Year: 2008


At last! Christmas really is here and we’re excitedly counting down the hours, whilst making last-minute preparations. Tally and I have both been rushing to finish our Christmas shopping today, Ann B has been loading up her car with gifts and treats and Gabrielle has been busy delivering presents. I’m feeling particularly festive after an atmospheric torch lit carol concert in the grounds of Picton Castle, warmed by plenty of mulled wine and mince pies. The mince pie countdown continues! The coming week promises to be filled with much mirth and merriment, and one party after another – culminating in […]

I thought that it would be quite appropriate today to turn our attention to the slogan ‘A dog is for life not just for Christmas.’ This slogan has more truth and honesty in 9 words than a glitzy magazine has from cover to cover. The UK’s National Canine Defence League really excelled themselves when they introduced this back in 1978 as it is widely quoted and respected. Widely quoted yes, but respected? I am not so sure… I think people are still forgetting that cute little puppies get bigger, grow more hair and mature into a handsome dog, and with […]

Winter Weekends Folly Farm has loads to do indoors and outdoors.Adventure play – Farming Fun – Indoor funfair – Zoo Open Winter WeekendsSaturday and Sunday 10am till 4pm Closed for Christmas 22nd Dec – 2nd Jan Santa’s Grotto Saturdays and Sundays only8th November to 21st December 2008Bring the kids to meet Santa, his elves and his real-life reindeer. If they’ve been good this year they’ll get a present and you’ll get a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie. Price – £6 per child(In addition to normal park entry).

Saturday 1st November This day has finally arrived. I have been nagging my mum and dad for weeks since they had told me that we were going back to Tenby on our holiday.You see I have been their before, last year in fact and had such an amazing time and I’ve wanted to go back ever since.Mum packed the suitcase and dad is put them in the car and then we were off. Arrival Day-Saturday 1st NovemberOnce we were settled into Amroth cottage, a lovely holiday cottage in Tenby. I was begging mum and dad to take me to the […]

Have you ever wondered whether the never-ending conundrum, ‘do dogs look like their owners’ have any sort back bone? I have, and so has my colleague Sarah W.Back in March when we both attending Crufts on behalf of The Woof Guide team, as you can imagine we were surrounded by large quantities of various breeds of dogs from British Bulldogs to Great Dane’s and their owners. After four days of being surrounded by all shapes and sizes, we drew up the following conclusion, IT IS MOST DEFINITELY TRUE! Dogs do look like their owners.I thought that I would do a […]

Two weeks to go! We’re counting down the days here in the office, whilst rocking around our Christmas tree. Last weekend I had the enormous pleasure of welcoming an old university friend to Pembrokeshire (I say old, yet we are only 25). Each time the said lady visits from Cornwall, I relish the opportunity to reveal more of Pembrokeshire’s hidden treasures to her. So this time it was high jinks in Haverfordwest, silliness at St. Brides, mischief at Marloes, laughter in Little Haven, partying in Port Lion and brilliance at Burton. Our days of rampaging around Cardiff University students’ union […]

I would like to turn your attention to another of our fantastic dog friendly properties located North of the County in Newport. I recently popped into Ol y Don to have a look around before their Christmas bookings set in, and today I thought that the property deserved a mention, as I felt it to be an ideal, dog friendly property with many desired amenities on it’s doorstep, and simply perfect for your pooch during your stay with us in Pembrokeshire. Ol y Don is ideal for many dog personalities, whether they enjoy playing in the garden chasing butterflies, taking […]

The countdown continues! Four weeks to go. Here in the office we’re bounding around like excited Christmas elves (well, some more than others) – busy making plans for the festive season. There is a lot going on over the next few weeks, from Christmas fayres all over the county to Pantos and a festival of Christmas trees in St. Davids. There are carol concerts and services, and a general air of Christmas spirit. I’m looking forward to the Christmas fayre at the Druidston Hotel on 7th December and to trying new recipes for mulled wine and mulled cider (including a […]

This week I would like to draw your attention to another of our dog friendly properties located Llanllawddog, near Carmarthen which I think is just perfect for those many pooches that have a lot of energy to burn! So, if at home you have a bouncing boxer or a crazy collie, then please read on and see if Nantglas is just the property you have been looking for… Nantglas, is set within the owners’ 35 acres of farm and parkland, situated in the bottom of a valley on the edge of the extensive Brechfa forest, with its myriad of footpaths […]

During the Summer, Puzzle Butler packed his doggie bag for his fortnight stay in Iris Cottage, St Dogmaels with Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire. In receiving a letter from Puzzle himself, I am delighted to share his story and photo snaps with you all, of his experiences during his stay with us in Pembrokeshire. Puzzle Wrote: Dear Coastal Cottages, Hello everyone, Puzzle (dog ambassadress) here! I’ve just returned home from another fantastic holiday in St Dogmaels. I’ve been on lots of lovely walks. My favourite place is Poppit Sands, but I could also go on the beaches at Cwm-yr-Eglwys and Pwllgwaelod. […]

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