Bwthyn Lil, St Davids

St David’s, Pembrokeshire

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


2 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4


Thread your way down the winding streets of St Davids, Britain’s tiniest city, to this sturdy stone cottage, one of three. It is the furthest from the road, the closest to the garden, and has the best views, across rooftops and distant hills to Ramsey Island, breeding ground of peregrines and seabirds.

Explore the architecturally fascinating 12th-century cathedral – one of Britain’s finest – tucked in a hollow beside the river. The Bishop’s Palace lies on the other bank, an atmospheric ruin in which Shakespeare’s plays are performed on summer nights.

Hop on a ferry to Ramsey Island from three miles down the road, walk a lazy mile to probe caves and rock pools at Caerfai Bay; surfers will head for Whitesands Bay just below and you can hire kayaks at Abereiddi’s Blue Lagoon. Wander to the pub for supper or fire up the barbecue in the garden on summer evenings.

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We think you'll love

  • Being in the heart of St Davids, close to a good pub
  • The fresh and spotless decor
  • The view from the balcony
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Home truths

  • The garden is shared


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • 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.


Nightly price
from £115
Weekly price
from £400
Damage deposit
1 Cottage for 4
From £1152 beds2 bedrooms


This is it finally we have found our forever holiday home in st davids. We visit Pembrokshire twice a year to walk the coastal path and have stayed in various places. But that's it - we intend to return to this beautiful cottage every time. Perfect location, parking! A south facing garden for late afternoon drinks, beautifully equipped with white China, bath with endless hot water, divine beds with views each am across to the cathedral spire and the rolling countryside. Quite, with a 5 minute walk to 2 fabulous award winning restaurants, and owners who really care about clients . Superb!

Susan, Manchester

Bwthyn Lil was very well presented, well equipped, comfortable and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay in St Davids. Its proximity to the centre of the city was perfect and in easy reach of places to eat, drink and catch transport. The level of equipment was very good. The greeting we got on arrival after a 7hr drive made us feel extremely welcome. All 3 of our party agreed this ranked amongst the best holiday cottages we had stayed in. And finally the garden was well maintained and the perfect spot to watch the sun set whilst sipping a glass of wine! Perfect!

Phil, Dereham

Charming cottage with log burner and central heating. Cozy living room suit four people, separate kitchen and two smallish double bedrooms with goose down filled duvets and pillows. Comfortable sprung beds with lovely bedding. One bedroom had French doors to balcony with a delightful view of the Cathedral, surrounding countryside and Ramsey Island. . The garden was lovely too and the Private free off-road parking is a real benefit, as parking is not easy in St Davids. We’re already booked our return visit for next Spring.


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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 unqiue 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.