Preseli Venture Eco Lodge

Ynglŷn â Preseli Venture Eco Lodge


The sleek, light and spacious eco barn is a brand-new addition to Preseli Venture’s range of accommodation. Currently being refurbished, the eco barn will be the first available to book in 2024 and is due to open in May. The barn stands apart from the eco lodge and will be able to sleep up to 8 guests across 4 bedrooms. It’s the perfect rural retreat for larger families or those wanting more of their own space. 

The magic of the eco barn comes to life in the light and airy open-plan upstairs living area, with its iconic east-facing circular “rose window”, high wood-panelled ceiling and sociable seating areas. Floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors leading onto a balcony area are met with corner windows, resulting in stunning panoramic views of the Northern coastline and Abermawr Valley. The west-facing balcony is an incredible place to take in spectacular sunsets in the evening. 


The iconic marshmallow-pink eco lodge is built around a traditional Welsh farmhouse courtyard, nestled on the hillside of the Abermawr Valley above the ancient National Trust woodland which winds down to the sea.

For many years the eco lodge has served as a unique fully-catered B&B/ hostel-type accommodation for adventure-centre guests. 

Throughout 2024 the building is being renovated into a series of self-contained lodges of varying size, each with its own kitchen facilities and living space. The new eco lodges will welcome all sorts of adventurers; solo-travellers, couples, small families, large families and groups.

There will be some private garden areas for individual lodges but the larger outdoor spaces, such as the lawn and courtyard, will continue to offer a sense of vibrant community where children can play and roam freely whilst adults can get together for a local brew around the bonfire. 


Deep in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Preseli Venture’s eco barn and lodges offer a spectacular setting for a memorable adventurous break.

The eco barn and lodges are a one-mile walk to the secluded, unspoilt sand-and-shingle beach of Abermawr as well as the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail. Both venues offer breathtaking views of the wild North Pembrokeshire coastline, as well as the wild woodland and peaceful countryside surrounding it.

Pack your telescopes – this remotely situated accommodation lies in an official Dark Skies area of Wales, meaning it’s an incredible spot for stargazing without the glare of light pollution.

The eco barn & lodges are situated just outside the village of Mathry, just 5 miles from Fishguard (where you can arrive by train) and 9 miles from the smallest cathedral city in the UK, St David’s, a famous pilgrimage destination for those seeking to explore Welsh history and legend.

Preseli Venture is conveniently located on the final stretch of Wales’ well-traversed ‘Coastal Way’, an epic 180-mile journey which stretches from the Western tip of the mountainous LLyn Peninsula to the St David’s peninsula. 



Pembrokeshire’s thriving adventure scene all began with Preseli Venture back in the 80s, who, along with a few other guides, pioneered the now global phenomenon of “coasteering”. For over 35 years, Preseli Venture set the bar for sustainable adventure tourism, working in harmony with the astounding wilderness of their surrounding environment and maintaining a working partnership with the National Trust and National Parks to use their nearby pristine locations for coasteering, surfing and sea kayaking adventures. 

After what seems like a very, very long day at sea, Preseli Venture have finally come ashore, shed their wetsuits and closed the doors of their onsite adventure centre. They now work with an exciting range of local activity partners who they trust to bring you the same high-quality experiences. 

Preseli Venture’s activity agency team is comprised of Pembrokeshire’s most enthusiastic and knowledgeable adventure aficionados who endeavour to match you up with the best exhilarating and awe-inspiring experiences: coasteering, sea kayaking, canoeing, SUP boarding, surfing, coastal explorer days and boat trips. Whether you’re young or old, first-timers or seasoned adventurers, Preseli Venture knows the best places to meet your adventurous edge! 


“One of the most peaceful and beautiful places I’ve ever been to” Hailey McGlynn

“Ideally placed to make the best use of the stunning Pembrokeshire coastline and the perfect place to relax and reflect after a great day at sea” – David Pugh

“Great location, beautiful accommodation and terrific hospitality” – John Smith

“The area the lodge is in is beautiful, the valley we walked in and the local beach were virtually empty and full of wildflowers and lovely woodland. Thank you for making our stay so special!” – Ann Whittaker


Gwybodaeth Ychwanegol

Open all year.


  • Bed linen free of charge
  • Broadband Connection available
  • Central heating
  • Commission to travel agents
  • Cot high chair provided
  • Credit Debit card accepted
  • Disabled access statement available
  • Ground floor rooms
  • Group bookings
  • Motor vans admitted
  • Private Gardens
  • Private Parking
  • Short Breaks available
  • Showers on park
  • Single rooms available
  • Telephone
  • Totally non smoking
  • Washing machine launderette available
  • Wifi Internet Access


Independent wheelchair users can park in our private car park and gain access to the lodge.


By Car

  • Take the M4 west as far as it goes past Swansea, and then join the A48 to Carmarthen.
  • At Carmarthen take the A40 west towards St Clears, and continue on the A40 to Haverfordwest.
  • From Haverfordwest take the A40 towards Fishguard for 9 miles, until you reach Letterston and then TURN LEFT onto the B4331, sign posted for Mathry.
  • Continue for 5 miles, until the B road meets at a junction with the A487; the Fishguard to St Davids road.
  • Cross over the A487, and then turn IMMEDIATELY right down a single-track lane – CAUTION drive slowly down this narrow and twisty road! We are the first place you come to on the left (a big cream/pink house!), about 2/3 of a mile down the lane (ignore any other earlier farm tracks!) Please continue to the third entrance driveway, which leads you straight to the car parking area.

By Train

We offer FREE train station transfers at certain times, the details are below.

Buy your train tickets as soon as you can, as you can get cheaper deals. For advance train tickets use or greatwestern or or call Great Western on 0345 7000 125 or Transport for Wales on 0333 321 1202. You can also purchase tickets at any British Rail station.

If you want to speak with a real person about tickets we have found a small Welsh booking agency who are very helpful and will be able to book your ticket for you and send them out to you in the post. They are the best people for group bookings too where you get one-third off the full price for groups of 3 or more, called the ‘Group Save’ ticket – call Llandrindod-Wells ticket office on 01597 822053.

Wherever you are travelling from, you have to get to SWANSEA in South Wales, and from here you get connections onto the West Wales line out to Fishguard or Haverfordwest.

Local Train Stations

Our nearest train station is “Fishguard and Goodwick” which is just 5 miles away or a 10-minute drive. From here, you can take a taxi or a local bus which will drop you at the end of our lane one mile away.

The other local station is Haverfordwest which is 15 miles away. Taxis are available from here to transfer you to the lodge.

We would always recommend travelling into ‘Fishguard and Goodwick’ whenever possible as it’s much closer, but trains only run 5 times each day to this station, so sometimes you may need to use Haverfordwest. To avoid any confusion with your return or round trip tickets, we can confirm that tickets for ‘Fishguard and Goodwick’ and Haverfordwest are interchangeable, so you can arrive into either station and depart from either station and your ticket is valid.

By Bus

The eco lodge is just 5 minute’s walk down our narrow lane from the main coastal road the A487 and Mathry village just 15 minutes walk. The local bus service the T11 runs between Fishguard and St David’s so this service can be used to access the lodge, getting off at Mathry junction or Mathry village. For people travelling from further away in Wales, take the T5 long distance bus to Fishguard and then transfer onto the T11 to reach Mathry and the Preseli Venture lodge.