The following reviews have been taken from the guest book at the cottage and from the on-line reviews:
July: Morgan family
Excellent location in one of the most fabulous coastal areas in Europe. Very comfortble house with a lot of charm. We had a lovelytime exploring the area. Rose Villa is well-equipped and cosy. Thank you!
July : Penwill family
Spent lovely week exploring locally and visiting relatives. Very well equipped and cosy cottage. Loved the situation so close to the beach and so many walks straight from the door. Old Sailors pub at the bottom of the hill in Pwllgwaelod is great. Food only served 12-3. Currently pub shuts around 6pm but depends on weather! Lovely walks around Dinas Head, coastal path in both directions, Pwll Deri, Porthgain to Blue Lagoon (Abereiddy). Ty Canol woods would have been great without the thunderstorm!!
Lovely, characterful home in a fabulous location for walking the coastal path. The kitchen was very well equipped. The utility room was great for wet walking gear and our dogs food and equipment. Plenty of indoor and outdoor games. The living room and bedroom were very comfortable.
June: Britton family
Hot, sunny,perfect. The ubiquitous term is WONDERFUL and that's what it's been. (fantastic wildlife photos)
December: Young family
Another wonderfully relaxing stay far from the madding crowds! Happy New Year to you.
November: Gray family
Beautiful cottage. Warm cozy and everything we needed. Wonderful village and people – sometimes in the sun too.
November: Bellinger family
Thank you so much for sharing Rose Villa with us. We have had a wonderful week and have been very lucky with the weather. Our dog Digby loved having a beach within walking distance and on one visit we saw a seal. Lovely area, cozy cottage - everything we needed
November: Franklin family
Despite typical Welsh weather and rain we had a wonderful time and really appreciated a lovely cozy villa to come back to each day.
October: Light family
Just wanted to thank you for such a wonderful stay in your cottage! Definitely the most well equipped holiday cottage we have ever stayed in in Pembrokeshire. Very thoughtfully presented, especially for the children. We have had a great week and the proximity to Pwllgwaelod was amazing! We usually run down to Aberbach but being only a few minutes from Pwllgwaelod.. I’m not sure we will ever stay anywhere else!
David Light met a few more ‘Lights’ in the village..Kayak-king was also a great recommendation and one we will definitely do again now that the children are a bit older.
September : Manning family
Lovely cottage, lovely location. Disappointed not to see any dolphins but great views of seals and pups at Deer Park near Marloes, and Mwnt beach. Can recommend the Castle Inn, Newport for a friendly welcome and vegan and dog friendly (not an easy combination!). Also delicious scones at gallery opposite cottage. Thank you Wendy and Philip
August: Summerfield family
A lovely week in a lovely cottage. Great walks & local beach and good weather too. Thanks.
August: Greenway family
A terrific week. Thanks. We loved the cottage and the area is lovely. Lots of time on the beach, including supping from the local in the sun. Thank you!
August: Kallaway family
Back again for a week of glorious sunshine in this beautiful cottage of wonders. DurIng the week we visited some beaches in which the local beach was our favourite. We also had an amazing boat trip down Teifi river. Our eldest (aged 9) did a sailing course during a 2-day span that she really enjoyed. We also went to the iron age fort which was brilliant! We had a brilliant time.
August: Walker family
Very special week of long days on the beach at Aberbach, Aberfforest and of course the lovely Pwllgaelod with a pub. Car only used the once for a great meal at Castle Inn, Newport. Just what we needed. We will be back.
July: Shedden family
A lovely house and beautiful surroundings. In particular we really appreciated the thoroughly well stocked kitchen which is not the case at other Air BnB's we've stayed at. Philip also provided us with lots of information at the house detailing the various beaches (organised by type: sandy, adventurous, isolated, etc) and popular guest suggested walks and cycles. We would recommend dinner at Tides in Newport too if you fancy something a little nicer than usual.
I have come 12,000 miles from New Zealand to this glorious part of the planet, and it has been a truly wonderful experience, Thank you for a week that has felt like a lifetime. I can now tell a puffin from a razorbill!
June: Bromwich family
Another wonderful week here at Rose Villa (our 4th). Delightful walks and places to see. Back soon!
June: Fletcher family
Great location. Lovely cottage. Well equipped.
