Glandwr Farmhouse is a spacious, newly renovated, stone Grade II Listed Farmhouse on the banks of the River Nevern. This magical property, which manages to combine traditional appeal with modern luxury, has its own enclosed 1.5 acre garden and river frontage and is set in our own 30 acre wooded valley with access to a network of enchanting riverside walks and over ½ mile of productive fishing rights. This is the perfect retreat, in a picture-postcard setting.
As you arrive at the bottom of the winding private driveway down to our Cwm Tawel properties, this stunning and lovingly renovated four bedroom Farmhouse appears in splendid isolation. It sits in the most idyllic of locations, surrounded by acres of our own wooded valley and farmland, and bordered by the River Nevern at its garden’s edge.
The main entrance to the property is through a charming stable door which leads you into the tiled entrance hallway, perfect for kicking off those wet waders or muddy walking boots after a day exploring the surrounding footpaths and woodland. To the right of the entrance hall is the beautifully built, fitted farmhouse-style kitchen offering every up-to-date facility to encourage a blissful break away and bring the romance back to your cooking, including a large modern range. To the left of the front stable door is a utility room with all the necessary washing and drying facilities, the ideal place for your outdoor wear – or your wet dog – to dry out. There is also a separate old fashioned ‘loo with a throne’. You start relaxing from the moment you arrive, with every attention to detail and all the home comforts you could possibly wish for provided.
Spanning the back of the property, and straight through the entrance hallway, you will find the heart of the cottage: a large open-plan sitting and dining room with ample space for every occasion. The focal point of this room is the solid oak 12-seater dining table, making those family gatherings all the more enjoyable. The welcoming atmosphere extends to the spacious seating area, where there is plenty of room for everyone to spread out on the large sofas and enjoy the warmth from the huge original inglenook fireplace with its log-burning stove. To make the house even more “toasty warm” when it’s cold outside there is underfloor heating throughout, both upstairs and downstairs. Each room has been lovingly decorated and furnished with locally-sourced antiques, and there is a wealth of original paintings by local artists on the walls.
Through the main room there is a charming and spacious second sitting room, with two large sofas (one a king-sized sofabed), a freestanding log burner, and its own TV – perfect for those cosy evenings or a quiet retreat from the rest of the group. Both rooms have blissful views over the private lawned garden, while on the other side you can step out onto the large secluded patio for those alfresco meals or barbecues using the family-sized gas BBQ. A short walk over the lawn takes you down to the river where you can enjoy a stroll along the riverbank or a day’s fishing (which needs to be booked separately). With well over an acre of garden, completely enclosed by fences and the river, children and dogs have plenty of freedom and space to play, explore and let off steam.
Upstairs there are four spacious and welcoming en-suite bedrooms, each as delightful as the next. The quality of the decor and homely touches continue throughout each beautifully laid-out room, with solid wooden bedsteads, superbly comfortable mattresses, crisp white sheets and luxurious pure cotton throws. The exposed beams in the eaves and original cottage features add to the charm and character of each room. Three of the double bedrooms (the largest with its own TV) have king-sized beds and an en-suite bathroom with bath and walk-in shower. The fourth bedroom has a full-sized bunk bed and an additional single bed, with an en-suite shower room. All have plenty of hanging space.
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 away. 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 popular village pub The Trewern Arms, which is also dog-friendly.
Nature lovers, ramblers and birdwatchers will enjoy exploring the surrounding footpaths where they will find a variety of birds and wildlife, including herons, kingfishers, woodpeckers, nuthatches, dippers, badgers, otters, and possibly even a red squirrel. The bird table is a constant source of delight, and you can pick herbs from your own herb trough outside the kitchen window.
The farmhouse, set in its own large private and enclosed garden, is close to Dyffryn Tawel and Glantawel, and is perfect for dog owners, walkers and families. It is also ideal for larger groups looking to rent all three properties together, for an idyllic & special gathering.
Special care is needed with children at our Cwm Tawel properties. The River Nevern flows alongside the gardens, approximately 35 yards from the cottages.
