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  • Llysgennydd (Kenneths Court)

  • St Davids
  • Ref: 1145
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Llysgennydd (Kenneths Court)

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  • Ref: 1145
Property Highlights:

Choose Llysgennedd, a charming, characterful country house very near St Davids on the edge of the ancient Dowrog Common, within a short drive of the rolling surf and golden sands of Whitesands beach. Sleeping 6, pet-friendly, with wifi, 2 wood burners, soul, substance and spacious enclosed garden. Look no further for a truly wonderful Welsh holiday.

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Guest Book Comments

Had a lovely week, beautiful weather. Walked along the coast from Porthgain to Abereiddi; lovely beaches - Newgale our favourite; shells at Broadhaven. Beautiful house, perfect base for our stay. Many thanks

Jo, David, Edward, Madeleine & Edie, Newbury, Hampshire - 2014-08-14
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Lovely relaxing week - great, well-equipped and clean house. Don't miss The Shed at Porthgain

Vincent, Caroline & Conor McGahon, York - 2014-08-30
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Amazing weather all week. Walked on Newgale, Newport & Whitesands beaches. Visited lots of small harbours and found a good pottery 1 mile from here. Also woollen mills etc. Lots of photography and painting.

Susan,John, Raul, Clay, Lauren & Emilia, Wallington, Surrey - 11-Apr-201
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Thanks for a lovely stay. Cottage is amazing & so comfortable. Whitesands is an outstanding beach & St Davids beautiful. Bye for now "Dwlch yn Fawr"

Sara, Peter, Sophie & Luke - 5-Sept-201
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

A privilege to stay in a lovely cottage. Thank you to Maggie for getting us in at such short notice. Lovely coastline around Tenby. Great walks and pubs.

15-May-2015 - Jenny, Sue
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

What a lovely week we have had in such an interesting house. Great experience for our kids who called it their princess castle. So much space, well equipped, comfortable house, lovely log fires. Maggie was very helpful.

Steven, Rachael, Jimmy, Alana & Pippa, Swansea - 3-Apr-2015
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

A fabulous cottage in a great location. Had absolutely everything you need. A great week, thank you!!!

Martin, Sandy,Darren, Lowri & Charlie - 29-Aug-201
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

We loved this house! Such a warm (literally) and lovely feeling about it. St Davids and the coast are amazing - we are all converts. Whitesands is amazing & so convenient. Like others we loved The Shed & The Sloop & The Cwtch. Also Geovanis Ice-cream at The Bench on the High Street. Bishop's pub good for bar food. Boat rides with Voyages of Discovery FANTASTIC saw dolphins, caught mackerel as well. Thank you

Hamilton family, London - 22-Aug-201
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Llysgennyd is a well-maintained, spacious and well-equipped house. It is comfortably and attractively furnished and feels light and airy. There is ample parking space and a large, private, lawned garden. The footpaths nearby lead onto interesting walks eg over the Dowrog Common etc. It's a short drive into St Davids from there or to Whitesands Bay.

A trusted customer - 8th September 2018

We found Kenneths Court a warm cottage and in a very pleasant location. Only 1 mile from St Davids. However, it required a little TLC for us. Maybe some re-decoration in most of the rooms. We found the bedrooms very comfortable but the lounge furniture was very saggy and uncomfortable. It also would benefit from a larger TV and maybe a TV and DVD in the larger lounge. The Wi-Fi doesn't work at all. So only 3 stars I'm afraid.

Reply from: Jill

Thank you for your comments regarding improving guests stays which we will forward to the owner. Glad that you enjoyed your stay in this unique property.

M Irving - 1st July 2017
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Property Description
Embrace the welcoming ambiance the moment you step inside this delightful, characterful house, which retains many original features, just a short drive from the Pembrokeshire coast.
  • This striking house stands on the edge of the ancient Dowrog Common (SSSI) and is just a short drive from St Davids (village) city and beautiful Whitesands Beach.
  • There are sweeping panoramic views across the Common towards the rocky outcrops of Penberi and Carn Llidi above Whitesands - the artist Graham Sutherland's favourite view (he stayed regularly at Llysgennydd)
  • Set back from the Fishguard to St Davids road and designed by one of the last practicing architects of the Arts & Craft movement, the house has been completely refurbished and renovated, preserving its distinctive heritage within a comfortable, delightful house.
  • The spacious sitting room is designed in the style of a medieval hall with a slate floor, splendid high beamed ceiling, large log burning stove. The elm wall panelling is decorated with carved wooden figures on a former 'minstrel's gallery' and underfloor heating ensures that it is a truly warm and restful space.
  • In the older part of the house, the 'parlour' is a cosy room with comfortable sofas, a large stone fireplace and low beamed ceiling.
  • Set on the first floor the unfettered bedrooms, furnished in traditional comfortable style, promise a good night's sleep after a day in the Pembrokeshire air.
  • On sunny days relax in the spacious garden soaking up the beauty of the surrounding area. A large lawned area, perfect for ball games, where children will love to roam and play.
  • The surrounding area is steeped in history and Welsh culture, offering lots of activities and fun days out. Do visit St. David's magnificent cathedral, stunning local beaches, surfing, boat trips, walking, cycling and picturesque coastal villages waiting to be explored.


