Bwthyn Lil, St Davids

St David’s, Pembrokeshire

A sweet retreat in the heart of St David's, minutes from the coastal path and Whitesand Bay. Simple living for a small family - with views


2 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4


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!


  • 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: 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
1 Cottage for 4
From £1152 beds2 bedrooms


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

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

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

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)