Crab Cottage

Holiday Cottage in Aberfforest Beach, Newport

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About Crab Cottage

A delightful, semi detached, original stone barn, simply but well converted to provide excellent accommodation in a unique setting within this cluster of cottages.

Crab Cottage has been renovated throughout to a high standard with oil fired central heating and woodburning stove making it really cosy. Retaining the original A frame beams and velux windows in the roof, along with crisp white walls gives the accommodation a light and airy feel. The double bedroom provides a romantic retreat, while the open plan living space with comfortable sofa and chairs has steep open tread stairs leading up to two cosy bedrooms set in the eaves, one of which is galleried and curtained.

A sunny south-facing patio fronts Crab Cottage which is entered through a stable door; an ideal spot to enjoy an alfresco meal.

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, a pleasant walk in good weather.

The following properties are approximately 150 yards from the beach:

Part of a group of six farm buildings including Seal Cottage (13257), Seahorse Cottage (12050), Aberfforest House (13316), Hen Ty Llaeth (12750) and Barnacle Cottage (13498).

One Level Accommodation - This denotes that a bedroom, bathroom or shower room, whb/wc, living area and kitchen are on one level - guests must check the property access statement on the website or request a copy via email to base their decision on, if this is important to your stay.

Care needed with small children and the elderly accessing first floor galleries.


Within a mile of the sea/water Has Parking No Smoking Bath Overhead Shower 2 Twin Bedrooms Full Central Heating Real Fire/Woodburner Internet Access Dishwasher Freezer Garden Furniture BBQ Romantic Breaks Towels For Hire Washer/dryer Access to Coastal Path Near Boat Launching

Layout & Facilities

Ground Floor: Kitchen/diner/sitting room, double room/king size bed, bathroom/overhead shower/whb/wc.

First Floor: 2 twin galleried bedrooms, one curtained, over and open to living space. Some restricted headroom.

Parking: 2 spaces plus boat launching by prior arrangement with a fee required.

Facilities: Electric cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, Smart TV, iPod dock, WiFi, garden furniture, barbecue.

Pets: 1

Fuel Charges

Heating: Oil central heating, woodburning stove.

Fuel Charges: Electricity & Oil: £25 per week Sept - May, free June - August.

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.

Crab Cottage is approached from an A-road, then along half a mile of partly concreted farm track, sloping down with 2 sharp bends, opening onto the old concreted farmyard. Parking for 2 cars plus boat launching by prior arrangement with a fee required. External lighting system activated by movement sensors. 3“ rise onto uneven slate patio. Storm sill under front stable door 36” wide. Property not adapted for wheelchair access. Ground floor: kitchen/diner/sitting room, bathroom, double bedroom. Both doors 25” wide. Upstairs: 2 Twin galleried rooms, one curtained, over and open to living space (no door). Some restricted headroom. Accessed by steep open tread stairs 24” wide - Care needed with small children and the elderly accessing first floor galleries. Stair gate not provided. Kitchen has low level oven in free standing cooker. Fridge/freezer with freezer compartment at the top. TV with remote control. Access to Aberfforest beach is along an unmade track about 150 yards long. 4x4 required if you are boat launching. Bus service from request stop at the main road between Newport and Fishguard.

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Hywel, Amy & Daniel x

A beautiful setting for a wonderful holiday. We loved our stay at Crab Cottage – we will be back!

Lucy, Joe, Isobel, William and Maggie the dog

A wonderful couple of days in Crab Cottage. We enjoyed fabulous weather and the children loved the beach being so close. The cottage is very comfortable and perfect for the family to unwind – we look forward to returning again soon.

Iona, Laurie, Freddie & Dasha the dog

As always, the cottage cosy and welcoming. We had an excellent trip to Porthgain and a delicious lunch in The Shed. Swimming with a seal on Cwm-Yr-Eglwys and lots of fun on the beach.

