Nantwen

Newport, Pembrokeshire
Self-catering
+44 (0)1239 820768
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A lovingly converted eco barn overlooking a wildflower valley in arty Pembs. For honeymoons and mini moons... a slice of heaven!

Bed

1 bed

Bedroom

1 bedroom

Sleeps

Sleeps 2

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Solar panels, biomass boiler, wood-burner, Welsh wool… You’re as snug as a bug and surrounded by wildlife, yet only five minutes from Newport. Down a pot-holed track on a hillside, overlooking the lush valley, is this big lovely bolthole for two. Jemma (jeweller) and Daniel (cellist) have happily returned to the family home to raise their young family and are full of exciting plans, eg. vintage weddings and civil ceremonies in the barn. (Don’t worry: all self-catered stays are wedding-free!). The setting is idyllic and the garden has a view-filled terrace, picnic table and fire pit, raised beds and a beautiful wild flower meadow. Inside are two levels of heated wood floors (sanded planks up, new oak down) linked by a small curving stair. The open-plan sitting/dining/kitchen space is downstairs, the wet room too, and the bedroom is up: goose down bedding, a claw-foot tub, space for an extra bed. Discover Europe’s smallest city, St David’s, or explore friendly little Newport. You can walk to the pub.

Essentials

  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 5pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. 2 nights on weekdays. 2 nights at weekends. 2 nights in high season. Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Welcome breakfast pack. Additional organic food can be ordered. Restaurants 2.5 miles away.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £120
Weekly price
from £600
Surcharges
Extra bed/sofabed available £80 per person per week.
1 Barn for 2
From £1201 bed1 bedroom

Reviews

A wonderful and welcome break for Christmas, starting with the loaf of home-made bread on arrival to the utter peace and quiet (and amazing selection of dvds) - couldn't have asked for more!

Dawn, Bristol

Had a wonderful stay at Nantwen. Daniel and Jemma make you feel so welcome with lots of little touches and treats. Gorgeous cottage in a beautiful location. Cannot recommend staying here highly enough! The beautifully simple hall next door for runaway weddings is just lovely and absolutely perfect for anyone wanting a beautiful and stress free wedding that is all about the important things with none of the fuss and stress. Thanks so much x

Gill, Lytham St Annes

We had our wedding at Nantwen in 2021 after many delays due to Covid. The hosts were very accommodating and understanding throughout the pandemic which deserves a mention as not all businesses acted with kindness and sympathy, and they made a stressful time much more manageable. The actual location of the cottage and surrounding area was so beautiful and we couldn't have chosen a more perfect location for our intimate wedding. The cottage was well equipped, clean and spacious, and the attached ceremony room was beautiful also. Cherished memories were made on that day at Nantwen!

Kayla, Bristol

Our elopement was absolutely perfect. We wanted a relaxed, no-pressure wedding and it was exactly that. The food we had for after our ceremony was so delicious! The surrounding area is so peaceful too, it could not have been a better few days.

Emily, Stoke-on-Trent

My partner & I had a much needed break at Nantwen for 2 nights. The cottage was absolutely beautiful - well equipped, spacious & a proper home from home. We arrived to find a homemade loaf of bread, bottle of milk & butter waiting for us, as well as a lovely afternoon tea (we paid extra for this) offering a delicious selection of sandwiches, cakes & scones. We also had the opportunity to plant a tree in the Orchard which was a lovely touch. The owners were very helpful - we didn’t get to meet them unfortunately, however they were very friendly & quick to reply to any queries on email.

Felicity, Peterborough

This was such a wonderful places to stay! Daniel, Jemma and their family were so lovely and helpful (Wales went into lockdown while we were there and they were so accommodating). The cottage is beautiful and cosy, it was the perfect Welsh get away location. We would love to visit again and highly recommend.

Harriette, Llanidloes

We chose to get married at Nantwen, and couldn't have hoped for anything better. Cycling over a few days, and arriving at the end of the track, the view was just what we'd imagined. Communication prior to our arrival was clear, detailed and helpful - including help finding accommodation for our friends who brought the dress, and recommendations for everything you need to make a tiny wedding go smoothly. The cottage is lovely, hospitality superb. Thank you for everything, including the children picking us flowers from the garden!

Mike & Yael, Bristol

We can’t thank you enough for making our holiday & wedding so perfect. The cottage is breathtakingly beautiful - spotlessly clean and so homely. The moment we were greeted by Daniel, Elsbeth & Henry picking blackberries we knew we’d found a home from home. It couldn’t have been more perfect; thank you so much for the hand picked flowers; and send Amy our sincerest thanks for helping me into my dress! You have been so helpful and welcoming. It will forever be in our hearts; and we will return!

Sophie & Ryan, Dover

We enjoyed such a relaxing stay even with the rain! This is a special place and we hope to be back soon.

