Wood Cottage

Ref: 33054

Holiday Home in Llanunwas, Solva

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Wood Cottage

Wood Cottage is a beautiful and fully refurbished 2 bedroom stone cottage situated in the grounds of the Llanunwas estate in Solva. The cottage, tucked behind the adjacent estate house, is set in grounds of over 3 acres with shared lawns, wooded area, private wooded drive, entrance and parking facilities. Breathtaking views over St Brides Bay, with Ramsey Island to the West and Skokholm and Grassholm Islands to the South are enjoyed from the estate. A path from the cottage connects within 400 yards of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path.

It is decorated in a smart, clean contemporary style and compliments its original features. Downstairs, the cottage comprises a modern, fitted and fully equipped kitchen/diner. This leads to a comfortable sitting room complete with large sofas and a thoughtful collection of guides, books, CDs and DVDs to suit all interests. Stairs lead to the bedrooms, bathroom and toilet. The master bedroom, a former Pembrokeshire crog loft, is a spacious oasis, decorated in white with ash furniture. The second bedroom includes adult sized bunk beds and storage space.

The cottage’s old wood store can be used to store bikes, surfboards, wetsuits etc, and making Wood Cottage ideal for walkers, wildlife enthusiasts, young families and families who like adventure.

Solva’s picturesque harbour is approximately half a mile away and the artistic village with its pubs, shops, art galleries and restaurants is waiting to be explored. There are beaches all around Solva, some of the best in the County, whatever your preference - small coves or large, sandy expanses ideal for water sports.

Wood Cottage is a perfect retreat in a rather magical location.

This property shares the same location as 33036 Grassholm View, 33065 2 Coastal View, 33325 Picture Cottage, 33327 Skokholm View and 33338 Ramsey View.

Llanunwas, Solva is a small country estate dating back 400 years standing in glorious isolation on the cliffs in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. It is set on the edge of the small harbour village of Solva with its excellent craft shops, galleries, pubs and restaurants. Approaching the properties via the woodland driveway one senses the peace and tranquility.  Llanunwas offers it all with breathtaking sea views across St Brides Bay.

Llanunwas, translates as ‘church of the one servant’, and has been tastefully restored to 7 apartments and 2 cottages with many traditional stone and slate features having been retained, both internally and externally around the properties. An ideal holiday location for couples, families and large groups, offering spacious grounds and communal patio area. There is plenty of space for children to play and adults to relax. With the proximity of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path approximately 400 yards away the more energetic can explore the various coves and bays around this quiet section of Pembrokeshire - ideal spots for picnicking and sunbathing.

Ground Floor: Small porch, kitchen/diner leading through to sitting room.

First Floor: Double room, bunk room, bathroom/overhead shower/whb/wc.

Heating: Night storage heaters, electric woodburner effect fire.

Electricity: FREE.

Parking: 1 space in communal car park.

Facilities: Electric double oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV, DVD player, CD player, WiFi, telephone - for incoming & emergency calls only, towels, patio furniture. Old woodstore with lockable doors can be used to store bikes, surfboards, wetsuits etc.

Pets: No.

Website: www.woodcottagesolva.co.uk


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Attractions near Wood Cottage

Solva Woollen Mill is the oldest working woollen mill in Pembrokeshire and is now the only mill in Wales specialising in flat woven carpets, rugs and runners. Its a family business but visitors are welcome to the mill to wander through the weaving sheds, chat to the weavers as they are warping, splitting yarn or weaving. There is a mill shop housed carding engines and spinning mules and a tearoom which is located in the old dye shed, selling tea, coffee and homemade cakes.

Dr Beynon's Bug Farm is one of the most unique and exciting attractions that Pembrokeshire has to offer, so much so that it won an award for Most Exciting Business at the 2016 Pembrokeshire Tourism Awards. Also a working farm and Scientific Research Centre, The Bug Farm is now a popular visitor's attraction. With a Tropical Bug Zoo and Bug Museum, a Bug Farm Trail and Walled Garden, and even an indoor play area in their Bug Barn, there is plenty to do and see! They host regular workshops and events as well as offering lectures, tours and bug handling with up-close sessions. The Bug Farm is a Visit Wales Quality Assured Visitor Attraction, having also won Best Start-Up of the Year at the 2016 FSB Worldpay Business Awards and won the 2015 Plantlife International Meadow Maker of the Year for Wales. Dr Sarah Beynon has been selected by the Welsh Government as an "emerging legend" to coincide with Wales' 2017 Year of Legends. 

The Bug Farm is also home to the restaurant everyone is talking about, Grub Kitchen, which serves creative and delicious dishes where the ingredients are local conservation grade produce as well as edible insects - don't worry, there are a number of dishes available for those of you who don't fancy sampling bugs! The Grub Kitchen holds a Visit Wales Quality Cafe Award.

The Grub Kitchen is open from 12pm - 3.30pm during Bug Farm opening hours. On days when they are available, up-close sessions are available on the hour every hour between 11am and 4pm with a surcharge of £1 - please check prior to your visit. 

Children must be supervised at all times and well behaved dogs are welcome on leads to the Bug Farm however certain areas are marked not suitable for dogs as it is still a working farm. 

