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Cosy Cottage with stunning coastal views at the foothill of Carn Llidi mountain

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom cottage with breathtaking beach and mountain views

Tan y Garn is a tastefully renovated barn conversion. The living quarters are found on the first floor to capture the spectacular sea views which are visible on the quaint side windows or via the stable half door near the kitchen. The property has a newly built stone veranda looking out over Whitesands Bay complete with a 3 person Hot Tub and al fresco dining area. A commanding view of Carn Llidi is clearly visible from the Kitchen skylight and the veranda - it's breathtaking. You are inspired to relax and cook with commanding 360 degree views all around you. Up the original barn steps and through the old-wood stable door, the snug appeal of open plan cottage living can be appreciated. The fully equipped kitchen with its smart American fridge/freezer, dining area and luxury lounge are all tastefully decorated along with vaulted ceiling, slate floor.. The lounge has a wood burner and several eye-catching original features and original local paintings and numbered prints.

The benefit of open plan is whether cooking, eating or relaxing in the lounge area, no-one is left out; family & friends can still contribute to any conversations or take pleasure in watching a movie whilst cooking, washing up or sitting at the dinner table.

The ground floor houses a bright, well decorated double bedroom with newly laundered linen with en suite shower. The bunk room with single day-bed benefits from a separate shower & bathroom, to have a good soak & ease the day away.

There are countless activities to enjoy ! Why not pack a picnic and take a leisurely walk along the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path which is virtually on your doorstep. Meander up Carn Llidi, to absorb the full beauty of the coastline and visit some of its historical sites.

Alternatively, spend your days on Whitesands Beach, renowned as one of the top beaches in the country, popular with families and a hotspot for keen surfers and beginners alike with its seasonal water sports hire shop and cafe all in short & easy walking distance. Walkers, surfers and dog owners are well provided for and several beaches have stretches that allow dogs on all year round which are wonderful for families and their pets.

The historical tiny City of St David’s is only a short drive away with its Bishop’s Palace and Cathedral. There are a host of independent shops, restaurants and pubs to sample. For those who fancy a short sea excursion and have an interest in our feathered friends, St. Justinian’s offer boat trips to Ramsey Island Bird Sanctuary.

Tan Y Garn is set next door to Upper Porthmawr, ideal for larger groups that would like to rent both properties together.

More Details

Property Manager
Mair and Emyr Davies
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, Welsh
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

About Mair and Emyr Davies

School and college sweethearts, married 30 years and been running an independent tv company together for 20 years called AVANTI. 4 grown lovely children, Alaw, Naomi, Osian and Gwion.

Welsh Speakers, born and bred in Wales

Mair and Emyr Davies purchased this cottage in 2017

Why Mair and Emyr Davies chose Saint David's

We came here on holiday and when the place came up for sale we had to buy it.360 degree views of unspoilt countryside and one of the best views in Wales

What makes this cottage unique

Excellent view, coastal path, gorgeous walks to the beach or the mountain behind. A special place


Saint David's Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Main Bathroom has a bath, shower, wc and sink pedestal
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master Bedroom has an ensuite
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Cosy Cottage with stunning coastal views at the foothill of Carn Llidi mountain
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Stunning views!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday in St Davids and loved the location of this property, I could have stood and looked out at the waves rolling onto Whitesands beach from the stable door, all day long!

The new owners are making changes and we enjoyed the new hot tub and outside verandah. There is a golf course on the opposite hillside which my husband spent many a happy hour getting to know and the beach is perfect for bodyboarding.

Mair and Emyr made us very welcome and were quick to respond to any queries we had. A lovely part of the world to stay in.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb property - spacious and snug all at the same time - and everything one could want for

  • 5 of 5

The Owners have created an idyllic holiday property - congratulations

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, cozy cottage - isolated, yet close to everything

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay for the holidays at Tan Y Garn. Communication was amazing from first enquiry through to the end of our stay. The owners could not do enough to make our stay a pleasurable one. They even invited us for Christmas drinks with their friends and family.

We chose our destination in Wales based on the property - and the loveliness of the area and amount of places to visit were a bonus - especially as nothing was a far drive away. Short walk to the beach, short drive to St. David's, steps to trails up and around Carn Llidi.

Enjoyed eating at Cwtch, The Sloop Inn, St. David's Kitchen and the Bug Kitchen. Beautiful woolens at Melin Tregwynt Mill. Drove to many stops and hiked along the Coast Path - different beaches, vistas, lighthouses, ruins at each one. Just a lovely, relaxing holiday.

It can be overwhelming when looking through the vast numbers of properties to holiday at in Wales. Don't hesitate to book here!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view at this perfect cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view at this perfect and cosy cottage.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A rare gem of place - will return for sure

  • 5 of 5

The cottage just didn't dissapoint! It was exactly as we expected and some! What we particularly liked was the snug appeal of the cottage - log fire, views to die for and the ability to just walk down to the beach or on to the Coastal Path in minutes. The fact that it's very dog friendly was a huge help also and we couldn't get over the quality food available at the cafe at Whitesands beach. All in all a great break!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $16.59

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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