Category: Beauty


Pembrokeshire on Film

Pembrokeshire’s literary connections are well known; Dylan Thomas wrote one of his most famous pieces, Under Milkwood, whilst living at his Boathouse in Laugharne and Roald Dahl favoured the seaside town of Tenby for his Easter retreats during his childhood. The county’s connections to the big screen on the other hand, may not be such common knowledge. But it is surprising how many times our western Welsh county has made its appearance in the cinemas, and occasionally on the smaller screen too. Robin Hood filming at Freshwater West For the past twenty years, the world has been obsessed with the […]

Happy Days!

It’s International Day of Happiness today (on a Monday, make of that what you will!) To enter into the spirit of things, we asked the Coastal team what about living in Pembrokeshire makes them happy. From beach days, to bike rides to food, their answers got me so excited for spring! Ruby – ‘Knowing that when I get on my bike, within 25/30 minutes I’m at a beach. There is no better feeling than cycling through Pembrokeshire lanes with fresh country air. Also summer evenings spent BBQ’ing with friends. Sitting listening to the waves. Pembrokeshire in the sun. I could go […]

Pre and Post Wedding Getaways

Romance is well and truly in the air. St Dwynwen’s Day (the day the Welsh celebrate Valentines) has just passed on the 25th January, Valentines Day is just around the corner on the 14th and we’ll be making an appearance exhibiting at Celtic Manor’s Wedding Fayre this Sunday, the 12th February. And so, it would be inappropriate for today’s blog topic to be about anything other than romantic getaways. Pembrokeshire is the perfect place to escape to with your loved one. Just think long walks hand in hand along sandy beaches, delicious meals at romantic restaurants by the sea, and cosy […]

Dreaming of Summer Sunshine…

January is the Monday morning of the months; the festivities of Christmas have come to an abrupt end with the start of a new working year, the nights sometimes seem everlasting, and the weather can be less than cheerful. It’s no wonder than many of us start looking ahead to the warmer months for motivation to help get through this month-long Monday morning. And what better motivation than thoughts of a summer spent in Pembrokeshire with warm days, summer sunshine and sand between the toes? Pembrokeshire is the perfect place for a summer holiday with over 40 beaches to choose […]

Beat the Blue Monday Blues!

Today is Blue Monday, allegedly the most depressing day of the year. The theory is that it is a Monday in January and so we are all on a downer after the highs of the festive season. Personally, I’m not sure how much belief I’d give to this claim. Granted it is a Monday in January but on the whole, shouldn’t this be a day of the year we are all happy about? We have the whole year in front of us and who knows what it is going to bring? Fingers crossed for good fortune, good health and good […]

Guest Blog: Dark Sky Wales

To celebrate the recent launch of our Pembrokeshire Stargazing Experiences, we reached out to our pal Allan at Dark Sky Wales to see if he would share some of his recent experiences with us. Allan and his team have been visiting Pembrokeshire over the past few months, exploring different places of interest and observing the different perspectives of the night sky from across the county. Kindly, Allan put together a little blog for us all about his recent adventures which you can read below! The county of Pembrokeshire offers magnificent scenery and plenty of adventure by day, but have you […]

November 2016’s Supermoon

As you may already be aware, we here at Coastal Cottages have recently launched Stargazing Experiences available through our Concierge service. These experiences consist of an evening spent at your holiday cottage with a professional astronomer, courtesy of our pals at Dark Sky Wales, who will teach you all about the night skies covering constellations and mythologies as well as instructing you how to take your own images and use equipment such as binoculars and telescopes. To read more about the Stargazing Experiences available, click here.  Since launching these experiences, we’ve understandably been paying a little more attention to the […]

2017 Pembrokeshire Events

I know many of you are probably more concerned with Half Term and planning Christmas but with the recent launch of our 2017 brochure, we can’t help but get excited about the great events which will be returning to the county next year! Each year there are a number of annual events which take place all around the county, along with an abundance of seasonal celebrations which often pop up with little warning! 2013’s Really Wild Food Festival A firm favourite for all is the Pembrokeshire County Show which takes place every August, next year running from the 15th to […]

Pembrokeshire Stargazing Experiences

We realise that holidays are about memorable experiences just as much as fantastic cottages, and that’s precisely the reason why we developed our Concierge Team. If you’re unfamiliar with the area and need recommendations of things to see and places to go, our Concierge Team are on hand to do just that. You can also book a whole host of holiday hampers, in-house spa treatments, activities and experiences through our Concierge Team too. We’re excited to announce that we are now offering Stargazing Experiences* in partnership with Dark Sky Wales! If you’ve received a copy of our new 2017 brochure already, you […]

Valentines Breaks in Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire is such a beautiful place to visit, particularly for a relaxing break away with that special person in your life. With secluded coves, long sandy beaches, and vast expanses of rolling countryside, there really is nothing like a holiday in Pembrokeshire. Maybe you’re planning a Valentines visit, a surprise proposal, an anniversary gift or a maybe even a mini-moon? (I’m not married myself but I hear planning a wedding is rather stressful, so a mini-moon to the coast is surely to be much-needed after the big day!) Stay in a traditional cottage near the sea or an apartment overlooking […]

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