The Anchorage

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Holiday Home in Sandy Haven

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The Anchorage

Once a pair of stone cottages in the Pembrokeshire National Park, The Anchorage has been rebuilt to preserve the original form with stone faced walls. It is a spacious, modern detached house set in two acres which stretches up the bank behind; it nestles in the sheltered valley of Sandy Haven right on the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path just 50 yards from the water at high tide making it ideal for boating, kayaking and water enthusiasts. At low tide have a go at trying to catch crabs from the footbridge.

Comfortably furnished throughout in a contemporary style with a sailing theme and practical laminate flooring. The open plan living space has a modern fitted kitchen, large dining table for great family meals and snug sofas to relax on, while the spacious bedrooms offer a welcome retreat. The beautifully planted, patio garden is an ideal sheltered spot to enjoy an alfresco meal. The extensive grounds offer some wonderful picnic spots, explore the woodland trail up the hillside and admire the views to the estuary, play in Fort Sandy above the house and admire the miniature Stonehenge with its standing stones.

Ideal for boating, kayaking and water enthusiasts, walk over the cliff tops on the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path to Lindsway Beach only 1 mile away, while there is a pub recommended for food in St Ishmaels. Marloes offers a variety of pubs and cafes as well as a choice of beaches.

A magical holiday home ideal for families and friends to enjoy a break and truly relax.

Things to do:

Kayaking

Sea kayaking is a growing popular sport in Pembrokeshire. The 1.4 mile long tidal creek of Sandy Haven (high tide line is 50 meters from The Anchorage) is an ideal sheltered place to take out children as the shore is never far away. For the more experienced kayaker there is the shore of the Milford Haven Waterway to explore. Immediately west of the entrance to Sandy Haven creek there are three secluded beaches backed by tall cliffs that are accessible only by boat from the sea. If Great Castle Head is rounded then the sands of Lindsway Bay lie ahead, but being opposite to the two-mile wide entrance to the Milford Haven Waterway, are exposed to some Atlantic swell and there is often a surf running on the beach which makes landing and getting off an interesting experience. At high tide there is a mile long section of seacliffs to the east of Sandy Haven to explore for interesting items along the high tide line. To paddle along these cliffs in a summer fog is interesting as many of the rocks have Cormorants perched on them and they loom unexpectedly out of the sea mist. (The beach at Kilroon Bay makes a good stopping place to stretch legs).

Sea Fishing

The western headlands from Freshwater West in the south, the Dale Peninsula and especially around St. Davids provide some of the best sea fishing in Wales. Bass, Flatfish and Mackerel are caught in summer and in winter in the estuaries Flounder, Cod and Whiting. Mullet can be caught throughout the year. Sea fishing trips by boat are available through the summer from Saundersfoot, Tenby, Neyland, Dale, Solva, St. Davids and Fishguard. Short trips of an hour result in Mackerel, but longer offshore trips to reefs and wreck sites produce Turbot, Ling, Conger, Bream, Ray and Pollock. Sightings of Dolphins, Porpoise and Whales are not uncommon and Sharks and Turtles are also seen. At Sandy Haven creek, Bass and Mullet are commonly caught from the rocks near the entrance to the creek.

Bird Watching

Pembrokeshire with is vast coastline with extensive cliffs, sheltered bays and exposed headlands, its offshore islands and its estuaries and tidal creeks is a wonderful place to see bird life. Herring gulls are common and their cries can be heard throughout the town of Milford Haven. Although their numbers today are much reduced from the days of the big fishing port, they are still common along the sea front at Milford Haven and have learned to spot the tourist eating a picnic and have also discovered those houses with friendly retired people. Large numbers of Jackdaws, Blackbirds, Thrushes, Starlings and Woodpigeons are common sights. Over the past few years Swans have been gathering in Sandy Haven creek and reached 22 in number in Spring 2012. Spring visitors are Swallows, Warblers and many sea birds. Summer is a good time to see the sea bird colonies. During winter in the estuaries and rivers there are Wild fowl, Waders, Slavion greebs, Great northern divers and Little egrets. Inland Peregrines, Merlins and Hen harriers hunt across the County and often disturb flocks of Lapwings and Golden plovers.

Strumble Head near Fishguard is the finest place in Pembrokeshire (islands aside) for watching sea bird and marine mammals. In spring and autumn it is a great place to watch for migrating birds with Auks, Skuas, Petrels and many types of wildfowl.

