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Most 'Quality Cottages' welcome pets - enjoying the waves together! thumb-1
Solva, a picturesque harbour village with a variety of small craft shops, galleries, cafes, restaurants and pubs thumb-1
Solva Harbour is the best place around for doing some crabbing off the wall thumb-1
The coast path from Solva Quay takes you over the Gribin Headland to pretty Gwadan Cove (N.T.) thumb-1
At low tide walk along the shores of the Solva River round to the sheltered cove of Gwdan thumb-1
Solva Harbour is home to luxury yachts and boats of all shapes and sizes - a great place to 'chill out' thumb-1
Eat at the Cambrian Restaurant, Harbour Inn or Number 35, a waterside cafe selling delicious homemade cakes and ice creams thumb-1
Nolton Haven - a pretty sheltered sandy cove with lots of rock pools at low tide and is popular with families thumb-1
Alpacas enjoying the summer sun can be spotted on the way  to nearby Middle Mill thumb-1
Solva Woollen Mill is the oldest working mill in Pembrokeshire. Watch the weavers at work and have tea and cake in the cafe thumb-1
12th century St Davids Cathedral lies in the heart of Britain's smallest city and a 'must' to visit whilst on holiday thumb-1
TYF Adventure Centre in St Davids offer a wide range of activities including rock climbing, coasteering, sailing and kayaking thumb-1
Newgale Sands, Pembrokeshires's premier surfing beach - great for all kinds of water sports and kite buggying thumb-1
Do take a boat trip out to explore the off shore islands of Skomer, Grassholm and Ramsey (RSPB). Spectacular seacliffs and a wide variety of marine and birdlife to be spotted thumb-1
Skomer Island is home to many seabirds including Puffins which breed during the early summer thumb-1
Nolton Riding Stables cater for beginners and experts - a gallop through the waves on Druidston is a truly magical experience thumb-1
Pembrokeshire has a choice of excellent championship golf courses to choose from and all within an easy drive thumb-1
Do visit Picton Castle on the Secret Waterway - stunning gardens, woodland walks and a range of activities and events throughout the year thumb-1
Pack a picnic and soak up the atmosphere at one of Pembrokeshire's local agricultural shows thumb-1
Folly Farm, Oakwood, Scolton Manor Museum, Hangar 5 Trampolines and Anna Ryder Richardson's Wild Welsh Zoo are just some of the attractions for great family days out thumb-1

Anchor Down Solva, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Dogs
  • Reference 1413
Why we recommend Anchor Down...

An ideal base for families and friends wishing to enjoy a relaxing holiday or a fun-filled escape. Set above the picturesque village of Solva, this modern architect designed large welcoming family home, with garden hot tub, is just minutes from the harbour front and Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and offers year round short breaks. Dogs welcome too.

About Anchor Down
Set in a quiet elevated position, above the picturesque village of Solva, this modern architect designed, large welcoming Solva home with garden hot tub, is only a 10 minute walk from the beautiful harbour, independent shops, galleries, restaurants and waterside pubs.
  • Anchor Down is perfect for families, friends and pets, to enjoy a relaxing holiday or a fun-filled escape. After a day on the water or fishing from the harbour wall, return in the evening to the garden for a barbecue on the terraced lawn or a dip in the hot tub.
  • There are many features to this house that reflect the care and consideration that went into the design, from the glazed oak doors and staircase to the high quality kitchen and informal modern lounge.
  • Equally the sleeping accommodation and contemporary bath and shower rooms reflect the same attention to detail with fitted wardrobes and natural stone finishes.
  • If you are lucky enough to stay in one of the two front bedrooms, you will be rewarded with wonderful views out to sea and the rugged Green Scar Island and the Gribin with its Stone Age fort remains.
  • There are three private parking spaces where you can leave the car and explore on foot the coastal path, just minutes away. Walk to the spectacular Newgale Sands heading East, or the smallest city of St Davids to the West, one a surfer’s paradise the other a historical gem.
  • If you wish to explore further afield, Anchor Down is the perfect base to explore all that the Pembrokeshire National Park has to offer.







