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Gwaun Valley, Pembrokeshire (View Location on a map)
3 Guests
2 Bedrooms
1 Bathroom
Accepts 2 Dogs
£488 7 Night Breaks From
£23.24 Average Per Person Per Night

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Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have temporarily adjusted our check-in to 5:30pm and check-out to 9:30am. Thank you for your understanding.

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Handpicked Highlights

Serendipity was handpicked by our team to join our portfolio. Here's just a few of the reasons we think you'll love staying in Serendipity too!

  • Tranquil getaway cottage with rural views
  • Dog-friendly accommodation accepting up to 2 dogs
  • Log burner & underfloor heating
  • 10-mins drive to Newport, 15-mins to Cardigan
  • Extensive grounds with pond, woodland and a meadow
  • Walks from your doorstep

Excellent Quality
Rated 4.3/5 (read reviews)
Features You'll Love

  • Dog Friendly
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Real Fire
  • Rural Location
  • Ground Floor Facilities
  • Cot Available
  • Detached Property

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About Serendipity

A tastefully renovated Pembrokeshire holiday cottage in the Gwaun Valley, near the popular seaside village of Newport, Pembrokeshire.

  • Picturesque, peaceful Pembrokeshire holiday cottage, furnished, decorated and maintained to a high residential standard set in a magnificent garden with pond, ducks and beautiful blooming lilies in the summertime.
  • Serendipity offers complete peace, nestling in a tranquil corner, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, immerse yourself in nature and enjoy a glorious, tranquil escape.
  • The impressive, large feature window in the lounge, set on the first floor, draws nature and the woodland in. Completely relax in the large comfortable sofas, with the wood burner roaring and marvel at the beauty of your surroundings.
  • In the clear night skies gaze up at the stars and the moon at the end of a perfect day.
  • The new, well equipped open plan fitted kitchen and dining area opens out onto a terrace, overlooking the pond and gardens, ideal for sunny breakfasts and al fresco dining. The perfect spot for stargazing at night in the light of the big moon, listening to the sounds of nature.
  • A perfect, restful night's sleep is promised in the tasteful, unfettered bedrooms, which offer peace perfect peace, in crisp white cotton linen and quality mattresses.
  • Cherished pieces of family furniture can be found throughout the cottage, adding to the character and wonderfully warm ambience, created by the hospitable owner.
  • In the mystical Gwaun Valley this is a perfect place to relax - take a woodland walk to the Gwaun waterfalls through ancient woods, alive with birdsong and carpeted with bluebells in early May, or take a walk to Bluestone Brewery, or further up the road the country hotel, Gellifawr.
  • Just a short drive are the golden sands of Newport beach, dolphin spotting boat trips from New Quay and the bustling Welsh town of Cardigan.
Layout & Further Information

2 Bedrooms, Sleeping 3

1 Family Bathroom, Bath & Separate Shower

Double Bedroom Kingsize bed, bedside tables, lamps, rug, chair, built-in cupboard, shelving, occasional table, mirror.

Single Bedroom Single bed, table, antique cupboard, bedside table, lamp, shelving, chair.

Cloakroom on the first floor, WC, washbasin, mirror.

Open Plan Kitchen Diner well equipped, fitted kitchen, table & chairs, electric hob & oven, coffee maker, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer (outside), sitting area outside with table & chairs, microwave, shelving.

Sitting Room on the first floor, magnificent feature window with stunning woodland & rural views, comfortable sofa, 2 comfortable chairs, wood burner, TV, writing desk, lamp.

Porch settle and coat hooks.

Grounds idyllic grounds surround the cottage, duck pond, walks into the woodland & around the meadow. Patio area with tables & chairs just outside the cottage.

Additional Information

Change Over Day Friday

WiFi yes

Short Breaks All year excluding Summer & Peak weeks

Parking yes

Dogs 1st free of charge, additional dogs £25 per week

Winter Fuel Charge £30 per week from October - April. Starter pack of logs provided. Underfloor heating & gas central heating.

Cot on request

Highchair on request

Bed linen - Included as standard

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, certain facilities at some of our properties may not be deliverable. This may include - but is not limited to - swimming pools, hot tubs, and some shared communal areas. If you have a specific enquiry, please contact us by email here. Thank you for your understanding.

Reviews & Comments
Visitors Rate This Property 4.3/5

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Eileen Kirby Verified Guest
26th September 2020

Lovely little gem of a cottage and a great base for walking. Everything you could need is available. The owner is a lovely lady who was friendly, attentive and informative. We have stayed in many cottages and this is one we would definitely recommend and hope to return to.

