Merlin House is a stunning, contemporary, house which nestles in the sand dunes overlooking Freshwater East, just yards from the glorious sandy beach.
Set down a steep unmade lane and drive, a wonderful decked balcony runs along the front of the house edged with glass to give unimpeded views of the bay, it is ideal for enjoying an alfresco meal, while floor to ceiling sliding doors open up the spacious first floor living space which truly allows the seaside vista in and provides breathtaking sea views.
Beautifully furnished in a contemporary minimalistic style and finished to a high standard with washed oak floors and a classic mix of iconic modern pieces including Ron Arad''s voido rocking chair and Jasper Morrison air chairs mixed with vintage items, in muted natural tones to give a calming relaxing feel. Further complimented by the limited edition prints from local photographers David Wilson and artist John Knapp Fisher. Soak up the wonderful view over the bay as you laze in the master bedroom which also opens to the balcony. Stairs lead down to further bedrooms below on the ground floor.
There are 2 pubs within walking distance serving food or a further selection in Lamphey just a few minutes drive away. The award winning Stackpole Inn is just a short drive along the stunning headline. Ideal for water sports or boating enthusiasts with a slipway in the bay, if you can tear yourself away there are a number of other beautiful bays, sandy beaches and seaside villages to explore nearby.
From the moment you drive down the hill you will just instantly relax and not want to leave this wonderful holiday home.
Mooring available in the bay by arrangement.
£350 bond required.
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: Hall, bunk room/2 sets of bunk beds, bunk room, single room/ensuite shower room/whb/wc, twin room/ensuite wet room/whb/wc, bathroom/shower cubicle/whb/wc. Detached utility room, outdoor hot & cold shower.
First Floor: Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner, study, double room/ensuite bathroom/shower cubicle/whb/wc, cloakroom/whb/wc.
Heating: Oil central heating.
Electricity: & Oil: £35 per week Sept - May, free June - August.
Parking: Ample plus space for a boat.
Facilities: Electric range style double oven and 5 ring hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, DVD player, towels, WiFi, iPod dock, phone. Fire pit & balcony furniture - available from Easter to October half term.
Picton Castle is holding a magical family friend Christmas event every weekend throughout December this year up until Christmas. Take the children to meet Santa and receive a gift, or take part in the craft workshops or Christmas trail. Festive refreshments including mulled wine and spiced apple juice will be available. This event runs from 10am until 5pm with the last tour available at 4.30pmTickets must be bought in advance, and each ticket includes entry to the gardens plus a drink and a gift. Please visit the website to book tickets: https://www.pictoncastle.co.uk/santas-magical-family-christmas-5
This year's Torch Theatre Pantomime is Pinocchio, the well-known story of a puppet who dreams of being a real boy. In true festive style, this show will be full of music, laughter and more making it the perfect family treat this Christmas! A British Sign Language performance will take place at 6.00pm on Thursday 20th December. Tickets start at £16.50 for children and concessions, full tickets are £18.50 and family tickets are available at £59.To book tickets and/or for more information, please see the website: http://www.torchtheatre.co.uk/pinocchio-2018/
Visit Nant Y Coy Mill in Wolfscastle on Thursday 20th December at 7pm for a wonderful evening of festive open air carols and readings with performances from Goodwick Brass Ensemble. There will be refreshments available including mulled wine, mince pies and bara brith. Donations are welcomed to help cover the cost of the event, any excess shall be donated to a local charity.
2018 marks the 48th year of the Annual Boxing Day Swim on Tenby's North Beach - a truly great event which really does get the whole community involved! Some embrace the holiday spirit by dressing up in fancy dress, as the event is given a theme each year! The theme for 2018 has yet to be announced , but it's sure to be a great festive event for all! Prizes are given for those in the best fancy dress, and for those with the highest amount of sponsorship raised - no entry fee, just grab a sponsorship form! For more information, see the website: http://www.tenbyboxingdayswim.co.uk/
Tenby is known as one of the best places to welcome in the New Year. With an array of lively bars and pubs in close proximity and, of course, the famous midnight countdown in Tudor Square.
Celebrate the New Year in at Saundersfoot with a fantastic free firework display on the harbour at midnight!
