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OLD SWAN INN - Delightful cottage with panoramic views of Pembrokeshire Hills



Updated: 01-Dec-2016
THE OLD SWAN INN - Cottage near Newport, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Wales, UK - Nestled In 5 acres of lawn and wild meadows. On The National Park & 10 minutes drive to the Beaches

Delightful cottage with panoramic mountain views. Sitting room with cosy sofa and armchairs and log burner, dining room, kitchen, two King bedrooms and luxury bathroom. All in 5 acres of grounds. Ideal for couples, families, dogs, walkers and cyclists.

Please visit WWW.THE-OLDSWANINN.CO.UK for more information or


Live the dream in this blissful bolthole. The Old Swan Inn is an enchanting, restful place to wile away the hours. Enjoy late leisurely breakfasts, afternoon tea in the garden, sundowners whilst admiring the stunning sunsets, and hot drinks and blankets for stargazing. Children, dogs, and grown-ups can delight in the organic open spaces, games and croquet on the huge lawn, running though the wild meadow walks, enjoy picnics in the orchard by the firepit and feeding the friendly clucking hens (no cockerels here to wake you up!)

Of course, out and about, there’s the Pembrokeshire Coast & Mountains National Park, feet from the front door (the only coastal National Park in Britain), 186 miles of Coastal Path with over 50 beaches, coves & caves to explore (just 10 minutes drive from the cottage), the Preseli Mountains, source of the Stonehenge Bluestones, plus ancient woodlands, valleys & rivers, nature reserves, castles, Iron Age forts and more! Then there’s pastel coloured seaside towns like Tenby with swaying palms and golden sands, St. Davids, the smallest cathedral city in Britain, coastal golf, indoor water parks, rollercoasters at Oakwood theme park; farm animals, giraffes and penguins’ at Folly Farm….the list is endless.

Friday, Monday & Saturday starts available to book online on our website

PLEASE VISIT our WEBSITE directly to make secure BOOKINGS or ENQUIRIES.

(find our tiny website link at the bottom of the FACILITIES page) Thank you



More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hi, we're Richard & Saran. We loved Pembrokeshire so much when taking holidays, we moved here! We're passionate about the area and sharing this magical place with our guests. We live in next door in the Victorian cottage which became a shop serving locals until the 1960s after the Swan Inn next door (the holiday cottage) called last orders for the final time in 1926. So we're on site and here here to help if you wish, recommending great places to visit, otherwise we'll respect your privacy and leave you in peace and solitude to enjoy your break at your own pace, making the most of your own private 5 acres of gardens.

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Guestbook comments from the manager

"You have truly created a piece of heaven in the Welsh countryside. So many perfect touches; the herb box & the firepit to name just two. Without hesitation we will recommend your beautiful cottage to all our friends & family. Thank you." The Lynham family.

"What a beautiful place to stay & what a beautiful part of the world. Breathtaking coastline and cute villages. Blessed with warm, dry summers days all week. We can't wait to come back. Richard & Saran are a wonderful welcoming couple, that have created the perfect getaway. The Swan Inn is the perfect place to stay. Hope to see you soon..."

Monique, Craig & Brett (London & Melbourne, Australia)

“We are so lucky to have found your beautiful cottage and will have fond memories for years to come. A lovely house, beautiful interior and very homely. Especially loved the beds and the log fire. The garden was a luxury to us, as well as all the games & BBQ, and Otto loved the night we lit the bonfire!" Jo, Jacqueline & Otto

