Sleeps 84 bedrooms3 bathrooms/shower roomsLog burning stoveRiver view & fishingDog friendlyWifi BT internet hubHot Tub
Dyffryn Tawel is a spacious, enchanting white stone cottage in its own magical garden. Set on the edge of our 30 acres of woodland and farmland, it is surrounded by a colourful mix of mature deciduous and evergreen trees and beautiful shrubs. Tastefully renovated, superbly decorated and beautifully furnished, it offers more than a hint of paradise. Right on the bank of the River Nevern, the cottage enjoys over ½ mile of productive fishing rights as well as fabulous walks along the river.
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This idyllic cottage has to be seen to be believed! Its peaceful setting, between a meandering wooded footpath and the unspoilt riverbank, is perfect for dog owners, walkers and families. Being close to Glandwr & Glantawel it is also ideal for larger groups looking to take all three properties together for a special gathering.

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The sitting room has a full-length picture window on the gable end under an A-frame beamed ceiling, which with its subtle lighting brings the beautiful outdoors right into the room. Filled with large comfortable sofas in natural colours, this room exudes style and luxury. The focal point is a recessed log burner, while local original paintings and numbered prints on the walls add to the calm, peaceful atmosphere. Leading off through bespoke French doors is the dining room, with its large accommodating pine table seating 8. Another set of glass doors extends across the whole of its exterior wall and, when thrown open, lets in even more light and fresh air from the garden. Every meal of the day is accompanied by birdsong and the sounds of the river. Beyond the dining room is an elevated patio, and 3 steps below that is an extensive lawn dotted with mature shrubs and rare trees. Here children can tire themselves out in the evening while you fire up the large gas barbecue, enjoy a game of croquet, or simply sit and absorb the scents and sounds of this magical place.

The very spacious kitchen has low energy lighting, a quarry tile floor, high quality units, a Belfast sink, an American-style fridge freezer with ice-maker, and a cooking range to inspire any budding chef. This cosy room also has a seating area with armchairs and a table, so there is no need for the chef to be alone. Off the kitchen is a utility room complete with washing and drying facilities, and on the other side the front door leads to the path and parking area.

The ground floor bedrooms are decorated in natural tones and complemented by an array of paintings and prints on the walls. The master bedroom has a king-size bed with a luxuriously comfortable mattress, white linen and pure cotton throws, and an en-suite bathroom with bath and walk-in shower, a separate wc and lovely views of the garden. The twin and bunk bedrooms are just as cosy, fresh and bright, with the same wonderful views. There is also a family bathroom with bath and walk-in shower.

On the first floor you will find another double bedroom under the eaves, with a welcoming king-size bed and all the luxuries of the master bedroom, including an en-suite bathroom with bath and walk-in shower allowing you the choice of a quick shower before the day gets going or a long, leisurely soak in the evening.

Within the cottage grounds, a stroll along the river’s edge will refresh and delight. Here there are ducks, herons and busy dippers fishing for their next meal, brightly coloured kingfishers darting over the water, and small brown trout drawing the attention of resident otters. Or a saunter through our woodland may reveal birds you have never come across at home: you’ll almost certainly catch sight of woodpeckers and nuthatches and very occasionally a rare red squirrel dancing through the trees. You may even see a fox, or perhaps a badger or two, on the cottage boundary. The bird table with its frequent visitors never fails to delight, and you can pick herbs for your your own table from the herb trough outside your front door. This is, irrefutably, a rambler’s heaven, a fisherman’s dream, a place for family bonding time, and another dimension to a child’s education. A silent retreat and somewhere to reconnect with yourself – you Experience Môr than you bargain for in this tranquil paradise.

Unsurprisingly, Dyffryn Tawel has proved immensely popular with our guests. If you would love a taste of paradise in this idyllic cottage with its magical garden, make sure you book early!

The coastal town of Newport is a little over 2 miles away, with its excellent shops, pubs and restaurants. The superb long golden beach at Newport Sands (dog-friendly all year round) is a similar distance. In the other direction lies the picturesque village of Nevern (just over 20 minutes’ walk) with its Norman Church, famous Weeping Yew, Celtic Cross and its popular village pub The Trewern Arms, which is also dog-friendly. Fishing for salmon and sea trout should be reserved in advance of arrival.

Special care is needed with children at our Cwm Tawel properties as the River Nevern flows alongside the gardens, approximately 35 yards from the cottages.

With a Welcome Pack more generous than most, we provide Welsh Organic milk, locally baked Bara Brith, a large bowl of fruit a mixture of Fairtrade and Organic – all as locally grown as possible, plus a smattering of more exotic fruit. You’ll also find a bottle of red wine and two large wineglasses on your table, and a bottle of white wine in your fridge. Click here to find out more...