3 Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 6. 1 Double and 2 Twin bedrooms all on 1st floor.

Bath/Shower room on 1st floor with bath (handheld shower), toilet and washbasin.

Wet Room on ground floor with shower and washbasin (no toilet).

Cloakroom with toilet and washbasin on ground floor.

Kitchen/Diner modern and well appointed with fitted units, electric hob and oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, fridge/freezer, table and chairs seating 6.

Sitting Room - stone fireplace with large wood-burning stove, 3 seater sofa and 2 wing fireside armchairs, slate floor with rug, underfloor heating.

Parlour - large stone fireplace with wood-burning stove, 2 x 3 seater sofas and 2 armchairs, TV/DVD,

Grounds - gravelled front drive with gates. Large rear garden with lawn, shrubs and hedge banks. Garden furniture. Enclosed but not 'escape proof'.

Additional Information


Short breaks - Winter

WiFi - Yes but patchy

Changeover - Saturday

Towels - Yes

Parking - Yes

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

Dogs - 1 welcome free (ground floor only please)

Travel cot - No

Highchair - No

Linen - Included as standard

About the Area
Whitesands Beach & Pembrokeshire Coastal Path
  • Whitesands fabulous Blue Flag Beach, popular with surfers, sand castle builders, kite flyers and sun worshippers is within a 5 minute drive.
  • The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, with its cliffs carpeted with wild flowers and alive with colonies of sea birds in early summer, is a walkers, photographers and naturalists delight.
Marine & Bird Life Boat Trips
  • An exciting boat trip on the 'Venture Jet' will take you out to sea on a thrilling ride to catch glimpses of seals, porpoises and fascinating bird life.
  • A day out to to Ramsey Island via a more sedate boat trip on Voyages of Discovery gives an insight into life for birds, people and animals on a rugged offshore island.
St Davids Cathedral
  • St Davids is the United Kingdom's smallest city, earning that status thanks to the magnificent medieval cathedral.  Set in the valley below the town and placed to be out of sight of marauding viking invaders, it is a venue for services and concerts throughout the year. 
  • The highlight of these is the Internationally acclaimed St Davids Cathedral Music Festival held in May and perhaps the most charming is the candlelit Christmas Carol Service.
Graham Sutherland Collection, St Davids
  • The stylish Oriel y Parc Gallery is the local Tourist Information Office run by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. It houses the Graham Sutherland Collection and has a rotating exhibition by local Artists in Residence and also an independently run cafe offering delicious meals and snacks in convivial surroundings.
St Davids
  • Browse the various interesting shops, places to eat and galleries on offer in the town or visit the weekly Farmers' Market on the Square and stock up with delicious local produce.
St Non's Chapel, Porth Clais and Caerfai
  • The coastline is scattered with little inlets and coves. Visit the tiny sheltered harbour at Porth Clais for fishing, sailing, canoeing or just enjoying the activity.
  • Carefai Bay is a beautiful sandy cove and good for swimming and snorkelling and just enjoying the sandy beach.
  • St Non's Chapel and Holy Well overlook the rocky coastline of St Bride's Bay - a most idyllic and spiritual part of Pembrokeshire and thought to be the birthplace of St David.
Dr Beynon's Bug Farm & Grub Kitchen
  • Explore the fascinating world of insects with Entymologist Dr Beynon at her family farm on the St Davids Peninsula. This captivating attraction with plenty of real bugs, a gallery and restaurant serving some dishes made with insects is also a serious scientific research centre.
  • A pretty waterside village with a picturesque harbour and a variety of places to eat and drink.
  • The Solva Woollen Mill at Middle Mill has a lovely range of woollen goods and specialises in flat weave carpets and striking stair runners.  The rugs for Llwynywormwood, Prince Charles's Welsh residence, were made here.
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.
Beach Riding at Nolton Riding Stables
  • Nolton Riding Stables cater for both beginners and experts.  Enjoy trekking through the Pembrokeshire countryside or gallop through the waves on Druidston Beach for a truly memorable holiday experience.
Family Fun
  • Quality family attractions in Pembrokeshire include Hangar Five trampoline park, Scolton Manor Museum and Country Park, West Wales Karting, Folly Farm, Dinosaur Park, Heatherton Sports Park, Manor Wildlife Park and Blue Lagoon water park.
Country house near St Davids for memorable year round holidays on the St Davids Peninsula.
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