Kiln House

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Holiday Home in Porthgain

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Kiln House

Kiln House is a detached property situated by the side of the harbour, on the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, where there is plenty to see and do. A swim, a stroll around the harbour, watching the fishermen preparing to go out - and thats all before breakfast. Similarly, in the evening, to be able to relax and watch glorious sunsets either from indoors or outside on the terrace.

Kiln House has been designed to make full use of its sunny, sheltered position. All rooms, apart from two bedrooms, have glorious sea views with light and sunny aspects.

The garden terrace could be considered dangerous for toddlers.

Ground Floor: Sitting room, kitchen/dining room, bathroom/overhead shower/whb/wc, utility room.

First Floor: Double room/4 ft wide bed, double room/kingsize bed, twin room, single room, shower room/whb/wc.

Heating: Open fire, convectors.

Electricity: , Coal & logs charged according to use. Oil for Aga: Free.

Parking: 1 car plus public car park.

Facilities: Aga cooker/hot water, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV/freesat, DVD player, music system, iPod dock, WiFi, garden furniture, barbecue. Storage for bikes, boards etc.

Pets: Yes.

Website: www.kilnhouse.co.uk


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2 + Double Beds
2 Baths/Showers
Access to Coastal Path
BBQ
Bath
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Detached
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Freezer
Garden Furniture
Has Parking
Internet Access
Near Boat Launching
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Within a mile of the sea/water

Attractions near Kiln House

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.
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.

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 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. 
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. 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.
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. 

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.

 

Beaches near Kiln House

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.

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.
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.
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.
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 Kiln House

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.
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.
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
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.
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. 
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.

 

Places To Eat near Kiln House

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.
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.
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
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.
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. 
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 Kiln House

Scolton Manor Autumn Festival

Sunday 01 October 2017

Scolton Manor will be hosting an Autumn Fair full of stalls, local produce, food, plants, arts, crafts, gifts and jewellery. *please note there will be a £2.50 parking chargeInformation/EnquiriesNikki Caldwell - 01437731328

A Journey of World Music

Saturday 07 October 2017

200 voices unite at St Davids Cathedral for A Journey of World Music on Saturday 7th October. This concerts stars the Hywel Girls' Choir and Hywel Boy Singers, the Llanelli Choral Society, the Haverfordwest Male Voice Choir and the Angelicus Celtic previously on Britains Got Talent. Music will include songs such as Ave Maria, the Hallelujah Choras, Nessun Dorma, Aida's Grand March and Phantom of the Opera. Doors open at 6.45pm and booking in advance is recommended. To Book tickets please see www.ticketsource.co.uk/hywelchoir or call 07795236807 or go direct to St Davids Bookshop. £15 general tickets, £20 V.I.P - group tickets also available at a discounted price.

Ramsey Island 3 Peaks Run

Saturday 07 October 2017

If you love running in beautiful places then this is the event for you - the event will consist of a 6k run through an island full of rich wild life, fauna and spectacular views. There will be a boat trip initially from St Justinian's and the run will commence at at 10.00 on Ramsey Island with a return boat at 12.30, there will also be cakes, tea and coffee at the end of the run.https://www.man-upuk.com/tours/2044/

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest - The Torch Theatre

Wednesday 11 October 2017 - Saturday 28 October 2017

The Torch Theatre will be showing One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest from 11th October to 28th October, viewing times will be 2.00pm and 19.30pm. For more information on exact times and dates please visit http://torchtheatre.co.uk/events/one-flew-over-the-cuckoos-nest/.

Spooktacular Nights at Oakwood

Thursday 26 October 2017 - Tuesday 31 October 2017

This Halloween why not face your phobias on the many thrilling rollercoasters, get your face painted, get lost in the mazes or watch the halloween shows that oakwood will be presenting this October! There will also be 'Spooktacular Bites Back' on 28th October at 5.30pm with a scare fest full of exciting Halloween antics.

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. 

Picton Castle Spooky Halloween

Saturday 28 October 2017 - Friday 03 November 2017

Picton Castle will be hosting a fun raising event from 28th October – 3rd November 10 am – 5pm. The week will consist of many activities and games for families to enjoy! There will even be spooky tours of the castle commencing every half an hour with the last one of the day being 4 pm. All Activities will commence at 11am, tickets are £8 per Adult and £6 per child, under 5s can go free!

Dr Beynons Bug Farm - Spooktacular Halloween Party

Tuesday 31 October 2017

Dy Beynons popular Bug Farm located in St Davids will be hosting a 'Spooktacular Halloween' party on 31st October. There will be bug tastic bites served by The Grub Kitchen, Halloween themed games, fancy dress and much more!

Oriel Y Parc

Tuesday 31 October 2017

Get creative this Halloween at Oriel Y Parc with their Halloween workshop. Create collages inspired by ghost, witches and all the Halloween classics! Tickets are £3 per child and all children must be accompanied by an adult. For tickets please call 01437720392.

Crafty Creepy Castle Torch Theatre

Thursday 02 November 2017

The Torch Theatre will be showing crafty creep castle on 2nd Novemeber, for more information and tickets please visit - http://torchtheatre.co.uk/events/craftys-creepy-castle/.

