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Coastal Cottages - Amazing Sea Views - The Roost

Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only



The Roost

On the ground floor the traditionally converted barn boasts a kitchen/diner & bathroom with shower, where there is underfloor heating, dining table & chairs and a settee, electric fan oven, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave & fridge & freezer. Upstairs there are 2 bedrooms, one with a king size bed & the other a twin with single beds. In addition there is a lounge with a wood burning stove, TV with Free View, settee and chairs, DVD & a large scenic window.


There is a small patio area housing outdoor table & chairs and a BBQ.

A few steps further up the hill is one of the most romantic spots in Pembrokeshire - a small seated area with views straight across to Ramsey island and the sea - your own personal bit of heaven.

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About the property


Lower Porthmawr sits majestically above the internationally acclaimed Whitesands beach in the heart of the Pembrokeshire National Park. The views from the cottage are directly across the Irish Sea towards Ramsey Island and are truly spectacular. The cottage has been sympathetically renovated in the traditional Pembrokeshire style and following it's completion won the master builders national award. It is only a short walk to the Pembrokeshire coastal path and a 5 minute drive to the cathedral city of St Davids. Whitesands Roost is a barn conversion, and is on the same site as Lower Porthmawr. It sleeps 4 and boasts 2 private areas for viewing the coastline and Ramsey Island.

Property Manager
Debbie Henchoz
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2017

About Debbie Henchoz

I own both Lower Porthmawr and the Roost in Pembrokeshire which offer amazing coastal scenery and walking, relaxation and serenity, plus many adventure sports.

Please explore the site and choose which you would prefer

I look forward to hearing from you


Debbie Henchoz purchased this barn in 1999

Why Debbie Henchoz chose St. Brides Bay. St Davids & The West Coast

The cottages are situated in one of the most amazing locations. They are in South Wales, 1 mile from St Davids, the smallest city in Wales, which has a beautiful cathedral and an assortment of restaurants, cafes and craft shops. However, the highlight of the location is that the cottages sit high on a hill looking directly over the Irish sea and across to Ramsey Island. The whole area, which includes the Pembrokeshire Coastal path - 180 miles - is a national park and therefore pristine. Whitesands Beach, beautiful in it's own right but also delightful for families with it's many rock pools, is also a haven for surfers and swimmers. The coast is home to many seals and the nearby Ramsey Sound hosts porpoise and an abundance of sea life.

What makes this barn unique

The cottages are only a 5 minute walk from Whitesands Beach and the coastal path and only a 15 minute walk to an isolated beach inaccessible by car. The views from the coastal path are incredible, whichever direction you walk in. The cottages have a variety of maps and guide books to help you find your way around. We do take dogs on request and the surrounding area is ideal for them. When guests have discovered Lower Porthmawr and The Roost, they return time and time again. Try it for yourself and you will see why.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Please visit website

Changeover Day:
Saturday except for short breaks


Saint David's Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , An extra mattress can be provided for a 5th person
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Both properties comfortably sleep 4, however can accommodate up to 5. Outside: Lower Porthmawr has a large garden and direct sea view. The Roost has its own private patio and viewpoint. The properties are about 15m apart. (see descriptions for more details)


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

The Roost
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews

An everything-just-so cottage in a very special location

  • 4 of 5

The Roost came up to our every expectation and more, and was just-so in terms of equipment, furnishings, and all other comforts.

The location is just so interesting, with Whitesands Bay, St David's Headland and so much coastal path so directly walkable within minutes from the Roost.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

I stayed with my husband, three small boys and dog. We all loved the feature-filled property and had a great time at the nearby beach. The walk along the coastal path was fantastic.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and I'm very pleased that you enjoyed your holiday, I hope to see you again Debbie
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A lovely , cosy cottage . Really well equipped with everything you will need .

  • 5 of 5

Set above Whitesands Beach there are lovely outlooks and sea glimpses from the huge panoramic upstairs window . A wood burning stove really adds value especially when it's cold . Beds are comfortable, one downstairs bathroom with good shower .

The area is amazing with lovely scenary and St Davids is a great little place .

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a lovely review of The Roost and so pleased that you enjoyed both the scenery, the surrounding area and of course the Roost. Debbie
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Amazing and comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

Loved it. 'The Roost' is so welcoming and comfortable. Amazing views, great walks on your doorstep, boat rides just a short car journey away. Debbie was fantastic when booking. Can't wait to visit again next year. So pleased I picked this one.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a very positive review and I look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future Yours Debbie
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The Roost is an interesting barn conversion set high on a hillside above White sands bay.

  • 4 of 5

The Roost is very warm, comfortable and well equipped. It provides a very good base for exploring the Pembroke coastal path and Whitesands bay is just a short walk.

Nearby St David's is an interesting little city with a good selection of small, quality food shops. We only ate out at The Bishops which provides decent quality pub food.

The Cathedral and Bishop's Palace are gems.

My only criticism regarding the property concerns the ceiling height in the double bedroom. I am not particularly tall but I could only move around by constantly crouching.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a very informative review, it will help other guests enjoy the surrounding area. I look forward to welcoming you back and apologies regarding the low ceiling on the outskirts of the bedroom, the planners were not too happy to lift the ceiling any further. However, if you decide to return Lower Porthmawr has higher ceilings. Yours Debbie
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Lovely quirky cottage fantastic location,idyllic

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Roost, out of the way from the noise and bustle but close enough for all amenities, short walk to a great family friendly beach but also close to the coastal path for longer walks straight from the door

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
116 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
St Davids
Nearest Ferry
16 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
36 Miles
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Nearest Motorway
45 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
St Davids
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Car: recommended


Whitesands beach 5 minute walk/ 1 minute drive - Beautiful sandy beach with rock pools plus cafe and lifeguard facility. Superb surfing and swimming.

Porthmelgan Beach 10 minute walk - no access by car therefore very secluded.

Solva Harbour 15 minute drive

Pembrokeshire Coastal path 10 minute walk


Nearest Airport - Cardiff 2 Hours drive

Nearest Train Station - Haverfordwest 45 minutes drive

Nearest Port - Fishguard 45 minutes


St Davids - 10 minutes drive

Haverfordwest - 45 minutes

Newgale International surfing beach - 25 minutes

Further Details:

Variety of excellent restaurants, cafes and delis.


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