Guest Comments from Penfeidr Newydd

Here are some of the comments from guests who stayed at Penfeidr Newydd, a stunning self catering cottage in Newport Pembrokeshire at the foot of Carn Ingli, Mount of Angels.

"This was the perfect spot for our honeymoon - to rest and recover from the wonderful madness of our wedding! Loved the wood burner, the AGA kept us warm and was fantastic to cook on. The area was fantastic for great Welsh hospitality. And the view....!  Thank you for making our honeymoon so special."
Darry & Geneveve. Brighton East Sussex  

"Stunning scenery from this very cosy, well equipped cottage. Peace and tranquillity and the best Welsh cheese we've ever tasted. We couldn’t have wished for more! Thanks to the owners for a magical experience and the lovely wild flowers"
William& Jo Elliot. Herne Bay. Kent

"Perfect cosy cottage 10 out of 10!  Views and walks spectacular! So much left to explore! Can't wait to come back. Many thanks for a truly wonderful Christmas break."
Jo Evans & Labradors Coco & Tia. Llandaff. Cardiff.


"Thank you for a wonderful stay! Recharged batteries after busy working Christmas – back to the people with flu! Thank you for making the cottage feel so welcoming. Definitely will be back."
Mike and Angie

"A wonderful week spent in a wonderful cottage! We have really enjoyed our time in Newport and the location of the cottage allows easy enjoyment."


"Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage – what a lovely spot to spend our annual sisters break and we were even able to bring Mum and Auntie Rose too!! We loved the walks over Carn Ingli and our scampers around the beaches. We were so weary afterwards it was lovely to lay in front of the fire! Sorry that I ate your bathroom sponge – Mum told me off and replaced it but it was so delicious I couldn't’t resist (Mums not so clever though, she broke the axe handle and had to replace that too!!) Mum & Auntie Rose really enjoyed their stay too and we have said that if they are really good and you will have us we would love to come back again soon.
As us Cornish say everything about “Penfeidr Newydd” is a PROPER JOB!!
Rose, Dianna, Fern & Willow, Cornwall

"A wonderful setting and peaceful haven for a half term break. Stayed in Trefdraeth over 20 years ago – it certainly has changed since then! Many thanks and we hope to return some day. Diolch Yn Fawr."
Vanessa, Alex, Cai, Cardiff

"Found the Hiroshima Vigil down at the iron bridge particuarly moving"
D Spottiswood, Clapham


"Thank you, a very friendly cottage, warm and peaceful and so much mystery to find on Carn Ingli. Going is not the easiest thing."
Kevin and Jean, Dorset

"A beautiful cosy cottage, we have really enjoyed staying here in such a stunning location. Have walked lots and lots, Manny has never had it so good! He loved the beach and the hills and snored peacefully from early evening onwards (He is a lot more lively at home in the evenings). Thank you, glad we found you! Oh yes, loved the snug, perfect for when two of you want to watch TV and 2 of you want to read quietly with a snoring dog."
Di, Dean, Manny, Holly & Ryan, Derlay, Ashby-de-la-Zouch

"Great cottage, views, walks. Weather British, one day forward to spring, next day backward to winter."
Annie & Tyle, West Yorkshire



"We really loved the restfulness of this cosy mountain cottage. The most stunning views, lovely beaches, fresh air and total peace. Would love to visit again."
Louise Hildreth, London

"An amazing week of weather marked by the most stunning location. Great walks from the door to Pentre Ifan, Newport beach and best of all, around Carn Ingli down into the Gwaun valley and back the other side. Saw an adder on Dinas Head (so do read the guidance in the kitchen!) Meal in Cnapan was an excellent end of holiday treat. We go home much refreshed and unexpectedly tanned."
Simon, Sarah, Joseph, Daniel, Bristol

"After a 13 hour drive to our destination we fell immediately in love with this place. Romantic view, nice ambiance in and around the cottage and a warm welcome from Julie makes it easy for us four to feel home for the next two weeks. We will keep that place in our heart and will be happy to come again. Good bye!"
The Streichards, Germany

"Had a very nice weeks stay here at the cottage. Walked up into the national park directly behind the property, many times. Newport beach was lovely, even met Griff Rhys Jones filming a TV documentary down there, great fun. Hope to return here one day, many thanks!"
Jerry & Wendy, Wiltshire


