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2 Bedroom Cottage, Pets Welcome, Quiet Location, Wi-fi, Woodburner, Freeview

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cosy, spacious cottage between Solva/ St Davids, Pembrokeshire, West Wales - Peaceful Hamlet,

Welcome to the Old Tailor's shop which was completely renovated and extended in 2010. The cottage is ideally situated being in the peaceful hamlet of Caerfarchell, which is a five minute drive to St Davids and Solva and the coastal path. It has been renovated to a high standard, with slate flooring throughout downstairs, and some exposed stone walls which show its original character. Deceptively spacious and light inside, with views over the chapel next door and village green. The kitchen/dining area is open plan which makes it idea for cooking and socialising - with a stable door which leads out to the back garden, which is paved and enclosed with garden furniture. The cottage is ideal for couples and families, with oil central heating and the wood burning stove, making it snug out of season. Furnished to a high standard with wifi and freeview.

andrea callaghan
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

About andrea callaghan

We have been holidaying in Pembrokeshire for the last 15 years and have dreamed of owning a place - as we eventually want to live there.

We bought the Old Tailors Shop in 2009 when it was derelict and a bit of an eye sore in the hamlet. It was part of a listed building, in a conservation area, that sat in a national park, so came with a few restrictions!Using a builder who had lived in the hamlet and and a local architect, the transformation took 7 months, all thanks to the great local team who worked on it. There are a large number of second homes in this area, so it is vital that the cottage is rented out as much as possible, so it provides income back into the local economy. If its free and you want a short break - please approach us - we would rather it's used than sit empty.

andrea callaghan purchased this cottage in 2009

Why andrea callaghan chose Solva

I holidayed in Pembrokeshire as a child and introduced my husband to the area 18 years ago - and we've hardly been anywhere else since! It's such a beautiful area both in the summer and out of season - there is nothing like seeing the dogs running out on the deserted beaches in the winter.

The coastal path is fantastic for walking, with breath taking views.

St David's has a wonderful feel to it, the cathedral, great restaurants, pubs, supermarket - everything you need. Pembrokeshire is a fantastic area for just switching off and getting away from it all - a bit like Cornwall but without all the people and traffic.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage sits in a peaceful hamlet, overlooking the village green with the old Calvinistic Methodist chapel next door. Its location makes it ideal for exploring St Davids, Solva, Porthgain and local beaches such as Whitesands Bay and Caerfai Bay, on the St Davids peninsula.

You're 5 minutes drive from the hustle and bustle of St Davids in peak season, but can return to peace and quiet.

Children can play out on the village green, and there are a number of stunning walks from the cottage down the Solva Valley and around the old St Davids Airfield., which is now a nature reserve. Enclosed paved garden is a sun trap - great for relaxing with a glass of wine.

Newly renovated it is very snug out of season, well insulated, oil central heating, double glazing and a wood burning stove.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Excellent home from home! Set in a great location, very central enabling easy access to places to visit. Wonderfully quiet and cosy. Highly recommended.

Fabulous cottage in a lovely little hamlet near Solva and St David's, so many places to visit, beautiful beaches. The cottage is a very high standard, lovely comfy king size bed, great kitchen and facilities etc. we've been twice already and will definately be going back when we can.

Gorgeous cottage, comfy, charming and luxurious all at the same time. Great location for exporing St Davids peninsula, seemed to be 10 minutes from everywhere. Dog friendly and peaceful. I have already recommended the cottage to many of my friends.

This property is newly refurbished to a high standard, well equipped, and beautifully clean - Equidistant to coastline both North and South of St.David's Head, it is very well placed for Coast Path walking. Highly recommended.

Beautifully renovated property - warm and cosy with all mod cons.
Jul 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Solva in Saint David's and the Cathedral Close

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Downstairs bathroom, with large bath, and overhead shower, hand basin, WC, heated towel rail and underfloor heating.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed, chest of drawers and hanging space. Bedroom 1 with two single beds and chest of drawers. Feather duvets, but manmade available on request.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Notes on accommodation: We take dogs, but ask that they be kept downstairs and off the furniture. We have two dogs who would take any opportunity to sneak onto the sofa if they thought they could get away with it! Owners will be responsible for the cost of any damage to the property from unattended dogs. Outside: Enclosed paved garden area with garden furniture. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen provided, but please bring your own towels. The property is cleaned on a weekly basis after each visit.


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2 Bedroom Cottage, Pets Welcome, Quiet Location, Wi-fi, Woodburner, Freeview
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
Reading, Berkshire

A gem of a cottage in a perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

We were a little hesitant about booking a cottage that seemed to be in the middle of nowhere. But, as a dog owner, our choice appeared pretty restricted. However, we couldn't be more wrong. The area around Solva, and St. Davids is perfect. Wonderful beaches, beautiful walks, cosy pubs serving fresh fish and good beer. Not too far from 'civilisation', but far enough to be peaceful and uncrowded. Haverfordwest, Pembroke and Tenby all within easy reach. But why would you want to travel away from the area? We found plenty to keep ourselves busy for the week .

The cottage was perfect. There were four of us (all adult sized, if not all officially adults) plus the dog. The cottage is like the tardis and allowed us all our own space, whilst still being 'together'. It is also fully stocked with everything that you may need, including games and dvds, books, a lovely wood burning stove and lots of storage space The décor is fresh and clean and downstairs has practical welsh slate floors for dirty boots, boys and dogs. And guess what, the neighbours are really nice too! I could quite easily live here.

