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.
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.
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. 
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.
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.

 

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

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.
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.
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.
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!
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 Harbourmaster restaurant has breathtaking views of Milford Haven Marina and estuary, perfect on a nice day for a bite to eat or a relaxing drink either inside or outside on the veranda. With a variety of homemade dishes on their menu and an extensive wine and cocktail menu the Harbourmaster is perfect for any occasion. Please Note: Guide Dogs only allowed. Lift access to the restaurant.
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
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.

 

Places To Eat near The Anchorage

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.
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.
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.
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!
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 Harbourmaster restaurant has breathtaking views of Milford Haven Marina and estuary, perfect on a nice day for a bite to eat or a relaxing drink either inside or outside on the veranda. With a variety of homemade dishes on their menu and an extensive wine and cocktail menu the Harbourmaster is perfect for any occasion. Please Note: Guide Dogs only allowed. Lift access to the restaurant.
Milford Haven

Foam is a beautifully styled restaurant with a mix of old and new interior which gives it a great look. The restaurant has amazing views over the Haven, especially if you dinned in the outdoor seating area, weather permitted. Foam serve, breakfast, lunches, coffees and evening meals with a good choice of food which is stylishly presented. They have Tapas nights every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and serve a fabulous cream tea. They also have a great choice of drinks and wines available. 


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.

 

Events near The Anchorage

Santa's Grotto at Folly Farm

Saturday 05 November 2016 - Sunday 18 December 2016

This is a magical time of year to visit Folly Farm on weekends in November and December you can visit Santa's Grotto and his reindeer. He's will  bring gifts for the little ones. Plus there's mulled wine and a mince pie for the adults which always helps spread the Christmas cheer. Please note: There is an additional charge of £8 per child to visit Santa in his grotto and for this they will receive a gift.

Santa's Grotto at Vincent Davies

Saturday 12 November 2016 - Wednesday 21 December 2016

Visit Santa Claus in his grotto at Vincent Davies. Open from Saturday 12th November and then every Saturday, Sunday 10-4.30 & Sundays 10.30 to 3.30pm Plus,  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 19th-21 st December 10am-4.30pm Entry only £3.50 per child. All children will receive a wrapped gift from Santa. You will be welcome to take your own photographs if you wish. Children can take part in Elf on the Shelf a  Free Kids Hunt. There will even be a Santa post box for your children's wish lists – add an address and Santa may reply! Why not pre-book Tea with Santa at Cafe Vincent to include the Elf Hunt, Kids Meal and a visit from Santa, every Thursday in December from 5pm. Please note: Booking is essential.

Evening Ghost Tour at Pembroke Castle

Friday 16 December 2016

You are invited by Pembroke Castles Ghost Finder General, Howard, to join him in an after-hours tour around the castle's creepy passageways, gloomy towers and spiral staircases, as he tells you a selection of our ghost sightings and poltergiest happenings from 900 year history of violent and untimely death.   The tour around the Castle lasts for about an hour and a half after which you will retire to the sanctuary of the cafe for free tea/coffee/juice and welshcake. Howard will complete the evening with more stories and an exchange of personal experiences.  Please Note: Tickets are £7 per person, and are available to buy from the Castle's shop or book online via their website. The tour is for people aged 16+, however, 16-17 year olds must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear warm outdoor clothing and suitable footwear - the tower's staircases are a chilling place at night! They ask everyone to bring a torch as they say you can only see ghosts with the help of light!

Torch Theatre Christmas Panto - Sleeping Beauty

Saturday 17 December 2016 - Saturday 31 December 2016

Milford's Torch Theatre once again brings a classic pantomime to stage - a must-see for anyone staying in Pembrokeshire this Christmas! Take the children, the grandparents, the next-door neighbours - take everyone you know! If there's still tickets available that is! The baby Princess Rose is given a curse from the evil Maleficent stating she will die on her 16th birthday but her Fairy Godmother steps in and Rose instead falls into a deep sleep which can only be broken by a handsome prince - this is sure to be a fantastic production by the Torch Theatre once again! Booking as early as possible is advised, as tickets sell out quickly.

Festive Fun Run at Stackpole

Sunday 18 December 2016

Organised by The National Trust. Why not take part in The Festive Fun Run around the Stackpole Estate; choose from 1.5 miles, 3 miles or 6 miles. Refreshments available in the Boathouse Tea-room afterwards. Free event, open to all ages and abilities, no booking needed. Meet at Stackpole Quay car park.

Festive Fun Run at Stackpole

Sunday 18 December 2016

Organised by The National Trust. Why not take part in The Festive Fun Run around the Stackpole Estate; choose from 1.5 miles, 3 miles or 6 miles. Refreshments available in the Boathouse Tea-room afterwards. Free event, open to all ages and abilities, no booking needed. Meet at Stackpole Quay car park.

