The Old School House is a deceptively spacious, detached cottage, set in the heart of the coastal village of Bosherston.
Originally built as part of the Cawdor Estate for the village school teacher, The Old School House is comfortably furnished along traditional lines with old beams and exposed stone work. The spacious lounge with wood burning stove is ideal for cosy nights in on chillier evenings and has sliding doors opening to a patio, a real sun trap where you can enjoy alfresco meals. There is an extensive lawned, enclosed secluded garden, beautifully planted with cottage garden flowers and mature fruit trees providing plenty of space for children to play or quiet hidden nooks to sit and just relax over a glass of wine. The formal dining room also has a wood burning stove and is perfect for family meals prepared in the pretty country style kitchen with its family breakfast table and window seat.
Stairs lead up to the spacious bedrooms nestling in the eaves, the double offers super views over the garden, while the twin bedrooms with their window seats give the perfect spot to just sit and watch village life and admire the sun setting over the fields.
Perfectly positioned to explore this beautiful area, just a short stroll to the local village pub serving good food, or treat yourself to a traditional afternoon tea at Ye Olde Worlde Tea Rooms. With the spectacular Pembrokeshire Coastal Path on your doorstep, walk round the wonderful Lily Ponds, with their resident otters, to the picturesque sandy beach of Broadhaven South, one of Pembrokeshire’s finest beaches just 10 minutes away. There are a wealth of other beautiful beaches nearby all waiting to be explored including Barafundle Bay, regularly voted one of Britain’s best beaches, West Angle Bay and the excellent surf beach, Freshwater West, which was the setting for the Harry Potter and Robin Hood films. The cliff top walks are simply stunning, visit the magical St Govan’s, a 13th century chapel nestling in the dramatic limestone cliffs or the majestic Green Bridge of Wales.
The Old School House is a wonderfully welcoming holiday cottage for family and friends to enjoy.
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: Glazed porch, hall, kitchen, dining room, sitting room, shower room/whb/wc, utility room.
First Floor: 2 twin rooms, bathroom/overhead shower/bidet/whb/wc, bathroom/whb/wc - restricted headroom, double room.
Heating: Oil central heating, 2 wood burning stoves - starter pack provided.
Electricity: & Oil: £20 per week September - May, free June - August.
Facilities: Electric cooker, double oven, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV, DVD player, WiFi, towels, garden furniture.
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.
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.
Shop for local arts and crafts at Carew Castle's Christmas Fayre in the lead up to Christmas. Enjoy a stroll around the Lesser Hall with a real fire blazing before taking the little ones to meet Santa in his grotto! Additional charges apply for entry to Santa's Grotto.Children can enter for free, Adult tickets cost £3.50 and there is a £2.50 charge to see Santa. Open from 9.30am until 4pm.
Join RSPB Lisa Morgan at Haverfordwest Leisure Centre on Wednesday 28th November for a talk about the RSPB islands of Ramsey and Grassholm, both located just off the Pembrokeshire Coast. This fantastic event is the chance to hear more about how the islands are being managed, wildlife news from this year and stories of her first-hand experiences as RSPB Warden. This event begins at 7pm. 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.
Picton Castle is holding a magical family friend Christmas event every weekend throughout December this year up until Christmas. Take the children to meet Santa and receive a gift, or take part in the craft workshops or Christmas trail. Festive refreshments including mulled wine and spiced apple juice will be available. This event runs from 10am until 5pm with the last tour available at 4.30pmTickets must be bought in advance, and each ticket includes entry to the gardens plus a drink and a gift. Please visit the website to book tickets: https://www.pictoncastle.co.uk/santas-magical-family-christmas-5
Saundersfoot Harbour is once again hosting their annual Christmas market. With a large marquee set up on the harbour, you can browse a number of stalls laden with goodies and gifts ideal for the festive season. With entertainment and live music to keep the whole family entertained, Saundersfoot’s Christmas Market offers a great way to make the most of a winter’s day. Food and drink stands will be celebrating all things Welsh; expect tastings, seasonal food, mulled wine and live cookery demonstrations. Sample the best of Pembrokeshire’s produce from the town’s local suppliers or enjoy a meal in one of Saundersfoot’s varied and popular restaurants, cafés and pubs – many of whom will be running special seasonal specials throughout the weekend. With scenic Saundersfoot Bay views, carols around the Christmas tree and live music, visitors can soak up the merry atmosphere whilst escaping the hustle and bustle of city life. Visitors can also explore Saundersfoot’s retailers for artisan jewellery, crafts, home wares and more.
