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Cefn-y-Dre Country B&B

  • AA 4 Gold Star Bed & Breakfast
  • AA Breakfast Award

Bed & Breakfast with 3 rooms £38 pppnb, £99-£109 prpnb

Cefn-y-dre House,
Nr Fishguard,
Pembrokeshire,
SA65 9QS

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Cefn-y-dre House,
Nr Fishguard,
Pembrokeshire,
SA65 9QS

Details

Welcome to our historic home on the fringe of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and little more than a mile from the coast and town of Fishguard. Standing in one and a half acres of garden and looking across to the Preseli Hills (source of the famous Bluestones used to construct Stonehenge) we are surrounded by mature and majestic trees.

Such a location makes us perfect for discovering the coast and landscape of this enchanting corner of Wales.

Accommodation is provided in three spacious rooms, two of which are en-suite with the third having a private bathroom.

We strive to provide you with the very best locally produced foods when preparing our Pembrokeshire Produce Breakfast. All eggs, milk, butter, bacon, sausage and preserves are produced locally and complemented by homemade yogurt and our own home baked bread. Freshly squeezed orange juice plus melon, smoked salmon, muesli, cereals and a sumptuous bowl of fresh fruit complete the breakfast offering.

For those of you who wish to relax after journeying to Cefn-y-Dre we can provide a three course dinner providing it has been booked in advance. Meat and fish are locally sourced while most of the vegetables and salads are harvested from our kitchen garden immediately before cooking. Food miles NO, Food yards YES!

To further increase your experience, we hold a full residential license meaning you can enjoy a bottle of wine with your dinner. As we constantly strive to raise standards, Geoff has undertaken a course at the world famous Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland where, following tutorage by Darina Allen, many new dishes have been added to our repertoire.

We have yet to be defeated by special dietary requirements as long as a little advance notice is provided.

Considering that our home was occupied even before Henry VIII came to the throne, and almost 100 years before the Spanish Armada, it is no surprise to find Cefn-y-Dre listed as one of the Historic Homes of Pembrokeshire. In 1512, William Dyer, described as a ‘Gentleman of Fishguard’, was recorded as living here and also owning the neighbouring farms, making Cefn-y-Dre one of the most important properties in north Pembrokeshire at the time.

In 1910 Anita Williams from Cefn-y-Dre married William George, younger brother of David Lloyd George, then Chancellor of the Exchequer and soon to become Prime Minister. He attended the wedding and on display we have photographs of the reception held here in the garden, together with newspaper cuttings of what was reported as being the most exciting event the area had seen since the Last Invasion of Britain in 1797!

We moved to Cefn-y-dre (translation – ridge/back of the town) late in 2003. Since then we have undertaken a programme of restoration of the beautifully proportioned rooms using lime mortars and eco friendly paints. Downstairs, both the dining room and the guest sitting room face south overlooking the garden; the latter is a place to relax and enjoy log fires during the winter months and sun-kissed views across the lawns in the summer. If music is your forte, feel free to raise the lid of the piano and draw inspiration from what is around you.

Outside the house are one and a half acres of garden for you to enjoy. As with all gardens, some parts are more interesting than others, though we are constantly replanting with new trees, shrubs and perennials. The Kitchen Garden (completely overgrown when we arrived) now provides an almost constant supply of fresh produce for the dining room and serves as a propagating area for the new plantings we are undertaking.

Wildlife abounds. Badgers invade us most nights and the variety of birds nesting in the grounds is quite amazing. The Red Kite has extended its territory to this area and it is no longer unusual to see these majestic birds soaring above the open fields.

Whatever your interest, be it outdoor activities or exploring the cultural and architectural heritage of the region, Cefn-y-Dre offers a base where you will experience tranquillity while feeling the history of 500 years all around.


For further information, please call us, Gaye Williams & Geoff Stickler, on 01348 875663. We will do our best to help you.

