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Smithy Cottage Nr. Solva, central on St Davids Peninsula

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Dogs
  • Reference 1232
Why we recommend Smithy Cottage...

Pembrokeshire pet friendly holiday cottage on St Davids Peninsula sleep 6 near coast and beaches.

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 pet 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.


About The Area
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.


Property Layout

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

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

Sitting room with 2 sofas and comfortable armchair, TV/DVD. Open fire.

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 newly planted orchard.


Additional Information

 

Short breaks - Winter

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

Access Information

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

Is there a gate to open? Yes

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

Does this parking have reserved disabled spaces (min width 3.6m)? Yes

Are there paths? Yes

Are paths level and firm? Yes

Type of suface Gravel

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes

Are paths at least 1.2m wide? Yes

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Why you love Smithy Cottage
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.
Ensor family & dogs
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.
The Gilchrist family, Swindon Wiltshire
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
Ponsillos
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.
Tandy family & Maisie (JR Terrier), Worcs
Lovely cottage, a great place to unwind. Dog had a great time on his first holiday. Weather was good. Thank you for the wine.
Steadmans
What a wonderfully quiet & peaceful cottage, we had a lovely relaxing stay. Would highly recommend Newgale beach which is dog friendly & stunning! Porthgain is also beautiful & amazing coastal walks. The Harbour Inn at Solva is lovely & dog friendly! Thanks for the wine.
Mr & Mrs Perretta, Mrs Harding & Jordie
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.
Ray & Marian Marks & Millie the Minx (Shih Tzu), Woking
Enjoyed it so much last year we came back!! Everything is as we remembered. Weather not so great this year but managed a few days on the beach, crabbing at Porthclais. We also took the boys to Castell Henllys in the north of the county - fabulous day out! Mary's ice-cream from Chapel Chocs in St Davids a family favourite!!! Thank you!
Ponting family, Royal Wootton Bassett, Wilts
Property Layout

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

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

Sitting room with 2 sofas and comfortable armchair, TV/DVD. Open fire.

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 newly planted orchard.


Additional Information

 

Short breaks - Winter

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

Access Information

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

Is there a gate to open? Yes

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

Does this parking have reserved disabled spaces (min width 3.6m)? Yes

Are there paths? Yes

Are paths level and firm? Yes

Type of suface Gravel

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes

Are paths at least 1.2m wide? Yes

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