This year's Torch Theatre Pantomime is Pinocchio, the well-known story of a puppet who dreams of being a real boy. In true festive style, this show will be full of music, laughter and more making it the perfect family treat this Christmas! A British Sign Language performance will take place at 6.00pm on Thursday 20th December. Tickets start at £16.50 for children and concessions, full tickets are £18.50 and family tickets are available at £59.To book tickets and/or for more information, please see the website: http://www.torchtheatre.co.uk/pinocchio-2018/
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.
Head to the peaceful village of Lawrenny this May for a festival dedicated to wellbeing of the mind, body and soul. Take part in a yoga or pilates class, zumba, ballet fusion or meditation. Learn something new in a chocolate workshop, a creative art workshop or even a spoon carving workshop! You will also have the opportunity to get involved with a range of activities including foraging and surfing. Top off your relaxing weekend with some great live music! See https://www.thebigretreatwales.co.uk/ for more information and to buy tickets. Please note, dogs are not permitted at this event.
The triathlon with a difference is back once again! Spread across the three days, the Wales Swim takes place on the Friday night on Tenby North Beach, the Sportive on the Saturday and the Marathon on the Sunday. Athletes can opt for just one event or all three meaning everyone who wants to can get involved! Children can even get involved on the Friday in the Taff Kids event! It really is a great event with an exciting atmosphere, athletes and supporters are encouraged to get involved for the whole weekend!
Saundersfoot's newest triathlon is back for 2019! Running the day before Ironman Wales, this triathlon is a sprint triathlon with a 750m sea swim, a 20km bike ride and a 5km run. The event is open to adults and children aged 14 and over.
Ironman Wales returns to Tenby once again in 2019! This incredible event brings a whole number of athletes and supporters to the streets of Tenby and the surrounding Pembrokeshire villages for the weekend. The 2.4 mile swim kicks off the event first thing in the morning, before the 112 mile cycle takes place, before athletes complete the course with a 26 mile marathon. Whether you're an athlete or a supporter, the atmosphere in Tenby is like nothing else in the world - definitely a recommended event to attend!
Built in timber around 1100 by Gerald of Windsor, this now-ruined stone castle is a very popular historic attraction. The walk around the Castle and Tidal Mill is particularly popular with dog owners. The walk is a great free attraction, however there are admission charges upon entry to the castle. Carew Castle often hosts special events throughout the year, see their website for more information.
Please Note: Well behaved dogs are welcome inside the castle providing they are kept on a short lead.
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.
The school house is in a very good location and it was so nice to start out walks direct from the house without the need to travel in the car. The walk to Broad haven an interesting town and very convenient. We enjoyed late afternoons in your lovely garden and couldn't resist a cream tea in the Cafe next door. A lovely week enjoyed by all.
We've had a great week staying at the School House, loved the proximity to the Lily Ponds where we took the 2 pugs for long walks every evening. So good to be able to walk to Broadhaven South beach and enjoy the tranquility of the Lily Ponds on the way there and back. The School House was immaculate and the garden delightful. Hope to return again in the not to distant future. 14th May 2016
I used to play in this house 30 years ago as a young girl. It was wonderful to bring my young family here now. We love the School House - the perfect holiday let - and very much hope to have many more years staying here visiting with our family in the village and the beautiful beach nearby. Thank you. 21st May 2017
We have just returned home after a delightful week at the School House in Bosherston. The weather could have been a bit kinder but everything about the house was absolutely excellent and we had a wonderful stay. The house was spacious, comfortable and very clean and offered us everything we could have wanted. The photographs on your website were absolutely accurate and really showed the house as it is. In that sense, it really exceeded our expectations (because you never know from website photographs)! The location was excellent and the walk down to the beach every day made Suzy our dog extremely happy.Thank you for a wonderful time and we are intending to book again next year for a week just after Whitsun. With best regards,
We have had a Lovely holiday. Appreciated the lovely garden, we will be back the school house was so comfortable. We visit Pembrokeshire every year. Thank you for your hospitality.
We really enjoyed our stay and thank you for the warm welcome. The house and gardens are lovely!, The surrounding beaches are beautiful as well, over all a great holiday!
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.
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