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  • Drws Gobaith

  • St Davids
  • Ref: 1324
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Drws Gobaith

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  • 1
  • Ref: 1324
Property Highlights:

A charming pet friendly and cosy stone cottage located on the beautiful Dowrog Common near to St.Davids. Popular cycling venue, secluded garden, near the golden sands of Whitesands and the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path.

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Guest Book Comments

Very pleasant cottage in rural area. However we felt to become a quality cottage they need to spend more attention to the cleanliness. The decor had been refurbished yet the floors held lots of debris under the beds and rugs. Any furniture below eye level had not been dusted or polished. The pottery in the kitchen was chipped and the cups were stained. These should have been replaced. We found dog hairs on the staircase although it was stated no dogs upstairs they were also in the bedrooms. There is a turnaround time of 6 hours between bookings this is plenty of time to leave it pristine. We have lived for several years ourselves in a rural cottage yet have never left the skirting boards dirty. We left a note in the housekeeping book.

Reply from: Jill

Thank you for your comments. A copy of your review has been sent to the owner and we would expect the issues you raised to be sorted out immediately. Glad that you enjoyed your stay.

Reply from: Jill

From the owner:- Thank you for your feedback. We endeavour to provide a good standard and are very disappointed on the comments regarding the cleanliness. We have taken that up with the company we use to clean the cottage for us and asked them to be more thorough. We do ask people to keep their dogs downstairs and provide a stair gate to facilitate this. It is however difficult for us to do more. We do ask guests to let us know anything that is chipped or broken in the housekeeping book, so thank you for doing so. The chipped dishes and tea stained cups have already been replaced.

A trusted customer - 24th August 2018

Fabulous cottage. Great location.

Fiona - 17th August 2018

A pretty-well ideal retreat, nicely off the main road, and thoughtfully furnished. And how nice to be visited on Day 1 by the owners (also Joneses!)

David Jones - 17th July 2018

Cottage evidences much care and attention by the owners (many cottages fall down on that). Excellent range of books on the locality, history, natural history and maps. Lovely garden with hidden corners and which merges into the surrounding moorland. Peaceful and a haven of tranquillity.

Peter Dudeney - 6th July 2018

Lovely, very comfortable cottage set in a beautiful garden, complete with an ancient standing stone. The surrounding moorland was full of wildflowers and birds, peaceful and secluded. Of course the fantastic weather made everything perfect, but the cottage was fully equipped and would be cosy and warm in the cold and wet as well. Would love to go back.

N Nawrocki - 15th June 2018

Beautiful cottage in a lovely part of the world!

A trusted customer - 8th June 2018

Such a pretty cottage and the setting is just magical! Have had a blissful stay with warm and sunny days and starlit nights. Thank you - we will return. 

Stella & Millie - 2018-09-28
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Beautiful location and such a comfy, well-equipped cottage. Caught up with all our Pembs friends. Thank you.

Graham & Lorraine - 2018-10-05
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Thank you for an enjoyable stay in a lovely cottage. Its close proximity to St Davids lends itself to visiting tourist hot spots and walks among hills & beaches.

Paul Ayers - 2019-03-15
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

We really enjoyed our stay in this comfortable cottage situated in a beautiful location. There is so much to see and the coast path is outstanding. We certainly aim to return.

Ian & Roisin - 2019-01-02
This review was left in the guest book at the property.
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Property Description

Pet-Friendly characterful stone cottage, with bike storage - sleeps 4 guests and 1 dog

  • In the heart of the Dowrog Common, this lovingly refurbished semi-detached stone cottage is set down a quiet single track lane with wonderful rural views across open farmland and the common. It's a delightful location for lovers of peace and tranquillity and wildlife.
  • Meaning Door of Hope, Drws Gobaith, is thought to have acquired its name from pilgrims as they neared the sacred shrine at St. Davids. The massive standing stone Maen Dewi (Dewi's Stone) located on the boundary of the garden was believed to be a valuable landmark on the journey.
  • The comfortable accommodation offers a cosy sitting room with wood burning stove, 3 bedrooms, and a well-equipped kitchen. The rear garden is unenclosed and there is a small stream to the side and front of the property.
  • Drws Gobaith is a lovely place to relax in, get away from it all and simply while away the time! Enjoy fantastic evenings star gazing - there is no light pollution here to spoil the starry skies.


3 Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 4. 1 Double and 2 Singles all on the 1st floor.

Bathroom on 1st floor with shower over bath, toilet and washbasin.

Sitting Room 1 x 2 seater sofa and 2 x armchairs, Smart TV/DVD with Free view, wood burning stove. Plenty of books about the local area to enjoy.

