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Smithy Cottage

Ref: 1232
Nr. Solva, central on St Davids Peninsula (View Location on a map)
6 Guests
3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Accepts 2 Dogs
£580 7 Night Breaks From
£13.81 Average Per Person Per Night

Change to check-in/check-out times

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have temporarily adjusted our check-in to 5:30pm and check-out to 9:30am. Thank you for your understanding.

The owner of Smithy Cottage has taken extra steps to undertake a COVID-19 Risk Assessment and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing, in accordance with the Visit Britain 'We're Good To Go' scheme.

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.

Arrival Times

Check-in from 4:00PM and Check out by 10:00AM

Handpicked Highlights

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

  • A peaceful escape on the St David's peninsula
  • Modern, dog-friendly cottage in a secluded location
  • Enclosed south facing garden
  • Wander down to the stream and meadows beyond
  • Relax or dine-out on the beautiful decked area
  • Nearby Solva Harbour and St David's offer many shops, galleries, pubs and cafes

Excellent Quality
Rated 4.4/5 (read reviews)
Features You'll Love

  • Coastal Area
  • Dog Friendly
  • WiFi
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Private Parking
  • Ground Floor Facilities
  • Family Friendly
  • Period Cottage
  • Detached Property
  • Golf Courses Nearby
  • Short Drive To Beach

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About Smithy Cottage

Rural Pembrokeshire Cottage - above Solva River Valley Dogs welcome

  • Near to St Davids on the edge of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and tucked away in the tiny hamlet of Skyfog, the Smithy Cottage is a modern dog-friendly cottage on the site of an ancient farm dwelling (1798).
  • Newly decorated and comfortably furnished with many intriguing photographs and original paintings by the talented owner, the cottage is set within a small enclosure containing the old Smithy - the tools are left as the blacksmith finished on his last working day in the 1940's. The neighbouring clog maker's workshop was recently removed intact to be preserved in the National Folk Museum of Wales at St Fagans!
  • South facing and catching the morning sunshine, the grounds are full of wildlife and run down to the passing stream and across a small bridge to the meadows beyond.
  • A footpath leads you on to the nearby 50 acre Skyfog Common (NT), designated an SSSI and free for you to roam. The orchard is planted with apple, plum, pear and quince trees and guests are invited to enjoy the fruit as it ripens.
Layout & Further Information

3 bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 6. 1 Kingsize and 1 Twin on the ground floor. 1 Twin upstairs with en suite shower room, toilet and washbasin on 1st floor (reached by paddle staircase - take care please - only suitable for agile adults and children over 5).

* Please note all beds have been newly purchased in 2020 *

Bathroom with bath (and shower over), toilet and washbasin on ground floor. 

Cloakroom with toilet and washbasin. 

Sitting room with 2 sofas and comfortable armchair, TV/DVD. Electric stove.

Dining room with table and chairs to seat 6 and sideboard.

Kitchen - well appointed, fully fitted country-style kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, larder fridge, freezer and washing machine. Table and chairs to seat 4.

Lobby with steps to enclosed decking and garden.

Grounds enclosed garden, decking and patio with outdoor table and seating. Additional 1-acre paddock with stream and a planted orchard.

Additional Information

Short breaks - No

WiFi - Yes

Changeover - Friday

Towels - No

Parking - Yes for 3 cars

Fuel - Oil central heating inclusive May to September. Outside these dates £25 p/w.

Dogs - 2. 1 dog free, additional dog £25 p/w

Travel cot - Yes

Highchair - No

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 4.4/5

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Michael Elmitt Verified Guest
9th October 2021

This cottage is so comfortable, really well-equipped and has everything you could ask for. The fenced garden was perfect for letting dogs out at night, and the orchard gives plenty of space for a quick run. Wonderful beaches, walks, restaurants, and sights to see within easy reach. A perfect spot for a holiday. We would stay in Smithy Cottage again any day.

Verified Guest
17th July 2021

The cottage was a good size for our party and well equipped with most of the things we needed. The Wifi connection was poor but this is probably due to the area, and good 4G was available through our operator. The arrangement with separate suite upstairs (accessed by an unusual stair) and two further bedrooms downstairs gave good privacy. The outside deck was very nice to have and did get some evening sun. The property was well set up for dogs with an enclosed area immediately around the house and broader grass directly alongside.

Alison Piron Verified Guest
4th June 2021

The cottage was lovely, great location, very cosy. The only issue we had was with the internet, wi-fi kept going off. Enjoyed the holiday very much and would visit again.

