Children are well catered for and dogs are very welcome. Retreat from the busy world to this majestic 18th Century Rectory on the mountain slopes of the wild Pembrokeshire coastline. We provide perfect facilities for your holiday, retreat or workshop for groups of up to 15 (or add the adjoining Cottage for up to 21 total). Highlights include; 6 bedrooms, a cosy living room with inglenook fireplace, a large workshop space (or second living room) with big bay windows looking over Newport Bay. A private 2/3 acre of romantic wild garden, Parking for 7 cars and excellent self-catering facilities. (Add the 3 bedroom Cottage for 9 bedrooms in total for up to 21 and 10 cars.)
You can have the utmost quite retreat and listen to the grass grow, or celebrate, and play music and know that you have the privacy to do so.
Many groups come annually for their spiritual retreat and find quiet in the house and garden to follow their own practice. All minorities are welcome. Some like to teach and learn healing arts or leave their sculptures in the garden or rearrange the furniture for their use. The large lounge on the first floor is ideal for workshops as well as the cottage living room..
Some like to have a bonfire in the garden or sleep outside in a tent. This is encouraged as the house and garden is unique in being able to offer this. Other groups come back to play music together each year or party and leave a healthy bottle collection to recycle.Noise is no problem if you rent both properties. Likewise you can ensure peace as there are no neighbours around.
There is a 3 foot stone wall between the house and the cottage so sound reduction is effective. Many families have up to 3 dogs if both places are rented.. Some engineers have used the house tor several weeks doing night shift work and used the utility room for sandy and muddy garments. As long as there is respect for furnishings and the house is left clean enough for the professional cleaners to do their final touches everywhere, then many uses are welcomed.
There are several local people who offer excellent catering to support workshops, celebrations and breakfast needs. Also there are also several halls nearby to rent as extra workshop or dance space to complement workshop use. Large areas in the garden have been used for yoga groups, tai chi, and other exercises. The house is suitable for a film location, writing and painting groups.
We are surrounded by an open panorama of breathtaking views which are visible throughout the house. Behind us, the enchanted Carn Ingli (Angel Mountain), and in front, Newport Bay and the Irish Sea. From your doorstep, you can explore a web of beautiful walks through sacred sites, mystical woods and valleys, rocky highlands, and, of course, the incredible Pembrokeshire coast path.
We are a fully independent, family run business, and we are always on-call to help your stay go smoothly. With 20 years in the business, a long-standing 4 star Welsh Tourist Board rating, and thousands of happy guests, we can assure you of our ongoing standards and professionalism. We make it simple so you can just enjoy your time in this special place.
|Size||Sleeps up to 23, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Parrog, Newport Beach 800 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Cardiff 150 km, Nearest railway: Haverfordwest 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (6), Double beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 14|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The Old Rectory sleeps 14 in 6 bedrooms.
-2 private rooms with double beds,
-2 rooms with 1 double and 1 single
-1 private room with single bed,
-1 room with 3 single beds.
-1 flexible room with 2 singles which can be joined to make a double.
Bed linens and towels are provided. All bedrooms have drawers and hanging space, a small safe, and a radiator with individual temperature control. Cots are also available and can be moved to suit needs. Please note that cot linens are not provided, and only one set of bed linens are provided for each bed, so please bring more if you will need them.
We provide a well equipped kitchen so you can be economical and independent. Please scroll down for a detailed list of kitchen items...Dining FacilitiesThe dining room seats 12 around one table. Outside dining for 12 with barbecue. A high chair is also available on request.
-The downstairs living room seats 9 and has a lovely inglenook fireplace (logs provided) that is perfect for relaxing cosy nights in. There is room for extra seating to be moved in if you all want to be seated together.
-The lobby area in the kitchen has seating for 3 with great ocean views.
-For holiday rentals, the flexible workshop space on the 1st floor is set-up as a second living room seating 4 or more, also with panoramic ocean views.
-The hallway has a piano and a small library with a range of classic literature, encyclopedias, children's books and local writers.
Central heating, log fire with logs provided, Broadband internet access (with Wifi), TV with 'Sky' box ('Cable'), VHS and DVD/CD player, telephone (with limited calls). There is a utility room with laundry and washing machine, clothes dryer, iron + board, cleaning supplies and hoover. All of the utilities and services are included in the rental price.
Parking for 6+ cars is available outside the house.
