Gwaun View is a sparkling gem of a cottage! A year-round retreat, recently renovated with a wonderfully light open plan living area on the first floor the perfect vantage point from which to gaze out over the valley.
Pros: A beautiful, spotlessly clean house with everything you could need in the kitchen. Beautiful walks from the doorstep. Fishguard has good eateries, royal oak and hooked at 31. Parking is in a layby up the road and is not always available, but there is room down by the pub. Cons: the mattress was not the best, the ensuite has a damp issue which smells worse as the week goes on and the underfloor heating was locked and we genuinely never felt it on at any time. Take slippers as slate floors at midnight is not funny. All said and done we would be back in a heartbeat
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The cottage was beautifully clean and well presented, with wonderful views. The only disappointment was that for many years of staying in cottages, we have become accustomed to arriving to a welcome, starter pack of a few goodies, such as tea, coffee and sometimes a cake or bottle of wine, which is always appreciated after a long journey.
Everything we needed for a great holiday. Accommodation was spotless and to a very high standard. Floor to ceiling windows gave a great view of the valley and was a lovely place to sit and watch the wildlife with a glass of wine.
What a beautiful cottage! We loved the cottage from the moment we arrived. Gwaun View, Hillside is a gorgeous cottage, extended & restored to a high standard. Spotlessly clean, really well equipped, comfortable & homely. A spectacular view over the valley which can be enjoyed from the gardens and from the splendid floor to ceiling glass opening doors in the fabulous open-plan living area on the first floor. The hosepipe outside was perfect for rising off our walking boots and muddy paws. Plus, the layout of the utility room was ideal for being able to sort ourselves after our walks in the great outdoors. The pooches could be washed, dried and brushed without having to enter the main part of the house. The cottage is in a great location for exploring Pembrokeshire: Gwaun Valley, Newgale, Solva, St David's, Broad Haven/Little Haven, Narberth, Tenby, Bosherston, Barafundle Bay, Stackpoles, Dinas Head, Newport, St Dogmaels......We even spotted BBC Springwatch filming at BroadHaven (National trust Stackpoles)! Superb break in the heart of the Welsh countryside. Highly recommended
Beautiful House, Spotless. Enjoyed our stay and hope to come again. Great for our two dogs.
Brilliant week. So peaceful with the windows folded back – just the sound of the stream and a beautiful view. Excellent cottage – clean, stylish and well equipped.
…The cottage far exceeded our expectations. An unexpected pleasure was watching the model railway layout from our high vantage point.
This cottage is by far the best holiday accommodation we have stayed in. We've enjoyed beautiful walks of which Dinas Island was spectacular amounts many others. We hope to return some time. It has been a fantastic break with a great base to return to at the end of the day and relax.
Have had a wonderful week exploring this lovely country. Lots to see and do. Scenery spectacular on coast and in land. Love the cottage and will be sad to leave. Hope to return.
Thoroughly enjoyed our week in such a lovely house. Very clean with all that we needed for a relaxing stay.
What a lovely cottage. We loved it here and the corner doors were the perfect place to enjoy a glass of red at the end of a busy day.
What an amazing spot in beautiful Pembrokeshire. The cottage is to die for – the most stunning views and beautifully restored and furnished. We loved everything about the village, the people, the cottage, and the views and would love to come back. ……The village pub is great with a fabulous warm welcome and great food. …….Probably the best cottage we've ever stayed in.
A year round retreat - Gwaun View is a charming pet friendly Pembrokeshire cottage with wifi in the Gwaun Valley.
2 Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 4. 1 Double with ensuite (shower, toilet and wash basin) and 1 Twin with TV/DVD. Both on the ground floor.
Bathroom with toilet, bath, shower over bath also on the ground floor.
Open plan Living area on the 1st floor with Kitchen/Lounge/Dining Room. Modern luxury fitted kitchen with breakfast area and 3 stools, halogen hob, electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer. Dining table seats up to 6. There are 2 comfy chairs to enjoy the fantastic valley views. Lounge area has 1 x 3 seater sofa, 1 armchair, and TV/DVD.
Utility Room on the ground floor with washing machine, dryer, sink and access to the outside patio area.
Grounds sunny slate gravelled outside terrace, enclosed with fence. Alfresco dining table and chairs.
Short breaks - Yes, apart from Summer & peak weeks
WiFi - Yes, superfast fibre
Changeover - Saturday
Towels - Yes
Parking - Yes, 30 yards away
Fuel - Under floor heating and oil fired central heating inclusive
Dogs - 2, 1 dog free, additional dog Ã‚Â£25 p/w
Travel cot - Yes
Highchair - No
Bed linen - Included as standard
Gwaun Valley Brewery
Just a 5 minute drive away is this family-run brewery producing a variety of different real ales. Enjoy a pint of the good stuff with beautiful views of the Preseli Hills and on brewing day you can see the brewers at work. Bottles and gift packs are for sale and acoustic music nights are held every Saturday.
The Dyffryn Arms, Gwaun Valley
Take a short drive up the Gwaun Valley to The Dyffryn Arms - known locally as Bessie's, after the namesake landlady who serves real ale from a jug in what is basically her licensed front room. It's an experience not to be missed!
Gardens of the Gwaun Valley
Visit the nearby Pembrokeshire Gardens open to the public. Penlan Uchaf has acres of landscaped garden including a fast flowing stream set high above the Gwaun Valley. Dyffryn Fernant Gardens, set in 6 acres of grounds and features courtyard roses, orchard, wild flowers, wood, walks and more.
The Celtic Trail and the Lon Tefi long distance cycle route both go along the Gwaun Valley. Enjoy exploring and riding through the country lanes and secret wooded valleys.
Gellifawr Hotel, Gwaun Valley
A 15 minute drive takes you to the Gellifawr Hotel where you can dine in the a la carte restaurant. It's a lovely spot for an evening meal or Sunday Lunch, and afterward explore their ponds, gardens and woodland walks.
Fishguard is just over 2 miles from the cottage and has a great selection of shops, cafes and restaurants to sample. Ffrwn is recommended for its wood fired pizzas for lunch or evening. They also regularly host music nights. Peppers is quickly gaining a reputation as Pembrokeshire's leading Jazz venue. The Lounge at No.3 serves delicious Italian food. Try Bar 5 next door for its cocktails and tapas. Pick up some local produce treats from the fantastic deli, Gourmet Pig or from the Fishguard Farmers Market held every other Saturday.
Kayak King, Fishguard
For a different way to explore the Pembrokeshire Coastline, book a half day tour with Kaya King and explore the coastline on sit-on-top kayaks. Tours run from Lower Fishguard twice daily. Paddle along and discover mystical caves, secluded beaches and playful marine life.
Ivybridge Spa, Goodwick
Take some time out and be pampered at the Ivybridge Spa. They offer a warm welcome and a range of therapies and spa days.
Beaches and Walks
The Preseli Hills
The bustling little coastal town of Newport has 2 beaches, sailing club, links golf course and a good range of local amenities including interesting individual shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs, bank, post office and minimarket.
Enjoy a guided tour around this recreated Iron Age Village with its roundhouses built exactly where they stood over 2,000 years ago. Set within 30 acres of beautiful woodland and river meadows in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park - your dog is welcome too!
A Gwaun Valley retreat for year round holidays. A great base from which to explore Pembrokeshire.
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