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Sanderling House Dale, Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, Wales, By The Sea. Sleeps 8 – Home 560482 House

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Sanderling House Dale, Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, Wales, By The Sea. Sleeps 8 – Home 560482

Excellent Excellent – based on 41 reviews

  • House
  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  •  min stay varies

House / 4 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Sanderling House- is a spacious peaceful detached house 1 minute walk from Dale beach on the Pembrokeshire coastal path; it sleeps 8 with 4 bedrooms, king, double and 2 twins. It has sea views - ample parking for cars and boat - beautiful garden - 3D TV in 2 rooms -Free Wi-Fi -Pets allowed. Sanderling House has won TripAdvisor Certificate of excellence for 2014, this prestigious award recognizes businesses that consistently earn top ratings from TripAdvisor travelers.

The house:

Utility room:

Go through the back door into the utility and boot room. Here you will find information on the house, plus information on local beaches, activities, walks, things to do, places to eat takeaway menus etc. The other side of the sink you will find doggy treats, poo bags and bird food. Please feel free to feed the birds, replacing the bird food is appreciated but not obligatory also your suggestion comments book and guest book (we do appreciate your feed back). This room consists of

Sanderling House- is a spacious peaceful detached house 1 minute walk from Dale beach on the Pembrokeshire coastal path; it sleeps 8 with 4 bedrooms, king, double and 2 twins. It has sea views - ample parking for cars and boat - beautiful garden - 3D TV in 2 rooms -Free Wi-Fi -Pets allowed. Sanderling House has won TripAdvisor Certificate of excellence for 2014, this prestigious award recognizes businesses that consistently earn top ratings from TripAdvisor travelers.

The house:

Utility room:

Go through the back door into the utility and boot room. Here you will find information on the house, plus information on local beaches, activities, walks, things to do, places to eat takeaway menus etc. The other side of the sink you will find doggy treats, poo bags and bird food. Please feel free to feed the birds, replacing the bird food is appreciated but not obligatory also your suggestion comments book and guest book (we do appreciate your feed back). This room consists of a washing machine, freezer, toy box, laundry basket, sink and drainer. In the airing cupboard you will find, 3 outside parasols for the patio furniture, garden cushions, tablecloth, cool bag, bag with barbecue tools in, buckets & spades, fishing nets, large garden dominoes, jenga hoopla boules, clothes horse, iron, brush, mop, bucket, dustpan, brush, also plenty of hanging spaces for coats and waterproofs. You can also locate the boiler and instructions here. Under the sink you will find washing powder for 3 washes, plastic bags for recycling, crab lines and vases .Good way to come in straight in from the beach or walking, as the shower bathroom is adjacent to it.

Downstairs shower & toilet with 2 sinks:

The shower room is newly fitted out with toilet, double sink and large power shower. Each toilet has hand wash, 2 toilet rolls, flannel and a hand towel.


This is a well equipped kitchen as we love cooking and entertaining.

It has: electric hob, cooker, dishwasher, American fridge / freezer, wine fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster, slow cooker, blender, juicer, coffee machine, electric hot plate, vegetable steamer, set of knives and china & cutlery for 8 people also plastic for outside. Under the sink you will find basic cleaning materials 3 dishwasher tablets small amount of washing up liquid, torch, candles and matches. There are some basic dry stores coffee, tea and sugar to start you off and a pint of milk in the fridge. (Please feel free to leave any dry stores or frozen goods that you don't want to take home as long as they are in date.)

At the end of the kitchen next to the large patio doors is a sofa, chair & coffee table so that you can look out onto the garden and watch the birds or just have a chat to who's ever cooking, a digital radio is here too tuned into radio Pembrokeshire.

Dining room:

The dining room has a round pine extendable table which sits 4 or 8 people. There is also a drinks trolley (sorry drinks not included). Here you will find bottle openers, both champagne and liquor glasses. Also, light up wine cooler and glass ice bucket, a butcher's block, where there are placemats, large serving bowl and slate cheese board. This is a great table to sit down as a family and eat, play games, or cards on, (games etc can be found upstairs in the lounge on shelving unit.) There is also a radio (tuned into radio Pembrokeshire) and I pod docking station.

Musselwick bedroom:

This is a double bed bedroom downstairs with a nautical theme and pictures of my daughter's favorite beach Musselwick It has a television freeview and a VHS player with a collection of children's Disney and adventure video's and a hairdryer, hot water bottle and spare blanket.

