The Old Bread Oven is a charming cottage, part of the owners home in the heart of the village of Bosherston. Part of what was originally a Pembrokeshire long house dating back over 400 years, it has been beautifully and lovingly restored with original beams and wooden floorboards and comfortably furnished in a modern, rustic style with local artwork. Set back from the road, a cobbled courtyard leads you into the spacious sitting room with a wood burning stove to ensure cosy evenings, the restored Flemish chimney with the old bread oven make a real feature. The galley style fitted kitchen is cleverly appointed and leads out to the rear of the cottage. Quaint wooden stairs lead up from the sitting room to the romantic galleried double bedroom nestling in the eaves above with crisp white linen and warm Melin Tregwynt throws. Enjoy sitting in the lawned garden to the front and side of the cottage on a summer’s evening, prettily planted with colourful flowers and herbs or you are welcome to enjoy the owner's extensive grounds where you will always find a sunny, sheltered spot to relax.
Just a stone’s throw from your door is the ‘Ye Old Worlde’ Tea Rooms, where you can enjoy traditional afternoon tea, as well as the local pub, St Govans Inn, serving good food all within walking distance. The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path is an excellent way to explore this stunning coastline taking in the famous Green Bridge of Wales, the magical St Govans Chapel built into the cliff side and Barafundle beach. The glorious Broadhaven South beach is your closest beach only 10 minutes walk away, the best way to reach it is by taking a stroll round the Lilly Ponds which start only yards from your door. There are a number of other fantastic beaches to choose from in the area including Freshwater West and West Angle Bay.
A characterful cottage full of history which makes a romantic retreat for a couple looking to explore this beautiful area of South Pembrokeshire whatever the time of year.
In 2009 Freshwater West, one of the wildest beaches in Pembrokeshire, famed for its surf and long, golden beach and high, sheltered sand dunes became a film set for not just one blockbuster but two!! Namely Robin Hood and the new Harry Potter movie - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Bosherston is located close to Castlemartin military firing range. The range covers an area of 2400 hectares on the South Pembrokeshire coast within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The border of the range is approx 800m away. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path, a National Trail, crosses Range East (during non-firing periods) and inland along 8 km of roads past Range West. When firing is in progress the road diversion through Bosherston provides a longer walk. Vehicle access is available to Stack Rocks and St Govan's Chapel. Both of these are popular with sightseers, climbers and fishermen. The sea cliffs provide some of the best cliff climbing in the UK. Range West and the inland part of Range East are generally not open to the public. However, the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority/Defence Estates organises regular accompanied walks into this area. Many other groups are also catered for through annual safety and conservation briefings. These access opportunities are only available during non-firing periods.
Please ensure your read our access statement for this cottage in the tab above for more information, however if you are still unsure whether the property will be suitable for your needs, don't hesitate to call us on 01437 765 765 to discuss your specific requirements.
Ground Floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen.
First Floor: Galleried double room/ensuite bathroom/overhead shower/whb/wc.
Heating: Oil central heating, wood burner - starter pack provided.
Electricity: & Oil: £15 per week Sept - May, free June - August.
Parking: 1 space to rear or roadside.
Facilities: Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV, DVD player, WiFi, towels, garden furniture.
Pets: Two - Please keep under control as the grounds are shared.
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.
Corn Mill Cafe is located off the A477 between Pembroke Dock and Milton. The Kenniford family have been farming in Pembrokeshire for 4 generations. The farm shop and cafe is set in lovely grounds with stunning views over the duck pond and surrounding countryside. The farm shop sell home grown meat, seasonal vegetables and locally sourced quality produce which they use in their homemade dishes in the cafe. All the pork, beef and lamb comes direct from our farm.
Wales' only acapella festival, the Narberth A Cappella Voice Festival, returns in 2018 for it's tenth anniversary. Between 4th and the 6th May, Narberth will be hosting a weekend full of performances and workshops celebrating all things a cappella. Performers and more details are yet to be announced, please see www.navf.co.uk for more details.