Skomer island is easily reached by boat from Martins Haven and has the largest colony of Manx shearwaters in the world (120,000 pairs). There are also Puffins (6,000 pairs), Guillemots (10,000 pairs), Razorbills, Choughs and Short-eared owls. The boats from Martins Haven also visit Skokholm and Grassholm islands. Skokholm has Puffins (2,000 pairs), Manx shearwaters (45,000 pairs), Guillemots, Razorbills, Storm petrels and Choughs. Accomodation for 15 bird watchers is available on the island, but is usually booked for some years in advance. Grassholm is 11 miles offshore and has the only Gannet colony in Wales. It has Gannets (65,000), Guillemots, and Razorbills. Ramsay island is accessible by boat for day trips from St. Justinians harbour near St. Davids, it has Razorbills, Guillemots, Kittiwakes, Fulmars, Shags, Choughs and Peregrine falcons. There are rigid inflatable boats from Neyland that visit Skomer, Skokholm and Grassholm in a single trip.

Ground Floor: Hall, open plan living space lounge/kitchen/diner, utility room, shower room/whb/wc, bathroom/shower attachment/whb/wc, 2 twin rooms, double room.

First Floor: Double room/ensuite bathroom/whb/wc, twin room/ensuite bathroom/whb/wc, on first floor landing a galleried play room.

Heating: Oil central heating.

Electricity: & Oil: FREE.

Parking: Ample on drive for car and boat trailer.

Facilities: Electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, 3 TVs/DVD players, music system, WiFi, barbecue, garden furniture. Storage for kayaks, bikes etc.

Pets: No.

Website: www.theanchorageholidaycottage.co.uk


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The Anchorage Features

2 + Double Beds
2 Twin Bedrooms
4 Baths/Showers
Access to Coastal Path
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Within a mile of the sea/water

Attractions near The Anchorage

Milford Haven
Milford Haven Golf Club was formed in 1913 and opened as an enjoyable nine-hole offering, but has since been extended to a full set of 18 holes. This course is a test of skills, wit and patience, and is enjoyable by hundreds of visitors every year. The clubhouse features an upstairs bar where you can sit back and relax, sip your chosen vintage from the well-stocked bar and enjoy the splendid views across the course while deciding on what to choose form the extensive menu.
Phoenix Bowl is an undercover centre which offers Ten pin bowling and soft play. Its a lively ten-lane bowling centre offering fun for everyone regardless of age or ability. Pirate Pete's is an Adventure play, is all about providing non stop fun for youngsters and a relaxing time for parents which costs £3.50 per child for an all day pass. They have fully licensed bar, providing a relaxed environment with big TV screen covering popular sporting events all year round. They have a fast food diner, which is perfect to have a leisurely bite to eat or to enjoy a drink with friends before or after your bowling session.
Milford Haven
The Torch Theatre offers a mixture of events and entertainment suitable for the whole family to enjoy. Throughout the year the Torch Theatre stages local and touring dramas and cinema screenings of recent blockbuster films.
Milford Haven

Trwffl located on Milford Havens waterfront is owned and created by health nutritionist Ellen Picton from Healthaspire. Each chocolate is completely handmade and made from 72% dark chocolate, welsh cream and welsh flavourings.The truffles are low in sugar making it the perfect treat for diabetics, most of the truffles are also naturally gluten free.

Milford Haven

At Milford Waterfront, they are building a future upon our history and creating a vibrant waterfront destination to welcome the world! Milford Waterfront is a great place for a day  out! With boutique shopping, leisurely coffees with a great view, delicious food at one of the many cafés or restaurants, boat trips, Milford Haven Museum, galleries, a bowling alley, hair and beauty salons and a marina, there’s something for everyone. 

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.
South Pembrokeshire Golf Club has a wonderful 18 hole course which presents a tough, but fair challenge to golfers of all abilities all year around. Its setting on the Barrack Hill in Pembroke Dock, offers some superb panoramic views of the Cleddau Waterway, Preseli Hills, and surrounding area. It welcomes visitors and member's guests.
Mayfield Golf & Driving Range is a 9 Hole Golf Course, completed with a 16 Bay Driving Range. The Course is made up of a mixture of Par 3 and Par 4 Holes. Lessons available, visitors and societies welcomed. Societies are recommended to book in advance.
Pembroke Dock's Flying Boat Centre is unique to the UK. Learn about the RAF Pembroke Dock, the worlds largest flying boat station and the famous Sunderland and Battle of the Atlantic.

If you are interested in Fishing and Foraging during your stay in Pembrokeshire, look no further than Fishing and Foraging Wales.

