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Bwthyn Alarch

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Trefin, St Davids, Pembrokeshire, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage itself is an amazing property, however the stay was overshadowed by the lack of basic amenities."

    1 toilet roll for 3 adults for the weekend is just stingy. No toiletries, no tea towels or kitchen roll. You can't advertise the cottage with a cosy fire if you're not going to provide the wood and kindling for people to actually use it. Also your guests who have paid £225 per night to have stripped all the beds and put various linens in various bags, put rubbish in various bags in various bins and have cleaned the dishes and put them away all before an early 10am check out is not right. Overall for £225 per night.... I'd expect a hell of a lot more.

    Thank you for your feedback that the cottage was amazing. we only supply in our welcome pack tea, coffee, milk and welsh cakes. A toilet roll, dishwasher tablets and washing up liquid is also provided. The property is advertised logs are bought locally. As you only booked for 2 night stay 1 Toilet roll was sufficient. When you booked the property you must have realised the cost divided by 3 guests for your stay. We have all our rubbish in various bags as directed by Pembrokeshire County Council. All our guests do this whilst their stay and never been a problem. Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kyrie2.5Apr 2024

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you need (apart from fire logs)."

    Way bigger than it looks on the website and was very cosy with comfy beds. The hot tub is amazing and we were in it every day. A little tip if staying here, DON'T buy logs from the Gulf petrol station up the road (Square and Compass). They are kept outside so if its wet then they are useless. Instead drive 8 miles to the Letterston Village Stores where you can get a big bag of logs and big bag of kindling wood for £10 which are kept in the dry. The pub (The Ship Inn) is the only one in the village and is superb!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2024

  • "Excellent cottage and nice to stay in a cottage where everything works"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the red cottage."

    The hot tub was fantastic! We loved watching the stars from the tub at night, it was beautiful. Only a short walk to the friendly Ship Inn and the beautiful Aberfelin beach where we saw stunning sunsets. We would love to visit again. The owners of the red cottage looked after us amazingly when we needed anything, we would definitely recommend a stay in this lovely quaint cottage.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2023

  • "An absolutely beautiful cottage, well maintained and clean."

    My boys and I had a lovely time at the cottage, which was well located near the coast. The cottage is extremely comfortable, cosy and is very big. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the host. Highly recommended, will most definitely visit again. We miss the beautiful views!

    Thank you for providing us with such positive feedback about the cottage and the surrounding area. We're delighted that the boys had a fantastic holiday in Trefin and look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ambreen5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely, clean and comfortable and the owner was helpful putting things right as necessary."

    What let the cottage down was the basics not being available. No hand wash in the kitchen, the tiniest amount of washing up liquid, not one dishwasher tablet, no fire starter pack, one solitary toilet roll, the smallest welcome pack we have ever experienced, 2 tea bags, 2 instant coffee sachets, pint milk - welsh cakes were appreciated though, no spare bin bags, resolved, no hot tub towels, resolved, no washing line or clothes maiden, resolved. We don't expect all inclusive and we bring provisions it did feel that the basics were skimped on. The lack of a visitors book was a real shame, as they can be so helpful with previous visitors recommendations. There is an information pack however it is out of date. We went to a market detailed in there to find is ceased trading a year ago and the farm shop has very little there not worth the drive. Some of the places recommended are a long way from the cottage. As previous visitors have mentioned, the bathroom can become smelly at times, the lack of net curtains in the bedroom creates a lack of privacy. The hot tub recommended temperature of 34 degrees creates a luke warm tub and is nowhere near hot enough. We have rented several properties with hot tubs and have never encountered this. It should be declared on the listing, I would not book a cottage that insisted on this. Again, this felt like a cost cutting exercise. Overall, an absolutely lovely property and the owner was helpful. We had a lovely time staying there, just needs a bit more attention to visitors' needs.

    Thank you for your feedback about our cottage and are delighted that you enjoyed our stay and found the property clean and comfortable. We have now had a new updated information folder for the cottage for the season. Welcome pack has a hand wash in the bathroom, dishwasher tablet and washing up liquid in kitchen and coffee, tea and welsh cakes. We will now improve the pack for the rest of the season. Hot tub is set at an average of 35/36 degrees for families, Guests are welcome to control the Temperature for their own needs. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, great base for exploring beautiful Pembrokeshire Quiet little ..."

    Lovely cottage, great base for exploring beautiful Pembrokeshire Quiet little village, Ship Inn less than 5 minute walk, great food and service

    Reviewed by Gillian3.8Jun 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay in this lovely cottage it was much larger than we thought it would be."

    Warm welcome from owner. Comfortable 4 poaster bed in main bedroom. Didnt need to use the twin room .The kitchen had full facilies as expected and everything was in good condition. Bathroom had large walk in waterful shower. Lounge diner comfortable and cosy. Good broadband , but tv difficult to navigate . Good off road parking on premises. Hot tub in nice private location . Good location for walking the coastal path. Local pub The Ship served local tasty food in a pleasant atmosphere all , staff very friendly . The Saturday night we were there there was a very entertaining band , great fun. We used Morrisons in Haverfordwest which was 35 mins by car. Thank you for a lovely holiday

    Thank you very much for providing us with such positive feedback about the cottage and the area. We're delighted you had a fantastic holiday and hope to see you in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay, with everything we needed."

