Year: 2015


Hen Galan: New Year in the Gwaun Valley

One of the things I love about Wales is that we have our very own selection of sometimes a little weird, but always wonderful traditions. Many a time I’ve dressed up similar to this! From dressing up in traditional dress on March 1st, celebrating our very own Valentine’s Day (St Dwynwen’s on the 25th Jan), enjoying a hearty bowl of cawl and giving the gift of a carved wooden lovespoon; we’ve got many to choose from. But today’s blog is all about a tradition I’ve only recently become aware of myself, Hen Galan, often known as the Old New Year. […]

Christmas…#TheCoastalWay – The Video!

Have you seen our new Christmas Video yet?! (If not, press play below!) Isn’t it just magically festive?! We’re so excited about spending this Christmas in Pembrokeshire, that this year we just had to share a little bit with you! Behind the scenes at Harbwr Brewery Christmas is all about gathering the family around, sharing delicious food, creating unforgettable memories and having really amazing experiences. Believe me, there really is nowhere better to do all that than in Pembrokeshire! And that is essentially what our video is all about! Jemma’s dog, Archie, dressed up for the shoot! In this video, […]

More Festive Hampers!

Christmas is indeed on its way, and year after year we’re always looking for ways to make your holiday with us even more special. As Christmas is one of the most special times of year, we’ve had our thinking caps on for a while now to make sure that we bring you the very best festive holiday extras we can! This blog is dedicated to the brand-new hampers we’ve got on offer this year but make sure to check out my last blog to find out which of our past festive favourites are back again this year! Christmas is all […]

Festive Hampers have arrived!

Christmas has officially arrived here in the office! We’ve dug out the decorations, put up the trees, and we’ve even picked our Secret Santa names! (No presents have turned up under the tree yet though – not real ones anyway!) And so it’s only right that I tell you all about our festive hampers! Hooray!! Of course, some of our festive favourites are on offer once again. But this year, we’ve been working hard just like Santa’s elves to bring you some brand new and exciting packages! We’re so excited, we just might buy some for ourselves! Staying in one […]

Make This Christmas A Truly Pembrokeshire Christmas!

So, the Christmas spirit is very much underway here in Pembrokeshire. Put down that laptop and forget that phone, Pembrokeshire is the perfect place for wrapping up warm and discovering an abundance of festive gems right on the doorstep. Wow your friends and family with unique, hand-made, personalised or tasty treats that you will not find online. Whether you’re in Pembrokeshire for a romantic short break or visiting the coast for an early festive family holiday, then you’re sure to uncover a whole host of superb shops and exciting events, all set in truly beautiful locations. Events:   *Fall in […]

Our stay in the Gellifawr Cottages…

You may or may not have noticed, but in the last few months we have added a great selection of fifteen cottages to our portfolio, and they’re all within one location. Gellifawr. Nestled in the heart of the Preseli Hills near the Gwaun Valley is where you’ll find these fifteen beautiful stone cottages. Centred around a landscaped courtyard, they are accompanied by a wonderful country house hotel and are set within 6 acres of grounds complete with two enclosed lakes, picnic spots and breath-taking views. We here at Coastal Cottages, love the chance to get out and visit properties and […]

Cracking Christmas Markets!

Halloween may have only just been, and Bonfire Night is still to come (although celebrations have started, see my previous blog) but we can no longer hide the fact that the biggest festive holiday of the year is finally upon us. Yes, the Christmas bits and bobs have hit the shops, we’re all planning Christmas parties, and deliberating about where you’re going to be for dinner on the big day. And in true festive style, the Christmas markets are all marked on the calendar! Christmas markets are a great way to get into the festive spirit, even if you know […]

Where to watch the fireworks?

The longer nights and colder days are heading our way, but that’s no reason to get disheartened that it is no longer summer. After all, this is the most exciting time of year! The season’s festivities are kicking off this weekend with Saundersfoot’s Big Bang Weekend! This annual event is truly a great weekend for all the family with fireworks and a funfair, arts and crafts stalls, and refreshments. Make sure you head down this weekend!  It is a free event and there are competitions and spooky trails for you to take part in from 12.30pm on Friday 30th until […]

Halloween in Pembrokeshire!

Grab the face paint, don the scary costume and prepare yourself for witches and ghouls of all shapes and sizes! It’s October and it’s half term. That can only mean one thing – Halloween! It would be a crime to not join in with any creepy celebrations, so we’ve put together this handy list of some of the events going on around the county so you don’t miss out! Where spookier to spend Halloween than in a castle? That’s why Carew Castle is hosting a Halloween Spectacular where you’ll be able to take part in ghostly activities including spell-casting and […]

Cardiff Blues player Josh Navidi holidays in Newgale…

The seaside village of Newgale had a visitor from a famous face this past weekend, with Cardiff Blues player Josh Navidi staying in one of our cottages. Born in Bridgend and playing in our capital city, Josh is also a keen surfer so it really isn’t hard to see what attracted him to our end of Wales. Josh and his partner Alexandra chose a traditional cottage overlooking the sandy beach at Newgale as the base for their Pembrokeshire weekend, a great property in a fantastic location. Bwthyn Beatties is a charming 2 bed property with stunning coastal views, and really is […]

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