ERW WEN is a self catering holiday cottage at the Parrog (harbour) in Newport, Pembrokeshire. Located by the coastal path in the Pembrokeshire National Park there are wonderful sea views and the large sandy beach is one of the best in West Wales. The house can sleep up to 9, so is great for family holidays, although small groups will also enjoy staying. Newport is an ancient borough in the heart of the Pembrokeshire National Park, set between the Preseli Hills and the sea. There are excellent shops as well as pubs, restaurants and galleries. The atmosphere is friendly and welcoming, and the town centre and shops can be reached in 5 minutes by car or 15 minutes walk.
House and Environment The self-catering holiday cottage is modern, warm and comfortable, with wonderful sea views and a large garden. It is about 130 metres from the beach, down a "no through road". As a result there is little danger from traffic for young children, though you must watch the water and the tides especially during the fast ebb and flow periods.
Facilities The house is very well equipped. The kitchen is modern with a gas Aga, a larder fridge and a microwave. There is a second fridge/freezer as well as a washing machine in the utility room, which also has a large Butler sink - excellent for washing dogs - we are "dog friendly". On warm days you can barbecue or eat out on the large picnic table on the paved terrace. In the living room is a modern 32" digital television with Humax PVR and Blu-Ray/DVD player. There is also a HiFi unit in the dining/sitting area, free Broadband Internet Access (with WiFi) and a table tennis table in the garage. Full details of the facilities can be found on the accommodation page with pictures in the Photo Gallery and plans here.
Eating Out There are plenty of friendly pubs and excellent restaurants in and around Newport, many within walking distance. See the list on the Newport Town web site. We also keep lists and information in the holiday cottage.
Shopping Erw Wen is within walking distance of Newport town centre, which has a wide selection of shops, galleries and other facilities - see our shops and services list.
Walks and Activities Erw Wen is located right on the heritage Pembrokeshire coastal footpath with walks in all directions. There is excellent golf, sailing and tennis locally. More details of activities can be found on our environment and activities page. More information is kept in the house. In town there is a National Park Information Centre which will advise you on things to do.
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Erw Wen is situated in the largest single area of the Park, which has some stunning coastal scenery. In 2010 a National Geographic poll placed Pembrokeshire in 2nd place in the world in a poll of coastal destinations. Above Newport are the Preseli Hills.
Travel Most people drive, but it is also possible to reach Erw Wen by public transport. More details are on our travel page. Full directions are sent with the joining instructions.
Doctor / Dentist / Shops Full details are given on our shops and services page.