Allt yr Afon

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St Davids, above the Cathedral (View Location on a map)
8 Guests
5 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
No Dogs
£708 7 Night Breaks From
£12.64 Average Per Person Per Night
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Sitting in a prime location, nestled in a quiet street, in the heart of St. Davids, overlooking magnificent St. Davids Cathedral, luxurious Allt yr Afon enjoys fabulous views to the coast and rugged hills of Carn Llidi. Perfect base to explore North Pembrokeshire, just 1 mile from Whitesands Beach.

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Rated 4.6/5 (read reviews)
Features You'll Love

  • Coastal Area
  • WiFi
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Private Parking
  • Luxury
  • Family Friendly
  • Cot Available
  • Golf Courses Nearby
  • Pubs Nearby
  • Short Drive To Beach

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About Allt yr Afon

In the centre of characterful St Davids this charming elegant house stands in a lovely conservation area close to St Davids Cathedral, the atmospheric Bishop's Palace and all amenities. An ideal base for exploring Pembrokeshire at any time of the year.

  • This recently renovated home offers spacious and stylish interiors with parking in the centre of St.Davids and enjoys a magical location.

  • Sitting above the Cathedral, commanding wonderful scenic views across the valley, Allt yr Afon is perfectly placed for families and friends wishing to explore the delights in the area.

  • Beyond the front door, a warm welcome awaits. Leading from the spacious hallway you'll find the large calm and spacious sitting room which runs the whole length of the house. Beautifully decorated, with two separate sitting areas, each adorned with local art. Relax in the more formal area with fireplace, or enjoy a DVD or watch TV in the rear seating area.

  • The property offers a superfast fibre broad band wifi connection.

  • You will be completely smitten with the large, open plan kitchen/dining area with impressive quartz-topped island - sure to inspire some fabulous holiday cooking.

  • Upstairs the sophisticated master bedroom, to the rear, enjoys garden views, and a high-quality ensuite shower room. All bedrooms offer tranquillity, luxurious quality Egyptian linen, beckoning a peaceful night's sleep, and Welsh blankets.

  • Immerse yourself in the deep bath, in the well-appointed family bathroom, with a large walk-in shower - a heavenly retreat after a busy day exploring.

  • Just a few steps from the front door are the restaurants, pubs, galleries and unique shops in the picturesque city' of St. Davids.

  • Whether you are looking for a family holiday retreat or a relaxing escape with your loved one, Allt yr Afon is sure to inspire.

Layout & Further Information

5 Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 8. 1 Master King with ensuite shower room. 1 Kingsize, 1 Super King zip & link bed, which may be made into 2 singles PLEASE REQUEST AT TIME OF BOOKING and 2 Single Rooms. All on the 1st floor.

Family Bathroom with bath, separate shower, toilet, washbasin and de-mist mirror. On 1st floor.

Cloakroom with toilet and wash basin on ground floor.

Kitchen/Diner luxury, sleek, fitted, modern grey units with 5 burner gas hob and Neff built in oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge freezer. Open plan to dining area with table and chairs to seat 8, antique wooden screen.

Lounge Large lounge with 2 seating areas - 2 x 3 seater sofas, coffee table and gas coal-effect fire to cosy up to, Bluetooth speaker. 2nd area includes 1 x 3 seater, 1 x 2 seater sofa and footstool, flat screen 49 inch TV with Freeview, DVD. Dresser with books and board games.

Separate outdoor Utility Room accessed through back door with washing machine. Plenty of space to store bikes, wetsuits, walking boots and other outdoor equipment.

Grounds rear enclosed, terraced garden over 3 levels. 20 steps up to seating area with garden furniture. NB: Take care with small children - please ensure children are supervised at all times in the outside areas.

Additional Information

Short breaks - Winter Short Breaks Minimum of a 4 Night Stay / Last Minute Breaks, min 4 nights within 14 days throughout the year.

