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Ty Ganol

Ref: 1769
Near St Davids, Rhodiad Y Brenin (View Location on a map)
6 Guests
3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Accepts 2 Dogs
£951 7 Night Breaks From
£22.64 Average Per Person Per Night

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Entire Home To Yourself

You will be staying in this entire home with you and your loved ones.

Contactless entry

This property also has contactless entry, meaning you do not need to be physically greeted by the owner to receive the keys to enter this property.

Arrival Times

Check-in from 4:30PM and Check out by 9:30AM

Handpicked Highlights

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

  • Beautiful traditional whitewashed property in a quiet, rural location.
  • Stunning original features and modern conveniences throughout.
  • A few miles from St Davids, the smallest city in Britain, with shops, restaurants, and takeaways
  • Only a few minutes drive from the peninsula's many beaches.
  • Family-friendly property and well-behaved dogs welcome.
  • Beautiful views across moorland towards ancient cairns and superb sunsets.

Rated 4.8/5 (read reviews)
Features You'll Love

  • Coastal Area
  • Dog Friendly
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Real Fire
  • Rural Location
  • Family Friendly
  • Period Cottage
  • Detached Property
  • Short Drive To Beach

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About Ty Ganol

Ty Ganol is actually two detached buildings - one smaller and one larger - seamlessly joined by a small corridor to create a fantastic family-sized holiday cottage. Traditionally decorated, but with surprising mod cons throughout, this stunning rural property showcases the best of rural Pembrokeshire in its pastoral feel and its bucolic setting, on the old coast road between Mathry and St Davids. You're mere minutes from Whitesands, the peninsula's most prominent beach, and lining your path to the shore are the ancient cairns that have stood over this outcrop of land jutting into the Irish sea for millennia.

  • With three beautifully furnished bedrooms - two doubles and one twin - you can easily accommodate all the family and your furry friends on your week's vacation. This property has a well-proportioned mixture of character features, such as original wooden beams, a limewashed exterior, and slate floors, as well as all the modern appliances you would need for a stay away in your home from home, such as an American fridge-freezer, modern wood-burning stoves, large TV and WiFi.
  • All three bedrooms are bright and comfortable with spectacular countryside views from the traditional sash windows. The owners have sensitively decorated these restful spaces with the perfect mixture of comfort and country decor, with nods to the cottage's pastoral past melding beautifully with clean white walls to create a soft, soothing space for a great night's sleep.
  • This cottage also offers a touch of unexpected, up-to-date luxury in the two bathrooms that accompany the tranquil sleeping spaces. A sleek rolltop bath and drench shower, with a bowl hand, washbasin in the first bathroom reminiscent of a modern hotel rather than a vernacular cottage. The modern, slate-grey dowanstairs shower room in the annexe is also mid-century in feel and offers a cool space for getting the sand off after a day of adventures along the coastline.
  • A traditional shaker-style country kitchen has a large AGA for cooking and leads to a fantastic familial dining room with views out of the restored sash windows and across the countryside beyond.
  • Privacy and peace are two appealing components of this accommodation. Being so close to the popular small city of St Davids can often mean that you're negotiating with crowds, but this property is up a small country lane, giving you and your family a peaceful retreat after a day of exploring the coastline, popping into small fishing villages and perusing boutique shops and art galleries available all along the peninsula.
  • If wide-open spaces are your idea of heaven, then put the dogs on leads and get outside - the coastal path runs right by the front of the property and leads across the moor towards the fantastic cairns of Garn Lleithyr and Penberi rock. Alternatively, take advantage of the pretty little wooden summer house located at the back of the property within a small, self-contained garden.

Layout & Further Information

3 bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 6 people.

1 king bedroom is on a mezzanine of the annexe area of the house, up wooden steps above a ground floor shower room, separate open living area with sofas,  a wood-burning stove, a door out onto an outdoor patio area and a small corridor with doors to the outside that connects this annexe space with the rest of the house via the kitchen.  

In the main house, there are 2 upstairs bedrooms, the Twin bedroom suitable for two children or two adults, and 1 king bedroom simply decorated to give precedence to the glorious exposed wooden beams above. Each bedroom has a hairdryer and hot water bottles.

2.5 Bathrooms:
 Large downstairs family bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower with rainfall head, toilet, washbasin, mirror, and radiator in the main house. There is an additional WC upstairs sitting neatly at the top of the stairs between the two bedrooms with a marble-topped vanity basin and heated towel rail. 1 downstairs shower room with shower cubicle, toilet, washbasin, heated towel rail, and mirror in the annexe.

The kitchen leads from the annexe and is modern a sleek with white granite-style worktops running along the galley towards the inglenook which hosts an impressive aga dual fuel range cooker, small oven, convection hob, dishwasher, microwave oven combo and washing machine. A 1.5 bowl inset sink and wine cooler sit within this space, and on the other side of the room, a separate fridge and small freezer and a small table and bench chairs to seat 4 allow some breakfast space.

A door leads to the beautiful dining room with a large antique dining table and six chairs, as well as a highchair. This room also has its own modern wood-burning stove and is the perfect space for hearty dinners.

