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400 year old cozy cottage perfect for family fun and secluded romantic getaway!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom cottage sleeping 6 with 1 games rooms

Trewrach Cottage is a 400 year old newly restored, self-catering cottage, featuring an inglenook fire place with an ancient stone bread oven together with a wood burner, wood provided. Sleeps 1 - 6. Family friendly and suitable for all ages. Games room with pool table, table football and table tennis. This cottage is cozy and the perfect relaxation for family fun and entertainment or a secluded romantic getaway an area designated in its own right for its unspoilt natural beauty.

The village of Dinas Cross has a petrol station, Post office, supermarket, chip shop and eating pubs. The village is 2 km from the cottage. Fishguard town 4 km away, previously a Viking settlement & friendly, restaurants, shops & supermarkets - Newport 7 km away restaurants, shops and beach.

More Details

Huw & Feroza Francis
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 29, 2018

Why Huw & Feroza Francis chose Newport

Trewrach Cottage is estimated to be 400 year old, and last been lived in the 1850s. We as owner have took great joy in the restoration of this historical cottage, starting this project in March 2009 and finishing it in August 2009.

It feature’s the original inglenook fire place with an ancient stone bread oven with all original stones. The interior and exterior of this cottage have been beautifully restored with all the natural stone, slated roof and the surrounded grounds with victorian lamps making it a unique treasure!

What makes this cottage unique

This cottage is cozy and the perfect relaxation for family fun and entertainment, romantic getaway, wild life attraction an area designated in its own right for its un-spoilt natural beauty! A games room is situated by itself with pool table, table football and table tennis.

Beauty Treatments are available upon request, Indian Head Massage, Manicures, Pedicures, Facials etc. Pamper yourself to the perfect relaxation or just enjoy the wild life.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our first sighting of Trewrach promised a week of peace & solitude surrounded by scenery that made you sigh every time you returned to the cottage after a days coastal walking.

Trewrach Cottage has been tastefully restored to a very high standard offering both warmth and comfort in equal measures.

Huw & Feroza have actively encouraged good suggestions in order to create a good visitor experience.

Tea, sugar, milk, Welsh cakes & a Good bottle of wine greet you on your arrival along with a truly warm welcome from Huw & Feroza.

Nothing is too much trouble for these kind people which we discovered when we required assistance from Huw when our car refused to start. He even insisted we keep is jump leads until we were sure they were no longer required.

The real magic of Trewrach is the wildlife & thanks to the generosity of our hosts who supplied buckets of bird seed and peanuts, we enjoyed daily visits from Chaffinches, BlueTits, Gold Finches & Robins who fed from the bird table outside the dining room French doors.

The highlight came nightly when we were visited by the resident family of Badgers, sometimes 3 in number. They enjoyed the supply of peanuts and other goodies left in the trays under the bird table.

How privileged we were to take photos every night safe in the knowledge that our presence was accepted by these nocturnal creatures only a few feet away.

This wildlife extended to Ceibwr where we spied 2 Grey Seals cavorting in the boisterous surf.

We observed, lizards, tiny frogs and even Tadpoles !

Thanks to the tremendous efforts of Huw and his helper in keeping down the invading undergrowth, we enjoyed a very pleasant amble from the cottage down a wooded track to the little bay below where we spent time skimming stones.

If you want to sample a really scrumptious organic home made lunch, try Lou Lou’s in Newport and for an evening meal, the Golden Lion. You must book the Golden Lion at weekends and parking can be tight.

We have experienced the delights of many UK cottages but Trewrach ranks at the very top, mainly due to its kind hearted, generous hosts, the fabulous cottage and the eye watering Pembrokeshire coastline.