Kitchen/Dining Area with fitted units, electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, dining table and chairs. (The Aga is for show only, it may or may not be on, however it is usually on over the winter months).

Utility Room with washer and dryer and storage space.

Cloakroom with toilet and hand basin.

Grounds rear unenclosed garden with picnic bench, and shed for bike storage. There is a small stream to the front and side of the property.

NB - This property is unsuitable for children under 8 as the garden is unenclosed and there is a small stream to the front and side of the property.

Additional Information

Short breaks - Short Breaks all Year excluding Peak & Summer Weeks

WiFi - Yes

Changeover - Friday

Towels - Yes

Parking - Yes on driveway for 2 cars

Fuel - Oil central heating throughout inclusive May to September. Outside these dates£35 p/w. Starter pack of logs free

Dogs - 1 welcome free

Travel cot - No

Highchair - No

Bed linen - Included as standard

About the Area

Dowrog Common

  • The beautiful Dowrog Common is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (or SSSI).The large lowland heath supports a wealth of wildflowers, birds and insects including the Marsh Fritillary butterfly, Scarlet Tiger moth, Hen Harriers and Short-eared Owls.

Whitesands Bay Blue Flag Status

  • A wide expanse of soft white sand curves north towards the rocky headland of St Davids. This lovely beach is popular with families, surfers and walkers. There is a well stocked beach shop and cafe here too! Carn Llidi 'mountain' is the backdrop to Whitesands Beach - climb up this rugged outcrop to enjoy the magnificent view overlooking the glorious curve of Whitesands' fine golden sands.
St Davids Peninsula - Boat Trips to Bird Islands and cliff walks
  • There are all kinds of activities for the family to enjoy - take a boat trip (fast or slow) around the ‘ Bird Islands' and ‘ whale and dolphin spotting', try surfing, coasteering, sea kayaking, cycling (bikes for hire locally) a round or two of golf at the cliff top St Davids Links Golf Course, walk the Coastal Path or simply relax and enjoy the beautiful Beaches.

St Davids Cathedral City

  • St Davids, with its magnificent 12th century Cathedral, is Britain's smallest city. A village really, full of interesting shops, galleries, crafts and a choice of places to eat and drink. Enjoy delicious wholesome food at The Refrectory served in the stunning Cathedral setting. Do try The Bench with its home made ‘ Italian' ice cream.
  • Oriel Y Parc Caf© offers breakfast and lunches with locally sourced produce and whilst there Oriel Y Parc Gallery is well worth a visit. Entry is free and featured works include those of Graham Sutherland, who bequeathed a body of his artwork to Pembrokeshire.

TYF St Davids

  • A choice of thrilling activities awaits you, canoeing, coasteering, sailing, surfing and lots more. Activity days available for children and for families to enjoy.

Solva Village, Pembrokeshire

  • Solva village with its quaint picturesque harbour and small beach has lots to enjoy - fish for crabs from the harbour at high tide or rock-pool and paddle on the beach at low tide or enjoy the selection of shops it has to offer. Solva also has some great eateries. The Cambrian is a 16th century village pub serving great food and a wonderful Sunday Lunch. The Old Pharmacy Tea Room is the place to go for Afternoon tea and homemade cake.
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.
Harbour Lights Gallery, Porthgain
    • The Harbour Lights Gallery at Porthgain exhibits some of Pembrokeshire's best art work. Combine your visit with a drink and a bite in the old Sloop Inn or a special seafood meal at award winning The Shed Restaurant on the harbour side.
    Pembrokeshire Sheep Dogs near Abereiddi
    • Do make time to watch these delightful intelligent dogs at different stages of their training working with sheep and ducks. Demonstrations are held during the summer months.
    Nolton Haven & East Nolton Riding Stables
    • The pretty little seaside village of Nolton Haven has a sandy beach, 150 year old stone chapel clinging to the cliff side, a pub serving homemade food and ales and East Nolton Riding Stables who will take you galloping across the beach.
    Family Fun
    • Tour beautiful Pembrokeshire to discover a wealth of quality attractions including Dr Beynon's Bug Farm and Grub Kitchen, Castell Henllys reconstructed Iron Age Fort Settlement, Tudor Merchant's House Tenby (N.T.), Oakwood theme Park, Folly Farm, Blue Lagoon Water Park, Manor Wildlife Park and more.

    Very appealing Pembrokeshire cottage robustly and attractively built of stone and surrounded by mature gardens in the heart of flourishing Dowrog Common.

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    7 Nights


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