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Solva - Can Yr Afon

Sleeps 44 Star Rating Enclosed Garden/Patio Internet Access No Smoking Parking Pet by Arrangement Short Walk to Coast

26.06.14 040

  • Idyllic location in Lower Solva
  • Character cottage
  • Picturesque terraced garden
  • Parking
  • Log Burner
  • Available all year
  • Saturday arrival

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4st self cateringCan yr Afon (‘song of the river’) is a 4 Star, charming, traditional, Welsh stone holiday cottage, situated in a quiet lane in Lower Solva, but just minutes on foot from Main Street, with its shops, galleries, pubs, restaurants and pretty harbour with low tide beach. This delightful cottage, sleeping 4, has been renovated but still has a wealth of character, including beamed ceilings and a cosy lounge with log burner for those chillier winter evenings and a modern and well equipped kitchen. Outside the enchanting, rear garden rises behind the cottage, its terraces are a mass of interesting shrubs and flowers with views towards Prendergast wood with its silver birch and oak trees and where every spring the valley floor boasts a purple carpet of bluebells. As its name suggests the garden is the perfect place to relax and listen to the running river and the birds overhead, just the spot for enjoying a glass of wine or an alfresco meal on a summer’s evening.



Magical, a gem, heaven on earth, picturesque, idyllic, unspoilt; just a few of the words visitors to Solva have used to describe this delightful village, which sits three miles east of St Davids on the south side of the St Davids Peninsula, in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
With its picturesque harbour and colourfully painted cottages, Solva is considered to be one of the prettiest villages in Pembrokeshire. Upper Solva enjoys magnificent views out to sea over to St Brides Bay and is within easy reach of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path for spectacular walking, whilst Lower Solva enjoys the bustling quay with plenty to do, charming high street with cafes, interesting shops and galleries, pubs and restaurants and easy access to the beach.


Sitting Room

Full of original character this striking sitting room is a combination of traditional antique and contemporary furnishings with wooden beams and comfortable seating. The log burner, is perfect to relax around on those chillier Pembrokeshire winter evenings after a bracing walk along Solva harbour only a stone's throw away. Stairs lead from the sitting room into the cosy bedrooms set into the eaves.


The galley style kitchen in Can Yr Afon combines  modern units alongside the original quarry tile floor. This bright kitchen is fully equipped and includes a halogen hob and electric oven, microwave, and fridge/freezer. The space has been been cleverly utilised to also include a breakfast bar. Follow the kitchen round and you will find yourself at the imaginitevly designed dining area. You might be forgiven for thinking you had been transported into a railway carriage of bygone years when you sit in this cosy seating area for four, with its booth style seating and table.


Ground-floor bathroom is fitted with a bath and shower over bath, toilet and washbasin.


One double and one twin. Furnished with wardrobes, chest of drawers, bedside tables and lamps. Bed linen and towels are provided for our guests. TV in twin bedroom room.


The enchanting garden of Can Yr Afon rises behind the cottage with access to the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path at the top. Its terraces are a mass of interesting flowers, plants and shrubs with views across the rooftops to the headland beyond. On sunny evenings it is the perfect place to sit and enjoy a drink, barbeque or alfresco meal listening to nothing more than birdsong or the "song of the river" which is why the cottage is so aptly named. It should be noted that the garden is accessed from the rear of the cottage by steep stone steps which are not suitable for young children, elderly or guests with mobility issues. CARE NEEDED WITH CHILDREN.


There is a small pull in at the font of the cottage suitable for a small car, however, further parking may be found just beyond the turning circle at the end of the road.