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Grade II Listed Luxury Cottages With Sea Views & Overlooking St Davids - Rhos y Cribed Bwthyn Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

Description

Rhos y Cribed Bwthyn Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)

The completely renovated cottage (Bwthyn) is situated within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, and offers luxury self-catering holiday accommodation in this beautiful part of the St Davids peninsular.

The Grade II Listed Rhos y Cribed holiday cottage can be found on the outskirts of the historic city of St Davids. Boasting views of Porthclais Harbour to the South West and St Davids Cathedral to the North East, visitors really are at the heart of the best of what Pembrokeshire has to offer.

This 18th century distinctive house stands on the edge of the deep valley of the river Alun which runs into Porthclais Harbour. It is thought that the property the harbour master or merchant trader’s house of residence when Porthclais harbour was far busier than it is today! There are examples of these ‘minor-and major’ farmhouses around St Davids, dating from around the 1860s. The ‘minor’ section is thought to have been the servants ‘quarters – this is the Bwthyn (Welsh for cottage!).

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About the property

W2011

Rhos y Cribed is a Grade II listed luxury recently renovated farmhouse and cottages available for holiday let as separate properties or one for large groups & families, which offers an exceptional holiday home base to explore St Davids and lies within the Pembrokeshire National Park coastline.

Recently completely refurbished to a very high standard,

The distinctive Farmhouse offers 5 double-bedroom accommodation, with the adjoining Bwthyn (Cottage) offering 3 double rooms. Ty Twt offers a 1 double bedroom ensuite accommodation , Ty Cornel offers 3 double ensuite bedroom accommodation in barn conversions and Ty Hir offers two double bedrooms accommodation. All can be rented individually, or as a combination of properties to suit your group. We offer weekly rentals with changeover days on Fridays.

Just 500metres from the coast path and a mile to St Davids, the UK's smallest city, Rhos y Cribed is a substantial holiday rental property which sits within the heart of the St Davids peninsular, at the far Western tip of Wales and is the ideal place to stay.

The distinctive Rhos y Cribed Farmhouse and cottages have separate parking and entrances but offer the ideal opportunity for friends and families to take holidays together.

Both properties have been sympathetically and stylishly furnished to a high standard and are well equipped with all that's needed for a home away from home.

With bedlinen and bath towels provided as well as a basket of logs for the log burner, all our guests' needs for a wonderful stay in Pembrokeshire have been considered.

Thought to have been the Harbour Master or Merchant Trader's home back in the 18th century, when Porthclais harbour was at its busiest, Rhos y Cribed stands at the top of the ridge going down the valley into Porthclais harbour.

Rhos y Cribed Farmhouse and Bwthyn self-catering holiday cottages are found in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park at the far western tip of Wales. Set in over 30 acres the lovingly restored property offers a stylish home from home for guests.

Within the valley that leads down to Porthclais harbour, it is said that St David was baptized by St Elvis, Bishop of Munster. During the baptism water gushed from nearby rocks, spashing the eys of a blind monk holding the infant David and his sight was restored. This spring, Ffynnon Dewi or David’ Well – lies within the boundaries of Rhos y Cribed land, close to the National Trust car park at Porthclais Harbour.

The superb natural harbour of Porthclais served as St Davids’ port for centuries. Until the early 20th century, trading ships in the busy harbour brought in coal, timber and limestone and exported farm produce and woollen cloth.

Pembrokeshire offers 186 miles of dramatic coastline with world class beaches offering the best conditions for surfing, sailing, fishing or just relaxing and looking in rock-pools. With a back drop of precipitous cliffs, locals and visitors alike can’t help but be overwhelmed by the breathtaking scenery and abundance of coastal wildlife – on land and at sea.

Just inland from Rhos y Cribed you’ll find the historic city of St Davids – Britain’s smallest city is named after the patron saint of Wales, Saint David. With a population of just over 1,600, city status was awarded in 1995 although the roots of St Davids go back to the 4th century when St David himself lived. St Davids was designated as a conservation area by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in 1972.

Famous for its Cathedral and adjoining Cloisters, which in its current form dates back to the 12th century, St Davids also boasts The Bishop’s Palace. Once a grand fortified residence, the palace was one of several grand residences in Pembrokeshire before the Palace became one of the victims of the reformation when many ecclesiastical estates were confiscated.

St Davids is a must for visitors to Pembrokeshire, and the Grade II Listed Rhos y Cribed offers luxurious and stylish self-catering holiday accommodation for the discerning visitor. Modern day St Davids is much loved by locals and tourists alike. It’s packed with character, from historic buildings, a bustling centre based around ‘the Square’ with its plethora of boutique shops and a regular weekly market. There’s also a warm Welsh welcome for all at the pubs, restaurants, cafes and galleries.

Dramatic coastline, sandy beaches, historic cathedral and stunning wildlife are all on the doorstep of this fabulous self-catering property in St Davids. Rhos y Cribed Farmhouse holiday cottage in Pembrokeshire is the ideal place to stay.

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Owner
Catrin Howkins
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Danish, Welsh
Calendar last updated:
8 July, 2017

About Catrin Howkins

Dramatic coastline, sandy beaches, historic cathedral and stunning wildlife are all on the doorstep of this fabulous self-catering property in St Davids. Rhos y Cribed Farmhouse holiday cottage in Pembrokeshire is the ideal place to stay.

How could we fail to be drawn to this fabulous property, even when it was in such a dilapidated and derelict state when we discovered it! It's been a challenge to completely renovate this listed building, but we hope you'll agree that our sympathetic refurbishment has restored this unique property to its magnificent best.

