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, electricity and logs for the open fire are included, as is wireless access to BT Infinity superfast broadband (38MB).
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.
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2 Sep 2014
"Great house for large family group"
We had a good week despite a rather cold rainy week. Haroldston is the ideal house for any large group. The house is comfortable and well equipped with plenty of space for all. The games room was a re… More
Thank you very much for your very kind, generous and informative review. It is very good of you to take the time to write it. We do wish we could have organised some better weather for you!
25 Jun 2014
Lovely locationVery nice spacious Farmhouse in a quirt private location only a few minutes away from the shopsYou will find all the facilities you could want within the Farmhouse even if it is raining… More
Thank you for taking the time to write your review and your recommendation - much appreciated!
1 Jun 2014
"Perfect place for a family"
We arrived at the house to be welcomed by the owners and some basic supplies to get us started including a bottle of wine. The house was clean and comfortable and instructions for use of boiler, TV et… More
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a comprehensive and constructive review.
We're sorry to hear that one of the mattresses was not up to standard and it will certainly be replaced immediately. We understand, from BT, that their Infinity fast broadband service is now in Haverfordwest and we will definitely be upgrading as soon as it is available to us.
We are delighted that you had an enjoyable holiday in our house and hope that you may choose us again in the future.
13 May 2014
"Great for Family reunions"
This was our second stay in Haroldston Farmhouse and as before we were not disappointed. We were a family of 10; there was plenty of space for us all and a lovely big dining table with room for us all with ease. Martin (the owner) is a gentleman and a fine host; our next family reunion will be held at Haroldston Farmhouse if available. Thank you Martin
Thank for using us for your reunion again - we are very honoured! Thanks also for taking time from your busy schedule to write your review - much appreciated. I haven't been called a gentleman for a long time - I must still be one!
25 Apr 2014
"back again--everything superb-will be back again next year"
we were a party of 10 plus 2 toddlers.just right for party this size.
The central location in the Pembroke national park make it easy to reach all the attractions
beaches and beautiful coastal towns and villages in around half an hour. It is also,from a self catering point,very handy to have supermarkets and shops just ten minutes away in Haverfordwest. The accomodation ia very clean and spacious with 3 showers and 2 baths and a games room with billiards and darts for nice social evenings together without having to go out. Cooking wise, a very large oven adequate for a party of our size and more than sufficient crockery and a large dishwasher to finnish it all off. A nice piece of grass for any dogs to have a run around. Kitchen with long table ideal for meals and also two lounges,one with TV with video.
It was great to see you again. We're delighted that you're not tired of us yet! Thanks very much for your continued custom and for taking the time to write us a complimentary and informative review.
13 Oct 2013
"Ideal for large Family celebrations"
Our family of 11, spent 3 nights at the farmhouse. We were celebrating 5 birthdays, including my 70th. There was ample room for everyone, including my mum whose is 91 and walks with a frame. The low … More
Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a kind, generous and constructive review. It sounds that your mum coped very well despite the obstacles in our house so thanks for being positive about that also. We do wish that we had known in advance that she had mobility issues (which at 91 years of age she is fully entitled to have) as we do have an intermediate step that we can install in the kitchen to make the step shallower and friendlier. We're delighted to hear that you are considering a return visit next year.
6 Aug 2013
"A great family experience."
This is our second visit to the farmhouse.Even with an extended family & a number of dogs the farmhouse was comfortable, roomy & very well appointed.
Nice touches included a generous welcome pack & even towels for the dogs.
We will certainly be back.
Thanks again for your second visit to Haroldston. It is always a special pleasure to get repeat bookings which proves that we must be getting something right! Thanks also for your kind review and, as you've suggested, we do hope that you will come to see us yet again.
7 Jul 2013
"Well provided and ideal for our purpose."
We were a group of ex-work colleagues ( 6 in total) so had plenty of space with a room each and one to spare. We look for a quiet setting and quality accommodation and found both. A games room with darts and pool table is an added bonus. The various sights to see in the area are easily travelled to and the literature provided by the owners was excellent in this respect.
There is a small general store within 10 mins walk which covers all emergency shopping, and a large Tesco 7 mins drive away for everything else.
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a generous & positive review.Thank you also for pointing out the convenience of our farmhouse's location as well as its peaceful and rural environment. We do hope that you will visit us again.
19 May 2013
We returned today from Haroldstone Farmhouse today. The house was big enough to accomadate seven adults and seven children. The house was clean and tidy and perfect for all the family. The owners were… More
Thank you very much for your very positive and succinct review. As you've indicated we do hope that you will return and you will be most welcome.
12 May 2013
Stayed here for a weekend with my family, 6 adults and 7 children ages 1 to 10 years.
All had a fabulous time, the children loved playing hide and seek, both the adults and children alike enjoyed the games room.
Lovely comfy beds, hot showers, spotlessly clean and well equipped, highly recommended,
We will definitely return
Thank you very much for your smashing, upbeat and generous review. As always, it is really gratifying to know that our visitors have enjoyed our house and have not been disappointed. As you've suggested, we do hope that you will come again - you'll always be welcome!
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