Santa's Grotto & Ice Skating at The Glen

Wednesday 21 December 2016 - Friday 23 December 2016

Come and join in the festive fun at The Glen Pub. With undercover Ice Skating, Santa's Grotto, Hot Food, Mulled Wine, Trampoline and Bouncy Castle. Please Note: Advance booking for the ice skating is needed. Tel: 01437 760070. 

Honey Fungus Live

Friday 23 December 2016

Pembrokeshire band Honey Fungus are playing a live gig at The Castle Inn, Little Haven this December. The set combines well-known songs with their own acoustic music and stories. Pop along for some great food, a great atmosphere and some quality live music. The performance starts at 9.30pm. 

Tenby's Boxing Day Swim

Monday 26 December 2016

2016 marks the 46th 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 2016 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/

Family Theatre: Pay What You Can: L'Hotel Nöel

Wednesday 28 December 2016

Span Arts are hosting a Pay What You Can Family Theatre where everyone is welcome to attend and 'Pay What You Can'  for the Performance , paying whatever you can afford to give us (suggested donation is £5 per ticket.) All you need to do in advance is book yourself a ticket and bring along however much money you want to pay for your ticket! Or leave it til after the performance, and pay what you think it was worth. Forms will be available on the day. The performance is seton Christmas Eve - the excited Bell Boy and the Bah Humbug Chamber Maid of the smallest hotel in the world are busy preparing for guests to arrive for Christmas. The tree is decorated, the table is laid and the rooms are set in a frenzy of choreographed mayhem and frantic activity. Finally the Maitre De brings the guests from the audience up the red carpet and into the hotel for the most jolly, surprising and unforgettable seasonal stay of their lives: acrobatic elves; a Christmas Cracker Cabaret; flaming pud; flying pancakes and a personal visit from Father Christmas himself all in one night at L'Hotel Nöel. Box Office: 01834 869323.

New Year's Eve Fireworks

Saturday 31 December 2016

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

New Year's Eve Celebrations

Saturday 31 December 2016

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

Saturday 31 December 2016

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

Sunday 01 January 2017

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

Sunday 01 January 2017

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.

Marathon - Ras Dewi Sant

Saturday 25 February 2017

Known to be a very challenging but beautiful course, the Ras Dewi Sant is a full and a half marathon running on Saturday 25th February. The full marathon runs point to point along the coastal path with an entry cost of £35 whereas the half marathon is a loop course with an entry cost of £25. All entry includes a T-shirt, Medal and refreshments including cawl, tea and coffee. There are also first aid stations and changing rooms available for all participants. 

Pancake Race and Dinner

Saturday 25 February 2017

Tenby's Tudor Square marks the start of the Annual Pancake Race, a 60 metre dash through the streets of Tenby in support of the Tenby RNLI. Entry to the pancake race costs £3 per person, whilst the two course pancake dinner costs £12 per person with £6 going towards the Tenby RNLI. There will also be a raffle taking place at the dinner. This race begins at 12noon, entrants must register at Tudor Square prior to the event. Please call 01834 842886 to book your pancake dinner.

Easter Egg Trail at Picton Castle

Monday 10 April 2017 - Monday 17 April 2017

A firm favourite with our regular visitors, Picton Castle's Easter Egg Trail for children is a self-guided scamper through fabulous woodlands as they burst into bloom. Collect your leaflet at the Ticket Office and follow the trail – you will find clues along the way! When you have finished, pop into the Gift Shop to collect your prize. It's a great way for the whole family to enjoy the woodlands as masses of Rhododendrons, Azaleas and Magnolias come into flower. While the kids rush around in search of clues, the ‘grown-ups' can enjoy the magnificent colours and scents. After the walk, what better reward than a nice warming cup of hot chocolate with cream and a homemade cake in the Courtyard Restaurant, or perhaps make it a lunchtime visit and enjoy the Spanish dish of the day with a glass of wine or beer! Normal Entry Fees apply with a £1.00 charge for the Easter Egg Trail Telephone: 01437 751326 Email: info@pictoncastle.co.uk

Easter Eggstravaganza

Monday 17 April 2017

Come and join the Easter fun at Scolton Manor with Easter Quizzes and Easter trail around the grounds, Free with entry to the Manor. Work out the clues to win a prize.£1.00 per child

Pembrokeshire 100 Mile Ultra & 3 Day Stage Race

Friday 28 April 2017 - Sunday 30 April 2017

The Pembrokeshire 100 mile race is a challenging ultra-race along the stunning Pembrokeshire Coastal Path from Milford Haven to Cardigan. More information please visit the website: http://www.runwalkcrawl.co.uk/events/pembrokeshire-100-stage-race.html or call: 02920 23 55 23 

MKF Kitefliers Rendezvous

Saturday 29 April 2017 - Sunday 30 April 2017

Two full days of kite flying in  on Broad Haven’s ‘Blue Flag’ Beach. A 2 day event organised by Midlands Kite Fliers

MKF Kitefliers Rendevous

Monday 01 May 2017

Day three of the MKF ( Midlands Kite Fliers) Rendezvous with a day flying at Hilton Court Gardens and Crafts, Roch, Pembrokeshire with its stunning coastal views overlooking St Brides Bay.

