Thread your way down the winding streets of St David’s, Britain’s tiniest city, to this holiday cottage, the oldest of three, set around a gravel courtyard with a beautiful communal garden: lawn, borders and plenty of seating. Bwthyn Lil, the furthest from the road, is the closest to the garden and has the best views. From its upper floor you can see the imperious cathedral (a 12th-century Norman monastery) and beyond to the sea. Enter a royal blue door to find a simple living room enclosed by whitewashed stone walls and low beamed ceilings, all fresh, neat and cosy with a wood-burner, squishy sofas and colourful rugs on a polished floor. You eat in the kitchen-diner, at a wooden table in a snug alcove. Two peaceful bedrooms lie upstairs and share the same simple style, with white bedlinen and new pine. Here in St David’s are pubs, restaurants, food shops, craft shops, concerts at the cathedral and Shakespeare on summer nights. A wonderful little place for a holiday, ten minutes from the coastal path and Whitesand Bay, for surfing, photography and salty fresh air – and with your own parking!