OLD SWAN INN Holiday Cottage

Delightful Cottage Between the Mountains & the Coast

Nestled in 5 acres of meadows with panoramic mountain views within a short drive to the coast. Child & dog friendly, it's the perfect place to escape and unwind, and explore the spectacular Preseli Mountains National Park, Coastal Path & beaches and so much more....

Child, Walker, Cyclist, Pet and Gay friendly.

Guest Reviews

December 2018

This is a little gem of a cottage. Saran & Richard really had gone above and beyond with extra little touches - everything seemed to hold quality and thought. I must also mention the super-king bed which allowed a dreamy sleep. Saran & Richard were very welcoming and helpful - we couldn’t have asked for a better place or hosts to enjoy our new year stay. We enjoyed a wonderful few days seeing in the New Year. Thanks for being such great hosts.
— Laura and Dean from Bristol
A beautiful and well kept cottage with great consideration given to every comfort. Our hosts were very helpful and made us feel very welcome.
— Ken & Gill Millard from Wiltshire

November 2018

Had a really relaxing time. ‘Digby’ loved all the space to run around. We will be back and would have loved to stayed longer.
— Jill, Chris, Callum & Joseph with 'Digby' the dog.
Lovely cottage, we had a great time! (Even managed to get a bit of sunshine, despite the weather forecast). Thank you for your warm welcome, we loved our stay, and will hopefully get back here again next year.
— Clara and Michael
Thank you again for a lovely relaxing stay. We shall see you again next year. x
— Lisa & Scott with dogs Barnaby, Albert & Sherman

October 2018

The most amazing cottage we have ever stayed in. Luxury throughout. Log fire every night, outside fire pit and marshmallows. Nothing was too much trouble for Richard and Saran. So accommodating. They had a box of Halloween goodies for our son to decorate the cottage and a pumpkin to carve.
We feel so relaxed and chilled. We loved everything about the Old Swan Inn and will definitely come back. Thank you so much xxx
’Gizmo’ says “Woof Woof” for the doggy treats :)
— Lee, Jill & Joss Hazelwood with dog 'Gizmo'
What a beautiful cottage! Such a treat to get away from the rat race in London.
— Serena & Sandro
Lovely Cottage, Fantastic location, a good week.
— Jackie & Gary
6th visit....I know we are like bad pennies, but the dogs love the open space. xxx
— Mo and Nigel with dogs Sasha, Ricki and Pippin

September 2018

Loved staying here again, gorgeous weather, space for dogs. We had a great time.
— Nina & Steve from Bolton, Lancashire
Beautiful cottage, perfect hosts, great base to visit the area, not far from the coast, about perfect. Lillie loved the space and gardens.
— Alison & Brian with dog Lillie from Northamptonshire

August 2018

We have loved our stay at the Old Swan Inn. We needed a restful break and some time to recharge our batteries and this was perfect. We loved the surrounding area including the many lovely beaches - nothing seems too far away. We have loved the garden - the dogs have probably loved it more!! And the cottage is just so comfortable and has everything we needed for a relaxing holiday. Hope to see you again next year. Thank you xx
— Di and Kev with dogs Dougie and Alfie from Leeds
We’ve had a lovely second stay at the Old Swan Inn! The girls have loved running round the meadow and ‘ghost stories’ by the log fire at night! We really don’t want to go home - we’ll be back soon. Thank you.
— Ian, Alana, Marley & Ava Buckingham
We wanted a peaceful and tranquil holiday with lots of sea air and beaches. We got everything we wanted. After many lovely days out it was good to come back to the cottage and relax in the garden with a glass of wine, listening to the sounds of the sheep. Fantastic time and great hosts.
— Lorraine and Gary with dog 'Ernie'.
Another perfect family holiday - we don’t want to go home! Can’t fault it in any way - Diolch yn fawr!
— Rhian, Gareth, Loan and Llyr

July 2018

A lovely warm welcome to a beautiful part of the world. Beaches galore to explore, most were dog friendly. Fantastic scenery and a chance to see seals at the Farm Park near Cardigan. Would recommend beaches: Poppit Sands, Cwmtydu and Saundersfoot. Happy Holidays! xx
— Rich, Deb, Beth and Harry with Hugo the dog
Thank you for a lovely holiday, our first at the Old Swan Inn but certainly not our last, we have had a fantastic weeks stay. Just perfect for Rufus, our grandson, who enjoyed running around and playing in the garden and meadow. Thank you for a wonderful welcome to such a cosy, comfortable, welcoming cottage in such a beautiful surroundings. The landscape is so amazing.
— Jo and Hugh with Emma, Chris & Rufus
What a surprise when we arrived for our 2nd visit. It was our honeymoon, as last time we were here Phil proposed. Saran & Richard had gone to a lot of thought with Roses, chocs and bubbly all laid out on the table. It was so lovely and we spent happy times in the gardens with the dogs. We also enjoyed the cottage and Pembrokeshire. xx
— Sharon and Phil with dogs 'Oscar and Bella'.

