Valast Hill Bungalow

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Holiday home in St Twynnells, Nr Bosherston

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Bedrooms
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Pets
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Valast Hill Bungalow

Valast Hill is a deceptively spacious, charming bungalow, situated down a private lane. Tucked away in rolling countryside within the Pembrokeshire National Park, it enjoys a sheltered south facing position only 3 miles from Bosherston and the coast.

Comfortably furnished throughout to a high standard, it is set in an extensive garden. Step into the L-shaped sitting room with dining area, the wood burning stove is perfect for those chillier evenings while there are 2 cosy, welcoming bedrooms. 2 steps lead down into the spacious and beautifully fitted kitchen, well-equipped, it will delight the keenest chefs, there is a breakfast/dining area overlooking the garden and French doors open to the large, rear garden with patio, lawned area and an orchard beyond; prettily planted it offers a colourful display most of the year. Perfect for relaxing and with space for children to play. The front garden also provides a sheltered spot and catches the evening sun.

The village of Bosherston has a local pub and Ye Old Worlde Tea Rooms where you can enjoy a fine tea, a walk around the Lily Ponds starts here too and should not be missed, taking you on to the wonderful Broadhaven South beach. A mile down quiet country lanes takes you to a permissive pathway across the range and on to the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, this section of coastline is simply stunning, take in St Govans Chapel, a medieval church built into the cliff face and further on the famous Green Bridge of Wales. The nearest pub, the Stackpole Inn is only 2 miles away and is renowned for serving good food. There are plenty of beautiful beaches to discover including Freshwater West, Barafundle Bay and West Angle Bay some of the finest in South Pembrokeshire, while for keen historians Pembroke Castle is well worth a visit and only a short drive away.

A delightful holiday home which is sure to become a firm favourite whatever the season.

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.

Ground Floor: Lounge/diner, hall, double room, twin room, study/TV room, bathroom/shower attachment/shower cubicle/whb/wc, 2 steps from lounge to kitchen/breakfast area, utility room.

Heating: Oil central heating, wood burning stove - starter pack provided.

Electricity: & Oil: FREE.

Parking: 3 spaces on drive.

Facilities: Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV/home cinema system/freesat, Blu ray player, WiFi, phone - honesty box, towels, garden furniture.

Pets: One well-behaved.

Website: www.valasthillbungalow.uk


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Valast Hill Bungalow Features

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Cot & Highchair Provided
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Dishwasher
Enclosed Garden
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Full Central Heating
Garden Furniture
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Attractions near Valast Hill Bungalow

Stackpole Walled Gardens on the National Trust estate at Stackpole. The Garden is managed by the trustees of Pembrokeshire Mencap Limted. The gardens has a large range of plants, fresh fruit and vegetables that you can buy in our Garden shop. Visit the tea room, Cawdors, where you can enjoy delicious homemade and locally sourced cakes and light snacks.
Bosherston
The Bosherston Lakes are a man-made lake system, only a little over 200 years old. They occupy three narrow valleys which were carved into the limestone during the last Ice Age. The lakes are famous for their water lilies, leading to their other name of the Bosherston Lily Ponds. The lilies are best seen in the month of June. A footpath winds its way around the banks to the lovely beach of Broad Haven.
A dramatic geological feature, The Green Bridge of Wales is an arch naturally created in the rock as it wore away by the ebbing and flowing of the tide. Currently standing as an arch, it is expected that the top of the arch will eventually wear away leaving a stack of rocks in place. The Green Bridge of Wales can only be accessed through the Castlemartin Firing Range, so please call the Visitor Centre if travelling specially to check if the range is open. If you are making the trip, the chapel in the cliff, St Govans is nearby and is also well recommended.
Pembroke
Built in 1093 with timber, before being rebuilt in 1189 with a stone structure, this castle is ovular in shape and surrounded by a mill pond. This castle has a gated house with a circulated keep, and has been extensively restored. Please Note: Dogs must be kept on leads.
South Pembrokeshire Golf Club has a wonderful 18 hole course which presents a tough, but fair challenge to golfers of all abilities all year around. Its setting on the Barrack Hill in Pembroke Dock, offers some superb panoramic views of the Cleddau Waterway, Preseli Hills, and surrounding area. It welcomes visitors and member's guests.
Pembroke Dock's Flying Boat Centre is unique to the UK. Learn about the RAF Pembroke Dock, the worlds largest flying boat station and the famous Sunderland and Battle of the Atlantic.
Once a retreat for medieval bishop's seeking a tranquil surrounding away from the Church, Lamphey Bishop's Palace has been extremely well preserved despite dating back centuries. The Western Hall, Inner Gatehouse and the 82 foot long Great Hall are still an impressive sight to see. Please note: Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.
Upton Castle is a charming Norman Castle which remains a private family home. The garden consists of 35 acres of listed historic gardens, surrounded by ancient woodlands. Within the gardens there is a rose garden,vegetables patch and fruit trees. The woodland walk is bursting with wild flowers and sometimes you can even spot the odd otter! Upton is a small castle, a knight's holding and a fortified mansion. It is thought to have been built in the 13th century by the Malefants, a Norman family who held it until the 16th century.
Carew Cheriton control tower museum, restored to original state as part of a community project. A lasting memorial to all who served on the airfield through two world wars. The airmen who main the supreme sacrifice during those years. A structure for educational use focused on school and group visits who are studying this period of modern day history. A tourist attraction offering a wartime experience.
Manorbier
Conquered by a Norman knight in 1003, this castle was initially built in Motte-and-Bailey before being refortified in stone. This castle is full of history after being attacked twice during minor wars and it was seized during the English Civil War. In the late 1800's, repairs took place on the building and castle walls. This castle is now closed until March 2015. Please Note: Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.

 

Beaches near Valast Hill Bungalow

Stackpole Quay beach is a stony beach which is only revealed at low tide. Stackpole Quay is a small harbour set in the cliffs between Barafundle and Freshwater East, it is a favourite spot for kayakers as there are plenty of caves to explore. There are no dog restrictions. 
Bosherston
Backed by sand dunes, which are an important habitat for wildlife, this beautiful beach is a vast area of soft pale sand. Offshore is a large and dramatically-shaped limestone stack, known to locals as Church Rock. The stream running down to the beach drains from Bosherston’s Lily Ponds, part of the Stackpole Estate. The lakes cover about 80 acres and support a rich variety of wildlife including otters, water-fowl, dragonflies and water lilies. Forming part of a National Nature Reserve managed jointly by the National Trust and the Countryside Council for Wales, these Lily Ponds are idyllic to explore and are also dog friendly. 
Grab an ice-cream and a cold drink from the car park’s van during the summer months, or take a walk or a short drive back to Bosherston village and try a fabulous afternoon tea at Ye Olde Worlde Café or a hot meal at The Bosherston Inn. 

Aberbach Bay
No doubt one of Pembrokeshire’s most breath-taking beaches, Barafundle consists of picturesque beauty, golden sands, and sparkling blue waters and is backed by dunes and trees. It’s easy to make comparisons to that of a Mediterranean location. 
East facing and well sheltered from any winds, this is an ideal hideaway spot. The steep steps that descent from the cliff path down to the beach need to be respected, however the prize at the end is completely worth the stroll. There are toilets and a cafe at the car park half a mile away at Stackpole Quay, which can be accessed along the headland coastal path.