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9 Reviews

based on 9 holidaymaker reviews


Ideal, Dog Friendly Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a busy, but relaxing trip to Pembrokeshire. The Old Swan Inn provided us with a very cosy, clean and comfortable base, ideally located for us to explore yet another part of this stunning county. Richard and Saran made us and our two dogs feel very welcome. The cottage reflected a lot of care, love and attention in the way it has been restored and is presented to guests. The welcome packs for humans and canines were a lovely touch and the tips and advice on where to walk and areas to explore were really helpful. The layout and outside space was perfect for our dogs and enabled us to relax too. All in all, a great stay, thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your complimentary review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay, and we hope to welcome you all back one day. Saran & Richard
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Pembrokeshire Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We couldn’t imagine staying anywhere else in the area. This is our second visit to the OLD SWAN INN and we have thoroughly enjoyed our week here again. We immediately felt relaxed on arrival. The cottage and all the homely touches are calming and tranquil and we really do feel spoilt in such a lovely house. We made plenty of use of the garden and were very fortunate with the weather. We can highly recommend Pembroke Castle, Stackpole Quay and Barafundle Bay, also Mwnt and Ceibwr beaches. Saran and Richard really go the extra mile and the Easter hamper was very much appreciated! We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your super review. We can't wait to see you all again next time. Saran & Richard
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Fantastic Cottage and Lovely Hosts

  • 5 of 5

The Old Swan Inn is one of the best cottages we have ever stayed. It is stylish, but very comfortable and we enjoyed all the small details such as the glasses on the bath, the "Swan" toaster and kettle and the great DVD collection. We also appreciated all the information for guests and your efforts to be as environmentally friendly as possible. The cottage was very clean (not the case everywhere) plus all your applicances/lights and clocks worked :-)

The welcome basket was lovely, not least for the Welsh specialities and we loved the fact that you even included a pack of biscuits for the dog. He loved the garden and the fact that he could fetch sticks first thing in the morning.

The situation was ideal for us, with great walking, good restaurants and pubs and the lovely nature reserve near Cardigan. I wish we could have stayed longer and we certainly hope to be back one day.

Thank you again for making us feel so welcome and for being so helpful. We had a fantastic time in Wales.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your superb view. It's important to us that every little detail is perfect and guests have a memorable stay and want to return. We do hope you will indeed come back and stay some time in the future.
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Beauty at its beat

  • 5 of 5

We have just enjoyed a lovely weekend and cannot express enough how cosy and relaxing the cottage was .. Everything , And I mean everything was catered for. Saran & Richard have put so much effort into making this cottage , truly home from home ... The extra's provided, in the way of dog towels , treats and a complementary hamper are a most generous example of their hospitality .. i would definitely recommend this beautiful cottage ...!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Julie for your superb review. We do our very best to make everything perfect, so all our guests have a memorable holiday here. We do hope we'll have a chance to welcome you both back, and doggys, next year. Saran & Richard
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Beautiful cosy cottage in north Pembrokeshire

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful week in the Old Swan Inn! One we’ll always remember as the beautiful cottage where we got engaged! Lovely touches throughout and thank you for our home baked engagement treat! Gwen absolutely loved dining ‘al fresco’ and toddling about on the lawn! Your cottage is beautiful, we genuinely couldn’t have dreamt of a more fabulous place to stay. You have been so welcoming and kind to us this week we felt settled and spoilt the moment we arrived. Hope to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted that you chose our cottage for your romantic break and venue for your marriage proposal to Claire. Congratulations to you both. We look forward to seeing you again soon we hope.
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A little gem!

  • 5 of 5

A short week stay in a beautiful cottage. The bed was enormous and so comfy. Simple yet stylish decor. Saran and Richard who own the property were on hand for advice and information if you needed them but not all intrusive. A lovely welcome pack on arrival. The cottage is well situated to explore pembrokeshire and the surrounding area. We will certainly be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Julie for your great 5 Star review. It was a pleasure having you stay with us and we look forward to having you and Philip stay again soon!
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From the Owner

We spent three years looking for the perfect property in Wales, searching North, South, East, eventually finding that West was best! After viewing many 'ugly ducklings' we fell in love with The Old Swan Inn the moment we passed through the front door. We think, like many of our returning guests, that you'll fall in love with the place too.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Cardiff at 95 Miles Nearest Barpub : Crymych at 3 Miles Nearest Ferry : Fishguard at 17 Miles Nearest Golf : Newport at 12 Miles Nearest Train : Clunderwen at 17 Miles Nearest Motorway : A40/ M4 at 20 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Newport at 8 Miles Nearest Beach : Newport at 10 Miles Car: recommended


Newport beaches are 10 minutes drive from the cottage, and there are 186 miles of Pembrokeshire Coastal path.

