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Tyddyn Bach

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Newport, Pembrokeshire, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely old cottage, with large garden, conveniently located."

    There’s plenty to do in and the local village and area. Great for the beach or walks on the mountain. Would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by K5.0Dec 2023

  • "The cottage enjoys a wonderful location."

    One can go for wild walks & see unforgettable seascapes while being on the doorstep of a post office, secondhand bookshop, butcher/Green grocer, pubs, restaurants, cafes, art gallery etc all within 10 minutes walk from the front door. The cottage itself has lovely wood burning stoves, a super large country kitchen dining table & a pretty protected patio area looking on to a substantial garden. Altogether a very cosy, comfortable & practical holiday property, which we have visited regularly over many years without disappointment.

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a great holiday at Tyddyn Bach in Newport Pembs."

    The lovely garden is a big plus, especially, if you are lucky enough to have nice weather. The house is well appointed and well equipped. Tyddyn Bach is an old property, interesting and as with all older buildings, maintenance is key, T.Bach is a little tired in regards to fixtures and fittings and comfy furniture. We loved Newport, it is central to many tourist spots and we are returning again for Christmas.

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was a good size and quite well equipped."

    However, we found the cottage to be dark and gloomy. The kitchen, furniture and light fittings were dated and we felt that it had been many years since it had been given an update. The sofas were not supportive and needed replacing or repairing. Although the water pressure and supply of hot water was good the shower head in the main bathroom did not provide a good spray pattern and there some black mould on it which may have also been blocking the jets. The staircase was quite difficult to negotiate and would have benefited from some tread grips plus more lighting. The garden and patio area were very nice. The lack of direct parking was also an issue. We appreciate that rough, bare stonework is an attractive feature in a cottage but in this case, together with small windows, it did make the cottage dark inside.

    Hello David, Thank you for giving us your feedback as it is important to us that all our guests have an enjoyable and comfortable stay. No-one had mentioned the shower or staircase previously but we have investigated and put in a new showerhead and improved lighting on the staircase. There are handrails for guests safety on the staircase. Traditional Welsh cottages, like ours, have all the charm and character as one would anticipate, however we understand this does not suite everybody. The modern extension does have French doors opening onto the garden which does give plenty of light. We do hope you will visit this beautiful part of Pembrokeshire again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David2.8Sep 2023

  • "Tyddyn Bach is a pretty cottage and is conveniently close to the shops, restaurants and other attractions of Newport."

    Unfortunately, it was not clean when we arrived. While the floors and surfaces had been mopped and wiped, there were cobwebs and dead insects everywhere. We didn't go out of our way to find dirt - it was right in our view as we walked around the cottage. One of the cupboards in the kitchen was filled with mouldy potatoes. Our 4 year old found broken glass on the floor (admittedly, she was crawling around pretending to be a cat). Our 2 year old got soot all over her hands just from touching the outside of the wood burning stove. The kitchen cooker hood filters were greasy (and cobwebbed) and stank, and the cooker was greasy. We went in person to the office to complain, and they apologised and sent the cleaner around quickly, but they just mopped the floor again and threw out our newly bought and unopened packets of food along with the mouldy potatoes. We returned to the office to complain, and while they did offer to reimburse us, the cost of the food was negligible compared to the hassle of having to visit every restaurant in town looking for one which had a table during the busiest time while the kids cried that they were hungry. Aside from the cleanliness, the furniture and facilities in the cottage were worn and need updating. One of the sofas had collapsed springs and the other two were sofa beds that were very uncomfortable to sit on. We also found the beds uncomfortable, and while that is admittedly personal preference, it would seem other reviewers agree. We would advise parents of young children that the cottage is not ideal. In fairness, this was our mistake when selecting the cottage. While stair gates, high chair, cot and other facilities were provided, we found the step down from the kitchen to the sitting room a little dangerous for our 2 year old to negotiate, the stairs were very steep and we didn't feel comfortable letting our 4 year old climb them alone - this was made worse by the fact that the only toilet was upstairs. The shower screen in the bathroom was fixed in position, which made bathing the children quite awkward. Two of the beds in the twin rooms were pushed up against the stone walls, which may be a problem if kids accidentally scrape themselves on the stones. In conclusion, Tyddyn Bach didn't meet our expectations of cleanliness or comfort for the price, but we had a lovely stay in Newport in spite of this.