Fishing - The goal here is to put you onto some of the best Bass Lure Angling off the shore of Pembrokeshire, Wales. Matt Powell is a fully qualified and insured fishing guide under the Wild Fishing Wales scheme set our by Natural Resources Wales. Perhaps you're a keen angler who is just looking for a little advice and a simple day out fishing? To learn all about the way these fish hunt, where they hunt, what lures to use and when to use them, Fishing and Foraging Wales is the place to go. You can also learn about watercraft and bait-fish behaviour as well as gaining some professional tackle advice. Catch and release is practised for all the bass caught. 

Transport and equipment can be supplied if necessary, dogs are not permitted. Prices range from £95 to £550 with multiple day options available. 

Foraging - Learning foraging skills brings you closer to your surroundings and closer to understanding the fragile Eco-systems that are all around us.

Together with Matt, you will gather in a sustainable way and in harmony with this precious environment. Matt will then create dishes with what you have picked, pairing it with local food goods for you to enjoy after the foraging. Parties of up to six are welcomed to enjoy this wonderful foraging and dining experience; larger parties need further notice. Booking forty-eight hours in advance is essential for prior food preparations.

This is a dog friendly activity. Baskets and mushroom knives are provided. Prices range from £100 to £460.

 

Beaches near The Anchorage

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!
West Angle bay is a picturesque, sandy beach which overlooks Thorn Island, and is met by The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path from both sides. Angle offers the enthusiastic tourist a never ending list of activities, from walking The Coast Path, to swimming in the sea and exploring the hidden castles!
Dale
The sheltered bay of Dale is perfect for watersports - home to sailing, windsurfing and a watersports centre. Dale has a mostly shingle beach with some sand at low tide and an attractive seafront. Car parking is plentiful in the purpose built car park just across the road from the beach.
Watwick Bay is a beautiful, secluded beach accessible only from the Coastal Path, approx. 1 mile South of Dale village, or half a mile walk from the roadside - care is needed as it is quite a steep walk down to the beach. There are some great rock pools to explore and also a few caves. It is a sheltered sun trap in the Summer and a popular spot for passing boats.
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.
West Dale is a stunning, secluded cove enclosed by towering cliffs and accessed only via steps from the Coastal Path - either by footpath through Dale or by parking on the roadside (very limited). At low tide, this tranquil little spot of sand makes the perfect spot for a bit of sunbathing and relaxing.
This is where King Henry VII, born at Pembroke Castle, landed his army on the way to the battle of Bosworth. West Dale is very popular with surfers, at its best between low and mid tide - although its not for the inexperienced surfer and make sure you know where the rocks are!
West Dale beach is open to dogs all year around!
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.
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. 

Marloes
Marloes Sands is a beautiful, isolated stretch of sand with rocky outcrops that are perfect for scrambling over. It is rarely busy and out of season you are likely to have it all to yourself! From the beach there are good views out to Skokholm and Gateholm Islands, the latter of which is at the North-West end of the beach and can be reached on foot at low tide. The remains of medieval settlements can be found on the island.
Surfing at Marloes Sands is usually excellent, but remember, there is a 1km walk to the beach from the car park.
Note: Keep an eye on the rising tide as it can cover the whole beach fairly quickly.

 

Places To Drink near The Anchorage

Wavercrest is situated overlooking west angle bay.  Popular dishes include their locally caught crab salad and the smoked mackerel pate. A lovely little cafe serving good food with a nice seaside ambience. Please Note: Booking advisable during the bust season. 

Haverfordwest

The Griffin is a traditional family friendly Inn that serve Welsh real ale's and locally caught fish and seafood. It has a open fire for cosy warm nights and a outside terrace area for the summer months to enjoying the spectacular sea view. Much of the fresh local seafood, is caught in the Haven by the Griffin's local fisherman, Mark, in the Griffin's very own fishing boat, “Griffin Girl”. The Griffin offers a vast range of simple fresh seafood dishes from mackerel to turbot, razor clams to scallops, crab to lobster. The Griffin also has a bar menu with an excellent choice of home-cooked locally sourced food to suit all tastes including vegetarian dishes and a children's menu. Please note: Public car park near by. Charges will apply. Disabled facilities are at the public toilets nearby for which they hold a key.

Dogs are welcomed on the outside terrace only. 

Pembroke
The Hibernia Inn is a seaside pub with a friendly atmosphere and is ideal for families. It has excellent choice of varied menus, children's menus, vegetarian meals and house specialities. Please Note: Dogs are welcome in the bar area and outside beer garden only.
Milford Haven

Newly opened down Milford Haven Marina - The Lounge serves a variety of delicious food such as waffles, pancakes, breakfasts and a selection of savoury food such as sandwiches and scrumptious pizza.

