Pretty lounge with exposed stone wall and wood burner
Country kitchen with views of the gardens
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
Well-maintained gardens with beautiful flowers
Private patio leading to the lovely lawned area
Enjoy a picnic or simply relax in the riverside garden
1 / 12  Pretty lounge with exposed stone wall and wood burner
2 / 12  Country kitchen with views of the gardens
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  Well-maintained gardens with beautiful flowers
11 / 12  Private patio leading to the lovely lawned area
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
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, 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 fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

  • 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 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

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


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Emily, 18th November 2018

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!

Reviewed by Deborah, 5th October 2018

Location, location, location! A warm, comfy cottage in an absolutely unspoilt and beautiful area. Quiet, well kitted superb with logs for the burner. Staircase might not be suitable for elderly guests.....

Reviewed by Geoff, 14th September 2018

We had a lovely stay in Step in cottage. Quiet, secluded and with all the comforts you need. Excellent equipment level, home from home. Local pubs very friendly and a must, just for the experience. Would recommend this cottage and location to anyone. First class.

Reviewed by Harvey, 7th September 2018

Excellent cottage x cosy and perfect in every way x Ben and Karen ... owners...are lovely and welcoming x will be booking again soon for absolute sure x highly recommend this cottage x

Reviewed by Charlotte, 24th August 2018

A beautiful cottage in a stunning location. Really comfortable and well equipped our family all loved this Property and enjoyed using it as our bolt hole between Summer holiday adventures!

Reviewed by Amanda, 17th August 2018

One of the best, if not THE best cottage we've ever stayed in, and we've stayed in loads. Beautiful location, gorgeous cottage, everything we could wish for in terms of quality (beds & bedding lovely), a real home from home, nothing scrimped on, and everything thought of, even down to marshmallows for the fire and den building bits for the kids. ThRead moree effort the owners had gone to with info/offers of assistance was outstanding. A gem of a cottage. I can't praise the place highly enough. Hide

Reviewed by James, 10th August 2018

We had a lovely holiday at Step In. It is a beautiful cottage in an idyllic rural location but only 10 min drive into Fishguard. It is cosy in bad weather with a useful utility area out the back for storing wet clothes and boots, and within easy distance of good beaches and other attractions when the weather is better. Lots for the children to do aRead morend they loved paddling in the stream over the lane. The owners could not have been more friendly and helpful. Will definitely be coming back. Hide

Reviewed by Margaret, 6th July 2018

Everything we needed was there,location was lovely.We had a lovely restful holiday and were made very welcome,including the dog who had treats left for him.

Reviewed by Yvonne, 29th June 2018

Lovely cottage, garden, location, and weather. Weve had a lot of cottage holidays and this cottage is only the 2nd one weve had,that the owners have thought about everything. Very well equipped and everything worked, and spotless clean. Laying in bed at night the only sounds were heard was the babbling of the river and owls hooting. Lots of informaRead moretion on the area in the cottage and the owners are very knowledgeable about the best places to go. A visit to Picton Castle and Gardens is a must. Hide

Reviewed by David, 22nd June 2018

We had a lovely holiday the cottage is equipped with everything you could want. Found it easily on car Sat Nav it is down a single track lane of which there are plenty in that part of the world. Very relaxing and quite area with lovely gardens to sit is the Sun and enjoy a BBQ. Recommended.

Reviewed by Joanne, 15th June 2018

Lovely relaxing stay at Step in Cottage has everything you need for a comfortable break. Lovely walks nearby and beaches a short drive away (we particularly liked the beach at Newport as it was dog friendly and sandy) Lovely garden and enjoyed spending time by the river roasting hot dogs and marshmallows on the fire pit.

Reviewed by Marianne, 25th May 2018

We had the most amazing break at Step In, the surroundings are stunning and the facilities at the cottage second to none. We had everything we needed for the weeks break with our boys. We spent time walking from the cottage, BBQ ing, sitting by the log fire in the river garden while the boys played in the river (water level was low) and on days outRead more karting, swimming, to the beach and country park. We managed to fit in a visit to Ffwrn for the pop up Creperie which was amazing. Will be back x Hide

Reviewed by Michael, 12th May 2018

Over 30 years of cottage holidays this was the best. Outstanding!

Reviewed by Anne, 5th May 2018

Lovely cottage and garden. Ben the owner very friendly and helpful! Cottage Exceptionally clean throughout. All firewood included which is a great benefit ! We didnt use the riverside garden and fire pit as we have a young spaniel who is mad for water!

Reviewed by Rinske, 28th April 2018

We loved the cottage and the surroundings. The owners are very friendly and helpfull. Great for the dogs to!

Reviewed by Ann, 20th April 2018

Peaceful, charming and relaxing venue. All home comforts. Welcoming host. Very comfy bed and wonderful log stove. Less able people might find outside steps and car parking area a bit tricky.

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