"What a great week!
A wonderful charming cottage within a bewitchingly surrounding area. Dog and kids loved Newport sands and dunes, we enjoyed Dinas Island, Carn Ingli and an off shore boat trip with Aquaphobia. The weather was fine, we were perfectly happy.
Jochen & Ilka, Surrey

"Great! A superb “switch off”. Cant wait for an action replay – Autumn or Winter! Well appointed super local food I feel like a bendy toy."
Mr K B Queen, Chepstow



"Thank you for letting us share this magical cottage for a third time! The weather has been very changeable but all had a wonderful time none the less. Enjoyed the hill walks and great rock pools on Newport beach. The boys don’t want to leave and have thoroughly enjoyed exploring the garden. Hope to be back again soon, thank you."
Amanda, Glynn, Billy, Will & Eddy, Hampshire

"We’ve had a fantastic week. Idyllic location, very peaceful and relaxing, we loved the garden and the views. Lovely to be able to walk out of your gate onto the hills. Nearly stepped on an adder on the footpath (so be aware). Really enjoyed all the coastal walks and Rolf loved the beaches. The circular walk at Dinas Head was great for views and two lovely little coves at start and finish. Thank you for a perfect holiday."
Lynne & Chris, Hampshire

"This was our second visit (last time 3 years ago) and the cottage remains perfect! We all had a great time in particular the children and the dog absolutely loved the garden (plus of course the wonderful walks and beach) Thank you for another wonderful holiday!"
Debbie, Chris, Will, Harriet, Thorpe (+Nanny & Granddad & Monty the dog), Reading, Berkshire.

"Amazing garden views and location. Wildlife especially good, ravens overhead everyday, a seal swimming in the clear water at Strumble Head, a friendly red admiral who came and sat with us every afternoon at 6:00, but best of all the handsome ram in the field at the bottom of the lane!
Really good meal at The Golden Lion, who managed to squeeze us in at the last minute. Good fish and chips at Dinas Head. Delicious ice creams from the van at Goodwich. As always everyone in Newport lovely and friendly. Thank you for a great holiday."

Jackie, Pete, Nicola, Herbie the dog, Nr Reading, Berkshire.

"Da Iawn! Lovely cottage with amazing views (perfect for drawing) Enjoyed the beaches and the coastal walks. The dog liked the rabbit that hides in the garden! Really good food at the Golden Lion and I recommend the butchers if you want to eat in. Diolch yn fawr, fab holiday.
I liked flying my kite on the beach and taking Tegan for long walks. Tegan made lots of new friends."

Ester, George, Sean, Gergia & Tegan the dog, Gilwern, Monmouthshire

"Loved the front garden with its little iron gate, going straight out on to the mountain. Loved Newport and the surrounding beaches. Great trip to St David's and Cardigan Island Zoo. Great garden centre at Molygrove (nice food) and then on to Ceibwr bay. We’ve had a lovely week and the weather wasn’t as bad as was forecast."
Miss Beynon, Mountain Ash

"We have had a lovely week in this wonderful cosy cottage. We have enjoyed the many walks, the great beach, a trip to St David's and the stunning views from the top of your mountain. We will definitely be back soon."
Stuart, Alison, Emily and Laura Jones, Binfield, Berkshire

"Your preparation and festive touches for our arrival were a fantastic thought. The cottage is warm, cosy and located in an idyllic setting, an ideal festive xmas was had by all."
John, Ursula, Brentwood, Essex


"We loved the total silence and wonderful views. Our second visit, but will come back!"
Paul, Jill, Martha and Fionnuala. Marlborough. Wilshire.

"A fantastic way to spend New Year! A very special hide away where rest and relaxation kicks in as soon as you walk through the door to this amazing cottage"
Paul, Julia. Portishaead. Bristol

"Lle hudol yw'r ty yma! Mae'r golygfeydd o'r ardd a'r copa wedi bod yn brydferth. Diolch o galon."
Gareth a Berry Aberdar.

"A wonderful cottage- so well equipped. Such a magical spot! We loved it and will be back."
Sarah, Paul & Sean. Bristol

"One week last year, two weeks this year! A very good decision! The grandchildren staying down the lane loved this hobbit house. We've had a lovely holiday here".
Penny & David Fromant. Cambridge.