    The only thing I would say is that it might be beneficial to somehow have the skylight open in the bathroom (without letting in rain when it's open) apart from that very nice and quiet.

    Thank you for your feed back about the cottage. Delighted that you enjoyed the cottage and the weather was fabulous for you to enjoy the area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karl4.7May 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay here."

    Great property in great location. Just what we needed.

    Thank you for your positive feedback about the cottage and location. Delighted you were able to enjoy your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ingrid5.0May 2023

  • "We loved our stay, just a shame we were only there for 2 nights"

    We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and look forward to seeing you for longer stay in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Huw5.0May 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage, large yet comfy, with great off-street parking."

    The lounge is comfy with a wood burner and a decent TV with smart box & really good internet connection. The kitchen is large and has everything you will need to self-cater. The weather was atrocious for a few days when we visited, so we enjoyed just chilling out in the cottage between storms. Trefin is a small but really nice village, ideally located for Fishguard, Newport beach and St David. There is a local pub a very short walk away, as is the coast path. Will defiantly visit again, hopefully the weather will allow us to walk the coast path more next time.

    Thank you very much for providing us with such positive feedback about the cottage. We're delighted that you appreciated all the facilities also. We hope to see you in the near future and the weather will be better. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2023

  • "This cottage is well located for all of the tourist attractions whether you have an activity-based or sightseeing holiday."

    The cottage itself is clean, tidy and the hot tub is a great addition! The village of Trefin is quiet with the local pub a few minutes walk away (which we frequented most nights) serving good food with vegetarian options. The owners are very communicative, easy to deal with and responsive if you need to contact them, as I did about my forgotten Kindle. Would not hesitate to recommend this property.

    Thank you very much for your positive feedback about the cottage and the village. Delighted you had a fantastic holiday and enjoyed exploring the area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Apr 2023

  • "We found the cottage overall pleasant and comfortable, but the loo/shower room has no openable window and no extractor fan which can be unpleasant!"

    - we raised this with owner who will address this. Also net curtains in the main bedroom which gives straight onto the street would be a good idea. We found the heating system unfathomable (no instructions at all) but an excellent woodburner!

    Thank you for your feedback about our cottage. We have now had a extractor fan installed in the shower room. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith4.1Sep 2022

  • "A beautiful and well equipped cottage in a perfect location for exploring the ..."

    A beautiful and well equipped cottage in a perfect location for exploring the local area, we had such an a amazing holiday and the additional information supplied by the owners about the area helped us plan and make the most of our stay, we will be recommending to others and hope to book again next year

    Reviewed by Laurie5.0Aug 2022

  • "This is a wonderful little cottage in the well located village for exploring Pembrokeshire."

    We walked so much of the coast line, relaxed in the hot tub, saw so much wildlife and just had the best time. A great place for really getting away from it all. There's a small pub in the village that now does basic meals (pizza and a meat/veggie other meal as a special each day) and Porthgain is a really lovely 40 minute walk down the coast for food/drink too. Can't recommend it enough.

    Reviewed by Katy5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a brilliant long weekend stay and would be happy to return if staying in Pembrokeshire again."

    Reviewed by Helen4.4May 2022

  • "This was our second stay at Bwthyn Alarch and we’d definitely be keen to return again in the future."

    Fantastic location, had everything we needed and owners have clearly invested in making improvements to the property with new sofas and shower this year and the kitchen equipment was also improved. It had all that we needed to have a perfect holiday in Pembrokeshire.

    We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage agin this year. Thank you very much for providing us with such positive feed back regarding the refurbishment. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Siwan4.7Apr 2022

  • "Nice . Could do with cleaning products to clean at the end of stay !"

    Only used hot tub once it had no chemicals and was quiet scummy bit disappointed. People & area lovely

    Reviewed by Wayne2.5Oct 2021

  • "Ideally located to explore the coast."

    Warm and cosy. Hot tub would be better described as a 'warm' tub - temperature fixed to 36 degrees, temperature control made inoperable by the owner.

    Reviewed by Philip4.1Sep 2021

  • "Access to the coastal path was nearby."

    Trefelin in easy reach of main towns. Cottage had everything you could possible need for a cracking good holiday!

    Reviewed by Tricia5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage is in a lovely little spot right by the the pembrokeshire coast."

    Trefin is a gorgeous quiet village but with a pub and a cafe and a shop a close drive away it has everything you need. Our hosts were great and available at the drop of a hat for anything we needed.

    Reviewed by Jill3.8Aug 2021

  • "When we first entered the property it looked welcoming, however the cleaning of the light switches, table tops, cutlery, plates, bathroom, windows showed a lack of cleaning."

