Holiday Home in St Davids

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About Gorwel

Gorwel is a spacious, semi-detached, south facing holiday home located in the centre of St Davids, within walking distance of the beach at Caerfai, the medieval Cathedral Close and the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. Built in the 1930s, it has been recently renovated throughout, yet retains many original features and charm with high ceilings. Set back from the road with a lawned front garden, the cosy sitting room has a wonderful bay window overlooking the street. Enjoy meals in the formal dining room with its charming antique dresser and feature fireplace. The newly fitted kitchen with breakfast table overlooks the rear garden, while a second sitting room makes a perfect quiet spot to read.  Dine alfresco in the large, lawned garden with plenty of room for children to play. A large garden shed provides plenty of space for storing bikes and surf boards. Stairs lead up to the galleried landing with three bedrooms and a bathroom.

Gorwel makes the ideal base to explore all that Pembrokeshire has to offer. Take a walk up Carn Llidi to take in the panoramic views over the coast and enjoy stunning sunsets over the sea. Join the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and explore the area's many bays and beaches including Whitesands, named officially one of the best beaches in the world and highly rated by families and surfers.  Within walking distance of the house are Caerfai bay with its sandy beach and St Non's Chapel and holy well, the reputed birthplace of St David. A boat trip from St Justinian's around the islands of Ramsey and Skomer is not to be missed; visit the RSPB owned Ramsey island to see medieval archaeological sites, a diversity of coastal birds and a colony of grey seals. Overlooking Whitesands Bay you can also take in a round of golf against a stunning sea backdrop.

The famous tiny City of St Davids has an excellent selection of pubs, shops, recommended restaurants and galleries to enjoy, while the beautiful Cathedral and Bishop's Palace hold a number of events throughout the year; all this is on your doorstep.

A wonderful holiday base whatever the season.


Within a mile of the sea/water Has Parking No Smoking Bath 2 + Double Beds Full Central Heating Internet Access Towels Provided Washing Machine Dishwasher Freezer DVD Garden Furniture Overhead Shower Shop Pub Golf Nearby

Layout & Facilities

Ground Floor: Sitting room, dining room, lounge, kitchen/diner, utility room, cloakroom/whb/wc.

First Floor: 2 double rooms, twin room, bathroom/overhead shower/whb/wc.

Parking: 1 space in garage plus space for 1 small car on drive.

Facilities: Gas cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, slim-line dishwasher, washing machine, Smart TV, DVD player/Blu Ray player, WiFi, towels, picnic table, garage and garden shed for storage of bikes etc.

Pets: No

Fuel Charges

Heating: Gas central heating, gas fire.

Fuel Charges: Electricity & Gas: FREE.

Access Statement

This Access Statement has been prepared by the owner for your information; it is the most recent version that we have received. This statement has been prepared as objectively as possible, however with such a wide remit oversights may be made.

Please ensure all crucial requirements for a safe and enjoyable holiday are present so if you have any queries whatsoever, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01437 767600.

The property is on an A-road. Garage is accessed directly from the road, with a manual overhead garage door. Space for 1 car in the garage and 1 small car on the driveway in front. House accessed from pavement up 1 small step (60mm) and through a bolted gate, along a short path (approx. 2000mm), up 5 steps (150mm each) with handrail and along a flat path (approx. 2000mm). House accessed from back of garage through a sliding door, up a concrete ramp (approx. 4000mm) and turning back on to a flat path (approx 2000mm) to the front door. Two 110mm steps up to the main entrance. Alternative entrance to house via flat path from main entrance, around the back of the house (approx. 5000mm), through sliding door (opening approx. 700mm wide) with step (approx. 100mm). A second, unlocked door is situated approx. 1000mm from the main entrance door, in the passage, with access to cloakroom in this space. Ground floor is on one level, comprising of hallway, living room, dining room, sitting room, kitchen, utility room and wc. All rooms are well-lit with natural light. There is slightly raised threshold at the entrance to each room. Hallway is tiled with black and white diamond pattern, leading to 4 rooms and stairs to first floor. Living room is carpeted and contains a Smart TV with remote control. Gas fire is operated manually; instructions are provided in the welcome file. Dining room is floor boarded. Sitting room carpeted and has a sliding door to access the back garden, via a step down a path and a step up onto a kerb which borders the lawn. Kitchen has laminate flooring, breakfast table and chair and 900mm high worktops. Oven and grill are under counter. Utility room is off the kitchen, has laminate flooring and contains under counter washing machine. Toilet with whb is off the utility room. There is laminate flooring and limited space. Carpeted stairs with wooden banisters leads to first floor landing (11 steps to half landing, 1 step on half landing, then 4 steps to first floor). Half landing contains a large, stained glass window. No lift. Landing leads to 4 bedrooms (one locked to guests) and 1 bathroom. Bedrooms are carpeted with large windows. Bathroom has a vinyl floor and frosted window. Shower is over the bath. Level lawns to front and back of house, with slight slope or step onto kerb to access back lawn. External, PIR lighting system covers the main entrance and path and steps to the pavement at the front of the house. Public transport nearby (local bus service and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park’s shuttle service); approx. 100m to bus stops.

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Linda & Allan

Lovely comfortable stay in this great house. We have stayed here a couple times before, the refurbishment is beautiful. We would love to return. The weather has been amazing this week. Thank you!

Llewellyn & Thomas Family

Lovely stay in a beautiful house. Families to be combined with son (Thomas) and daughter (Llewellyn) getting engaged at Whitesands - 15/09/2018


Fantastic location. We had a lovely stay! Hope to be back.

