Doves Cottage

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Doves Cottage

"May we rent the cottage at the edge of the sea?" is a question we are asked hundreds of times every year. The answer is, "Yes"! Doves Cottage is the most sought after holiday property enjoying a unique position and interesting history.

Once a tap house giving a warm welcome to sailors, it has steps from the door into the sea. Every window has a sea view and access to the cottage is via the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. Doves Cottage is a most unusual and cosy retreat in a magical setting. Seals, peregrines and a wide variety of seabirds are often seen from the south facing terraces and additional lawn gives lots of space.

The elderly or infirm may find the short, steep flight of steps difficult.

Not suitable for under 5 year olds. No baby equipment is provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.

Ground Floor: Open plan living room/kitchen with comfortable armchairs, shower room, separate whb/wc, gallery bedroom with kingsize bed.

Heating: Oil Rayburn, partial central heating - radiator in bedroom, additional electric heater.

Electricity: & Oil: £25 per week Oct - April, £15 per week May - September (free for red weeks).

Parking: One car 150 yards away.

Facilities: Rayburn cooker, microwave, hob, fridge, TV, DVD player, CD player/VHF radio.

Pets: Yes.

Website: www.dovescottage.co.uk


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Attractions near Doves Cottage

Haverfordwest
Unleash your creative side in a relaxed working pottery studio. Suitable for all ages learning a new range of techniques and create a ceramic piece to keep forever, or as a perfect gift for a special occasion. A perfect opportunity to get your hands messy with a lump of clay! Great fun for everyone. Please Note: Sessions last up to 90 minutes; 1kg of clay with a bisque firing is included in the cost. The first session involves making your pottery with a subsequent session spent decorating/glazing your pieces. However if you are unable to make it back they offer a glazing and postal service. All sessions need to be booked in advance.
Priskilly Forest Golf Club is a family run business which was established in 1992. Priskilly is an 18 Hole course, set in a beautiful location overlooking Strumble Head and the Preselis. Visitors and beginners are always welcome. Enjoy a woodland walk or a spot of lunch and really make a day of it.
Solva Woollen Mill is the oldest working woollen mill in Pembrokeshire and is now the only mill in Wales specialising in flat woven carpets, rugs and runners. Its a family business but visitors are welcome to the mill to wander through the weaving sheds, chat to the weavers as they are warping, splitting yarn or weaving. There is a mill shop housed carding engines and spinning mules and a tearoom which is located in the old dye shed, selling tea, coffee and homemade cakes.
Fishguard
Theatr Gwaun is a theatre and cinema venue situated in Fishguard. First a cinema in the 1920's, Theatr Gwaun is a multi-arts venue showing new cinema releases as well as live theatre performances and events such as talks and workshops.

Head to Fishguard's Town Hall every Saturday morning for the popular Farmer's Market where you'll have a chance to sample and buy a range of local produce such as eggs, cheeses, breads, jams and chutneys.

Please Note: Dogs are welcomed but please make sure to keep them under control at all times. 

Learn all about the last British Invasion which occurred in February 1797 with a 30 metre award-winning tapestry at the library in Fishguard Town Hall. Added storyboards and artefacts are used to help guide your learning, and you can even learn all about the making of the tapestry in their audio visual room!
Cardigan
Falconry Wales, is a small company that offer Falconry experiences and displays across Wales. They offer a few different experience days. A great chance for you to get up close and personal with these beautiful creatures in their magnificent surroundings. You get chance to meet and handle the birds, which will give you the valuable opportunity to come accustomed to one another, and then the ultimate- flying a number of birds to your hand, and watching our raptors amaze you with their flying skills. Photography Workshop are also available. Please note: Advance bookings need to be make and some courses have a minimum party requirement.
A National Trust Visitor Centre is here to help visitors make the best of their stay in Pembrokeshire. With a Studio and Cafe which includes a discovery room which hosts family friendly art and nature activities, a tower which hosts local arts exhibitions and community run classes.
St Davids
TYF adventure offers world-class Coasteering, surfing, sea kayaking and rock climbing and are run as half days, full days and multi activity weekends in Pembrokeshire. Based in the historic city of St Davids, TYF offers world-leading outdoor activities amongst the incredible scenery and wonderful wildlife. TYF can cater for all age-groups and all levels of skill and ability are welcome.