Trewern Arms, Nevern Bonfire & Fireworks Night

Sunday 05 November 2017

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.

Milford Haven Roundtable Fireworks

Sunday 05 November 2017

Milford Haven Roundtable will be hosting a fireworks display, the event will feature food stalls and a funfair for kids to enjoy, the event is free and will be open 4.30pm - 8.30pm.

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 Kiln House

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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 Kiln House

Middleton family

Beautiful location, well designed accommodation, you could see the sea from the lounge and bedrooms, Great coastal walks with the dog. Enjoyed every day in the house, it was lovely we were shocked when we arrived how beautiful it was, Thank you


Suzanne &Quoikin,

Had a wonderful time, 1st time for us. Lovely situation & well equipped house. Thank you. Felt very at home. Found the property lovely & clean.


Anne, Pat & Family

Great location, fantastic long weekend. Welsh Grands Slam, a birthday celebration & Mother’s Day Great welcome in The Sloop, fab food in the Shed. We will definitely come back to stay in Porthgain again.


Paul, Claire & Pip

Great house, full of character Pip loved the Aga in her bedroom! The Sloop food & Welsh scrumpy cider were great Had a very relaxed week. The Shed take out fish & chips a godsend when I couldn’t be bothered to cook.. We will hopefully be back in future. Cheers.


Cole Family

It was a lovely time, no complaints.. I love the view was beautiful so lovely. The TV had great channels & choices It is great here as it is right next to loads of beaches & a great theme park Love it Thank you!


Foster Family

This is one of the best holiday cottages ever! I loved eating the crab & lobster & the Sloop Inn. Also I LOVED the beach because there are plenty of shells to collect & I have found a lobster leg & a crab claw. From Jasmine.


Sue, Clive &LisbethHawling

Really lovely house & so well equipped! Beautifully clean on our arrival. Have been visiting Porthgain for ?36 years & have always wanted to stay in this house & it was all we could have hoped for. Aga v welcome as it’s v cold for this time in May.Thank you for sharing this lovely house with us!


John, David, Simon, Julie

Lovely to be back again, weather was marvelous all week & house as lovely as every. Will be back.


Kieran & Elizabeth

Without doubt the most pleasant & comfortable &well situated accommodation we have stayed in this year.


Venables Family

So good to be back in this wonderful house. 28 years since our last visit!Well worth the wait despite the weather High winds & very heavy rain. So glad you replaced the windows!


Maloney Hills & Waters

An interesting week in our Porthgain favourite, Kiln House. A seal in the harbor & more in the bays. Some fine weather & a day & night of wild wind & rain – thank goodness for the new windows. A firework display in the harbour.


Izzy& John

Comfortable & quirky cottage. The Aga was invaluable for drying clothes & walking boots….


Clark & Armstrong Families

Undoubtedly this house offers the best views in Porthgain combined with interesting topography. Comfortable accommodation. Saw 2 seal pups in the harbour Very enjoyable week ‘Probably the best views for washing up in the world’. Lovely time will miss that view, hope to return.


Louise & Jeremy & ‘Leah’

Back after a 10yr absence. Forgot how much we liked this cottage. Will miss the early morning walks with Leah. Wonderful area.


Hay Family

We’ve had a wonderful week. Weather forecast for the west was atrocious but the weather’s been fine, apart from Wednesday. We’ve managed to get out & have great walks every day! This is the 3rd or 4th time we’ve stayed at the Kiln & it never fails to deliver. We’ve been very comfortable & the Aga was great for keeping the dog warm, the clothes dry &was great for cooking too! Thank you for a great week. I am sure we will come again one day


Debbie, Naneh, Peter and Julie

An amazing place with wonderful views to sit and watch the world or the sea go by


The Sharp Family

The house was one of the best cottages that we have ever stayed in and my 7 yr old said the house was "mega cool". The cliff walks from the back door of Kiln House to Abereiddy were worth being here just for that but above all we felt at home here and enjoyed the impressive seaside views.


Jasmin and Mike

Excellent views and atmosphere. Very relaxing weekend. Accommodation felt right from the second we got here. Dogs enjoyed the freedom.


The Palfrey Family

Wonderful wild weather - fantastic break. Cleared the Christmas cobwebs.


The Nelson and Geales

First visit to Kiln House, This is a perfet location - good food and good beer on the doorstep. I'm glad we decided to alter our weeks holiday so that we could stay at Kiln House. It lived up to all expectations.


The Hutchinson and Fowkes Families

16th year although first in October. Why have we waited this long to come in the Autumn?! Fantastic weather - very mild. Highlights included evening trip for stargazing, many great walks and of course The Sloop. Weather clear, harbour lovely, saw a seal come right in.


The Chapmans

As great a place as ever - our 4th visit - updated bathrooms a great improvement


The Thompson Family

Lovely holiday, loved Porthgain and children really enjoyed the harbour. Great to find somewhere that takes dogs close to the sea.