There are over 50 beaches and coves to explore in Pembrokeshire, so you're likely to find a hidden one all to yourself!


Two hours easy drive from the Severn Bridge.

Cardiff is the nearest Airport at 1 1/2 hours drive.

Trainstations at Haverfordwest and Clynderwen 30 minutes

Buses to Eglwyswrw and Crymych at 2 miles from the cottage.

Local buses travel throughout the county and surrounding counties

Coastal buses travel around the entire Pembrokeshire coast.


5 minutes drive to nearest large village of Crymych with numerous facilities.

10 minutes drive to the two nearest beaches in the pretty Newport village, and in Newport there are numerous cafe's, pubs and resturants.

7 metres walk to the Preseli Mountains National Path footpaths!

Further Details:

Five minutes drive to nearest large village with cash machine, pub, cafe, butcher, organic whole foods shop, local food stores, petrol station, swimming pool, and leisure centre.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
29 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas 2016
23 Dec 2016 - 26 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
Winter Warmers 2017
6 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
10 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2017
25 Feb 2017 - 23 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Mothers Day 2017
24 Mar 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
7 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May 2017
28 Apr 2017 - 18 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Early Summer 2017
19 May 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2017
30 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
October half-term 2017
20 Oct 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter Warmers
5 Nov 2017 - 2 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Year 2017/18
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
Valentines 2018
10 Feb 2018 - 16 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

For AVAILABILITY, PRICES & BOOKING please visit our secure Booking Page


Please visit our website for Best and most accurate Rates & Availability. Owners Direct system can only provide estimated holiday prices. Thank you, Saran & Richard

PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE to ENQUIRE or BOOK (tiny link near bottom of FACILITIES page)



3/4, 7, 10/11 & 14 Night breaks are Bookable Online.

30% deposit required on booking, full balance to be paid 8 weeks before start of holiday. We accept Online Home Banking transfers, Bank counter payments or cheques. Deposits are non-refundable. Please see Terms & Conditions on website and full cancellation policy.

Changeover Day:
Friday & Monday. Saturday starts also available. Please contact us about other start days.

3pm check-in & 10am check-out.

Notes on prices:

Please VISIT OUR WEBSITE to ENQUIRE or BOOK (tiny link near the bottom right of this page)



3/4, 7, 10/11 & 14 Night breaks are Bookable Online.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

A delightful traditional stone cottage with panoramic views of the magical Preseli Mountains range. Sitting in it's own 5 acres of organic wild meadows, surrounded by bird song, it is a tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern everyday life.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Staff


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Luxury bathroom with rolltop bath and rainhead thermostatic shower over bath


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Superking bed can be made into Twin beds
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, Travel cot available
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 1- 4 plus babies/toddlers in (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - Superking /Twin sprung & memory foam bed/s Bedroom 2 - King memory foam bed Deep window seats with meadow and mountain views TV/DVD/Radio flatscreen in both bedrooms Travel cot & toddler bed available


  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: 24 hour ONLINE BOOKING. PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE to ENQUIRE or BOOK (under FACILITIES section) WWW.THE-OLDSWANINN.CO.UK For up-to-the minute AVAILABILITY, PRICES & LAST MINUTE DEALS! 3/4, 7, 10/11 & 14 Night breaks are Bookable Online. Friday, Monday & Saturday starts available. Outside: 5 acres of Organic grounds. One acre of enclosed lawn, orchard & wild meadow walk, plus 4 acre tree lined meadow. Fire pits, gas BBQ, bucket BBQ, garden table & chairs, steamer loungers, parasol. Superb panoramic mountain views. Throughout the seasons you can sit and enjoy the views, bird song & distant peacocks calls, Kites, Swallows and Starlings soaring above, BBQs and chat around the firepits, starry nights, and owl spotting. Utility Room: Washing machine, airer, washing line in garden. Ironing board & iron. Eco cleaning liquids and sprays. Vacuum, cleaning equipment etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: White cotton linen & towels included. If staying longer than one week, extra linen & towels are provided. Other: Dining room has extending dining table for up to six. Highchair available. Two armchairs to provide an extra seating for a quiet reading or play room.

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