Y Cwt Cwtch, Shepherds Hut

UK Wales South Wales Pembrokeshire Newgale Hillcroft Escapes

  • Sleeps 2 (max 2 adults, 0 children)
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Private Bathroom
  • Pet Friendly
A cosy, romantic shepherd's hut for two on the Pembrokeshire coast, within walking distance of Newgale Beach.
  • Pull-out double bed for extra living space during the day
  • Insulated wooden walls and a wood burner to keep you toasty
  • Smart, compact kitchen area, and immaculately clean en-suite shower room

The Owner Says

Y Cwt Cwtch is located in the coastal area off Pembrokeshire National Park just minutes from the beach. An exceptional private space for relaxation and is complete with everything you may need on your time away from home. If you want to unwind, relax and be rejuvenated, Y Cwt Cwtch is exactly whats on offer for those needs and more.

It is located at our home, Hillcroft, and this is in a rural area in the coastal area near to the Pembrokeshire National Park just minutes from the beach at Newgale. Enjoy dark skies experiences at Y Cwt Cwtch, the stunning star lit skies are there for you to enjoy when cloud cover permits. Check for special events and festivals, a lot happens in this area.

There is a working farm across the road, mainly dairy cows as well as arable farming. It is a wonderful farming area, plenty of wildlife and wonderful views.  Ideal area for walking, especially the coastal path which you can access approx a mile and a half walk from Y Cwt Cwtch and cycling. 

The Shepherds Hut is a single space and fairly straight forward:

As you enter

  • Electricity and water, including hot water will be turned on for you.

Log Fire

  • We provide logs and fire lighting essentials for you.

Electric Heater

  • This is located below the sink in the kitchen unit and has a remote control to actually operate the heater.

The dining table and seating

  • Will be in the up position unless you have asked us to pull the bed out for you. It is easy to put the table down for pulling out the bed. There is storage space under the seats in the dining area.

Bed-in-the wall

  • The Bed will be made up with the quilt on it.  You just pull the bed out from the wall, add extra pillows from the top cupboard, if required, and get yourself installed!

The kitchen area

  • Mini Oven With grill and two hobs. Electric kettle provided. Belfast style sink.
  • Fridge Will be switched on. There will be milk and other items you may find of use.


  • There is a small compost bin for all food waste, a bin for other waste and a metal bin is also provided outside at the top of the path for recycling plastics/paper/glass. You will note that we do not use bin bags because we are looking to reduce our plastic usage. All the bins have washable insides (plastic! Hey ho!) if you prefer bin bags please let us know.


  • A few essentials are provided shampoo, soap. The wall mirror light is activated by putting your hand under the mirror. Y Cwt Cwtch uses a sceptic tank system Please do not flush sanitary products, wipes or paper towels, Q-tips or cotton balls, hopes and dreams, etc. down the toilet. The shower is fed by a 30ltr hot water tank which limits the shower time to approx. Four minutes at the standard heat setting, after that it gets cool and after 5 minutes you are in to cold shower territory. Tactical showering is recommended, i.e. wetting, soaping, and rinse. There is a hair dryer located in the seating storage nearest the door.
  • Candles A citronella is provided and also a scented candle.
  • WiFi is limited in the hut, you can access the Wifi closer to the house.
  • Fire Pit There is a fire pit, feel free to use it if you want to relax outside in the evening and look up at the stars. There are cushions in the basket for the outside chairs, also cosy blankets for your use.

Our Coronavirus Booking Guarantee

Book with complete confidence at Hillcroft Escapes with the Glampingly Coronavirus Booking Guarantee. We guarantee the following clear policy for your booking:

  • A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
  • Balance not due until 30 days before your holiday, in case of late changes to Coronavirus guidance
  • Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
  • In the event of a lack of 2021 availability, switch your dates to 2022
  • Due to low deposit and late balance payment, no refunds are offered

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Features & Facilities

Both the shepherds hut, Y Cwt Cwtch and the Summerhouse, Spiggy Holes are a single, self-contained space with hot water, electricity, either a log fire (wood provided) and an electric heater or FAR Infrared heating . Seating for two and table, double bed (all bedding and linen provided). The compact kitchen spaces feature an oven with grill and 2 hobs, kettle, sink, a fridge (with milk and other essentials) and bins. The en-suite bathroom has a lit mirror, toilet, shower, hair dryer and essential toiletries.
You will find candles and a firepit for those cosy evenings outside with wood provided. Limited access to free WiFi, always good for being not quite fully accessible whilst you are away.
There are 2 campervan hard-standing pitches which have electricity and water but no waste disposal point.

Video Tour


It's a 30–40 minute walk to Newgale beach, which takes just over 5 minutes in the car. It's no more than a 10-minute drive to the pretty harbour village of Solva and less than 20 minutes to the diminutive 'city' of St Davids. All three are a must during your stay, with St Davids a great choice for an afternoons exploring, finishing at one of the many excellent eateries for dinner. From Newgale it's easy to hop onto the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and walk along the back of the bay to Nolton Haven, where there is another small nook of a beach, with expansive sands at low tide. In the opposite direction, the path brings you round dramatic headlands and bluffs to the harbour of Solva. Using the Puffin bus service makes one-way walks easy, with regular buses running throughout the main summer season (less frequent, but still running, our of peak season). There are heaps of other great beaches all the way around St Bride's Bay and beyond – Broad Haven, Little Haven and Marloes to name a few – making surfing and water sports and obviously popular activity. Newgale has surf shops with equipment for hire,  with tuition for surfing, stand-up paddle boarding (SUPing), sea kayaking and wind-surfing.
Need more inspiration? See the Visit Pembrokeshire website.

Food & Drink

If you're down at Newgale beach there are a couple of decent cafés overlooking the sands, along with a pub and a hardware store. The local villages of Roch and Solva have convenience stores and places to eat – try MamGu (01437 454369), The Old Pharmact and Cafe on the Quay by day and The Cambrian Inn, Harbour Inn and the Ship in Solva by night. The Victoria Inn (01437 710426) in Roch for a pint from their own micro brewery, while St Davids is worth the extra couple of minutes in the car if you want more choice. Travel to the Druidstone Hotel (01437 781221), past Newgale, for the best of the views while you dine.

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Getting There

SatNavs should use the postcode SA62 6LA to get them into the village of Penycwm (generally taking you via the A487). From Penycwm look for brown tourist signs for Newgale Lodge or Newgale YMCA and follow them out of the village and down the country lanes. 1 mile out of Penycwm you'll reach a crossroads where the brown tourist sign for Newgale YMCA takes you left. Turn here and ¼-mile later, at another cross roads, you will be sent left again. Take the left but then, immediately on your right you will see Hillcroft (a bungalow). Y Cwt Cwtch is around 20 metres after Hillcroft on your right. There are regular bus services a short 10-minute walk away in Penycwm to Haverfordwest and St Davids. Taxis are also available from nearby Solva and Haverfordwest.