Welcome to Maen-Offeiriad Self Catering Holiday Cottages to Rent near Newport Pembrokeshire & The Preseli Hills!
Maen-Offeiriad (Welsh for ‘Priest Stone’) is a 5 acre small holding with 2 self catering holiday cottages on the lower slopes of Foel Drygarn, an Iron Age hill fort on the high ridge of the Preseli Hills in Pembrokeshire.
In 2014 we were delighted to receive a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for reviews submitted by many of our guests.
It’s a beautiful and peaceful place, filled with birdsong in Spring and early Summer. The air is pure and our water comes from deep within the mountain. The open hillside of the Preseli Hills is five minutes’ walk away, with over thirty square kilometres of hill and moorland without roads. The stunning North Pembrokeshire coastline is fifteen minutes away by car. The nearest towns are Newport, Pembs (great beaches, restaurants, local produce) and the larger town of Cardigan, about twenty minutes drive away. We are located in the Pembrokeshire National Park, the only coastal national park in the country, and is amazingly rich in wildlife, from owls and red kites to otters, dolphins and seals. We are both ‘eco’ and ‘dog’ friendly and the grounds and surrounding area are full of nature.
We live in the original farm cottage on the smallholding and have two cottages available for rental as holiday accommodation :
The Artist’s Studio A detached character old barn which sleeps 2-3. It’s cosy, simple and rustic with a big wood burning stove and lots of light from big Velux windows. (Friday Changeover)
The Garden House It’s a lovely two-bedroom semi-detached timber framed/stone barn sleeps 2-4, light and airy with a wood burning stove, and large private lawned garden area. (Saturday changeover).
The cottages are set in five acres of gardens, copses and fields. There’s lush vegetation and peace and quiet. Guests are welcome to explore our gardens and land, with many mown paths through the wild areas. There’s a beautiful round garden that’s a real sun-trap, and lots of nice picnic spots in the fields and under the trees. There is also a small camp fire surrounded by rustic benches in one of the fields.
Maen-Offeiriad (pronounced ‘mine off-airy-add’) means ‘the priest-stone’. We’ve been told that the name refers to a large slab of Preseli Bluestone half-hidden beneath two oak trees. The spot has been occupied for a very long time. There is even an old stone pigsty next to the cottage that’s a listed building from the late 1700’s!
The cottage is beautiful and the wood burner and quaint little touches made for a romantic / peaceful break that was just what we needed. Tim and Norma were excellent hosts who made us feel very welcome from the start and had a very good knowledge of the surrounding area which helped us plan our week.
A cozy cottage in beautiful, tranquil surroundings in very special countryside. Thanks for helping to make this a peaceful, relaxing holiday.
A lovely little gem, very well thought out and nothing lacking in comfort. Had the best night’s sleep for ages.