St Davids
The very first insect restaurant in not only Pembrokeshire or Wales, but in the whole of the UK! Grub Kitchen is located in a converted calf shed on the outskirts of St Davids, and is run by Head Chef Andy Holcroft (formerly chef at The Cwtch in St Davids) and entomologist/tv presenter Dr Sarah Beynon. This innovative restaurant incorporates entomophagy, the eating of bugs and insects, with quality cooking to create well-loved dishes on their menus. They combine edible insects with local produce to create impressive menus, all the while encouraging visitors to learn all about entamophagy. For those of you who might not be quite brave enough to sample an edible insect or two, you'll be pleased to know that Grub Kitchen offers something for everyone including bug-free dishes made with conservation grade local ingredients. 
A National Trust Visitor Centre is here to help visitors make the best of their stay in Pembrokeshire. With a Studio and Cafe which includes a discovery room which hosts family friendly art and nature activities, a tower which hosts local arts exhibitions and community run classes.
St Davids
TYF adventure offers world-class Coasteering, surfing, sea kayaking and rock climbing and are run as half days, full days and multi activity weekends in Pembrokeshire. Based in the historic city of St Davids, TYF offers world-leading outdoor activities amongst the incredible scenery and wonderful wildlife. TYF can cater for all age-groups and all levels of skill and ability are welcome.

Experience some of the finest places the natural world has to offer with boat trips to Ramsey island, Skomer and Grassholm. Discover a magical island wilderness coupled with the fun and excitement of a true marine expedition. You will witness some of the most powerful currents in Britain, pass beneath some of the highest cliffs in Wales and see spectacular breeding colonies of thousands of nesting seabirds.

Dogs are welcomed providing they are happy on board and are not particularly verbal during the trip. The number of dogs permitted is limited per trip. 

Winner of the Gold Prize for Glass in the ‘craft&design’ magazine awards, Steve Robinson is an established fused glass artist and designer whose work is instantly recognisable and collected world-wide. A pioneer in the use of enamels to colour the glass, Steve has developed specialist techniques to create pieces bursting with texture and vibrancy. Glass wall art, bowls, sculptures, awards and trophies are individually and collectively decorative and intriguing. And Steve Robinson glasswork has a particular allure because of the intricacy of its make-up, its uniqueness and its ability to captivate. Bursting with pattern and texture, every piece offers something different drawing the eye and enhancing a room.

He welcomes visitors to the Gallery in St David’s,The Gallery is housed within a Grade II Listed former granary, and inside you will find a display of Steve’s latest work for purchase, from bowls, wall-hangings and larger sculptural works to smaller pieces such as tea-light panels and coasters.   You can catch usually a glimpse of Steve at work in his Studio, located behind the Gallery.


A popular destination for pilgrimages, this Cathedral is a huge attraction for those interested in Welsh history and/or religion. St. David's Cathedral as we know it today replaced a monastery which was originally founded on the site by Saint David around 589 AD. Not only is it named after our Patron Saint of Wales, but it also contains a shrine to him. The Cathedral still operates a traditional communion service and also holds various special events such as the annual Cathedral Festival. Please note: Admission is free, but donations are encouraged.
A working warm glass studio and gallery with a range of glass wall art, bowls, sculptures, kitchen and bathroom splashbacks, trophies, stain glass windows which are all individual and collectively decorative and made on the premises. Steve Robinson is an award-winning glass artist and designer with a creative flair, craftsmanship and a deep understanding of clients requirements. Glass courses also available: Here you'll learn about the techniques that go into designing and crafting fused glass with enamels, and you'll get to try these out yourself. During this full day workshop you will make your own large wall hanging which we'll fire for you overnight, ready for collection the next day. Places are limited and subject to availability. Prices from £250.00 per person.
Located next to the Cathedral, this Bishop's Palace was originally built and established as a monastery in the 6th Century by Saint David. Most of the structure for this building remains however the Palace is now without a roof. Please note: Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.

 