June 2018

Wow, what a fantastic holiday. We’ve been treated to some fantastic weather and have really enjoyed our stay the Old Swan Inn. We felt at home straight away and found the cottage clean, modern and peaceful! Our first family holiday has been perfect and we can’t wait to visit again as a family of four :). Thank you Richard and Saran xxx
— Hollie, Ben & Matilda
Thoroughly enjoyed our week exploring the Pembrokeshire coastline and countryside around the Old Swan Inn. Thank you Richard for your excellent recommendations for points of interest, restaurants and inns - all excellent. ‘Bumble’ really enjoyed the meadows and playing rugby and football on the lawn.
— Jill and Ian with 'Bumble' the dog
We’ve had the best time in this lovely, homely cottage! And felt so at home we didn’t want to leave! We will definitely return again soon. So many lovely sights and places to go and explore. Thank you Richard and Saran for making us feel welcome and for being perfect host.
— Luke and Korrine with dog 'Axel'

May 2018

Our 3rd visit and the cottage still does not disappoint. Fantastic relaxing break for our family.
— Steph, Danny, Ben and Alfie with dog Layla
What a lovely and comfortable cottage in a very peaceful location. Thank you Saran and Richard for being such lovely hosts and for all your great recommendations. We have had a relaxing time!
— Jill and Molly the Basset Hound

April 2018

Our second year back at the amazing ‘Old Swan Inn’. The location is fabulous and those views ‘Wow-Wow-Wow-Just amazing, no neighbours except for the sheep! The cottage is immaculate, Saran & Richard are perfect hosts-There if needed but otherwise leave you in peace. Its always hard leaving, especially for our amazing dog ‘Pippin’, she loves it here and we agree. Many thanks Saran and Richard, we will see you again next year. Big Hugs.
— Carol and Alan with dog 'Pippin'
I’ve had a wonderful week - its gone too quickly. Saran and Richard have made me so welcome. I will be returning in the near future.
— Connie Aldaya
We all loved it here. Richard & Saran could not have been better hosts. The cottage and location are perfect. Of all of us ‘CoCo’ was the happiest. A real delight to have dogs fully embraced.
— Algy, Harriet, Ellie and Benedict with dog CoCo

March 2018

Our third stay in this gorgeous place and it wont be our last. It just gets better as we discover new amazing sights to visit. The weather has been cold and wet at times but we always have the comfort of a warm cottage to return to! Saran and Richard are the perfect hosts and make you feel welcome from the moment your arrive.
Alfie (Aged 9 says) I really enjoyed my third stay here. The bed is really comfy and the garden is huge. My favourite place was Barafundle Bay where I made a wind shelter and den from driftwood.
— Debi, Matthew and Alfie with dog Willow
Such a beautiful spot - peaceful, scenic, tranquil. Thank you for a wonderful few days.
— Stephen and Jane with dogs Poppy, William and Rufus

February 2018

Thank you both for the care & attention you put into making the ‘Old Swan Inn’ warm, welcoming & full of character & keeping it so very special. We had a wonderful stay.
— Kes & Steve
Another fantastic week in this beautiful place. This time it was all about the beaches - making the most of the blue sky and sunshine! Thank you for all the special touches for Valentines day - another special holiday. (Son Jack aged 7 also added) I went to Poppit Sands and I played football. I loved it there!
— Gavin, Emma, Thomas and Jack with dog Cassie

December 2017

Another Fab stay at the Old Swan Inn. Always something new to discover. Our favourite Ceibwr Bay walk to Penrallt Garden Centre for brunch, also loved National Trust Dinefwr, the National Botanical Gardens, the St. Brynach church in Nevern - all highly recommended!
— Paul and Sarah with dogs Fergus and Dottie
Thank you so much for a lovely stay in your beautiful cottage. A wonderful way to spend our Christmas break. We look forward to visiting again in the future.
— Dave and Claire from London

