Arch Barn

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Holiday Cottage in St Twynnells, Nr Bosherston | Stackpole

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Arch Barn

Arch Barn is a delightful barn conversion set down a private lane with just 4 other properties in rolling countryside within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, yet only 3 miles from the stunning coastline and the villages of Bosherston and Stackpole.

Once a granary, it has been sympathetically renovated. It retains all its original features and character with wonderful beams and wooden floors. The spacious kitchen/diner has a high arched ceiling with exposed beams, and has been beautifully fitted with a Country-style kitchen and large farmhouse table where you can enjoy leisurely family meals. French doors open out to the enclosed courtyard, prettily planted and a real sheltered sun trap where you can dine alfresco or enjoy a barbecue on a summer’s evening.

The sitting room is perfect for relaxing with comfortable sofas and fantastic exposed beams offering lots of character. From here lies the master bedroom with a wonderful super kingsize bed which can be unlinked to make two single beds, the choice is yours. It makes a magical retreat with its lovely arched window overlooking the courtyard and white washed beams.

Stairs lead up from the sitting room to two further bedrooms and a bathroom nestling in the eaves above. The double bedroom is a romantic retreat with exposed A-frame beams and bespoke high kingsize bed, while the twin bedroom opens to the original stone steps of the barn which gives another spot to sit and enjoy a coffee in the morning.

The area within the National Trust Stackpole estate abounds in wildlife and keen walkers will enjoy exploring the country lanes and footpaths. A mile walk down lanes takes you to a permissive pathway across the Range and on to the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, this area of the Coastline is stunning, with hidden bays and sandy beaches, discover the 6th Century St Govans Chapel built into the cliff face and the famous Green Bridge of Wales. Or why not visit The Walled Gardens managed by the charity, Mencap, where they have a long tradition of growing local produce for the table. The village of Bosherston is only 3 miles away, enjoy refreshments at the St Govans Inn pub or a traditional afternoon tea at the Olde Worlde tea rooms. A walk round the Lily Ponds to Broadhaven South beach should not be missed. The nearest pub is the Stackpole Inn, highly recommended for food and is only 2 miles away or why not try the Boat House Cafe at Stackpole Quay, popular for kayaking, coasteering and with water sport enthusiasts, while just a 15 minute walk takes you to the beautiful Barafundle Beach.

There are a further choice of fantastic beaches to explore all within a short drive including Freshwater West, Freshwater East and West Angle Bay. The historic town of Pembroke offers a range of facilities, prettily set against the back drop of the mill pond and famous medieval Castle which is well worth a visit.

Arch Barn is an ideal holiday retreat, whatever the season.

One Level Accommodation - This denotes that a bedroom, bathroom or shower room, whb/wc, living area and kitchen are on one level - guests must check the property access statement on the website or request a copy via email to base their decision on, if this is important to your stay.

* Bosherston is located close to Castlemartin military firing range. The range covers an area of 2400 hectares on the South Pembrokeshire coast within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The border of the range is approx 800m away. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path, a National Trail, crosses Range East (during non-firing periods) and inland along 8km of roads past Range West. When firing is in progress the road diversion through Bosherston provides a longer walk. Vehicle access is available to Stack Rocks and St Govan’s Chapel. Both of these are popular with sightseers, climbers and fishermen. The sea cliffs provide some of the best cliff climbing in the UK. Range West and the inland part of Range East are generally not open to the public. However, the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority/Defence Estates organises regular accompanied walks into this area. Many other groups are also catered for through annual safety and conservation briefings. These access opportunities are only available during non-firing periods.


Please ensure your read our access statement for this cottage in the tab above for more information, however if you are still unsure whether the property will be suitable for your needs, don't hesitate to call us on 01437 765 765 to discuss your specific requirements.

Ground Floor: Hall, shower room/whb/wc, kitchen/diner, sitting room, double room/super kingsize bed or unlink to make two single beds.

First Floor: Some restricted headroom. Double room/kingsize bed, bathroom/shower attachment/whb/wc, twin room.

Heating: Oil central heating, electric heaters.

Electricity: & Oil: FREE.

Parking: 2 spaces on drive.

Facilities: Double electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Nespresso coffee machine, TV/BT Sport, DVD player, WiFi, patio furniture, barbecue.

Pets: Two.

