) The welcome pack was delightful and most welcome after a long drive, the beds were very comfortable and we enjoyed the radio in the bedroom. Secure garden for our small dogs was also very good . We would stay again as we really liked the area and would like to explore more possibly spring time . We didn’t visit the pub but it looked nice , the tea rooms were closed for the duration of our stay so can’t comment on it at all . Parking outside the cottage was fine and overall it was a nice place to stay and relax The heating system is efficient and on a timer but there are instructions to change settings if you need to, we didn’t but it was straightforward.

    Reviewed by Audrey3.8Dec 2023

  • "Ty Canol is a beautiful cottage situated in stunning countryside, a few minutes walk from breathtaking sea views."

    The house itself is very cosy, with central heating that quickly warms the place up. The beds were really comfortable, and the coal fire was atmospheric and made it a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Oct 2023

  • "The accommodation and equipment are up to satisfactory standard and the welcome pack was lovely thankyou."

    Like others a strong smell of damp was evident on first entry to the property however this was not noticeable after being inside for a short while. Given the age of some properties sometimes this is unavoidable, and can be a constant headache. The property is in small village and is ideally positioned for sightseeing, the pub and tearoom in the village are excellent and well worth visiting.

    Reviewed by Stuart4.1Sep 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage."

    We had an issue with the bed (!) but a phone call to the caretaker soon resolved it. I think parking could be a problem in the busier times for families as there was only space to park one car directly in front of the cottage. Definitely not space for two cars as advertised. The welcome pack was a lovely touch and the folder with places to visit etc. was incredibly helpful. Would definitely recommend a visit.

    Reviewed by Sue3.8Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic. We really enjoyed your stay there."

    Thanks so much for the delicious gift.

    Reviewed by Pedro Jose5.0Aug 2023


    Reviewed by Stephen4.1Jul 2023

  • "Great cottage, clean and with all the necessary essentials throughout (e."

    G. hairdryer) and particularly in the kitchen, including dishwasher. Plenty of info, the cottage booklet saved a lot of hassle in getting to know the locality. Much appreciated welcome gift from local farm shop of milk, bread, jams and bara brith cake. Ideal location, opposite the church in Mathry, having The Farmers Arms pub within 100 yards. Being just of the main A487 between St David's and Fishguard, the local Spar and petrol station is an easy 3 minute drive. Strong and hot shower, does drip onto floor but plenty of cleaning wipes or towels to manage. No sign of reported damp. Inside is generally more spacious than it appears in the photos. Parking in front of cottage on wide road. Could do with paved patio in small rear garden as only has 4 plastic chairs and grassed area. Also no recycling provision and St David's no longer has this

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "Property needs a little updating especially the shower cubicle as the grout etc is grubby looking,also lampshade in bedroom needs changing looks dusty,other than that a very comfortable."

    Reviewed by Lewis5.0Sep 2022

  • "Smelt of damp, and a bit tired looking."

    Welcome pack much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Sep 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely, well described and good sized rooms."

    The village is small but a great pub and great tea room, highly recommend you visit both of these. The location was very useful, close to most areas and only 2 miles to walk to a beach. What I must suggest to the owner is that they sort out the shower in the bathroom. The door does not close properly and so soaks the bath mat, and extra towels on the floor. This has been going on for a long time as the walls around the shower cubicle are damp and it makes the whole cottage smell damp when you walk in. The doors to the bathroom do not close properly, the inner door being very tight to close and the outer door does not close at all, it catches on the floor tiles and needs sanding to fit or re-hanging. It is however, a roomy and bright bathroom. hope this helps.

    Reviewed by Lyn3.8Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a very peaceful village close to both Fishguard and St Davids."

    Cottage is well equipped and a welcome pack of bread, milk and eggs were there on arrival which was a lovely gesture as there is no shop in the village. Friendly pub serving meals just around the corner and a very helpful information pack detailing beaches, walks and local activities. Abercastle beach just a short drive away was beautiful and dog friendly. Only negative for us was the number of flys in the property attracted by the large bush in the garden which flys and wasps seemed to love. Fly spray was provided but we didn’t find till the last day and then had lots of dead flys to hoover up. Other than that we had a lovely relaxing time and was impressed with the location and property.

    Reviewed by Jayne4.7Aug 2022

  • "We really appreciated the extra mile that the owners went to for us, such as providing a lovely goodie bag full of milk, bread, tea, coffee etc."

    It really made us feel welcome. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely comfy stay at Ty Canol kitchen was one of the best equipped we have had in all the years we have been going to different cottages."

