Craig yr Haul is a wonderful coastal cottage that faces south with spectacular views towards the expanse of Whitesands Beach below. Comfortably furnished throughout with retained features, slate floors and a seaside theme, the light fitted kitchen/diner is well-equipped for preparing family meals, while the lounge with its wood burning stove has French doors to really maximise the views. The romantic double bedroom upstairs opens to a wonderful balcony, the view is simply stunning over the coast and out to sea. There is a further paved terrace, enclosed sunken lawn and children are welcome to play in the fields; or above the cottage is a raised gravel patio where you can dine alfresco, this has to have the best sea view of all. I can think of no better location for a family holiday at any time of year, the views are spectacular.
Whitesands Beach popular with surfing enthusiasts and the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path is only a short walk away. Enjoy a round of golf on the course with one of the most stunning backdrops, a boat trip from Whitesands or the nearby St Justinians around Ramsey Island is a must of any holiday. The tiny city of St Davids with its Bishops Palace and Cathedral, as well as excellent facilities is only a short drive away.
Neighbouring Foxhole, book the 2 together for family and friends to get together. The only question is will one week be enough?
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Ground Floor: Sitting room, kitchen/dining room, double room/whb, 2 single rooms/whbs, twin room/whb, bathroom/overhead shower/whb/wc, shower room/wc.
First Floor: Double room/whb/balcony.
Heating: Log burner, night storage, convectors.
Electricity: £20 per week, free July & August. Oil central heating @ £40 per week if requested in advance.
Facilities: Electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble drier, TV, DVD player, WiFi, towels for hire @ £5 per person, per week, picnic table, garden furniture, barbecue, lockable bike shed.
Winner of the Gold Prize for Glass in the ‘craft&design’ magazine awards, Steve Robinson is an established fused glass artist and designer whose work is instantly recognisable and collected world-wide. A pioneer in the use of enamels to colour the glass, Steve has developed specialist techniques to create pieces bursting with texture and vibrancy. Glass wall art, bowls, sculptures, awards and trophies are individually and collectively decorative and intriguing. And Steve Robinson glasswork has a particular allure because of the intricacy of its make-up, its uniqueness and its ability to captivate. Bursting with pattern and texture, every piece offers something different drawing the eye and enhancing a room.
He welcomes visitors to the Gallery in St David’s,The Gallery is housed within a Grade II Listed former granary, and inside you will find a display of Steve’s latest work for purchase, from bowls, wall-hangings and larger sculptural works to smaller pieces such as tea-light panels and coasters. You can catch usually a glimpse of Steve at work in his Studio, located behind the Gallery.
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.
West Wales Militaria Collectables Fayre & Swap Shop at Laugharne Memorial Hall. Entry costs Adults £2.00 and Children over 10 years £1.00. Refreshments are available.
This October, the popular ghost story of The Woman In Black comes to the Torch Theatre in a great spine-chilling stage play. Arthur Kipps is invited to tell a ghost story and so recalls his past experiences encountering the "woman in black". According to the legends, she haunts Eel Marsh House and every time she is seen, a child dies. What will be the outcome of the ghost story?The play is recommended for those aged 14 and over. Booking in advance is recommended, tickets start at £8.
Held in St Brides Orchard next to St Brides Bay and the ancient church of St Bridget, St Brides. A fantastic event and opportunity to glimpse inside the courtyard of the original Kensington Castle (dating circa 1500's), to see apple pressing using the orchard's apples and ancient craft skills such as basket/willow weaving and wood carving. Teas, coffees, cakes and jars of homemade jams and chutneys for purchase in our 'Apple Cafe' with all money raised in support of St Brides and Marloes churches. Entry to the Apple Day event is free - a wonderful day out, even if its raining.
The first of its kind in Pembrokeshire. Explore and discover Pembrokeshires offshore islands with secluded beaches and exposed headlands, famous tide races and the best surf beaches as well as safe, sheltered, secluded bays. And if you do know about Pembrokeshire then you’ll know it’s the best sea kayaking in Wales, possibly even the world! October is also pupping season for Atlantic Grey Seals and Pembrokeshire is home to more of them than anywhere else in the northern hemisphere. There will be something for all kayakers looking to get out onto the sea, from beginners to experts! Please Note: For tickets and an in depth look at specific kayaking activities and the weekends itinerary please visit their website. http://www.pembrokeshireseakayakfestival.com/ or call 01348 670357.