"Our second visit to this wonderful cottage, just as we remembered it, rustic and very cosy! Scenery perfect, tranquil and relaxing. We will be sorry to leave, but will definitely be back. We have had a wonderful time!

"Fantastic cottage! Brilliant location! Walked the Preseli ridge, Carn Ingli, Dinas Head amazing views! Recommend Pant Mawr chesses, Gwaun Valley Brewery and Lou Lou's cafe in Market Street! Very sad to be leaving. It's been perfect in every way"
Alison & Jamie Martin. Devon

"Came to celebrate my birthday. What a fabulous setting! Snug as a bug in this extremely cosy cottage. A week is not long enough! Oh the peace of this place!"
Lawrence Locke, Kent.

"We have had a wonderful restful week. Lovely cottage, superb views, loved the open fires. So warm and cosy"

"Wonderful cottage and garden with fabulous views. A very comfortable stay"
M&G Taylor. Scunthorpe. N.Lincs

"Penfeidr Newydd was the perfect place to celebrate our 30th anniversary on Valentine's night. What a beautifully restored cottage, with character in such a peaceful location. The central heating, wood burner and AGA made us feel so warm and cosy with the rain and wind blowing outside. Both had lovely deep sleeps here. We hope to see you again!"
Alan & Moira Chapman, Hay on Wye.

"Had a lovely week in a truly magical place, views and walks are stunning, hope to come and stay again"
Ursula & Jason Llandeilo. Carms

"Had a fantastic time. Cottage perfect, location idyllic. Thank you for making our stay so welcoming- we'll definitely come back."
Lynne & Russell. Reading. Berks.

"A most enjoyable and comfortable "cottage experience"! It is great to be able to walk straight onto the hillside from the front gate and not hear a single vehicle. We will be back"
Stephanie and Bern  Dortmund.  Germany

"The perfect way to introduce our children to Wales. Cottage is heavenly!"
Stuart, Wendy & Alice, Haslemere, Surrey.

"Very charming and attractive cottage. We really enjoyed our stay, all we could hope for and more. Lovely garden, full of birds, and great walks from your doorstep to the top of Carn Ingli. Magic!"
Peter & Janet Langton.

"A perfect week in the most beautiful surroundings- walked up Carn Ingli, well worth it for the incredible view! Recommend this cottage to anyone the quaintest cottage on top of the world is definitely an understatement!"
Jim & Carol Parkes. Derbyshire. 

"What a fantastic cottage! We absolutely loved it. Pembrokeshire was great, we travelled all over, but it  was always wonderful to return home- a truly magical place. Thank you. Really hope to come back"
Elaine and Peter N.Devon

"Thank-you for a most relaxing stay in your wonderful cottage set in the most perfect surroundings. You gave us a lovely welcome and we loved the little touches such as the fresh wild flowers. We would love to return one day and will certainly recommend this idyllic retreat!" Bob & Chris Ede, Emerson's Green. Bristol
"We've been many times to Newport, but this by far has been the best place to stay. Beautiful location. Hope to be back next year, if not sooner!"

Mark &Marie Worcester.

“Revived and refreshed by the quiet solitude, garden and evening fire lit games of dominos, invigorated by the cold surf of Newport Bay and the vigorous walks along the stunning hills and coastline, eating breakfast in the garden and enjoying the amazing views, we return rejuvenated for another year! Many thanks"
Deborah, Imogen, Graham. Rochester. Kent

"Lovely to be back at Penfeidr Newydd- the cottage remains for us is one of the best places anywhere, so well cared for, warm and peaceful"
Kate, Paul, Bryn, Jose, Crickhowell

"A truly wonderful corner of Wales and this cottage, the perfect place to experience it from. Holidays like this are reason enough to stop flying and start enjoying our own country. We hope to return very soon"
Alex & Esther Brighton

"Hard to beat where we come from, but this has done it! What a wonderful part of our country- we are so lucky! Cottage so cosy and good to wake up to and come home to, well equipped, especially the kitchen. Thanks to all for making our week so good."
Mike Stanley, Penny Pearce, Allendale, Hexham, Northumberland.

