Month: March 2016


Explore Pembrokeshire’s Dark Skies

Back in 2002, a high school student by the name of Jennifer Barlow put her mind to the cause of drawing attention to the consequences of using artificial light at night. The next year, whilst juggling her school studies, she succeeded in establishing the very first National Dark Skies week in America which took place in April 2003. Since then, Dark Skies Week has been celebrated annually. It is always held in the month of April which is Global Astronomy Month, somewhere between Earth Day and Astronomy Day. The first full week of April this year is host of the […]

How to spend Easter in Pembrokeshire

To the children, I’m sure it feels like an eternity since they last had two weeks off from school. To us adults, probably not so much! With Easter being early this year, I think it’s safe to say it’s hard to believe its Easter already! As Easter seems to have crept up on us, you may not have yet had a chance to put together an idea of your itinerary for your stay, and that’s okay! There’s still a couple of days left to get planning! To help you out a little, we’ve gathered together some of our recommendations for […]

Nearly time for Boat Trips to Begin!

We still may be experiencing the odd wet weather day and needing our winter coats occasionally, but it’s safe to say we are most definitely on our way to warmer weather and sunnier days. The daffodils have bloomed, the evenings are getting lighter and the six nations are underway – all are signs of these transitional days between the two seasons, winter and spring. The little ones are counting down to the Easter holidays and honestly, we are too! Guillemot birds start appearing in March Although we’re partial to a chocolate egg (or three – check out our Trio of […]

6 Things I Love About Pembrokeshire

  Pembrokeshire is a county jam packed with natural beauty, there are award winning beaches, exceptional scenery and friendly locals in every direction! As difficult as it was, I’ve finally managed to narrow it down to 6 fabulous things that I love about this beautiful county, however Pembrokeshire is without a doubt a place that you must discover for yourself-  Make this year, the year that you #findyourepic!     The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path! This spectacular coastline stretch, which is soon to be added to Google Maps, offers breath-taking views and walks to suit every ability. As you walk along […]

Pembrokeshire Walks That Your Dog Would Choose!

Pembrokeshire is well-known for it’s miles of fabulous walks and popular swimming spots for both man and dog, but what if your dog has a particular nature, preference or aging issue? Well, now there’s no need to make excuses…. there’s a Pembrokeshire day out to suit every pooch!         For the Pampered Pooches: Carew Castle and Tidal Mill There’s no need to get your paws mucky on this 1 mile circular walk. The reasonable flat and evenly surfaced route allows you to view Carew’s historic castle from every angle. With two choices of car park- the first, opposite […]

Fun Facts About Dogs

As Crufts, the world’s largest dog show, celebrates it’s 125th anniversary this week, here at Coastal Cottages we thought it would be fun to put together some great dog facts. How many of these will you know? Dogs come in many shapes and sizes and each and every one of them has a very unique personality- let’s be honest that’s one of the main reasons we love our own dog(s) so much isn’t it. Knowing your dog’s character so well is a big part of realising when something is wrong. Whether you’re a dog owner or not, the following facts may surprise you! […]

Win a Short Break in Pembrokeshire!!

The 2016 RBS Six Nations are well underway with just two more weekend’s left – where has the time gone?! Along with the rest of the nation, we’re feeling patriotic and to be quite honest with you, we’re struggling to keep still with anticipation of this weekend’s games! I’m sure many of you out there are too! And so to celebrate, it’s competition time!! Saturday the 12th March sees Wales take on England in what could be the deciding match of the 2016 Six Nations. Kick off is at 4pm. So, who do you think will win? This is where […]

Top 3 Mother’s Day Walks

Although you can never be certain, this weekend is looking like it’s going to be a dry one! (Let’s all keep our fingers and toes crossed) On that note, I shall be going for a lovely stroll with my fabulous mum, after taking her out for a lovely lunch this Mother’s Day- which is this Sunday for all of you that have forgotten! The hardest part is always deciding where to walk, as living in Pembrokeshire leaves me spoilt for choice. Here’s a few of my favourites that I’m sure your mum will also love.   St Davids Head Distance 3.8 […]

Easter Extras for your Holiday in Pembrokeshire

If you’re anything like me, you’re already looking forward to Easter – the chocolate, the long weekend, the bank holiday events and the spring sunshine (fingers crossed for that one!). Of course, the children have been looking forward to it since they went back to school in January! Chances are if you’re reading this, that you’re probably also looking forward to an Easter holiday spent in Pembrokeshire. And by now your mind is probably wandering towards thoughts of how you’re going to spend it and what you’re going to get up to during your stay. Will you spend your days […]

After posting picture’s on Facebook of this fabulous St David’s Day treat, that Val brought into the office for us all today, we’ve had many people ask for the recipe. Val has kindly let me in on her secret and is happy to share her yummy bake recipe with all of you. I know what I’m making for dinner this evening…. how about you? Give it a go and let us all know, here at Coastal Cottages, how you got on.                       Cheesy Leek & Potato Bake Ingredients: 2 Leeks […]

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