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Menai House

Ref: 1660
St. Davids, Pembrokeshire (View Location on a map)
10 Guests
5 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Accepts 1 Dog
£798 7 Night Breaks From
£11.40 Average Per Person Per Night
Handpicked Highlights

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

*Interior photographs coming soon* We are delighted to welcome Menai House to our portfolio which is available for bookings from 6th September 2019.

  • Grade II listed Georgian townhouse in the heart of St. Davids with distant sea views
  • 5 Bedrooms, sleeping 10, pet-friendly, WiFi, private parking
  • Tranquil gardens, including a sunny courtyard and secret walled garden
  • Stroll to the magnificent cathedral, boutique shops, art galleries, pubs and eateries
  • Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, sandy beaches and unforgettable boat trips 

Features You'll Love

  • Coastal Area
  • Dog Friendly
  • WiFi
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Private Parking
  • Rural Location
  • Luxury
  • Period Cottage
  • Cot Available
  • Detached Property
  • Golf Courses Nearby
  • Pubs Nearby
  • Short Drive To Beach

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About Menai House

Arguably one of the most prestigious properties in the delightful small city of St. Davids, the moment you enter Menai House you realise you have chosen a very special holiday destination.

  •  Graciously set back off the road, this elegant, spacious holiday home is brimming with character, history and comfort, ideal for families and friends reuniting to explore the stunning delights in the surrounding areas.
  • Not many holiday homes offer all that Menai House can, redolent with original Victorian features, solid mahogany doors, wooden shutters, lofty ceilings with decorative coving, ideally situated in the heart of St. David's, very near the cathedral, benefiting from lots of parking, with idyllic grounds to the rear of the property.
  • Put your luggage down and delight in exploring the inviting accommodation. From the elegant hallway, the beautiful archway provides access to the attractive drawing room with large bay window, dining room, kitchen and stairs to the upper levels.
  • The kitchen is any chef's heaven, red aga, superbly equipped, classically designed with a centre island, with seating for 4, having access to the sunny courtyard, ideal for sunny breakfasts or al fresco dining under the starry skies. 
  • Climb the wide staircase passing the long arched window flooding each level with natural light to two beautifully appointed double bedrooms with king-sized beds and a twin on the first floor. Two further bedrooms a king and a double sit on the second floor near the shower room. 
  • Indulge in the luxurious, spacious family bathroom on the first floor. Take blissful time out after a day's exploring soaking in the deep freestanding bath. Blissful end to the day.
  • The grounds are simply a joy. Flower beds, lovely lawns and mature trees, accessed from the kitchen and car park, including a pretty courtyard, with natural stone water feature, pergola and enchanting secret garden. The gardens comprise of two walled areas, idyllic and unexpected in the heart of the town. You're immediately transported to a calming haven, peaceful, perfect for unwinding amongst the mature trees on a much deserved holiday. An ideal sanctuary to entertain, dine or simply relax in privacy. Between the two areas, a pergola walkway is covered with the old vines of several mature Wisterias providing a display of fragrant blooms in the spring and an attractive shaded canopy during the summer. 
  • Step back in history and stay in the house which was once home to Bishops, Lecturers, and Naval Officers, described as the 'best house' in town.
  • The setting of St. Davids has a mystical presence and a very relaxed vibe. The sea is just beyond the horizon on three sides, viewed from the upper floor of Menai House. Enjoy the atmosphere, great restaurants, boutique shops, excellent hiking, glorious beaches, surfing, water sports, boat trips, and wildlife-watching in the surrounding area. 
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About the Area

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The City of St Davids

  • Charismatic St. Davids is Britain's smallest city, it's enduring appeal ensured by the magnificent 12th-century cathedral that mark's Wales' holiest site. Stroll into the centre, there is a well-stocked supermarket, CKs, butchers and greengrocers with bakery, excellent ice cream parlour, chocolate shop, bank and excellent fish and chips. There are also galleries and boutique shops - clothes, gifts and outdoor gear; come and browse or buy - it is a delightful place to while away your holiday! You will love Window on Wales.
  • Don't miss the outdoor farmers' market on Thursdays throughout the summer on the Cross Square - all sorts of local produce, crafts 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.

    St Davids Cathedral and the Bishop's Palace


    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.

    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.

    Pembrokeshire Coastal Path

    The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path stretches the whole length of the Welsh coastline and encircles the St Davids Peninsula. Enjoy fabulous clifftop 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 buses call in at all beaches, coves and villages along the coast.

    Whitesands and the Peninsula beaches

    Whitesands Beach, just down the road 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 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 around 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!

    Do visit Abereiddi Beach just a short drive away and the stunning Blue Lagoon, the rolling surf at Newgale and further along the coastline the golden sands and vibrant seaside villages of Broad Haven and Little Haven.


    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.

    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 Sutherland’s work and programme of visiting artists - and then take breakfast or lunch at the Centre cafe.


Porthgain

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.

A little further afield at Nolton Haven is a riding school with a difference. Even experienced riders find it hard to top the experience of riding through the surf with Nolton Haven Riding Stables on the lovely beach at Druidston


Working Woollen Mills


Visit Solva Woollen Mill & Tregwynt Woollen Mill near Castlemorris, patronised by Prince Charles. Watch the millers using traditional methods to create old & contemporary designs. Browse the mill shop & enjoy refreshments in the cafe.


Castles


Pembroke Castle, Carew Castle and Manobier Castle are all magnificent historic fortifications in South Pembrokeshire, hosting many events from pop concerts, proms, living history days, falconry displays, circus days, knight school for children etc.


Holiday Fun


Pembrokeshire has a very good selection of quality activities to suit all tastes.
Hangar 5 trampolines in Haverfordwest (01437 700555).
Bluestone Water Park with wave machine & slides. (01834 862410).
Bug Farm & Grub Kitchen, a unique attraction popular with children and adults alike. It's a scientific research centre and a working farm, run by TV entomologist, Dr. Sarah Beynon (07966 956357).
Heatherton World of Activities & Theme Park , near Tenby offers indoor & outdoor fun including paintball, fishing, archery, golf plus café.
Folly Farm, Adventure Park and Zoo as well as Ritec Valley Quads , in Penally, near Tenby (01834 843390).

Eat & Drink

See below for a selection of pubs, restaurants, and eateries near Menai House.

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 Sampler
( 0 miles away )

Quality coffee, cream teas, home baking & light lunches using local ingredients served all day.

Bishop's
( 0 miles away )

Gastro pub serving meals, snacks, real al, wines and spirits. Eat inside or in the garden.

The Bishops
( 0.1 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
( 0.1 miles away )

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

Cwtch Restaurant
( 0.1 miles away )

Award winning cosy restaurant, serving a wonderful range of food, locally sourced where possible, such as Solva crab, Pen Pant vegetables seasonal fish, Caerfai cheeses, game and Welsh meats. Booking is advisable.

Gianni's Ice-creams at The Bench
( 0.1 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.

St Davids Food and Wine Ltd
( 0.1 miles away )

Fresh filled rolls and baguettes made to order.

The Refectory at St Davids
( 0.2 miles away )

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

Caerfai Farm Organic Cheese Makers
( 0.3 miles away )

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

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

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

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