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Newport, Pembrokeshire, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "We have stayed 6 or 7 times now cannot recommend it highly enough our dogs love it aswell!"

    Lovely walks. Thanks to Jo for always making us feel so welcome.

    Reviewed by Pam5.0May 2024

  • "We had an amazing time, the cottage far exceeded expectations, a lovely balcony overlooking the garden."

    Have never been left so many complimentary items in a cottage before. Well situated for walking! The owner was lovely, would definitely go back. Many thanks

    Reviewed by Colin5.0May 2024

  • "There is absolutely nothing to fault about this beautiful cottage."

    The owners, Jo and Shaun, have renovated and furnished this property to the highest standards. It’s simply stunning. We had a family Christmas there and it was perfect. The house was decorated with a tree etc and Jo had left us some red wine, white wine and soft drinks. She made mince pies and chocolate brownies for us and provided some milk, butter, eggs as well as a great selection of spices and herbs. They couldn’t do enough for us. There’s also a fantastic book which provides all you need to know about the cottage and the village, all written with is simply the best place we’ve ever stayed in. Thank you Jo and Shaun

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2023

  • "Minafon is probably the best house we have stayed in."

    There was plenty of room for all the family and the facilities were everything we needed. The extras, such as the beer, wine and soft drinks, as well the coffee cake, were very much appreciated and I don't believe we have stayed anywhere before where so much has been provided. The area is lovely, with walks straight from the door, good shops in the village and a selection of pubs. We hope to be back.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely cottage within walking distance to the town and the coastal path walks."

    Cottage very cosy, clean and comfortable. A lot of thought and care provided by the owners to ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible. Delicious chocolate brownies and drinks on arrival. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Bernadette5.0Oct 2023

  • "A great location for beach and Newport's facilities; a very comfortable house with everything we could have wished for during a glorious week away."

    Additional little touches including a freshly baked cake, nibbles and drinks in the wine cooler were much appreciated.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2023

  • "Only one word to describe our stay PERFECT"

    Reviewed by Eleanor5.0Sep 2023

  • "We arrived to find a beautiful house with plenty of space, huge attention to detail, really comfortable living space and well designed."

    We demolished the welcome drizzle cake and found the very generous stocked drinks fridge with soft drinks and beers an extra bonus. Situated on the edge of the estuary with easy access to the path, this is a perfect spot for dogs, especially with the enclosed garden and the views are beautiful. Only a few minutes walk to the centre with its plethora of pubs and restaurants, great little shops, a good butcher and local supermarket this is a great base to explore this very special region. Plenty to do and see, lovely beaches and very friendly people. This house is very much part of that special experience and we all would thoroughly recommend this for a perfect holiday.

    Reviewed by Allison5.0Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely loved Newport and will definitely re-visit in the future."

    The property was spotless and the extras provided were very much appreciated. There is a real attention to detail by the owner, my only observation would be the provision of a parasol would be helpful but this is only a minor thing. The property is fantastically located, far enough away to be quiet but only a short walk to the town. The house backs on to the coastal path which is suitable for wheelchairs and the garden is beautiful and great for dogs.

    Reviewed by Sean4.7Jun 2023

  • "We've stayed in many lovely Sykes Cottages but this one is the best yet - ideal for our multi generational family, beautifully presented in a great location and with so many welcoming extras including an excellent walnut and coffee cake (thank you, Jo)."

    We had such a good time that we've booked again for the same week next June.

    Reviewed by Bill5.0Jun 2023

  • "Exceptional property with lots of added bonuses supplied by owners , we didn’t want to leave."

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Apr 2023

  • "Hi, the cottage is one of the very best we’ve stayed in."

    Jo was very friendly, welcoming and had a beautiful cottage, very well equipped and all the little extras made such a difference, soft drinks, tea, coffee, bottles of wine and a delicious homemade Victoria Sponge cake also in the kitchen was washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, salt, pepper, herbs & spices etc etc. Everything was faultless and we would definitely recommend this cottage, 5 stars from us. It’s ideally placed, quiet, lovely garden, great size property and in a great village. Thanks Jo!

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fabulous house in a great location for local walks and as a base to discover more of Pembrokeshire."

    Jo couldn’t have been more generous, helpful or accommodating which really was the icing on the cake of a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by James5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had the most wonderful stay in Minafon."

    Jo was very attentive and left the most divine brownies for us on arrival. The cottage was exactly what we wanted and had absolutely everything we needed. The beds were comfortable and the downstairs shower was divine! The town of Newport was fabulous too. Would definitely recommend this as a place to stay!!

