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.

“Great communication and very accommodating. Lovely place to stay with beautiful garden. Great spot to be able to explore the local area.”

Feedback - Aug 2020

“A truly beautiful spot, very peaceful and private. Great location though, with access to beautiful beaches, walks and the Iron Age fort was a fun afternoon out.”

Feedback - Jul 2020

“A lovely comfortable house located in the most beautiful scenery and great places nearby to eat, shop etc. Thoroughly enjoyed the stay and plan to return”

Feedback - Nov 2019

“Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings. Everything as advertised and Sue, our delightful host, visited us during our stay to ensure that we were happy. Welcome hamper of delicious local produce was left. This is the perfect place for a relaxing family holiday. Our second stay at Watamu and we plan to return next year.”

Feedback - Oct 2019

“We had such a lovely break and was wowed by the area and beautiful scenery that surrounds the property.
The house was very nice, the best points were the views, plenty of room, good clean crispy bed linen. And a lovely hamper of local produce.
Thank you”

Feedback - Sep 2019

“Absolutely amazing place - we had such a peaceful and restful week. Watamu is beautiful and just exudes calm. Sue is a great host and made sure we were welcomed and had all we need. Would love to come stay again!”

Feedback - Sep 2019

“We loved our stay. Views are stunning. House comfort, décor and space marvellous. Also had annexe which was very good too. Use of store for bikes was very helpful. Some of our party camped and Sue allowed us to use the caravan and cabin. These are basic but very useful to increase toilet and shower availability for a big party. Thank you it was ideal and Sue was so helpful and friendly. A beautiful part of Wales. Also thank you for welcome baskets and delicious welsh products.”

Feedback - Aug 2019

“Lovely cottage in a beautiful location, enjoyed by all the family - from 2 to 94.”

Feedback - Aug 2019

“We had glorious weather the area was beautiful, the house was absolutely lovely so we could relax and chill out plus spend quality family time. We all thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and will return!”

Feedback - Jun 2019

“The house has the most incredible views of the mountain and is secluded, yet still only 2 miles from Newport town. We had an amazing time exploring the coast and hills, and seeking out the Neolithic sites locally too.

The beds were comfy and the house was clean and well appointed, with a lovely welcome basket. Our party consisted of 3 adults, 5 children and 2 dogs and we didn’t feel at all crowded.

A great holiday, we’ll be back!”

Feedback - Apr 2019

“Such a beautiful cottage in the most peaceful and relaxing surroundings. Beautiful decoration inside and wonderful views and countryside outside. Such a special place to spend with family and to get away from the business of normal life! Would highly recommend staying here.”

Feedback - Apr 2019

“If you enjoy peace, tranquility but also space and an interior to die for this is the place for you. Owner has thought through every detail. It is in an especially magical area near Pentre Ifan, in the shade of Carnalingi Mountain and close to Neven chapel. It has a quality of being lost in time. If you like Good Food Newport has plenty to offer Local health Food Shop Wow!”

Feedback - Jan 2019

“Well equipped, secluded property which suited our family get together very well.
Loved the layout of ground floor -very sociable space”

Feedback - Dec 2018

“Beautifully presented cottage, lovely outlook, in a stunning part of Pembroke.”

Feedback - Jul 2018

“The narrow lanes from Newport take you to a special place, a secluded hideaway with amazing surroundings await at Watamu. The house is fantastic and the location perfect for exploring this part of Wales. Hills, woodlands, beaches and islands all waiting for perfect day trips. Newport is great for cafes, restaurants and shops and only a couple of miles from the house. Fingers crossed for some good weather and you'll have the ideal holiday location.”

Feedback - Jul 2018

“We had a fantastic week at the cottage - what a view - incredible!! The house was fantastic and really felt like a home from home. We will certainly be going back.”

Feedback - Jun 2018

“We loved Watamu, the views are spectacular and the property has such a cosy feel. Love all of Susan's personal touches from the beautiful interiors. Smart tv is a great addition”

Feedback - May 2018

“Eight of us had a great stay at Watamu and we all instantly felt at home, great kitchen for cooking and eating and very comfortable and cosy sitting room to relax in. Beds were very comfy and we all slept well!
It was very special to look onto Carningli and even more special to walk up the mountain from the house. Newport is a lively and interesting town and great to explore, with lovely cafes.
It certainly would be a place we would want to come back to in the future.”

Feedback - Apr 2018

“Wonderful place, home from home. Loads of lovely touches from the beautiful rooms. Had a great experience there, the cottage is a place you look forward to getting back to after a day out to relax and feel peaceful in. Absolutely loved the place and will look forward to going booking again.”

Feedback - Mar 2018

“Watamu was a lovely relaxing property , extremely comfortable , ideal for dog walkers , and families , would definitely stay again .”

Feedback - Dec 2017

“Beautiful location. Stunning decor . Wouldn't hesitate in recommending this cottage to anyone.”

Feedback - Oct 2017

“A fabulous cottage in a beautiful location; everything you need in a home from home. Very spacious accommodation and plenty of room for our stay. Newport is a delight with a wonderful beach, interesting shops and inviting and very dog friendly pubs. We loved our stay and hope to return one day.”

Feedback - Sep 2017

“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay
The house was easy to get into with the key box system and was very welcoming. The double bedroom at the front of the house was lovely, the bed was super comfortable it’s only downside was a smell of damp. The windows are very easy to open so airing the room was an easy fix for us.
It’s a very well equipped house, much better than lots of other places and the mix of furnishings is charming. We found everything easy to use and there were instruction manuals for everything. (The one for the cooker isn’t for the cooker that is there now)
Newport is a two and a bit mile walk so good for building up an appetite.
The owner has paid good attention to detail in this lovely property and we really enjoyed our week there.”

Feedback - Sep 2017

“A beautiful house with inspiring views. The best cottage we've ever hired...and we've tried many!
Thank you”

Feedback - Sep 2017

“Watamu was one of the best cottages we have ever stayed in. Beautifully presented and spacious, right in the heart of the Welsh countryside with lovely views of the mountains. Very rural which was completed intended. We all felt incredibly at home with all the cosy home like quirks of the cottage.”

Feedback - Sep 2017

“My family and I had a lovely stay at Watamu Cottage. The layout of the kitchen/diner made it very sociable for us all to sit at breakfast/dinner together and just chat and have fun! The view from the back garden was glorious to look at every morning when I went outside with my cup of coffee. My grandchildren loved looking at the sheep in the field and generally playing in the garden. On several evenings we all sat around the firepit roasting marshmallows and talking about our day, listening to the local wildlife or the music coming from the Brewery, which is only 300 metres from the cottage.
It is a great place to stay with all the family.”

Feedback - Aug 2017

“We loved our stay in Watamu! The location was amazing, looking out on that view every day was just fabulous! We made good use of the fire pit with lots of toasted marshmallows! The house was well laid out with lots of space in the kitchen and lounge and well equipped with all the things we needed. Only very small downside was the pillows and a few items that required fixing in the garden. We are definitely hoping to come back soon!”

Feedback - Jul 2017

“Thank you for one wonderful week! The house is perfect for two families like we were. We enjoyed our stay very much!!!
The rooms were vey nice, also the beds. The bathroom downstairs and the shower were great. (The bathroom under the roof is not for tall people)
In the kitchen there was everything you needed. We enjoyed the view into the garden and the mountain!!
Our kids liked the good WiFi. We spent al lot of time in the livingroom (because the weather wasn't so good) and it was very comfortable and leisurely. The terrace was great, also the garden.
We made many trips from here, you can reach every part of Pembrokeshire from here in a short time. Also did we enjoy our hike to he mountain you see from the kitchen diner. Everyboody should go there, the panoramic view from the top is overwhelming!!
Also Pnetre Ifan is a must for every guest!
There is a very good shop in Newport, you find everything you need for cooking.
All together we loves staying in this wonderful house, thank you so much!!”

