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Dolwern

(Ref. 1076594)

Dinas Cross, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Wow, what an absolutely wonderful holiday home to relax and from which to base our adventures!"

    We enjoyed spreading out and spending time together in the different areas of the house, as well as the spacious garden, all equipped with everything we needed! Incredibly helpful hosts made us feel welcome before we arrived, and were responsive to my queries. We really enjoyed time at two beaches we could walk to, playing on the sand and in the sea even at the end of October. We highly recommend a stay at Dolwern, and hope we might be able to have a summertime return...

    Hi Alison and family. So glad you had a good time at ‘Dolly’. And thank you for the positive feedback. It’s been a pleasure having you stay. Great that you explored the amazing coastline and local attractions. I sincerely hope to welcome you back sometime in the future. Thanks again. Rich Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a great week at Dolwern (Dolly)."

    The accommodation is extremely well equipped, very comfortable and an ideal location for the Pembrokeshire coast and countryside. Whilst we were lucky to have good weather in October, I’m sure the outdoor facilities are fantastic for the warmer weather months. We would certainly like to revisit the area and use this property again.

    Morning Kim and Joan Just read your review. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such nice feedback. Reading this makes all the hard work worthwhile and it is much appreciated. We hope to welcome you back sometime in the future. Very best regards, Rich and Leigh. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Oct 2023

  • "Great place, plenty of things to do locally."

    We all had a great time and would definitely stay again. The owner is also very helpful and sent a very welcoming and useful message before we arrived. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Angela4.4Sep 2023

  • "A superb property which comfortably fit 6 adults and 2children."

    Plenty of space for all of us. The garden is wonderful and bigger than the picture and loved the fire pit and pizza oven. A truly wonderful place.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Sep 2023

  • "Just returned from a fantastic holiday at Dolwern (Dolly)."

    It's a beautiful property and great for a family holiday. The large kitchen dinner area is a brilliant communal space making for some lovely family evenings. A particular highlight is the secret garden area with fire pit, we spent some lovely evenings there. There was a bag of logs provided. The location is fab with lovely beaches within walking distance and pub, fish and chip shop and village shop very close. Add acces to the Coastal Path and Dinas Mountain to the mix and it's perfect. We also loved the footpath at the bottom of the garden which takes you to the road down to the beaches. The owner is also very helpful and sent a very welcoming and useful message before we arrived. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2023

  • "An amazingly beautiful property in the most stunning costal location."

    Dolwern has everything you need for a perfect family holiday.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2023

  • "This is a lovely property which is within walking distance of two beaches , pubs and village shop ."

    The owner , Rich , couldn't have been more helpful and the garden was great for our three year old granddaughter to explore and play in .

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a fabulous stay at “Dolly”, it has everything you need and more and the owner was always available promptly if there were any queries."

    The cottage is in a great location for exploring the local surrounds including a lovely walk down to the two nearby beaches. There are a couple of local pubs, fish and chip shop and petrol station with shop within 5 minutes walk which was handy too. This is a beautiful area and very peaceful so all in all would thoroughly recommend a stay here.

    Many thanks for the positive feedback. Very much appreciated and helps future guest’s understand a little more about the facilities we have within a short walk from ‘Dolly’. Hope to see you again. You’ve been great guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2023

  • "Just got home after a week staying at Dolwern."

    The house is amazing.We had a wonderful stay, it’s so well equipped with everything you need! Especially the kitchen! It’s was very relaxing because it’s so peaceful. We would definitely stay again.

    Thanks Jenny for your positive feedback. So glad you had a good time. We look forward to welcoming you back. Diolch. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Jun 2023

  • "We booked this cottage as loved the look of the garden."

    It did not disappoint! The garden is gorgeous, the Astro turf is brilliant baby was able to play out. We were blessed with lovely weather not a single rainy day. The kitchen is very well equipped with quality equipment. Loved the large fridge which was perfect for our family size. Loved the highchair available to use for baby. Good quality hoover. Loved the open plan kitchen and living room, in the evenings could watch TV with the children whilst preparing food. Although this is a semi detached cottage it is very secluded! The drive is narrow but you can park in the front perfectly fine. I did love how though Rich the owner gives you good instructions how to drive in the driveway and out. Rich the owner was always reachable and very helpful. In the local area we really enjoyed cardigan farm park, Newport beach and white sands bay near St David’s Lovely ice cream also in the shack in Fishguard, caffi mawr at Newport beach and also in St David’s! Really enjoyable relaxing holiday and we would love to return!

