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.