ERW WEN Cottage
Cottage | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 9
ERW WEN is a self catering holiday cottage at Newport Parrog (harbour). Located by the coastal path in the Pembrokeshire National Park, there are wonderful sea views and the large sandy beach is one of the best in Pembrokeshire. It sleeps up to 9 comfortably, although small groups will also find it very manageable. Newport is an ancient borough in the heart of the Pembrokeshire National Park, set between the Preseli Hills and the sea. There are some excellent shops as well as pubs, restaurants and galleries. The atmosphere is friendly and welcoming, and the town centre and shops can be reached in 5 minutes by car or 15 minutes walk. The area around Newport is Welsh-speaking. Newport Parrog at high tide View of the Parrog, Newport Pembrokeshire
This self-catering holiday cottage is modern, warm and comfortable, with wonderful sea views and a large garden. It is about 130 metres from the beach, down a "no through road". As a result there is little danger from traffic for young children, though you must watch the water and the tides especially during the fast ebb and flow periods. At low tide you can wade across the river to the sand dunes and Traeth Mawr ("Big Beach"), a beautiful large sandy beach which is never crowded. Despite being so close to the beach and town, Erw Wen feels very secluded and quiet. Erw Wen means "Fair Acre" and it stands in just under an acre of grounds.
Facilities The house is very well equipped. The kitchen is modern with an Aga, a larder fridge and a microwave and there is a second fridge/freezer as well as a washing machine in the utility room. On warm days you can barbecue or eat out on the large picnic table on the stone terrace. In the living room is a modern 32" digital television with PVR and DVD player. There is also a HiFi unit in the dining/sitting area, free Broadband Internet Access (with WiFi) and a table tennis table in the garage.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Parrog 100 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Cardiff 80 km, Nearest railway: Swansea 50 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 9|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
Note that while we advertise the house as sleeping up to 9, one room contains two children's bunk beds. As a result we don't normally let to more than 7 or 8 adults. Please call to discuss if you have a large party of adults. In fact the house can sleep 10 if you have two children and three couples, but we have a policy of restricting the number to 9.
Large kitchen/dining/garden room with wonderful sea view. Table can seat up to 10. HiFi / CD Player
Utility room off kitchen containing butler sink, washing machine, fridge/freezer and storage cupboards
Living room with wood burning stove, 3 sofas, 2 chairs, cushions, 32" LCD digital TV, DVD/PVR, bookcase with books and some games
Double bedroom with double bed, wardrobe, bedside tables, 2 drawers under bed
Bedroom with 2 bunk beds and chest of drawers
Single bedroom with chest of drawers, drawers under bed
Bathroom. Bath also has a shower, basin and WC
Cloakroom including separate shower room with WC and basin
Hall space with small desk and chair, bookcase and pay phone - useful work area
Part of the main living room Sea View
Large bedroom with double bed, built in cupboard and chest of drawers - spectacular views
Double bedroom with chest of drawers,
1 single bedroom both with chest of drawers and drawers under beds
Modern shower room with basin and WC
Cooking Gas fired AGA and microwave oven. Dishwasher. Larder fridge in kitchen, fridge and 1.8 cubic foot freezer in utility room. See Cooking on an Aga.
Laundry Washing machine and outside and inside lines. (the Aga is also good for getting things dry) Airing Cupboard. Iron and ironing board.
TV (32" LCD Digital Freeview). North Pembrokeshire is now fully digital with the analogue signal switched off.
DVD player / VHS tape player (combined)
Personal Video Recorder (Humax Hard drive Freeview recorder - PVR 9200T)
Free Internet Access with WiFi (you will need your own Laptop). Conditions apply, contact us if you want to use.
Denon HiFi unit in new extension area including CD player and FM / digital tuner. This player can also play MP3 CDs and you can plug in your MP3 player if you have a suitable cable (Stereo mini-jack output).
|Further details outdoors|
Outside Large picnic table on stone terrace overlooking sea, second outside table, garden chairs, barbecues
Sea view from new extension Sea View
Parking Ample - at least 4 cars.