The Kimberley Family

We’ve loved our stay at Crab Cottage – it’s been a beautiful, quiet retreat; to walk through the woods to the stunning cove, to swim, play and have adventures. Owls in the trees at night and gorgeous terns in the sky in the day. Crab Cottage so close to a sacred waterfall is incredible too. MAGICAL. Much rested and very happy with our stay.

Iona, Phil, Laurie, Freddie and Dasha the dog

We have had a wonderful two weeks down here at the magical Aberfforest. Highlights include: a boat trip around Ramsey Island from St. Davids, seeing seals, porpoises, buzzards and guillemots, some fantastic swimming at Aberfforest Beach, Cwm-Yr-Eglwys and Pwllgwaelod, long walks to Carn Ingli above Newport and on the Preseli Hills. Ideal activities for small children include crabbing at Parrog, getting faces painted at Castell Henllys (Iron Age Fort) and the Ocean Lab in Fishguard. Thank you for an unforgettable fortnight at this amazing and magical place.

Freya - aged 11

Crab Cottage (love the name by the way) was so cosy and really felt like home! It was so welcoming and as soon as I walked through the door I instantly fell in love with this place! Thank you to everyone that made this place as lovely as it is now! I loved it!! :)

The Drakes

What a wonderful find! Such a cosy cottage with lovely homely touches! We loved exploring the forest and its waterfall, swimming and BBQing on the beach. Great walks round Dinas Head and the Preseli Hills. Fab Monday market in Newport. A day trip to St David’s (The Meadow Café great) and boat trip to Ramsey was brilliant and we saw lots of grey seals. St. Davids Cathedral a must too. So much to do! We will be back! Thank you very much!

Alison & Stephen

A fantastic week in a comfortable cottage. We have had sun every day. The sea, calm as a mill pond. We know the area quite well but we still discovered some new bits and were able to tick off a bit more of the coast path. Newport market on a Monday is worth a visit. Lunch at The Old Sailor’s pub at Pwllgwaelod was worth the walk. Thank you!

Jan & Chris

A lovely week in a lovely cottage! Spent most of our time here and down at the beach, no need to go anywhere else! The beach, the waterfall, the clifftop walks – perfect. Thank you!

The Wigg Family

We have had another fantastic week at Crab Cottage. We’ve had beautiful weather all week and the cottage has been VERY comfortable. We’ve enjoyed cliff walks, trip to Porthgain and our children love the climbing wall in Pwnc café! We are looking forward to coming back in the summer.

The Barber's

A wonderful short break at Crab, lovely beach and walks. Crab was so warm and cosy with such comfy beds! We loved going to Newport, delicious food at Blas and great coffee at Pwnc.

The Shaftoe's

It's been a lovely week here! Thing's are so quiet and peaceful just the sort of holiday our family needed :)

The Dodwells

We've had an amazing week in Aberfforest. The cottage is perfect, this is our 3rd time staying in Aberfforest and we will definitely be coming back. Our dog Toast takes any opportunity to run down to the beach and we have all enjoyed walks along the coast. Thank-you for a lovely week

The Pearsons

Lovely cottage, very pleasant stay, beautiful position. Kayaked lots and saw seals and a dolphin!


Dear Coastal Cottages, thank-you for a lovely stay in your beautiful cottage. Thank-you again for such a well furnished and lovely cottage. You have thought of everything!


We've had a really lovely week here. It's our first time in Pembrokeshire and we've been amazed by the turquoise seas. we've seen seals and so many different birds. Thanks for thinking of everything in the cottage : we've thoroughly enjoyed it!

The Chaimberlain-Blacks

A very well equipped, comfortable cottage in a great location. We enjoyed BBQ's on the beach and we spotted a seal out to sea.A relaxing break - Thank you.

The Reed Family

We had a lovely week. Enjoyed body boarding and playing on the beaches here and at our favourite place - Marloes Sands! We even managed to teach our retriever to swim. We drove over to Rosebush in the Preseli Hills and enjoyed a great family meal at Tafarn Sinc. We really enjoyed getting to know this area of Pembrokeshire better.