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Phone enquirers: 01348 811356 or 07930 037961

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  • Tunnicliffes and friends
    Another great stay, our 11th. Weather has been perfect, great walks and Fish & Chips at the Shed (Porthgain). A wonderful place to see in the New Year with log fire and hot tub Hope to be back soon
    Tunnicliffes and friends
    27th December 18 - 12th January 2019
  • The Aulton family - Staffordshire
    Really enjoyed our stay here, beautiful house with good facilities and excellent location.  Would recommend Newport and Aberfforest beaches, as well as Newgale.  The Golden Lion in Newport is excellent for food, and is dog friendly.
    The Aulton family - Staffordshire
    19th-26th October 2018
  • The Devon Crew
    A very enjoyable 2 weeks in a comfortable well-equipped cottage with a beautiful garden and situated in a superb location
    The Devon Crew
    14th-28th September 2018
  • The Jones family - Sussex
    Beautiful cottage in a great location - idyllic even.  Thank you very much for providing such a venue.  The cottage amenities were great too - very comfortable beds, great kitchen & lounge
    The Jones family - Sussex
    17th August 2018
  • Grant & Hannah - Nottingham
    4th time in the valley, gets more enjoyable and beautiful each time - sorry we missed the fizz Jonathan. See you next time! Thanks for everything
    Grant & Hannah - Nottingham
    11th May 2018
  • Lucy from Oxfordshire and party for Russell's birthday
    We've all had such a lovely time, so remote and tranquil its the perfect place to relax. Jonathan was very welcoming and generous, a truly delightful host. Will definitely be back
    Lucy from Oxfordshire and party for Russell's birthday
    4th - 7th May 2018
  • The Stone family from Bristol
    Our first Christmas away. What a beautiful cottage with stunning surroundings, couldn't have wished for anymore. Well equipped with a personal touch. Comfy beds, log burner, lovely hot showers he kist is never ending.  Thank you for this wonderful experience.
    The Stone family from Bristol
    Christmas 2017
  • Eileen & Paul Seymore
    A truly amazing week +drama off missing dog (Inca belongs to Jonty). So lovely & welcoming. Intend to return for our 40th in July 2018! Birdlife amazing
    Eileen & Paul Seymore
    24th November 2017
  • The Lawters & Smiths, Bedfordshire
    Lovely week - very relaxing, wonderful location. Loved the local walks, the river and nearby beaches.
    The Lawters & Smiths, Bedfordshire
    25th August - 1st September 2017
  • The Rayment family
    We love St David's trips out to islands & surf beach @ Whitesands. Butchers in Newport lovely "wild" meat. Boys put their wetsuits on and explored the river.V interesting wildlife and bat life; lovely  for some photography .. The house is also v well equipped & comfortable. Thank you.
    The Rayment family
    Cranbrook, Kent - 14th-21st July 2017
  • 4th timers - the Garmon-Jones family from Bucks
    Yet another lovely week with a little sun and no rain! Great walks, relaxation + fabulous pizza & beer at Pizza Tipi in Cardigan. A great find!
    4th timers - the Garmon-Jones family from Bucks
    26th May - 2nd June 2017
  • Peter, Bev and Edward the spaniel  - Romsey
    Wonderful house in a magical setting. Thank you Jonathan & team for another lovely stay
    Peter, Bev and Edward the spaniel - Romsey
    19th-26th May 2016
  • Hornsby family.      North Norfolk
    What can we say that hasn't been said already. We loved it!!
    Hornsby family. North Norfolk
    21st - 28th April 2017
  • Mrs Carr, Devon
    The house setting did not disappoint. We all had a lovely holiday, Wonderful area for walks and such a beautiful location. Very well equipped house and such wonderful staff.
    Mrs Carr, Devon
    DT 21/10/2016 - 28/10/2016
  • The Tindals, Kent
    We loved the peace and quiet. the sound of the birds, bats and river was so enjoyable and relaxing. The only disturbances was the clay pigeon shooting but the boys enjoyed it very much.
    The Tindals, Kent
    19th August - 26th August 2016
  • The Forkings, Powys
    Very peaceful location with an amazing garden and river running by. Feeling very home from home as soon as we arrived.
    The Forkings, Powys
    5th August - 19th August 2016
  • The Middleton's, Skipton
    Wonderful stay, great location and loads to do for the children in the area.
    The Middleton's, Skipton
    29th July - 12th August 2016
  • Pace Family, Kent
    Idyllic setting and our first visit to Pembrokeshire. We shall inevitably return!
    Pace Family, Kent
    15th July - 22nd July 2016
  • Roger, Claire & Julia
    We just loved it! Home from home! Thank you.
    Roger, Claire & Julia
    1st July - 8th July 2016
  • Emma & Dan, Addlestone
