Banc Farm is a gem of a cottage with wide views over Abereiddy beach and the headlands, it nestles into the bank just a stone’s throw from the beach.
This quaint cottage has many original features and is furnished with antique pine pieces in pretty florals prints and bright, traditional Welsh blankets. Enjoy meals in the cottage style, fitted kitchen with farmhouse style dining table, while the snug lounge with open fire makes a welcome retreat. To the rear of the cottage is an enclosed, sunny terrace where you can enjoy a barbecue on a summer’s evening.
Spend your days on Abereiddy beach just below the cottage or follow the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path round the headland to the flooded slate quarry, now a secret harbour, often referred to as the Blue Lagoon. There are birds, flowers and butterflies everywhere, a walk along the spectacular cliffs brings you to the isolated sandy beach of Traethllyfn and seaside pub and galleries at Porthgain. A little further afield is popular Whitesands Bay, the beach is popular with surfers both beginners and professionals alike.
A short drive takes you to the excellent range of facilities in the tiny city of St Davids with its Cathedral and Bishops Palace, while there is a well-stocked shop and garage in the nearby village of Square and Compass.
Step back in time and enjoy a simpler, slower pace with a holiday at Banc Farm, you can truly get away from it all.
Ground Floor: Sitting room, dining room/kitchen.
First Floor: Double room/whb, twin room/whb, bathroom/whb/wc.
Heating: Open fire, night storage and convector heaters.
Electricity: Charged according to use.
Parking: Ample, accessed via a steep lane.
Facilities: Electric cooker and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV, barbecue, garden furniture.
Dr Beynon's Bug Farm is one of the most unique and exciting attractions that Pembrokeshire has to offer, so much so that it won an award for Most Exciting Business at the 2016 Pembrokeshire Tourism Awards. Also a working farm and Scientific Research Centre, The Bug Farm is now a popular visitor's attraction. With a Tropical Bug Zoo and Bug Museum, a Bug Farm Trail and Walled Garden, and even an indoor play area in their Bug Barn, there is plenty to do and see! They host regular workshops and events as well as offering lectures, tours and bug handling with up-close sessions. The Bug Farm is a Visit Wales Quality Assured Visitor Attraction, having also won Best Start-Up of the Year at the 2016 FSB Worldpay Business Awards and won the 2015 Plantlife International Meadow Maker of the Year for Wales. Dr Sarah Beynon has been selected by the Welsh Government as an "emerging legend" to coincide with Wales' 2017 Year of Legends.
The Bug Farm is also home to the restaurant everyone is talking about, Grub Kitchen, which serves creative and delicious dishes where the ingredients are local conservation grade produce as well as edible insects - don't worry, there are a number of dishes available for those of you who don't fancy sampling bugs! The Grub Kitchen holds a Visit Wales Quality Cafe Award.
The Grub Kitchen is open from 12pm - 3.30pm during Bug Farm opening hours. On days when they are available, up-close sessions are available on the hour every hour between 11am and 4pm with a surcharge of £1 - please check prior to your visit.
Children must be supervised at all times and well behaved dogs are welcome on leads to the Bug Farm however certain areas are marked not suitable for dogs as it is still a working farm.
Experience some of the finest places the natural world has to offer with boat trips to Ramsey island, Skomer and Grassholm. Discover a magical island wilderness coupled with the fun and excitement of a true marine expedition. You will witness some of the most powerful currents in Britain, pass beneath some of the highest cliffs in Wales and see spectacular breeding colonies of thousands of nesting seabirds.
Dogs are welcomed providing they are happy on board and are not particularly verbal during the trip. The number of dogs permitted is limited per trip.
Why not celebrate the festive season at Vincent Davies on their magical Elf Express every weekend and Thursday in December.Tickets are £19.99 per person and includes a £10 discount for group bookings of 6 or more. The ticket includes a drink on arrival, festive fun gifts & goodies, meet and greet with Santa and his elves and a Christmas buffet. For Tickets please visit Vincent Davies directly or download one of their booking forms here http://www.vincentdavies.co.uk/event/elf-express-experience/.
Picton Castle will be holding a magical Christmas tour through their festive decorated castle! Children will be able to meet Santa himself and of course he will have gifts for every child ready for the well behaved ones that is! As Santas mythical companion Krumpus will be hiding in the castle letting Santa know who has been naughty or nice! Children will also be able to have a go at ones of the craft workshops, mulled wine and spiced apple juice will also be available. Opening times will be 10am - 5pm and tickets are £15 per adult and £12 per child, unders 5s go free. Alterntaively you can purhcase a family ticket ( 2 adults, 2 children) for £49.00. Tour times are to be confirmed.
This year's Torch Theatre Pantomime is Dick Whittington, the story of a young boy and his cat who journey to London overcoming a wealth of adventures along the way. Written and directed by the Torch's own Peter Doran, this play guarantees a couple of hours filled with fun and laughter. There will be a relaxed performance at 6.30pm on Monday 18th December, specially adapted for those with Autism and other learning disabilities. A British Sign Language performance will take place at 6.30pm on Thursday 21st December. Tickets start at £16 for children and concessions, full tickets are £18 and family tickets are available at £57.To book tickets and/or for more information, please see the website: http://www.torchtheatre.co.uk/dick-whittington-2017/
Fishguard once again welcomes you to it's Annual New Year's Eve Street Party! With celebrations, live music and fireworks - it really is a fantastic party to celebrate the coming of the New Year! Refreshments are available on the street and in the surrounding pubs and restaurants. This event is free entry, donations are appreciated as any money given is then put towards next year's celebrations.