Head to the Griffin Inn at Dale this NYE for a party that's out of this world! Each year, they host a fancy dress party to celebrate in the new year. This year's theme is Star Constellations so get creative! Food is served between 6pm and 7.30pm, please book in advance by calling 01646 636227.
A perfect way to start the year, whether you're taking part or just supporting! This event is all in the aid of charity with sponsorship coming from local businesses – everybody really does get involved! Each year they set a fancy dress theme to add to the excitement.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Ironman Wales returns to Tenby once again in 2019! This incredible event brings a whole number of athletes and supporters to the streets of Tenby and the surrounding Pembrokeshire villages for the weekend. The 2.4 mile swim kicks off the event first thing in the morning, before the 112 mile cycle takes place, before athletes complete the course with a 26 mile marathon. Whether you're an athlete or a supporter, the atmosphere in Tenby is like nothing else in the world - definitely a recommended event to attend!
Built in timber around 1100 by Gerald of Windsor, this now-ruined stone castle is a very popular historic attraction. The walk around the Castle and Tidal Mill is particularly popular with dog owners. The walk is a great free attraction, however there are admission charges upon entry to the castle. Carew Castle often hosts special events throughout the year, see their website for more information.
Please Note: Well behaved dogs are welcome inside the castle providing they are kept on a short lead.
Caldey Island is one of Britain's holy islands. The Cistercian monks of Caldey continue a tradition which began there in Celtic times. More than a thousand years of prayer and quiet living have made this remote and beautiful island a haven of tranquillity and peace. The monks and islanders of Caldey are pleased to welcome day-visitors to share the delights of their island home throughout the summer season. You can explore the historic Old Priory and the medieval churches or join the free guided walk for a closer look at the island's heritage. You may like to drop in at the Video Centre to find out more about life in the Monastery. Visitors are also welcome to attend the one of the short chanted services in the Abbey Church, which form part of the daily prayer life of the monks.
A walk up to the Lighthouse opens up spectacular panoramic views of the Pembrokeshire Coast, Tenby and the Preseli Hills, the Gower Peninsula and Lundy Island. In the village you can buy the perfumes, chocolate and shortbread made on the island. The Village Post Office is also a museum giving an interesting insight into Caldey's history. Postcards and special covers are franked with the Caldey Island handstamp. A fleet of boats runs to the island from Tenby Harbour from Easter to October. These boats, which are licensed and strictly supervised by the Marine Coastguard Agency, are owned by local boatmen, many of whom are members of the crew of the Tenby Lifeboat. Please note: Crossing time is about 20 minutes and all trips are weather permitted.
Please Note: Dogs are welcome but must be kept on leads at all times and you need cash for the boat trip across.
We've all had a very happy stay in this beautiful house, which is nearly on the site of a modest cabin where we stayed 40+ yrs ago. We have treasured the panorama of Freshwater East bay since then. Wild flower quests, dipping at Stackpole Quay, kayaking and barbecues will all be remembered as also the copious hot water and excellence of the kitchen . The Rio Olympics entertained us. the weather wasn't bad either.
Beautiful House with amazing views. We have had a relaxing holiday (weather could have been better). Fabulous Coastal walks. Our party consisted of ages 8 - 91 yrs. This house is very interesting and big, the view is so pretty. This house is very large with great views.
Returning to Pembrokeshire for the first time in our 40 years, we used to holiday here as children - brought back amazing memories. Caldey island, stackpole, Bosherston lakes to name but a few. Stunning house and it was hard to leave the view every day. Possibly the best holiday house i've ever stayed in. Stackpole Inn recommended for friendly service and local food, Celebrating Dads 80th birthday this year too! Wonderful House, restful and calming, a fantastic space and the children have loved the local beach and surfing in the sea every day.
We had a wonderful time, the house is a hidden treasure and the view is stunning, it never gets old. The beach was brilliant and was easy to get to from the house. There's a lovely community and we hop to be coming back next year.
A lovely cottage to return to each day after long walks along the coastal path, thank you.
A fantastic location and superb weather, a wonderful time everything provided - home from home.
Another beautiful stay, amazing weather, breathtaking views, rock pooling, fire pits and marshmallows, sandcastles and lots of great food, we could need for nothing more, thank you.
