Harbourmasters Cottage St.Davids

£425 - £1155 per week

Why We Reccommend Harbourmasters Cottage

Set in the heart of St Davids close to the rugged Pembrokeshire Coast Path, Caerfai and Whitesands beaches this charming historic cottage, formerly a smithy, is an ideal base for coastal holidays

Description

Pretty, historic cottage in St Davids with a calm relaxed atmosphere – a great base for exploring this beautiful coastal area. 
  • Perfectly positioned in the heart of St.Davids, Harbourmaster’s Cottage is a charming and welcoming cottage with stunning views of the Cathedral from the garden and both bedrooms.
  • The excellent location means you are just a few yards from the Cathedral and pub, and a short walk from shops, galleries and restaurants.
  • Dating from the early 1800’s and formerly the home of the city blacksmith and his family, the cottage been completely modernised but still retains plenty of charm with beamed ceilinhs, white stone walls and a nautical vibe throughout.
  • From the moment you walk in through the front door there is a lovely homely feel to the cottage. The living room with its beamed ceiling offers plenty of space to relax in with comfortable sofas and an electric log burning stove. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need and looks out onto the sunny garden and Cathedral view.
  • The bathroom is downstairs, accessed through the kitchen and has a deep roll-top bath to relax in after a day exploring the coastal path.
  • Upstairs, the coastal interior theme continues into both bedrooms, but the real joy of the bedrooms are the stunning views -  wake up each morning of your holiday to the beautiful views of St.Davids Cathedral from your pillow – a real treat. 
  • The rear garden is lovely and sunny, perfect for soaking up the views of the Cathedral and enjoying an alfresco meal.

