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Kittiwake

(Ref. 943932)

Solva near St Davids, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • clean (16)
  • well (16)
  • location (16)
  • comfortable (15)
  • great (14)
  • coast (14)

35 Customer Reviews

  • "We have a wonderful holiday at kittiwake, the flat was very clean and lovely and warm, it had everything anyone could want to make it a very comfortable stay, a real home from home."

    The convenience store next door but one was well stocked with everything anyone could want, a real gem. We enjoyed walking the coastal path to St David’s and visiting the woollen mills in the area.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Oct 2023

  • "This was our second stay at Kittiwake."

    The apartment is clean, comfortable, spacious and very well equipped with everything you might need. The location is great as it is on the main coast road so easy to get about and only a few minutes drive into St David's. Solva is a beautiful village and there are plenty of places to eat out. Our favourite was the Cambrian Inn. We had such a great time that we definitely would like to return again.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent All appliances worked well the flat was comfortable and a ..."

    Excellent All appliances worked well the flat was comfortable and a convenient location near local shop and access to paths for walking one small issue the flat could do with a night light in the central passage

    Thank you for the review. We normally leave our nightlight in a drawer in the flat. Will leave it plugged in when we next visit!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7Sep 2023

  • "Very attractive and very comfortable."

    In very picturesque setting. Really an impressive apartment. Lovely Holiday.

    Thanks Jim, your comments much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a fantastic week in this lovely modern, clean and comfortable flat."

    the location is great as it is on the coast road so is easy to get out and about. You can drive to St Davids in just a few minutes. We walked down into lower Solva several times, both during the day to walk on the coastal path, and at night to go for a meal at the Cambrian Inn which does lovely food, but you do need to book. We also used the excellent facilities in the kitchen to cook as everything required has been provided by the thoughtful owners.Good quality towels and bedding and furnishings added to the overall comfort. We enjoyed it so much we have already re-booked.

    Thanks again, much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Oct 2022

  • "Everything was brilliant."

    The accommodation was cozy and warm with very comfortable sofas and large double bed. All facilities you could wish for and more. Really good stay would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very well equipped and maintained property."

    We can definitely recommend this rental.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great property, Sykescottages."

    Co.uk usual quality accommodation. Had a very comfortable week in a spotlessly clean apartment with a lovely nautical theme. Great welcome pack of milk, waffles and welsh cakes.Very convenient location almost next door to Solva shop. The walk down to the Pubs in Lower Solva is challenging and some landlords seem to keep their own opening hours so we advise to check if they are open before undertaking the journey. Most beaches are reached by single track roads so large vehicles might find it difficult, there are some fab coastal walks in the area. We would highly recommend Kittiwake the only critisim would be the plastic backed mattress protector on the bed, would advise owners to change this for the comfort of the guests but overall had a great stay.

    Reviewed by Jillian5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely apartment in a picturesque location."

    The accommodation catered for all that you would need for a stay away from home. The owners Sylvia and Jim were really helpful with our questions and left us some treats on arrival.

    Thanks for the great review, Rani. Glad everything went OK and you enjoyed yourselves. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rani5.0Jul 2022

  • "My husband suggested thicker curtains especially considering the early dawn in high summer"

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2022

  • "Exceptional apartment, rates at the top of all the places we've stayed."

    Extremely well equipped kitchen with extras you don't normally get e.g. kitchen scales. Lovely location with a friendly village store just a couple of doors away. The owners were also helpful and very quick to respond to a couple of queries. We highly recommend this place.....

    Reviewed by Sara4.7Apr 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Kittiwake."

    It was nicely furnished and had everything we needed. It was well located for the Pembrokeshire Coast path where we spent much of our time and good pubs within walking distance where we spent the rest!! We particularly enjoyed crab from the crab shack as well as exploring the local area. Thanks for a lovely stay.

    Thank you. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Solva. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Apr 2022

  • "Neat, clean little apartment."

    Wonderful location for exploring south Wales. Couldn’t have asked for more.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Oct 2021

  • "Second time at Kittiwake - the apartment was SPOTLESSLY clean- very well ..."

