Reviews marked 'Feedback' were left by guests via the West Wales Holiday Cottages feedback form and then submitted by the owner. Any other comments were sent in by the owner from the property's visitor book.

“Our return stay did not disappoint. The weather has been fantastic and so has your hospitality. Thank you Mandy and Derek for giving us such a lovely break. We will look forward to seeing you again next year”

Caroline, Stephen, Sadie and Dylan, July 2019

“Peaceful, Calm, Tranquil, Still, Serene, Placid, Relaxing. Just not enough adjectives to describe in detail or depth the silent beauty of this oasis of calm. I came stressed, tired, and burdened. I leave calm, rested and refreshed. Thank You”

Trev Barnes, July 2019

“Thank you Mandy and Derek for a really lovely place to stay, very compact and everything you could wish for in the 'Hideaway'. Good central point for visiting places in S.W.Wales. Me and the Lab, very comfortable - Home from Home xx”

Jill and Ollie dog, Dorset, June 2019

“This is a lovely 'hideaway'. Compact and bijou :) Quiet and central to the region ..... and mandy and derek are great hosts.”

Feedback - Jun 2019

“What a wonderful hideaway this is. Thank you so much Mandy and Derek for your warm and friendly hospitality .... and lovely humour. We had such a restful and happy time. Looking forward to coming back!”

Jac and Steve, Wiltshire, June 2019

“Thought "The Hideaway" was a very good name. As it was such a nice little place to stay and relax in the countryside. Was so nice to just sit in the garden watching the wildlife. Buster (our French Bulldog) loved exploring the secret garden, and the summer house. Was nice chatting to Mandy about her sheep and the wool she gets from them. And just had to buy some wool. We will be coming back soon. As want to see a lot more of the country and coasts around here.
Kathy & Simon”

Feedback - May 2019

“I can't emphasise enough how lovely Mandy and Derek are, they are both so welcoming. The Hideaway is lovely, clean and comfortable, everything we needed was at hand. We have had lovely weather, got lost a couple of times when out and about! A lovely birthday break. Would love to come back”

Sarah and David, Waterlooville, Hampshire, May 2019

“Thank you Mandy and Derek for your great hospitality and warm welcome! Lovely accommodation with everything we needed and great location, we have had the best week. Beautiful location with lots to see and do, Pembrokeshire ticked off our bucket list. All the best.”

Mark and Andrea, May 2019

“The welcome was friendly and the owners very nice people, giving us tips on places to visit and asking us about our day when we returned. The freshly laid eggs and Welsh cakes on arrival were a nice touch. The location is beautiful and very peaceful and most places of interest were within easy reach. The accommodation was small but well-equipped and a summer house is available to sit in to have a drink & watch the sun go down, with lovely views over the fields & hills. All in all a very enjoyable stay.”

Feedback - May 2019

“I had a lovely stay at The Hideaway, accompanied by Ezi my dog. Mandy was very helpful and welcoming to both of us!”

Feedback - Mar 2019

“What a shame to have to end a perfect week. Great weather, plenty of lovely places to visit, comfortable accommodation and excellent hospitality. Lots of memories made, look forward to making many more in beautiful Wales. Thank you”

Marion, Sep 2018

“Mandy and Derek. Thank you so much for such a lovely week. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be back for a longer one in the future”

Caroline and Stephen, July 2018

“Had a good week in your cottage. Weather was very good, cottage very comfortable. Will recommend to our family/friends - OZZIE also enjoyed his stay . Nice to have met you both. Thank you for having us. Perhaps one day we will return”

Elaine, Dave and Ozzie, July 2018

“A lovely stay in a beautiful location. Top that with warm, friendly owners and gorgeous weather, what more could we wish for! Thank you so much for everything and your lovely extra 'touches' (Fabulous eggs )”

Paul, Elaine and Bertie, May 2018

“Another lovely stay in this glorious part of Wales. We love 'The Hideaway', the animals and especially the people! Thaks once again for having us xx”

Julia, May 2018

“Small but perfectly formed great cottage - So peaceful, so great to help with recovery after major surgery. Thankyou Mandy and Derek for your friendliness and helpfulness and also for those little extra touches. Happy to recommend”

