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Gorgeous Mansion House, Spacious Accommodation, Huge Private Gardens, Sea Views.

Bedrooms 10
Half Baths2
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Georgian House, Huge Gardens & Idyllic Setting. Walk to the Sea. Perfect for Big Groups & Families. Celebrations & Holidays. Free Wifi.

Welcome to Hafod Grove House, a Gorgeous, Georgian, Mansion House enjoying an idyllic location within the beautiful Pembrokeshire National Park. The House offers spacious and comfortable accommodation. Hafod Grove House sleeps up to 18 guests (prices are for Hafod Grove House) please note If you book direct prices are cheaper than quoted.. If you are a larger group of 19 - 26 you can also book Hafod Villa next door which can be easily integrated both internally and externally.

The generous accommodation includes a stunning 33' long kitchen dining room seating 26.

Hafod Grove House has 6 / 7 bedrooms, 1/ 2 receptions and a huge kitchen dining room. There is also a small double bedroom downstairs which is ideal for those who find stairs difficult. There is a full shower room downstairs as well as a separate WC. Upstairs there is a large family bathroom as well as a full bathroom en suite for the master bedroom, and two twin bedrooms with en suite shower rooms.

Hafod Grove is the ideal place for large groups and families to get together for holidays, celebrations and winter-breaks. Please note prices are for Hafod Grove House which sleeps 18 (+ 2 cots).

Nearby are several excellent sandy beaches (you can drive onto one) with safe swimming and lots of rock pools and caves to explore. You can walk to our beautiful local Ceibwr Bay famous for its stunning cliff formations and sightings of rare sea mammals. The world famous Pembrokeshire Coastal path can be seen from the upper windows of the House.

Equidistant (5miles) from the picturesque estuary village of Newport and the bustling market town of Cardigan with its numerous shops bars and restaurants and newly renovated castle.

There are numerous local sports and activities such as coasteering, canoeing, horse-riding, golf, fishing (sea and fresh water) clay pigeon shooting and archery to name just a few.

The area is an artist's and nature-lover's paradise with stunning and varied scenery from the heather and gorse strewn Preseli hills to the lush Gwaun Valley. There are numerous craft workshops and galleries to visit.

Locally there are many attractions for both children and adults including the shire Horse Farm, St. Dogmaels Abbey (the Tuesday market won the best local produce award in Wales award last year) and the pretty Georgian coastal town of Aberaeron. Folly Farm is a must visit for children and for white knuckle riders try Oakwood theme park.

Accommodation at Hafod Grove:

The main House can easily be combined with Hafod Villa the Cottage next door to accommodate a total of 26. Whilst both properties are private from each other; each has separate entrance drives, parking and gardens, but they can easily be combined both internally and externally. Both properties have wifi with unlimited downloads and Sky HD TV + films and sports.

Accommodation in Hafod Grove House includes:

A spectacular Kitchen / Dining room (33’ x 15’), with seating for 24 guests. Well equipped with an Electric Range cooker (an Aga is available October - May) there is also a dishwasher, microwave etc.

The arched hallway leads:

Reception 1 has a 42” Sky on demand + SPORTS AND FILMS, plus DVD player and wifi.

Reception 2/ Bedroom 7: includes a comfortable large sofa bed and day bed (with trundle) so this room can sleep up to 4 guests if you are a group of 18. There is an open fire and French doors leading to the garden for those not needing a 7th bedroom.

Bedroom 1: Ground floor Small Double bedroom - ideal for the elderly or infirm as it is close to all amenities.

A Separate cloakroom with lavatory and washbasin.

A Separate Shower-room with high-level lavatory, washbasin and shower. (conveniently close to the bedroom).

There is a servants' staircase leading from the kitchen upstairs

The main dog leg staircase has easy (low) rise treads leads up to the:

First Floor:

Bedroom 2: Master Bedroom Double bed and cot. Lovely countryside and distant sea views.

En suite full bathroom (with dual access) double-ended, antique French bath, power shower, wash hand basin and lavatory.