Beaches near Wood Cottage

Solva is a beautiful rocky inlet which floods, except at low tide, providing a sheltered, safe anchorage for yachts and pleasure craft. Not surprisingly this fine natural harbour has given the village a long seafaring tradition. At low tide there is a small stretch of sand, but the picturesque little harbour provides a pleasant afternoon for watching the small boats coming and going. A busy little village in the summer, with plenty of cafes, restaurants, pubs and gift shops. Solva is just east of St Davids on the A487 Haverfordwest Road. Parking is on the harbour front.
St Davids
Caerfai is the nearest beach to St Davids and is popular for bathers, although at high tide the beach is completely covered leaving only rocks and boulders. A feature of the beach is the unusual purple sandstone along the cliffs, which was used to build St Davids Cathedral. The beach itself is pleasant and can very occasionally have some small surf. Its enclosed nature makes it unsuitable for kiting or windsurfing though. It is however an excellent place for coasteering with plenty of caves and rocky outcrops to explore. The cliffs around Caerfai also provide some good, popular climbing routes. Limitied parking is available at the top of the path to the beach or within the large caravan park. To find Caerfai beach follow the signs from the National Park Visitor Centre in St. Davids.
St Davids
A small cove popular with divers and kayakers with lots of climbing routes on the surrounding cliffs. Again, as with all the beaches in this area also a popular place from which to explore parts of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. There is a car park with an ice-cream van in the summer but very few other amenities. To find Porthclais follow the small road leading SW from The Cross Square in St. Davids.
Newgale
Newgale provides the ideal location for watersports. There is always plenty of space on the long, two mile stretch of flat sand and whilst the Atlantic Ocean rollers ensure some exciting surf, it is an ideal beach for the young and not so expert. The beach is patrolled by lifeguards during the school holidays. There is a cafe at both ends of the beach, the Duke of Edinburgh Inn is located on the seafront and there are regular visits by the ice cream van in the summer.
Whitesands
Whitesands is one of the best beaches in the world – and that's official. Its not only the top beach destination in Wales, but ranks in the top 20 worldwide, beating the likes of Bora Bora and Natadola in Fiji. With its mile-long expanse of sand, the bay curves round to the rocky point of St Davids Head. Whitesands has been rated one of Britain's premier places in the Good Beach Guide and annually receives a Blue Flag award for water quality. Ideal for families it is also renowned for its surfing and watersports, being a firm favourite with both beginners and professional surfers. For 6 months, in and around the summer season, Lifeguards man the beach. The excellent beach-side shop and cafe provide a range of refreshments. Other facilities include parking, toilets, surfboards and windbreak hire, plus a bus service that travels back and fore to St Davids every half hour in summer months.
The dramatic and towering volcanic outcrop of Carn Llidi rises behind the beach, and is well worth the climb. It offers truly stunning views over the beach and bay, the sunsets are magnificent. Alternatively, follow the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path through the Iron Age fields and on to the Peninsula Settlement at St Davids Head. Dog restrictions apply to the entire beach between 1st May and 30th September.
Abereiddy
Abereiddy beach is in a rural setting and covered in a unique mix of sand and pebbles that are bluey –grey in colour, due to the mixture of slate and stone. This gives the water a beautifully blue colour. Encased by dramatic cliffs and pretty colour-washed cottages, Abereiddy beach is ideal for surfers, kayakers and walkers. 
Children will love the pastime of local children through the ages- the search for Didymographus fossils which can be found in the slate pebbles along the beach.

Whilst you are here, don’t miss out on Pembrokeshire’s best hidden gem- The Blue Lagoon! Head North of the beach along the headland and discover this magical place for yourself. The former quarry is breath-taking, with it’s sparkling and very deep turquoise water. This is a popular spot for coasteering groups.
In summer months, enjoy an ice-cream and a cold drink from the van in the car park.
Abereiddy
After parking at Abereiddy, take the short walk around the cliff, passing the ruined quarry buildings and slate workers cottages and you will discover the stunning Blue Lagoon! You’ll be blown away by the Mediterranean-like turquoise water, which is a favourite for kayakers and coasteering groups.

Whitesands
Porthmelgan is a sandy and secluded beach to the north of Whitesands, accessed only via the Coastal Path. Park at Whitesands and follow the path round to the right of Whitesands Beach, underneath Carn Llidi.
Porthgain
An impressive sandy beach surrounded by equally impressive cliffs and headlands. When rough, there can be some pretty nasty rips at this beach making it unsuitable for swimming. Part of the beach can get cut off at high tide too, so watch out. To find it drive to either Porthgain and take the Coastal Path to the beach, or alternatively you can park at Abereiddy and take the 1 km walk along the Coast Path to Traethllyfn. Approx. 124 steep metal steps lead down to beach.
The cove of Nolton Haven is a small inlet of pebbles and sand. At low tide it's revealed to be a long and narrow beach, perfectly suited to sunbathers, as it has the added advantage of being sheltered by high cliffs on either side. With the car park behind the beach, Nolton Haven is a good starting point for excellent cliff-top walks along parts of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, finished off with lunch in the Mariners Arms!

 

Places To Drink near Wood Cottage

This little cafe is situated right on the quay side of Solva with splendid views of the estuary serving home-made cakes, speciality coffees and a seasonal menu to eat in or take-away.


The Ship Inn is situated in the centre of lower Solva, just a few seconds walk from the harbour. This is a traditional country pub offering food every day, with a popular Curry Club every Wednesday and Grill Night every Thursday. The Ship Inn is family run making it family friendly, with a function room, games room and large riverside garden area. Please Note: There is no designated parking, but there is a public car park nearby.
The Harbour Inn is located overlooking the harbour in the coastal village of Solva. The pub has a combining modern design with traditional charm. Serving home-cooked food which is locally sourced where possible. Specialising in local sea food dishes and serving a hearty Sunday carvery every week. Real ales, wines and beers served in the bar as well as coffee, freshly ground and brewed to order.
The Cambrian Inn is located in lower Solva and boasts a lounge bar and restaurant. They offer a wide range of meals including a variety of vegetarian dishes, and the aim to use fresh local produce wherever and whenever possible. Please Note: Dogs are only allowed during lunchtime, water bowls are available in the picnic area. The chefs will adapt this menu to suit any dietary requirements and food intolerances. All special dietary requirements should be notified in advance.
St Davids
The very first insect restaurant in not only Pembrokeshire or Wales, but in the whole of the UK! Grub Kitchen is located in a converted calf shed on the outskirts of St Davids, and is run by Head Chef Andy Holcroft (formerly chef at The Cwtch in St Davids) and entomologist/tv presenter Dr Sarah Beynon. This innovative restaurant incorporates entomophagy, the eating of bugs and insects, with quality cooking to create well-loved dishes on their menus. They combine edible insects with local produce to create impressive menus, all the while encouraging visitors to learn all about entamophagy. For those of you who might not be quite brave enough to sample an edible insect or two, you'll be pleased to know that Grub Kitchen offers something for everyone including bug-free dishes made with conservation grade local ingredients. 
St Davids

Blas Restaurant is located in the Twr y Felin Hotel in St Davids. The hotel is set in its own private grounds and situated just a ten-minute walk from the pembrokeshire coast path. They offer fine dining at a very high standard using local produce and serve lunches and evening meals.  You have the Oriel Lounge which caters for afternoon teas from 3pm till 5pm and the Cornel Bar is a pre-dinner art lovers snug. To complement the dining experience they have a selection of over twenty old world wines available for you to enjoy.



