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  • Gwar Y Coed

  • Solva
  • Ref: 1596
  • 8
  • 4
  • 2
  • 0
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Gwar Y Coed

  • 8
  • 4
  • 2
  • 0
  • Ref: 1596
Property Highlights:

With wonderful sea and rural views, large lawns and 3 acres of private woodland, this beautifully appointed, spacious barn conversion, offers everything and more for a wonderful coastal escape on the St. Davids Peninsula in Pembrokeshire, idyllic and secluded, yet just a short walk from the amenities of the picturesque coastal village of Solva.

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Guest Book Comments

Gwar Y Coed is absolutely stunning. It is so well equipped and beautifully designed - the sitting room in particular is amazing. It was perfect for the two elderly people in our group, particularly the ensuite wet room. The views out to sea are lovely and the peace and quiet is great. There's a good walk into Solva. We couldn't fault this wonderful property and hope to return.

Maggie Wigmore - 14th November 2018
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Property Description

Enjoy the best of both worlds in this stylish, spacious holiday retreat, sleeping 8, tucked away in a tranquil location, feeling totally secluded and private, yet is a short walk/drive from Solva, sandy beaches, fun activities and lots of local Pembrokeshire attractions.

  • Take a moment to enjoy the stunning views towards the shimmering sea once you arrive.
  •  The children, meanwhile will run and play on the vast lawns, perfect for ball games and flying a kite, which surround the house or will have spotted the games room, with full-size pool table, bagatelle, toys, garden games and lots of interesting board games and books to keep them amused. The scene is set for a wonderful family holiday.
  • The spacious well-equipped kitchen with pretty garden views, is a delight, holiday cooking with ease, with all necessary appliances and equipment to hand, even a magimix, to cook up a holiday banquet. 
  • Wander through to the impressive sitting room, enjoying exposed A-frame beams and lofty heights. This is the perfect room for family get-togethers and a sing-song around the piano. On chillier days put a match to the log burner and settle in with a good book from the bookcase, the ultimate winter relaxation.
  •  Sky is available in the sitting room including Sky Sports, a Blu-ray player, a media player and a Nintendo Wii with various family games.
  • The garden room sits off the sitting room, ideal for quieter moments, soaking up the sea views, and star gazing at night, particularly so in the absence of light pollution. The covered patio area is accessed from here with Webber barbecue ideal for when the weather is not perfect.
  • For an excellent night's sleep the four well-appointed bedrooms beckon. All linen is of hotel standard, white towels and bath mats are provided. 
  • The large ensuite master bedroom is wheelchair friendly with wet room.
  • Older children will have lots of fun and midnight feasts in the loft room which has 2 single beds.
  • The house has many distinct areas and even in wet weather, there is never a feeling of 'cabin fever'. 
  •  Inclusive heating is by a mixture of central heating and electric radiators. It also has solar panel heated hot water and photovoltaic cells on the roof. All logs and coal for the multi-fuel burner are included in the rental price.
  • Towels and beach towels are provided, along with buckets, spades and fishing nets for crabbing on Solva Quay.
  • The thoughtful owners have even provided a laptop and printer for guests to use, and peek inside the writing bureau in the sitting room to find birthday wrapping paper, pens and writing paper. Everything has been considered for guest's comfort and convenience in this superb holiday home.
  • Gwar Y Coed is an excellent choice for the whole family or groups of friends with varied accommodation and beautiful grounds, suiting everyone's needs. A 15-minute walk via the field takes you into the heart of Solva Village.