Children welcomeRadioTelevisionTea/coffee making in bedroomsLicenced (table or bar)Packed lunches providedSpecial diets availableLounge for residents' useIroning facilitiesTravel agent bookingsPrivate parkingGardenTotally non-smokingDogs/pets NOT acceptedBuilding of historical interestCentral heatingElectric shaver pointsTelevision availableFishingPony trekking/horse-ridingShootingGolf available (onsite or nearby)Children's outdoor play areaVisa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVegetarian diet availableAmerican Express acceptedWiFi or internet accessEuros acceptedSingle sex groups welcomedEvening mealsHairdryerHigh chairs availableCots availableReal log/coal firesStaff fluent in FrenchStaff fluent in WelshMobility Accessibility Facilities

Children welcome from any age.

Directions

Plan route to Cefn-y-Dre Country BandB using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SM 963354  Lat: 51.97975 Long: -4.96673

By Road:
From Haverfordwest take the A40. Go through villages of Wolfscastle & Letterston. Approx 2 miles after Letterston you will come to Scleddau. Turn right opposite The Gate pub. Continue along lane for 1.5 miles past mast and Garden Centre. A few hundred yards after Garden Centre turn sharp right down no through road. Continue down this road to the very end where it disappears through a tunnel of trees into the grounds of Cefn-y-Dre! If you miss the crossroads in Scleddau you can go into Fishguard

By Public Transport:
Mainline Rail station at Fishguard Harbour.

Facilities

  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • RadioRadio
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Tea/coffee making in bedroomsTea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Licenced (table or bar)Licenced (table or bar)
  • Packed lunches providedPacked lunches provided
  • Special diets availableSpecial diets available
  • Lounge for residents' useLounge for residents' use
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
  • Travel agent bookingsTravel agent bookings
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • GardenGarden
  • Totally non-smokingTotally non-smoking
  • Dogs/pets NOT acceptedDogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Building of historical interestBuilding of historical interest
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Electric shaver pointsElectric shaver points
  • Television availableTelevision available
  • FishingFishing
  • Pony trekking/horse-ridingPony trekking/horse-riding
  • ShootingShooting
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)Golf available (onsite or nearby)
  • Children's outdoor play areaChildren's outdoor play area
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
  • Vegetarian diet availableVegetarian diet available
  • American Express acceptedAmerican Express accepted
  • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
  • Euros acceptedEuros accepted
  • Single sex groups welcomedSingle sex groups welcomed
  • Evening mealsEvening meals
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • High chairs availableHigh chairs available
  • Cots availableCots available
  • Real log/coal firesReal log/coal fires
  • Staff fluent in FrenchStaff fluent in French
  • Staff fluent in WelshStaff fluent in Welsh
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities

Children welcome from any age.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
    • YesGravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Dining

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Meals for guests with special dietary requirements can be provided:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliac)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesVegetarian

General

  • YesProprietors/staff available 24-hours
  • YesEmergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities
  • YesStaff have had disability awareness training

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance

Bedrooms

  • YesBedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest
  • YesBedroom with non-allergenic bedding available
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesSeparate shower unit
    • YesBath with shower

Notes

This Access Statement for Cefn-y-Dre Country House is designed to enable you to make an informed decision as whether we are able to meet your requirements for accommodation. LOCATION: We are situated in a rural location one and a quarter miles from the centre of Fishguard which is the closest point providing a bus service. Fishguard Harbour is the closest rail station and is two and a half miles distant. We are happy to collect guests using public transport from their arrival point. For those traveling by car we have plentiful secure parking on level ground. The Ordnance Survey grid reference for Cefn-y-Dre is SM963354. Cefn-y-Dre is clearly marked on Ordnance Survey maps. THE HOUSE Cefn-y-Dre stands in its own grounds providing large open garden areas for guests to enjoy. Access to the house is through a wide door and up one low rise step. The Dining Room and Guest Lounge are both on the ground floor looking out across the south facing garden. All bedrooms are on the first floor and accessed by a wide staircase with shallow treads. Bedrooms are either en-suite or with private facilities and come equipped with hospitality trays, television and hairdryer. Smoke alarms are installed throughout the house together with emergency lighting to illuminate the stairs and exit. CATERING All bookings are accepted on a bed and breakfast basis. Dinner is available if booked in advance. Special diets are catered for. Organic produce is used where possible, - a lot being produced in our own kitchen garden. We participate in the Pembrokeshire Produce quality assurance scheme.