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Traditional Renovated Stone Cottage within St Davids

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet

Overview

About the property

Easy Walking Distance To Shops, Beaches, Coast Path, Cathedral Etc

St Brides Cottage is a stone cottage fully but traditionally renovated maintaining original character whilst including a new kitchen and bathroom. A warm cottage with double glazing, wood burning stove, central heating and all modern appliances. Bryn Rd runs behind the High St, so is close to all shops and attractions but without the traffic. Small back garden/patio area with patio table and chairs and bbq. Underfloor heated kitchen. Logs supplied. Superfast wifi throughout the cottage.


Owner
Powell Strong
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2017

About Powell Strong

I'm a marine biologist, specialising in marine mammals locally. I am a lecturer and run guided walks. St Brides cottage is my home, but I rent it out during the summer and holiday periods when I live in a caravan nearby.

I moved here because of the local marine mammal populations that I was working on. St Davids is a fantastic combination of Welsh small local community mixed with that seaside holiday feeling.

Why Powell Strong chose St Brides Bay, St Davids & The West Coast

The coast path, cathedral, local history, archaeology, wildlife, scenery, beaches, surfing, fishing, coast path, Ramsey Islands, coastal flowers in May, ....the list goes on.

St Brides Cottage is in St Davids so is walking distance to everything. Caerfai Beach and the coast path are a couple of minutes walk away. Whitesands beach is about a 20 min walk.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is approx 150 years old so is made of stone and slate. The cottage has been traditionally restored using lime mortar and exposing and retaining as many original features as possible. The kitchen and bathroom are new and include washing machine, dishwasher etc. The living room has a wood burning stove. The property is double glazed, has gas central heating

Bryn Rd is not one of the main through roads, so traffic jams and road noise are not a problem. There is unrestricted parking on this part of Bryn Rd.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Many of my guests return each year and many are from word of mouth.
Jan 2015
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint David's in Pembrokeshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Relatively large bathroom with spacious airing cupboard.
  • Upstairs bathroom with bath/shower, wc, basin, airing cupboard, towel radiator and extractor fan.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - Single bed with a pull out single bed. Sleeps two
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk beds in a small room.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with a single and pull out single. Bedroom 3 with bunk beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Outside: Rear patio area with BBQ, wooden table and 6 chairs, folding clothes line, area for drying wetsuits etc. Utility Room: No utility room Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning weekly or arranged as required. Linen provided. Towels not provided.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Traditional Renovated Stone Cottage within St Davids
average rating of 4.5 based on 7 reviews
5

Well equipped,clean,good position for amenities,cosy cottage,good price

  • 5 of 5

Views amazing, weather brilliant,definitely stay again

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Delightful, good facilities, ideally positioned, clean and excellent value.

  • 4 of 5

Easy to arrange and deal with the owner, the bathroom and kitchen were well supplied with plenty of hot water and brand new white goods in the kitchen. The cottage had a nice homely feel and a little private outside area. Everything was clean and tidy and there a good selection of books, a TV and a functioning wood burner. It was perfectly placed for a few days in St David's with many good places to eat, a great deli,several gift and art shops, a fascinating cathedral and an information centre. Ideal for walking parts of the coastal path and visiting the fabulously clean beaches.It was easy enough to park nearby and quiet at night. One of the mattresses on the single beds was a bit soft and the sofas in the lounge could probably be upgraded to match the rest of the facilities but really this was not a problem. Definitely worth a visit.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A lovely, cosy and quiet cottage right in the heart of St Davids

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at St Bride's Cottage. It was exactly as we'd expected from the photos. Very clean and extremely well equipped. Powell was really helpful with some questions both before and during our time there. The location is amazing - a couple of minutes walk into the centre of St Davids, and a lovely walk to the coastal path, yet so quiet and peaceful. We would definitely return - had hoped for some time there again in June, but sadly it's already booked! St Davids is a magical place - a wonderful choice of shops, a great information centre and the magnificent cathedral precinct. Can't wait to return. Thank you so much for our fabulous break!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Another St David's bolt hole

  • 4 of 5

We were very pleasantly surprised at how Central the cottage was in St David's - a short walk through a walk way and you are right in the middle of St David's - the cottage was lovely and clean and everything you needed was available. A small but sun trapped garden to collapse into while whoever's turn it was cooked a meal. Bishops Cwtch and the refurbished Cross good for food - Kath at the Farmers always pleased to see you each year.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

HOME FROM HOME

  • 4 of 5

Home from home a cosy cottage where you are comfortable and relaxed.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

I booked this cottage for the weekend of the Pembrokeshire Cycle Challenge and it was the perfect choice; we were a party of 4 adults (including 2 large males) and the cottage was just the perfect size.

It is situated right in the heart of the City so nothing is a more than a short walk away.

The cottage itself has been restored and maintained to a high standard, retaining much of its 150 year old character and has a wood burning stove in the corner of the living room - husband was dying to light it but it was just too warm.... The property is well stocked, especially the kitchen, and has an enclosed courtyard to the rear with a bbq, table and chairs and little herb garden. It was clean on arrival and looked just like the photos posted on the website. There is a comprehensive manual containing everything you need to know about the cottage and also contains lots of local information.

The walls are thick stone so the whole cottage stays cosy & warm for a long time after the (very efficient) heating switches off and the underfloor heating in the kitchen is lovely. The double and twin rooms are fairly large with plenty of storage space (plenty for we 4) and the bunk room is ideal for smaller kids.

The bathroom is nice and big with plenty of storage space and a bath with Mira shower over it. The shower is really good.

I'm a light sleeper but there was no traffic noise from the road outside (we had the front bedroom so I was a little worried) and the stairs are well carpeted so I wasn't disturbed by visits to the bathroom overnight.

This is the ideal place for to use as a base for cycling, walking, visits to the seaside or just chilling with a coffee in the peaceful courtyard. The Indian restaurant on Nun St (Saffron) is really good and The Grove serves a lovely Sunday lunch. We didn't manage to get to The Cwtch but have heard many good things about it.

This would make a great place for a family holiday, a quiet retreat or just a weekend away somewhere different. We shall definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

Caerfai beach and coast path 10 min walk. Whitesands beach 20 min walk.

Travel:

St Davids is approx 3 hours from Bristol, 2.5 hours from Cardiff. Fishguard is 25 min away which has Irish Ferry. Pembroke dock is approx 45 drive for an Irish Ferry.

Distances:

St Brides cottage is within St Davids.

Further Details:

St Davids Cathedral, all shops, restaurants, pubs, National Park Tourist Information Centre all within walking distance.

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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Week beginning 15 July
15 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£300
 
 
Summer High Season
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
From
£100
 
 
September
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
£350
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% deposit, full payment 3 months in advance of booked date.

Changeover Day:
Saturday during main season. Moving in after 4 pm, moving out by 10 am. Outside main season short stays can be arranged. A security deposit (for damages) may be required at time of booking.

Towels are not provided.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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