With the coronavirus pandemic dominating the news – and your daily life, booking your next holiday is probably the last thing on your mind.

But what better way to lift your spirits than to know you have a relaxing and rejuvenating break waiting for you after the COVID-19 crisis is over.

And if you don’t fancy travelling abroad, here are 7 reasons to book a cottage staycation in scenic Pembrokeshire…

1. Natural beauty on your doorstep

If you’ve never visited Pembrokeshire, prepare to be amazed. And if you’re already familiar with this stunning corner of Wales, you’ll know exactly why you return to it again, and again. The county is home to Britain’s only coastal national park and this coastline has even been rated one of the top two coastal destinations in the world by National Geographic. Away from the sea, you’ll find the Preseli Mountains (also known as the Preseli Hills), a mixture of wild moorland, heath and grassland.

2. A paradise for walkers

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path offers you the chance to experience the rich and varied landscape of this spectacular shoreline. The route stretches for 186 miles, taking you through secluded coves, pretty harbours, and dramatic headlands. And it’s entirely up to you which section or sections you fancy tackling.

3. Your dog can come too

If you want your four-legged friend to join you, a self-catering holiday with St Brides Bay Cottages is perfect. Book one of our dog-friendly properties in North Pembrokeshire and your pet will get the chance to explore the epic landscape, at your side. And that also means you won’t need to book him or her into kennels, or arrange for friends or family to do the feeding and walking while you’re away. So, that’s one less thing to worry about.

4. No passport required – and no airport hassle

Going on holiday abroad can be stressful. You have to dig out your passport and run the gauntlet of airport queues, delays and transfers. A cottage stay in South West Wales, however, is far less bother, because you won’t need your passport or to board an aircraft. All you need to do is pack up and go, and before you know it, you’ll be exploring rockpools, enjoying a picnic on the beach or unwinding in quality, self-catering accommodation. What’s more, a staycation is in many ways much kinder to the planet, not least because you’ll be cutting your carbon footprint by not flying.

5. A choice of seaside retreats

If you value your privacy and not being restricted to a timetable, a cottage stay is perfect. You and your partner, family or friends will have an idyllic holiday let all to yourself. You can choose when and where you eat, and you won’t need to set your alarm early every day to bag yourself a sunbed. You can also pick whether you’d prefer a property in the centre of a Pembrokeshire coastal community or a more secluded, rural location. We have lots to choose from across the St Davids, Porthgain, Solva, Newgale and Pwllderi area.

6. You’ll be giving UK tourism a welcome helping hand

By booking your next break with us, you’ll be helping our family-run holiday letting agency – and you’ll be supporting various other local businesses here in Pembrokeshire. We’re all looking forward to welcoming visitors back, when it’s safe to do so.

7. Book your 2021 break now – with no deposit required

We’ve opened our calendar for next year early, which means you can now make a provisional booking for a 2021 holiday with St Brides Bay Cottages. Plus, to help you out during these uncertain times, you can make your booking without any need to pay a deposit. So, book today and you’ll have an idyllic getaway in South West Wales to look forward to – without having to pay any money up front. It’s a win-win.

Click here to book your holiday or to view our fantastic range of cottages, apartments and other self-catering holiday homes.

You can also contact our friendly team by calling 01437 720027 or emailing 

Driftwood signpost

Driftwood Signpost

Natural beauty on your doorstep

Path down to Caerfai

Your dog can come too

Your dog can come too!

St Davids

St Davids