As Wales is a country that has a coastline on three sides of it, and has the Cleddau River ripping through its centre, it is safe to say that wherever you are looking for Pembrokeshire self catering cottages you are going to be close to water of some kind. Pembrokeshire offers the best of both worlds in that is boasts both a glorious coastline and some of the most picturesque countryside you will find anywhere in the UK.
The Pembrokeshire coast national park offers everything you could want in one area, meaning that if you hire a cottage on this peninsular you don’t have to leave the boundaries of the national park to have a brilliant holiday. The terrain of Pembrokeshire lends itself particularly well to those with a love of the great outdoors as it is ideal for pursuits such as walking, hiking and horse riding.
The well known Pembrokeshire Coastal Path starts at Amroth, where you will find the National Trust run Colby Gardens and the famous Bothy Tearoom, both of which should be on your must visit list. The tranquil walk then winds its way through woodland down to the sandy beach. When the tides are at an exceptionally low level the remains of a petrified forest become visible.
If you don’t fancy exploring the Pembrokeshire coast by foot, and want to leave the car behind, there is a great coastal bus service which covers the entire length of the coast and takes in some beautiful villages which are home to some of the prettiest holiday cottages you will find. You won’t find any motorways here but you more than make up for this with country pubs, inns by the waterside and olde worlde tearooms.
For those who are leaving the car behind, a trip to Pembrokeshire’s highest pub might be in order. Tafarn Sinc is a quirky pub located in Rosebush, and comes complete with sawdust on the wooden floors, red zinc cladding, log fires, old fashioned cottage comforts, homemade cooking straight from Grandma’s kitchen and the famous Welsh hospitality.
30 minutes down the road is the charming old market town of Narbeth. Packed with distinctive and independent small shops, you will find no chain stores here but it boasts a wealth of outstanding delis, restaurants as well as a local history museum which has won many awards. The savvy shoppers from Cardiff regularly make the trip to Narbeth to stock up on those unique treats they cannot get elsewhere.
Two popular resorts on the Pembrokeshire coast are Tenby and Saundersfoot that boast safe bathing on their unspoilt stretches of beach. The towns have both grown over the years into bustling but never overcrowded resorts and have more than their fair share of holiday cottages and other holiday accommodations.
It is safe to say that taking a holiday in Pembrokeshire is a safe bet in terms of natural beauty and things to do and see, and a holiday cottage is the perfect base to see the best of this lovely little corner of Britain.