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Beautiful Cosy Cottage With Sea Views



Updated: 08-Nov-2016
Cottage in Solva, Pembrokeshire, Wales - Peaceful Location, 5 Minute Walk To Solva Harbour, 10 Minute Drive To Nearest Award Winning Beaches

The quaint village of Sola with its unspoilt harbour is nestled along the North Pembrokeshire coastline known for its award winning beaches, breathtaking scenery, stunning coastal path walks and distinctive culture. The village has a range of cosy pubs and cafes selling good food, art galleries, woollen mill, as well as a convenience store with postoffice. Our newly renovated victorian cottage designed with old and new features to compliment the comfort of new with the character of old. The cottage can accommodate 4/5 guests. Whether you are a family or a couple who want a short break or a long holiday, our cottage is perfect for you. Downstairs is a stylish open plan living/dining area with zonal underfloor heating. The kitchen fitted with Smallbone units can comfortably sit 5 at the farmhouse table, With oak worktop and floors, Neff oven and induction hob, dishwasher, microwave and large style american fridge freezer. Off the kitchen is utility room with washing machine tumble, dryer and access to a wet room with shower and toilet. The snug, close to the log burning stove, has luxurious carpet, low lighting, comfortable sofa, large flat screen tv and blue ray dvd player. Guests are welcome to to borrow books and films.

The enclosed outside garden has a small grass area with decking gas bbq and outside seating. There is parking for 1 car outside the front of the house, more parking is available at the end of the lane. Bedroom 1 : Kingsize sleigh bed, bedside tables, chest of drawers, tall boy, fitted wardrobe, double opening balcony doors with glass safety screen. Bedroom 2: Double bed, bedside tables,wardrobe and chest of drawers. Bedroom 3: Single bed, bedside table, hanging rail, and chest of drawers.

Bathroom Upstairs : Toilet, wash basin, large bath, walk in waterfall shower. Wet room Downstairs: Toilet, wash basin shower. Bed linen is provided but towels are not provided.

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My family have lived in Solva for over 70 years. I used to live just a few hundred yards away from 23 glanhafan. I now live away with my own young family but we return regularly as we love the area so much.

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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Amazing Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The interior of this cottage has been beautifully renovated to a very high standard. Extremely spacious and comfortably furnished. Amazing kitchen/diner, very well equipped. Would definitely recommend this cottage as an ideal location for discovering Pembrokeshire. Places to recommend for good food - Cambrian Inn, Solva, Cwtch in St David's (booking essential), Druidstone Hotel in Druidston Haven (eccentric hotel with the most amazing views and great food), The Shed in Porthgain for great fish and chips. Place to avoid - The Ship Inn - the worst Sunday roast we have ever had. Great Italian ice-cream shop in St David's. The cathedral is well worth a visit.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable, high quality, clean and well equipped home in a beautiful place. Ideal for those with children but anyone would love it here. The coastal path is round the corner with an unforgettable first walk into Lower Solva's harbour. Out of the back gate of the garden is a playground, a skate-park and a football pitch - we played every day!

We did two coastal walks - St Davids to Solva and Newgale to Solva - feet still sore but more than worth it for the views. There are four pubs in Solva but we only managed three - Royal George the best for atmosphere, the Ship was good for food with excellent service, Harbour Inn for a top pint of Rev. We were extremely lucky with the weather so spent four days at nearby Newgale with its incredibly long beach (wish we'd had a windbreak at times).

We would love to return to this property and wouldn't hesitate to recommend to friends and family. The owner was very clear and prompt with communications. Like I said - perfect. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. Sarah Davies
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Excellent Cottage

  • 5 of 5

A super spacious cottage. East to find and well located in Upper Solva about a 10 mins downhill walk to the harbour. Parking opposite. Everything we needed and more, particularly appreciated the washing machine !. Very clean and well maintained.