Feedback - Jun 2017

“We have had a lovely week in Watamu, and were blown away when we arrived, it is a beautiful and cozy home which we feel fitted us perfectly as a large family. We love your taste! An excellent background, great location. All in all a home from home that we would love to return to. Thank you!”

Ballard family, February 2017

“We thoroughly enjoyed our break in this lovely cottage. Would recommend this cottage to anyone.”

Feedback - Feb 2017

“Excellent stay over New Year, wonderful cottage and location. Highly recommended.”

Feedback - Dec 2016

“We had a great family Christmas at Watamu. The house is beautifully decorated, very cosy and great for socialising. There is almost too much to explore in the area. Could have stayed for another week.”

Feedback - Dec 2016

“A lovely colourful house with gorgeous views. Incredibly comfy beds. The dogs thought it was brilliant too!”

Feedback - Oct 2016

“Thank you so much for a lovely stay. The garden was fabulous for those with dogs, straight out the back door and on their walk! Really homely feel to the place and it's clearly very loved by its owners. The attic bedroom was gorgeous, we LOVED that massive bed. The kitchen-diner was great for groups. Newport is a short drive away and easy to find. There's a handful of really good places to eat and the beach was beautiful. Thanks again... we will be back xxx”

Feedback - Sep 2016

“We had a fabulous week at Watamu, a great location for exploring all the beeches in north west Pembrokshire.”

Feedback - Aug 2016

“Watamu certainly lived up to its name, ('home of the lovely people' in Swahili). Clearly a lot of love has been devoted to its modern rustic design features. We loved the view of the sun setting behind the mountain from the decking area, the vibrant, easy to light wood-burning stove in the sitting room and the general feel of a relaxed house that has been thoughtfully furnished. Access to excellent places to eat in nearby Newport and surrounds meant we did not use the six-burner stove with an oven big enough to roast a couple of turkeys to its full potential.
In short, the whole family loved it.”

Feedback - May 2016

“COTTAGE VERY BEAUTIFUL AND HOMELY. The children loved the outside space. Thanks for the stay it was amazing!”

Gary and family, April 2016

“We really enjoyed our stay at Watamu, it is a beautifully decorated, spacious cottage with fantastic scenery all around. We were a party of four adults and four young children. There was plenty to do, the kids loved playing in garden and we even had barbecue/ toasted marshmallows on fire one night. We would definitely return!”

Feedback - Apr 2016

“The cottage is absolutely amazing. Lovely views, lovely time with lovely place on our door step. The candle workshop nearby is the smallest museum in the world. Bluestone brewery and farm was lovely especially with the lambs that were 2 days old!”

Alison and family, March 2016

“Thank you for a wonderful stay. The weather was a bit hit and miss but we’ve enjoyed Newport sands, Dinas Head, St Davids, and climbing the mountain behind the house. We’ve made use of the bbq and the fire pit which was fabulous. The house was very comfortable and spacious. A perfect place for a great adventure.”

Jo, Frank, Will, Ralf, Cook, Aug 2015

“We were staggered by the beauty and remoteness of the cottage and Cilgwyn. We did a fair bit of cooking each day and found that the kitchen was the hub of our indoor activities. The back garden and porch were a dream to view each day. Our favourite trips were to Newport beach, St Davids Castle and a lovely family meal at Salutations Inn, not far from the main road leading to Cardigan. We would recommend this place to any family wanting peace, quiet and easy access to the key parts of Pembrokeshire if they don’t mind driving down windy roads. Thanks for an excellent introduction to wales and Pembrokeshire and we wish continued success for the owners and an equally pleasant stay for all future guests.”

