Nantwen.

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Stunning rustic-luxe cottage for 2 + child, surrounded by open countryside and an easy drive from beaches

1 Bedroom

1 Bathroom

Child friendly

Close to a beach

Eco conscious

EV charging

Parking

Private garden

Walk to a pub

Walk to a shop

WiFi

Woodburner

Space & setting.

In short, this is lovely, an impossibly romantic cottage in a Welsh meadow. The kitchen is beautifully panelled, wooden beams soar overhead and little glass bottles hold posies of wildflowers. Somehow expansive and cosy at the same time, the open-plan space flows from living area up to a pretty bedroom, past a log burner framed by lapis-blue sofas. Every detail is perfect.

With Pembrokeshire Coast National Park on the doorstep, you’ll plan days of windswept walks along stunning and empty beaches. But once you get here you’ll find it very tempting to just stay put, for the most part. In warm weather, laze in the wildflower gardens, watching swifts dart in and out of the eaves and buzzards wheeling overhead. In autumn and winter, read the shelves of great books, do jigsaws and wrap up in traditional Welsh wool blankets. The owners – one a musician – hold classical music courses on-site, so you may even hear melodies floating on the breeze.

The owners are originally Welsh, and moved back here after years in London; Daniel is a cellist and Jemma is a jeweller (Slade Fine Jewellery). Before their immaculate restoration, the cottage was a cowshed.

My Kip favourites

He loves
“It is very quiet here, with loads of wildlife because of our very wild gardens. Owls hoot in the trees, and one guest found an otter at the bedroom door! There are plenty of walks from the doorstep, and the rolltop bath is perfect for lazing in afterwards, with a cup of tea or glass of wine.” Owner, Daniel

We love
The rustic-luxe design — such a clever blend of natural materials (heavy Welsh slate, lots of oak), antique furniture and beautiful modern fabrics.

You may not love
The owners live next door (30m) with 4 young kids, a dog, cat and horse, but the cottage has its own rear garden. Access here is via a mile-long, very bumpy track. It’s a 30-min walk to pubs and shops. Sorry, no dogs allowed.

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Sustainability.

EV charger on site. Eco paints and lime render were used in the renovation, there are solar panels and a rainwater harvester, and the owners use eco companies for banking, telecoms and electricity.

Surrounds.

  • Newport
    Newport
  • Traeth Llyfn cove
    Traeth Llyfn cove
  • Woodland walk on site
  • Locale
    Locale
  • Take the meandering woodland walk into Newport (45 mins). There’s a 12thC Norman Castle, you can rummage for antiques in the Carningli Centre and The Newport Collective showcases local artists.
  • Food lovers are spoilt for choice around here: we recommend coffee and cake at Pwnc or lunch at Tides Kitchen & Wine Bar. Pubwise, The Golden Lion is the best. If you’re eating in, pick up a bottle from local wine bar Feral Pig Wines.
  • Cycle the coastal path to Traeth Llyfn cove. Backed by cliffs and sprinkled with rock pools, it’s a tricky-to-get-down-to gem, so there’s a high chance you’ll have it all to yourself. Refuel with fish and chips at The Shed in Porthgain, and end with drinks and beautiful views at The Old Sailors on Pwllgwaelod beach.
  • Behind the cottage you’ll find the Preseli Hills, great for hiking, horse riding, views and beer! To taste the refreshing local amber ale, there’s no better place than the Dyffryn Arms.
  • St David’s on the westernmost tip is another must-visit (Europe’s smallest city), as is pretty Fishguard. Swing by Dyffryn Fernant gardens from the latter – a riot of colourful inspiration.

Specifics.

  • Large cottage on a countryside non-working farm
  • Kingsize bedroom with rolltop tub; shower bathroom downstairs
  • One small child welcome; BYO travel cot/Z-bed
  • Open-plan downstairs with underfloor heating
  • Sofa area warmed by a woodburner
  • Kitchen with dining table. Basic ingredients provided
  • Books, board games, jigsaws and TV with Netflix
  • Sorry, no dogs
  • Large private garden
  • Walk to shops and pubs (30 mins)
  • The owners live in the main farmhouse but you’re totally private
  • Booking conditions: a 2-night minimum stay (and 1 night-ers allowed when available)
  • Remember to pack: wellies for walking, beach towels in summer, a torch to wander back from the pub!

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30% deposit, with the balance due 8 weeks prior to stay.
Cancellations permitted 8+ weeks prior to stay, with deposit refunded minus a £30 processing fee.
No refunds if booking cancelled within 12 weeks of stay.
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FAQs.

Regrettably, no.

The nearest train stations are Clunderwen or Fishguard Harbour. There are excellent local taxi links who can pick you up for a small charge and you can spend your holiday hiding away or walking in the hills. There are also good local bus links.

A starter supply of logs, and a starter hamper containing milk, bread, and butter, coffee, tea and jam.

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