September 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. It is a great place to stay with all the family.."

- Mrs Grant


July 2016

"Great House, great views, great weather, in a word GREAT!"

- Paul, Julia, Louis, Phoebe, Ethen & dog!

June 2016

"Great location. Super BBG and fire pit. Lots of adventures and could happily stay another week!"

- Bennetts & Owens families

Detailed Information

House Specifications

  • Hamlet – Cilgwyn, Newport
  • Guests – 8 + child + baby
  • Bedrooms – 4
  • Free - £30 Welcome basket
  • Garden – 4 acres, patio, fire-pit


  • Free WIFI
  • TV & DVD
  • 2 wood burning fires
  • Large kitchen diner
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Utility & washer/dryer


  • Walking
  • Iron age fort
  • Prehistoric landscape
  • Pentre Ifan cromlech
  • Coastal path

Watamu sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms: 1 king size, 2 double, 2 single beds plus 1 small child’s bed and a cot for a toddler or baby upstairs.

Bedroom 1: King size bed with organic mattress, baby cot and small cast iron single bed suitable for a child
Bathroom: bath, WC, wash basin and towel radiator. Please note this bathroom is small with low headroom

Bedroom 2: Queen size iron bed with Welsh woollen throws
Bedroom 3: French style double bed
Bedroom 4: twin beds
Bathroom: shower enclosure, WC, wash hand basin and radiator. The bathrooms have travel size sets of organic shampoo, conditioner, body lotion and shower gel

Sitting room: 4 seater sofa with chaise longue, 2 arm chairs, 1 wooden armchair, TV/DVD, books, local guides

Kitchen diner: stainless steel cooker with 6 gas rings and electric oven, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher, island unit and breakfast bar. Extending table seating up to 12, panoramic countryside views, two French windows to patio. A separate utility cupboard houses the washer/dryer and has space for hanging things to dry

Private furnished patio with large BBQ, panoramic rural views of Carningli and 4 acre garden/field with bonfire area and standing stone. The field is shared with guests in the nearby Workshop (sleeps 2). The owner of Watamu has a caravan within the grounds for her own occasional use. Parking for 3 cars to the rear of the cottage.

Dog owners: Please note whilst the area around Watamu and The Workshop is not fenced and the gate is large and secure it is not dog proof. Pet owners are responsible for controlling their pets in this rural environment. Guests in the adjacent property may also have brought dogs. There may also be livestock in some of the surrounding fields. Please don’t leave your dogs unattended outside. Please place collected dog foul in a plastic bag and put in a bin liner with the other rubbish.

Key facts
• Bed linen and towels provided, not beach towels
• Travel cot, highchair and stair gate available, bring your own cot bedding
• LPG central heating with new wall insulation
• Heating and electricity included
• Kindling and a few logs provided for first fire, more available to purchase locally in Newport
• Welcome hamper with Welsh produce
• Free WiFi
• 2 well behaved pets welcome at £3 each per night
• No smoking
• £120 refundable damages deposit
• Christmas tree and decorations can be supplied for Christmas and New Year, please request at the time of booking

For larger family groups, The Workshop nearby can accommodate two additional guests or four if your friends don't mind sleeping on a sofa bed