Overnight guests

We are currently taking bookings from 2 January to 2 July 2023. Please email and include your name, address, telephone number and the dates you would like to come and stay.

If you would like to be notified when bookings open up for July to December 2023, please sign up at the bottom of this page and we’ll let you know when we start taking bookings for those dates.

The Hermitage


The Lodge


The Centre

“I wanted to spend time in prayer and study and this place was perfect…Jesus gave me His best.”

Ffald y Brenin Guest

Day visitors

We welcome those who perhaps live or are staying locally, to come and enjoy time at Ffald y Brenin. You can walk the grounds or spend time in the Chapel or Prayer Room. You can also enjoy the beautiful view with a hot drink in the Day Room. We do ask you to book your visit by calling us on 01348 881382 so we can ensure there is space for all to enjoy a peaceful visit.

Please note: we’re closed to day visitors from 30th January to 2nd February.

Engage and Explore

We’re located in the gorgeous Gwaun Valley, close to the Irish Sea and endless footpaths. The Ffald y Brenin grounds and the beauty of the surrounding area serve as an invitation to spend time in God’s presence, celebrate his creation and be restored in mind and body.


Adopt a new rhythm


Bring your joys and burdens
before the Lord


Reflect on the ancient paths


Read & Relax in the day room

Enjoy the views and ‘cwtch’ up with tea and a good book


Spend time in God’s presence


Gain a bigger perspective

go down to the valley

Walk, process and and pray


Delight in God’s vibrant abundance


Listen to what God wants to speak to you

VISIT the coast

Enjoy the local beaches 


as you walk the land 


Let God restore your body


Explore our resources
to deepen your faith

How To Get Here

Our address

Ffald y Brenin,
Pontfaen, Fishguard
Pembrokeshire, SA65 9UA
Tel. 01348 881419

We are in the Gwaun Valley (Cwm Gwaun), two miles from the village of Pontfaen, east of Fishguard and south of Newport.

We recommend the location app What3words. Type in ‘lays amazed wildfires’ on what3words to find Ffald y Brenin!


[If possible, use Google Maps and search for ‘Ffald y Brenin Trust SA65 9UA– NOT Ffald y Brenin village Carmarthenshire!]

From the east: Take A40 west from Carmarthen towards Fishguard. After Llanddewi Velfrey turn right at major roundabout towards Cardigan. Drive 1 mile, then turn left to Maenclochog at minor crossroads.

At Maenclochog, right at T-junction, on past Rosebush to major crossroads. Go straight over for exactly 3 miles, then right for Cwm Gwaun; after 1⁄4 mile take hidden left, continue down into valley. At T-junction: right for 2 miles- our drive rises on the left adjacent to Sychpant picnic site.

From the north: follow directions for Cardigan and stay on A487 towards Fishguard. After 9.5 miles turn left at crossroads for Cwm Gwaun, then straight over next crossroads, following all Cwm Gwaun signs until you see Sychpant National Park picnic site (on right). Ffald y Brenin drive is right next to it.

Public Transport

Rail: travel to Fishguard & Goodwick Station (about 30 minutes away) and then take a taxi to Ffald y Brenin.

Ferry: (from Ireland): Stena ferries come to Goodwick daily from Rosslare.

Frequently asked questions

Can I visit for the day?

We are currently accommodating a limited number of day visitors. Please call 01348881382 to book your spot. Thank you!

How do I get to Ffald y Brenin?

We are very rural, so we suggest coming by car. You can get directions here. If you don’t drive, you can get a train to Fishguard & Goodwick (about 30 minutes away) and then a taxi to us.

What is the nearest train station to Ffald y Brenin?

The nearest station is Fishguard & Goodwick (about 30 minutes away). If you are travelling via public transport, you will then need to take a taxi to us.

What is the nearest airport to Ffald y Brenin?

The nearest airport is Cardiff, although you may get cheaper flights flying in to Bristol or any London airport. 

Do I need to bring bedding (if I am staying on-site)?

No, you DO NOT need to bring bedding. All you need to bring is a towel and food and drinks.

Is catering provided?

Sorry, we do not currently offer catering service.

Do you offer led retreats?

No, we do not offer led retreats at this time.

Is there a place I can cook my food?

Yes, various kitchen facilities are available on site. More information is provided in your booking confirmation email.

Where is the nearest charging point for electric vehicles?

The two nearest charging points are located at:

Long Street Car Park, Long Street, Newport, SA42 0TJ (approx. 15 min drive from Ffald y Brenin)

West Street Car Park, West Street, Fishguard, SA65 9NJ (approx. 20 min drive from Ffald y Brenin)

+44 01348 881419

Fishguard SA65 9UA, UK

The Ffald-y-Brenin is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (with registration number 8070275), whose registered office is Ffald-y-Brenin, Pontfaen, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire.

Copyright © The Ffald-y-Brenin Trust Limited. The site was designed and built by exibit.

Please note: due to a cyber incident at Royal Mail, int'l orders may take longer than usual.