This traditional North Pembrokeshire Thatched Lofted Cottage, has survived , almost
unchanged, since it was built around 1800.
According to local tradition the cottage was built overnight on commonland.
Penrhos translates as ‘on the edge of the moor'.
The ‘Ty Un Nos', or ‘overnight house', had to be built in one night between sunset and
sunrise. The intending occupier, having gathered together all his friends and relations,
would proceed to a suitable site and work would begin as the sun set. If the house was
completed, with smoke rising from the chimney by sunrise, the builder could then lay
claim to all the land within a stone's throw of the door.
These houses were very badly built and around 1849 Penrhos had to be rebuilt in stone.
Last Occupied in 1967. Penrhos was acquired and restored by the Museum Service
in 1971 and still retains it's original oak furniture.
The cottage can be viewed by appointment through Scolton Manor Museum.
Location - On a minor road , South East of Maenclochog
Photographic Note : This , the east side of the Cottage is partly shaded by tall trees.
Location: SN 1016.2579