    We've stayed in houses in Wales for many years and this one goes straight to the top. Great location full of great walks and beaches.
    Emma & Dan, Addlestone
    27th May - 3rd June 2016
  • Lyndon, South Harrow
    Peace, prayer and drinks eating in a little bit of Eden.
    Lyndon, South Harrow
    23rd May - 27th May
  • Grant & Hannah, Nottingham
    Perfect location. The river and birds were fantastic!
    Grant & Hannah, Nottingham
    13th May - 20th May 2016
  • Rouse, Jefferson & Fawkes Families, Leicestershire
    Another memorable holiday in this magical place. Thank you for everything - so very special.
    Rouse, Jefferson & Fawkes Families, Leicestershire
    29th April - 13th May 2016
  • 20th February 2016
    The kitchen is a delight to cook in, even if - while on holiday- the desire to bake takes you, you will be able to find all the equipment you need.  
    20th February 2016
    Emme, Keith, Jamie and others - Yorks & Leics
  • The Coulter's
    The birdlife and river are unforgettable. Heavenly.
    The Coulter's
    March 2016
  • The Woodwards
    House & location stunning. Lots of good dog walks. Welcome pack in house really good & most helpful.
    The Woodwards
    8th April - 15th April 2016
  • Sue & Mark, Sheffield
    Fantastic week in. Dyffryn Tawel well equipped cottage and lovely gardens. Planning to return next year to this cottage - really loved it.
    Sue & Mark, Sheffield
    22nd - 29th April 2016
  • Hall & Browett Families
    Lovely family holiday. Both babies enjoyed their 1st holiday together. Accommodation & surroundings lovely &  house well equipped.
    Hall & Browett Families
    15th - 22nd April 2016
  • The Woodwards
    Jonathan is absolutely lovely & can't do enough for you. We will be back - first time I have ever said that. Beautiful place.
    The Woodwards
    8th April - 15th April 2016
  • Simon and Carol - Cardiff & Weston-super-Mare
    Beautiful house with beautiful grounds! Log burner a hit too! Decorated beautifully and sympathetically.
    Simon and Carol - Cardiff & Weston-super-Mare
    1st - 8th April 2016
  • The Fawcett Family
    A lovely week with weather from sleet to warm sunshine. Great fun walking / running on Newport Sands. Thanks Jonathan.
    The Fawcett Family
    Easter 2016
  • The Coulter's
    Never been in such a well-equipped and homely rental home. Jonathan, you made us feel like house guests, not rental clients.
    The Coulter's
    March 2016
  • 20th February 2016
    Another gem in the 'Experience-Môr' portfolio. This is the third property we have stayed in and it did not disappoint us.  
    20th February 2016
    Emme, Keith, Jamie and others - Yorks & Leics
  • Tregunno children
    Our dog had his first swim in the river and loved it! Lovely seeing the bats and the wildlife. Thank you :)
    Tregunno children
    August ~ 2015
  • Tony, Yvette, George, William, Olivia, Valerie & David
    Very pleasant location. Accommodation excellent. Nice walks along the river bank.
    Tony, Yvette, George, William, Olivia, Valerie & David
    August ~ 2015
  • Tara and Family
    Heavenly couple of weeks, desolate to be leaving paradise.
    Tara and Family
    20 June ~ 3 July
  • Kris and Jen.
    “Relaxing.” Jonathan, thank you very much for our stay and we will be returning with my family as soon as we can!
    Kris and Jen.
    April ~ 2015
  • David R
    “A tranquil springtime hideaway.” The cottage was everything we hoped for - warm, cosy and comfortable with many luxurious touches.
    David R
    April ~ 2015
  • John L
    “A true gem of a cottage” The previous reviewers have mentioned it all, whether it is the highest quality of the content and fittings, the wonderful setting, the gardens and river, the peace and quiet (with the exception of the local owl population), the welcome we received on arrival or the helpfulness of the owner and his staff.
    John L
    April 2015 ~ Dyffryn Tawel
  • Kris D

    "Relaxing" I stayed at Dyffryn Tawel for 3 nights and 4 days. I have been to many lodges/cottages across northern England/wales and this is by far and away, the best one!

    Kris D
    April 2015 ~ Dyffryn Tawel

Distance to Beach: Newport Sands 2.6 miles
Distance to shop/ supermarket : Spar Newport 2.5 miles
Distance to pub/bar: 1.5 miles Trewern Arms, Nevern.
(Numerous in Newport 2.5 miles)
Distance to Restaurant: 1.5 miles Trewern Arms, Nevern.
(Numerous in Newport 2.5 miles)
Nearest Town/City: Newport 2.5, Fishguard 9.5 miles, Cardigan 9.8 miles
Distance to Pembrokeshire Coastal Path: 2.3 miles
Newport Sands.

A mile and a half long beach situated at the mouth of the River Nevern. A good place to bring your dog as it's dog friendly all year. Walkers can join the coastal path north-east towards Poppit Sands and west towards Fishguard. National car park above the beach. There are also toilets and a refreshment kiosk.

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