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Cottage In St Davids, Pembrokeshire, Wales



Updated: 20-Oct-2016
Cottage in St. Davids, Pembrokeshire, Wales - Located on Quickwell Hill, near the Centre of St Davids, Shops, Cathedral.

Ty Nancy consists of two late 18th century Grade 2 listed cottages, converted into one. It has recently been thoroughly renovated and is spacious and comfortable while retaining enormous character and charm. It has a small secluded garden, which contains the ancient 'cowled' spring which was once the principal water source for local people.

Located on Quickwell Hill, near the centre of St Davids, close to shops and cathedral and 10 minutes walk from the sea.

Sleeps five in three bedrooms, and has a double sofa bed.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

My neice Kate and I inherited the cottage in 2009 from our cousin, Nancy Bayly nee Howells, a well-known and much-loved figure in the area. The cathedral flag flew at half-mast for Nancy's funeral and the Lifeboat Association provided a guard of honour.

Our family lived in and around St Davids for centuries but have now all moved away. I live in central London. Carol and I couldn't bear to sell Ty Nancy - we'd had so many wonderful holidays with Nancy when we were children. But we couldn't afford to keep it either. So we decided to see if we could rent it for holidays and will come down ourselves in the gaps! Nancy would be very pleased with this idea. She'd love to welcome you to the cottage and and would want you and us to have a wonderful time.

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From the Owner

Many people remember Ty Nancy from visits to St Davids. They think of it as 'the pink cottage,' overlooking the cathedral. When we were children, staying in the pink cottage, Nancy would show us how to tell a buzzard from a peregrine falcon, and where the badgers and foxes ran at night. She kept bees, and knew a huge amount about their lives and activities. We had the best ever holidays in St Davids, and still visited when we could during our adult lives. On the right of the driveway is the ancient 'cowled' spring of Quickwell, once an important source of water for all St Davids. Some people think the 'cowl' round the door is there because the spring was used by the abbey. Nowadays it is kept firmly locked shut.

Activity and Interests


The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path is 10-15 minutes walk away. Whitesands Bay (which holds a European Blue Flag Award) is about 20 minutes walk away. There are many other beaches within easy reach.


Use of a car is recommended, though there are buses going around the coast.


The nearest railway station is Haverfordwest. There are buses from the station to St David's.

Further Details:

St Davids is a designated conservation area with a cathedral and the ruins of a once magnificent medieval Bishop's Palace. The cathedral has excellent choirs, and is a centre for concerts by many visiting musicians. There are many restaurants offering meals from takeaway fish and chips to haute cuisine, as well as supermarkets, banks etc. Boat trips can be taken to several offshore islands, including some with particular interest to bird lovers, like Skomer Island. There are numerous amusements for both children and adults, many of which vary through the year. The Tourist Information Centre, with full details, is five minutes away. It houses an art gallery with paintings by Graham Sutherland, who lived locally.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
22 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
17 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £20

Booking Notes:
Please be aware that we only can take bank transfer payments and no Credit Cards or we would have to charge extra!

The standard rate includes 5 guests. Should the sofa-bed in the living-room b e required (for 1-2 additional guests), there is an additional charge of £50 per week.
We ask for a further deposit of £100 against damages, which will be refunded 10 days after departure.

Change over Day:
Change-over day is Saturday. The cottage is cleaned in the middle of the day, so please arrive after 5pm and leave before 12am.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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From the Owner

St Davids is well-known as the smallest cathedral city in the UK. It's little larger than a village, but there are plenty of food shops and restaurants covering all price ranges. The good thing about St Davids is that not only is it an area of stunning beauty, with the coastal path in particular within easy walking distance, but also it's got plenty of things to do other than walking. The cathedral and Bishop's Palace are amazing, and there are lots of amusements for children and adults. Also, the people are incredibly kind. We'll forever be grateful to the Bennett family - who restored the cottage for us in 2010/11 - for all the 'extras' they did for us like helping find people to do the changeovers, and rushing down to accept parcels from the postman!

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town
  • village


  • bay
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Main floor toilet and basin.
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, 1st floor bathroom next to bedrooms.
  • One towel per person is provided, additional towels have an extra charge of £5 per towel


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, One double bed, hand-basin and view over the cathedral.
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Double sofa bed in the livingroom (+£50/week).
  • All beds have duvets ad bed sheets are provided


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


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: There is full central heating with radiators in every room, and a wood-burning fire in the sitting room. Gas, electricity and WI-FI connection are included. There is a telephone for in-coming calls. While we do permit dogs at the cottage (for a surcharge of £20 per dog), we kindly ask that they be kept only in the downstairs portions of the house (not on the furniture) and outside, of course. For hygiene reasons dogs are not allowed in the sleeping rooms. Outside: There is a small secluded garden with a table and stone benches. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, basin, iron Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned weekly and towels and linen are changed then. Bedding and one towel per person is provided, additional towels have an extra charge of £5 per towel.

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