    Hi That’s such a lovely review. So pleased you had such a great time. And thank you for watering the garden during the hot spell. Yep, the drive is narrow although we’ve had transit vans and trucks delivering wooden logs. However, it does require a slow and steady approach and benefits from having a turning area so you can drive in and out facing forward. Thank you for choosing ‘Dolly’. We look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Aeishah5.0Jun 2023

  • "Dolwern is a lovely property for a family holiday."

    The property is very well equipped with good quality fixtures and fittings throughout.. Our granddaughters (aged 5 and 8) were able to play safely in the garden and loved the "secret" path at the back of the property down to the beach. We particularly appreciated the call from the owner of the property just before we travelled to Dinas Cross advising us of the best places to go, recommended eateries and general advice for getting the best out of "Dolly". We would readily recommend this property for a relaxing holiday in a good location.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0May 2023

  • "Dolwern is a very comfortable house, well cared for by the helpful owners."

    It was well equipped, clean and to a good standard. Useful to have a snug and lounge area and several bathrooms/en-suite. Great outdoor space and only a short walk to the coast. We had a very relaxing few days here and would be happy to return.

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Jan 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic property in a beautiful location- I have visited Pembrokeshire for over 30 plus years and it’s always a joy to return."

    Dolwern - Dolly is great property we felt at home straight away and so much care and thought has been put into the property by the owners who gave us a warm welcome- we will return again as we had such a lovely week- my teenage son loved the garden and local beaches and swimming in the sea.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Oct 2022

  • "Dolwern is a beautiful, welcoming home."

    There is great attention to detail, with all you could possibly need, provided. Everything is very clean and comfortable. The garden is huge and there is plenty of parking. Location is great, with two beaches within walking distance. Food at the Freemason Hotel was excellent. Thank you to the owners for your help. We would definitely recommend this property and hope to return. Julia

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Sep 2022

  • "This property is ideally located for going north and south along the coast."

    There are numerous sandy beaches close to hand. The property is very well equipped and spotlessly clean, and situated on a fairly quiet road. There is ample parking, but the drive is extremely narrow. Close by, within walking distance, is a very good chip shop and 2 pubs.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Aug 2022

  • "Dolly is a beautiful property, perfectly situation just 20 minutes walk from 2 lovely little cove beaches."

    The open plan living is ideal for a large group with big comfy sofas, a really well equipped kitchen and a large dining table. Outside is fantastic with a lawn area perfect for the kids to play on, a hidden seating area at the bottom with fire pit and a nice patio with furniture just outside the living space. We all loved the outside shower which was perfect for cleaning off after a day at the beach. 4 bathrooms meant there was no queuing to use the lovely waterfall showers and there was plenty of hot water for us all. There are 2 good pubs and 2 convenience stores with a few minutes walk and St David’s and gorgeous Whitesands Beach are a 40 minute drive away. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend!

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Aug 2022

  • "We stayed at Dolwern for a week this summer with another family and loved it."

    It’s a lovely house and the owner was super helpful and welcoming. He sent us recommendations before we arrived and was quick to respond to any queries we had whilst at the house. We particularly enjoyed the garden and firepit where we had a bbq and toasted marshmallows - it’s lovely. The beaches nearby were good and we managed a paddle board one day (we had a breezy week!). Local pub was welcoming and lively. The house is well decorated and cosy with lovely bathrooms and an open plan living area. Having the shed that was lockable to store our kit was really helpful and the kids enjoyed all the outdoor space. Would highly recommend a stay here. Rich is a great owner who made us feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by Madeline5.0Jul 2022

  • "Dolly is a beautiful and fantastic place to stay in Pembrokeshire."

    The cottage has everything you could need on holiday, including multiple bathrooms as well as an outdoor shower. Well stocked kitchen to cook indoors as well as a w lovely firepit for a meal outdoors. The 5 of us felt at home in the cottage and the garden was brilliant. The living room was perfect to relax in after exploring. Location perfect to explore the coastal areas by car and has access by foot to a local beach. Rich was extremely helpful in recommendations and easy to contact. He and Leigh have clearly put their heart into Dolwern! The rooms did get quite hot as it is well insulated but Rich did tell us beforehand that the underfloor heating had issues at the time. Do not hesitate to book Dolly!

    Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much. With regard to the underfloor heating, we confirm that an engineer has attended and the issue has been rectified. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adelina5.0Jul 2022

  • "Dolly has she is fondly called is perfect in every way ."