Take a walk through Pembrokeshire industrial heritage with Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP) at Stepaside Ironworks. This figure of eight walk will follow a route along the tramway to Saundersfoot, Colby Woodland Gardens and Wisemans Bridge. Lunch options include a pub lunch at the Wisemans Bridge Inn or feel free to bring along a picnic. Walk assessed as easy.To enquire about booking, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.
Head to the peaceful village of Lawrenny this May for a festival dedicated to wellbeing of the mind, body and soul. Take part in a yoga or pilates class, zumba, ballet fusion or meditation. Learn something new in a chocolate workshop, a creative art workshop or even a spoon carving workshop! You will also have the opportunity to get involved with a range of activities including foraging and surfing. Top off your relaxing weekend with some great live music! Tickets start at £39 with day tickets, weekend tickets and family tickets available. A 20% discount on tickets is available for all Coastal Cottages guests, please contact our Concierge Team for more information. See https://www.thebigretreatwales.co.uk/ for more information and to buy tickets. Please note, dogs are not permitted at this event.
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.
Ramble from Broad Haven to Druidston and back with Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP) on this 6 mile circular walk. The route takes you inland to Belmont before returning to the coast path for the rest of the journey. Spectacular views across St Brides Bay towards Skomer and Ramsey Islands are promised. Lunch will be a picnic along the way. Meet at 10.30am. To enquire about booking, call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.
Rock the Castle is back for yet another year! For it's first event, Pembroke Castle will be hosting The World Famous Elvis Show starring Chis Connor. Since starting out in 2009, this Elvis performer has played to crowds in the Manchester Apollo, Harrogate International Centre and the London Palladium. He has been awarded the title of The Greatest Elvis Tribute in the World by a world-wide fan poll and has even had the pleasure of performing with the original back-up singers to the King of Rock'n'Roll, The Sweet Inspirations. Performing with a twelve piece band and the aforementioned back-up singers, this show recreates two popular Elvis concerts across two hours. Support act will be The Bluejays, a four-piece band formed after working together on various West End shows, who will be playing classic hits from favourites such as Buddy Holly and Chuck Berry.Tickets cost £19.50pp and will be available to buy from the 24th November. Please see the website for more information and security advice: http://pembroke-castle.co.uk/pages/elvis
The sunny seaside town of Tenby will be welcoming the Pembrokeshire Street Food Festival once again! Serving a range of delicious food including gourmet seafood, fish tacos, tantalising burgers, award winning welsh produce and even gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options - there really will be something to suit every persons taste! Also serving craft beers, larger, cocktails and even mocktails and low ABV lagers for the designated drivers. A wide variety of delicious food, ice cold beverages, beautiful scenery and completely free entry- It's the perfect way to kick start the summer holidays!
Enjoy a day out to one of Pembrokeshire's coastal islands with Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP). This expedition will involve a boat trip to Caldey Island just off the coast of Tenby where you will take in a presentation on the island. The day will end with a chance to socialise with your fellow explorers in one of Tenby's pubs. Date and time to be confirmed. To enquire about booking, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.
Alongside Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, you can enjoy a walk along the Northern Range between Freshwater West and Bosherston in the south of Pembrokeshire. Date and time are to be confirmed, but the walk may coincide with a live firing with participants will be able to view from the viewing area. Date will be confirmed when Range Firings are confirmed. To enquire about booking, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.
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!
Join Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP) for a visit to the Valero Energy Oil Refinery near Pembroke. More details, date and time to be confirmed. To enquire about booking, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.
Pembrokeshire's County Show returns for another year! This annual event brings thousands of people to the Haverfordwest Showground each year. With a variety of crafts and stalls, there is also displays, exhibitions and performances to see! There is a whole host of agricultural machinery on display as well as livestock to see, a fair, and a number of horse and dog shows. Of course there is also plenty of opportunities to meet and greet with local businesses, as well as sampling some great local produce on offer in the food hall!