November 2017

We have had another perfect holiday, exactly what we needed, a place to relax home from home. The boys have loved being able to run safely in the field, thank you for not minding being woofed at occasionally! See you next year! x
— Scott & Lisa with dogs Barnaby, Albert and Sherman
What you see on the website you get in the tin. Thoroughly enjoyed our short break at this fabulous cottage with lovely views. We are definitely coming back next year.
— Ros, Lorraine & Teresa from Northamptonshire

October 2017

Beautiful cottage. We have felt very spoilt. We loved the hamper, Toby his biscuits and the ice!!! First time in Pembrokeshire and we will be back. Very dog friendly, loved ‘Poppit Sands’ and Newport beaches for early morning runs. Thank you Richard and Saran.
— Cathy and Ian with dog Toby from Shropshire
Visit No.5, lovely relaxed weekend. Our dogs Sasha, Rikki & Pippin will be going home now for a rest. Managed to get some creative writing and painting done. Thanks again for Richard & Saran’s hospitality & lovely cottage.
— Nigel & Mo with dogs Sasha, Rikki & Pippin
Beautiful break - exactly what we were looking for - total kick back and relax. The peace and quiet provided a lovely oasis from the usual frantic pace of life. The cottage was perfect, everything we needed and so much more. The bed was without doubt the most comfortable I have ever slept in. A real home from home in every way. We will certainly be back.
— Alun, Anne, Martin and Anne

September 2017

We have all had a fabulous weeks holiday. Thank you both very much. Weather has been kind to us too, enabling us to take the dogs to the many beaches around locally for plenty of exercise. They thoroughly enjoyed the paddocks and meadows too. We have all enjoyed our stay here - very much home from home. Thank you Richard & Saran for your warm welcome xxx
— Alison, Simon , Tom & Margaret with Springers Woody & Jess
Beautiful Cottage, wonderful settings, being spoilt at the start with hamper full of goodies. Richard and Saran are the perfect hosts and their knowledge of places to see, eat and visit was spot on. For Norfolk country folk it felt like home from home. We look forward to a return visit to continue this journey of getting to know Wales. xx THANK YOU xx
— Denise & Trevor with Maisy the dog
We loved every minute of our stay. Richard and Saran are friends and were superb. Everywhere recommended was a hit. Poppit Sands Beach was great as it was dog friendly, although dogs are not aloud in the café, just outside. Newport was great to shop and walk round the bay. Hope to be back soon.
— Derek and Hilary with Dillan the Dog from Northampton

August 2017

Pretty Bijou Cottage. Amazing views. Good location.
— Goodmans from North Warwickshire
Our 5th visit. That says it all. Another brill week. Cosy cottage and so much to see and visit. ‘Marley’ had a ball in the meadows. We will return hopefully. Thank you Richard and Saran!
— Steve, Lyn & Megan with Marley the Labrador from Wiltshire
Thank you for such a warm welcome to your beautiful cottage. We have had an amazing family holiday and cant wait to return!
— Gareth, Rhian, Loan and Llyr from Swansea Valley, South Wales

July 2017

A too short a stay in a cosy and lovely cottage. Wonderful week despite the weather. Lots of lovely scenery around and nice walks in different environments and a wonderful place to relax! And a much appreciated warm welcome!
— Dieter & Danielle Dollase-Maes of Gembloux, Belgium
Wonderful, relaxing, tranquil - just what we needed. Reaffirmed our plans to “Escape to the Country” one day soon!
The dogs felt very much at home here and will be sad to leave the meadows behind, see you next year. Thanks again.
— Carl and LInda with dogs Tiz and Murph
Sadly only a very short stay. Lovely cottage - perfect for us and the dogs. Looking forward to returning - longer next time!
— Jim and Angela Fields from St Albans, Herts

June 2017

We had a fantastic stay and can’t wait to comeback - beautiful grounds and gorgeous cottage, perfect relaxation.
— Nina and Steve Daniels from Bolton, Lancs
Wall to wall hot sunshine all week! So lucky.
Spent all our time walking on the beaches at Newport, Poppit Sands and South Beach Tenby to stay cool! Lovely comfortable cottage and superb garden and meadows. All kept beautifully. Thank you Saran and Richard for having us. x.
— Debby and Jez with little black terrier 'Poppy' from Thame in Oxfordshire
Lovely cosy cottage in a wonderful location. Fabulous for dogs. Thank you for your warm welcome and the welcome goodies for both us and the dogs. Much appreciated.
— Bryan, Jennifer and Briony with dogs Tooshi and Dougie
Great week, despite some ‘interesting’ weather! Cottage very well equipped and very comfortable. ‘Murphy’ loved the gardens, meadow and treats!!!!
Perfect location for exploring N.E. Pembrokeshire. Thank you for the welcome goodies and your kind hospitality.
— Melanie & Jon Steel with dog Murphy

