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  • The Coastguard's House

  • St Davids
  • Ref: 1442
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The Coastguard's House

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  • Ref: 1442
Property Highlights:

Sophisticated St Davids townhouse living in the heart of Britain's tiniest city. This super-stylish 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home is set over 4 floors offering jackpot views from the master bedroom.

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Guest Book Comments

Beautifully presented. Lovely view from our top room. Thank you for a wonderful home for the week.

Andy, Jenny & Kiera Slater - Fri 14.04.2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

A lovely house with lots of nice touches such as the bed spreads and hot water bottles. Spacious, well-equipped and homely. Love the pictures!

Andrea, Rob, Ben & Sam Locke - Fri 14.04.2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Thank you for providing a beautiful house to explore St Davids and beyond. Lovely touches and excellent kitchen! Diolch.

Paul, Siwan, Ela & Greta Seaman - Fri 05.05.2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

A wonderful, beautiful house and such attention to detail - a very enjoyable week - bendigedig! Diolch yn fawr.

Oriel, Martyn, Mary, David & Henry - Fri 02.06.2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

We have had a fab stay in your beautiful house. Very well equipped for a family. We particularly enjoyed sitting with a glass of wine looking at the view from the sitting room!

Graham, Kerry, Alfie & Hollie - Fri 09.06.2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Many thanks for a wonderful week, beautiful house with stunning views and comfy beds!!

Peter, Fiona & Kate Merrikin - Fri 30.06.2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Fabulous cottage: beautiful, cosy and very well-equipped. Thank you for your hospitality.

Joe, Katia, James, Toby, Phil & Becky - Fri 23.06.2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Very enjoyable stay in a very well equipped house. Beautiful decor and pictures. An ideal house for discovering St Davids and it's surrounding area.

Holcombe, Theobald & Smith families. - Fri 07.07.2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Beautiful house, extremely well equipped. Fantastic location close by to everything.

Clare, Ann, Roberts and Anna Jones - Fri 21.07.2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Fabulous house, everything you could need. Wonderful family holiday. Many thanks.

Lewis, Lisa and Leaon - Fri 28.07.2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Beautiful house and a beautiful family holiday. Excellent kitchen. Enjoyed every minute of our time here.

Hazel, David and Luke - Fri 28.07.2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Beautiful house in a great location. Thank you for making our stay during our Gran's 100th easier.

Bethan and Laura - Fri 04.08.2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

We had a wonderful stay in your beautiful home. We slept in the attic room and the view was breathtaking.

Pauline Waddell and Family - Fri 04.08.2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Beautiful house and beautiful surroundings.

Sally Lewis - Fri 11.08.2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

The house is beautiful! The views from the top floor are amazing.

Leah Wells - Fri 11.08.2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

A very nice home, the beds were comfy and the whole house is cosy.

Cleo Wells - Fri 11.08.2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Beautifully appointed, wonderful location, great location, great facilities - we all had a great week here....thank you very much! St David's is a lovely, special place.

Smith, Tappings and Currys - Fri 18.08.2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Very comfortable stay in your lovely house. Very well equipped. We loved the style and the artworks.

Stephen & Liz Carr - Fri 22.09.2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

You can feel the love and attention which has gone into this property - it's more than a holiday home. We didn't have to think of anything apart from enjoying ourselves.

The Walters Family - Fri 13.10.2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

This house made my birthday celebrations complete. You've thought of everything and more. What a beautiful house, in a beautiful location. You made our weekend perfect. Thank you.

The Mores Family - Fri 22.09.2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

A perfect base for a perfect family holiday. We had a great time with brilliant friends in a lovely house. It was fabulous!! We didn't want to leave.

The Jones Family - Fri 03.11.2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Thank you so much for having us stay in your beautiful home! The attention to every little detail made us all feel at home. The decor is lovely and I made a note of where the fluffy grey towels came from....they're amazing!

Olly & friends - Fri 29.12.2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Beautiful house, has everything you need! Don't want to leave! Can't wait to come back. p.s. not to mention the great pictures and art!

Emma - Fri 05.01.2018
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

My stay at The Coastguard's House was a wonderful experience. When going on holiday, the accommodation makes a difference. The Coastguard's House is warm, spacious and perfectly located to explore the surrounding St. David's area. Each room is well decorated making you feel at home, yet far enough away that you feel you can relax and escape the real world with a book. The Coastguard's House is situated in St. David's close to the shops, sites and lots of activities to do with the whole family.

Andrew Mills - Tue 03.01.2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

My family had a fantastic stay at The Coastguard's House, it was the perfect location for exploring St. David's, going for lovely walks and visiting the beach. The house was the perfect size to allow us to spend the weekend with friends as well. The house is beautifully decorated, it really felt like home from home. I would highly recommend for a weekend break, or a longer stay.

