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Plas Pontfaen

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Gwaun Valley near Newport, Pembrokeshire (View Location on a map)
11 Guests
5 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Accepts 2 Dogs
£708 7 Night Breaks From
£9.19 Average Per Person Per Night
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Plas Pontfaen was handpicked by our team to join our portfolio. Here's just a few of the reasons we think you'll love staying in Plas Pontfaen too!

  • Gwaun Valley Manor House with charming rustic interior
  • Extensive grounds and woodland to explore
  • Ideal for family gatherings or groups of friends
  • Sandy beaches 15-minute drive away
  • Excellent small party discount

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Rated 4/5 (read reviews)
Features You'll Love

  • Coastal Area
  • Dog Friendly
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Real Fire
  • Rural Location
  • Family Friendly
  • Cot Available
  • Pubs Nearby
  • Short Drive To Beach

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About Plas Pontfaen

Pembrokeshire Manor House for reunions - a charming property in the heart of the Gwaun Valley

  • This Gwaun Valley manor house stands on a knoll with the exquisite church of St Brynach on the opposite side of the curving entrance drive. Plas Pontfaen exudes a lazy charm - however it does not enjoy all the 'ease of living' features found in more modern properties.
  • Harking back to a past age, this delightful house in the Gwaun Valley has a charming rustic interior with interesting architectural features and furnishings together with full bookcases, family, school and army photographs - a reminder of country house living as it used to be.
  • Ideal for children and dogs to enjoy it's private fields, woodlands and streams, the Gwaun Valley's beautiful hills and countryside and Pembrokeshire's fine, safe, sandy beaches are within easy driving distance.
  • The kind and helpful caretakers reside in an adjacent, but totally independent wing of the Manor House to the left of the photo.
  • Set in extensive grounds of almost 1 acre in the long and winding Gwaun Valley with beautiful hanging woodlands - a special and magical place ideal for children, pet dogs and family reunions.
  • Fine, safe and sandy beaches are within easy driving distance.

Layout & Further Information

5 Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 11. 1 Double with en suite shower on mezzanine. 1 Double and 2 Twin rooms on 1st floor. Attic bedroom reached by spiral staircase with 3x 2'6'' Single beds, wash-hand basin with cold water only. (3 bedrooms have wash basins)

Bathroom with full suite. (Altogether 3 separate toilets)

Kitchen/Diner pleasant kitchen, gas cooker, large fridge, freezer and second fridge (in cellar) dishwasher. Seating for 10. Open fire.

Utility Room microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer.

Cellar including table tennis

Drawing Room comfortable and cosy with wood burning stove and satellite TV/i pod deck, CD/tape player. Views over garden and countryside. Seating for 8. Double doors lead into kitchen/diner. Large hall.

Grounds extensive, ideal for children and dogs. Garden furniture, basket ball and barbecue.

Additional Information


Short breaks - Year round except Summer Holidays

WiFi - Yes

Changeover - Saturday

Towels - No

Parking - Yes, ample

Fuel - Full central heating provided September to end of April at30 p/w. Available on request to caretaker in advance of arrival outside these dates. Open and wood burning fires with logs provided.

Dogs - 2. 1 dog free, additional dog25 p/w

Travel cot - Yes

Highchair - Yes

Bed linen - Included as standard

Reviews & Comments
Visitors Rate This Property 4/5

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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 Plas Pontfaen.

Valerie & John
25th May 2019

We have thoroughly enjoyed our week here. Lots of sun and no rain. Plas Ponfaen is really charming. We will be back, probably for longer. We had an excellent supper at the Golden Lion in Newport. 

Paddy & Ella
15th May 2019

Incredible for dogs with beautiful weather and superb company. The house is stunning. Thank you so much, couldn't have asked for a better few days.

Charlotte Smith
11th May 2019

Yet again another fantastic trip to Pontfaen - this gorgeous house never fails to amaze me. Nice to have the cows around. 

Mimi, Perry, Ela & Ted
6th May 2019

What a wonderful weekend as always. Sea swims, sand between the toes, great company and great weather. Thank you.

Laura & Rob
3rd May 2019

What a pleasure to stay in this incredible house with such a homely, peaceful atmosphere. Beautiful scenery, weather and in such close distance to fantastic walks and beaches. Very sad to leave. Thank you!

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.

Newport Coastal Town

  • The bustling little town of Newport has a range of local amenities including interesting and individual shops, traditional small town butcher, baker and newsagents, mini-market, bank, post office, chemist, health centre and a filling station as well as a number of restaurants, pubs and cafes.

The Dyffryn Arms known locally as Bessie's

  • The Gwaun Valley pub, The Dyffryn Arms - known locally as Bessie's - just 5 minutes serves real ale from a jug and New Year is still celebrated here by the ancient Gregorian Calendar on January 13th.

