Norman castles, wild countryside and sandy beaches can all be enjoyed on self-catering holidays in Llandissilio. This sleepy village is located in the county of Pembrokeshire, in Wales. It lies on the road between Efailwen and Clunderwen, and is surrounded by farmland and woods, where long, peaceful walks can be enjoyed. Llandissilio has been occupied for many centuries and became a centre for slate quarrying and corn milling in the 1800s. Today, it is a quiet, rural community, and the perfect base from which to discover the unspoiled coast and countryside of Pembrokeshire. Take a stroll from your Llandissilio holiday cottage and you will notice a number of historic buildings, including the parish church, dedicated to the 7th-century saint of Tysilio.

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Y Bwthyn is a beautiful, family-friendly Pembrokeshire countryside cottage with a hot tub on a working farm a mile outside Llandissilio. It is a great place to explore the rural scenery on foot, by bike or car, or just to relax on the superb Gower Peninsula beaches.

In the centre of Llandissilio, there is a post office and a small grocery selling all the essentials. On the village’s northern edge, the Bush Inn is a welcoming pub with a well-stocked bar and a menu of hearty dishes. Running right past Llandissilio holiday cottages, the Landsker Borderlands Trail is a spectacular long-distance path which takes in the Norman castles of Carew and Llawhaden. Many family-friendly attractions are a short drive away from Llandissilio, including Oakwood Theme Park, Carew Go Karting and Anna’s Welsh Zoo. Fishing and sailing are popular at Llys Fran Reservoir, and Stackpole Lily Ponds are perfect for a stroll or picnic. 

A half-hour drive northward from Llandissilio, the Pembrokeshire coast is a stunning stretch of craggy cliffs, vast, sandy beaches and secret coves. Walk at least a small stretch of the 186-mile Pembrokeshire Coast Path, and look out for dolphins, puffins and Manx shearwaters. From Llandissilio, the sandy beaches at Saundersfoot and Tenby on the south coast are a half-hour drive away. The north coast is roughly the same distance, where the historic town of Fishguard is well worth a visit.