4 Bedrooms, Sleeping 8

Master Bedroom  kingsize bed, wardrobe, bedside tables, chest, lamps, dressing table,  ensuite wet room, wash basin,  wc, mirror. 
Double Room  double bed, wardrobe, bedside tables, lamps, chest.
Twin Room  full-size single beds, bedside tables, lamps, chest, wardrobe.
Family Bathroom bath, separate shower, wash basin,  wc, mirror.
Loft  Twin Room accessed via spiral stairs from the kitchen,  full-size single beds, bedside table, lamps, chest.
Kitchen well equipped fitted kitchen, large kitchen table, range, electric double oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, juicer, Creuset pots and pans, coffee grinder, cafe  tiere magimix
Utility Room  sink, washing machine, dryer, clothes airer, table, fridge
Cloakroom wash basin,  wc, mirror.
Sitting Room 2 comfortable sofas, armchairs, fireplace, wood burner, exposed beams and attractive stone walls, rug, lamps, bookcase, coffee table, TV with Sky and Sky Sports, piano, table and chairs, cabinet with crystal glasses, writing bureau.
Garden Room table, chairs, coffee table, occasional chairs, lovely sea and rural views.
Games Room full-size pool table, bagatelle, garden games, books, toys, beach toys.
Grounds  stunning sea and rural views, extensive landscaped garden, with well-maintained lawns, 3 acres of woodland, covered patio area with Webber barbecue, garden furniture.

Additional Information

Wifyes
Towels yes including beach towels
Pets sorry no
Parking yes, ample
Arrival Day Friday
Heating inclusive
Winter Short Breaks  yes
Cot yes   Highchair yes

 

Interior
4 Bedrooms, Sleeping 8

Master Bedroom kingsize bed, wardrobe, bedside tables, chest, lamps, dressing table, ensuite wet room, wash basin, wc, mirror. 
Double Room double bed, wardrobe, bedside tables, lamps, chest.
Twin Room full-size single beds, bedside tables, lamps, chest, wardrobe.
Family Bathroom bath, separate shower, wash basin, wc, mirror.
Loft Twin Room accessed via spiral stairs from the kitchen, full-size single beds, bedside table, lamps, chest.
Kitchen well equipped fitted kitchen, large kitchen table, range, electric double oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, juicer, Creuset pots and pans, coffee grinder, cafetiere, magimix 
Utility Room  sink, washing machine, dryer, clothes airer, table, fridge
Cloakroom wash basin, wc, mirror.
Sitting Room 2 comfortable sofas, armchairs, fireplace, wood burner, exposed beams and attractive stone walls, rug, lamps, bookcase, coffee table, TV with Sky and Sky Sports, piano, table and chairs, cabinet with crystal glasses, writing bureau.
Garden Room table, chairs, coffee table, occasional chairs, lovely sea and rural views.
Games Room full-size pool table, bagatelle, garden games, books, toys, beach toys.
Grounds  stunning sea and rural views, extensive landscaped garden, with well-maintained lawns, 3 acres of woodland, covered patio area with Webber barbecue, garden furniture.

Additional Information

Wifi - yes
Towels -  yes
Pets - no
Parking - yes, ample
Arrival Day -  Friday
Heating - inclusive
Winter Short Breaks - yes
Changeover day - Friday

