If you fancy an idyllic retreat, nestling amongst many glorious beaches, the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and the pastoral splendour of the St Davids' peninsula, Pops Cottage offers a great getaway break, yet is surrounded by so much to do and see in the local area. From the secluded traditional Welsh cottage is access to the coast path, offering miles of spellbinding coastline to explore. The sea and sky is a constantly changing panorama, with spectacular wildlife, speckled with pretty seaside villages, craggy coves and long stretches of golden sandy beaches.
Soak up the happy vibe and character as you step inside this cheerful retreat. Sleeping four, the cottage is deceptively spacious, with a practical kitchen/diner and sunny sitting-room with floor to ceiling windows. The kitchen has all the holiday chef needs for some tasty cooking. Visit one of the many farmers markets in the area for homegrown delicious produce. Fresh fish and seafood is readily available in the nearby harbour village of Solva, where the local shop is an Aladdin's cave of goodies, offering a deli, fresh crab, a bakery, fresh vegetables, groceries and beach items.
Take time to chill out in the peaceful sitting-room, where the only sound is beautiful birdsong and the sheep in the distance. On a chilly evening or after swimming in the sea, gather around the cosy wood-burner. A good night's sleep is promised in the hushed bedrooms, especially after a day in the fresh Pembrokeshire air. Take a sunny lunch al fresco in the spacious lawned garden or relax with your favourite bottle under the tranquil starry skies at night. The perfect ending to a perfect day.
From the doorstep, cycle the leafy lanes to explore the area or pack your walking boots. You will be spoilt for choice in this dreamy location of where to explore. There are a few good local pubs in the area, including the Ship Inn at Trefin or the Farmer's Arms at Mathry. Keep an eye out for local musical events, shows and festivals in the area. The nearest shop is the fuel station in Square and Compass, about half a mile away. Here you can buy butcher's produce, groceries and fresh bread.
Throughout the year, Pops Cottage offers an excellent base for a memorable coastal holiday in Wales, perfect for walkers, cyclists, coastal adventurers and beach lovers.
The mystical vibe of St Davids is a short drive away, with boutique shops, cafes, restaurants, galleries and welcoming pubs along with its magnificent 12th Century cathedral. Extraordinary in such a small city, the cathedral built of fine purple sandstone has been a place of pilgrimage and worship for over a thousand years. The world-renowned St Davids' beaches suit every taste. To name a few, Whitesands is great for surfing and sandcastles, rock pooling and games of cricket. Caerfai has a steep walk down to a stunning south facing sandy beach, sheltered by its high surrounding cliffs. Secluded Porthllisky Beach is only accessible along the coast path. Caerbwdi Beach is where the purple stone was quarried to build the cathedral. Newgale is very popular with surfers and families alike. Within easy reach of the cottage are about fourteen stunning beaches.
Do try the fish and chips in The Shed at Porthgain, freshly caught on the day, or a good pub lunch in The Sloop. The Blue Lagoon, next to Abereiddy Beach, is worth a visit. Red Bull have hosted the cliff jumping competition into the deep aquamarine water. Why not book a boat trip in St Davids to spot pods of dolphins and other sea life, or from Martins Haven, a trip to see the puffins of Skomer Island (April to August). The Bug Farm and cafe near St Davids are always a hit. For a day trip to Ireland, take the ferry to Rosslare. Children will love crabbing at Solva, Oakwood Park, Hangar Five or on rainy days the Palace cinema in Haverfordwest or the Torch Theatre in Milford Haven.
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Sitting-room with TV and wood-burner
Kitchen/Diner with electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5')
Bedroom 2 with single bed (3') and trundle bed (3')
Bathroom with bath, WC and wash-basin
- Dogs welcome
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 4 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 0.5 miles
- Garden furniture
- 5 electric thermostatic heaters
Your countryside retreat awaits.
Breakfast is served.
Enjoy the sunshine in the lovely garden.
Bedroom 1 is a sweet king room.
Walk the dramatic coast path and take in breathtaking scenes like this one overlooking Newgale.
The cosy sitting-room has a wood-burner for chillier evenings.
The cute kitchen.
Plan out your Pembrokeshire adventures.
Cook up a feast.
Enjoy a peaceful night's sleep...
Bedroom 2 is a cheerful room and the bunk-beds have been replaced by a single bed with trundle, both 3' and both quite low to the floor. Photos to follow.
Take great care climbing the wooden hill. (The open tread stairs are wooden, painted with a banister one side and rope on the other)
Your wonderful secluded cottage awaits.
Pay a visit to St Davids Cathedral.
The Blue Lagoon is well worth a visit.
Beautiful Abereiddy beach.
Gorgeous Aber Draw.