Cottage | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Haroldston Farmhouse is a spacious detached self-catering holiday cottage set in beautiful open countryside, close to the market town of Haverfordwest but remains peaceful at the end of its own 300 yard long private lane. The house is centrally placed to explore the whole of Pembrokeshire.
It has a large beamed farmhouse kitchen, which is big enough to seat everybody. The kitchen is equipped with a gas range cooker with 5 rings (including a wok burner) and very large oven, a microwave, dishwasher and large fridge. The freezer, washing machine and tumble drier are housed in a separate utility room plus an additional fridge if required.
There are 2 sitting rooms, both comfortably furnished with leather suites. One is equipped with HD ready television, Blu Ray/DVD player and personal video recorder, whilst the other has a hi-fi system, complete with CD and tape player and extensive library.
The games room also has a TV and portable radio/CD player plus a dartboard and a proper bar pool table. There are various other pass-times, such as jigsaws, Monopoly, Cluedo, children's toys PC games etc.
The 6 bedrooms consist of 2 doubles with King-sized beds, 2 twins, 1 single and 1 room with 3 singles. If the house is required by 6 couples, the single room can easily be converted to a twin (advanced notice would be appreciated). One of the twins has an adjacent bathroom, with shower, and is situated on the ground floor.
There are 2 further bathrooms upstairs, one with a shower and one with a bath. Both have WCs.
All rooms are centrally heated. We supply all bed-linen and towels, with regular changes. Heating, gas and electricity is included.
WiFi gives free broadband access. Customers need to bring their own wireless enabled laptop computers.
The garden is large and enclosed with swing and brick-built barbecue. There is ample parking in the courtyard.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Broad Haven 15 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Cardiff 130 km, Nearest railway: Haverfordwest 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Games room|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (8), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
The house has plenty of room so that 12 people can either be together or find their own space.
|Further details outdoors|
There is plenty of parking space, with under-cover storage for bikes if required. There is a large and private garden at the rear which is laid out mostly to lawn.
Twenty percent deposit with booking - balance 6 weeks prior to arrival.
The West Wales/Pembrokeshire region
Pembrokeshire must surely be one of the most beautiful and varied counties in Britain and Haroldston Farmhouse is well placed to explore all of it. The coastline is rugged and imposing and is accessible along almost its whole length via the 187 mile long coastal path. This provides unforgettable walking holidays on what many believe is one of the World's premier long distance routes. In 2010, National Geographic voted Pembrokeshire as joint runner up in its top 20 of World's best coastal destinations! A quotation, from the Daily Telegraph, tells the story very eloquently: “Pembrokeshire is a nature lover's paradise, with miles of sandy beaches, like Cornwall, but without the people.”
Throughout the year but particularly during the season, the Pembrokeshire Coastal Bus Service runs a series of shuttles, collecting hikers from the end of their walks & returning them to their cars (or vice Versa). Alternatively, there are plenty of mapped out circular walks; see Pembrokeshire Coast, Walks in the Park.
There are numerous beautiful sandy beaches, many of which remain peaceful, even in high season. Marloes Sands is totally unspoilt and must be one of the loveliest anywhere, yet is only 12 miles from Haroldston.
The coast is dotted with havens of all kinds, from the picturesque little harbours at Solva and Porth Gain to the busy industrial ports at Milford Haven and Pembroke Dock.
Regular ferries to Ireland are available at Fishguard and Pembroke Dock. The crossing to Rosslare is inexpensive and takes only 4 hours, so aPicture of Puffin day trip is both practical and economical.
For those on a bird watching holiday, regular boat trips are available to Pembrokeshire's island reserves, most notably, Skomer, Ramsey and Caldey. In the spring and early summer, the islands are worth a visit for the enchanting puffins alone.
The county also has the only coastal national park in the UK. For more information, please also see RSPB home page and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.Turning inland, the Preseli Hills contains a feast of beauty spots and wide vistas, from sweeping moorlands, to exquisite valleys; from mysterious forests to sparkling lakes. Even here, there is plenty for the historian. The stone circle, at Pentre Ifan, is constructed from the same locally quarried stone as is Stonehenge.
Driving in Pembrokeshire is a real pleasurable experience, particularly for those harassed commuters who are only too familiar with grid locked roads. Even in high season, traffic jams are rare and any minor queue disperses quickly.
Pembrokeshire is endowed with numerous and diverse things to do, which caters for all age groups, occasions and preferences.
Haverfordwest is a bustling market town, ideally situated at the centre of Pembrokeshire's road network. This is a great location for holidaymakers because it means that all of the county's main attractions are no more than a short drive away.
Its most attractive pedestrianised shopping centre, straddles the pretty Cleddau river, containing a range of local and national shops. Much of the precinct is under cover so is ideal for occupying a wet afternoon.
The retail park contains a number of large national shops, such as Morrisons, Marks & Spencers, Boots, Currys, Next, Laura Ashley, Sports Direct, Wickes, Homebase, Pets At Home and Halfords. There is a Tesco Extra supermarket (24 hour) on the other side of town which is just a mile away from Haroldston. Aldi and Lidl are also represented in the town. A popular farmers' market is held on Riverside, every Friday.
The town centre has several pubs, cafes and a thriving night club which cater for all tastes.
Haverfordwest CastleThe centre piece of Haverfordwest is the castle which was first established in the early 12th century. This is surrounded by quaint mediaeval streets, although most of the building facades date from a later era. The town, itself, celebrated its 900th anniversary in 2010.
For the fitness enthusiast, the town has a brand new, well equipped leisure centre, which is just 1 mile away from Haroldston. The Leisure Centre has a large swimming pool, with a moveable floor, which enables the depth to be adjusted to suit differing events. There are also 2 associated children's 'beach' pools. The well equipped gym has a full range of state of the art equipment ideal for a vigorous workout or game of squash. The dance studios have a regular programme of classes, such as spin, body pump, step and pilates.
For those who are enjoying a walking holiday, access to beautiful and extensive riverside walks is only half a mile from Haroldston. The Western Cleddau section of the National Coastal Park is within walking distance at Little Milford. There is also a dedicated off road cycle path that starts near to Haroldston and covers the 11 miles to Neyland Marina.