Saunders Verified Guest
12th September 2020

Warm, friendly welcome by the owners - the cottage was set in a peaceful location amongst the trees. The cottage itself was fully equipped with everything we needed and was comfortable and tranquil - particularly the lounge which was upstairs and looked out over the grounds. A lovely spot to return to at the end of a day at the beach. The grounds were beautiful and we were able to use the garden and surrounding field to exercise our 4 year old lab. It is an ideal location for exploring Newport Bay, Fishguard, Solva and Cardigan Bay.

Andrew Tracey Verified Guest
22nd August 2020

Fantastic cottage in a lovely peaceful location. Stayed with my daughter and our dog and it was a great choice for us. The open plan living area is light and comfortable. Quality mattresses and bed linen are used in the bedrooms and it has a well thought out and stocked kitchen. It has lovely gardens with a separate enclosed meadow which was perfect for off lead activity for our pooch. The owner Silvia has restored the property to a high standard with quality furniture . Overall a great place to stay.

C Jones Davies Verified Guest
6th January 2019

As I have commented on the previous details, Certainly NOT GOOD ENOUGH for the Quality Cottages standard. Equipment had to be explained, Television, Cooker, and Log burner.No egg cups, No Knife sharpener. No pan scourers Had to ask for dish cloths for washing-up.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you for your review, we have passed your comments onto the owner and will be in touch

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

From the owner:- Dear Guest, I am very sorry about your disappointment with your holiday cottage. Please understand that we did not intend to sound impolite when you arrived more than two hours before the official arrival time. Yes, we had three months to get ready, but we did not want to welcome guests into a cottage which stood empty for some time without having it undergone a proper cleaning and dusting first. A short phone call the day before would have made your early arrival much easier for everybody and would have given us time to make sure that everything was in place before you arrived, including the scourer for the pans. Egg cups can be found in the cupboard above the sink, and the knives were freshly sharpened, but I will make sure that a knife sharpener will be available in the future. I also will see that there is a printed guide for switching on the TV. We always provide the means for a first refreshing cup of tea with milk and sugar and some homemade cake. As it was Christmas the cake came in form of Christmas cookies baked by my mother, and I hope you enjoyed them. We do not provide other food but of course people are welcome to eggs from my hens. All they have to do is ask for them. The nearest supermarket is in Newport, about ten minutes from the cottage, and it is open until 10.00 pm. Nobody needs to go hungry here! You were clearly upset when you arrived. You had us so worried that we did not want you having to drive along our dark single track lanes to Fishguard in the evening to pick up your sister-in-law from the train. My son and I went instead and waited for two hours as you had the wrong time for her arrival. Please accept that we did our best provide you with a warm, clean and welcoming cottage. We also did our best to solve any problems you had with appliances and that help included inviting your sister- in-law to iron her blouse in my private rooms. We are very sorry that not even the Christmas tree in the living room could cheer you up!

Guestbook Comments

If you've ever visited a holiday cottage before, you most likely have seen a guestbook in the property for guests to leave a review for others when they arrive. Each of the following comments was lovingly left by people just like you in the guestbook left at Serendipity.

19th July 2019

Serendipity is a lovely cottage situated in the heart of the Gwaun Valley, a place like no other. The valley seems not to have changed for hundreds of years and is a truly unique place, with abundant wildlife and nature right on your doorstep. Serendipity fits right into this landscape. This charming house offers absolutely everything you need for a comfortable stay and offers privacy and relaxation. We found the owner to be caring, attentive and full of local knowledge; Serendipity comes very highly recommended and I am sure we will return in the future!

About the Area

If you would like more information on the local area, please call us on 01348 837871 to speak to one of our friendly team.

Bluestone Brewery

  • Bluestone Brewing is a family run brewery tucked away just a short walk from Serendipity. Well worth a visit, ales are brewed in the rough and rocky hills of the Bluestone mountains. Throughout the year several open air events are held with live music, food and entertainment.

Gellifawr Country Hotel

  • Within a very short drive from Serendipity is Gellifawr Hotel, which is a nineteenth-century stone farmhouse, very welcoming, with landscaped gardens, cosy log fires in the winter, with bar, restaurant and free WiFi, situated in idyllic countryside.

Pembrokeshire Candle Centre, Gwaun Valley

  • In a hollow at the entrance to the Gwaun Valley is the Pembrokeshire Candle Centre - watch candles being hand-made by Danish artisan - lots of different kinds to buy. Established for about 50 years.


  • This delightful cove is nestled along the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. Call in at the Old Sailors Inn for a drink and good food served on the lawn overlooking the sea or in the little dining room (booking essential) Phone 01348 811 491.
  • Lots to enjoy near this holiday cottage in Pembrokeshire's Gwaun Valley near the coast - pets welcome.