Trudy Davies Verified Guest
31st May 2019

Wonderful location. Exceptionally clean very comfortable especially beds and sofas/chairs. Location is so peaceful the garden is enclosed very safe for the two dogs.Truly special.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you for your lovely review, glad you enjoyed Smithy Cottage.

Verified Guest
5th October 2018

Would have been five if the main oven worked and a grab rail to get in and out of the bath shower had been fitted

Guestbook Comments

If you've ever visited a holiday cottage before, you most likely have seen a guestbook in the property for guests to leave a review for others when they arrive. Each of the following comments was lovingly left by people just like you in the guestbook left at Smithy Cottage.

Ray & Marian Marks & Millie the Minx (Shih Tzu), Woking
2nd September 2015

A wonderful week with the most amazing Indian summer weather!! Lovely cottage and grounds in a lovely area. It's an area we would return to and recommend. Great art work, Lisa very bold and colourful makes me want to 'go big' in my work! A note of caution re Newgale beach - lovely if you are young and fit enough to scale the sea defenses to get to it (huge pebble bank) but if not, like me, don't try! Wine much appreciated! Thank you.

1st September 2015

Really enjoyed our stay, lovely home and lots of room for the children & puppy to play! We came for a wedding in Solva but also visited Newgale beach & St Davids. Thank you

The Gilchrist family, Swindon Wiltshire
21st August 2015

We had a brilliant holiday here in Solva. What a fantastic area. We had great weather for most of the week, but rain on the last 2 days - it didn't stop us though. We had so much fun down on Newgale beach in our shorts in the rain. Thank you for the wine & the lovely property. We will be back to Solva.

Ensor family & dogs
14th August 2015

We have all had a fabulous week! & good weather. This house is lovely. Probably the best we have stayed in over the last 10 years in this area. So thank you for making it so! The dogs loved it too, and they slept like babies!! We are so sorry to be leaving, built we hope to come back again.

Tandy family & Maisie (JR Terrier), Worcs
24th July 2015

We have had a lovely holiday. The Cottage is very comfortable and very eclectic. Enjoyed going to Whitesands & Porthclais. Weather has been kind to us. Maisie, our Jack Russel, has had a fab time running on the beaches, especially Newgale. Love this part of Pembrokeshire. Thanks very much. Thanks for the wine and the use of the paddock.

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.

Smithy Cottage is a charming holiday home where families and dogs can feel welcome at any time of year.

St Davids Peninsula

  • Skyfog is a tranquil hamlet on the edge of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in an ideal location for easy access to the villages and beaches of the whole of the St Davids Peninsula.

Solva Harbour, coast path, shops and restaurants.

  • Solva's pretty harbour village, encircled by the coastal path lulls the visitor with the chinking of boat masts and lures them with clothes and antique shops, restaurants and pubs and the nearby Solva Woollen Mill.

Solva Woollen Mill

  • Specialists in woven floor rugs and runners Solva Woollen Mill is a wonderful place to visit. Watch the traditional looms at work, browse the shop full of Welsh woollen goods and more and enjoy refreshments in the lovely Mill Cafe.

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 Cathedral and Bishops' Palace - history and culture.

  • At St Davids the beautiful medieval Cathedral and Bishop's Palace are an essential visit - the buildings are historic and remarkable and programmes of music and plays are staged throughout the year.

Boat Trips and Outdoor Activities

  • A stunningly beautiful and rugged coastline surrounds the city within 1-2 miles. Throughout the season boats go to land and go round Ramsey Island from the lifeboat station at St Justinian and, for the more intrepid, from the beach at Whitesands. It is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts of all sorts and the local outdoor centres are keen for your custom.

Coast Path Walking and vibrant wildlife

  • The coast path can be joined all around the peninsula - thick with flowers in the spring and an ever-changing panorama of sea and sky, it is a source of pleasure for all whether you want to stride out, walk the dog or just stretch your legs!

St Davids Peninsula Beaches

  • The peninsula is rich in beaches for family days out, surfing, dog walking or rock-pooling. Investigate Newgale, Whitesands, Caerfai, Traeth llyfyn - wide sandy beaches, inlets and tiny coves round the peninsula offer a rich variety of delights.

Family Fun

  • A number of quality family activities in Pembrokeshire include, Dr Beynon's award winning Bug Farm, Scolton Manor and Country Park, Hangar 5 Trampolines, West Wales Karting, Blue Lagoon Waterpark, Folly Farm, Manor Wildlife Park and Heatherton Sports Park just to mention a few.

Families and dogs welcome at this well equipped holiday bungalow near the picturesque coastal village of Solva on the Pembrokeshire coast. Do read the enthusiastic reviews written by former visitors.

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