    I cleaned the areas we would use. Also, there are many dead spiders in the webs- previously mentioned in comments book; finger marks and general greasiness on furniture- which shows no cleaning especially in covid times. Therefore we won't be using the hot-tub as we are unsure if it safe to do so. Cottage is very tired, needing work done, and we are not comfortable staying here.

    Reviewed by Alison2.2Jul 2021

  • "What really let this cottage down was the hot tub, it really was only a lukewarm tub, the temperature was set at 34 degrees, with the weather being unseasonal during our stay once the lid was off the temperature In the tub wasn’t anything near ‘hot’."

    The owners had covered the settings and the only buttons you could press were for bubbles and lights! Also the heating was on timer with notices not allowing you to touch the boiler, during the day with the stone flooring and no sunlight in the kitchen and master bedroom it was very chilly. The kitchen was very well equipped and shower very hot. Good location for coastal walks.

    Reviewed by Tracey2.8May 2021

  • "We arrived after a 6 hour journey to find there was no welcome pack , and no directions to the nearest shop obviously displayed in the kitchen."

    So no cup of tea before we had to go out. The duvet covers were thin, old and lumpy( I was was wishing I had brought my own. ) The heating was on timed , even though day time temperatures didn’t get much above 10 degrees. When I rang up the person was very helpful,and said he would change it, but this not what you want to have to sort when away. The cottage was well equipped and very clean. It would not take much to bring it up to an acceptable standard.

    Reviewed by Corinne3.8Apr 2021

  • "The cottage exceeded our expectations, the parking is great the photos do not do ..."

    The cottage exceeded our expectations, the parking is great the photos do not do this cottage justice, parking is easy, the beds were comfortable, the hot tub was clean and ready to use, the cottage is located perfectly for walks along the coastal path it took us only 10 mins to reach the path, would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2021

  • "Nice cottage in quiet location very clean and inviting would recommend to friends and family."

    Reviewed by Elizabeth Kim5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful comfy cottage, ideal base for walking the coastal path."

    Excellent facilities especially the hot tub.

    Reviewed by Juliet5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was great."

    We had a great time and found the whole experience of renting the cottage easy and very comfortable. The communication with the owners was brilliant and made us feel relaxed about staying in the cottage. It was a great place to explore the west coast of Wales from and can recommend it to anyone looking to stay there.

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was the perrfect base for our holiday and the hot tub was wonderful after a days walking the coastal path."

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Aug 2020

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms
  • 1 x Four poster double bed
  • 1 x Twin (limited space for cot - there will be no room if both twin beds are occupied)
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower, wash basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Open plan sitting room and dining area with stone fireplace
  • Gas central heating with multi-fuel stove (Logs are available locally)
  • Electric double oven, grill and glass ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, BT TV (use your own Netflix ID) and CD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Electric Vehicles: This property does not have a charge point for electric vehicles and charging from within the property is prohibited
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Bath towels are provided, but please bring your own hot tub/beach and tea towels
  • Cot and highchair available (please bring your own cot linen)
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Small lawned area in front of cottage and patio to the rear with garden furniture and private hot tub (available all year round)
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 5 mins walk
  • Coast 5 min walk

The property

Just a short drive from St Davids, Britain's smallest city and a few minutes’ walk from the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, this pretty stone cottage has a private hot tub and is perfect for a couple or a small family.

If you like beaches and harbours you will be spoilt for choice with Porthgain, the Blue Lagoon, Traethllyfn (National Trust beach), Abereiddy, St Davids and Whitesands to choose from. At the end of the day there is a friendly local The Ship Inn which serves pub meals and if you prefer to dine out in the morning The Mill cafe serves delicious home cooked breakfasts. The coastal bus passes through the village and gives guests the chance to walk a different section of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path each day.

Well worth a visit are the offshore bird islands of Ramsey, Skomer where you can see Puffins and Shearwaters in season.

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About the location


Fishguard 15.5 miles; Pembroke 28.7 miles.

The city of St Davids is situated on the far south west coast of Wales. Granted city status by Queen Elizabeth II, it is the smallest city in the UK, with its magnificent cathedral dating back to the 12th century and the ruins of the Bishop's Palace, both wonderful buildings to explore. Situated within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, St Davids is a delightful place with an array of unique shops, tea rooms, restaurants and pubs, surrounded by spectacular coastal scenery. Nearby Whitesands Bay is one of the many beautiful beaches in the area, and walkers will delight in the spectacular views from the coastal path which runs around the complete coastline of Pembrokeshire. Local buses will help with your walking plans, so that you can walk several stretches of the path with totally different landscapes and views each day. Dolphin spotting from land or from the many boat trips to local islands are a must, and are also perfect for enjoying the wonderful array of birds in their natural habitat. St Davids is the perfect holiday destination, whether you are looking for a quiet relaxing break, wonderful walking, a round of golf, an exploration of magnificent castles or fun-filled days at Oakwood Theme Park, farm parks and much more.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season