The Shaw Family - Sun 19.02.2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Beautifully decorated and furnished. Very well equipped kitchen. Brilliant location in the centre of St Davids and with wonderful views from upper floors. Having two lounges was a real bonus.

Reply from: Jill

Thank you for your 5 star review, it is a beautiful townhouse located within an easy walk of all amenities.

A trusted customer - 6th February 2019

Amazing and spacious property

Janice Walters - 14th September 2018

Spacious, light and quiet - a surprise as it's on a main road! Very handy for visiting the city, walking, cycling, taking boat trips so all parking problems solved. Owner helpfully provided cycle storage. Attractive, peaceful garden, albeit not immediately adjacent to the house. The house was well appointed and attractively decorated. A second sitting room with its gorgeous sunset views was a boon, and would be even moreso for a larger group than ours. The cottage was well equipped but we had one or two issues with cleanliness and vacuum cleaners in the property were a bit jammed up with hair/dust etc. That aside, it's a great place to stay and we have no hesitation in recommending it to others.

A trusted customer - 29th June 2018
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Property Description

This delightful bold conversion of a traditional Victorian Grade II listed St Davids townhouse gives friends and families a delightfully spacious, comfortable and creative base for exploring St Davids Peninsula and the coastal county of Pembrokeshire.

  • Once a former Coastguard's abode, this wonderful mid terrace Victorian townhouse has been flawlessly renovated to present a first class residence in Britain's smallest city.
  • This delightful house is part of a terrace of five houses, Royal Terrace, built for Coastguard Officers and opened by Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, in 1882.
  • Bright light paintwork, white timber floors, exciting splashes of colour and open plan uncluttered spaces give this contemporary home a truly welcoming vibe.
  • As you enter into The Coastguard's House you are welcomed by the spacious open plan living/dining area. Leather sofas, scatter cushions, colourful rug, beautiful sash window and a feature log burning stove set the tone of the living room. The large wooden dining table with church pew seating welcomes lazy breakfasts, lunch on the go and indulgent family suppers full of good conversation and long overdue catch ups.
  • The modern kitchen is fully fitted with funky white cabinets and all the mod cons you could need for culinary inspiration to create your perfect holiday meal.
  • A bold statement staircase leads the eye and the curious up to four charming bedrooms, each creatively styled with traditional Welsh blankets and striking duvets for the children.
  • It is the master bedroom that enjoys the jackpot views however, open up the dorma windows and gaze out over to the Cathedral and to the distant sea views. A welcome retreat for star spotting as well.
  • Located away from the rear of the house, along a shared access path, is the secluded garden with outdoor furniture to enjoy balmy evening meals alfresco.
  • Superb attention to detail ensures a real homely feel. All the styling comes from the heart of the owners who cleverly combine welcoming interiors with thoughtful, retro touches to create a relaxed style holiday home.


4 Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 8 Adults and 2 children. Master Bedroom with Kingsize bed and ensuite toilet on 3rd floor, stunning views from the Dorma windows over the Cathedral, Carn Llidi and out to sea. 1 Twin on 2nd floor. 1 Twin with ensuite (Shower over Bath, toilet and wash basin) and 1 Family Room (1 Double and Bunkbeds on lower level - 4 steps down) with Jack-n-Jill Shower room on 1st floor. 

Family Bathroom on 2nd floor (Shower over bath & toilet). Shower Room on 1st floor with large walk in shower, heated towel rail and toilet. 

Lounge 2 x 3 seater leather sofas, 2 coffee tables, funky rug, log burner, Smart TV/DVD.

Kitchen (2 steps down) modern units with wooden worktop, slim line wine fridge, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, double electric oven, 5 burner gas hob, table with 4 stools. Door to shared access for garden.

Utility cupboard (4 steps down) with washing machine and tumble dryer.

Open Plan Living/Dining Area
Dining Area Large table to comfortably seat 10 with church pew bench, further wooden bench and 2 chairs, Roberts Radio and Docking station.

2nd Sitting Room on 2nd Floor with 2 seater leather sofa, Armchair, bookshelf with good selection of games & books. Large picture window with views out to Carn Llidi and the Cathedral.

Garden accessed along a shared path (at end of the path), 40 yards away from the property, unenclosed, with outdoor furniture (from May on wards).