Freshwater East
Freshwater East is a wide bay of golden sand and blue water backed by dunes and grassy headlands, there is a freshwater stream running through the beach to the sea at the Southern end. Popular with boat owners, divers, fishermen and surfers alike, it has a shop, pub, caravan park and toilets - all set behind the dunes. .
Freshwater West is a huge sandy beach backed by sand dunes and has a rocky reef at the southern end of the beach. It is a haven for surfers, who are drawn to the area by the big Atlantic rollers, so it seems only natural that the beach should be the setting for the Welsh National Surfing Championships. The water here is in pristine condition and home to many species of bird life, seals and fish. However please note, it can be dangerous to swimmers because of strong undertows and hazardous quicksands, so families with young children should be on their guard. In the main season there are lifeguards patrolling the beach.
There is a large car park above the beach with W/C. Look out for Cafe mor parked here too- an award winning food outlet with a menu focused around local seafood dishes. Cafe Mor is available from Easter until the end of the summer season.
Freshwater West has featured in two huge films over the not so distant past - Ridley Scott's Robin Hood and also Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, where it was used as the back drop for Dobby's Shell Cottage.
This lovely Pembrokeshire beach is also dog friendly all year around.
Freshwater East
Swanlake Bay is shingle beach, accessible only from the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path situated between Manorbier and Freshwater East. At low tide the golden sand and rock pools are revealed making Swanlake Bay beach worth the trip - it has been one of Pembrokeshire best kept secrets as even during the Summer months you can still find most of the beach to yourself.
Manorbier
One of the prettiest beaches in Pembrokeshire, overlooked by the impressive medieval Manorbier Castle and the 12th century church. The beach itself is sandy, with rocks and rockpools at either end and a pebble bank along the high tide mark, and is very popular with surfers. It is home to a stone cromlech known as the King's Quoit. To find it, follow the signs from the A4139 onto the B4585. Parking is available in a National Trust Car Park above the beach and along the low cliff at the northern end of the beach. Toilets can be found in the large car park and shops and a pub in the village.
Skrinkle Haven beach is a sandy/shingly cove between Old Castle Head and Lydstep Point, 1 mile south-east of Manorbier village. Skrinkle Haven is accessed via its neighbour, Church Doors which is a little cove with two high-arched caves in the cliffs which resemble the doors of a church. The two coves are separated by a tall thin limestone ridge. At low tide it is possible to walk around the ridge, but only for a short period of time. There is also a narrow cave linking the two coves - care is needed as the cave is slippery and one end is in a rock pool. Access to Church Doors is via 140 metal steps.
West Angle bay is a picturesque, sandy beach which overlooks Thorn Island, and is met by The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path from both sides. Angle offers the enthusiastic tourist a never ending list of activities, from walking The Coast Path, to swimming in the sea and exploring the hidden castles!
Lydstep Haven is a picturesque village with a sand and shingle beach, located just over 3 miles from Tenby on the Pembrokeshire coast. It is very popular with swimmers and water sports enthusiasts and there is a great view of Caldey Island from the beach.

 

Places To Drink near Valast Hill Bungalow

Stackpole
The Stackpole Inn is family friendly that offers high quality home cooked food. Open for lunch and evening meals, they can cater for any taste, from fresh local fish and shellfish to traditional Sunday Lunches. A great selection of local Welsh real ales and full wine list available. Please note: Wheelchair access is available.
St Govan's Inn is located right next to the beautiful Bosherston Lily Ponds that lead to the stunning Broadhaven Bay, and within easy walking distance of the scenic St Govan's Head, Stackpole Quay, Stack Rocks and the famous Barafundle Bay. They Serve a selection of real cast ales and home-cooked meals from April till September. Please Note: Dogs Welcome in the bar/outside seating area only.
The Speculation Inn is a typical country pub offering good home-cooked meals, as well as a very popular Sunday lunch each week! They also offer themed nights as well as live music throughout the year.
Pembroke
The Coach House is a lovely restaurant with a friendly pub atmosphere. Whether it is just a drink or a nice meal with friends or family, The Coach House is a great choice. On a warm summers evening, head out to the terrace overlooking the main street of Pembroke for a drink.
Pembroke
The Watermans Arms is open all year round and located directly overlooking the Mill Pond in Pembroke. With views of the Castle, swans and wildlife that live on the pond, it makes it a great location to sit back and enjoy a drink or a bite to eat. The pub has both lounge and bar areas and serve a good selection of snacks and traditional pub meals throughout the day and evening. Please Note: Dogs are welcome Notice is needed to prepare dishes which are diary and gluten free.
Freshwater East
The Freshwater Inn is situated in the beautiful surroundings of south Pembrokeshire at Freshwater East. They pride themselves on offering a guest ales which differ throughout the year, as well as good freshly cooked meals on their standard menu and ever-changing specials board. It is essential to book at weekends and during the summer.
Lamphey
The Dial is set in the village of Lamphey, just 2 miles from Pembroke. A very traditional spacious pub offering home-made lunch, dinner and Sunday lunches with home-made desserts. Kids snack box and children menus available. With Open fire in the bar area, a pool table and games room for the children to play. Small seating area in the beer garden at the back of the pub. They serving a wide selection of real ales, wines and spirits.
Pembroke
Y Cerrig Glas is one of the popular string of Marston's pubs throughout the UK. They offer two for one meal deals, traditional pub classics, lighter meals such as jacket potatoes and sandwiches, a children's menu and a whole range of mouth-watering desserts!
The Ferry Inn is a popular bar and restaurant situated just underneath the Cleddau Bridge in Pembroke Dock, overlooking the Cleddau estuary. It offers quality meals, specialising in local produce highlighting fish on their specials board regularly. They also offer Sunday lunches, patio barbecues on warm Saturdays as well as pitchers of beer!
Llanstadwell
The Ferry House Inn is situated in Llanstadwell, just one mile from Neyland Marina. Their waterside location enables them to have superb views across the Cleddau Estuary which can be seen from their riverside garden and their conservatory dining room. This is a really great family-friendly pub which is also family run, and meals are freshly prepared from local produce, with seafood often making an appearance on the specials board.

 

Places To Eat near Valast Hill Bungalow

Stackpole
The Stackpole Inn is family friendly that offers high quality home cooked food. Open for lunch and evening meals, they can cater for any taste, from fresh local fish and shellfish to traditional Sunday Lunches. A great selection of local Welsh real ales and full wine list available. Please note: Wheelchair access is available.
St Govan's Inn is located right next to the beautiful Bosherston Lily Ponds that lead to the stunning Broadhaven Bay, and within easy walking distance of the scenic St Govan's Head, Stackpole Quay, Stack Rocks and the famous Barafundle Bay. They Serve a selection of real cast ales and home-cooked meals from April till September. Please Note: Dogs Welcome in the bar/outside seating area only.
The Speculation Inn is a typical country pub offering good home-cooked meals, as well as a very popular Sunday lunch each week! They also offer themed nights as well as live music throughout the year.
Pembroke
Pembroke Carvery is a Chinese carvery restaurant in the heart of Pembroke town. Eat in or take-away options available as well as special Cantonese meal deals.
Pembroke
The Coach House is a lovely restaurant with a friendly pub atmosphere. Whether it is just a drink or a nice meal with friends or family, The Coach House is a great choice. On a warm summers evening, head out to the terrace overlooking the main street of Pembroke for a drink.
Pembroke
The Watermans Arms is open all year round and located directly overlooking the Mill Pond in Pembroke. With views of the Castle, swans and wildlife that live on the pond, it makes it a great location to sit back and enjoy a drink or a bite to eat. The pub has both lounge and bar areas and serve a good selection of snacks and traditional pub meals throughout the day and evening. Please Note: Dogs are welcome Notice is needed to prepare dishes which are diary and gluten free.
Freshwater East
The Freshwater Inn is situated in the beautiful surroundings of south Pembrokeshire at Freshwater East. They pride themselves on offering a guest ales which differ throughout the year, as well as good freshly cooked meals on their standard menu and ever-changing specials board. It is essential to book at weekends and during the summer.
Lamphey
The Dial is set in the village of Lamphey, just 2 miles from Pembroke. A very traditional spacious pub offering home-made lunch, dinner and Sunday lunches with home-made desserts. Kids snack box and children menus available. With Open fire in the bar area, a pool table and games room for the children to play. Small seating area in the beer garden at the back of the pub. They serving a wide selection of real ales, wines and spirits.
Pembroke
Y Cerrig Glas is one of the popular string of Marston's pubs throughout the UK. They offer two for one meal deals, traditional pub classics, lighter meals such as jacket potatoes and sandwiches, a children's menu and a whole range of mouth-watering desserts!
Lamphey Court Hotel & Spa is a Best Western hotel situated in Lamphey 2 miles from Pembroke. Built in 1823 and carefully restored, this Georgian mansion is idyllically located in acres of grounds. Lunch, afternoon tea, evening meals, Sunday lunches and Spa packages are available. Please Note: Booking is advisable for Sunday Lunches. If you have any special medical dietary requirements please them know before you arrive so they can cater for your needs.

