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  • St Davids
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Summer Cottage

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Pretty dog friendly Summer Cottage is a wonderful base from which to explore Whitesands Beach and the magnificent Pembrokeshire coast

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Guest Book Comments

See customer experience. Disposal of waste and recycling system very complicated with no dates for this year for various collections available. All recyclable stuff was taken by us direct to St David's Recycling centre.

Reply from: Jill

Thank you for your review. We are sorry that you experienced some difficulties, your comments have been passed onto the owner and we await their response.

Reply from: Jill

From the Owner:- "Two cottages use the parking space and most people park considerately but I'll certainly review the house book information about both parking and adjusting the heating. 2019 information about recycling is also now available - apologies for any difficulty. The two cottages are independent of each other but I am always pleased to fix a problem straight away - this avoids visitors having to struggle with something annoying!"

A trusted customer - 12th April 2019

Clean, warm, homely, tastefully decorated and best of all in the ideal location midway between St Davids and Whitesands. Wonderful for either beach or walking holidays

Billyt - 5th October 2018

Excellent well-equipped house in an ideal position.

A trusted customer - 26th September 2018

Beautifully cared for snd well equipped cottage by an owner living adjacently. Two en siute bathrooms and everything you need for a warm comfortable holiday. Then there's the location. Coastal path and Whitesands an easy stroll one way, St David's city/ cathedral the opposite way, both within a mile or so. What could be better?

Billy T - 31st January 2018

We have had a wonderful stay in this beautifully restored cottage. Oscar liked jumping over the garden wall and giving us hours of endless fun trying to find him, until he would eventually appear hotly pursued by a very angry squirrel. The coast is worth exploring. Dog friendly beaches at Abereiddy and Abermawr and of course Solva, particularly when the tide is out. Whitesands alas does not allow dogs. At Abereiddy it is a short walk to the Blue Lagoon, where you can see people jumping from a platform into the water. Continue the walk to Porthgain and sample the fish & chips at The Shed. Thank you Maggie for providing us with such comfortable accommodation, making everything about our week unforgtable.

Beryl & Barry Stopgate with Finlay & Oscar - 10 June 2016
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

We've stayed in the area several times over the last 20 yrs or so and can safely say we have now found the perfect location! Not only is Summer Cottage itself welcoming, well appointed and comfortable, but its position between St Davids and Traeth Mawr is exceptional. So many places nearby to revisit or find for the first time - and apart from one wet and misty day the weather has been much kinder than we could have hoped for. Too many highlights to mention - just a few here! Walking round from Porth Clais to Porth Selan; Concert in the Cathedral with local male voice choirs, 'Belle Voice' (superb Pembrokeshire ladies choir) and brass bands; sitting on various beaches; meals at Cwtch, the Cambrian Inn Solva and The Shed, Porthgain. Also the chance to try our hand at ringing the bells in the bell tower (Cathedral Open Day); The NGS Open Garden 'Crystal Garden' (details in tourist office) is worth a visit as is the tiny but wonderful garden/nursery at the top end of the main street in St Davids. Thank you Maggie. It's been so relaxing and peaceful here. Hopefully we'll be booking for next year.

Minty & Jonathan Samways, E. Grinstead, Sussex - 24 June 2016
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Thank you for a lovely holiday in your beautiful cottage. It really is a little piece of heaven! The house gave us great big cwchtes (warm embraces) all week. Wonderfully renovated and very thoughtfully decorated and equipped. A great first holiday with our new addition - Finn! Such a relaxing week.

Melanie, Jason, Louise and Nia-hedd with Finn the puppy - July 2016
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

A wonderful holiday! We have holidayed in Pembrokeshire many times over the past 20 years - this is the best location (coast and St Davids) and by far the best cottage - we are reluctant to leave and hope to return soon.

Peter & Alison Moss, Pinner, Middlesex - 15 July 2016
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Many thanks Maggie for a wonderful week in your lovely cottage - a real seaside home. Loved the decor and the perfect position where it is. Our friends Rob & Anna stayed for 2 nights on route to Ireland and they loved it too. The weather was strange for the first three days, with a sea mist which did not go away. It was very warm though and it didn't stop us getting about. Very hot on Monday and Tuesday. We have enjoyed our week very much and Maisie has loved the beach walks. We hope to return soon! Thanks for the wine.