What a truly wonderful location, stunning and tranquil, we do enjoy spending our anniversary here. Another fantastic visit to Merlin House - Stunning weather, beautiful view, amazing house, Thank you. Poppy - We will come back soon we love your house. William - Merlin House is amazing, we are hopefully coming back this year because it is so beautiful and is the best place to go as it has a beach next to it.
Have had a fantastic and relaxing Christmas - we loved it, thank you
Beautiful House, beautiful weather, a warm welcome, what could anyone want more than this!
Amazing, stunning, both the house and the view. What a lovely place to spend a week, definitely on our list for a re visit.
In a world running in fast forward time just stood still, Merlin House is amazing, the location is paradise on earth! Our first Easter as a family of 6, Matilda's 1st birthday, my 40th and our 10th Wedding anniversary this May. What a place to enjoy an incredible break together and mark this magical time. Walks, runs, games on Freshwater East, meals outside, a trip to Barafundle bay, Broad Haven, Bosherston, exploring, running wild and free, escaping from modern life apart from delicious meals at Coast and Stack pole Inn! Not sure I can tare myself away from the view tomorrow to return house, thank you. April 2017
Loved the house- loved the views - thought the crows nest kitchen windows were a great design feature. Best beach ever for 4 small boys to run riot- and they did!! We all want to come back, many thanks
Fantastic house with views to die for. Well stocked with all the equipment we needed, brilliant location for all the wonderful beaches & Quaint fishing villages.
Lovely house and amazing view. We've been so lucky with the weather and visited the beach almost every day. We'll definitely recommend this place to friends. Great space for our toddler to run around.
Amazing View, secluded and unspoilt, what a lovely treat! We had a fabulous week - weather was brilliant too!
Loved the house - Loved the views - Thought the crows nest windows were a great design feature. Best beach ever for 4 small boys to run riot, and they did. We all want to come back. Many Thanks
Fantastic house with views to die for. Well stocked with all the equipment we needed. Brilliant location for all the wonderful beaches and quaint fishing villages.
Lovely house and amazing views. We've been so lucky with the weather and visited the beach almost every day. We'll definitely recommend this place to friends. Great space for out toddle to run around.
Amazing view, secluded and unspoilt. What a lovely treat, we had a fabulous week -weather was brilliant too. An absolutely wonderful beach and the area is beautiful.
Fantastic house in a great location. One of the best Christmas' ever!
I had an amazing stay, it was brilliant. Everything was so clean and modern. I loved the amazing sea views. I would definitely like to come for a third time. See you again soon.
Wow! Merlin House ticked all of our boxes again and again and again. The house is beautiful, spacious and offers you views that are just breathtaking! The weather has been scorching and to have breakfast outside on the decking to start your day, you just cannot beat the view over Freshwater East. The two weeks have just flown by, but we have so many great memories to take back to the Midlands. Do we want to leave - you bet we don't....EVER!!!
What a fantastic place to enjoy a surprise 70th birthday organised by my family! After being bundled into the car and a 4 and a half hour drive, the house, with it's spectacular setting made it all worthwhile, especially with my sons, daughter-in-law and grandchildren waiting in the lounge. We all had a fabulous week and this house delivered everything that one could hope for. The adults enjoyed lots of meals to a backdrop of spectacular scenery and the youngsters enjoyed the numerous games and videos that were provided. Great beaches, stunning scenery and shooting stars clearly visible from the balcony.
We have all had a wonderful time in this fantastic house in this incredible location. We were so lucky with the weather and we certainly made the most of our time here.
Probably the best views is Pembrokeshire. A perfect holiday retreat.
Beautiful house with amazing views. We have had a relaxing holiday (weather could have been better) Fabulous Coastal Walks. Our party consisted of ages 8 - 91yrs. House well equipped. Milly - This house is very interesting and big, the view is so pretty. Gabe - This house is very large with great views
Great! the most peaceful and relaxing holiday we have ever experienced 100% coming back. We have enjoyed many trips out and love going to freshwater East Inn. the view is incredible love the house.
A lovely cottage to return to each day after long walks along the coastal path. Thank You.
We had a wonderful time! The house is a hidden treasure, and the view is stunning, it never gets old. The beach was brilliant and was easy to get to from the house. There's a lovely community and we hope to be coming back next year!
Celebrating dad's 80th birthday later in the year too! Wonderful house, restful & calming, a fantastic space & the children have loved the beach and surfing in the sea every day.
