BOATHOUSE COTTAGE is located in the picturesque village of Solva, with its unspoilt harbour and small accessible beach, just a ten minute walk from the cottage. Solva is found along the North Pembrokeshire coastline, between the cathedral city of St Davids and the rolling waves of Newgale beach. The village, built upon a tidal estuary, has a range of pubs and cafes serving good food, art galleries, as well as a pottery, a general store, and a post office. Solva is flanked by the stunning scenery and wildlife of the Pembrokeshire coastal path which is perfect for families to explore come rain or shine.
These two four-bedroom Pembrokeshire style cottages (PANTEG FARMHOUSE COTTAGE is next door cottage ID 6014967) have been developed on the site of the original Panteg farmhouse incorporating existing buildings and recycling old stone. They have been built with close consideration to the principles of sustainable homes and include solar panels, heat source pumps, underfloor heating, and double entry wood burning stoves. Furnished with oak floors and stair cases and using a mix of antique furniture and contemporary pieces, the cottages have been finished to a high specification as well as having their individual character.
The decor is enhanced by local, original art work: soft furnishings by Seaforth Designs, fabrics by Vanessa Arbuthnott who credits her seaside designs from ‘many happy hours combing the beaches of Pembrokeshire and throws and rugs from Melintregwynt and Solva Wollen Mill.
The properties have outside bike/surfboard stores and good parking arrangements. On the spacious ground floor, there is a contemporary, stylish kitchen and dining area with a pine dresser and a farmhouse table that seats eight comfortably. The kitchen, with granite worktops, is fitted with an electric eye-level double oven, halogen hob, microwave, dishwasher, larder style fridge-freezer and wine cooler. From the kitchen is a slate floor utility room with washing machine, dryer and access to a wet room with shower and toilet.
The lounge area has comfortable sofas and arms chairs and a flat screen TV/DVD player. There is also a music system which plays CDs, iPhone 5s and radio; the internal speakers allow for music in the lounge and/or kitchen area. Guests are welcome to borrow books and films from the well stocked shelves. There is a central double entry wood burning stove that, along with the underfloor heating, heats the lounge and the sun room.
The sun room has a table with eight chairs as an alternative for dining and provides access via the bi-folding doors to a paved and lawn area with garden furniture. The ground floor has a spaciously light feel, with areas for mealtimes, entertaining, watching TV, quiet reading or board games.
Bedrooms: Bedroom 1: King-size, bedside cabinets, chest of draws and wardrobe. En-suite shower room.
Bedroom 2: Double bed, bedside cabinets, chest of draws and en-suite shower room.
Bedroom 3: Twin beds, bedside cabinets and chest of draws.
Bedroom 4: Single bed, bedside cabinet and chest of draws.
Bathrooms: Upstairs: Toilet, wash basin, bath with shower facility.
Downstairs: Wet room, toilet, wash basin and shower.
Bed linen, towels and tea-towels are provided.
Outside of popular holiday periods short breaks may be possible.
Take advantage of a short break in 5 star accommodation. A minimum 3 night short stay may be available.
A short break for 3 nights is calculated as 30% off the weekly rental charge and 4 nights is calculated as 25% off the weekly rental charge.
Welcome hamper including a range of Pembrokeshire produce, home-made cakes logs for the wood burner included in the price.
A selection of comments that can be seen in the visitors book
Thank you both once again for the privilege of enjoying your beautiful cottage for our family Christmas. It has been wonderful and we have made many memories to savour in the future
Absolutely perfect. All the tensions of everyday life have ebbed away an dgoing home very relaxed . Thoroughly enjoyed out time in Solva nd the Boathouse is superb. Thank you.
What a stunning cottage from the furnishings, sofas and lovely tables, so much more than we could ever wish for!! We all had a fabulous relaxing weekend. We were very lucky with the weather and enjoyed sitting on the top deck with the birds and views of the hills and coast. I can’t put into words how much we enjoyed it here and were are planning our next visit already. Solva is one o fmy favourite places, white sands is worth a visit and the blue lagoon, where we watched the coasteering and seals. A massive thankyou for letting us stay here and making 5 people very happy! Thanks to you both Dolores and Frazer. PS Lovley hamper and Welsh goodies – Thank you-enjoyed very much.