Location

St Davids shops, pubs and restaurants
  • Explore this bustling village/city with it’s shops – both independent and chain - galleries, bars and restaurants. Relatively new additions are the St Davids Kitchen – for tasty food from breakfast to supper; the Bug Farm is an interesting and informative venue with lovely food, both conventional and bug-based!
  • There is a country market on the Square on Thursdays between April and September.
  • At the top of the High Street is 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 Sutherland’s work and programme of visiting artists -and then take breakfast or lunch at the Centre cafe.
St Davids, the Cathedral & Bishops Palace
  • Discover St Davids' wonderful medieval Cathedral – it is really worthwhile to take the time to enjoy the history and atmosphere of this very special place.  Dating back to 1181, today’s Cathedral is both a church and a historic building. Guide books and volunteer stewards will help you understand its history and changing fortunes across the centuries. Perhaps have coffee or a meal in the remarkable refectory - a modern insert in the 14th century St Mary's Hall.
  • Across the tiny river Alun is the Bishops' Palace – a ruin with beautifully decorated stonework and halls and stairways to explore. This lovely building will inspire both young and old - children can play in the centre green space or up and down the windy stairways while they take in the atmosphere of this amazing site of medieval power.
Boat Trips to Ramsey, Grassholm and Skomer
  • Book a thrilling boat trip out to Ramsey or Grassholm Island with one of the Boat businesses around the town. Thousand Island Expeditions, Voyages of Discovery, Falcon Boats, Venture Jet, Aquaphobia and Ramsey Island Cruises all take trips from the Lifeboat Station at St Justinians (first buy your ticket in St Davids).
  • RSPB Ramsey Island – less than a mile offshore - has the tallest sea cliffs in Wales which teem with seabirds and the waters around the coast abound with seals, dolphins and other passing cetaceans.
  • For equally memorable trips to Skomer where, particularly in the early part of the year, the puffins give a fascinating and entertaining performance, you must take the boat from Martin’s Haven, on the south side of St Bride’s Bay. It is not possible to book your ticket!
The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path
  • From St Davids you can walk to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path with its spectacular cliffs, dramatic coastal scenery and flower and wildlife which are what make Pembrokeshire one of the world’s best holiday destinations (National Geographic voted Pembrokeshire the 2nd best coastal destination in the world!). 
  • The coastline and cliffs are splendid at all times of year but the mass of flowers on the cliffs in spring are breath taking! The Coast Path circles the Peninsula offering miles of coastal walking - all within a two mile radius.
Caerfai and Whitesands Beaches
  • A 15 minute walk from the cottage will lead you to to Caerfai Beach. This is a family (and dog)-friendly cove, ideal for sandcastles, rounders games and rock pooling. 
  • A short drive will take you to the Blue Flag beach at Whitesands – 2 miles from St Davids - popular with families and surfers alike, with miles of flat sand at low tide as well as surf and deckchair hire on the beach. The café serves breakfast and evening meals in the summer season or why not enjoy a takeaway and sit on the beach to see the spectacular sunsets.
Coastal Shuttle Busses
  • If you would like to go car-free, hail the local coastal bus and travel up or down the coast.  You can leave and join the bus at will and services run the length of the coastal path.
Solva Village
  • Visit the harbour village of Solva, just three miles from St Davids and at the head of a pretty fjord-like inlet in the coast. It is a vibrant village with several pubs and independent shops and galleries. Take a stroll along the side of the harbour to the Café on the Quay for refreshments overlooking the water. 
  • Solva Sailboats operate a water taxi for walkers to take you to your chosen destination along the coast 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.
Woollen Mills at Solva and Tregwynt
  • Visit the local historic woollen mills at Middle Mill and Tregwynt.
  • Tregwynt on the north coast, produces fine locally designed woollen goods, popular both with both local residents and holiday cottage owners as well as in up-market designer outlets throughout the world.
  • A mile up the valley from Solva on the south coast of the peninsula is Solva Woollen Mill - now the oldest working woollen mill in continuous production in Pembrokeshire.  As well as a colourful range of woollen goods, it produces carpets, stair runners and floor rugs.  The owners are proud to have supplied a wall hanging and a carpet to the Prince of Wales for his Welsh retreat in Myddfai.
Picton Castle & Gardens
  • Just the other side of the County town of Haverfordwest is Picton Castle with its extensive and lovely gardens.  This beautiful castle, believed to have been built originally in the 13th century, has a rich history spanning nearly 800 years.  Visit the house and gardens for a fascinating day out – and then perhaps have tea in the courtyard café and browse in the shop.
Narberth
  • Eight miles to the east of Haverfordwest is the ancient village of Narberth, renowned in Wales’s history and culture but also a delight as a holiday destination! There is a lively village atmosphere with useful general purpose shops as well as individual emporia offering great lines in clothes, gifts and art. Ultracomeda is an atmospheric deli and delicious place for lunch and the Queen’s Hall is a busy community venue for music and exhibitions. Not to be missed. 
Family Days Out
  • Pembrokeshire is well-served with activities for families to enjoy a day out. In Haverfordwest Hangar 5 Trampolines offers the opportunity for the whole family to exhaust themselves together on trampolines! Oakwood, Manor Wildlife Park, Bluestone, Folly Farm and Heatherton all further south in the county, provide a lovely variety of activities of all sorts for family members of all ages.
Charming holiday cottage in historic St Davids for 4 guests to enjoy year round breaks in North Pembrokeshire

Layout

2 Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 4. 1 Double and 1 Twin both with lovely views of the cathedral from your bed, both on 1st floor. 

Bathroom on ground floor with roll-top bath (hand held shower over bath) and washbasin.

Cloakroom on ground floor with toilet and washbasin.

Kitchen fitted country-style kitchen, electric hob with electric oven, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine. Views over the garden across to the Cathedral.

Living Room beamed ceiling, electric log burner, 2 x 3 seater sofas, TV/DVD.

Dining Room table and chairs to seat 4 and occasional chair.

Grounds Sunny rear garden with fine views of the Cathedral. Table and chairs for outside dining.


Additional Information

 

Short breaks - No

WiFi - Yes

Changeover - Friday

Towels - Yes (beach towels not provided)

Parking - Pavement parking outside

Fuel - Gas central heating inclusive

Dogs - No

Travel cot - Yes

Highchair - Yes

Accessibility

Is there parking for at least one car within the cottage grounds? Yes

Is there a gate to open? No

If no parking within the grounds is there parking within 100m? No

Does this parking have reserved disabled spaces (min width 3.6m)? No

Are there paths? No

Are paths level and firm? Yes

Type of suface Paving

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes

Are paths at least 1.2m wide? No


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