This room leads to the large bathroom with a roll-top bath, WC, washbasin, large drencher shower, and heated towel rail.

Towards the front of the building, the room gives way to the entrance hall, with a door leading outside to the front of the property, and a door leading into the lounge space. The exposed stone wall is a nod to the workmanship of this old cottage, but the modern log burner set into the fireplace gives light and warmth, with luxurious sofas and chairs to lounge on whilst watching some TV after a busy day outdoors.

Back in the entrance hall, the winding staircase leads up to the twin room with two single beds and ample light and exceptional countryside views.

The outdoor space is extensive - the front of the property has a small walled entranceway with native flowers. At the side of the property, accessed from the semi-detached annexe and hallway, is the patio area, perfect for al fresco lunches or morning coffee in the sea air. To the rear of the property is a small sunroom with seating and a small enclosed garden, suitable for children and pets.
 

Additional Information:

Short breaks - Yes, short breaks available excluding school holidays
Dogs
- Yes, 2 welcome free of charge
Changeover Day
- Friday
Towels
- Yes
Bedlinen
- Yes
Cot
-No
Highchair
- Yes available on request
Fuel
- Oil central hearing is included, log burners with a starter pack of logs
Parking
- Yes, private parking for 2 cars

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, certain facilities at some of our properties may not be deliverable. This may include - but is not limited to - swimming pools, hot tubs, and some shared communal areas. If you have a specific enquiry, please contact us by email here. Thank you for your understanding.

Reviews & Comments
Visitors Rate This Property 4.8/5

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Margaret Vickery Verified Guest
23rd July 2022

Tessa Rose Verified Guest
24th June 2022

The cottage was beautifully presented and had pretty much everything we needed (just a shame we couldn't find out in advance what was being provided). The location was great, out of the bustle of St Davids, really quiet and we walked from the door to the coast. Ideally it could do with a few more serving spoons. Dan Davies the house contact was particularly unhelpful, (verging on rude) he didn't reply to two texts that we sent him. One text was asking for information on house contents, the other was informing him that the hinge on the integrated door on the front of the washing machine had broken, we removed the door, and found the replacement part number for him.

Verified Guest
21st June 2022

Lovely cottage. Very nicely presented and great location. Fully equipment kitchen made cooking in a breeze.

Verified Guest
26th April 2022

Sarah Morison Verified Guest
2nd November 2021

Super comfy, beautifully furnished and very cosy. This is a great location from which to explore the nearby beaches and St Davids. The lovely in house guide book had a wealth of great recommendations and there were so many thoughtful touches with games for wet weather and log burners in every room!

Guestbook Comments

If you've ever visited a holiday cottage before, you most likely have seen a guestbook in the property for guests to leave a review for others when they arrive. Each of the following comments was lovingly left by people just like you in the guestbook left at Ty Ganol.

Alison, Declan, Noah, Erin & Molly the dog
6th August 2021

What a fantastic time we've had at Ty Ganol. The house and the location were just perfect. W\e've enjoyed coastal walks, coasteering, surfing lessons and trips out to explore the local area - towns, beaches, harbours etc. The house is just beautiful. Please, please can you come and design ours - you have impeccable taste!! I've made note of all your designers/artists from your welcome book.The facilities were excellent - a really well-equipped kitchen which makes a nice change from other properties we've stayed at. Thank you for providing such a warm, cosy and relaxing home for our stay. We'll miss this place.

Sarah and George, London
7th July 2021

Thank you for a wonderful base to explore Pembrokeshire for the first time. We have enjoyed all seasons with cosy evenings by the fire and some sunny moments in the garden! A huge bonus being able to walk to the coastal path from the front door and so lovely to be staying somewhere that quickly felt like home.

Rachel, Simon, Ollie and Waffle - Hampshire
2nd July 2021

Wow! what a stunning home. Alannah, you have incredible taste. All week I've been noticing different features in each room- from the art to the baskets in the bathroom, tho the high chair in the dining room, to the seashells on the window sill. You have captured so beautifully the original character of the house and we love how you have furnished the home with as many Welsh products as possible. We have been so related here and it's not often that we can say we have enjoyed spending as much time in our rented accommodation as exploring outside the some. The house is so well kitted out, and we loved dining outside (weather permitting)( with the beautiful lighting. So so peaceful and incredible views! The house is so well located - so easy to nip into St Davids and park in the Nisa cr park, and only 5 mins to the stunning Whitesands beach, 10 mins to Caerfai and Porthclais...We usually go to Cornwall or Devon but have really enjoyed the empty roads and not too crowded beaches, restaurants and towns/sightseeing spots here. Your gorgeous guidebook has been extremely helpful and we've managed to explore most places (considering we have a 3-month-old - who has been 'slung' around everywhere!). We adored Caerfai for an evening stroll, and Whitesands for a good lounge on the beach, And we managed a few segments of the coastal paths. And Waffle, our cocker puppy, has been in no element! Eating out - we loved 'Grain', fish 'n' chips at Porthgain and had a very good steak at St David's Gin and Kitchen. Thank you for providing such a beautiful home! We will return.