Milford Waterfront is hosting the Welsh heats of the British Street Food Awards this August. Head to the marina where you can sample tasters including dishes such as pasta, brisket, doughnuts and more! With up to fifteen traders competing, there is sure to be plenty of delicious food on offer. This family friendly event is ideal for foodies and has no entry fee. This event is running between midday and 10pm Saturday and Sunday.
Join Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP) for a fantastic walk along Stackpole Quay and the surrounding coastline. The route follows a 7 mile figure of 8 walk allowing you to opt for a shorter version if you wish to. Make sure to bring along a picnic and possibly a camera, there will be plenty of spectacular views across the sea and a wealth of beautiful wildflowers to spot along the way. Walk is assessed as easy. 10.30am to 4pm. To enquire about booking, please contact our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.
Saundersfoot's newest triathlon is back for 2018! Running the day before Ironman Wales, this triathlon is a sprint triathlon with a 750m sea swim, a 20km bike ride and a 5km run. The event is open to adults and children aged 14 and over.
Ironman Wales returns to Tenby once again in 2018! 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!
Discover the wonders of the Marloes peninsula in Autumn with a walk led by Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP). This walk is five miles in length and will follow a route along the coast towards Deer Park allowing for fantastic views along the coast as well as the chance to spot early seal pups. The walk will begin at 10.30am from the National Trust car park in Marloes and finish at approx. 3.30pm. Please bring along a picnic for lunch. To enquire about booking, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.
Join Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park for an 6 mile hike between Pendine and Amroth with incredible views over Carmarthen Bay. Despite only being a few miles in length, this route has been assessed as hard and will require some stamina. 10am to 4pm. To enquire about booking, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758. Date still to be confirmed.
The Tenby Blues Festival is back! Past festivals have drawn over 1500 people to the seaside town for this jam-packed blues festival, so it's no doubt this year's is going to be bigger and better than ever before! With performers and musicians playing at a range of establishments throughout the town, there really is plenty to see across the whole weekend!
Enjoy a day out at the RWE Npower Pembroke Power Station alongside Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP) where you can tour the station and discover how operations are carried out. Dates and times to be confirmed. To enquire about booking, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.
Pembroke Castle's annual Christmas market always has an array of market stalls, entertainment and the arrival of Santa between 11am - 4pm on Saturday & Sunday .A lovely events to get into the Christmas spirit and purchase some lovely handmade gifts and enjoy some of the best local produce.
2018 marks the 48th year of the Annual Boxing Day Swim on Tenby's North Beach - a truly great event which really does get the whole community involved! Some embrace the holiday spirit by dressing up in fancy dress, as the event is given a theme each year! The theme for 2018 has yet to be announced , but it's sure to be a great festive event for all! Prizes are given for those in the best fancy dress, and for those with the highest amount of sponsorship raised - no entry fee, just grab a sponsorship form! For more information, see the website: http://www.tenbyboxingdayswim.co.uk/
Tenby is known as one of the best places to welcome in the New Year. With an array of lively bars and pubs in close proximity and, of course, the famous midnight countdown in Tudor Square.
Celebrate the New Year in at Saundersfoot with a fantastic free firework display on the harbour at midnight!
A perfect way to start the year, whether you're taking part or just supporting! This event is all in the aid of charity with sponsorship coming from local businesses – everybody really does get involved! Each year they set a fancy dress theme to add to the excitement.
A perfect way to bring in the new year, Victoria Hall in Roch is hosting their annual New Years celebrations with a bonfire and fireworks. The event starts from 5pm onwards with the lighting of the bonfire, and refreshments are available in the hall throughout the evening. Admission to be paid upon entry.
Built in timber around 1100 by Gerald of Windsor, this now-ruined stone castle is a very popular historic attraction. The walk around the Castle and Tidal Mill is particularly popular with dog owners. The walk is a great free attraction, however there are admission charges upon entry to the castle. Carew Castle often hosts special events throughout the year, see their website for more information.
Please Note: Well behaved dogs are welcome inside the castle providing they are kept on a short lead.
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.