Bedroom 3. The Family Bedroom with French Corbielle double bed and a pair of trundle beds, vanity basin and distant sea views.

Large Family Bathroom with double shower, 6’ Victorian bath,wash hand basin and lavatory.

Bedroom 4. The Green twin bedroom with en suite shower room and pretty garden views.

Bedroom 5. Twin bedroom and en suite shower room and pretty garden views.

Bedroom 6. Small double bedroom (4’6” bed) over-looking woodland.

Please note there is an extra cot and highchair available by request.

The grounds include a 70m private entrance drive. A large, lawn area with climbing frame and swings a small woodland area and patio.

Hafod Grove House and Hafod Villa whilst enjoying separate private access drives, parking and very large separate gardens, can easily be combined to provide accommodation for up to 24 guests.

Accommodation in Hafod Villa:

Conservatory – ideal for sitting and reading, coats, willies and wet dogs.

Sitting Room with log burner, Sky TV with sports and films.

Large sunny kitchen / dining room well equipped for 8 guests.

Ground floor king size bedroom with en suite shower room.

First Floor:

Twin bedroom with pretty garden views

Family bedroom with Four poster bed, bunk beds and cot.

Family bathroom with over-bath shower (restricted height if you are 6’ tall).

Hafod Villa

The cottage also has a private access drive and is located 70m from a very quiet lane. It has half an acre of gardens with swings and parking for 2 – 3 vehicles. Please note that due to its large size the garden isn’t totally enclosed for dogs.

Up to 2 dogs are welcome in Hafod Grove House for £15 each

Up to 3 dogs are welcome in Hafod Villa at no extra charge.

There are wonderful, wide sandy beaches nearby with lots of caves and rock pools to explore. You can walk to pretty Ceibwr Bay and the famous Pembrokeshire Coastal Path (voted the second most beautiful walk in the World by National Geographic).

Hafod Grove is located just 5 miles from the bustling market town of Cardigan and the coastal village of Newport each offering a variety of shops, bars and restaurants.

There are numerous local sports and activities. As well as lovely beaches there are many interesting places to visit Castles, Museums Craft Trails. For the children there are local petting farms, wildlife centre and of course the wonderful beaches. Folly (petting) Farm (now with lions, meerkats and giraffes and indoor fairground), Oakwood white knuckle ride theme park.

Hafod Grove is very well located for touring the three counties of Pembs, Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire with lots of enjoyable excursions to places such as St David's Cathedral, Aberaeron quaint Georgian coastal town and Carmarthen.

Locally we have Kilgerran Castel and gorge, Castel Henllys reconstructed iron-age fort, the shire horse farm, Cardigan Island, Kilgerran Wildlife centre. St. Dogmaels Abbey and several Cromlechs and ancient burial chambers. Visit beautiful Nevern Church and see the bleeding yew and Celtic cross. There are lots of exhibitions, agricultural shows and antique fairs regularly held county wide.

Most pubs and restaurants are dog and child friendly. Lunch at the The Ferry Inn at St. Dogmaels with its lovely riverside views, or Newport Golf Club with panoramic views of the bay or the best Fish Restaurant - the Old Sailors at Pwllgwaelod at Dinas Island another lovely walk.

There is something for everyone at Hafod Grove.

More Details

Miss Josy Wade
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2017

What makes this chateau / country house unique

There is a small double bedroom downstairs with a shower room a few steps away. This bedroom is ideal for those who find stairs difficult. The Huge kitchen dining room 33' x 15' with seating for 24 makes Hafod Grove an excellent venue for celebrations and family holidays and weekend breaks. The beautiful location and large private gardens makes Hafod Grove exceptionally appealing especially the wonderful variety of mature trees. Pretty Ceibwr Bay is within easy walking distance of around a mile from the House with a riverside footpath providing a delightful alternative route to the sea. The sea views from the gardens and upper floors are a lovely bonus especially in winter when there are no leaves obscuring the view. The House has rather a grand staircase and window and having a servant's staircase too is very convenient. The open fireplaces are wonderfully homely during the winter months and the cosy Aga makes the kitchen a mecca for guests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Search Trip Advisor Hafod Grove for guest comments and more photos.
Jan 2009
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Trewern Arms, Nevern
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Newport, Cardigan 8mles
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Trewern Arms, Newport Golf Club, Salutation Inn
Nearest Beach
3.4 Miles
Poppit Sands and Newport Traeth
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

