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

Overview

Property

Updated: 16-Jan-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 St Davids and the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park with sea views - Quiet, rural position yet only 700m to the 'City'centre and 10/15 Mins walk to coastal path/beach

Welcome to our advert!

STOP PRESS : have a look at the COUNTRYFILE AUGUST 2016 MAGAZINE which has a great article all about this particular area of Pembrokeshire. Our favourite beach is on the front cover and many of our much-visited attractions are mentioned!

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. Our photos show the style of the rooms. The high quality bedding includes mostly Vi-spring mattresses with 2 x King size and 2 x Superking size (which can be split into singles if required) and full-size bunks. There are also 2 extra 'Z' beds, with sprung mattresses, for use in any room if needed and so offering the chance to sleep up to a total of 12. We have a travel cot for you to use if required. See description of 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 an external WC and a 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 a short walk to the coastal path and nearest beach. There is a rural footpath opposite 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 very out of date. The Council are upgrading Glasfryn Road to incorporate a new pavement link and cycle route towards the Visitors Centre and the centre of St Davids which will run opposite Ty Glasfryn. We are advised work should start in the autumn of 2016 and be finished in early winter 2017.

The location is ideal for you to access all this important and historic City has to offer, including it's wonderful Cathedral and other historic 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 outside eating & steamer chairs for relaxing. We also have a covered area with outdoor table tennis for you to use and a large, newly 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 are 2 log burners and radiator central heating in all rooms. The new wooden windows are double glazed, adding to our significant investment in insulation throughout the house.

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 for you to explore everything Pembrokeshire has to offer, at all times of the year.

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About the Owner

Liz and David Cooke
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 January, 2017

About Liz and David Cooke

We are based near Oxford and have owned Ty Glasfryn since 2011. This coincided with both our daughters being at University meaning we had time to oversee the substantial refurbishment and improvement works and for setting up things how we had planned and hoped.

Liz applied her interior design flair and David his surveying experience as a long distance project manager which - fortunately - involved many regular visits! After 25 years of just one week holidays to the area, we now have a permanent base from which we can explore and enjoy everything this special part of the country has to offer all year round.

We are now set up for holiday rentals and 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. On days of good old UK mixed weather, the Cathedral, Bishop's Palace, galleries, woollen mills, wood turning shops, etc are all nearby for you to visit and explore. Not forgetting the option for retail therapy or restaurants or welcoming pubs. Ty Glasfryn is a central base 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 'City'!

What makes this house unique

We ultimately chose this spot for it's peaceful and convenient location. You can walk to pick up the morning papers, visit the local bakery or any shop, restaurant and pub without needing a 'designated' driver! Equally we're only a short distance from everything St Davids and Pembrokeshire 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. There's ample room for outdoor games, dining and relaxing should you choose an 'at home' day in the 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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37 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(37 traveller reviews)

5

A real gem in the Welsh St David's City

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky enough to stay at this delightful house in St Davids. The house was exactly as listed, very well equipped for up to 12 people, beautifully warm & cosy in January.

The customer service was second to none, very welcoming & sincere.

I would have no hesitation in recommending this to a friend or family member, indeed I should like to return again & again myself!

The house is well placed for the nearby beautiful beach of Whitesands & has some wonderful cliff paths walks with stunning views of both North & South Wales. There is something for all ages & abilities to do using the house as a base.

Thank you for ensuring our stay was so lovely.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous home, spectacular setting, just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Ty Glasfryn is the most fabulous house, home from home in such a beautiful part of the world. It really provides all your creature comforts and then some, beautifully decorated, peaceful and a couple of minutes walk from St Davids. It was perfect for a weekend getaway with friends, stunning walks along the coast, relaxing evenings in front of the fire, delicious food prepared in a kitchen I dream of having. I can't wait to return. It was simply fabulous!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great location for a family get together

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic location and house, it really feels like a home from home with quiet incredible facilities provided in the house. The garden is dog proof and the BBQ looks fantastic, shame it was the wrong time of year to use.

Its location on the edge of St Davids gives it privacy and yet is only 5 mins walk from a range of restaurants, pubs and decent shopping including local artist shops.

Beaches nearby are fabulous and you can easily strike out from the house for cliff top walks that are truly exhilarating.

Great place, great house, great times

We'll be back

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful house in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

Another stay at Ty Glasfryn that didn't disappoint in any respect. The perfect place for a group of friends/families. The house is simply stunning and the high standard of decoration and facilities reflects the owners pride in the property. Fab walks/beaches and great restaurants locally. Many thanks and can't wait for the next visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
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Cheltenham
5

Stunning, large, Christmas holiday home.

  • 5 of 5

With 6 adults, 2 children and 2 dogs, Ty Glasfryn offered us fabulous space over the Christmas period. A truly stunning home that literally catered for everyone. Beautiful beaches around every corner and great facilities on the village. We couldn't of asked for more.

We will be back!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It sounds like Ty Glasfryn contributed to a special time in Pembrokeshire over the Festive Period! Thank you for this review Chris, best wishes from us both, Liz and David.
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5

Fabulous weekend

  • 5 of 5

A great weekend with friends in this beautiful house. Everything there for a perfect stay Excellent location too I'm sure we will return Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Sarah, we're delighted Ty Glasfryn suited you all for your weekend break, kind regards Liz and David
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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. On days of good old UK mixed weather, the Cathedral, Bishop's Palace, galleries, woollen mills, wood turning shops, etc are all nearby for you to visit and explore. Not forgetting the option for retail therapy or restaurants or welcoming pubs. Ty Glasfryn is a central base 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 'City'!

Activity and Interests

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. No dogs between 1st May and 30th September.

Newgale - huge at low tide! About 6 miles away. Parking, toilets, shop, cafe, 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
8 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£229
for 3 nights
From
£165
Fri,Sat,Sun
£800
 
 
Low
25 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£343
for 3 nights
From
£165
Fri,Sat,Sun
£800
 
 
Easter break
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,650
for 7 nights
£1,650
 
 
Spring
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£429
for 3 nights
From
£200
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,000
 
 
Early summer
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,700
for 7 nights
£1,700
 
 
Early summer
3 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£686
for 3 nights
From
£225
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,600
 
 
Summer
8 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 7 nights
£1,950
 
 
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£643
for 3 nights
From
£225
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,500
 
 
Autumn
24 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£407
for 3 nights
From
£165
Fri,Sat,Sun
£950
 
 
Half Term
15 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 7 nights
£1,350
 
 
Early Winter
29 Oct 2017 - 16 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
 

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.

25% deposit to secure the booking. Balance due 8 weeks before arrival. Security deposit due at same time as balancing payment. Payments by BACS or cheque.

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Facilities

From the Owner

We ultimately chose this spot for it's peaceful and convenient location. You can walk to pick up the morning papers, visit the local bakery or any shop, restaurant and pub without needing a 'designated' driver! Equally we're only a short distance from everything St Davids and Pembrokeshire 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. There's ample room for outdoor games, dining and relaxing should you choose an 'at home' day in the 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
  • 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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