Man Up In The Mud

Saturday 06 May 2017

The Man Up In The Mud run is a great mud run approximately 4.5 miles in distance. Following a great coastal route, the course promises to be boggy and muddy with obstacles to climb over and under! 

The Preseli Beast

Saturday 06 May 2017

The Preseli Beast is an off-road racing event, still a relatively new event as it is only in its fifth year now. 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 at 9am.

BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Wednesday 17 May 2017

The BANFF Mountain Film Festival makes a return to the Torch Theatre this year with another selection of incredible short films showcasing adventures from across the world. There's also the opportunity to win a number of free goodies in a prize draw! Tickets cost £13.50 or £12 for concessions. 

Tour of Pembrokeshire

Saturday 20 May 2017

Running from the event headquarters at Oriel Y Parc in St. David's, this event sees approximately 1500 cyclists take part in the sportive tour of Pembrokeshire. There are three 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!

St Davids Cathedral Festival

Friday 26 May 2017 - Sunday 04 June 2017

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 West'est VW Fest

Friday 02 June 2017 - Sunday 04 June 2017

The second West'est VW Fest will this year take place in Tenby, with trade stands, Live music, kids activities, children's disco, and lots lots more.....  weekend camping available for the Fri & Sat. Tickets Prices TBC closer to the time. For further details please email: thewestestvwfest@hotmail.com or call: 07920263835.

To Hell and Back - The Ultra Marathon

Saturday 03 June 2017

This ultra marathon is approximately 66.6 miles in distance, with approximately 40 miles of the course running along the coastal path with the remainder along the road. In 2016, only 6 people managed to complete and receive their finisher's medal so you can imagine the difficulty level of this challenge! The course runs through coastal locations such as Solva, Porthclais, St Justinians, Whitesands, Abereiddy and Abermawr, guaranteeing a really memorable course. Due to the nature of the course, cut off is at 20 hours with 5 check points and all participants will be required to bring along a full kit of the following items: Head Torch, Space Blanket, Whistle, Mobile Phone, Map (Supplied), Water, Energy Food, Hat, Gloves, Waterproof Clothing, Sun Cream. Entry costs £45 per person.

Classic Car Show at Scolton Manor

Monday 05 June 2017

This very popular annual event is back once again! With classic vehicles of all varieties, there's something here for car lovers, tractor lovers, military vehicle buffs and those mad for motorcycles! There will be children's entertainment, craft stalls and refreshments available.

Long Course Weekend

Friday 07 July 2017 - Sunday 09 July 2017

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!

Edge Festival

Friday 11 August 2017 - Sunday 13 August 2017

With a packed weekend of music, literature, sport and food, Solva's Edge Festival makes the most of the local produce and events, and is a great weekend for all the family. The weekend hosts a Battle of the Bands, an open-water swim and a football tournament, plus there is a Beer and Cider festival throughout the weekend. There will also be a variety of stalls, literature talks, raffles and live music. There really is plenty going on this weekend! Please Note: There are no credit card facilities on site so please bring cash. Local shop/pubs offer cash back. See edgefestival.co.uk for more details

Pembrokeshire County Show

Tuesday 15 August 2017 - Thursday 17 August 2017

Pembrokeshire's County Show returns for another year! This annual event brings thousands of people to the Haverfordwest Showground each year. With a variety of crafts and stalls, there is also displays, exhibitions and performances to see! There is a whole host of agricultural machinery on display as well as livestock to see, a fair, and a number of horse and dog shows. Of course there is also plenty of opportunities to meet and greet with local businesses, as well as sampling some great local produce on offer in the food hall!

Aberjazz Jazz & Blues Festival

Thursday 24 August 2017 - Monday 28 August 2017

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

Saundersfoot Triathlon

Saturday 09 September 2017

Saundersfoot's newest triathlon is back for it's second year in 2017! 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

Sunday 10 September 2017

Ironman Wales returns to Tenby once again in 2017! 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!

Family Fun and Fireworks

Saturday 28 October 2017

Fishguard’s Autumn Festival will be holding a ‘Family fun and Fireworks’ on Goodwick seafront. Pembrokeshire Firespinners will be at the event this year as well as many other fun activities. 

Tenby Rugby Club Fireworks & Bonfire Night.

Sunday 05 November 2017 - Wednesday 04 January 2017

The annual Tenby Rugby Club and Tenby Rotary Club Fireworks Night. With burgers ,Bar, Kiddies rides, Hot Drinks, two firework displays, Bonfire, Mini rugby tournament. All profits to local charities, tickets sold on the gates.

 

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

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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