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Woodland Retreat

Ref: 1218
Solva Valley, St Davids Peninsula (View Location on a map)
2 Guests
1 Bedroom
1 Bathroom
Accepts 2 Dogs
£738 7 Night Breaks From
£52.71 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.

Cleaned and safe to visit

We are working with all our property owners to ensure property cleanliness and hygiene standards are consistently met. The owners of Woodland Retreat 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.

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

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

  • Small secluded romantic woodland retreat
  • Own wildlife pond across the front lawn
  • 12 acres of mature woodland to explore
  • Cosy log burning stove
  • 7-minute drive from to the coastal village of Solva
  • Short Breaks available all year
  • Dog-friendly property - 2 dogs free of charge

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

  • Coastal Area
  • Dog Friendly
  • Wet Room
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Real Fire
  • Ground Floor Facilities
  • Detached Property
  • Golf Courses Nearby
  • Short Drive To Beach

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About Woodland Retreat

Pembrokeshire holiday cottage a romantic, woodland retreat near Solva - dog-friendly

  • A bijou tranquil romantic retreat, just for two, almost hidden in a secluded woodland glade; a compact cottage with your own large wildlife pond (4' deep) across the front lawn and 12 acres of mature woodland to explore - a naturalists and bird watchers paradise, just 1.5 miles from the coastal village of Solva.
  • Newly converted from what was the laundry to a manor house, this pretty little Pembrokeshire holiday cottage has been furnished and equipped in a modern contemporary style. The property is finished to exacting standards which maximise the available space of this historic building; please note that storage for hanging clothes is limited.
  • Cosy and warm with a wood-burning stove in the open plan living/dining/kitchen, underfloor heating, a very smart wet room and a delightful sheltered walled rear garden with patio and furniture. Pet friendly - small dogs welcome.
  • Lots of dog-friendly walks from your doorstep - take the woodland trail which passes the gated cottage entrance into the harbour village of Solva with its restaurants.
Layout & Further Information

1 Double Bedroom sleeping a maximum of 2 with 4'6 storage bed (storage underneath), bedside tables, clothes hooks, slightly restricted headroom.

Wet Room with shower, toilet and washbasin.

Living/dining/kitchen open plan with wood burning stove, comfortable seating, smart LG TV with freesat connection, radio, table and chairs for 2, smartly fitted kitchen area with eye level electric oven, induction hob, integral fridge with ice box, microwave, integral washer/dryer.

Grounds small sheltered rear gravelled area with garden furniture and barbecue area. Extensive lawns and naturalised front gardens with large pond (4' deep) and 12 acres of woodland..

Storage Shed for cycles, suitcases, etc

Additional Information

Short breaks - Welcome All Year apart from Peak & Summer weeks (when these are available 21 days before arrival)

WiFi - Yes

Changeover - Saturday

Towels - Yes

Parking - Yes for cars / boats etc

Fuel - Thermostatically controlled underfloor heating throughout and some logs inclusive.

Dogs - 2 dogs free of charge. Please note: Only small dogs are allowed due to the property size.

Travel cot - No

Highchair - No

Bed linen - Included as standard

For security purposes there is CCTV in exterior areas of the cottage 

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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Chris Ware Verified Guest
18th April 2022

Charming little cottage very comfortable with mod cons.

Dorothy Chihambakwe Verified Guest
26th December 2021

It was really beautiful tranquil and worth every penny spent!

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you for your review, happy to hear you had a lovely time!

Rosie Winyard Verified Guest
15th October 2021

Clean and welcoming. Very well appointed small cottage in beautiful condition. Loved the woodland setting and easy access for walks and wildlife. Still close to St Davids.

Clive Cooper Verified Guest
17th September 2021

Verified Guest
5th September 2021

A very nicely equipped and well-prepared cottage with an exceptional location

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 Woodland Retreat.

Angie & Alan Noble & Tan the dog The Lizard, Cornwall
5th November 2016

We have had a great week in this lovely little cottage. Weather couldn't have been better - we have walked both locally (I loved the two footpaths that flank the cottage) and on the coast path. Add in archaeology and castles- perfect! Solva Mill and its shop is super - the cafe's very nice too! Finally St Davids,the Cathedral and especially the Bishops Palace - were every bit as good as I thought they would be! Thank you.

