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Comfort, peace and wild beauty yet close to Coast Path, beaches and village.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

100% 5 star rated peaceful Valley View sleeps 6. Edge of coastal village.

***Contact the owner, David, for special offer, out-of-season, short breaks! ***

1 minute from the Coast Path and 5 minutes walk from the beach, pubs and restaurants of Little Haven, Valley View sleeps 6 and provides a comfortable and stylish 'home from home' for families, groups or couples at any time of year for adventure or relaxation.

From the distinctive hedge cut in the shape of waves and the off road parking area for 3 cars, steps lead down to this delightful, detached cottage. Comfortably furnished throughout in a contemporary style, the attractive and interesting decorations include African and Eastern items from the owner's travels and original local art work.

The accommodation briefly comprises an attractive entrance hallway which leads on the same level to : - a light lounge/diner with Wi-Fi, 42" TV, DVD player and a music centre, with games, DVDs, CDs and books for guests' use during their stay; a kitchen with a small breakfast bar, electric cooker, fridge and freezer; two double bedrooms, one with a shower unit and small TV and both with patio doors to the outside decked area; one good sized twin bedroom which could be converted to a double; a bathroom with bath and overhead shower, wash basin and toilet; a laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer; a small cloakroom with wash basin and toilet; and a tile floored pantry / storage room with storage for coats, shoes, etc..

Doors from the kitchen and lounge lead down one step into the conservatory with doors opening to a large decked area with dining furniture and a BBQ provided. This is a lovely spot to enjoy an alfresco meal on a summer's evening. Bench seats on the decking and in a paved lower level garden area allow guests to enjoy the peaceful views over the valley and to watch the local birds and wildlife. Around the cottage are stepped paths. There is oil fired central heating with radiators in every room. Bath towels for hire at £5 per person per week. Pets are welcome (but no cats please!). Valley View is a no smoking property. All 5 star ratings on Trip Advisor.

Valley View is an ideal all year round holiday base for families, couples or friends to get away from it all. Peacefully situated on the side of a wooded valley, the cottage is within 1 minute's walk of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and only 5 minutes downhill walk from the centre of the popular village of Little Haven, with its picturesque harbour, sandy cove, pubs and restaurants.

Little Haven can also be reached via the Coast Path allowing you to watch for peregrine falcons, fulmars, gannets, seals, ravens, whitethroat and even otters and dolphins as you walk. Heading south will take you via the cliff top path to the Goultrop Roads SSSI and stunning views over St Brides Bay.

When the tide is low you can walk round the headland from Little Haven to the long golden sands and surfing beach of Broad Haven. Here there are more pubs, restaurants, a well stocked Londis store and a water sports kayak and board hire centre. Why not try your hand at one of the water sports on offer or a ride on the beach from Nolton Haven.

Further afield you can explore the wealth of archaeology, history, geology and natural history in places like the Preseli Hills; the offshore islands of Skokholm, Skomer and Ramsey; the tiny cathedral city of St Davids; the Napoleonic forts and maritime history of Milford Haven; Fishguard and Newport.

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Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Some Welsh
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2017

About David

Although he was born in London and grew up in Hertfordshire, David has lived in West Wales for over 30 years, having fallen in love with the area during family holidays on his Grandfather's farm near Tregaron.

He has worked for most of that time in a professional and voluntary capacity in the fields of fisheries and conservation first as Manager of a Welsh Water Authority Salmon and Trout farm near Llandysul in the Teifi Valley and then as Fisheries and Conservation Manager with the National Rivers Authority. He has been a member of the RSPB Advisory Committee for Wales, Chairman of the Wildlife Trust of S & W Wales and has represented the Welsh inshore fishing industry.

He also has a long standing interest in art and antiques and after being down sized out of the National Rivers Authority following funding cuts in the 1990s, he set up a shop in Haverfordwest as Art 'n' Antiques selling a range of decorative items from around the world. David has used a number of interesting items from his collection to decorate Valley View for the pleasure of his guests.

David is currently taking a BA Degree in Photography by distance learning through the Open College of the Arts.

David purchased this cottage in 1999

Why David chose St Brides Bay, St Davids & The West Coast

Ever since living in Pembrokeshire I have had a soft spot for the wide sandy beaches, dramatic coastline and varied amenities found in the Havens area. When I decided to move out of Haverfordwest after the children left school for college, the Havens was an obvious area to look for my new home, and I was delighted when I found Valley View was for sale.

Its rural location close to the Coast Path and its views over the valley sold it to me immediately and the close proximity to the village of Little Haven with its community, pubs and restaurants was the icing on the cake. I was not disappointed and it has remained a special place for me ever since.