Additional Information


Short breaks - Winter

WiFi - Yes

Changeover - Friday

Towels - Yes

Parking - Yes, 1 space across the road. Additional parking in the car park 300 yards away at £3 per night

Fuel - Central heating inclusive May to September. Outside these dates £35 p/w

Dogs - No

Travel cot - Yes

Highchair - Yes

About the Area

St Davids shops, pubs and restaurants

  • Spend a few hours exploring the thriving ancient village city with Its charming collection of shops, galleries, bars and restaurants. Don't miss the country market on a Thursday between April and September.
  • At the top of the High Street in Oriel y Parc, you will find lots of information about the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, useful maps and guidebooks as well as an art gallery and café serving breakfast and lunch.
  • Book a thrilling boat trip out to the internationally important bird islands. RSPB Ramsey Island just 1 km offshore has impressive sea cliffs teeming with seabirds and the coastal waters around are frequented by seals, dolphins and passing whales.

St Davids Cathedral and Bishops' Palace

  • Investigate the magnificent medieval Cathedral and ruined Bishops' Palace dedicated to Wales's Patron Saint. The Cathedral is a busy church but also an international venue for music throughout the year; at the end of May each year St Davids Cathedral plays host to an internationally renowned music festival with concerts taking place morning, afternoon and night, performed by some of Britain's finest musicians - a memorable and rewarding place to visit.
  • The Bishop's Palace will captivate your imagination (and your children's) and take you back to glories past.

The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path

  • From The Coastguard's House 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 breath-taking coastline, all within the easy reach of a two-mile radius.
  • 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!

St Davids Peninsula Beaches

  • Less than a mile from Coastguard's House is Caerfai Beach.  The scenery is spectacular and the beach, reached down a steep path, is popular for swimming and snorkelling as well as a wonderful rock pooling, game-playing platform for sandy heaven!
  • Just 2 miles to the west of St Davids, Whitesands Beach is one of the most stunning locations on the Pembrokeshire coast. This wide sandy 'Blue Flag' beach has lifeguard cover in the summer; surf hire and surfing lessons are available at the beach. Popular for swimming, surfing and water sports of all sorts - your dog can walk there too between October and April.  When you have had fun on the beach visit the Whitesands Cafe for tasty snacks and refreshments.

Porthgain Village and harbour

  • Porthgain was a prosperous nineteenth century industrial harbour exporting slate from local quarries at Abereiddi and Porthgain itself. Now the village is popular for water sport enthusiasts - boaters, rowers, fishermen and canoeists - their activities overlooked by relics of the industrial past.
  • The village can be busy in summer. It is on the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, served by the Strumble Shuttle (the local bus service) and offers the visitor galleries and a gift shop and refreshments at the popular Sloop Inn and Shed Fish Restaurant.

Abereiddi Beach and the Blue Lagoon

  • A short walk along the coast path from Porthgain is the hamlet of Abereiddi, with a pebbly car park and wide pebble and sand beach. The beach is popular for families - swimming, canoeing, eating ice cream and playing on the sand.
  • Just to the north is the famous Blue Lagoon where groups of hardy individuals take part in cliff jumping into the deep aquamarine water. The lagoon is an extraordinary remnant of past industry - the quarry now flooded with sea water at high tide, provides a calm deep pool for small boats and swimmers.

Working Woollen Mills

  • Just up the valley from Solva village, Solva Woollen Mill, patronised by Prince Charles, specialises in fabulous carpets, rugs and runners.
  • A little further up the north coast from Porthgain, Melin Tregwynt weaves traditional and contemporary designs for blankets, throws, cushions and soft furnishings. Their beautiful products are in demand worldwide and can the throws can be seen on the beds of this delightful property.

Golfing Breaks Pembrokeshire Wales

  • St Davids Golf Course is a spectacular 9-hole course on the headland overlooking Whitesands Beach - a real challenge! 
  • Family owned Priskilly Forest Golf Course is a 20 minute drive away.  Open all year to visitors of any ability, it is a 9 hole gem, set amongst mature oaks, sycamores and rhododendrons and with panoramic views from Strumble Head to the Preseli Mountains. All your golfing requirements - either for purchase or hire - are available at the golf shop.  The Club House also serves excellent food and drink.

 Outdoor Activities in North Pembrokeshire

  • In St Davids, TYF Adventure offers a wide variety of activities and just down the road at Mathry, Preseli Venture offer instruction in sea kayaking and surfing.  There is lots to choose from if you are looking for adventure!
  • Inland, explore the Preseli Mountains - wonderful views, hill walking, cycling or driving.  Visit the mysterious and beautiful Gwaun Valley - a timeless world with hanging deciduous woodlands. 

Tenby South Pembrokeshire

  • In the south of the county there is lots to see and do in Tenby at any time of the year. There are 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 Fun
  • Take a trip south to spend fulfilling family days out at any one of the excellent family attractions there. Choose from Bluestone Water Park, Oakwood theme park, Heatherton Sports Park, the Wild Welsh Zoo, multi award winning Folly Farm, Carew Karting or the Dinosaur Park.
This spacious and comfortable townhouse is a wonderful base for exploring St Davids Peninsula and the highlights of Pembrokeshire
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