About The Area

Solva harbour and fishing Village

  • A picturesque harbour village with interesting small shops and galleries and a selection of pubs, restaurants and places to eat.  Window on Wales is a well-stocked gift and clothes shop which draws customers from across the County – well worth a visit!
  • The harbour is a constantly changing vista of boats and other water craft.  Play on the little beach, go crabbing down by the boats or walk round to secluded Gwadn cove at low tide (dog friendly throughout the year), or climb over the Gribyn.
  • At the end of the day enjoy tea and home-made cakes – or perhaps their famous fish and chips - in No 35, the café by the river.  Pets welcome.

Solva Woollen Mill

  • A mile up the valley from the village is the hamlet of Middle Mill.  Here the Solva Woollen mill, the oldest working woollen mill in Pembrokeshire, has been producing beautiful traditional fabrics since 1907. Suppliers of bespoke floor rugs to the Price of Wales for his Welsh home, this is certainly a mill to visit.
St Bride's Bay Water Taxi for Walkers
  • Solva Sailboats operate a water taxi which will take you to your chosen destination from where you can walk back along the stunning Pembrokeshire Coastal Path to Solva. Possible destinations include Porth Clais, Porthmynawydd, St Justinians, Nolton Haven and Little Haven (weather dependent). Phone 01437 720972.

St Davids 

  • St Davids is the smallest city in Britain.  On the centre of the peninsula, the city (really a village) is surrounded by sea – to be seen in the distance when you stand at the top of the square.  There is a variety of gift and clothes shops, galleries, cafes, restaurants and pubs as well as activity booking offices. 
  • The village is well supplied with a chemist, ironmongers, supermarket, shoe shop, doctors and veterinary surgeries and a filling station.

St Davids Cathedral and Bishops’ Palace

  • At the heart of the ‘city’ is the lovely 12th century St Davids Cathedral.  Deep in the valley where it aimed, sometimes unsuccessfully, to evade the notice of marauding Vikings, the Cathedral is a place of calm, a wonderful historic building, a centre for concerts, a place of welcome for the footsore and of course a parish church.  Be sure to visit – in such a small remote town, it is a wonder to behold!
  • Just across the little River Alun is the 13th Century Bishops’ Palace.  Built when two visits to the See of St Davids was equal in pilgrimage terms to one to Rome, it is now a well maintained ruin.  Although originally splendid, it was left to fall down by a departing bishop who was said to have taken the lead off the roof to pay for his daughter’s dowry, it is now a ruin to delight the heart of visiting children and adults alike with some lovely restored windows and decorative masonry.
TYF Adventure Activity Provider, St Davids
  • Try coasteering, surfing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, climbing, rock pool safaris, coast craft and more with experienced and qualified guides.

Newgale  and Whitesands Beaches and St Davids Head

  • 3 miles from Solva the horizon opens up into a breathtaking and dramatic seascape looking south towards the island of Skomer and north to Ramsey.  Newgale beach forms the back of St Bride’s Bay and stretches for about two miles of golden sandy beach. Run and jump, walk the dog (there is a restricted area in the summer) play football or just enjoy the ozone! 
  • To the west, two miles past St Davids, is the smaller but equally lovely beach at Whitesands.  This is famous amongst surfers but beloved of locals and visitors alike.  With the north end of Ramsey Island in view along with the treacherous Clerks and Bishops – rocks responsible for generations of shipwrecks – enjoy playing on the beach or perhaps walk out to St Davids Head. 
  • Here there are prehistoric settlements, an iron-age cliff fort and the ancient Coetan Arthur burial chamber. From the top of Carn Llidi – the ‘mountain’ behind the beach - you can view the world like a map laid out below you.

