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Willow Cottage welcomes 1 dog to stay . Situated in the tiny city of St Davids, this is a perfect base for you and your dog to explore the local area. Just a mile walk from the nearest beach and access to the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path.
Willow Cottage is a pretty semi-detached stone cottage set in the middle of the picturesque tiny city of St Davids. All it’s excellent facilities including pubs, shops, restaurants and art galleries are all on your doorstep, as well as a play ground that children will enjoy. The famous Cathedral and Bishops Palace are well worth a visit.
The pretty flagged front garden of Willow Cottage makes a lovely sunny spot to relax and watch the world go by. This quirky cottage is full of retained original features yet with all modern conveniences, comfortably furnished in a stylish mix of contemporary and reclaimed antique pieces. The cosy sitting room with beams, gnarled timbers and exposed stone work has a super corner unit and extended armchair perfect for relaxing around the wood burning stove. Narrow open-tread stairs lead up to the split-level landing, the two double bedrooms with large windows and vaulted ceilings have a light and airy feel, while the twin bedroom looks to the back over the city.
The compact fitted, kitchen leads through to a useful utility area and out to the enclosed landscaped, rear garden with 2 steps to a paved patio. Perfect for enjoying an alfresco meal on a summer's evening with the Bramblecrest modular 'L' shaped garden dining furniture and table. Or why not have a leisurely lunch there too on a sunny day, shaded by the Gloucester side post parasol. The hot tub* in this sheltered spot is guaranteed to provide hours of relaxation. If you can tear yourself away from the hot tub, the nearest beach of Caerfai is less than a 1 mile walk away or there are a choice of 3 others nearby to explore. Whitesands beach is officially one of the best beaches in the world and is popular with families, as well as surfers both professionals and beginners alike.
Take to the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path to really appreciate the stunning beauty of this rugged coastline. A trip to Ramsey Island from St Justinians is a must of any holiday, particularly in the autumn to see the seal pups.
Willow Cottage is certain to become a firm favourite with couples and families alike.
* Hot tub available at an extra charge at certain times of the year, please check the facilities details.
*Bond required of £125.
Ground Floor: Glazed porch, lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom/1 step up to shower cubicle/whb, utility room.
First Floor: 2 double rooms, twin room, cloakroom/whb/wc.
Heating: Gas central heating, wood burning stove.
Electricity: & Gas: £20 per week September - May, free June - August.
Parking: Roadside or nearby car parks - seasonal car parking charges.
Facilities: Gas Range cooker, single oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV, DVD player, WiFi, iPod dock, towels for hire at £5 per person per week, hot tub - available on request. FOR GUESTS STAYING BETWEEN THE FOLLOWING DATES: 1ST JANUARY - 27TH MAY, 3RD JUNE - 24TH JUNE AND 2ND SEPTEMBER – 22ND DECEMBER, the hot tub is at an extra cost of £125 per booking, barbecue, garden furniture.
Pets: One, restricted to utility room.
Experience some of the finest places the natural world has to offer with boat trips to Ramsey island, Skomer and Grassholm. Discover a magical island wilderness coupled with the fun and excitement of a true marine expedition. You will witness some of the most powerful currents in Britain, pass beneath some of the highest cliffs in Wales and see spectacular breeding colonies of thousands of nesting seabirds.
Dogs are welcomed providing they are happy on board and are not particularly verbal during the trip. The number of dogs permitted is limited per trip.
Dr Beynon's Bug Farm is one of the most unique and exciting attractions that Pembrokeshire has to offer, so much so that it won an award for Most Exciting Business at the 2016 Pembrokeshire Tourism Awards. Also a working farm and Scientific Research Centre, The Bug Farm is now a popular visitor's attraction. With a Tropical Bug Zoo and Bug Museum, a Bug Farm Trail and Walled Garden, and even an indoor play area in their Bug Barn, there is plenty to do and see! They host regular workshops and events as well as offering lectures, tours and bug handling with up-close sessions. The Bug Farm is a Visit Wales Quality Assured Visitor Attraction, having also won Best Start-Up of the Year at the 2016 FSB Worldpay Business Awards and won the 2015 Plantlife International Meadow Maker of the Year for Wales. Dr Sarah Beynon has been selected by the Welsh Government as an "emerging legend" to coincide with Wales' 2017 Year of Legends.
The Bug Farm is also home to the restaurant everyone is talking about, Grub Kitchen, which serves creative and delicious dishes where the ingredients are local conservation grade produce as well as edible insects - don't worry, there are a number of dishes available for those of you who don't fancy sampling bugs! The Grub Kitchen holds a Visit Wales Quality Cafe Award.
The Grub Kitchen is open from 12pm - 3.30pm during Bug Farm opening hours. On days when they are available, up-close sessions are available on the hour every hour between 11am and 4pm with a surcharge of £1 - please check prior to your visit.
Children must be supervised at all times and well behaved dogs are welcome on leads to the Bug Farm however certain areas are marked not suitable for dogs as it is still a working farm.
Every Friday, Haverfordwest Riverside Shopping Centre opens it's streets to the popular Haverfordwest Farmer's Market. This market offers a wide range of good quality local produce where you can buy and taste many of the products, as well as speak to the people behind the produce. These markets offer seasonal produce throughout the year including Christmas goodies throughout the month of December as well as Harvest produce at their special Harvest Fayre event which happens every September. As this market is an outdoors market, dogs are welcomed but please do be considerate of the stalls and their products.
Head to Fishguard's Town Hall every Saturday morning for the popular Farmer's Market where you'll have a chance to sample and buy a range of local produce such as eggs, cheeses, breads, jams and chutneys. It is situated in the Town Hall which is also home to the Fishguard Information Centre, the Library, the Cash Office and Fishguard Tapestry Museum.
Please Note: Dogs are welcomed but please make sure to keep them under control at all times.
This Access Statement has been prepared by the owner for your information; it is the most recent version that we have received. This statement has been prepared as objectively as possible, however with such a wide remit oversights may be made.
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