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August 20, 2018

September Seals and Savings with Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire

There are many reasons to visit Pembrokeshire in September – prices are cheaper, roads are less congested and beaches quieter – but there is also the opportunity to observe hundreds of Atlantic grey seals which give birth to their single pups on quiet beaches throughout the county.

One of the best places to see ‘mums and babies’ is the Marloes Peninsula where the white, furry pups spend their first three weeks on shore, feeding and sleeping.  Mother seals come ashore to feed their pups three or four times a day and after about three weeks the pups are left to fend for themselves, but return to shore regularly for rests.

Seals are easily disturbed so it is advised to be as quiet and inconspicuous as possible.  They must never be approached closeup and, if disturbed, mothers will keep away and the pubs will miss their feeds or may even be abandoned.

For those wishing to observe the seals and their babies, Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire is highlighting a selection of properties on the Marloes Peninsula.

These include Kittiwake Cottage, a detached house in the village of Marloes sleeping eight in four bedrooms (one en suite).  This spacious property – perfectly placed for ‘seal spotting’ on the beaches and viewing them from the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path – is set in enclosed gardens and is just a stroll from the village shop and popular pub.  A week from 1 September is priced at £744 (saving £186) or £763 from 15 September.  Short breaks are also available.

Reservations:  01437 772760, www.coastalcottages.co.uk

August 8, 2018

Bank Holiday bargains from Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire…

Bag a bargain-priced August Bank Holiday break before the start of the new school term, is the invitation from Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire.

Properties on offer include Nethercote, a specious detached house – sleeping 10 in five bedrooms (two en suite) – set above the beautiful sandy beach of Freshwater East.  Bi-folding doors at the back of the living space open onto a large balcony and the property also has a games room to keep the children entertained.  In the grounds there is a hot tub and a path leads down to the beach below.  Seven nights from 25 August now cost £2329, saving £582.

For smaller families, Weaver’s Cottage is a mid-terrace Victorian property in the small village of Llanmill set in the glorious Pembrokeshire countryside.  It sleeps four in two bedrooms and is full of character but with all mod cons.  A 10-minute drive leads to the market town of Narberth – renowned for its restaurants, delis and small independent shops – and the sandy beaches at Saundersfoot, Tenby and Amroth are close by.  A week from 25 August is now priced at £617, saving £265.

For couples restricted to taking their holiday in peak season, Seal Cottage is a converted stone barn, one of six properties just 200 yards from Aberfforest beach, which is ideal for swimming or kayaking and the haunt of seals and dolphins.  The cottage – now costing £542 (a reduction of  £135) for seven nights from 25 August – sleeps two and has an open-plan living space with A-frame beams and slate floors plus a galleried double bedroom in the eaves.

Reservations:  01437 772760, www.coastalcottages.co.uk

July 2, 2018

Peak season savings from Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire

There’s still time to bag a bargain peak season deal…that’s the message from Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire.

Cottages with reduced prices include Wilwin, a contemporary single-storey property with a hot tub and games room set on the edge of the village of Maenclochog in the heart of the glorious Pembrokeshire countryside.

It sleeps six in three bedrooms (one en suite) and enjoys panoramic rural views.  The area has many footpaths, ancient tracks and, for a day at the seaside, the sandy beach at Newport is within a 20-minute drive.  A peak season week now costs £1170, saving £130.

In the pretty seaside village of Solva and just 100 yards from its tiny harbour is Pilgrims, a renovated cottage (sleeping five in two bedrooms) nestling on a hillside in the heart of the village.  Everything is within easy reach – pubs, galleries, shops and restaurants – and a drive of just three miles leads to the tiny city of St Davids.  A seven-night peak season holiday is now priced at £789, a reduction of £88.

Or, located in the heart of Broad Haven is Inglenook Cottage, just a couple of minutes’ walk from a sandy beach, shop and pub.  This cosy cottage, sleeping four in two bedrooms, has been carefully renovated and retains exposed stone walls, wooden floors and beams.  In addition to a terraced rear garden, there is also a decked rooftop garden, perfect for sunbathing!  A week’s break in peak season is priced at £750, saving £163.

Reservations:  01437 772760, www.coastalcottages.co.uk

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For more press information please contact Matthew Evans on 01437 772760.  Released by Pat Jacobs at Beacon PR (01572) 748800

June 28, 2018

The Fishguard Music Festival in the stunning scenery of Pembrokeshire

23 July sees the start of the International Fishguard Music Festival, a 12-day world-class event set against the stunning backdrop of North Pembrokeshire.

The combination of fabulous music and magical settings makes for a memorable experience and the event, established since 1969, takes place at several venues in Fishguard, around various towns and villages in North Pembrokeshire, plus the stunning Cathedral in the tiny city of St Davids.

This year performers include the National Youth Choir of Wales, Jacqui Dankworth and Craig Ogden, the Dodo Street Band, the Welsh National Opera Ensemble, pianist Peter Donohue, the WNO Orchestra and Celtic music trio, ALAW.  Further information and details of how to buy tickets can be found at https://fishguardmusicfestival.co.uk/

For those looking for accommodation in – and around – Fishguard, Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire is highlighting a selection of properties including, for example, 15 Newport Road, a detached Grade II listed stone cottage just yards from the picturesque harbour of Lower Town Fishguard.

The property, with beams and sash windows, sleeps five in three bedrooms, each with a sea view, and steps lead up to a terraced rear garden with stunning vistas out to sea.  A seven-night holiday from 21 or 28 July is priced at £840.

Reservations:  01437 772760, www.coastalcottages.co.uk

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For more press information please contact Matthew Evans on 01437 772760.  Released by Pat Jacobs at Beacon PR (01572) 748800

June 21, 2018

20% peak season savings for couples from Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire

Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire is highlighting savings of 20% on PEAK SEASON holidays in Elderberry Cottage, a pretty stone barn conversion sleeping two, making it ideal for couples restricted to taking their annual break in July and August.

The cottage – one of five properties converted from original farm buildings that make up a small holiday cottage development – is situated in peaceful countryside near the hamlet of Rogeston and is full of character with an open-plan living area with exposed stone walls, beams and a woodburning stove.

In addition to an enclosed paved terrace, guests are welcome to explore the shared grounds and, for keen walkers, numerous footpaths are close by and the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path can be joined on the cliffs above Druidston beach, just two miles away.

The tiny city of St Davids, with its Cathedral and Bishops Palace, is within a seven-mile drive.

As an example of revised prices, a week’s holiday in the peak season weeks of July and August is now priced at £536, saving £134.  Short breaks are also available.

Reservations:  01437 772760, www.coastalcottages.co.uk

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