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Fabulous, High Spec Holiday Home on the edge of historic St Davids

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Property

Updated: 22-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

Large period house in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park with distant sea views - quiet, rural position only 700m to the 'City'centre and 10/15 Mins walk to coastal path/beach

Welcome to our advert!

JUNE DATES AVAILABLE DUE TO A RECENT CANCELLATION

We are very proud of our holiday rental property and hope the reviews on this website, many from returning travellers, are helpful in your decision making. Our approach is to liaise and deal with our guests on a personalised basis - in line with the concept of Owners Direct.

We recommend you click 'More Details' below and read this section of our advert in full.

Ty Glasfryn has been renovated and furnished to a high standard. It is a stone built, former farmhouse dating from the 1850's in a good size plot, and there's over 3,000 sqft of space in which you can spread out and relax.

We can sleep 10 in 5 comfortable, large bedrooms with high ceilings and other Victorian features. The high quality bedding includes mostly Vi-spring mattresses with 2 x King size, 2 x Superking size (which can be split into singles if required) and 2 x full-size bunks. There are also 2 extra adult size 'Z' beds, with comfy sprung mattresses, for use in any room if needed and so offering the chance to sleep up to a total of 12. A travel cot is available for you to use if required. Do browse through our photos and see the description of the rooms under Facilities tag above.

There are 3 showers, one bath and 4 loos in the 2 family bathrooms, en-suite and ground floor cloakroom plus a courtyard WC and hot & cold outdoor shower for sandy wetsuits or mucky dogs.

We are surrounded by fields and yet only about 700m from the centre of St Davids, or just another short walk to the coastal path and nearest beach. There is a convenient footpath which leads to the supermarket and other central facilities including a large children's play area with swings etc (both within less than 5 mins walk).

PLEASE NOTE : the local Google street view image of Ty Glasfryn is out of date. The Council have recently upgraded Glasfryn Road to incorporate a new pavement link towards the award winning Visitors Centre and then on to the middle of St Davids. This runs opposite our house and has improved further the opportunity to walk safely into the nearby central area without having to worry about parking in busier times.

Our location is ideal for you to access all this important and historic City has to offer, including it's wonderful Cathedral, Bishop's Palace and other monuments. The surrounding countryside and coastline within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is magnificent and has abundant wildlife for you to discover with Ty Glasfryn as your base.

The house sits in approx 1/3 acre with a number of mature trees and a south facing, mostly lawned garden. The perimeter is fenced and has been made as dog-proof as possible. The driveway is gated with parking area for at least 5 cars. The south facing patio has a teak table and chairs for outdoor eating & steamer chairs for relaxing. We also have a covered area for table tennis and a large, purpose built BBQ area. From the first floor landing and two of the bedrooms there are lovely panoramic views over St Davids towards Whitesands beach which is about 2 miles away. It's a great spot to watch the sun set over Cardigan Bay .

For all your self-catering needs we have a 4 oven Aga in a large, very well-equipped kitchen with a separate electric oven for non-Aga users. There is a log burner in each of the two reception rooms and radiator central heating throughout. The new wooden windows are double glazed, adding to our significant investment in insulation throughout the house. For those who yearn modern facilities we provide a large TV with freeview channels and a 'rural' Wi-Fi service is available.

Ty Glasfryn is ideally suited for small or large groups providing family holidays for all generations. It offers a peaceful, comfortably spacious, well-equipped and conveniently located holiday home as a base for you to explore everything Pembrokeshire has to offer, at all times of the year.

PLEASE NOTE : the Owners Direct booking system is highly automated and as a result it may not always provide you with the correct rental quote for your holiday. Should you, for example, wish to stay for less than 7 nights, or arrive other than on our usual changeover day, which is a Saturday, then please ask us if this is possible and for a specific price as the automated quote you receive may not show the right costs.

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Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Liz and David Cooke
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2017

About Liz and David Cooke

We are based near Oxford and have owned Ty Glasfryn for over 6 years. The purchase coincided with both our daughters being at University which meant we had time to oversee the substantial refurbishment and improvement works to set the house up how we had planned and hoped.

We applied our respective interior design skills and surveying experience and so after more than 25 years of just one week holidays to the area we now have a comfortable, spacious and permanent base from which we can explore and enjoy everything this special part of the country has to offer all year round. As you can see our dog Saffi is quite pleased to visit too!