    Bed really comfy and good wardrobe space available. It had a very comfortable feeling and was in easy reach of plenty of places to visit. Lovely village and the pub was literally on your doorstep although we didn’t eat there it seemed very popular . I would recommend this cottage to family and friends and would not hesitate to stay there again too.

    Reviewed by Bernard Ian5.0Mar 2022

  • "Very well equiped and nicely decorated making it comfortable and cosy."

    Bread, milk, butter and cake made us feel welcome. The smart TV was a great bonus to catch up with our favourite programs. A pub and a tea room in the village make eating choices very agreeable. Less than 2 miles away, as well as the coastal path, are quiet beaches, no need to drive but plenty to explore if you want to. Good shower but could do with a bit of TLC to avoid leaking, an easy bemol to overcome with an extra towel on the floor.

    Reviewed by Pascal4.7Sep 2021

  • "The TV was very small,a bigger screen would have been nice,The welcome pack of food was a nice touch and appreciated,The cottage had everything we needed."

    Enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Ann3.8Sep 2021

  • "Lack of sitting places outside was a shame, but we were aware of this."

    The proximity of an excellent pub (100 yards away) was a great advantage. Thoughtful provision of every need, plus free basket of local produce on arrival, were much appreciated. Plus, although we may have been lucky, it was wonderfully quiet throughout our stay.

    Reviewed by Colin4.4Jun 2021

  • "We had a lovely week at Ty Canol."

    Mathry is a quiet village and so close to the coast and all that there is to explore. The cottage was a great find. The facilities were good and the welcome groceries amazing! Lots of lovely locally produced and purchased foods.

    Reviewed by Joanna4.7Jun 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with open fire
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Small enclosed garden
  • Two well-behaved dogs are welcome (additional charge applies)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 0.1 miles walk and beach 3.2 miles
  • Note: Electric Vehicles - This property does not have a charge point for electric vehicles and charging from within the property is prohibited
  • Note: Please bring your own beach towels
  • Note: The garden area is enclosed but cannot be guaranteed child/dog proof
  • Note: Check-in 5pm, check-out 10am
  • Note: Please note the garden will be having a new wall and therefore not dog proof for a fortnight from 17th June 2024.

The property

Overlooking the village church in the charming village of Mathry on the outskirts of Pembrokeshire National Park is Ty Canol.

This charming, terraced cottage is brimming with character and is the perfect setting for small families, couples or friends looking to explore the wonders of Pembrokeshire.

Utilise the off-road parking for two cars before crossing the threshold into the open-plan living/dining room which is adorned with exposed beams.

Cosy into the armchair or on the sofa in front of the warming glow of the open fire while the designated chef of the group heads into the kitchen to rustle up a delicious meal.

Sample their culinary creations around the dining table before heading outside to the small, enclosed garden to savour the last light over Mathry with a glass of wine in hand.

When stars fill the sky above, travel back inside to wash off the day’s adventures in the ground-floor shower room ahead of sloping off to sleep in either the king-size or twin bedroom on the first floor.

Come morning begin your adventure in Pembrokeshire!

Make your way into the heart of the village to discover the local pub The Farmers Arms which serves a range of mouth-watering food, perfect after a day full of excitement.

If you’re looking to explore the coast, venture into Pembrokeshire National Park which houses a range of idyllic beaches including Abermawr, Aberiddy and Whitesands Bay which are all ideal for those looking to spend time by the sea.

The UK’s smallest city, St Davids, is also easily accessible by car; here you can discover a wealth of galleries, eateries, shops and pubs as well as its outstanding cathedral.

From here you can also look forward to taking a boat trip over to Ramsey Island which houses an abundance of wildlife.

The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path is also a haven for keen ramblers as it meanders an impressive 186 miles through charming seaside villages; offering endless explorations.

Make unforgettable memories at Ty Canol.

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About the location


Trefin 3.1 miles; Fishguard 6.6 miles; St Davids 9.2 miles.

Situated on a hilltop on the south-west coast of Wales, is the little village of Mathry, in between notable villages of Fishguard and St Davids. History shows that this village was once a defensive fort in the Iron Age, positioned for early sightings of an enemy approach, nowadays it is a quiet village with beautiful views of the St Davids Peninsula visible from different spots in the village. To the west you will find the lovely coastline, and going south will bring you to the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, with many opportunities for walks, cycling, and many other activities. Mathry is a quaint rural village, an ideal base for exploring south-west Wales.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas