The Villa

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Holiday Home in Abereiddy

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The Villa

The Villa is a gorgeous detached, traditional stone cottage which has been beautifully renovated throughout to provide excellent accommodation, yet retaining all its unique magic with a wealth of original features to create a charming retreat nestling in an idyllic location, only yards from the beach at Abereiddy and the famous Blue Lagoon.

The sheltered, sunken garden and patio are perfect to enjoy an evening drink or an alfresco meal while you listen to the waves crashing on the beach. The open plan living space has natural oak and slate floors and a modern cottage-style fitted kitchen, the lounge area has a wonderful stone chimney breast with woodburning stove and comfy leather seating to relax and cosy-up on chillier evenings. Comfortably furnished to a high standard in a stylish contemporary look with the natural colours reflecting the proximity of the sea, the ‘blue’ sandy beach and the striking Blue Lagoon.

Enjoy exploring the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and marvel at the dramatic cliffs and picturesque coves. Follow the Coast Path to Traeth Llyfn Beach, voted one of the best hidden beaches in the UK and one of Pembrokeshire’s finest, only 1 mile away or keep walking, past the old slate works, to The Sloop Inn and art galleries at Porthgain, a further half a mile away.

The Villa is a magical holiday cottage for families and couples which will give everlasting memories to cherish.

One Level Accommodation - This denotes that a bedroom, bathroom or shower room, whb/wc, living area and kitchen are on one level - guests must check the property access statement on the website or request a copy via email to base their decision on, as there may be other access issues.

Ground Floor: Enclosed porch, hall, utility room, cloakroom/whb/wc, open plan lounge/kitchen/diner, double room/ensuite wet room/whb/wc, twin room, bunk room, bathroom/shower attachment/whb/wc.

Heating: Night storage and electric heaters, woodburner - starter pack provided.

Electricity: £30 per week Sept to May, free June - August.

Parking: 1 space and further spaces adjacent to the cottage on gravelled area.

Facilities: Electric ceramic hob and electric fan oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV, DVD player, CD player, iPod dock, WiFi, towels, garden furniture, barbecue.

Pets: No.

Website: www.thevillaholidaycottage.co.uk


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The Villa Features

2 Baths/Showers
Access to Coastal Path
BBQ
Bath
Cot & Highchair Provided
DVD
Detached
Dishwasher
Ensuite Facilities
Freezer
Garden Furniture
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Attractions near The Villa

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.

Dr Beynon's Bug Farm is one of the most unique and exciting attractions that Pembrokeshire has to offer, so much so that it won an award for Most Exciting Business at the 2016 Pembrokeshire Tourism Awards. Also a working farm and Scientific Research Centre, The Bug Farm is now a popular visitor's attraction. With a Tropical Bug Zoo and Bug Museum, a Bug Farm Trail and Walled Garden, and even an indoor play area in their Bug Barn, there is plenty to do and see! They host regular workshops and events as well as offering lectures, tours and bug handling with up-close sessions. The Bug Farm is a Visit Wales Quality Assured Visitor Attraction, having also won Best Start-Up of the Year at the 2016 FSB Worldpay Business Awards and won the 2015 Plantlife International Meadow Maker of the Year for Wales. Dr Sarah Beynon has been selected by the Welsh Government as an "emerging legend" to coincide with Wales' 2017 Year of Legends. 

The Bug Farm is also home to the restaurant everyone is talking about, Grub Kitchen, which serves creative and delicious dishes where the ingredients are local conservation grade produce as well as edible insects - don't worry, there are a number of dishes available for those of you who don't fancy sampling bugs! The Grub Kitchen holds a Visit Wales Quality Cafe Award.

The Grub Kitchen is open from 12pm - 3.30pm during Bug Farm opening hours. On days when they are available, up-close sessions are available on the hour every hour between 11am and 4pm with a surcharge of £1 - please check prior to your visit. 

Children must be supervised at all times and well behaved dogs are welcome on leads to the Bug Farm however certain areas are marked not suitable for dogs as it is still a working farm. 