Footnote - Arrange for your groceries to be delivered by Tesco. Why waste time shopping when you could be savouring the delights of Trewrach sipping an ice cold glass of wine on the sunny terrace.
Sep 2012
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Newport Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • The bathroom has a Victorian style stand alone bath together with a shower unit. The WC has it's own hand basin and shower point.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Bunk bed
    3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double Height Air Bed
  • Bedroom 2 has two single beds. The sofa bed 0r Double Height Air Bed is in the lounge.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The kitchen overlooks an ancient orchard where foxes and badgers can be observed at night under a dimmer light. During the day numerous birds, (food provided) can also be identified feeding in the orchard. The kitchen has a kettle, toaster, coffee maker, iron, washer / dryer, dish washer, gas cooker, microwave, fridge / freezer. Seating 6. The cottage is extremely well sheltered with an open southern vestige of Garn Fawr’s ancient volcanic dome, making the property a fantastic sun trap and ideal for enjoying outdoor lunch / dinner using our 4 burner barbecue and evening relaxation by the outdoor wood burner, wood is provided. Many cycle routes available. Walks along the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park lead to further pre planned (from local knowledge) inland farm and mountain routes. Ideal for walkers or families. Games room with pool, table football and table tennis.


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400 year old cozy cottage perfect for family fun and secluded romantic getaway!
average rating of 4.96 based on 33 reviews

Trewrach cottage

  • 5 of 5

I saw this Trewrach cottage on HomeAway and knew it ticked all the boxes for me and seemed ideal. Looking the typical block stoned, built to last, Welsh cottage; it’s finished to a very high standard. A large wide patio along the buildings length leads onto an end patio, giving access to the French doors of the extension. Inside the quality continues. Cottage owners Huw and Feroza have finished it to an equally high spec. High end appliances making everything as comfortable as a second home from home. Its fully fitted, well thought out kitchen provides ample dining space and makes the most of the cottage’s annexe. Stepping into the carpeted lounge, the high apex ceiling complete with Velux window, adds to the feel good factor with its ‘A’ frame beams crowning a room with a large inglenook fireplace, complete with stand alone log burner and ancient wall oven. The room is complimented with two large leather sofas, coffee table, and book cabinets. A heavy front door leads out to the main patio and an open view of the hills, greenery and in summer; I’d imagine, a wall of sunshine.

A hallway takes you to the rear of the building and encompasses a twin bedroom with wardrobes and storage space, followed by the spacious double bedroom. Opposite the twin room is a toilet and vanity unit and between the double bedroom and toilet is a bathroom again fitted in striking richness with the quality of finish evident. With a warm utility room complete with a washer and the heating system controls and Sky box. It’s all very well sought out. A few yards away from the cottage is a converted cow shed that has become a games room with table tennis, pool and table football to compete with those closest to you.

The animal and wild life is a joy. Colourful song birds visit the bird table almost at arm’s reach and badgers feed with an assurance of trust, their noses at the patio doors and yours on the other side. You’d have to go to extreme lengths to get anywhere close to this experience with the badgers and still wouldn’t manage it. It’s priceless!

Moving away from the cottage area the beach is less than 15 minutes walk down the lane or, via the woodland stream route, which is more challenging. Once there though you’ll have coastal paths, rock pools and stretches of open sand plus the bonus of no masses of people.

Please do go and enjoy the experience of Trewrach Cottage. It’s a sumptuous picture, framed with the wilder untouched beauty of Welsh nature at its best.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2013
  • Stayed: February 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Wales

  • 5 of 5

It was our first stay in Pembrokshire / Wales and it was lovely! The weather was better then expected (before we saw the news with flooding all over britain). We both got a sunburn! The cottage is totally renovated and located in a lonely area on Trewach Farm. It is right in the middle of Pembrokeshire near Fishguard. You have excellent hiking possibilities taking the Coast Path with nice views and birdwatching is a great todo. We visited St. Davis Cathedral, Picton Castle, Fishguard, Dinas Cross and some mountains nearby with wild horses. A very nice to have of the cottage is the excellent working floor heating, so we expect also cosy stays possible in the winter season. Huw and Feroza a perfect hosts and take care of their guests. Huw organized some fresh lobster and Feroza cooked them for us, it was a great dinner we had! Thanks to the Francis and we can highly recommend this cottage for a stay in Wales/Pembrokshire! Andreas and Friederike from Switzerland

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Fantastic!! only one downside...

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday. The booking process was easy - and the owners couldn't do enough to help you.