Website: www.archbarn.co.uk


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2 + Double Beds
2 Baths/Showers
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Full Central Heating
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Attractions near Arch Barn

Stackpole Walled Gardens on the National Trust estate at Stackpole. The Garden is managed by the trustees of Pembrokeshire Mencap Limted. The gardens has a large range of plants, fresh fruit and vegetables that you can buy in our Garden shop. Visit the tea room, Cawdors, where you can enjoy delicious homemade and locally sourced cakes and light snacks.
Bosherston
The Bosherston Lakes are a man-made lake system, only a little over 200 years old. They occupy three narrow valleys which were carved into the limestone during the last Ice Age. The lakes are famous for their water lilies, leading to their other name of the Bosherston Lily Ponds. The lilies are best seen in the month of June. A footpath winds its way around the banks to the lovely beach of Broad Haven.
A dramatic geological feature, The Green Bridge of Wales is an arch naturally created in the rock as it wore away by the ebbing and flowing of the tide. Currently standing as an arch, it is expected that the top of the arch will eventually wear away leaving a stack of rocks in place. The Green Bridge of Wales can only be accessed through the Castlemartin Firing Range, so please call the Visitor Centre if travelling specially to check if the range is open. If you are making the trip, the chapel in the cliff, St Govans is nearby and is also well recommended.

Pembroke Farmers Market is held from 10am to 2pm on Saturdays at Pembroke Town Hall. There is a wide variety of produce on offer - fruit, vegetables, plants and flowers, crafts, home-made cakes, pies, jams, local honey and free range eggs.

Pembroke
Built in 1093 with timber, before being rebuilt in 1189 with a stone structure, this castle is ovular in shape and surrounded by a mill pond. This castle has a gated house with a circulated keep, and has been extensively restored. Please Note: Dogs must be kept on leads.
South Pembrokeshire Golf Club has a wonderful 18 hole course which presents a tough, but fair challenge to golfers of all abilities all year around. Its setting on the Barrack Hill in Pembroke Dock, offers some superb panoramic views of the Cleddau Waterway, Preseli Hills, and surrounding area. It welcomes visitors and member's guests.

If you are interested in Fishing and Foraging during your stay in Pembrokeshire, look no further than Fishing and Foraging Wales.

Fishing - The goal here is to put you onto some of the best Bass Lure Angling off the shore of Pembrokeshire, Wales. Matt Powell is a fully qualified and insured fishing guide under the Wild Fishing Wales scheme set our by Natural Resources Wales. Perhaps you're a keen angler who is just looking for a little advice and a simple day out fishing? To learn all about the way these fish hunt, where they hunt, what lures to use and when to use them, Fishing and Foraging Wales is the place to go. You can also learn about watercraft and bait-fish behaviour as well as gaining some professional tackle advice. Catch and release is practised for all the bass caught. 

Transport and equipment can be supplied if necessary, dogs are not permitted. Prices range from £95 to £550 with multiple day options available. 

Foraging - Learning foraging skills brings you closer to your surroundings and closer to understanding the fragile Eco-systems that are all around us.

Together with Matt, you will gather in a sustainable way and in harmony with this precious environment. Matt will then create dishes with what you have picked, pairing it with local food goods for you to enjoy after the foraging. Parties of up to six are welcomed to enjoy this wonderful foraging and dining experience; larger parties need further notice. Booking forty-eight hours in advance is essential for prior food preparations.

This is a dog friendly activity. Baskets and mushroom knives are provided. Prices range from £100 to £460.
Pembroke Dock's Flying Boat Centre is unique to the UK. Learn about the RAF Pembroke Dock, the worlds largest flying boat station and the famous Sunderland and Battle of the Atlantic.
Once a retreat for medieval bishop's seeking a tranquil surrounding away from the Church, Lamphey Bishop's Palace has been extremely well preserved despite dating back centuries. The Western Hall, Inner Gatehouse and the 82 foot long Great Hall are still an impressive sight to see. Please note: Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.
Upton Castle is a charming Norman Castle which remains a private family home. The garden consists of 35 acres of listed historic gardens, surrounded by ancient woodlands. Within the gardens there is a rose garden,vegetables patch and fruit trees. The woodland walk is bursting with wild flowers and sometimes you can even spot the odd otter! Upton is a small castle, a knight's holding and a fortified mansion. It is thought to have been built in the 13th century by the Malefants, a Norman family who held it until the 16th century.