Returning to Pembrokshire for the first time in over 40 years - We used to holiday here as children - Brought back amazing memories. Caldey Island, Stackpole, Bosherston Lakesto name but a few. Stunning house and it has been hard to leave the view every day! Probably the best holiday house ever stayed in. Stackpole is recommended for friendly service & local food.
Spacious, clean, crisp with an amazing view. Lovely family hosting and have a fantastic time staying here.
Beautifully put together house with spectacular views! Perfect distance from the beach and the family were a pleasure to deal with - Would book again.
Another amazing stay at this fabulous house. It's so beautiful here even in the winter - Looking forward to next years' visit
Fantastic time had by all, fun, friendship, food and wine topped off by the most awesome view, one which we could never tire of! Amazing house, everything we could wish for & more! Already planning next years' adventures with Merlin House. Well and truly on the top of the list! Thank you for helping us create special memories together.
Can't think of anything that has not already been written. Fantastic - we are all converts to Pembrokeshire
Your house is truly spectacular - We have had an amazing holiday and enjoyed being back in Pembrokeshire & celebrate a 50th Birthday. Thank you x
Wow! The most beautiful house with breath taking views, weather has blessed us and we could not have asked for anything more! Memory make extraordinaire, Thank you x
A beautiful Holiday home - wonderful views. Buckets, spades, sea, sand and sunny days. What more could a family holiday need. Thank you x
A fabulous base from where to walk the stunning Pembrokeshire Way! We loved the house and some days found it hard to tear ourselves away from the fabulous views! Breathtaking....Planning a return. Came here last year, did not have to convince the groups to join me here, it has been bliss. Til next time
A very enjoyable week, we'll take the view with us and treasure it until next year. Children loved the beaches, mackerel fishing and rock pooling. great BBQ and so many placed to visit. We loved it - Thank you
Great family holiday - exceptional location! House takes full advantage of the views, which are amazing.
Stunning house with amazing views, a fantastic time was had by all, thanks.
Fabulous views and a wonderful house. Great location with plenty places nearby to explore. Very welcoming and homely house which makes an enjoyable and relaxing stay which every one of us will never forget
We were really lucky with the weather and the whole week was lovely. Tenby and barafundle bay were lovely beaches too and Milford Haven. The Fish Plaice is well worth the visit. So much to choose from. Diolch yn fawr!
from the moment we arrived until the moment we left - it was all very magical & special, stunning house & stunning views. A very special place to celebrate a very special person's birthday, thank you.
Brill Views, brill holiday! great fun, see you again soon!
This house has such a 'WOW' factor, we have been blown away by the views. We had a great week visiting some beautiful bays - St Govan's, Freshwater West, Blue Lagoon, where some members of our family did coasteering with a fabulous company called 'Celtic Quest' they had a great time. We ate at Stackpole Inn - can highly recommend, we will definitely be back. Thank you.
Can't think of anything that has not already been written. Fantastic - We are all converts to Pembrokeshire.
Your house is truly spectacular. We have had an amazing holiday and enjoyed being back in Pembrokeshire & celebrate a 50th Birthday. Thank you.
Wow! The most beautiful house with breathtaking views. Weather has blessed us and we could not have asked for anything more! Memory maker extraordinary, Thank you
A beautiful holiday home. Wonderful views. Buckets, spades, sea, sand and sunny days, what more could a family holiday need, Thank you.
Came here last year, did not have to convince the group to join me here this year - it has again been BLISS! Til next time!
A fabulous base from where to walk the stunning Pembrokeshire Way! We loved the house and some days found it hard to tear ourselves away from the fabulous views! Breathtaking.....planning a return!
Will be hard to get home to normal living after this! Will never bore of stunning views - all agree it's the best holiday home we've ever been in. Had a couple of really good meals at Stackpole Inn, also The Bay Tree restaurant in Tenby. Whole family from 5 months old to 50's enjoyed a day at Folly Farm
A very enjoyable week. We'll take the view with us. Children loved the beaches, weekend fishing and rock pooling. Great BBQ and so many places to visit, we loved it - Thank you
Great family holiday - exceptional location! House takes full advantage of the views, which are amazing
Stunning house with amazing views, a fantastic time was had by all, thanks.
