Lower Folly

Ref: 33494

Holiday Cottage in Nolton Haven

Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
5
Lower Folly

Lower Folly is a spacious detached stone farmhouse perfect for 8, but can be booked with Little Folly situated next door for a larger group of 12. Renovated throughout to a high standard, it enjoys the most envious position down a country lane surrounded by farmland, it has stunning views out over St Brides Bay and is only a 10 minute walk to the beach at Nolton Haven and the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path.

Steps lead down and into a spacious L-shaped open-plan living area, a really light and airy space with large windows on two sides to make the most of the breathtaking views. The modern fitted kitchen is well-equipped with comfortable seating and a dining table for all to sit round, the double-sided wood burning stove ensures a cosy feel on chillier evenings, while the bi-fold doors open the space up to the paved split-level terrace for alfresco dining. The spacious sitting room is more traditional in style with retained exposed stone walls and beams, as well as sea views. There is a twin bedroom and bathroom off this, while stairs lead up to 3 further bedrooms on the first floor, all with sea views, the 2 doubles with their Hypnos beds and ensuite shower rooms offer contemporary luxury in warm muted blues and greys reflecting the surrounding landscape.

The paved terrace with its sea views has steps down to a lawned area, there is plenty of space for children to play. Enjoy summer evenings round the shared sunken fire pit soaking up the sweeping sea views. At night the dark skies are amazing, unpolluted by light, marvel at the stars and planets overhead.

There is a pub in Nolton Haven overlooking the beach within walking distance, spend your days on the beach or take to the Coastal Path to explore this wonderful coastline. There are a range of stunning beaches nearby that are ideal for families and popular with surfers and watersport enthusiasts both beginners and professional alike including Newgale and Broad Haven both with excellent pubs and village shops where you can enjoy a meal or a drink after your day on the beach.

A must of any holiday though has to be a beach ride nearby at Nolton Haven or why not enjoy a meal at the Druidston Hotel overlooking the picturesque cove and beach below. Conveniently situated, the pretty market town of Haverfordwest with its range of facilities is only a short drive or why not visit the tiny city of St Davids with its historical Cathedral and Bishops Palace, as well as a range of shops, pubs and restaurants, the picturesque harbour village of Solva is also worth a stop.

A wonderful holiday home with stunning views for families and friends to enjoy.

Care needed as some unfenced drops in the garden.

Shares the same location as 33493 Little Folly.


Please ensure your read our access statement for this cottage in the tab above for more information, however if you are still unsure whether the property will be suitable for your needs, don't hesitate to call us on 01437 765 765 to discuss your specific requirements.

Ground Floor: Steps down to entrance, open plan lounge/kitchen/diner, glazed porch, main sitting room, twin room, bathroom/overhead shower/whb/wc.

First Floor: Double room/king size bed/ensuite shower room/whb/wc, twin room, double room/ensuite shower room/whb/wc.

Heating: Oil central heating, underfloor heating in kitchen/diner, wood burner - starter pack provided.

Electricity: & Oil: £35 per week Sept - May, free June - August.

Parking: 3 spaces on shared drive.

Facilities: Electric induction hob, oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, Smart TV, towels, WiFi, garden furniture, shared sunken fire pit.

Pets: No.


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Lower Folly Features

2 + Double Beds
2 Twin Bedrooms
3 Baths/Showers
Access to Coastal Path
Bath
Coffee machine
Detached
Dishwasher
Ensuite Facilities
Freezer
Full Central Heating
Garden Furniture
Has Parking
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No Smoking
Overhead Shower
Pub
Real Fire/Woodburner
Sea/water views
Shower Cubicle
Towels Provided
Washer/dryer
Within a mile of the sea/water