 

Events near Valast Hill Bungalow

Santa's Grotto at Folly Farm

Saturday 05 November 2016 - Sunday 18 December 2016

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

Santa's Grotto at Vincent Davies

Saturday 12 November 2016 - Wednesday 21 December 2016

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

Footlights Pantomime Peter Pan

Monday 05 December 2016 - Saturday 10 December 2016

Footlights Amateur Dramatics will this year preform Peter Pan and will be performed at the Regency Hall Saundersfoot. This classic children's tale by J M Barrie was adapted for pantomime by John Morley and is packed full of intriguing characters and humour. Directed by Jo Morris it features a contemporary musical score by Footlights Musical Director Clive Raymond. With Clive?s reputation for stunning musical scores, it features modern classics including some very popular Motown numbers. This is complemented by some superb choreography by Bethany Neighbour that makes this a lively and fun pantomime that will appeal to all the family and all ages. Tickets are £8.00 and are on sale now via their website or from local outlets including the Regency Hall, Silver Lily and Royal Oak in Saundersfoot, Dales music shop in Tenby and Musicians World in Haverfordwest from early November. For block bookings, please phone 01834 811769 or email spandtw@gmail.com.

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday 10 December 2016

Breakfast with Santa at St Katharine and St Peter's Church Hall, Milford Haven on An opportunity for your children to see Santa in his Grotto and also to enjoy the various stalls, refreshments and activities available. For more information on this event please call: 01646 692 476

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

Saturday 10 December 2016

This wonderful event has always been popular at Picton Castle and it will really get you into the festive spirit as you make your very own personalised Christmas Wreath with their in-house florist, Elsa Sharp. All you need to bring are gloves. apron and secateurs – all other materials are supplied. Why not take an afternoon for yourself and come and join in! The cost of the afternoon workshop will include a seasonally warming glass of mulled wine or spiced apple juice and a mince pie. Please note. Limited space. You can book your place by calling: 01437 751326.

Narberth Winter Carnival

Saturday 10 December 2016

A real festive treat for all the family, Narberth's Winter Carnival is back for another year! With a Christmas market and live entertainment, this is a great way to get into the festive spirit!

Christmas Fair at Southwood Farm

Saturday 10 December 2016

Explore Southwood Farm near Newgale this December, when it opens its doors for a Christmas Fair. The 19th Century Farm will be awash with festive treats and gifts, perfect for those last-minute touches. Bring along the whole family, even dogs on leads are welcomed!

Tenby's Santa's Fun Run

Sunday 11 December 2016

More than 200 Santa's running through the streets of Tenby for the annual 'Santa Fun Run'. The run will be approximately 3k around the streets of Tenby with each entrant receiving a Santa suit to run in. Registration will take place at St Mary's Church House, High Street, Tenby, where Santa Suits and registration numbers can be collected.  All monies raised will go to worthwhile local and national charities including: This festive event is the perfect way to begin the Christmas celebrations!

Broad Haven 10km Christmas Pudding Run

Sunday 11 December 2016

A 10km festive fun run to raise money for broad haven playgroup. All runners get a Christmas pudding on crossing the finish line and a complimentary mulled wine and mince pie afterwards. prize for the "best dressed" runner. Entrants must be aged 16 or over on the day. visit www.xmaspuddingrun.co.uk for more information. Online entry will open again from the beginning of October. Plenty of time to get training!!

Evening Ghost Tour at Pembroke Castle

Friday 16 December 2016

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

Torch Theatre Christmas Panto - Sleeping Beauty

Saturday 17 December 2016 - Saturday 31 December 2016

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

Festive Fun Run at Stackpole

Sunday 18 December 2016

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

Festive Fun Run at Stackpole

Sunday 18 December 2016

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

Santa's Grotto & Ice Skating at The Glen

Wednesday 21 December 2016 - Friday 23 December 2016

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

Honey Fungus Live

Friday 23 December 2016

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

Tenby's Boxing Day Swim

Monday 26 December 2016

2016 marks the 46th year of the Annual Boxing Day Swim on Tenby's North Beach - a truly great event which really does get the whole community involved! Some embrace the holiday spirit by dressing up in fancy dress, as the event is given a theme each year! The theme for 2016 has yet to be announced , but it's sure to be a great festive event for all! Prizes are given for those in the best fancy dress, and for those with the highest amount of sponsorship raised - no entry fee, just grab a sponsorship form! For more information, see the website: http://www.tenbyboxingdayswim.co.uk/

