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Delightful Cottage With Panoramic Sea Views near St.Davids

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Property

Updated: 19-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Cottage at Llanon, Llanrhian, Pembrokeshire, Wales - Large Games Room, Quiet Location, Footpath To Beach And Coast Path

Ffynnon Ddofn is situated in a quiet lane, mid-way between St.Davids and Fishguard, with superb views over 18 miles of coastline and within easy each of all that the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast has to offer.

The cottage has a lovely bright kitchen, and open plan living room, with vaulted beamed ceilings and picture window. There is a large games room with snooker, table tennis, darts and children's toys - the games room also houses our many interesting 'finds' from local beaches.

With central heating and double glazing, the cottage is warm and comfortable to be in all year round and there are stunning views from the main living rooms and garden. There's always something to see - the ferry going across to Ireland (day trips available) - a buzzard hovering - the Strumble Head lighthouse flashing.

There are safe sandy beaches nearby which are never crowded, even in peak season, rock pools, interesting little coves and fishing harbours and wonderful walks. A footpath along the lane winds down to Aber Felin beach, with its ancient mill stones, and the Coastal Path, which follows some of its most spectacular scenery here. The cliffs are carpeted with flowers in spring and in early autumn there are seal pups on the beaches below.

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About the Owner

Bryony Rees White
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 March, 2017

About Bryony Rees White

We live on the East coast of England, have 4 children, now grown up, and 2 Cavalier King Charles spaniels.

Bryony Rees White purchased this cottage in 1980

Why Bryony Rees White chose St Brides Bay, St Davids & The West Coast

My husband is originally from Wales and we spent so many lovely family holidays in Pembrokeshire that we decided to buy our own cottage.

We particularly like this area from St. Davids to Fishguard, with its beautiful beaches and spectacular coastline, as it is quiet and peaceful but not isolated. Everyone is friendly and there are some amazing places to visit, plus the coast path is easily accessible and provides fantastic walking.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is in a great position and we have views over miles of coastline from the main living rooms. It's in a quiet lane and there is a footpath down to the beach which takes about 15 minutes.

We also have a large games room in the barn where we have some noisy table tennis tournaments! The garden is secure and surrounded by fields where we can watch the yellowhammers and skylarks. Great place to see the beautiful sunsets, too.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Some comments from our visitors book:



Thanks for a lovely stay. We thought the cottage was excellent, had everything we needed. Loved making breakfast looking out to sea! Very much appreciated the wealth of literature, leaflets and O.S. maps. Enjoyed walks at Llys-y-Fran, Pentre Ifan woods, Carreg Samson and from the cottage to the Trefin Mill and cove. Kerry & Neil. Hampshire.



Our sixth visit! Cottage as peaceful as ever - great week. Thank you! Jess and family, Bristol.



Great cottage, lovely area and the best weather we've had in years. Do we really have to leave? It's home from home - but with a games room!! Thanks very much. The Hawthorn family, and Mary the Bassett Hound. E.Sussex.
Jun 2013
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Some comments from our visitors book:



Thanks for a lovely stay. We thought the cottage was excellent, had everything we needed. Loved making breakfast looking out to sea! Very much appreciated the wealth of literature, leaflets and O.S. maps. Enjoyed walks at Llys-y-Fran, Pentre Ifan woods, Carreg Samson and from the cottage to the Trefin Mill and cove. Kerry & Neil. Hampshire.



Our sixth visit! Cottage as peaceful as ever - great week. Thank you! Jess and family, Bristol.



Great cottage, lovely area and the best weather we've had in years. Do we really have to leave? It's home from home - but with a games room!! Thanks very much. The Hawthorn family, and Mary the Bassett Hound. E.Sussex.
Jun 2013
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7 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

5

Such a hidden gem!

