Bwthyn Gwe, St Davids

St Davids, Pembrokeshire

The smallest of three secluded cottages that share a gravel courtyard and a beautiful garden with cathedral views


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Set off on a wind-buffeted hike along the coastal path from nearby Whitesands Bay and see the dramatic rocks and reefs which still pose a threat to boats passing through these tidal races.

You stay in a fresh little cottage in the heart of St Davids. It’s just right for a couple with its low-beamed sitting room, a big kitchen with a Rayburn and a wood-burning stove for cosy nights in.

Hop on a ferry to Ramsey Island from three miles down the road, walk a lazy mile to explore caves and rock pools at Caerfai Bay; surfers will head for Whitesands Bay just below. Return to a sundowner with cathedral views from the garden while something sizzles on the barbecue.

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We think you'll love

  • Being in the heart of St Davids, close to a good pub
  • Your own parking space
  • The beauty of the garden and views
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You should know

  • The garden is shared


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights, 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pubs/restaurants within a minute's walk.


Nightly price
from £50
Weekly price
from £350
1 Cottage for 2
From £501 bed1 bedroom


We’ve just enjoyed a perfect week staying in the beautiful Bwthyn Gwe cottage in St Davids. The cottage is everything you could ask for and more, so cosy and homely with all you need for a relaxing comfortable stay. There was also a gorgeous garden to enjoy. We really couldn’t have picked a better cottage in St Davids and all ideally situated for the cathedral, shops and coastal walks. We were sad to leave and will definitely be returning.

Gill, Milton Keynes

Fantastic week at Bwthyn Gwe. Excellent accommodation-first class.

Jaci, Caerffili

My Dad gifted me a trip to Bwthyn Gwe in St David's for my 30th birthday in July. We were luckily able to go in November after local lockdowns eased and I am so pleased we could. Being from Wales, St David's has always been a destination for a minibreak but this cottage made the experience even more brilliant than it usually is. We arrived to a warm, cwtchy cottage with lights on and fire all ready to light. The cottage wasn't just clean, but impeccable and smelt just like home. Comfiest bed ever, a home away from home. Highly recommend.

Eve, Cardiff

We had a lovely time at this cottage in beautiful St. Davids. It has been restored and decorated to a very high standard and is very comfortable; the bed will guarantee you a great night’s sleep and the Rayburn will keep you warm and toasty on any cold day. There is a lovely garden and ample parking, the kitchen has everything you need and we were made to feel very welcome. The property was spotless and felt very safe with Covid precautions. Many of the restaurants in St Davids are booked up in advance at the moment, due to covid, so worth booking meals in advance.

Martin, Oxford

What a complete treat to stay in this beautiful cottage.. set in the heart of St. David’s but quietly tucked away in a courtyard setting with views over The Cathedral.The cottage is very tastefully decorated and well equipped to an incredibly high standard. We were also very cosy with a Rayburn and a log burner. We enjoyed stunning coastal walks and some excellent food in local pubs and restaurants all a short walk from Bwthyn Gwe and can’t wait to return as soon as possible.

Sarah, Hartley Wintney

My partner and I have just had the most perfect break at St David's. We fell in love with the little city but more over - Hamish's cottage. Perfectly located for having a mooch around. Tastefully presented, immaculately clean. We came home feeling well rested but with a heavy heart to leave. I could happily have stayed forever. Thank you for the most perfect weekend and thanks to Dawn ( lovely housekeeper). Kind regards Zoe Bradley

Zoe, Ludlow

We really enjoyed our stay at the Bwthyn Gwe, a great location for visiting St. Davids and the local area. The Cottage was spotlessly clean with fantastic facilities which made our stay highly enjoyable.

Carl, Swansea

Our second visit to this cottage and its location and standard is why we returned. Perfect location with the luxury of parking space at the property which is important, you can have fabulous walks from the property, coastal paths and beaches and superb eating out and local pubs with the luxury of returning to a lovely warm cottage with a shower or lovely bath to soak in to sooth your aching limbs. If you choose to self cater and cook your own meals the property has everything you require with a lovely coal/log fire to relax in front of! We would not stay anywhere else!!

