The Gann Quarry

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The Gann Quarry

The Gann Quarry enjoys the most amazing location, nestling in fields just above the foreshore overlooking Dale Bay on the Gann Estuary. This is a designated SSSI area that teems with unique flora and fauna, a mecca for birdlife. Renovated throughout and furnished in a contemporary style, the main rooms offer panoramic views over the water. The lounge with wooden floor is dual aspect and the large picture windows maximise the wonderful outlook, while a wood burning stove ensures cosy evenings. In the modern fitted kitchen diner, washing up will never be a chore with these ever changing views of the estuary to admire. The paved terrace is an ideal spot to enjoy an alfresco meal on a summer’s evening while the sun slowly sinks, or to simply sit and savour the wonderful view over the waterway.

Walk 200 yards across the field and you are on the foreshore or, if you are feeling adventurous, take a more direct route and use the steps in the cliff down to the beach. Really tucked away, this is a perfect spot for sailors and bird watchers or those who simply enjoy messing around on the water. The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path is on your doorstep giving excellent opportunities to explore this unique area. You can walk round the coastline to the sandy bay at Lindsway, while a host of other beautiful sandy beaches including West Dale Bay, Marloes and Musslewick are all nearby. There is a local pub in St Ishmaels and a popular village pub serving excellent food across the estuary at Dale (approximately 4 miles by road) where there is also a restaurant at the Yatch Club and a variety of water sports to try.

A boat trip from Martins Haven round the islands of Skomer and Grassholm to see the seals, puffins and shearwaters is a must of any trip.

A truly magical holiday location.

SSSI - Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Care needed as unfenced drops and proximity to water.

Ground Floor: Hall, lounge, kitchen/diner, double room/ensuite shower room/whb/wc, 2 single rooms, shower room/whb/wc.

Heating: Electric heaters, woodburning stove with back boiler feeding some radiators.

Electricity: £20 per week September - May, free June - August.

Parking: Ample - access to the property is via an unmade track on the foreshore or across fields, 4x4 is strongly recommended and essential after wet weather.

Facilities: Electric induction hob, oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier, TV/freesat, DVD player, stereo system, garden furniture.

Pets: Yes.

Website: www.thegannquarry.co.uk


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The Gann Quarry Features

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Within a mile of the sea/water

Attractions near The Gann Quarry

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.
Marloes
Skomer Island is a real treat, particularly for those with a high interest in wildlife and sea-birds. Trips onto the island are a great way to get up close and personal with birds such as puffins, guillemots, razorbills and manx shearwaters. Trips landing and around the island are available from Martin's Haven, and visitors onto the island are capped at 250 people per day so as not to cause too much disturbance to the wildlife. These trips are extremely popular and so it is recommended to make your way to the departure point two hours before your ideal departure time, as queues are likely and trips cannot be booked in advance.
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.
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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. 
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.
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.
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.

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 Gann Quarry

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.
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 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!
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.
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.
St Brides Haven is a shingle cove with sand exposed at low tide. It is excellent for swimming, bathing, snorkelling and diving. There are plenty of rock pools to explore making it great fun for families.
St 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.
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!
Milford Haven
Martins Haven is a small pebble beach, predominantly used as the embarkation point for the boats to Skomer Island. The beach is very popular with divers heading out to explore the Skomer Marine Nature Reserve. Follow the Deer Park walk (a short walk around the Marloes peninsula) around the Coastal Path and you will find fantastic views out towards the off-shore islands, Skokholm and Grassholm - Skokholm lies to the south and Grassholm with its gannets is on the horizon. The rocky bays below the cliffs are used by seals and in the Autumn it is the perfect place to spot Seal Pups.
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.

 

Places To Drink near The Gann Quarry

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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. 

Marloes
The Lobster Pot is a traditional pub open seven days a week serving real ales, locally caught fish and home cooked Sunday lunches. Bar meals served as well as restaurant menu serving starters,main meals and desserts. There is also a games room and garden for the children to play in. Please note: Please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

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. 

