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*** Saturday change over *** Min 3-night short break welcome November - Easter ***
What a stunning location – you will find it difficult to tear yourself away from the mesmeric coastal views at The Lighthouse. This is a unique and ideal getaway for families and friends with a swimming pool too. Located just 2 miles from Dales, allegedly the sunniest spot in Wales, this historic lighthouse offers peace and tranquillity and a chance to say you’ve stayed in a very special property. All the living accommodation is on the ground floor and offers plenty of space for all to be entertained including an indoor pool! The real treat of this property, however, is the observation tower from which the 180-degree views are just magnificent. Located just 2 miles from Dales, allegedly the sunniest spot in Wales, this historic lighthouse offers peace and tranquillity and a chance to say you've stayed in a very special property - how many can say they have stayed in a Lighthouse?
Formerly the largest lighthouse of St. Anne's Head, this historic property was first built in 1714 and occupies the most westerly point in Wales with one of the finest views of the Pembrokeshire coastline.
Located above the beautiful rocky cliffs of this dramatic headline, this holiday accommodation sleeps 10 in comfort and is perfect any time of the year.
Clean and simple décor inside, this isn't a cottage you are coming to for the stylish interiors, this is a property you are visiting for its unique location, amazing views and your chance to stay in a little bit of history.
Occupying four levels, the majority of the living accommodation is on the ground floor for ease and access. The large open plan kitchen/diner/lounge is the heart of the lighthouse - perfect for all the group to get together and enjoy a holiday meal or relax in front of the TV. The 5 bedrooms are all on the ground floor and are comfortable but simple in style. The sleek family bathroom, however, is a real treat with a double Jacuzzi bath and his and hers sinks as well as separate double walk-in shower.
There is plenty to entertain you at The Lighthouse. The swimming pool (heated to 28c) offers stunning views out across the sea. There is also a sauna, table football and outside patio area that provides ample space to sit out and dine alfresco.
The Observation tower, previously the coastguard watchtower, will provide the greatest excitement with its 180degree views of the dramatic St Anne's headline. You are sure to spend many an hour simply watching the comings and goings, spotting the variety of seabirds and looking out to sea. It is truly mesmerising and simply breathtaking! Please do take care when climbing the stairs to the Observation Tower - they are very steep.
This is a fantastic property, ideal for families and small groups looking for that unique experience with spectacular views.
Check-in - 4.30pm / Check -out - 10am
5 Bedrooms sleeping 10. 1 Kingsize bedroom with ensuite with roll top bath . 1 double with ensuite a further double room and 2 twin rooms.
2 ensuite 1 family bathroom ( towels provided)
Kitchen Area Well equipped kitchen space with central island, 2 electric 4 ring hobs, 2 electric ovens, dishwasher, fridge, further fridge/freezer, microwave, 4 bar stools at the counter. Highchair available on request. Dining Area to seat 10
Wi-Fi is available at this property.
Heating and Lighting
Electric lighting and oil central heating (swimming pool and sauna inclusive) The swimming pool is fully heated to 28 degrees
Children welcome - Front door should always be locked if small children present as it leads out onto the road.
2 dogs welcome ( 1 free the 2nd £25 charge)
Grounds and Nearby
Large terrace with outdoor furniture, 2x barbecue grills and views to the sea cliffs.
Parking for 2 cars outside the property
Check in from 16:30 and check out by 10:00
Nearest Train station Milford Haven
5 Bedrooms sleeping 10. 1 Kingsize bedroom with ensuite with roll top bath . 1 Double bedroom with ensuite shower room. 1 double bedroom, 1 Kingsize bedroom and a further Double Room All on the ground floor.
Family Bathroom with 2 sinks, double Jacuzzi bath, separate double shower and toilet. Cloakroom with, toilet and washbasin - in the entrance lobby.
Open Plan Living Area Ample comfortable seating/sofas to seat 10, TV and DVD, electric log burner.
Kitchen Area Well equipped kitchen space with central island, 2 electric 4 ring hobs, 2 electric ovens, dishwasher, fridge, further fridge/freezer, microwave, 4 bar stools at the counter. Highchair available on request.
Dining Area to seat 10 with decorative mahogany effect antique table and chairs and dresser.
Swimming Pool Area 8mx3m pool with 1.2m depth. Café style seating for 4 with a table. Floor to ceiling windows offering views straight out to sea. Coin operated sauna.
Games Area/Utility Area by the pool with washing machine and separate tumble dryer. Bar Football, 2 armchairs and dart board. Small music system.
Observation Tower with 2 reading levels on way up to tower. Large spiral staircase to 3rd Floor, The then very seep then very steep staircase to reach the Observation Tower (not suitable for those with mobility issues and not suitable for children's use unsupervised). Seating for 10 in the tower, fridge, and sink.