I have negotiated discounts at several local activity centres that offer courses and day or half day activities involving such sports as canoeing, kayaking, coasteering and clay pigeon shooting.


Hafod Grove has 3 excellent sandy beaches within a 10 mins drive: Newport Traeth and Poppit Sands are favourites with safe bathing and numerous rockpools and caves to explore. Our local beauty spot: Ceibwr Bay is only just over a mile and a pretty walk away. The cliffs consist of the most stunning and dramatic rock formations. The World Famous Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. There are numerous sitings of rare sea creatures such as seals, basking sharks, porpoises and even whales and turtles.


Nearest Airport is Cardiff approx 1hr 45mins away. Fishguard Station is 12 miles from the House. Bus Station is at Cardigan 4.5 mls away. The Poppit Rocket runs from Cardigan to Fishguard and stops at Moylegrove about 600m from Hafod Grove. There are several cab companies at Cardigan and Fishguard. The Ferry from Fishguard to Ireland runs daily and is only 10 miles away.


Cardigan and Newport 4.5mls

Fishguard 10mls

Haverfordwest 18mls

Aberystwyth 35 mls

Carmarthen 28 mls.

Further Details:

Cardigan has a wide variety of shops and restaurants, art galleries, Tesco & Co-Op, Theatre Mwldan and there are many pubs and Restaurants in between. The nearest pub is 2.5 mls at Nevern (Trewern Arms), St Dogmaels 4mls and the Ferry in. Newport 4 mls has a Spar open 7 - 11 has many delightful eateries and pubs, hairdressers, bank, ATM, chemist, doctors surgery.