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.
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.
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.
Little Haven
The Swan Inn is a 200 year old seaside Inn with one of the best views in Pembrokeshire. They have a open log fires, with a rustic charm and a traditional atmosphere where you can enjoy a range of real ales and wines. You can choose to eat on the ground floor restaurant or the contemporary first floor dining room. Many produces are soured locally from St Brides Bay crab, home smoked mackerel and they even bake their own bread. They offer lunch and supper, and every Sunday, lunches are served from 12 till 3pm. Please note: Smaller potions are available for children. The cooking is modern British and of exceptional quality. The commitment to seasonal and local produce is strong and the menu includes Welsh rib eye steak, local diver caught scallops, St Brides Bay crab, Welsh cheese and locally made ice cream. Get here early evening, grab a table with one of the best views in Pembrokeshire and settle down with a group of friends and a bottle of wine or on Sundays enjoy a traditional roast, leaf through the papers and relax.
Little Haven
A welcoming pub looking over sandy bay, popular generously served food including pizzas and good local fish, Marstons-related ales, decent choice of wines by the glass, tea and cafetière coffee, bare-boards bar and carpeted dining area with big oak tables, beams, some stripped stone, castle prints, pool in back area. Children and dogs welcome in the outside picnic area.
The Ocean Cafe, Bar and Restaurant is in a great location overlooking the seaside at Broad Haven. If you're wanting food with a view, this restaurant is most certainly the one for you! Please Note: Dogs must be well behaved, and are not allowed in the restaurant area.
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.

 

Places To Eat near The Gann Quarry

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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. 

Marloes
The Lobster Pot is a traditional pub open seven days a week serving real ales, locally caught fish and home cooked Sunday lunches. Bar meals served as well as restaurant menu serving starters,main meals and desserts. There is also a games room and garden for the children to play in. Please note: Please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

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. 

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.
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.
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.
Little Haven
The Swan Inn is a 200 year old seaside Inn with one of the best views in Pembrokeshire. They have a open log fires, with a rustic charm and a traditional atmosphere where you can enjoy a range of real ales and wines. You can choose to eat on the ground floor restaurant or the contemporary first floor dining room. Many produces are soured locally from St Brides Bay crab, home smoked mackerel and they even bake their own bread. They offer lunch and supper, and every Sunday, lunches are served from 12 till 3pm. Please note: Smaller potions are available for children. The cooking is modern British and of exceptional quality. The commitment to seasonal and local produce is strong and the menu includes Welsh rib eye steak, local diver caught scallops, St Brides Bay crab, Welsh cheese and locally made ice cream. Get here early evening, grab a table with one of the best views in Pembrokeshire and settle down with a group of friends and a bottle of wine or on Sundays enjoy a traditional roast, leaf through the papers and relax.
Little Haven
A welcoming pub looking over sandy bay, popular generously served food including pizzas and good local fish, Marstons-related ales, decent choice of wines by the glass, tea and cafetière coffee, bare-boards bar and carpeted dining area with big oak tables, beams, some stripped stone, castle prints, pool in back area. Children and dogs welcome in the outside picnic area.
The Ocean Cafe, Bar and Restaurant is in a great location overlooking the seaside at Broad Haven. If you're wanting food with a view, this restaurant is most certainly the one for you! Please Note: Dogs must be well behaved, and are not allowed in the restaurant area.
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.

 

Events near The Gann Quarry

Pembrokeshire Fish Week

Saturday 24 June 2017 - Sunday 02 July 2017

The wait is over! Pembrokeshire Fish Week is back! This festival celebrates the very best of quality seafood caught locally as well as other local produce, and the local producers and businesses involved in the food and fishing industries within Pembrokeshire. Events happen all across the county the whole week long. Enjoy cookery demonstrations, boat trips, Take part in fish filleting workshops, seaside foraging, coastal walks, beach fun days and fishing adventures!The 2017 festival kicks off with a brand new event in the estuary village of Lawrenny on the 24th, followed by a fun day at Scolton Manor on the 25th which will celebrate the county's maritime heritage. There will a celebratory family fay at the Parrog in Goodwick on the 1st July plus a Saundersfoot Harbour Festival on the 2nd. Please see www.pembrokeshirefishweek.co.uk

Pups On Parade

Sunday 25 June 2017

Picton Caslte is holding a Pups on Parade event in Association with Burns Pet Nutrition. A totally fun dog show for all the family!This event is not affiliated with any Kennel Clubs etc – just a totally fun event for all the family and their pooches. Please Note: Ticket Price Includes Car Pass for the Day. For more information please visit: http://www.pictoncastle.co.uk/burns-pet-nutrition-dog-show or email: info@pictoncastle.co.uk 

