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Tree House, 5 min from sea, easy walk through wooded NT valley to safe cove.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Tree House/Chalet in Nine Wells, Solva, Pembrokeshire, Wales - Peaceful Location, 5 Minutes Walk To The Sea And Safe Cove To Swim In

The Tree House, as its name implies, is built amongst the treetops. A gnarled apple tree branch burrows its way into the external steps and hawthorn flanks the south side. Set behind the owner's house in her own grounds, steep wooden steps lead into this unique property. The light and tranquil lounge has French doors opening onto a decked sitting area, with hammock, perfect for bird watching. Simple, yet comfortable furnishings compliment the exposed wooden floor boards and calming but cosy atmosphere - in fact this was the studio of acclaimed artist Peter Daniels. A short walk through a wooded valley owned by the National Trust, which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation, following a pretty stream with a pond leads to a quiet and sheltered cove, perfect for swimming, coasteering or fishing. Located between Solva and Cerfai beach this is a perfect setting for that simple retreat with or without children!

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More Details

Owner
Elizabeth Daniels
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

About Elizabeth Daniels

Elizabeth and her family moved here 30 yrs ago, working and bringing up her family in such idyllic surroundings have been a privilege we never take for granted. Its lovely to be able to share it with others who come on holiday here.

I am now a mindfulness teacher and also teach children in the surrounding schools a wonderful course called .b.

Elizabeth Daniels purchased this chalet in 1980

Why Elizabeth Daniels chose St. Brides Bay. St Davids & The West Coast

My husband was a painter and we ran a gallery from our home, my husbands studio was what is now The Tree House.

What sold the property to us was that we could just walk out of our house with a cup of coffee in hand and walk out into such beauty. My husband painted this valley over and over again.

What makes this chalet unique

The Tree House is located in a valley that is designated an SSSI (site of special scientific interest) as well as being a SAC (special area of conservation)

Porth Y Rhaw cove sheltered and safe to swim in. Site of discovery of largest trilobite and best example of a coastal Iron Age fort. (great for grass sliding) http://www.pemcoastphotos.com/_photo_3099950.html

Enjoy swimming and diving and jumping in natural deep rock pool.

Discover Elephants Head cove.

The entire headland just to the north of and next to Porth y Rhaw is shaped like the head of an elephant complete with a trunk of rocks weaving out into the ocean. The mouth is a natural arch through the headland which if the tide is right and there is a reasonable swell creates a blow hole that spews a fountain of water from its opening. It was compared to Wookey Hole in Somerset by a travel writer in the 50’s. She said people would flock to it in the future…… still a well kept secret.

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/the-holy-wells-of-wales-2154864

http://www.dyfedarchaeology.org.uk/projects/holywells.pdf

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Guestbook comments from the owner

“My husband and I could not have asked for a better location. We loved being just steps away from the coast and the coastal trail. We loved the location relative to Solva where we walked along the coast to and from dinner a few nights. The hand drawn map Elizabeth made is pretty handy too; we spent plenty of time exploring the immediate coastline near the house. The house itself is cute, plenty for the two of us for a week. Others have commented that the house needed some updates, but that didn't bother us. We simply thought the house had character. This is definitely a lovely spot if you are looking to get away and enjoy the outdoors. ”
Apr 2017
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Amenities

Saint David's Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom with shower, washbasin and wc.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with adult sized bunks.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Outside: There is a private decking area, perched in the tree tops on one side and open to a field on the other. Access to the property is through the garden of the main property where any children are very welcome to play. Also an amazing tree swing over the valley which is of course at your own risk. Adults and children alike love this. Utility Room: Washing machine/ dryer

Reviews

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Tree House, 5 min from sea, easy walk through wooded NT valley to safe cove.
average rating of 3.375 based on 17 reviews
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Lovely, relaxing place to stay.

  • 4 of 5

Would definitely return again.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Tired and shabby. Booked for 3 nights stayed for 1

  • 1 of 5

Disappointing stay. Sofas very tired and uncomfortable. No towels provided. Such a shame as location is beautiful.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Idyllic peaceful retreat close to the sea

  • 5 of 5

My husband and our 16 month old son just had the most perfect 3 night beak at this wonderful location. The tree house is a rustic warm and cosy chalet located at the bottom of the owner's garden. It is a 5 minute walk from the sea and the picturesque Pembrokeshire coastal path. It is a perfect base from which to explore by car or on foot. The house is basic but well equipped and our son had a great time romping around both inside and out. Elizabeth was a warm welcoming host and I would highly recommend this wonderful place.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

It is a lovely location. Great for kids. Elizabeth was very welcoming

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Rustic charm

  • 5 of 5

The Tree House is a special place and Elizabeth is a wonderful host. Location wise the property has it all, close to sea, beach, towns, countryside. The setting is idyllic with a beautiful meadow at the back of the property with sea views and only a short 10 minute stroll to a safe cove and headland walk. The accommodation itself is basic but comfortable providing all you need for anything up to a couple of weeks' holiday. Elizabeth was very warm and accommodating, even dog sitting for us while we visited Skomer. We could not have asked for more from either accommodation or host. We shall be back. Thank you Elizabeth!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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A second peaceful and relaxing holiday.

  • 3 of 5

We have just returned from a second peaceful and relaxing holiday in The Tree House. The area is wonderful - a short walk through beautiful countryside to the coastal path and the breathtaking coast.

The house is simply but comfortably furnished and the kitchen well equipped.

The heating system is excellent and there is always instant hot water.

Clear and concise information regarding the "quirks" of the house are provided together with useful maps of walks in the area.

The owner, Elizabeth, is very approachable, friendly and accommodating.

We hope to return again for a 3rd stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Cardiff
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Solva
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Fishguard
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
St Davids
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Haverfordwest
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
M4
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Solva Cambrian
Nearest Beach
750 Metres
Porth y Rhau
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

A 5 minute walk to a lovely, sheltered cove with pebble beach, safe for swimming. with waterfall, natural swimming pool about 15 feet deep and diving platforms in rocks. One headland is an Iron Age fort and a nearby headland called Elephants Head has a natural blow hole like Wookey Hole - a travel writer wrote.

Clean sandy beaches abound in the vicinity.

Travel:

Even though the buses stop at Nine Wells, it is recommended to have a car. Parking: 1 car only but extra cars can be safely parked in the NT car park at the beginning of our drive.

Distances:

Solva, a coastal village with all amenities is 3 minutes by car and a 20minute walk over the fields or longer along the coast.

St Davids is 5 minutes by car, or a 40 minute walk along the coast.

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Rates & Availability

Saint David's Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Main summer holiday
Jul 23 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$984
 
 
Summer Bank Holiday week
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$131
$787
 
 
Early autumn
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
$105
$630
 
 
Autumn half term
Oct 28 2017 - Nov 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$111
$675
 
 
Late Autumn
Nov 5 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$92
$551
 
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
2 night minimum stay
$118
$708
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$105
$426
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $13.12
Cleaning $45.91

Changeover Day:
Preffered changeover day is Saturday but happy to be flexible off season

Notes on prices:
Short breaks available out of season and up to 20% off full price for couples. Please inquire for availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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