Phoenix Bowl is an undercover centre which offers Ten pin bowling and soft play. Its a lively ten-lane bowling centre offering fun for everyone regardless of age or ability. Pirate Pete's is an Adventure play, is all about providing non stop fun for youngsters and a relaxing time for parents which costs £3.50 per child for an all day pass. They have fully licensed bar, providing a relaxed environment with big TV screen covering popular sporting events all year round. They have a fast food diner, which is perfect to have a leisurely bite to eat or to enjoy a drink with friends before or after your bowling session.
Milford Haven

Replacing the location of what was previously Charlies Bar, Milford Haven Marina welcomes a brand new trendy Restaurant - COCOS. The Restaurant features the coolest interiors used by up cycling materials creating a vintage chic retro vibe but also keeping in touch with Milford Havens Industrial history. Cocos features a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere with a great variety of fresh foods ranging from fish and lamb to burgers and ciabattas. Cocos is open seven days a week with an evening meal menu available Friday-Saturday 5-9pm and an additional roast dinner on Sundays.

The Old Point House in Angle is situated alongside the water at Angle Bay. It is a friendly pub popular with locals and holiday-makers alike, with quality pub classic meals such as sandwiches, fish and chips, sausage chips and beans, and chilli con carne. There are a range of ales and beers available, and there is outside eating areas perfect for a light lunch on a summers day. Alternatively, pop in on a winters day for a warm meal by their real log fire! Please Note: Dogs allowed in certain areas of the pub.
Milford Haven
Martha's Vineyard is a family-run restaurant based in Milford Marina. They have a bar and restaurant that serves good quality homemade food which is locally sourced food where possible. Food is served 7 days a week with lunchtime, evenings and Sunday dinner menus available as well as cream tea's with a large selection of homemade cakes. There is great views from the restaurant overlooking port of Milford Haven and they have regular live performances from local jazz and folk musicians. Dogs are welcome and they also have two outside seating areas including a dedicated smoking area.
Milford Haven
The Lord Nelson Hotel is situated in the heart of Milford Haven overlooking the busy harbour which houses a number of shops and a popular bowling alley and children's play area. It has a open plan dining/bar area, offering a vast menu which is a combination of classic Welsh dishes and traditional pub food. They serve a traditional roast on Sunday's alongside their main menu. They boast a large beer garden with seating and sunshade making it a fantastic place to enjoy a drink in the sun overlooking the water. Inside they have a pool table, dart board and plasma television screens in the bar with a huge pull down screen for those all important matches!
Milford Haven

At Milford Waterfront, they are building a future upon our history and creating a vibrant waterfront destination to welcome the world! Milford Waterfront is a great place for a day  out! With boutique shopping, leisurely coffees with a great view, delicious food at one of the many cafés or restaurants, boat trips, Milford Haven Museum, galleries, a bowling alley, hair and beauty salons and a marina, there’s something for everyone. 

 

Places To Eat near The Anchorage

Wavercrest is situated overlooking west angle bay.  Popular dishes include their locally caught crab salad and the smoked mackerel pate. A lovely little cafe serving good food with a nice seaside ambience. Please Note: Booking advisable during the bust season. 

Haverfordwest

The Griffin is a traditional family friendly Inn that serve Welsh real ale's and locally caught fish and seafood. It has a open fire for cosy warm nights and a outside terrace area for the summer months to enjoying the spectacular sea view. Much of the fresh local seafood, is caught in the Haven by the Griffin's local fisherman, Mark, in the Griffin's very own fishing boat, “Griffin Girl”. The Griffin offers a vast range of simple fresh seafood dishes from mackerel to turbot, razor clams to scallops, crab to lobster. The Griffin also has a bar menu with an excellent choice of home-cooked locally sourced food to suit all tastes including vegetarian dishes and a children's menu. Please note: Public car park near by. Charges will apply. Disabled facilities are at the public toilets nearby for which they hold a key.

Dogs are welcomed on the outside terrace only. 

Pembroke
The Hibernia Inn is a seaside pub with a friendly atmosphere and is ideal for families. It has excellent choice of varied menus, children's menus, vegetarian meals and house specialities. Please Note: Dogs are welcome in the bar area and outside beer garden only.
Milford Haven

Newly opened down Milford Haven Marina - The Lounge serves a variety of delicious food such as waffles, pancakes, breakfasts and a selection of savoury food such as sandwiches and scrumptious pizza.