The cottage is absolutely amazing, newly refurbished and has everything you need for a romantic break or a family get away.

Modern and cosy with a log fire, satellite tv (if you need it) and all the mod cons including a dishwasher.

The only downside for us, was that the sofa's were very uncomfortable and upright. We did quite a bit of walking while there, and at the end of the day we really wanted to put our feet up with a glass of something cold and relax. Sadly we couldn't do that - unless we went to bed.

Only a small point, but an important one for us - and did make us think twice about booking for our spring break. (If there were comfy sofa's we'd be back like a shot!).

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Escape from the City

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children 12 & 14) stayed in this lovely cottage while on a European holiday. I have to say that this was one of the highlights of our holiday. The cottage is perfect, secluded, well equipped, warm and the hosts were perfect - there if we needed them and not there when we didnt. Our children loved the cottage with the games room and the lack of internet connection proved to be a huge bonus giving us time to enjoy being a family. We went on many walks and drives and loved walking down to the beach and doing some of the coastal path walk. This cottage is set away from the village but is walking distance for the young at heart and the local pub was a great chance to talk to the locals who made us feel welcome. We found a farm shop which supplied us with some great quality food and cooking in the lovely kitchen made it even more enjoyable. The bath was a welcome sight at the end of the day after our long drives and walks. I would highly recommend this to anyone from all parts of the world, young and old as the cottage has everything you could want to keep kids of all ages amused. We enjoyed watching squirrels and badgers and seeing the birds at the feeder. We had pleasant weather but I think even if it had been cold and wet, you would still enjoy sitting in the cottage watching the weather. The setting is perfect as you cannot see any other houses and really feel as though you are away from things with the lovely forest in front of the cottage but yet you are only a short drive to the shops. I cannot speak highly enough of this cottage and the hosts and look forward to returning in the future for a longer period.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2011
  • Stayed: September 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was all it promised to be and more. Very well equiped, clean and the owner could not be more pleased to help in any way possible. A quiet location with some beautiful walks from the front door but still easy access to local attractions and towns. Perfect for those that enjoy a cliff top walk or a secluded beach. A wealth of information is provided to ensure that planning activities is easy. Enjoyed nightly visits from the badger and daily visits from the local birds.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned home after a wonderful week at Trewrach Cottage. The location was perfect, a short walk to the beach (where we all braved a swim in the sea), surrounded by beautiful countryside. We were lucky enough to see the badgers most nights, even the presence of our two labradors wasn't enough to put them off their peanuts! Our two children (aged 5 and 3) were enchanted by all the wildlife - so many different birds (including two woodpeckers). The cottage is lovely and extremely well equipped. We spent most evenings outside by the chiminea as we were very lucky with the weather. Huw and Feroza couldn't have been more welcoming and the kids (and the dogs) had a great time playing with their three boys. We have no hesitation in recommending Trewrach Cottage to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
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Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Dinas Cross
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
St Clears
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.2 Kilometres
Aber Bach
Car: necessary

With CCTV to owl / woodpecker nesting boxes also badger / fox watch Trewrach Cottage is great for wildlife enthusiasts. In your own private woods take a 15 minute river bank walk to nearby Aber Bach beach, great for swimming, building sand castles, crabbing in rock pools and canoeing. Numerous other beaches and bays, golf, walking, cycling, horse riding, both sea (lobster & mackerel) and river (salmon) fishing, and sailing are common activities.

Visit Fishguard tapestry, St Daivds Cathedral, Castell Henllys stone age fort. Late night restaurants and take away meals along with banks, supermarkets, shops and a cinema are in Fishguard.

Family entertainment such as Folly Farm, Oakwood, The Bluestone project, Dinosaur Park, and The Blue Lagoon are all within the county.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Rentals quoted in pounds sterling.
Rental is from 4:00 pm Saturday to 10.00 am the next Saturday. A 1/3 deposit is required on booking with the remaining 2/3 and security deposit due 8 weeks before the commencement of the stay.
Oil, electricity, wood, and bird feed are included in the rental rates.
Feedback welcome to help improve

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.