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Coastal Cottages - Amazing Sea Views - Lower Porthmawr Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



Lower Porthmawr Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms)

The Cottage sits in a lovely secluded location on the coast and is furnished to a high standard, with a personal touch that gives it that homely feel.

The Cottage consists of:

Kitchen - A wonderfully, relaxed dining and cooking area with sea and countryside views.

Facilities include a 2 oven electric AGA, fridge, dishwasher, convection microwave

Lounge - Romantic and cosy with wood burning stove (logs and kindling supplied)

Plus TV, DVD/Video player and Sony ipod and radio hi-fi sound system.

Bathroom - A rolltop bath and a separate shower.

Bootroom - Plenty of room to hang up your wetsuits and coats plus a washing machine and tumble dryer

Bedroom 1 - King size antique bedstead with luxurious bedding and fantastic views from a spyhole window.

Bedroom 2 - Twin 3 foot antique bedsteads with all the luxury of the king room.

Sunken patio and garden - Outdoor furniture and gas barbeque with a fire pit for evening star gazing. And about a half acre of grassland.

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About the property


Lower Porthmawr sits majestically above the internationally acclaimed Whitesands beach in the heart of the Pembrokeshire National Park. The views from the cottage are directly across the Irish Sea towards Ramsey Island and are truly spectacular. The cottage has been sympathetically renovated in the traditional Pembrokeshire style and following it's completion won the master builders national award. It is only a short walk to the Pembrokeshire coastal path and a 5 minute drive to the cathedral city of St Davids. Whitesands Roost is a barn conversion, and is on the same site as Lower Porthmawr. It sleeps 4 and boasts 2 private areas for viewing the coastline and Ramsey Island.

Property Manager
Debbie Henchoz
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

About Debbie Henchoz

I own both Lower Porthmawr and the Roost in Pembrokeshire which offer amazing coastal scenery and walking, relaxation and serenity, plus many adventure sports.

Please explore the site and choose which you would prefer

I look forward to hearing from you


Debbie Henchoz purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Debbie Henchoz chose Saint David's

The cottages are situated in one of the most amazing locations. They are in South Wales, 1 mile from St Davids, the smallest city in Wales, which has a beautiful cathedral and an assortment of restaurants, cafes and craft shops. However, the highlight of the location is that the cottages sit high on a hill looking directly over the Irish sea and across to Ramsey Island. The whole area, which includes the Pembrokeshire Coastal path - 180 miles - is a national park and therefore pristine. Whitesands Beach, beautiful in it's own right but also delightful for families with it's many rock pools, is also a haven for surfers and swimmers. The coast is home to many seals and the nearby Ramsey Sound hosts porpoise and an abundance of sea life.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottages are only a 5 minute walk from Whitesands Beach and the coastal path and only a 15 minute walk to an isolated beach inaccessible by car. The views from the coastal path are incredible, whichever direction you walk in. The cottages have a variety of maps and guide books to help you find your way around. We do take dogs on request and the surrounding area is ideal for them. When guests have discovered Lower Porthmawr and The Roost, they return time and time again. Try it for yourself and you will see why.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Please visit website

Changeover Day:
Saturday except for short breaks


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint David's in Saint David's and the Cathedral Close

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Both properties comfortably sleep 4, however can accommodate up to 5. Outside: Lower Porthmawr has a large garden and direct sea view. The Roost has its own private patio and viewpoint. The properties are about 15m apart. (see descriptions for more details)


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Lower Porthmawr Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms)
average rating of 4.763158 based on 38 reviews

Beautiful, soul provoking & totally idealilic!

  • 5 of 5

I booked this beautiful cottage last minute as soon I saw the photographs on Owners Direct and stayed there between 7th to 14th Feb 2017... It was exactly what I was looking for after taking early retirement from a stressful career. I was after isolation away from crowds of people, a relaxing homely cottage environment with a woodburner and stunning views of the coast to wake up to every morning during our stay... And that's exactly what Lower Porthmawr offered!