What a gorgeous, well thought out attractive holiday home. We can’t fault it, and very much look forward to returning next year. A HUGE thank you!
What a fabulous holiday home . We absolutely loved Boathouse Cottage and it definitely has the ‘wow’ factor. From the impressive layout to excellent facilities provided, to the welcoming cakes and crab bucket- all lovely touches and made us feel very welcome. We are looking forward to coming again (when its warmer so we can take full advantage of the fantastic view from the fairy light deck. I thank you for the line and bucket we caught crabs and had crab races.
Wow!!! The moment we opened the door we anted to explore further. Everything – furnishing, décor, welcome touches to the highest standard. A place I could easily live, ideas I will be taking home. Millie very impressed with the en-suite, bag unpacked before anyone else could state their claim!! The children’s bookcase, games, small chair, a true family welcome. A kitchen packed with everything you could wish for. This is all before we step outside to use the decking, see the amazing views and use also the garden area for a barbecue. This is before we step outside to discover pretty Solva and its surrounding area. Who would need to go too far for too long. Many thanks.
Fabulous cottage- every thing we had hoped for and a whole lot more. So many lovely touches and luckily the weather was mixed which meant we had more time in the cottage. We loved the view from the deck and watching the Jackclaws flying home to roost at sunset. Fabulous walks, beaches and pubs nearby – thank you!
Wonderful house to stay for a week. We’ve really enjoyed our stay. We would recommend going:
1. The bay in Solva – go to lower Solva and the lime kilns and walk up the hill. You’ll see a pebbly beach.
2. Horse riding at Nolton Stables. Riding on the beach is a really good experience even for people who have never ridden before.
3. Coastering – we would recommend the company TYF in St Davids (next to Barclays bank). Sam Nun the instructor was very patient and kind and good at pushing you off the cliffs.
4. Having fun body boarding at Newgale beach- thank you Frazer and Dolores
(Alice 8 years old)
PS Kayo and got 2 badges for diving and swimming 5 metres
What a fantastic place! We have had a fantastic time. The Boathouse is an amazing place. The kitchen is as good as being at home. Loved he ornaments and art work. The welcome pack was great. And we enjoyed the sun deck! Only one rainy day! What a fab week! It was my first visit to Pembrokeshire and will certainly not be my last- if I have the chance I would love to return to Boathouse Cottage. I cannot imagine a more perfect base for a holiday in delightful Wales
Such a gorgeous house with every comfort provided – even a hamper of goodies. We have enjoyed a lovely week’s holiday in beautiful weather with plenty of walking followed by lazy evenings in the deck. Surely it never rains in West Wales? Thank you
May – June 2015
Thank you Dolores and Frazer this house is short of nothing. The welcome hamper was very thoughtful and much enjoyed. We hope to return sometime as the house is extremely comfortable and Solva forms a perfect base for seeing Pembrokeshire. I can recommend Skomer, New Haven (the Swann), North Haven (park up and watch the waves), St Brides beach (nr Marloes), Porthgain, Strumble Head (for the clouds) and Porthmelgan (walk from Whitesands) all places are dog friendly except Skomer.
We have had a wonderful time in your beautiful cottage. The décor and attention to detail is outstanding, you have thought of everything to make our stay special. The purpose of our stay was to attend a family wedding in St David’s Cathedral. A first visit to the area and were all very impressed. A big thankyou to Dolores and Frazer.
From the moment we arrived we felt extremely comfortable in an amazing home from home. The house has such a great feel and the attention to detail is superb! Thank you for the welcome hamper and toiletries and the bottle of prosecco itw want down well after a 5 hour drive! It was great to be able to cook in such a well-stocked kitchen. This is by far one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in. we love Solva, we will definitely be back.
8-15 March 2015
We had such an enjoyable and relaxing stay in Solva. The house is such a pleasure to stay in. I love all the colours and all the ‘boaty’-themed touches and it is very evident that the house has built and furnishes to a very high standard. We love cooking and it was also a pleasure to use all your beautiful utensils- nicer than at home! We also loved the ‘welcome hamper’ and toiletries – a lovely touch.
We stayed here for half term and it was a truly relaxing break in this superb and comfortable house. Thanks so much for the Pembrokeshire treats and the lovely finishing touches for Valentine ’s Day. Huge thanks.
We stayed in Panteg Farmhouse at New