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  • Porthclais Farmhouse

  • St Davids
  • Ref: 1357
  • 10
  • 5
  • 4
  • 2
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Porthclais Farmhouse

  • 10
  • 5
  • 4
  • 2
  • Ref: 1357
Property Highlights:

Stunning Grade II listed St. Davids farmhouse in a fantastic location a great space for family and friends. Sleeps 10. Pets welcome.

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Price reduction of £75 for 1 to 2 guests.

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Guest Book Comments

We were really anticipating a good experience when we booked Porthclais Farmhouse (Rhos y Cribed) and indeed, our hopes were realised when we arrived at the end of November for our annual Advent weekend in West Wales. The house is simply magnificent, with 5 excellent bedrooms all with the most comfortable beds you could wish for and bedding of high quality. The lounge was spacious and suitable for the 10 of us to socialise and watch "Strictly". The huge dining table meant that there was a lot of space to eat without bumping elbows! Preparing food in the well appointed kitchen was easy and there was plenty of cupboard space. Importantly, the large house was really warm, a pleasant surprise given the space of the property. On the downside, it's a pity there wasn't a gate to the front garden which gave a problem for our 2 retrievers to play without the chance to escape. We manage to improvise, but a proper gate would be good. All the bathrooms were superb, but again, a small point: there was nowhere to put soap and shampoo apart from on the floor. For such a high spec property, this seemed an easily rectifiable oversight. Finally, the proximity to St David's was huge bonus, just a mile or so to the cathedral and the city itself. We tried to book the property for the same time next year, but now, much to our disappointment, it's not possible to book for a 4 day break, but only for the week which doesn't suit us at all. A great shame as we really thought we'd hit on a place that we could easily return to on an annual basis. For those who want a large, spacious property that will accept a couple of dogs, and can stay for the week, I can still highly recommend Rhos y Cribed.

Martin Hodson - 13th December 2018

A fantastic location and property - a real family holiday.

Ayres, Blackwells & Chapmans - 29-May-2015
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Wonderful weather made our stay at the lovely house very enjoyable.

Martin & Maggie Hysel - 19-Sep-2015
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

All had a good time despite downpours for our first two days.

Luke, Samuael, Owen, Maria, Zelioa, Lucy, Charlie, Sian, Jenny, London and Cardiff - 23-Aug-2015
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Had a great time - super accommodation. Lovely trip to Ramsey Island and best fish & chips at The Shed in Porthgain.

The extended Wood family, Herefordshire - 4- Sep- 2015
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

We have had a fantastic time, beautiful house lovingly restored. Weather has been brilliant, a happy week. Thank you.

Libby Struthers and family Wetherby W. Yorkshire - 14-Aug-2015
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

We had a wonderful time in this lovely place. Many thanks! The walk along the cliffs to the west is perfect. Cut inland at the shore to the road behind the house. Great time.

Ayling/Sillwell/Hewitt family - 21-Aug-2015
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Lovely house, very very comfortable & beautiful. Many thanks.

Lucy Shillwell & Co, Westlake - 29 Aug 2015
This review was left in the guest book at the property.
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Property Description

Stylish 18th Century St. Davids farmhouse in a fantastic coastal location.

  • This effortlessly stylish 18th Century holiday farmhouse enjoys a fabulous tranquil setting on the outskirts of the historic city of St.Davids, with views of Porthclais Harbour to the South West and St.Davids Cathedral to the North East.
  • Ideally placed for exploring Pembrokeshire's treasures, Porthclais Farmhouse is perfect for family get together's or weekend breaks for groups of friends.
  • The house is luxurious and spacious with every room generously proportioned - there is plenty of space for everyone.
  • Come in across the Victorian patterned tiles of the original hallway into the open plan living area. The want-for-nothing kitchen is complete with wine cooler and American fridge and leads into the open plan dining/living area. Here you will really enjoy socialising together, cooking, dining and planning your next day's adventure.
  • Unwind in the lounge with its muted grey/blue walls and comfortable sofas positioned invitingly in front of the wood burning stove. Play games, chat or watch TV together and admire the original artworks of the local artist in residence.
  • The ample bedrooms all equally inviting have beds which make you long for bedtime with crisp cotton bed linen and squashy, tailor-made welsh blanket headboards.
  • The spacious family bathroom includes a luxurious roll top bath and 2 wet room' showers as well as twin basins for a sociable and perhaps speedier bedtime. For a more cosy bath-time experience there are three smaller en-suite bath and shower rooms.
  • Out of doors there is a child's heaven of places for older children to explore and play; also spacious grounds perfect for exercising the dog. Or you might walk down the lane to the delightful little sheltered harbour at Porthclais.