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. 

 

Beaches near Doves Cottage

Abercastle
Abercastle is a picturesque cove which was once a busy slate port. It’s small ‘beach’ is made up of sand, shingle and seaweed and is popular with walkers and fishermen. It is an inlet still used as a harbour base for a string of local fishermen. 
Swimmers, divers, kayakers and boating enthusiasts are drawn to this area. There is a slipway for boats and kayaks. The beach also faces North West so is naturally sheltered from winds. 
The nearest place to get refreshments would be in nearby Trefin. Here, there is a pub and a café that both serve good food.
Abermawr
A little known, but impressively large, bay with a pebble bank which was naturally created by a huge storm in 1859. At low tide the beach is smothered in golden sand and offers good conditions for kiting. Surfing here can also be great when the tide is high, although beware of the strong currents.
At Low tide Abermawr’s 8000 year old forest remains can be seen. An additional treasure is the marshland behind the beach- here you can spot a vast array of wildlife.
Parking is along the roadside (limited space), there is a short path from here to the beach.
The nearest place to get refreshments would be in nearby Mathry, which has a great village pub that serves food.

Aberbach Bay
This small and quiet beach is a neighbour to the larger Abermawr beach. Located only a 5 minute walk away from the roadside or no more than a 10 minute ramble along the cliff tops, around the top of Abermawr beach, Aberbach bay’s low tide reveals a beautiful canvas of golden sand, perfect for a picnic and building sandcastles with the children.
The nearest place to get refreshments would be in nearby Mathry, which has a great village pub that serves food.
Porthgain
An impressive sandy beach surrounded by equally impressive cliffs and headlands. When rough, there can be some pretty nasty rips at this beach making it unsuitable for swimming. Part of the beach can get cut off at high tide too, so watch out. To find it drive to either Porthgain and take the Coastal Path to the beach, or alternatively you can park at Abereiddy and take the 1 km walk along the Coast Path to Traethllyfn. Approx. 124 steep metal steps lead down to beach.
Abereiddy
Abereiddy beach is in a rural setting and covered in a unique mix of sand and pebbles that are bluey –grey in colour, due to the mixture of slate and stone. This gives the water a beautifully blue colour. Encased by dramatic cliffs and pretty colour-washed cottages, Abereiddy beach is ideal for surfers, kayakers and walkers. 
Children will love the pastime of local children through the ages- the search for Didymographus fossils which can be found in the slate pebbles along the beach.

Whilst you are here, don’t miss out on Pembrokeshire’s best hidden gem- The Blue Lagoon! Head North of the beach along the headland and discover this magical place for yourself. The former quarry is breath-taking, with it’s sparkling and very deep turquoise water. This is a popular spot for coasteering groups.
In summer months, enjoy an ice-cream and a cold drink from the van in the car park.
Abereiddy
After parking at Abereiddy, take the short walk around the cliff, passing the ruined quarry buildings and slate workers cottages and you will discover the stunning Blue Lagoon! You’ll be blown away by the Mediterranean-like turquoise water, which is a favourite for kayakers and coasteering groups.