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 ever-popular Eagles tribute band, Talon, are paying a visit to Milford's Torch Theatre for what is sure to be another sell-out performance. The seven piece band have become one of the UK's most successful touring shows and guarantees to include those greatest hits such as "Hotel California", "Life in the Fast Lane" and "One of these Nights".
Swansea City Opera brings their 2018 production, The Barber of Seville, to Milford Haven's Torch Theatre this February. Rossini's famous opera promises the comical telling of a love triangle between Count Almaviva, Rosina and Doctor Bartolo, with added adventures from the town barber, Figaro. Concession tickets cost £18 whilst full tickets cost £19.50
The Torch Theatre Company is proud to present their latest production, The Wood. Directed by Peter Doran, the play follows the lives of two young soldiers who fight alongside each other in Mametz Wood during the First World War. Inspired by a true story, this play was written by Owen Thomas (writer of the award-winning Grav) in commemoration of the centenary of the end of the First World War. Tickets cost £8.50 for under 26's, £13 for concessions and £15 for full tickets.
The Milford Haven Amateur Operatic Society are putting on a show! This year's production is the classic Annie Get Your Gun, the story of country girl Annie Oakley who falls in love with with rifleman Frank Butler after she's made star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
This award-winning Torch Theatre Company production returns home in 2018. This one-man play sees Gareth J Bale take on the role of Welsh icon Ray Gravell who is known for his performances on the rugby field. Grav tells the story of the man behind the legend before he died in 2007, at the age of 56.
This Charity Horse and Dog Show is an annual event which occurs in May each year in St. David's. With show jumping, dog shows, stalls and refreshments, this is a great day out for all those interested in horses and dogs!
The St Davids Cathedral Festival takes place across ten days with a range of classical and contemporary musical performances taking place in the beautiful setting of St Davids Cathedral. This event is a success year after year, and is definitely one not to be missed. Performers in the past have included the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, The Sixteen, Goodwick Brass Band. Haverfordwest Male Voice Choir and the Cambrian Consort of Viols. Performance times vary, please see www.stdavidscathedralfestival.co.uk for more information - tickets can be bought online.
We have loved this old, character of a cottage, full of interest and history. Magical break - breakfast table with cottage flowers out most mornings and the glass of wine to enjoy the stunning sunsets. The Abereiddy seal seen several evenings with incoming tides. Porpoises in Ramsey sound - seen from headland. We parked at Porthclais for lovely coast path walk. We shall be back. Thank you Mair for the cakes -Tea-Tray etc.
A little piece of Heaven. Totally chilled out.
Thank you it has all been splendid.
What a lovely treat. Peaceful and relaxing. Lovely cottage Thank you x
We got the sanctury we needed from our hectic lives, just as we did 18 and 70 yrs ago! Seals and pups were wonderul to see and the coasters around the lagoon very exciting. Food highlight was the excelllent meal at Cwtch in St Davids. This is a every special place and we'll be back.
Lovely peaceful week back to normality today! Loved it! Thanks for the welcome tray.
Couldn't have picked a more idyllic place for our first holiday with our daughter just loved the cottage and the location - thank you so much.
Lot of sunshine and blue sky. Headland closed off as Red Bull Diving board being set up. Has been fun walking it all levels. The Martins are still here, Buzzards and seals. Our first visit this late in the year. have enjoyed the star gazing too. Thank you Mair for your wonderful cottage, allowing us to go back rested and refreshed. We will be back.
Wonderful Family holiday in a beautiful cottage in a great location.
What a lovely place! Our first visit here but will come back for longer next time. Thank you.
Lovely to be back in Abereiddy. Good waves for body boarding and not too raining.
What a marvellous 'heatwave' 70th birthday treat, week.
Lovely tp be back in Pembrokeshire. Three Gloriously sunny days followed by the usual mix. Cottage a delight will miss the swallows, wild flowers and sun sets. A serene and very beautiful place.
Have stayed in many local cottages for 15 plus years. For location and atmosphere this is the best. Great walks and local restaurants. Great just to have tea outside and watch the world go by. Hope grand daughter did well in Eistedfordd!!
Averaged 25 degrees - very fortunate with the weather. Saw seals, dolphins,badgerss and many seabirds. Highlights Cycling Gwaun Valley, Boat triop to Skomer and coast path walks east and west. Good stay Ideal cottage and location.
Some lovely walks, especially Porthgain to Whitesands. Lots of seals, wonderful flowers and birds. Cosy fire. Can't wait until we can come back again.
Beautiful spot. The cottage is so cosy and warm a good fire in the lounge heats trough. This has truely been one of the most peaceful, relaxing and chilled weeks. We hope to return again. Thank you for having us.
Lovely welcoming warm and comfy. Be seeing you again.
What a fantastic warm welcome! Thank you so much! Are we the 2nd couple of honeymooners here?
Have enjoyed our stay as always and look forward to the return.
Thanks for a lovely time again. Great weather for the children. Hope to return!
A good week in this wonderful location! Lots of coast walks and seal spotting.
Abereiddy - loads of seals, loads of surfers, lots of coal fires & toasted marshmallows!
We have so enjoyed Christmas 05 in Banc Farm. Frosty outside, log fires inside, what more could you want?
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