The following reviews have been taken from the guest book at the cottage and from the on-line reviews with West Wales Holiday Cottages:
Jan: The Dowds family
A wonderful location and the perfect cottage for our first visit to Pembrokeshire. Lots of lovely walks around Dinas Point, along the beaches and headlands,. Great food at the Golden Lion and best hot chocolate ever after long walk at the Old Sailors at the bottom of the hill. Thank you for all the information about things to do
Sept: The Cole family
Back again! 3rd time and hopefully back in the spring. A relaxingretreat from a rather hectic life, perfect! Thanks again.
August:The Reed family, Gloucestershire
Rose Villa is a superbly equipped, extremely clean and very comfortable cottage in a beautiful location. We love the photos on the wall and the Rose Villa coffee table book, and even managed to spot the model cottage on the rocks from the picture during one of our walks. We have really enjoyed exploring the area and we have had a wonderful stay. Many thanks.
August: Linnea and Annette
We loved the holiday cottage! The view is amazing here! (Not from the cottage - owners) This cottage is in the best location! We loved going to the beach! And amazing weather! The flyers in the kitchen were very nice and helpful so we ended up going on a boat ride to see dolphins. The end of each day we sat on the couch with the fire on. Thanks!
August: Keith, Amanda and family
Thank you very much for the house. We loved the walks and beaches nearby and had a wonderful stay at Rose Villa. Well equipped and a nice house. The weather was very nice, a bonus! Thanks very much,
August: Lange family, Germany
We had a very nice time indeed. The cottage was perfectly suitable for us; we did not miss anything. In fact, this has certainly been the
best equipped place we have ever stayed in. Thank you!
You might find it helpful to know that we were quite positively surprised to find the rooms in the cottage to be bigger and brighter than we expected. The pictures (on the website) make them look smaller and darker than they actually are.
July: Ange, Clive, Owen and Milo
We know the area (North Pembs) well and thoroughly enjoyed our week here - lovely spot - several beaches and pubs within walking distance! Fully equipped house with owners going above and beyond to provide the best time - we'll be back. Many thanks.
July: Smith family, Lancashire
We've loved every minute and have been blessed with glorious sunshine! The cottage is lovely and very well equipped.
We've walked the coastal path to Newport and to Fishguard and got the bus back.
Would recommend Wednesday pie night at the Freemasons. Picnics on the beach were gorgeous and we've walked for miles and miles, even ulexhausting Woody the springer spaniel. Thank you.
P.S. My best friend Suzanne, who died last year, loved Cwm-Yr-Eglwys as a child - and I can see why.
June: Alan and Marion, Stourbridge:
Our first visit and despite a mixed week for weather, was splendid, with the cottage being delightful and homely. Lots to see and visited Ramsey Island, Eiegug Stack rocks and Strumble Head for seabirds, Carew Castle and tidal mill very interesting. Picton Castle and owl collection also. Fishguard market on Thursday good for local produce.
We definitely hope to return.
June: Rankin family
Thanks for a lovely stay. We enjoyed the house, the location, the whole coast line, the local pubs and beaches; and were fortunate with the weather. We'll definitely be back. Having only a tiny paved garden was a drawback with a dog. It was just as described, so no complaints, it made us go out walking more often than we sometimes wanted!
May: Elana, Simon and family
Thank you for a lovely stay. We enjoyed the cottage and found everything we could possibly need and more! Great to have so much detailed information about the area and things to do. I hope we will be back!
April: Nicky Roberts and family, Derbyshire.
Wonderful stay. Everything was perfect. Loved the house so much!
April: Barbara and Steve Cole , Powys
Another wonderful stay here. The attention to detail is wonderful – even painting pipes! The gallery
across the road is great too – presents now catered for!
October: Greg and Penny Pryce, North Wales
“Thank you Wendy and Philip. Just amazing! Local walks are so beautiful. Really comfortable cozy cottage.'
September: Geoff Sault, Warwickshire
“Back again after a number of years and the cottage is even better than before. Had a great time.
Wonderfully appointed, well equipped kitchen and in a marvellous location: couldn't be better. Thank you!'
July: Morgan family
“We really liked staying here. The house is really nice. We would all love to come again. Thank you for letting us stay this week. Our dog loved it here and she loved the local beach down the road.
We have had a great time in your lovely cottage. Good walk despite the chilly temperatures. Hope to return some day to explore the area.'
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!
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."
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.