Enjoy a blissful coastal break in this fabulous, four-bedroom holiday home in one of Upper Solva’s most desirable spots, overlooking Solva Harbour.
The Durham is a beautiful, whitewashed 19th century house that has been fully renovated and refurbished. Sleeping eight, the three-storey cottage has plenty of space for your seaside break with family or friends.
There is so much to love about The Durham, from its outstanding views to its cosy log burner, range cooker, ‘suntrap’ roof terrace, and location right next to the scenic coast path. Plus, three of the bedrooms have en suites, and there is a family bathroom and a downstairs toilet and utility room.
And if you need extra space for your group, you can also book The Durham’s neighbouring holiday let, The Durham Snug, a self-contained one-bedroom apartment. (The Durham and The Durham Snug share a porch, but each has its own separate, lockable front door.)
The Durham has a fascinating history as its name is believed to come from a sea captain who once owned the house.
And, according to local folklore, the property has also been known as the ‘Rocket House’. As the story goes, there was once a shed outside the house that held the launching signals for the lifeboat from Solva (you can still see the old lifeboat station at the quay in Lower Solva).
Situated in a sought-after location in Upper Solva, The Durham overlooks pretty Solva Harbour and the breathtaking Pembrokeshire coast. The holiday home is in a quiet lane, where you can step outside and onto the Pembrokeshire Coast Path for invigorating walks and awe-inspiring views.
Solva is the perfect destination for a fun-packed family holiday or a relaxing coastal break with your partner or friends.
One of the prettiest villages in Wales, Solva is split into Upper and Lower Solva. Here, you will find a colourful mix of shops, galleries, pubs, cafes and restaurants, as well as the picturesque harbour and low-tide beach. There is also Solva Woollen Mill, while the wider area offers plenty of opportunities for watersports, boat trips and other activities.
You will also be within easy reach of other popular Pembrokeshire destinations. These include the tiny cathedral city of St Davids, and Newgale Beach, a two-mile stretch of golden sand, backed by a pebble bank.
The county is also home to castles, theme parks, and lots more.
Full address: The Durham, Penyraber, Solva, SA62 6UR
Enter via a tiled porch, shared with the neighbouring one-bedroom apartment, The Durham Snug. (Both The Durham and The Durham Snug have their own separate, lockable front doors.)
The front door leads into a beautifully designed, family-sized fitted kitchen. The well equipped, Shaker-style kitchen includes a range cooker, washing machine and tumble-dryer. In the dining area there is a large table and chairs, so you can enjoy leisurely meals with your family or friends. From the kitchen, two sets of stone steps take you to the lovely roof terrace.
Utility room and toilet
The utility room is handy for rinsing your wetsuits when you are fresh from the beach. As well as a toilet, it has a large stainless-steel sink with a shower hose and a sand trap.
Relax in the welcoming, homely lounge where you can enjoy stunning views of picture-perfect Solva Harbour. The room features a stone fireplace and log burner, as well as plenty of comfy seating.
(From the ground floor, a spindle staircase leads to the first floor.)
A double bedroom with an en-suite shower room and a TV.
A double bedroom with a king-size bed and an en-suite bathroom with a handheld shower over the bath.
A twin bedroom.
With a handheld shower over the bath, and a toilet, washbasin and large airing cupboard.
(You can also access the roof terrace via a glass door between the first and second floor.)
The stunning master bedroom is a flexible space that you can use either as a twin or double bedroom. It features two 3ft ‘zip and link’ single beds, which can be attached to make a super-king bed. The master bedroom also has a spacious en-suite bathroom with a large separate shower, a bath, toilet and washbasin. Plus, there are large Velux roof windows that you can open fully to enjoy panoramic coastal views and a feeling of bringing the outside in.
Relax on the idyllic ‘suntrap’ roof terrace, which features outdoor furniture. Here, you can savour the beautiful sea views while sipping something chilled. The holiday home also has a lovely, stone-built ‘cwtchy’ nook on the other side of the road, with seating, space for a barbecue and fabulous harbour views.
There is parking for one car. Plus, there is an electric vehicle charging point (with an extra fee).