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Tan Y Ffynnon


Tan Y Ffynnon is a beautiful, spacious house situated only around 100m from Whitesands Beach and the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.


The Welsh name Tan Y Ffynnon is roughly pronounced as "Tanner Funnon" and means "Under the Spring". The front of the house faces towards (and is sheltered by) Carn Llidi, the dramatic rocky crag above St Davids Head. The back of the house has a sheltered south-facing garden bordering heathland at the edge of the nearby golf course. The beach and nearby offshore Islands can be viewed from the top of the back garden.

The house was built in 1939 and has been recently refurbished, furnished and decorated to make the best of its original features, including wooden floors, Bakelite door handles and switches, tiled fireplaces, 1930s bathroom tiles and oak- paneled hallway and staircase. At the same time, some modifications have been made to allow for the creation of two additional bathrooms and a large kitchen- diner. The result is a house that is elegant and authentic, but at the same time conducive to fun and relaxation.


Quotes from Tan Y Ffynnon visitors' book:

A gorgeous house in a lovely lovely place- we’ll be back!

A wonderful family get-together with something for all ages

Very comfortable with fascinating furniture

Charming house, great location- a wonderful week for old, young, parents and dogs.



Room Details:

Dining areaKitchen -Diner The kitchen -diner is a large L-shaped room with two French Doors to the outside and separate areas for cooking, dining and utilities. Cooking for -or with-a large group is made easy with a range-style dual-fuel oven, ample worksurfaces and storage cupboards, fridge, freezer and a good range of equipment and utensils. Eating is even more of a pleasure- a large wooden plank table with benches is situated to give views to Carn Llidi and in the summer the Fench doors can be opened for an alfresco dining experience. The utility area includes a dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer and has a deco- inspired 'sun-ray' stained glass window made by the owner.

Front Sitting RoomFront Sitting Room
The front sitting room has a large bay window with fabulous views of Carn Llidi and down to Trwynhwrddyn- the rocky peninsula to the north of the beach. There are two large sofas and additional chairs, so that a party of up to ten people could gather together in one room if desired, to watch television/DVDs or just enjoy the warmth of the woodburner or view from the window. The room is decorated with a range of prints by local artists and has a French Art Deco chandelier.

Back Sitting RoomBack Sitting Room The back sitting room is a cheerful, sunny room with French doors to the back patio and an open fire. This room has been deliberately kept tv-free, and instead provides a games box, children's box, CD/ mini-disc player, radio, stocked bookshelves and a writing desk, to enable you to enjoy a range of sociable or solitary activities. One of the two 'sofas' is in fact a day bed, perfect for a nap after a long day's surfing.

Bedrooms The five bedrooms are on the first floor. The house very comfortably sleeps eight people, but can sleep two additional people by utilising the cosy double in Bedroom 3 and the day bed in the back sitting room (this might be particularly useful for an elderly person wishing to avoid using stairs).

Bedroom 2Bedroom 1
is a sunny room with views across the garden towards the beach and Ramsey Island. Painted in a classic 1930s Eau De Nil, the room includes a standard 1920s oak double bed, dressing table, bedside cabinet and two lamps, traditional washstand, wardrobe and chairs. There is an ensuite bathroom with shower, washbasin and WC.






Bedroom 1Bedroom 2 has a large bay window giving lovely views towards Carn Llidi and the sea. The room includes a standard French Art Deco double bed, wardrobe, two bedside tables with lamps and a chest of drawers. There is also a sitting area in the bay window with a comfy small sofa and a TV.


Bedroom 3Bedroom 3 enjoys views towards Carn Llidi and the sea and has a double bed. It includes Lloyds Loom bedside cabinets with lamps, a built- in wardrobe and chest of drawers.(New photo to follow).




Bedroom 4Bedroom 4
is a warmly-decorated room with views towards Carn Llidi and the sea. There are two traditional single beds (suitable for adults or children) with bedside cabinet and lamp between, a wardrobe with shelf and drawer, trunk for additional storage and bookcase.



Bedroom 5



Bedroom 5 is a delightful room overlooking the back garden. There is a I traditional 1930s 4ft bed which is normally utilised as a luxurious single, but could be a cosy double. There is a washbasin, bedside table with lamp, wardrobe and chest of drawers. (New photo to follow)


Main Bathroom


WCs, baths and showers There is a large family bathroom upstairs, with large bath with electric shower over, washbasin, WC and bathroom cabinet. Bedroom 1 has an ensuite shower room with mixer shower, WC and washbasin. Bedroom 5 has its own washbasin. Downstairs there is a cloakroom with WC, washbasin and mixer shower. Additionally there is an outside Belfast sink and cold shower in a sunny spot in the back garden near to the back French door, perfect for rinsing off after a day at the beach.


Garden and Outdoors There is a sheltered, south-facing back garden, which includes a patio, outside shower area and sloping semi-terraced lawn with views to the beach from the top. The patio includes ample garden seating. A barbecue with tools and windbreak are provided for guests' use. There is also a small lawned front garden with wooden gate to the roadside verge. The path to the side of the house connecting the two gardens has a gate through to the caravan garden, which can be unlocked when a single group books both properties.