Whether your ideal holiday is long days on the beach, fantastic coastal walks in breathtaking scenery, visiting skilled craftsmen and artists, the adrenalin rush of coasteering, a days golf or chilling out in luxury, Treleddyd Fawr farmhouse and this corner of Pembrokeshire has everything you need.
Whitesands Bay is a wide beach of golden sand which holds the Blue Flag award and is the closest beach to the farmhouse at 1.5 miles away. It can be reached on foot in 30 minutes or by car in 5 minutes. There is a large car park, cafe, high season lifeguards and a surf school. There is usually plenty of space even in high season but it is justifiably one of the more popular beaches in the area.
A 10 minute walk over the headland from Whitesands Bay takes you to Porth Melgan bay with no facilities and very few people! It can also be reached in 30-40 minutes across the fields from the farmhouse.
Three of our favourite other beaches are Barafundle (bottom left), Marloes (centre) and Newgale (bottom right).
The Coast Path
The Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail runs for 186 miles along some of the most spectacular scenery in the UK. Walking the length of the trail will take you through 35,000 feet of climbing and descending, past harbours, coves and broad expanses of beach. We have left guide books and OS maps in the farmhouse to help you plan walks in the area..
Sports and Thrills
There is a fantastic links golf course above Whitesands Bay which is open to visitors on a pay and play basis and has spectacular views over the coast. If you prefer the thrills of coasteering, rock climbing or kayaking then adventure sports company TYF are based in St David's and have regular sessions around the local coastline. For horse lovers, there are stables within a 30 minute drive at Goodwick and Nolton Haven for both National Park and beach treks.
We also recommend a trip on a RIB (rigid inflatable boat) around Ramsey Island from St Justinians near St David's to see the seals.
For the occasional rainy day there are leisure centres with pools at both Fishguard and Haverfordwest, indoor karting at Haverfordwest and many other attractions in the local area.
Arts and Crafts
The St David's area and Pembrokeshire in general are a haven for artists, potters, millers, weavers, woodturners, jewellers, glassblowers and more. There are galleries and craft centres across the area with at least 7 galleries in St David's itself. Where possible we have decorated the farmhouse with local arts and crafts and recommend some of our favourite galleries in the guest guide.
Food and Drink
There are restaurants and pubs serving great food in St Davids, Porthgain and Solva leaving you free to choose the degree to which you self-cater during your stay. Fresh crab and lobster are sold throughout the area and the local catch is sold on a daily basis in Porthgain.
St David's has a supermarket, butchers, deli and grocery store, and there is a large Morrisons supermarket in Haverfordwest.