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Coastal apartment with stunning views, near the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path

Phil Jayne

Member since: 2010
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People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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Coastal apartment with stunning views, near the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Solva - Skomer View, Solva

Two bedroom 2nd floor property with lounge, kitchen/diner and bathroom. Wi-Fi.

Set on the top floor of historic Llanunwas House our modern, light but cosy apartment has a stunning view directly over the wide panorama of St Brides Bay to the islands of Skomer and Skokholm.

Llanunwas is a historic mansion in a country landscape; as you leave the road at Upper Solva and drive into the woods, you will appreciate you are somewhere special. Enjoy two acres of lawns and gardens with a mix of sunny and shaded areas – ideal for sitting and relaxing, or for children to explore.

Nearby is Britain’s smallest city, St Davids, home of the magnificent cathedral, National Park Visitor Centre, speciality shops and restaurants. Surprisingly, in contrast to its tranquillity, St Davids is also the place to start an adventure - book fast boat trips to the islands, coasteer or kayak around the coves or learn to surf at Whitesands Bay.

Accommodation

Skomer View sleeps 4 in one double and one twin bedroom. The bathroom has a bath with shower over, wash basin and toilet.

The lounge is an ideal place to relax and look out over the sea and the islands. It is light and airy in summer and warm and cosy in winter and has a flat screen television with Freeview satellite channels, DVD player and free Wi-Fi.

The kitchen diner has a full range of modern appliances, including hob, grill and oven, fridge freezer, washing machine/dryer and microwave.

Outside

Attractive lawns surround the house, with plenty of space for outdoor activities. Secure storage provides a home for our deckchairs and picnic furniture, with room for cycles or fishing rods. There is parking immediately next to the house.

Key facts

• Bed linen and towels are provided

• Please bring your own beach towels

• Central heating is supplied by storage heaters

• All electricity included

• Pets cannot be accommodated

• No smoking in the apartment

For more details and photos, please click the 'Owners Website' link under Further Details below

Pembrokeshire is an area of outstanding beauty with tremendous variety. From majestic cliffs to sand dunes, from broad river estuaries to cascading streams, from gently rolling arable land to rocky outcrop - all can be seen within a few miles of each other.

To protect and preserve this beauty and the wildlife it supports we have the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, West Wales Trust and The National Trust.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Phil Jayne (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
29 March, 2015

About Phil Jayne

We are a couple in our early sixties, semi-retired from careers in countryside management, tourism and outdoor education. We love to walk and now have the time to indulge our interests in local history and wildlife - and, of course, visiting local pubs and restaurants! Our grandchildren love to visit Skomer View and we are pleased that the family enjoy our little getaway too.

Phil Jayne purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Phil Jayne chose Solva

We'd looked for somewhere to buy in Pembrokeshire for three years, but never quite found the right combination of a house with character, sea views and easy access to the coast. When we stood at the window of Skomer View looking out over St Bride's Bay, we knew we'd found it.

What makes this apartment unique

We never tire of looking out over the bay towards the islands. Five minutes' walk gets us to the Coast Path - turn left for Solva, turn right for St Davids! Afternoons lazing in the sunny gardens, reading and listening to the birds...sometimes until the sun sets over Ramsay Island - and, in the winter, sitting warm in Skomer View watching the weather.

Guestbook comments from the owner

3rd August

We’ve really enjoyed our week there in this lovely spacious surroundings with the lovely views across the bay. The house martins too have been intriguing and entertaining companions!

I loved my say here so much thank you, I love the flat and also my bed was so comfy so sleeping was a treat!

We’ve had a lovely week, thank you! Even when cooped up inside due to the rain we didn’t mind because of the amazing view. Just one suggestion – would it be possible to have a periscope so you can still see the view from the bath ;0)

Thank you – wonderful flat amazingly situated! Much appreciated and enjoyed.
Aug 2013
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Reviews

4.8
based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

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Coastal apartment with stunning views, near the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path
average rating of 4.8 based on 32 reviews
swansea/wales
5

perfect

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I stayed here over the new year period & couldn't have chosen a better apartment. It's decorated to a high standard & has everything you need.

Whilst there it was very cold weather but the apartment was warm & cosy. The view is stunning & the coastal path couldn't be nearer, spent many hours walking it. So much to see in the area. Would love to think we could find the time to stay there again. Thank you once again Phil for the use of your beautiful apartment, you must be very proud of it. I know you were decorating the week after we were there but quite honestly it was so clean &well maintained that I was quite surprised you were doing it!!! Thanks Paul & Sue

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your positive comments Sue, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We are very lucky to have visitors who appreciate Skomer View and we are happy to be able to share it. Best wishes, Phil and Lesley
5

Andrea

  • 5 of 5

This was my 4th visit to this apartment its fab got everything that you need, very peaceful and will be going back. Lovely views and very close to the coastal path - we walked to Solva on the Saturday and then followed the coastal path up the other side. On the Sunday we walked to St Davids and as recommended by someone in the visitors book had Sunday lunch in the Bishops - very recommended

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Andrea Thanks for your positive response we look forward to you visiting Skomer View in the future. We tried the Bishops ourselves this week, it was very nice. Thanks for the tip. Phil and Lesley
Miskin, Wales
5

Home-from-Home experience!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great holiday in this warm, well equipped apartment. The location makes it ideal to use as a base from which to explore Pembrokeshire. The apartment block has easy access to the coastal path, which we walked on most days.