Having furnished throughout for use by our family and close friends we decided to make it available for holiday rentals in 2014. We have been delighted with the feedback from all the guests who have stayed for short or long breaks, many of whom have returned each year, and if you decide to book some time here then we hope you enjoy Ty Glasfryn and the surrounding area as much as we do.

Liz and David Cooke purchased this house in 2011

Why Liz and David Cooke chose St Brides Bay, St Davids & The West Coast

A position just on the edge of St Davids ticked pretty much all the boxes on our wish list for a long-term base in Pembrokeshire. Visiting this area with our daughters from almost the day they were born our needs have changed from simple, quiet beaches with acres of sand to those with rock pools for catching shrimps, to harbours with jetties for crabbing, to surfing beaches, to long walks along the beautiful coastal path, all of which are nearby. More recent options include outward bound activities on land or sea, fishing, boat trips and a variety of equipment hire for the energetic visitor.

The beaches have remained wonderfully quiet by the way - no sign of speedboats or jet skis! On days of good old UK mixed weather, the Cathedral, Bishop's Palace, galleries, gift shops, woollen mills, wood turning shops, etc are all here for you to visit and explore. Not forgetting the option for retail therapy, restaurants and welcoming pubs. Ty Glasfryn is a great starting point from where you can walk or drive to your favourite beach, cove, part of the coastal path or leave the car behind and walk into the nearby 'City'!

What makes this house unique

We ultimately chose this spot for it's peaceful and convenient location. It's a short and safe walk into central St Davids to pick up the morning papers, visit the local bakery or any gallery, shop, restaurant and pub without needing a 'designated' driver! Equally we're only a short distance from everything the Pembrokeshire National Park has to offer.

Ty Glasfryn stood out for us due to the size and scale of the rooms, it's Victorian features and the overall feel of the house when you walk through the front door. We were especially keen to create a home for both summer or winter visits which was as comfortable as possible. So we have invested in quality bedding, new showers and bathrooms, an Aga, woodburners, comfy sofas and many other conveniences including broadband and wifi.

There's ample room for outdoor games, dining and relaxing should you choose to spend time in the private, south facing garden.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"A wonderful 6 days here in St Davids. Ty Glasfryn has been a perfect family 'home from home' and we have enjoyed every minute! We hope to return one day"



"We came, we saw..... and we were utterly conquered - by this house, this part of Wales, the scenery, the sea, the surf, the sand and even the weather"



"A wonderfully relaxed few days. The world stopped and I got off for a while - a real haven. Thank you. Please can I come back?"
Sep 2013
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Guestbook comments from the owner

"A wonderful 6 days here in St Davids. Ty Glasfryn has been a perfect family 'home from home' and we have enjoyed every minute! We hope to return one day"



"We came, we saw..... and we were utterly conquered - by this house, this part of Wales, the scenery, the sea, the surf, the sand and even the weather"



"A wonderfully relaxed few days. The world stopped and I got off for a while - a real haven. Thank you. Please can I come back?"
Sep 2013
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46 Reviews

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(46 traveller reviews)

5

An amazing, comfortable house in great location

  • 5 of 5

Three generations of our family had a great time here in March. The house is very spacious and stylish, ideally suited for family holiday or several families sharing. Being recently renovated the house is very warm - even before the wood burner is lit in the lounge! The kitchen is well equipped with lots of pans, crockery etc. Loved the Aga, however there is also a conventional cooker. Although still early in the year we did manage to have lunch in the garden - nice big table and lots of chairs.

Although in a quiet, peaceful location, it is only a short walk along a footpath into St David's and not far from the Pembrokeshire coast path. The walks are good - although not as strenuous as the SW coast path the scenery is equally stunning.

The owner, David, provided lots of useful information at the time of booking and left an excellent welcome pack for us.

Hopefully we will return again at some time - it is one of the best houses we have rented in the U.K.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful place for a get together

  • 5 of 5

The property is excellent and it's the little things that make this place a lovely, warm and welcoming place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful holiday home

  • 5 of 5

We have just had the most wonderful week at Ty Glasfryn. The house is beautiful, spacious and extremely comfortable. It is fresh and light, and has a splendidly relaxing atmosphere. The kitchen is amazing. We love cooking for each other and it is such a pleasure to cook in such a well equipped kitchen with the Aga and conventional cooker. The dining table provides plenty of elbow room and comfort, and is perfect for good food and good conversation.

The garden is large and private. The children can play safely out there, and we all loved the table tennis table, even though in February we had to play with our coats on.

