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  • Gwaun Valley
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Serendipity

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  • Ref: 1603
Property Highlights:

Surrounded by woodland, wildlife and magnificent countryside, in the mystical Gwaun Valley, Pembrokeshire, Serendipity is the perfect tranquil getaway. Your dogs, too, will also be in countryside heaven, as on your doorstep are many wonderful walks. Sleeping 3, with wifi, a wood burner and spectacular rural views, an idyllic base to unwind and from which to explore the delightful area.

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Property Description

 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 are speckled 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.
About the Area

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.

Pwllgwaelod

  • 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 Napolean’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.

Aberaeron

  • 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 FestivalYachting Regatta, a Beer & Cider FestivalTug 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.
Interior

2 Bedrooms, Sleeping 3

1 Family Bathroom, Bath & Separate Shower

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

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

Open Plan Kitchen Diner well equipped, fitted kitchen, table & chairs, electric hob & oven, coffee maker, fridge, washine machine, tumble drier (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.

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

Porch settle and coat hooks.

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

Additional Information

Change Over Day Friday

Wifi  yes

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 

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