Security Deposit - 100 per booking

WiFi - Yes

Changeover - Friday

Towels - Yes ( no beach towels provided )

Parking - Yes for 2 cars at side of property, further parking available in the Pebbles (free parking)

Fuel - Winter Fuel Oct - April40, not applicable outside of these dates

Dogs - No

Travel cot - Yes on request

Highchair and Stairgate - Yes

Bed linen - Included as standard

Reviews & Comments
Visitors Rate This Property 4.6/5

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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 Allt yr Afon.

Chris & Amanda
31st August 2018

Great house in the middle of the city, lots of time on the beach, weather was great and fun was had by all – we’ll be back.

Teulu Lewis
21st August 2018

Rydym wedi cael gwyliau bendigedig yn Allt yr Afon. Ty Hyfryd, cartref oddi cartref. Digon o bopeth yn y gegin, gwlau cyfforddus, ystafelloedd ymolchi moethus a lleoliad arbennig. Rydym yn edrych ymlaen yn barod at aros yma eto. Diolch yn fawr iawn.

8th August 2018

Excellent 2-week stay. Very resting home yet in the heart of St Davids. So many places to visit (including 3 concerts at the Cathedral). Meals easy to prepare and all apparatus in good working order. Beds comfy – we all slept well. Thank you for allowing us the use of your fine home.

13th June 2018

Perchentyaeth heb ei ail… Aelwyd o’r safon uchaf.

Tim & Sue
2nd May 2018

Superb house and excellent location. We have been visitors in St Davids for over 20 years and this is the best house we have stayed in. Well done.

About the Area

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St Davids Cathedral and the Bishop'sPalace

  • Step from your front door and wander down through the Pebbles to the Cathedral and admire the view. St Davids Cathedral, both a historical monument as well as a place of worship, was built in 1181 and has weathered the centuries with varying fortunes. Visit the refectory in the newly restored cloisters for coffee or a meal and take time to enjoy the history and atmosphere of this very special place.

  • Across the tiny river Alun is the ruined Bishop's Palace with its lovely decorated stonework, rose window, halls and stairways. Restored sufficiently to fire the imagination of young and old, let your children play while they absorb the atmosphere of this site of medieval power and influence.

The City of St Davids

  • Although St Davids has the status of a city it is in reality a small village. Useful as a source of groceries - there is a well-stocked supermarket, butchers and greengrocers, as well as an ice cream and chocolate shop and two banks. There are also galleries and shops - clothes, gifts and outdoor gear; come and browse or buy - it is a delightful place to while away your holiday!

  • Don't miss the outdoor farmers' market on Thursdays throughout the summer on the Cross Square - all sorts of local produce and tasty morsels.

  • There are plenty of places to eat out all serving tasty local produce. Choose from Cwtch, St Davids Kitchen and the local Indian Restaurant as well as 4 pubs. You will not be short of dining options from your doorstep.

Oriel y Parc

  • Oriel y Parc - the Tourist Information Centre, art gallery and cafe. In this interesting modern building you can gather information about the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, useful maps and guidebooks, enjoy the art gallery with its resident exhibition of Graham Sutherland's work and programme of visiting artists - and then take breakfast or lunch at the Centre cafe.

St Non's Chapel and Holy Well

  • Located on a stunning coastal site with dramatic views it is believed that St Non gave birth to St Davids at this very special place. It is wonderful for a picnic stop along the coast path.

Boat Trips - book in St Davids to visit the offshore islands

  • Boat trips to suit all tastes leave from St Justinians during the season (April to October) to circle Ramsey Island and to see the marine wildlife, birds and spectacular Pembrokeshire coastal scenery. It really is a must for your St.Davids stay.

  • Go dolphin and whale spotting too with longer trips out to Grassholm and the lighthouse! Book your tickets in St Davids.

Pembrokeshire Coastal Path

  • Walk from Allt yr Afon to the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path which stretches the whole length of the Welsh coastline and encircles the St Davids Peninsula. Enjoy fabulous cliff top walking and breathtaking scenery within easy reach, never more than a couple of miles from the House.

  • The path follows the rugged coastline and encircles the peninsula through Whitesands, Porthsele, St Justinians, Porthclais and Caerfai Bay - walk as far as you like and get a dedicated walkers' bus back. In the summer busses call in at all beaches, coves and villages along the coast.