Linen - Included as standard

About the Area

Solva and Harbour.
  • Solva is a bustling tiny village with a wide selection of cafes, restaurants and pubs and an excellent well stocked local shop, Bay View Stores, just up the hill towards St. Davids, for newspapers, groceries, fresh sandwiches, bakery, post office, fishing equipment, even local fresh crab and wonderful home cooked take away meals etc in the deli section. There are art galleries and Window on Wales, well worth a visit. One mile up river is Solva Woollen Mill producing some distinctive quality fabrics. Treat yourself to a meal in the Cambrian or a cream tea in the traditional old-fashioned tea room.
  • At high tide the beach is a narrow strip at the head of the inlet but at low tide the harbour is completely dry with the exception of a stream that runs down the middle of the harbour, providing hours of entertainment catching fish, shrimp and crabs.
  • If you head down the beach towards the mouth of the inlet a large stretch of sand is revealed with plenty of rock pools and caves to explore. The bathing here is very shallow and very good for small children.
  • At high tide, jumping off the harbour wall provides hours of fun. Several paths lead up to The Gribbin with superb views.
  • Running parallel to Solva, on the other side of the ridge is another narrow valley, which ends up at an idyllic little pebble beach.
  • Both these valleys are meltwater valleys created during the last ice age.
  • If you’re planning to visit, check out the tide times to make sure you’ve plenty of beach to play on and that you don’t get cut off by the incoming tide!
St. Davids
  •  Although St Davids has the status of a city it is, in reality, a small village. Useful as a source of groceries - there is a well-stocked supermarket, butchers and greengrocers, as well as an ice cream and chocolate shop and two banks. There are also galleries and shops - clothes, gifts and outdoor gear; come and browse or buy - it is a delightful place to while away your holiday!
  • Don't miss the outdoor farmers' market on Thursdays throughout the summer on the Cross Square - all sorts of local produce and tasty morsels.
  • There are plenty of places to dine, all serving tasty local produce. Choose from Cwtch, St Davids Kitchen and the local Indian Restaurant as well as 4 pubs. 
St Davids Cathedral and the Bishop's Palace
  • Wander down through the historic road, Pebbles to the Cathedral and admire the view. St Davids Cathedral, both a historical monument as well as a place of worship, was built in 1181 and has weathered the centuries with varying fortunes.
  •  Visit the refectory in the newly restored cloisters for coffee or a meal and take time to enjoy the history and atmosphere of this very special place
  • .Across the tiny river Alun is the ruined Bishop's Palace with its lovely decorated stonework, rose window, halls and stairways. Restored sufficiently to fire the imagination of young and old, let your children play while they absorb the atmosphere of this site of medieval power and influence.
Oriel y Parc
  • Oriel y Parc - the Tourist Information Centre, art gallery and café. In this interesting modern building you can gather information about the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, useful maps and guidebooks, enjoy the art gallery with its resident exhibition of Graham Sutherland’s work and programme of visiting artists - and then take breakfast or lunch at the Centre cafe.

St Non's Chapel and Holy Well

  • Located on a stunning coastal site with dramatic views it is believed that St Non gave birth to St Davids at this very special place. It is wonderful for a picnic stop along the coast path.

Boat Trips – book in St Davids to visit the offshore islands

  • Boat trips to suit all tastes leave from St Justinians during the season (April to October) to circle Ramsey Island and to see the marine wildlife, birds and spectacular Pembrokeshire coastal scenery. It really is a must for your St.Davids stay. Go dolphin and whale spotting too with longer trips out to Grassholm and the lighthouse!  Book your tickets in St Davids.

Pembrokeshire Coastal Path

  • Walk the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path which stretches the whole length of the Welsh coastline and encircles the St Davids Peninsula. Enjoy fabulous cliff top walking and breathtaking scenery within easy reach, never more than a couple of miles from the House. The path follows the rugged coastline and encircles the peninsula through Whitesands, Porthsele, St Justinians, Porthclais and Caerfai Bay - walk as far as you like and get a dedicated walkers’ bus back. In the summer busses call in at all beaches, coves and villages along the coast.

Whitesands and the Peninsula beaches

  • Whitesands Beach, just a short drive from Gwar Y Coed is one of the most stunning locations on the Pembrokeshire coast. The wide sandy 'Blue Flag' beach has lifeguard cover in the summer and surf hire and surfing lessons available at the beach - so it is popular for swimming, surfing and water sports of all sorts. Whitesands is a lovely place to walk and when you have had fun on the beach visit the Whitesands Cafe for tasty snacks and refreshments. On the other side of the city is Caerfai Bay.  The scenery is spectacular and the beach reached down a steep path, is a wonderful rock-pooling, game-playing platform for sandy heaven. If you walk the coastal path around the Peninsula you will find a number of small coves and less accessible beaches - at many times of the year, you will have them to yourself!