Richard & Jan Tandy & Maisie the Jack Russel, Hagley, Worcs - 22 July 2016
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

We have had a wonderful week in this beautifully located and perfectly appointed cottage. Thank you so much, Maggie - your attention to detail and wonderful welcome has been hugely appreciated. You've thought of everything! We have walked, run and cycled as many paths and roads as we could fit in this week. The surfers among us have caught as many waves as possible too. We've eaten at The Sloop in Porthgain, Bishops in St Davids and The Cambrian in Solva. The latter was the best. To come back every evening to a cwtch (warm embrace) from this peaceful cottage has been marvelous. We hope to return soon.

Greg, Nicki & Erin, Lincoln - 29 July 2016
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

What a delightful cottage, beautifully renovated to a very high specification - all we could need was here. So cosy when the weather 'blew up' one evening. This was a return to this area - not many years missed in the past 55 for either of us. Porth Melgan and Marloes Sands remain firm favourites. Our dog loved the coastal path, leading the way, mile after mile. Scabious, campion, cowslips, spring quill, bluebells to name a few of the flowers. Peregrine falcons preying on choughs, gannets diving and so much more. Our favourite snack is on the balcony of the Boat Club at Solva - Gerthin's Cider and a brownie! Maggie you live in an idyllic spot with 5* accommodation - we hope we can be regulars!

Chris & Mags Roseblade, Cheshire - 29 April 2016
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Thank you Maggie for a truly relaxing break in this wonderful cottage. We hope everyone else who stays here loves it as much as we do. Everything is here to ensure a comfortable stay from the moment you arrive, with great attention to detail that has been much appreciated. Have even found a new sauce to go with lamb thanks to Delia Smith's cookbooks. A real gem in a perfect location. Looking forward to the next visit already!

Linda and Mel Jones, Chard, Somerset - 5 May 2016
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Property Description
Whitesands holiday cottage, the perfect spot for a Pembrokeshire holiday.
  • Summer Cottage is a charming, beautifully renovated stone cottage dating back to the early 1700's, now a warm, comfortable, pet-friendly home for holidays sleeping 4.
  • Set on the side of the ancient pilgrims' road from the village of St Davids to St Davids Head, it was originally the farmhouse to a smallholding and attached to a stone barn - now converted into the owner's home. The two are independent of one another and Summer Cottage has its own garden to the rear with gentle terraces, shrubs and a paved patio with outdoor furniture.
  • There is ample off-road parking for two cars and plenty of space to park boards and bikes. By the shared drive there is private space with a bench and plants - the perfect place for catching the afternoon sun.
  • The location is lovely - views from the cottage are through shuttered windows - to the front to Carn Llidi mountain', east to Penberi and the rising sun and to the rear over the fields to the rooftops of St Davids. Exactly half way between the village and the beach - it is an easy walk in either direction.
  • The cottage has an individual relaxed style with an eclectic collection of artwork and a focus on comfort and ease.
  • Coming in by the side door - quarry tiles, coat hooks and boot rack - you can leave the trappings of your day's adventures and step up into the open plan dining room/kitchen. Perhaps you will light the wood burner, put on the kettle, start up a game - or just settle into a comfy chair and read a good book.
  • With cheerful seaside colours, the bedrooms are uncluttered, the beds inviting. The two ensuite bath and shower rooms have ample space and bespoke bathroom furniture, giving a sense of well-being and luxury.




Interior
2 Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 4. Master bedroom with Kingsize bed, shuttered cottage windows and views to Carn Llidi and Penberi, ensuite (bath, separate shower, toilet and washbasin), 1 Twin ensuite (shower, toilet and washbasin), shuttered cottage windows and views to Carn Llidi.

Kitchen well equipped, fully fitted with double electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and door to patio and garden. Arch to:

Dining room with table and chairs to seat 6, dresser, comfortable chair and doors to:

Entrance porch/Utility with washing machine.

Sitting Room with two-seater sofa and two arm chairs, occasional tables, wood burning stove, Free view TV/DVD.

Grounds rear enclosed garden with patio and outdoor furniture. Paved front area.


Additional Information

Short breaks - Winter

WiFi - Yes

Changeover - Friday

Towels - Yes

Parking - Yes for 2 cars

Fuel - Oil central heating inclusive May to September. Outside these dates£30 p/w. Starter pack of logs free

