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Pen Y Banc main house. 'The Annex' is lower left part

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Perfect location for access to the wonderful Pembrokeshire National Coast Path. The picturesque village of Solva in the National Park area of Pembrokeshire, offers the visitor a wealth of unspoilt coastline. The Fiord like harbour forms a safe anchorage: there are sands, rock pools and caves. Safe bathing can be enjoyed and the sailing enthusiast, fisherman, diver, bird-watcher and walker will discover a really spectacular area of interest. To get a better idea of our great location and the atmosphere of our house, you can look at our own internet site.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Solva 800 m
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Cardiff 160 km, Nearest railway: Haverfordwest 20 km
Family friendly Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Parking
Further details indoors

"The Annexe" forms part of a large family house right at the top of Solva village. It's atmosphere is compact and tasteful, providing the visitor with all the comforts of home in lovely surroundings. The main part of the house enjoys views out over St Brides Bay but this is not quite visible from "The Annexe" windows. The village with shops and post office is 5 minutes walk away down a fairly steep road. The Harbour and quay are within easy walking distance

The accommodation is on the ground floor and would be suitable for the elderly or someone who is slightly disabled - with one small step over the threshold. However there are five steps up from the parking area with no hand rail. It is possible to bypass the steps and access The Annexe front door via a level lawned area. For those wanting a base from which to explore the incomparable National Trust coastal path, look no further!

Further details outdoors

The entrance is secluded with a patio area complete with garden seating and flowering tubs. Off road parking is immediately outside the entrance to 'The Annexe'.

Further details

There is a conservatory which catches the sun most of the day and where it is lovely to eat meals or just use as an extra room in which to relax. The main sitting room has a two seater settee and another comfortable chair. There is a also a colour television. Adjoining the sitting room is a compact kitchen which is fully equipped with an electric cooker, microwave oven etc. The bathroom has a bath which incorporates a seat as well as a shower overhead, built in basin, W.C. and washing machine under the airing cupboard. The bedroom has a double bed and built-in character pine wardrobe.

The West Wales/Pembrokeshire region

NATIONAL PARK - Pembrokeshire has Britain's only coastal National Park. Tenby, St Davids, Saundersfoot, Newport and Manorbier are all in the National Park. So are Skomer, Skokholm, Caldey and Ramsey Islands.

COASTAL PATH - facts * It runs for 186 miles from Poppit to Amroth * It passes 58 beaches and 14 harbours

* The Pembrokeshire walkers bus services cover the entire path * There are some picturesque and charming towns and villages to visit en-route including Tenby, St Davids, Solva and Newport

BEACHES - No other county in Britain has more Blue Flag Beaches or Seaside Award Beaches than Pembrokeshire. With over 50 beaches to choose from there is something for everyone. The renown Newgale and Whitesands beaches are both within 4 miles of Solva.

WILDLIFE - A pristine environment, clean seas, very little population and lush vegetation makes for rich and varied habitates. Most important are the islands of Skomer, Skokholm, Ramsey, Grassholm and Caldey. Particularly, Skomer and Ramsey are popular destinations for local boat trips.

CASTLES - There are 51 forts and castles in Pembrokeshire, including enormous stone fortresses like Pembroke, Manobier and Carew Castles. St Davids cathedral with its fortified Bishops Palace is only 3 miles away.

Solva

Solva is one of the most picturesque fishing villages in Wales. With its fiord-like harbour, lovely fishermans' quay and friendly local welcome, you could'nt wish for a more attractive place to spend a week or two on holiday. There are four local pubs, which offer good food. Plus 'The Old Pharmacy' restaurant which as won many 'foody' awards. There is a small and very friendly local grocery shop and post office. The 'Window on Wales' gift shop is popular with local and visitors alike. Apart from these attractions, the village is quiet and offer a safe and peaceful retreat where you can recharge your batteries

COASTAL PATH

Top of the list must be the incomparable Pembrokeshire Coast Path. It is one of the three National Trails in Britain. Truly spectacular scenery for all of its 186 miles! However, don’t be put off by the its length. The year round Coastal Bus Services are specially designed for walkers. Travel by bus a few miles down the coast and walk back at your own pace. For timetables, go to www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/coastbus (opens new window)

There are also plenty of smaller circular walks. The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park list 130 of them on their web site. Go to www.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk/walking (opens new window)

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - are also very popular and local provision is particularly good. TYF Adventure centre is three miles down the road in St Davids. TYF pioneered the sport of Coasteering over 20 years ago and have taken over 100,000 people out to play on the wild and wonderful Pembrokeshire coast. Sea Kayaking, Surfing and Climbing are all on offer - Half days or full days - Beginners or more advanced sessions available. Go to their website: www.tyf.com for all the information.

