Rhos y Cribed
Luxury Holiday Cottages in St Davids, Pembrokeshire
Within the valley that leads down to Porthclais harbor from the holiday cottage of Rhos y Cribed, it is said that St David was baptized by St Elvis, Bishop of Munster. During the baptism water gushed from nearby rocks, spashing the eys of ablind monk holding the infant David and his sight was restored. This spring, Ffynnon Dewi or David’ Well – lies within the boundaries of Rhos y Cribed land, close to the National Trust car park at Porthclais Harbour.
The superb natural harbour of Porthclais served as St Davids’ port for centuries. Until the early 20th century, trading ships in the busy harbour brought in coal, timber and limestone and exported farm produce and woollen cloth.
Pembrokeshire offers 186 miles of dramatic coastline with world class beaches offering the best conditions for surfing, sailing, fishing or just relaxing and looking in rock-pools. With a back drop of precipitous cliffs, locals and visitors alike can’t help but be overwhelmed by the breathtaking scenery and abundance of coastal wildlife – on land and at sea.
Just inland from Rhos y Cribed you’ll find the historic city of St Davids – Britain’s smallest city is named after the patron saint of Wales, Saint David. With a population of just over 1,600, city status was awarded in 1995 although the roots of St Davids go back to the 4th century when St David himself lived. St Davids was designated as a conservation area by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in 1972.
Famous for its Cathedral and adjoining Cloisters, which in its current form dates back to the 12th century, St Davids also boasts The Bishop’s Palace. Once a grand fortified residence, the palace was one of several grand residences in Pembrokeshire before the Palace became one of the victims of the reformation when many ecclesiastical estates were confiscated.
St Davids is a must for visitors to Pembrokeshire, and the Grade II Listed Rhos y Cribed offers luxurious and stylish self-catering holiday accommodation for the discerning visitor. Modern day St Davids is much loved by locals and tourists alike. It’s packed with character, from historic buildings, a bustling centre based around ‘the Square’ with its plethora of boutique shops and a regular weekly market. There’s also a warm Welsh welcome for all at the pubs, restaurants, cafes and galleries.
Here are a few places where you can find out a bit more about St Davids:
Visitor Information Centre
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail
Dramatic coastline, sandy beaches, historic cathedral and stunning wildlife are all on the doorstep of this fabulous self-catering property in St Davids. Rhos y Cribed self-catering holiday cottage and farmhouse in Pembrokeshire are the ideal place to stay.