Would recommend the coast walk from Solva to St Davids took about 2 hours with a couple of steep sections but not too difficult. The Deli in St Davids serves excellent picnic baguettes and the Italian ice cream shop is a must. We took a boat trip The Red Boat from Solva Harbour one evening, as the boat only seats 5 it was a 'private' trip which was absolutely lovely. Would recommend the Old Pharmacy and The Cambrian. Whitesands Bay is beautiful. Also worth a mention is the Shed Bistro in Portgain for fresh fish, you will need to book !

I would definitely recommend this cottage, the childrens play area behind the cottage with access from the garden makes it ideal for families, Excellent service from Sarah the owner and Owners Direct.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review we are so glad you enjoyed your week and hope to see you again soon. Sarah Davies
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excellent cottage

  • 5 of 5

very enjoyable stay, cottage clean and well maintained, very comfortable. close to all amenities. easy to find and park. would definitely recommend and hope to visit again.

Places to avoid for food The Harbour Inn, Solva...places to enjoy The Cambrian and The cwtch in St davids

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We bought the property with a view to live and raise my children there. We dedicated 2 years to completely renovate ithe cottage.We and adore it! Work commitments have resulted in us moving away so we hope others can enjoy what a great house it is.

Activity and Interests


We have a harbour in Solva, a short walk down the hill from 23 Glanhafan. Our closest beautiful beaches are St David's and Newgale both a short drive.


Use of car is recommended.


St. Davids (2.5 miles away) is the smallest city in Britain. Local Supermarket. Petrol Station.

Haverfordwest - ( 11 miles away) has supermarkets, train station, leisure centre, cinema.

Fishguard - (13 miles) Ferry port, leisure centre, cinema.

Further Details:

Pembrokeshire is a maritime county bordered by the sea on three sides. The county boasts 170 miles of coastline comprising important seabird breeding sites and numerous beautiful bays and sandy beaches. Almost all of the coast is included in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Major bays include Newport Bay, Fishguard Bay and St Bride's Bay. There are many small islands off the coast of the county to explore, the largest of which are Ramsey Island, Skomer Island and Caldey Island.


Solva (where 23 Glanhafan is located) is a beautiful picturesque village with a small sheltered harbour. It stands deep in a valley gouged out by water melting from glaciers which made it an ideal position as a base for trading ships in the 18th Century. Solva has a variety of small shops selling crafts, clothes etc. and numerous pubs and eating places.

St. Davids

St. Davids (2.5 miles away) is the smallest city in Britain. The surrounding spectacular coastal scenery is renowned for its beauty and abundance of wildlife. Whitesands Bay, one of the many beautiful beaches in the area, carries the prestigious European Blue Flag Award. Other attractions are the Cathedral which was built in the 12th century and the magnificent ruins of the medieval Bishops Palace which attracts thousands of visitors each year. Also there are a variety of quaint shops, an outdoor activity centre, boat trips to the surrounding islands nature reserves and superb restaurants and cafes.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Feb half term
10 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
31 Mar 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May holidays
26 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 1
21 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
To book please call or e mail us,deposit of £100 required on booking with final payment due 28 days before holiday.

Changeover Day:
Friday is change over day, short breaks are offered out of season. Arrival after 4pm and departure by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Please contact us regarding short breaks

We take a £150 deposit on booking and return this once the cottage has been left in the condition it was on arrival. Any breakages, damage or additional cleaning will be deducted from the deposit.

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From the Owner

The location is perfect for Solva. It is in upper Solva near the main shop and is a 5 minute walk from the cost path and Harbour. It is so rural and quiet and we love our breaks back there.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys


  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • beach
  • village


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Large bathroom upstairs with wash basin, toilet, deep bath and walk in shower with waterfall head. Wet room downstairs with wash basin, toilet and shower with curtain.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 : Kingsize sleigh bed Bedroom 2: Double bed Bedroom 3: Single bed


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: Outside decking area with gas BBQ and seating for up to 5 guests. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, clothes airer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen is included and our change over day is Friday.

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