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Anchor Down

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Solva, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (View Location on a map)
8 Guests
4 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
Accepts 2 Dogs
£708 7 Night Breaks From
£12.64 Average Per Person Per Night

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We are working with all our property owners to ensure property cleanliness and hygiene standards are consistently met. The owners of Anchor Down have been advised on the latest NHS and government guidelines.

Entire Home To Yourself

You will be staying in this entire home with you and your loved ones. Plus have piece of mind that this property has an enclosed garden for added security and privacy.

Contactless entry

This property also has contactless entry, meaning you do not need to be physically greeted by the owner to receive the keys to enter this property.

Staggered Check-in and Check outs

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Handpicked Highlights

Anchor Down was handpicked by our team to join our portfolio. Here's just a few of the reasons we think you'll love staying in Anchor Down too!

  • Set above the picturesque village of Solva
  • Architect designed large welcoming family home, 
  • Hot tub
  • Walk to the harbour & coastal path
  • Short breaks all year
  • Dogs welcome

Rated 4.8/5 (read reviews)
Features You'll Love

  • Coastal Area
  • Dog Friendly
  • Sea Views
  • WiFi
  • Hot Tub
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Family Friendly
  • Detached Property
  • Golf Courses Nearby
  • Pubs Nearby
  • Short Drive To Beach

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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.





Layout & Further Information

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.

Grounds rear enclosed patio and garden with 5 steps up to grassed area, Hot Tub, trampoline.


Additional Information

Short breaks - Winter

WiFi - Yes

Changeover - Saturday

Towels - Yes

Parking - Yes 3 cars

Fuel - Central heating inclusive

Dogs - 2 welcome free

Travel cot - Yes

Highchair - Yes

Bed linen - Included as standard

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, certain facilities at some of our properties may not be deliverable. This may include - but is not limited to - swimming pools, hot tubs, and some shared communal areas. If you have a specific enquiry, please contact us by email here. Thank you for your understanding.

Reviews & Comments
Visitors Rate This Property 4.8/5

All our reviews are independently handled via Feefo, that means each review is a 100% verified customer visiting Anchor Down.

Ruth Hind Verified Guest
8th July 2018

Very high spec accomm, fab views, well equipped kitchen

Verified Guest
15th May 2018

Good

Verified Guest
21st April 2018

Wonderful house with everything we needed, incredibly friendly and helpful hosts and great location! We had a fantastic week

Verified Guest
31st January 2018

Well appointed cottage, spotlessly clean, with nice views of the sea from the bedrooms. We had a very happy family holiday here.

About the Area

If you would like more information on the local area, please call us on 01348 837871 to speak to one of our friendly team.

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 Manor Wildlife Park and Scolton Manor Museum are but a few. There is plenty to choose from to suit interests of all sorts.


This large home in the picturesque coastal village of Solva is a warm and welcoming base for year round holidays.

Eat & Drink

See below for a selection of pubs, restaurants, and eateries near Anchor Down.

If you would like more information on the local area, please call us on 01348 837871 to speak to one of our friendly team.

Dressed Crab, Lobster & Prawns prepared by Mrs Jan Phillips
( 0.1 miles away )

Call and see the in house display of mouth watering shell fish products.

Thirty Five Main Street Cafe/Bistro
( 0.2 miles away )

Orders taken for freshly caught lobster & crab. Picnic hampers available, cold or hot ready to collect. Orders taken in advance. Prices subject to requirements.

Harbour Inn
( 0.2 miles away )

Pretty pub overlooking Solva harbour serving crab, lobster & seafood as well as Sunday carvery.

Lavender Cafe
( 0.3 miles away )

The Lavender Cafe is attached to Raul Speek's Gallery in the Old Chapel. It is housed in an old building therefore unfortunately there is no wheelchair access.

The Cambrian Inn
( 0.3 miles away )

A friendly pub serving good wholesome food locally sourced and a selection of beers,wines & spirits.

Caerfai Farm Organic Cheese Makers
( 2.9 miles away )

Cheese made includes organic cheddar, Caerphilli and leek & garlic cheese.

The Refectory at St Davids
( 2.9 miles away )

Home made food from local ingredients served in the stunning setting of St Davids Cathedral.

Gianni's Ice-creams at The Bench
( 3 miles away )

Gianni's artisan ice-creams are made on the premises using organic milk from local Caerfai Farm. Tea, coffee, lots of hot and cold drinks and a choice of homemade cakes are also sold.Try the delicious fresh fruit smoothies, ice cream sundaes, frozen yoghurt and a huge choice of toppings ie: any fresh fruit, honeycomb, various assortments of chocolate, nuts, fudge, toffee & many sauces. Local photographs on canvas, cards, mugs etc are sold in a small area within the parlour and outside when the weather permits There is no indoor seating area. But quite a large seating area outside.

St Davids Food and Wine Ltd
( 3 miles away )

Fresh filled rolls and baguettes made to order.

Saffron Fine Dining
( 3.1 miles away )

Thali dishes are available at lunch time. Take away meals are also available with 10% discount.

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