About the property
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- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Newly refurbished traditional welsh farmhouse with exposed beams and original panelling. Enjoy snuggling beside a wood burning stove or sit outside on the sheltered & sunny terrace. Take a short walk along a pretty path beside a stream through a wooded valley to a sheltered cove only 5 minutes away. On the way, if your feeling adventurous, you can relive your childhood on a tree swing suitable for all ages! This valley also has the highest conservation status. Enjoy the spectacular views of the Pembrokeshire National Park or if you’re energetic bring the wet suits and go for a swim in a stunning natural diving pool in the rocks of this sheltered pebbly cove. If you prefer walking, take a leisurely walk to the beautiful city of St Davids or the pretty village of Solva along the famous Pembrokeshire Coastal Path.
Downstairs the open-plan living area includes a kitchen with dining table and a spacious sitting room with enough sofas and comfortable chairs to watch TV, sit by the fire or play family games. The room is tastefully decorated with paintings by local artists. The kitchen has a large retro American-style fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave and Rangemaster electric cooker. In the porch there is an ‘out of the way’ drying space on a traditional "lazy maid" above the central heating boiler.
Upstairs there are 2 double bedrooms with comfortable mattresses and plenty of storage space with views over the tree tops and the valley. The third bedroom has bespoke adult sized bunk beds made by a local craftsman. The bathroom has bath/shower with good pressure and unlimited hot water.
The large south facing sheltered terrace has table and chairs for eating al-fresco and enjoying the Pembrokeshire sunshine.
The guests staying the The Tree House (see other listing - if you wish to rent both properties) have a right of way through the garden to the coast path and shared parking area.
The cottage is 5 minutes drive to St Davids, Britain's smallest city, which has numerous restaurants, cafe's, activity centres including some of the best surfing in the UK and heritage sites. The village of Solva, also 5 mins drive or 20 mins walk, is considered one the prettiest harbour villages in the UK with pubs and shops for visitors as well as boating facilities. You can walk to both along the spectacular coast patch and get a regular bus back to the Pink House.
There is a bus stop on the main road at the end of the drive where you can catch the main Haverfordwest to St Davids bus as well as the Puffin Shuttle which runs in the tourist season and stops at points along the coastal path.
The owner lives in a private annex adjoining the Pink Cottage
Logs and kindling can be purchased from the owner but the first nights supply is provided for free.
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- May 16, 2018
About Elizabeth Daniels
I have been privileged to bring up my lovely family here in this beautiful valley. Now that they have flown the nest I decided to do the house up instead of downsizing! My late husband was an artist and we ran a very successful gallery here but now I am a mindfulness teacher. I am passionate about bringing mindfulness into schools for the benefit of both staff and children.
Elizabeth Daniels purchased this Farmhouse in 1980
Why Elizabeth Daniels chose Solva
I fell in love with this property because I could walk out of the door with a cup of tea in hand and stroll to the sea. I wanted to live somewhere with nothing between me and the sea. (I didn't want to have to cross a road) The children could safely roam in the valley and explore and play on the tree swing to their hearts desire.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Sliding down the Iron Age Hill fort on bums, trays, or sledges is great fun. Playing on the tree swing below the property is great fun for all ages. Coasteering in the cove and exploring the Tug Beach where there are still the remains of 3 wrecked tugs. Viewing Elephants Head coveblow-hole about which a travel writer said in the 50's that people would flock here in the future to see this natural wonder. (luckily she was wrong)
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Delightful and wholesome.
Delightful and wholesome - simple living in a very comfortable cottage. Beautifully situated for walks to the cove - Do not expect sea views from the cottage but once you have walked 5 minutes you are truly rewarded!
Solva is great for cafe/pub/ restaurant and St Davids has endless little cafes and shops. Cathedral Services and Organ recitals vvv worthwhile!!
Lovely owner who was discreet but clearly interested in guests comfort and was charming, warm and welcoming.
Nice cottage in lovely location
"We booked the cottage for a family holiday with my sister and my brother and his family (two children 3.5 and 9 years old), all of whom came over from Germany.
The property was very clean and lived up to expectations, especially with regard to its location, the valley, coastline and cove.
The downstairs rooms felt a bit darker than in the pictures but they were very practical and tastefully furnished. It was very handy to have the connected living room / kitchen as we could continue sitting at the table in the evening whilst the children were playing in the 'living room' still being able to supervise them. Being the middle of summer we never lit the stove but we are sure that it will make the place very cosy. The kitchen was generally well equipped apart from missing some more glasses and plates, which the landlady has acted upon.
The upstairs rooms were tastefully furnished and lovely, and we could easily imagine having a day ‘at home’ reading or playing games if the weather was bad. Unfortunately we didn’t use the patio much for sitting due to the weather but it was happily adopted by my niece as a treasure display area for newly found shells and for arranging glass beads.
The landlady lives on site in the annex adjoining the property but is very friendly, un-intrusive and helpful.
We had a lovely time and would recommend the property."
Coasteering is very popular here. It was invented by local activity centre TYF. http://www.tyf.com The Blue Lagoon at Aberiddi (about 15mins away) is the location of the Red Bull Diving events. You can go along there and enjoy cliff jumping too. http://www.visitpembrokeshire.com/latest-news/february-2016/red-bull-cliff-diving-returns/ St Davids Cathedral and its Bishops Palace draw people from all over the world.