Bryn, chester

Not having visited Pembrokeshire before, we were so lucky to find this delightful cottage online. Wonderful central position in St David's, off road parking and lovely garden. We were warmly welcomed by Dawn, who looks after the cottages for the owner and enjoyed our 'welcome' Welsh cakes. The cottage was spotless, very comfortable and tasteful. The pretty garden was a special treat in the sunny weather. We hope to visit again soon!

Susan, Antrobus

Comfortable, attractive and very well-equipped cottage in a very convenient position right in the middle of St Davids. The secluded garden at the back has a lovely view which includes the cathedral. Unusually for St Davids the house has off-road parking.

Mark, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire

The cottage is cosy (we would say gemütlich), perfectly clean and has outstanding furniture. The garden is beautiful with a wonderful view towards the seaside. It's also in the middle of St Davids.

Brigitte, Aschaffenburg

We recently spent a week at Bwthyn Gwe in St Davids. The cottage was perfect in every way. Very well equipped kitchen, relaxing sitting area with good lighting, very comfortable bed, plenty of storage and large excellent bathroom. Everything of a high quality. Also lovely garden with very pleasant sitting area. The cottage is well situated close to the Cathedral and the interesting small city of St. Davids which had some great organic food shops and cafes with good coffee!

Sue, Montacute

We have had a wonderful stay in this beautiful cottage. It is very well located and delightfully furnished. We have enjoyed walking the glorious Pembrokeshire coastal path and visiting St David’s Cathedral. We love this place.

Rose, Cambridge

We love to spend a week or two in St.Davids each summer. This year was our 9th time in the lovely cottage Bwthyn Gwe! The cottage is always neat and clean and you get a good feeling of old times. We love to sit in the beautiful garden among all the flowers watching the top of the Cathedral and the roofs of neighbouring stone cottages. There are pubs, restaurants and shops just around the corner and most important to us: fantastic beaches and paths for walking!

Sissel, Oslo

This cottage provides a tasteful retreat for a couple. Downstairs is open-plan with a beautifully fitted-out kitchen that has the advantage of a modern Raeburn. We enjoy the cottage in summer, when we can spend time in the beautifully-maintained garden; we also enjoy it in colder weather when the efficient central heating system is supplemented by the cosy log-burner. The bedroom is spacious, with room for an extra camp bed if required. Located in the centre of St David's, visitors have easy access to all local amenities on foot, and Dawn, the friendly housekeeper, is on hand for advice.

Angela, Colchester and London

Charming cottage for 2, but spacious. Beautifully appointed and comfortable. The garden is an amazing space with views right to Whitesands and the cathedral next door! Our daughter rented Ty Gwilym with her family and loved that too. This cottage is right in the centre of St Davids where there is lots to do and see. There are wonderful walks and for our family the beach and surf were amazing. This is our 'Happy Place' come and see for yourself!

Valerie, Ealing, London

We had a fantastic week at Bwthyn Gwe! The cottage was warm & wecoming, stylish but cosy. Dawn was on hand to give us the low down on working the Aga ( we want one at home now!) Everything you could wish for and MORE , perfect setting, ideal location, beautiful City. We'll definitely be booking a return trip so that we can walk more of the Coastal Path.


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The neighbourhood

The cottages are a minute’s walk from the centre of a city that is charmingly small and unashamedly old-fashioned. Discover craft shops, food shops, restaurants and pubs, including the Farmer's Arms on the same street. The 12th-century cathedral, the finest in Wales, hides down a hill, and wonderful beaches abound – Whitesands, Caerfai, Abereiddi. Coastal walks are a ten-minute drive.

Local points of interest from Hamish Elvidge

  • Whitesand Bay is a wonderful sandy beach within five minutes drive and is great for surfing and sandcastles!
  • St Davids Cathedral is the focal point of the city and must be visited!
  • Great restaurants (for example Morgans and Cwtch) are plentiful in St Davids and the surrounding area.
  • A trip around Ramsey Island cannot be missed, to see the seals and, hopefully dolphins!
  • Abereiddi and the Blue Lagoon create a very unique atmosphere.
  • Pothgain is a unique, beautiful harbour, which has a really good restaurant (The Shed) and pub (The Sloop)


Hamish Elvidge

The owners are Linda and Hamish Elvidge, and Dawn Hughes is the meeter and greeter. A native of St Davids, she is friendly and informative, and fiercely proud of the three cottages she cleans and the garden she so meticulously tends.