4* WTB Sunny Retreat Cottage
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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Do call 01239 820277 any time or email. Come and escape to space, peace, and quiet, in our majestic home on the mountain slopes of the wild Pembrokeshire coastline. This 18th Century Cottage and its adjoining house have been creatively restored by the architect owner to preserve the historic character and natural rural charm. The Welsh Tourist Board have consistently awarded both properties the 4 star rating for many years to assure you of an excellent standard in all details. All ages, children and dogs are very welcome.
We offer you a perfect location and property for your holiday, retreat or workshop, with a big, private garden, great views in every room, and everything you need for self-catering so you can be economic and independent. We offer very good pricing for as little as 1 person to as many as 21 people. Sunny Retreat Cottage has 3 bedrooms, kitchen, dining, and living room facilities to accommodate 6. The adjoining house, The Old Rectory sleeps 13 in 6 bedrooms, and 2 in the 2nd upper living room and can be rented together or separately depending on your needs.
The properties stands alone on an acre of magical gardens surrounded by a spacious, pristine panorama of breathtaking views in all directions. Soak them up from the big bay windows or from the dining table at the end of the garden. Behind you, the enchanted Carn Ingli (Angel Mountain), and in front, windswept cliffs, beaches, and the wild Atlantic ocean. From Your doorstep, you can explore an array of beautiful walks through mystical woods and valleys, ancient sacred sites, highlands, and the endless Pembrokeshire coast path.
Traveling can be expensive, risky, stressful, and exhausting. With 20 years in the business, a consistent 4 star Welsh Tourist Board rating, and thousands of happy guests we can assure you of our ongoing standards and professionalism. We take great care to ensure that your stay goes smoothly and easily. And if ever you have questions or need a hand, there is always a manager on call to assist you. We make it simple so you can just enjoy your time here. Come and retreat from our busy world and step into this special and peaceful realm.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Parrog, Newport Beach 2.5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|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|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Very child friendly, with stair gate, cot, high chair and gate on deck, Also it is very dog friendly with the deck, huge garden and great wallks right from the cottage. This architect ecologically designed cottage has a great open plan with kitchen, dining room, living room, and sunny deck all leading through to one another, allowing sunlight and great panoramic views throughout. The special, cosy, and rustic style will surely warm your heart, with uneven plaster and stone walls, Maple flooring, carved slate, stone archways, and an inglenook in the master bedroom.
|Further details outdoors|
You have 1/3 Acre of private garden all to yourselves with great mountain views, big, old trees, and lots of magical corners to discover. When Sunny Retreat Cottage is combined with The Old Rectory, the gardens can be joined to allow a whole Acre of garden all to yourselves, with an orchard and amazing dining areas with incredible views of the bay.
About this location
The Pembrokeshire region
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, Iron-Age and Neolithic settlers, the Pagans and Druids, and the Celts 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 tones, to Stonehenge, 250 km away. There are many ancient standing stones and tumuli dotted across our region, including Pentre Ifan, a short walk away. Later, these were the grounds 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. Brunach's cave in the forest above us. 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 take you right from our doorstep through incredible and varied landscapes.
Heading upwards 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 186 miles of wild windswept cliff tops ablaze with wild flowers, and endless discoveries of hidden beaches, quiet coves, secret caves, thriving wildlife and the ferocious atlantic ocean. Our village, Trefdraeth, meaning 'Beach-Town', centres around 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 birdwatching to name a few.
The nearby medieval village of Newport*/Trefdraeth is historically a fishing, farming, and market town, and still maintains a strong sense of cultural and lingual integrity. The Norman church and castle stand proudly over the town's tightly winding roads and stone houses. You will discover many family run shops, cafes, and restaurants that seem to be from another era. There is so much culture to experience, from fishing in a coracle, to milking a cow, 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 little village of Newport/Trefdraeth has many convenient amenities, with the charm of its small community (roughly 4,000 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, books shops and an antique shop. There are many sports facilities including an excellent golf course, 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 the Iron-Age fort as a good start. When you arrive, we will provide you with a helpful information package containing more detailed information about all of these activities, and we will be glad to help you find your way around and make recommendations to suit your needs.
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16 Dec 2014
"Wanted a Peaceful weekend by the sea, got just what we wanted."
