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'Pretty Cottage', A Riverside Garden In Peaceful But Central Location, in Solva

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet


About the property

Cottage in Solva, Nr. St. Davids, Pembrokeshire, Wales - Located In Picturesque Harbour Village Of Solva, Minutes From The Coastal Path And Numerous Beaches

'Pretty Cottage' is an end of terrace cottage in lower Solva, one of Pembrokeshire's most picturesque Harbour villages. Comprising of a comfortable, cosy living room, fully equipped kitchen/dining room, utility area and shower/toilet downstairs, with two bedrooms (1 x double, 1 x twin) and a bathroom upstairs, all tastefully decorated with bespoke curtains and furnishings. Outside is a pretty garden and patio/BBQ area backing on to the River Solva which runs along the bottom of the garden. The cottage is within easy reach of the harbour, tea rooms, pubs and shops, whilst the village is an ideal base from which to explore the coastal path, fantastic local beaches, stunning coastline and sites of historic interest such as nearby St Davids (3 miles away) and the natural beauty of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and its wildlife. Wifi is available in the cottage.

Chris & Emma
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
7 May, 2018

About Chris & Emma

Hello I'm Emma Iles and while managing Pretty cottage I also work and live in Solva with my Husband Chris and 3 sons, as a cushion designer & interior decorator.

Inspired by our beautiful harbour and countryside, I make coastal and countryside cushion designs.

You can take a peek at my designs and pictures of Pembrokeshire here

Why Chris & Emma chose Solva

This Property is a classic 'Pembrokeshire' in the timeless harbour village of Solva. People who stay here often say they've had the best nights sleep in years. I suppose the combination of coastal air,peace and quite,countryside walks and cosy pubs helps!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Solva in Pembrokeshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Upstairs - Toilet, wash basin, small bath with shower facility Downstairs - Toilet, wash basin and shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, bedside cabinets, built in wardrobe and wash basin. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, bedside cabinets, built in wardrobe and wash basin. A hot water bottle and hairdryer is kept in the double bedroom.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
Notes on accommodation: Dogs are welcome at Pretty Cottage, but please keep them downstairs and off the furniture. All furnishing are by Emma Iles Outside: Pretty cottage has a peaceful garden area with private patio and BBQ. A lovely lawned area with table and chairs, overlooking the small River Solva. Glimpses of Kingfishers, Dippers and Otters have been noted too. The garden is gated at top and bottom with a low wall joining the river, although not dog or child proof! Utility Room: Washing machine, microwave, freezer, iron and ironing board, clothes airier. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All Bed linen provided. Please note towels are not provided and need to be supplied by customer. Change over/cleaning on a Friday.


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'Pretty Cottage', A Riverside Garden In Peaceful But Central Location, in Solva
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Perfect cottage in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Cottage is as described. Very cosy with the log burner, well equipped, comfy beds and lovely and peaceful.

The location is well situated for coastal walks and access to beautiful beaches and the village is picturesque. We stayed as s family with 2 girls aged 9 and 11 years.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfectly lovely cottage full of charm and character

  • 5 of 5

Pretty cottage has everything you need for a peaceful, cosy getaway. Beautiful location with a rambling stream at the bottom of the enclosed garden. The cottage is warm, cosy and full of charm

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cosy cottage, had everything you could need, comfortable beds, nice garden. Great area for walking and beaches.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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Great cottage in wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage full of character and charm yet with wifi, a great shower and everything needed for a truly comfortable and relaxing stay!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect spot in a perfect part of Pembrokeshire

  • 5 of 5

Pretty Cottage is a charming cottage, a hidden gem! The river at the bottom of the gorgeous little garden is delightful as is the cottage itself. Birds fill the garden on little feeders dotted throughout, adding to the country feel of this homely hideaway. Emma made us very wellcone with helpful messages regarding arrival and departure times as well as leaving local goodies and thoughtful bunches of garden flowers about the house. This was our first stay in Solva and we loved it, quaint, unspoilt and a bit old fashioned (in a good way!) are words to describe it. If you like being outdoors (although we spent a very comfy rainy afternoon cozied up watching a DVD) amazing scenery, amazing beaches all just a stones throw away and super friendly welcome - this is the place for you. We will be back for sure!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Great cottage in best location

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for us with 2 teenage girls and two dogs. The rooms are all charming, well equipped and welcoming. Two shower rooms are a bonus with teenagers. The garden is beautiful, full of flowers with access to the stream/river at the bottom through a gate - wonderful for an evening BBQ and for kids messing about on the river.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Special interest holidays:

If you are interested in surfing or just messing around in the sea we also have wetsuits and surf boards available to hire for a reduced price please contact us if you are interested


Within 5 minutes walk of the world renowned Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and Solva harbour, a vast expanse of sand at low tide and a bustling quay for crabbers and sailors at high tide, or those just wanting to sip a cup of tea and watch the world go by. The Blue Flag beaches of Whitesands (5 miles) and Newgale (4 miles) are within easy distance for surfers, bathers or just sun bathers, along with numerous other hidden coves and bays.


Solva is easily accessible by road, 12 miles along the A487 from Haverfordwest, which is also provides regular, hourly buses. The nearest train station is also at Haverfordwest.


Pretty Cottage is centrally located for the village of Solva. St Davids, Britains smallest city with its historic cathedral, is 3 miles away. The towns of Haverfordwest and Fishguard are 12 and 15 miles away respectively. The lovely market town of Narberth is just beyond Haverfordwest aswell as Pembroke and Carew with their famous castles.

Further Details:

The coastal path which runs through Solva attracts walkers from all over the world. Birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts have numerous locations to visit nearby, including the islands of Ramsay and Skomer. The puffins can be an amazing sight! Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy a variety of activities locally such as horse riding, kayaking, rock climbing, surfing, windsurfing plus coastereering which is report ably founded here.


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
May half term
25 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early summer - off peak
1 Jun 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer - peak
20 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer - off peak
31 Aug 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn - Winter
28 Sep 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas - New Year
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings accepted via email or phone. A deposit of £100 per week is required to secure booking. Full payment to be paid 30 days prior to arrival, or in full if booking made less than 30 days before arrival. Payment accepted via cheque or bank transfer please.
Please not towels are not provided.

Changeover Day:
Changeovers are on Fridays (except christmas and new year). We would ask you to depart by 10.30am and arrivals are welcome from 4pm.
please note towels are not provided.

Notes on prices:
Prices range from £345 per week in low season to £975 in peak season. Short/midweek breaks are available where the calendar allows, so please contact us to discuss what is available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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