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.
Price reduction of £50 for 1 to 2 guests.
Allt yr Afon has obviously only recently been refurbished and decorated as it was in almost pristine condition. However this meant it lacked homeliness! The kitchen was well equipped and met all our needs. The bedrooms were all furnished to a high standard. The utility room housed in an outbuilding had a brand new washing machine but everything else was so filthy that I would not have been able to use it. Fortunately we had no need to use this facility during our stay. There was heavy rain on the 1st day of our stay, not unusual in West Wales, and we found it difficult to find a way to dry our wet clothes. Despite these criticisms we would be happy to stay there again as the location in the centre of St Davids is ideal.
Lovely, well equipped house in great location
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 tranquility, 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 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.
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 café. 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 Sutherlands 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.
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.
5 Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 8. 1 Master King with ensuite shower room. 1 Kingsize, 1 Twin (zip & link beds, which make a superking bed, please ask at time of booking if double required) 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.
Short breaks - Winter
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 - April £40, not applicable outside of these dates
Dogs - No
Travel cot - Yes on request
Highchair and Stairgate - Yes
Enquire about these dates: Our experienced sales team will check with the owner and be in touch to complete your booking.
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