May 2017

A fantastic place to stay. I can see why Mum comes back time and again. So peaceful, kids have just entertained themselves in the garden and meadow, plus it was a great place for dogs, Frank has enjoyed his 1st holiday. The cottage has so many lovely touches plus a warm and friendly atmosphere. Thank you for making our week away special and relaxing.
— Sally, Gareth, Jac and Lucy with dog Frank
Thank you for the stay in your beautiful holiday home. I have absolutely loved staying here and am very sad to leave. Best sleep in ages, and never on holiday have I ever been so happy to just stay in. All the little touches are so appreciated, I have loved everything about my stay here. I’ll miss waking up every morning to the sight and sound of the sheep and the blissful peace and quite and stunning countryside. We explored the area (loved all of it!). Genuinely one of the nicest places I’ve ever stayed. Can’t wait to come back! . Thanks so much.
— Angie & Pat, Kettering
A fantastic cottage, the best we’ve ever stayed in. So many places still to visit, another time maybe. Recommend the ‘Golden Lion’ Pub in Newport. I thought the week was going to be a washout but the weather came good. Thank you Richard & Saran x
— Roger and Janet with dog 'Bertie Wooster'
Another brilliant week at the ‘Old Swan Inn’. The weather has been very good to us and we have been on the beaches with the dogs everyday. Poppit Sands always a favourite and we never tire of the views of Newport Beach as you drive down and the dogs love it. Great meals at the ‘Golden Lion’, ‘The Ferry Inn’ plus both cafe’s on Market Street Newport the ‘Blas at Fronlas’ and ‘Vic North’. Saran and Richard as lovely as ever and always on hand if needed.
— Julia & Clive Rigg with dogs Ruby and Myrtle

April 2017

Our forth time here. Our dogs loved it and will definitely need a rest when we get home. As for us we stayed in and chilled all week. It even bought out the artist in me. Enjoyed our night by the fire pit, look forward to seeing you again. Perfect hosts. Not intrusive but on hand if needed.
— Nigel & Mo, with dogs Sasha, Rikki and Pippin from Pembroke Dock
Perfect place for staying put and traveling out. Everything you could want is 20 mins or less in any direction. Very well appointed and renovated property. Even the weather was kind to us. Shire Horse Farm was very good value. This is an area we do not know that well and we will be back for more.
— Martin, Jane, Steve, Clare and baby Lochlan
A perfect cottage in a wonderful location. The cottage has everything we could ask for and the gardens/meadows are beautiful! Would recommend these restaurants/pubs: ‘The Canteen’ (Newport) and ‘The Sloop’ (Porthgain) and for a great day out, mountain biking at Llys-y-fran Country Park. Thank you Richard & Saran for being wonderful hosts, we have loved it hear.
— Chris, Juie, Lucas & Sofia from Cheshire
Fantastic! Great welcome from Richard and Saran, welcome hamper and Easter Eggs very thoughtful. Enjoyed the cottage and its grounds very much. Enjoyed using the fire pit and building a fire and roasting marshmallows. Would recommend ‘The Canteen’, ‘The Golden Lion’ and ‘Llys Meddyg’ all in Newport. Enjoyed ‘Dinas Head’ walk, Tenby, Carew Castle, Carew Go Karting and St.Davids. So many lovely walks on the coast.
— Duncan, Lisa, Anna and James from Huddersfield
Lovely cottage, very clean and home from home, everything you need is provided. We all had an amazing stay and would definitely like to return in the future. Thank you for being so welcoming to our dog ‘Bella’, she has loved her holiday.
— Saran, Anthony, Pat & Bruce with dog 'Bella'

March 2017

We have loved our stay at your fab cottage, from the amazing, secure, private garden - loved by Pippin, to all the wonderful little touches in the cottage which makes it feel cosy and loved. We have stayed in lots of 5 star holiday homes which are dog friendly, however the ‘Old Swan Inn’ is the Best. Your attention to detail is second to none. We have 2 more holidays booked this year and I fear they will not live up to your standards. Well done Saran & Richard. A big thank you to you, we will be back.
— Carol & Alan Barnes with dog Pippin
Lovely stay made by some sunny weather, cottage very nice and was great to come back to; relaxed and refreshed, nice walks in Newport and great coffee shops & butchers. Thank you for making us so welcome.
— Brendan, Sharon & dog Duke