Attractions near Lower Folly

Haverfordwest
Hilton Court Gardens is the most idyllic place to visit, particularly on warm sunny days. With 8 acres of woodland, cascading waterfalls, rustic wooden bridges, ponds and lakes, there really is plenty to see. For any of you wildlife lovers out there, Hilton Court Gardens are bursting with a whole array of wildlife and flowers. Dogs are welcomed in the gardens providing they are kept on leads. 
Located in a pretty coastal village, Nolton Stables is located to enable visitors to take full advantage of Pembrokeshire's beaches and coastal fields. Suitable for all ages and riding ability, the stables offer a range of riding activities. Visitors can also experience the thrill seeking activity 'Zorbing' and 'Segway', a crazy, exhilarating, adrenaline experience that will have you coming back for more.
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.
Haverfordwest
Get airborne at Wales' first indoor trampoline park. Over 100 interconnected trampolines, angled walls, roll-over platforms, slamdunk basketball nets, grab bags, trick airbag. They also have a FREE under 5's soft play section which is perfect to keep the little ones entertained. Parents can relax and enjoy a coffee and cake in the Hangar 5 Café located right by the soft play area. High flying fun for all of the family! Disco nights every Friday for all ages. Trampoline fitness classes are also available. On-line booking is advisable. Check the Book Now section of the website for information on special age sessions, sessions for those with autism and Pizza Thursdays! Dogs are welcomed providing they are clean, friendly and kept on leads. 
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.
Head for the skies and see Wales from a very different angle! This school offers a range of pleasure flights and flying lessons in both aeroplanes and microlights.
Haverfordwest
West Wales Karting, Withybush, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire is an indoor karting centre for family fun or competitive racing. Pit Lane access via a 20 metre footbridge spanning the Start/Finish Line with superb views of the entire track, 5 hairpins, Varying levels of grip ,Huge S bends section, 70 metre straight and with a choice of 10, 20 or 40 laps. There are group events of grand prix and endurance available. Racesuits, gloves and helmets are provided with a full safety briefing by experienced staff.
Enjoy spending time with your family and friends in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. Creative Cafe have over 100 items for you to choose from... everything from mugs & plates to monsters & fairies... they've got it all! Prices start from as little as £5.00 per item plus a studio fee of £4.75. Their is an artist in everyone and have plenty of ideas - books, stencils, stamps and sponges available to help you on your way. Staff are always happy to help, so expert help is always near.
Haverfordwest
The Palace Cinema is a two screen cinema situated at the top of Haverfordwest town. Showing a range of films, the cinema is equipped with Sony Digital 4K. They do not take bookings and seats cannot be reserved, so it is recommended to arrive early enough to avoid disappointment. Refreshments are available, as are 3D glasses when 3D films are being shown.
Every Friday, Haverfordwest Riverside Shopping Centre opens it's streets to the popular Haverfordwest Farmer's Market. This market offers a wide range of good quality local produce where you can buy and taste many of the products, as well as speak to the people behind the produce. These markets offer seasonal produce throughout the year including Christmas goodies throughout the month of December as well as Harvest produce at their special Harvest Fayre event which happens every September. Their special Easter Market offers a wide range of Easter goodies as well as children's activities such as an Easter Egg Hunt and face painting. The summer kicks off with a special BBQ Market where you can pick up all the produce you need for a great barbecue including meat, veg, sauces and chutneys - you might also pick up a few top tips from their cookery demonstrations!

 

Beaches near Lower Folly

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!
Broad Haven
Druidstone Haven can be found by following the winding coastal road between Nolton Haven and Broad Haven. It is a well hidden, long and sandy beach, enclosed on three sides by spectacular cliffs. Access to the beach is by two fairly steep footpaths. There are no amenities on the beach, but the nearby Druidstone Hotel has a good menu and a lovely outdoor seating area, providing the most glorious views of the beach and as far out to sea as the eye can see.
There is only limited parking on the side of the coastal road, but it is also possible to stop here on the Puffin Shuttle Bus.
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.
Broad Haven
Broad Haven (west) is a large, magnificent area of sand, which runs the entire length of Broad Haven Village and is a regular Blue Flag award winner. It is a favourite with both bathers and water sports enthusiasts and is ideally facilitated with pubs, shops, restaurant, cafe etc. 
Broad Haven's westerly facing sands offer excellent conditions for kite-surfing, kite-buggying, walking and sandcastle building. 
It’s not hard to see why this beach is one of the most popular windsurfing beaches in this area and home to Haven Sports water sports shop. There is a car park at the southern end of the beach opposite Haven Sports and a larger car park a small distance from the beach at the North End of the bay. 

