Category: History


Stay in amongst the Tales of Pembrokeshire

Over the last week we’ve been releasing a series of videos featuring storytellers from around the county telling some Tales of Pembrokeshire, to coincide with National Storytelling Week and the start of Visit Wales’ Year of Legends. From a strange haunting at Carew Castle, to medieval pirates of Tenby, the legends surrounding Pembrokeshire help to make up the rich story of the county. When visiting Pembrokeshire, it’s tales provide another layer to your stay if you dig a bit deeper into the surrounding area. You never know what you might discover! Having watched the videos and heard the tales, here […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

100 Years of Roald Dahl!

Believe it or not, 2016 celebrates the 100th Anniversary of famous author Roald Dahl’s birth – the writer with an imagination like no other who brought us the tales of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Twits, James and The Giant Peach and of course, The BFG. Without a doubt, it is easy to spot how one man’s imagination has made such a significant impact on our world today. Roald Dahl was born on 13th September 1916 in the Welsh town of Llandaff, near Cardiff. After early schooling in Llandaff, he was sent to gain a private school education at […]

West Grove Barns: A Cluster

Sometimes you want to go on holiday for a retreat from everyday life. You want a cosy cottage on the edge of the map where you’ll have no mobile signal and the only sound you’ll hear for miles is birds singing or sheep bleating. Sometimes though, you want to get a nice crowd of your closest loved ones together and share the holiday of a lifetime. Perhaps as a celebration for a big birthday or anniversary, or maybe simply because you haven’t seen everyone in a while. But, as much as you want to get everyone together, the thought of […]

Henry Tudor and Pembroke Castle

This Thursday, the Queen of England celebrates her 90th birthday and later in the year, the whole nation will celebrate with her I’m sure as parties are organised to take place in Windsor and London. But if you’re not heading to London or Winsdor for Queen Elizabeth’s birthday celebrations, fear not! If you’re in Pembrokeshire this week or you’re planning a visit later in the year, why not learn all about Pembrokeshire’s links to the British royal family? There’s one in particular which always fascinates me. Henry Tudor and Pembroke Castle. I attended a university in South England, and many a […]

Introducing: Great House, Laugharne (43388)

We here at Coastal Cottages, are delighted to introduce a new property which has recently been added to our portfolio – Great House, Laugharne (43388). When you think of Coastal Cottages, you may associate us with quaint little cottages nestled away in the countryside. Yes, we do indeed have a great range of cottages which match that idyllic traditional cottage image you have in your mind right now, but don’t be fooled into thinking that is all we can offer you. A prime example of the “something-different” properties we can offer you is our new property, Great House in Laugharne. […]

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 […]

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