Watwick bedroom:

This bedroom is downstairs and has twin beds in it and a docking pod / radio hairdryer and spare blankets. This bedroom has pictures of Watwick beach (directions in information folder)

This room has the cutest wardrobe ever!

Under stairs:

You will find ironing board, vacuum cleaner and coats; you are welcome to use any coats or waterproofs.

Upstairs landing:

At the top of the stairs we have a table and seat, which look's out onto the garden and the garden birds. Here you will find reference books on birds, and the stars (binoculars on the bookshelf in the lounge).

Marlose bedroom:

This is an upstairs twin bedroom looking over the back garden with pictures of the famous Marloes beach (directions in folder) “Snow White and the Huntsman” was also filmed there. There is a IPod dock, hairdryer and spare blankets in this room.

West Dale bedroom:

This bedroom is upstairs, the master bedroom which has a king-size bed with a sea view.

It has a 23 inch 3D TV with Free view and Blue ray DVD Player. There are pictures of West Dale Beach our favorite place in the world. 15 mins walk away. There is a hairdryer in this room, electric blanket, and spare blanket.

Upstairs bathroom:

P shaped bath with electric shower, sink and toilet, 2 toilet rolls hand wash, flannel and hand towel provided. Please be aware the water pressure in Dale is not strong so we recommend that you do not have a lot of water running while using this shower.


This room is upstairs so that you can take advantage of the sea view (binoculars provided)

It has 2 sofas, 2 chairs, foot stool, large coffee table, (great for making jigsaw puzzles on) occasional tables,

Electric fireplace which you can have on without heat if you want that gives off a lovely cozy glow. A 42 inch 3D TV with HD Free view and Blu-ray player & Wii. There is a selection of great films for you to view, and a hard drive full of films (Check the instructions provided to use). There is both free internet WIFI and has an Ethernet cable located in brown box on book shelf. There is a shelving unit full of books, games and jigsaw puzzles, you are more than welcome to take any fictional book home with you if you are still reading it and leave yours for someone else to have a read if you have one. Please could all hard backed and non fiction information books and maps be left in house for our next guests.

Back garden:

Please feel welcome to do any gardening, if that is your passion, we appreciate any input into the garden even a piece of driftwood, shells and pebbles from the beach. This is a wild garden with lots of wildlife; feel free to fill up the bird feeders.

The garden has a hard based patio with a table and 8 chairs (parasols in airing cupboard) plus a large gas barbeque (please clean after use, barbeque tools in a bag in the airing cupboard, plastic plate and glasses that fit into each other in kitchen). The next tier is our “beach” with gravel base, a seaside display, a fire pit (this must only be used after 6 o'clock at night by adults and is at your own risk) - a great place to sit and watch the stars and toast marshmallows, large pieces of driftwood makes up our seating area around the fire pit. At the end of this patio is a clothes line (pegs under sink in utility room). The next tier up just has a small table and chairs (tea for 2) The garden goes up another 2 terraces with winding pathways to the top tier, where there is an area with bench seating for you to sit and enjoy the view of the sea and watch the comings and goings of boats. The garden backs onto woodland where the wild flowers are in abundance. We have tried to keep the garden filled with mainly wild flowers. The wood behind the garden is not our land but you are welcome to walk in it.

Front garden:

The front garden also has a seating area with a table and 6 seats (parasol in airing cupboard) from where you can enjoy the last bit of sun for the day and watch the sunset.

The garden is edged with hydrangeas, and shrubs the rest of the garden is put down to pebbles.

You are elevated from the road so you are able to watch the comings and goings of the seaside village.

We have a pair of very friendly robins who always like being fed.

Dale village offers:

The Griffin Inn:

The award winning Inn is run by our friends Simon & Sian .specializing in locally caught fish dishes (they are co owners of the local fishing boat) as well as a full restaurant menu an experience not to miss, they have an extension, with beautiful views of the bay.

The Mooring Restaurant:

Located in the friendly Dale yacht Club non members welcome:

Paul and Clare Garnish at the yacht club offer a friendly greeting. Food is served daily, lunchtimes in the Coffee Shop open from 10.30am where you can also find a selection of homemade cakes and exclusive Illy Coffee.