Dogs - 1 welcome free, 2nd @£25

Travel cot - No

Highchair - No

Bed linen - Included as standard

About the Area
Whitesands and the Peninsula beaches
  • Whitesands Beach, just a mile by road or footpath from Summer Cottage, 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 - just two miles from the cottage and looking out over St Brides' Bay - is Caerfai Beach. 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 round 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!
Boat Trips and Offshore Islands - Adventures for both the brave and timid
  • When you have seen the coastline from the coastal path complete the experience by going to sea. The Pembrokeshire coast is Britain's only coastal National Park and is is a treasure trove of birds and flowers, fish and marine mammals.
  • Take a trip round Ramsey Island. Boats for both the brave and the timid leave from St Justinians and will take you round the Island and out to sea - or to land and spend the day wandering this amazing, rugged Island. Crews complete the experience by giving a wealth of local information - it is the experience of a lifetime!
  • Boats from Martins Haven on the Marloes peninsula regularly drop off visitors to Skomer Island renowned internationally for its myriad breeding seabirds in particular comical puffins and hardy little manx shearwaters. Enjoy peace, tranquility and breathtaking natural beauty.
The City of St Davids
  • Although St Davids has the status of a city it is in reality a small village. Useful as a source of groceries - there is a well-stocked supermarket, butchers and greengrocers, as well as a post office, ice cream and chocolate shop and two banks. There are also galleries and shops - clothes, gifts and outdoor gear; come and browse or buy - it is a delightful place to while away your holiday!
  • Don't miss the outdoor farmers' market on Thursdays throughout the summer on the Cross Square - all sorts of local produce and tasty morsels.
Davids Cathedral and the Bishops' Palace
  • Tucked away in the valley below the town is St Davids' wonderful medieval Cathedral - take time to enjoy the history and atmosphere of this very special place. Dating back to 1181, the Cathedral is both a church and a historic building. Guide books and volunteer stewards are at hand to help you understand some of its differing 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 ruined Bishops' Palace with its lovely decorated stonework, wheel 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.
The Pembrokeshire Coast Path
  • To make the best of the Pembrokeshire coastline take time to enjoy the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path - definitely the jewel of the county. A short walk up the lane from the cottage join the footpath which leads to the Coastal Path and walk in either direction - west towards St Justinian and Ramsey Island or north round the mountain and towards Porthgain.
  • The dramatic coastal scenery, flower and wildlife are what make Pembrokeshire one of the world's best holiday destinations (National Geographic voted Pembrokeshire the 2nd best coastal destination in the world!). Splendid at all times of year, the explosion of colour with the spring flowers is something to behold!

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 few hundred yards up the road from the cottage.
  • 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 Haven.
Coastal 'Shuttle' Buses
  • During the summer months there are coastal shuttle buses which trundle round the lanes. This mode of transport is ideal for hassle-free access to the Coastal Path, beaches and coves - so leave your car behind and enjoy this beautiful part of Pembrokeshire without the worry of your carbon footprint or your fuel bill.
Solva harbour and fishing Village
  • Just three miles from St Davids, Solva is a picturesque harbour village with interesting small shops and galleries and a selection of pubs, restaurants and places to eat. Window on Wales is a well-stocked gift and clothes shop which draws customers from across the county - well worth a visit!
  • The harbour is a constantly changing vista of boats and other water craft. Play on the little beach, go crabbing down by the boats or walk round to Gwadn Cove at low tide.
  • And at the end of the day enjoy tea and home-made cakes - or perhaps their famous fish and chips - in Cafe No 35, by the river. Welcome pets.
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.
Local art & historic Woollen Mills
  • Artists are drawn to Pembrokeshire for the quality of the light - created by the combination of landscape and sea. Visit the local galleries which range from St Davids' Oriel y Parc - combining the local Tourist Information Centre with a 'state of the art' gallery housing both visiting exhibitions and a resident Graham Sutherland exhibition - to small individual local artists' galleries with a great variety of art on offer.
  • In the hamlet of Middle Mill - just a mile up the valley from Solva village - is Solva Woollen Mill. This is the oldest working woollen mill in Pembrokeshire which has been producing beautiful traditional fabrics since 1907. Suppliers of bespoke floor rugs to the Price of Wales for his Welsh home, this is certainly a mill to visit.
  • A few miles away on the north coast, at the little hamlet of Tregwynt, is another traditional mill. Different in style from the Solva Mill, Tregwynt Mill also supplies well known national outlets with their own local designs.
Family Fun
  • Pembrokeshire is blessed with an amazing variety of quality family attractions. Tour the beautiful county and discover Dr Beynon's Bug Farm and Grub Kitchen, Castell Henllys Reconstructed Iron Age Settlement, Tenby's Tudor Merchants's House (N.T.), Bluestone Water Park, Folly Farm, Manor Wildlife Park and more

This charming holiday cottage within strolling distance of magnificent Whitesands beach is a wonderful base for exploring Pembrokeshire at any time of the year.
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