Phoenix Bowl is an undercover centre which offers Ten pin bowling and soft play. Its a lively ten-lane bowling centre offering fun for everyone regardless of age or ability. Pirate Pete's is an Adventure play, is all about providing non stop fun for youngsters and a relaxing time for parents which costs £3.50 per child for an all day pass. They have fully licensed bar, providing a relaxed environment with big TV screen covering popular sporting events all year round. They have a fast food diner, which is perfect to have a leisurely bite to eat or to enjoy a drink with friends before or after your bowling session.
Milford Haven

Replacing the location of what was previously Charlies Bar, Milford Haven Marina welcomes a brand new trendy Restaurant - COCOS. The Restaurant features the coolest interiors used by up cycling materials creating a vintage chic retro vibe but also keeping in touch with Milford Havens Industrial history. Cocos features a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere with a great variety of fresh foods ranging from fish and lamb to burgers and ciabattas. Cocos is open seven days a week with an evening meal menu available Friday-Saturday 5-9pm and an additional roast dinner on Sundays.

The Old Point House in Angle is situated alongside the water at Angle Bay. It is a friendly pub popular with locals and holiday-makers alike, with quality pub classic meals such as sandwiches, fish and chips, sausage chips and beans, and chilli con carne. There are a range of ales and beers available, and there is outside eating areas perfect for a light lunch on a summers day. Alternatively, pop in on a winters day for a warm meal by their real log fire! Please Note: Dogs allowed in certain areas of the pub.
Milford Haven

Trwffl located on Milford Havens waterfront is owned and created by health nutritionist Ellen Picton from Healthaspire. Each chocolate is completely handmade and made from 72% dark chocolate, welsh cream and welsh flavourings.The truffles are low in sugar making it the perfect treat for diabetics, most of the truffles are also naturally gluten free.

Milford Haven
Martha's Vineyard is a family-run restaurant based in Milford Marina. They have a bar and restaurant that serves good quality homemade food which is locally sourced food where possible. Food is served 7 days a week with lunchtime, evenings and Sunday dinner menus available as well as cream tea's with a large selection of homemade cakes. There is great views from the restaurant overlooking port of Milford Haven and they have regular live performances from local jazz and folk musicians. Dogs are welcome and they also have two outside seating areas including a dedicated smoking area.
Milford Haven
The Lord Nelson Hotel is situated in the heart of Milford Haven overlooking the busy harbour which houses a number of shops and a popular bowling alley and children's play area. It has a open plan dining/bar area, offering a vast menu which is a combination of classic Welsh dishes and traditional pub food. They serve a traditional roast on Sunday's alongside their main menu. They boast a large beer garden with seating and sunshade making it a fantastic place to enjoy a drink in the sun overlooking the water. Inside they have a pool table, dart board and plasma television screens in the bar with a huge pull down screen for those all important matches!

 

Events near The Anchorage

Santas Grotto - Folly Farm

Saturday 11 November 2017 - Sunday 17 December 2017

Folly Farm will be welcoming Santa to their zoo this November and December, as well as visiting santa you can also visit his reindeer in their very own zoo! Santa will have presents for the littles ones, and mulled wine and mice pies will be available for the adults! Times and Prices will be confirmed nearer the time.  https://www.folly-farm.co.uk/whats-on/santas-grotto

Pembroke Castle Christmas Market

Friday 24 November 2017 - Sunday 26 November 2017

Pembroke Castle Christmas Market will start 24th November until 26th November.

The Elf Express

Friday 01 December 2017 - Sunday 31 December 2017

Why not celebrate the festive season at Vincent Davies on their magical Elf Express every weekend and Thursday in December.Tickets are £19.99 per person and includes a £10 discount for group bookings of 6 or more. The ticket includes a drink on arrival, festive fun gifts & goodies, meet and greet with Santa and his elves and a Christmas buffet. For Tickets please visit Vincent Davies directly or download one of their booking forms here http://www.vincentdavies.co.uk/event/elf-express-experience/.

Christmas Party - Stackpole

Saturday 02 December 2017

Stackpole will be hosting traditional four course meal on Saturday 2nd Decemeber - the total cost will be £19.95 each for more information please visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/0d1d4f0c-0257-408b-a3d6-31b092504410/pages/details.

Oriel y Parc Christmas Market

Saturday 02 December 2017

The perfect opportunity to stock up before Christmas! Buy local products, craft, art and lots of other goodies, then call into the café for mulled wine and mince pies. Santa will also be here, sitting snugly in his grotto waiting to meet the children. Free admission to the market. To visit Santa £2 per child. 

