The Workshop

Ynglŷn â The Workshop

In the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, just 2.3 miles from Newport, The Workshop is a detached, newly converted barn at Glasfryn Cottages. From the adjacent field you can enjoy breathtaking views of Carningli (Mountain of Angels) and the surrounding countryside. 

Set in 4 acres of grounds just 2.6 miles from the sea, with a standing stone and a bluebell meadow, Glasfryn Cottages are the perfect place to relax and unwind. With space, tranquillity and unspoilt countryside, it’s a paradise for cosy couples, walkers, dogs and wildlife enthusiasts, especially bird watchers.

The Workshop is beautifully furnished with an eclectic mix of modern and antique pieces, accented with traditional Welsh tapestry and Persian and Afghan rugs. The cosy traditional-style kitchen with its Irish dresser and flagstone floors is the perfect place to cook up scrumptious meals to enjoy in the open plan living dining area. 

The under-floor heating will warm the flag-stones in the cooler weather and when the sun is out the bi-fold patio doors can be opened to a south-facing private outdoor area for eating alfresco. The bedroom, in a galleried roof area, is a delight, cosy with warm Welsh blankets. 

This is an area steeped in history and rich in legends. Explore the magical Ty Canol Woods, the verdant Cwm Gwaun (Gwaun Valley), and the wild moorland slopes of the Preseli Hills. Discover ancient trails, Iron Age forts, Neolithic burial sites – and places to stand and stare at the glorious views. Popular activities include walking, cycling, horseriding or just relaxing on the beach at Newport Sands. You can walk up the lane to the Bluestone micro-brewery for some fresh ale or visit the candle workshop also close by.

The Workshop is a very special place to stay and the perfect location for a cosy weekend or private time away from it all. 

The Workshop sleeps 2 in 1 double bedroom in a gallery area open to the living room. Additional sleeping space for 1 – 2 guests available on the double sofa bed in the sitting area below. 

Bedroom 1: double bed and baby cot

Bathroom: shower, WC, wash hand basin, towel radiator, flagstone floors with under-floor heating, travel size set of organic shampoo, conditioner, body lotion and shower gel from Zanzibar.

Sitting area: 4 seater sofa, 1 arm chair, flagstone floors with Persian and Afghan rugs, Freeview TV/DVD, books, local guides. Sofa bed below stairs to gallery area. Oak bi-fold patio doors onto private outside seating area with fire bowl

Dining area: dining room table, French bi-fold windows to exterior

Kitchen: range style electric cooker, fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Irish dresser

Small private seating area with access to a field shared with guests in the main house. The owner has a caravan within the grounds for her own occasional use. Parking for 1 car near The Workshop.

Dog owners: Please note the area around Watamu and The Workshop is not fenced and whilst the gate is large and secure it is not dog proof. Pet owners are responsible for controlling their pets in this rural environment. Guests in the adjacent property may also have brought dogs. There may also be livestock in some of the surrounding fields. Please don’t leave your dogs unattended outside.

Key facts 
• Bed linen and towels provided, not beach towels
• Travel cot, highchair and stair gate available, bring your own cot bedding
• LPG central heating with wall insulation and under-floor heating
• Heating and electricity included
• Welcome hamper with Welsh produce
• Free WiFi
• 2 well behaved pets welcome at £3 each per night
• No smoking
• £120 refundable damages deposit
• Christmas tree and decorations can be supplied for Christmas and New Year, please request at the time of booking

The Workshop is near to the main house, Watamu, which sleeps 8.


£265.00 - £490.00 per unit per week

Gwybodaeth Ychwanegol

Open all year.


  • Advanced booking in peak time
  • Bed linen free of charge
  • Broadband Connection available
  • Central heating
  • Cot high chair provided
  • Credit Debit card accepted
  • Disabled access statement available
  • Dogs by arrangement
  • Private Gardens
  • Short Breaks available
  • Wifi Internet Access


Access statement.

This access statement has been prepared by the owner. Please use this information in conjunction with the cottage details provided.

Entrance to the property is through a wide gateway. There is space to park 1 car at the side of The Workshop.

Property can be accessed by the main front door 

The ground floor has a small shower room, kitchen and open plan living dining area.

The galleried, mezzanine sleeping area, can be accessed by a staircase from the open plan room.

TV & DVD operated by remote control.

Free unlimited WiFi is available.

There is no phone with mobile reception only out on the road. Skype is available via the internet.

Guide dogs are welcome.

The kitchen/diner is open plan and has a flagstone floor with under-floor heating. There is a low level oven.

There is a gravelled private patio area accessed through bi-fold doors and a picnic table in the field above accessed by steep steps in the bank behind the property.

Local transport
A National Park roaming bus services are available in Newport which follow by-way routes around the Pembrokeshire coast line. 

There are also regular service buses to Cardigan and beyond and to Fishguard and beyond largely provided by Richard Brothers whose depot is at the east end of Newport.


Glasfryn Cottages is located in the hamlet of Cilgwyn in the Gwaun Valley just outside Newport.

On arrival in Newport take the last turning in the village on the right hand side just past the turning to the big beach ( which is on the left). This is a narrow lane which will take you up steeply towards the mountain.
When you get to the t junction bear left and carry on up towards the mountain. Follow this road for about 2 miles. It will take you up past some houses and you’ll see the mountain to your right.
Keep going until the road gradually starts to slope down.
You will come to a very steep hill down with a sharp bend to the right that takes you down to the candle workshop on your right and a small stone bridge directly ahead.
Continue over the bridge and up the other side.
Continue until you come to a small lane on your left signposted Nevern.
If you come to the Blue Stone Brewery you have gone too far.
Turn left at the signpost to Nevern and Glasfryn Cottages is the first property on your left with a high blue wall fronting the road. You have arrived!

Newport and the surrounding area is served by regular rail links into Fishguard and Haverfordwest.
Local transport
National Park roaming bus services are available in Newport which follow by-way routes around the Pembrokeshire coast line. 
There are also regular service buses to Cardigan and beyond and to Fishguard and beyond largely provided by Richard Brothers whose depot is at the east end of Newport.