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4 * Magnificent C18th Rectory and Cottage Sleeps 26 with Huge Garden - Combined: The Old Rectory & Retreat Cottage

Bedrooms 9
Separate WC's1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 9 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Newport - Old Rectory / Retreat Cottage

9 Bedrooms 3 living rooms, Panoramic Views of Ocean & Mountain, 4 * WTB Rating

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...

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Details for holiday chateau / country house Combined: The Old Rectory & Retreat Cottage, 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26, 5 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

Together , both properties sleep 26 people can enjoy 9 bedrooms, 3 large living rooms and a whole acre of garden to yourselves with total privacy. This is a perfect location for self-catering retreats & workshops of all kinds. Children, pets, minorities, LGBT all welcome.

The Rectory sleeps 14 in 6 bedrooms and 4 on two sofa beds in the 2 living rooms with pricing flexible for smaller groups. Enjoy this generous space with 2 living rooms and Georgian dining room which seats up to 24. In the kitchen area there is a 2nd table that seats 5. All Bedrooms greet the morning sun and overlook the bay, mountain garden, and the pristine rolling landscape beyond.

The adjoining Sunny Retreat Cottage sleeps 4 in 3 bedrooms with 4 more in two double living room couches. There is large open plan living space with a kitchen and dining area, wood stove, a huge lounge and south-facing balcony. Ecological design, maple flooring, carved slate, inglenook and rugged stone makes the Cottage very special.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

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:
26 November, 2016
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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 it is now.

Deanna Kasta purchased this chateau / country house 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 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

Combined: The Old Rectory & Retreat Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

A home from home in a heavenly place.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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great, comfortable house, well equipped, friendly owner

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Great house , well set up for catering for large groups , kitchen even had cake tins!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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What a special week, despite the weather!

  • 5 of 5

It was evening by the time we arrived, following the sat nav over hill and dale. It was not hard to find but well off the beaten track. First stop, get the dogs down the beach, they had been in the car for hours! How lovely it was.

It was our 25th wedding anniversary and we wanted to have all our friends and family share that with us. The plan was we would rent both properties so that people could spread out and our pooches would not inconvenience any one. Good choice. Both properties were just lovely and fitted the bill perfectly. My husband doggies and I stayed in the Retreat Cottage and everyone else stayed in the Rectory. A stunning view from both buildings, even though the weather was sooo awful. We took full advantage of the wood burner and the very useful utility room (wet clothes no problematic the lovely toasty Arga). There was plenty of room for everyone 20+ And all rooms were very comfy with lovely views from them. The main bathroom was fun, a bit like a fairy grotto in the evening with candles. Each room was unique and quirky with a cozy style. ,I could ramble on for ages but what is pertinent here I guess is to say both properties were well maintained, good facilities, warm and cozy, clean and the owner very helpful. We particularly loved the Castle pub, very hospitable even with sodden dogs and macs. Food there was excellent, beer good fully recommend going there. The beach and surrounding walks spectacular.

I would certainly recommend these properties to anyone. I Dont have to for our friends and family because they all came and are still talking about going back again!

Let's hope there will be some space for us when we can get that together!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
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Combined birthday celebration

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely brilliant. Despite the wind and the rain we had a brilliant weekend. The accommodation was first class we could not have wanted for anything more. There was plenty of room for everyone, all the equipment you would ever need. The town of Newport had a good selection of pubs and an excellent pizzeria. We thoroughly recommend this property for large groups and family gatherings.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
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Fabulous house, with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of ten who met on a five week trip to Peru in 2005. Our ages range from 37-76 (quite a difference) and yet we've met up every year since our trip to South America. We always look for a different location in the UK as we come from Cornwall, Birmingham, Hampshire, Sussex and Kent. This year we had a marvellous time at "The Old Rectory". Deanna was really helpful before we arrived and even booked an extra night for us after we had only originally booked for 3nts. The description of the property was just so, and the facilities inside were great. The fact that they are building another little en-suite on the 2nd floor can only enhance the property for larger groups...and don't forget the little shower room on the ground floor. The rooms are all lovely, clean and well maintained. It's just a great house, with a great garden for a large group, the views are just amazing. We felt right at home, which is important for us when we meet up....we even had the log burner going on the Monday which was fabulous and very cosy. Having travelled from across the UK we don't tend to use the local pubs/restaurants, however on the Sunday we did go to the "The Royal Oak" in Newport. On arrival we were a bit dubious but we had a good meal - this pub isn't flash, it's just a very local pub with pub food. As for trips out we went to Skomer Island on the Sunday - YEP we saw the puffins ! However if you are thinking of visiting you need to be at the ticket office for 0715am latest...there are only a few boats a day and limited visitor numbers, you can't buy tickets on-line or in advance. You gotta get up for this day out. We found this out after we'd driven the hour over to the ticket office on the Saturday only to be disappointed. So on the Sunday one of our group was up and out by 0545am to drive the hour over to get the tickets for the 1000am sailing. Take everything you need though, food, water, clothing, sunscreen...and enjoy the scene, birds and lot's of walking. As a group we would definitely recommend "The Old Rectory" - The Peru Gang.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house ih Newport, Fishguard, Newport, The Preseli Hills & Bluestone

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Autumn
31 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas Week
20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Years Week
28 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2017
5 Jan 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Feb Half Term
17 Feb 2017 - 26 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Winter
27 Feb 2017 - 12 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Early Spring
13 Mar 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Easter (either week)
7 Apr 2017 - 24 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 1
25 Apr 2017 - 2 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Spring 2
3 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Whitsun Half Term
26 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Season
5 Jun 2017 - 18 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Later Summer
19 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
School Summer Holidays
7 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
4 Sep 2017 - 17 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
18 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Oct Half Term
20 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Autumn
30 Oct 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
20 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Years
28 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

These rates are from 15 to 20 people for both the Rectory and Cottage. Rates are inclusive. There are no additional taxes, fees. Security deposits are needed when there is a party, weddings, younger groups. Important note: nightly pricing is not listed, because it will vary according to length of stay and weekend nights verses weekdays and season. Dogs are free and we like to know breeds. WIFI,

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Accommodation and facilities for Combined: The Old Rectory & Retreat Cottagein Newport in Pembrokeshire

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 24 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Main Bathroom (1st Floor) - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Sink, S. facing window, Airing cupboard
    Shower Room (1st Floor) - Shower Enclosure , Sink
    W/C (1st Floor) - Toilet , Sink
    Wet Room (Ground Floor) - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Sink, Fan Heating
    Ensuite 1st floor Double/Single Beds - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Sink
    Ensuite 2nd floor King Bed - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , sink
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , The Old Rectory: 1st Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , The Old Rectory: 1st Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed , First Floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , The Old Rectory, 2nd Floor with ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , The Old Rectory: 2nd Floor, Toilet/Sink in Hall
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , The Old Rectory: 2nd Floor, Toilet/Sink in Hall
    Bedroom 7 (Master) - 1 Double Bed , The Retreat Cottage: Ground Floor
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Single Bed , The Retreat Cottage: Ground Floor
    Bedroom 9 - 1 Single Bed , The Retreat Cottage: 1st Floor
  • IMPORTANT: Besides the combined 9 bedrooms the Rectory has one full double couch/bed in each of its 2 living rooms, and the Cottage has 2 full double couch/beds in its large open style living room. This adds accommodation for up to six people.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Decking
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • 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
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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