Catrin Howkins purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Catrin Howkins chose St Brides Bay, St Davids & The West Coast

Rhos y Cribed Farmhouse, Y Bwthyn, Ty Twt,, Ty Cornel and Ty Hir are self-catering holiday cottages are found in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park at the far western tip of Wales. Set in over 30 acres the lovingly restored property offers a variety of stylish homes from home for guests.

What makes this cottage unique

Modern day St Davids is much loved by locals and tourists alike. It’s packed with character, from historic buildings, a bustling centre based around ‘the Square’ with its plethora of boutique shops and a regular weekly market. There’s also a warm Welsh welcome for all at the pubs, restaurants, cafes and galleries.

Rugged coastline, sandy beaches, historic cathedral and stunning wildlife are all on the doorstep of this fabulous self-catering property in St Davids.

Available Rentals

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Notes

Booking Notes:
Please phone to confirm the availability of the property. You can then book online on our website using a credit or debit card as payment. We ask for a £200 deposit to secure your booking, with the balance payment due 6 weeks before the start date of your holiday. If you prefer we can also accept cheques and bank transfers, please call us for details.

Changeover Day:
Friday is changeover day for full week bookings, alternative days may be available by arrangement.

Departures by 09.30am
Arrivals after 4.00 pm

Notes on prices:
Prices include:
Central heating
Electricity
Hot water
Bed linen and bath towels.

If you would like to book both properties for the same holiday dates, we offer up to a 15% discount. Please call us to discuss your requirements.


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Rhos y Cribed Bwthyn Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)in Saint David's in Pembrokeshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • 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 ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Cloakroom - Toilet , located on ground floor of the property
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Located at the front of the property, overlooking the coast
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Located at the front of the property, view over land & sea
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Located at the rear of the property
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A fabulous location, nestling at the top of a valley in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park with views across St Davids and out to sea from Porthclais harbour. A stylish 3 double-bedroom residence, elegantly designed and meticulously equipped to be a home from home for all ages. The open-plan ground floor boasts a fabulous distinctive chimney, complete with its own ‘meinc’ – a sitting perch to the side of the fireplace, just right for warming up in front of the log-burner! The welcoming sitting room and dining area at the front of the property leads through to the galley kitchen. Cooking enthusiasts will appreciate the compact but tastefully equipped kitchen. Two double bedrooms at the front of the property enjoy views extending towards St Davids and down towards Porthclais harbour, and a bespoke designed cosy double-bed room at the rear of the property offer a home away from home for all ages. Outside: Both properties at Rhos y Cribed benefit from separate entrances and ample car parking areas. There are separate lawned and walled front gardens to both properties. You can rent the Bwthyn & the Farmhouse together so large groups of family & friends can enjoy time together.

Reviews

5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)

Rhos y Cribed Bwthyn Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The house and location was perfect for us and our family.

Catrin was in contact from the moment we booked until our arrival and was very patient with our requests and odd question (where's the cutlery for example).

I'd have no hesitation in recommending to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted that Rhos y Cribed proved to be such a hit with the family over Whitsun half-term and we look forward to welcoming such lovely guests back again!
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Location

Nearest Airport
112 Miles
Cardiff
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
The Farmers Arms, St Davids
Nearest Ferry
17 Miles
Fishguard
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
St Davids Golf Club
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Haverfordwest
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Cwtch, St Davids
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Porthclais Harbour
Car: recommended

Coastal Path - 500 metres.

Porthclais Harbour - 600 metres. The superb natural harbour of Porthclais served as St Davids’ port for centuries. Until the early 20th century, trading ships in the busy harbour brought in coal, timber and limestone and exported farm produce and woollen cloth.

Porthsele Beach - 1.2 miles - A hidden gem!

Whitesands Beach - 2.2 miles. One of Wales' premier beaches and popular with families, and accessible for surfers and kayakers of all abilities.

Travel:

Less than 2 hours drive from Cardiff, or 20 minutes from the ferry port of Fishguard, Rhos y Cribed is easily accessible by car.

Distances:

Porthclais Harbour - 600 metres

St Davids - 1.2 miles

Haverfordwest - 17 miles

Further Details:

Pembrokeshire offers 186 miles of dramatic coastline with world class beaches offering the best conditions for surfing, sailing, fishing or just relaxing and looking in rock-pools. With a back drop of precipitous cliffs, locals and visitors alike can’t help but be overwhelmed by the breathtaking scenery and abundance of coastal wildlife – on land and at sea.

Just inland from Rhos y Cribed you’ll find the historic city of St Davids – Britain’s smallest city is named after the patron saint of Wales, Saint David. With a population of just over 1,600, city status was awarded in 1995 although the roots of St Davids go back to the 4th century when St David himself lived. St Davids was designated as a conservation area by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in 1972.

Famous for its Cathedral and adjoining Cloisters, which in its current form dates back to the 12th century, St Davids also boasts The Bishop’s Palace. Once a grand fortified residence, the palace was one of several grand residences in Pembrokeshire before the Palace became one of the victims of the reformation when many ecclesiastical estates were confiscated.

St Davids is a must for visitors to Pembrokeshire, and the Grade II Listed Rhos y Cribed offers luxurious and stylish self-catering holiday accommodation for the discerning visitor. Modern day St Davids is much loved by locals and tourists alike. It’s packed with character, from historic buildings, a bustling centre based around ‘the Square’ with its plethora of boutique shops and a regular weekly market. There’s also a warm Welsh welcome for all at the pubs, restaurants, cafes and galleries.

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