The view from upstairs is great, over St David's to Carn Llidi and the sea. The bedrooms are large and the beds deliciously comfortable. Just a wonderful holiday house. Can't wait to go there again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exceptional holiday retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Ty Glasfryn and our stay proved to be as enjoyable and relaxing as our first visit. The house is beautifully maintained, comfortable and spacious. The weather was typical for early February, rather rainy, however, we did have several daily excursions and we were always glad to return to the welcoming warmth. We enjoyed socialising and cooking in the beautifully appointed kitchen. As a family we could all do our own thing without feeling crowded. We would have no hesitation in recommending Ty Glasfryn to our friends and we will certainly return. Thank you Liz and David

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

The perfect home!

  • 5 of 5

Yet another incredible weekend at this fabulous house! The gorgeously furnished rooms, stunning kitchen and cosy lounges by the fire make this the perfect retreat for a weekend away (or longer!) I couldn't have had a better stay and felt more at home. Great for families and groups of friends and dogs welcome too! I would recommend this property to anyone (I already have!) and hope to return again very soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Such a lovely stay!

  • 5 of 5

I have just come back from a brilliant long weekend at this beautiful property! The house is very smart and the owners have decorated it beautifully with all of the home comforts that you could wish for! I really enjoyed my stay, it is an excellent base for exploring St Davids and the surrounding area!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
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Location

From the Owner

A position just on the edge of St Davids ticked pretty much all the boxes on our wish list for a long-term base in Pembrokeshire. Visiting this area with our daughters from almost the day they were born our needs have changed from simple, quiet beaches with acres of sand to those with rock pools for catching shrimps, to harbours with jetties for crabbing, to surfing beaches, to long walks along the beautiful coastal path, all of which are nearby. More recent options include outward bound activities on land or sea, fishing, boat trips and a variety of equipment hire for the energetic visitor. The beaches have remained wonderfully quiet by the way - no sign of speedboats or jet skis! On days of good old UK mixed weather, the Cathedral, Bishop's Palace, galleries, gift shops, woollen mills, wood turning shops, etc are all here for you to visit and explore. Not forgetting the option for retail therapy, restaurants and welcoming pubs. Ty Glasfryn is a great starting point from where you can walk or drive to your favourite beach, cove, part of the coastal path or leave the car behind and walk into the nearby 'City'!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Central St Davids at 700 Metres Nearest Ferry : Fishguard at 15 Miles Nearest Golf : St Davids Golf Course at 2.25 Miles Nearest Train : Haverfordwest at 16 Miles Nearest Motorway : M4 at 60 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Central St Davids at 700 Metres Nearest Beach : Caerfai at 0.85 Miles Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

Caerfai - the nearest to us. It has it's own car park and nearby shop in the high season. It's about 10/15 minutes walk from Ty Glasfryn.

Whitesands - the main beach for St Davids just over 2 miles away. Facilities include a car park, cafe, toilets, surf school and wet suit hire, lifeguards. Dogs - not permitted on the beach between 1st May and 30th September although there's space adjacent to the sand where you can base yourself. This is on the coastal path and there's a small cove within a short walk where dogs are permitted.

Newgale - huge at low tide! About 6 miles away. Parking, lifeguard, toilets, shop, cafe, pub, surf school, kite surf. Some dog restrictions.

Many others to visit!

Travel:

Haverfordwest rail station is within 16 miles

Fishguard ferry and rail station is within 15 miles

Drive to the end of the M4 and keep going - plenty of dual carriageway to keep you moving!

There are regular local 'hopper' buses linking to places of interest (pick up point within 250m of Ty Glasfryn) and national bus services to/from St Davids. The use of a car however is recommended to explore the wider region.

Distances:

Centre of St Davids - 700m

Cathedral/Bishop's Palace - just off the central area

Nearest supermarket/bakery - 300m

Oriel Y Parc award winning visitors centre - 250m

Hopper bus stop - 250m

Coastal path - 1.25km (0.75 miles)

Caerfai beach - 1.35km (0.85 miles)

Whitesands beach - 3.6km (2.25 miles)

Further Details:

There are numerous activities in this area for you to explore, at all times of the year and in all weather conditions!

Just put 'St Davids' or 'Pembrokeshire Coast National park' in any search engine for a taste of what's on offer and a list of local events and activities.

Not surprisingly the St Davids Cathedral is the centrepiece of the 'City', which you can easily walk to from Ty Glasfryn. This is one of the most important ecclesiastical sites in Wales with the original church established here in the 6th Century. The current buildings - the ruin of the Bishop's Palace and the wonderful Cathedral, which is in full use today - stem from the 12th Century and are a 'must see' to appreciate their full splendour.