Little Haven
Little Haven is a picturesque old fishing village with steep streets that descend to a sandy beach with a slipway for small boats, including the local inshore rescue boat. The beach itself is popular with swimmers, divers and kayaks in the summer months. At low tide you can walk along the beach to Broad Haven, passing Settlands on the way, there are numerous caves and rock pools to explore however Settlands is only accessible at low tide so be careful not to get cut off here.
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.
St Brides Haven is a shingle cove with sand exposed at low tide. It is excellent for swimming, bathing, snorkelling and diving. There are plenty of rock pools to explore making it great fun for families.
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 Ishmaels
A large expanse of subtly coloured sand is revealed at this estuary when the tide retreats. Suitable for bathing, although swift currents do arise at some stages of the tide. There are many rock pools for youngsters to explore as well as the stream and stepping stones on the western side - care needed when tide is coming in. There is a free car park on the grass which is adjacent to the footpath.
This lovely and secluded beach is also open to dogs all year around.
St Ishmaels
Lindsway Bay is a sandy cove situated less than 1 mile from St Ishmaels. It is a lovely bathing spot for families, along with being popular with surfers. The nearest parking is in St Ishmaels village by the sports field. From here take the footpath along the west side of the field to the coast path, follow the coast path for approx 200 yards eastwards. Access to the beach is then down a steep zig-zag path with stone and concrete steps. At the bottom it is a short walk over the sandstone boulders to reach the sand. Once you get to the sand, you'll know it was worth the little stroll!

 

Places To Drink near Lower Folly

Haverfordwest
Hilton Court Gardens is the most idyllic place to visit, particularly on warm sunny days. With 8 acres of woodland, cascading waterfalls, rustic wooden bridges, ponds and lakes, there really is plenty to see. For any of you wildlife lovers out there, Hilton Court Gardens are bursting with a whole array of wildlife and flowers. Dogs are welcomed in the gardens providing they are kept on leads. 
Victoria Inn is located on the edge of the village of Roch, just 1 mile from the golden sands of Newgale Beach. With a great view of the bay. They serving home-made food and real ales and have special themed nights such as Senior Citizen Lunch Specials on Thursdays, Curry night on Fridays and not forgetting the traditional Sunday roast which is served between 12-3pm. Please Note: Lunch served everyday expect Monday & Tuesday and every evenings, except Sunday & Monday. Sunday Lunch, booking is advisable.
A lovely seaside pub offering food and drink all year round. This pub is family run giving it a friendly atmosphere, perfect for a relaxing pint after a dip in the sea! A selection of drinks is available, including a range of real ales.
The Ocean Cafe, Bar and Restaurant is in a great location overlooking the seaside at Broad Haven. If you're wanting food with a view, this restaurant is most certainly the one for you! Please Note: Dogs must be well behaved, and are not allowed in the restaurant area.
Little Haven
The Swan Inn is a 200 year old seaside Inn with one of the best views in Pembrokeshire. They have a open log fires, with a rustic charm and a traditional atmosphere where you can enjoy a range of real ales and wines. You can choose to eat on the ground floor restaurant or the contemporary first floor dining room. Many produces are soured locally from St Brides Bay crab, home smoked mackerel and they even bake their own bread. They offer lunch and supper, and every Sunday, lunches are served from 12 till 3pm. Please note: Smaller potions are available for children. The cooking is modern British and of exceptional quality. The commitment to seasonal and local produce is strong and the menu includes Welsh rib eye steak, local diver caught scallops, St Brides Bay crab, Welsh cheese and locally made ice cream. Get here early evening, grab a table with one of the best views in Pembrokeshire and settle down with a group of friends and a bottle of wine or on Sundays enjoy a traditional roast, leaf through the papers and relax.
Little Haven
A welcoming pub looking over sandy bay, popular generously served food including pizzas and good local fish, Marstons-related ales, decent choice of wines by the glass, tea and cafetière coffee, bare-boards bar and carpeted dining area with big oak tables, beams, some stripped stone, castle prints, pool in back area. Children and dogs welcome in the outside picnic area.
Little Haven
St Brides Inn is a peaceful pub situated near the beach at Little Haven. A lovely country pub making the most of fresh local produce whenever possible. This pub boasts a popular beer garden just opposite where you can enjoy a meal and/or drink. Please Note: There is no designated car park, but there is a public car park just opposite. Dogs allowed in picnic area only. Any dietary requirements can be accommodated, please notify in advance.
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 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 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.

