Sunny Retreat Cottage
This 18th Century cottage, and its adjoining house, The Old Rectory, have been creatively restored by the architect owner to preserve the historic character and natural rural charm. We offer you a perfect location and property for your holiday, retreat or workshop, with a big, private garden, great views in every room, and everything you need for self-catering so you can be economic and independent. We offer flexible arrangements and pricing for as little as 1 person to as many as 26 people in both the Rectory and Cottage. Sunny Retreat Cottage has 3 bedrooms (plus 2 double sofa- beds in the living room), and kitchen and dining, and living room facilities for up to 8 people. The adjoining house, The Old Rectory, sleeps up to 18 in 6 bedrooms plus two double couch beds. These two buildings can be rented together or separately depending on your group's needs.
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...
Top Traveller Review
Wild and Magical
We adventured during the day, and spent evenings around the woodstove in your cosy inglenook. Walking along the cliffs just down the road was so invigorating. The coast path just keeps going. The ever changing lanscape, the sun and blustery wind. Everything is so wild here. The woods just up from your house are incredible too. There is a real sense of magic there. So many bluebells, little winding trees, and bubbling strems. im sure that there must be some elves living there. You have done an amazing job of preserving the charachter of this new place, but accommadating our modern needs. i can see why the national tourist board awarded you 4 stars. You have provided everything we need and more, at higher standards than we could have expected, but it has been so much more than that. It has been a real taste of the wild, and an escape to the magical. Thank You! We WILL be back.
About the Owner
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 cottage in 1985
Why Deanna Kasta chose Fishguard, Newport, The Preseli Hills & Bluestone
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 cottage 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.
The above rates are for 4 people. For 6 people it would be a little more and for 2 people a little less. For more rate details and information in general, please visit our website at: www.go-wales.org.
(8 traveller reviews)
Well equipped and beautifully situated
setting is ideal; lovely views and proximity to Newport and the beach. great for walking in the hills, on the coastal path or exploring further afield. The house is well looked after and serviced and is very comfortable. Particularly liked sitting on the decking area, the wood stove and the garden with toys on hand. Very well equipped kicthen
would be nice to have some more descriptions of walks and paths in the area and it was a bit starnge that there was a car in the carpark area that appeared to belong to non one.
Charming cottage near the sea
We booked the sunny retreat cottage behind directory for a weekend day .We arrived stressed out and tired after a week of moving house and this charming little cottage worked its magic on us , we left on Sunday relaxed and happy .beautiful views, lovely area, great place to stay
Lovely living and outdoor areas
A lovely converted 'cottage' in spacious grounds. We enjoyed staying in this sympathetically converted home. The living areas were a joy, but the sleeping arrangements were not suitable for our party : a beautiful double bedroom and two small beds in smaller bedrooms. We were a group of three women and these sleeping arrangements would much better suit a couple or a small family. The sofa bed was in the living area which had little barriers against the early morning light. However, this is a dilemma, which as a group of walking women, we struggle to solve year after year and property after property. The manager was friendly and helpful and we would definitely recommend this property to friends and relatives.
Had a nice time, thank you
The cottage is very nice... in it own grounds, no neighbours (apart from adjoining main house but was empty when we were there), so very quiet and peacful place to stay. Views of the sea from some windows and corner of main house garden. Lovely big garden, divided into different areas, with barbeque facility and table and chairs. Cottage is old style with brick walls (painted white), very nice. Large lounge. We had a very relaxing time. Lovely walks from the house, can recommend the walk down to the sea and along coast to Newport. Newport has a lot of very nice restaurants and a few traditional pubs. Good location for driving to other areas like New Quay, Cardigan and Fishguard. Cottage also has a log fire, but we didnt use it.
The only problem we had, which is why it got 3 stars and not 4, is the main bedroom had a damp smell, and we had a baby which we we worried about sleeping in a damp room, and although it states wireless internet, it is a very weak signal on the stairs which cuts out a bit. Apart from that it was lovely and would get 4 stars from us othewise. Thanks for a nice break in a nice cottage.
We stayed in March '09, 2 of us + dog. Cottage was good, spacious living area & open plan which was nice, lovely views.
Everything was pretty much as described, dishwasher bit smelly- might improve with use?
Bedrooms comfy. Property well equipped.
Adjoining farmyard fine & didn't bother us but we weren't expecting it, poss a problem for some?
Good location, lovely beaches & walks all easy to access & village sells pretty much all you need. I think it would be fine for young children as stairs could be "gated" & deck = safe playspace (also good for dog!).
We didn't use public transport but it seemed plentiful!
Relaxing with a seaview
Our intention for the booking was to be our base for going out walking and relaxing for the week, with the potential for going out for a drink and not having to drive back... this it did fulfil very well.
The property was clean and warm, nicely laid out. One main window overlooked the bay direction from the side of the property and another main window (balcony) overlooked the hills. A smaller window overlooked a cattle yard, luckily these were quiet cows.
Newport town was easily walkable, a short section of which being along the main road. The coastal path was also quick to reach and a public footpath straight up the hill behind from the property.
Information on local attractions, walks and maps was available in the cottage which provided very useful, showing many walks straight out from the property.
The kitchen was kitted out well with equipment as was the rest of the cottage.
We'd definitely recommend a stay here for some peace and quite.
From the Owner
“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.”
Activity and Interests
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.
From the Owner
“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.”
- Away From It All
- Basic Soaps
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Sofa Bed
- Toilet Paper
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- 4 Ring Stove
- Cooking Utensils
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Audio Tape Player
- Books for Kids
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Player
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- near the sea
- autumn foliage
- botanical garden
- laundrette - not serviced
- live theatre
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- equestrian events
- freshwater fishing
- jet skiing
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- pier fishing
- roller blading
- bay fishing
- surf fishing
- water skiing
- water tubing
- whitewater rafting
- 160 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Washing Machine
- - A bathroom with full suite, shower and washing machine. - Please note that towels are not provided at this time.
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Master Bedroom - 1 Double Bed, The Retreat Cottage Ground Floor
- Bedroom 9 - 1 Single Bed, The Retreat Cottage Ground Floor
- Bedroom 10 - 1 Single Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, The Retreat Cottage 1st Floor
- Living Room - 2 Sofa bed/Futon, The Retreat Cottage Living Room (1 Sgl, 1 Dbl, Not Private)
- - There is extra sleeping available in 2 living rooms on 1 single, and 2 double sofa-beds. - Each room has individual controls for heating.
- Wood Decking
- 12 garden chairs
- Please Note: We provide bedding and towels as a standard.