Garn Isaf Holiday Cottage

Self Catering at Mountain West, Newport

At a glance:

The accommodation and location

Situated on the slopes of Carningli at mountain west, Garn Isaf boasts stunning views over Newport Bay to the north and Dinas Head to the west. This simply appointed, no frills but comfortable single storey residence is surrounded by fields and woodland, and is approached via a private track.

Living area with a view of Newport Bay

With spectacular views from the living area and sun room, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding which window to soak up the vista through first!

The sun room at Garn Isaf

There are three bedrooms - 2 doubles and a single room, all with views over mountain fields which quite often contain Pembrokeshire mountain ponies.

One of the double bedrooms

Outside you find a lawned garden with views of Newport Bay below. There's ample space for picnics, and outdoor seating areas are provided too. There are also 3 acres of paddocks abounding with wildlife to enjoy.

The patio and garden with padocks beyond

The kitchen comes fully loaded with everything you'll need to conjure up some creative lunches and suppers. There's a country style electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher and a washing machine - all the mod cons you could possibly need whilst enjoying your break in the countryside. If you don't fancy cooking - Newport is a short drive away where you'll find ample pubs and restaurants to enjoy.

The Kitchen at Garn Isaf


Set in the rugged north Pembrokeshire countryside means there are walks from the doorstep - head up hill and take a stroll onto the mountain where you'll enjoy spectacular views over Newport and Fishguard Bays. Climb up onto Carn Ffoi (an ancient hill fort) where you'll see the summit of Carningli in the distance.

A walk on the mountain above Garn Isaf Stone bridge over river Ceunant, a 10 min walk from Garn Isaf.

If the coastline is more preferable, then head down to Parrog in Newport where you can join the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. Walk along the estuary to head north towards St Dogmaels or walk along the old quay wall to follow the path towards Fishguard - either way, you'll be stunned by the cliff top views that make this section of the coastal path so special.

The coastal path to the north of Newport at Ceibwr Coastal path near Ceibwr Bay.

Where is Garn Isaf?

Situated about a mile outside of Newport on the slopes of Carningli and surrounded by fields, trees and sea views - it's a little piece of heaven tucked away on a mountainside in Pembrokeshire.


29th October 2021
We have had a really enjoyable stay here at Garn Isaf, a lovely cottage with the most stunning surrounding views.
The weather was windy and wet at times, but this did not spoil the many wonderful places this area has to offer. The girls and the dogs had a fabulous time at the beaches we visited and were all tired out at the end of the day!
Thank you to John for his great local knowledge and who was lovely to chat to - someone who is truly passionate about his local area and community.
We really miss waking up to that amazing sea view!
Bronwyn will miss seeing the ponies Toffee and Carlo's friendly faces over the fence every day.

Jen, Paul, Bronwyn & Molly

22 October 2021
We've had the lovliest time staying here at Garn Isaf. From the beautiful views to the scenic local walks; we were blessed with a great opportunity to switch off from the hustle and bustle of city life. We'll definitely be back! Many thanks to our hosts for all the local knowledge which enabled us to make the best of our stay.

All the best,
Liam, Lauren & dog Martha

15 October 2021
Lovely stay. Views are stunning and the walks with the dog are great. Many thanks for local info.

Gary & Kay

8 October 2021
We really enjoyed our stay at Garn Isaf and would like to come back for two weeks in October 2022!

Tara, Simon & Ani

24 September 2021
The cottage is comfortable & well equipped and the views are spectacular!
It's a beautiful area & we've enjoyed exploring. John is a very knowledgeable & most welcoming host. Thank you for all the tips on local places & the bottle of wine and Welsh cakes.

Philip, Judith, Thomas & Jess Woods

Like what you see?

Contact the owner today...