Enjoy coastal holidays
close to the tiny city of St Davids in this charming converted old chapel with
a Hot Tub. St Justinians, the embarkation point for boat trips and the
Pembrokeshire Coast Path are within walking distance.
- This cosy cottage is located in the tiny coastal hamlet of St
Justinians close to the Lifeboat Station and the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and
less than 2 miles from Britain's tiniest city of St Davids
- The skillful conversion of this interesting old chapel,
built in 1864, offers open plan living space with a kitchen/dining/living room
on the ground floor.
- Upstairs the 2 bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin) both have
Velux windows giving tantalising distant views of the sea.
- The decking area at the side of the property is a great spot
to sit and relax with a glass of wine after a busy day exploring the
Pembrokeshire highlights. Enjoy distant views over St.Davids
from the large Hot Tub – what better way to get the holiday celebrations underway than a relaxing soak
with the twinkling lights of St. Davids in the distance?
- Rhosson Chapel Cottage is a great bolthole in a quiet rural area and
has all the modern day comforts to ensure a truly memorable St Davids Peninsula
About The Area
The City of St Davids (Britain’s smallest city)
- Just a mile and a half from the Chapel is the tiny city of St Davids – which is in reality a small village. There is a well-stocked supermarket, butchers, greengrocers, as well as a post office, ice cream and chocolate shop and two banks. There are galleries and also gift, clothes and outdoor gear shops - well worth a visit. Come and browse or buy - it is a delightful place to while away your holiday.
- On Thursdays on the Cross Square there is an outdoor farmers' market throughout the summer (it is held in the City Hall in the winter months) - all sorts of local produce and tasty morsels.
St Justinians – Lifeboat Stations & Voyages of Discovery Boat Trips
- Just a couple of hundred yards from the cottage is the little cove at St Justinian – site of the St Davids Lifeboat Stations, new and old, looking out across the dramatic water of Ramsey Sound.
- 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.
- A Boat trip is a must do your St.Davids holiday itinerary! Go dolphin and whale spotting too with longer trips out to Grassholm and the lighthouse! Join boat trips from the old lifeboat slip but book your tickets in St Davids at the Voyages of Discovery booking office or telephone 01437721911
St Davids Cathedral and the Bishops' Palace
- Tucked away in the valley below the town is St Davids' wonderful medieval Cathedral, dating back to 1181 - take time to enjoy the history and atmosphere of this very special place and perhaps have coffee or a meal in the new refectory.
- 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, explore the ruined halls and stairways and let your children play while they absorb the atmosphere of this site of medieval power and influence.
The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path
- Resplendent in the spring and captivating at all times of year, the St Davids Peninsula section of the Coast Path is breathtaking - the colours of the sea and sky, the bird and wildlife, the fantastic flora - all combine to make an experience which draws visitors back year after year.
St Davids Peninsula Beaches & Coastal Inlets
- Step outside your holiday cottage, cross the road and walk the path to the beach at Porthselau – a sheltered sandy beach, with rock pools and a stream which has been the stuff of perfect summer holidays for generations of small children.
- To the south the path comes to Porthlysgi beach, a little beach with no access for vehicles – so seldom busy! And on further to the little harbour inlet at Porthclais – stop for an ice cream at the little hut by the car park.
- To the north the path brings you to Whitesands Bay, a wide expanse of soft white sand popular with surfers and families and curving north towards the rocky St Davids Head. There is a well-stocked beach shop and cafe here too! Past Whitesands the path dips down to the tiny beach at Porthmelgan and Carn Llidi 'mountain' rises up behind - climb up this rugged outcrop to enjoy the magnificent view overlooking the glorious curve of Whitesands' fine golden sands.
- At TYF in the centre of St.Davids, a choice of activities awaits you. Whether you’re after a gentle introduction or mind-blowing adrenaline rush, TYF Adventure offers a range of thrilling activities from canoeing, coasteering, rock climbing, surfing and lots more. Activity days available for children and for families to enjoy.
Solva Harbour and coastal village
- To the east of St Davids is the little harbour village of Solva - a real jewel of the west Wales coast. The sheltered harbour is an ideal place to sail, canoe or walk the beach or coast path. Afterwards relax and find refreshments while you visit the individual shops and galleries, pubs and restaurants that the village offers.
Porthgain Village and harbour
- On the north coast, the village of Porthgain was once a prosperous nineteenth century industrial harbour exporting slate from quarries at Abereiddi and Porthgain itself. The village is now 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.
Golf Clubs at St Davids and Priskilly
- Within a mile of the cottage is St Davids City Golf Club, the most westerly golf course in Wales. This 9 hole course with 18 tees is playable all year round - no winter greens, no winter tees, no muddy feet - and has fabulous views overlooking Whitesands Bay, Ramsey Sound and the infamous 'Bitches' stretch of water just south of St Davids Head.
- Priskilly Forest Golf Club at Castlemorris is a family owned 9 hole course set in mature parkland with panoramic views. Beginners and families are welcome and there is a good bar, restaurant and beautiful walks for non players.
Art Galleries and craft
- West Wales is famous for its artistic community - drawn in by the clear unpolluted light, uncrowded living and inspirational surroundings, there are artists, silversmiths, potters, glass makers, carvers and furniture makers - to name only a few. As you wander the countryside, their workshops and galleries are myriad - visit and enjoy the amazing quality and variety of their work.
- Explore the whole of Pembrokeshire to discover some amazing family attractions including Dr Beynon's Bug Farm and Grub Kitchen, Castell Henllys Reconstructed Iron Age Hill Settlement, Carew Karting, Tudor Merchant's House Tenby (N.T.), Blue Lagoon Water Park, Folly Farm and Manor Wildlife Park.
Old and characterful chapel for holidays on the tip of the beautiful St Davids Peninsula. Sleeps 2.
2 Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 4. 1 Double
and 1 Twin (Please note: low height beds). Both rooms on 1st
floor with pitched roof, velux windows opening out to enjoy distant
Open Plan Lounge/Kitchen/Dining Area
Lounge 2 x 2 seater sofas, large Smart TV/DVD player,
Pine bookcase with plenty of books and DVD’s to choose from.
Kitchen modern fitted kitchen with slate floor, electric
oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge, microwave.
Dining Area Bench style seating for 4 with round
Utility Cupboard with Washer/Dryer and Freezer.
Entrance Hallway with sloping roof (take care restricted
head height), bookshelf and reading chairs and large beanbag.
Grounds Spacious Patio Decking area with large outdoor
table and chairs and large Hot Tub. (Please take care on the
decking, can be slippy at times). Unenclosed garden area.
Short breaks - Winter
WiFi - Yes
Changeover - Saturday
Towels - Yes
Parking - Yes, for 2 cars
Fuel - inclusive
Dogs - No
Travel cot - Yes
Highchair - Yes
Is there parking for at least one car within the cottage grounds? Yes
Is there a gate to open? No
If no parking within the grounds is there parking within 100m? No
Does this parking have reserved disabled spaces (min width 3.6m)? No
Are there paths? No
Are paths level and firm? No
Type of suface Gravel
Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes
Are paths at least 1.2m wide? No