- Underfloor heating
- Log burning stoves
- 5 ring Rangemaster gas hob
- Electric double oven
- Bean to cup coffee maker
- American-style fridge/freezer
- Washing machine & tumble drier
- TV/Sky with Sky Sports
- Blu ray players
- Boot room
- Sitting room
- Dining room
- Second sitting room
- 3 Double rooms, kingsize beds & ensuite bathrooms with shower cubicles
- Bedroom with bunk bed & single bed, ensuite shower room
Arrival Day: Friday Garden
- Hot tub
- Fully equipped large gas barbecue
- Archery & Clay shooting available
- Large outdoor wooden table with sun shade and ample seating
- Quality sun loungers
Our experience of Glandwr can be summed up in 3 letters...WOW!! We had the warmest of welcomes from Jonty and Tally (the lab), the little touches like the wine, champagne and fully stocked fruit bowl made it all seem a little more special! Excellent communication with both Jonty and Daniel before and during our stay! The cottage is rural, peaceful and basically a little slice of heaven...you will not want to leave! It is equipped with everything you would need for a relaxing and enjoyable break away. Each bedroom has its own bath/shower room which is ideal if there is a large group of you! Hot tub was amazing too.
I really don't have words to express. Don't want to see heaven, but this is heaven on earth & also a holy place. I wish I could write 100 pages about the cottage but this will be less.
Our 4th stay in Jonathan's cottages, idyllic setting here our favourite location. We'll be back I'm sure. Thank you
Beautiful house, fabulous tranquil location, love it all
A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. Everyone including dogs & baby loved it. Garden fantastic. Everything you could want
Thanks again to Jonty and team for another fabulous break at Glandwr Farmhouse. Beautiful location, fantastic facilities and a place you can call home for the time you're there.
This is our second visit, that alone speaks volumes about how we feel about Glandwr. We love it here and don't want to leave
The attention to detail in the house, the idyllic setting,, Dan being so responsive, the hot tub was a bonus, clay pigeon shooting & archery were fun
Perfect house for a family get together. Well equipped & plenty of space. Recommend the Golden Lion for eating out. Thank you Jonty
A first experience of Pembs and in glorious weather. Equally joyous was the welcome & hosting by Dan & Shaz who could not have accommodated us more naturally. Wonderfully equipped house and kitchen thank you all
Feeling very relaxed after an amazing week in such a lovely location. Thank you.
Very well maintained property in a superb location.
Thank you. A perfect family holiday, lovely people and a super location. Recommend riverside walks and coasteering in Abereiddy.
Beautiful house so well equipped. Peace, tranquility and heaven.
Well equipped cottage in a lovely location, had a great holiday.
We had an amazing time, so lovely we didn't want to leave! Truly a home from home.
Fantastic ice creams can be found at New Quay, found opposite the public toilets. Best ice cream I have ever had!
If you go to Cenarth Falls, Ty-Te Cenarth is really good for food, amazing staff and fantastic food.
Jonathan - thank you once again for a fantastic holiday! We have lost count how many times we keep coming back to your lovely cottages!
This is our first time in the farmhouse & we truly feel like Lord & Lady of the Manor! You are an amazing host we have enjoyed every moment!
Very comfortable beds, fantastically well stocked kitchen, Wifi/Sky TV. Couldn't really ask for more to be honest - great.
Had a fantastic stay in a beautiful location. St Davids is really worth a visit.
Another year staying at Glandwr. Beautiful weather for October. See you next year!
The accommodation was great. Definitely home from home and hard to leave at the end of the week. We will definitely return!
As a fisherman it was brilliant to have a salmon and sea trout river running through the garden. My son caught his first salmon here, weighing 8lbs, having caught a 9lb sea bass earlier in the day.
Perfect week and would definitely like to come back next year, if not leave London and move to Newport forever!
Perfectly relaxing week in a beautiful spot. The farmhouse itself is wonderfully comfortable and cosy, yet luxuriously fitted with pretty fancy gadgets.
As a family we love to cook- the kitchen's fab! So well equipped - we ate and drank like kings!
What a great find! "A real gem" All we could wish for and more, the perfect chill out holiday in such tranquil countryside.
Glandwr is finished to a very high standard and is spacious but very cosy with artwork adorning the walls in each room. The attention to detail was fantastic
“Truly Fabulous Dog Friendly Home From Home in A Picturesque Setting!”
“wow this is ours for the week” We had a fantastic stay in glandwr. The house is very dog friendly with a lovely log burning fire and sky tv so very cosy in the evening.
“Absolutely superb property in wonderful location” We couldn't have made a better choice than this excellently appointed holiday home...Highly recommended.
My wife and I have rented holiday lets in this country and Europe since 1997, and this property has been by far the best...it ticked every box possible all you could need and more. A wonderful setting with the river at the bottom of the garden.stepping into the house you immediately feel at home. Our children were never bored, with so much to explore around the grounds of the house/ river and Pembrokeshire itself. It was 5 star all the way....
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
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.