 

Places To Eat near Lower Folly

Haverfordwest
Hilton Court Gardens is the most idyllic place to visit, particularly on warm sunny days. With 8 acres of woodland, cascading waterfalls, rustic wooden bridges, ponds and lakes, there really is plenty to see. For any of you wildlife lovers out there, Hilton Court Gardens are bursting with a whole array of wildlife and flowers. Dogs are welcomed in the gardens providing they are kept on leads. 
Victoria Inn is located on the edge of the village of Roch, just 1 mile from the golden sands of Newgale Beach. With a great view of the bay. They serving home-made food and real ales and have special themed nights such as Senior Citizen Lunch Specials on Thursdays, Curry night on Fridays and not forgetting the traditional Sunday roast which is served between 12-3pm. Please Note: Lunch served everyday expect Monday & Tuesday and every evenings, except Sunday & Monday. Sunday Lunch, booking is advisable.
Broad Haven
The Druidstone is set on a tranquil seafront spot, with big windows looking out across St Bride's Bay and an 8-minute walk from the beach. As well a the main room, there are tables in the bar downstairs, or outside on a terrace overlooking the sea. The chef sources local ingredients, Welsh lamb, fresh sea bass and other fish and mixes traditional and global recipes. Every Tuesdays there's a themed buffet ‘feast' – Indian, Moroccan, Mexican, or wherever has caught the chefs fancy. The restaurant has been in the Good Food Guide consistently since 1974. The food is genuinely home-made, using fresh ingredients from local suppliers
A lovely seaside pub offering food and drink all year round. This pub is family run giving it a friendly atmosphere, perfect for a relaxing pint after a dip in the sea! A selection of drinks is available, including a range of real ales.
The Ocean Cafe, Bar and Restaurant is in a great location overlooking the seaside at Broad Haven. If you're wanting food with a view, this restaurant is most certainly the one for you! Please Note: Dogs must be well behaved, and are not allowed in the restaurant area.
Haverfordwest
The Pelcomb pub & restaurant is a family friendly county style pub, with a great choice of food, and real ales. Traditional menu and special's. Children's menus available and can also make some of the adult meals in smaller sized portion. In the summer months they often have live bands, theme nights. Please note: Dogs allowed in the beer garden and bar area only. They can cater for groups seating a maximum of 60 people. There would need to be a set menu and food would need to be pre-ordered.
Little Haven
The Swan Inn is a 200 year old seaside Inn with one of the best views in Pembrokeshire. They have a open log fires, with a rustic charm and a traditional atmosphere where you can enjoy a range of real ales and wines. You can choose to eat on the ground floor restaurant or the contemporary first floor dining room. Many produces are soured locally from St Brides Bay crab, home smoked mackerel and they even bake their own bread. They offer lunch and supper, and every Sunday, lunches are served from 12 till 3pm. Please note: Smaller potions are available for children. The cooking is modern British and of exceptional quality. The commitment to seasonal and local produce is strong and the menu includes Welsh rib eye steak, local diver caught scallops, St Brides Bay crab, Welsh cheese and locally made ice cream. Get here early evening, grab a table with one of the best views in Pembrokeshire and settle down with a group of friends and a bottle of wine or on Sundays enjoy a traditional roast, leaf through the papers and relax.
Little Haven
A welcoming pub looking over sandy bay, popular generously served food including pizzas and good local fish, Marstons-related ales, decent choice of wines by the glass, tea and cafetière coffee, bare-boards bar and carpeted dining area with big oak tables, beams, some stripped stone, castle prints, pool in back area. Children and dogs welcome in the outside picnic area.
Little Haven
St Brides Inn is a peaceful pub situated near the beach at Little Haven. A lovely country pub making the most of fresh local produce whenever possible. This pub boasts a popular beer garden just opposite where you can enjoy a meal and/or drink. Please Note: There is no designated car park, but there is a public car park just opposite. Dogs allowed in picnic area only. Any dietary requirements can be accommodated, please notify in advance.
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.

