Nantwen

Newport, Pembrokeshire
Self-catering


A lovingly converted eco barn overlooking a wildflower valley in arty Pembs. For honeymoons and mini moons... a slice of heaven!

Bedroom

1 bedroom

Sleeps

Sleeps 2

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

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

Family friendly

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

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
4pm, please get in touch for early check in
Check out
10.30am-11am
Booking restrictions
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 £80
Weekly price
from £430
Surcharges
Extra bed/sofabed available £80 per person per week.
1 Barn for 2
From £801 bedroom

Reviews

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

Nantwen is just beautiful, so peaceful and cosy. Highly recommended to everyone who wants luxury whilst being far from the madding crowd.

Jean, Machynlleth

A fantastic and peaceful place to stay. Beautifully appointed accommodation. Fantastic friendly but not intrusive hosts. Brilliant base for exploring the Pembrokeshire area.

David, Selby

Lovely venue for our wedding. Whole family was very helpful and we really enjoyed our stay. Thank you.

Evelyn, Uttoxeter

We had everything we needed at Nantwen including a really warm welcome from Daniel & Jemma. The location is perfect and the house warm and comfortable. The night sky took our breath away, we've never seen so many stars!

David, Birmingham

Nantwen is a fabulous secret. Secluded and romantic. We had a perfect wedding and loved every minute. It is truly, a very special place.

Dagmarr, Bristol

Wonderful location. Quiet. Stunning building. Bath in the bedroom a real luxury. Kitchen well stocked. Friendly host.

Peter, Penarth

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay. It is a wonderful bolt hole nestled in the idyllic Welsh countryside. A delicious welcome pack was provided and everything was just as you might want. A perfect weekend of walks, red wine and lazing on the sofa - if you need to get away from the grind and fancy shutting off from the world for a while then this is the place (although we did catch up on a box set when it was raining - thank you Netflix).

Dominic, Middleham

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Daniel & Jemma Slade-Davies

  • 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. See our website for more information.
  • 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 Slade-Davies

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).