Combined: The Old Rectory & Retreat Cottage
Old Rectory / Retreat Cottage
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About Deanna Kasta
Deanna Kasta is an Architect who has lovingly her beautiful Old Rectory and Sunny Retreat Cottage to the 4 star level Visit Wales grading that it is now.
Deanna Kasta purchased this Chateau / Country House in 1985
Why Deanna Kasta chose Newport
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 Chateau / Country House 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.
Pool / Spa
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Gorgeous place in beautiful setting
We had an amazing weekend celebrating a birthday in this lovely property. Stunning surroundings and lovely, clean and superbly well appointed accommodation.
Amazing house in a beautiful location! Would highly recommend staying here! Perfect for a large grou
We stayed here for myself and my twin brothers 30th Birthday and had a brilliant time. There were 22 of us and we hired the house and the cottage. The set up was perfect for us with the games room/party room and hot tub in the garden and no surrounding houses so no need to worry about being noisy! Beautiful view of Newport beach from the house and only a short walk into the town for a delicious dinner at the Golden Lion pub. The property was very clean and very comfortable and although a huge house with plenty of space for everyone feels very cosy! Cannot recommend enough staying here!
Couldn't recommend highly enough
We came as a group of 25 friends between 22 - 40 years of age, for 4 days over the New Year. We rented both the house and the cottage and it couldn't have been more perfect.
The house itself is just gorgeous, with log burners, comfortable beds, really good showers and a decent kitchen that we made the best use of. There is so much character you can't help but fall completely in love with the place!
The surroundings are beyond all expectations (we were exceptionally lucky with the weather for this time of year), with the beach being approximately a 20 minute walk/10 minute run which you can see from the garden, and behind the house you climb a stile and out into the roaming countryside and up a mountain. The coastal path is incredible - couldn't recommend that highly enough, and Newport itself (literally 500 yards down the road) is absolutely gorgeous, with good pubs, a Spar, a beautiful church and old castle as well.
Being an active bunch we really made the most of our stay; surfing, paddle boarding, cycling, walking, running, circuit sessions in the garden, and the living room in the cottage was big enough to cosily accommodate us all for our movie night.
The owner was incredibly helpful and kindly allowed us to place 2 hot tubs in the garden for our stay, which were set up and fully bath-able in on our arrival.
I honestly couldn't recommend this place more. I have never been to Pembrokeshire before, but if I ever go back again, it will be for a much longer stay and in this beautiful house!
great, comfortable house, well equipped, friendly owner
We had a great time at the old rectory. The house is spacious and warm, and the children loved the garden area. Some minor problems when everyone showered at the same time in the evenings, but mornings were fine. Owner very helpful.
Be nice to have a chimnea for outside in the evenings, also a few more garden chairs to help us migrate around the various sun spots!
A home from home in a heavenly place.
The website was tempting. The reality was infinitely better. We felt completely at home in this rambling, comfortable home. We were welcomed by the owner and immediately helped to feel that the house and the attached cottage were our home for the week we were there. Any small queries and problems were dealt with at once. There were twenty one of us ranging in age from seventy one to one! The rooms housed us beautifully. Places to play and make a noise and places to be peaceful. A wonderful warm enormous utility room with masses of space to hang the inevitable damp clothes. Plenty of bathrooms, loos and showers with HOT water. Extremely comfortable beds. A games room with a pool table. Reliable wifi for the teenagers and stair gates for safety of toddlers. Hills and woods behind and the sea in front.
The nearby town Newport, Pembs, a joy with hidden places to find. Don't miss the Parrog, the cliffs, the estuary, the beach, the dolls' house museum, the antique shop, the deli, the wonderful walks to the dolman, the climb up the smal,l child friendly mountain, through woods, past streams. Plenty to do for little children. Further afield in Cardigan teenagers loved their white water rafting. We will certainly return one day and would recommend it unresevedly.
Great house , well set up for catering for large groups , kitchen even had cake tins!
Beautiful coast line , short walk to Newport which is a very nice town with a great cafe and pub and awesome whole food shop , butcher and fishmonger . You can tell I'm a foodie ! I loved that the house had been renovated tastefully , my idea of perfect actually , brand new bathrooms with fab showers and bath but original stone and wooden floors downstairs and even an aga.
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.