March 2023
A beautiful very well kept and equipped cottage. Peaceful and lots of character. Only meters from a beautiful beach and the coastal paths. Very highly recommended.

March 2023
Barnacle Cottage is a really lovely place in a wonderful location. The owners have really taken care to think of everything – its’s well equipped, the instructions are clear and the suggestions for nearby walks and other activities really thoughtful. The setting is perfect – and I loved visiting the nearby beach as well as going further afield. I would go back there myself so I’d definitely recommend it to others.

March 2023
Lovely quirky cottage in a stunning setting a few minutes walk to the beach or woodland walks even had a delightful waterfall 5 mins from the cottage. Perfect location for exploring Pembrokeshire.

The cottage had everything you needed and kathryn was a lovely host, very quick to respond to any questions we had we would highly recommend it and happily come back

November 2022
Thank you Kathy for a wonderful few days. We brought enough supplies for the whole trip so just hunkered down, swam, walked, skimmed stones, ate and slept – heaven!

October 2022
Beautiful Barnacle Cottage had everything we needed! Just not enough time! One week is not enough! Loved exploring the coastal paths – even though we all slipped over in the mud on many occasions! Looked around castles, Iron Age fort, wildlife Trust – same time as Autumn Watch!!! Go-karting, canoe ride, & quad biking. Great fun!!!
Beautiful waterfall on your doorstep… my husband wants to claim squatters rights here! ?
Thank you.

August 2022
Lovely stay at Barnacle Cottage. Beautiful place and an absolute gem of a beach! Loved exploring the cove. Great stay!
Thank you.

August 2022
Our second visit to Barnacle Cottage and we’ll be back soon we hope.
We had a lovely week eating out in Newport (Blas and the Castle Inn) and also a trip into Cardigan and the Pizza Tipi. Beach was wonderful as ever, the children spent all afternoon in the sea and on the rocks.
Thank you.

April 2019
“Thank you! It has been an absolutely amazing week – the best we’ve had in Pembrokeshire. The location is idyllic and the cottage beautiful, cosy and homely. We relaxed immediately – we hope to come again.”

March 2019
“Another year in our favourite place. The week has flown so quickly. Even though we had Storm Gareth join us, we have enjoyed our time walking Newport Beach and of course Aberfforest. Love it. Love it.”

November 2018
“Have had a lovely stay blessed with great weather. Great to have the beach and the waterfall to ourselves. House is brilliantly equipped. Ruby and I have done loads of baking.”

August 2018
“We have loved our stay at Barnacle Cottage – perfect for kayaking and paddle-boarding at the beautiful Aberfforest beach. We have taken in many spectacular views from the coastal path walks and visited our favourite Melin Tregwynt and St David’s too. Thank you.”

August 2018
“This is our second visit to this beautiful corner of Wales and Barnacle Cottage. Perfect if you enjoy walking paddle-boarding etc. Lovely cosy cottage.”

July 2018
“We had a wonderful week visiting all the beautiful beaches. Barafundel and Marloes worth a visit. Walk around Dinas Island definitely most amazing views. Beautiful location. So peaceful. Really enjoyed our visit. Very well equipped cottage. Private beach and waterfall. What more could you want?”

July 2018
“We loved this house and we went to six different beaches and we found a lot of different rocks/stones. The waterfall was amazing and we put our feet in there!! We would love to come back!”

July 2018
“We had an absolute blast! Barnacle was perfect. What a wonderful cove. We are sad to leave.”

July 2018
“Aberfforest is a gem! We’ll be back!”

June 2018
“Fantastically hot and sunny week in Wales. Swimming in the sea and under the waterfall every day. Relaxing and quiet week – a much needed escape. Bakery in Newport definitely worth a visit. Thank you for a wonderful stay. We’ll be back.”

April 2018
“An absolutely lovely cottage – the best equipped we have ever stayed in. Thank you for the arrival pack – very much appreciated. The weather was very good to us too. The coastal path walks to Newport and Cwm-Yr-Eglwys (take money for ice cream!) Also visited The Shell House near Boncath, the coracle man at Cenarth, and a visit to Newcastle Emlyn. But the best part of the holiday is visiting the ‘our’ beach – so tranquil.”

30th September 2017
“Pleasant week, nice location, stunning scenery along the coastal path. All of the local people we met were really friendly. Great pub lunch in the Golden Lion in Newport”

11th September 2017
“Thank you for a fabulous stay. Loved the cottage, beach and waterfall! Saw seals too! Newport Beach and Poppit Sands great for Bailey (the labrador) – he loved it. Golden Lion fab dog friendly pub too. Wish we booked2 weeks! We will be back”

26th August 2017
“Thank you for a wonderful stay in your gorgeous cottage. We have relaxed and enjoyed the cove and surrounding area so much. Thank you again”

19th August 2017
“Our 4th visit to Aberfforest but 1st to Barnacle Cottage – delightful cottage, we would love to come again. Weather kind and we saw a seal in the bay. Thank you for the welcome wine and cakes”

12th August 2017
“Lovely, cozy cottages in an idyllic location. The bay is lovely for paddle-boarding (our new craze!), being so tranquil. The kids loved being able to come and go as they pleased, it being so peaceful here. Bit of a wet week weather wise, but still hugely enjoyable and relaxing week. Thank you!”

5th August 2017
“Lovely cottage, very comfy, location ideal, quiet and peaceful. Seal in the bay. We hope to return”

29th July 2017
“We have had an amazing time thank you. The cottage was fab and we were on the beach everyday. Even saw 2 dolphins one eve from the bay. Sad to go and can’t wait to come back. In fact wish I lived here. See you again.”