    Reviewed by Loryn5.0Dec 2022

  • "Fantastic property, attentive host."

    Lots of little details, including home made cake

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Nov 2022

  • "We cannot recommend this property highly enough."

    The house is beautifully finished, clean and comfortable. Jo was extremely welcoming with great communication prior to and throughout our stay. There were lovely little touches everywhere and generous welcome treats including a delicious homemade coffee and walnut cake. My whole family and I felt so at home for the week we stayed. There were 8 adults, 2 babies and a small dog in our party yet it never felt crowded in the house, there was plenty of space. The kitchen was well equipped and had everything we needed. The house is perfectly located in Newport, a stones throw from the estuary and a couple of minutes walk from the beach and the village. Newport and the surrounding area has so much to offer. We definitely hope to return to this fantastic house in the future.

    Reviewed by Francesca5.0Oct 2022

  • "We can’t rate our stay at Minafon highly enough."

    Beautiful house in a gorgeous location and a fabulous welcome from owner Jo. The generosity of the welcome ‘goodies’ as well as the attention to detail which made our stay so comfortable all add up to make this a very special holiday home. Very much hope to return!

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Oct 2022

  • "Minafon is a lovely place to stay and is conveniently positioned on the coast path and near to places to eat and shops."

    The goodies waiting on arrival are absolutely first class and really appreciated - the Victoria Sponge was delicious. The best place we have stayed in, in the UK and we look forward to staying again.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely house in a beautiful area with super owners wanting their guests to just have a great holiday, which we did."

    They were so generous leaving treats as well as all essentials. Perfect location, with the estuary and beaches within walking distance using the coastal path. Loved it.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Aug 2022

  • "Wow! What a beautiful holiday home!"

    The owner , Jo, attention to detail, is stunning!Everything about the cottage was delightful and Jo had included many extras that made our holiday special.We loved the delicious orange syrup cake and washing our hands in the ethically sourced hand soap.The cottage is spacious and the kitchen, garden aspect is really good for sitting outside on a warm summer evening. I highly recommend this cottage. Thank you Jo and we will be back!

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jul 2022

  • "Greeted on arrival by Jo who kindly gave a guided tour of the cottage and provided lots of useful information."

    Superb Victoria sandwich cake left for us (particularly enjoyed by grandson) along with other essential groceries . Cottage is well stocked there isn’t anything further you could want/need. Such a shame about the wet weather but we did manage a couple of days on Newport Beach …. With fleeces!!!

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had the most amazing 2 weeks at Minafon."

    The beautiful cottage is spacious and so well equipped with everything you’ll need. The owner Jo, made us the best chocolate brownies for the first week, then a delicious Victoria sandwich cake was delivered for the second week. There was fresh flowers in the kitchen on arrival. The sleep quality was perfect, the bedding, pillows & duvets all lovely. The cottage is in an ideal location with wonderful walks from the bottom of the garden. High Street ( butchers & Spar) pubs etc is a 10 minute walk from the cottage. We would not hesitate to recommend Minafon.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2022

  • "Thanks so much for sharing your home with us."

    It is so beautifully designed and decorated. We had such a fabulous time and our two small dogs loved being so close to the estuary.

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0Dec 2021

  • "A well equipped and comfortable cottage in an idyllic location."

    The excellent communication with owner prior to arrival was helpful. Furthermore being present on arrival to give guidance was very much appreciated. The comprehensive booklet provide with clear guidance and information was also very helpful. The complimentary items provided were very much appreciated, especially the chocolate fudge cake which was fabulous and enjoyed by all the family. Had a very enjoyable Christmas break with the family, Thank you very much.

    Reviewed by Mike4.7Dec 2021

  • "The hosts were really fantastic and all the lovely touches they added were really appreciated."

    The house was even better than described and if I get the chance I would definitely stay here again! I can’t recommend it enough.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Oct 2021

  • "Minafon was a fantastic cottage in an exceptional location ."

    We loved the direct access to the nature reserve which was literally at the bottom of the garden through the gate, as were wonderful walks along the coastal path. It was a real bonus to be able to walk to fantastic coves or into the village straight from the house. Newport itself was delightful, with good pubs and independent shops. The house was extremely well equipped, spacious and beautifully appointed, and the warm welcome and wealth of goodies left by Jo was greatly appreciated. I would recommend this house to anyone wanting a peaceful holiday in a wonderful setting. We will certainly return.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage set in a beautiful part of Wales."

    The cottage had everything you wanted for a holiday & more. Lovely extras left by the owner including a delicious cake. For my husband the added bonus was the wildlife conservation area for birds which was at the bottom of the garden ! You won’t be disappointed by booking this cottage.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Sep 2021

  • "Jo, met us on our rival which was lovely."