May: The Harper family
Cottage was really good. Excellent position for visiting St Davids, Fishguard, Newport Sands and Cardigan The Art gallery just down the road is excellent. Good coffee and cakes and very friendly. Recommend this cottage as an excellent place to stay .
May: The Billington family
Thank you so much for such a wondereful week. Both the cottage and area were beautiful. There are so many walks from the door that we only used the car once in the week. In fact we feel we need to return to do the walks we could not fit into one weeks exploring. Many thanks. P.S. Great pictures.
April-May: The Elliot family
We have used this comfortable house as a wonderful base for our walk along the Pembrokeshire coastal path. We were welcomed by a large hedgehog outside the back door - he subsequently left by walking up a temporary ramp we constructed for him to exit the garden! (only a courtyard - owners) Packing to leave this morning, both cuckoo and raven calling outside! Would love to return.
April: The Probert family
This has been an amazing holiday holiday going and experiencing things with my family. The location of the cottage is perfect for a butiful walk to Fishguard or a nice sunny day at the beach. It has a amazing local life with the food and people this cottage is worth the money for a perfect time with the family. Thank you for the experience - from Alex (14yrs)
Such a wonderful time, full of family fun and memories. Sarah (Mum)
March: The Underhill family
Rose Villa is the most charming of Welsh Holiday homes we have ever stayed in. Exceptionally well decorated, full of character and period features. This location is superb - such a beautiful coastline with stunning views and walks. Wendy and Philip gave us so many ideas on where to go and eat - The Shed in Porthgain serves the best seafood dishes. We will be back!
December: The Young family
As I rather hoped this was the perfect place to spend a few days clearing the Christmas carols from my head! What a beautiful cottage with everything, absolutely everything one needs. This is such a haven for so many reasons. I hope we shall be able to return. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful space. Happy and Healthy 2022!
October: The Roberts family
Wonderful cottage! Best we've stayed in for a long time. We'll be back!
September: The Worthington family
Rose Villa is the perfect holiday cottage: comfortable, superbly well-equipped, walks to the coastal path, two beaches and two pubs - what more could you ask? We loved the gallery/cafe across the road, and so enjoyed the fabulous photos in the cottage. We liked the ability to walk to an evening meal - Freemasons Arms welcoming with decent pub food. We've relaxed and stayed mainly local - recommend Dyffryn Fernant Gardens (pleasantly wild) and of course Newport Sands. Three sunny days out of six - can't be bad for September. Thanks for a lovely holiday.
September: The Foulkes family
We have had a lovely time in this beautiful cottage. It's very charming and so thoughtfully equipped. We had a fantastic boat trip to Ramsey Island and I'd particularly recommend setting your alarm clock early and walking up the coast path whilst the world is waking up - truly renewing for the spirit! Thanks so much!
September: The Walsh family
We had a great stay. The house was tastefully decorated and very comfortable. Great location to visit all the lovely local beaches and we were privileged to share time with a pod of dolphins at Cwm yr Eglws. Would be very happy to return.
August: The Stephenson family
We have been staying in this area for years and this has definitely been an amazing cottage to stay in – love the hose by the door and the big utility room – very well equipped. We went coasteering with Preseli Venture which definitely recommend – it was great for the whole family to do together. Also horse riding up the road at Havard Stables, We also like walking to Fforest beach and exploring the waterfall behind the beach. Thank you for a lovely holiday.
August: The Kallaway family
Thank you for a truly fantastic (holiday) at Rose Villa. Despite the weather we managed to get to the beaches to blow away cobwebs most days. Our favourite beaches were Cwm yr Eglwys, Newport Sands and Pwllgwaelod. On Saturday we also popped to Fishguard Farmers Market and listen to impromptu folk music on the harbour. Newport ice creams were a favourite on the main road through. We also had a boat trip with A Bay To Remember and spent a great rainy day out at the Welsh Wildlife Centre and Ty Canol woods. Very much hope to be back next year!
August: The Regel family
A very fantastic week in a stunning cottage. The kitchen is perfect and we had a perfect holiday here. Thank you so much.