Don't think St Davids is a metropolis though - the resident population is only around 1,600 people!

Ty Glasfryn also sits within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park so apart from the many beaches, coves and the coastal path to explore there is the wonderful wildlife to admire and plenty of places to visit and activities to pursue.

Beyond the Cathedral and Bishop's Palace our favourites include the numerous galleries in St Davids and the wider area, the nearby villages and towns of Solva, Porthgain and Narberth, the local TYF Adventures for coasteering, surfing, sea kayaking & rock climbing, and Voyages of Discovery for boat trips. There's Ramsey Island, horse riding and pony trekking, sheep dog trials, woollen mills, pottery painting, gardens to explore and restaurants to enjoy - the list goes on!

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low
25 Feb 2017 - 8 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£343
for 3 nights
From
£165
Fri,Sat,Sun
£800
 
 
Spring
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£386
for 3 nights
From
£165
Fri,Sat,Sun
£900
 
 
Early summer
3 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£230
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,400
 
 
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£536
for 3 nights
From
£200
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,250
 
 
Autumn
23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£386
for 3 nights
From
£165
Fri,Sat,Sun
£900
 
 
Half Term
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 7 nights
£1,350
 
 
Early Winter
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£343
for 3 nights
From
£165
Fri,Sat,Sun
£800
 
 
Christmas/New Year
19 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
£1,429
for 5 nights
£2,000
 
 
Winter
6 Jan 2018 - 10 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£800
 
 
Low
24 Feb 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£800
 
 
Easter
24 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 
 
Spring
14 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
£900
 
 
Half Term
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 
 
Early Summer
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£705
for 3 nights
From
£235
£1,500
 
 
Summer
7 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,100
for 7 nights
£2,100
 
 
Late Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
£1,250
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE AUTOMATIC QUOTATION YOU RECEIVE FROM THIS ADVERT MAY NOT BE CORRECT FOR STAYS OF LESS THAN 7 DAYS. Unfortunately the table above, and the Owners Direct computer system that initially replies to your enquiry, does not provide sufficient flexibility for our short stay rates to be clearly stated.

For off-peak stays of less than 7 nights - USUALLY A MINIMUM OF 3 NIGHTS WHEN YOU INCLUDE A WEEKEND - please ask about our rates at the time of your enquiry. Once we receive your request we will reply to you directly with the correct total cost for you to consider.

Reservations are held for 48 hours on confirmation of your intention to book.

Full booking Terms & Conditions are provided at the time of your enquiry.

Changeover Day: Saturday

Arrivals: Not before 4pm please, and departures by 10am on your final day

Notes on prices:

Prices include our welcome pack of some basic provisions, linen and towels (not beach towels), wi-fi, plus all reasonable use of gas, electricity, water, logs/kindling. Cleaning on your departure.

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Facilities

From the Owner

We ultimately chose this spot for it's peaceful and convenient location. It's a short and safe walk into central St Davids to pick up the morning papers, visit the local bakery or any gallery, shop, restaurant and pub without needing a 'designated' driver! Equally we're only a short distance from everything the Pembrokeshire National Park has to offer. Ty Glasfryn stood out for us due to the size and scale of the rooms, it's Victorian features and the overall feel of the house when you walk through the front door. We were especially keen to create a home for both summer or winter visits which was as comfortable as possible. So we have invested in quality bedding, new showers and bathrooms, an Aga, woodburners, comfy sofas and many other conveniences including broadband and wifi. There's ample room for outdoor games, dining and relaxing should you choose to spend time in the private, south facing garden.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

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

General

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

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 ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • town

Attractions

  • bay
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, en-suite
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Main family bathroom
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Second family bathroom
  • DownstairsToilet - off hallway
  • Other facilities - Toilet, Outdoor Shower, within courtyard

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - Superking or 2 singles, dual aspect, sea view, en suite
  • Bedroom 2 - King size bed, dual aspect, sea view
  • Bedroom 3 - King size bed, double aspect, garden view
  • Bedroom 4 - Superking or 2 singles, access through bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 5 - Full size bunk beds, sleeps 2, linked with bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) plus 2 x adult size 'Z' beds also available

Outside

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

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • We have a good mobile signal at the house due to nearby phone masts. A welcome pack of basic provisions is provided on your arrival. Agricultural fields are adjacent and opposite, usually home to either cows or sheep.

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