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Woodland Retreat

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Solva Valley, St Davids Peninsula (View Location on a map)
2 Guests
1 Bedroom
1 Bathroom
Accepts 2 Dogs
£473 7 Night Breaks From
£33.79 Average Per Person Per Night

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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.

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Contactless entry

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Checkin from 5:30pm and Checkout by 9:30am

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
  • Central on St Davids Peninsula

Excellent Quality
Rated 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 - 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.



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 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

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 4/5

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Kate Brown Verified Guest
31st August 2019

Location perfect, nil storage space for clothes. Having suitcases in the lounge was far from ideal. Also the noise from the cupboard in the middle of the night woke us up regularly. The conversion was very well carried out however but didnt find the chairs or bed and pillows comfortable at all.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you for your review, sorry to hear of these issues which we will feedback to the owner, delighted to hear that you loved the location.

Verified Guest
11th June 2019

It was spotlessly clean and the facilities were excellent

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

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

Verified Guest
5th June 2019

Beautiful location and cottage everything just perfect so peaceful

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

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

Katherine Swann Verified Guest
4th May 2019

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

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

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

Verified Guest
29th October 2018

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.

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

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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.

Watersports

  • 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.

Newgale

  • 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.

Eat & Drink

See below for a selection of pubs, restaurants, and eateries near Woodland Retreat.

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

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

Lavender Cafe
( 1.4 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
( 1.4 miles away )

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

Thirty Five Main Street Cafe/Bistro
( 1.5 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
( 1.5 miles away )

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

Gianni's Ice-creams at The Bench
( 2.9 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
( 2.9 miles away )

Fresh filled rolls and baguettes made to order.

The Refectory at St Davids
( 2.9 miles away )

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

Caerfai Farm Organic Cheese Makers
( 2.9 miles away )

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

Saffron Fine Dining
( 2.9 miles away )

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

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