Goodwick
Although the large sheltered harbour of Goodwick looks like an ideal flat water windsurfing location, the high cliffs surrounding it makes it a gusty venue in all but North Easterly winds and not really suited to any kind of 'forces-of-nature' sport. There's a promenade above the top of the beach and a long breakwater that you can walk along. Dolphins and basking sharks are occasionally seen off the beach as they swim round the harbour.
Solva is a beautiful rocky inlet which floods, except at low tide, providing a sheltered, safe anchorage for yachts and pleasure craft. Not surprisingly this fine natural harbour has given the village a long seafaring tradition. At low tide there is a small stretch of sand, but the picturesque little harbour provides a pleasant afternoon for watching the small boats coming and going. A busy little village in the summer, with plenty of cafes, restaurants, pubs and gift shops. Solva is just east of St Davids on the A487 Haverfordwest Road. Parking is on the harbour front.
Newgale
Newgale provides the ideal location for watersports. There is always plenty of space on the long, two mile stretch of flat sand and whilst the Atlantic Ocean rollers ensure some exciting surf, it is an ideal beach for the young and not so expert. The beach is patrolled by lifeguards during the school holidays. There is a cafe at both ends of the beach, the Duke of Edinburgh Inn is located on the seafront and there are regular visits by the ice cream van in the summer.
St Davids
Caerfai is the nearest beach to St Davids and is popular for bathers, although at high tide the beach is completely covered leaving only rocks and boulders. A feature of the beach is the unusual purple sandstone along the cliffs, which was used to build St Davids Cathedral. The beach itself is pleasant and can very occasionally have some small surf. Its enclosed nature makes it unsuitable for kiting or windsurfing though. It is however an excellent place for coasteering with plenty of caves and rocky outcrops to explore. The cliffs around Caerfai also provide some good, popular climbing routes. Limitied parking is available at the top of the path to the beach or within the large caravan park. To find Caerfai beach follow the signs from the National Park Visitor Centre in St. Davids.

 

Places To Drink near Doves Cottage

The Ship Inn is a typical country pub which boasts a wide range of local produce in its menus. With fresh local seafood such as crab, pollock and lobster from Solva and Abercastle, this is a must-visit for any seafood fans. They also offer a selection of real ales, plus some Welsh ciders such as Gwynt Y Ddraig.
Haverfordwest
A traditional family run pub serving real ales and home cooked food. Steak Night on a Friday and Sunday lunches available. They have two large big screen TV's showing all the popular sporting events. Please Note: Booking is advisable for Sunday Lunches.
A country pub nestled in the village of Mathry, near to Abercastle and Croesgoch. This pub serves food daily, and offers a range of classic pub meals. The Farmers Arms also hosted the occasional live music night, karaoke nights, and special events.
Porthgain
Situated in Porthgain, The Sloop Inn is a very popular destination with locals and tourists alike. With views over the harbour and access to the Coastal Path, this is the perfect place to stop for lunch if you're out sightseeing on the coast, or if you fancy some freshly caught fish! Specials are always available but do vary throughout the year depending on the local produce available. Please Note: There are disabled toilet facilities but there is no disabled access such as a ramp. Dogs are allowed in the Picnic Area only.
Porthgain
The Shed is a Fish and Chip Bistro in the Harbour village of Porthgain, with views over the Harbour. This bistro boasts freshly caught local seafood,caught daily! The Shed makes great use of local produce enabling them to make their own beer batter and local hand-cut potatoes grown in our very own county. Please Note: Dogs are allowed in the Picnic Area only. For any dietary requirements, please contact The Shed with at least 24 hour notice and they will be able to accommodate your needs.
Croesgoch
A popular pub tucked away in the rural village of Croesgoch, situated on the A487 between Fishguard and St Davids. Sit in the bar, restaurant or conservatory, or if you'd prefer - make use of their takeaway option! The Atramont as it is known to locals, boasts a pool room, restaurant and a beer garden as well as Sky Sports on two screens! Vegetarian meals available.
Crug-Glas is a 5 star Country House. It hosts many weddings, private parties and corporate events, as well as a luxurious place for all to dine in the evening. Afternoon Tea and Lunch Menus are available but these are offered by appointment only. Crug-Glas makes the most of the fresh local produce available to the area to make their menu unlike any other. Please note: Dog only allowed in the outside seating area, but must be kept on leads.
The Cambrian Inn is located in lower Solva and boasts a lounge bar and restaurant. They offer a wide range of meals including a variety of vegetarian dishes, and the aim to use fresh local produce wherever and whenever possible. Please Note: Dogs are only allowed during lunchtime, water bowls are available in the picnic area. The chefs will adapt this menu to suit any dietary requirements and food intolerances. All special dietary requirements should be notified in advance.
The Ship Inn is situated in the centre of lower Solva, just a few seconds walk from the harbour. This is a traditional country pub offering food every day, with a popular Curry Club every Wednesday and Grill Night every Thursday. The Ship Inn is family run making it family friendly, with a function room, games room and large riverside garden area. Please Note: There is no designated parking, but there is a public car park nearby.
Cross Inn is a traditional pub with character located in the village of Hayscastle. Home cooked food served with a section of real ales,beers and wines. A Quiz Night is held on the last Sunday of every month in which starts at 8pm.

