Art and Accommodation

Solva Style

Solva, Pembrokeshire
2 Apartments, each sleeping 2 guests
Self-catering with 'starter breakfast' provisions
about us




Run by artist/editor Ian and architect/ceramicist Maria, this gorgeous Georgian townhouse, and its former donkey stable, lie in Pembrokeshire’s most picturesque harbour village of Solva. Just a few minutes’ walk down the hill to the restaurants, pubs and shops of Solva, as well as the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, we are the ideal holiday base from which to explore the St Davids Peninsula and North Pembrokeshire. We offer short-break self catering accommodation, throughout the year.


Our Stable Studio in the garden is decorated in contemporary style, with natural slate flooring, inspired colours and modern furniture mixed in with mid-century classics – from Starck to Jacobsen, and Noguchi to Alessi.

Our Blue Room is  stylish, ground floor self-contained studio.  Painted in a deep blue, with original floorboards and shutters, it is full of contemporary art and mid-century furniture – from G Plan to Isokon, and Artemede to Ceramarcist.


We love art, and in the public areas of the spaces of the house, and seek to showcase the work of 20th-century Welsh and Wales-based artists – including Graham Sutherland and John Knapp-Fisher – as well as those of contemporary visual artists living and working in Pembrokeshire today, including owners Ian McDonald’s prints and Maria Jones’ ceramics.


To ease you into your holiday, and before you head out to explore the wonderful, local, Pembrokeshire produce, we provide you with ‘starter breakfast’ provisions in your fridge tailored to you specific dietary requirements.


Book directly with us by 31 August 2020 and get 10% off the cost of your stay!


And we are carbon-neutral, offering an additional 10% discount if you arrive in Pembrokeshire by public transport…

coronavirus update


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently closed.  The Welsh Government are reviewing restrictions every three weeks – the next review is due on 29 May.  They have produced a traffic light system for different sectors of society and the economy; we are currently in LOCKDOWN.  Hospitality businesses will be allowed to re-open during AMBER if they have no shared facilities.  We are awaiting a definition of ‘shared facilities’ but think we will be classed as AMBER.

We are not taking bookings for June and any booking from July onwards will unfortunately need be cancelled should restrictions not be lifted.

Images by Vektor Kunst iXimus from Pixabay/courtesy of Welsh Government


the garden room

The Stable Studio

The Stable Studio, in the garden of Haroldston House, has been created out of its former 18th-century stable and pigsty. The last occupant was the local baker’s donkey, who delivered bread around Solva. Extremely bijou (photos are taken with a wide-angle lens!) – at just 25 sq.m.

The feel of the room is very much that of a studio in the garden. The white space with slate floors is full of art in blues and greens; We think it’s the most stylish stable in Solva!

Price for a 3-night self-catering stay from


gorgeous georgian

The Blue Room

Created out of one of the former reception rooms in a Georgian merchant’s house, the Blue Room is accessed off the hallway and has a small kitchenette, wetroom, log burner, Wi-Fi and TV, as well as a dedicated parking space.

Great for couples, our new Blue Room is a stylish, ground floor, self-contained space. Painted deep blue, with original floorboards and shutters, it is full of contemporary art and mid-century furniture, with a sofa bed with Egyptian cotton bed linen.

Price per 3-night self-catering stay from


why stay?


A beautiful sunny weekend in the fabulous Solva and in the wonderful studio.  Everything has been provided for a relaxing stay from hair straightners to slippers.  But most important of all — peace and quiet.  Thank you for providing this wonderful stay.

Richard & Tracy

We had a loevely stay in teh Blue Room at the Haroldston House.  It was a soothing and artistic atmosphere. The facilities were very good and the surrounding areas are very beautiful.  Ian provided us with all the informaton we needed.

Konstantinos & Thomas

Diolch un fawr!  Wedi mwynhau yn fawr iawn, lle gwych i aros ac wedi cael croeso cynnes.

Thank you!  Really enjoyed our stay and the warm welcome.

Eirian ac Iwan

Thank you for such a wonderful stay at the Stable Studio, we have had be best time!  It has been a beautiful, sunny week for our walks along the coastal path and it has been lovely to get back and rest in such comfortable accommodation.  The starter breakfast was delicious and the pizza dough was yummy! We have really enjoyed exploring Solva and Pembrokeshire and have had a great holiday!

Chris & Rowan