    Second time at Kittiwake - the apartment was SPOTLESSLY clean- very well furnished and every need was there - liked the coastal touches - a perfect place to explore the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast Michael K

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2021

  • "A nice apartment, good location, well equipt, clean and tidy."

    We had a great week.

    Reviewed by Rea5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a very satisfactory and comfortable stay at Kittiwake."

    It was helpful that the flat is so close to a convenience store, which we used a lot. It would have been nice to have had use of a dishwasher.

    Reviewed by Marc4.1Aug 2021

  • "Clean and bright flat, with nce furnishings."

    Sight of the sea through lounge window and shared green space a bonus. Very conveniently located for coastal path with short walk down into Solva Harbour. Enjoyable stay, thanks.

    Reviewed by Sian4.4Jul 2021

  • "Great apartment,extremely clean and comfortable."

    Very comfortable bed with lovely cotton bedding. Love the nautical theme throughout especially the toilet seat !! The apartment has great sea views and after a walk through the football field opposite, find yourselves on the coastal path. Amazing walk to St Davids,lovely place to explore. Lower Solva and harbour is a very quaint place,5 minute walk away with three pubs to choose from. The Cambrian being our favourite,make sure you book. Also recommend The Victoria Inn Brewhouse at Roch,good homebrewed beer,also book first. The woollen mill (not a pub) is a nice place to visit to see the weavers at work and spend money on goodies in the shop. Loved the post office/shop/crab shed, next door to apartment that sold everything but the kitchen sink,bought lots of local asparagus and delicious new potatoes,also sells great fresh bread. We would not hesitate to come back here as beautiful scenery and brilliant weather and very comfortable place to stay. Sylvia and Jim were great hosts and easy to contact if you have any queries.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2021

  • "The apartment was lovely."

    It was clean, well appointed and very homely. We had a great holiday. The location close to Solva harbour is perfect and Solva is very well placed for the coast path in St Brides bay. We enjoyed the pubs and restaurants locally and enjoyed the evening atmosphere by the harbour. All in all Kittiwake is great base for a superb outdoor holiday. We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Pembrokeshire.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful accommodation, very well presented and super clean."

    I have been holidaying in St.Davids for many years and only really been to Solva for launching kayaks but there is so much to do. At low tide we walked to the beach the other side of harbour and snorkelled in the bay, you may have to walk over the head land if the tide comes in too much but it’s not a long or hard walk. At high tide we kayaked in the harbour and done some crabbing. There is also a park a short walk from the accommodation if you have children with you.

    Reviewed by Sharron5.0Aug 2020

  • "Excellent flat, very clean and comfortable and appreciate the extra effort duing Covid-19 pandemic"

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Jul 2020

  • "Our third Christmas at this fantastic ‘cottage’."

    (It’s actually a flat!). We keep coming back for one very good reason - it’s a great place! Cosy, comfortable, well equipped and in an excellent location. Who could ask for more? Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Dec 2019

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this flat which was comfortable and warm, despite the wet and windy weather."

    Plenty of parking space for our large car. Very good access to coast path for walking and close to St.Davids for sight-seeing.

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Nov 2019

  • "Very enjoyable stay with all the comforts of home in a beautiful location"

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Sep 2019

  • "We loved the holiday flat as it was the perfect size and a great layout with all the amenities and facilities you could need."

    It felt comfortable and cosy, fresh and clean. Even the directions were great! We wouldn't hesitate to book again if we decide to venture that way again.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Aug 2019

  • "A great flat - well decorated & furnished - spotlessly clean - every comfort ..."

    A great flat - well decorated & furnished - spotlessly clean - every comfort that was needed Nice location in Solva & perfect to explore the coastline to the north & south - nice views over the bay & gardens Dressed crab - low cost beer & wine - perfect - would plan to go back sometime Michael - Wargrave Berkshire

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2019

  • "Great location at Solva."

