Felin Hescwm

Newport, Pembrokeshire
+44 (0)1348 811289

A gloriously peaceful old mill with a converted cart shed. Find original art, sculptures, books and soul on the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path


2 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Pets welcome

The Experience

You’ll feel free as a bird bowling down narrow lanes to photographer Jo and sculptor John’s magical spot. Wild swimmers can jump in the millpond or nip down a sea pebble path to an (almost) private beach. You’re on the coastal path so walkers will be happy, near arty Newport for galleries and cafés, you can hire kayaks in Cardigan Bay or take a ferry to Skomer Island. Return to your converted 18th-century cart shed (perfect for 2 – 3 grown ups but 4 can fit in) with postbox red doors and a stone seat in the garden by the waterfall and pond – great fun to picnic out here, or on your own balcony with sea views. Inside is upside down (living space on first floor, bedrooms with Welsh slate floors and underfloor heating and teeny but perfectly-formed wet rooms each downstairs). The hall is lined with books – pop a pound in the charity box – the open, airy living space has wooden floors, original art and sculpture, a ducky kitchen that could win a prize for ‘craftmanship in a small space’, Afghan and Tibetan rugs, antiques, squishy sofa and a big wood-burner. This won’t suit people who want bustle, it’s a place for curious souls, dreamers, artists, peace-seekers.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights (Fri-Mon), 4 nights (Mon-Fri), 7 nights in high season (Fri-Fri/Mon-Mon). Children over 8 welcome. Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pubs/restaurants 3 miles.


Nightly price
from £81
Weekly price
from £570
Damage deposit
Short breaks £360-£648.
1 House for 4
From £812 beds2 bedrooms


A beautifully sympathetic barn conversion set in the most lovely of gardens all of which a stones throw from a pebble beach. The property more than lived up to our expectations. We walked, we photographed and we sat. A great place to be inspired by nature and relax.

Steven, Wirral

I'd just like to say that my owners found an amazing place. Full of trails that took me up granite steps alongside a waterfall to a pond. Then onwards by a deserted mill, through woodland of moss-covered trees, alongside a stream of water so refreshing my taste buds tingled. My nose constantly on override until I smelt the salt in the air, and discovered my very own beach, heaven. Then back to a warm cosy cottage; my favorite place in front of the wood burning stove. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful place, from Lulu the dog.

Sarita, Southampton

Perfect escape from the tedium of the daily grind. Superbly comfortable and attractive home but we found the garden the most joyous part of the experience. It seems you are buried in a wild valley but it is so subtly designed that you know that if you venture down any of the many little paths, or circumnavigate the waterfalls you will safely arrive without coming to harm, probably on the remote little beach, and meet no one. Even in October lots of flowers were out. Perfect, we’d love to go again.

Jenny & ernest, Elstree

It's hard finding a quiet place to have some special family time in inspiring locations but Jo and John have carved out a small piece of Welsh heaven in this beautifully crafted let. Down a long, steep, slim track off the beaten path, they have created an idyllic opportunity to stop in a lovely grade II listed cottage complete with unique ironmongery, a modern log burning stove (not needed on our visit) and comfortable homely touches. The cove is complete magic with caves to explore with a little swimming and pretty much exclusive nighttime use with beautiful sunsets. Nature-loving heaven.

Jamie, Stratford-upon-avon

This place is breathtakingly beautiful. The gardens are just out of this world with flowers and shrubs, waterfall, pond and babbling brook that runs down to the sea. The cottage itself is beautifully restored and has a little balcony that overlooks fields and countryside. The owners, Jo and John are exceptionally helpful and informative about the mill and the surrounding areas. There is a very scenic walk along the coastal path to the next bay where there is a lovely restaurant/pub. Honestly this place is ideal for people wanting to get away from it all and I would highly recommend a visit

Jennifer, Chalfont st. giles

We have just returned from a idyllic week at Felin Hescwm. This is a very special place. It is not a holiday cottage rented to you but a home that has been lovingly and beautifully restored on a small patch of heaven that is loaned to you. It’s like a warm blanket and an exceptionally good bowl of soup in that it restores your soul and your faith in the slow life. Even the tiny details, like the lighting over the kitchen table (honey mellow) and the deliciously tactile and pleasing crockery, make your soul sing. We just loved it. Jo and John you’ve created a little paradise! Thank you so much.

Jo, Shrewsbury, shropshire

What a wonderful place to stay,absolutely everything you need Jo and John have made a magical experience. Local craftsman have produced to such a high standard .The work and thoughtJo and John have put into this beautiful home is stunning The only complaint we had was gale force winds and rain,but that was a minor irritation as we were warm cosy and relaxed We will return Well done the pair of you on all your hard work

Liz, Whitstable

Beautiful accommodation in magical setting The lane to access the property is very narrow but you do get used to it and it’s worth the effort because this is a very special place, owned and lovingly restored by a very engaging couple. It is right on the coastal path with amazing walks and a tranquil beach at the bottom of the garden. The fire pit area overlooking the beach is a welcome addition where we enjoyed 2 barbecues. This is not a typical rental cottage, it is a home from home which we feel privileged to have experienced for a week and we loved every minute !