Thank you Chris and Jill for a wonderful week at The Old Bread Oven, love the cottage! Love the location! It brought back lots of memories of this area.
What a wonderful find Perfect in every way. The old Bread Oven is set in a fantastic location, peaceful and within walking distance of some of the most beautiful places in Wales. We recommend a picnic on the beach at Broadhaven at sunset (take a torch for the walk home). Many thanks for a wonderful week, we can't wait to return.
This cottage ticked all the boxes for us, very well equipped, very comfortable and great location. Weather has been good! Explored lots of great beaches and places. The lilyponds are amazing! Broadhaven beach very sandy and great dog walk. Freshwater west beach and the angle cafe excellent, had great crab salad and gluten free rolls which were great. St Govan's Head cliff tops great for wildlife and if you get a nice 'still' sunny late afternoon as we did it's bliss! Very peaceful. Narberth town is well worth a visit, great shops, wisebuys deli was excellent, great for foodies who like cooking and needing unusual ingredients, wish I had one at home. Plum vanilla cafe did great pizzas and mixed salad takeaways in a box, tasted gorgeous! Stackpole walled gardens and then walk down to Barafundle Beach definitely worth visiting. Park at Stackpole as free car parking and walk down. Tea and cake in Stackpole walled gardens really good, plants for sale excellent value! St Davids town and Cathedral worth a visit, lots of interesting shops, very arty and crafty! Cathedral is an amazing sight too! Right up my street, being a scrapbooker! Well, now onto Shropshire, not sure the next cottage and area will match up. This place is definitely a place to re-visit and so glad we found this cottage, standards and attention to detail is a must and Chris and Jill you have definitely done this, thank you for all your efforts and home grown veg was amazing, tasted gorgeous! Bye for now and hope to come back another year, but will look early to get a chance this cottage is going to be sort after!!
Congratulations. You have the most wonderful cottage! So welcoming, you have thought of everything. Some lovely touches. We have felt so happy and relaxed here. A thank you from our border terrier, Amber too. We took advantage of the sunshine in the very pretty garden. The local pub is worth a visit. The cottage is a perfect base to visit the beautiful beaches in the area and of course the lilly ponds. I think by now you will have gathered that we will return to 'The Old Bread Oven'. Thank you very much indeed.
We have a huge dilemma...we really want to shout from the rooftops "What an amazing, wonderful, special, place!"...but at the same time, we want to keep it a secret, so we can come back and hide away in this beautiful little treasure! This is our honeymoon. We wanted something super special to stay in. We most certainly were not disappointed! Lovely long walks, lots of sunshine and so, so many amazing memories to take into our married life together. I usually look forward to the end of a break, I am happy with my lot, but this is one break I am gutted is ending. I cannot wait to come back again to celebrate our first wedding anniversary in this beautiful little heavenly retreat. Thank you for such a beautiful place!
What a great cottage in a fantastic location, the only thing to damper the whole experience was the weather (quite literally). A walks past the lilly ponds and onto the beach is a must. Many thanks for a great week.
We absolutely loved our time at this stylish and very comfortable cottage we have been totally charmed by the area and we will definitely return to this lovely place. Thank you for making us so welcome - perfect hosts! Thanks also for putting up with our westie barking at the tv. For the prosecco, vegies and lovely soap!
We've absolutely loved our time at the beautiful Old Bread Oven - a real slice of heaven. Exquisitely furnished with such attention to details and special touches everywhere. We wouldn't change a thing - perfect! Good local pub - St Govens Inn...great walks along Coastal Path, St Govens Head Lilly Ponds well worth visiting at quieter times. Stunning beaches at Broad Haven and Barafundle. We found the Stackpole Inn very good quality food and beer, excellent fish dishes. Another excellent hostelry is the Old Point House, Angle, reached along a track which forms the Coastal Path. The pub is very rustic, totally unspoilt but serves decent grub and beer. Also if you are near Freshwater West try the Lobster burger from the van, scrumptious! Many thanks for making our stay so memorable, such a lovely place. We will be back!
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