Until 2009, the cottage was the home of the late Nancy Bayly nee Howell, a well-known and much-loved figure in the area - the cathedral flag flew at half-mast for her funeral, and the Lifeboat Association provided a guard of honour. Her family have lived in and around St David's for several centuries. They were particularly interested in ornithology, and Captain Howell's egg collection was bequeathed to the National Museum of Wales.
Captain Howell was also responsible for registering the corgi as a breed. He gave the current queen a corgi which she named 'Biscuit.'
Nancy left her cottage to her nieces and nephew, who spent many holidays with her when they were children. She would be very happy to think that her cottage was being used by holiday-makers, and would want them to have a wonderful time.
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Ty Nancy consists of two late 18th century Grade 2 listed cottages, converted into one. It has recently been thoroughly renovated and is spacious and comfortable while retaining enormous character and charm. It has a small secluded garden, which contains the ancient 'cowled' spring which was once the principal water…
3 guest reviews
100% of guests would stay again
Left on Jan 31, 2013 for a stay in January 2013
We loved the cottage and st Davids. Ty Nancy was so cosy in January with the open fire. We loved St Davids with its beatiful walks and cosy pubs/restaruants. We will come again!
Helen S, Knebworth, United Kingdom