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  • Woodland Retreat

  • Solva
  • Ref: 1218
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Woodland Retreat

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  • Ref: 1218
Property Highlights:

  • 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
  • Central on St Davids Peninsula

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Guest Book Comments

It was spotlessly clean and the facilities were excellent

Reply from: Jill

Thank you we are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Woodland Retreat.

A trusted customer - 11th June 2019

Beautiful location and cottage everything just perfect so peaceful

Reply from: Jill

Glad your stay was 'perfect' thank you for your comments

A trusted customer - 5th June 2019

Beautiful but...Practical issues, lack of storage, very uncomfortable mattress, sleeping was a real problem

Reply from: Jill

We are sorry that you felt there were some issues we have forwarded your comments to the owner and await their reply.

Katherine Swann - 4th May 2019

Very nice property, lovely location, all met the description in the listing. We really enjoyed our stay. Could do with some better thought out storage though. Easily resolved by some more hooks in various rooms so somewhere more to hang clothes and also somewhere to hang coats and wet things. Perhaps even some in the boiler cupboard.

A trusted customer - 29th October 2018

good stuff... great location, lovely conversion of building and renovated to a high standard. not good stuff....lots of cups and plates not clean so needed to be washed.... No wifi, big problem for us as it was advertised and not good that all we were told was that it wasnt available due to a fault, noticed fault had been existing week earlier. also... not terribly comfortable seats - needs sofa. In hot weather you need a window with a screen to have fresh air... too many bugs to keep them open

Reply from: Jill

Thank you for your feedback, we have passed your comments onto the owner. We are sorry that the wifi was not available and that you had to wash some crockery before use. Sadly there really is no room for a sofa, the website does clearly show the 2 tub chairs in the lounge - we are sorry that you found them uncomfortable. Great that you loved the location of this pretty little cottage.

Lis Allen - 5th September 2018

Lovely cottage beautiful surroundings. Great that the accept dogs but cleaning needs improving. Lots of black dog hairs on scatter cushions and floor

Deborah Kelly - 2nd June 2018

immaculate and a lovely quiet position, ideal for dog lovers

A trusted customer - 30th May 2018

We so enjoyed our stay in such a beautiful location - completely away from the rest of the world! Such a peaceful place to stay with some great walks nearby. The cottage was presented and finished to a very high standard indeed. We would like to award it 5*, but it was missing one thing - storage space for clothes, lacking drawer and hanging space at all. A small chest of drawers in the lounge area would be a great addition and would just fit in alongside the outside door, as this is where we kept our suitcase, which we had to live out of! We would recommend this cottage to our friends and will definitely be returning one day. Thank you!

John Lock - 31st January 2018

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!

David & Angela Sykes, Tavistock Devon - 23 July 2016
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

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.

Edith & Thomas, Germany - 20 August 2016
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

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

Robin & Sacha, Nottinghamshire - 3 September 2016
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

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.

Nardia, Robert & Jessica Rabbit, Manchester - 24 September 2016
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

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.

Angie & Alan Noble & Tan the dog The Lizard, Cornwall - 5 November 2016
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Our second visit here. The weather has been excellent, sunshine but not humid like the rest of the the UK at present. Lovely coastal walks from Solva & Abereiddy. Beach at Newgale again excellent. We've had a great time and the dogs have loved it again.

Sue & Pete (Sue & Tara), Churchdown, Gloucester - 11 June 2016
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Our second visit to this lovely cottage. Had a lovely week - good weather too - and always wonderful wildlife here in Pembrokeshire - the foxgloves have been really special this year. Cottage is very comfortable and we love the pond's resident moorhens. Thank you for a lovely stay here.

Rob & Jess,Bristol - 18 June 2016
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

We really enjoyed our stay here, its small but (almost) perfectly formed. It was lovely to go and do some touristy things and go for long walks (we recommend Ramsey Island for this too) and came back home to relax in the peaceful surroundings. Unfortunately the moorhens were very elusive or maybe Bob & Jess (the previous occupants) took them home!

Angela & Paul, Chesterfield - 25 June 2016
This review was left in the guest book at the property.
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Property Description

Pembrokeshire holiday cottage a romantic, woodland retreat near Solva - pet 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 pet friendly walks from your doorstep - take the woodland trail which passes the gated cottage entrance into the harbour village of Solva with its restaurants.


1 Double Bedroom sleeping a maximum of 2 with 'Optimum' 4'6 storage bed, bedside tables, clothes hooks.

Wet Room with shower, toilet and washbasin.

Living/dining/kitchen open plan with wood burning stove, comfortable seating, Freeview TV/DVD, 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 under floor heating throughout and logs inclusive May to September. Outside these dates 25 p/w

Dogs - 2. 1 dog free, additional dog 25 p/w. Please note: Only small dogs are allowed due to the property size.

Travel cot - No

Highchair - No

Bed linen - Included as standard

About the Area

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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