Anthony & Ruth, Monmouth

We stayed at Nantwen for 3 nights with friends to get married, the cottage was beautiful and very welcoming - a home from home! The setting is perfect and Daniel, Jemma and family were more than welcoming. We will be returning in 2019, we didn’t want to go back to Shropshire - the wedding day and stay at Nantwen was perfect! Thank you so much :)

Leanne and Mark, Shropshire

Wow! What a wonderful time we’ve both had at Nantwen. It has been as special as we could have hoped. Daniel and Jemma, thank you so much for all of your help. We could not have enjoyed a more special wedding. Nantwen really has provided a magical backdrop. Nantwen is now etched onto our hearts….and of course, also now our wedding rings.

Chris & Jo, Leamington Spa

We have had a wonderful week at Nantwen. Peace & Dramatic scenery. Coastal and Country walks are superb, loved Porthgain and Pentre Ifan. We know perfect weather helped, but we know the house and region would be just as lovely at any time. We slept soundly in the superbly comfortable bed and awoke to birdsong and sunshine every morning.

Melanie & Tony, Durham

Our second visit to Nantwen and as enchanting as before. The facilities are first class and felt so relaxed. A resident family of swifts greeted us each morning as we sat out with our breakfast and Parsnip the cat gave us a friendly welcome. Daniel and Jemma look after you well and it really is a special place to stay.

Graham, Glasgow

Our experience at Nantwen was absolutely wonderful. We stayed for three nights, holding our 'runaway' wedding ceremony there on the second day. We truly can not imagine a more perfect place for our wedding. The house is comfortable and stylish, while the gardens/grounds are spectacular. It is intimate, relaxing and there are some beautiful towns/beaches very close by. Daniel and Jemma are lovely, friendly people and made the whole trip so easy for us; even though we didn't see them often (except for greeting/goodbye) they are always close by if needed. We can't wait to return! 10/10

Adam, Norwich

We planned our runaway wedding at Nantwen. Nantwen is such a beautiful place. And we were made to feel so welcome. The grounds around Nantwen are beautiful and the photos were perfect. Our one year old little boy loved running around the grounds. Home from home. We will definitely be returning next year for our anniversary.

Katie, Haverfordwest

This has been the break we have both needed; and from the madding crowd of London. It was so good to slow the pace, take in the scenery; make a short walk into a long one and end with great food in Newport. Thank you for looking after us so well, Never intrusive yet always helpful. To borrow from Arnie, “we’ll be back!’

Paul, London

"The Beast from the East” was not enough to put us off our first weekend away without children in 10 years! I am so glad we came, we have had a wonderful cosy break. It is such a wonderful space. Thank you for the delicious bread and jam etc. Very appreciated. We will definitely be back perhaps when the weather is a little kinder! :) Thank you

George, Hereford

A beautiful place for a small wedding. Jemma and Daniel were excellent hosts. The cottage is lovely with everything you could need for a romantic break. Set in the beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside near the beach and restaurants/ pubs of Newport this is a great location.

Claire, Bristol

We had a very nice stay at Nantwen. The cottage is warm, nicely decorated and well equipped. Good local walks and Newport is a charming village with good restaurants and food shops if you feel like staying in.

Patrick, SAFFRON WALDEN

Wonderful setting of lovingly restored cottage with perfect wildflower meadow and garden. Quiet. Secluded. Great log fire, shower and well equipped kitchen. So good we even got engaged!

Giles, Bath, UK

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Daniel & Jemma

  • luxurious space for two in a quiet setting. A home from home built by local craftsmen. Breathtaking wooden features and real attention to detail.
  • In the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Walk from the door in ancient woodland, or the Coast at near by Newport.
  • Guests to Nantwen are given freshly baked bread, milk and butter as well as a delicious welcome hamper. Further food including cakes and afternoon tea can also be ordered.
  • Bake in the well equipped kitchen or prepare a romantic evening meal to enjoy around the rustic table before curling up with a book or watch a DVD from a vast selection in the snug. Neal's Yard products to enjoy in our deep claw foot bath.
  • If you are an amateur musician and are looking for a course for yourself or with friends then visit our website for information about our string instrument or chamber music courses. You can get married here too! Nantwen is licensed for civil ceremonies.
  • Take a boat ride to Skomer, Visit Narberth or St David's, watch the dolphins in Cardigan Bay. Amble through the village of Newport with its Small shops and galleries before stopping for a delicious meal in one of the five restaurants.

Introducing

Daniel & Jemma

Daniel, who grew up here, is a professional cellist who arranges master classes each summer that culminate in a concert in their own music hall. Jemma is a goldsmith and they live here with their young children, Taran the old horse and a huge white cat called Parsnip (who prefers men).