3 (off peak)
Caldey House is a traditional white farmhouse close to Haverfordwest, but there's nothing rustic about this property which sleeps up to seven people in three ensuite bedrooms and is ideal for friends or family. It isn't only the accommodation that makes this place so popular, it's the location. Being at the end of a no-through road with no passing traffic and no neighbours within earshot gives guests the luxury of peace and privacy as well.
The farmhouse is in the tiny hamlet of Penycwm, 2.5 miles from Newgale Beach which is well-loved for its two mile stretch of sand, as well as typically favourable conditions for surfing, paddle-boarding and kiteboarding. There is plenty of parking at the beach but it's easy enough to cycle to from the house, if you prefer not to drive. At low tide, it's possible to walk around the point to Cwm Mawr, returning via the Pembrokshire Coast Footpath. There's also a walk-through cave/tunnel at the southern end which leads to a sheltered cove.
The potential for adventure is almost unlimited. Facilities for climbing, coasteering, kayaking and horse riding are all close by. Take a boat trip to see the dolphins, seals, puffins and other birds and wildlife that thrive in the protected conditions of the national park. The Pembrokeshire Coastal Footpath attracts visitors from around Britain, or bring a bike and follow part of the Celtic Trail or the mountain bike trails through the Preseli Hills. If all that sounds too tiring, make it your mission to visit all 11 of Pembrokeshire's Blue Flag beaches whilst on holiday (the county has the equal highest number in the UK).
Haverfordwest has all of the shops and amenities you need for a relaxing self-catering holiday in Pembrokeshire. It also has a great choice of pubs, a regular Friday market, a museum in the old gaol, the ruins of a castle, and gardens like those at Picton House. Pembroke is less than an hour's drive, with busy docks and a castle that was the birthplace of Henry VII, while St David's Cathedral is only a 15-minute drive away. Folly Farm is a full-day of fun that's a favourite with the kids, as is Oakwood Theme Park. There are pretty towns and villages, like the coastal village of Newport, where the coffee and cafes are worth moving to Wales for, farmers and craft markets, and a range of specialist museums.
Unlike some coastal areas which are best in the summer, Pembrokeshire has so much to offer making it perfect for a holiday in every season.
Graham Hawker (Administrator) joined Independent Cottages in October 2020
Caldey House is a detached property with big gardens and accommodation over two levels.
Outside: Caldey House has a big west-facing patio which benefits from the late afternoon sun and gets beautiful views of the sunset. There is also a huge area of lawn for running, playing and ball games. Guests have ample off-street parking.
Additional Information: All utilities, WiFi, sheets and towels are provided and cleaning and winter fuel charges are included in the price along with a welcome basket of logs. Pets and smoking are not permitted. Short breaks (minimum of three nights) are possible outside of peak season, depending on availability. Tescos and Morrisons delivery to Caldey House.
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