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Pretty lounge with exposed stone wall and wood burner
Country kitchen with views of the gardens
Master double bedroom with river and woodland views
Stylish bathroom
Twin bedroom with lovely views
Property in the foreground, surrounded by woodland
View towards the back of the property from the garden
Delightful detached cottage with its own river garden
Private garden for you to enjoy
Well-maintained gardens with beautiful flowers
Private patio leading to the lovely lawned area
Enjoy a picnic or simply relax in the riverside garden
1 / 12  Pretty lounge with exposed stone wall and wood burner
2 / 12  Country kitchen with views of the gardens
3 / 12  Master double bedroom with river and woodland views
4 / 12  Stylish bathroom
5 / 12  Twin bedroom with lovely views
6 / 12  Property in the foreground, surrounded by woodland
7 / 12  View towards the back of the property from the garden
8 / 12  Delightful detached cottage with its own river garden
9 / 12  Private garden for you to enjoy
10 / 12  Well-maintained gardens with beautiful flowers
11 / 12  Private patio leading to the lovely lawned area
12 / 12  Enjoy a picnic or simply relax in the riverside garden

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Pontfaen (1.5mls NW), West Wales
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Lovely riverside cottage offering wonderful wildlife right on your doorstep
  • Visit the popular seaside resorts of Fishguard and Newport close by
  • Beautiful St David’s Cathedral and Bishop’s Palace nineteen miles
  • Attractions such as Oakwood theme park and Blue Lagoon waterpark
  • Pubs and shops close by or just enjoy a glass in your riverside garden
  • Perfect to experience the very best coast, countryside and culture of Pembrokeshire
Property code: 54426

A detached former drover’s inn, dating back to 1751, set in an idyllic wooded valley, alongside a pretty river. Only a few miles from the coast and Pembrokeshire’s golden, sandy beaches.

Pontfaen is a quiet hamlet between the harbour town of Fishguard and the coastal village of Newport. The property is set overlooking the river and woodland, a joyful scene in any season. Fishguard, close by, has an array of gift shops, tea rooms, restaurants and pubs and offers the Last Invasion Tapestry, created in the style of the Bayeux Tapestry. For enthusiastic walkers, the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path stretches 186 miles. Explore east towards Dinas Head and beautiful Newport Sands, where you can watch dolphins and seals. Newport Links Golf Course is situated nearby, with stunning views across the bay. The beautiful Preseli Hills and St David's, the smallest city in the UK, with its magnificent Cathedral are both a short drive.

Entering into a small porch and through a stable door into the cosy lounge with TV and bags of character, with beamed ceilings, exposed stone walls and a fabulous wood burner. A doorway leads to the good sized kitchen/diner, with electric oven and hob and microwave, dishwasher and double aspect windows give garden and woodland views. There is a utility area with fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. This is handy as a boot room and also has an additional WC. The first floor is accessed via cottage stairs from the lounge where there are two bedrooms, a master double and a twin, both have lovely rural and river views. Completing the accommodation is the bathroom with shower over bath and WC.

Outside there are large gardens, laid to lawn with a patio with garden furniture, and woodland beyond. There is an additional riverside garden just over the quiet road, with fire pit, perfect to sit and relax alongside a crackling fire as the river flows by after a day of adventure. There is private off-road car parking for four cars.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob and microwave
  • Utility area with fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and tumble dryer
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wood burner 
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Beaches and shops 3.5 miles and pubs 1.5 miles
  • Arrival 4pm
  • TV in lounge
  • Fire pit

This property is personally managed by Jessica.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Steven 10th January 2020

Reviewed by Julia 27th November 2019

Lovely and comfy. Great walks/area You will need to take ALL your own consumables. Having stayed in many cottages, others have had an abundance supply of washing detergent, loo roll, foil, cling film, sauces/condiments, cooking oil etc which are helpful extras

Reviewed by Kay 1st November 2019

Reviewed by Elisa 20th September 2019

Perfect cottage and location for a dog inspired holiday. Our two Gordon Setters loved both the garden and river garden. Shame about the weather but this didn't stop us. Loads of lovely walks on and off lead for the boys. We would definitely come again.

Reviewed by Lorna 6th September 2019

We had a great week at Step In, the cottage has everything you could ever need on holiday. The kitchen is really well equipped, loads of space both inside and outside the cottage. My dog loved swimming in the private river garden! The wifi is relatively slow and I didn't have mobile signal while at the property, but this didn't detract from our holRead moreiday. Hide

Reviewed by Rick 2nd August 2019

Amazing cottage. Best we have ever stayed in. Very clean and fully equipped with all you could need. Gardens are beautiful. Lovely local walks. Great location for day trips. Recommendations: St Davids - great for a wander round, Porthgain - coastal walk and best fish and chips at the Shed, Newport - best beach, Whitesands - second best beach, OakwoRead moreod Theme Park - Kids (and Adults) loved it!. Getting back to Step In after a day out - perfect! Hide

Reviewed by Mark 26th July 2019

Lovely, clean,comfortable cottage with everything we needed & more. Lovely enclosed garden. Good location to explore Pembrokeshire.