Coasteering 
  • Walk, scramble, climb, swim & cliff jump your way around the best of Pembrokeshire’s rocky coastline, lots of fun and increasingly popular for those with a sense of adventure, offered by TYF in St Davids (01437 721611)

Porthgain

  • A charming village with an attractive harbour. In the 18th and 19th centuries, it was a flourishing seaport exporting slate and shale. Now it is a quaint harbour occupied by small fishing boats. Don’t miss the opportunity to buy crab fresh off the boat when the fishermen return. Have dinner in - or outside at Sloop Inn, and enjoy some of the finest Fish and Chips at the Shed where locally caught crab and lobster are also served.
Newgale Beach

  • Almost 2 miles of golden sand backed by a huge pebble bank formed after a BIG storm in 1859.
  • Kitesurfing and surfing are popular on this beach and tuition is available.
  • Walk right down to the southern end to find a walk-through cave and numerous sheltered bays. Cross the river, at the back of the pebble bank opposite the café at the north end to gain access to several low tide bays.
  • At very low tide it’s possible to walk round to Cwm Mawr beach but keep an eye on the tide times as beware of being cut off by the tide.
  • Dog restrictions apply to the middle third of the beach between the 1st May and 30th September.
  • Beach facilities - Toilets, lifeguards are on duty between the beginning of June to the end of September.
  • Onshore facilities - there is a surf shop, café and pub at the northern end of the beach. Surfing and kitesurfing tuition and board hire is available from the shop. At the southern end there’s a cafe/beach shop, toilets.

Nolton Haven

  • A coastal hamlet, with a sandy beach, halfway along the coast of St.Brides Bay, the local Mariners Inn serves bar food.
  • East Nolton Riding  Stables , 01437 710360, offers horse riding for novice and experienced riders. Try countryside trails or beach trekking on Druidstone Beach.

Broad Haven

  • The seaside village has everything you need for your holiday: a large, sandy Blue Flag beach, a well-stocked convenience shop, 3 pubs, a restaurant, fish & chip take away as well as a surf shop selling and hiring out water sports gear.

Little Haven

  • A popular holiday village with picturesque setting, sandy beach, café and an excellent choice of pubs – The Swan Inn , The Castle and The St. Brides all offering a good choice of freshly prepared food, including local fish & seafood.
  • Lobster & Mor offers quality crafts & local produce, together with delicious crab/lobster sandwiches.
  • Corner House Café provides ‘simple, yet awesome café fayre’, with freshly baked artisan bread, locally sourced produce & delicious desserts, along with wonderful coffee, La Bastilla P3 beans, slowly roasted, just perfect, & delicious Pembrokeshire ice cream.

Dale & Marloes

  • Unspoilt Dale village is in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. It has a safe shingle beach and lots of water-based activities including kayaking, sailing and windsurfing
  • The award-winning traditional Griffin Inn overlooking the beach, serves fresh produce, including fish & seafood dishes.
  • Marloes Sands is a ‘must’. This fabulous National Trust beach has spectacular geology including sandstone and jagged volcanic rocks with folds and faults. The hard sand is great for beach games and rock pooling at low tide.
  • Marloes Mere, above the beach, is a haven for bird watching and attracts a large number of waterfowl in winter. 
Castles 
  • Pembroke Castle , Carew Castle and Manobier Castle are all magnificent historic fortifications in South Pembrokeshire , hosting many events from pop concerts, proms, living history days, falconry displays, circus days, knight school for children etc.
Holiday Fun 
  • Pembrokeshire has a very good selection of quality activities to suit all tastes. 
  • Hangar 5 trampolines in Haverfordwest (01437 700555). 
  • Bluestone Water Park with wave machine & slides. (01834 862410).
  • Bug Farm & Grub Kitchen , a unique attraction popular with children and adults alike. It's a scientific research centre and a working farm, run by TV entomologist, Dr. Sarah Beynon (07966 956357).
  • Heatherton World of Activities & Theme Park , near Tenby offers indoor & outdoor fun including paintball, fishing, archery, golf plus café. 
  • Folly Farm, Adventure Park and Zoo as well as Ritec Valley Quads , in Penally, near Tenby (01834 843390).
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