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Character Cottage near St David's. Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

Saint David's, Pembrokeshire, UK
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

Tilley's Cottage, Llanrhian. St David's, Pembrokeshire.Wales - Peaceful rural location. 5 miles from St David's. Near to coast path and beaches.

Our delightfully refurbished Welsh stone cart shed, Tilley's Cottage, provides very comfortable accommodation to the visit wales Four Star standard. Set in a peaceful rural location, the Cottage enjoys stunning sea & countryside views and spectacular sunsets. There are breathtaking countryside and coastal walks on your doorstep, as well as quick and easy access to two beautiful beaches. The area around Tilley's Cottage is a stunning mix of countryside and coastline. Access to the coast path is a mile away. The coastal walkers' bus service (from right outside the cottage gate) can be used to get to a start point and walk back without you having to use your car. There are two good pubs within half an hours walk from the cottage - The Sloop at Porthgain and The Ship Inn at Trefin. Porthgain is a pretty harbour village - once a thriving industrial area, it now has two interesting art galleries and an award-winning restaurant (as well as the pub). Two miles from Tilley's is Abereiddy beach - with toilet facilities, free parking and a refreshments van selling locally produced food (open Easter to October half term). Right next to Abereiddy is the famous 'blue lagoon' where the Red Bull British Cliff Diving Championships were held in 2012, 2013 & 2016. St Davids with its magnificent cathedral, tourist information centre and a range of good quality cafes, pubs and restaurants is a fifteen minute drive away. Whitesands beach near St David's and Newgale beach are also popular choices for visitors - these have all facilities and are both great for surfing.


Ruth Woodage

Member Since 2014
Response time:
within a few days
english, Welsh
Calendar last updated:
Apr 12, 2018
About Ruth Woodage

When we moved here from the New Forest, the cottage had already been renovated and was being run as a holiday let. We were very pleased that this beautiful holiday cottage was part of our property and over the years we have gradually made various changes and improvements to make it more of a home from home. It is regularly used by friends and family who enjoy visiting the area, as well as providing tourist accommodation.

Ruth Woodage purchased this Cottage in 2006

Why Ruth Woodage chose Llanrhian

We loved the wild nature of the North Pembrokeshire coast. It feels remote here - yet after a few minutes in the car you can be at a pub, restaurant, cafe or gallery. The choice of walks is amazing - coastal, countryside or woodland - they are all on the doorstep!

What makes this Cottage unique

Tilley's Cottage has loads of character, with the thick stone walls keeping it cool in summer and cosy in winter; and whatever time of year you stay, if it's clear enough for a sunset - you won't miss it!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double, Vanity table; large built-in wardrobe; sea views
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib, Vanity table; large fitted wardrobe; space for a cot
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, Bunk beds; fitted wardrobe; vanity table
      • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a double bed, large fitted wardrobe, vanity table. Lovely sea views. Bedroom 2 has twin beds, large fitted wardrobe, vanity table. Bedroom 3 has full size bunk beds, fitted wardrobe, vanity table. All beds have feather & down duvets & comfy mattresses.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower
      • Family bathroom with full suite (including excellent shower in extra large cubicle), loads of hot water and 2 heated towel rails. Toilet rolls & liquid hand soap supplied.

      Location Type

        • Near The Ocean
        • Ocean View
        • Rural


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Oil fired boiler heats bathroom & lounge. Fully controllable electric radiators in the bedrooms. Woodburner in lounge - logs supplied free.
                    • Internet
                      Free WiFi
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      All bed linen is supplied. Bathroom towels £4 per person on request. Teatowels in the kitchen.
                    • Living Room
                      The lounge-diner has vaulted beamed ceilings, stone walls & slate floor. The stone arch which was once the door to the cart shed now houses bookshelves full of leaflets, local history & walking guides. Woodburner, TV (freeview), DVD's, WiFi. Sea views.
                    • Parking
                      Off road parking space for two vehicles in front of the cottage.
                    • Washing Machine
                      In lean-to stable.
                    • Wood Stove
                      In lounge. Logs supplied free.
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                          In lean-to stable.
                        • Kitchen
                          Double oven, electric hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge. Kicthen cloths and brush. Teatowels, oven glove, kitchen roll, basic herbs & spices, cling film & foil.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          Double electric, with one conventional and one fan-assisted.
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          Electric ceramic hob.
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                  Well stocked local history, wildlife & walking bookshelves in the lounge. Also plenty of childrens books in the bunk room.
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Boardgames and jigsaws in the bunk room cupboard.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Sky Freeview box
                                • Television
                                  Colour. Remote control.
                                • Video Library
                                  Some films and CDs on the shelves in the lounge.


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Private west facing deck area with eight seater picnic table
                                    • Golf
                                      St David's - coastal course, 9 holes - 5 miles Priskilly - countryside, 9 holes- 7 miles Haverfordwest - countryside, 18 holes - 18 miles Newport - coastal course, 18 holes - 15 miles
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      The garden is enclosed by traditional Pembrokeshire hedge banks and has a private west facing deck area with an eight seater picnic table.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Portable. Stored in lean-to stable.