 

St Davids
Cwtch is an award-winning restaurant based in the heart of St. David's. This restaurant focusses on providing quality food with delicious flavours and works to use local seasonal produce for all meals. A lovely restaurant for anyone looking to eat in a relaxed and friendly environment. Please Note: There is no car park, but there is street parking available.
St Davids
Positioned on the Cross Square in the centre of St. David's, The Bishops certainly cannot be missed. A real traditional pub serving food seven days a week right throughout the year, this pub strives to serve fresh local fish as often possible - meaning almost daily! With the Cathedral just a few seconds walk down the road, if you're heading to St. David's then The Bishops is most definitely worth a visit.
St Davids
The Farmers Arms in St. David's is a traditional, cosy country pub. With a real open fire and an outside patio, complete with an outside bar which comes to life during the summer months, this pub is a great place to go all year round. Especially perfect if you fancy a pint and a game of pool!
Crug-Glas is a 5 star Country House. It hosts many weddings, private parties and corporate events, as well as a luxurious place for all to dine in the evening. Afternoon Tea and Lunch Menus are available but these are offered by appointment only. Crug-Glas makes the most of the fresh local produce available to the area to make their menu unlike any other. Please note: Dog only allowed in the outside seating area, but must be kept on leads.

 

Places To Eat near Wood Cottage

This little cafe is situated right on the quay side of Solva with splendid views of the estuary serving home-made cakes, speciality coffees and a seasonal menu to eat in or take-away.


The Ship Inn is situated in the centre of lower Solva, just a few seconds walk from the harbour. This is a traditional country pub offering food every day, with a popular Curry Club every Wednesday and Grill Night every Thursday. The Ship Inn is family run making it family friendly, with a function room, games room and large riverside garden area. Please Note: There is no designated parking, but there is a public car park nearby.
The Harbour Inn is located overlooking the harbour in the coastal village of Solva. The pub has a combining modern design with traditional charm. Serving home-cooked food which is locally sourced where possible. Specialising in local sea food dishes and serving a hearty Sunday carvery every week. Real ales, wines and beers served in the bar as well as coffee, freshly ground and brewed to order.
The Cambrian Inn is located in lower Solva and boasts a lounge bar and restaurant. They offer a wide range of meals including a variety of vegetarian dishes, and the aim to use fresh local produce wherever and whenever possible. Please Note: Dogs are only allowed during lunchtime, water bowls are available in the picnic area. The chefs will adapt this menu to suit any dietary requirements and food intolerances. All special dietary requirements should be notified in advance.
St Davids
The very first insect restaurant in not only Pembrokeshire or Wales, but in the whole of the UK! Grub Kitchen is located in a converted calf shed on the outskirts of St Davids, and is run by Head Chef Andy Holcroft (formerly chef at The Cwtch in St Davids) and entomologist/tv presenter Dr Sarah Beynon. This innovative restaurant incorporates entomophagy, the eating of bugs and insects, with quality cooking to create well-loved dishes on their menus. They combine edible insects with local produce to create impressive menus, all the while encouraging visitors to learn all about entamophagy. For those of you who might not be quite brave enough to sample an edible insect or two, you'll be pleased to know that Grub Kitchen offers something for everyone including bug-free dishes made with conservation grade local ingredients. 
St Davids

Blas Restaurant is located in the Twr y Felin Hotel in St Davids. The hotel is set in its own private grounds and situated just a ten-minute walk from the pembrokeshire coast path. They offer fine dining at a very high standard using local produce and serve lunches and evening meals.  You have the Oriel Lounge which caters for afternoon teas from 3pm till 5pm and the Cornel Bar is a pre-dinner art lovers snug. To complement the dining experience they have a selection of over twenty old world wines available for you to enjoy.



 

St Davids
Cwtch is an award-winning restaurant based in the heart of St. David's. This restaurant focusses on providing quality food with delicious flavours and works to use local seasonal produce for all meals. A lovely restaurant for anyone looking to eat in a relaxed and friendly environment. Please Note: There is no car park, but there is street parking available.
St Davids

St Davids kitchen is run by a family of farmers, they rear their own meat and grow their own vegetables allowing them to see their produce from farm to folk. As well as using their own ingredients they supports the local farmers, fishermen. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner all year round. They offer an extensive food and drink menu, with popular favourites including their own Welsh Black Beef, Ramsey Island Venison and Lamb, Solva Crab and Lobster. They also have themed nights and a changing specials board and take-away menu available. 



