From these neat white cottages in the heart of St David’s you can see the cathedral, fields and coast. All is peace and quiet, even the communal south-facing garden with its colourful beds and shady picnic spots. Bwythyn Gwe is a sunny space for couples, with an open-plan living room, lovely bedroom, pristine bathroom plus a Rayburn and a Clearview wood burning stove for cosy nights in. Families take Ty Gwilym, a converted farmhouse with a downstairs shower/cloakroom (handy for de-sanding after the beach) and a big kitchen with a pine table for cooking, eating and games. In the sitting room, comfy blue sofas and chairs gather around the original fireplace (now gas); there’s a study upstairs with cathedral views. Bedrooms are pristine with a nod to French chic. Showers are sparkling new. Friendly caretaker Dawn has local tips, from boat trips to bike hire, castles to caves. If the peace becomes too much, you’re a minute’s walk from shops and restaurants, ten from the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and a short drive from the Blue Flag beach at Whitesands. Off-street parking, too, which is rare in Britain’s smallest city.