 

Events near Lower Folly

FPCNP Event: Last Invasion Walk / Malawi: Working in the Hospitals Presentation

Wednesday 20 February 2019

The February event from the Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP) is yet to be confirmed but is due to take place on the 20th. Providing the weather holds up, you can join the Friends for a Last Invasion Walk at Fishguard or attend an evening presentation about Malawi: Working in the Hospitals. To book a place, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.

Saundersfoot Cawl By The Sea

Saturday 02 March 2019

Take a cawl tour of Saundersfoot tasting homemade bowls of the Welsh dish throughout the town and vote for your favourite. More details to be announced nearer to the event. 

FPCNP Presentation: Lighthouses of Pembrokeshire & West Wales

Wednesday 13 March 2019

This March, spend an evening with the Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP) in Haverfordwest and learn all about the many lighthouses across our county and West Wales. To book a place, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.

FPCNP Walk: Pentre Ifan and the Surrounds

Saturday 06 April 2019

Explore the historical Pembrokeshire landmark, Pentre Ifan, and the surrounding area with Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP). You will gain a great insight into the back story of this incredible feature whilst enjoying a fresh countryside walk with wonderful views. To book a place, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.

FPCNP Expedition: Milford Museum & Tour of Milford

Wednesday 24 April 2019

The date for this event is not confirmed, but is set to take place some time late April. The Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP) will be paying a visit to Milford Museum which will be followed by a tour around Milford, and welcome you to come along. To book a place, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.

Haverfoodfest

Saturday 04 May 2019

After it's huge success in previous years, the Haverfoodfest is back! Making the most of quality local produce, the Haverfoodfest welcomes everyone to sample the incredible food and drink that our local producers have to offer. With a number of food stalls, as well as demonstrations, competitions and entertainment, the Haverfoodfest is certainly one to be on the list of events to go to this year!

FPCNP Expedition: Ramsey & Grassholm Islands

Saturday 04 May 2019

The date for this event is not yet confirmed but is set to take place some time early May. Hosted by the RSPB and Marine Special Areas of Conservation, you can join the Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP) on a trip to the islands of Ramsey and Grassholm, both known for their magnificent wildlife and seabirds. This is a fantastic opportunity to go wildlife spotting and enjoy a Guided Walk learning all about the islands. 

Kapow! 5K Inflatable Obstacle Course

Saturday 04 May 2019

Enter a 5K fun run at Carew Airfield this May and help Paul Satori fund raise for their great cause. This fun run will take place across an inflatable course complete with obstacles, foam and more! Join in the fun with superhero fancy dress for a really fun day out! Restrictions do apply - kids can take part but must meet the height requirement of 1.2m; children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, visit www.paulsatori.org or call 01437 763223

The Preseli Beast

Saturday 11 May 2019

The Preseli Beast is an off-road racing event, still a relatively new event. Approximately 24 miles off road, this race takes in a route through wooded valleys, trails and paths taking in scenery across the Gwaun Valley and Newport Bay. Opt for a smaller race with the Beast Bach, an 11 mile off-road race, or rise to the challenge of the Ultrabeast - a 32 mile off-road race! The start and finish are in Maenclochog, with the Ultrabeast kicking off first.

St. Davids Annual Charity Horse & Dog Show

Sunday 12 May 2019

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!

Tour of Pembrokeshire

Saturday 18 May 2019

Running from the event headquarters at Crug Glas Country House Hotel near St Davids, this event sees approximately 1500 cyclists take part in the sportive tour of Pembrokeshire. There are now four distance routes covering much of North Pembrokeshire taking you through Fishguard, Newport and Cardigan depending on the distance you take part in. It's a great event for athletes and supporters alike, children can even take part too! Please note, all riders under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. 

