4* WTB Sunny Retreat Cottage
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), 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|
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.
The West Wales/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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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.
16 Jan 2013
"Overall pleasant but..."
I stayed here over New Year's with some friends. The location is beautiful and the cottage itself is charming and spacious, but a couple of issues prevent me from writing a glowing review.
The first issue is owed more to inconsiderate guests I suppose then the management, although you would expect them to check these things. When we arrived there was some rubbish left scattered around by the previous party and the kitchen utensils hadn't been washed properly, just shoved in the cupboard while still dirty.
Second – On the first night we noticed it was a little chilly to say the least. The next day we received a phone call saying that someone had siphoned the gas from the outside gas tank, so we would not have any heating bar the log fire upstairs. The management came while we were out and provided us with just one heater; not enough to keep 5 people warm. Upstairs was very cosy thanks to the log fire but those of us sleeping downstairs froze at night!
There was also very limited hot water, a hot shower was seemingly out of the question as it ran cold most of the time, while a hot bath worked well but you had to wait around for an hour for the water to heat up before you could run another, again not great when there are 5 people waiting to have a wash!
I am not usually one to complain, none of these issues were 'appalling' - we were determined to have a good time and they did not ruin our stay. BUT… we paid a lot of money for this trip and for the price we paid you just don't expect to be left cold and smelly! Without the issues it would definitely be a very enjoyable stay and I do recommend the cottage in itself; providing it was heated, clean and with ample hot water!
Thank you for sending the review. This was the very first time in 26 years that the oil has been stolen as the crime rate is virtually zero in this area. Since then a lock on the oil tank and back up storage of oil has ensured that this never ever happens again. It was unfortunate time of New Year being both cold and having a delay in getting the next oil delivery being a problem. I am most sorry about this and offered a discount to the person booking in the future as an apology. The group that was in The Rectory at the same time as yourself came again this year and had a fantastic time. Also the cleanliness is usually of a very high level as we have a manager that checks the cleaning. At intervals, every item in the kitchen is put through the dishwasher. The Welsh Tourist Board would not keep giving me 4 stars every year as they check all of these details. True we cannot do this every change-over so again I apologise that it was not perfect. My offer holds into the future that any of your party can return with a 15% discount. Welcome
29 Dec 2012
"Breathtaking views to the sea and mountains. A very powerful feeling of nature there is so inspiring."
The cottage is locating close to an ancient village with a castle. Exellent shops, pubs and restaurants are easy to get by car or walking. We loved sunbathing on the south facing deck in complete priv… More
Thanks for exploring enough to find so many local treasures. There are so many to enjoy. I promise that there are yet more to find. Welcome back.
6 Dec 2012
"cottage of delights"
A lovely place - warm and welcoming and so well designed - and somehow being there is totally relaxing. Love being able to go for wonderful walks from the door, and having the coast and the hills within a very short drive. The landscape is vey much part of the stay - and good places nearby to eat and drink of course, though facilities in the cottage are very good.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful relaxing experience. it certainly is a treat to go for so many walks to mountain and sea from the cottage.It has been designed with relaxing in mind and getting sun all day, and having wonderful views to the sea, beach, and mountain. So glad that you liked it. Welcome back.
20 Jul 2012
"Magical Retreat into Paradise"
I took some friends to stay at this Magical cottage so we could get some cycling practice for a charity cycle ride we were doing at the end of the year. The accommodation was ample for our needs, with plenty of space to prepare before and relax after our days in the saddle. During the stay we had torrential rain, windy and sunny days and an amazing full moon on a wind tossed night, which we watched through the huge picture windows that allow you to feel fully part of this wild landscape whilst keeping you cosy and safe at the same time. The cottage is so well appointed and we were so comfortable there that we forgot it wasn't actually our home! My friends are as much in love with this corner of Pembrokeshire as I am now and we can't wait to get back for another stay soon.
How wonderful to have you and your friends come back several times now to explore this magic. Good to hear that even in wild windy weather that you can enjoy the cottage as your home and want to come back often. We are happy to have improved several things since you came last; including new furniture and furnishings. The organisation of everything is also getting better as I have now got a larger team to get all aspects of running the cottage and the Old Rectory next door running more smoothly. Welcome back for more fun.
6 Jul 2012
Sunny Retreat is located in the most stunning spot in Pembrokeshire. The view from the cottage is amazing. You can see the sea when sitting by the fire place. The cottage itself is beautiful and every… More
Thank you for coming and sharing your appreciation of this incredible location and love that has been put into this cottage. We are so happy when guests like yourself soak up the details, relax and enjoy. We are even more happy when you return and we can keep improving everything each year. Also the WIFI there is now improved with a faster new system. Thank you for taking photos and loading them.
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