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Character Cottage near St David's. Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

Bedrooms 3
Space 161 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Tilley's Cottage, Llanrhian, Pembrokeshire. Wales. Peaceful location. 5 miles from St David's. Near to coast path and beaches.

Our delightfully refurbished Welsh stone cart shed, Tilley's Cottage, provides very comfortable accommodation to the visit wales Four Star standard. Set in a peaceful rural location, the Cottage enjoys stunning sea & countryside views and spectacular sunsets. There are breathtaking countryside and coastal walks on your doorstep, as well as quick and easy access to two beautiful beaches. The area around Tilley's Cottage is a stunning mix of countryside and coastline. Access to the coast path is a mile away. The coastal walkers' bus service (from right outside the cottage gate) can be used to get to a start point and walk back without you having to use your car. There are two good pubs within half an hours walk from the cottage - The Sloop at Porthgain and The Ship Inn at Trefin. Porthgain is a pretty harbour village - once a thriving industrial area, it now has two interesting art galleries and an award-winning restaurant (as well as the pub). Two miles from Tilley's is Abereiddy beach - with toilet facilities, pay parking and a refreshments van selling locally produced food (open Easter to October half term). Right next to Abereiddy is the famous 'blue lagoon' where the Red Bull British Cliff Diving Championships were held in 2012, 2013 & 2016. St Davids with its magnificent cathedral, tourist information centre and a range of good quality cafes, pubs and restaurants is a fifteen minute drive away. Whitesands beach near St David's and Newgale beach are also popular choices for visitors - these have all facilities and are both great for surfing.

More Details

Ruth Woodage
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Welsh
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

About Ruth Woodage

When we moved here from the New Forest, the cottage had already been renovated and was being run as a holiday let. We were very pleased that this beautiful holiday cottage was part of our property and over the years we have gradually made various changes and improvements to make it more of a home from home. It is regularly used by friends and family who enjoy visiting the area, as well as providing tourist accommodation.

Ruth Woodage purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Ruth Woodage chose Saint David's

We loved the wild nature of the North Pembrokeshire coast. It feels remote here - yet after a few minutes in the car you can be at a pub, restaurant, cafe or gallery. The choice of walks is amazing - coastal, countryside or woodland - they are all on the doorstep!

What makes this cottage unique

Tilley's Cottage has loads of character, with the thick stone walls keeping it cool in summer and cosy in winter; and whatever time of year you stay, if it's clear enough for a sunset - you won't miss it!

Guestbook comments from the owner

These comments can be found on Trip Advisor

"Beautiful holiday cottage"

My husband & I stayed in Tilley's cottage during the first week in June along with our son, daughter in law and small granddaughter, not to mention our two Labradors! We all had a really lovely time. Yes, the cottage is a little on the small side but there is absolutely everything there that you could possibly need. The place is immaculately clean, cosy & also child friendly. The bathroom is beautiful & we all enjoyed long hot showers after our days on the nearby beaches. The garden is well laid out and enclosed which makes it safe for both children and dogs. The sunsets that can be seen on a clear day are just stunning. We enjoyed just sitting on the patio and watching them. Ruth (the owner) was on site next door and available whenever we needed any advice or recommendations. Nothing was too much trouble for her. We also loved meeting Maddie their family Labrador. Her little nose pushing under the fence hoping for a treat whenever she heard us around ! We were all sad to leave this lovely place when the time came to go home & I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a little piece of heaven.

"Tilley's Still the Best"

This is our 2nd stay at Tilley's and it was even better than last year with the addition of wi-fi.

Everything about this cottage is first class a real home from home. We are already planning our return next year.

"This is a beautiful cottage."

We stayed in this cottage for a long weekend this July. We were lucky with the weather, while the rest of the country had to contend with heavy rain we ate supper in the garden and watched the sunset over the sea. The accommodation was spotlessly clean – this is one of our things and is usually the first thing we notice. It was well equipped and very comfortable. The owner, Ruth, was welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. A short walk from the cottage takes you onto the coastal path with stunning views in every direction. We couldn't recommend this place highly enough and only wished we could have stayed longer.
Sep 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint David's in Llanrhian

