Rhos y Cribed self-catering holiday farmhouse & cottages are found in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park at the far western tip of Wales. Set in over 30 acres the lovingly restored property offers a stylish home from home for guests. You can just rent one of the properties, a combination or rent all of them together for those special occasions for larger groups to spend time with family & friends.
Within the valley that leads down to Porthclais harbour, 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 a blind 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.
To find Rhos y Cribed, just follow the road out of St Davids to Porthclais Harbour. Pass the harbour on your left, and the National Trust car park on your right and at the top of the hill you’ll find Rhos y Cribed on the left hand side of the country lane.
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 which 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:
- Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
- Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail
and for some really local information:
Banks – Lloyds TSB, CK Stores (the main supermarket) – both have cash machines
Bus services – Richards Brothers for routes between Haverfordwest, St David’s and Fishguard.
www.gobybus.net t: 01239613756
Coastal bus service – The Celtic Crusader and Puffin Shuttle provide local services from your doorstep at RhosyCribed to access the St David’s Peninsula www.pembrokeshiregreenways.co.uk t: 01437 764551.
Coastguard – for cliff rescue or coastal emergency dial 999
Dental Surgery – 34a New Street, St David’s, 01437 721747
Doctor Surgery – 36 New Street, St David’s, 01437 720303
Dogs on Beaches – No dogs on Whitesands beach between 1st May and end of September. Dog ban on part of Newgale beach between 1st May and 30th September.
Police – 0845 3302000
Post Office – within CK’s Supermarket, St David’s 01437 720283
Veterinary Surgery – 26a High Street, St David’s, 01437 760111
Rugged 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 holiday cottages in Pembrokeshire is the ideal place to stay.