Pwllgwaelod Beach

  • A horseshoe of silvery soft sand backed by cliffs with lots of rock pools to explore. The Old Sailors Inn said to have been in business for 500 years is situated just above the beach and serves good food and drinks both in the garden and in the dining room with sea views.

Cwm yr Eglwys Beach near Gwaun Valley Manor House Newport Pembs

  • Do visit the picturesque sand & shingle beach with concrete ramp for easy access and boat launching. The ruined 12th C church of St Brynach, destroyed during a violent storm in 1859, stands just above the shore line.

Fishguard Markets

  • Fishguard Farmers Market is held every Saturday and a weekly market every Thursday. Purchase home grown produce and locally produced crafts.

The Gwaun Valley - North Pembrokeshire

  • A wide variety of eating places abound in North Pembrokeshire - Newport also has a fine links golf course, shops, art galleries and pubs, as well as a gourmet take-away all close to this manor house for holidays,

The Ivybridge Spa, Goodwick

  • Pamper yourself in a world of relaxing spa treatments and revitalising luxury. Day Spas are available.

Castell Henllys & John & Victoria Jewellery

  • Castell Henllys Iron Age Fort is a reconstructed hill fort with excavations going on each summer. There is a lot to do and see for all the family. Interesting events are held throughout the year including storytelling, craft workshops and experimental archaeology.
  • John and Victoria Jewellery (01239 682653) - hand made gold and silver jewellery. Visitors are welcome at the studio in Llechryd. Open from Easter to end October and December 10 - 5.30 Monday - Thursday. Please phone for an appointment outside these times.

Cilgerran Castle

  • Be inspired by the substantial ruin of Cilgerran Castle (3 miles south of Cardigan owned by the National Trust and in the guardianship of CADW) as many before you have. Turner's painting of the ruin hangs in the Tate gallery. The Castle stands on a rocky outcrop overlooking the beautiful wooded Teifi Gorge. It is ideally placed to watch over the natural river crossing and the comings and goings of sea ships.

Narberth Market Town

  • The bustling little town of Narberth has grown into the arts & crafts capital of Pembrokeshire. There is a variety of interesting and individual shops to explore as well as a choice of places to eat and drink.

Pembrokeshire Islands

  • Don't leave Pembrokeshire without visiting the spectacular bird islands off the coast. A number of boat trips are available including traditional and leisurely or swift and adventurous. As well as an abundance of bird life you should look out for marine life such as seals and dolphins.

The Invasion Tapestry Fishguard

  • The Invasion Tapestry commemorates the last invasion of Britain which was thwarted by Welsh women in the Fishguard area. The impressive work hangs on public view in the Fishguard Town Hall.

Walk the Golden Road

  • Keen walkers might enjoy walking this ancient track - a ridge of the Preseli Mountains. A Bronze Age route to Ireland via Fishguard.

Family Attractions

  • Families will love Pembrokeshire's quality family attractions such as Bluestone Water Park, Folly Farm, Dinosaur Park, Heatherton Sports Park and Anna Ryder Richardson's Wild Welsh Zoo.



Eat & Drink

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

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Gwaun Valley Brewery
( 0.6 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.

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

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

The Bridgend Inn
( 2.3 miles away )

Known locally as the Bont, this friendly country pub, over 150 years old, nestles in the beautiful Gwaun Valley. The cosy bars with log fires serve mainly local real ales with the dining room housed in the old smithy which features an external water wheel. Homemade food is served daily with Sunday lunch being particularly popular. Check with the inn for winter opening and food times. Approximately 50 metres from Gwaun View

Cig Lodor Meat
( 2.6 miles away )

A sheep, beef and pig farm with a butchers farm shop. Commended by the 'True Taste of Wales'.

Drovers Arms
( 2.9 miles away )

Bar meals served Tues to Sat night, specials board, Sunday lunch

The Ship Aground
( 3.1 miles away )

Wheelchair access available.

The Old Sailors Inn
( 3.5 miles away )

The pub has a large garden ideal for al fresco eating. If you prefer to eat indoors be sure to book during the busy season the dining area is small.

The Royal Oak Newport Curry House
( 3.8 miles away )

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

Fronlas
( 3.8 miles away )

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

Y Mochyn Drwg
( 3.8 miles away )

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

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Dog Friendly Gwaun Valley Manor House with large lawn and woodland gardens
Views over the lawn gardens from the double bedroom
Views over the lawns to the Gwaun Valley woods beyond from the front entrance
Pontfaen Manor - entrance hall
Gwaun Valley Manor House - spacious kitchen dining room
Gwaun Valley, Pembrokeshire large Manor House for family holidays - sitting room with log burning stove

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