  • 5 of 5

Such a wonderful cottage in the heart of Pembrokeshire! The views of the coast are stunning and to eat breakfast with these views every morning was such a treat! Its in a wonderful position to take in the lovely coastal walks and hikes with lots of trails to choose from. Equally to drive to St Davids is easy, making sight-seeing there, shopping etc very accessible too. Whilst I was there with my husband, just the two of us, we also thought it was lovely that they have a games room set up outside of the house! Makes for a nice distraction on the wet weather days. Also a BBQ for when the weather allows! Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so pleased you love our cottage too - and many thanks for booking again this year!
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5

Absolutely Incredible

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was the perfect place to stay for our week of hikes, eating out, and exploring Pembrokeshire. We awoke each morning to the stunning views of the coast, which we could reach in a lovely walk along the scenic pathways. The cottage itself, clean and perfectly kept, provided us with every amenity we could need, and we enjoyed the games room and barbecue as well! Overall, it was the perfect holiday getaway, and we have already planned an identical trip for this summer!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay - especially as I believe it was your first visit to Wales, and thank you for booking with us again.
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5

Stunning views for relaxing break

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the cottage. Both times we have had a wonderful holiday. The cottage is very comfortable for a family of 4 with a dog (2 spare beds remaining). The kitchen is well equipped and there are plenty of games both in the house and the barn. It is very quiet and the views from the dining table are wonderful.

The cottage is well located for beaches and restaurants. We ate very well, especially in Porthgain and St David's.

The owners were quick to respond to any queries and were keen to have any feedback. They maintained the property well.

I would definitely recommend this propert and look forward to returning for a third time shortly.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so pleased you enjoyed your holiday again - and thank you for taking the trouble to write and say so. It's always lovely to welcome people back!
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5

Lovely little hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a lovely stay at this cottage and we have had a fantastic week. The cottage is very well equipped, cosy, great shower and extremely comfy bed. As a couple there was more than enough room for us and our Labrador Georgie who loved the garden and all the walks down the quiet lanes from the cottage. The games room kept the hubby quiet too! The cottage is well placed for visiting lots of lovely places including the stunning coast path, St David's, Pembroke, Tenby and other local villages. We also enjoyed very much the boat trip to see the seals and Cubs from St David's. We were lucky to have superb weather all week and for October it was glorious - thank you for letting us stay

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely words. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit.
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5

Fantastic Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Just back from our first visit to Pembrokeshire and wow, I dont think we could have picked a better location for peace, tranquility and easy access to the various places we visited. The cottage had everything we needed and more and the secure garden was perfect for our 2 dogs, one of whom was having his first holiday and he loved it!!

We will definitely be back, maybe autumn/winter to enjoy the cosiness of the cottage and possibly a nice log fire.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit! We love the cottage and our area of Pembrokeshire and it's great to hear that you did too.
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5

Highly recommended - A real home from home!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have been coming to Pembrokeshire for our holidays for the last 5 years, and Ffynnon Ddofn remains our favourite places to stay... a real home from home!

The cottage provides all you could need and more for a comfortable holiday, whether you're just after a relaxing week away or an action packed adventure... Terry and Bryony, the owners, have provided maps, books and leaflets to cover any activity you could wish to do. Not forgetting the games room which our boys spent most of their time in when we weren't out exploring!!

During our stay we had some delicious meals out, we would recommend The Bishops and Gianis in St Davids, and The Shed at Porthgain, all very family friendly and all food prepared with local produce.

We're looking forward to staying again next summer!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments!
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Location

From the Owner

My husband is originally from Wales and we spent so many lovely family holidays in Pembrokeshire that we decided to buy our own cottage. We particularly like this area from St. Davids to Fishguard, with its beautiful beaches and spectacular coastline, as it is quiet and peaceful but not isolated. Everyone is friendly and there are some amazing places to visit, plus the coast path is easily accessible and provides fantastic walking.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Square & Compass at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Fishguard at 6 Miles Nearest Golf : Whitesands at 5 Miles Nearest Train : Haverfordwest at 15 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Porthgain/Croesgoch/Trefin at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Aberfelin at 1 Miles Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

Our closest beach is Aberfelin and you can walk to this in around 15 minutes along a footpath from the cottage. It's a similar distance to reach the coast path which is quite spectacular here, with rugged cliffs and wonderful views.

Traethllyfn, a beautiful large sandy beach, without facilities, is 3 miles, as is Abereiddy with its Blue Lagoon.