Joanne, Farnham

An amazing place. So peaceful. It felt like we had our own private beach which was wonderful. Very comfortable cottage with sea view from the balcony. Great hosts. Would highly recommend.

Joanne, Manchester

Very fine accommodation with very fine hosts in a very special location is rare. So this is very special. It is not often things are worth more than the money you pay or the time you spend. The character of this place has been been intuitively crafted from the place itself and the people of the place. A woodland stream flows through a magical garden to a secret cove. Take off your city shoes and leave them on the shore. Don't tell anyone.

David, Bushmills

Simply perfect in every way. We cant wait to go back......

Anna, Stroud

Myself, my partner (and dog!) had a wonderful stay at a magical place. All set in a stunning location (with walks galore, as well as the chance to wile away the hours down by the beach, or from the balcony at the cottage) and a beautifully restored and brilliantly designed living space. Jo and John are great hosts, very welcoming and mighty lovely! Couldn’t recommend highly enough!

Kristian, Scunthorpe

This is a magical place. A real rural retreat. The beach really is just a stone's throw away and my son was lucky enough to see a seal swimming in the cove one afternoon. The cottage has been refurbished to a very high standard and is very cosy and warm.

Annabel, Tunbridge wells

We have visited many Sawday places, but Felin Hescwm was, without doubt, the most lovely place we've stayed. The whole area - woodland, exquisite gardens, waterfalls and beautiful beach - were wonderful, despite wet and cool weather. Lots of places to visit, and very good local food. Everyone unfailingly friendly and pleasant. First and foremost, though, was the house. The barn has been repaired and restored to an impeccable standard. Fittings and furnishings are a joy to behold - the eclectic mix of antique and ultra-modern is perfect. The craftsmanship so evident. Perfect.

Stephanie, Rural lancashire

A lovely characterful and comfortable cottage set in a gorgeous location. Jo and John are the perfect hosts; welcoming and appropriately attentive. We enjoyed our stay and I thoroughly recommend Felin Hescwm for those who enjoy coastal countryside and want a break from the hustle and bustle of a busy life.

Judy, Saffron walden

The first glimpse of Felin Hescwm as you approach on the winding single track Road that descends into a tiny woodland valley that tells you that this is a special place. Open the welcoming deep red doors and the wonderfully designed and furnished interiors serve to emphasise that specialness. It is clear that much love, thought and knowledge has gone into making Felin Hescwm a very fine place to stay. Outside the guests are invited to enjoy the cleverly landscaped garden designed by Jo and John. A place very difficult to leave and definitely one to revisit. Thank you Jo and John.

Jane, Worcestershire

Felin Hescwm is a beautifully restored mill in an idyllic location. The architecture, gardens and surrounding land have been sensitively rebuilt using local materials and traditional crafts that quietly echo the natural beauty of the landscape. The accommodation was perfect, well equipped with everything we needed, plus fast and reliable wifi. Having the beach 150 yards from our door was incredible. Our hosts were warm, kind and discreet. I agree with the sentiment that this place is for dreamers, artists, peace-seekers. This is a rare and special place that feels effortless, timeless.

Daniel, Bristol

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Jo Reid & John Peck

  • This is a simple yet luxurious cottage, sleep in Egyptian cotton sheets, under down duvets, to the sound of the waterfall. The perfect place for Bird watchers, Dolphin/Seal spotters, wild flower enthusiasts, Artists/Photographers and of course, You.
  • Escape to this idyll, and forsake your car. 150 yds down our wooded path to Aberbach. The cove has everything, cliffs for scrambling, beautiful multi coloured pebbles, sand, rock pools, mussel beds and caves, and sometimes stunning beach art, have a go!
  • This area offers a network of footpaths. 1st the magnificent coast path, which is backed up by small bus services, so you can choose to walk only one way. 2nd take one of the many paths and walk up into the Preseli hills behind us, simply breathtaking.
  • Wonderful to relax in the garden, listening to the waterfall next to the old water mill. Explore the woodlands round the mill pond, and find the stone seats under the pines, looking out to sea, one of the great places for a sundowner and BBQ.
  • Bring your own canoe, and tether it in the garden by the beach. Paddle round Fishguard bay, safe from the main tide rip. Explore inaccessible coves, inlets and caves. Be afloat amongst the sea birds and seals, pure magic in the early or late light.
  • Further afield are boat trips to the islands, ruined castles, standing stones, bluestone quarry (for stone henge?), music/arts festivals, restaurants, cafes, galleries. Bessie's famous pub and the Bluestone brewery for a drink on a Cwm Gwaun walk.