Penwaun is a detached cottage in an idyllic setting in the beautiful Nevern valley of North Pembrokeshire and within the National Park. It is set in lawned gardens and orchards and paddocks on the banks of the River Nevern, commanding stunning views across the wooded valley and to Carn Ingli Mountain (the mountain of the angels).
A path leads from the cottage through the woods on the riverbank, full of white anemones and bluebells in the spring. All this is yours to enjoy and explore in peace and tranquillity as there are no close neighbours.
There’s no need to move from the house windows or garden to watch fascinating wild life including buzzards, red kites, herons, robins, bluetits, woodpeckers and sometimes the flash of blue as a kingfisher darts up the river; you may be lucky enough to see otters too. There is one mile of trout, salmon and sewin (sea trout) fishing with two permits available by arrangement.
Nevern has an early Norman Church with a 1,000 year old Celtic cross in its churchyard, an ancient pilgrims’ cross carved into rock, a friendly pub and an ancient castle which is currently being excavated.
The small town of Newport is two miles away. Newport has all essential shops, the Parrog (the estuary with more wonderful bird life and Newport Boat Club), glorious Newport Sands, tennis courts and a links Golf Course. There are many other beaches and coves within easy reach.
Penwaun is about seven miles from Cardigan and nine miles from Fishguard. It has been owned by one family for many generations and has recently undergone extensive refurbishments.
The beauty and charm of North Pembrokeshire is still unspoilt and this cottage is ideal for those wishing to enjoy glorious scenery with fishing, riding, tennis, golf, walking, painting, photography, bird watching, beaches and water sports.
The garden and paddock are all around the cottage. Garden furniture and a BBQ are provided. Steep steps lead down to the river. There is parking for up to 4 cars.
Interaction with guests
I will be available by phone or email during your stay. My wonderful caretakers will be on hand to help you should you have any problems or queries.
Other things to note
Penwaun sleeps up to 7 people in 3 bedrooms: one kingsize bedroom (warning, a large oak beam could be hard on heads!), one double bedroom and one bedroom with 3 single beds. A highchair and a travel cot are available. All rooms are on the ground floor, one step up leads to the bedrooms.
There are 2 bathrooms: one with shower over the bath, WC and washbasin and one shower room with WC and washbasin.
The entrance hall leads to the large kitchen diner with slate flooring, granite work-surfaces, an electric Everhot range with 3 ovens, grill and induction hob, microwave oven, fridge/freezer, slimline dishwasher and doors to an unfenced sunny slate terrace.
The bright and light kitchen/diner opens to the sitting room with a log Jetmaster fire in an ingle nook with another low old oak beam. There is ample seating around the dining table and on comfy sofas and chairs in the sitting room.
There is an LED Smart TV with Freeview channels, plenty of games, books and jigsaws, free Wifi and a radio and a CD/USB player.
A washer/dryer is available in the utility area.
Bed linen is provided.
Please bring your own towels.
Travel cot and highchair available.
Gas central heating.
Electricity and central heating included.
Please leave £5 per box of logs used in the open fire.
Horses are welcome by prior arrangement at £30 each per week
Fishing permits available at £24 per week.
Saturday changeovers only.
Two well behaved pets are welcome, but please don’t allow them up the step to the bedrooms or onto sofas or chairs and clear dog mess from the garden.
I have been to Pembrokeshire every single year of my life & love it here more & more every time we come. We sail our little boat out of Newport Pem, walk the coast paths, walk the inland footpaths & by the river, we garden, play golf, tennis & bridge, cycle, ride horses, take photographs and occasionally have time to read a book. I was lucky enough to have been given the cottage by my mother (it had been passed down through many generations before that). Since owning it we have enjoyed making improvements both inside & out hopefully without detracting from its character.