Evening meals are served in the Restaurant They also do Sunday lunch. ht

The Boathouse café:

With their infamous all day breakfast, their locally caught crab sandwich and of course Pembroke promise ice-cream (must admit these are my favorites) here you can also buy basic provisions and all sorts of gifts a real Aladdin's cave.

Be-Gemmed a handmade jewelry shop:

Run by Philip & Helen who are so welcoming and it is so interesting watching them work in the actual shop making Sterling Silver jewelry incorporating semi precious stones and beads, crystal, shell and other natural materials.

The Old Stables Heritage Centre:

Which the community runs with interesting displays and information of Dale village and surrounding areas new and old open most days entry free.

St James the Great church:

Built in the Anglo Norman Times is a very friendly congregation (see outside of church for service times)

West Wales Wind Surf & Sailing Shop:

Offer you both: water sports instruction, hiring of equipment kayaks etc. and a shop. WWWS fully accredited RYA training centre with highly qualified and experienced instructors. There are a range of courses on offer to cater for all ages and abilities from beginners to experienced sailors. Teaching takes place in the mile wide bay at Dale.

Broadside boat charter:

Is run by our friend Andy Truelove who provides fishing trips, and chartered boats which are available off the pontoon - all equipment is provided and all levels are catered for: from the novice to the experienced sea fisherman. They provide sea angling; shark fishing, diving and wildlife pleasure trips, a great day out.

West Wales Windsurf and Sailing

Who offer RYA courses in sailing, windsurfing, and powerboating, as well as courses in surfing, and kayaking. They have courses to suit everyone.

Dale offers two beaches;

Turn left out of the house to West Dale Beach.15 minutes walk from the house or 5 minutes if you take the car.

Check tides on tide timetable provided in information pack. Dog friendly (don't forget to pack water for the dog).There are no amenities here so we always pack a loo roll, useful for all sorts of things! The cross currents are strong so we recommend that you do not go out of your depth if bathing as there is no life guard at this beach.

Walk out the house, turn left and follow the one way until you get to the castle. Continue straight on and up the gravel track past the castle (instead of following the road around). Don't follow the track left either but go over the fence straight across the field heading for the horizon. There are cows in the field. Then you'll find yourself looking down on the beach! It's about a mile. Or you can take the car (useful if you are taking a lot of things down to the beach). Again, go around the one way system and just before the church you will see a left hand turning, go up the lane and at the top you will see roadside parking. There is a footpath down to the beach. The walk down the cliff is steep but there are steps and it's well worth the effort. This beach is a great place. It is a large sandy beach with pebbles, rock pools and surf. Take beach games, a bucket & spades is a must, fishing net for the rock pools, bodyboards, surf boards or just a book. I recommend that you take food and drink with you as we always stay longer than we plan. Matches and paper are a good idea as there is always lots of driftwood to build a fire. Great surfing while being quite a small bay, it can pick up some massive swells because of its South West facing aspect. The area has an abundance of wildlife including birds, seals, dolphins and porpoise. The cliffs and coastal path also provide stunning views and the chance to see a wide variety of beautiful wild flowers.

Or turn right out of the house one minute walk to Dale front. Is a lovely shingle beach with sand at the far end of the beach. A busy pontoon with boats coming and going and children crabbing, windsurfers, kayaking and sailing There is a Lifeguard and safety boat on duty during the summer. It has been awarded European Blue Flag Status