Powerboat Championship

Friday 14 July 2017 - Sunday 16 July 2017

Milford Haven will host the Welsh Grand Prix for the adrenalin fuelled Powerboat P1 National Championships. Centred around the new Milford Waterfront development, this will be the only venue in Wales to welcome the powerboat racers. The racers will use Milford Waterfront as their base providing spectators with superb opportunities for watching the race and enjoying the exciting build up activities, events and hospitality.Tel: 01646 696100. Email:  anna.malloy@mhpa.co.uk

Rock The Castle - Bootleg Beatles, Bootleg Beach Boys

Saturday 15 July 2017

Previously playing at Glastonbuy and the Queens Jubilee ,The Bootleg Beatles will be making their way to Pembroke this July 15th for a fantastic night of music! The Bootleg Beatles will be supported by the Bootleg Beach Boys., the Show will start at 4 pm and tickets are available online at http://pembroke-castle.co.uk/tickets now.

Pagoda Project in concert

Wednesday 26 July 2017

Folk and jazz fusion from Paul Hutchinson (Belshazzar's Feast, Hoover the Dog) and Karen Wimhurst of Cauld Blast Orchestra. Hear them in the evocative setting of a 200-year-old country chapel.  Event Contact Details:  Main Street Music Pembroke. Tel: 01646 621530. Email: burnettshill@btinternet.com. Tickets £10.

St James’ Church Manorbier Summer Fete

Thursday 27 July 2017

A fete in the grounds of Manorbier Castle with stalls, amusements and refreshments

Roch Fete and Fun Dog Show

Saturday 29 July 2017

Come along to the annual family fun afternoon in Roch. The fete will have a selection of stalls,cream teas, BBQ & bar, ice-creams,games and side shows as well as the entertaining dog show.

Queen Bee Carnival

Saturday 29 July 2017

Narberth will be hosting their very own Queen bee Carnival on the 29th July, they aim to raise awareness for the important role of bees in our ecosystem. The carnival will display a swarm of worker bees chasing their queen bee down Narberth High Street with their own movable meadow. Entry is completely free and the carnival procession begins at 2pm on Saturday 29 July.

Wings over Carew

Saturday 05 August 2017

A festival celebrating everything military at Carew Airfirld at Carew Cheriton control Tower. Featuring many exhibits including a Real Spitfure, vintage military vehicles, classic cars, the emergency services, military bands, fairground rides, craft workshops and face painting for the children. he highlight of the event will be the RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team, who jump on the Saturday afternoon, with the Red Devils, Army Parachute Regiment flying in on Sunday afternoon. Other attractions include a static spitfire with working engine, City of Swansea Pipe Band, RAF Cadet Band, military vintage and modern vehicles and many other attractions and stands! Admission charges will apply. Tel: 01834 811172

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

The Llangwm Literary Festival

Friday 11 August 2017 - Sunday 13 August 2017

Pembrokeshire's newest Literary Festival where they will be showcasing some of the best in writing on a variety of themes. In addition, they are hosting creative writing and art workshops for adults and children, "Poems and Pints" and lots more....

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!

Pembroke River Rally

Saturday 19 August 2017

Taking place from the Quay. The Mayor of Pembroke sails to Pembroke to exercise his right to navigate the river.

Camrose Vintage Working Day

Saturday 26 August 2017

A fundraising day for local charities, Camrose Vintage Working Day displays all kinds of vintage machinery for all to see and learn about how things used to work way back when. With entertainment such as Sheep Shearing and Folk Dancing, trade stands including those selling local crafts, and refreshments available - it's a great day out for people of all ages!

PAW Patrol appearances at Folly Farm

Sunday 27 August 2017 - Monday 28 August 2017

Folly Farm are giving their visitors the chance to come and see their favourite characters Chase and Marshall from PAW Patrol!  So bring your little superstars along to see the heroic pups at intervals on selected dates. And the best news? Our PAW Patrol appearances are included in the standard admission price to Folly Farm! Tickets: No special tickets required, included in admission price.