The Saffron Fine Dining is a family friendly Indian restaurant located in St Davids's so whether you want to eat in or take-away They will indulge your desire for exquisite hand crafted food that looks sensational and tastes divine, from canapés to the fine dining menus which are based in tradition and authenticity yet with a twist of modernity.
St Davids
Positioned on the Cross Square in the centre of St. David's, The Bishops certainly cannot be missed. A real traditional pub serving food seven days a week right throughout the year, this pub strives to serve fresh local fish as often possible - meaning almost daily! With the Cathedral just a few seconds walk down the road, if you're heading to St. David's then The Bishops is most definitely worth a visit.

 

Events near Wood Cottage

The Elf Express

Friday 01 December 2017 - Sunday 31 December 2017

Why not celebrate the festive season at Vincent Davies on their magical Elf Express every weekend and Thursday in December.Tickets are £19.99 per person and includes a £10 discount for group bookings of 6 or more. The ticket includes a drink on arrival, festive fun gifts & goodies, meet and greet with Santa and his elves and a Christmas buffet. For Tickets please visit Vincent Davies directly or download one of their booking forms here http://www.vincentdavies.co.uk/event/elf-express-experience/.

A Magical Family Christmas At Picton Castle - Dec 9th,10,16th,17th

Saturday 09 December 2017 - Sunday 17 December 2017

Picton Castle will be holding a magical Christmas tour through their festive decorated castle! Children will be able to meet Santa himself and of course he will have gifts for every child ready for the well behaved ones that is! As Santas mythical companion Krumpus will be hiding in the castle letting Santa know who has been naughty or nice! Children will also be able to have a go at ones of the craft workshops, mulled wine and spiced apple juice will also be available. Opening times will be 10am - 5pm and tickets are £15 per adult and £12 per child, unders 5s go free. Alterntaively you can purhcase a family ticket ( 2 adults, 2 children) for £49.00. Tour times are to be confirmed.

Torch Theatre Panto: Dick Whittington

Monday 18 December 2017 - Saturday 30 December 2017

This year's Torch Theatre Pantomime is Dick Whittington, the story of a young boy and his cat who journey to London overcoming a wealth of adventures along the way. Written and directed by the Torch's own Peter Doran, this play guarantees a couple of hours filled with fun and laughter. There will be a relaxed performance at 6.30pm on Monday 18th December, specially adapted for those with Autism and other learning disabilities. A British Sign Language performance will take place at 6.30pm on Thursday 21st December. Tickets start at £16 for children and concessions, full tickets are £18 and family tickets are available at £57.To book tickets and/or for more information, please see the website: http://www.torchtheatre.co.uk/dick-whittington-2017/

New Year's Eve Street Party

Sunday 31 December 2017

Fishguard once again welcomes you to it's Annual New Year's Eve Street Party! With celebrations, live music and fireworks - it really is a fantastic party to celebrate the coming of the New Year! Refreshments are available on the street and in the surrounding pubs and restaurants. This event is free entry, donations are appreciated as any money given is then put towards next year's celebrations.

New Years Day Bonfire & Fireworks

Monday 01 January 2018

A perfect way to bring in the new year, Victoria Hall in Roch is hosting their annual New Years celebrations with a bonfire and fireworks. The event starts from 5pm onwards with the lighting of the bonfire, and refreshments are available in the hall throughout the evening. Admission to be paid upon entry.

Talon - The Best of Eagles: 20th Anniversary Tour

Wednesday 17 January 2018 - Thursday 18 January 2018

The ever-popular Eagles tribute band, Talon, are paying a visit to Milford's Torch Theatre for what is sure to be another sell-out performance. The seven piece band have become one of the UK's most successful touring shows and guarantees to include those greatest hits such as "Hotel California", "Life in the Fast Lane" and "One of these Nights". 

Swansea City Opera Presents: The Barber of Seville

Thursday 15 February 2018

Swansea City Opera brings their 2018 production, The Barber of Seville, to Milford Haven's Torch Theatre this February. Rossini's famous opera promises the comical telling of a love triangle between Count Almaviva, Rosina and Doctor Bartolo, with added adventures from the town barber, Figaro. Concession tickets cost £18 whilst full tickets cost £19.50

Torch Theatre Presents: The Wood

Tuesday 20 February 2018 - Thursday 01 March 2018

The Torch Theatre Company is proud to present their latest production, The Wood. Directed by Peter Doran, the play follows the lives of two young soldiers who fight alongside each other in Mametz Wood during the First World War. Inspired by a true story, this play was written by Owen Thomas (writer of the award-winning Grav) in commemoration of the centenary of the end of the First World War. Tickets cost £8.50 for under 26's, £13 for concessions and £15 for full tickets. 

MHAOS Presents: Annie Get Your Gun

Monday 05 March 2018 - Saturday 10 March 2018

The Milford Haven Amateur Operatic Society are putting on a show! This year's production is the classic Annie Get Your Gun, the story of country girl Annie Oakley who falls in love with with rifleman Frank Butler after she's made star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. 

Grav

Thursday 08 March 2018 - Friday 09 March 2018

This award-winning Torch Theatre Company production returns home in 2018. This one-man play sees Gareth J Bale take on the role of Welsh icon Ray Gravell who is known for his performances on the rugby field. Grav tells the story of the man behind the legend before he died in 2007, at the age of 56.

