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4 * Magnificent C18th Rectory and Cottage Sleeps 26 with Huge Garden - Sunny Retreat Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Space 160 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights



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.

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...

More Details

Property Manager
Deanna Kasta
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, All languages can be taken by email
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

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.

Available Rentals

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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:


Newport Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 160 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/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 , The Retreat Cottage Ground Floor
    Bedroom 9 - 1 twin/ single , The Retreat Cottage Ground Floor
    Bedroom 10 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The Retreat Cottage 1st Floor
    Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /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.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • 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
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Please Note: We provide bedding and towels as a standard.


3.6/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Sunny Retreat Cottage
average rating of 3.625 based on 8 reviews

Well equipped and beautifully situated

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Charming cottage near the sea

  • 4 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely living and outdoor areas

  • 3 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Had a nice time, thank you

  • 3 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming and reviewing the cottage. It sounds as though you had a great time apart from some damp smell? I am certainly very sorry about this and it had been a time when we had just washed the carpets and done some work on the wall there. We are so very sorry about this and can reassure anybody that there has been no problem since then. Every winter we do a lot of improvements work and some outside work in the summer. We would not keep getting the 4 star rating otherwise. Welcome back for another holiday.
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March visit

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2009
  • Stayed: Mar 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for coming and writing a review. Yes the stairs and deck are gated for children and dogs. The location is ideal for walks from the cottage. The garden has had several improvements since you last came as well. The dishwasher is new and we replace all of the equipment and appliances sometimes to keep up the standards and comply with our 4 star Welsh Tourist Board rating. Welcome back for another holiday.
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Relaxing with a seaview

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2009
  • Stayed: Feb 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming and enjoying the very beautiful time of February which can be great walking weather and it can be very cosy by the wood stove. Yes it is an easy walk to the little town of Newport which has ever increasing facilities of good shops and restaurants. I am very glad that you enjoyed your stay so welcome back another time.
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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.


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