 

Beaches near Arch Barn

Stackpole Quay beach is a stony beach which is only revealed at low tide. Stackpole Quay is a small harbour set in the cliffs between Barafundle and Freshwater East, it is a favourite spot for kayakers as there are plenty of caves to explore. There are no dog restrictions. 
Bosherston
Backed by sand dunes, which are an important habitat for wildlife, this beautiful beach is a vast area of soft pale sand. Offshore is a large and dramatically-shaped limestone stack, known to locals as Church Rock. The stream running down to the beach drains from Bosherston’s Lily Ponds, part of the Stackpole Estate. The lakes cover about 80 acres and support a rich variety of wildlife including otters, water-fowl, dragonflies and water lilies. Forming part of a National Nature Reserve managed jointly by the National Trust and the Countryside Council for Wales, these Lily Ponds are idyllic to explore and are also dog friendly. 
Grab an ice-cream and a cold drink from the car park’s van during the summer months, or take a walk or a short drive back to Bosherston village and try a fabulous afternoon tea at Ye Olde Worlde Café or a hot meal at The Bosherston Inn. 

Stackpole
No doubt one of Pembrokeshire’s most breath-taking beaches, Barafundle consists of picturesque beauty, golden sands, and sparkling blue waters and is backed by dunes and trees. It’s easy to make comparisons to that of a Mediterranean location. 
East facing and well sheltered from any winds, this is an ideal hideaway spot. The steep steps that descent from the cliff path down to the beach need to be respected, however the prize at the end is completely worth the stroll. There are toilets and a cafe at the car park half a mile away at Stackpole Quay, which can be accessed along the headland coastal path.

Freshwater East
Freshwater East is a wide bay of golden sand and blue water backed by dunes and grassy headlands, there is a freshwater stream running through the beach to the sea at the Southern end. Popular with boat owners, divers, fishermen and surfers alike, it has a shop, pub, caravan park and toilets - all set behind the dunes. .
Freshwater West is a huge sandy beach backed by sand dunes and has a rocky reef at the southern end of the beach. It is a haven for surfers, who are drawn to the area by the big Atlantic rollers, so it seems only natural that the beach should be the setting for the Welsh National Surfing Championships. The water here is in pristine condition and home to many species of bird life, seals and fish. However please note, it can be dangerous to swimmers because of strong undertows and hazardous quicksands, so families with young children should be on their guard. In the main season there are lifeguards patrolling the beach.
There is a large car park above the beach with W/C. Look out for Cafe mor parked here too- an award winning food outlet with a menu focused around local seafood dishes. Cafe Mor is available from Easter until the end of the summer season.
Freshwater West has featured in two huge films over the not so distant past - Ridley Scott's Robin Hood and also Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, where it was used as the back drop for Dobby's Shell Cottage.
This lovely Pembrokeshire beach is also dog friendly all year around.
Freshwater East
Swanlake Bay is shingle beach, accessible only from the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path situated between Manorbier and Freshwater East. At low tide the golden sand and rock pools are revealed making Swanlake Bay beach worth the trip - it has been one of Pembrokeshire best kept secrets as even during the Summer months you can still find most of the beach to yourself.
Manorbier
One of the prettiest beaches in Pembrokeshire, overlooked by the impressive medieval Manorbier Castle and the 12th century church. The beach itself is sandy, with rocks and rockpools at either end and a pebble bank along the high tide mark, and is very popular with surfers. It is home to a stone cromlech known as the King's Quoit. To find it, follow the signs from the A4139 onto the B4585. Parking is available in a National Trust Car Park above the beach and along the low cliff at the northern end of the beach. Toilets can be found in the large car park and shops and a pub in the village.
Skrinkle Haven beach is a sandy/shingly cove between Old Castle Head and Lydstep Point, 1 mile south-east of Manorbier village. Skrinkle Haven is accessed via its neighbour, Church Doors which is a little cove with two high-arched caves in the cliffs which resemble the doors of a church. The two coves are separated by a tall thin limestone ridge. At low tide it is possible to walk around the ridge, but only for a short period of time. There is also a narrow cave linking the two coves - care is needed as the cave is slippery and one end is in a rock pool. Access to Church Doors is via 140 metal steps.
West Angle bay is a picturesque, sandy beach which overlooks Thorn Island, and is met by The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path from both sides. Angle offers the enthusiastic tourist a never ending list of activities, from walking The Coast Path, to swimming in the sea and exploring the hidden castles!
Lydstep Haven is a picturesque village with a sand and shingle beach, located just over 3 miles from Tenby on the Pembrokeshire coast. It is very popular with swimmers and water sports enthusiasts and there is a great view of Caldey Island from the beach.