St. David's Annual Charity Horse & Dog Show

Sunday 13 May 2018

This Charity Horse and Dog Show is an annual event which occurs in May each year in St. David's. With show jumping, dog shows, stalls and refreshments, this is a great day out for all those interested in horses and dogs!

St Davids Cathedral Festival

Friday 25 May 2018 - Sunday 03 June 2018

The St Davids Cathedral Festival takes place across ten days with a range of classical and contemporary musical performances taking place in the beautiful setting of St Davids Cathedral. This event is a success year after year, and is definitely one not to be missed. Performers in the past have included the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, The Sixteen, Goodwick Brass Band. Haverfordwest Male Voice Choir and the Cambrian Consort of Viols. Performance times vary, please see www.stdavidscathedralfestival.co.uk for more information - tickets can be bought online. 

Rock the Castle: The World Famous Elvis Show

Friday 15 June 2018

Rock the Castle is back for yet another year! For it's first event, Pembroke Castle will be hosting The World Famous Elvis Show starring Chis Connor. Since starting out in 2009, this Elvis performer has played to crowds in the Manchester Apollo, Harrogate International Centre and the London Palladium. He has been awarded the title of The Greatest Elvis Tribute in the World by a world-wide fan poll and has even had the pleasure of performing with the original back-up singers to the King of Rock'n'Roll, The Sweet Inspirations. Performing with a twelve piece band and the aforementioned back-up singers, this show recreates two popular Elvis concerts across two hours. Support act will be The Bluejays, a four-piece band formed after working together on various West End shows, who will be playing classic hits from favourites such as Buddy Holly and Chuck Berry.Tickets cost £19.50pp and will be available to buy from the 24th November. Please see the website for more information and security advice: http://pembroke-castle.co.uk/pages/elvis

 

Historic Places near Wood Cottage

Solva Woollen Mill is the oldest working woollen mill in Pembrokeshire and is now the only mill in Wales specialising in flat woven carpets, rugs and runners. Its a family business but visitors are welcome to the mill to wander through the weaving sheds, chat to the weavers as they are warping, splitting yarn or weaving. There is a mill shop housed carding engines and spinning mules and a tearoom which is located in the old dye shed, selling tea, coffee and homemade cakes.
The birthplace of Saint David, this Chapel was built in 1934 on the site of the original house where Non had lived. The Chapel and its accompanying Holy Well were built in dedication to Saint Non, and have since become popular destinations for pilgrimages. Legend has it that springs appeared at each of the significant milestones of Saint David's life, and many believe this Holy Well appeared during his birth and holds many special healing powers.
A popular destination for pilgrimages, this Cathedral is a huge attraction for those interested in Welsh history and/or religion. St. David's Cathedral as we know it today replaced a monastery which was originally founded on the site by Saint David around 589 AD. Not only is it named after our Patron Saint of Wales, but it also contains a shrine to him. The Cathedral still operates a traditional communion service and also holds various special events such as the annual Cathedral Festival. Please note: Admission is free, but donations are encouraged.
Located next to the Cathedral, this Bishop's Palace was originally built and established as a monastery in the 6th Century by Saint David. Most of the structure for this building remains however the Palace is now without a roof. Please note: Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.
Abercastle
Carreg Sampson is a Neolithic Burial Chamber of the dolmen variety. Stood tall are seven upright stones, three of which support a 4.5 metre long capstone. It is the remains of a large tomb which may once have been covered with a mound of earth, however any hint of a covering mound has since disappeared. A visit to Carreg Sampson is well worth it even if you are not a history buff, as it enjoys panoramic views across the land and sea.
Pembrokeshire Motor Museum has over forty motor cars on display, from veteran cars to classic cars. For each car on display, you can see a complete history. All cars are in excellent condition and are occasionally used by their owners for vintage car rallies etc. so please bear in mind that cars may not always be on display. The Motor Museum is also home to a licensed bar, a magazine and video lounge where you can read and watch all about motoring.
Originally constructed in the 12th Century as a fortress made from timber, and has seen visits from a number of famous names including Oliver Cromwell and King Richard II. The castle was later reconstructed in stone, and was often used to house prisoners before being replaced by a new prison building inside the castle grounds in the 19th Century. This building is now home to the Pembrokeshire Records Office. Not much remains of the stone castle other than the stone wall which grandly looks upon the small town below it. A must-visit is the Town Museum, located in the Old Prison Governor's House. With artefacts, prints, paintings and models, this museum tells the history of the castle and the surrounding town.
Strumble lighthouse, erected in 1908, is actually situated on the small island of Ynsmeicel, reached by a small footbridge on the North West tip of Pembrokeshire, 5 miles west of Fishguard. The circular stone tower is 55ft high and still contains the original lantern. Please Note: The Lighthouse is automated so unfortunately there isn't any access onto the island.
Scolton Manor was built in 1842 as a family home, and was even used as a hospital during World War 2. It is now a Victorian Manor House and Museum, set in a luxurious 60 acres of country park and woodland, with a wide variety of wildlife. The park is open all year, whilst the Manor House is closed during the winter months. The Manor House will be opening again in March 2015, and times will be confirmed nearer the time. Please Note: Admission to the Park is free, whilst charges to the Manor House apply. Dogs must be kept on leads at all times, and are allowed in the Park only.
Learn all about the last British Invasion which occurred in February 1797 with a 30 metre award-winning tapestry at the library in Fishguard Town Hall. Added storyboards and artefacts are used to help guide your learning, and you can even learn all about the making of the tapestry in their audio visual room!