    From comfy beds for the perfect night's sleep to breakfast on the patio and no fighting for the shower at bed time too . Well planned kitchen with plenty of storage even two friges to keep your beers and wines chilled. Plenty of nice walks on the door step (even from the back gate) lovely pub just up the road call the Ship Aground friendly landlords. Great host's

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jun 2022

  • "Three generations all had a wonderful time and Dolwern."

    The cottage has been wonderfully renovated and features all the things you could wish for a comfortable stay. The huge garden was a big hit with the kids with great spaces for scooting, football, cricket and then the end of the garden for exploring and firepit. Location was wonderful, nearest town lovely Newport was around 3 miles away which was great for eating. The two beaches within walking distance were perfect for our 2 young boys for exploring rock pools and jumping waves. We had a brilliant holiday and will certainly be returning in the future.

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0May 2022

  • "The property was amazing."

    Perfect location for exploring the area and such a beautifully finished house, we didn’t want to leave. Rich was incredibly helpful throughout. We will be back soon!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2022

  • "A real home from home, very well equipped and extremely comfortable with the added bonuses of a large garden, fire pit, coastal walks from the doorstep, lighthouse, disco lights and boiling water tap."

    Fantastic property in an area with so much to offer

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2022

  • "We have not long come back from enjoying a holiday here."

    I am writing this review (my first ever) in a bit of a hurry because I want to look at dates when we can go again. Yes. It's that good. I absolutely fell in love with the place. In my opinion, 'Dolly' has everything you could possibly dream of. If you think it sounds amazing when you read the description. Well, It's even better. The hosts are so incredibly thoughtful you actually feel like your part of the family! If you want to stay in a home that offers so much in a fabulous location, with so much to explore right on the doorstep, where the locals are the friendliest I've ever met book right now and if it's fully booked this year try the next. You really, really won't be disappointed. Thank you so much Rich and Leigh x

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a fantastic week’s stay at ‘Dolly’ Arriving during stormy weather and power was out in the local area for the first 24 hours."

    Rick kept us updated and once we lit some candles and the fire we we’re cozy in the cottage. During the week we explored the area and visited some lovely beaches. Dolwern is well equipped and comfortable, we could not ask for more for a relaxing week away.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Feb 2022

  • "Dolwern, or 'Dolly' was a delight!"

    Exceeded expectations. The accommodation is light and spacious, superb large family space opening out onto the private outdoor area, great to see the blustery winter weather while so toasty warm inside. We enjoyed dips in the sea, only a short stroll along the path accessed through the rear of the garden, returning to lovely hot showers, so many bathrooms! The front lounge offered a quiet space for anyone needing to take calls or work. The kitchen ticked all boxes and the whole house was superbly well equipped. A gem of a find, beautiful house, great location in any season.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Dec 2021

  • "What an amazing place to stay."

    Beautiful part of the world With a short walk we were right on the coastal path We have had a fantastic holiday here

    Reviewed by Gaynor5.0Oct 2021

  • "“Dolly” is a beautiful, spacious and very clean home to spend the week."

    It has a lovely mix of being a character property, but with all the modern features like Alexa and boiling water tap. It had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. It was lovely having the gate out the back for walks down to the beaches. The children were very pleased to find a little selection of books and toys to play with during the stay, and the garden was great for a run around. However a cot or travel cot would have been very useful. We all had a lovely time and would be very happy to visit again.

    Reviewed by Victoria4.7Sep 2021

  • "Lovely property, so well equipped and with a fabulous open plan living space with access to the garden, which our family loved."

    Brilliant location with 2 lovely beaches very close by and a short walk to the local shop and pubs. Fishguard and Newport are also within easy reach with a few more shops and eateries and there is a good size coop in Fishguard. Highly recommend. Deborah - September 2021

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Sep 2021

  • "Absolutely well equipped, wonderful property finished to a very high specification."

    Fabulous location, close to two wonderful beaches within walking distance. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2021

  • "Dolwern is a stunning property with unexpected extras and great attention to detail."

    The hosts were superb! The location is wonderfully scenic, with 2 walkable beaches and amenities nearby. We'd highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2021

  • "A beautifully decorated house in a wonderful location ."

    Minutes from beaches and a walk to local shops. The fire pit/bbq was a lovely addition. Attentive owners and a lovely relaxing holiday _ would love to go back

    Reviewed by Trudi4.1Jul 2021

  • "The house was beautiful and the fire pit made for great barbecues in the evening, the surouding beaches were stunning and the shops and restaurants in nearby Newport were excellent."