    Hello Andy, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of our cottage. Your comments have been shown to our cleaner in order to avoid a similar experience for future guests. Many guests with young children have visited the cottage and enjoyed it including our own grandchildren ages 5,3 and 2. They love the cottage and we use the child gates for the stairs and fire guards for their safety. We do make improvements every year for the benefit of our own family and guests including interior and exterior decorating, new shrubs in the garden. Also, recently a new shower head was installed in the ensuite shower and in response to your comment, a new folding shower door has been installed in the family bathroom. We will endeavor to constantly improve our rustic cottage which has been a happy retreat for many years. Kind regards, Jenny & Simon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andy1.9Aug 2023

  • "We have stayed three times and that says it all."

    It suits us perfectly.we are grateful for the ‘Prosecco’ as well The settees are a tad low for my total comfort but is a minor detail We are impressed by the quality of china etc and kitchen equipment

    Reviewed by Nat5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely warm, cosy and well-equipped cottage in a wonderful location."

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Oct 2022

  • "A lovely home from home feeling in this Heritage Cottage positioned in a lovely village with good amenities and friendly atmosphere."

    Our stay could only have been enhanced by being allowed to use the wood burning stoves.

    Reviewed by Richard4.1Sep 2022

  • "Lovely old house in great village with quirky garden."

    Fantastic beaches really close by and wonderful walks - the village is a great base to explore from. Couple of wrinkles - the house rules book and the website info conflict so a couple of blips : we had to call to check if we could light a fire the cleaners arrived an hour earlier than we expected - they were lovely about it and waited an hour while we finished cleaning up and packing but it was embarrassing. Don't miss a trip to the the Iron Age Village - superb experience!

    Reviewed by Janette3.8Apr 2022

  • "A lovely, welcoming Cottage, warm and clean, with all amenities a family of 5 required."

    weather wasnt too great so didnt get a chance to use the garden unfortunately but it looked perfect!

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Dec 2021

  • "I'm afraid I have to agree with previous guests."

    .. Cleanliness. I don't know what you are paying the cleaners but it clearly isn't enough. There were old pieces of food items and other detritus under the sofa beds in the snug. Spiders' webs everywhere. Three large Crane flies were firmly established in the shower area of the main bathroom. Comfort. The beds are too hard, both the mattresses and the pillows. The two sofa beds in the snug are not comfortable. The third sofa in there is too low! Facilities. One of the two log burners was out of commission. Had we known this in advance we would not have booked the cottage. This was one of our requirements for the kitchen area. We saw the two burners in the photos when we originally searched for this place. It meant that we only used the snug all the time as it had a log fire that worked. The kitchen/dining area was rarely used because we could never get it warm enough. The cottage itself was lovely, had character and was well-positioned for the local facilities. However, the whole experience was marred by the faults described above. And it's no good simply to respond by saying we should have contacted you, or that it's down to personal preference, or personal taste. Many people are coming back to you with the same issues. That should tell you something. You need to address these issues!

    We were saddened to receive your feedback. Since becoming available to book, Tyddyn Bach has overall received positive feedback from its guests. In fairness to owners, it is important guests inform us immediately of any issues with a property, thus having the chance to put things right. In this instance, the local office would happily have carried out an inspection and, if necessary, asked the cleaner to return. The property description has only ever listed one wood burner, but we are sorry if that was not clear enough. If the double doors to the sitting room are kept open, the wood burner will heat the kitchen/dining area, too. There are instructions in the property for how to increase the heat output of the storage heaters. All beds in the property have been fitted with new mattresses. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Harry2.2Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage but beds and sofa's are uncomfortable and advice upgrade."

    Also no milk provided which, in our experince is always included.