 

Customer Reviews of Wood Cottage

Amanda Dykes

Beautiful cottage - possibly the best one we have stayed in. Loved all the games. Great coastal walk to St Davids. fish & Chips at the Shed in Porthgain can not be beaten Thank you


Marilyn & Colin

Lovely cottage in beautiful location. Would recommend Cwtch in St Davids and cambrain in Solva for food


Matthew, Jane & Elliott

Apart from stormy weather at night we have had a lovely stay in this cottage. Well equipped and comfy bed. Elliott loved the bunk beds, it reminded him of peppa pig!Walks every day and Folly Farm a must with kids or not!


Tina & Becs

We have enjoyed our stay in this very well equipped cottage. The weather has been superb and we have walked virtually all week. The Scenery is breathtaking & such a relaxing place. The walk to Newgale is well worth doing for the views. visited Cwtch in St Davids and would highly recommend it


Barbara Williamson

Great Cottage - Great weather


Geoff, Joanne, Joshua & Daniel

excellent cottage, well equipped and furnished. Great location for enjoying the coast.We enjoyed the coastal path walk. Whitesands beach, where the boys found crabs in the rockpools! Also took a boat trip around Ramsey Island and were thrilled by the seals. A great week thank you


Megan & Mark

We have enjoyed a splended week getting thoroughly tired doing various Coastal things- walking swimming, body boarding. Slept well in this wonderful Cottage


Tim, Anne, Freddie

We've had a great week, our first in Pembrokeshire. What an amazing place, fabulous beaches and scenery for walks. Lovely days out on whitesands beach, Thank you for a beautiful, clean, comfortable and well equipped cottage. We loved crabbing in Solva harbour.


Mrs Smith

Beautiful cottage in a great location, weather fabulous. Walked every day. Fantastic break.


Mrs Francis

We come from the beautiful Lake District Cumbria but this is another beautiful place. Our first visit to Pembrokeshire and probably not our last. Had a fantastic week in this lovely cottage and local area. We walked, played golf (St Davids), ate well (Cambrian and Cwtch) and slept well and not a moment wasted!!


Roger Cranston

Beautiful cottage


Mr Chown

We had a perfect holiday. Never thought we would need to pack sun lotion in Wales but 20+degrees C. The cottage has a perfect location for the Pembrokeshire coast. Had a great week. The cottage was very well appointed, almost like home, if not better. Solva, probably the best village on the Pembrokeshire coast. Coastal path fantastic towards Newgale and St Davids. Daughter and friend (both aged 13) loved it - a miracle for 13 year olds. Your cottage is a wonderful retreat for hard-working parents. Thank you for a great break.


William Thraves

A very enjoyable week of mainly dry and windy weather. Good walking conditions and easy access to the coast path. Wood Cottage is both tastefully furnished and well equipped. Many thanks for a lovely break.


Anthony Green

Thank you for a lovely stay in this beautiful cottage. We have had a great few days with good weather. Very well equipped to a high standard.


Anthony & Gill

Thank you for a lovely stay in this beautiful cottage. We have had a great few days with good weather. Very well equipped to a high standard.


The Thrave Party

A very enjoyable week of mainly dry if windy weather. Good walking conditions and easy access to Coast Path. Wood Cottage is both tastefully furnished and well equipped. Many thanks for a lovely break.


Jonathan & Barbara

Thank you so much, Debbie & Aneuryn. Perfect cottage for a relaxing getaway. We had such a fab time, both 'at home' in wood cottage and out and about locally. Really looking forward to our next visit


Chris & Sue

Have had a super week in wood Cottage. Weather has been kind to us. Dry, sunny but oftern very windy! Very comfortable cottage, nice to come back to after days walking on the coast path and sightseeing.


Paul, Naomi, Adam & Bethany

Have had a lovely week, even if we had to didge the rain! Whitesands beach is fantastic - so is newgale. Fantastic views from the coast path here, and also between Porth Clais and St Nons


Sue & John

Lovley Comfortable well equipped cottage. Enjoyed lunches at Sloop Inn, Druidstone and the Cambrain


Gill & Ed

Lovley Comfy Cottage. Fab coastal walks - A very relaxing break Thanks!


Jo & David

Lovley relaxing stay! Lots of long walks, with seals porpoises, falcons and even a snake!! Fantastic seafood at The Swan in Little Haven. Cottage was an excellent base- good location, really well equipped and super comfy. We've discovered Pembrokeshire and will be back


Tony & Josie

Very comfortable, well equipped cottage- had a throughly relaxing week. Lucky with the weather- mostly rained at night. Enjoyed food at the harbour and cambrain. Good location for walking and beaches- stunning views all round


Stuart & Karen

A very good place to walk the coastal path from. Walking to St Davids is nice relatively flat walk. Walking to Newgale is a bit like mount-anearing in places and quite wearing on the knees.


Paul & Rachel

This was our first holiday together and it turned out to be a very memorable one. Wood cottage was in the perfect location for walking the coastal path from Newgale to whitesands and the views were spectacular. Solva is a warm friendly place, specail thanks to the barman from the cambrian Inn who gave us a lift home when it was raining! Holiday culminated with our engagement on Ramsey Island! Just perfect!


