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“Beautiful, peaceful and tasteful cottage”

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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Newport, Pembrokeshire, Wales

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deedi200
Sandbach, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Needs TLC inside and out”
Reviewed 17 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

This cottage has a great location,but it needs a good spring clean especially inside,we found equipment not very clean and stained, some needed replacing completely, when opening fridge, bottom area on floor had dog hairs and fluff that had not been touched for months ! We actually had to give the whole cottage floors a clean as they were filthy. I would not give this property 4 stars as it is now quite run down and not worth the money we paid.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: cleanliness
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Recommended for:
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People with pets
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Management Response
22 Oct 2014
Thank you so much for your feedback, we are so sorry you were disappointed by some aspects, please be assured we have passed it on to the owner and they have addressed the points you raised. We do ask if you experience a problem during your holiday to contact us or the person listed on your directions so that any issues can be addressed as swiftly as possible with the minimum of disruption to yourselves, we are locally based and will always endeavour to make a guest as comfortable as possible so that they can enjoy your holiday. Once again we are very sorry and appreciate the feedback.
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Travevlle...
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Good location but....”
Reviewed 29 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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We booked at the beginning of the year on the basis it was 5 star accommodation. We were after all paying 5 star prices for July.
A few months down the line, country cottages told us the place had been downgraded but there was no adjustment on their pricing policy - charming!
They assured us the required maintenance and painting etc would be completed by the time of our stay.
It wasn't
Nice location by the estuary but now looking quite tired as the pictures confirm.
I think this deserves a three star rating.
You will have a lovely holiday here but that is driven by location and local eateries and walks.
Suggest wooden tables are replaced, sun loungers supplied weeding and painting completed attention to high and low level cleaning and one workable shower between 6 is not very practical.
Thank you.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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CotswoldF...
Gloucestershire
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Beautiful, peaceful and tasteful cottage”
Reviewed 5 April 2014 for a stay in October 2013

Stayed here for the first time in October 2013 and already looking forward to visiting again in 2014 (already booked!!!)

3 double bedrooms and family bathroom upstairs with bath no shower. Please note that bedroom 3 is reached by walking through bedroom 2. Shower is downstairs in a wet room

Cottage is heated by underfloor heating in downstairs rooms and by radiators in upstairs bedrooms. Aga in kitchen keeps that area extremely snug, as does woodburner in sitting room (logs available from Newport hardware store). Dog thought he was in heaven sleeping in kitchen with Aga on!

The place is tastefully done with rustic furniture and very comfortable bed in master bedroom (we did not use other 2 rooms which were twin bedded)

Garden is lovely if you have young children and / or dog... Very private and all fenced in so safe to let dog roam

Right next door to estuary with absolutely amazing sounds of Oyster catchers as you drift off to sleep...

Several local pubs to eat in all within 5-10 mins walk of cottage. Royal Oak serves amazing Indian Takeaways as well as really good pub grub (Sunday lunch notably good - best to book so not be disappointed). Golden Lion has a really nice restaurant serving nice but fairly expensive meals - nice for a treat. The Castle serves Wye Valley Butty Bach which although not local is scrummy - food here ok, we had steak and chips which was good.

There is a Chinese takeaway within a 5 minute walk of the cottage... Not tried it. There is also a local Spar shop again around 5 min walk which pretty much has everything!

If you walk up hill towards and then past left hand side of church you will come accross a very small local bakery - only open short times in morning but worth walking up there for breakfast bread!

There is also a cafe opposite the Spar shop that serves full English breakfast

Local butchers sells all manner of things - pies, eggs, pickles, fresh vegetables as well as the obvious meat

Loads of walking without need to get in car. Go north up coast path and end up in Moylegrove ( around 7 miles, some very steep bits on coast path) where you can catch the Poppit Rocket bus back - timetables available from local tourist information which is located 3 minute walk from cottage. Go south down coast path towards Dinas Head where you can have tea and lovely cake at the Sailors Arms in Pwllgwaelod - return walk around 7 miles. If you want a 30 minute local meander you can do so by turning left out of cottage and then left down estuary path to The Parrog where there is another cafe / restaurant that serves food throughout the day but not evening.

There are also several local entrepreneurs now home making lasagnes etc and will deliver - details available locally in cottage or tourist info

Cottage has wifi and Sky TV - nice picture quality Sony flat screen.

I can't recommend this place enough, it is one in a million. Owner also has another property within Newport around 5 mins walk from this one

We will be visiting this place most years moving forward... A real home from home feeling in an idyllic setting

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Mowys
Cardiff
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Lovely dog friendly cottage”
Reviewed 10 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

We have stayed here twice in the last few years. The cottage is in a fantastic location, right on the coastal path. Huge enclosed garden and paddock (completely fenced and dog proof). Beautifully renovated cottage with large kitchen with an AGA which is great. Comfortable sitting room. Good outside space for sitting and eating (a sun shade for the table would be nice!) The cottage is in need of a bit of tlc. It is a 5* after all! We will be going back as we love the area nearly as much as our dog!

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Looking a bit tired
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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