Family of Oscar and Cherep, Aug 2015

“After a Gap of 20 years or so, it was nice to be back in Pembrokeshire. The location is great and the view from the patio stunning. We’re ready to stay another week. We enjoyed the walk around Dinas, The Village, The Castle at Nevern, The beach at Newport and the local food and drink. Special mentions to the Royal Oak.”

Chappell and Watts, Aug 2015

“What a beautiful place to stay for a week of comfort. Fresh air and time with the family. Thank you for all the little luxuries. We had a wonderful stay and the sunshine on our last couple of days helped us leave with a smile on our faces.”

The C Kennys, Aug 2015

“What a lovely holiday in watamu hand the “remembering of all the mutual friends from Watamu and east Africa. I am sure we will come back. We wish you all the best for your future plans .”

Tara and Chris

“We came and stayed for a great family week together and loved the magic of Cilgwyn. It was lovely walking up to see Kerry and Simon at Blue stone Brewery and we were enchanted by Ty Canol woods. Thanks for providing the basics in the kitchen. Loved staying and will be back to do more walking, talking and climbing. What a Fab house.”

Cheka, Weety, Johnny, Hass and Jay, July 2015

“Stunning house, exquisite location, warm welcome. We had the most wonderful weekend. Thank you so so so so much.”

Tatu Bearcroft and Hassen Bali

“Another very enjoyable stay at watamu house. Visiting some favourite places (Poppit sands, Dinas Head etc) and some lovely new walks up and around New Quay. Weather unbelievably good for this time of year (up to 25 degreesC). I noticed some improvements since the last visit. Many thanks”

Chris Hayes, Steve and Mandy Heusbet & 2 dogs, Sep 2014

“Just like to say a big thank you for a wonderful restful week at Watamu. The views are stunning and the surrounding areas are outstanding. The weather over the course of the week has been very kind and with mainly cloudless skies and warm sunshine.”

Rob and Debbie Hallan and 2 retrievers (dogs), Sep 2015

“Maureen – Thank you. I love the painting in the sitting room and the one in the hall. Pembrokeshire is amazing Ellie- Thank you for this Holiday house. Louis- Thank you. Beautiful house and lovely place to go. Jade – A very beautiful place to come and stay. The beaches and hills are lovely! Ruth – The countryside is lovely. We saw Dolphins off the headland. Lovely place to stay. Joe – Very nice house, open spaces with enough room for everyone to sit. Malcolm – Great days on the beach, lovely kitchen to cook and read in. Hannah- Lovely relaxing house with special views, a very enjoyable stay.”

Family of eight, Aug 2014

“Fantasic views and the back garden made for a lovely, relaxing hangout at the house when we weren’t on the lovely beaches. Thank you very much.”

Bridget, David, Jessie, Richard, Juliet, Grace and Dylan, Aug 2014

“A spacious and peaceful cottage in a lovely location. We enjoyed good meals at the golden Lion, and Castle Inn in Newport. The shine house experience was a very good day out with the children. Lots to do for the adults as well.”

Neil, Debbie and Katherine Padgen, Aug 2014

“Had a lovely time – Super house with great views. Lots to do and explore nearby – have done a lot of walking including “The Hill” The castle Pub was excellent, warm and welcome and lovely food, Highly recommended.”

Gilly, Emily, Steve, Tim and Ali, July 2014

“We have had a great time exploring! Loved the setting and the nearby beaches, especially Pwllgwaelod We went on a boat – By Poppy”

Emma, Steve, Poppy and Lucy, Alice, Graham, Tom and Josh, May 2014

“Nice Property with lovely Views and grounds, plenty of space for 8 adults . Enjoyed the hills and the castle walks despite the poor weather later in the week. The fire pit was fun.”

May 2014

“Great house and views, great weather , great places to visit, great holiday. In a word GREAT!!!”

Paul , Julia, Louis and Ethan and 1 dog, April 2014