Angela & Peter

Have enjoyed exploring this beautiful coastline from your comfortable home

Tristan & Emily

Perfect location and comfortable lovely house. Thank you!

Kath & Griff

Thank you for a wonderful stay at this beautiful house

Carl, Anna, Elaine, Mari and Heidi

'We really enjoyed our stay in this comfy home' May 2019

The Nash Family

Home from home family house. Good country walks, sea, sand, sky, farmland.

Tim, Julie, Alisha & Lauren Cole

Great location for coastal path walks from the door. St Justinian to Porthclais was particularly fab! Good food at Cwtch and a short walk home.

Fran and Rob Jones

Fabulous house, to compliment a fabulous part of the world! Lovely food at Cwtch. Amazing coastal walks.


'We loved Gorwel, lovely mix of old and new, a real homely feel, and after 35 years of coming down to Pembrokeshire, it's as lovely a place as ever, so hope to return soon. Also appreciated the very efficient services of Coastal Cottages - so will be recommending all three to friends and family.' April 2019


Back again! A quiet, relaxing week to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary. Enjoyed it, as always - see you next year.


Many Thanks. I found Gorwel to be a trully lovely house and I hope one day to return. Thank you so much for a very comfortable stay at Gorwel ... would love to return next year.


Thank you very much for the large and comfortable accomodation. We all had a good time in St Davids ... the coastline and scenery are wonderful ... we will come here again.


We stayed at Gorwel several times many years ago. We liked it then - but it is even better now! We had a very nostalgic week visiting all our favourite coves and finding this wonderful coastline still unspoilt. Many Thanks


We had a really lovely time in Wales...the house was lovely to.


Wedi cael wythnos penigamp. Bu'm wrth ein boddau yma. Ty hyfryd, lleoliad gwych a diolch am drefnu cystal tywydd i'n hefyd! [A brilliant week. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves here. Lovely house, excellent location, and thanks for organising the weather for us!]

Nicola, aged 7

I loved staying in the house. It was fabulous and I loved it so much.

Smith Family

Thank you very much. We had a lovely holiday. The house is very comfortable. We enjoyed coastal walks and the wonderful beaches. Too short a stay.

Heywood & Waine

Lovely week. Lovely house, really enjoyed our stay here. Having a shower this time has really improved it! Would love to stay again! Thank you.

Rake Family

First time in St Davids, spending time with family. Enjoyed stepping back in to some memories of my youth with a house very much the same as I grew up in. Many good memories. Grandchildren enjoyed the garden, especially with the good weather we had.

Winter Family

A week of lovely walks on the coastal paths - and it was always good to return to such a warm, clean and spacious house. Having been brought up in a 30's semi, its very good to come across one in such a good condition, lovingly and sensitively maintained. Very many thanks for a special week!


Wythnos braf! Roedd y ty yn gynnes ac yn Ian. Euthum am dro ar hyd yr arfordir o Abereiddy i Borthgain a mwynhau'r golygfeydd a'n cinio yn y Sloop. Mae'n braf cael cawod yn y stafell molchi. [Lovely week! The house was warm and clean. We went on a coastal walk from Abereiddy to Porthgain and enjoyed the scenery and our lunch in the Sloop. It's great having a shower in the bathroom.]


Back again! A quiet, relaxing week to celebrate our Silver Wedding Anniversary. Enjoyed it, as always – see you next year


Many thanks. I found Gorwel to be a trully lovely house and I hope one day to return. Thank you so much for a very confortable stay at Gorwel ... would love to return next year.


Thank you very much for the large and comfortable accommodation. We all had a good time in St Davids ... the coastline and scenery are wonderful. ... we will come here again.


We stayed at Gorwel several times many years ago. We liked it then – but it is even better now! We had a very nostalgic week visiting all out favourite coves and finding this wonderful coastline still unspoilt. Many thanks.


We had a really lovely time in Wales ... the house was lovely too


Love the house!


Booked on Saturday, arrived on Sunday to a week of glorious weather. We think the house is lovely, spacious and a bove all clean (thank you!)

Hunt Family

Who would have thought we could boast a week of no rain during the summer of 2007! House was lovely – great, spacious rooms.

Taylors Family

Love the house (our 3rd time!), love St Davids & love Pembrokeshire! As always we have had a great stay in St Davids – the whole family has enjoyed the relaxed and cheerful atmosphere ... a very comfortable family house. We'll be back.

Anderson Family

Convenient and comfortable ... Gorwel has a calm charm. St Davids always delights. Thank you.


A delightful house, very well situated. We all love the Cathedral & A delightful house, very well situated. We all love the Cathedral & Bishop's Palace. Marvellous walks ... very good trip to Ramsey Island ... puffins ... Bosheston lily pomds ... choughs ... peregrines, ravens, kestrels, guillemots & razorbills ... Manx shearwaters & porpoises.

Johnston Family

Very clean house and conveniently located, lovely walks ... boat trip around Skomer Island. Everyone we met around town was very friendly, adding to the pleasant experience of staying here.

Waine Family

We had a lovely week, fabulous weather, lots of walking ... heard cuckoos, saw porpoises. Would love to stay at gorwel again.1

Goodhead Family

We've had a fantastic time in St Davids. Gorwel has been a brilliant place to stay – lots of room, very clean and handily located. Stunning scenery ... seals ... We've stayed in lots of holiday cottages and this has been one of the best – Thank you.

Hope Family

Lots of space for a family.

Humphreys family

Cartref oddi cartref . Gywliau hyfryd eleni eto. [Home from home. Lovely holiday again this year]


Lovely house, lovely views, we had a wonderful time.

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