5 Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 10. 1 Double with Kingsize bed and en suite (shower, toilet and washbasin)
1 Double with Superking bed and 1 Double with Kingsize bed on 1st floor. 1 Double with Kingsize bed and 1 Double both with en suites (bath with shower over, toilet and washbasin) on 2nd floor. All bedrooms have TV.

Bathroom with roll-top bath, double washbasins and double ‘wet room' showers. Large window to garden. On 1st floor.

Kitchen modern, fully fitted, luxury kitchen with polished granite worktops, 2 x pull out larder cupboards, American fridge, drinks fridge, wine rack, microwave, double range electric cooker, central island with dishwasher, sink and cupboards under. Double doors to patio. Archway to:

Dining/Sitting Room with large dining table seating 12, antique bureau, 2 x large stylish leather sofas, 1 x comfortable antique upholstered sofa, wood burning stove, large flat screen TV, original artwork.

Utility Room with toilet and washer/dryer.

Grounds patio with table and chairs to seat 6, steps to large grassed area and open to gravel drive.

Please note that Porthclais Cottage Ref: 1356 can be let with Porthclais Farmhouse and together will accommodate a maximum of 16 people.

Additional Information

Short breaks - Winter from£945

WiFi - Yes

Changeover - Friday

Towels - Yes

Parking - Yes for 4 cars

Fuel - Oil central heating and starter pack of logs£40 p/w

Dogs - 1 welcome free

Travel cot - Yes

Highchair - No

Bed linen - Included as standard

About the Area

The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path

  • From stylish Porthclais Farmhouse you can walk to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, both east and west. The cliffs are spectacular; the bird and wildlife is captivating; the sea and sky a constantly changing panorama. The Coast Path circles the Peninsula offering miles of breathtaking coastline, all within the easy reach of a two mile radius.

Caerfai Beach and Whitesands Beach

  • Caerfai Beach is a short drive away - a family-friendly cove perfect for sandcastles and rock pooling. On the other side of the peninsula Whitesands Beach is a surfer's paradise, at low tide the huge expanse of sand is great for football or cricket, games of chase or flying a kite.

St Davids Farmhouse is near shops, pubs and restaurants

  • St Davids, just a mile away, is Britain's smallest city but really only the size of a village, 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.

St Davids Golf Club

  • A test of concentration. The wonderful coastal views of Whitesands Bay and Ramsey Island are sure to tempt you from your game on this 9 hole links course.

Solva Harbour and coastal village

  • Solva is a real jewel of the west Wales coast. With its sheltered harbour it is an ideal place to sail, canoe or walk the beach or coast path. Afterwards you can relax and find refreshments while you visit the individual shops and galleries, pubs and restaurants that the village offers.

Solva Woollen Mill

  • One of 26 woollen mills in the county in 1900, this is 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 and has supplied a wall hanging and a carpet to the Prince of Wales for his Welsh retreat in Myddfai.
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.

Strumble Head

  • North Pembrokeshire has a dramatic and beautiful coastline. Sometimes wild and windy but always spectacular, Strumble Head is one of the best places in Britain to look out for passing pods of porpoises which surface in the tidal races just out beyond the point. Seals are often spotted in the sea below the lighthouse where a wartime lookout has been converted as a shelter for the public to use.

Fishguard and Goodwick

  • The town of Fishguard is an understated treasure and a busy community. Perched above the Lower town harbour with its boats and jumbled buildings, there are shops and banks, a cinema and sport centre as well as a number of places for the visitor to eat.

Picton Castle

  • Days out in Pembrokeshire should include a trip to Picton Castle. With some of the biggest and oldest trees in West Wales, a maze, a walled garden and a fernery and when you have exhausted yourself in the woodland walks, a cafe serving really tasty homemade food. Pic-ton Castle is a real delight.

Tenby South Pembrokeshire

  • Lots to see and do in Tenby at any time of the year, elegant boutiques, craft shops, museums and art galleries to browse, a large variety of eating places, pubs and ice cream parlours to tempt, boat trips, fishing, sailing, wind and kite surfing, spectacular cliff top walks and Blue Flag beaches to enjoy.
Family Attractions
  • Enjoy fulfilling family days out at Folly Farm, Bluestone Water Park, the Dinosaur Park, Tudor Merchant's House (National Trust), Heatherton Sports Park, Manor Wildlife Park and Colby Woodland Gardens (National Trust).

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* 1 free dog then £25 per dog.
7 Nights


7 Nights

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