Jill and Tony, May 2018

“Lovely short break, great little cottage, wouldn't hesitate to recommend to others”

Sue and Bob, March 2018

“Stayed here for 3 nights lovely area and cottage. Owners were great and helpful would visit again”

Feedback - Mar 2018

“Cosy little hideaway for our 3 night stay. Thankyou Mandy and Derek for a warm welcome and letting us stay at short notice. Thanks a lot”

Peter and Carol, Jan 2018

“Lovely to see Mandy and Derek again, such a pleasure to be back, lovely short break and look forward going home with supplied meats, we are now set up for Christmas. Thank you for lovely apple cake and a chat, will be back again soon x”

H and C, Nov 2017

“Once again a lovely stay. Cosy, warm and welcoming Thankyou Mandy, Derek, Tash and Pip”

Val and Trudie (the dog), Oct 2017

“Beautiful area, lovely cottage, a nice welcoming place to stay. Nice to have such friendly farm animals and dogs. Had a really lovely time. Thank you”

Kerry and Luke and Hanho (the dog), Oct 2017

“Lovely comfortable well equipped cottage. A joy to come back to after days exploring the area, warm and dry after some rainy days. A pleasure to see the animals, especially Tash and Pip (sorry Trudie wasn't more friendly with you - she's an old grumpy girl (jealous of your energy!) A pleasure to see your lovely sheepskins and wool Mandy! Thank you to you and Derek for being so welcoming”

Val and Trudie (the dog), Sep 2017

“Another lovely break. Had many lovely visits to the places that brought back happy memories of years ago when the children were young. Can't think of any hosts better than Mandy and Derek. Thank you so much!! This is our second visit and will look forward to making a third - health permitting!”

J and K, Sep 2017

“Lovely compact cottage , well equipped and really comfortable bed. Owners very welcoming , friendly and helpful . Lovely to see the rare breed animals on the farm. Very good central location for exploring Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire beaches, castles and other delights.”

Feedback - Sep 2017

“Fantastic break in a lovely homely place. Hosts Mandy and Derek were fantastic and so helpful. Visited many places including Laugharne, Tenby, Barafundle Bay, Cenarth Falls and Cardigan. Beautiful part of the country with loads of wildlife. A perfect break from the City away from it all! Dogs were great fun also! Thank you both”

Lyn and Craig, Sep 2017

“Thanks for stay - very relaxing even with a six year old! Glad to see Dolwilym is still unspoilt and the valley is as beautiful as I remember it - place of many fabled parties in the early 80's. Beautiful countryside and saw many kites and buzzards. Thanks for your hospitality and best wishes”

Julie and Izzy, Aug 2017

“A wonderful week of visiting this lovely area. Bijou cottage equipped with everything required for self catering. Comfy bed much appreciated!”

Cyd and George, July 2017

“I searched long and hard for somewhere to take my grumpy old nearly blind dog on holiday. Had to be school holidays, wanted a rural location where we could choose to visit places but also get some peace and quiet; The Hideaway was simply perfect!
The owners were very understanding of my old lady and the annec has everything you could need. It was simply spotless and I've stayed in plenty of hotels that wouldn't come close to their standards. The kitchen has everything from cutlery, to kitchen roll, sponges, bottle opener, all those little things you usually have to buy, but not here.
The complimentary fresh free range eggs and welshcakes were a superb welcome.
I can't recommend it enough. Many Thanks!”

Feedback - Jul 2017

“Another lovely couple of weeks in beautiful South West Wales. It's like coming home. Thanks for your hospitality and the chats. We've thoroughly enjoyed our time here”

Carole and Bill, June 2017

“What can I say? From FB friends to real friends, hopefully. Loved all the animals, especially Pip, Tash and Holly. Finally got to meet 'Thumbelina'! Going home, but don't want to, can I move in?”

Liz, June 2017

“We enjoyed a much needed break away from the busy-ness of life in this peaceful place. Cosy place to stay in an area with stunning scenery (great for walking) and lots to do and see. Our week went by too fast!”

