Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Cosy cottage for two with coastal walks from the door
Chapel Studio in its setting
Studio entrance from hallway
Old Chapel and Caretaker's Cottage about 100 years ago
Coast Path at Carfai Bay
Porthmelgan on a sunny September day
Foot path towards the beaches from Treleddyd Fawr
Views along the north coast 15 minutes walk from Chapel Studio
Cromlech on St Davids Head
Entrance into the main room from the hallway
Old Chapel and Caretaker's cottage about 100 years ago
Chapel Studio in its setting
Entrance to main room
Coast path flowers at Carfai Bay
Porthmelgan Beach in September
Cromlech on St Davids Head
Foot path to beaches from Treleddyd Fawr
View along north coast 15 mins walk from Chapel Studio
Chapel and caretaker's cottage about 100 years ago
This is a large L-shaped room under a high wood panelled vaulted ceiling. An airy and spacious atmosphere is created by large south facing windows overlooking its own enclosed garden. The kitchen/living area is well equipped for relaxing and cooking meals. The dining table and chairs are by the garden windows and the renovated antique arm chairs surround the wood burning stove.
The kitchen has an electric oven with ceramic hob, fridge with freezer compartment, toaster, electric kettle, a large selection of pans and casserole dishes, Denby crockery etc.
Chapel Studio sleeps a maximum of two plus a babe in arms (not yet crawling).
There is a double bed overlooking the private garden with cotton bed linen, feather winter duvet and pillows and silk and microfibre summer duvet.
The bathroom has a large shower, toilet, handbasin, heated towel rail, mirror and illuminated shaver point.
The large entrance hall/cloakroom contains a chair and pine wardrobe with full length mirror. Through the window in early summer you can watch swallows rearing their young in the covered outside porch or wrens occupying their nests on cold winter nights. The shower room is off the entrance hall.
The studio is warm with even low settings of the electric radiators but many prefer the comfort and joy of a real fire for which all logs are provided.
Cotton bed linen and tea towels
Goose feather and down pillows
Feather duvet for winter/ Hollow fibre and silk summer duvet
All logs and sufficient electricity for normal use included, plus £1 coin meter for extra
A radio/ipod dock and WiFi
What's not included
A microwave is not provided
Please bring personal towels and beach towels
No TV is provided and if you wish to bring your own, please note that the signal is digital only.
A sun trap
Garden in the autumn
Lawned, with old stone paths, the garden contains wooden garden furniture and a stone bench. It’s a sun trap and secluded haven of peace in which to enjoy the sun, the stillness or the unusually clear night skies. A seven foot stone wall separates the garden from the owner’s mature wooded grounds. A Pembrokeshire hedge bank topped with gorse separates the garden from a stream and bank on the other side.
Private parking is by the garden gate off the end of the maintained lane.
Booking and Prices
- Chapel Studio sleeps a maximum of two people but by prior arrangement, two adults with a babe in arms (not crawling) or one adult accompanying a child over 7 years may be suitable.
- no smoking in the building please
- no pets
- no steel tipped footwear
Chapel Studio is ground floor accommodation.
There is a 3" step up to the entrance, a 6" step over the threshold and an 8" step into the shower cubicle.
A deposit of one-third of the rent must accompany booking. Payment in full is requested 6 weeks prior to commencement of holiday. Payment can be either by bank transfer or cheque.
Weekly occupation is from 5pm on the day of arrival and guests are asked to vacate by 10am on the morning of departure.
Out of season breaks can be arranged at times to suit.
Whilst both deposit and final payments are non-refundable we can re-advertise cancelled dates and if re-let at the original price, any payments made, minus a £35 handling fee will be refunded.
Once the balance has been paid, if bookings cannot go ahead because of Covid lockdown regulations a 50% refund of the total fee will be refunded.
You may not transfer your booking to any other person without our prior written consent.