Come and have fun at Picton Castle with special Halloween Freaky Fun Days! Join them for a tour of the Haunted Castle and have lots of ghoulish fun or hunt for monsters in the Gardens or do Halloween craft in the small gallery. Great fun for all the family! Please Note: Normal entry will apply.
With fancy dress competitions, crafts, live music and various family fun activities, this is one event not to missed. Head to Goodwick on the 28th for their fireworks display where there will be firespinners and their ever-popular Cawl Crawl challenge is making a return to the 29th October!
Fishguard’s Autumn Festival will be holding a ‘Family fun and Fireworks’. Pembrokeshire Firespinners will be at the event this year as well as many other fun activities.
Come and join the annual Firework Display and fun held at at Haverfordwest Rugby Club. Tickets are available on the gates - Adults £3.00 Children £2.00
Scolton Manor opens it's doors this winter to welcome visitors for their annual winter Frost Fayre. With a selection of craft and food stalls, this fayre is a great way to get into the festive spirit! On offer will be a whole selection of delicious treats and gifts, plus there will be the opportunity to sample refreshments.
Come along and soak up the wonderful Christmas atmosphere at the Victorian Christmas Fair at Picton Castle. which is transformed into a magical Christmas shopper’s paradise. With over 50 stalls packed full of gorgeous gifts which line the corridors and staterooms of its 13th Century Castle and surrounding buildings within its Courtyard, not to mention the Food Hall. Local handmade gifts, from beautifully handmade wooden toys and crafted candles, to tasty cheeses, funky jewellery and ceramics you’ll be able to find something for everyone on your Christmas gift list. Stalls will be both inside and outside in the Courtyard, so whatever the weather, you can browse at your leisure! Admission Prices- Adults £7.00, Seniors £6.00 Children £4.00 Under 5’s : Free. Entry Prices include free glass of ‘something seasonal and spicy’!
Father Christmas is coming to Town! Visit Milford Haven on the first Saturday in December for the switch on of the Town's lights and to see Santa! Why not pay a visit to Milford Haven to join the Christmas festivities. Children's rides & activities, face painting and puppet shows will all be available prior to Father Christmas arrival.
Breakfast with Santa at St Katharine and St Peter's Church Hall, Milford Haven on An opportunity for your children to see Santa in his Grotto and also to enjoy the various stalls, refreshments and activities available. For more information on this event please call: 01646 692 476
This wonderful event has always been popular at Picton Castle and it will really get you into the festive spirit as you make your very own personalised Christmas Wreath with their in-house florist, Elsa Sharp. All you need to bring are gloves. apron and secateurs – all other materials are supplied. Why not take an afternoon for yourself and come and join in! The cost of the afternoon workshop will include a seasonally warming glass of mulled wine or spiced apple juice and a mince pie. Please note. Limited space. You can book your place by calling: 01437 751326.
A 10km festive fun run to raise money for broad haven playgroup. All runners get a Christmas pudding on crossing the finish line and a complimentary mulled wine and mince pie afterwards. prize for the "best dressed" runner. Entrants must be aged 16 or over on the day. visit www.xmaspuddingrun.co.uk for more information. Online entry will open again from the beginning of October. Plenty of time to get training!!
Milford's Torch Theatre once again brings a classic pantomime to stage - a must-see for anyone staying in Pembrokeshire this Christmas! Take the children, the grandparents, the next-door neighbours - take everyone you know! If there's still tickets available that is! The baby Princess Rose is given a curse from the evil Maleficent stating she will die on her 16th birthday but her Fairy Godmother steps in and Rose instead falls into a deep sleep which can only be broken by a handsome prince - this is sure to be a fantastic production by the Torch Theatre once again! Booking as early as possible is advised, as tickets sell out quickly.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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!
Have been coming to this area for the past 50 years and this was by far the best location. Lovely comfortable cottage with spectacular views. By the way, kitchen scissors would be useful.
Stunning views from a beautiful cottage. We've had a lovely time returning to a place that is dear to our hearts.
We have lost track of how many years we have been coming to Whitesands Bay but for nearly 20 years we have never tired of the three houses here! Thanks for keeping them a lovely place to come.. I Think we had the best weather in the British Isles this week and enjoyed seal watching, sea swimming, rock pooling as well as lots of digging on the beach. We are still yet to find any treasure - Maybe next year. Thanks again
Year 8 of our Summer Stays here. Fantastic weather until Tuesday night before the rain came but it doesn't matter when you are in a wet suit and in the sea. Best surf later in the week see it all again next year.
Thank you for an extremely happy week of beach, coast path and indoor games - ages 8 -7. Lots of seals & Porpoises on a round Ramsey Trip. Excellent exhibition on evolution at the Tourist Centre! The kitchen is very smart. Favourite week of the year!
Our 18th year of coming to Whitesands! Always a wonderful break whatever the weather. The house is always improving each year, many thanks for the continued investment and contribution to our enjoyment. Looking forward to our next visit.
After many years of camping in the area we have thoroughly enjoyed the luxury of this cottage. It has been a brilliant week - lucky with the weather too - & lots of walks & photography! Definitely be back, we loved the cottage and its view and facilities. The Balcony is ace!
A great time was had by all at Craig Yr Haul. The children loved going to the beach especially here at Whitesands in the afternoon when the ride went out. Also enjoyed going to Broad Haven & Little Haven. Solva is a must when staying here, crabing in the morning is great for the kids, and walking through the harbour in the afternoon when the ride is out is amazing. Mackerel fishing is a great way to spend the afternoon off St Davids, lovely eating, fresh fish in the evening that we had caught. The Blue Lagoon at Bluestone (Haverfordwest) is great on a wet day the kids enjoyed this a lot. Hope to come back someday to explore more of this amazing coastline.
Our first stay in Craig Yr Haul after two visits to Ty Gwyn, Just as enjoyable thank you, helped by lovely weather. We weren't able to have our usual Sloop Meal at Porthan because it was too busy, but the Thursday night Quiz at the farmers arms St David's was a good substitute. also the takeaway menu from the beach café here was very good we hope to be back.
We have had a fantastic week here and the weather has been wall to wall sunshine all week hope to come next year. We thoroughly recommend the Sloop inn in Port gain for dinner we ate outside several times this week and the boys were kept very happy playing football on the football patch next to the patio, where we could keep an eye on the them from our table. White sands to St Justine's along the Coastal path a nice and easy walk 0.3miles went to St David's airfield for our 3 year old to practise his cycling - perfect for beginner's St David's Deli inside St David's food and wine make great take away sandwhiches.
Lovely to be back to St David's and White sands,a wonderful week of sunshine and only one wet day. The house is very equipped, the only thing I missed was a clock hoping to return again.
The weather was very kind to us with just one day of cloud cover. We went on a puffin trip around Skomer from Martins Haven and bought fresh crab from Solva. A relaxed and enjoyable few days and the good news is that we will be back again if John can arrange the same weather, lovely House!!beautiful views.
A glorious week, all sunny days with flat calm seas and mild breezes, wonderful. the house suited us well and we spent lovely days on the beach in the rock pools, and building sand castles. ice cream from the car park shop on whitesands, much appreciated. St David's lovely as well, Sloop inn continues to be a delight and riding at Nolton a lovely event, try coasteering from St David's a great day out.
have had a great week, despite mixed weather. Thanks!
Thanks again for another great week-fantastic weather at the end of the week, which made for a perfect few days.
Great to be back. Much appreciated improvement in decor. We've been blessed by the weather, and have had idyllic bucket-and-spade-and-fishing-nets-time, and swimming.Thank you.
A great week of family fun. the house is ideally located for days on the beach, trips to St Davids, and picturesque walks. Thank you for a lovely house and lovely holiday.
We have had such a super week in this lovely house. Super views, swimming and coast walking. Thank you so much.
It was good to be back for another year in this nice house with good views! awesome coastal walks, surfing, body boarding, swimming, lazy days on the beach, endless games of cards, beach cricket.. Hope to back soon!
Sixth year staying here at whitesands. I have never surfed a six foot wave in a kayak when there is no wind, and lots of sea! The kids loved it! and wife doesn't want to go home. We will be back again (and again). roll on summer 2013! furthest we went was St Davids- why would you want to go elsewhere? Walked on the beach when not surfing, and the tide was out. it was an adventure!
Thank you for a lovely stay. Cottage very homely and warm. fantastic views of the beach and surrounding countryside; lovely walks; Quiet... Don't want to go home!
We have had a wonderful week,with ony one day of rain. This is a lovely cottage in a splendid place for all ages.
Cracking week! unique environment, wonderful beaches and cliff walks. Easy to occupy five grandchildren!
Thanks for a superb cottage, very warm, spacious and well equipped. Hope to visit again.
Craig-yr-Haul was, as usual, comfortable, convenient and well equipped.
Yet again, another week that has passed all too quickly.
We had a wonderful time here. Weather has been lovely and we had a whale of a time on the beach. We will be back - it's been brilliant.
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