                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • bay/sound
                                            • churches
                                            • museums
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • beachcombing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming


                                                            • I normally check emails during the evening so if you are in a hurry to arrange a booking it is best to phone the landline number. If no reply, please leave a message and try the mobile number. Mobile phone signal is patchy so it's best to use WiFi to message. We live on site we are happy to make meal reservations for you if needed and to let you use our phone line if you're stuck. Well behaved dogs are welcome - but please do not allow them on the furniture. There's parking space for two cars and the gate can be shut to make sure children and animals stay safe. Heating and hot water are supplied via an oil-fired boiler and there are fully controllable electric heaters in the bedrooms. The first £15 of electricity is provided and is normally plenty for a week (if you need to top up there is a £1 coin meter). Logs are provided free of charge. To the side of the cottage is a lawned garden bordered by traditional pembrokeshire hedge banks. There is also a private deck area with picnic table which allows you uninterrupted views of the surrounding coastal and countryside - perfect for enjoying sunsets! The lean-to stable houses a freezer, washing machine, portable BBQ, extra logs & kindling wood. All bed linen is included. Bring your own towels (or I can provide them for £4 per person if you let me know in advance).

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              13 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Cottage lovely and cozy. Ruth fantastic - couldn't have been more accomodating.

                                                              Steve M.

                                                              Cottage was everything we hoped - cozy and relaxing but not lacking any creature comforts. Indeed shower amazing and plenty of piping hot water for relaxing soak. Ruth very helpful -immediately got a throw for sofa as our dogs like to snuggle up! Bed lovely with wonderful duvet ensured great nights sleep.

                                                              Walked dogs for several hours on Whitesands bay (wonderful) so they had a great time also.

                                                              Will definitely be coming again - cottage perfect and so much to see and do in this beautiful part of Wales.

                                                              Steve & Marian

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Many thanks for your review - and so glad that you had a relaxing break. Hope to see you again sometime in the future.

                                                              Clean, cosy and comfortable

                                                              Sharon R.

                                                              Had a lovely long weekend break. Cottage is well equipped with everything we could have hoped for. Very clean, cosy and comfortable. We'll located for walking and trips out. Thank you Ruth for your hospitality.

                                                              Perfect location, beautiful views, and super cozy!

                                                              Emily A.

                                                              We wanted to hike the coastal path between Aberiddy and Porthgain, and Tilley's Cottage was a perfect base for our exploits. I was expecting just a peekaboo view of the ocean but was pleasantly surprised by just how much of it was on view right outside the door. The kitchen is wee but well stocked and outfitted, and the wood fireplace made everything extra cozy. We enjoyed a delightful couple of days here, I only wish we could've stayed longer!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks very much for your review. Very glad that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage!

                                                              Lovely cottage, in beautiful surroundings.

                                                              nicola t.

                                                              Myself, husband, two children and dog had a lovely weekend break. The cottage is clean and well equipped. The surrounding area is truly beautiful. Thanks for the wine and welsh cakes 😀 any last minute cancellations or weekend breaks keep us in mind. We would love to return.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              So glad that you and your family enjoyed your break.

                                                              Many thanks for your review - and hope to see you again sometime in the future.

                                                              Quaint lovely cottage

                                                              Liz W.

                                                              The cottage was well appointed, clean and had a big garden. A wood burning stove added ambience. The owner was lovely and was nearby if required. The cottage was within walking distance of a few pubs and restaurants and also close to the costal path for some lovely walks. A 10 minute drive to St Davids and the wonderful cathedral. We had a great time.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Many thanks for taking the time to write a review - it's much appreciated. Very glad that you enjoyed your break.


                                                              Dawn J.

                                                              Lovely view, cottage is well thought out and has everything you need

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Many thanks. Very glad that you enjoyed your stay.


                                                              Saint David's, Pembrokeshire, UK

                                                              Coast/Beach: 3 minutes drive/25 minute walk to Porthgain. Free parking, Fish & Chip bistro, Sloop Inn pub, galleries. 5 minutes drive to Abereiddy beach. Free parking, toilets, snack van (peak season). Close to Blue Lagoon quarry where the Red Bull Cliff Diving Championshpis were held. 10 minutes drive to Whitesands beach (near St David's). Pay to park February to end October. Good café. Surf lessons. No dogs in summer. 15 minutes drive to Newgale beach. Pay to park. Good café, pub, surf hire & shop. Dog free zone. Travel: Use of car recommended. Nearest airport - Cardiff. Nearest railway station - Goodwick Cottage is on Stumble Shuttle bus route 404 for walkers, and Richards Bros bus route 413 St David's - Fishguard Distances: Porthgain - 1 mile St David's - 5 miles Nearest shop - Square & Compass - 2 miles Further Details: The nearest shop at the Square & Compass filling station is open from 7am to 9pm every day and supplies a good range of groceries, fresh fruit & veg, freshly baked bread, beers & wines, newspapers & magazines. There is also a 'free to use' cashpoint located here.


                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Check in time 4pm Check out time 10am Changeover Day: Friday changeover for weekly lets. Can be flexible apart from summer break. Weekly lets July & August. Short breaks available September - June Notes on prices: Prices include all bed linen, heating, and logs for the woodburner Prices include £15 towards electricity (normally more than enough for a week) Prices do not include towels which can be supplied for £4 per person

                                                              13 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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