St Davids Cathedral Festival

Friday 24 May 2019 - Friday 31 May 2019

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. 

The Big Retreat, Wales

Friday 24 May 2019 - Monday 27 May 2019

Head to the peaceful village of Lawrenny this May for a festival dedicated to wellbeing of the mind, body and soul. Take part in a yoga or pilates class, zumba, ballet fusion or meditation. Learn something new in a chocolate workshop, a creative art workshop or even a spoon carving workshop! You will also have the opportunity to get involved with a range of activities including foraging and surfing. Top off your relaxing weekend with some great live music!  See https://www.thebigretreatwales.co.uk/ for more information and to buy tickets. Please note, dogs are not permitted at this event. 

Fishguard Folk Festival

Friday 24 May 2019 - Monday 27 May 2019

The Fishguard Folk Festival, always guaranteed to be a fun weekend! With a number of concerts, performances, workshops and events taking place at various locations throughout Fishguard, there's plenty to choose from!

FPCNP Walk: St Brides Pumphouse & Demonstration

Monday 27 May 2019

Join the Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park for a walk along the beautiful coast at St Brides this Bank Holiday. Your walk will be paired with a demonstration at the Pumphouse in St Brides guaranteeing an interesting day out for all. To book a place, call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758. Please note, date may vary nearer the time. 

The Wales Triathlon

Saturday 08 June 2019

With two different distances available, you can either enter the Middle Distance event which is made up of a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile cycle and a 13.1 mile run; or the 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!

FPCNP Walk: Manorbier Castle

Sunday 09 June 2019

Spend your June Sunday exploring Manorbier Castle and the nearby coastline with the Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. To book your place, please contact our Concierge Team on 01437 772758. 

Rock the Castle

Friday 21 June 2019 - Saturday 22 June 2019

Rock the Castle is back for yet another year! This fantastic event sees Pembroke Castle host two consecutive nights of live music with an impressive stage set inside the magnificent grounds of the castle for a truly unique and memorable weekend. In 2019, Pembroke Castle have pulled out all the stops and guaranteed some incredible well-known acts. Status Quo, Bonnie Tyler and Dr Feelgood will perform on the Friday night followed by Sister Sledge, Gabrielle and Jazz Morley taking to the stage on the Saturday night. There will be refreshments available with a fully licensed bar and food vendors. Tickets are available at www.pembrokecastle.co.uk

Pembrokeshire Fish Week

Saturday 22 June 2019 - Sunday 30 June 2019

This popular event is now a biennial event and shall return to our shores in 2019 - keep an eye out on www.pembrokeshirefishweek.co.uk for updates.This festival celebrates the very best of quality seafood caught locally as well as other local produce, and the local producers and businesses involved in the food and fishing industries within Pembrokeshire. Events happen all across the county the whole week long. Enjoy cookery demonstrations, boat trips, Take part in fish filleting workshops, seaside foraging, coastal walks, beach fun days and fishing adventures!

Long Course Weekend

Friday 05 July 2019 - Sunday 07 July 2019

The triathlon with a difference is back once again! Spread across the three days, the Wales Swim takes place on the Friday night on Tenby North Beach, the Sportive on the Saturday and the Marathon on the Sunday. Athletes can opt for just one event or all three meaning everyone who wants to can get involved! Children can even get involved on the Friday in the Taff Kids event! It really is a great event with an exciting atmosphere, athletes and supporters are encouraged to get involved for the whole weekend!

FPCNP Event: The Bug Farm Visit

Tuesday 09 July 2019

The date for this event is not yet confirmed but is due to take place early July. The Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP) will be paying a visit to The Bug Farm near St Davids. This is a unique attraction run by Dr Sarah Beynon and you might even be able to pop in and sample some bugs at the Grub Kitchen onsite. To book your place, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.