Preseli Hills

  • The Preseli Mountains, or Preseli Hills, rise out of the landscape to 536m in the northern half of Pembrokeshire and are in complete contrast to the relative lowlands of the south.
  • The landscape is wild moorland, heath and grassland and is home to a wide range of plants and invertebrates some of them quite rare. The hills are the ideal location for some great walking away from the coastline.
  • For the best views in Pembrokeshire, pull on your sturdy shoes and take the short walk to Foel Eryr where the 360-degree panorama leads the eye across the sea to Ireland and Snowdonia, if it's a clear day
  • .For a longer stroll right across the spine of the Preseli Hills try The Golden Road, 8 miles, this ancient track follows a route that is said to date back to the Neolithic period, 5,000 years ago and the main route for travellers in prehistory to and from Ireland
  • Along the way, apart from the breathtaking views, there are prehistoric remains, burial cairns dating back to the bronze age, Iron Age hill forts. There's an arrangement of stones in the shape of an eye known as Beddarthur and legend has it that it's the resting place of King Arthur. Who knows?

Fishguard And Day Boat Trips to Ireland

  • Situated in the midst of outstanding beauty that blends the allure of sea, towering cliffs, the Preseli Hills, historic churches, ancient standing stones, ideal for gentle and challenging walks, surrounded by the Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park. Galleries, gift and antique shops, with weekly market, cafes, pubs and restaurants.

  • Sailing, kayaking, coasteering, hiking on sunny days from Goodwick and on rainy days, swimming pool, cinema, music festivals and a visit to the Last Invasion Tapestry, which marks the 1797 invasion by Napoleon's French troops defeated by local militia at the Battle of Fishguard. It's said to rival the Bayeux Tapestry.

  • Stena Line offer day trips to Rosslare, Ireland from 5.50 - 12 per person on foot. Relax on board with free WiFi, free movies and stunning views from the deck. Buses provided from the port for a fun day in Wexford, soaking up some Irish culture and heritage.

Pembrokeshire Gardens open to the public Penlan Uchaf Fishguard

  • 3 acres of landscaped garden including a fast flowing stream set high above the Gwaun Valley.

Dyffryn Fernant Garden, Llanychaer

  • Bog garden, fernery, courtyard roses, orchard, wildflowers, wood, walks and more.

Newport Pembrokeshire & Nearby Beaches.

  • Located at the foothill of Carningli, (Mountain of Angels) near the golden sands of The Parrog and many other Pembrokeshire beaches, ideal for families, sailors, walkers & bird watchers alike.
  • The seaside town of Newport, Pembrokeshire, with its fine cafes and eateries is overlooked by its Norman castle. Spend an afternoon strolling around this ancient seaside village, with unique shops before wandering to the beach.
  • Newport Beach, a mile long fantastic stretch of golden sands which sweep around Newport bay - ideal for swimming, windsurfing, sailing and canoeing.
  • The Parrog A delightful stretch of coastline. The Coast Path twists and turns its way round to the old lifeboat station, sometimes on the beach, at times on the road and at one point crosses a fantastic causeway built of slates in a herringbone pattern
  • Cwm yr Eglwys is a picturesque cove a short drive away. Overlooked by the remains of St Bynach's 12th century church, the sheltered sand and shingle beach is a great family favourite.

Bro Meigan Gardens and Tea Rooms Boncath

  • Appeals to artists, gardeners, photographers, birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts.

Castell Henllys Iron Age Village

  • Set within 30 acres of beautiful woodland and river meadows in the heart of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, a short drive from Bluestone Retreat, as well as being home to expertly recreated Iron Age roundhouses built exactly where they would have stood more than 2,000 years ago, the natural surroundings are teeming with wildlife, such as otters, swallows and bats. Although the roundhouses are the main attraction, Castell Henllys also has a Visitor Centre, which includes a shop and cafe, with interactive exhibitions, children's play area and maze and riverside picnic site.

Cenarth Riverside Village

  • The village of Cenarth is well worth a trip. The beautiful river and waterfalls tumble through the centre passing under an ancient multi-arched (most photogenic) stone bridge. There is an attractive riverside walk, a few interesting shops, places to eat and the National Coracle Centre is located here.


  • This 'Jewel of the Cardigan Coast' with its Georgian houses is a delight - boutique shops, art galleries, cafes/tea rooms, pubs, a great fish and chip restaurant take-away as well as The Hive, famous for its award-winning honey ice cream and lovely home-made produce. The renowned Harbourmaster Hotel is just across the harbour and is a delightful stroll at lunchtime or early evening. A fabulous restaurant renowned for fantastic fare and superb local beers.
  • Once a thriving and prosperous fishing port with a shipbuilding industry - some 60 sailing vessels were built here including 35 schooners 'the greyhound of the ocean' - a walk on the historic Town Trail gives a fascinating glimpse into this past, including the origins of the famous Aberaeron Shovel.
  • There is a fantastic regular calendar of events during the year to enjoy including Cardigan Bay Sea Food Festival, Yachting Regatta, a Beer & Cider Festival, Tug of War, Annual Carnival and Mackerel Festival, also the world-renowned Festival of Welsh Ponies and Cobs.

