Craig yr Awel

(English Translation)
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Above Whitesands Beach (View Location on a map)
8 Guests
4 Bedrooms
4 Bathrooms
Accepts 2 Dogs
£1,074 7 Night Breaks From
£19.18 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.

For your Reassurance

The owner of Craig yr Awel has taken extra steps to undertake a COVID-19 Risk Assessment and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing, in accordance with the Visit Britain 'We're Good To Go' scheme.

Entire Home To Yourself

You will be staying in this entire home with you and your loved ones. Plus have piece of mind that this property has an enclosed garden for added security and privacy.

Staggered Check-in and Check outs

We are advising all our owners and guests that we recommend they offer staggered checkin/outs to ensure there is adequate time between any two bookings to allow for a full and proper clean for your safety.

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Handpicked Highlights

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

  • Colonial style bungalow directly above the beach
  • By St David's Head and Golf course
  • One of our most popular coastal cottages - guests return year after year
  • All bedrooms with TV's and en-suite facilities
  • Gather family and friends for a memorable holiday
  • 10-minute drive to central St Davids

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

  • Coastal Area
  • Dog Friendly
  • WiFi
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Private Parking
  • Real Fire
  • Ground Floor Facilities
  • Family Friendly
  • Golf Courses Nearby
  • Short Drive To Beach

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About Craig yr Awel

Location, location, location! This Whitesands coastal cottage is located directly above the sweeping sands with an uninterrupted seascape from most windows.

  • One of our most popular coastal cottages in Pembrokeshire - a glazed patio extends the full width of this 1930's character dormer bungalow with magnificent panoramic views.
  • One of the most stunning locations on the whole Pembrokeshire coast - overlooking Whitesands Bay, Pembrokeshire with its Blue Flag award beach, Ramsey Island and St Davids Head.
  • Magnificent sea views, unforgettable sunsets
  • 200 yard sloping footpath leads down to the large sandy beach of Whitesands - excellent bathing, surfing and rock pools.
  • Immediate access to the Pembrokeshire Coastal path perfect for walking with your family and pet dogs.
  • Due to steps down to the house and changes in level between rooms, unfortunately Craig yr Awel is unsuitable for disabled access.
Layout & Further Information

4 Bedrooms, all with TV's and ensuite facilities, sleeping a maximum of 8 adults. Master bedroom with Kingsize and Single bed. Twin bedroom. Both on ground floor. Bedroom with Double and Single. Twin room. Both on 1st floor.

Kitchen electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer. Walk-in drying room.

Sun Room/Lounge/Dining Area panoramic views of beach, coastline and islands. Enclosed wood burning stove, very comfortable suite, TV, dining suite.

Enclosed garden.

Additional Information

Short breaks - Winter

WiFi - Yes

Changeover - Saturday

Towels - No

Parking - yes

Fuel - electric fires incl. May - Sept. Central heating & wood burning stove Sept - end of April @ £50 p/w ( 30 short break) payable to owner. Welcome pack of logs on arrival. Outside these dates - request with owner in advance of arrival.

Dogs - 2. 1 dog free, additional dog £25 p/w

Travel cot - No

Highchair - Yes

Bed linen - Included as standard

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 5/5

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Kim Bussell Verified Guest
11th March 2019

The most wonderful location imaginable!House itself very easy to live in.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you the setting just above the beach is magical we are glad you enjoyed your break.

Verified Guest
3rd November 2018


Ruth Richardson Verified Guest
27th October 2018

The cottage was very comfortable and extremely well-equipped. The owners have made it a home from home with lots of places to sit and relax and plenty of storage space. The only thing I would say is that, if there were eight-ten of you, you might need more seating in the lounge as there was only a two-seater and a three seater settee (although there are two sofas in the sun room, so perhaps these are moved around for a large party). There is a dining area in the lounge and also one in the sun room, so again these could be joined together for a large group. The main bedroom downstairs also means that the house is not too big for just one couple. The location was amazing with gorgeous views and beautiful sunsets. The beach was on our doorstep and the garden well enclosed for the dog (with no sheep to tempt him nearby). Dog owners just remember that dogs are not allowed on the beach between May and September, although you are literally on the coast path for walks, with other dog-friendly beaches nearby. In October it was fabulous for our dog. The en-suites werent necessarily the most modern, but everything was clean and the two bathtubs downstairs were huge. The owner was lovely. We spoke to her at the beginning and end of our stay and could have contacted her at any point from the phone provided, should we have needed to speak to her. The phone also took incoming calls and permitted coin-operated calls to elsewhere (we had no phone signal). We had a simply fabulous week and hope to return. No wonder people go back again and again.

M Board Verified Guest
6th May 2018


E H Warrillow Verified Guest
3rd May 2018

The position overlooking Whitesands Bay is perfect, and the cottage is comfortable and feels like home.

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 Craig yr Awel.

1st August 2015

Yet another wonderful week in our 25th year of coming here. One week was just too short!

