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.
By arrangement, we offer connections to local bus services on arrival or departure for those not wishing to travel by car for their holiday.
Booking and Prices
- The accommodation is suited to a maximum of two people, but by prior agreement, two adults with a baby or one adult accompanying a child over 7 years may be suitable.
- By prior arrangement, for a fee of £20, the loft bed under the paneled ceiling can be made up. It is only suitable for the more agile, offering an alternative bed for the second guest rather than for further guests as the studio is suitable for a maximum of two not three guests.
- In the interests of health and safety, no smoking in the building, please
- Please, no stiletto or steel tipped footwear
- Please, no pets.
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 in summer or 4pm in winter on the day of arrival and guests are asked to vacate by 10.30am 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.
You may not transfer your booking to any other person without our prior written consent.
Additional temporary charges
Due to enhanced cleaning protocols and extra costs advised in the context of Covid-19 we feel we must add an additional £25 to the short stay and weekly prices listed below until such time as this is no longer necessary.
|Dates 2020||Week||2 nights||3 nights||extra nights|
|4th January to 7th February||£200||£110||£130||£20|
|8th to 28th February||£220||£120||£140||£20|
|29th February to 27th March||£230||£130||£155||£25|
|28th March to 24th April||£280||£175||£25|
|25th April to 1st May||£290||£180||£30|
|2nd to 15th May||£330|
|16th to 22nd May||£370|
|23rd to 29th May||£420|
|30th May to 19th June||£340|
|20th to 26th June||£360|
|27th June to 3rd July||£370|
|4th to 10th July||£400|
|11th July to 4th September||£450|
|5th to 11th September||£370|
|12th to 18th September||£330|
|19th to 25th September||£300|
|26th Sept to 2nd October||£270|
|3rd to 9th October||£250|
|10th to 16th October||£240|
|17th October to 13th November||£230|
|14th November to 11th December||£200||£110||£130||£20|
|12th to 18th December||£240||£150||£175||£25|
|19th to 25th December||£340||£220||£40|
|26th December to 1st January||£360||£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