 

Places To Drink near Arch Barn

Stackpole
The Stackpole Inn is family friendly that offers high quality home cooked food. Open for lunch and evening meals, they can cater for any taste, from fresh local fish and shellfish to traditional Sunday Lunches. A great selection of local Welsh real ales and full wine list available. Please note: Wheelchair access is available.
St Govan's Inn is located right next to the beautiful Bosherston Lily Ponds that lead to the stunning Broadhaven Bay, and within easy walking distance of the scenic St Govan's Head, Stackpole Quay, Stack Rocks and the famous Barafundle Bay. They Serve a selection of real cast ales and home-cooked meals from April till September. Please Note: Dogs Welcome in the bar/outside seating area only.
The Speculation Inn is a typical country pub offering good home-cooked meals, as well as a very popular Sunday lunch each week! They also offer themed nights as well as live music throughout the year.
Pembroke
The Coach House is a lovely restaurant with a friendly pub atmosphere. Whether it is just a drink or a nice meal with friends or family, The Coach House is a great choice. On a warm summers evening, head out to the terrace overlooking the main street of Pembroke for a drink.
Pembroke
The Watermans Arms is open all year round and located directly overlooking the Mill Pond in Pembroke. With views of the Castle, swans and wildlife that live on the pond, it makes it a great location to sit back and enjoy a drink or a bite to eat. The pub has both lounge and bar areas and serve a good selection of snacks and traditional pub meals throughout the day and evening. Please Note: Dogs are welcome Notice is needed to prepare dishes which are diary and gluten free.
Pembroke

This quayside Café is famed for its Italian coffee, light lunches and delicious homemade cakes. You can either sit inside or outside with views overlooking Pembroke castle and estuary.

Freshwater East
The Freshwater Inn is situated in the beautiful surroundings of south Pembrokeshire at Freshwater East. They pride themselves on offering a guest ales which differ throughout the year, as well as good freshly cooked meals on their standard menu and ever-changing specials board. It is essential to book at weekends and during the summer.
Lamphey
The Dial is set in the village of Lamphey, just 2 miles from Pembroke. A very traditional spacious pub offering home-made lunch, dinner and Sunday lunches with home-made desserts. Kids snack box and children menus available. With Open fire in the bar area, a pool table and games room for the children to play. Small seating area in the beer garden at the back of the pub. They serving a wide selection of real ales, wines and spirits.
Pembroke
Y Cerrig Glas is one of the popular string of Marston's pubs throughout the UK. They offer two for one meal deals, traditional pub classics, lighter meals such as jacket potatoes and sandwiches, a children's menu and a whole range of mouth-watering desserts!
The Ferry Inn is a popular bar and restaurant situated just underneath the Cleddau Bridge in Pembroke Dock, overlooking the Cleddau estuary. It offers quality meals, specialising in local produce highlighting fish on their specials board regularly. They also offer Sunday lunches, patio barbecues on warm Saturdays as well as pitchers of beer!

 

Places To Eat near Arch Barn

Stackpole
The Stackpole Inn is family friendly that offers high quality home cooked food. Open for lunch and evening meals, they can cater for any taste, from fresh local fish and shellfish to traditional Sunday Lunches. A great selection of local Welsh real ales and full wine list available. Please note: Wheelchair access is available.
St Govan's Inn is located right next to the beautiful Bosherston Lily Ponds that lead to the stunning Broadhaven Bay, and within easy walking distance of the scenic St Govan's Head, Stackpole Quay, Stack Rocks and the famous Barafundle Bay. They Serve a selection of real cast ales and home-cooked meals from April till September. Please Note: Dogs Welcome in the bar/outside seating area only.
The Speculation Inn is a typical country pub offering good home-cooked meals, as well as a very popular Sunday lunch each week! They also offer themed nights as well as live music throughout the year.
Pembroke
Pembroke Carvery is a Chinese carvery restaurant in the heart of Pembroke town. Eat in or take-away options available as well as special Cantonese meal deals.
Pembroke
The Coach House is a lovely restaurant with a friendly pub atmosphere. Whether it is just a drink or a nice meal with friends or family, The Coach House is a great choice. On a warm summers evening, head out to the terrace overlooking the main street of Pembroke for a drink.
Pembroke
The Watermans Arms is open all year round and located directly overlooking the Mill Pond in Pembroke. With views of the Castle, swans and wildlife that live on the pond, it makes it a great location to sit back and enjoy a drink or a bite to eat. The pub has both lounge and bar areas and serve a good selection of snacks and traditional pub meals throughout the day and evening. Please Note: Dogs are welcome Notice is needed to prepare dishes which are diary and gluten free.
Pembroke

This quayside Café is famed for its Italian coffee, light lunches and delicious homemade cakes. You can either sit inside or outside with views overlooking Pembroke castle and estuary.

