Over the last few days we have been considering the best advice to give people who have booked holidays in our cottages, in the context of the national coronavirus crisis, the latest Government advice and local sentiment in St Davids. Much of St Davids is now closed including the Cathedral, the Tourist Information Centre, pubs, restaurants, cafes and most shops.
We have therefore taken the difficult decision to advise our customers, who have bookings in April and May, not to come to St Davids and we will, hopefully, be talking to everyone over the coming days and weeks. We will review this every day in the context of Government advice. We realise that this will be very difficult for everyone, but feel that the most important action is to prevent the spread of the virus, keep people safe and save lives (especially local people and those who look after our cottages)… ahead of protecting our income.
We will review this as things progress and it’s very likely that we will take the same action for June and possibly July.
Yesterday we walked from our cottages in the middle of St Davids to Lower Treginnis (the Farm for City Children) and then round to St Justinians. We had a brief lull from the recent storms and the view, as always was amazing, as was lunch in The Meadow!
This photo was captured last weekend just as the sun went down over Ramsey Island. It was taken from St Justinians... showing the old and new lifeboat stations. Another amazing experience near our cottages in St Davids.
Marloes is now host to a great new cafe, which serves bold food and will soon have accommodation too! It was formerly a Youth Hostel, but now serves fresh fish, and vibrant vegetable dishes, freshly prepared every morning. It overlooks Marloes beach on the westerly tip of Pembrokeshire... really worth the trip!
Our cottages appear on the Alastair Sawdays website and, every so often, customers post their reviews. Here are some extracts:
" We found this 'perfect cottage'... a gem... our absolute favourite."
"The best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in"
" Everything about Bwthyn Lil is beautiful... obviously loved by the owners!'
We look forward to hearing from you.
A great new pizza restaurant and coffee shop has opened in St Davids at the back of the TYF Activity Centre, New Street, just passed Mountain Warehouse. Dusty Knuckle is open 9am until 10pm and serves amazing pizzas straight from the oven, as well as drinks.
We went across to Ramsey Island yesterday to see seals, cormorants, gannets and oyster catchers... and saw this boat trip on the north side of the 'Bitches' framed by Carn Llidi....another day of wonderful weather in St Davids!
Here is a photo we took last week showing the Cathedral Clock Tower through some oxeye daisies growing in Ty Gwilym Holiday Cottages gardens.Our gardens are full of lavender, oxeye daisies, geraniums and foxgloves.
A wonderful new Beauty and Spa has opened at No 42 Goat Street, about half way down on the right... and a 'stone's throw' from our cottages.
They provide a wide variety of treatments, including beauty, aromatherapy, facials, massage and complimentary therapies.
Do pop in or call them on 01437 454 114 or book online at Menevia Spa.
On the last night of the Cathedral Music Festival, we enjoyed a lovely evening of dinner and music by Vox Angelica and the Choral Scholars in the Nave.
This is an amazing setting for an event and we were treated to the Marriage of Figaro, The Teddy Bear's Picnic and more!