Carew Castle Christmas Fayre

Sunday 03 December 2017

Come and browse the many Christmas Stalls and delicious food that Carew Castle will be offering this Decemember. Santa will also be popping a visit to the Castle, you can even go and visit him in his grotto! Tickets are £5 per Adult and £3.50 per Child.

A Magical Family Christmas At Picton Castle - Dec 9th,10,16th,17th

Saturday 09 December 2017 - Sunday 17 December 2017

Picton Castle will be holding a magical Christmas tour through their festive decorated castle! Children will be able to meet Santa himself and of course he will have gifts for every child ready for the well behaved ones that is! As Santas mythical companion Krumpus will be hiding in the castle letting Santa know who has been naughty or nice! Children will also be able to have a go at ones of the craft workshops, mulled wine and spiced apple juice will also be available. Opening times will be 10am - 5pm and tickets are £15 per adult and £12 per child, unders 5s go free. Alterntaively you can purhcase a family ticket ( 2 adults, 2 children) for £49.00. Tour times are to be confirmed.

Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society Christmas Fayre

Sunday 10 December 2017

The Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society Christmas Fayre will be happening at the brithdir hall at the county show grounds. The Fayre will begin at 10am and end with a carol concert at 7pm. The Fayre will contain food and festive demonstrations, food stalls, gift and craft stalls, santas grotto, choirs and you will even receive complimentary mulled wine and a mince pie on arrival. Tickets are £2.50 and free for under 12s. For more information please contact 01437 764331.

Folly Farm - 'That'll be the Day'

Thursday 14 December 2017 - Friday 15 December 2017

One of Folly Farms most popular fundraising events will be returning this December 14th & 15th! This event will feature huge rock'n roll hits from the 50s,60s and 70s. Tickets are £25.00 each and all net proceeds will go to Paul Sartori. Doors will open at 7.30pm.

The Carny Villains Christmas Bonanza

Saturday 16 December 2017

Head to the Queens Hall in Narberth this December for a unique evening of entertainment, courtesy of the Carny Villains. This interesting "circus show band" started out life as a house band going on to compose live scores for circus acts and theatrical shows, and have since become popular festival headliners due to their energetic and original shows. Tickets start at £10 and are available online here: https://span-arts.ticketsolve.com/shows/873579874

Torch Theatre Panto: Dick Whittington

Monday 18 December 2017 - Saturday 30 December 2017

This year's Torch Theatre Pantomime is Dick Whittington, the story of a young boy and his cat who journey to London overcoming a wealth of adventures along the way. Written and directed by the Torch's own Peter Doran, this play guarantees a couple of hours filled with fun and laughter. There will be a relaxed performance at 6.30pm on Monday 18th December, specially adapted for those with Autism and other learning disabilities. A British Sign Language performance will take place at 6.30pm on Thursday 21st December. Tickets start at £16 for children and concessions, full tickets are £18 and family tickets are available at £57.To book tickets and/or for more information, please see the website: http://www.torchtheatre.co.uk/dick-whittington-2017/

Tenby's Boxing Day Swim

Tuesday 26 December 2017

2017 marks the 47th 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 2017 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/

New Year's Eve Fireworks

Sunday 31 December 2017

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

New Year's Eve Celebrations

Sunday 31 December 2017

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.

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.

Saundersfoot New Years Day Swim

Monday 01 January 2018

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.

Talon - The Best of Eagles: 20th Anniversary Tour

Wednesday 17 January 2018 - Thursday 18 January 2018

The ever-popular Eagles tribute band, Talon, are paying a visit to Milford's Torch Theatre for what is sure to be another sell-out performance. The seven piece band have become one of the UK's most successful touring shows and guarantees to include those greatest hits such as "Hotel California", "Life in the Fast Lane" and "One of these Nights". 

Swansea City Opera Presents: The Barber of Seville

Thursday 15 February 2018

Swansea City Opera brings their 2018 production, The Barber of Seville, to Milford Haven's Torch Theatre this February. Rossini's famous opera promises the comical telling of a love triangle between Count Almaviva, Rosina and Doctor Bartolo, with added adventures from the town barber, Figaro. Concession tickets cost £18 whilst full tickets cost £19.50

Torch Theatre Presents: The Wood

Tuesday 20 February 2018 - Thursday 01 March 2018

The Torch Theatre Company is proud to present their latest production, The Wood. Directed by Peter Doran, the play follows the lives of two young soldiers who fight alongside each other in Mametz Wood during the First World War. Inspired by a true story, this play was written by Owen Thomas (writer of the award-winning Grav) in commemoration of the centenary of the end of the First World War. Tickets cost £8.50 for under 26's, £13 for concessions and £15 for full tickets. 