Bathroom 1 (1st floor): Bath/shower, toilet, basin.
Bathroom 2 (1st floor): Shower cubical, basin.
Bathroom 3 (1st floor): Toilet, basin.Bathroom 4 (Ground floor): Wet-room shower, toilet, basin.
-12 sets of towels and face cloths,
|Further details outdoors|
The Old Rectory has 2/3 Acre of Private romantic garden with an orchard, and many magical secret corners to discover. There is a big slate dining table & barbecue at the end of the garden that seats 16 with views to die for of Newport Bay and the rolling hills beyond. When The Old Rectory is combined with Sunny Retreat Cottage, the gardens are also combined to open up a whole Acre of garden all to yourselves, surrounded by the ancient stone wall. You have lots of large sunny spaces, small private areas, m garden benches and open views of Carn Ingli (Angel Mountain).
30% of total cost is due for booking deposit and 70% is due 2 months before your arrival.
Payment can be taken by cheque ('check'), Internet banking, wire transaction or Paypal.
Detailed Booking conditions are available on our web site.
There are no extra charges.
Pembrokeshire is a place of magic, mystery & enchantment with wild landscapes, and a rich and ancient history and culture.
When you arrive, you are sure to sense the ever-present power of the land imbued with five thousand years of deeply layered history. Our area was of great spiritual significance to its early inhabitants, and an abundance of ancient monuments, relics, and sacred sites surround us. The Stone Age and Iron Age settlers, the Celts and the Normans all left their marks, which you can find within walking distance around our property. The Bluestones in the mountains here were so important to the Neolithics that they transported these huge stones, which weighed about four tonnes, to Stonehenge, 250 km away. There are many ancient standing stones and other megalithic structures dotted across our region, including Pentre Ifan, a short drive away. There are many local tales of Merlin, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and, as legend has it, our mountain, Carn Ingli (Angel Mountain) was where St. Brynach spent 40 days and nights communing with the angels. You can still find St. Brynach's cave in the nearby woodland. Our area also seems to be of special interest to life outside our world. Pembrokeshire is within the hub of extraterrestrial activity known as the 'Welsh Triangle'. Much is forgotten, or not yet understood, but it is clear that there is profound power inherent in the land here.
A web of public footpaths takes you right from our doorstep through incredible and varied landscapes.
Heading inland from the house, you will discover secret caves and streams amongst fairy-tale wooded valleys. Then, as you reach the heather-clad open moorlands, you can climb over the rocky crags and outcrops, and admire the view of the rolling hills and coastline below. Up here, you can mountain bike, ride horses, and explore the ancient settlement remains in the company of buzzards, ravens, sheep and wild mountain ponies.
A few minutes walk downhill from the house, will lead you to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, which boasts over 200 miles of wild windswept cliff tops ablaze with wild flowers, and also hidden beaches, quiet coves, secret caves, thriving wildlife and the Atlantic Ocean. Our little town, Trefdraeth, meaning 'Beach-Town', is adjacent to a 1 mile long beach with dunes and an estuary, protected by craggy headlands. It provides Ideal conditions for swimming, windsurfing, sailing, canoeing, fishing and bird watching.
The "ancient borough" of Newport*/Trefdraeth is historically a fishing, farming, and market town, which still maintains a strong sense of cultural and lingual integrity. The Norman church and castle stand proudly over the town's tightly winding streets and stone houses. You will discover many family run shops, cafes, and restaurants that seem to be from another era. There is so much to experience here, from fishing in a coracle, to Welsh choir festivals, and much more, but you won't make it a real Welsh experience until you go to an old gnarly pub after watching the local rugby match.
*Not to be confused with Newport, Gwent in South Wales
.The ancient borough of Newport/Trefdraeth has many convenient amenities, with the charm of its small "village-sized" community (roughly 1,000 people). There are excellent restaurants, pubs and cafes (the locally caught seafood is a must), as well as the usual shops such as a bakery, a butcher's, a news agent, post-office, eco-centre, and a convenience store. There are numerous art galleries, craft shops, and an antique shop. There are many sports facilities including an excellent golf course that you can see from the house, tennis courts, sports field, bicycle rentals, horse stables and tours, and boat club. Historic sites are all around us, and there are too many to mention, but we would highly recommend touring the local standing stones, churches, castles and Iron Age forts as a good start. When you arrive, we will provide you with a helpful information