The apartment has all the necessary features required to allow a stress-free stay. An added bonus is the wi-fi connection. It is as described within this web-description.

The owner, Phil, provides a quick and efficient service and is only too happy to provide help and advise if asked.

We left with a heavy-heart but came home with 'batteries' recharged.

All the best Phil and Lesley and good luck for the future.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Christine, thank you very much for your positive review. It's good to know that our visitors enjoy Skomer View as much as we do. We are hoping for good weather this season and to get down to Solva as often as we can. Regards Lesley
5

Modern, comfortable apartment with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay at Skomer View and will not hesitate to return. The view is spectacular and the apartment is fully euipped and very comfortable. It is an ideal base for exploring Pembrokeshire and walking the coastal path.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive review. All our visitors love the view and it's always good to know our visitors love the area as much as we do. We appreciate your response and hope you visit Skomer View again. Phil and Lesley
4

Wonderful stay.

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful clean, comfortable, quiet, well equipped flat. Gorgeous views, easy walk to coast pathway, beautiful and quiet. Rental arrangements, access instructions and flat information were all very well organized. I would highly recommend this property to a friend or relative.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review, nice of you to post it directly on to the site. It's always encouraging to know that our guest enjoy Skomer View as much as we do. We love the walk to St. David's with a nice coffee when we arrive and then a mooch around the shops. Solva is so pretty and the people are very friendly, it's nice to be able to share our place with those that appreciate the area. Lesley and Phil
Swansea
5

Fabulous Appartment

  • 5 of 5

We have just come back from spending a weekend in Skomer view.

The appartment was clean, modern and very comfortable with fantastic views. It's in a very quiet area with easy access to Solva, St Davids and Newgale. I would highly recommend this appartment

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2011
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Cardiff
Nearest Barpub
1000 Metres
Solva
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Fishguard
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Haverfordwest
Nearest Restaurant
1000 Metres
Solva
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
St Davids

Solva is a lovely little village with a picturesque harbour where you can while away many an hour. If you have children they will enjoy crabbing off the Quay while you enjoy a quiet drink at the boat club and cafe. There are a number of great places to eat; relaxed tea rooms, a more upmarket restaurant and choice of pubs, serving, Indian and Chinese food.

Less than 3 miles along the coast you can visit St. David's the smallest city in Wales where you can visit the cathedral and afterwards discover the delights of the shops, pubs and tea rooms. If you want a special night out why not book a meal at the renowned 'Cwtch' restaurant? Newgale beach and Whitesands bay, a magnet for families and surfers, are also within easy reach of Solva.

If you enjoy walking there's no better place to be than the Pembrokeshire National Park. This part of Pembrokeshire has some spectacular stretches of coastline, and of course you can leave the car behind and return to Solva by bus.

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Prices & Availability

From £50 Nightly

Prices for this holiday apartment in Solva, St Brides Bay, St Davids & The West Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
Prices quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Easter
28 Mar 2015 - 10 Apr 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£475
for 7 nights
£475
 
 
low summer
11 Apr 2015 - 22 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
From
£75
Fri,Sat
£490
 
 
Whitsun
23 May 2015 - 29 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
low summer
30 May 2015 - 19 Jun 2015
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
From
£75
Fri,Sat
£525
 
 
mid summer
20 Jun 2015 - 17 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 
 
high summer
18 Jul 2015 - 4 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
£675
for 7 nights
£675
 
 
autumn
5 Sep 2015 - 25 Sep 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
From
£75
Fri,Sat,Sun
£495
 
 
shoulder
26 Sep 2015 - 6 Nov 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
From
£75
Fri,Sat,Sun
£420
 
 
low season
7 Nov 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
3 night minimum stay
£150
for 3 nights
From
£50
£350
 
 
festive
19 Dec 2015 - 8 Jan 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£300
for 4 nights
From
£75
From
£80
Fri,Sat,Sun
£550
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Please note that our normal changeover day is a Saturday, there may be some flexibility during off peak season. – Please call for details.
Weekend and part-week rates are available please contact us and let us know the specific dates you require. Rental is inclusive of cleaning and heating.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Solva in St Brides Bay, St Davids & The West Coast

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • bay fishing

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