West Wales Wool Show

Saturday 14 October 2017

The West Wales Wool Show in Narberth is a celebration of all things woolly. From beautifully hand crafted items, clothing and footwear to knitting wool, fleece and all the equipment needed to make at home. Demonstrations run throughout the day with stall holders sharing their skills and knowledge with visitors plus wool skill workshops such as felting. The main aim of the show is to support local wool producers and small craft businesses. Wool as a renewable resource is still undervalued and the show aims to bring this wonderful natural resource back into focus. The show is run by the Pembrokeshire Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers with support from PLANED. 

Tenby Rugby Club Fireworks & Bonfire Night.

Sunday 05 November 2017 - Saturday 05 November 2016

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.

New Years Day Bonfire & Fireworks

Monday 01 January 2018

A perfect way to bring in the new year, Victoria Hall in Roch is hosting their annual New Years celebrations with a bonfire and fireworks. The event starts from 5pm onwards with the lighting of the bonfire, and refreshments are available in the hall throughout the evening. Admission to be paid upon entry.

St. David's Annual Charity Horse & Dog Show

Sunday 13 May 2018

This Charity Horse and Dog Show is an annual event which occurs in May each year in St. David's. With show jumping, dog shows, stalls and refreshments, this is a great day out for all those interested in horses and dogs!

 

Historic Places near The Gann Quarry

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.
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.
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.
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.
The birthplace of Saint David, this Chapel was built in 1934 on the site of the original house where Non had lived. The Chapel and its accompanying Holy Well were built in dedication to Saint Non, and have since become popular destinations for pilgrimages. Legend has it that springs appeared at each of the significant milestones of Saint David's life, and many believe this Holy Well appeared during his birth and holds many special healing powers.
Solva Woollen Mill is the oldest working woollen mill in Pembrokeshire and is now the only mill in Wales specialising in flat woven carpets, rugs and runners. Its a family business but visitors are welcome to the mill to wander through the weaving sheds, chat to the weavers as they are warping, splitting yarn or weaving. There is a mill shop housed carding engines and spinning mules and a tearoom which is located in the old dye shed, selling tea, coffee and homemade cakes.
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.
A popular destination for pilgrimages, this Cathedral is a huge attraction for those interested in Welsh history and/or religion. St. David's Cathedral as we know it today replaced a monastery which was originally founded on the site by Saint David around 589 AD. Not only is it named after our Patron Saint of Wales, but it also contains a shrine to him. The Cathedral still operates a traditional communion service and also holds various special events such as the annual Cathedral Festival. Please note: Admission is free, but donations are encouraged.

 

Customer Reviews of The Gann Quarry

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Had a lovely holiday. Cottage very well equipped. Could not have aksed for more. Weather kind to us as well.


Shirley and Martin, Fudge and Pepper (Collies)

Spent a wonderful 24th Wedding Anniversary in this lovely cottage, which has a very special feeling about it. What a superb location, we know the area really well, but this is the most well equipped and practical place we've stayed. Very safe environment for our two collies. Lovely to sit outside in the moonlight listening to the sounds of the birds on the estuary. Have already booked for our 25th!!


Sue, Fran and Billy

A wonderful setting and a very practical, comfortable cottage for our first ever visit to Pembrokeshire. It's been a week of endless discoveries and marvellous coves, beaches and landscapes. Thank you very much.


The Bartlams

We have had a fabulous week. It was apleasure to stay in such a well equipped property with lovely decor. Lovely food at Lawrenny Quay and both the The Castle and St Brides Inn at Little Haven. As usual Marloes was spectacular - check tides before visiting as sea covers beach when in!


The Newmans

Thanks, we have had a wonderful time at this stunning location. We will be back if possible. The cottage is well equipped. Crabbing at Gann Bridge excellent. Sailing at Dale fantastic. Marloes Sands worth a visit.


Rachael, Michael, Anna, Luke and Charlie

Thank you for a lovely holiday. Beautiful location and beautifully equipped cottage. Weather couldn't have been better either!


Edd, Sarah, Henry and Rob

Fab property, conveniently located for everything we have wanted to do - Cycling, walking, beach climbing, scuba diving, coasteering... off home for a rest now.


Louise and Richard

Thank you. We had a wonderful peaceful and relaxing week. Can recommend all coastal walks, especially Sandy Haven but do go at low tide. Also enjoyed a look around Solva harbour and it's delightful cafe, great ice creams!! We will be back!


Alan, Deirdre and Missy

Thank you very. We've had a wonderful 2 weeks.


