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 a double bed overlooking the private garden with cotton bed linen, feather winter duvet and pillows and silk and microfibre summer duvet.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Booking and Prices

House Rules
  • 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
Access Statement

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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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
£270   £200 £25
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

https://www.pembrokeshirecoast.wales/things-to-do/walking-in-the-park/web-walks/

These include (from Chapel Studio)

  • to St Davids Head

https://www.pembrokeshirecoast.wales/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/stdavids_head.pdf

  • towards  Penberry

https://www.pembrokeshirecoast.wales/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/penberry_treleddyd.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

https://www.dragonactivityguides.co.uk/

https://www.tyf.com/

Contact Us

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Telephone 01437 720001

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