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.
Ceramic Flatware evening workshop and tuition is being held at Peppers in Fishguard. All materials required to make and decorate your flatware are included in the course fee. ( this can be found on the website below) A spacious work area is allocated to each student along with their own set of tools to use while they’re here. Includes bread, oils, olives and hummus. Return p&p after firing is an additional £9 per plate. To book a place please visit their website. http://www.makeitinwales.co.uk/
A firm favourite with our regular visitors, Picton Castle's Easter Egg Trail for children is a self-guided scamper through fabulous woodlands as they burst into bloom. Collect your leaflet at the Ticket Office and follow the trail – you will find clues along the way! When you have finished, pop into the Gift Shop to collect your prize. It's a great way for the whole family to enjoy the woodlands as masses of Rhododendrons, Azaleas and Magnolias come into flower. While the kids rush around in search of clues, the ‘grown-ups' can enjoy the magnificent colours and scents. After the walk, what better reward than a nice warming cup of hot chocolate with cream and a homemade cake in the Courtyard Restaurant, or perhaps make it a lunchtime visit and enjoy the Spanish dish of the day with a glass of wine or beer! Normal Entry Fees apply with a £1.00 charge for the Easter Egg Trail Telephone: 01437 751326 Email: email@example.com
Come and join the Easter fun at Scolton Manor with Easter Quizzes and Easter trail around the grounds, Free with entry to the Manor. Work out the clues to win a prize.£1.00 per child
The Pembrokeshire 100 mile race is a challenging ultra-race along the stunning Pembrokeshire Coastal Path from Milford Haven to Cardigan. More information please visit the website: http://www.runwalkcrawl.co.uk/events/pembrokeshire-100-stage-race.html or call: 02920 23 55 23
Two full days of kite flying in on Broad Haven’s ‘Blue Flag’ Beach. A 2 day event organised by Midlands Kite Fliers
Come and take a visit to Picton Castle’s Annual Spring Plant and Craft Fair is the perfect way to get expert advice and beautiful plants from specialist growers, and to stock up on some unique gifts and crafts to add colour to your world. With over 40 wonderful stalls to browse through, and the added advantage of 40 acres of awesome springtime woodlands to wander through, plus, tours of our 13th Century Castle and a lovely restaurant where you can ‘people-watch’ whilst enjoying a speciality coffee and something tasty, it’s a really memorable day out for all the family! Admission Prices:Adults £7.00, Seniors £6.00,Children £4.00 Under 5’s Free or Family Ticket £24.50.
Day three of the MKF ( Midlands Kite Fliers) Rendezvous with a day flying at Hilton Court Gardens and Crafts, Roch, Pembrokeshire with its stunning coastal views overlooking St Brides Bay.
The Man Up In The Mud run is a great mud run approximately 4.5 miles in distance. Following a great coastal route, the course promises to be boggy and muddy with obstacles to climb over and under!
The Preseli Beast is an off-road racing event, still a relatively new event as it is only in its fifth year now. Approximately 24 miles off road, this race takes in a route through wooded valleys, trails and paths taking in scenery across the Gwaun Valley and Newport Bay. Opt for a smaller race with the Beast Bach, an 11 mile off-road race, or rise to the challenge of the Ultrabeast - a 32 mile off-road race! The start and finish are in Maenclochog, with the Ultrabeast kicking off first at 9am.
The BANFF Mountain Film Festival makes a return to the Torch Theatre this year with another selection of incredible short films showcasing adventures from across the world. There's also the opportunity to win a number of free goodies in a prize draw! Tickets cost £13.50 or £12 for concessions.
Running from the event headquarters at Oriel Y Parc in St. David's, this event sees approximately 1500 cyclists take part in the sportive tour of Pembrokeshire. There are three distance routes covering much of North Pembrokeshire taking you through Fishguard, Newport and Cardigan depending on the distance you take part in. It's a great event for athletes and supporters alike!
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.
This ultra marathon is approximately 66.6 miles in distance, with approximately 40 miles of the course running along the coastal path with the remainder along the road. In 2016, only 6 people managed to complete and receive their finisher's medal so you can imagine the difficulty level of this challenge! The course runs through coastal locations such as Solva, Porthclais, St Justinians, Whitesands, Abereiddy and Abermawr, guaranteeing a really memorable course. Due to the nature of the course, cut off is at 20 hours with 5 check points and all participants will be required to bring along a full kit of the following items: Head Torch, Space Blanket, Whistle, Mobile Phone, Map (Supplied), Water, Energy Food, Hat, Gloves, Waterproof Clothing, Sun Cream. Entry costs £45 per person.
This very popular annual event is back once again! With classic vehicles of all varieties, there's something here for car lovers, tractor lovers, military vehicle buffs and those mad for motorcycles! There will be children's entertainment, craft stalls and refreshments available.
Picton Caslte is holding a Pups on Parade event in Association with Burns Pet Nutrition. A totally fun dog show for all the family!This event is not affiliated with any Kennel Clubs etc – just a totally fun event for all the family and their pooches. Please Note: Ticket Price Includes Car Pass for the Day. For more information please visit: http://www.pictoncastle.co.uk/burns-pet-nutrition-dog-show or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Milford Haven will host the Welsh Grand Prix for the adrenalin fuelled Powerboat P1 National Championships. Centred around the new Milford Waterfront development, this will be the only venue in Wales to welcome the powerboat racers. The racers will use Milford Waterfront as their base providing spectators with superb opportunities for watching the race and enjoying the exciting build up activities, events and hospitality.Tel: 01646 696100. Email: email@example.com
With two different distances available, you can either enter the Middle Distance Ocean Lava event which is made up of a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile cycle and a 13.1 mile run; or the Wales Triathlon Sprint Distance which is made up of a 750m swim, a 13 mile cycle and a 4 mile run. Whether you're an athlete or a spectator, supporters line the streets creating an amazing atmosphere and energy which definitely makes this event a must-see!
With a packed weekend of music, literature, sport and food, Solva's Edge Festival makes the most of the local produce and events, and is a great weekend for all the family. The weekend hosts a Battle of the Bands, an open-water swim and a football tournament, plus there is a Beer and Cider festival throughout the weekend. There will also be a variety of stalls, literature talks, raffles and live music. There really is plenty going on this weekend! Please Note: There are no credit card facilities on site so please bring cash. Local shop/pubs offer cash back. See edgefestival.co.uk for more details
Pembrokeshire's County Show returns for another year! This annual event brings thousands of people to the Haverfordwest Showground each year. With a variety of crafts and stalls, there is also displays, exhibitions and performances to see! There is a whole host of agricultural machinery on display as well as livestock to see, a fair, and a number of horse and dog shows. Of course there is also plenty of opportunities to meet and greet with local businesses, as well as sampling some great local produce on offer in the food hall!
Held in various locations across the seaside town of Fishguard, this festival occurs annual over the August Bank Holiday celebrating jazz and blues music.
Fishguard’s Autumn Festival will be holding a ‘Family fun and Fireworks’ on Goodwick seafront. Pembrokeshire Firespinners will be at the event this year as well as many other fun activities.
Come along to Trewern Arms for Fireworks and to celebrate Bonfire night. Enter into the Best-dressed Guy Fawkes' competition. Enjoy a glass of something warming and a pork roll before the fireworks display later on that evening.
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.
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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