With my lifelong interest in wildlife, I have found the countryside immediately around the property to be a constant source of pleasure . I have seen otters, peregrines and dolphins from the cliff path, sparrow hawks, buzzards, woodpeckers and huge flocks of starlings from the decking, and the Sheep Fields across the road from the cottage are a wonderful place for butterflies, whitethroats, stoats, and at night in the Summer, shearwaters overhead with their eerie 'Cupacocoa' calls. The cottage is also conveniently placed for visiting the islands of Skomer and Skokholm with their rich diversity of seabirds, seals, cetaceans and other marine life.

Living in the Little Haven area has the advantage of being within easy striking distance of many places of beauty and interest such as St Davids with its historic cathedral, the attractive fishing village of Solva, the wonderful long beach at Newgale so popular with surfers and other water sport enthusiasts, the unique and 'must visit' charm of the Druidstone Hotel, the historic and fascinating area of Milford Haven much lauded by Nelson as being 'the best natural harbour in the world'. The more modern amenities of the county town of Haverfordwest with its shops, supermarkets and stores, cinema, leisure centre and swimming pool are only 15 minutes drive away.

What makes this cottage unique

Valley View started life in the 1940s as an army Nissan hut on a range in South Pembrokeshire but was moved up to its present location on Strawberry Hill by the owners the nearby Rookery Nook who owned all the land to serve as a cottage for visitors. In more recent times it was bought by a local builder who transformed it into the surprisingly spacious and characterful cottage that it now is. It was from this builder that I bought the property.

As the many visitors to Little Haven will testify, the village has a very special charm, character and community, and to have the benefit of these features so close whilst also being just far enough out to be able to have the rural peace and quiet away from the holiday crowds in peak season is perfect.

The special features of the property itself that I value most are :-

1. the sense of light and space within a relatively small and easily manageable plot

2. the easy access to the south facing decking area from the conservatory and two of the bedrooms so that the interior is linked to the outside natural world

3. the views from the decking of the valley and its wild inhabitants many of which can easily be encouraged to the decking by maintaining a feeding station


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)


Spacious, clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Great location with easy access to eateries, beaches and some wonderful days out. Sitting in conservatory or outside on decking was a real joy and watching the birds and a brave squirrel enjoyings the bird seeds was a treat. View from kitchen is excellent and distracted us from the fact there was no dishwasher. As we were on holiday and eating out mostly, this was not an issue for us. We would definitely recommend this lovely cottage. Grateful for blackout curtains. Very clean.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your warm and appreciative comments which are very welcome. I am pleased that you found the property and the surrounding area to your liking and that Valley View proved to be a good base for your holiday. Thank you also for leaving the cottage clean and tidy which makes such a difference when I am trying to ensure a high standard for the next guests. You would be welcome back at any time! David.
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Nice location on the edge of the village with a short walk to the sea, coast path & local pubs.

  • 4 of 5

A charming chalet style cottage in a lovely quiet location looking over the valley on the approach to Little Haven. Comfortably & interestingly furnished with three good sized bedrooms & a well equipped, if slightly small kitchen. Have not given five stars only because the place was a bit dusty & could benefit from a more thorough clean at changeover. The village is nicely low key & unpretentious with three pubs. We only tried the St Bride's & The Swan. Both were good, the Swan being more of a restaurant & more expensive with the st Bride's a pub with good food. We enjoyed a restful stay with great walking along the coast in both directions. If you walk west beyond Broad Haven, do have lunch in the Druids bar/hotel, which on first site looks to be a sixties hippy commune, but does good food accompanied by some brilliant blues & rock music. A lovely position too right by the sea.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and the positive comments you made about the cottage and its surroundings. I am so pleased that you found it to be a good base for your holiday and that you have booked again for next year. Rebooking is the perfect endorsement for the high quality of experience that I try to achieve for my guests at Valley View. I note your comments about the presence of dust in some areas and I apologise if that was the case. I spent 6 hours cleaning everywhere carefully after the previous guests but as I had to go away for a planned break the same day this meant that there was nearly a week before your arrival and I can only think that some dust had settled in the interim. Many guests comment on how clean the property is so I am sorry that you found it otherwise.
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The cottage is well located.

