Bwthyn Gwe, St Davids

St Davids, Pembrokeshire

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£50 - £115
per night
£350 - £800
per week

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

£50 - £115 per night

£350 - £800 per week

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


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • 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


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


Booking information

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Other details
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.


Bwthyn Gwe is a remarkably comfortable cottage since Hamish and Linda have anticipated and provided for every possible domestic requirement. We had to persuade ourselves to venture outside because we were so comfortable, curled up with a book in front of the wood-burning stove. Dawn had prepared the cottage to perfection and was available on most days to provide friendly and helpful advice. This was our second visit to Bwthyn Gwe and it provided us with a week of carefree relaxation.

Geoffrey, Hartley Wintney

We really loved it, it had all the charm of a country cottage but set in the heart of St Davids within sound of the Cathedral bells and with a garden! It has an ideal location offering all the amenities, shops, pubs and things to do on rainy days with easy access to walks and coastline. The location is secluded, private and feels just a little bit special. We love St Davids and have stayed in a few properties but this was the best. The cottage was warm, really well appointed, lovely white cotton sheets and towels. Everything promised in the profile was there.

Richard, Hereford

We had a fantastic stay at Bwythn Gwe - a beautiful one-bed cottage. Very well-equipped, comfy bed and sofas, perfect location. Would highly recommend - Dawn was fab at check-in and with a query during our stay. Beautiful views from the garden and some great food and pub options in town. Thanks!

Matthew, Hitchin

This was the most amazing place to stay, beautifully furnished and kept, warm and snug with a Rayburn on all the time as well as heating and fire, and just everything possible that we could have wanted. It is perfectly situated, in a peaceful courtyard off a road very central to the town, just minutes walk from pubs and restaurants, five minutes walk from the cathedral, close to bus stops to the coast - yet quiet and tranquil. Arrival and departure was easy, with Welsh cakes on arrival and none of the usual list of things-to-do on departure. We loved it!

Sarah, Sheffield

Bwthyn Gwe was the best cottage I have ever stayed in. It had everything I could possibly need to make my stay comfortable and relaxing. It was immaculately clean and well equipped. The design and styling was perfect. All the fixtures/fittings and appliances were of a high standard and good quality. The welcome on arrival by Dawn was lovely and she was really helpful if I needed anything during my stay. The freshly baked welsh cakes she had made were a lovely addition. The cottage was perfect in every way and I am very much looking forward to a return visit. Thank you Hamish, Linda & Dawn :)

Laura, Hereford

Our recent holiday at Ty Gwilym was a delightful experience. We stayed in Bwthyn Gwe which is quite perfect self-catering accommodation. On arrival we were immediately impressed by the high standard of the fittings and furnishings and by the immaculate cleanliness throughout. Whoever designed the accommodation had a clear idea of what is needed by holiday makers and has successfully provided it without any compromises.The cottage was warm and the thick stone walls shut out any ambient noise so we slept very soundly every night. We were reluctant to say goodbye to Bwthyn Gwe.

Geoffrey, Hartley Wintney, Hook

Our stay at Bwthyn Gwe was wonderful. The cottage was pristine and well equipped. We hadn't used a Rayburn cooker before but help was on hand within minutes and we were able to have some vey nice meals. The cottage is handily situated to take advantage of what St Davids has to offer, close enough to enjoy some good walking and plenty to do within a short drive. Excellent all round

John, Sittingbourne

We stated in the cottage for a week and we could not fault booking, communication and the cottage itself. Hamish was a great host and he kept us informed prior to our visit and on the day. The cottage is on the main road but is set back and is quiet, so you can sit in the garden, and can easily access the shops and pubs. There is parking allocated to the cottage which was really helpful. The cottage is well equipped and we were able to cook a couple of times in the week. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and I would recommend the cottage for anyone who wants to visit the local area.

Jas, Cardiff

Bwthyn Gwe is a really charming cottage, wonderfully placed in the heart of St David’s. It is cosy and warm, beautifully fitted out and well cared for. We can’t wait until our next visit.

Jo, Chester

I loved my stay at Bwthyn Gwe, it is one of the nicest places I have stayed - it is very comfortable and felt like a home from home. Having a Rayburn was great for cooking and heating, and even though my stay was in February the cottage was lovely and warm. The decoration and furniture is all really nice and it feels very cosy whilst also being spacious. The location is perfect for exploring north and south Pembrokeshire and the garden has views over the cathedral and to the hills beyond. Highly recommended and I will definitely be back.

Heather, Pulborough

We had the most amazing visit to Bwythn Gwe. We had walked past in the summer and booked immediately as it looked so pretty in the courtyard. The cottage is beautifully presented, homely and spotlessly clean. The Rayburn radiates a gentle welcoming heat and the Clearview stove is very easy to light and control. The bed is very comfortable and the kitchen has everything you need, the cottage truly is a home from home. The location is perfect, close to the Cathedral and three pubs! We can thoroughly recommend this cottage and have now booked again for February.

Caroline, Surrey

Beautiful, homely cottage in ideal position in St David’s. Every detail had been carefully thought out and we had everything we needed for a cosy relaxing autumn break. Welshcakes were delicious.

Sue, Hereford

A very comfortable and cozy cottage in a quiet courtyard near the cathedral. It is well equipped with high quality appliances and is in a good location to explore the lovely coastline. Unusual for St David’s holiday let’s it has secure private parking, although the entrance is rather narrow and requires care.

David, Telford

We had a wonderful week-long stay at Bwythn Gwe. The cottage is delightful - cosy, peaceful and a perfect base to explore the gorgeous Pembrokeshire coast. Every possible amenity is at your disposal in the cottage from books to maps of walks to Welsh cakes, to a delightful high garden overlooking the rooftops. The bed is comfy, clean and welcoming, the range gives off a lovely heat in the kitchen, the sofa comfy at the end of a long day of exploring. We sampled the local gin, took in many trips to Whitesands, a fabulous boat trip around Ramsay Island and more. We couldn’t have asked for more!

Tracey, Hungerford

We had a wonderful stay in this very comfortable, spacious cottage. The cottage is cosy and well equipped having both a Rayburn and a log burner means you will not be cold even if the weather isn't favourable. It is near the centre of St. David's but still an easy walk to the Pembrokeshire coastal path so if you want to walk to the excellent local butchers or deli you won't need to use the car. The cottage also has off road parking which is rare for St David's.

C, Ledbury

We had a wonderful stay at this lovely cottage with great views of the cathedral from the back garden. The rooms in the cottage are furnished to a high standard and all the provisions you need are provided for - including delicious Welsh cakes on arrival! Dawn, the lady who takes care of the cottages was so warm and welcoming, as was Hamish. We felt we had people to turn to if necessary. The cottage is so perfectly located in the heart of the city with literally a two minute walk to all shops and pubs. Within easy walking distance are routes to coastal walks with the most stunning views.

Sonya, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

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

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

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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.