Helen and Peter

Lovley week with fantastic weather. First trip to pembrokeshire for us and it wont be our last. The shed at porthgain is well worth a visit. Many Thanks


Paul & Mc

Busy week, plenty of sea based activities. Lovely coastline, cottgae location fab. Boys loved the huge garden


The Fortt Family

Great cottage & Fab Location. We have been coming to these parts forever!! Cottage is excellently equipped & incredibly homely. We all look forward to staying here again soon. The greatest bonus was the coastal path on the doorstep


Kate, Chris & Max

We've had a lovley week here- a great base to explore from. Highlight of the week was a boat trip from Tenby (on the pride of Tenby)- we saw seals and a dolphin! The Harbour Inn in Solva has a good choice of food- and the sound cafe in St Davids is good for lunch. Whitesands beach is worth a visit lovley afternoon there. Its been great being so close to the coastal path- lovley for evening walks


Andrew and Jane

Another lovley week, walking the coastal path. Cottage lovely


Tina & Becs

We have had a fantastic week here on our first visit to Pembrokeshire. The cottage is in a fantastic location, being so close to the coastal path and what fabulous sceney and views. The cottage is very homely and comortable. We have been extremely lucky with the weather (it only rained at night time this week) Walk to Solva harbour along the coastal path very nice. All round a lovely break, very much enjoyed Thank you


The White Family

Lovley half term break, despite the wet and windy weather. The sea at whitesands and Newgale very dramatic. Seals in Porthgain harbour were great fun to watch. Great Cottage


Jonathan & Barbara

Thank you so much, perfect cottage for a relaxing getaway. We had such a fab time, both 'at home' in wood cottage and out and about locally. Really looking forward to our next visit


Middleton Family

A lovely time- first holiday in Pembrokshire. Super cottage loved whitesands,Nolton Haven, Aberiddy and carfei. Folly farm is great for kids- lots to do, we hope to come back. Thank you


David, Louise, Hannah & Sadie

We had a lovely time. Cottage makes a great base for exploring this part of Pembrokeshire


Graeme Thompson

We had a great time- thank you! The cottage was the perfect place to rest tired limbs from biking,surfing or kayaking


The Littles

Wonderful holiday, we have loved every minute- rain and shine. Thank you


Bernie & Rob

“Lovely, quiet and spiritual place”


David and Pat

Brilliant place to get away from it all – secluded and quiet


Tim and Sally

“A beautiful and well-furnished cottage. Will definitely recommend the cottage to friends and think it’s excellent value for money considering all of the extra fixtures and fittings.” “Don’t change anything – It’s perfect”


Karen & Nick

“Lovely place to stay. Well situated, great location.”


Drew & Kate

“We have loved Wood Cottage – it is perfect for a family.” “Great coastal paths – stunning views”


Rebecca & Pete

“In the midst of a cold winter, a delight to come here. Very comfortable, clean and new; a true home from home”


Wood Cottage Access Statement

This Access Statement has been prepared by the owner for your information; it is the most recent version that we have received. This statement has been prepared as objectively as possible, however with such a wide remit oversights may be made.

Please ensure all crucial requirements for a safe and enjoyable holiday are present so if you have any queries whatsoever, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01437 767600.


The property is approached via an A-road; there is a winding drive through trees to the property.

There is parking for one car for Wood Cottage in communal car park plus shared visitor spaces if available.

There is a bus-stop (sheltered) 70 metres from the end of the drive served by a good service all the year round to St Davids and to Haverfordwest. During Spring and Summer services are especially frequent allowing access to many points along the coastal path especially handy for walkers. Timetables provided in the house.

Access to the bus stop however is via a short stretch of road without a pavement. Therefore, bright clothing (and a light at night) along with due caution is recommended.

Access to Wood Cottage is via one step up (approximately 20cm) followed by another two steps down (approx 15cm each) and further on another step down (approx 10cm) before reaching the front door where one small step up into the lobby followed by another into the kitchen area. There is outside lighting which comes on automatically at dusk.

There is no on-site assistance available with luggage.

It is suggested that keys are placed in the same place where found when visitors go out as a fee including call-out charge will have to be charged if a replacement key is needed.

Please note that the external stairs leading now to the bedroom window are uneven and potentially hazardous. Please supervise young children in this area.

The garden with its magnificent sea views is fairly level. There is also a gravelled area and a wooded area available all of which are reached via a maximum of two steps. Patio furniture is available which is light and easy to move about.

A lockable outdoor store area is available for keeping bikes, pushchairs, wheelchairs, toys etc

All areas indoors are well lit and white or brightly decorated.

Downstairs there is sitting room and kitchen/diner all level with no steps. Kitchen/diner is well lit with down lighting to food preparation and eating area. Our mother who has macular degeneration has particularly benefited from this.

Access to the first floor is via a straight flight of standard stairs with handrail.

Both bedrooms and bathroom are upstairs again all on one level with no steps. Bath and overhead shower are fitted with a strong wall mounted handle for safe access. There is no WC on the ground floor.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept guide-dogs as some of our visitors are allergic to animals.

Mobile phone reception is poor inside the property as the cottage walls are extremely thick. Messages can be received if phones are left in bedroom or kitchen windows. Reception is however excellent in front of the house and in the car park. There is a landline for emergency calls and incoming calls only.

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