I hope that everyone is safe and taking care in these difficult times. I am pleased to say that the Welsh Government has given approval for self-catering accommodation to open in St Davids from Saturday July 11th, subject to a final decision on Thursday July 9th.
So we are now preparing to open after 16 weeks of closure and, having completed our risk assessment, we have just published our customer charter and cleaning programme, which we hope will reassure everyone about the steps we are taking to minimise COVID-19 risk for our visitors, our team and the people of St Davids.
We now have a dedicated COVID-19 page on our website, which sets out all our plans and really looking forward to welcoming you back to St Davids.
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!