 

Places To Eat near Doves Cottage

The Ship Inn is a typical country pub which boasts a wide range of local produce in its menus. With fresh local seafood such as crab, pollock and lobster from Solva and Abercastle, this is a must-visit for any seafood fans. They also offer a selection of real ales, plus some Welsh ciders such as Gwynt Y Ddraig.
Haverfordwest
A traditional family run pub serving real ales and home cooked food. Steak Night on a Friday and Sunday lunches available. They have two large big screen TV's showing all the popular sporting events. Please Note: Booking is advisable for Sunday Lunches.
A country pub nestled in the village of Mathry, near to Abercastle and Croesgoch. This pub serves food daily, and offers a range of classic pub meals. The Farmers Arms also hosted the occasional live music night, karaoke nights, and special events.
Porthgain
Situated in Porthgain, The Sloop Inn is a very popular destination with locals and tourists alike. With views over the harbour and access to the Coastal Path, this is the perfect place to stop for lunch if you're out sightseeing on the coast, or if you fancy some freshly caught fish! Specials are always available but do vary throughout the year depending on the local produce available. Please Note: There are disabled toilet facilities but there is no disabled access such as a ramp. Dogs are allowed in the Picnic Area only.
Porthgain
The Shed is a Fish and Chip Bistro in the Harbour village of Porthgain, with views over the Harbour. This bistro boasts freshly caught local seafood,caught daily! The Shed makes great use of local produce enabling them to make their own beer batter and local hand-cut potatoes grown in our very own county. Please Note: Dogs are allowed in the Picnic Area only. For any dietary requirements, please contact The Shed with at least 24 hour notice and they will be able to accommodate your needs.
Croesgoch
A popular pub tucked away in the rural village of Croesgoch, situated on the A487 between Fishguard and St Davids. Sit in the bar, restaurant or conservatory, or if you'd prefer - make use of their takeaway option! The Atramont as it is known to locals, boasts a pool room, restaurant and a beer garden as well as Sky Sports on two screens! Vegetarian meals available.
Crug-Glas is a 5 star Country House. It hosts many weddings, private parties and corporate events, as well as a luxurious place for all to dine in the evening. Afternoon Tea and Lunch Menus are available but these are offered by appointment only. Crug-Glas makes the most of the fresh local produce available to the area to make their menu unlike any other. Please note: Dog only allowed in the outside seating area, but must be kept on leads.
Haverfordwest
Something's Cooking is an award-winning Fish and Chip Restaurant and Takeaway offering a variety of fish dishes as well as flame-grilled burgers, locally made sausage and Welsh pies. They also offer a range of vegetarian dishes, as well as senior citizen's and children's menus.
The Cambrian Inn is located in lower Solva and boasts a lounge bar and restaurant. They offer a wide range of meals including a variety of vegetarian dishes, and the aim to use fresh local produce wherever and whenever possible. Please Note: Dogs are only allowed during lunchtime, water bowls are available in the picnic area. The chefs will adapt this menu to suit any dietary requirements and food intolerances. All special dietary requirements should be notified in advance.
The Ship Inn is situated in the centre of lower Solva, just a few seconds walk from the harbour. This is a traditional country pub offering food every day, with a popular Curry Club every Wednesday and Grill Night every Thursday. The Ship Inn is family run making it family friendly, with a function room, games room and large riverside garden area. Please Note: There is no designated parking, but there is a public car park nearby.

 

Events near Doves Cottage

West Wales Militaria Collectables Fayre & Swap Shop

Sunday 02 October 2016

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.

The Woman In Black at Milford's Torch Theatre

Wednesday 05 October 2016 - Saturday 22 October 2016

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.

West Wales Wool Show

Saturday 08 October 2016

The West Wales Wool Show in Narberth is a celebration of all things woolly. From beautifully hand crafted items, clothing and footwear to knitting wool, fleece and all the equipment needed to make at home. Demonstrations run throughout the day with stall holders sharing their skills and knowledge with visitors plus wool skill workshops such as felting. The main aim of the show is to support local wool producers and small craft businesses. Wool as a renewable resource is still undervalued and the show aims to bring this wonderful natural resource back into focus. The show is run by the Pembrokeshire Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers with support from PLANED. The 2016 show will be kindly sponsored by Emily’s Funky Knits in conjunction with Amroth Bay Holidays and by Esgair Fibres.

A Journey of World Music

Saturday 15 October 2016

200 voices unite at St Davids Cathedral for A Journey of World Music on Saturday 15th October. This concerts stars the Hywel Girls' Choir and Hywel Boy Singers, the Llanelli Choral Society, the Haverfordwest Male Voice Choir and the Angelicus Chorale. Music will include songs such as Ave Maria, the Hallelujah Choras, Nessun Dorma, Aida's Grand March and Phantom of the Opera. The concert begins at 7.30pm and booking in advance is recommended. Call 07788 294282 or 07473 097958 to book. Tickets cost £15 per person, group tickets are available at a discounted price. 

Apple Day

Sunday 16 October 2016 - Wednesday 31 December 1969

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.

Pembrokeshire Sea Kayaking Festival

Saturday 22 October 2016 - Monday 24 October 2016

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.

Halloween Freaky Fun Days

Tuesday 25 October 2016 - Saturday 29 October 2016

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.

Fishguard Autumn Festival

Wednesday 26 October 2016 - Sunday 30 October 2016

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!

Haunted Henllys

Wednesday 26 October 2016

Are you brave enough to meet the ghosts and spirits of those who lived at Castell Henllys over 2,000 years ago? Keep your eyes, and ears, open!  Who knows who ,or what, may be lurking in the woods! Not for the faint hearted!! £1 per activity plus admission. 

Wizards & Witches

Thursday 27 October 2016

A fun day out at Castell Henllys for all little witches and wizards. Make crafts, have your face painted and collect ingredients to make a concotion to cast your spell! Free entry for every child in witch or wizard fancy dress! Only £1 per activity.

Family Fun and Fireworks

Friday 28 October 2016

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.

Stargazing at Castell Henllys

Friday 28 October 2016

Head to Castell Henllys this October to learn all about the night's skies. Astronomers will lead talks, experts will teach you all about the various constellations, and you can even learn all about how to take your own pictures of the night skies. The event runs from 7pm until 10.30pm, and refreshments will be available in the cafe. For more information and/or to book tickets, please call 01239 891319.

RFC Firework Display

Friday 04 November 2016

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

Trewern Arms, Nevern Bonfire & Fireworks Night

Saturday 05 November 2016

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.

Santa's Grotto at Vincent Davies

Saturday 12 November 2016 - Wednesday 21 December 2016

Visit Santa Claus in his grotto at Vincent Davies. Open from Saturday 12th November and then every Saturday, Sunday 10-4.30 & Sundays 10.30 to 3.30pm Plus,  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 19th-21 st December 10am-4.30pm Entry only £3.50 per child. All children will receive a wrapped gift from Santa. You will be welcome to take your own photographs if you wish. Children can take part in Elf on the Shelf a  Free Kids Hunt. There will even be a Santa post box for your children's wish lists – add an address and Santa may reply! Why not pre-book Tea with Santa at Cafe Vincent to include the Elf Hunt, Kids Meal and a visit from Santa, every Thursday in December from 5pm. Please note: Booking is essential.

Frost Fayre

Monday 14 November 2016 - Tuesday 15 November 2016

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. 

Victorian Christmas Fair at Picton Castle

Saturday 19 November 2016

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’!

Christmas Fair at Castell Henllys

Sunday 27 November 2016

Come and join in at Castell Henllys Christmas Fair with stalls brimming with gifts & goodies. The perfect opportunity to to buy those special presents. Meet Santa or one of his elves and enjoy a cuppa and a mince pie.

Father Christmas Visits Milford Haven

Saturday 03 December 2016

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. 

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

Saturday 10 December 2016

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.

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday 10 December 2016

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

Broad Haven 10km Christmas Pudding Run

Sunday 11 December 2016

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!!

Torch Theatre Christmas Panto - Sleeping Beauty

Saturday 17 December 2016 - Saturday 31 December 2016

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.

New Year's Eve Street Party

Saturday 31 December 2016

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.

New Years Day Bonfire & Fireworks

Sunday 01 January 2017

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.

Easter Egg Trail at Picton Castle

Monday 10 April 2017 - Monday 17 April 2017

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: info@pictoncastle.co.uk

Easter Eggstravaganza

Monday 17 April 2017

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

Pembrokeshire 100 Mile Ultra & 3 Day Stage Race

Friday 28 April 2017 - Sunday 30 April 2017

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 

St Davids Cathedral Festival

Friday 26 May 2017 - Sunday 04 June 2017

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. 

Ocean Lava Wales

Saturday 29 July 2017

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!

 

Historic Places near Doves Cottage

Abercastle
Carreg Sampson is a Neolithic Burial Chamber of the dolmen variety. Stood tall are seven upright stones, three of which support a 4.5 metre long capstone. It is the remains of a large tomb which may once have been covered with a mound of earth, however any hint of a covering mound has since disappeared. A visit to Carreg Sampson is well worth it even if you are not a history buff, as it enjoys panoramic views across the land and sea.
Strumble lighthouse, erected in 1908, is actually situated on the small island of Ynsmeicel, reached by a small footbridge on the North West tip of Pembrokeshire, 5 miles west of Fishguard. The circular stone tower is 55ft high and still contains the original lantern. Please Note: The Lighthouse is automated so unfortunately there isn't any access onto the island.
Solva Woollen Mill is the oldest working woollen mill in Pembrokeshire and is now the only mill in Wales specialising in flat woven carpets, rugs and runners. Its a family business but visitors are welcome to the mill to wander through the weaving sheds, chat to the weavers as they are warping, splitting yarn or weaving. There is a mill shop housed carding engines and spinning mules and a tearoom which is located in the old dye shed, selling tea, coffee and homemade cakes.
Learn all about the last British Invasion which occurred in February 1797 with a 30 metre award-winning tapestry at the library in Fishguard Town Hall. Added storyboards and artefacts are used to help guide your learning, and you can even learn all about the making of the tapestry in their audio visual room!
A popular destination for pilgrimages, this Cathedral is a huge attraction for those interested in Welsh history and/or religion. St. David's Cathedral as we know it today replaced a monastery which was originally founded on the site by Saint David around 589 AD. Not only is it named after our Patron Saint of Wales, but it also contains a shrine to him. The Cathedral still operates a traditional communion service and also holds various special events such as the annual Cathedral Festival. Please note: Admission is free, but donations are encouraged.
Located next to the Cathedral, this Bishop's Palace was originally built and established as a monastery in the 6th Century by Saint David. Most of the structure for this building remains however the Palace is now without a roof. Please note: Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.
The birthplace of Saint David, this Chapel was built in 1934 on the site of the original house where Non had lived. The Chapel and its accompanying Holy Well were built in dedication to Saint Non, and have since become popular destinations for pilgrimages. Legend has it that springs appeared at each of the significant milestones of Saint David's life, and many believe this Holy Well appeared during his birth and holds many special healing powers.
Pembrokeshire Motor Museum has over forty motor cars on display, from veteran cars to classic cars. For each car on display, you can see a complete history. All cars are in excellent condition and are occasionally used by their owners for vintage car rallies etc. so please bear in mind that cars may not always be on display. The Motor Museum is also home to a licensed bar, a magazine and video lounge where you can read and watch all about motoring.
Scolton Manor was built in 1842 as a family home, and was even used as a hospital during World War 2. It is now a Victorian Manor House and Museum, set in a luxurious 60 acres of country park and woodland, with a wide variety of wildlife. The park is open all year, whilst the Manor House is closed during the winter months. The Manor House will be opening again in March 2015, and times will be confirmed nearer the time. Please Note: Admission to the Park is free, whilst charges to the Manor House apply. Dogs must be kept on leads at all times, and are allowed in the Park only.
Originally constructed in the 12th Century as a fortress made from timber, and has seen visits from a number of famous names including Oliver Cromwell and King Richard II. The castle was later reconstructed in stone, and was often used to house prisoners before being replaced by a new prison building inside the castle grounds in the 19th Century. This building is now home to the Pembrokeshire Records Office. Not much remains of the stone castle other than the stone wall which grandly looks upon the small town below it. A must-visit is the Town Museum, located in the Old Prison Governor's House. With artefacts, prints, paintings and models, this museum tells the history of the castle and the surrounding town.

 

Customer Reviews of Doves Cottage

Helen Tye

I agree with earlier comments that the rayburn is a joy to use. I have absolutely loved the time I have spent here at Doves Cottage. It's such a lovely place and I wish I could stay longer. I have had a wonderful and relaxing stay here and I knew from the minute I arrived here that I would return to this special place. I feel very privileged to have had the chance to stay in this incredible location and I can't wait to come back.


Gillian and Keith

We have returned again to this specail place. Had a lovely week - enjoying watching gulls bathing when the tide was out, and being cosy when the wind and the waves were raging.


Debbie & David Ferris and Barney the dog

Barney our border terrier loved having his very own "private" beach to run around on. This was our second visit and we have not been disappointed.


Mike and Jackie Howells

A wonderful and relaxing week. Many thanks


Steve and Meryl Rimmer, kipper and Dexter the dogs

We have had a wonderful time. Thank you. So beautiful and relaxing. Top highlight, two seals trying to get food out of the fishermans traps!!


Dave and Gill

What a beautiful place and a magical week. Loved every minute of it and can't wait to come back.


Martin, Julie and Billy the dog

What can be said that's not already been said? Thanks for an unforgettable holiday.


Simon & Sara

The word "stunning" is much over used these days - but it does apply here. Watch out for the seals here and the basking sharks at Strumble Head.


Doves Cottage 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.


The cottage is set in the village on a single track, tarmaced lane. It is a no through road. Park your car nose or tail into the bank, leaving room for others to park and turn.

The owners are happy for you to carry your luggage through their terrace and garden when you arrive and depart.

For access to Doves Cottage during your stay, please use the Coastal Path.

At Doves Cottage, follow the path to the right through the garden. There are eight 9 inch steps and a handrail to descend to the entrance of the cottage.

A Rayburn provides cooking facilities, central heating and hot water. Alternatively, a microwave with convection oven and grill, together with a dual plate hob, can be used for cooking.

There are open-tread wooden stairs leading from a carpeted lounge to the bedroom.

TV and DVD have remote controls.

Small back terrace with garden furniture, sun loungers, cushions and umbrella.

Steps lead from back terrace down to the sea.

Extensive lawn with slight incline.

External lighting system.

A torch is needed after dark.

No telephone landline.

Pets and guide dogs welcome, but must be up to date with worming and flea treatments.

A local bus service is available from a bus stop approximately 500m away in Abercastle.

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