FPCNP Walk: Narberth Mountain

Sunday 14 July 2019

This July, Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park shall be heading to the hills of Pembrokeshire with a walk at Narberth Mountain. To book your place, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.

Edge Festival

Friday 02 August 2019 - Sunday 04 August 2019

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

FPCNP Walk: Llanddewi Velfrey

Thursday 08 August 2019

Head to Llanddewi Velfrey with Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP) for a wonderful day out exploring the Welsh countryside. To book your place, please contact our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.

Pembrokeshire County Show

Tuesday 13 August 2019 - Thursday 15 August 2019

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!

Milford Street Food Festival

Saturday 17 August 2019 - Sunday 18 August 2019

Milford Waterfront is hosting a Street Food Festival this August where you can sample tasters of delicious and mouth-watering dishes alongside refreshing drinks from a number of street food vendors.

FPCNP Event: Picton Castle & Gardens

Tuesday 27 August 2019

The date for this event is not yet confirmed but is due to take place late August. The Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park will be visiting the magnificent Picton Castle and Gardens. To book your place, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.

FPCNP Walk: Porthclais to St Justinians

Sunday 01 September 2019

Accompany the Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP) this September for a walk along the coast of the St Davids peninsula between Porthclais and St Justinians where you will no doubt experience memorable views of the land, sea and wildlife. To book your place, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.

Saundersfoot Triathlon

Saturday 14 September 2019

Saundersfoot's newest triathlon is back for 2019! Running the day before Ironman Wales, this triathlon is a sprint triathlon with a 750m sea swim, a 20km bike ride and a 5km run. The event is open to adults and children aged 14 and over. 

Narberth Food Festival

Saturday 28 September 2019 - Sunday 29 September 2019

Once again, Narberth is welcoming visitors and locals to the village for their annual Food Festival. Make the most of the weekend and sample a whole range of quality local produce that Pembrokeshire has to offer. With entertainment, crafts and stalls, the Narberth Food Festival is a truly great festival and is recommended to all!

FPCNP Event: AGM

Saturday 05 October 2019

Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP) will be hosting their AGM this October in Lawrenny. Walks and/or presentation details are to be announced nearer the time. To book your place, contact our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.

FPCNP Event: Trafalgar Night Dinner

Tuesday 29 October 2019

The date for this event is not yet confirmed but is due to take place late October. Join Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP) for an evening of dinner and celebrations at their Annual Trafalgar Night Dinner which is taking place at The Mariners Hotel in Haverfordwest this year. To book your place, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.

FPCNP Event: Christmas Tea & Carol Service

Sunday 08 December 2019

Get into the festive spirit at a Christmas Tea and Carol Service with Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP). Details are yet to be confirmed but this event is set to take place in early December. To book your place, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.

New Year's Eve Street Party

Tuesday 31 December 2019

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. 

New Year's Eve Fireworks

Tuesday 31 December 2019

Celebrate the New Year in at Saundersfoot with a fantastic free firework display on the harbour at midnight!

 

Historic Places near Lower Folly

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Milford Haven
The Museum is housed in one of the oldest buildings in Milford Haven. The Museum collection reflects all of these aspects of the town's history, but focuses particularly on the maritime history. The Museum is a voluntarily run museum.
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.
Built in the 13th Century, this castle is half fortified manor house and half fully developed medieval castle surrounded by forty acres of land and gardens. The castle and gardens is closed over the winter months for essential maintenance but is open for special occasions. Please Note: Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.

 

Customer Reviews of Lower Folly

Matt, Carina, ed, and Evie

We have had a perfect weekend in lower folly, playing board games, eating copious amounts of fantastic food. and laughing our heads off. We explored St Davids and Narberth, having dinner at the Cwtch , a favourite of ours . Tried out the meadow farm cafe in St Davids , when it started hailing , definitely renowned for cosy hot chocolate made with real chocolate. We had a lovely walk to the Druidston and then cooked a roast diner in the amazing kitchen ( what a view! ) The house was just perfect for us , a great place to entertain and have friends and family to stay and also cosy little retreat for long days spent by the roaring log fire. Off to Narberth now before we head back home, We will be back again soon though!


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