1st July 2017
“Such a lovely cottage and location. We haven’t been to Pembrokeshire for a holiday for 14 years and wonder why we left it so long before returning! We saw dolphins off of Dinas Island (well worth a trek around) and also walked to Newport and back ( a day trip definitely). Thank you for the wine and welsh cakes too. It’s a real home from home. Diolch!”

17th June 2017
“Beautiful cottage and a stunning time here. Lovely walks and trip to New Quay and saw dolphins. Hope to return!”

10th June 2017
“Everything we could have wished for! And a perfect outdoor freshwater shower!!”

3rd June 2017
“Had a lovely time at Barnacle Cottage. Great coastal walks, amazing views and loved the waterfall”

 6th May 2017
“We’ve had an amazing week in Aberfforest. The weather has been fantastic and Barnacle Cottage is the perfect place to stay in this beautiful part of the world! Thank you Liz and family for such a wonderful stay. We definitely want to come back when Eddie is a little bit older!”

8th April 2017
“Firstly I have to say…WOW! This cottage is amazing and ship-shape. Loved the beach. Also the beds are so comfortable I wanted to stay in them all day! Overall, I wished we were here for longer!!! The weather has been great, the waterfall was so pretty! Thank you so, so much for allowing us to stay in this house. It was amazing”

 10th March 2017
“Our third time. Home from home. We love Barnacle so much. This time weather was normal for March so more unsettled but still enjoyed the beaches walking Flo. Our daughters and family joined us. They too fell in love with Aberfforest. Really looking forward to next year will be contacting you Liz :-)”

6th March 2017
“Feel I can breathe again…a very special place (even when booze free for Lent!). Thank you”

27th December 2016
“What a wonderful cottage in a beautiful part of the world! We loved our stay – thank you!”

4th November 2016
“I enjoyed walking – on either sunny, beautiful coastal paths or the muddy woodland walks. Top spot, lovely cottage – we enjoyed easy walk to Newport to eat. Great cafe/restaurants. Porthgain – The Shed. St Davids, Whitesands and Blue Lagoon. And the stars!”

15th October 2016
“We had another amazing stay and we certainly enjoyed the surfing – highlight was when we saw the seal!”

8th October 2016
“Wonderful weather all week. Loved the cottage and cove.”

1st October 2016
“Thank you! We have had an incredible week here at the cottage! What a wonderful location, the waterfall is majestic and the cove is beautiful! We explored the coastal path in both directions and were so lucky with a week of perfect weather. Plenty of wildlife glimpsed as well, seals in the cove, dolphins further south and a few birds of prey too! Probably the best holiday cottage we have stayed in!!!!”

23rd September 2016
“Another fabulous stay. So peaceful and relaxing. The perfect tonic after a few stressful months”

17th September 2016
“Absolutely enjoyed this peaceful and beautiful place. A very special getaway. Thank you.”

3rd August 2016
“Lovely cottage. Great location. Marvellous to be so near to the beach. Saw seals, kestrel in bay.”

August 2016
“A wonderful cottage in a fantastic location. Great week! Thank you.”

July 2016
“We had a fabulously relaxing time – the perfect location.”

26th June 2016
“We’ve had a lovely time on our honeymoon, despite the rain. Can definitely recommend the Golden Lion and The Shed.”

22nd June 2016
“Great snorkelling and rockpooling. Go on a Ramsey Island warden tour – fab. Coast path to Newport and back, spectacular views. Pick up as much plastic net on the beach as you can to help the sea life”

12th June 2016
“Another lovely week (not long enough!) at Barnacle. Baby stan had a ball. Saw seals in the bay, who played with Mabel”

 4th June 2016
“We had a lovely time, fantastic weather. Cottage in a perfect location. Would highly recommend a trip out to Strumble Head and Skomer Island.”

28th May 2016
“Thank you so much – it was nice to meet you. Lovely cottage, lovely setting, can’t be bettered, beautiful weather – perfect. Aquaphobia for a boat trip – coastering at St nons paint – hire of kayaks – all at St Davids. The boys and parents enjoyed all of these. The Bishops at St Davids – excellent food. Also the cafes in Newport excellent. Nevern – pretty little place with good walks. Solva also pretty. Thank you once again. We do hope we can come back. “

28th May 2016
“What a delight to walk around the corner and have the beautiful bay come into view. Waterfall worth seeing but very slippery from here (try path behind the beach). Coastal path great – recommend walk from Porthgain – Abereiddy. Cottage ideal and a real treat to stay here.”

20th May 2016
“Lovely house, lovely position and five days of sunshine, what more could we ask for?”

4th May 2016
“Lovely place to stay for our honeymoon ? Wonderful weather too!!”

25th April 2016
“What an amazing place! Quirky, practical and quiet ? A great location to get away from it all, even if the weather didn’t quite play ball. Patio was still warm in the sunshine out of the breeze! I think James wants a woodburner….”

6th April 2016
“We had a wonderful time exploring the beautiful surroundings. Thank you.”

11th March 2016
“Our second visit and we are still in awe of this wonderful place. We have had a week of sunshine enjoyed a walk over Dinas Head and enjoyed a well-earned drink at the Sailors. We returned on Sunday with family for food which was lovely. This time we visited St Davids, well worth a visit. On our way back stopped at Porthgain, very quaint place. we invited our friends and they fell in love with everything about Aberfforest too. We would love to return again. Many thanks Liz and family.”