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

Wednesday 28 December 2016

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

New Year's Eve Celebrations

Saturday 31 December 2016

Tenby is known as one of the best places to welcome in the New Year. With an array of lively bars and pubs in close proximity and, of course, the famous midnight countdown in Tudor Square.

New Year's Eve Fireworks

Saturday 31 December 2016

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

Saundersfoot New Years Day Swim

Sunday 01 January 2017

A perfect way to start the year, whether you're taking part or just supporting! This event is all in the aid of charity with sponsorship coming from local businesses – everybody really does get involved! Each year they set a fancy dress theme to add to the excitement.

New Years Day Bonfire & Fireworks

Sunday 01 January 2017

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

Pancake Race and Dinner

Saturday 25 February 2017

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

Easter Egg Trail at Picton Castle

Monday 10 April 2017 - Monday 17 April 2017

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

Easter Eggstravaganza

Monday 17 April 2017

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

Pembrokeshire 100 Mile Ultra & 3 Day Stage Race

Friday 28 April 2017 - Sunday 30 April 2017

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

MKF Kitefliers Rendezvous

Saturday 29 April 2017 - Sunday 30 April 2017

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

MKF Kitefliers Rendevous

Monday 01 May 2017

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

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. 

The West'est VW Fest

Friday 02 June 2017 - Sunday 04 June 2017

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

Classic Car Show at Scolton Manor

Monday 05 June 2017

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

Long Course Weekend

Friday 07 July 2017 - Sunday 09 July 2017

The triathlon with a difference is back once again! Spread across the three days, the Wales Swim takes place on the Friday night on Tenby North Beach, the Sportive on the Saturday and the Marathon on the Sunday. Athletes can opt for just one event or all three meaning everyone who wants to can get involved! Children can even get involved on the Friday in the Taff Kids event! It really is a great event with an exciting atmosphere, athletes and supporters are encouraged to get involved for the whole weekend!

Edge Festival

Friday 11 August 2017 - Sunday 13 August 2017

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

Pembrokeshire County Show

Tuesday 15 August 2017 - Thursday 17 August 2017

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

Saundersfoot Triathlon

Saturday 09 September 2017

Saundersfoot's newest triathlon is back for it's second year in 2017! Running the day before Ironman Wales, this triathlon is a sprint triathlon with a 750m sea swim, a 20km bike ride and a 5km run. The event is open to adults and children aged 14 and over. 

Ironman Wales

Sunday 10 September 2017

Ironman Wales returns to Tenby once again in 2017! This incredible event brings a whole number of athletes and supporters to the streets of Tenby and the surrounding Pembrokeshire villages for the weekend. The 2.4 mile swim kicks off the event first thing in the morning, before the 112 mile cycle takes place, before athletes complete the course with a 26 mile marathon. Whether you're an athlete or a supporter, the atmosphere in Tenby is like nothing else in the world - definitely a recommended event to attend!

 