February 2017

Can’t really add to what has already been written in the guest book. It’s lovely (that’s obvious). Richard & Saran are great hosts, there when you need them and full of good ideas. Really accommodating with our nervous Staff! Thanks for the lovely break!
— John, Mary & Alfie
Have had a really lovely peaceful week at the Old Swan Inn, thank you Richard & Saran. What a wonderful cottage. We slept so well and so did Lola. The bed was really comfortable and it was so quiet here we have really relaxed. The cottage has everything that we wanted for a great stay. Lots of walks and exploring Pembrokeshire. We will be back. Thank you again.
— Douglas and Lucy Black and Lola the fox red labrador from Odiham in Hampshire
Our second stay in this beautiful cottage and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Gavin appreciated the new dishwasher! The boys have worked their way through all the Harry Potter DVDs and the new garden gates look great. We visited our favourite beaches - Poppit Sands, Newgale, Newport and Whitesands and discovered an absolute gem that is Marloes. The ‘Doggy Day’ at the Botanical Gardens was great- the boys were mesmerised with the butterflies hatching in the Butterfly House. Castell Henllys was interesting and had changed a lot since my last visit there 20 years ago, lots to see and friendly informative guides. Thank you for all the special Valentines touches - much appreciated. See you again!
— Gavin, Emma, Thomas, Jack and Cassie the Golden Retriever

January 2017

Have had the best time. Fabulous weather, fabulous cottage, fabulous walks ......... loved it all. Thank you so much Richard & Saran.
— Jules & Jenny from Purton, Glos
Love the cottage, very comfortable & cosy with the log fire. Milly enjoyed her long walks on the beach and cliff tops. Thank you.
— Liz & Richard with Milly the dog from Shropshire
Everything you need. A lovely little cottage for four people and two dogs. Peace & tranquillity. A cosy log fire, comfy beds and everything home from home. Highly recommended.
— Lisa from Newport

December 2016

We had an amazing break, it was so relaxing. The Welcome Basket was so thoughtful. Dottie & Fergus had a ball. Thank you.
— Sarah and Paul with dogs Dottie & Fergus from Cheshire
What a lovely warm cosy cottage. It was our first Christmas away from home and the cottage and lovely surroundings made it a very memorable one. The scenery was beautiful and special. Thank you to Richard & Saran for making us very welcome. Would definitely recommend it and will visit again!
— Donna, Kyen & Kevin with dog Nala
Another wonderful stay. Everything fantastic. Cottage was beautifully decorated & we really enjoyed our “Christmas”. The dogs had a whale of a time. Thank you so much. Look forward to our next stay!
— Christine & Hywel with dogs Darcy & Malky from Carmarthen & Glocestershire.

November 2016

We were welcomed by Richard & Saran in awful rainfall, we were relieved to see them and the hamper of goodies. Weather improved and our week was perfect. Enjoyed the cottage’s warmth and cosiness. Our dogs loved the fields and garden to run around in. Thank you.
— Sharon, Phil, Emma, Dan, Jaxon and the Puppy Pals fom Northampton
Everything was great. Just what I needed to rest & recharge.
— Mitch from Brighton

October 2016

What a wonderful week! Perfect accommodation, perfect location and perfect weather. All in all perfect. Thank you.
— Janet & Rachel with dog Max
A beautiful Inn in a beautiful valley, every turn with something wonderful to experience especially the view from the bedroom, peaceful to wake up to. All just wonderful.
— Kent & Beth Wardecke from Ohio USA
Lovely, warm cosy cottage with everything provided. Many thanks Richard, for your explicit directions which enabled us to see everywhere we wanted. Excellent meal at Trewern Arms in Nevern within a short distance of here - also had a roaring log fire.
— Jack & Barbara from Devon
Our 3rd visit and as usual we had a lovely relaxing holiday in wonderful surroundings. The cottage keeps getting better! Fabulous weather in October.
— Rob and Mandy with dogs Colin & Achie

September 2016

We have had a fantastic stay at this beautiful cottage, cant wait to come back next year. So clean, everything provided, so much to do. Richard & Saran welcomed us and left us in their beautiful cottage, but was very helpful when we needed them. We will be recommending to our friends.
— Dee & Ron with dog 'Archie'
What an amazing week, have seen and done so much in this beautiful area with the guidance of Saran and Richard. The cottage is comfortable, with everything needed for our stay. See you again very soon.
— Judy & Delores with Dolly the dog
What a lovely stay we have had. A chance to really explore Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion. You both have made us and the dogs so welcome. It has been a special 35th Wedding Anniversary here. Thank you. x
— Barry & Caroline with dogs Caspar & Bobbie from Berkshire