Country kitchen with views of the gardens
Pretty lounge with exposed stone wall and wood burner
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
Private patio leading to the lovely lawned area
Well-maintained gardens with beautiful flowers
Enjoy a picnic or simply relax in the riverside garden
1 / 12  Country kitchen with views of the gardens
2 / 12  Pretty lounge with exposed stone wall and wood burner
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  Private patio leading to the lovely lawned area
11 / 12  Well-maintained gardens with beautiful flowers
12 / 12  Enjoy a picnic or simply relax in the riverside garden

Step In

Pontfaen (1.5mls NW), West Wales
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 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

Jessica Morgan

This property joined our collection in 2018 and is managed by Jessica.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ruth, 9th October 2020

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We loved this cottage. It was perfectly clean and so comfortable and cosy. It's a bit isolated which is great if you're looking for a peaceful hideaway that's also within easy driving distance of glorious Welsh beaches. There are walks right outside the door but they're not gentle - after all, the cottage is snuggled into the side of a wooded valleRead morey. Highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Puthenpurackal, 4th September 2020

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My wife and I, found the place restful, clean and the surroundings were green and beautiful. It is good idea to get all your shopping done in one go ... and make an exhaustive list which we did. That way we were able to go for walks both locally and on the coasts. Internet and mobile coverage is iffy. My network coverage was good (EE), but Clare's Read more(Vodafone) was non existent. Hide

Reviewed by Alison, 21st August 2020

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Lovely property in a beautiful location

Reviewed by Rosa, 14th August 2020

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Lovely well equipped and well cared for property in a beautiful setting and well located for great nearby beaches and towns/ villages with amenities.

Reviewed by Peter, 24th July 2020

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A clean, cosy cottage, well located for access to Fishguard, stunning coastal walks and the National Park. With pleasant gardens, good-sized rooms and a well equipped kitchen, the cottage is in in a quiet location with nearby woodland walks. A perfect getaway for us and our dog.

Reviewed by Karen, 17th July 2020

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Step In is a lovely character cottage in a wonderful countryside. Our dogs particularly enjoyed the walks alongside the river. The riverside garden is wonderful and the ideal location to enjoy toasted marshmallows in the fire pit! A lovely relaxing experience in a very comfortable cottage. Ideal for exploring the beautiful scenery in Pembrokeshire.

Reviewed by Steven, 10th January 2020

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Reviewed by Julia, 27th November 2019

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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

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Reviewed by Elisa, 20th September 2019

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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

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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

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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

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

Reviewed by Iain, 19th July 2019

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Reviewed by Maryrose, 5th July 2019

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Reviewed by Steve, 28th June 2019

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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

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Reviewed by Christine, 3rd May 2019

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

Reviewed by Jenny, 12th April 2019

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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

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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

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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

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

Reviewed by Sarah, 23rd February 2019

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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

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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

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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!

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