Outdoor activities on the St Davids Peninsula

  • If experiencing the great outdoors is your plan, the St Davids Peninsula is the right destination.  Water sports of all sorts are on offer - try Preseli Venture, Unsunghero or the original Activity Centre in St Davids, Twr y Felin. Swim in Solva Harbour, cycle the quiet roads and challenging climbs of the Preseli Mountains, or closer to home, trail-run the coastal footpath to the west or east. Going south there is Newsurf at Newgale or Haven Water sports in Broad Haven.  Learn to surf, kite surf, climb, windsurf, canoe or coasteer – there are well qualified instructors for all levels of proficiency.
Ma Simes Surf Hut, St Davids
  • Drop in for all your essential surfing and beach goods. Surfboards, skateboards, body boards, accessories, wet suits, clothing and more. Arrange for some surfing tuition too. Ma Simes has it covered. Student discount available.
Boat Trips to Ramsey Island and Grassholm
  • Visit a booking office in St Davids and book your place on a memorable boat trip from St Justinians out to Ramsey Island or further afield to see the enormous gannet colony on Grassholm.
  • Take a fast exciting island boat trip on Venture Jet or a more sedate one - either is sure to be a wonderful experience with fabulous coastal scenery, marine and bird life to enjoy.

Nolton Haven Beach Riding

  • The image of riding through the surf must be one of the most romantic and evocative.  At Nolton Riding Stables it is their daily speciality.   The horses are well-behaved and you will be offered a ride to match your taste and ability. 

Picton Castle

  • Set in 40 acres of magnificent woodland and with walled gardens, water features, huge willow sculptures and a children’s activity trail.  There are guided tours and special events, family fun days and outdoor theatre, garden tours and musical evenings. Or you can just enjoy the surroundings while you browse the gift shop or take a delicious lunch in the castle’s splendid café.
Castell Henllys
  • Visit the fascinating reconstructed Iron Age settlement in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Round houses have been built on original foundations. Travel back 2000 years and experience life as an Iron Age villager.

Family days out

  • Away from the appeal of the coastline, Pembrokeshire is well-supplied with holiday attractions to delight the family. Oakwood Theme Park, Folly Farm, Ann Ryder Richardson’s Wild Welsh Zoo and Scolton Manor Museum are but a few. There is plenty to choose from to suit interests of all sorts.


Property Layout
4 Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 8.  Master bedroom with Kingsize bed and ensuite shower room and lovely sea views.
1 Double, 1 Twin
and 1 Triple Bunk (lower double, single above). All on 1st floor . 

Family bathroom with bath and separate shower on 1st floor.  Shower room on ground floor.  

Kitchen/Dining open plan with luxury, fitted modern units, dining table to seat 8 and double doors to the garden. 

Sitting room with comfortable seating for 8, inset natural flame gas fire, Sky TV/DVD, sea view and doors to rear garden.

Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.  


Additional Information

 

Short breaks - All year

WiFi - Yes

Changeover - Saturday

Towels - Yes

Parking - Yes 2 cars

Fuel - Central heating inclusive

Dogs - 2 welcome free 

Travel cot - Yes

Highchair - No

Access Information

Is there parking for at least one car within the cottage grounds? Yes

Is there a gate to open? No

If no parking within the grounds is there parking within 100m? No

Does this parking have reserved disabled spaces (min width 3.6m)? No

Are there paths? No

Are paths level and firm? Yes

Type of suface Paving

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes

Are paths at least 1.2m wide? Yes

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? No

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Property Layout
4 Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 8.  Master bedroom with Kingsize bed and ensuite shower room and lovely sea views.
1 Double, 1 Twin
and 1 Triple Bunk (lower double, single above). All on 1st floor . 

Family bathroom with bath and separate shower on 1st floor.  Shower room on ground floor.  

Kitchen/Dining open plan with luxury, fitted modern units, dining table to seat 8 and double doors to the garden. 

Sitting room with comfortable seating for 8, inset natural flame gas fire, Sky TV/DVD, sea view and doors to rear garden.

Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.  


Additional Information

 

Short breaks - All year

WiFi - Yes

Changeover - Saturday

Towels - Yes

Parking - Yes 2 cars

Fuel - Central heating inclusive

Dogs - 2 welcome free 

Travel cot - Yes

Highchair - No

Access Information

Is there parking for at least one car within the cottage grounds? Yes

Is there a gate to open? No

If no parking within the grounds is there parking within 100m? No

Does this parking have reserved disabled spaces (min width 3.6m)? No

Are there paths? No

Are paths level and firm? Yes

Type of suface Paving

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes

Are paths at least 1.2m wide? Yes

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? No

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