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4 * Magnificent C18th Rectory and Cottage Sleeps 26 with Huge Garden - Combined: The Old Rectory & Retreat Cottage

Bedrooms 9
Separate WC's1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking



Combined: The Old Rectory & Retreat Cottage

Together , both properties sleep 26 people can enjoy 9 bedrooms, 3 large living rooms and a whole acre of garden to yourselves with total privacy. This is a perfect location for self-catering retreats & workshops of all kinds. Children, pets, minorities, LGBT all welcome.

The Rectory sleeps 14 in 6 bedrooms and 4 on two sofa beds in the 2 living rooms with pricing flexible for smaller groups. Enjoy this generous space with 2 living rooms and Georgian dining room which seats up to 24. In the kitchen area there is a 2nd table that seats 5. All Bedrooms greet the morning sun and overlook the bay, mountain garden, and the pristine rolling landscape beyond.

The adjoining Sunny Retreat Cottage sleeps 4 in 3 bedrooms with 4 more in two double living room couches. There is large open plan living space with a kitchen and dining area, wood stove, a huge lounge and south-facing balcony. Ecological design, maple flooring, carved slate, inglenook and rugged stone makes the Cottage very special.

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About the property

Old Rectory / Retreat Cottage

Retreat from the busy world to this majestic 18th Century old property with huge Garden on the mountain slopes of the wild Pembrokeshire coastline over looking the Sea. We provide perfect facilities for your holiday, retreat or workshop for groups of up to 17 for the Old Rectory and 6 for the Cottage. If you combine both the Rectory and Cottage we can welcome up to 26. Highlights include; 9 bedrooms, three separate living rooms (that also include 3 double couch/beds) with inglenook fireplace, 6 bathrooms, a private 1 acre of romantic wild garden, excellent self-catering facilities, and a 4 star Welsh Tourist Board Rating.

We are surrounded by an open panorama of breathtaking views which are visible throughout the house. Behind us, the enchanted Carn Ingli (Angel Mountain), and in front, Newport Bay. From your doorstep, you can explore a web of beautiful walks through sacred sites, mountains, woods and valleys, and the incredible Pembrokeshire coast path.

We are an independent family business, and we are always on-call to help your stay go smoothly. We make it simple so you can just enjoy your time in this special place.

Please see the link to our website for much more information. Just scroll down until you see a 'More Information' area that has our link...

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Property Manager
Deanna Kasta
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, All languages can be taken by email
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Deanna Kasta

Deanna Kasta is an Architect who has lovingly her beautiful Old Rectory and Sunny Retreat Cottage to the 4 star level it is now.

Deanna Kasta purchased this chateau / country house in 1985

Why Deanna Kasta chose Newport

Rarely does a property have such a splendid private location, such a lovingly done restoration and comfortable improvements. This 300 year Old Rectory and Sunny Retreat Cottage sits on the lower slope of Carn Ingli (mountain of Angels) with a spectacular view of the Newport Bay and cliffs . Just one mile from the small picturesque town Newport in North Pembrokeshire, it considered to be the connoisseur's choice of holiday areas in Wales.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

If you have a large party, you can use all of the 3 living rooms, and acre of garden how you wish with no neighbours to disturb you. Your workshop, wedding, quite retreat, reunion or holiday will be undisturbed by others. You will be hard pressed to find anything like The Old Rectory and Cottage in such a beautiful pristine location and just a mile from the beautiful little town of Newport.

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We are happy to have earned the Premium Partner designation on HomeAway. These rates are from 12 to 26 people for both the Rectory and Cottage. Rates vary according to how many people are coming and the time of season. Rates are inclusive. There are no additional taxes, fees. Security deposits are needed when there is a party, weddings, younger groups. Important note: nightly pricing is not listed, because it will vary according to length of stay and weekend nights verses weekdays and season. Dogs are free and we like to know breeds. WIFI, is available throughout the property.


Accommodation and facilities for Combined: The Old Rectory & Retreat Cottagein Newport in Pembrokeshire

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 16:00
  • Max. occupancy: 26
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 24 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Main Bathroom (1st Floor) - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Sink, S. facing window, Airing cupboard
    Shower Room (1st Floor) - Shower Enclosure , Sink
    W/C (1st Floor) - Toilet , Sink
    Wet Room (Ground Floor) - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Sink, Fan Heating
    Ensuite 1st floor Double/Single Beds - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Sink
    Ensuite 2nd floor King Bed - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , sink
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , The Old Rectory: 1st Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , The Old Rectory: 1st Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed , First Floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , The Old Rectory, 2nd Floor with ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , The Old Rectory: 2nd Floor, Toilet/Sink in Hall
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , The Old Rectory: 2nd Floor, Toilet/Sink in Hall
    Bedroom 7 (Master) - 1 Double Bed , The Retreat Cottage: Ground Floor
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Single Bed , The Retreat Cottage: Ground Floor
    Bedroom 9 - 1 Single Bed , The Retreat Cottage: 1st Floor
  • IMPORTANT: Besides the combined 9 bedrooms the Rectory has one full double couch/bed in each of its 2 living rooms, and the Cottage has 2 full double couch/beds in its large open style living room. This adds accommodation for up to six people.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Decking
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Combined: The Old Rectory & Retreat Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Couldn't recommend highly enough

  • 5 of 5

We came as a group of 25 friends between 22 - 40 years of age, for 4 days over the New Year. We rented both the house and the cottage and it couldn't have been more perfect.

The house itself is just gorgeous, with log burners, comfortable beds, really good showers and a decent kitchen that we made the best use of. There is so much character you can't help but fall completely in love with the place!