Freshwater East
The Freshwater Inn is situated in the beautiful surroundings of south Pembrokeshire at Freshwater East. They pride themselves on offering a guest ales which differ throughout the year, as well as good freshly cooked meals on their standard menu and ever-changing specials board. It is essential to book at weekends and during the summer.

If you are interested in Fishing and Foraging during your stay in Pembrokeshire, look no further than Fishing and Foraging Wales.

Fishing - The goal here is to put you onto some of the best Bass Lure Angling off the shore of Pembrokeshire, Wales. Matt Powell is a fully qualified and insured fishing guide under the Wild Fishing Wales scheme set our by Natural Resources Wales. Perhaps you're a keen angler who is just looking for a little advice and a simple day out fishing? To learn all about the way these fish hunt, where they hunt, what lures to use and when to use them, Fishing and Foraging Wales is the place to go. You can also learn about watercraft and bait-fish behaviour as well as gaining some professional tackle advice. Catch and release is practised for all the bass caught. 

Transport and equipment can be supplied if necessary, dogs are not permitted. Prices range from £95 to £550 with multiple day options available. 

Foraging - Learning foraging skills brings you closer to your surroundings and closer to understanding the fragile Eco-systems that are all around us.

Together with Matt, you will gather in a sustainable way and in harmony with this precious environment. Matt will then create dishes with what you have picked, pairing it with local food goods for you to enjoy after the foraging. Parties of up to six are welcomed to enjoy this wonderful foraging and dining experience; larger parties need further notice. Booking forty-eight hours in advance is essential for prior food preparations.

This is a dog friendly activity. Baskets and mushroom knives are provided. Prices range from £100 to £460.
Lamphey
The Dial is set in the village of Lamphey, just 2 miles from Pembroke. A very traditional spacious pub offering home-made lunch, dinner and Sunday lunches with home-made desserts. Kids snack box and children menus available. With Open fire in the bar area, a pool table and games room for the children to play. Small seating area in the beer garden at the back of the pub. They serving a wide selection of real ales, wines and spirits.

 

Events near Arch Barn

Wolfscastle County Hotel Christmas Fair

Thursday 15 November 2018

Head to Wolfscastle Country Hotel for a Christmas Craft Fair to help you get your Christmas shopping underway. Enjoy delicious food and wine alongside a relaxing evening of festive shopping. Free Admission. This event runs from 5pm until 9pm.

Tenby Blues Festival

Friday 16 November 2018 - Sunday 18 November 2018

The Tenby Blues Festival is back! Past festivals have drawn over 1500 people to the seaside town for this jam-packed blues festival, so it's no doubt this year's is going to be bigger and better than ever before! With performers and musicians playing at a range of establishments throughout the town, there really is plenty to see across the whole weekend!

Victorian Christmas Fair at Picton Castle

Saturday 17 November 2018 - Sunday 18 November 2018

Head to the Victorian Christmas Fair at Picton Castle and soak up the wonderful Christmas atmosphere! The picturesque 13th Century Castle makes a perfect setting for a Christmas market with staterooms and corridors housing over 60 stalls offering handmade gifts, local produce, handcrafted jewellery, ceramics and toys. Follow a trail through the Castle and out into the courtyard whilst sampling delicious refreshments and browsing for presents.The event runs from 10am to 5pm with last entry at 4pm, entry prices TBC. Please note, card payments may not be accepted at all stalls.

FPCNP Expedition: Pembroke Power Station

Thursday 22 November 2018

Enjoy a day out at the RWE Npower Pembroke Power Station alongside Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP) where you can tour the station and discover how operations are carried out. Dates and times to be confirmed. To enquire about booking, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.

Carew Castle Christmas Fayre

Sunday 25 November 2018 - Sunday 06 December 2015

Shop for local arts and crafts at Carew Castle's Christmas Fayre in the lead up to Christmas. Enjoy a stroll around the Lesser Hall with a real fire blazing before taking the little ones to meet Santa in his grotto! Additional charges apply for entry to Santa's Grotto.Children can enter for free, Adult tickets cost £3.50 and there is a £2.50 charge to see Santa. Open from 9.30am until 4pm. 

Pembroke Castle Christmas Market

Thursday 29 November 2018 - Sunday 02 December 2018

Pembroke Castle's annual Christmas market always has an array of market stalls, entertainment and the arrival of Santa between 11am - 4pm on Saturday & Sunday .A lovely events to get into the Christmas spirit and purchase some lovely handmade gifts and enjoy some of the best local produce.

A Magical Family Christmas At Picton Castle

Saturday 01 December 2018 - Sunday 23 December 2018

Picton Castle is holding a magical family friend Christmas event every weekend throughout December this year up until Christmas. Take the children to meet Santa and receive a gift, or take part in the craft workshops or Christmas trail. Festive refreshments including mulled wine and spiced apple juice will be available. This event runs from 10am until 5pm with the last tour available at 4.30pmTickets must be bought in advance, and each ticket includes entry to the gardens plus a drink and a gift. Please visit the website to book tickets: https://www.pictoncastle.co.uk/santas-magical-family-christmas-5

Saundersfoot Christmas Festival

Friday 07 December 2018 - Sunday 09 December 2018

Saundersfoot Harbour is once again hosting their annual Christmas market. With a large marquee set up on the harbour, you can browse a number of stalls laden with goodies and gifts ideal for the festive season. With entertainment and live music to keep the whole family entertained, Saundersfoot’s Christmas Market offers a great way to make the most of a winter’s day. Food and drink stands will be celebrating all things Welsh; expect tastings, seasonal food, mulled wine and live cookery demonstrations. Sample the best of Pembrokeshire’s produce from the town’s local suppliers or enjoy a meal in one of Saundersfoot’s varied and popular restaurants, cafés and pubs – many of whom will be running special seasonal specials throughout the weekend. With scenic Saundersfoot Bay views, carols around the Christmas tree and live music, visitors can soak up the merry atmosphere whilst escaping the hustle and bustle of city life. Visitors can also explore Saundersfoot’s retailers for artisan jewellery, crafts, home wares and more. 

Torch Theatre Panto: Pinocchio

Thursday 20 December 2018 - Sunday 30 December 2018

This year's Torch Theatre Pantomime is Pinocchio, the well-known story of a puppet who dreams of being a real boy. In true festive style, this show will be full of music, laughter and more making it the perfect family treat this Christmas! A British Sign Language performance will take place at 6.00pm on Thursday 20th December. Tickets start at £16.50 for children and concessions, full tickets are £18.50 and family tickets are available at £59.To book tickets and/or for more information, please see the website: http://www.torchtheatre.co.uk/pinocchio-2018/

Tenby's Boxing Day Swim

Wednesday 26 December 2018

2018 marks the 48th year of the Annual Boxing Day Swim on Tenby's North Beach - a truly great event which really does get the whole community involved! Some embrace the holiday spirit by dressing up in fancy dress, as the event is given a theme each year! The theme for 2018 has yet to be announced , but it's sure to be a great festive event for all! Prizes are given for those in the best fancy dress, and for those with the highest amount of sponsorship raised - no entry fee, just grab a sponsorship form! For more information, see the website: http://www.tenbyboxingdayswim.co.uk/

New Year's Eve Celebrations

Monday 31 December 2018

Tenby is known as one of the best places to welcome in the New Year. With an array of lively bars and pubs in close proximity and, of course, the famous midnight countdown in Tudor Square.

New Year's Eve Fireworks

Monday 31 December 2018

Celebrate the New Year in at Saundersfoot with a fantastic free firework display on the harbour at midnight!

Saundersfoot New Years Day Swim

Tuesday 01 January 2019

A perfect way to start the year, whether you're taking part or just supporting! This event is all in the aid of charity with sponsorship coming from local businesses – everybody really does get involved! Each year they set a fancy dress theme to add to the excitement.

New Years Day Bonfire & Fireworks

Tuesday 01 January 2019

A perfect way to bring in the new year, Victoria Hall in Roch is hosting their annual New Years celebrations with a bonfire and fireworks. The event starts from 5pm onwards with the lighting of the bonfire, and refreshments are available in the hall throughout the evening. Admission to be paid upon entry.

The Big Retreat, Wales

Friday 24 May 2019 - Monday 27 May 2019

Head to the peaceful village of Lawrenny this May for a festival dedicated to wellbeing of the mind, body and soul. Take part in a yoga or pilates class, zumba, ballet fusion or meditation. Learn something new in a chocolate workshop, a creative art workshop or even a spoon carving workshop! You will also have the opportunity to get involved with a range of activities including foraging and surfing. Top off your relaxing weekend with some great live music!  See https://www.thebigretreatwales.co.uk/ for more information and to buy tickets. Please note, dogs are not permitted at this event. 

Long Course Weekend

Friday 05 July 2019 - Sunday 07 July 2019

The triathlon with a difference is back once again! Spread across the three days, the Wales Swim takes place on the Friday night on Tenby North Beach, the Sportive on the Saturday and the Marathon on the Sunday. Athletes can opt for just one event or all three meaning everyone who wants to can get involved! Children can even get involved on the Friday in the Taff Kids event! It really is a great event with an exciting atmosphere, athletes and supporters are encouraged to get involved for the whole weekend!

Saundersfoot Triathlon

Saturday 14 September 2019

Saundersfoot's newest triathlon is back for 2019! Running the day before Ironman Wales, this triathlon is a sprint triathlon with a 750m sea swim, a 20km bike ride and a 5km run. The event is open to adults and children aged 14 and over. 

Ironman Wales

Sunday 15 September 2019

Ironman Wales returns to Tenby once again in 2019! This incredible event brings a whole number of athletes and supporters to the streets of Tenby and the surrounding Pembrokeshire villages for the weekend. The 2.4 mile swim kicks off the event first thing in the morning, before the 112 mile cycle takes place, before athletes complete the course with a 26 mile marathon. Whether you're an athlete or a supporter, the atmosphere in Tenby is like nothing else in the world - definitely a recommended event to attend!

 

Historic Places near Arch Barn

Stackpole
Stackpole estate is a beautiful stretch of coastline owned by the National Trust, with sandy beaches, wooded valleys and lily ponds. Stackpole is a international nature reserve with a footpaths from Stackpole Court. Lots of wildlife habitat from otters, water birds and dragonflies and cliffs tiny coves and sandy dunes. From Stackpole you can reach Barafundle Bay which is a walk along the cliff path and down steep steps. Stackpole Quay itself also has a tiny harbour used by local fishermen and small pleasure boats.
Bosherston
A must see for those who adore the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, this is a tiny Chapel built into the side of a cliff overlooking the ebbing sea. To access this historical site, you must climb down a steep set of steps which is accompanied by a hand rail. Legend has it that you can't count the same number of steps down as you can back up - give it a go!
Pembroke
Built in 1093 with timber, before being rebuilt in 1189 with a stone structure, this castle is ovular in shape and surrounded by a mill pond. This castle has a gated house with a circulated keep, and has been extensively restored. Please Note: Dogs must be kept on leads.
Pembroke Dock's Flying Boat Centre is unique to the UK. Learn about the RAF Pembroke Dock, the worlds largest flying boat station and the famous Sunderland and Battle of the Atlantic.
Once a retreat for medieval bishop's seeking a tranquil surrounding away from the Church, Lamphey Bishop's Palace has been extremely well preserved despite dating back centuries. The Western Hall, Inner Gatehouse and the 82 foot long Great Hall are still an impressive sight to see. Please note: Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.
Carew Cheriton control tower museum, restored to original state as part of a community project. A lasting memorial to all who served on the airfield through two world wars. The airmen who main the supreme sacrifice during those years. A structure for educational use focused on school and group visits who are studying this period of modern day history. A tourist attraction offering a wartime experience.
Manorbier
Conquered by a Norman knight in 1003, this castle was initially built in Motte-and-Bailey before being refortified in stone. This castle is full of history after being attacked twice during minor wars and it was seized during the English Civil War. In the late 1800's, repairs took place on the building and castle walls. Please Note: Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.

Built in timber around 1100 by Gerald of Windsor, this now-ruined stone castle is a very popular historic attraction. The walk around the Castle and Tidal Mill is particularly popular with dog owners. The walk is a great free attraction, however there are admission charges upon entry to the castle. Carew Castle often hosts special events throughout the year, see their website for more information.

Please Note: Well behaved dogs are welcome inside the castle providing they are kept on a short lead. 

Milford Haven
The Museum is housed in one of the oldest buildings in Milford Haven. The Museum collection reflects all of these aspects of the town's history, but focuses particularly on the maritime history. The Museum is a voluntarily run museum.