Elaine and Ann, May 2017

“Lovely hideaway, off the beaten track. Peaceful and restful place to stay. Derek and Mandy were perfect hosts: there when you need them but not intrusive. Thanks.”

Feedback - May 2017

“The cottage was cosy and warm - perfect size to use as a base - it was nice to find somewhere that is dog friendly. We've seen everywhere, really enjoyed the boat trip from Gwbert, St Davids is a must to see! We finished off with a whistle stop tour of the coast with breathtaking views. Found Mandy and Derek to be very welcoming and thank you for the Welsh Cakes and Egg. Will be back again soon”

Cathie and Helen, April 2017

“Such a cosy 2 person cottage in beautiful peaceful area surrounded by pretty villages and within comfortable driving distance to larger towns and wonderful coastline/beaches. Such a pleasure meeting the owners Mandy & Derek, not forgetting their three dogs. The breakfast time greeting of 'come and play' from 'Tash' was a daily treat. We rushed back each day just to sit in the sun house with a cuppa or glass of wine and watch each day's gloriously different sunset. We highly recommend this place...we will come back for sure.. Very best wishes to you both, hugs for the dogs"”

Eileen and Dave, Essex, September 2016

“Once again a lovely stay. Visited places we hadn't been before, Nevern Show, Llwyngarreg Gardens, Stackpole Walled Gardens and also return visit to Bosherston. So nice to see Mandy and Derek again and such a warm welcome back.”

Neil and Jill, August 2016

“Our second visit to Glynelwyn; so nice to come back. There is so much to do, and we have only scratched the surface. Spent an idyllic evening eating al fresco outside the summer house watching the sunset.”

David and Denise, Chesterfield, August 2016

“We had a lovely time in Wales! The weather was kind to us and we had some very nice walks along the beautiful coast. Enjoyed a lot of 'nature' and of course your cosy 'Hideaway'. Thank you Mandy and Derek for your hospitality and all the nice conversations. We think we've got two new friends! PS Four friends, forgot 'Tash' and 'Holly'.”

Jaap and Adria, The Netherlands, June 2016

“Thank you so much Mandy and Derek for your lovely welcome and friendly chats over the week. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at "The Hideaway" in beautiful West Wales. We love the quiet and don't miss the background noise of city life. We plan to return to the UK next year. We find 'Tash' and 'Holly' to be real characters too."”

Carole and Bill, Melbourne, Australia, July 2015

“It was our first visit to 'The Hideaway' and we have had a lovely holiday. You could fall in love with the place, it is so peaceful and relaxing. We will happily recommend it to our family and friends. Mandy arranged for us to have a marvellous bouquet of flowers! She and Derek have been friendly, welcoming and non-intrusive, and out thanks are due to them both.”

David and Denise, Chesterfield, August 2014

“This has to be one of the most comfortable holiday homes we've stayed in and so well equipped. And what a beautiful place to live. Thank you Mandy and Derek for sharing it with us. Loved meeting all the animals, especially the goats, of course." xx”

Lesley and Alan, Shropshire, July 2014

“Yes it is true. Great things do come in small packages. What a treasure is 'The Hideaway'. Home from homely and what fantastic hosts Derek and Mandy are. They treat you like family, as do 'Tash' and 'Holly'. So thank you, thank you, thank you Derek and Mandy. We've had a fantastic and relaxing break on our first visit to South Wales and a very hot week weatherwise."”

P and M, East Yorkshire, June 2013

“Small but perfectly formed, that's 'The Hideaway'. It has everything to hand. Everything seems to have been thought through so carefully by Mandy and Derek, from decent sharp knives in the kitchen to night lights, up to date leaflets and the 'welcome' milk in the fridge. I can't see us staying anywhere else now that we have found you.”

A and D, May 2012

“One word. Fantastic. Nice cottage, nice location. Very cosy to explore as in central location. Mandy and Derek made us welcome very much and look forward to coming soon.”

P & L, London, August 2011

“We really enjoyed our stay in your lovely, cosy annexe. It was great to see all the animals on the farm too! We had some fabulous days out in this beautiful part of the world and can't wait to come back. Thank you very much for making us feel so welcome.”

Emily and Andrew, Midlands, April 2011