"Had a wonderful stay. Felt like home from home. Particularly enjoyed use of Aga!"
Rachel & Harry Thogood, Cheltenham

"After a 435 mile drive, Cottage was all we had hoped for and more! Loved sitting in the garden looking at the spectacular view, watching the Gold crests in the willow and the long tailed tits in the larch. We were lucky enough to have a red kite overhead one morning. The real magic was appreciating the house- the renovation- the mix of old and new, the ambiance. A great holiday!"
John & Rhona Marshall. Auchtermuchty, Fife, Scotland. 

"Superbly renovated cottage in an outstanding location with Carningli  on your doorstep and Newport Bay in front of you. Great week away!"
Harvey &Gaynor Evans. Newton St. Loe. Somerset

"Beautifully restored cottage, very comfortable and well equipped. Excellent location and some very friendly people. We spent Christmas Day up on Carn Ingli- what views!”
K &B Embey. Peckham.

"Came here for our honeymoon - and what a lovely and romantic spot! We were wowed the moment we walked up to the cottage. It's so beautiful! Spent the first couple of days recovering from the wedding then climbed Carn Ingli one sunny morning- amazing views! Thank you.”
Susan  & Gordon. Kensington

"Fantastic location, cannot fault! The cottage is gorgeous, just far enough from civilization, but short walk to shops, wild life amazing - look out for the tiny bank vole who live in the wall by the bird feeders. The jay and woodpecker refused to be photographed though."
Claire & Andy The Wirral

"Cottage beautiful, peaceful and full of charm- feel as if we've been away for months( and don't want to leave). Everything perfect. We'll be back!”

“Ynghudd, rhwng mynydd a mor, Duw, o'i ras, groedd drysor".
Ruth &Tony. Cardiff

"Cottage comfortable & charming. Its location is ideal for local walks and driving day trips. The fully equipped kitchen was much appreciated- many thoughtful inclusions. Comfortable beds & furniture, good lighting to read by.. and always a spectacular view from every window. We will certainly recommend the property to friends."
Scott & Janet Clarke. Toronto. Canada.

"Cottage even better than it appeared on the website. The isolation has been fantastic- pity the weather didn't deteriorate, we wouldn't have minded being snowed in here for a bit longer! A privilege! Thank you.”
David & Sue Wildman. Weldon. Northants

"Fantastic find! will not be our only visit- we will be back! Perfect location, so nice  not to  have to take the car anywhere for the first few days. I'm hooked on the AGA! Thank you all for a wonderful stay!”
Keith & Jane Williams. East Haphree. Mendips.

"Cuckoo first heard on the 19th April, then again on the 20th, 21st to the west of the cottage. Cottage was perfect! warm (in all senses) cosy and we felt we belonged here . We lacked nothing - we found everything we needed. Hope to return"
Christopher & Rachel Forest of Dean Glos.

"What a perfect little retreat - Superb location! We all had a lovely time and are sad to leave. Hope to return some time soon. Just want to soak it all in and take away the memories and beautiful surroundings.”
Adele  & Terry Nottingham

"Our second visit to this house and just as lovely as the first. The views and location are perfect. We hope to come back again soon"
Glyn, Amanda. Vernham Dean Hampshire.

"Lovely cottage in a fantastic spot! We had a great time"
Rawlinsons. N 

"Wonderful spot- fantastic setting and view across the bay, totally unexpected! Very tranquil- made the week feel longer. We will return."
Shindra, David, joshua and Shadow. Bridgend

"Once again, on our ninth stay, Penfeidr Newydd has been a wonderful place to relax. We will be back."
Paul, Kate, Josephine, Brynach. Crickhowell.

"Best cottage ever! Wonderful week."
Jaqueline & Simon York. North Yorkshire
"This has been a haven from everyday life. The walks are memorable, especially by torchlight from the village! The night sky is unsurpassed, so many stars. The cottage was a delight. It was an honour to stay here."

Alan &Tracey. Neath

"Been to lots of cottages in West Wales and this is one of the best!"
Julie & Steve. Wooton Bassett. Swindon

"What a wonderful peaceful place. The cottage is well equipped and we were made to feel very welcome from the moment we arrived. The views from the mountain are stunning and Newport estuary is beautiful"
Mike, Justin & Denise Calstock, Devon

"Charming cottage in a wonderful location- who could ask for more? We will come back"
Keith, Mary & Pheobe Buckingham.