Historic Places near Valast Hill Bungalow

Stackpole
Stackpole estate is a beautiful stretch of coastline owned by the National Trust, with sandy beaches, wooded valleys and lily ponds. Stackpole is a international nature reserve with a footpaths from Stackpole Court. Lots of wildlife habitat from otters, water birds and dragonflies and cliffs tiny coves and sandy dunes. From Stackpole you can reach Barafundle Bay which is a walk along the cliff path and down steep steps. Stackpole Quay itself also has a tiny harbour used by local fishermen and small pleasure boats.
Bosherston
A must see for those who adore the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, this is a tiny Chapel built into the side of a cliff overlooking the ebbing sea. To access this historical site, you must climb down a steep set of steps which is accompanied by a hand rail. Legend has it that you can't count the same number of steps down as you can back up - give it a go!
Pembroke
Built in 1093 with timber, before being rebuilt in 1189 with a stone structure, this castle is ovular in shape and surrounded by a mill pond. This castle has a gated house with a circulated keep, and has been extensively restored. Please Note: Dogs must be kept on leads.
Pembroke Dock's Flying Boat Centre is unique to the UK. Learn about the RAF Pembroke Dock, the worlds largest flying boat station and the famous Sunderland and Battle of the Atlantic.
Once a retreat for medieval bishop's seeking a tranquil surrounding away from the Church, Lamphey Bishop's Palace has been extremely well preserved despite dating back centuries. The Western Hall, Inner Gatehouse and the 82 foot long Great Hall are still an impressive sight to see. Please note: Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.
Carew Cheriton control tower museum, restored to original state as part of a community project. A lasting memorial to all who served on the airfield through two world wars. The airmen who main the supreme sacrifice during those years. A structure for educational use focused on school and group visits who are studying this period of modern day history. A tourist attraction offering a wartime experience.
Manorbier
Conquered by a Norman knight in 1003, this castle was initially built in Motte-and-Bailey before being refortified in stone. This castle is full of history after being attacked twice during minor wars and it was seized during the English Civil War. In the late 1800's, repairs took place on the building and castle walls. This castle is now closed until March 2015. Please Note: Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.

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. 

Milford Haven
The Museum is housed in one of the oldest buildings in Milford Haven. The Museum collection reflects all of these aspects of the town's history, but focuses particularly on the maritime history. The Museum is a voluntarily run museum.

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.

 

Customer Reviews of Valast Hill Bungalow

The Jones Family

We have had a wonderful week. Love the cottage, it is one of the best-equipped holiday homes we've stayed at (especially the kitchen, which is great). Visited lots of the local beaches. Particularly Barafundle Bay and Broad Haven South - both beautiful . Also loved the Coastal Path walk from the Green Bridge of Wales to St Govans Chapel. The coastline here is stunning. The wine and other goodies on arrival were appreciated, thank you very much.


Valast Hill Bungalow 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 bungalow is approached from a B road, then approximately 1.25 miles of narrow country lanes.

Accessed by an open gateway onto an L shaped driveway with ample parking (up to 3 cars). One space directly outside on level tarmac.

Main entrance. There is a small, 1 inch lip, change in height between the tarmac and a level concrete path which runs around 3 sides of the bungalow, then there is a small 2 inch step onto a small open porch area, then a 9 inch step into the property.

Alternative entrance at the rear through French windows there are 2 9inch steps up, then a 3 inch lip over the bottom of the double glazed unit, onto a wooden step just inside and a 3 inch step down onto the tiled kitchen floor.
There are 2 9 inch steps going up from the kitchen to the lounge, or vice versa.

Ground floor facilities including 2 bedrooms, study/TV room, bathroom with separate corner shower, wash basin and WC, kitchen/dining room, utility room and well-lit lounge including a wood burner with a large slate slab underneath giving a rise of about 1.5 inches from the tiled floor.
Kitchen has ample work tops/breakfast bar and low level oven.

TV with freesat operated by remote.

Garden extends to roughly two thirds of an acre with approximately 30/70 front to back ratio, and continues along the side of the property. To the rear there is a concrete patio area which runs the length of the property, bounded by a small wall approximately 2 foot tall with a gap for access to the lawned area which makes up approximately a quarter of the available land, the rest being left as an orchard. There is a simple fence to separate the two areas. The lawned area slopes down from left to right moderately with a steeper gradient near to the boundary hedge on the right. The orchard area slopes moderately throughout.

The front garden is reasonably level and mainly lawned with some young planted trees within the lawn and surrounded by mature garden on all 3 sides. Near the front garage area there is a change of surface from tarmac to concrete to slate chippings involving a small change of height of about 2 inches. There are potted plants dotted around this area.

On the side of the property there is a small square lawned area with mature borders. A concrete path runs alongside the property, but is significantly narrowed in places due to wild flowers, an old doorstep and the rear wall extending slightly alongside the side of the property, so at times it may be necessary to step onto the lawned area.

Public transport, bus service - not often. There is an approximate mile and a half walk up 2 steep hills and a narrow country lane.

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