Grounds Large terrace with outdoor furniture, 2x barbecue grills, and views to the sea cliffs.
Parking on the pavement outside the property room for 2 cars. N.B. The front door should always be locked if small children present as it leads out onto the road.
Fuel oil central heating inclusive.
WELCOME FREE 1 well-behaved dog, 2nd at £25 per week
Dale - nearest village to The Lighthouse, just 2 miles away
Set in a sheltered horseshoe-shaped bay, Dale is said to the sunniest spot in Wales! It is also a centre for watersports of all sorts - you can try your hand at sailing or surfing, kayaking or coasteering - West Wales Windsurfing and Sailing provide tuition for all abilities.
The Boat House Cafe in the village offers daily provisions and good home cooking with friendly service or Dine al fresco at The Griffin Inn with its extensive fish menu - a popular, traditional old waterside pub by the beach.
The Dale Peninsula beaches
St Anne's Head is the most southerly point of the Dale Peninsula. The nearest beach to the Lighthouse is Watwick Bay - accessible only from the coast path and a sheltered white sandy beach with rock pools towards the eastern end and a few caves to explore.
West Dale Beach, a little further towards Dale is West Facing - a sandy beach enclosed by towering cliffs accessible only by very steep steps. For surfers there are good waves in some conditions but strong currents, submerged outcrops and powerful waves make it suitable only for the experienced.
Beautiful Marloes Beach is a huge expanse of sand at low tide and is backed by spectacular cliffs. It is a bit a walk from the car park but well worthwhile for family fun - for rock pooling and fossil hunting.
The Pembrokeshire Coast Path - great walking opportunities from your front door
The Pembrokeshire Coast Path, which runs 186 miles from Poppit Sands in the north to Amroth in the south, circles the Marloes and Dale Peninsulas and the passes the entrance to the Lighthouse.
The coastal path around the Dale peninsular is around six and a half miles for a complete circuit and has some really spectacular views.
Little Haven & Broad Haven
To the north of the Dale Peninsula is St Bride's Bay. Broad Haven (north) beach, at the back of the bay, is a Blue Flag beach, popular for both water sport enthusiasts and families. Haven Water Sports offer hire facilities for wetsuits, surfboards, body-boards and kayaks.
Next door to Broad Haven is Little Haven, a quaint old fishing village full of charm and character with a tea room, bistro, gallery and choice of 3 excellent pubs.
Nolton Haven and Horse Riding at Nolton Stables
Nolton Haven, along the bay from Broad Haven, is a pretty inlet with a sandy beach and selection of good eateries.
Up the valley, Nolton Riding Stables offers riding for both beginners and experts - a gallop through the waves on Druidston is a truly magical experience.
Pembroke, Carew and Manorbier Castles
Pembrokeshire is home to the majority of the castles on the Landsker Line - historically the line of division between the English and Welsh speaking parts of the county - although not all of the castles are either complete or open to the public.
Pembroke Castle which stands at the northern entrance to Pembroke town, a unique medieval walled town which dates back over 900 years, was restored in the early 20th century and is a very complete example of a Norman fortress. An excellent venue for children and enthusiasts of all things historical - visualise past battles or visit on a day of re-enactments for (almost) the real thing!
Carew Castle is a lovely ruin. Also a venue for re-enactments during the summer months, it is on the banks of an inlet of the Carew River and it is pleasant to meander along the river to the Mill and take tea on the lawn.
Manorbier is in the most lovely position, perched on the hill above the sandy beach at Manorbier. Built in the 11th century, it was the home of Gerald of Wales who wrote of it that - 'In all the broadlands of Wales, Manorbier is the most pleasant place by far'.
Visit the popular resort of Tenby
This popular Victorian holiday resort with Blue Flag beaches and quaint cobbled streets has a wide choice of boutiques, galleries, pubs, restaurants, and coffee shops.
The picturesque harbour is where boats leave for Caldey Island which is owned by monks of the Cistercian Order.
Family Days out in Pembrokeshire
If your children are looking for something apart from nature, there is plenty to do in Pembrokeshire. There are theme parks aplenty in South Pembrokeshire - Oakwood, Heatherton, the Dinosaur Park, Anna Ryder-Richardson's Wild Welsh Zoo or Folly Farm.
For the more adventurous try guided activities at TYF, Preseli Venture or Sealyham Activity Centres
No visit to Pembrokeshire is complete without a trip to St Davids with its magnificent medieval cathedral, small individual shops, restaurants and art and craft galleries. Boat trips to the bird islands sailing from St Justinian's can also be booked from here.
Stay in a lighthouse
A truly memorable holiday awaits at The Lighthouse with dazzling scenery and coastal walks right on your doorstep.
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