Whitesands and the Peninsula beaches

  • Whitesands Beach, just a mile by road or footpath from Allt yr Afon, is one of the most stunning locations on the Pembrokeshire coast. The wide sandy 'Blue Flag' beach has lifeguard cover in the summer and surf hire and surfing lessons available at the beach - so it is popular for swimming, surfing and water sports of all sorts. Whitesands is a lovely place to walk - your dog can walk there too between October and the end of April - and when you have had fun on the beach visit the Whitesands Cafe for tasty snacks and refreshments.

  • On the other side of the city and just a 10 minute walk from Allt yr Afon is Caerfai Bay. The scenery is spectacular and the beach, reached down a steep path, is a wonderful rock-pooling, game-playing platform for sandy heaven. If you walk the coastal path round the Peninsula you will find a number of small coves and less accessible beaches - at many times of year you will have them to yourself!


  • A charming village with an attractive harbour. In the 18th and 19th centuries it was a flourishing seaport exporting slate and shale. Now it is a quaint harbour occupied by small fishing boats. Don't miss the opportunity to buy crab fresh off the boat when the fishermen return. Have dinner in - or outside at Sloop Inn, and enjoy some of the finest Fish and Chips at the Shed where locally caught crab and lobster are also served.

Outdoor Activities, horse riding and golf

  • Pembrokeshire is a centre for water-based activities of all sorts. Home of the sport of 'Coasteering', it is also a magnet for surfers and windsurfers, sailors, canoeists and rowers. If you are skilled at your chosen sport the coastline is an open venue but if you are less experienced, the County is well served with centres offering safe, instructor-led activities.

  • There are golf courses to suit all levels of skill - with one of the most dramatic small courses overlooking Whitesands beach, just a mile away.

  • A little further afield at Nolton Haven is a riding school with a difference. Even experienced riders find it hard to top the experience of riding through the surf with Nolton Haven Riding Stables on the lovely beach at Druidston Haven.

Family Fun

  • Travel the length and breadth of Pembrokeshire to discover an exciting assortment of quality family attractions including Dr Beynon's Bug Farm and Grub Kitchen, Castell Henllys reconstructed Iron Age settlement, Manor Wildlife Park, Blue Lagoon Water Park, Folly Farm, Tudor Merchant's House (N.T.), Pembroke castle, Carew castle, Manorbier castle and so many more.

If you are looking for a special St.Davids holiday house, you won't be disappointed with elegant Allt yr Afon. The privileged location and luxurious renovation of this lovely home will ensure your stay is a magical one.

Eat & Drink

See below for a selection of pubs, restaurants, and eateries near Allt yr Afon.

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( 0 miles away )

Gastro pub serving meals, snacks, real al, wines and spirits. Eat inside or in the garden.

The Bishops
( 0 miles away )

Extensive food menu, offering a range of meals from a seasonal Welsh menu, locally sourced lobster, crab and mackerel, subject to availability. Open all year round, a warming log fire creates a cosy atmosphere in the colder months, whilst fabulous views of the Cathedral from the beer garden can be enjoyed in the warmer months. Free Wifi

The Sampler
( 0 miles away )

Quality coffee, cream teas, home baking & light lunches using local ingredients served all day.

Saffron Fine Dining
( 0.1 miles away )

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

Cwtch Restaurant
( 0.1 miles away )

Award winning cosy restaurant, serving a wonderful range of food, locally sourced where possible, such as Solva crab, Pen Pant vegetables seasonal fish, Caerfai cheeses, game and Welsh meats. Booking is advisable.

Gianni's Ice-creams at The Bench
( 0.2 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
( 0.2 miles away )

Fresh filled rolls and baguettes made to order.

The Refectory at St Davids
( 0.2 miles away )

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

Caerfai Farm Organic Cheese Makers
( 0.3 miles away )

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

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

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

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Self catering St Davids - luxury modern open plan kitchen/diner
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Self catering St Davids - luxury modern open plan kitchen/diner
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