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Coastal apartment with stunning views, near the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path



Updated: 12-Oct-2016
Solva - 5 minutes from the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path

Set on the top floor of historic Llanunwas House our modern, light but cosy apartment has a stunning view directly over the wide panorama of St Brides Bay to the islands of Skomer and Skokholm.

Llanunwas is a historic mansion in a country landscape; as you leave the road at Upper Solva and drive into the woods, you will appreciate you are somewhere special. Enjoy two acres of lawns and gardens with a mix of sunny and shaded areas – ideal for sitting and relaxing, or for children to explore.

Nearby is Britain’s smallest city, St Davids, home of the magnificent cathedral, National Park Visitor Centre, speciality shops and restaurants. Surprisingly, in contrast to its tranquillity, St Davids is also the place to start an adventure - book fast boat trips to the islands, coasteer or kayak around the coves or learn to surf at Whitesands Bay.


Skomer View sleeps 4 in one double and one twin bedroom. The bathroom has a bath with shower over, wash basin and toilet.

The lounge is an ideal place to relax and look out over the sea and the islands. It is light and airy in summer and warm and cosy in winter and has a flat screen television with Freeview satellite channels, DVD player and free Wi-Fi.

The kitchen diner has a full range of modern appliances, including hob, grill and oven, fridge freezer, washing machine/dryer and microwave.


Attractive lawns surround the house, with plenty of space for outdoor activities. Secure storage provides a home for our deckchairs and picnic furniture, with room for cycles or fishing rods. There is parking immediately next to the house.

Key facts

• Bed linen and towels are provided

• Please bring your own beach towels

• Central heating is supplied by storage heaters

• All electricity included

• Pets cannot be accommodated

• No smoking in the apartment

For more details and photos, please click the 'Owners Website' link under Further Details below

Pembrokeshire is an area of outstanding beauty with tremendous variety. From majestic cliffs to sand dunes, from broad river estuaries to cascading streams, from gently rolling arable land to rocky outcrop - all can be seen within a few miles of each other.

To protect and preserve this beauty and the wildlife it supports we have the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, West Wales Trust and The National Trust.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Guestbook comments from the owner

“The apartment was perfect. The position and views were beautiful, and the apartment itself was clean, comfortable and well appointed. I would highly recommend it.”
Apr 2016
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11 Reviews

based on 11 holidaymaker reviews


Lovely, comfortable, clean apartment with lovely views

  • 5 of 5

We were really pleased with the apartment, from the well equipped kitchen, well furnished style and overall cleanliness to the location, views and peaceful surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your positive review of Skomer View. We are always pleased to know that our visitors enjoy their stay as much as we do. Solva Is a special place to visit, good for walkers and families alike.
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  • 5 of 5

My husband & I stayed here over the new year period & couldn't have chosen a better apartment. It's decorated to a high standard & has everything you need.

Whilst there it was very cold weather but the apartment was warm & cosy. The view is stunning & the coastal path couldn't be nearer, spent many hours walking it. So much to see in the area. Would love to think we could find the time to stay there again. Thank you once again Phil for the use of your beautiful apartment, you must be very proud of it. I know you were decorating the week after we were there but quite honestly it was so clean &well maintained that I was quite surprised you were doing it!!! Thanks Paul & Sue

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your positive comments Sue, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We are very lucky to have visitors who appreciate Skomer View and we are happy to be able to share it. Best wishes, Phil and Lesley
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  • 5 of 5

This was my 4th visit to this apartment its fab got everything that you need, very peaceful and will be going back. Lovely views and very close to the coastal path - we walked to Solva on the Saturday and then followed the coastal path up the other side. On the Sunday we walked to St Davids and as recommended by someone in the visitors book had Sunday lunch in the Bishops - very recommended

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Andrea Thanks for your positive response we look forward to you visiting Skomer View in the future. We tried the Bishops ourselves this week, it was very nice. Thanks for the tip. Phil and Lesley
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Home-from-Home experience!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great holiday in this warm, well equipped apartment. The location makes it ideal to use as a base from which to explore Pembrokeshire. The apartment block has easy access to the coastal path, which we walked on most days.

The apartment has all the necessary features required to allow a stress-free stay. An added bonus is the wi-fi connection. It is as described within this web-description.

The owner, Phil, provides a quick and efficient service and is only too happy to provide help and advise if asked.

We left with a heavy-heart but came home with 'batteries' recharged.

All the best Phil and Lesley and good luck for the future.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Christine, thank you very much for your positive review. It's good to know that our visitors enjoy Skomer View as much as we do. We are hoping for good weather this season and to get down to Solva as often as we can. Regards Lesley
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Modern, comfortable apartment with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay at Skomer View and will not hesitate to return. The view is spectacular and the apartment is fully euipped and very comfortable. It is an ideal base for exploring Pembrokeshire and walking the coastal path.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive review. All our visitors love the view and it's always good to know our visitors love the area as much as we do. We appreciate your response and hope you visit Skomer View again. Phil and Lesley
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Wonderful stay.

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful clean, comfortable, quiet, well equipped flat. Gorgeous views, easy walk to coast pathway, beautiful and quiet. Rental arrangements, access instructions and flat information were all very well organized. I would highly recommend this property to a friend or relative.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review, nice of you to post it directly on to the site. It's always encouraging to know that our guest enjoy Skomer View as much as we do. We love the walk to St. David's with a nice coffee when we arrive and then a mooch around the shops. Solva is so pretty and the people are very friendly, it's nice to be able to share our place with those that appreciate the area. Lesley and Phil
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Cardiff... 2.30 hours at 108 Miles Nearest Barpub : The George at 0.7 Miles Nearest Ferry : Fishguard at 15 Miles Nearest Train : Haverfordwest at 13.5 Miles Nearest Motorway : Swansea at 55 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Cambrian at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Newgale...3.8 (Solva/tidal) at 3.8 Miles Car: recommended


Journey time from Cardiff : 2 hours 15 minutes. London: 4 hours 30 minutes. Birmingham: 4 hours. Nearest railway station is Haverfordwest (HVF).

Take the A487 Haverfordwest to St Davids road. Pass through the coastal village of Solva and climb the hill out of town. At the top of the hill, as you leave Upper Solva, there is a 40 mph sign. Just a few yards later, there is a wooded drive to the left with a sign ‘Llanunwas’. Take the drive through the trees and keep left.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
mid season
1 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Summer
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 1
2 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 12-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • One family bathroom with bath and electric shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom


  • Garden


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Skomer View is light and airy in the summer and warm and cosy in the winter. It is on the top (second) floor of Llanunwas house. Outside: Private lawn outside shared with other residents of Llanunwas. Pets not allowed. Cleaning / Towels / Linen There is a corner shop nearby which sells fresh produce, general groceries and newspapers. Travel to St Davids for a more comprehensive range of shops including CK’s supermarket. Other: Skomer View has good mobile reception on most mobile networks. We have tested Orange and Vodafone. We have our own wifi, guests can use this at no extra cost provided usage is reasonable.

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