Alan and Trish, Bristol and Peter Nadia, George and Katherine - London
25th June 2021

Thank you to the Speed family for the use of your beautiful cottage. We loved all your artwork and were inspired to follow your lead and bought work from a local artist David Dixon. We were a group of six and the four thirty-year-olds amongst us loved the coasteering with Pete at The Real Adventure Company just along the road. The St Davids City Gold just near Whitesands Bay was great with fabulous views over the bay. With all the wonderful walks and activities, everyone was very happy.

The Sheldon and Glynn Families
18th June 2021

We have really enjoyed our stay here! Such a beautiful cottage and perfect setting - a real home from home. We will never tire of the views and the peace and quiet, the cows next door are rather special too. It has been fantastic to get out onto the coastal path from here and hike to Carn Llidi, followed by a walk into St Davids and back for an evening meal. A very special highlight was doing the family boat trip and seeing 3 dolphins swimming by the boat. Lovely beach days in the sun had at Whitesands, Broadhaven, Bosherston and Solva. Once day of mist and cool weather during which we mooched around Porthgain and the Sloop Inn. Lots of time meandering around St Davids too! Already planning the next trip! P.S. The cottage has been finished beautifully- the finishing touches and local crafts and products make it extra special. It is so well equipped and the toys/activities were a real bonus for our little one and Grandparents!

About the Area

If you would like more information on the local area, please call us on 01348 837871 to speak to one of our friendly team.

This property is set in a quiet location down a small country lane, perfect for peaceful stays in nature. Ty Ganol is located right beside the Dowrog Common, a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the upper reaches of the River Alun, and is the perfect spot for nature lovers - bird lovers will enjoy seeing the birds of prey circling above, while moorhens and Warblers pop up among the reeds. The area has been known to have families of otters travelling down the river for a little day trip, and there have been sightings of water shrews.

Whitesands beach is only a few minutes drive from your accommodation and is one of the most popular beaches in North Pembrokeshire. With excellent access to the beach, parking alongside the shore, a cafe, an ice cream stand, lifeguards and surf equipment for hire, as well as disabled access and benches all around, this stunning stretch of sand is perfect for all the family. A beautiful clifftop walk gives a better view of the beach and leads on to nearby Porthllisky beach and on to St Davids head where you have incredible views of Ramsey Island and St Bride's Bay.

If hiking is more your thing, then there are several footpaths leading from your front door, spidering out across this diverse peninsula. Take routes through farmland and across moors and marshes, or head out onto the famous coast path that draws thousands of walkers here every year. For the best views around, head to Garn Llidy, high above Whitesands beach, with panoramic views of the peninsula from the WW2 outpost just before the peak. Otherwise, a fantastic walk is about 20 minutes north, from Garn Fawr, looking down over Strumble Head lighthouse below. Or travel inland to the mystical Preseli Hills, home to the ancient bluestone used to create Stonehenge.

Take a trip to St Davids, Britain's smallest city, and marvel at the exquisite cathedral set in the valley below what was formerly the village of Menevia before the cathedral's creation turned these cobbled streets into a mini-city. Learn about Wales' Patron Saint, David, and his mother Non, whose chapel sits a mile to the north of the city on the cliff's edge. St Davids is well-known for its boutique shops and a beautiful square with gardens and a large Celtic cross, as well as being the hub for upmarket eateries, delicatessens, and takeaway restaurants.

The tiny hamlet of Abereiddy is home to The Blue Lagoon, thus named due to the turquoise colour of the water within this sunken mine shaft. Abandoned in the early 20th century, the wall was blasted to let in the wild western sea, and the minerals left exposed in the mine's walls create a blue hue. This calm pool is popular for cold-water swimming and for coasteering, a mixture of diving and cliff scrambling, and you can contact many coasteering companies locally to try this here yourselves.

Further around the peninsula are several small fishing villages, the most notable of which is Solva. Dotted with colourful fisherman's cottages, and with the faint whisper of smuggler's tales about the steep streets, Soval harbour is the perfect place for a walk to see the bobbing boats, take the kids crabbing, or for a crab sandwich for lunch.

If you're looking for a day out to entertain the children, then you have several nearby to take advantage of - St Davids Escape Rooms is in the small hamlet of Tretio, a short walk from your cottage. How about a totally different experience? The Bug Farm is dedicated to all things bugs, including petting some bugs, learning about the history of bugs in the museum, and even eating them in Grub Cafe - cricket cookies, anyone?

Learn about the history of Pembrokeshire's Welsh heritage by taking a trip over the Landsker line and going down South to the historic towns of Tenby and Saundersfoot, which are known as 'Little England Beyond Wales' due to their British seaside town feel drawing visitors from away year upon year. This area of Pembrokeshire feels distinctly different, and that's because of the war between invaders and the native Welsh, which created a cultural and linguistic barrier right through the middle of the county. You can still visit some of the frontier castles today at Wiston, Narberth and Roch.

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Living room in Ty Ganol holiday cottage near St Davids
Mezzanine king bedroom in annexe at Ty Ganol
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