Bwthyn Clyd luxury holiday cottage, St Davids is located in the centre of the smallest city in Britain. This is however a city centre location unlike any other. Across the road from the holiday cottage, St Davids' famous 12th century Cathedral and ruined Bishops Palace take pride of place. It was reported that two pilgrimages to St Davids equalled one to Rome, and three pilgrimages equalled one to Jerusalem. These days St Davids has many restaurants, cafes, pubs and shops and is a beautiful and unique city surrounded by some of the finest coastline in Europe.
The city of St Davids lies next to the River Alun and is located on the St David's peninsula. Granted city status by Queen Elizabeth II because of the presence of the cathedral, St Davids is in reality a small beautiful village. Situated within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, St Davids is renowned for its beauty and abundance of wildlife.
Whitesands Bay, one of the many beautiful beaches in the area, carries the prestigious European Blue Flag Award. St Davids Cathedral has been the dominant presence since the 12th century and was a popular pilgrimage destination throughout the Middle Ages and indeed remains so to this day attracting thousands of visitors every year. Adjacent to the cathedral stand the magnificent ruins of the medieval Bishops Palace. The city of St Davids has a great deal to offer visitor. Many people have fallen to the charm of St Davids including current New Zealand rugby Coach Graham Henry who lists St Davids as his favourite place in the World.
Solva lies only a few miles to the East and is known as the jewel of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, and is situated on the beautiful West Wales coast. An ideal location for walking, sailing, fishing or simply relaxing amongst the shops, galleries and restaurants set in beautiful scenery. It lies on a deep ravine at the mouth of the River Solva, consisting of a long street ending at the small harbour. You will find several local pubs providing great food and atmosphere, there is also a local shop that includes a post office, news agent and many holiday items such as fishing tackle and beach items. From Solva harbour you can take a boat trip to view the local wildlife or even a fishing trip to catch some fresh fish for a nice BBQ. Quay jumping is a favourite past time of local children, as is crab fishing. Sailboat and water activity courses can also be booked from the quay.
Ramsey Island is also well worth a visit during your stay at Bwthyn Clyd holiday cottage, St Davids, Pembrokeshire. It is a dramatic off-shore island, a mile off Pembrokeshire’s coast. The island covers approx 600 acres and features 400ft high cliffs, which teem with breeding seabirds and is now owned Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Ramsey Island is accessible by a regular boat service from St Justinian’s, which crosses the spectacular Ramsey sound, with its infamous and treacherous reef, known as the Bitches. The island is home to several thousand seabirds in the season, including razor-bills, kittiwakes, fulmers, chough, guilliemot, raven, peregrine and puffin. The caves s and beaches around Ramsey are breeding grounds for the largest concentration of grey seals who give birth to over 400 white coated pups during the Autumn.
Whitesands - The blue-flagged Whitesands Bay is a popular family beach because of its safe swimming and clean white sand. It is also regarded as one of Wales’ top surf-spots. 2 miles
Caerfai Bay – Caerfai is a lovely sandy beach perfect for families. Its position provides shelter from the prevailing winds. 0.5 miles
Newgale - It's a magnificent two mile long stretch of wide flat sand with a huge pebble bank behind it. Powerful swells roll in here at all times of the year. 5 miles
Caerbwdi Beach – Beautiful rocky beach perfect for snorkelling. The rocks here are red sandstone and it is from here that the rock was quarried for St Davids Cathedral. 0.5 miles
TYF Adventure includes canoeing, kayaking, coastering and much more. 0.5 miles
Whether you’re after a gentle stroll or a week-long hike it’s right on your doorstep, and a watering hole to quench your thirst is never far away. Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. 0.5 miles
Only a short walk from the cottage there are many coves and rocky marks that provide superb Sea fishing, including some of the best Bass fishing in the UK. 0.5 miles. Solva Boat Trips - Fishing and Sightseeing trips from Solva Harbour. 2 miles
Only 2 miles from the cottage St David's City is one of three distinctive nine-hole gems that exist along the twenty-mile stretch of the North Pembrokeshire coast. 2 miles
National Cycle Route 4 (or NCR 4) runs directly in front of the cottage and actually runs from London to Fishguard. Mainly on quiet country roads. 0 miles.
For off road cycling Llys-Y-Fran is a large country park just outside Haverfordwest. 29 miles
St Davids Trekking provides horse riding in the St Davids area on a Gypsy Vanner, through valleys and meadows for a paddle in the sea or a splash in the river. 0.5 miles.
Located in the Centre of Wales and Britain’s smallest city, Bwthyn Clyd holiday cottage, St Davids is just yards from the square, the glorious Cathedral, restaurants, shops, pubs and galleries. The Pembrokeshire coastal path is only a 10 minute walk from the cottage, while Whitesands beach and the small fishing villages of Porthgain and Solva are only a short drive or bus ride away.
Bwthyn Clyd holiday cottage, St Davids has been stylishly renovated and carefully restored to a superb standard it has kept all the original character and has Welsh oak floors throughout.
Living room - includes 2 comfortable sofas, wood burner, CD, DVD player and freeview TV.
Open plan kitchen and dining area - table and chairs and shaker style fully fitted kitchen including microwave and washing machine.
Utility room – Cwtch dan staer (Cupboard under the stairs) for additional storage.
2 bedrooms - one with ornate double bed and wardrobe and a second, twin bedroom.
Bathroom – Stylish bathroom with roll top bath and shower cubicle.
Gallery Landing –with storage space
Paved with traditional 19th Century slabs, Bwthyn Clyd holiday cottage, St Davids has a courtyard style area with table, chairs and a bbq.
Bed linen and hairdryer provided
Heating and electricity included
Cot and High chair provided. Please bring your own cot bedding with you.
Please bring your own towels as they are not provided.
Quality towels available as an option. Cost £10 per week.
Comprehensive information pack awaits your arrival
No pets or smoking.
Private off road parking included, although it is possible to stay without a car at this centrally located holiday cottage, St Davids.
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