Overnight guests


Due to COVID restrictions, our limited  available spots have been booked for the rest of 2021. If you’d like to be notified when our next round of bookings opens up, please sign up at the bottom of this page and we’ll let you know when we start booking again.

Thank you!


We take the health and safety of our guests seriously. Due to the coronavirus, until further notice we are closed to all day visitors. Thank you for your understanding as we seek to navigate this challenging time with wisdom.

If you’d like to see up-to-date information on current COVID regulations in Wales and how that affects Ffald y Brenin, please visit our Coronavirus updates page.

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

Due to COVID-19 regulations, Ffald y Brenin is currently CLOSED to all day visitors. We also cannot accommodate camper vans or caravans at this time.

We are only able to accommodate a limited number of overnight guests. We will update this page when we are able to take day visitors again. Thank you for understanding.

Friends Weekends

Twice a year, monthly donors – who we call Friends of Ffald y Brenin – are invited for a specially reserved weekend at Ffald y Brenin. To find out more about becoming a Friend, click below.


Things to do

We’re located in the gorgeous Gwaun Valley, close to the Irish Sea and endless trails.


Bring your hiking boots. This is a great place for rambling. 



Right on the Ffald y Brenin property, this is a place for reflection and prayer.

spot wild ponies

The wild Preseli ponies roam the hills around Ffald y Brenin.

Read & Relax in the day room

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

VISIT the coast

Enjoy the local beaches and trails by the Irish Sea.

climb carningli

Translated “Angel Rock Mountain,” Carningli provides stunning views.

browse our shop

Check out our resources on prayer, blessing, and Christian living.


Enjoy God’s creation right on the Ffald y Brenin property.


This beautiful circular room is a place to be still before the Lord.


Bring a book, grab a bench, and enjoy the sights and sounds of creation.

How To Get Here

Our address

Ffald y Brenin is in the hills between Fishguard and Newport, North Pembrokeshire. We are in the Cwm Gwaun Valley 2 miles from the little settlement of Pontfaen/Cwm Gwaun.

Pontfaen, Fishguard
Pembrokeshire SA65 9UA
Tel. 01348 881382


Take the A40 west from Carmarthen past St.Clears, then Whitland, on through Llanddewi Velfrey to a major roundabout. There turn right towards Cardigan, drive 1 mile to a minor crossroads then left to Maenchlochog. At Maenclochog, right at T-junction, on past Rosebush to major crossroads. Go over and on for exactly 3 miles, right for Cwm Gwaun, then after 1⁄4 mile hidden left, continue down into valley. At T-junction right for 2 miles, our drive rises on the left adjacent to Sychbant picnic site.

Public transit

You can get a train to Fishguard & Goodwick (about 30 minutes away) and then a taxi to us (local taxi number 01348 872088) which will cost about £20. 

Frequently asked questions

Can I visit for the day?

Due to COVID-19, we are not taking any day visitors at the moment. We are only accommodating a limited number of overnight guests, who are required to book in advance. See our COVID update here.

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 (local taxi number 01348 872088) which will cost about £20. *Please note that COVID regulations may affect public transportation.

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 (local taxi number 01348 872088) which will cost about £20. *Please note that COVID regulations may affect public transport.

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?

Due to COVID-19, 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?

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only self-catering rooms can be booked, each of which have a kitchen or kitchenette.

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 881382
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.

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