Tŷ Glas cottage is located in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in Wales, and it is definitely one of my most memorable and favourite cottages in Wales. This pastel blue period Welsh cottage is set in its own wild natural gardens, with 40 acres of pastures, woodlands and lakes, with beautiful views of the Carningli Mountain. Conservation is at the heart of this lovely cottage, and it has been renovated to reveal it's old dairy, open fireplaces and natural wood flooring throughout. Everything about this cottage is idyllic, and it combines natural rustic charm with comfort and luxury in the most perfect way. While this cottage is one of the more expensive cottages I have featured, if you're looking for something special, this cosy romantic retreat for two really is worth a visit.
Where is it: Pembrokeshire coast national park, Wales
How much: £584 for long weekend.
Pets: Allowed by special request
Ty Glas / Waun Bayvil Cottage
'A charming pale-blue period cottage surrounded by 40 acres of meadows and woods, close to the beaches and with views of Carningli. Inside wood floors, log fires, and period features including spiral stairs, a roll-top bath and a four-poster bed combine to create an idyllic hideaway.'
The Cottage Garden and surrounding countryside
''The cottage and barn have fires, plump pillows, period furniture and views of 347-metre tall Carningli mountain. Meadows full of orchids in spring can be seen from your window, while horses peep over the open fences. The landscaping here provides true inspiration for wild gardening.'
View of cottage, and little barn to the right.
As you know one of my 'must haves' when searching for a cottage is seclusion, so I was slightly concerned when I noticed the owners lived nearby. However it was not a problem in the slightest. We were not at all overlooked, we had complete privacy and on the rare occasion we did bump into the owners, it was an absolute delight because they are such a lovely couple, in fact we even stayed in touch.
The nearby lake
The cosy lounge
The house has the perfect balance of rustic charm and comfort. It is full of little touches ... a beautiful grandfather clock, bookshelves, artworks, pottery, antiques and of course cosy soft furnishings. Aside from the spacious dining area, kitchen and lounge there is also a lovely old fashioned pantry! To be quite honest with you, if I could move into this cottage tomorrow, I would ... and I wouldn't change a single thing. Hubby also said he had the best naps he's ever had on this couch, which is saying something because he doesn't usually 'do' naps. Once of my favourite things to do after a day of walking was to make a fire and write up the day's adventure in my travel journal at the writing desk.
Napping and resting our paws after a day spent rambling
The kitchen and dining area
The kitchen and dining area is a great space and so well equipped ... my pictures really do not do this house justice. There are beautiful views from the kitchen window and just off the dining room is the glass bothy with a little table and two chairs, ideal for reading and taking in the sunset in the evening - then outside is the patio /garden with seating area for alfresco dining. It's a perfect location for dark skies, so we sat out one night and enjoyed the night sky ... hubby snapped this picture below that evening.
Dark skies - view from cottage
The bedroom and bathroom
I loved the bedroom in this cottage. In the morning the sun streams in through the window and bathes the room in golden light ... which is made even better by the delivery of breakfast in bed, made by hubby :-) It is huge room but it is still cosy and incredibly comfy. There are beautiful artworks on the walls and the attention to detail shows how much this cottage is cared for by it's owners, which always makes a big difference I find. I've visited cottages that are slightly neglected and you can just feel it can't you? just as you can feel when a house is loved. The bathroom is another great space ... the underfloor heating and the high-backed roll top bath are a heavenly welcome after a day spent walking. I loved the handmade elements in this room; the rustic wood-clad walls and the toilet roll holder, shelves and curtain rail which have all been lovingly carved by hand.
Out and about
Tŷ Glas cottage is in an excellent location - as it's surrounded by lush countryside but it is also not far from the coast. We had some wonderful walks in the countryside; we walked up mountains, explored local villages and one evening it was a race against time as we got lost in the countryside without a torch! the sun was going down fast so there was hubby, Ralphy and I bounding along through field after field trying to find a way down into the town before we became stranded in a cow field in the dark. It was quite an adventure - and as you know, I do love getting lost from time to time. We were so cold and wet so you can imagine how amazing my cuppa in the bath was once we made it back to the cottage :-)
If you'd like to sample the delights of Tŷ Glas Cottage for yourself you can find more information at under the thatch, and you can view more photos on their facebook page here.
Thanks for a delightful stay Tŷ Glas.
Thanks for a delightful stay Tŷ Glas.