MHAOS Presents: Annie Get Your Gun

Monday 05 March 2018 - Saturday 10 March 2018

The Milford Haven Amateur Operatic Society are putting on a show! This year's production is the classic Annie Get Your Gun, the story of country girl Annie Oakley who falls in love with with rifleman Frank Butler after she's made star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. 

Grav

Thursday 08 March 2018 - Friday 09 March 2018

This award-winning Torch Theatre Company production returns home in 2018. This one-man play sees Gareth J Bale take on the role of Welsh icon Ray Gravell who is known for his performances on the rugby field. Grav tells the story of the man behind the legend before he died in 2007, at the age of 56.

Narberth A Cappella Voice Festival

Friday 04 May 2018 - Sunday 06 May 2018

Wales' only acapella festival, the Narberth A Cappella Voice Festival, returns in 2018 for it's tenth anniversary. Between 4th and the 6th May, Narberth will be hosting a weekend full of performances and workshops celebrating all things a cappella. Performers and more details are yet to be announced, please see www.navf.co.uk for more details. 

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!

St Davids Cathedral Festival

Friday 25 May 2018 - Sunday 03 June 2018

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. 

Rock the Castle: The World Famous Elvis Show

Friday 15 June 2018

Rock the Castle is back for yet another year! For it's first event, Pembroke Castle will be hosting The World Famous Elvis Show starring Chis Connor. Since starting out in 2009, this Elvis performer has played to crowds in the Manchester Apollo, Harrogate International Centre and the London Palladium. He has been awarded the title of The Greatest Elvis Tribute in the World by a world-wide fan poll and has even had the pleasure of performing with the original back-up singers to the King of Rock'n'Roll, The Sweet Inspirations. Performing with a twelve piece band and the aforementioned back-up singers, this show recreates two popular Elvis concerts across two hours. Support act will be The Bluejays, a four-piece band formed after working together on various West End shows, who will be playing classic hits from favourites such as Buddy Holly and Chuck Berry.Tickets cost £19.50pp and will be available to buy from the 24th November. Please see the website for more information and security advice: http://pembroke-castle.co.uk/pages/elvis

Long Course Weekend

Friday 13 July 2018 - Sunday 15 July 2018

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!

 

Historic Places near The Anchorage

A military fortress, museum and cafe located within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The museum at Chapel Bay Fort is illustrated and explains military technology and weaponry through the ages, with a variety of displays including artillery and associated tools and instruments, WW I, Bomb Disposal and Waterloo amongst others. Volunteers are on hand to answer any question and add to your appreciation of the displays.

Guided tours are conducted by a dedicated team of volunteers and provide access to areas of the fort which are otherwise out of bounds to the public. Tours present further information about Chapel Bay Fort and the defences of Milford Haven and the Royal Dockyard at Pembroke Dock, alongside information about the large exhibits displayed on the terreplein of the fort.

A tour lasts approximately 40 minutes, and is included in the entrance fee to the museum.

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.
Pembroke Dock's Flying Boat Centre is unique to the UK. Learn about the RAF Pembroke Dock, the worlds largest flying boat station and the famous Sunderland and Battle of the Atlantic.
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.
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.
Pembroke
Built in 1093 with timber, before being rebuilt in 1189 with a stone structure, this castle is ovular in shape and surrounded by a mill pond. This castle has a gated house with a circulated keep, and has been extensively restored. Please Note: Dogs must be kept on leads.
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.
Stackpole
Stackpole estate is a beautiful stretch of coastline owned by the National Trust, with sandy beaches, wooded valleys and lily ponds. Stackpole is a international nature reserve with a footpaths from Stackpole Court. Lots of wildlife habitat from otters, water birds and dragonflies and cliffs tiny coves and sandy dunes. From Stackpole you can reach Barafundle Bay which is a walk along the cliff path and down steep steps. Stackpole Quay itself also has a tiny harbour used by local fishermen and small pleasure boats.
Once a retreat for medieval bishop's seeking a tranquil surrounding away from the Church, Lamphey Bishop's Palace has been extremely well preserved despite dating back centuries. The Western Hall, Inner Gatehouse and the 82 foot long Great Hall are still an impressive sight to see. Please note: Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.
Bosherston
A must see for those who adore the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, this is a tiny Chapel built into the side of a cliff overlooking the ebbing sea. To access this historical site, you must climb down a steep set of steps which is accompanied by a hand rail. Legend has it that you can't count the same number of steps down as you can back up - give it a go!

