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Cottage sleeping up to 6 in 3 bedrooms, peaceful. 1 mile to Newport Town Centre

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, quiet location, well equipped, friendly on hand owners, pets welcome

Bwthyn Holmws is a cottage converted from a 200 year old barn with all amenities needed for a holiday be it a few days or a month!

The cottage is semi detached (cottage next door with same owner, sleeps 4) and the owner lives on site. Each cottage has its own private patio, but guests are welcome to use the grounds. There is ample parking, and the cottages are situated about 200 yards from the main road, so it is relatively safe for children and pets.

The master bedroom has a king size bed, and the other 2 are each twin bedded. One is on the same level as the living room, one is upstairs and as you can see from the picture is 'in the eaves'. We are always being complimented on the comfort of the beds! The bathroom has a separate shower and a large corner bath, it also has a large cupboard housing the boiler and a washer/drier. The kitchen is full equipped with an electric cooker, large fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, kettle, toaster. There is plenty of crockery and glasses. The living room has a television/DVD and a small stereo/CD. The cottage is fully centrally heated - suitable for all year round accommodation.

The farm is non-working, but we still have land which is farmed, so at times there will be tractors, combine harvesters etc going past, but occasionally, and maybe not at all in the time you are with us. It is generally very peaceful.

This is a 'black sky' area - there are no street lights at Holmws, and you will see the stars at night. There is plenty of wildlife, particularly birds (from garden birds to swifts and swallows to common buzzards and kites).

We are in the Pembrokeshire National Park, the only coastal national park in Britain. From Holmws you can walk to the coast path (about 15 minutes) or up to the common land on the slopes of Carningli. Locally we have many ancient woodlands and waterways - perfect for walkers - and many of our beaches are dog friendly too. we are about a mile from the centre of Newport - a village sized town!

Newport itself has all that you need - butcher, wholefood shop, post office, small Spar, iron mongers, fish shop, gift and paper shops, small clothing shop, hairdressers and a tourist information centre. There a 4 pubs, 3 of which do food, a boat club (member only, but guests can be signed in on request), several restaurants, all in all a lovely bustling atmosphere.

The town is steeped in history - our Town Charter predates that of London - you may be lucky enough to see the Town Crier, or the Mayor and Mayoress decked out in their red robes and chains. A ancient kiln has been found under the memorial hall which is currently being renovated as an 'interest' site, we have a cromlech, Carreg Coetan, the town houses an amazing dolls house museum - come and explore!

North Pembrokeshire is a Welsh speaking area - but oh so friendly! It is a land of Celts, standing stones, folklore, witches and wizards, tall tales and real history. We have mountains - but more like rolling hills, a softer landscape perhaps than North Wales. The county is surrounded on 3 sides by sea - many many beautiful beaches, some with amenities, some accessible only by walking. Cardigan bay is renowned for seals, dolphins and porpoises. Bring a camera (or phone!) and your binoculars if you have them.

The nearest local beach is Aberrhigian - about a 20 minute walk. Traeth Mawr (Big beach) is a 10 minute drive with plenty of (ticketed) parking. The smaller beaches accessible by car of Pwllgwaelod and Cwm-yr-Eglwys in Dinas are also within a 10 minute drive.

Newport has a links golf club, tennis courts (via the tourist info centre). The Parrog in Newport is popular for sailing, kayaking etc.

I could go on and on - but if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me (Laura) on 01239 821030 or 07974 789223

More Details

Laura Benham
Member since: 2017
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Calendar last updated:
7 August, 2018

About Laura Benham

We moved to Newport with our first born child in 1996 from Buckinghamshire. We now have a second son. Andrew owns a chandlery/boat services/tool hire business and Laura works for a financial advisor locally. Both boys work locally in an IT related business.

We love Newport, our tiny town, and believe it has much to offer visitors all the year round. It is wild and quiet in the Winter, but tends to be mild, and if you are into walking, there are coastal walks, mountain walks, woodland walks, valley walks...

In the 'shoulder seasons of Spring and Autumn there is also wildlife to be seen, castles to visit, colour from wild flowers, gorse and heather - the seasons bring so much colour.

In the summer there are beaches, watersports...I could go on and on.

Laura Benham purchased this cottage in 2006


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Newport in Pembrokeshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Large corner bath, separate shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , King size
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 upstairs - 2 Single Bed , Particularly popular with older children/teenagers
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We have a shared shed opposite that can be used to store bikes, canoes/kayaks etc, or used to drip dry wetsuits. Or to store muddy walking boots! There is a tap on patio with short hose for cleaning off sand etc.


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Cottage sleeping up to 6 in 3 bedrooms, peaceful. 1 mile to Newport Town Centre
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Delightful cottage. Ideal for the beach and glorious scenery.

  • 5 of 5

We had our daughters wedding nearby and this was ideal for our family to stay at. Laura was so accommodating and after our long journey it was great to have the welcome pack of tea and milk ! The cottage was very well equipped with all the home comforts, making it a great base for us. Although there is only the one bathroom, with a bit of organization we all managed to get ready for the wedding with ease. The only downfall was .. our visit wasn’t long enough, would love to return for a lengther stay in the future. Thank Laura for all your help and making our stay so delightful. 😀?

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Julie for such lovely comments! I’m glad the wedding was a success and that you enjoyed being here, maybe one day we will see you again! Regards, Laura
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wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the cottage very much. Laura and Andrew were very welcoming. They let us know that they were available if and when we needed anything, and then let us enjoy our stay. We used everything, including the stove/oven and washer/dryer, and it all worked well. We had plenty of room. The Newport/Pembrokeshire area was our favorite part of Wales.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cosy dog friendly cottage. Well located for exploring Newport.

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was comfortable and well equipped. The owner very friendly and helpful. A great base for walking the coastline and surrounding hills.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you again in the future! regards, Laura
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Lovely Family Holiday !

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we walked in to the cottage we felt at home. The house is beautifully decorated and well maintained with well equipped kitchen. The beds are comfortable and everything was in order on the arrival. The garden is well kept and a pleasure to sit in on the sunny day and have morning coffee. The coast and countryside of Pembrokeshire are breathtaking and we spent most of the days walking the footpaths, exploring little charming beaches and small towns/ villages.

We had unforgettable family holiday THANK YOU Laura and Andrew!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. We are glad you enjoyed your holiday and hope to see you all again one day. regards, Laura and Andrew
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Lovely quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in this lovely spot, really close to Newport and the coast path. The cottage is spacious and well laid out with everything you need. The kitchen is great and has all the pots, etc. needed to cook properly (not always the case in holiday rentals!) although lots of good food options nearby (Hooked, chippy in Fishguard, Fforest Tipi Pizza, in Cardigan, and the cafe at Poppit Sands were all exceptional). Outside space too and plenty of drying options for beachwear.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, and we are pleased that you were happy! I also get frustrated with kitchens you cannot cook in, so thank you for confirming that we have got this right! Hopefully see you again! regards, Laura
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Great location, nice and friendly people

  • 5 of 5

Great location, nice and friendly people, nice and beautiful location just by the sea....

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, hope you will come back to explore the area more! Regards, Laura
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Newport Links
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Please let me know if anything is broken and/or damaged either by you or found that way so the items can be mended or replaced as necessary. To date I have never charged anyone extra! I do however like to keep my cottages fully stocked with decent furniture/kitchen ware etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.