Art and Accommodation at haroldston house

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 G Plan to Alessi.


We love art, and in the public areas of the house we 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 your specific dietary requirements.

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. It is extremely bijou (photos are taken with a wide-angle lens!) – at just 25 sq.m.  It has its own dedicated parking space with a 3-pin EV charging point.

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 2-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 straighteners to slippers.  But most important of all — peace and quiet.  Thank you for providing this wonderful stay.

Richard & Tracy

We had a lovely stay in the Blue Room at 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 information we needed.

Konstantinos & Thomas

Diolch yn 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