Nichols Family
25th April 2015

Thank you for the opportunity to stay in your cottage which offers what must be the best views in Pembrokeshire! Warm and comfortable. Thank you.

18th April 2015

Calm, comfy, warm and welcoming cottage in an ideal location. Thank you

11th April 2015

Had another lovely week. Our 4th visit, we think and we hope to be back. Great trip to Ramsey from St Justinians. Coast path is wonderful and the view here is the best in the world! A perfect spot.

Jill, Carolyn and Griff
28th February 2015

Another wonderful visit. Mixed weather but the view never fails to enthral us. From our warm and comfortable spot above the waves we have watched cormorants, a seal and a pair of peregrine falcons. Coastal walks, beach walks and lunch outside in the sun!

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.

St Davids Village City and Cathedral

  • Only 1.5 miles from this Whitesands Bay cottage to several good eateries.
  • St Davids has a range of amenities including banks, post office, internet cafe, supermarket, filling station, chemist, doctor, vet, restaurants, pubs, galleries and interesting independent shops. The magnificent 12th century Cathedral nestles at its heart.

St Davids Golf Course

  • Within a few hundred yards of Craig yr Awel and shares the same magnificent view over Whitesands Bay, Ramsey Sound and the Bitches, a notorious stretch of water. The 18 hole links course is open to visitors - juniors and adults.

Boat Trips

  • Take a boat trip from St Justinians around Ramsey Island to see the seals and sea birds - an experience not to be missed.

St Davids Village City and Cathedral

  • Britain's smallest city with a magnificent Cathedral nestling at it's heart. A village really, with a variety of interesting shops, galleries, crafts and a choice of places to eat and drink. Do take the opportunity to book a memorable boat trip out to the off-lying spectacular bird islands.

West Wales Arts Centre and Cafe Celf Fishguard

  • Do drop in at the West Wales Arts Centre and browse the fine contemporary and applied art works and quality crafts. Enjoy a coffee or light lunch in Cafe Celf and look out for one of the occasional musical recitals held there. Myles Peppers' lifetime dedicated to the arts merits patronage.

Oriel y Parc Gallery

  • Collections from the National Museum Wales, provide a changing exhibition programme throughout the year, including a selection of works by Graham Sutherland. This twentieth century painter was so moved by Pembrokeshire that he bequeathed a body of artwork to the county.

Walk from Whitesands to Trefin

  • Keen walkers might enjoy this wild and rocky eleven mile walk over some of the oldest rocks in Britain dating back to pre Cambrian times. The coastal views are wondeful.

Fishing at Whitesands

  • Wrap up warm and try a spot of winter fishing at Whitesands. It is amongst the best for flounder, whiting and codling.

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.

Trips Around Ramsey Island Boat Fishing, St Davids

  • Take a boat trip with the many companies that you can book from the centre of St Davids - Thousand Islands Expeditions, Ramsey Island Boat Cruises, Voyages of Discovery, Venturejet, Blue Ocean Adventures and Aquaphobia. Explore the coastal waters and wildlife or spend an enjoyable hour catching mackeral for your supper. Delicious freshly caught and cooked on the barbeque.

Ma Simes Surf Hut St Davids

  • One of Wales' best stocked surfing shops selling boards, wetsuits, clothes, lessons and more.
  • Telephone 01437 720433

Newsurf, Newgale

  • Experience the thrill of riding on the waves. Surfing lessons for beginners and improvers with experienced instructors from Newsurf at the northern end of Newgale's 2 miles of golden sands.

St Davids Cathedral Festival

  • Held over 10 days in May and June - a feast of classical music under the direction of the Cathedral Organist and Master of the Choristers. Enjoy a meal in the Cathedral refectory and browse the Cathedral shops.

Family Fun

  • Travel Pembrokeshire to discover an array of exciting family attractions including Dr Beynon's Bug Farm, Castell Henllys reconstructed Iron Age settlement, Blue Lagoon water park, Folly Farm, Manor Wildlife Park, Tudor Merchant's House Tenby (N.T.) and many more.

Enjoy spectacular coastal views in close proximity to lovely Whitesands beach in this charming colonial style Pembrokeshire cottage.

Eat & Drink

See below for a selection of pubs, restaurants, and eateries near Craig yr Awel.

If you would like more information on the local area, please call us on 01348 837871 to speak to one of our friendly team.

The Bishops
( 1.5 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

Saffron Fine Dining
( 1.5 miles away )

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

St Davids Food and Wine Ltd
( 1.6 miles away )

Fresh filled rolls and baguettes made to order.

Gianni's Ice-creams at The Bench
( 1.6 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.

The Refectory at St Davids
( 1.7 miles away )

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

Caerfai Farm Organic Cheese Makers
( 1.8 miles away )

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

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

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

The Cambrian Inn
( 4.7 miles away )

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

Lavender Cafe
( 4.7 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.

Thirty Five Main Street Cafe/Bistro
( 4.8 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.

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