The Ridgewicks

a wonderful week at Crab Cottage. we had a busy week in fact and wished we could have stayed longer. Crab catching at the Parrog, a visit to Melyn Tregwynt Mill, The Nevern Village Show, the Cwm Yr Eglwys regatta...we need another week! It was also great to have a TV to snuggle up and watch the Olympics on! Thank you, we will be back!

Iona an Phillip

A lovely, relaxing few days in Crab Cottage. the cottage had everything that we needed and the fire was so cosy and warm. We had delicious lunches at The Golden Lion and enjoyed lovely sunny walks in the Preseli hills.

Reece Family

Loved the area- wonderful, especially Poppit sands- healing and peaceful.

Aldwinkle family

A fantastic week. Although the weather was mixed it was lovely to come back to the cottage and put the heaters on. Never cook on holiday but with all the facilities we’ve had quite a few meals in the lovely kitchen. (That says a lot!). The cottage is very cosy. We have gone for walks to the cove every night. Ozzie the dog has loved it, even swam in the sea. Thank you Mike and Sandie for a great holiday. We want to come back next year.

Hayman family

We have had a lovely week, swimming every day and going on walks. The weather was a bit rough but it was nice to use the fire, even if it was the middle of August! Thank you!

Andersson family

Thanks for a wonderful week! Cosy cottage. The beach and waterfall is a paradise and the location could not be better! The children loved picking stones and seashells and all of us enjoyed the beautiful tours along the coasts. We even spotted dolphins and a seal! We would love to come back!

Worthington family

Only one wet day, so very lucky. Lovely quiet spot. A little haven for birds

Truman Family

A wonderful week with our family of eleven in three cottages. All enjoyed the week, from 4 years to 65 years old we all found something to enjoy. The beach and the waterfall, the woods, the birds, just wonderful. I’m sure we’ll be back.

Bob and Shirley Lloyd

Lovely sun trap, relaxing holiday, great walks, a very special place, many thanks.

Jenkinson family

Fabulous location, coastal walks, great cosy cottage- real dog heaven! Had a lovely week. Thanks.

The Burridge Family

Go onto the cliffs and watch the dolphins play or relax on the beach for the rest of the day. Yet again another fab holiday.

Reece Family

Thank you Mike and Sandie, had another lovely year. It felt like coming home, plus we went in the sea every day despite the weather! Excellent as ever. See you all next year.

Jago Family

A lovely tranquil place, with many hidden features like the waterfall. Great food everywhere we went.

Lampitt Family

The weather this week has been wonderful which has made the week even better than usual. It’s our ( I think?!) ninth time and each year it gets better. Thank you.

The Chamberlain Family

Absolutely splendid location and cottage.

Regester Family

Perfect holiday location, ideal for our four year old to explore the beach and woods. Spent most days down on the beach enjoying the peacefulness, wildlife and looking out for dolphins. We all had a really lovely holiday- we’ll be back next year!

The Day Family

A lovely place- we loved rock pooling and plopping stones. Shaun was inspired to buy a fishing rod but I caught the only fish in a rock pool!

Hewlett Family

Perfect holiday location- for all ages! The big boys and girls went on wonderful kayak expeditions, the middle boy loved body boarding, coasteering and turning into a beach bum and the littlest boy loved sand castles and throwing pebbles I the sea! We all marvelled at the scenery and wildlife and enjoyed the comfort and tranquillity of the cottage. Thank you!

Jack, Aged 8

Seen dolphins seals eels and porposes. Bin body bording, waves good bay good for climbing. Hills are excellent for cycling. Wille is very sweet.

The Bunday Family

What a truly wonderful place. I could sit outside in the sun listening to bird song and the waterfall in the background for ever…Many thanks for sharing this precious part of the planet.

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