Directly across the road from the cottage is a green which leads onto a public footpath, although we were the only ones to use it. The entire village is surrounded by fields and a disused airfield is within easy walk/ride which is a great place for the boys to cycle in safety in any weather.

We are already talking about rebooking for next year.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review OTS - so glad you enjoyed your stay and the surrounding area. We too have dogs and love the place for the same reasons you have highlighted - lovely and quiet but near to Solva and St Davids. Keep in touch Andrea
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Clean, quiet, well equipped and perfectly located for exploring Pembrokeshire.

  • 5 of 5

A very well equipped and located property. Just a few moments drive from St Davids, in a quiet hamlet. The area has a real feel of escapism. It's not difficult to forget life in the real world in this kind of beautiful location.

Solva, the blue lagoon, the coastal path and so much more are all just 10-15 minutes away by car. I will definitely plan a return trip at some point.

The cottage will easily sleep a couple or small family, with all the conveniences of a home from home.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review OTS - glad you had a great time, and look forward to you coming back again ! Thanks Andrea & Rob.
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Peace and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully decorated and equipped property in a lovely peaceful location but only a short hop from Solva and St Davids. The best holiday cottage by far of several in which I have stayed in the area and already booked another stay. Five stars! :)

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review us, so glad you like OTS and the surrounding area as much as we do! Andrea & Rob
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Well equipped, comfortable and beautifully and artfully restored

  • 5 of 5

Great location - quiet and remote but close to heritage coastline. Lots of great walks direct from cottage. A good amount of local info available and interesting pictures and story of the cottage itself. Magical area and wonderful place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your holiday at our cottage, we look forward to you coming again! Andrea & Rob
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The best holiday cottage I've stayed in - great location, lovely accommodation

  • 5 of 5

If anything, the pictures of the cottage fail to do it justice. It looked great in the pictures, but was even better when we got there. The cottage itself is great for four people; the kitchen/dining room, living room and bedrooms are all spacious and well furnished, and the bathroom is also excellent. The kitchen is well equipped and nicely laid out.

The property is clearly well looked after and maintained and was spotlessly clean when we arrived. Communication from the owner - directions, instructions, details on local places to visit, etc. - was excellent too.

The location is lovely - close enough to Solva and St David's to make visits easy, but very quiet and peaceful. The Pembroke coastal path is within easy reach, with plenty of good walking to be had. We had evening meals at three places - the Druidstone Hotel at Druidston, the Cambrian Inn in Solva and the Shed at Porthgain - all of these were excellent. There's a small fish shop in Solva (called Something Fishy, and really just an extra kitchen in somebody's house) which sells locally-caught wet fish and also dressed crab and lobster. We had some mackerel that was delicious.

I would have no hesitation in recommending this cottage very highly to friends or relatives.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review the cottage - I think the best part of renting it out is when we get great reviews like this and we can see people have had a good time and enjoyed the cottage and area just as much as we do. We too got dressed crab from the fish place in Solva for the first time on our last visit, and the dressed crab was amazing - well worth a visit. Hopefully you will visit us again Many thanks Andrea & Rob
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A gem of a property

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely short break in this beautiful cottage situated in the quiet hamlet of Caerfarchell. It has been very tastefully renovated and lacks nothing. We particularly appreciated the very comfortable bed, great shower and lovely kitchen dining area. Although only 2 bedrooms it feels very roomy and could easily house a family. We love the area and the cottage is perfectly situated near St. Davids and Solva- easy for local amenities but more importantly the coastal path! We would not hesitate to recommend this cottage to anyone looking to holiday in the area and we will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to feedback on our cottage, so glad you enjoyed your stay - and look forward to you coming back! Many thanks Andrea and Rob
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Situated less than 3 miles away from the coast in either direction and a five minute drive from Solva and St Davids. Ten minutes drive from Whitesands Beach and Caerfai Bay. There are a number of wonderful rural walks to explore through the picturesque Solva valley and the disused St Davids airfield - which is now a nature reserve.


Nearest airports are Cardiff. Use of car essential.


5 minutes/3 miles to St Davids and Solva. 30 minutes to Haverfordwest. 30 minutes to Fishguard.

Further Details:

St Davids has a number of pubs, restaurants and cafes serving good local food. A large supermarket, delicatessen, post office, art galleries and gift shops. 2 cashpoints and a petrol station. St Davids cathedral is a must to visit. Solva, has a number of pubs, restaurants, cafes and gift shops. Local boat trips round Ramsey Island and fishing trips. Horse Riding around St Davids and the Peninsula. Music Festivals at St Davids Cathedral. The 'Really Wild Food Festival' in St Davids - end of July. Nevern and Fishguard agricultural show.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Solva, Pembrokeshire

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
29 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
May half term
26 May 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Season
14 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

Booking Notes:
Bookings are Saturday to Saturday, unless agreed as a short break.
£100 non refundable deposit paid on booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before holiday commences. Payment via cheque, bank transfer or paypal please.

Changeover Day:
Saturday unless otherwise agreed via a short break.

Notes on prices:
Prices range from £349 per week in low season to £699 peak season. Please contact owner or view availability and pricing via our website. Discount of £20 per week if only using one bedroom.

Discount available for just two people staying and only using one bedroom.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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