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Coastal Cottages - Amazing Sea Views - The Roost



Updated: 22-Oct-2016
Two 2 bedroom cottages above Whitesands beach, St. Davids, Pembrokeshire

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.

Details for holiday barn The Roost , 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

On the ground floor the traditionally converted barn boasts a kitchen/diner & bathroom with shower, where there is underfloor heating, dining table & chairs and a settee, electric fan oven, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave & fridge & freezer. Upstairs there are 2 bedrooms, one with a king size bed & the other a twin with single beds. In addition there is a lounge with a wood burning stove, TV with Free View, settee and chairs, DVD & a large scenic window.


There is a small patio area housing outdoor table & chairs and a BBQ.

A few steps further up the hill is one of the most romantic spots in Pembrokeshire - a small seated area with views straight across to Ramsey island and the sea - your own personal bit of heaven.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

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

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9 Reviews

based on 9 holidaymaker reviews


The Roost is an interesting barn conversion set high on a hillside above White sands bay.

  • 4 of 5

The Roost is very warm, comfortable and well equipped. It provides a very good base for exploring the Pembroke coastal path and Whitesands bay is just a short walk.

Nearby St David's is an interesting little city with a good selection of small, quality food shops. We only ate out at The Bishops which provides decent quality pub food.

The Cathedral and Bishop's Palace are gems.

My only criticism regarding the property concerns the ceiling height in the double bedroom. I am not particularly tall but I could only move around by constantly crouching.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a very informative review, it will help other guests enjoy the surrounding area. I look forward to welcoming you back and apologies regarding the low ceiling on the outskirts of the bedroom, the planners were not too happy to lift the ceiling any further. However, if you decide to return Lower Porthmawr has higher ceilings. Yours Debbie
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Lovely quirky cottage fantastic location,idyllic

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Roost, out of the way from the noise and bustle but close enough for all amenities, short walk to a great family friendly beach but also close to the coastal path for longer walks straight from the door

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic cottage by the sea

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a fantastic relaxing week in The Roost. What a find this is an amazing cottage right by the sea, the sea view is not brilliant but the position more than makes up for it. It has the most amazing shower head which I am going to order now I am home. Lots to do and no end of beautiful walks, the coastal paths are fantastic, our dog Toby loved his week here. Will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Amanda Thank you for your review and I have taken account of the limited view from the Roost so will be erecting a wind shield which will enable better views from the Roost viewpoint. I look forward to hearing from you again Debbie
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Good winter break

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable and well equipped cottage, with excellent heating . 5 mins walk from the beach and coastal path, and good for dog lovers. Some spectacular walks and scenery, highly recommend (although the view of bay bit restricted).

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review Steve. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your stay and I have plans to erect a wind protector on the viewing point which will enable Roost guests to sit and enjoy full views of the coast. Hope to hear from you again Debbie
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Gale Force Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Just come back from another thoroughly brilliant stay at The Roost. Took everything that storms Abigail and Barney could throw at it and the added bonus of the new woodburning stove meant that we could leave the storms outside and hunker down in front of a roaring fire while they did their level best to take the roof off the cottage....Amazing!

Constant trips down to the windswept sands of Whitesands, Marloes and beyond really helped blow the cobwebs away and left us feeling totally refreshed and like we'd been on holiday for ages.

Just the break we needed, so thanks so much Debbie for allowing us to use your heavenly hideaway again.

We'll be back.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that you coped with the wild weather and appreciated the wood burner after combating the elements. Whitesands is very special place and chooses it's weather randomly so am delighted you absorbed it's beauty and wilderness at this time of year. Thank you for such an exciting review, hope The Roost sees you again soon Yours Debbie
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February half-term

  • 5 of 5

Having just returned from a week at 'The Roost' I wanted to pass on our thanks for the fantastic standard of accommodation. Having experienced many holiday lets over recent years I can honestly say that the quality of accommodation at the Roost was great; the kitchen was very well equipped, standard of cleanliness was fab and the recently installed woodburner a very welcome surprise. It really didn't feel like a holiday let but a home.

The location is great - an easy walk down to the beach, meaning the car had very little use and the dog got a lot of exercise. We were incredibly lucky with the weather which always helps but with good wifi and tv etc the children would have been entertained anyhow.

Highly recommended - a great setting all-round and we hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Cate, Many thanks for your feedback - it's so nice to to get great reviews and to know that our Guests loved the Roost and had a fantastic time. Hope that you return again soon! Debbie
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Cardiff at 116 Miles Nearest Barpub : St Davids at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Fishguard at 16 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Tenby at 36 Miles Nearest Train : Haverfordwest at 16 Miles Nearest Motorway : M4 at 45 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : St Davids at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Whitesands at 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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter half term
22 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late Winter
29 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas & New Year
24 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Winter
6 Jan 2017 - 17 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Spring
18 Mar 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May Bank hop
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
pre Summer
3 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Winter
2 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas & New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

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Changeover Day:
Saturday except for short breaks

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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • barn


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...


  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town


  • 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


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, An extra mattress can be provided for a 5th person


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering


  • 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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