Reviewed by Iain 19th July 2019

Reviewed by Maryrose 5th July 2019

Reviewed by Steve 28th June 2019

Very welcoming for both 2 and 4 footed guests - good attention to detail. Spacious and pleasantly decorated. The garden is pretty and catches the sun in summer (for an al fresco breakfast), and also in the afternoon. Plenty of parking space. Very quiet and relaxing with little traffic yet only about 15 min. drive to Fishguard or Newport which had aRead more good beach and good pubs for dinner. Pretty walks to be had along Cwm Gwaun without having to take the car. Hide

Reviewed by Jill 21st June 2019

Reviewed by Christine 3rd May 2019

Located in a lovely valley. The cottage had everything you could want. We loved the garden.

Reviewed by Jenny 12th April 2019

Beautiful cottage, in a lovely peaceful location, ideal for country walks! Pleased 2 adults, 2 boys and a dog who loves the water.

Reviewed by M 5th April 2019

A fantastic little cottage in a beautiful, quiet, remote location. Very homely. Had everything we needed. Immediate access to the woods and surrounding countryside provides lots of walking opportunities. Friendly locals made us feel very welcome.

Reviewed by Andrew 29th March 2019

The house was very comfortable and in a superb position. The level of equipment, inside and out, is unsurpassed in our extensive experience of self-catering accommodation. All the furniture, particularly the beds, was also very comfortable. Everything has been well thought out by the helpful and friendly owners and put into practice. A model for otRead morehers. Hide

Reviewed by Julien 22nd March 2019

A very nice, clean cottage and ideal for a couple or small family (2 x children)

Reviewed by Sarah 23rd February 2019

Very clean and Attractively donegood sized kitchen nice extras for dog the 2 local walks were great with the dog off the lead. More dog blankets to protect furniture as it was all so clean Road access to Fishguard Newport or the hills was great. The local farmers were welcoming. Sadly Bessies burned down but I hear they will be redoing it so hopefuRead morelly it will be fine when we next visit Hide

Reviewed by Laurence 25th January 2019

Excellent cottage, very well kitted out, comfy beds, great location. Lovely walks on the doorstep and a short drive to the coast. Be prepared for an early vacate time of 10am as the owners will be there at 10am on the dot.

Reviewed by Emily 18th November 2018

We had a fantastic stay in this lovely cottage! Great peaceful location with wonderful walks right on the doorstep, and not too far by car to the beaches/towns around. The cottage itself was fab, really clean and well equipped with everything you could need and more, and the woodburner made it lovely and cosy! Would definitely recommend!

Reviewed by Deborah 5th October 2018

Location, location, location! A warm, comfy cottage in an absolutely unspoilt and beautiful area. Quiet, well kitted out..garden superb with logs for the burner. Staircase might not be suitable for elderly guests.....

Reviewed by Geoff 14th September 2018

We had a lovely stay in Step in cottage. Quiet, secluded and with all the comforts you need. Excellent equipment level, home from home. Local pubs very friendly and a must, just for the experience. Would recommend this cottage and location to anyone. First class.

Reviewed by Harvey 7th September 2018

Excellent cottage x cosy and perfect in every way x Ben and Karen ... owners...are lovely and welcoming x will be booking again soon for absolute sure x highly recommend this cottage x

Reviewed by Charlotte 24th August 2018

A beautiful cottage in a stunning location. Really comfortable and well equipped our family all loved this Property and enjoyed using it as our bolt hole between Summer holiday adventures!

Reviewed by Amanda 17th August 2018

One of the best, if not THE best cottage we've ever stayed in, and we've stayed in loads. Beautiful location, gorgeous cottage, everything we could wish for in terms of quality (beds & bedding lovely), a real home from home, nothing scrimped on, and everything thought of, even down to marshmallows for the fire and den building bits for the kids. ThRead moree effort the owners had gone to with info/offers of assistance was outstanding. A gem of a cottage. I can't praise the place highly enough. Hide

Reviewed by James 10th August 2018

We had a lovely holiday at Step In. It is a beautiful cottage in an idyllic rural location but only 10 min drive into Fishguard. It is cosy in bad weather with a useful utility area out the back for storing wet clothes and boots, and within easy distance of good beaches and other attractions when the weather is better. Lots for the children to do aRead morend they loved paddling in the stream over the lane. The owners could not have been more friendly and helpful. Will definitely be coming back. Hide

Reviewed by Tim 27th July 2018

Reviewed by Helen 20th July 2018

Reviewed by Margaret 6th July 2018

Everything we needed was there,location was lovely.We had a lovely restful holiday and were made very welcome,including the dog who had treats left for him.

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