The West Wales/Pembrokeshire region
The holiday house is located on the Pembrokeshire coastal footpath and there are walks in all directions - to Dinas Head one way, round the estuary the other (good for bird watching) or up onto the Preseli hills - said to be the source of the Blue Stone for Stonehenge. By car the whole of the Pembrokeshire peninsula is within easy reach, and Erw Wen is a good base for walking more of the National Park Coastal Path. Boats to the islands off the coast are great fun - try Puffin watching on Skomer. Visit Pentre Ifan, the largest group of standing stones in Wales, to be found on the hills overlooking Newport. In the house you will find an information binder and also brochures and leaflets.
Walks and activities The holiday house is located on the Pembrokeshire coastal footpath and there are walks in all directions - to Dinas Head one way, round the estuary the other (good for bird watching) or up onto the Preseli hills - said to be the source of the Blue Stone for Stonehenge. By car the whole of the Pembrokeshire peninsula is within easy reach, and Erw Wen is a good base for walking more of the National Park Coastal Path. Boats to the islands off the coast are great fun - try Puffin watching on Skomer. Visit Pentre Ifan, the largest group of standing stones in Wales, to be found on the hills overlooking Newport. In the house you will find an information binder and also brochures and leaflets.
The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park: Predominantly coastal, the park has some of the most beautiful coastline in Europe. Offshore islands, the largest of which are Skomer, Skokholm, Ramsey, Grasholm and Caldey, are internationally known for their sea bird and seal populations. The waters around Skomer make up one of only two Marine Nature Reserves in the British Isles. The coast varies from high cliffs to long open beaches. There are sheltered coves, harbours, mud flats and dunes.
Boating at Newport Parrog Newport Parrog
In contrast are the wooded slopes of the Gwaun Valley and the windswept expanse of the Preseli Hills. This is a Welsh speaking area although you will have no problems being understood. There is a National Park Information Office in Long Street, Newport, opposite the car park. See National Park web site at http://www.pembrokeshirecoast.org/
Sports and Boating
Tennis There are 2 tennis courts just a few minutes walk from the house so bring your rackets and balls. You book at the TIC (Tourist Information Centre) in Long Street.
Golf Newport Golf Club has an 18 hole golf course with glorious views overlooking the sea on the far side of the estuary.
Water Sports Newport excels for water sports. It is great for sailing, canoeing and windsurfing (in the estuary or out in the bay). There is space to store boats at the house. Newport Boat Club is a short walk along the sea front. It accepts holiday members and is a wonderful place to have a drink and watch the sunset. Most boating takes place at high tide. Finally, in the garage there is a table tennis table - especially useful on wet days.
Pentre Ifan (near Newport) Pentre Ifan
Shopping, craft centres etc The centre of Newport can be reached in 15 minutes walk, or by car, and has a range of small shops, including a Spar Supermarket which is open every day from 8 am until 10 pm and an excellent Wholefood shop. There are a number of cafes and restaurants as well as several pubs which provide meals. There is a large TESCO in Cardigan 20 minutes drive away as well as a variety of shops in Fishguard which is a little closer in the other direction. At the Carningli centre you will find arts, crafts and pictures. In the surrounding area there are many small workshops producing craft products (for example, the candle workshop at Cilgwyn.)
Eating Out For a special meal try Cnapan Restaurant, East Street, Newport which is Egon Ronay recommended. You can also eat at Morawelon Cafe and Restaurant on the front a couple of minutes walk from the house (check opening hours - they now are open some evenings).
Here are a few more of the good pubs and restaurants in and around Newport
Cnapan - Probably our favourite restaurant in Newport for a special occasion - or a good lunch
Llys Meddyg - Modern and expensive, but a good place for that special occasion.
Mochyn Drwg - Restaurant occupying what used to be the Book Shop - good quality, very well cooked
Royal Oak Pub - our favourite pub restaurant; good food, friendly atmosphere
The Golden Lion - Friendly pub with sizeable restaurant to rear, serving good pub food.
The Sloop Inn (Porthgain) A traditional pub in the harbour village of Porthgain, about 30 minutes by car.
See the Pembrokeshire Dining Guide (for Newport)
Travel to Erw Wen Most people drive, taking about 4.5 hours from West London or 4 hours from the West Midlands plus stops. It is also possible to use public transport. More details are on our travel page, and full directions are sent with the joining instructions.
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2 Aug 2014
"Glorious views and so comfortable - will definitely want to stay there again."
With stunning views over the harbour and out to sea, Erw Wen cottage is such a welcoming and comfortable place to stay. The cottage is actually a very spacious house and it's only 5 minutes walk … More
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