Location description from owner

The Wales region


1970, the Pembrokeshire Coast Path was the first National Trail in Wales. 75% lies within designated conservation sites and 85% within the boundaries of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.As well as offering walkers spectacular coastal scenery and wildlife, the Trail also passes through a landscape in which humans have lived for centuries and which they too have helped shapeThis is an area largely forged out of the activities of fishing and farming, as shown by the small, coastal settlements and the farmed landscape. These villages were not just providers of food, they also linked Pembrokeshire to what was, in the days before road and rail, the major highway of the sea.Along the path you can see many reminders of this maritime tradition from the Neolithic cromlechs and Iron Age promontory forts to the churches and chapels of the seafaring early Celtic saints and their followers.The Vikings took interest in the area, reflected today in a legacy of place names such as Goodwick near Fishguard and the islands of Skomer and Skokholm. Place names along the path also reflect the traditional cultural divide between the Welsh north and 'Little England' of the south. The Normans built massive castles, such as those at Pembroke, Tenby and Manorbier, to assert their authority. Today these castles are reminders that, despite its peripheral geographical position, Pembrokeshire once played a key role in major events. Henry Tudor (Henry VII) was born in Pembroke Castle and, following his exile in France, landed at Mill Bay near Dale in 1485 on his way to capture the crown at the Battle of Bosworth. In the 17th century, the County was the scene of Civil War conflict with Oliver Cromwell laying siege to Pembroke Castle.In 1797 a ragged French force made an abortive landing near Fishguard only to be repelled by townspeople and the Castlemartin Yeomanry. Today a stone on the coast path at Carreg Wastad marks this “Last Invasion of Britain.” Fear of attack from the west led the Victorians to build a string of Napoleonic forts along the south coast and the Milford Haven waterway. Throughout the length of the 186-mile trail small quays, lime kilns and warehouses, and sites like the brickworks at Porthgain in North Pembrokeshire, are reminders of a industrial tradition, although little remains today of Pembrokeshire once prosperous anthracite coalfield in the south.Today the Milford Haven waterway, whose natural harbour once so impressed Nelson, is still an industrial hub.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 4: King Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

I am always available on my mobile phone. Even though I do not live in Dale my housekeeper does so if you are in need of assistance somebody will be available.


This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
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About the owner

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Languages spoken: English

This House has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 29 Jul 2013. Located in Pembrokeshire, it has 41 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £400 to £1200.

The Owner has a response rate of 80% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 21 Mar 2017.


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“Can't wait to go back!”

Reviewed 20 Apr 2016

I booked Sanderling house as a mini break for myself, my partner, his parents, sister and partner as a birthday gift for his mother. This is the second time that I have stayed in the house and it was even better than I remembered. The house has ample parking and an amazing garden, (great for BBQ's and tea on the patio.) The house has 4 bedrooms, lounge, dining room, 2 bathrooms, utility room, garage and a large kitchen with patio doors that open up onto the patio. The house has EVERYTHING that you need and if you did require anything extra Jill is fantastic and will try her best to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The house has wifi, sky, wii, DVD's, games,books basically anything you would have in your house and more. Dale is such a stunning part of the world with fantastic walks and amazing beaches, the house is in an ideal location with great views. A home from home! Thank you so much - can't wait to go back!

Owner's reply: So thrilled that you loved Dale as much as we do. Hope to see you again soon Kind Regards Jill

“Fantastic house”

Reviewed 25 Sep 2015

Spacious, clean and comfortable. Very good location. Well equipped. Lovely garden. Perfect base for a Pembrokeshire holiday.

Owner's reply: So glad you had a lovely holiday hope to see you again at Sanderling House. Kind Regards Jill

“Highly recommended”

Reviewed 21 Jul 2015

We cannot recommend Sanderling House highly enough. Well situated in Dale close to the sea front, Griffin Inn, yacht club and boat house and beautifully and extensively equipped. We were a family of 7 and 2 dogs and there was plenty of room for us all.Teenagers enjoyed the outside fire pit when we barbecued in the lovely south facing garden. Owner was very friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble.

Owner's reply: So glad you had a lovely time in Dale look forward to seeing you soon. Kind Regards Jill

“Brilliant Pembrokeshire House Let”

Reviewed 10 Jul 2015

THird time myself and my family in this lovely house. So clean and well equipped. Lovely pub The Griffin was nearby for beautiful freshly caught seafood dishes. We ate outside at Sanderling when we could, such a novelty. Plenty of wildlife in the garden and reference books and binoculars in the house to check up on knowledge. Would recommend thislovely South Pembrokeshire haven for walks to the Marloes and St Ann's Head circular Walk. There are also regular boat trips to Ramsey Island from nearby St Martin's Haven, always one of the highlights of my holiday. Go and try it for yourself.

Owner's reply: So glad that once again you had a lovely stay at Sanderling House. Hope to see you again soon Kind Regards Jill

“Fabulous house in lovely location”

Reviewed 28 Jun 2015

'Sanderling' is a beautifully presented property with all the best in home comforts. Superbly equipped with everything to help make your stay more enjoyable. We had a party of Seven which was never a problem as there is plenty of space in all of the rooms + bathrooms are fitted out to a high standard. Location of the house is perfect, just a stones throw from the friendly village / picturesque harbour & beach of 'Dale' and a great location to explore the stunning coastline. I had reason to contact the owner 'Jill' on a few occasions who couldn't have been more helpful and thoughtful, offering so much information on the house and the area which really helped us to have a fabulous holiday. Would definitely fully recommend this property and hope we can return one day soon - 'Sanderling' is a gem !

Owner's reply: So glad you had a lovely holiday. Dale is a beautiful, friendly village and a little hidden treasure. Looking forward to seeing you again soon Kind Regards Jill

“Possibly the best equipped self catering we have ever stayed in”

Reviewed 25 Jun 2015

Sanderling House is s beautifully presented home from home. It is incredibly well equipped and Jill, the owner, is clearly passionate about ensuring her guests want for nothing. Four good bedrooms provide plenty of room for eight people and the upstairs living room is very comfortable. The kitchen is extremely well equipped and is complimented by a small dining room. Bathrooms upstairs and downstairs ensure there are no fights for the loo! Outside there is a patio, with garden furniture to enable you to dine in the evening sun. From the patio there is a terraced garden having various levels to enable guests to sit, relax and enjoy the mix of wild and imaginative landscaping. If the evening sun goes from the back there is always the option to move to a good sized front garden to relax. The location is quiet and Dale is a relaxing friendly place to enjoy a vacation. The house was spotless and clearly well loved. We would have no hesitation in recommending this property.

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your comments i am so glad you had a great holiday and enjoyed all aspects of the house. Hope to see you and your family again Kind Regards Jill

“Sanderling House is a beautiful place to stay”

Reviewed 21 Apr 2015

Sanderling House is by far the best self-catering accommodation I have stayed in - not only fully equipped with everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay, but also beautifully decorated throughout with a magical garden. The location of the house is perfect, with a very short stroll to the sea which is overlooked by the Dale Yacht Club (lovely coffee and cakes) and the Griffin Inn (fantastic food). I will definitely be returning!

Owner's reply: So glad you had a great holiday hope to see you again soon

“Superb holiday house in Dale”

Reviewed 15 Apr 2015

Sanderlings House in Dale, Pembrokeshire is a lovely, well equipped and spacious holiday let. Spotlessly clean and with real attention to detail by the owners this holiday let is a wonderful place to stay to enjoy the lovely Pembrokeshire coastline. The house has a tiered garden, with lots of seats/ tables, and our young grand children loved exploring it's many levels. Sanderlings is just a couple of minutes walk from Dale beach and beach cafe as well as The Griffin pub. The house was ideal for our three generation family holiday and suited everyone. The owner was extremely helpful and provides a comprehensive package of information about both the house and the area. I can wholeheartedly recommend Sanderlings as a lovely and great value place to stay. We will certainly be returning.

Owner's reply: So glad you enjoyed staying at Sanderling house hope to see you again soon Kind Regards Jill Elliott

“Sanderling - a real home from home”

Reviewed 13 Nov 2014

We stayed at Sanderling during October half-term, from the moment we stepped inside it felt like home - a warm and welcoming house. It had everything we needed during our stay. It is a perfect location whether you are a walker, a beach lover, a water-sports enthusiast or just want to curl up with a good book, watch a film or play games, there are plenty of all to choose from. The local pub, The Griffin Inn, has friendly staff and serves great tasty food whether you want a snack or something more substantial. Can thoroughly recommend a visit to the local silversmiths, Helen and Philip of Be-Gemmed, stunning jewelly and something to suit all pockets. West Dale and Marloes beaches are an absolute must and Pembroke Castle is also a great day out. Only word of caution is that at the time of year we visited Dale was starting to close up for the winter, shop, cafe and yacht club already closed. However this did not detract for us at all and there would be lots to do in summer months. Would absolutely recommend both Sanderling, Dale and the wider local area. Thank you Jill and Si for sharing your beautiful house.

Owner's reply: So thrilled that you had a great holiday hope to see you next year. Kind Regards Jill

“A lovely house with everything you could wish for!”

Reviewed 7 Sep 2014

A very well presented house, very comfortable with lots of equipment. There is lots to do inside the house if the weather is poor. Dale is a very relaxing place and the house is in a great location i.e. very close to the beach, sailing club and pub.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your kind review, look forward to seeing you and your family again soon Kind Regards Jill

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