Fabulous Views and a wonderful house. Great location with plenty of places nearby to explore. Very welcoming and homely house which makes an enjoyable and relaxing stay which every one of us will never forget.
Wow! Great Holiday, Great home, Great view.
Super house, wonderful views, a lovely family holiday.
Lovely House, wonderful views. We could have sat on the deck all day! Weather perfect but assume that was part of the package
Great House Great Holiday - Thanks
Fantastic Christmas week spent in a lovely house, weather great, children on the beach. Who needs presents, this was the perfect gift - Many Thanks
Another truly wonderful anniversary week full of beauty, peace and tranquility thank you
Had a great time in this fantastic place - Breakfast outside, bbq in the evening, walked the coast both ways & did some fantastic sight seeing. Will definitely be back
Fantastic view in a tranquil beautiful setting, from a spacious bright home high on the hill. we never tire of just sitting and looking out over the amazing vista before us
Lovely View, whatever the weather. Thankyou for a lovely relaxing holiday
We were really lucky with the weather , as the whole week was lovely. Tenby and Barafundle Bay have lovely beaches too and Milford Havens 'The Fish Plaice' is well worth a visit, so much to choose from. Diolch yn Fawr. This house has such a 'wow factor', we were blown away by the views. We had a great week visiting some beautiful bays - St Govan's, Freshwater West, Blue Lagoon where some member of our family did coasteering with a fabulous company called Celtic Quest, they had a great time. We ate at Stackpole Inn - Can highly recommend. We will definately be back. Thank you
From the moment we arrived until the moment we left - It was all very magical & special stunning house and stunning views. A very special place to celebrate a very special person's birthday. Thank you
This house has such a wow factor, we have been blown away by the views. We had a great week visiting some beautiful bays- St Govins, Freshwaters west, blue lagoon- where some members of our family did coasteering with a fabulous company called 'Celtic Quest' they had a great time. We ate at Stackpole Inn- can highly recommend. We will definitely be back. Thank you
What a lovely introduction to a magical part of the world. Perfectly appointed thoughtfully designed, beautiful family home. We consider ourselves lucky to have been & part of this wonderful place
Had a lovely week, weather amazing! Great views, fabulous house - we will return
we were totally blown away with the view & Merlin house in general. Kids from 4-11 yrs and all loved the space, beach, caves, rockpools. Sea (in warm wetsuits) Adults enjoyed every moment too - 6 days out of 7 on the beach. Ain't bad for a uk May - top holiday!
Beautiful house. We love the location and have had a lovley week here. Sad to leave!
Beautiful house and view, would love to come again!
What a way to welcome the New Year! Arriving in the dark the house seemed magical - a beautiful tree. We had a wonderful time and look forward to coming again
Had a lovely week, weather amazing! Great views, fabulous house- we will return
A real hidden treasure! The view is absolutely stunning! As someone who has travelled extensively for over 3-0 years world wide this view holds its own amongst other spectacular views I have seen. The house is amazing! I cannot wait to re-visit Thank you
Wow- A serious case of house- envy. A real home from home, only much more stunning. Especailly loved the view and easy access to the beach so lucky with the weather too!
What an amazing week, weather was simply fantastic. Loved the house and settings, faultless Thank you!
Super week wonderful family time
Merlin House is as magical as it's name suggests! Wonderful views, making you feel like you are truly away from it all in a peaceful haven! The welcome pack was a lovely touch and everything you need is here! We loved the outside shower especailly the children! Three generations stayed here and each one of us delighted- we would love to return! xx
We had a lovely holiday in this beautiful house and will never forget the breath taking views. the weather was beautiful when we arrived and for first few days but then turned, we didn't let it spoil our enjoyment. We recommend the Stackpole Inn. Thank you for the use of this wonderful place
All of us were absolutely awe-strck at the beautiful stunning views of the whole bay from the amazing windows in this beautiful house! The weather was fantastic and some of us even had a swim in the sea! The kids had an absolute ball and the adults had an even bigger ball. I can't believe my luck in finding such a stunning house in a perfect location. We came here to celebrate me turning 40! Spending it here made turning 40 a pleasure!! We really hope to return next year- thank you for a wonderful week xxx
A beautiful, well equipped house, in a stunning location. You have thought of everything! Thank you
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