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Coastal Cottages - Amazing Sea Views - The Roost

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



The Roost

On the ground floor the traditionally converted barn boasts a kitchen/diner & bathroom with shower room, and underfloor heating, a dining table & chairs and a settee, electric fan oven, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave plus a tall fridge & small 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.

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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 an hour
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Calendar last updated:
15 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 barn 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 barn 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.

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Booking Notes:
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Changeover Day:
Saturday except for short breaks


Accommodation and facilities for The Roost in Saint David's in Saint David's and the Cathedral Close

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town
  • 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
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 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
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • 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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The Roost
average rating of 4.730769 based on 26 reviews

A perfect retreat.

  • 5 of 5

Although we only stayed four four nights we had a lovely time and loved the layout of this unique cottage. We have never stayed anywhere quite like it. Although we had picked a time when the weather decided to throw heavy rain and gales at us, the cottage was never less than welcoming and cosy with everything catered for. The log burner heated the building to an extremely nice warmth in addition to the permanent background heating so that we felt really snug as the wind and rain lashed the windows. When the skies cleared for a day the cottage showed its true colours with magnificent views and just the right amount of privacy and isolation. Although the large plot is shared with another cottage, this in no way detracted from its charms and apart from an occasional nod and "hello" from the other holiday makers our peace and privacy were unaffected.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted that so many guests take the time to write reviews. It's very much appreciated and if there are any problems I am always happy to address them. It's my greatest joy when I receive a personal and positive response and it also helps anyone who is potentially looking to book. I love my cottages and hope everyone who visits feels the same. My two caretakers are at the root of the success of the cottages, I could not be without them. Debbie
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Beautiful Cottage and surrounding area

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend in the ‘Roost’ cottage. It was the perfect size for a small family like ours, it was well equipped, clean, tidy and in the perfect setting. We are walkers and the house is the perfect starting point for a number of local walks and though up on a hillside was only 5mins walk from the beach. St David’s was also only a 10min drive and we loved it their also. I’m also a keen cyclist and cycling around the area was breath taking (if not very hilly). The only thing to note was that if you are a road bike cyclist you can’t cycle to and from the propert as the path up to the cottage is a stoney/mud track. I drove down to the beach car park with the bike on the car and cycled from there.

Overall, we had a great stay at the ‘Roost’ which was helped with a weekend of great sunny weather. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely cottage.

  • 5 of 5

The Roost is very well equipped and comfortable

The location is perfect for walking the Pembrokeshire coastal path and just 5 minutes walk from the beautiful Whitesands beach.

Our 3rd stay in January and we will be back next year.

We thourghly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb location and cottage

  • 5 of 5

Well presented, cosy and brilliant location. Can’t wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely little Roost

  • 4 of 5

We had a long weekend break at The Roost and even though the weather was unkind it didn't matter. At the end of the day it was a nice little space to come back to, a good distance from both beaches and the coastal path. And dog friendly too. Be warned though, if you do have a pooch you won't be able to take them on the local Whitesands beach, as they are banned from May to the end of September. However there is a lovely little cove just up from The Roost where you could take them :)

The cottage is kept in good order and if anything goes wrong the caretaker is on hand.

We will return.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy, well-equipped cottage in a wonderful setting

  • 5 of 5

Saint David's is a beautiful place, and Whitesands, where the cottage is situated, has a wonderful beach and great access to walks along the stunning coastal path.

The Roost is in a truly excellent location, very close to the beach and about 2.5 miles from the centre of St David's, where there's a small but very pleasant range of pubs and restaurants.

The cottage has very good facilities, and is clean and tastefully furnished.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • 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.