July: The Davies family
What a beautiful cottage in a stunning location! The house is spotless and very well equipped. It is very cozy! We very much enjoyed our week here. We appreciated the calm and quiet neighbourhood. We loved walking along the coastal paths and spending time on nearby beaches. Everything was great. Thank you
July: The Bromwich family
Our 3rd year and due to covid restrictions later than usual but along with the fabulous weather were long days to enjoy. Nice food at the Trewern Arms, Nevern and Bishops at St David’s. Fabulous scenery particularly along the coast at Abercastle with peregrin falcon flying across to the island off the harbour. Porthgain crowded due to filming a period Amazon production starring Russell Crow! Carew Castle and mill was worth the visit. The local walk of the Fort and Marine walk give good views of Fishguard etc. Everyone and everywhere just great. Looking forward to our return.
June: The Roper family
The cottage has everything you need. The kitchen is very well equipped, large bathroom with wonderful walk in shower with good water pressure, and large velux window letting loads of light in. For cold evenings there’s a stove fire plus the property is fully centrally heated so very cosy. Across the Lane is an art gallery that also serves drinks and food, the creams tea is a delight. There are 2 beaches both in walking distance and one also has a pub just back from the beach, plus plenty of other beaches/ coves within walking distance. If you like walking then there’s loads of different routes straight from the property. And if you kayak then you’ll love exploring this coastline.
May: The Truby family
Our second visit to Rose Villa, just as special as the first. Lovely house perfectly equipped and great hosts. Everyone we met in the village is so friendly. Recommend taking a walk along the coastal path towards Fishguard (path off the road to the beach) and getting the bus back. Lovely hidden beaches and views. Already looking forward to visit number 3.
October: The Robertson family
Just a quick thank you! From the lovely cake (we are enjoying it now with a cuppa after a day walking!); wonderful, cosy and impeccably clean cottage...complete with mesmerising bird watching from the kitchen bistro table; and ... the very helpful area notes!
October: The Frank family
Rose Villa is the most beautiful and best equipped holiday home we have ever stayed in! We had some fantastic walks, and saw seal pups on several occasions.
September: The Aulton family
Another fantastic week at Rose villa after being cooped up at home for the rest of the year!. Really recommend exploring the woods at Ty Canol, the Stackpole and Bosherston Lakes circular and fish and chips at Porth Gain is a must. Looking forward to coming back soon.
September: The Urbanski family
The perfect cottage.Love the colour scheme. A great kitchen to work in. Fabulous walks, excellent beaches and loved the cream teas at the gallery opposite.
September: The Monnington family
A perfect week in every respect. Rose
Villa was excellent in every respect; beautifully decorated; every facility required/needed available. Even the weather was as requested! Sunshine every day - ideal for walking and
Only one day raining, which was just right for a visit to Ty-Canol ancient oak forest (even saw some goblins ! ) We’ll be back!!!
(via WWHC): Rose villa is ideal for a family holiday in west Wales. It is located in a quiet village, but with excellent access to local beaches and coastal paths. The cottage is very clean and well-decorated and the owners have provided everything that you could possibly need. The huge file of information ensured that we understood every aspect of the cottage and also gave us lots of great ideas for exploring the local area - in fact , so many that we will definitely have to come back!
August: The Greenhalgh family
We had a lovely holiday despite the weather! Kids loved the extra table to leave a game set up while we ate on the other ! (via WWHC):The information about the local area, walks, beaches, places to visit etc which really helped us make the most of our stay. The kitchen was clean and well equipped and the large main shower was bliss after being in the sea. Thank you!
August: The Francis family
Had a lovely week here. Lots of walking along the coast and managed to swim in the sea at least once a day. Weather was mixed but we avoided most of the rain until (Storm Ellen arrived on Thursday night). House is well equipped and comfortable.
August: The Foxley family
We had a mixed week of weather but a lovely time in the house and surrounding area. What an amazing location with beaches so near! The house is lovely. Everything has been thought about and we had everything we needed. Thank you.
July: The Bromwichs
Only one rainy day and although very windy it was mostly sunny allowing us to sit out at pubs… Cottage perfect and many young birds to see and various wildlife including a lizard in the patio at rear! Already looking forward to next time.
July: The Williams family
We had a wonderful break in your beautiful house. The weather has been perfect! We have walked, talked, laughed, swam and eaten in abundance. Our only regret is that we didn’t book longer. A wonderful family holiday. We’ll return for sure.
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 relaxing retreat 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! (no view 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.