It truly is a stunning location. The cottage has been lovingly rebuilt and I felt relaxed as soon as I drove up to the house and entered the building. It is very rustic inside with a very warming woodburner, with plenty of wood. We did take some along with us but there was an ample supply made available. There is an electric Aga to keep you cosy in the kitchen and plenty of fridge and freezer space and washing/tumble drier if needed. The bedrooms were set in the roof space wjth very comfortable bedding and mattress in the master bedroom. You can hear the awesome roar of the sea and see the sea and Whitesands Beach from most of the windows. The beach is only a short walk away and there is a superb walking route up to the crag behind the cottage.

As we arrived late into the evening we had the lovely caretaker calling us to make sure we had settled in OK which was reassuring because you are pretty isolated in this cottage. The Roost, a smaller apartment located in a barn behind the cottage was also occupied but you would never know there was anyone staying there unless you saw their vehicle.

This property is stunning and a true place to reflect and rejuvenate one's mind and soul... I would love to own and live there myself as it was that inspirational! So Debbie if you decide to sell??

The only advice I would give is to take your time driving up the private track to the cottage. It's rugged, narrow and with large stones in places, For my 4x4 it was fine, but if you have a standard or low rise vehicle just take your time to drive up the incline. When you do, there's ample parking immediately outside the cottage and a lovely grassed area to exercise your dog which is fenced off yet not totally enclosed from the track. It also has a fab BBC area.

I have no negatives to this property as it was exactly what I needed so thank you Debbie for sharing a part of your history.

If you are after a rustic retreat anytime of the year, this is the place for you... You won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this amazingly detailed review Louisa, it has been a pleasure talking with you and I'm delighted that you wish to return early next year. If, and only if, I ever wish to sell I will contact you, although my 2 children are at the top of the list if it ever gets too much for me Yours Debbie
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Beautiful property, amazing views, great location for surfing and running. Loved it. Hope to return

  • 5 of 5

Amazing property had a super time. Hope to make it back in the future. Very handy for surfing and running and so quiet .... just beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning coastal holiday home with views you could never get bored of.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to find a cosy cottage that never disappointed. It is well equipped and the views overlooking Whitesands bay, and seen from all rooms, really help to make the stay pleasurable.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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what a shame - poor value

  • 1 of 5

In our opinion This property requires attention to the internal fabric of the building eg plaster falling off inc above Aga - not good when cooking. Also several damp areas, wood lice, walked through cobwebs across front door on first entry, torch not working, fuse box too high to reach safely if power trips (no step ladders), rusty electric sockets

Could go on but I’ve had enough.

Redeeming feature a good view but a lot further than 50 metres from the beach

All in all too pricey

Best things the coastal walks and leaving the property at the end of our stay

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Couldn't be more perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage, views, and location are stunning. I love the fact that the beach and the coastal path are on the doorstep, & wonderful St Davids is also within walking distance. There are also some fantastic restaurants within a short drive of the property.

For me it was absolute paradise, and I can't wait to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A perfect way to spend our Easter Break!

  • 5 of 5

I have reviewed this fantastic cottage before and my opinion remains unchanged in that it is a perfect place for a quiet, restful break, particularly for keen walkers. The cottage is extremely warm, comfortable and uniquely positioned with breathtaking views in both summer and winter - sunrises and sunsets are spectacular.

I don’t think I need to say more other than this was my 11th visit and I will be returning again.

Many thanks as always Debbie!

Shaun and Rachel and Billy and Nel our very happy spaniels!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
116 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
St Davids
Nearest Ferry
16 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
36 Miles
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Nearest Motorway
45 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
St Davids
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Car: recommended


Whitesands beach 5 minute walk/ 1 minute drive - Beautiful sandy beach with rock pools plus cafe and lifeguard facility. Superb surfing and swimming.

Porthmelgan Beach 10 minute walk - no access by car therefore very secluded.

Solva Harbour 15 minute drive

Pembrokeshire Coastal path 10 minute walk


Nearest Airport - Cardiff 2 Hours drive

Nearest Train Station - Haverfordwest 45 minutes drive

Nearest Port - Fishguard 45 minutes


St Davids - 10 minutes drive

Haverfordwest - 45 minutes

Newgale International surfing beach - 25 minutes

Further Details:

Variety of excellent restaurants, cafes and delis.