The Hartridge Family

Brilliant house, brilliant location, brilliant pub!! Porthgain is a really interesting place, especially watching the life in the harbour.


The Hodges Family

Our first (and not our last) visit to Kiln House. Will always remember finally seeing the house for real after only seeing pics online. Wow!!! An idyllic location - so many places to go and to see. Food in the Sloop was amazing. Will definitely be back.


The Walsh Family

Thank you for a brilliant week. It's a picture postcard house in real life. Very well equipped and lots of space.


Hogg Family

How lovely to find Kiln House just as lovely, homely comfortable and unchanged from our visits 12 and more years ago. The new bathrooms and appliances much apreciated though. This house must have given so many people such pleasure over the years - long may it continue. Thank you.


Graeme and Dee

First stay in Kiln House, although not the first time in Porthgain.Great house in stunning location-we will miss waking up to the sound of the sea, as well as the Aga! Walking out of the door onto the coastal path is wonderful.We had a great time and hope to come back.


Hutchinson & Fowkes families

13th visit to Kiln House but first at Easter-great to have it staying light later!Thanks for another excellent holiday, the house was perfect as usual and the setting even better!House great, the Sloop even better-if only the parents woudl learn to control their drinking!!


Jones family

Idyllic setting, great walks, lovely house,excellent beaches, nice pubs.What more do you want?


Myserslough

Out of all the places I have been on holiday, this has to be one of my favourite places to go.My brother sister and I are hoping to buy the place when we are older and rich enough.I cant wait until the next time I come.Thank you very much for a wonderful time (Ruth 14yrs)


Sarah, David and Sheila

Wonderful house in stunning location-will miss the views and sound of the sea.Great walking from the door!Sloop and Shed both highly recommended.


Serena & Peter

Great cottage and the views from the sitting room window are wonderful;very warm and cosy.Love the aga


Adams family

Lovely cottage with beautiful views.Enjoyed watching the porpoises and seals from the cliff which is only a short walk away.Hope to come again soon.Loved the round window in the second bedroom.


Hutchinson & Fowkes families

Excellent holiday yet again-weather fantastic.Porpoises and seals seen off St Davids Head.The annual treasure hunt around the village and fishing for crabs off the rocks and from the quay kept the children amused (well they are 20 and 21 now!)A perfect way to chill out from work and uni.Already looking forward to our next visit


Palfrey family

Have always been told that May is the best time of year to come-having finally managed it, know that it is true! Fabulous weather-glorious coast path walks, the flowers have been unbelievable. Back in the summer.


The Grace & Stapleton families

Like the owners we have kept an eye on this place when visiting Portgain over the years-like it even more having stayed here.Top tip-catch the bus to Abercastle and walk back over the coast path and you will enjoy your beer at The Sloop even more...


Claire, Phil and Jet the dog

First visit here,thoroughly enjoyed our week.Great house-loved the Aga;want one!Loved all the walks and the sunsets were amazing. Happy dog too!


Michail & Alyson

A really relaxing week.Last week of the excellent bus service-we made use to Solva, Whitesands and St Justinians.House is looking very smart with redecoration and carpets.Will be back again


Les & Jill and family

Had really good week;weather mixed but plenty to see and do as usual.Lots of laughs and large amounts of food


Barbara & Collin

A lovely week! Some wonderful rough seas and good cliff walking.Food and hospitality at The Sloop fantastic.House comfortable and warm, location stunning


Kiln House 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.


Approached from A487 then approximately 2 miles of narrow country lanes. Cottage is accessed by steep rough surfaced track leading to small parking area (1 car).

Main entrance door (80cm wide) reached by 3 steps (15, 20 and 30cm high).

Alternative entrances: kitchen door (80cm wide, one 25cm step) reached by 3 steps down (20, 20 and 10cm) over lawn from car parking space; French doors (110cm wide, two steps 15 and 20cm) reached by 6 steps down (10-20cm) over lawn from car parking space.

Guests are not met on arrival, so no assistance with luggage is available.

Garden is steep and terraced (8 steps 20cm high leading from upper lawned area to lower concrete terrace). Lower terrace is not fenced, with 2.5m drop to roadway below. Upper lawned garden contains a lime kiln (designated ancient monument), with an unprotected 60cm drop from the lawn into the top of the kiln and 3m drop to roadway.

From hall: one 20cm step down into kitchen; two 20cm steps down into sitting room; two 15cm steps up into utility room.

Well lit kitchen and sitting rooms (natural and artificial lighting).

Kitchen contains Aga for water heating cooking – permanently hot surfaces.

TV with teletext operated by remote control.

Telephone to receive incoming calls and contact emergency services.

Upstairs is accessed by wooden, open tread spiral staircase (10 steps, 25cm spacing) leading to narrow landing (70cm wide). Staircase has rope handrail.

All upstairs rooms have limited headroom in places.

From landing: two 15cm steps down into master bedroom (narrow access – 50cm wide); one 25cm step up into bathroom; one 25cm step up into single bedroom.

Guide dogs welcome.

External lights at front and side of property.

Public transport (local bus service) approximately 200m to unprotected bus stop.

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