 

Customer Reviews of The Anchorage

Relaxed Week walking and beaching- walked to Lindsway bay and visited Tenby and Barafundle bay St Davids to do a treasure hunt,Enjoyed visiting Skomer serious games of Articulate and boggle.. We still had some summer sunshine Thankfully! 10-17th Sept 2016


The Dixon Family

A fabulous place for a family holiday , Kayaking and swimming in the week, at high tide was fantastic we can recommend the griffin inn at Dale for seafood not cheap but worth it!. July 9th - 16th 2016


The Shapley Family

Something for everybody and everyday a revelation, Thanks. My favourite part of the holiday was when I went in the sea and body boarding at Newgale (Alex, aged 10) and James (aged 4) loved the fort and exploring the garden.


The Packer Family

Warm welcome from John, variable weather but Pembrokeshire always beckoning. Great house and location.


The Sharpes, Nevilles and Imms

Lovely holiday, and an excellent meal at The Griffin Inn and The Brook Inn. Cosy and comfy house, loads of space and a great sun trap by the well, Thank you.


The Haselgrove's and Endersby's

Great week exploring the area, lovely dinner at Brook Inn and The Griffin Inn, would recommend booking if there is a large number of you. Kids loved Broad Haven beach, had great fish and chips from the cafe.


The Ford Family

Fantastic week, last of the Summer sunshine - Marloes sands stunning and the surf was up. 6 Grandsons loved crabbing, rock pooling and nature walks. Cottage was very comfortable and homely. We especially loved the fort, Thank you.


The Lamberts

A week of Pembrokeshire weather at its very very best, sun everyday, no rain and almost no clouds. A house built with love - a one off, what a location and garden. Something for everyone, hide and seek, eating alfresco. Our favourite beaches Marloes, Barafundle, Lydstep. Recommend boat trip around Skomer, Thank you.


The Dalby's, Voyce's and Dixon's

A fabulous place for a family holiday. Kayaking and swimming in the week at high tide was fantastic. We can recommend the Griffin Inn at Dale for seafood.


Ten Musicians

The rose garden of the Anchorage is a wonderful place for breakfast, drinking wine and conversation. All around this place you can find the most picturesque villages and little towns and the best of all - the Coast path with its cliffs, bays and clear water where you can swim if you are a hardened viking. And after a sporty day you will go back to the house and find everything to relax. And first of all, making music with our instruments under the roof. Diolch yn Fawr!


Powell, Gage & Cross

Amazing house, fab location. All ages loved the crabbing bridge, lovely beaches near by!! Nice Garden


McWilliams, Grenhams & Martins

What a lovely house in a fabulous location. Loved the crabbing bridge. No rain luckly so lots of beach time, lindsway beach is worth the steps!


Sharpe & Imms

Fabulous, anglers heaven!


Birkin Family

Great place to stay. Had a lovely week- loads of paddling in sea, even had loads of sunshine


McCann

Lovely house in a fantastic location we had a great week the kids loved the bridge!! Thanks


The Anchorage Access Statement

This Access Statement has been prepared by the owner for your information; it is the most recent version that we have received. This statement has been prepared as objectively as possible, however with such a wide remit oversights may be made.

Please ensure all crucial requirements for a safe and enjoyable holiday are present so if you have any queries whatsoever, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01437 767600.


The property is approached via a B-road. The main entrance has stone gateposts and a box containing a large lifebelt labelled ‘Anchorage, Sandy Haven’.

There is ample parking space on asphalt and a lot of grass parking for boat and trailer.

The main entrance door is on the end of the house opposite the garage.

Two other doors open onto a brick patio garden in front of the house. It has the appearance of the original pair of cottages but inside is one large spacious house.

A wooden wheel chair ramp can be found alongside the main entrance for use with the single 9 inch step.

Guests will be met by the owner who will assist with luggage.

Ground floor facilities include 3 bedrooms, bathroom and a shower room and a large open plan living space lounge/kitchen/diner with tables and seating for 10 guests.

The house has recessed ceiling lights.

Upstairs there is a galleried play room with toys and safety gates.

The garden is one acre with a brick patio with raised garden boxes and garden furniture, lawn and wooded side of valley with children’s fort and camping area. A second garden also of one acre extent is separated by unlocked gates and visitors are welcome to have access to this also.

There is external lighting around the outside of the house operated by indoor switches and the parking area has a light activated by motion.

There is an outside water tap and hose for washing wet suits and kayaks and wall hooks for hanging wet suits. Clothes lines are at one end of the house.

There is no public transport on the Dale Peninsula except for the Puffin Shuttle service – a small bus operated by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

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