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St Davids, Pembrokeshire National Park

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


About the property

Cottage in Rhodian y Brenin, St. Davids, Pembrokeshire, Wales - Delightful rural location, Large lawned garden, private parking. Short breaks (3 nights) available.

A modernised traditional country Pembrokeshire cottage with a large garden and open views over Dowrog nature reserve to the back. Great for families or couples and the house is suitable for elderly people - please note there are two steps between the parking and entrance. The cottage has been tastefully modernised and is attractive, open, warm and light. There is a secure large dry shed to store bikes and wetsuits as well as a large garden which is ideal for relaxing and sunbathing or for playing badminton or ball games. There is a sheltered patio connecting to the kitchen for outdoor dining with a large table and chairs .The large modern conservatory and underfloor heating in the kitchen create an indoor space that is warm and contemporary as well as highly practical.The modern well-equipped kitchen and conservatory are integrated and it is a great space in which to eat.The cosy lounge has a wood-burning stove (we supply the logs) and TV reception plus DVD player. All the accommodation is finished to a high standard - we provide good quality cotton bedding, new pillows and lovely towels. The renowned Whitesands beach is a few minutes drive away. Similarly, the glorious Pembrokeshire coastal footpath is within easy reach of the house. St Davids is a mile away and is a delightful small town with coffee shops and a range of very good galleries as well as the cathedral which is a World Heritage site. This area is a paradise for surfers, birdwatchers, cyclists and walkers or simply those who want a holiday away from noise and bustle and somewhere to peacefully relax and unwind.

Please note - because of the way the booking calendar is strucutred by Owners Direct it looks as though week long rentals are Saturday to Friday. They are Saturday to Saturday. Other change over days are possible also, as are short stays - just ask us!

More Details

David Rooke
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
14 May, 2018

About David Rooke

We come to Ty Cerrig as often as possible - the rest of the time David is a busy leadership consultant and Ruth is an educational consultant, writer and former athlete.

David Rooke purchased this cottage in 2008

Why David Rooke chose Saint David's

David fell in love with this part of Pembrokeshire about 30 years ago and visited regularly - camping at first and then renting holiday homes. Eventually he was lucky enough to be able to buy this lovely old cottage and renovate it. Both he and Ruth love the access to nature, to good cycling, fabulous walks and the fine places in eat in St Davids, Porthgain and Solva.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is superb for families, with its extensive flat garden, patio and large conservatory. The property is spacious and open we also have a large dry shed for storage of bikes, outdoor equipment and wetsuits and a car can be reversed right up to this for easy unloading. The area is full of things to do - adventures to the islands of Ramsay, Skomer (with its puffins), Skokhom and Grassholme (second largest gannet colony in the world). The Blue Lagoon and Whitesands are close and a Sustrans bike route is only 1/4 of a mile away. Behind the house is the remarkable and little known nature reserve of Dowrog Common - home to orchids, owls and marsh harriers. In the autumn there are beaches a short walk away littered with baby and female seals.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint David's in Saint David's and the Cathedral Close

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • Main bathroom: Bath and shower,wc, sink, heated towel rail. Upstairs: wc, sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: double bed and good view across open countryside, Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom, Bedroom 3: single bed with additional single pull-out mattress
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Electric heating throughout: underfloor heating in kitchen and bathroom, modern wall-mounted electric radiators in all bedrooms. Wood-burner in the lounge. Outdoor drying line for wetsuits and clothes as well as shed area and drying rack. Large protected lawned garden great for games or even a tent which overlooks the Dowrog nature reserve - site of special scientific interest . The coast is easily accessed. Outside: The garden is secure, extensive and laid to lawn (so great for games, sunbathing, kids and pets). The patio area, with its outdoor table and sun loungers catches the sun most of the day and is very sheltered and private. This is a lovely area for and end of day BBQ. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels including tea towels are included. Please bring beach towels as these are not included. The property is cleaned before arrival and after departure. Please sort your rubbish according to the recycling system


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St Davids, Pembrokeshire National Park
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews

St David's July 2017

  • 4 of 5

Another lovely week in the UKs smallest city. Ty Cerrig is a lovely cottage with comfortable bedrooms, lovely kitchen and a great garden for games and for dogs to run around. Very comfortable and lots of hot water, aided by the solar panels and lots of sun. Fantastic welcoming gifts on arrival helped settle us in after a tiring day travelling. Fey was always on hand to answer any questions, which was always comforting to know. We would be more than happy to stay again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Philip and for the feedback passed through Fey. It's a real pleasure to host appreciative, thoughtful guests like you and your family. Ruth
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Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage, well equipped and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely 3 night break. The weather was kind so went out most of the day, but when we were in we sat in the sun room as it was peaceful. The garden is "Beagle proof" (not all dog proof garden are!) So all three of us enjoyed our stay.

The only thing it could do with is a clock in the bedroom, but that is just a niggle we had.

Thank you

Karen, Neil and Lexi the Beagle

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable and well located

  • 4 of 5

On the whole we had a great week, the area is good for walks and cycling and the surfing and other outdoor activities available make it a great place for the outdoor life. St Davids is a good centre, we barely used the car after getting there.

The house is generally very good and as described but, we felt, a little over priced - however, this is more a general note for UK properties as those of a similar standard to this one seems to be a similar price. The UK does seem to ask much more than Spanish and French property owners, and a trip to Brittany can work out a cheaper holiday even with a ferry!.

The third bedroom is very small, the second pull out bed would overwhelm it. More importantly the second bedroom - twin - has absolutely no clothes storage space at all, no drawers or wardrobe. The main bedroom has sufficient drawers, and the third bedroom has a small set of open shelves. No hanging space at all, anywhere. For a cottage of this quality and price this seemed lacking. Its also a bit weird having a shower and being visible through frosted glass to anyone in the conservatory....!

A lovely addition would be a radio, though this is something most properties don't seem to have so its not unusual. The kitchen is really well equipped, the milk frother for our own capuccinos a bonus!

All in all we were comfortable and made full use of all that was around us and within the house.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Overall lovely

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed the house and found it mostly comfortable and very relaxing. I've given it 4 stars as we has some issues with the access as it wasn't really suitable for my 80'yr old mother despite being advertised as being accessible. There are steep uneven stone steps down into the house, also the inside open wooden staircase wasn't ideal. The other main negative was that the double bed was not comfortable as the mattress was very 'flat' with no support, very uncomfortable for sleeping on unfortunately.

Great garden for the dog and games, enclosed and safe.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your useful comments - we have detailed that there are 2 steps now in the property description. Many people like the firm bed but we are looking into ordering a new mattress now. Ruth
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St Davids

  • 4 of 5

St Davids is a beautiful city with wonderful beaches and clifftop walks which we thoroughly enjoyed.

The well equipped and comfortable cottage was perfect for us with our dog and the garden was enclosed and private.

Our only positive suggestion would be to repair/replace the outdoor table which was a bit unsteady, to provide a sun umbrella and a replacement barbecue.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Whitesands is the closest beach, just over 2 miles away and approx 5 minutes drive or a walk across country. Abereiddy beach and the amazing the Blue Lagon are 3 miles away, with free parking. Caerfai bay is through St Davids, and is about 10 minutes by car.

The Pembrokeshire coastal path is 1 mile (by foot)


There is a very good local bus service during the summer months to St Davids, Haverfordwest, Fishguard and the local beaches. A car is recommended. Cycling in the area is very good - the house is 500 metres from Sustrans route 4 which goes from from St David's to Fishguard and takes in some spectacular scenery on a quiet road.


St Davids, Britains smallest cathedral city is just over a mile away in one direction and Fishguard 11 miles in the other. The villages with great eateries of Solva and Porthgain are 15 minutes away. The well known Blue Lagoon, with its coasteering is only 5 minutes drive away.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
28 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
may h/t
26 May 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Jun 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
15 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
oct half term
20 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
november - Dec
28 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
Short breaks (min 3 nights) are available outside the school holiday weeks. Please enquire.
Changeover Day:
By negotiation but at peak times/school holidays it is Saturday to Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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