Chapel Studio

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

Treleddyd Fawr
St Davids

Cosy cottage for two with coastal walks from the door

Chapel Studio in its setting

Studio entrance from hallway

Studio Entrance from Hallway

Garden Windows

garden windows

Kitchen

Old Chapel and Caretaker's Cottage about 100 years ago

The Old Chapel and Caretaker's Cottage about 100 years ago

Coast Path at Carfai Bay

Porthmelgan on a sunny September day

Whitesands Beach

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

Garden Windows

Kitchen

Old Chapel and Caretaker's cottage about 100 years ago

Chapel Studio in its setting

Chapel Studio

Entrance to main room

Garden Windows

Kitchen

Whitesands Beach

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

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Chapel Studio, in Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, is a warm, homely, stone studio cottage to sleep one or two people at the road’s end in Treleddyd Fawr. This small quiet hamlet is perched on the south facing slopes of the rocky outcrops of St. Davids headland with views across the Atlantic Ocean to Skomer, Ramsey and other offshore islands. The coast path, isolated seal breeding coves, Whitesands and Porthmelgan beaches and iron age settlement on St Davids Head are easily accessible by footpath. Originally the caretaker’s cottage for the adjacent chapel, (which was built in 1834 and is now the owner’s home), it retains original stonework combined with rich woodwork and large south facing windows overlooking its own enclosed garden. For 20 years the studio has provided a quiet hideaway cwtch in private mature wooded gardens with wifi, coastal walks from the door and all the amenities of St Davids less than two miles away. (OS Map Ref SM 753 278)

Main Room

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.

Kitchen

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.

Beds

Chapel Studio sleeps a maximum of two plus a babe in arms (not yet crawling). There is both a double bed overlooking the private garden and an adjacent loft double bed under the wood panelled ceiling accessed by wooden steps. Please note that this loft double bed is only suitable for the more agile, offering an alternative bed for the second guest rather than further guests as the studio is suitable for a maximum of two not three guests. It is made up by prior arrangement for an additional fee of £20.

Bathroom

The bathroom has a large shower, toilet, handbasin, heated towel rail, mirror and illuminated shaver point.

Hall

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.

Heating

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.

What's included

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.

Outside

 Suntrap in National Park

A sun trap

from where to view the night sky in National Park

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

House Rules
  • 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.
Booking information

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.

Refund Policy

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.

Prices 2020
 
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

https://www.pembrokeshirecoast.wales/default.asp?PID=401

These include (from Chapel Studio)

  • to St Davids Head

https://www.pembrokeshirecoast.wales/Files/files/Walk%20PDF/short_walks/english/stdavids_head.pdf

  • towards  Penberry

https://www.pembrokeshirecoast.wales/Files/files/Walk%20PDF/short_walks/english/stdavids_head.pdf

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.

http://www.stdavidscathedral.org.uk/index.php?id=760

http://cadw.gov.wales/daysout/stdavidsbishopspalace/?lang=en

Prehistoric settlements are evident on St Davids Head with Neolithic burial chambers, ancient field patterns and the remains of an Iron Age fort.

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/st-davids-peninsula/features/standing-stones-and-hill-forts-in-st-davids

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.

http://www.orielyparc.co.uk

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

http://www.solvawoollenmill.co.uk/

https://melintregwynt.co.uk

Boat Trips

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.

http://www.pembrokeshire-islands.co.uk

https://www.welshwildlife.org/skomer-day-trip

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

https://thousandislands.co.uk

There are several other companies offering round island boat trips including

http://www.falconboats.co.uk/

Watersports

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

http://therealadventurecompany.com/

TYF's and  Dragon's activities also include rock climbing

http://www.dragonactivityguides.co.uk/

https://www.tyf.com/

 

Contact Us

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Telephone 01437 720001

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