"Absolutely fantastic! We loved everything from the mountain to the beach and everything in between"
Barry & Helen Manchester

"Beautiful spot. So quiet and tranquil- even with the baby! Enjoyed the fires at night and sampled the blackcurrants- very good. Cottage was very well equipped- great!"
Richard & Alice. East Sussex

"The location of the cottage is magical making me think of "Wuthering Heights" in a nice warm way. Walk behind is spectacular but no Heathcliff!"
Kath, Andy & Sara. London

"We couldn't have chosen a more idyllic location! Thank you for a most enjoyable week. We have been comfortable and happy. The wonderful view from the garden was the icing on the cake!"
Julie Smith & family. Winchester

"New year in Penfiedr- what a fantastic way to see the New Year in!"
Frank & Babs Wuppertal. Germany

"A wonderful setting and peaceful Welsh haven for a half term break"
Vanessa & Alex

"We've had a fantastic week! Idyllic location, very peaceful and relaxing. We loved the garden and the views! Lovely to be able to walk out at your gate onto the hills. Thank you for a perfect holiday"
Lynne and Chris Havant. Hampshire

"Amazing garden, views and location. Wildlife especially good; Ravens overhead every day, buzzards, sparrow hawks, jays, a red kite, all kinds of finches, a friendly Red Admiral who came and sat with us every afternoon at 6pm and a handsome ram in the field at the bottom of the lane. Everyone in Newport lovely and friendly. Thank you for a great holiday"
Jackie, Peter and Nicola Reading. Berkshire

"What a delight! This magical place nourishes the soul. We have enjoyed it all. Thank you for being so warm and welcoming."
Penny & David. Cambridge

"We had a wonderfully relaxing week in this delightful cottage and the surrounding countryside. Just what we needed to recharge the batteries."
The Woods, North Yorkshire.

"The cottage was superb! Cosy, comfy, everything we needed. One we would happily return to again and recommend! I was inspired to buy a lovely Welsh blanket after seeing the ones in the bedroom"
Peter & Jenny Heathfield. East Sussex

"Wonderful cottage, lovely and homely, great views! Perfectly placed between the mountains and the sea. We enjoyed ourselves so much, we will definitely be back again. It is rare to find a house that matches its description and in such an idyllic position. Thanks for providing the perfect place to unwind."
Adam & Emily Ringwood. New Forest Hampshire

"Not many areas compete with Dartmoor, but this part of the country does, which is why we come! But more so, it’s the peace and sense of timelessness of this place. As for this lovely, homely, characterful cottage- it was the perfect base for a holiday of walks and relaxation - and was warm and cosy during the midweek storm. Newport is a wonderful village and we hope to be back soon. Thank you for this little gem!"
Guy, Finn, Kirsty. Dartmoor. Devon 

"Stayed here before and this has been the best so far! Wonderfully rustic cottage set against  Carn Ingli-an old hill with ancient views. Walks magical Didn't eat out as Aga cooked Welsh Lamb and Cod from Jill the fish splendidly.( the best ever)! Views uplifting, everyone friendly, Charming place!"
Sarah, Andy & Woody. Dulwich. London

"Been coming to Newport for "thirty years", no need to explore it, done it. This is ‘the best’, loved it, the easy walk to Newport, could sit and enjoy the view all day. Pembrokeshire and now Penfeidr Newydd, we've found my dream. Cooked my meals in, sat at the kitchen table with the door open, the dogs laid on the mat, the view ‘Heaven!’ Thank you. Will be back".
Dave Cosby. Peak District, Derbyshire

"Stunning! Beautiful! Very welcoming and homely. Blueberry Angoras in Moylegrove well worth the trip. Gorgeous cushions and throws, even weaving lessons!"
Gwen, Richard & Murphy. Stratford upon Avon.

"From the moment we walked in it felt like home! The dogs loved the hills and beach walks such a warm, safe, cosy cottage would love to come back here."
The Kenny's

"Absolutely beautiful cottage! We loved it and will certainly return."
Angela and Richard Leicester

"New years in Penfeidr – what a fantastic way to see the new year in. Thank you for yet another wonderful time."
Frank, Wuppectal, Germany

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