Moylgrove Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 26
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 26 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • En Suite Bathroom with dual access - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , Lovely bright full bathroom with access from Hall and Master
    Hafod Grove House Family Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , The Family bathroom with 6' victorian bath and double shower
    Ground Floor W.C - toilet , Separate from the shower room which also has a lavatory
    Ground Floor W.C. & Shower room - toilet , shower , Ground floor room: shower, wash hand basin and toilet.
    En Suite to Green Bedroom - toilet , shower , and Wash hand basin
    En suite to the Cream Bedroom - toilet , shower , And Wash hand basin
    Hafod Villa Ground floor W.C. - toilet , and Wash hand basin
    Hafod Villa Cottage next door Family Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hafod Villa has an overbath shower with restricted height.
  • Downstairs toilet and shower room with wash hand basin Upstairs family bathroom with double shower and 6' bath Upstairs En Suite bathroom with shower toilet and wash basin which can be accessed via the hall also. Vanity basins in two other rooms.
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • Downstairs Double bedroom - 1 double , Ideal for those who find stairs difficult.
    Hafod Villa :Four Poster Bedroom - 1 queen , Hafod Villa the Cottage Next door Four poster bed and cot.
    Hafod Villa Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Hafod Villa Cottage next door; twin beds pretty garden views
    Hafod Villa twin bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Hafod Villa Cottage next door: downstairs twin bedroom
    Family Bedroom - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Family bedroom with double bed and adult size trundle beds.
    Master Bedroom - 1 double , 1 baby crib , En suite bathroom and sea views.
    The Cream Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , A twin bedroom with garden views and shower/toilet en suite.
    The Woodland Bedroom. - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Small sunny bedroom 4'6" bed with pretty woodland views
    The Green Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , We can put a 6' trundle single bed in this room if required.
    Bedroom 7/ Reception 2; with day bed & trundle sleeps 2 - 4 twin/ single , This is an optional bedroom with 2 day beds = 4 singles
  • Most bedrooms have room for a travel cot. The twin bedrooms are frequently treated as double bedrooms as the beds are the same size they are easily pushed together. The 7th Bedroom reception room is good for older children as they normally use this reception room anyway to play games etc. while the adults use the Green Reception 1 for relaxing in.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Hafod Grove is centuries old, the kitchen has such thick walls and was the original farmhouse area more or less. Greatly enlarged in the Georgian style Gentleman's Residence either during in late 18th or early 19th century. It was then 'modernised' in more or less it's current form by the Colby family who owned much of the land in the area, Colby Gardens South of the County are open to the public. Ideal for holidays, long weekends and celebrations and large group get togethers (catering is available). Dignified hen & stag parties are welcome. Hafod Grove enjoys a wonderful setting; walk to pretty Ceibwr Bay. Lots of local activities and sports or relax in the garden and soak up the ethos of this lovely old place. Children love playing hide and seek in the rambling grounds and mysterious house. By the way there are servants' stairs so don't forget to bring your butler! Free wifi, Central heating, Linen, Free Sky+ HD TV in Hafod Grove House. Well behaved dogs are welcome. Outside: Hafod Grove House has over 1 acres of garden, including woodland, shrubs and mainly lawn it is a delight for children and adults with swings and trampoline and a patio barbeque area accessed via one of the reception rooms or the garden. Hafod Villa has almost an acre of garden that which is private from the larger house due to a 2m high fence and high hedge. Mainly lawn the children enjoy the swings and trampoline and it is fairly level so ideal for ball games. Although not totally dog proof (it's too big!) the garden is enclosed and is safe for children because the it is tucked away behind a small woodland, some 80m from the very quiet lane it is a very safe play area. There is ample off road parking, both houses have separate drives and parking. Utility Room: Washing machine. Iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels are optional extras, Hafod Grove is cleaned between guests, if you stay for 2 weeks then you still have a mid-stay clean and change of linen. If you require extra cleaning or laundry please enquire. Other: The halls are exceptionally wide and the landing is often used as a play stage by children


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Great place for a big group getaway

  • 5 of 5

14 of us had a wonderful long weekend away to celebrate my 30th. Left to our own devices throughout other than needing help to turn the aga on. Plenty of space for many more than the 14 we had to entertain and relax. Kitchen is amazing - incredibly well equipped and with an aga and large oven there is plenty of space to cook a feast. Great big american-style fridge with ice on tap is a nice touch. Plenty of outside space, we had a full blown game of football on the back lawn.

Nice beaches, coastal walks and pleasant towns all nearby.

My only complaint would be the lack of any toilet roll and the very limited number of clothes for cleaning up, both of which we needed to buy and only realised this once we had arrived.

Would love to go back, definitely for a week next time though!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jesse, Thank you for this great review and I'm so glad that you had such an excellent celebration at Hafod Grove House as it always takes so much planning for large groups. I'm so pleased that you had such a good time and found loads to do. Apologies about the loo rolls as normally a full toilet roll is supplied in every toilet so goodness knows what happened there! Thank you for letting us know about the cleaning equipment - Ann and her team say thanks for leaving the House nice and tidy regardless! I really look forward to having your group return at a later date. Best Wishes and Thanks, Josy
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A great family holiday location

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 16 had a wonderful time in this 1850s farmhouse, from grandparents to grand children. I can still hear the whoops of joy as our seven grandchildren discovered the swings and the slide in the garden. The youngest (four) thought the stone statue in the garden of the boy holding birds had been specially constructed to represent himself.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kevin, I'm so pleased that you all had a good time at Hafod Grove at Whitsun and thank you for this delightful review. The garden sounds a hit with the children - I just love the idea that one of your grand children believes the statue of the boy to be his effigy - so sweet! Ann and her team say thank you for leaving the House nice and tidy. Hopefully we shall see you all again at Hafod Grove. Best Wishes Josy
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Excellent Holiday Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We were large groups of family friend stayed here in this accommodation with children for 3 nights over a bank holiday weekend.