The surroundings are beyond all expectations (we were exceptionally lucky with the weather for this time of year), with the beach being approximately a 20 minute walk/10 minute run which you can see from the garden, and behind the house you climb a stile and out into the roaming countryside and up a mountain. The coastal path is incredible - couldn't recommend that highly enough, and Newport itself (literally 500 yards down the road) is absolutely gorgeous, with good pubs, a Spar, a beautiful church and old castle as well.

Being an active bunch we really made the most of our stay; surfing, paddle boarding, cycling, walking, running, circuit sessions in the garden, and the living room in the cottage was big enough to cosily accommodate us all for our movie night.

The owner was incredibly helpful and kindly allowed us to place 2 hot tubs in the garden for our stay, which were set up and fully bath-able in on our arrival.

I honestly couldn't recommend this place more. I have never been to Pembrokeshire before, but if I ever go back again, it will be for a much longer stay and in this beautiful house!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A home from home in a heavenly place.

  • 5 of 5

The website was tempting. The reality was infinitely better. We felt completely at home in this rambling, comfortable home. We were welcomed by the owner and immediately helped to feel that the house and the attached cottage were our home for the week we were there. Any small queries and problems were dealt with at once. There were twenty one of us ranging in age from seventy one to one! The rooms housed us beautifully. Places to play and make a noise and places to be peaceful. A wonderful warm enormous utility room with masses of space to hang the inevitable damp clothes. Plenty of bathrooms, loos and showers with HOT water. Extremely comfortable beds. A games room with a pool table. Reliable wifi for the teenagers and stair gates for safety of toddlers. Hills and woods behind and the sea in front.

The nearby town Newport, Pembs, a joy with hidden places to find. Don't miss the Parrog, the cliffs, the estuary, the beach, the dolls' house museum, the antique shop, the deli, the wonderful walks to the dolman, the climb up the smal,l child friendly mountain, through woods, past streams. Plenty to do for little children. Further afield in Cardigan teenagers loved their white water rafting. We will certainly return one day and would recommend it unresevedly.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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great, comfortable house, well equipped, friendly owner

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the old rectory. The house is spacious and warm, and the children loved the garden area. Some minor problems when everyone showered at the same time in the evenings, but mornings were fine. Owner very helpful.

Be nice to have a chimnea for outside in the evenings, also a few more garden chairs to help us migrate around the various sun spots!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house , well set up for catering for large groups , kitchen even had cake tins!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful coast line , short walk to Newport which is a very nice town with a great cafe and pub and awesome whole food shop , butcher and fishmonger . You can tell I'm a foodie ! I loved that the house had been renovated tastefully , my idea of perfect actually , brand new bathrooms with fab showers and bath but original stone and wooden floors downstairs and even an aga.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a special week, despite the weather!

  • 5 of 5

It was evening by the time we arrived, following the sat nav over hill and dale. It was not hard to find but well off the beaten track. First stop, get the dogs down the beach, they had been in the car for hours! How lovely it was.

It was our 25th wedding anniversary and we wanted to have all our friends and family share that with us. The plan was we would rent both properties so that people could spread out and our pooches would not inconvenience any one. Good choice. Both properties were just lovely and fitted the bill perfectly. My husband doggies and I stayed in the Retreat Cottage and everyone else stayed in the Rectory. A stunning view from both buildings, even though the weather was sooo awful. We took full advantage of the wood burner and the very useful utility room (wet clothes no problematic the lovely toasty Arga). There was plenty of room for everyone 20+ And all rooms were very comfy with lovely views from them. The main bathroom was fun, a bit like a fairy grotto in the evening with candles. Each room was unique and quirky with a cozy style. ,I could ramble on for ages but what is pertinent here I guess is to say both properties were well maintained, good facilities, warm and cozy, clean and the owner very helpful. We particularly loved the Castle pub, very hospitable even with sodden dogs and macs. Food there was excellent, beer good fully recommend going there. The beach and surrounding walks spectacular.

I would certainly recommend these properties to anyone. I Dont have to for our friends and family because they all came and are still talking about going back again!

Let's hope there will be some space for us when we can get that together!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Combined birthday celebration

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely brilliant. Despite the wind and the rain we had a brilliant weekend. The accommodation was first class we could not have wanted for anything more. There was plenty of room for everyone, all the equipment you would ever need. The town of Newport had a good selection of pubs and an excellent pizzeria. We thoroughly recommend this property for large groups and family gatherings.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Royal Oak
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Newport Golf Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Haverfordwest and Carmarthen
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many restaurants to chose from in Newport
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Llangranog Dry Ski Slope
Nearest Beach
0.8 Miles
Newport Beach, Parrog
Car: recommended

Pembrokeshire is a place of magic, mystery & enchantment with wild landscapes, imbued with five-thousand years of deeply layered history and culture. From the Neolithics through to Merlin and the Knights of the Round Table, our area was of great spiritual significance to its early inhabitants, and an abundance of ancient monuments, relics, and sacred sites still surround us today.

A web of public footpaths take you right from our doorstep through incredible and varied landscapes. Explore fairy-tale wooded valleys, heather-clad open moorlands, the charged Bluestone outcrops of Carn-Ingli (Angel Mountain*), Newport's* Mile-long beach, and the wild windswept clifftops of the renowned Pembrokeshire coast path.

The medieval town of Newport remains in another era. The Norman church and castle stand proudly over the tightly winding streets, with family run shops and gnarly old pubs still bustling with true welsh charm.

Other Activities: The 180 mile long Pembrokeshire Coast Path offers superb hiking in pristine landscape.