Bwthyn Gwe & Ty Gwilym, St Davids | Self-catering cottages in Pembrokeshire | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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Bwthyn Gwe & Ty Gwilym, St Davids - Self-catering cottages in Pembrokeshire

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8 Goat Street, St David’s, SA62 6RF, Pembrokeshire
Wales, United Kingdom

Hamish Elvidge

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+44 (0)1252 842706(landline)

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A garden retreat amid the buzzing shops and restaurants of the UK's tiniest city; a super spot for a coastal holiday with family or friends

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From these neat white cottages in the heart of St David's you can see the cathedral, fields and coast. All is peace and quiet, even the communal south-facing garden with its colourful beds and shady picnic spots. Bwythyn Gwe is a sunny space for couples, with an open-plan living room, lovely bedroom, pristine bathroom plus a Rayburn and a Clearview wood burning stove for cosy nights in. Families take Ty Gwilym, a converted farmhouse with a downstairs shower/cloakroom (handy for de-sanding after the beach) and a big kitchen with a pine table for cooking, eating and games. In the sitting room, comfy blue sofas and chairs gather around the original fireplace (now gas); there's a study upstairs with cathedral views. Bedrooms are pristine with a nod to French chic. Showers are sparkling new. Friendly caretaker Dawn has local tips, from boat trips to bike hire, castles to caves. If the peace becomes too much, you're a minute's walk from shops and restaurants, ten from the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and a short drive from the Blue Flag beach at Whitesands. Off-street parking, too, which is rare in Britain's smallest city.

Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Babies welcome
Suitable for guests with a baby or toddler under 3.
Grounds for guests to explore.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant within 3 miles

Shop within 3 miles

Pub within 3 miles

Relaxation areas

Breakfast available

Breakfast included



Spa on site

Bar on site

Free parking on site

Free parking nearby

Paid parking nearby

Local points of interest from Hamish Elvidge:

Local points of interest from
Hamish Elvidge:

  • Whitesands Bay is a wonderful sandy beach within five minutes drive and is great for surfing and sandcastles
  • St David’s Cathedral is the focal point of the city and must be visited
  • Great places to eat (for example Cwtch and the Sound Cafe) are plentiful in St David’s and the surrounding area
  • Abereiddi and the Blue Lagoon create a unique atmosphere
  • A trip around Ramsey Island cannot be missed, to see the seals and, hopefully, dolphins!
  • Pothgain is a unique, beautiful harbour with a really good restaurant (The Shed) and pub (The Sloop)
Points of interest

Guest feedback
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"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, United Kingdom

July 2017
"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. "


September 2015

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  • 2 Cottages for 2 - 6
Price:(i) £350 to£1200 per week

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 2 nights. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.




8 Goat Street, St David’s, SA62 6RF, Pembrokeshire

Self-catering Bwthyn Gwe (self-catering)
Cottage ~ 1 double, 1 fold-out bed
Price: (i) £ 350 to £ 800 per week
Self-catering Ty Gwilym (self-catering)
Cottage ~ 1 double; 1 double & 1 twin/double sharing 1 bathroom. Cot
Price: (i) £ 450 to £ 1200 per week

Hamish Elvidge

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+44 (0)1252 842706(landline)

+44 (0)7836 252638(mobile)