The both Hafod main building and the attached cortege are in excellent condition with large kitchen areas. Children are always been out in the big gardens and never wanted to come into the house :-), adults payed cricket, foot ball etc too.

Nearby, there is very good sand beach too and only 15 minutes drive. Arrive when there is a still light to find this building as it will be little hard when you arrive in the night but not very difficult.

We went to Zoo with in an hour drive and the animals including Tiger is interesting.

Newport village is very nearby to drive, and the village center is handy to do a bit of workaround.

The owner Josy is very helpful with pre arrival information and all questions answred.

All in all we really enjoyed our long weekend with children and given a chance we wanted to visit again next time.



  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Satya, Thank you for this complimentary and interesting review which makes all the preparation worth while. Your family certainly seem to have made the most of stay at Hafod Grove - managing to fit in time to visit the zoo! I'm so pleased the children enjoyed the grounds - nothing like a game of cricket on the lawn. Ann also says thank you for leaving the property clean and tidy and we would most certainly welcome you all for a return visit to Hafod Grove. Best Wishes, Josy
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Lovely property, great location

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this beautiful property and it's great to see all the improvements that have been made - especially the extended kitchen which now seated our group of 20 very comfortably with room for more. The beds and bedlinen were lovely and comfy and we had everything that we needed for our stay. We went back to a couple of beaches we'd visited in the past but also explored some new ones higher up the coast including the stunning Llangrannog. Ann the housekeeper was super helpful. Would recommend this property highly.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A great place for a family gettogether

  • 5 of 5

It's like a big old country mansion or farmhouse with creaking floor boards, wide stairways and halls, a centre piece kitchen and great surrounding lawns.

It met all we wanted, 5 grandkids loved it, having the run of the place and a big garden with swings and slide. Once they were in bed we cooked and drank in the kitchen which has a nice big table and an aga keeping everything warm especially the dog. The road outside is very very quiet so plenty of space for dog walking. Plenty of wildlife around including red kites.

Never needed to see the manager but could phone her to sort any issues out. We had Tesco deliver as we arrived, could probably do with a new fridge freezer with a good ice dispenser.

Need to take towels and hand soap for the many bathrooms.

Wireless Internet worked in the kitchen but a bit weak in some bedrooms.

The place is hidden away in country lanes, nearby Newport and cardigan have nice pubs to eat in at lunchtime.

We had a great time, really relaxing

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Hafod Grove. Thank you for this excellent review which makes all the background work worthwhile. I am sure that future guests will find your observations useful. I have noted your comments about the fridge/freezer and a replacement is in storage currently - as are several other appliances and fitments for the kitchen. I am revamping the kitchen / dining room as part of on-going improvements to the House. Unfortunately the House will have to close for this work during the month of November up until Christmas. I'm also very glad that the children enjoyed the grounds and outdoor play equipment as it makes carrying a climbing frame 242 miles in a jeep worthwhile! Hopefully we shall see your group again for another celebration or holiday. Many Thanks and Best Wishes, Josy and Ann.
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House was ideal for 5 couples. Lovely place and beautiful setting.

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful area, lots of lovely walks. House was great, just needed a bit of maintenance but clean and plenty of room. Good pubs/restaurants within 4or 5 miles. Owner very friendly and helpful. Fine and bright weather for the most part (early Oct). A wonderful holiday.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this useful review and I am really pleased that you all had such a good holiday at Hafod Grove House, I'm sure that potential guests will find your comments and observations very useful. Ann said thank you for leaving the House clean and tidy too! We hope to see you all again at some point in the future. Best Wishes & Thanks again, Josy
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $33.02
Refundable damage deposit $132.07
Online Booking $46.22

Please note that prices quoted are for Hafod Grove House only (sleeps 16 in 7 bedrooms) if you are a larger group of 16 - 22 then please contact me for prices.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund