Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Pine Cottage, Little Haven, is a cosy cottage with sea views, just 10 minutes' walk from the beach, the village and the lovely Pembrokeshire coastal path. Pine Cottage has been given the Walkers Welcome award by Visit Wales. It is one of 10 traditionally built stone cottages nestled in a wooded valley above the picturesque fishing village of Little Haven with stunning views over St Bride's Bay.
Full of character and recently renovated, Pine Cottage is an ideal getaway for families and couples at any time of year; it is luxuriously furnished and equipped to a very high standard with air source central heating providing an environmentally friendly heat source for the cottage.
Little Haven is a charming village and has three welcoming pubs, a post office/tea room, a pottery/craft shop/workshop and galleries with local artists' work. Little Haven also boasts a slip-way, with sailing playing an important part in village life.
The next village of Broad Haven provides water sport enthusiasts with plenty to choose from including surfing, windsurfing, kite boarding, and sea kayaking.
Pine Cottage comfortably sleeps 6 people in 3 bedrooms: two on the ground floor and one in the galleried 'Crog loft' above the sitting room. The large ground floor double bedroom has stunning views over St Brides' Bay with lovely French doors opening onto a grassy area in front of the cottage. One large twin bedroom is on the ground floor leading off the sitting room and the other twin in the 'Crog loft' is accessed via the stairs from the sitting room and has limited headroom.
Exposed beams are a feature of the vaulted ceiling in the sitting room providing a light and airy feel. The sitting room is well equipped with Digital TV, DVD player, Stereo and CD system, a selection of books and DVDs.
There is a well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, tumble dryer, washing machine, large fridge/freezer and an extensive range of cooking utensils.
The newly refurbished bathroom is on the ground floor with toilet, wash basin, bath and over-the-bath power shower.
A large conservatory at the back acts as a perfect sun room/dining room and has a dining table for 6 people; it is an ideal place for a cosy supper for 2 or Christmas lunch for 6. Doors lead out to the private cottage garden.
The conservatory opens out onto a good size fully enclosed level garden with seating, backing onto open fields. There is one designated parking space in front of the property, with additional parking available adjacent to the property.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Little Haven 200 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
The West Wales/Pembrokeshire region
Little Haven nestles in a quiet cove in the southern corner of St. Brides Bay in Pembrokeshire. It is undoubtedly one of the most delightful seaside villages in the whole of Wales. The settlement dates back to the iron age and was once a base for sea trading and smuggling.
Nowadays the safe, sandy beach is well used by inshore fishermen, dinghy sailors, windsurfers and families carrying buckets and spades. The village is popular meeting place for visitors and local people with three pubs, bistro, village shop and post office, gift shop and pottery. etc...
Pubs In The Area
There are several great pubs in Little Haven and the local area including:
The Swan (Little Haven)
Friendly 'gastro-pub', good quality freshly sourced food. Welcoming atmospheric bar and restaurant. Children welcome.
St. Brides In (Little Haven)
Friendly good quality pub food with well stocked bar. Children and dogs welcome.
The Old Post Office (Little Haven)
Delicious baguettes and sandwiches can be bought at the old post office and finished off with home-made cakes and coffee.
The Nests Bistro (Little Haven)
Seafood bistro in the heart of Little Haven village opens during the summer season. Locally caught seafood including Sea bass, Turbot, shellfish platters and a good choice of meat and vegetarian dishes. Friendly and welcoming.
The Clock House (Marloes)
Award winning Mediterranean style café/bar, specialises in local seafood together with meat and vegetarian dishes. Also delicious coffees and home-made cakes.
The Old Pharmacy (Solva) - Nestled in the atmospheric harbour village of lower Solva, The Old Pharmacy offers great food in an ambient and relaxed environment. In the 'Good Food Guide' over the last 9 years.
This part of Wales is famous world-wide for its stunning costal scenery, walks and water sports. Here are just a few of the activities available to you:
Walking the Pembrokshire Coastal Path
Woodlands cottages are just a 10 minute walk from the stunning Pembrokeshire coastal path which is one of three National Trails in Wales. The path runs for 186 miles from near Tenby to Cardigan. A National Trial website, www.nt.pcnpa.org.uk gives details of landscape, archaeology, geology and wildlife along the coastal path. The National Park Authority's own website www.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk lists more than 200 walks in the park with maps, descriptions, essential information and walk highlights.
There are several local charter companies that take you for trips around the stunning coast line. Tour around Skomer Island to sea the Puffins, Sheerwaters and seals with the dale princess to wildlife adventure trips with Dale Sea Safari (Booking through Dale Sailing on 08000284090).
West Wales Windsurfing and Sailing
The UK's best water sports location in the spectacular Pembrokeshire Coast national Park. Windsurfing, Sailing, Surfing, Sea Kayaking, Power boating lessons and equipment hire. Call them on 01646636642. www.surfdale.co.uk
Dale 07768935681 Broad side boat charter takes 12 passengers for angling, diving and pleasure cruises. Most popular during the spring/summer are the 2 and 4 hour fishing trips off St Ann's head and Skomer Island.
Haven Sports - Broad Haven
For hire of sea kayaks, surf boards and well stocked shop from boards to bikinis. www.havensports.co.uk
Newsurf - Newgale
For surf lessons, surf board hire or just for retail therapy-largest stockist of wetsuits in West Wales. They can be contacted on 01437721398
East Nolton Riding Centre
Ride along stunning sandy beaches and through private wooded valley. Large range of horses and ponies to suit all abilities, open all year. Call 01437710360. www.noltonstables.com
Nearby are the spectacular Blue Flag beaches of Broadhaven and Newgale, which enjoy water sports centres, whilst Marloes and Barafundle Bay are also within a short distance by car and have been voted amongst the best beaches in Britain. In fact there are more Blue Flag beaches in this small area of the Pembrokeshire Coastline than anywhere else in the UK.
A picturesque inlet with sand and shingles at high tide. At low tide the sandy beach extends and joins up with Broad Haven enabling you to walk around to the adjacent village. A slip way means it's popular with boat users. There is a pushchair/wheelchair accessible path leading up to The Point, a handy viewpoint.
A long narrow sandy and pebble beach at high tide, but at low tide a huge expanse of firm sand with stunning views of St Brides Bay. Good access to the beach from the road, dogs are restricted on the north side of the beach between 1st May and the end of September. This beach is a firm favourite with kite surfers, surfers and other water sports.
A stunning sandy mile long beach. Good access via a gravel path from the National Trust Car park. Perfect for a family day on the beach.
A fine beach of golden sand at low tide. The beach is completely cut off at high tide…MAKE SURE YOU KNOW THE TIDE
Almost 2 miles long of sandy beach backed by a huge pebble bank formed by a BIG storm in 1859. Kite surfing and surfing are popular on this beach. There are 3 car parks along the length of the beach, 2 are pay and display.
St. Brides Bay
An attractive little cove with sand at low tide. It has interesting rock pools, safe bathing and good snorkelling. It is sheltered from the prevailing south-west winds and has lovely views over St Brides Bay.
A shingle beach with some sand, very popular with wind surfers and launching boats. Dale has an active Yacht Club that holds many regattas during the summer months and West Wales Windsurfing is based here.
Dogs on Beaches
All of Pembrokeshire's beaches, over 50, welcome dogs. You can choose from wide expanses of golden sand such as Marloes or secluded bays such as Little Haven. During the height of the summer, 1st May to the end of September, some of the more popular bathing beaches have dog restrictions (Broad Haven, Dale, Poppit, Whitesands, Newgale, Lydstep, Tenby Castle, Tenby Harbour, Tenby South, Tenby North, Saundersfoot, and Amroth). Whitesands has a total ban of dogs in the summer. All other beaches have areas where you can take a dog.
There are notice boards on all of the dog restricted beaches with full details of the byelaws and maps of the restricted areas. During the summer months there are signs out on the beach, which identify the start and end of a dog restriction area. Please remember to clean up after your dog.
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