Apart from these two popular activities, there are so many other wonderful places to see and things to do that really the best place for you to look is: www.visitpembrokeshire.com

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21 Jun 2014

4/5

"great place as a base to see the lovely Pembrokeshire coast"

We found The Annexe to be a lovely place for a couple wanting a self catering holiday in Solva, which itself is a picturesque coastal village. The Annexe is a very spacious, tastefully decorated and p… More

Very happy that your holiday here was such a success. You were certainly very lucky with the fantastic weather. I have taken on board the idea to paint the wooden patio table but I don't think I will paint the lovely solid oak bench. But thanks for the suggestion - always welcome:)

9 Oct 2013

5/5

"Great, cozy little place"

Lovely place with everything a couple could need and situated in such a pretty village. And Penny gave a great last minute deal, very kind. We had a great holiday and would definitely stay again if w… More

Happy that you were all round pleased with your stay. Particularly that you found it 'cozy' - so important if you are taking a late season break!

19 Aug 2013

5/5

"A pleasant surprise !"

The Annexe was larger than expected, the photographs do not do it justice.Although part of the owners house we were in no way disturbed.Overall the Annexe contributed to a great holiday.… More

Very happy when our guests are pleasantly surprised. It is very difficult to get good indoor pictures - maybe I'll have another go for 2014.

5 Apr 2013

5/5

"More than we expected!"

The Annexe is a very comfortable and well maintained flat in Upper Solva. It is very cosy and welcoming and has everything you could want - comfy living room, nice bathroom with shower and bath, and a… More

we really appreciate you writing such a nice review. Hope to that you can make it back here sometime soon.

Regards Penny

16 May 2012

4/5

"Comfy and welcoming holiday cottage, perfect for two of us and our baby"

We booked The Annexe for a week's stay and were very pleased with our choice. Penny was welcoming and had provided a lot of leaflets and information about the area. She also provided a travel cot… More

What a nice couple and baby. It was a pleasure seeing them enjoy themselves and even despite one day of foggy and mist they seemed very happy. Hope to see them again.

21 Apr 2012

4/5

"Cosy, clean, comfortable, convenient"

A warm, clean and comfortable flat with lots of reclaimed pine and painted brickwork, plenty of storage space and good lighting (with confusing arrays of light switches). Simple and sturdy, not clutte… More

Thankyou for the nice review. We have now added some new kitchen equipment and replaced a couple of saucepans. We like to keep things up to scratch, so thanks for alerting us to the shortfall.

21 Aug 2011

5/5

"What a lovely B and B experience"

Staying with the Williams family's Bed and Breakfast was simply the perfect place to round off our memorable and very relaxing week in St Davids' bay in Wales. Their very comfortable home an… More

Thanks for the very complimentary review of our Pen Y Banc B&B business. However 'The Annexe'is our self-caterered accommodation. I will try to get the B&B business registered with Trip Advisor, so that guests can leave reviews for either type of accommodation. Keep the reviews coming:)

20 Jul 2011

5/5

"Clean and comfortable accomodation on the Pembrokeshire coast"

We booked a last minute Monday to Friday stay and were delighted with 'The Annexe'.It was clean, comfortable and quite spacious. Plenty of useful information regarding eating, drinking, walk… More

Thankyou and we are very happy that you rated us so highly. We really value all feedback.
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Penny

9 Jun 2011

4/5

"Great location and space"

Lovely welcome from Penny, idyllic setting near the Pembrokeshire coastal path and a short walk from the nearby pubs and shops of Solva. Useful information in the appartment containing maps, restaurant reviews and places to visit. Kitchen was adequately stcoked with utensils although if you plan on cooking a lot you might want to bring some of your own just in case. Tv didn't have the best reception but you'll probably not spend that long in the flat. Overall very happy.

Great to hear from all our happy guests:)

8 Jun 2011

5/5

"Friendly, great views, comfortable room, hearty breakfast"

We stayed 3 nights at Pen Y Banc whilst walking the coast path, visiting galleries and attending the St Davids International Music Festival. The Williams's gave us a warm welcome. Our room was comfortable, with lovely views out to sea and the islands of Skomer and Skokkolm. There was a window seat, so you could idle the time away watching the light on the water. Breakfasts were perfect, with choice of cereals, meusli and fruit, followed by cooked options, featuring eggs freshly-laid by the hens that pottered in the garden.

This review refers to our Bed and Breakfast accommodation. We also have self-catered accommodation called 'The Annexe'. Really glad you had a good time. Pass the word and come again!

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Calendar last updated:26 Aug 2014

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