The following reviews have been taken from the guest book at the cottage:



March/April: Wright family, Derbyshire

We have had a great time in your lovely cottage. Good walks despite the chilly temperatures. Only had rain on Easter Monday. Hope to return some day to explore the area more.


March: Manning family, Derbyshire

A huge 'thank you' for a great stay in your beautiful cottage! We have been here in all weathers this week - snow, frost, sun, rain and wind and have been so warm and cosy! Have enjoyed the beach everyday, and the lovely coastline. A wonderful place to stay!




October: Tilly and James Aulton, South Croydon

Thank you for a relaxing getaway from city life in this comfortable and cosy cottage. We spotted lots of seal pups in Marloes and would recommend the Millenium trail in Newport - but take boots/wellies!


 August: Fraser family, Hertfordshire,

Hola! such a lovely week at a lovely comfy cottage. Great location and we made use of the fire. Lilyponds a great visit and the beach at the end, what a great surprise. Many thanks


July: Kraftl family, Northamptonshire

We have had a lovely week in this beautiful cottage. Our highlights included a trip to Skomer, swimming at Whitesands beach and having fish and chips at The Shed. The cottage is very well equipped and comfortable. the weather has been mainly good and we all enjoyed the Dinas Head  walk. Hope to return to the area. Many thanks


July: Kevin and Shelley Harris, Gloucestershire: ''We had a fabulous week (incredibly lucky with the weather), and we really loved the property.

We walked about 75 miles of the wonderful coastline. Hope to book with you again in the future.(sent by email)


June: Magaret Kesterton, London: ''What a lovely 'well appointed' place is 'Rose Villa' thank you for all you have done to make for a happy and most comfortable holiday. We had some good and sunny days....and then....rain and wind and rain and wind! Thank you for offering a warm, weatherproof holiday home!

March: Mark and Judy, Ashbourne:-  ''Sorry to be leaving the cottage. It has felt like you have offered us your very loved home. And we have appreciated the offer. Thank you. We have seen seals, porpoises, oyster-catchers, sun-sets, blue-pools and met the most friendliest of people on our walks to Newport, Fishguard, Srumble Head and round Dinas Head to return to a warm, cosy home from home. Thank you and the photos around the cottage are brilliant!''





September: Daltons:- ''What a fantastic spot! Great cottage. great walks and great weather. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can't wait to come back!''


September: Kevin, George and Sarah:- ''Fantastic week, weather generally good and cottage perfect , all the little touches that are often missing, Saw choughs off Dina Head, dolphins at New Quay harbour, a seal pup on the beach at Cwmtidu and a gorgeous fox combing the beach at Barafundle bay . So much to see and do, definitely going to return. Thank you.''


September: West family, Leicester: ''Thanking for arranging the weather for us - we have had a lovely week. The house is lovely, we have been very comfortable here. Thank you.''


August: Brashaw family, Surrey:- Had a great two weeks. The cottage is lovely, with everything you could possibly need thought of,. We had excellent walks from here in both directions along the coast -swimming in many of the almost deserted coves along the way....Dryffryn Fernant garden was magical " 


July: Orendorzes family, Reading:- Beautiful surroundings, lovely well-equipped cottage. We had both the hottest day of the year so far and what felt like the wettest , so fairly standard for a week in Wales!" 


July:  McNally family, Heaton Moors:- Lovely cottage, Well equipped for an easy and fun holiday. Well throughout. Loved the proximity of the local beach for morning swims . Wales is Bendegedig! 

July: Taylor Family, Essex:- Thank you for such a lovely well equipped cottage, so clean and it has just about everything you would need to hand. We had a memorable stay.  

June: Alford family, Monmouthshire:-  "We would like to thank you very much for the use of your beautiful house. We had a fantastic time and spent every day on one of the many beautiful beaches nearby. The children especially loved crabbing in Fishguard harbour. Thank you once again, the stay was made most special by your 'home from home' house."

April: Doulls family, Cardiff :- "House - perfect location. very well layed out and quiped.  Would recommend the Canteen and the Sloop Inn, but both need booking. Horseriding at Crosswell excellent, gGood beer at Old Sailors & Free Masons Arms. Friendly and good chippy,  Very impressed "


March: Janice Aitken , Essex :- "Area and cottage all I would have wanted. Beautiful cottage and location"



September: The Rogers, Warwick:- Thank you for a lovely stay in Rose Villa. Right from the word go we have been spoilt - from watching the sunset at Pwllgwaelod whilst having a great meal at the Old Sailors, walking the coast path in all directions to having all the facilities and comfort of Rose villa at hand. One week is just not long enough!

August: the Hamiltons, Stratford on Avon:- Thank you  very much for the stay in your cosy little cottage. We had a lovely week and we had days of wall to wall sunshine and also some very autumnal days. Pwllgwaelod was a brilliant place for our three kids who loved  the rock pools, sea and sand. Penralt Garden Centre ( Moylgrove) a brilliant place for everything from plants, pots, decorations and fantastic food. You also can't beat The old Sailors. We love this part of Wales and will be back again to visit.

August: The Bucknors, Sheffield:- A lovely week in your cosy and comfortable , well furnished cottage. Saw seals off Strumble head, walked around Dinas Islands, visited Pentre Ifan and St David's Catherdral. Lovely lunch in food for thought Cardigan and fantastic ice cream in St David's!

July: the Burleys, Shrophire:- We loved our stay in Rose Villa. such a cosy cottage in a truely stunning location - website doesn't do it justice. We recommend body boarding at Newport Sands; dinner at The Old Sailors, The Canteen and The Golden Lion. Also walk, walk, walk and do more walking!

July: Gareth, Amanda & Rob, Guildford:- Had a wonderful week. Charming cottage in splendid location. Crabbing at Parrog beach and scrambling on rocks at Cwm y Eglyws a highlight. Enjoyed meals at all three pubs  within walking distance. Lovely lobster at The Old Sailors

July: Kirsten and Jochen , Washington USA:- What a charming cottage. Loved the wonderful bird photos! Walked the Dinas Head lopp - stunning scenery, rolling hills with chorus of sheep - absolutely idyllic and so many shades of green. this has been a great introduction to south western Wales. we hope to come back again and stay at Rose Villa a little longer.

July: Geoff and Jane Sault, Warwick:- Our third visit and we would still love to come again. the walks, all varied locations, were fantastic and each offering their own diversity of flora and fauna. Rose Villa was a haven to return to at the end of each day

June: Britta and Dagmar( Germany):- Had a wonderful week at Rose Villa! Great cottage, thank you very much! Thank you for provding all the maps and guides. We enjoyed the walks and the pubs very much. If you want to meet with friendly locals go to Bessi Davies's pub in Cwm Gwain/Pontfach. Beautiful photos on the walls.

May: Jane, Michael, Joseph and Harry:- We had a great week, the cottage is very homely and quirky, the boys loved the shelf of miniature treasures. We've been to Whitesands, St Davids, Carew Castle, Colsy Woodland Gardens ( brilliant for children) and loved the little beach at Cwm-yr - Eglyws. Lunch at The Shed at ~Prthgain was  really nice. Weather was kind to us, hope to be back soon as there is so much more to explore.

May : Ros and Steve, Manchester:- Feeding the birds is certainly a treat in this lovely cottage. Very quiet and restful stay here + excellent loction for both coast and hills. I'm sure we will come again for another stay. Bluebells are amazing in Cwm Gwain  and at Strumble head at this time of year.

April :  John, Ruth, Beth and Adam from Burnham on Sea :- Had a great week. Lovely cottages, great walks and good surfing at Abermawr.

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