  • 3 of 5

Nice cottage in a great location. However, caveat emptor - ask for a list of known defect in advance of your stay and make a note of any omissions in case the owners attempts to make a claim against you after your stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have just returned from holiday to find this review which is unwarranted and utterly unreasonable. Two tiles on the sink surround in the bathroom were broken by a member of Jim's party, damage that will require the replacement of the entire sink surround to make good. This damage was not there before Jim's party arrived as I do the changeover personally and I would have seen it, and it was clearly and undeniably present when they had gone as I found it immediately on cleaning the bathroom within an hour of their departure. I took photographs of the damage and brought the damage to Jim's attention in a pleasant manner advising him that I would be retaining a small amount from the damage deposit by way of a nominal contribution to the costs of repair. In response not only did Jim deny any responsibility for the damage despite the fact that it was clearly caused by one of his party, but he refused to agree to any deduction from the damage deposit. He claimed that his sons and their partners had used the bathroom and that they had not reported any damage and that he and his wife had not noticed it as they had used the en suite facilities rather than the bathroom. He said that he would fight any attempt by me to retain any of the deposit and demanded that I repay him in full. In order not to prolong the unpleasant situation for the sake of £25.00 I agreed to approve full repayment of the deposit. As a result of this unreasonable behaviour and the fact that his party had failed to comply with a number of 'house rules', in particular allowing dogs in the bedrooms and leaving dog mess in the property surroundings, I advised him that I would not accept any future bookings from him and his party and I left an appropriate review reflecting the bad experience I have had from him. Jim demanded that I remove the review claiming that it was an underhanded thing to do but I advised him that I would not do so as it was an accurate reflection. This was the second most unpleasant experience I have had with guests in 4 years of letting the property.
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A peaceful haven.

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit to this lovely cottage. Near enough for easy access to the beach and pubs, but far enough to be peaceful and secluded.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your positive review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and I look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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Excellent property in a beautiful setting, our 2nd visit to this beautiful, comfortable property

  • 5 of 5

This is a really lovely property that is well equipped. The beds are really comfortable and virtually everything you need is there. The only quibble is the mobile phone signal is very iffy which of course is not the owners fault

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that you enjoyed your 2nd stay and that you found that Valley View provided what you were looking for to make a successful holiday. I am sorry that you had trouble with mobile phone reception at Valley View. I think it must depend on the network you are with as there is a booster aerial on the hill above the village for some networks and I have no problem with reception for EE. I look forward to welcoming you back for your 3rd visit.
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Spacious ,interesting and comfy

  • 5 of 5

Fab location and exceptional view! Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your positive response to your stay at Valley View. It was great to have you there as guests and I hope that you will return soon.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring Half Term
17 Feb 2017 - 23 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Spring
24 Mar 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
7 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Spring
21 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early May Bank Holiday
28 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring
5 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late May Bank Holiday
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
2 Jun 2017 - 15 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid Summer
16 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
21 Jul 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August Bank Holiday
25 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Autumn
1 Sep 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Autumn
15 Sep 2017 - 5 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Autumn
6 Oct 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Autumn Half Term
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Winter
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £20

David's intention is that the expectations of all guests of Valley View will be met and exceeded and that they will experience the property as being a 'home from home' where they can relax and enjoy themselves. The property has a 100% 5 star rating record on Trip Advisor so it must be working! In order to try to maintain this record and ensure that there are no unfortunate 'surprises' when you arrive, the following information is provided.

Valley View is a strictly 'no smoking' property. Please respect this rule at all times within the accommodation for the comfort and well being of guests to follow.

Whilst hand towels are provided in the kitchen bathroom and cloakroom, no personal towels are provided as standard. Personal towels can be provided at a charge of £5.00 per person per stay.

Dogs are welcome to stay provided that they remember that i). they are not human and must therefore stay off furniture and out of bedrooms, and ii). their owners are responsible for clearing up any mess before they leave!

Whilst there are no changes of level within the cottage itself except to access the conservatory and to gain access outside, there are steps leading down to the property and within the grounds. This should be borne in mind for potential guests who are elderly, infirm or disabled.

Guests are respectfully asked to treat the property and its contents with respect, to leave it in a clean and tidy condition and to report any breakages or or other damage or faults to David in advance of their departure so that he has the opportunity to take action before the arrival of the next guests. Failure to do so is likely to incur a charge against the damage deposit.

A 'Welcome Pack' and a large selection of informative brochures and books is provided giving details of the accommodation, its surroundings and things to do and see. David's contact details are provided in the event that any guest has a query or problem they require help with.

Enjoy your stay!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Little Haven in Pembrokeshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Wash hand basin. Second toilet in separate cloakroom.
  • The bathroom is fitted with a bath with overhead electric shower, a wash basin with mirror over and a toilet. Liquid soap dispensers are provided in the bathroom and cloakroom. A second toilet and wash basin is provided in the separate cloakroom off the hall.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 Large Double Bed , Has a shower and hand basin and patio door access to outside
    Twin - 2 Single Bed , Can be moved together to create double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Patio door to outside decking area
  • The Master bedroom has an electric powered corner shower, a wash basin and a heated towel rail. There are hanging cupboards and drawers for storage together with bedside cabinets and over bed lights. It is also provided with a small flat screen TV. A cot is stored under the bed for the use of small children. There is a patio door to give access to the decking. The Twin bedroom has a large chest of drawers for storage, two bedside cabinets with bedside lights, and a chair. The two single beds could be put together to create a double. Bedroom 3 has a double bed, a large chest of drawers, a chair and 2 bedside cabinets with bedside lights. There is a patio door to give access to the decking. Additional hanging space is available in fitted cupboards in the hallway.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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