I was looking for somewhere nice and peaceful for the weekend. After spending several hours looking on the Internet , Sunny retreat looked ideal, right location, with loads of character.We arrived la… More
16 Oct 2014
"Cosy cottage in beautiful surroundings"
The cottage had everything we needed even cows in the field to say good morning to! The lounge was cosy and inviting with a lovely deck area outside. The location is fantastic, Newport is lovely an… More
29 Jul 2014
I've stayed in lots of different self catering accommodation over the years and Sunny Retreat is one of the best. It feels very homely and is very well equipped, the kitchen has everything you ne… More
Thank you for coming and taking the time to write a review. I am so very pleased that you have had such a great time and plan to return. In this case, I can offer you a 10% discount if you book 6 months or more ahead to time. It is helpful that you share how clean and child friendly it is. We are working on continually improving these things and we are adding a collection of items as well as toys for children. Many guests do walk to the beach and the town and find those lovely estuary walks to enjoy on the way.Thanks for mentioning the distance is short. However, it is also nice being out of the town to enjoy the privacy and quiet as well.
29 Jun 2014
My family and I stayed in this cute cottage for a fun family getaway. The owners were very prompt and helpful in setting up this reservation. We had an incredible stay. The views were breathtaking, th… More
I am so glad that you enjoyed the architecture, the cottage, and the views.
After 20 years doing this business I have made the process of booking and sending all welcome information to the guests increasingly easy. However, it is appreciated that you mention this.
Thank you for coming.
28 Jun 2014
"A wonderful homely cottage in great surroundings on the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast."
We spent 5 nights at Sunny Retreat Cottage and had a glorious, relaxing stay. The cottage is spacious and brilliantly equipped making our holiday easy and enjoyable. The open plan living/dining/kitche… More
Thank you so much for coming and sharing your appreciation of the Sunny Retreat Cottage.
Yes, I too have spent many sublime hours in that rocking chair in awe of the wide view watching the birds, the tides, in the the canopy of the weeping ash tree. Welcome back. It will be a pleasure to have you stay again.
10 Jun 2014
We booked a two night stay at Sunny Retreat Cottage at the last moment. The first indication of the quality of the holiday was the efficiency with which the owner organised the trip. We located the we… More
Thank you very much for sharing your experience of heaven. Indeed I will have a big smile if it is anything like this when I get there one day. For now, it is heaven for me to have guests like you that come and appreciate it.
Hopefully you and your children can stay longer next time to slow down and experience the magic of the area.
17 Mar 2014
"Nice relaxing cottage"
Very nice cottage, with wonderful views towards the sea, from the raised deck area.The cottage is cosy and warm, with a well-appointed lounge area, which leads out onto the deck. The kitchen is on thi… More
Thank you for appreciating the cottage and wonderful sea views from the cottage and deck. You kindly mention that the kitchen is well equipped. We always go well beyond the requirements of the Welsh Tourist Board 4 star level that we keep. Yes, it is warm because there is good insulation and double glazing. Also the heating is fast and effective and under the control of the guest. Welcome back to the cozy warm cottage at any time of year.
12 Jul 2013
amazing cottage fully equipped with everything, stunning views from the balcony fields to the back and the sea to the side.
massive garden which our dog loved, 10 minute walk to the beach, milk and welsh cakes on arrival.
management couldn't do enough for you.
will definitely be back
Thank you very much for coming to our dream location.
So glad that you and your dog loved it and enjoyed that quiet 10 min walk to the beach down the little lane.
We look forward to you coming again.
5 Apr 2013
"Amazing cottage, location and people"
We stayed at this cottage for a week last October and it probably was the best place we've stayed in wales, let alone Pembrokeshire.
The cottage was a very short drive to the beach or if you love walking like we do it's not far at all. The view from the grounds of the sea and coastlines are fantastic.
The cottage was well furnished and the real log burning fire was a nice treat after our walks around Newports coastline.
It appears the owners and management had taken alot of time and pride to make this a wonderful place to stay and I would highly recommend it for anyone wanting a nice relaxing time. 5 stars all round!!
Thank you for coming in October. Each month has a precious quality. In October I love the long beach walks with so few people, the vibrant display of heather on the mountains, The streaks of low light and sunsets over the sea, the baby seals seen from the cliffs and log fires at home.
12 Feb 2013
"Peaceful, comfortable and in a beautiful part of the world."
We stayed at this lovely cottage during the coldest time of the year so far. With the snow covering the fields and mountain behind and the stunning clear views over Newport bay out of the window it was just magical and cosy with the log fire lit. A real home from home with everything you could possibly need. Just what was needed after a hectic festive season.
Thanks for coming in winter. There are special moments in the rare times of snow. One wants to take a ton of photos as the light can be amazingly clear, with stark long shadows and subtlety in colour and hue. An exciting time and cozy at home with the log fire and heating under your control.
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