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 Visit Wales 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 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom|
|Check in time:||04:00|
|Check out time:||11:00|
|Nearest beach||Parrog, Newport Beach 2.5 km|
|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|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, 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|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Sofa Beds (2), Single Beds (2), Cots available (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
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.