    Everything we needed in the cottage. Plenty of space to park the car off road. Nice to have TV with i-player and recording facility. Well placed for the coastal path and nice to swim in the outer harbour.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2019

  • "Excellent base for exploring the area around St."

    David's and beyond with the coastal path being within easy walking distance of the flat. More suited to 2-3 adults or 2 adults with 1-2 children as kitchen area and 2nd bedroom are quite small

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7May 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, very well equipped, comfortable and a great location."

    What more could anyone ask?

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Dec 2018

  • "Solva is a fantastic location to stay with it pretty harbour great pubs restaurants and cafes."

    Walks along the coastal path with the most spectacular views. The beaches are amazing and cater for every need from surfing to just a gentle walk we would definitely recommend this area of Wales

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Sep 2018

  • "Kittiwake is a lovely apartment."

    It is very clean and has everything you could want. It is very well placed for visiting lots of places and is close to several beautiful beaches and Solvas harbour is very peaceful and picturesque. We went the first week in July and it was nice and quiet. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2018

  • "Directions e."

    GBay View Stores instead of post office and the entrance to property three houses down with large brick pillars, would be easier.

    Reviewed by J4.7Jun 2018

  • "Excellent flat and great location."

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2018

  • "Everything was excellent about this property."

    It was clean, warm, comfortable and well equipped. My wife and I very much enjoyed our stay, and we would not hesitate to recommend Kittiwake. However, I do have a couple of comments. First, the description mentions a sea view. This is true, but it's a very distant and restricted sea view, so I would suggest you don't take it into account when deciding whether or not to book the property. My second comment is that the property sleeps four, but I think with four adults it would be a little cramped. For my wife and me, it was perfect, and I think it would be absolutely fine for two adults and two children. Four adults would however, have to be sure that they didn't mind sharing all the facilities - bathroom, toilet, kitchen and living/dining room. Please note that these are comments not criticisms! Kittiwake is a great property in a superb area. If you go there I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Dec 2017

  • "A very good holiday"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2017

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Summary

  • All first floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x single with pull-out trundle bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, Bluetooth music system with CD and USB, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Allocated off road parking for 1 car, plus 1 visitor space
  • Bike storage
  • Shared lawned garden with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1 min walk, pub 5 mins walk
  • Coast 5 mins walk. Note: Please be advised that the shower with the bath over will soon be changing to a walk in shower

The property

This is a first floor apartment, in an elevated position, with far-reaching views across the bay to the little wildlife haven of Skomer Island, just a short walk to the pretty harbour village of Solva and near to the fabulous South Wales beaches.

The apartment is a perfect base for friends or family looking for somewhere cosy to retreat to, after spending the day exploring the fabulous Pembrokeshire National Park, whilst being close to pubs and places to grab a bite to eat. This is a real home-from-home, tastefully decorated with accents of the seaside, with two cosy bedrooms and a family bathroom.

There is a well-equipped kitchen and a comfortable sitting area with distant sea views, perfect to unwind after a day walking the coastal path.

Outside, you can sit in communal gardens and relax over an early evening drink, or perhaps take a stroll along the nearby coastline and enjoy the seaside views.The village of Solva is tucked away on a quiet inlet off St Brides Bay, surrounded by the beautiful countryside of Pembrokeshire National Park, ideal for walking along the Wales Coastal Path that stretches in both directions.

The pretty cathedral city of St Davids is a few minutes’ drive away and a real gem, no larger than a small village but with the hidden splendour of the cathedral.

You are ideally placed to explore the special coastline of St Brides Bay, peppered with popular beaches and coves such as Newgale, a surfers haven is less than a 10 minute drive away.

Broad Haven and Little Haven with their sandy beaches are also easily reached within half an hour.

A 45 minute drive will take you through amazing coastal countryside, a day out in itself, to the villages of Marloes, St Brides and Dale, the latter offering the opportunity to take a boat trip to the wildlife rich island of Skomer, seasonal home to the comical puffins and Manx shearwaters.This apartment is a perfect coastal retreat, ideal for families and friends looking to explore this wonderful part of the country.

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About the location

SOLVA

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.