Dolphin Spotting Boat Trips in Cardigan Bay

  • Visit the seaside town of New Quay a short drive away where regular dolphin spotting boat trips leave from the harbour. Enjoy a choice of sandy beaches, shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants too.

Cardigan & River and Food Festival

  • This bustling little market town on the Teifi river is well worth a visit to browse the wide range of shops, indoor market, gallery, heritage centre It also has a boat club and the vibrant theatre Mwldan.
  • The annual festival celebrates the diversity of food grown and prepared in the local area.

St. Davids

  • A colourful coastline with heaps of history, the St. Davids peninsula has been a cultural hotspot for thousands of years. Discover the area's ancestry from Celtic life to Wales' patron saint. The magnificent cathedral is one of the jewels in Pembrokeshire's crown, together with the neighbouring Bishop's Palace. The glorious, fine white sandy beach, Whitesands is just a mile from St. Davids, overlooked by the craggy hill of Carn Llidi, is one of the best surfing beaches in the country.
  • St. Davids is a beautiful and unique city, the smallest in UK, surrounded by some of the finest coastlines in Europe. It enjoys a thriving community, with restaurants, galleries, unique shops and cafes, being a favourite location with travellers, pilgrims and surfers.
  • Boat Trips, Book in St Davids to visit the offshore islands - Boat trips to suit all tastes leave from St Justinians during the season (April to October) to circle Ramsey Island and to see the marine wildlife, birds and spectacular Pembrokeshire coastal scenery.
  • Go dolphin and whale spotting too with longer trips out to Grassholm and the lighthouse! Book your tickets in St Davids.

Teifi Valley

  • Inland the Teifi Valley, reputedly one of the most beautiful river valleys in Britain, has picturesque Welsh market towns and villages as well as glorious countryside to explore.

Family Fun

  • Visit the Wildlife Centre and Glasshouse Cafe in Cilgerran. Explore Cilgerran Castle, Make a journey of discovery along the Teifi River with Heritage Canoes. Join a thrilling dolphin watching boat trip around Cardigan Bay. Try coasteering or kayaking. Meet the animals and walk the fabulous coastal paths of Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park. Travel south for Folly Farm, Manor Wildlife Park and the magnificent castles of Pembroke, Carew and Manorbier.
Eat & Drink

See below for a selection of pubs, restaurants, and eateries near Serendipity.

If you would like more information on the local area, please call us on 01348 837871 to speak to one of our friendly team.

The Dyffryn Arms known as Bessie's
( 2.1 miles away )

Bessie has been serving ale from the jug in her genuine little changed traditional pub for over 35 years

( 2.2 miles away )

A friendly family run licensed cafe catering for all tastes.Well behaved dogs welcome.

Y Mochyn Drwg
( 2.2 miles away )

Chef Alistair Vaan uses only the highest quality produce to create innovative menus which are continuously changing.

China Inn
( 2.2 miles away )

Delicious Chinese food to eat in the restaurant or to take away.

The Golden Lion Country Inn
( 2.2 miles away )

Award winning Inn serving wines, ales, spirits and a range of Welsh & International dishes.

Whole Foods of Newport
( 2.2 miles away )

An extensive range of whole foods, organic foods, vegetables, cheeses, eggs, breads and more.

Cnapan Restaurant
( 2.2 miles away )

Local produce served in the restaurant includes Black beef, Penclaudd mussels, Preseli lamb, Cardigan Bay scallops, prize winning cheeses and locally grown fruit and vegetables.

Llys Meddyg
( 2.2 miles away )

Seasonal menus created by head chef Scott Davis with mouth watering surprises like Llys Meddyg cured salmon, spring onion blini and horseradish cream, or Teifi sewin with rhubarb compote and minted garden peas. Food is served in the elegant restaurant or cosy cellar bar. Llys Meddyg has been praised in the Observer and Daily Telegraph.

The Royal Oak Newport Curry House
( 2.2 miles away )

Lounge bar serving drinks & bar meals, upstairs restaurant serving a varied menu including curry.

Gwaun Valley Brewery
( 3.5 miles away )

Open 7 days a week 10am until 6pm and evenings by arrangement. Call any time entry is free. Taste then buy pints or half pints to drink in the brewery or 500ml bottles to take home. Presentation packs are available and make ideal gifts.

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