Nardia, Robert & Jessica Rabbit, Manchester
24th September 2016

Highly recommend the 'caramalised bacon ice-cream' made at the Bench in St Davids by Italian Gianni for your fur babies. Jess loved it! The human ice-cream was amazing too. The Cambrian in Solva does fabulous food as does the Cwtch in St Davids and highly recommend the cafe in Newport called Vic North Cafe-Deli - great coffee and very dog friendly space outside. Worth a walk up the hill behind to Newport as well - spectacular views. We explored a lot of out of the way footpaths and found many quite inaccessible. I guess most stick to the coast path.. We have had the most lovely week and Jess looks very sad to be leaving. Thanks and we hope the next people to stay here have such brilliant weather and as lovely a time as we have. Thank you.

Robin & Sacha, Nottinghamshire
3rd September 2016

Lovely, clean, modern cottage. Idyllic location. Great walks,both from the front door and scenic coastal paths. Couldn't have wished for a more fantatsic week away. Superb weather& a simply amazing honeymoon. First time in the area,but we will most definitely be back. Dogs loved it too. Thank you

Edith & Thomas, Germany
20th August 2016

We spent two lovely weeks in this peaceful wood cottage. Places we loved: Newgale Beach - also perfect for our dog Bjelle. Marloes Sands:beautiful rocks, nice views to the islands. Miraculous church of NNevern with mighty ewe tree.

David & Angela Sykes, Tavistock Devon
23rd July 2016

Superb conversion of an old building. Amazing attention to detail and finish in a holiday cottage. The gardens and wood make it special, a lovely place to come back to after being out all day walking. Places we loved: Porthgain and 'The Shed' - fascinating industrial remains of an old community and great fish & chips! Solva Woollen Mill - the shop is irresistible. Lovely people and atmosphere. Solva village is beautiful. We had great meals at The Cambrian (try the fish curry) and The Ship good value. The Druidstone Hotel near Broad Haven. When you manage to find it, this quirky place has a stunning location & excellent food. Thanks very much. We will be back!

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, Pembrokehsire Coast

  • The Cambrian Inn Restaurant, pubs and harbour side cafe (No 35) as well as art/craft galleries and 'Window on Wales' - a truly delightful shop selling a variety of unusual gifts and clothes.
  • Join the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path here - wonderful walking with unbeatable coastal views or take a boat trip, order a freshly caught lobster for supper and shop at Bay View Stores in Upper Solva - a great village shop/post office catering for all your needs!
  • Take a fishing trip from the harbour with Solva Boats or even learn to sail!

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.

Boat Trips

  • Boat trips leave from St Justinians near St Davids to visit rugged Ramsey Island RSPB and from Martins Haven on the Marloes peninsula to visit Skomer Island. Expect to see magnificent coastal scenery, abundant seals and thousands of breeding seabirds such as comical puffins, hardy little manx sheerwaters, gannets, rare choughs and more.


  • Local activity providers can help you. Try coasteering, surfing, paddle boarding, sea kayaking and so much more.

Solva Woollen Mill

  • Do visit Solva Woollen Mill in Middle Mill, the oldest working woollen mill in Pembrokeshire which specialises in flat weave carpets, rugs and runners - including rugs for Llwynywormwood, Prince Charles' Welsh residence. Visitors are welcome to watch the looms at work and perhaps buy a memento in the shop?

St Davids & Whitesands Beach near romantic woodland retreat

  • St Davids with its medieval Cathedral, a mecca for pilgrims and tourists throughout the ages, its characterful independent shops, galleries, cafes, bars and restaurants is well worth a visit.

Whitesands Bay

  • A glorious sweep of unspoiled golden sands overlooked by the rocky outcrop of Carn Llidi is a haven for family fun, watersports enthusiasts, especially surfers and for coastal walkers.


  • This 2 mile stretch of golden sand is always popular with surfers, kayakers and wind surfers are all within a very short drives.
  • Ladies may like to indulge in a beauty treatment at the salon next door to the Duke of Edinburgh pub - a stone's throw from Newgale beach.

North Pembrokeshire Coast, Coastal Path

  • All the North Pembrokeshire Coast with its Coastal Path, tiny harbours and hidden coves is yours to discover and are all within an easy drive.

Pembrokeshire Zoos

  • Head south to Folly Farm and Manor Wildlife Park near Tenby to see an exotic array of animals including lions, tigers, rhino, giraffes, zebra, meerkats, lemurs, gibbons, penguins, ostriches and more.

A romantic retreat in woodland near Solva on the Pembrokeshire coast.

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