A military fortress, museum and cafe located within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The museum at Chapel Bay Fort is illustrated and explains military technology and weaponry through the ages, with a variety of displays including artillery and associated tools and instruments, WW I, Bomb Disposal and Waterloo amongst others. Volunteers are on hand to answer any question and add to your appreciation of the displays.

Guided tours are conducted by a dedicated team of volunteers and provide access to areas of the fort which are otherwise out of bounds to the public. Tours present further information about Chapel Bay Fort and the defences of Milford Haven and the Royal Dockyard at Pembroke Dock, alongside information about the large exhibits displayed on the terreplein of the fort.

A tour lasts approximately 40 minutes, and is included in the entrance fee to the museum.

 

Customer Reviews of Arch Barn

Julie & Graham Stubbs

We really enjoyed our stay at Arch Barn. Lovely cottage, really well equipped, everything was thought about. Thank you.


Anne Mae & Co

Enjoyed our stay. Lots of lovely beaches - Caldey Island worth a visit.


Georgeson Family

We really enjoyed our stay. Cottage is well equipped and very well presented. Thank you.


Laura and Lesley

Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. Extremely well equipped for children, will recommend. Thank you


Steve & Maria

Absolutely brilliant week. Arch Barn is excellent, perfect for a relaxing holiday. Location, great, access to many beautiful places within easy reach. We will all be back,!!Many Thanks.


Sandy & Dave & Holly the dog

We have had a lovely time. Cottage is beautiful, we love everything about it. I would love to live here. Lots of places to visit, Stackpole Inn is a great place to eat. Lots of lovely beaches for Holly. We met Bertie who enjoyed Holly's dinner lol. Thank you


Helen & Jon

Our first visit to Pembrokeshire and we have an amazing week. Weather has been fantastic. So much to see! So many beautiful beaches - Whitesands, Freshwater East and West, West Angle Bay, Manorbier, Little Haven, Broad Haven, Barafundle Bay, and many more. We loved Tenby! A beautiful harbour, pastel coloured houses and another fantastic beach! After our lovely day out we came back to the lovely homely Arch Barn - Absolutely fantastic!!


Arch Barn Access Statement

This Access Statement has been prepared by the owner for your information; it is the most recent version that we have received. This statement has been prepared as objectively as possible, however with such a wide remit oversights may be made.

Please ensure all crucial requirements for a safe and enjoyable holiday are present so if you have any queries whatsoever, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01437 767600.


ARRIVAL
• Approached from a B-road then approximately ½ mile of narrow country lanes, the final 100 metres being down a slope.

• The Arch Barn is accessed by a 5 bar double gate leading to private car parking suitable for two large cars, the parking is a flat gravel area.

• The front door is about 6 metres from the car parking, the access via a gate and a flat gravelled garden area.

• External lighting at the front of the property is automatically by movement after dusk.


ENTRANCE/GARDEN

• The main entrance door is reached by two 15 cm steps.

• There is an alternative access through double patio doors, reached by two 15 cm steps.

• The courtyard is fully enclosed level gravel area with patio furniture.

GROUND FLOOR

• The ground floor facilities include a shower room/whb/wc, kitchen/dining room, sitting room and one double bedroom.

• The shower room, has slate flooring and a single 6 cm step up from the hallway.

• The shower is a large enclosure with a 10 cm step.

• The kitchen/dining room, has wooden flooring and a single 9 cm step up from the hallway.

• There is an 8 cm step up between the kitchen to the lounge.

• The wooden flooring is level between the lounge and downstairs double bedroom.

• The kitchen/dining room is particularly well lit by natural and artificial lighting, all other rooms have natural light and artificial lighting.

• The kitchen has extensive worktops and a low-level oven and dishwasher, some of the cupboards are at a higher level.

• The ground floor rooms are a combination of slate or wood flooring.


FIRST FLOOR

• The first floor is accessed internally via a straight stairwell with handrail and 14 steps.

• Alternative access to the first floor is via externally via a concrete staircase with handrail and 14 steps.

• All first floor rooms – two bedrooms and a bathroom/whb/wc - are on the same level and carpeted.

OTHER

• There is good colour contrast between floors and walls and most doors.

• TV with teletext and subtitles operated by remote control.

• A telephone is available for emergency calls.

• Guide dogs and other assistance dogs are welcome.

• The nearest bus stop is St Twynnells, which is about one mile from the property, so we recommend private vehicle or taxi access.

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