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Solva, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • recommend (2)
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3 Customer Reviews

  • "A delightfully situated, well appointed and comfortable holiday home."

    Thank you for your feedback. Was lovely to meet you in the gallery. Very glad you enjoyed being at Rivendell and would always host you again. Take care. Hx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0May 2023

  • "Very comfortable, warm and welcoming house, with everything you could wish for."

    Garden and location perfect. Would be more than happy to recommend and to return in the future.

    Hi Jenny Thank you for your lovely words. So glad you enjoyed being there and hope to host you again as you left everything so beautifully. It is gorgeous there at the moment in this lovely sunny spell we are having. Have a good summer and take care. Best wishes Heather Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenny4.4May 2023

  • "We didn’t really enjoy our stay at Rivendell even though it was very well equipped and spacious with a lovely garden, but there were some improvements to be made."

    We certainly wouldn’t stay here in the winter again. The property obviously hadn’t been used for some time. On arrival at the property at 3.30pm it was freezing and we had no idea how to put the heating on, and there was no fire in the lounge. There was a note from the owner to say that heating only came on for one hour in evening and again in morning. So we sat with our coats on! We are early risers (5.30am), and had planned to spend the weekend just relaxing at the house, but we felt that the owners would prefer us not to. There were several cobwebs around the house, and the kitchen floor felt sticky. Several of the mugs in the kitchen cupboard were dirty and unusable. Due to the house being cold and probably unused, the bed felt damp, and when the heating finally came on condensation built up on the windows. Eventually, after an extensive search, we found the heating controls in the kitchen cupboard and were able to put the heating on when we wanted it, which was not terribly energy efficient to heat the entire house, when just a fire in the lounge would have sufficed. I’m sure Rivendell is a fantastic place to stay in the summer but we would not recommend it in the winter.

    I am so sorry you had such a miserable time at Rivendell. I hate to think of you being unhappy and cold there. It is used regularly and we haven't had this kind of feedback before. I can only apologise which probably doesn't help much. The heating is normally on 24 hours a day in the winter and we expect to do that for our clients as many of them go walking and need to be warm afterwards. The note which must have been left out inadvertently is for the early Autumn and Winter when it can get chilly in Solva early evening and morning but is warm during the day. I have now put a note in the visitors book saying where the heating controls are just in case there is a problem in the future but would also encourage people just to ring me and I would sort it out for them immediately as I only live 200 yards away. I am not quite sure why you didn't contact me as I would always want people to do so if they are uncomfortable in any way. What you have said makes me realize I need to go there myself in future before people arrive to make sure the house is warm for them and the beds similarly feet welcoming. We will have to sort out the condensation problem which I did not know existed even though I have stayed there myself in the past - thank you for telling me about it. I have spoken to the cleaners about the mugs and the cobwebs. Usually they put all the crockery through the dishwasher each time whilst they are cleaning - they obviously slipped up this time. I apologise for that too. There is no way I would prefer you not to be comfortable there and I expect you put that because you were angry and disappointed. I feel sad that you would thinks such a thing as the house used to belong to my Mother before I redecorated it and I want people to enjoy being there all year round. Please take care in the year ahead and I hope next time you have a better experience wherever you choose to stay. Regards Heather Property Owner

    Reviewed by D4.1Dec 2022

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  • Reverse-level
  • Three ground-floor bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x 4'0 double
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • First-floor kitchen
  • First-floor dining room
  • First-floor sitting room
  • Ground-floor sitting room
  • External utility with washing machine
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • 2 x TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Garden with patio, lawn and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.8 miles, pub, 0.1 miles, beach 2.4 miles
  • Note: This is a riverside property and children should be supervised at all times

The property

Nestled in the sought-after village of Solva, Pembrokeshire, is this wonderful reverse-level 1960’s house, Rivendell.

Enjoying a superb location within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park set along the River Solva, and a lovely classic cottage décor, Rivendell is a fantastic choice for a group or family of six.

On the ground floor of the home, you will find three tastefully decorated bedrooms, two king-size, one with en-suite shower room, and a 4’0 double, along with a well-appointed bathroom where you can enjoy leisurely soaks at the end of the day.

Completing the ground floor is a sitting room, featuring plush seating and a TV, the perfect spot for unwinding with loved ones after a day of adventure.

This floor offers access out to the garden, where you will find an external utility, as well as plenty of seating where you can enjoy alfresco dining with a soundtrack of trickling river and birdsong.

Follow the stairs up to the first floor, where you will find beautiful artworks created by the owners, a well-equipped kitchen for rustling up tasty dishes ready to enjoy in the dining room as you recount the days adventures, and the main sitting room where you can kick-back and relax in front of the TV.

Explore the local village, where there are several local pubs and cafes including the Harbour Inn and Number 35, stock up on essentials at the convenience store, enjoy leisurely strolls around the picturesque harbour and the stunning Solva Lime Kilns, or embark on a hike along the renowned Pembrokeshire Coast Path.

For a day at the beach, you will find the beautiful Porthmynawyd Beach on the outskirts of the village, perfect for bathing or paddling the shores, swimming in the bay at low tide gives access to the next cove.

There is also Newgale and Whitesands beach which offer surfing and are great for children.

Next stop is St Davids, where you will find a remarkable cathedral, St Non’s Chapel and Well, St Davids Bishop’s Palace, and a wealth of gorgeous beaches and clifftop walks.

Further afield, you will find Haverfordwest, where you can tour the Haverfordwest Town Museum and the Welsh Spitfire Museum, test out your swing at the excellent golf club, or explore the fascinating Haverfordwest Priory.

Your adventure to Pembrokeshire begins at Rivendell.

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About the location


St Davids 6 miles; Haverfordwest 12 miles.

A superb village around a tidal harbour where boats can be launched and walks along the dramatic coast path will be a delight any time of the year. This pretty little village may be small but offers friendly pubs serving good food, gift shops, art galleries and a nearby superb woollen mill shop where special gifts can be bought to remember your stay in Wales. Lazy days sitting and watching the ebb and flow of the tide and the boats bobbing in and out of the harbour are a sheer delight. Visit the nearby woollen mill itself to sit by the waterwheel, go into the weaving shed or enjoy a break in the cafe. Just a few miles from Solva you can visit St Davids, the smallest city in Britain, with its magnificent St Davids Cathedral and wander the small streets to again find unique gifts, eat a hearty meal or an afternoon tea, or just sit in the peaceful grounds of the cathedral, it also houses Oriel y Parc an information centre offering suggestions for exploring the surrounding area. Whitesands Bay with its superb beach offers relaxing days or maybe some surfing. Take boat trips to spot dolphins and wonderful sea birds or take bike rides along country roads. A wonderful location to enjoy your Welsh holiday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas