Gorwel

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Holiday Home in St Davids

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Gorwel

Gorwel is a spacious south facing house, within walking distance of the south facing beach at Caerfai, shops, restaurants, craft workshops, galleries and the medieval Cathedral Close. There are front and rear lawns at the property with garden furniture. The added advantage of two separate lounges allows children to play while parents relax. All these make it ideal for family holidays, or all year round breaks. There are numerous sandy beaches and coves in the area as well as the famous heritage coast footpath. A near by activity centre offers a variety of activities including coasteering - for all ages.

Ground Floor: Sitting room, dining room, lounge, kitchen/diner, utility room, whb/wc.

First Floor: 2 double rooms/whbs, twin room, bathroom/overhead shower/whb/wc.

Heating: Gas central heating, gas fires.

Electricity: & Gas: FREE.

Parking: Garage + 1 car.

Facilities: Gas cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV, DVD player.

Pets: No.

Website: www.gorwel.co.uk


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2 + Double Beds
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Cot & Highchair Provided
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Freezer
Full Central Heating
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Golf Nearby
Has Parking
No Smoking
Overhead Shower
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Within a mile of the sea/water

Attractions near Gorwel

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.
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.

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. 

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.


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.
A working warm glass studio and gallery with a range of glass wall art, bowls, sculptures, kitchen and bathroom splashbacks, trophies, stain glass windows which are all individual and collectively decorative and made on the premises. Steve Robinson is an award-winning glass artist and designer with a creative flair, craftsmanship and a deep understanding of clients requirements. Glass courses also available: Here you'll learn about the techniques that go into designing and crafting fused glass with enamels, and you'll get to try these out yourself. During this full day workshop you will make your own large wall hanging which we'll fire for you overnight, ready for collection the next day. Places are limited and subject to availability. Prices from £250.00 per person.
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.
St Davids
The very first insect restaurant in not only Pembrokeshire or Wales, but in the whole of the UK! Grub Kitchen is located in a converted calf shed on the outskirts of St Davids, and is run by Head Chef Andy Holcroft (formerly chef at The Cwtch in St Davids) and entomologist/tv presenter Dr Sarah Beynon. This innovative restaurant incorporates entomophagy, the eating of bugs and insects, with quality cooking to create well-loved dishes on their menus. They combine edible insects with local produce to create impressive menus, all the while encouraging visitors to learn all about entamophagy. For those of you who might not be quite brave enough to sample an edible insect or two, you'll be pleased to know that Grub Kitchen offers something for everyone including bug-free dishes made with conservation grade local ingredients. 

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. 

St. David's City Golf Club is a links course overlooking White Sands Bay, situated in the heart of the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and the popular Coastal Path walk. This course is open daily, with no requirement to pre-book a tee time, matches and tournaments are sometimes scheduled so please call ahead for availability if travelling specially.

 

Beaches near Gorwel

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.
St Davids
A small cove popular with divers and kayakers with lots of climbing routes on the surrounding cliffs. Again, as with all the beaches in this area also a popular place from which to explore parts of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. There is a car park with an ice-cream van in the summer but very few other amenities. To find Porthclais follow the small road leading SW from The Cross Square in St. Davids.
Whitesands
Whitesands is one of the best beaches in the world – and that's official. Its not only the top beach destination in Wales, but ranks in the top 20 worldwide, beating the likes of Bora Bora and Natadola in Fiji. With its mile-long expanse of sand, the bay curves round to the rocky point of St Davids Head. Whitesands has been rated one of Britain's premier places in the Good Beach Guide and annually receives a Blue Flag award for water quality. Ideal for families it is also renowned for its surfing and watersports, being a firm favourite with both beginners and professional surfers. For 6 months, in and around the summer season, Lifeguards man the beach. The excellent beach-side shop and cafe provide a range of refreshments. Other facilities include parking, toilets, surfboards and windbreak hire, plus a bus service that travels back and fore to St Davids every half hour in summer months.
The dramatic and towering volcanic outcrop of Carn Llidi rises behind the beach, and is well worth the climb. It offers truly stunning views over the beach and bay, the sunsets are magnificent. Alternatively, follow the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path through the Iron Age fields and on to the Peninsula Settlement at St Davids Head. Dog restrictions apply to the entire beach between 1st May and 30th September.
Whitesands
Porthmelgan is a sandy and secluded beach to the north of Whitesands, accessed only via the Coastal Path. Park at Whitesands and follow the path round to the right of Whitesands Beach, underneath Carn Llidi.
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.
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.

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.
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.
The cove of Nolton Haven is a small inlet of pebbles and sand. At low tide it's revealed to be a long and narrow beach, perfectly suited to sunbathers, as it has the added advantage of being sheltered by high cliffs on either side. With the car park behind the beach, Nolton Haven is a good starting point for excellent cliff-top walks along parts of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, finished off with lunch in the Mariners Arms!

 

Places To Drink near Gorwel

St Davids
Cwtch is an award-winning restaurant based in the heart of St. David's. This restaurant focusses on providing quality food with delicious flavours and works to use local seasonal produce for all meals. A lovely restaurant for anyone looking to eat in a relaxed and friendly environment. Please Note: There is no car park, but there is street parking available.
St Davids
Positioned on the Cross Square in the centre of St. David's, The Bishops certainly cannot be missed. A real traditional pub serving food seven days a week right throughout the year, this pub strives to serve fresh local fish as often possible - meaning almost daily! With the Cathedral just a few seconds walk down the road, if you're heading to St. David's then The Bishops is most definitely worth a visit.
St Davids

Blas Restaurant is located in the Twr y Felin Hotel in St Davids. The hotel is set in its own private grounds and situated just a ten-minute walk from the pembrokeshire coast path. They offer fine dining at a very high standard using local produce and serve lunches and evening meals.  You have the Oriel Lounge which caters for afternoon teas from 3pm till 5pm and the Cornel Bar is a pre-dinner art lovers snug. To complement the dining experience they have a selection of over twenty old world wines available for you to enjoy.



 

St Davids
The Farmers Arms in St. David's is a traditional, cosy country pub. With a real open fire and an outside patio, complete with an outside bar which comes to life during the summer months, this pub is a great place to go all year round. Especially perfect if you fancy a pint and a game of pool!
St Davids
The very first insect restaurant in not only Pembrokeshire or Wales, but in the whole of the UK! Grub Kitchen is located in a converted calf shed on the outskirts of St Davids, and is run by Head Chef Andy Holcroft (formerly chef at The Cwtch in St Davids) and entomologist/tv presenter Dr Sarah Beynon. This innovative restaurant incorporates entomophagy, the eating of bugs and insects, with quality cooking to create well-loved dishes on their menus. They combine edible insects with local produce to create impressive menus, all the while encouraging visitors to learn all about entamophagy. For those of you who might not be quite brave enough to sample an edible insect or two, you'll be pleased to know that Grub Kitchen offers something for everyone including bug-free dishes made with conservation grade local ingredients. 

This little cafe is situated right on the quay side of Solva with splendid views of the estuary serving home-made cakes, speciality coffees and a seasonal menu to eat in or take-away.


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.
The Harbour Inn is located overlooking the harbour in the coastal village of Solva. The pub has a combining modern design with traditional charm. Serving home-cooked food which is locally sourced where possible. Specialising in local sea food dishes and serving a hearty Sunday carvery every week. Real ales, wines and beers served in the bar as well as coffee, freshly ground and brewed to order.
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.
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.

 

Places To Eat near Gorwel

St Davids
Cwtch is an award-winning restaurant based in the heart of St. David's. This restaurant focusses on providing quality food with delicious flavours and works to use local seasonal produce for all meals. A lovely restaurant for anyone looking to eat in a relaxed and friendly environment. Please Note: There is no car park, but there is street parking available.
The Saffron Fine Dining is a family friendly Indian restaurant located in St Davids's so whether you want to eat in or take-away They will indulge your desire for exquisite hand crafted food that looks sensational and tastes divine, from canapés to the fine dining menus which are based in tradition and authenticity yet with a twist of modernity.
St Davids
Positioned on the Cross Square in the centre of St. David's, The Bishops certainly cannot be missed. A real traditional pub serving food seven days a week right throughout the year, this pub strives to serve fresh local fish as often possible - meaning almost daily! With the Cathedral just a few seconds walk down the road, if you're heading to St. David's then The Bishops is most definitely worth a visit.
St Davids

Blas Restaurant is located in the Twr y Felin Hotel in St Davids. The hotel is set in its own private grounds and situated just a ten-minute walk from the pembrokeshire coast path. They offer fine dining at a very high standard using local produce and serve lunches and evening meals.  You have the Oriel Lounge which caters for afternoon teas from 3pm till 5pm and the Cornel Bar is a pre-dinner art lovers snug. To complement the dining experience they have a selection of over twenty old world wines available for you to enjoy.



 

St Davids
The Farmers Arms in St. David's is a traditional, cosy country pub. With a real open fire and an outside patio, complete with an outside bar which comes to life during the summer months, this pub is a great place to go all year round. Especially perfect if you fancy a pint and a game of pool!
St Davids

St Davids kitchen is run by a family of farmers, they rear their own meat and grow their own vegetables allowing them to see their produce from farm to folk. As well as using their own ingredients they supports the local farmers, fishermen. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner all year round. They offer an extensive food and drink menu, with popular favourites including their own Welsh Black Beef, Ramsey Island Venison and Lamb, Solva Crab and Lobster. They also have themed nights and a changing specials board and take-away menu available. 



The hotel's Sea View Restaurant sources local Pembrokeshire Produce and Sea Food. The resident Chef Mark Napper carefully selects local producers and suppliers in Pembrokeshire where possible for the creation of our award winning cuisine. When available produce is purchased directly from local fisherman. The Sea View Restaurant can also caters for smaller to medium-sized functions.

St Davids
The very first insect restaurant in not only Pembrokeshire or Wales, but in the whole of the UK! Grub Kitchen is located in a converted calf shed on the outskirts of St Davids, and is run by Head Chef Andy Holcroft (formerly chef at The Cwtch in St Davids) and entomologist/tv presenter Dr Sarah Beynon. This innovative restaurant incorporates entomophagy, the eating of bugs and insects, with quality cooking to create well-loved dishes on their menus. They combine edible insects with local produce to create impressive menus, all the while encouraging visitors to learn all about entamophagy. For those of you who might not be quite brave enough to sample an edible insect or two, you'll be pleased to know that Grub Kitchen offers something for everyone including bug-free dishes made with conservation grade local ingredients. 

This little cafe is situated right on the quay side of Solva with splendid views of the estuary serving home-made cakes, speciality coffees and a seasonal menu to eat in or take-away.


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 Gorwel

Fishguard International Music Festival

Monday 24 July 2017 - Tuesday 01 August 2017

This International Music Festival incorporates orchestral concerts, chamber music, choral music and stage productions to create a full week of international music for all festival-goers to enjoy! Tickets available to buy online now https://fishguardmusicfestival.co.uk/concerts or by phone on 0333 666 3366 Monday to Friday 9am – 7pm; Saturday 9am – 5pm. If you are in the area you can also purchase tickets at Festival Box Office Theatr Gwaun, West St, Fishguard.

Pagoda Project in concert

Wednesday 26 July 2017

Folk and jazz fusion from Paul Hutchinson (Belshazzar's Feast, Hoover the Dog) and Karen Wimhurst of Cauld Blast Orchestra. Hear them in the evocative setting of a 200-year-old country chapel.  Event Contact Details:  Main Street Music Pembroke. Tel: 01646 621530. Email: burnettshill@btinternet.com. Tickets £10.

Mamma Mia, The Torch Theatres Sunset Cinema, Gelliswick Bay

Friday 28 July 2017

Kick starting The Torch Theatres annual sunset cinema showings will be Mamma Mia, at Gelliswick bay, Hakin!Doors open 7pm - film will commence at 9.30pm!Tickets are £10.00 each on the door, available to purchase now for an advanced price of £8.50.http://torchtheatre.co.uk/event_category/sunset-cinema-2017/

Roch Fete and Fun Dog Show

Saturday 29 July 2017

Come along to the annual family fun afternoon in Roch. The fete will have a selection of stalls,cream teas, BBQ & bar, ice-creams,games and side shows as well as the entertaining dog show.

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!

Edge Festival

Friday 11 August 2017 - Sunday 13 August 2017

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

The Llangwm Literary Festival

Friday 11 August 2017 - Sunday 13 August 2017

Pembrokeshire's newest Literary Festival where they will be showcasing some of the best in writing on a variety of themes. In addition, they are hosting creative writing and art workshops for adults and children, "Poems and Pints" and lots more....

Pembrokeshire County Show

Tuesday 15 August 2017 - Thursday 17 August 2017

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!

The Torch Theatres, Sunset Cinema, Beauty & The Beast

Friday 18 August 2017

The Torch Theatre will be showing Beauty & The Beast at Milford Havens waterfront on 18th August!Tickets available now online at £8.50 or £10.00 on the doorhttp://torchtheatre.co.uk/event_category/sunset-cinema-2017/

Aberjazz Jazz & Blues Festival

Thursday 24 August 2017 - Monday 28 August 2017

Held in various locations across the seaside town of Fishguard, this festival occurs annual over the August Bank Holiday celebrating jazz and blues music.

Camrose Vintage Working Day

Saturday 26 August 2017

A fundraising day for local charities, Camrose Vintage Working Day displays all kinds of vintage machinery for all to see and learn about how things used to work way back when. With entertainment such as Sheep Shearing and Folk Dancing, trade stands including those selling local crafts, and refreshments available - it's a great day out for people of all ages!

The Torch Theatres, Sunset Cinema, Lala Land

Friday 01 September 2017

The last film showing by the torch theatre will be Lala Land right from Milford Havens waterfront.Tickets are available now online at £8.50 or will be £10.00 on the door!

Family Fun and Fireworks

Saturday 28 October 2017

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. 

New Year's Eve Street Party

Sunday 31 December 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.

New Years Day Bonfire & Fireworks

Monday 01 January 2018

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.

St. David's Annual Charity Horse & Dog Show

Sunday 13 May 2018

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!

 

Historic Places near Gorwel

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.

 

Customer Reviews of Gorwel

Waine

Back again! A quiet, relaxing week to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary. Enjoyed it, as always - see you next year.


Farron

Many Thanks. I found Gorwel to be a trully lovely house and I hope one day to return. Thank you so much for a very comfortable stay at Gorwel ... would love to return next year.


Wobschall

Thank you very much for the large and comfortable accomodation. We all had a good time in St Davids ... the coastline and scenery are wonderful ... we will come here again.


Seth

We stayed at Gorwel several times many years ago. We liked it then - but it is even better now! We had a very nostalgic week visiting all our favourite coves and finding this wonderful coastline still unspoilt. Many Thanks


Calvert

We had a really lovely time in Wales...the house was lovely to.


Phillips

Wedi cael wythnos penigamp. Bu'm wrth ein boddau yma. Ty hyfryd, lleoliad gwych a diolch am drefnu cystal tywydd i'n hefyd! [A brilliant week. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves here. Lovely house, excellent location, and thanks for organising the weather for us!]


Nicola, aged 7

I loved staying in the house. It was fabulous and I loved it so much.


Smith Family

Thank you very much. We had a lovely holiday. The house is very comfortable. We enjoyed coastal walks and the wonderful beaches. Too short a stay.


Heywood & Waine

Lovely week. Lovely house, really enjoyed our stay here. Having a shower this time has really improved it! Would love to stay again! Thank you.


Rake Family

First time in St Davids, spending time with family. Enjoyed stepping back in to some memories of my youth with a house very much the same as I grew up in. Many good memories. Grandchildren enjoyed the garden, especially with the good weather we had.


Winter Family

A week of lovely walks on the coastal paths - and it was always good to return to such a warm, clean and spacious house. Having been brought up in a 30's semi, its very good to come across one in such a good condition, lovingly and sensitively maintained. Very many thanks for a special week!


Humphreys

Wythnos braf! Roedd y ty yn gynnes ac yn Ian. Euthum am dro ar hyd yr arfordir o Abereiddy i Borthgain a mwynhau'r golygfeydd a'n cinio yn y Sloop. Mae'n braf cael cawod yn y stafell molchi. [Lovely week! The house was warm and clean. We went on a coastal walk from Abereiddy to Porthgain and enjoyed the scenery and our lunch in the Sloop. It's great having a shower in the bathroom.]


Waine

Back again! A quiet, relaxing week to celebrate our Silver Wedding Anniversary. Enjoyed it, as always – see you next year


Farron

Many thanks. I found Gorwel to be a trully lovely house and I hope one day to return. Thank you so much for a very confortable stay at Gorwel ... would love to return next year.


Wobschall

Thank you very much for the large and comfortable accommodation. We all had a good time in St Davids ... the coastline and scenery are wonderful. ... we will come here again.


Seth

We stayed at Gorwel several times many years ago. We liked it then – but it is even better now! We had a very nostalgic week visiting all out favourite coves and finding this wonderful coastline still unspoilt. Many thanks.


Calvert

We had a really lovely time in Wales ... the house was lovely too


Anon

Love the house!


Ludlow

Booked on Saturday, arrived on Sunday to a week of glorious weather. We think the house is lovely, spacious and a bove all clean (thank you!)


Hunt Family

Who would have thought we could boast a week of no rain during the summer of 2007! House was lovely – great, spacious rooms.


Taylors Family

Love the house (our 3rd time!), love St Davids & love Pembrokeshire! As always we have had a great stay in St Davids – the whole family has enjoyed the relaxed and cheerful atmosphere ... a very comfortable family house. We'll be back.


Anderson Family

Convenient and comfortable ... Gorwel has a calm charm. St Davids always delights. Thank you.


A delightful house, very well situated. We all love the Cathedral & A delightful house, very well situated. We all love the Cathedral & Bishop's Palace. Marvellous walks ... very good trip to Ramsey Island ... puffins ... Bosheston lily pomds ... choughs ... peregrines, ravens, kestrels, guillemots & razorbills ... Manx shearwaters & porpoises.


Johnston Family

Very clean house and conveniently located, lovely walks ... boat trip around Skomer Island. Everyone we met around town was very friendly, adding to the pleasant experience of staying here.


Waine Family

We had a lovely week, fabulous weather, lots of walking ... heard cuckoos, saw porpoises. Would love to stay at gorwel again.1


Goodhead Family

We've had a fantastic time in St Davids. Gorwel has been a brilliant place to stay – lots of room, very clean and handily located. Stunning scenery ... seals ... We've stayed in lots of holiday cottages and this has been one of the best – Thank you.


Hope Family

Lots of space for a family.


Humphreys family

Cartref oddi cartref . Gywliau hyfryd eleni eto. [Home from home. Lovely holiday again this year]


Anon

Lovely house, lovely views, we had a wonderful time.


Gorwel 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 property is approached via an A-road. Gorwel is a 2-storeyed property. Access to the house is up a small step (60mm/2½”) along path and up five more (150mm/6”) steps (wooden handrail provided). Car parking space for 1 car plus garage at side of property (up & over door). Alternative access through garage and up ramp leading to path to entrance door. Two 110mm (4½“) steps into house. The automatic washing machine (front-loader) is in a separate area off kitchen. The lounge includes TV with teletext, other entertainment equipment and remote control. Stairs to first floor (11 steps to half landing, 1 step, then 4 steps;(no lift). Smoke alarms fitted at ground and first floor levels. Level lawns to front and rear of the house (very slight slope up to back lawn). Automatic (PIR) external lighting to main (street) approach. Public transport (local bus service and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park’s shuttle service) approx. 100m to bus stops.

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