    We are sorry to hear that you didn't find the beds or the sofas comfortable. This is very much down to personal preference. New, quality mattresses were purchased in May for all the beds at Tyddyn Bach. In our opinion, both sofas are comfortable even if one is a little low. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barrie3.4Aug 2021

  • "The cottage is lovely but unclean."

    The sofas were filthy and the floors only cleaned in visible areas. We were disappointed to find food under the edge of the sofa. Duvets were stained which we saw when stripping the beds

    If the guests had contacted us during their stay, we would have been more than happy to send someone to investigate and take any necessary action. The comments left in the visitor’s book are all complimentary, with no mention of any cleanliness issues. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hilary3.4Jul 2021

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  • Three bedrooms
  • 1 x King-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • 2 x Twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area, sitting area and wood burning stove (Wood burning stoves were updated in 2022)
  • Separate sitting room with wood burning stove
  • Night storage heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, New Smart TV, DVD player
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for wood burning stoves inc. in rent
  • Car charging excluded
  • Highchair, travel cot and baby changing mat
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Garden with patio, lawn, brook and furniture, The garden has sloping lawns and a brook, please take care and supervise any children
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles

The property

Resting in the pretty coastal town of Newport, Pembrokshire is Tyddyn Bach is a wonderfully characterful, semi-detached cottage.

Offering a beautiful garden while being close to amenities and Newport beach, this delightful cottage is ideal for families and friends alike to explore the Welsh coast.

As you step inside, the quintessential cottage kitchen/diner boasts a lovely farmhouse-style dining table and pretty wooden fixtures and white beams, as well as a wood burning stove.

Rustle up delicious meals for the family on the electric oven and hob, before sitting down together to discuss the day's events.

From here, the welcoming sitting room entices you to snuggle up in front of the wood burning stove, as you sink into the sofas to watch the smart TV with your loved ones.

When sleep calls, climb the stairs to the bedrooms for some well-deserved rest after a long day of exploring the area.

The first floor is home to a spacious master bedroom with an en-suite shower room, perfect for freshening up ahead of an adventurous day out.

Also on this floor, you will find two twin rooms complete with ample storage to unpack your belongings and characterful beams continued throughout the property.

Choose to soak in the bath and relax your muscles as you indulge in a good book; the bathrooms completes the first floor and the interior of the cottage and is home to a bath, shower over, basin and WC.

Take advantage of the gorgeous outdoor space at this dwelling; the rear garden is the perfect peaceful escape for enjoying your morning coffee as the brook trickles through the lawn.

Enjoy your dinners al fresco in the summer evenings, while the children run off any extra steam on the lawn amongst the fruit trees.

Stock up on the essentials in one of a few local shops within walking distance from the cottage, or if you don't fancy cooking one evening, head out to Tides Kitchen & Wine Bar which offers a tasty fresh seafood menu.

Savour a fresh pizza from The Canteen or perhaps enjoy the outdoor dining facilities at Llys Meddyg Hotel & Restaurant and a drink in the sun.

Any animal lovers of the group will love the attractions nearby such as the Welsh Wildlife Centre, here you can learn about the animals, get creative in the craft centre, and stop for a light bite in the café.

Younger members of the group will enjoy a day at Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo, or why not try a completely unique experience and spend an afternoon walking llamas through open fields at Pembrokeshire Llamas.

If historical attractions fascinate you most, venture out to Castell Henllys Iron Age Village, where you can wander the settlement, meet the tribe, and gain an insight into life 2000 years ago.

There are also a wealth of walking and cycling routes along the coast, and lush sandy beaches where you can build sandcastles before grabbing a fish and chip supper to enjoy back at the cottage.

Tyddyn Bach is the ideal cottage for a fabulous holiday to 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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Note: Landline will accept incoming calls only
Note: Guests wishing to access 'on demand' TV during their stay, will have to set this up using their own details
Note: One of the sofas is quite low and squidgy, the other two are normal height.
Note: TV is not compatible with Apple Smart boxes
Note: Electric Vehicles: This property does not have a charge point for electric vehicles and charging from within the property is prohibited

This property offers the following short breaks:

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