St Davids
The very first insect restaurant in not only Pembrokeshire or Wales, but in the whole of the UK! Grub Kitchen is located in a converted calf shed on the outskirts of St Davids, and is run by Head Chef Andy Holcroft (formerly chef at The Cwtch in St Davids) and entomologist/tv presenter Dr Sarah Beynon. This innovative restaurant incorporates entomophagy, the eating of bugs and insects, with quality cooking to create well-loved dishes on their menus. They combine edible insects with local produce to create impressive menus, all the while encouraging visitors to learn all about entamophagy. For those of you who might not be quite brave enough to sample an edible insect or two, you'll be pleased to know that Grub Kitchen offers something for everyone including bug-free dishes made with conservation grade local ingredients. 
Haverfordwest
Unleash your creative side in a relaxed working pottery studio. Suitable for all ages learning a new range of techniques and create a ceramic piece to keep forever, or as a perfect gift for a special occasion. A perfect opportunity to get your hands messy with a lump of clay! Great fun for everyone. Please Note: Sessions last up to 90 minutes; 1kg of clay with a bisque firing is included in the cost. The first session involves making your pottery with a subsequent session spent decorating/glazing your pieces. However if you are unable to make it back they offer a glazing and postal service. All sessions need to be booked in advance.
St. David's City Golf Club is a links course overlooking White Sands Bay, situated in the heart of the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and the popular Coastal Path walk. This course is open daily, with no requirement to pre-book a tee time, matches and tournaments are sometimes scheduled so please call ahead for availability if travelling specially.
A National Trust Visitor Centre is here to help visitors make the best of their stay in Pembrokeshire. With a Studio and Cafe which includes a discovery room which hosts family friendly art and nature activities, a tower which hosts local arts exhibitions and community run classes.
St Davids
TYF adventure offers world-class Coasteering, surfing, sea kayaking and rock climbing and are run as half days, full days and multi activity weekends in Pembrokeshire. Based in the historic city of St Davids, TYF offers world-leading outdoor activities amongst the incredible scenery and wonderful wildlife. TYF can cater for all age-groups and all levels of skill and ability are welcome.

Experience some of the finest places the natural world has to offer with boat trips to Ramsey island, Skomer and Grassholm. Discover a magical island wilderness coupled with the fun and excitement of a true marine expedition. You will witness some of the most powerful currents in Britain, pass beneath some of the highest cliffs in Wales and see spectacular breeding colonies of thousands of nesting seabirds.

Dogs are welcomed providing they are happy on board and are not particularly verbal during the trip. The number of dogs permitted is limited per trip. 

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.
Located next to the Cathedral, this Bishop's Palace was originally built and established as a monastery in the 6th Century by Saint David. Most of the structure for this building remains however the Palace is now without a roof. Please note: Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.

 

Beaches near The Villa

Abereiddy
Abereiddy beach is in a rural setting and covered in a unique mix of sand and pebbles that are bluey –grey in colour, due to the mixture of slate and stone. This gives the water a beautifully blue colour. Encased by dramatic cliffs and pretty colour-washed cottages, Abereiddy beach is ideal for surfers, kayakers and walkers. 
Children will love the pastime of local children through the ages- the search for Didymographus fossils which can be found in the slate pebbles along the beach.

Whilst you are here, don’t miss out on Pembrokeshire’s best hidden gem- The Blue Lagoon! Head North of the beach along the headland and discover this magical place for yourself. The former quarry is breath-taking, with it’s sparkling and very deep turquoise water. This is a popular spot for coasteering groups.
In summer months, enjoy an ice-cream and a cold drink from the van in the car park.
Abereiddy
After parking at Abereiddy, take the short walk around the cliff, passing the ruined quarry buildings and slate workers cottages and you will discover the stunning Blue Lagoon! You’ll be blown away by the Mediterranean-like turquoise water, which is a favourite for kayakers and coasteering groups.

Porthgain
An impressive sandy beach surrounded by equally impressive cliffs and headlands. When rough, there can be some pretty nasty rips at this beach making it unsuitable for swimming. Part of the beach can get cut off at high tide too, so watch out. To find it drive to either Porthgain and take the Coastal Path to the beach, or alternatively you can park at Abereiddy and take the 1 km walk along the Coast Path to Traethllyfn. Approx. 124 steep metal steps lead down to beach.
Abercastle
Abercastle is a picturesque cove which was once a busy slate port. It’s small ‘beach’ is made up of sand, shingle and seaweed and is popular with walkers and fishermen. It is an inlet still used as a harbour base for a string of local fishermen. 
Swimmers, divers, kayakers and boating enthusiasts are drawn to this area. There is a slipway for boats and kayaks. The beach also faces North West so is naturally sheltered from winds. 
The nearest place to get refreshments would be in nearby Trefin. Here, there is a pub and a café that both serve good food.
Solva is a beautiful rocky inlet which floods, except at low tide, providing a sheltered, safe anchorage for yachts and pleasure craft. Not surprisingly this fine natural harbour has given the village a long seafaring tradition. At low tide there is a small stretch of sand, but the picturesque little harbour provides a pleasant afternoon for watching the small boats coming and going. A busy little village in the summer, with plenty of cafes, restaurants, pubs and gift shops. Solva is just east of St Davids on the A487 Haverfordwest Road. Parking is on the harbour front.
Whitesands
Whitesands is one of the best beaches in the world – and that's official. Its not only the top beach destination in Wales, but ranks in the top 20 worldwide, beating the likes of Bora Bora and Natadola in Fiji. With its mile-long expanse of sand, the bay curves round to the rocky point of St Davids Head. Whitesands has been rated one of Britain's premier places in the Good Beach Guide and annually receives a Blue Flag award for water quality. Ideal for families it is also renowned for its surfing and watersports, being a firm favourite with both beginners and professional surfers. For 6 months, in and around the summer season, Lifeguards man the beach. The excellent beach-side shop and cafe provide a range of refreshments. Other facilities include parking, toilets, surfboards and windbreak hire, plus a bus service that travels back and fore to St Davids every half hour in summer months.
The dramatic and towering volcanic outcrop of Carn Llidi rises behind the beach, and is well worth the climb. It offers truly stunning views over the beach and bay, the sunsets are magnificent. Alternatively, follow the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path through the Iron Age fields and on to the Peninsula Settlement at St Davids Head. Dog restrictions apply to the entire beach between 1st May and 30th September.
Whitesands
Porthmelgan is a sandy and secluded beach to the north of Whitesands, accessed only via the Coastal Path. Park at Whitesands and follow the path round to the right of Whitesands Beach, underneath Carn Llidi.
St Davids
Caerfai is the nearest beach to St Davids and is popular for bathers, although at high tide the beach is completely covered leaving only rocks and boulders. A feature of the beach is the unusual purple sandstone along the cliffs, which was used to build St Davids Cathedral. The beach itself is pleasant and can very occasionally have some small surf. Its enclosed nature makes it unsuitable for kiting or windsurfing though. It is however an excellent place for coasteering with plenty of caves and rocky outcrops to explore. The cliffs around Caerfai also provide some good, popular climbing routes. Limitied parking is available at the top of the path to the beach or within the large caravan park. To find Caerfai beach follow the signs from the National Park Visitor Centre in St. Davids.
Abermawr
A little known, but impressively large, bay with a pebble bank which was naturally created by a huge storm in 1859. At low tide the beach is smothered in golden sand and offers good conditions for kiting. Surfing here can also be great when the tide is high, although beware of the strong currents.
At Low tide Abermawr’s 8000 year old forest remains can be seen. An additional treasure is the marshland behind the beach- here you can spot a vast array of wildlife.
Parking is along the roadside (limited space), there is a short path from here to the beach.
The nearest place to get refreshments would be in nearby Mathry, which has a great village pub that serves food.

St Davids
A small cove popular with divers and kayakers with lots of climbing routes on the surrounding cliffs. Again, as with all the beaches in this area also a popular place from which to explore parts of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. There is a car park with an ice-cream van in the summer but very few other amenities. To find Porthclais follow the small road leading SW from The Cross Square in St. Davids.

 

Places To Drink near The Villa

Porthgain
The Shed is a Fish and Chip Bistro in the Harbour village of Porthgain, with views over the Harbour. This bistro boasts freshly caught local seafood,caught daily! The Shed makes great use of local produce enabling them to make their own beer batter and local hand-cut potatoes grown in our very own county. Please Note: Dogs are allowed in the Picnic Area only. For any dietary requirements, please contact The Shed with at least 24 hour notice and they will be able to accommodate your needs.
Porthgain
Situated in Porthgain, The Sloop Inn is a very popular destination with locals and tourists alike. With views over the harbour and access to the Coastal Path, this is the perfect place to stop for lunch if you're out sightseeing on the coast, or if you fancy some freshly caught fish! Specials are always available but do vary throughout the year depending on the local produce available. Please Note: There are disabled toilet facilities but there is no disabled access such as a ramp. Dogs are allowed in the Picnic Area only.
Crug-Glas is a 5 star Country House. It hosts many weddings, private parties and corporate events, as well as a luxurious place for all to dine in the evening. Afternoon Tea and Lunch Menus are available but these are offered by appointment only. Crug-Glas makes the most of the fresh local produce available to the area to make their menu unlike any other. Please note: Dog only allowed in the outside seating area, but must be kept on leads.
Croesgoch
A popular pub tucked away in the rural village of Croesgoch, situated on the A487 between Fishguard and St Davids. Sit in the bar, restaurant or conservatory, or if you'd prefer - make use of their takeaway option! The Atramont as it is known to locals, boasts a pool room, restaurant and a beer garden as well as Sky Sports on two screens! Vegetarian meals available.
The Ship Inn is a typical country pub which boasts a wide range of local produce in its menus. With fresh local seafood such as crab, pollock and lobster from Solva and Abercastle, this is a must-visit for any seafood fans. They also offer a selection of real ales, plus some Welsh ciders such as Gwynt Y Ddraig.
Haverfordwest
A traditional family run pub serving real ales and home cooked food. Steak Night on a Friday and Sunday lunches available. They have two large big screen TV's showing all the popular sporting events. Please Note: Booking is advisable for Sunday Lunches.
St Davids
The very first insect restaurant in not only Pembrokeshire or Wales, but in the whole of the UK! Grub Kitchen is located in a converted calf shed on the outskirts of St Davids, and is run by Head Chef Andy Holcroft (formerly chef at The Cwtch in St Davids) and entomologist/tv presenter Dr Sarah Beynon. This innovative restaurant incorporates entomophagy, the eating of bugs and insects, with quality cooking to create well-loved dishes on their menus. They combine edible insects with local produce to create impressive menus, all the while encouraging visitors to learn all about entamophagy. For those of you who might not be quite brave enough to sample an edible insect or two, you'll be pleased to know that Grub Kitchen offers something for everyone including bug-free dishes made with conservation grade local ingredients. 
The Cambrian Inn is located in lower Solva and boasts a lounge bar and restaurant. They offer a wide range of meals including a variety of vegetarian dishes, and the aim to use fresh local produce wherever and whenever possible. Please Note: Dogs are only allowed during lunchtime, water bowls are available in the picnic area. The chefs will adapt this menu to suit any dietary requirements and food intolerances. All special dietary requirements should be notified in advance.
The Ship Inn is situated in the centre of lower Solva, just a few seconds walk from the harbour. This is a traditional country pub offering food every day, with a popular Curry Club every Wednesday and Grill Night every Thursday. The Ship Inn is family run making it family friendly, with a function room, games room and large riverside garden area. Please Note: There is no designated parking, but there is a public car park nearby.
The Harbour Inn is located overlooking the harbour in the coastal village of Solva. The pub has a combining modern design with traditional charm. Serving home-cooked food which is locally sourced where possible. Specialising in local sea food dishes and serving a hearty Sunday carvery every week. Real ales, wines and beers served in the bar as well as coffee, freshly ground and brewed to order.

 

Places To Eat near The Villa

Porthgain
The Shed is a Fish and Chip Bistro in the Harbour village of Porthgain, with views over the Harbour. This bistro boasts freshly caught local seafood,caught daily! The Shed makes great use of local produce enabling them to make their own beer batter and local hand-cut potatoes grown in our very own county. Please Note: Dogs are allowed in the Picnic Area only. For any dietary requirements, please contact The Shed with at least 24 hour notice and they will be able to accommodate your needs.
Porthgain
Situated in Porthgain, The Sloop Inn is a very popular destination with locals and tourists alike. With views over the harbour and access to the Coastal Path, this is the perfect place to stop for lunch if you're out sightseeing on the coast, or if you fancy some freshly caught fish! Specials are always available but do vary throughout the year depending on the local produce available. Please Note: There are disabled toilet facilities but there is no disabled access such as a ramp. Dogs are allowed in the Picnic Area only.
Crug-Glas is a 5 star Country House. It hosts many weddings, private parties and corporate events, as well as a luxurious place for all to dine in the evening. Afternoon Tea and Lunch Menus are available but these are offered by appointment only. Crug-Glas makes the most of the fresh local produce available to the area to make their menu unlike any other. Please note: Dog only allowed in the outside seating area, but must be kept on leads.
Croesgoch
A popular pub tucked away in the rural village of Croesgoch, situated on the A487 between Fishguard and St Davids. Sit in the bar, restaurant or conservatory, or if you'd prefer - make use of their takeaway option! The Atramont as it is known to locals, boasts a pool room, restaurant and a beer garden as well as Sky Sports on two screens! Vegetarian meals available.
The Ship Inn is a typical country pub which boasts a wide range of local produce in its menus. With fresh local seafood such as crab, pollock and lobster from Solva and Abercastle, this is a must-visit for any seafood fans. They also offer a selection of real ales, plus some Welsh ciders such as Gwynt Y Ddraig.
Haverfordwest
A traditional family run pub serving real ales and home cooked food. Steak Night on a Friday and Sunday lunches available. They have two large big screen TV's showing all the popular sporting events. Please Note: Booking is advisable for Sunday Lunches.
St Davids
The very first insect restaurant in not only Pembrokeshire or Wales, but in the whole of the UK! Grub Kitchen is located in a converted calf shed on the outskirts of St Davids, and is run by Head Chef Andy Holcroft (formerly chef at The Cwtch in St Davids) and entomologist/tv presenter Dr Sarah Beynon. This innovative restaurant incorporates entomophagy, the eating of bugs and insects, with quality cooking to create well-loved dishes on their menus. They combine edible insects with local produce to create impressive menus, all the while encouraging visitors to learn all about entamophagy. For those of you who might not be quite brave enough to sample an edible insect or two, you'll be pleased to know that Grub Kitchen offers something for everyone including bug-free dishes made with conservation grade local ingredients. 
The Cambrian Inn is located in lower Solva and boasts a lounge bar and restaurant. They offer a wide range of meals including a variety of vegetarian dishes, and the aim to use fresh local produce wherever and whenever possible. Please Note: Dogs are only allowed during lunchtime, water bowls are available in the picnic area. The chefs will adapt this menu to suit any dietary requirements and food intolerances. All special dietary requirements should be notified in advance.
The Ship Inn is situated in the centre of lower Solva, just a few seconds walk from the harbour. This is a traditional country pub offering food every day, with a popular Curry Club every Wednesday and Grill Night every Thursday. The Ship Inn is family run making it family friendly, with a function room, games room and large riverside garden area. Please Note: There is no designated parking, but there is a public car park nearby.
The Harbour Inn is located overlooking the harbour in the coastal village of Solva. The pub has a combining modern design with traditional charm. Serving home-cooked food which is locally sourced where possible. Specialising in local sea food dishes and serving a hearty Sunday carvery every week. Real ales, wines and beers served in the bar as well as coffee, freshly ground and brewed to order.

 

Events near The Villa

Make and Decorate Ceramic Flatware with Peter Bodenham

Monday 03 April 2017

Ceramic Flatware evening workshop and tuition is being held at Peppers in Fishguard. All materials required to make and decorate your flatware are included in the course fee. ( this can be found on the website below) A spacious work area is allocated to each student along with their own set of tools to use while they’re here. Includes bread, oils, olives and hummus. Return p&p after firing is an additional £9 per plate. To book a place please visit their website. http://www.makeitinwales.co.uk/

SAS Beach Clean at Newport Sands

Monday 03 April 2017

Grab a litter picker and help us care for this beautiful stretch of coastline with a beach clean organised by the Surfers Against Sewage. A free event, no booking needed. 

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

Llangwm's Big Medieval Weekend

Saturday 29 April 2017

A three day medieval event with the re-enactment of a wedding that took place in 1315, a medieval market, medieval re-enactment groups, Story tellers, jugglers, falconry, archery, a Knight school for kids, the telling of the Mabinogion, two medieval banquets and much, much more.

Spring Fair at Picton Castle

Sunday 30 April 2017 - Monday 01 May 2017

Come and take a visit to Picton Castle’s Annual Spring Plant and Craft Fair is the perfect way to get expert advice and beautiful plants from specialist growers, and to stock up on some unique gifts and crafts to add colour to your world. With over 40 wonderful stalls to browse through, and the added advantage of 40 acres of awesome springtime woodlands to wander through, plus, tours of our 13th Century Castle and a lovely restaurant where you can ‘people-watch’ whilst enjoying a speciality coffee and something tasty, it’s a really memorable day out for all the family! Admission Prices:Adults  £7.00, Seniors £6.00,Children £4.00 Under 5’s Free or Family Ticket £24.50.

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! 

Haverfoodfest

Saturday 06 May 2017

After it's huge success on its first year in 2015, the Haverfoodfest is back for the 3rd year! Making the most of quality local produce, the Haverfoodfest welcomes everyone to sample the incredible food and drink that our local producers have to offer. With a number of food stalls, as well as demonstrations, competitions and entertainment, the Haverfoodfest is certainly one to be on the list of events to go to this year!

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.

St. David's Annual Charity Horse & Dog Show

Sunday 14 May 2017

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!

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. 

Fishguard Folk Festival

Friday 26 May 2017 - Monday 29 May 2017

The Fishguard Folk Festival, always guaranteed to be a fun weekend! With a number of concerts, performances, workshops and events taking place at various locations throughout Fishguard, there's plenty to choose from!

Charity Duck Race

Sunday 28 May 2017

Roch Village's inaugural Duck Race! The race which will raise funds for three local charities and will take place in the beautiful grounds of Roch Mill. Its a free event and has refreshments and children's entertainment, BBQ and licensed bar,Spray tattoos. Ducks cost £2.00 CLAIM YOURS NOW for the chance to win!  Buy your duck from Mel on 01437 710 838.

Pirates and Smugglers Walk

Sunday 28 May 2017

The annual 'Pirates and Smugglers Walk' takes place in Fishguard on Sunday morning, on the weekend of the town Folk Festival. This is a popular event which has been running for over 10 years. It Starts in the main square and proceeds through the old town quarter to the lower town harbour and to the Fort (1.5 miles) The walk calls at several historical sites as well as music events and pubs! A FREE event

The Welsh Dragon Boat Championship

Sunday 28 May 2017 - Tuesday 28 February 2017

Held at Llys-y-fran Country Park and Reservoir the Narberth and Whitland Rotary Club annual Dragon Boat racing. Teams of 15, 14 Rowers 1 drummer. Entry per Boat £750.00- £50 per person. Teams encouraged to gain sponsorship. Spectator entry £3.00 adults children FREE plus FREE Entertainment for children, bouncy castle, magician etc

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.

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

Fishguard International Music Festival

Monday 24 July 2017 - Tuesday 01 August 2017

This International Music Festival incorporates orchestral concerts, chamber music, choral music and stage productions to create a full week of international music for all festival-goers to enjoy!

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.

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.

Ocean Lava Wales

Saturday 29 July 2017

With two different distances available, you can either enter the Middle Distance Ocean Lava event which is made up of a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile cycle and a 13.1 mile run; or the Wales Triathlon Sprint Distance which is made up of a 750m swim, a 13 mile cycle and a 4 mile run. Whether you're an athlete or a spectator, supporters line the streets creating an amazing atmosphere and energy which definitely makes this event a must-see!

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!

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.

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!

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. 

Trewern Arms, Nevern Bonfire & Fireworks Night

Sunday 05 November 2017

Come along to Trewern Arms for Fireworks and to celebrate Bonfire night. Enter into the Best-dressed Guy Fawkes' competition. Enjoy a glass of something warming and a pork roll before the fireworks display later on that evening.

New Year's Eve Street Party

Sunday 31 December 2017

Fishguard once again welcomes you to it's Annual New Year's Eve Street Party! With celebrations, live music and fireworks - it really is a fantastic party to celebrate the coming of the New Year! Refreshments are available on the street and in the surrounding pubs and restaurants. This event is free entry, donations are appreciated as any money given is then put towards next year's celebrations.

 

Historic Places near The Villa

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.
Abercastle
Carreg Sampson is a Neolithic Burial Chamber of the dolmen variety. Stood tall are seven upright stones, three of which support a 4.5 metre long capstone. It is the remains of a large tomb which may once have been covered with a mound of earth, however any hint of a covering mound has since disappeared. A visit to Carreg Sampson is well worth it even if you are not a history buff, as it enjoys panoramic views across the land and sea.
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.
Located next to the Cathedral, this Bishop's Palace was originally built and established as a monastery in the 6th Century by Saint David. Most of the structure for this building remains however the Palace is now without a roof. Please note: Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.
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.
Strumble lighthouse, erected in 1908, is actually situated on the small island of Ynsmeicel, reached by a small footbridge on the North West tip of Pembrokeshire, 5 miles west of Fishguard. The circular stone tower is 55ft high and still contains the original lantern. Please Note: The Lighthouse is automated so unfortunately there isn't any access onto the island.
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.
Learn all about the last British Invasion which occurred in February 1797 with a 30 metre award-winning tapestry at the library in Fishguard Town Hall. Added storyboards and artefacts are used to help guide your learning, and you can even learn all about the making of the tapestry in their audio visual room!
Scolton Manor was built in 1842 as a family home, and was even used as a hospital during World War 2. It is now a Victorian Manor House and Museum, set in a luxurious 60 acres of country park and woodland, with a wide variety of wildlife. The park is open all year, whilst the Manor House is closed during the winter months. The Manor House will be opening again in March 2015, and times will be confirmed nearer the time. Please Note: Admission to the Park is free, whilst charges to the Manor House apply. Dogs must be kept on leads at all times, and are allowed in the Park only.
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.

 

Customer Reviews of The Villa

Thank you for beautiful home. It was pretty cool. We had fun at coasteering and fought with waves .


We had a super time, great cottage, lovely walks, views and beaches


A lovely cottage, enjoyed a wonderful holiday. Enjoyed the walks around the coast especially Porthgain - St Davids was beautiful, enjoyed visiting the Cathedral and many art and craft shops, lots of lovely places to eat!


A wonderful cottage & Location - We will be back, thank you for all the beautiful touches (& the fire starter pack) Have seen seals galore.


Nigel & Phillipa Smith

4th stay & again most enjoyable cottage never disappoints! Thanks


Jones, Towns, Bullock

Superb Cottage, tastefully furbished, fantastic surroundings, a great long weekend which we all thoroughly enjoyed, thank you very much!


Matthews Family

As good as anywhere we have stayed and are already thinking of booking next year. Especially hot, was good yesterday with Celtic Quest, you'll find them at the beach most days, had some great walks.


A second visit to this great cottage in such a wonderful location. We have once again had superb weather and have enjoyed lots of sunny walks and seal and dolphin spotting. We hope to return thank you.


Everyone enjoyed their holiday in this wonderful home, Pembrokehsire is very alluring and it was an honour to stay in such a beautiful place.


Down for liong weekend - Perfect. Weather has been brilliant. Cottage delightful Thankyou.


Anthony Jones

We stayed here for our first holiday over 10 year ago so it was lovely to return, the cottage is simply stunning, Thank you.


Peaceful, beautiful and very relaxing home, many thanks


This is our second visit to the villa and we've enjoyed a perfect cosy Christmas.


Meredith Family

Absolutely loved it, We'll be back.


Andrea & Bern

This was our second stay in this wonderful cottage. We enjoyed it again and looking forward to coming next year.


Brian & Rita

Cottage absolutely charming, a lot of work & thought gone into providing everything needed for a superb holiday.


Johnson Family

Beautiful Location, perfect for the children. Lovely Cottage, enjoyed very much


McNicol & James Family

What a great week. Surrounded by Family, bathed in sunshine, calmed by the quiet! We first stayed in The Villa 15 years ago. The cottage has changed beyond recognition and for the better may we say. Had a Brill time. We will be back for our 16th year. Thank you for your efforts to make us comfortable


The Smith Family

This is our 3rd visit to the Villa- we love it, and it feels like a home from home. We find it well equipped and love the art works everywhere


The Francis Party

Peaceful, beautiful and very relaxing home. Many Thanks xxx


Helen & Ant

We stayed here for our first holiday over 10 years ago. So it was lovely to return. The cottage is imply Stunning Thank you X


Keith & Colette

Lovely Cottage, quiet relaxinig break. Saw sea lions early morning. Like home from home comforts, would definately return. Thank you


Rocton Wood Family

Perfect Cottage. Great walks to Porthgain (for live lobster!) and round dinas head. Thanks so much for a wonderful stay!


The Wood Family

Great cottage, wonderful location the walk to Porthgain world class.


The Morris Family

Wonderful, great place. Great Holiday


Steve & Rachel

We have had a lovely week in this great cottage many walks from the front door.


Philip & Lucy

Great, relaxing time had by all. Thank You!


Emma & Keith

We love Abereiddy and have oftern walked past this cottage during its restoration. It is so lovely to stay here! your taste is exceptional and we really appreciate the art which reflects the beauty of the area


Finenl Family

A beautiful cottage in a beautiful spot. Seals, walking, the shed, the sloop, coasteering with Celtic Quest. Thank you we hope to be back again soon


John & Trisha

We have had a lovley time. The villa is excellent wuith everything we needed.


Tula

I have stayed in many cottages and this Abereiddy Villa is one of the very best- stunning views, comfortable home- a real pleasure to bring my German family to- thank you


Bob and Rosemarie

Comfortable cottage a lovely week had by all


Sweds Family

Another wonderful two weeks in this lovley cottage- we've really enjoyed Abereiddy TYf has to offer. Thank you very much!


Smith Family

2nd visit to the Villa! Thanks for making this quality place available


Nick & Jane Claylon

We had a great week in this lovely cottage. The weather was a bit mixed, but much better than the widespread floods further North!. We greatly enjoyed walking along the coastal path, saw many seals and pups. All in all, a hugely enjoyable time


Ole Mamily

A Beautiful cottage, in a tranquil spot. A lovley meal at Cwtch, and some great cake at The Shed at Porthgain. Lots of seals seen on our boat trip around Ramsey Island


Alford Family

The Alfords are back again for another wonderful holiday in Abereiddy. Visiting in the Autumn made an intresting change to our normal holiday time in June, especially with seal pup season. Some fantastic bird slightings too including a very intimate merlin encounter in Trefin. The holiday was perfectly concluded by a meal in the Cambrain Inn, in Solva. Be back soon!


John and Trisha Tipler

Our second visit, we had a lovely time house was warm and cosy!


Beaumont Family

arrived Good Friday, had the delight of being welcomed with Milk, Tea and most appreciated Welsh Cakes! Cottage (villa)has been a hit in our family. We have rented out Coastal Cottages in and around Wales and the UK and this has to be our favourite. We have been so relaxed with a lovely fire in the cold evening and waking up listening to the sound of the waves. We'll be back!!!


Elizabeth Evans (6)

We first came here when I was 3. We come here every year and now I am 6. We love this Villa and it's very cosy in the winter. We walked to Porthgain and around St Davids and on the last day we had a BBQ


The Villa 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 from an A-road via minor, single track country lanes (with passing places) and then a rough, sandy track. The minor road access to the beach car park can be difficult to access since it is a very steep rod and there are only very limited passing places.

The Villa has a narrow (7 foot width) 5 bar gateway to the right hand side of the house and a gravelled parking area for one car (there is plenty of parking for a further two cars to the side and front of the cottage).

The gravelled parking area then leads to a small flat paved area in front of the main door (which has a two inch high threshold) and which is to the side of the house.

There is a further exit door at the rear of the house onto a gravelled area which leads then down 3 x 6” high steps (in two locations) to a sloping (initially quite steep) grassed garden area of about one third of an acre in total.

The property is single storey and on one level (levels vary only marginally at points where there are differences in flooring types).

Doorways are narrow, cottage doors with Suffolk latches and of 600mm width.

Hallways, kitchen, bathroom/shower attachment/whb/wc are all slate/ceramic tiled. Bedrooms are carpeted.

The property comprises three bedrooms.

The double room has an ensuite wet room/whb/wc.

The twin and bunk rooms share a bathroom (with shower attachment/whb/wc).

Separate cloakroom/whb/wc off main entrance hall.

The kitchen has standard level work surfaces/breakfast bar, low level oven and Belfast sink.

Utility area off entrance hallway with washer/drier, standard level work surfaces and Belfast sink.

Well lit open plan lounge/kitchen/diner (natural and artificial lighting).

External garden table and chairs on gravelled area near main door. External garden seating bench (with steep/steeped access).

External lighting system to front and side of property automatically activated by movement sensors after dusk.

Further external lighting to rear and side of property operated from inside.

No animals/pets.

Public transport – the “Strumble Flyer” shuttle bus operates daily in the summer months stopping at the Abereiddy beach car park (200 yards) and shuttling the circular distance between Strumble Head and St Davids.

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