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 161 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Family bathroom with full suite (including excellent shower in extra large cubicle), loads of hot water and 2 heated towel rails. Toilet rolls & liquid hand soap supplied.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Vanity table; large built-in wardrobe; sea views
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Vanity table; large fitted wardrobe; space for a cot
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk beds; fitted wardrobe; vanity table
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a double bed, large fitted wardrobe, vanity table. Lovely sea views. Bedroom 2 has twin beds, large fitted wardrobe, vanity table. Bedroom 3 has full size bunk beds, fitted wardrobe, vanity table. All beds have feather & down duvets & comfy mattresses.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
I normally check emails during the evening so if you are in a hurry to arrange a booking it is best to phone the landline number. If no reply, please leave a message and try the mobile number. Mobile phone signal is patchy so it's best to use WiFi to message. We live on site we are happy to make meal reservations for you if needed and to let you use our phone line if you're stuck. Well behaved dogs are welcome - but please do not allow them on the furniture. There's parking space for two cars and the gate can be shut to make sure children and animals stay safe. Heating and hot water are supplied via an oil-fired boiler and there are fully controllable electric heaters in the bedrooms. The first £15 of electricity is provided and is normally plenty for a week (if you need to top up there is a £1 coin meter). Logs are provided free of charge. To the side of the cottage is a lawned garden bordered by traditional pembrokeshire hedge banks. There is also a private deck area with picnic table which allows you uninterrupted views of the surrounding coastal and countryside - perfect for enjoying sunsets! The lean-to stable houses a freezer, washing machine, portable BBQ, extra logs & kindling wood. All bed linen is included. Bring your own towels (or I can provide them for £4 per person if you let me know in advance).


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Character Cottage near St David's. Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
average rating of 4.923077 based on 14 reviews

Cottage lovely and cozy. Ruth fantastic - couldn't have been more accomodating.

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was everything we hoped - cozy and relaxing but not lacking any creature comforts. Indeed shower amazing and plenty of piping hot water for relaxing soak. Ruth very helpful -immediately got a throw for sofa as our dogs like to snuggle up! Bed lovely with wonderful duvet ensured great nights sleep.

Walked dogs for several hours on Whitesands bay (wonderful) so they had a great time also.

Will definitely be coming again - cottage perfect and so much to see and do in this beautiful part of Wales.

Steve & Marian

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review - and so glad that you had a relaxing break. Hope to see you again sometime in the future.
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Clean, cosy and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely long weekend break. Cottage is well equipped with everything we could have hoped for. Very clean, cosy and comfortable. We'll located for walking and trips out. Thank you Ruth for your hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location, beautiful views, and super cozy!

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to hike the coastal path between Aberiddy and Porthgain, and Tilley's Cottage was a perfect base for our exploits. I was expecting just a peekaboo view of the ocean but was pleasantly surprised by just how much of it was on view right outside the door. The kitchen is wee but well stocked and outfitted, and the wood fireplace made everything extra cozy. We enjoyed a delightful couple of days here, I only wish we could've stayed longer!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your review. Very glad that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage!
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Lovely cottage, in beautiful surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

Myself, husband, two children and dog had a lovely weekend break. The cottage is clean and well equipped. The surrounding area is truly beautiful. Thanks for the wine and welsh cakes 😀 any last minute cancellations or weekend breaks keep us in mind. We would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you and your family enjoyed your break. Many thanks for your review - and hope to see you again sometime in the future.
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Quaint lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was well appointed, clean and had a big garden. A wood burning stove added ambience. The owner was lovely and was nearby if required. The cottage was within walking distance of a few pubs and restaurants and also close to the costal path for some lovely walks. A 10 minute drive to St Davids and the wonderful cathedral. We had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to write a review - it's much appreciated. Very glad that you enjoyed your break.
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely view, cottage is well thought out and has everything you need

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks. Very glad that you enjoyed your stay.
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sloop Inn, Porthgain
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
St David's
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
60 Miles
M4 Junction 49
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Shed, Porthgain
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: recommended


3 minutes drive/25 minute walk to Porthgain. Free parking, Fish & Chip bistro, Sloop Inn pub, galleries.

5 minutes drive to Abereiddy beach. Free parking, toilets, snack van (peak season). Close to Blue Lagoon quarry where the Red Bull Cliff Diving Championshpis were held.

10 minutes drive to Whitesands beach (near St David's). Pay to park February to end October. Good café. Surf lessons. No dogs in summer.

15 minutes drive to Newgale beach. Pay to park. Good café, pub, surf hire & shop. Dog free zone.


Use of car recommended.

Nearest airport - Cardiff.

Nearest railway station - Goodwick

Cottage is on Stumble Shuttle bus route 404 for walkers, and Richards Bros bus route 413 St David's - Fishguard


Porthgain - 1 mile

St David's - 5 miles

Nearest shop - Square & Compass - 2 miles

Further Details:

The nearest shop at the Square & Compass filling station is open from 7am to 9pm every day and supplies a good range of groceries, fresh fruit & veg, freshly baked bread, beers & wines, newspapers & magazines. There is also a 'free to use' cashpoint located here.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saint David's, Pembrokeshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer 2018
27 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer Break
20 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2018
31 Aug 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Late Autumn 2018
2 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas Break 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Check in time 4pm
Check out time 10am

Changeover Day:
Friday changeover for weekly lets.
Can be flexible apart from summer break.
Weekly lets July & August.
Short breaks available September - June

Notes on prices:
Prices include all bed linen, heating, and logs for the woodburner

Prices include £15 towards electricity (normally more than enough for a week)

Prices do not include towels which can be supplied for £4 per person

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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