Paul and Tina

Excellent week exploring this part of Pembroke Coastal Path. Glorious position with ever changing views (and weather) Well appointed cottage with all we needed! Great variation of bird life in this tidal region.


Sue & Paul

Fantastic cottage, had a really relaxing holiday, will definitely book again.


Abbe & Fiona

In the many years we have visited Pembrokeshire this is the best cottage we have stayed in. The isolation is very refreshing & the area provides many natural gems – not least a visit to Skommer and the endearing Puffins. We hope to return and next time there may be less Welsh Wet and more summer to add to the [?idle?].


Tracey &D… Hopcyns

Had a wonderful time. Lovely cottage with fantastic views! Trip to Little Haven recommended – The Swan for food & the gallery for great sea sketches! We hope to return.


Neville and Siân Morley, Horley, Surney

We have enjoyed a wonderful week in your lovely cottage. We spent hours on the terrace, watching the waders and seabirds through the telescope. We still managed some brilliant walks and a night on Skomer to see the Manx Shear Waters come in – an eerie and magical experience. We had two splendid lunches at the Clock House in Marloes and the landlord at The Brook Innn in St Ishmaels kindly made us some sandwiches, even though he was hosting a large 40th birthday party. We loved Milford Haven and were delighted to find a splendid fish outlet at the Docks. We hope that we may come back.


Ann & David Devlin

Fantastic location and wonderful cottage. It would take some beating. Totally relaxing holiday.


Emma, Piers, Eve & Jessica

Fantastic cottage with everything you could possibly need. We have had a great stay despite some very rainy days. The views and location are great and we hope to return again.


Brind family

Wonderful cottage with lovely views, very well appointed. We all felt very much at home. Weather was mixed, very wet & gale force 8 first couple of days, then a lovely sunny and warm day which allowed us to make use of the patio. Turned wet again but the DVDs, games & books kept us amused. We love this part of the world and have holidayed in this area for the past 25 years but it was great to discover St Ishmaels and in particular The Gann Quarry. Thank you for opening your fantastic home for us to enjoy. Hope to return again soon.


Burton family

We loved the Gann Quarry – best cottage we have stayed in Pembrokeshire (there have been several)! Exactly as we like: remote, private, sea views & beach. Very well presented & equipped. All favourite beaches a short distance: Marloes, Barafundle, Broadhaven South & Freshwater West. Great boat trip around Skomer from St Martins Haven – many puffins, razorbills & guillemots & seals. Thoroughly enjoyed by all specially Peggy-Sue & Jim (JRTs). Will return asap!


Chris, Nic, Tom Ice & Bear

Thank you for letting us stay here. Absolutely beautiful.Sat for hours watching the view. Loved Marloes, Preseli Hills & Coastal Path. Dogs love the beaches :-) Will definitely be back (soon I hope!).


The Gann Quarry Access Statement

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

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


Approached via a narrow tarmac lane, and then on a track across grass fields, which at one point slope steeply. Alternative access is from another narrow lane leading to a rough, mud track along the foreshore and then across a grass field. The foreshore track is inaccessible during extreme high tides. In wet weather access can be difficult, so a vehicle with 4-wheel drive is strongly recommended. If this is your first visit, you are advised to arrive during daylight.

The cottage is accessed by a field gate leading to partially gravelled, sloped parking area (ample space for 2 cars).

From parking area, 1 step up to slate step (which has 2cm drop on either side down to the concrete path that runs around much of the cottage), then 1 further step up to front door.

Entrance porch (tiled floor) leads into the lounge, with slight drop (1cm) down to the wood floor. From lounge, low threshold into kitchen and then continuous, level flooring throughout rest of cottage.

Side door from corridor to outside (south aspect) has threshold then 1 step down onto concrete path. From concrete path, 3 steps up to lower terrace, then 1 more step to main terrace, which has unfenced drop down to the concrete path.

Kitchen has extensive work tops and 2 wall mounted ovens.

Lounge, slightly dim central light is enhanced by 2 floor standing arc lamps.

TV and some audio visual equipment can be operated by remote control.

There is no landline telephone and mobile phone signal is intermittent (better outdoors).

External lights by front and side doors (the latter is thermally activated).

Access to the beach (mainly rocky) from the garden is 200 metres across the grass field.

Guide dogs welcome.

No public transport nearby.

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