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Jul 2021

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Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x bunk
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • 1 x drying room
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with ground-floor underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric eye-level oven and induction hob, combi microwave, boiling water tap, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Sky Glass TV, WiFi, Bose sound system, Sonos and Amazon Alexa
  • Sitting room/snug with comfy sofas, snuggle chair, work desk and wood burning stove
  • Garden with artificial ….bbq, firepit, pizza oven
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and high chair available on request, (cot bed linen not provided)
  • Off-road parking for three cars and roadside for two cars
  • Secure storage for bikes, kayaks and sporting equipment
  • Garden with artificial lawn, seating, fire pit barbecue and hot/cold external shower
  • At rear of property a secure gate leads into a shady footpath taking you to the safe and Sandy beaches of Cym-Yr-Eglwys and Pwll Gwylod, both 15 mins walk away
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • EV charging - through prior arrangement with owner

The property

Dolwern is a beautifully-presented semi-detached holiday home resting in the peaceful village of Dinas Cross, Pembrokeshire.

Offering four well-presented bedrooms and off-road parking, along with plenty of technology to keep you entertained throughout your stay including an Amazon Alexa and aSky Glass TV, this property is ideal for a family holiday any time of year.

Arriving at the dwelling, park your car and step into the sitting room, where you will find two plush sofas and an armchair you can look forward to relaxing on after an adventurous day, while the woodburning stove warms the space.

Home to a kitchen, a dining area and another sitting area, the space offers everything you need to whip up a tasty meal for your family and dine together while you discuss the day's events.

Take advantage of the boiling water tap and savour your morning coffee at the breakfast bar before the rest of the group rises.

When sleep calls, head off to the bedrooms for some rest; two king-size bedrooms boast sleek en-suite shower rooms, one of which is conveniently located on the ground floor and ideal for those with limited mobility.

Continuing with the first floor is another king-size and a final bunk which is perfect for younger members of your group.

Travel cot available on request, (cot bed linen not provided).

Completing the interior of the property is a handy drying room, a bathroom where you can soak with a good book in the bath, and an additional wet room with an electric shower located on the ground floor.

If there is need for ‘quiet time’ tranquility or just private space for home working why not retreat into the front snug where you’ll find comfortable seating, a work desk, a wood burning stove and good Wi-Fi connectivity.

Outside, an alfresco hot/cold shower to wash off after an early morning or evening swim, an artificial lawn and patio provide a wonderful place to spend your summer evenings; with furniture and a barbecue and firepit area with a charming lighthouse lantern, you will have to tear yourself away when the evening draws to a close.At rear of property a secure gate leads into a shady footpath taking you to the safe and Sandy beaches of Cym-Yr-Eglwys and Pwll Gwylod, both 15 mins walk away.

If you don't fancy cooking one evening, head out to the ship Aground, The Freemasons Arms or the fish and chip shop a 5 minute walk away.

Or perhaps sample some fresh seafood from The Old Sailors which is just a short drive away.

For a lovely day of strolling, Dyffryn Fernant Garden is within easy reach and offers a tranquil day of wandering delightsome plants and shrubbery.

For fantastic views, head out to Strumble Head Lighthouse and discover the open sea from a new and exciting perspective.

Walk the length of the beach at Newport Sands or participate in bird watching from the bridge overlooking the Nevern estuary.

If you are travelling with lovers of history, stop off at Fishguard Fort on your way and explore the 18th century ruins overlooking the picture-perfect coastline and picturesque Lowertown fishing harbour.

Adventurous types may enjoy a day at Oakwood Theme Park which is just a scenic drive away, or Castell Henllys Iron Age village, whereas animal lovers have the choice of visiting Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo and the Welsh Wildlife Centre throughout your stay, each of which promise a fascinating trip.

Whatever you like to get up to on your holiday, whether total relaxation or a variety of outdoor pursuits, make Dolwern your perfect base anytime of the year.

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About the location

DINAS CROSS

Newport 2.5 miles.

The scattered village of Dinas Cross has a well stocked mini market store and a pub, and nestles between the Preseli Mountains and the wonderful Pembrokeshire Coast Path. Pwll Gwaelod and Cwm-Yr-Eglwys beaches are both minutes away, both with breathtaking scenery offering the opportunity for tranquil days in perfect settings, and are almost unnoticed by the general public unless they leave the main route through the village, with there being a petrol station, two pubs a fish and chip shop, as well as a restaurant down at Pwll Gwaelod beach. Nearby Newport is a quirky seaside town steeped in history, with various shops, tea rooms and pubs and is also a great place to go boating. With castles, mills, craft centres and golf courses galore scattered all over this beautiful Welsh county, this is the perfect base for a break all year round.