Whitesands, a large sandy beach with life guards, shop, cafe and surfing is 8 miles away - boat trips are also available here to view seals and wildlife.

Many other lovely beaches within easy reach.

Travel:

The use of a car is recommended. The closest main railway station is Haverfordwest, 15 miles from the cottage. There is also a station at Fishguard, 6 miles away, where you can catch the car ferry or take a day trip to Ireland.

Distances:

Ffynnon Ddofn is midway between two hamlets, Pen Parc and Llanrhian each a mile away.

The villages of Trefin and Croesgoch are a short distance away, and offer good pub food, a garage and mini-market, also Porthgain, a small picturesque fishing harbour with an excellent seafood restaurant and very popular pub.

Fishguard is an interesting small town and harbour, 6 miles north of the cottage, and the tiny city of St.Davids is 6 miles to the south.

Further Details:

Coasteering is becoming increasingly popular and the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series competition has taken place at the Blue Lagoon, Abereiddy Bay. Abereiddy is just a couple of miles from the cottage and you can often see the competitors practising in the Lagoon and from the surrounding cliffs.

St Davids is the centre for many outdoor activities. It has a good Visitor Centre and there are also regular services in the beautiful Cathedral. Beside the Cathedral are the ruins of the Bishops Palace - a fascinating place to explore. There are also restaurants and some very good art galleries and craft shops.

A few minutes from St. Davids is the St.Justinians Lifeboat station with views (and trips) across to Ramsey Island.

A twenty minute drive will take you to the Presceli Mountains and the beautiful Gwaun valley above Fishguard.

There are historic towns and castles to explore. Pony trekking. Good surfing nearby, coasteering, sailing, kayaking and windsurfing. Rugged cliffs - a bird watchers and geologists delight and sea trips to Island bird sanctuaries, where if you're lucky, you can see the Puffins.

Guide books for all these and many more activities in the cottage.

Pembrokeshire also has its own popular theme park - Oakwood - which is situated at Canaston Bridge about an hours drive away, past Haverfordwest.

Fresh crab, lobster and fish available at Porthgain, 2 miles.

The nearest medium sized town is Haverfordwest, 15 miles away, for a selection of supermarkets, shops and banks.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Easter
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
May
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£510
for 7 nights
£510
 
 
May Bank Holiday
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 
 
June
3 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£555
for 7 nights
£555
 
 
Late June
24 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£580
for 7 nights
£580
 
 
Early July
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£630
for 7 nights
£630
 
 
Summer
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£725
for 7 nights
£725
 
 
Early September
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£535
for 7 nights
£535
 
 
Mid September
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
October half term
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Christmas/New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
£475
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% deposit required on booking, balance payable 1 month before holiday.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day Saturday. Arrival 3.00pm, Departure 10.30am.

Notes on prices:
Prices include gas and electricity.

Short breaks available out of season for 3 nights or more - please contact us for further details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The cottage is in a great position and we have views over miles of coastline from the main living rooms. It's in a quiet lane and there is a footpath down to the beach which takes about 15 minutes. We also have a large games room in the barn where we have some noisy table tennis tournaments! The garden is secure and surrounded by fields where we can watch the yellowhammers and skylarks. Great place to see the beautiful sunsets, too.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Dining

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

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Fully tiled bathroom with wc, wash basin and large shower bath. Heated towel rail and mirrored cabinet.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4, in 2 Bedrooms, plus cot. (There is also a third small bedroom with bunk beds.) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed and garden view. Bedroom 2 with twin beds and again with garden view. All well furnished and equipped.

Outside

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

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: This is our home we use for our own holidays and we have tried to provide everything we think you will need. Full gas central heating and electricity included. Well behaved pets, and children welcome. Parking for several cars beside cottage. Outside: Private, secure garden surrounded by fields. Small patio area, garden bench, table and chairs and barbecue. Views towards St. Davids and a wonderful place to watch the sunset. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble dryer in barn and freezer in porch adjoining kitchen. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen is provided and the property cleaned between lettings. Clean linen available during stay if required. Other: Sunny porch, with coat stand, and lovely views in three directions. Large games room in outside barn, with full size table tennis, quarter size snooker/billiards table, dart board and many children's toys.

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