Prices 2021 to 2022
|Dates 2021-2||Week||2 nights||3 nights||extra nights|
|16th October to 5th November 2021||£260|
|6th to 12th November||£250|
|13th November to 9th December||£230||£140||£160||£20|
|10th to 16th December
|17th to 23rd December||£370||£220||£40|
|24th December to 2nd January 2022||£380||£240||£40|
|3rd January to 10th February||£230||£140||£160||£20|
|11th February to 3rd March||£260||£170||£25|
|4th to 30th March||£270||£180||£25|
|1st to14th April||£310||£190||£30|
|15th to 21st April||£330||£240||£30|
|22nd to 29th April||£350||£240||£30|
|30th April to 13th May||£370|
|14th to 27th May||£380|
|28th May to 3rd June||£460|
|4th to 17th June||£380|
|18th to 24th June||£400|
|25th June to 1st July||£410|
|2nd to 8th July||£440|
|9th July to 2nd September||£500|
|3rd to 9th September||£410|
|10th to 16th September||£370|
|17th to 23rd September||£340|
|24th to 30th September||£310|
|1st to 7th October||£290|
|8th to 14th October||£280|
|15th October to 4th November||£270|
|5th to 11th November||£260|
|12th November to 9th December||£230||£140||£160||£20|
|10th to 21st December||£270||£180||£25|
|22nd December to 3rd January 2023||£380||£240||£40|
Short breaks are available where prices are shown otherwise we book weeks Saturday to Saturday.
Things to See and Do in the Area
Walking and Wild Life
A short walk (10 minutes) from the studio by ancient footpath brings you to Open Access heathland and craggy peaks behind Treleddyd Fawr where there are often Welsh Mountain ponies grazing. From here the 360 degree panorama offers distant views of the Preseli Hills, many offshore islands and occasionally Snowdonia and Ireland. It is a 5 minute descent to the north coast path and less than an hour along the path to St Davids Head. The many inaccessible beaches below the path on the first part of this walk contain the best seal pup colonies on the peninsula between August and December. Chough are usually to be heard and seen in the adjacent fields. Peregrine Falcons cruise this area towards the head when feeding their young and Kestrels hunt around the cliffs. Gannets diving to feed in the waters of this area often indicate passing porpoise doing likewise.
The coast offers a colourful display of wild flowers from spring to early autumn.
As well as the Ordinance Survey maps provided in the studio there are a collection of the more local circular walks in the National Park.
All 200 circular walks in the National Park can be accessed from here
These include (from Chapel Studio)
- to St Davids Head
- towards Penberry
Further afield the Preseli Hills or wooded valleys of the Gwaun Valley or Daugleddau Estuary offer contrasting walks.
Historic Buildings and Prehistoric Sites
There has been a church nestled in the beautiful Alun valley since the 6th Century and on the site today sits the cathedral, built in the 12th century and the ruins of the Bishop's Palace, built in the 13th and 14th centuries.
Choral Evensong is sung in the cathedral Sunday to Friday at 6pm (4pm on Sunday), on Thursday and Sunday by the full cathedral choir.
Prehistoric settlements are evident on St Davids Head with Neolithic burial chambers, ancient field patterns and the remains of an Iron Age fort.
Further afield, Pembrokeshire offers a rich heritage of Norman castles including those at Pembroke, Carew, Manorbier, Llawhaden and Cilgerran.
Arts and Crafts
The National Park Visitor Centre at Oriel y Parc in St Davids is home to Amgeuddfa Cymru-National Museum of Wales in Pembrokeshire. They exhibit works from the national collection and frequently some from other galleries such as The Tate Gallery in London. The exhibitions change biannually and usually include several of Graham Sutherland's works.
In addition, there are several galleries in St Davids exhibiting and selling work by local artists.
Nearby are two traditional working woollen mills. at Middle Mill, Solva and Tregwynt Woollen Mill, St Nicholas
A trip to land on Skomer Island in May and June offers the opportunity to get close to Puffins as they set up nests and feed their young. Although the Puffins steal the stage, there are many different nesting seabirds to be seen and the island is covered in a sea of Bluebells in May followed by Red Campion.
A landing on Ramsey Island will also afford a great experience. Owned and managed by the RSPB it is home to many seabirds and being less popular than Skomer, offers a quieter experience in a dramatic setting. Island landings are only offered by Thousand Islands boat company
There are several other companies offering round island boat trips including
Pembrokeshire is one of the best locations in Wales for coastal adventure sports with several companies offering half day and full day courses in coasteering, kayaking, canoeing and surfing e.g.
The Real Adventure Company
TYF's and Dragon's activities also include rock climbing
Telephone 01437 720001