    She had made us a beautiful cake and let us all sorts of goodies as well. Lovely place to spend our holiday, we all had a lovely time. Will recommend and try and book again to come back in the future. One big thank you from us all x

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Sep 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage - beautifully decorated, furnished and presented."

    Great location, right on the coastal path, and also just a couple of minutes walk from the lovely village of Newport. So many little touches from the owner that made all the difference, we felt very warmly welcomed to Minafon!

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Aug 2021

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  • Four bedrooms
  • 1 x King-size with balcony, en-suite with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • 1 x Double
  • 1 x Ground floor double (zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • 1 x Twin
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, heated towel rail, WC
  • Ground floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, WC and washer/dryer
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, wine fridge, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Electric Vehicles: This property does not have a charge point for electric vehicles and charging from within the property is prohibited
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Three stone steps down to the property from the parking area, please take care
  • Bike storage (for up to 4 bikes)
  • Garden with lawn, patio, furniture, swing-seat and fire pit
  • Please keep the gate at the bottom of the garden, which leads to the coast path, closed
  • Up to two-well behaved dogs welcome (additional charge applies) and dog basket provided
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop miles 0.3, pub 0.2 miles

The property

Perched in Newport, Pembrokeshire, and situated alongside the famous Pembrokeshire Coast Path, is the delightful stone-fronted cottage, Minafon.

Set over two-storeys and sleeping up to eight guests, Minafon is the ideal retreat for a family looking to soak up the sea air and escape everyday life.

As you approach the property, you will find two convenient off-road parking spaces situated just outside of the property, before following the stone steps down towards the cottage and entering the hallway to discard any coats and shoes after your journey.

Cosy up in the ample sitting room where you can enjoy a film with the family surrounded by the beautiful exposed beams and exposed stonework, providing a rustic and homely feel to the cottage.

Create culinary delights in the spacious kitchen/diner, which has everything you could need during your stay, before settling down around the dining table to toast to the wonderful adventures to come.

Guests have the option to retire to one of four bedrooms, the first being a ground-floor double with zip/link, ensuring flexible sleeping options for all parties, along with a shower room on this floor with a handy washer/dryer.

Climbing up the oak staircase, guests will discover the additional three bedrooms, a generous king-size with a balcony providing excellent views of the garden as well as an en-suite shower-room for guests to prepare for the day in complete privacy; there is also a second double room with plenty of storage for your belongings and a twin room with a conservation skylight, bathing the room in natural light.

Prepare a tasty picnic to enjoy on the vast lawn area or at the lovely picnic table or enjoy a morning coffee on the swing seat before venturing onto the coast path to explore.

Residing in the idyllic setting of Pembrokeshire, alongside the River Nevern, is the tourist favourite of Newport, with many visitors choosing its coastal setting for its expansive views, seaside walks, and delightful selection of independent shops, pubs and restaurants.

Walk to Parrog and Newport Sands.

For those who love their tennis, bring your rackets and balls with you or if a round of golf is more your thing, bring your your clubs and make sure to visit the golf course which provides players with beautiful sea views.

Newport is a walker’s haven with it being situated on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, where you can expect magnificent panoramic views and may even spot a dolphin or seal on your travels.

For those seeking something a little different on their trip and an easy drive away, is St Davids and its cathedral, the smallest city in Britain.

If you can tear yourself away, the town of Fishguard is only a short drive away and is home to the old harbour of Lower Town, a splendid setting for strolls and lunches.

Those who are looking to get out onto the water will not be disappointed, as there is ample opportunity to kayak on the calm waters of the bay.

Minafon is a beautiful setting for your next adventure to west Wales.

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About the location


Fishguard 7 miles; Cardigan 10 miles.

Newport is a beautiful coastal town in Pembrokeshire, south west Wales lying on the River Nevern with a selection of shops, pubs, tea rooms, plus an excellent golf course overlooking the sea as well as a lovely sheltered harbour. Newport lies on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path which is renowned worldwide for its unique landscape and wonderful opportunities to go dolphin and seal spotting. Wonderful coastal walks along the path or in the nearby Preseli Hills with the ever changing scenery are a walkers dream all year round. Learn about history when you visit the mills, craft centres and castles dotted around the county or spend a day at the wonderful Castell Henllys Iron Age Fort where you can learn hands on all about living during that time. See the majestic Shire Horses at the Shire Horse Farm or spend relaxing days on the huge choice of beautiful sandy beaches. All year round this is a perfect location for all the family.

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