Gone to the Beach
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- Just a few steps to the beach
- Stunning sea views from garden and house
- Enclosed garden with secure gate
- Luxuriously comfortable seaside holiday home
- Paid-for parking
- Short stroll to shops, excellent pubs, cafes and restaurants
- Accessible by train: one of the best places to be without a car
- Dog-friendly between 1st October and 31st April; but due to restrictions on the beach during the summer, sorry no dogs allowed from 1st May - 30th Sept
Thanks to an historical quirk, this beautiful seaside house backs onto the sea, which means that the garden is right on the beach. Step down from the garden onto soft golden sand: this is one of the best and safest beaches in Wales, with glorious views of headland and sea. Families can enjoy all-day sun in the garden and the freedom of accessing the beach without going near a road. Children can simply scamper out onto this sandy playground while remaining in full view. Completely renovated and refurbished in 2016, this luxury self-catering holiday house is also a superb destination for a couple, whether for a honeymoon, or simply an off-season escape. What could be more romantic than strolling along the beach to a beautiful restaurant and returning as the sun dips below the horizon?
Gone to the Beach has 4 bedrooms, sleeping up to 8 adults, plus an infant. One well-behaved dog is very welcome from 1st Oct - 31st April only. Due to restrictions on the beach during the summer, we are sorry, but no dogs are allowed between 1st May and 30th Sept.
The front door on Saundersfoot’s best address, The Strand, takes you up to the living accommodation where both sitting/dining-room and kitchen have extraordinary views of the sea. Fling open the kitchen door, and you can hear the peaceful whisper of waves on the beach, the call of a seagull, and breathe in the ozone scent of the sea. Heaven!
The living-space comprises a sitting-room-cum-dining-room, with the kitchen in parallel next door. But they are open-plan at the end, creating a lovely sense of openness, with lots of light flooding in. At this end of the house, it’s all about the view. One can spend hours simply watching this spectacular seascape – inside by the picture window in winter, or outside on the balcony or in the garden in warm weather. The changing colours, the extent of the tide, even a distant yacht’s progress on the horizon makes for fascinating, highly relaxing, viewing.
The living-room has the dining-table at one end by the picture window, a big comfortable L-shaped sofa the other end, with a huge leather pouffe and an enormous TV.
The kitchen is sleek, bright and white, with plenty of storage space, a breakfast bar, and a door out to the balcony and garden. All the practicalities, and more, are in place – raised oven, electric hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, microwave, and a De Longhi coffee machine.
On this floor are two bedrooms – a pretty double with a king-size bed and a fun bunk-bedroom for children, complete with pirate outfits and a boxful of toys. There is also the family bathroom (with loo, hand basin, bath and shower over) and a shower room (with loo, shower and hand basin).
The next floor up houses two lovely bedrooms in the eaves – a twin, and another double with a king-size bed.
The outside space is wonderful and enjoys sun all day: a balcony immediately outside the kitchen and living-room gives you an admiral’s eye view of Carmarthen Bay and nearly everything within it. Step down to the enclosed garden, which has table, chairs, parasol, gas BBQ, a big round sun-lounger, and a bench for looking at the view. Stored in the garden shed are body-boards, buckets and spades, rubber rings, tennis racquets, and beach croquet, all available to borrow. A garden gate (there is also an additional security gate) opens onto a flight of steps down to the sandy beach. Here, you can have all the fun that a brilliant family beach offers, or you can walk to other beaches – even as far as Tenby (4 miles away) at low tide, or through woods at high tide, filled with bluebells in spring. A wonderful thing to do in the evening is to make a camp fire on the beach (yes, amazingly, this is allowed) and sit around this with a drink while the sun sets, painting oranges and pinks across the sky. A seaside stay in this lovely part of Pembrokeshire is an obvious choice in the summer, but it can be just as attractive, in a different way, in the colder months. You have more beach to yourself, you can take your dog, and a winter beach makes for fabulous walking. Or, tucked up in the cosy warmth inside, you can watch the fluctuations of the sea from the comfort of the house.
EIGHT GOOD THINGS TO DO IN AND AROUND THIS LUXURY HOLIDAY LET IN SAUNDERSFOOT
- Stay put and enjoy all that Saundersfoot has to offer – and this is really extensive! The owner has compiled a very good info file for the house, but you can also take a look at http://www.visitpembrokeshire.com/explore-pembrokeshire/towns-and-villages/saundersfoot/ As everything is on your doorstep, you can park your car and forget about it for the whole of your stay! A drive-free holiday is very relaxing indeed.
- Wander along to Coast at next-door Coppit Hall Beach, a beautifully designed building, housing a great restaurant (booking recommended for evening meals)
- Walk to Tenby at low tide to admire this handsome town, with its colourful harbour frontage, good boutiques, and enormous town beach
- Take a trip to Caldey Island from Tenby Harbour (boats go every day except Sunday in the summer season) for interesting sight-seeing and spectacular views
- Great fun for kids is Folly Farm, just 3 miles from Saundersfoot, regularly topping the Trip Advisor Best Welsh Attraction list. Along with their huge outdoor farm park, where they breed rare animals, it's also great for a rainy day, as it has a huge section under cover. It's good value and real family fun!
- Oakwood theme park is only 10 miles away, with plenty of hair-raising rides and family fun. They have a huge wooden rollercoaster - not for the faint hearted!
- Heatherton World of Adventures is near Tenby and has all kinds of family activities including karting and climbing but also some gentler pursuits like golf and bowls.
- If it's relaxation you're after then you're only a short walk away from the St Brides Spa. Book a session and enjoy a bite to eat from the restaurant with cliff-top views.
The nitty gritty
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Changeovers are normally Mondays and Fridays. Weekends are set-priced from Friday 4pm to Monday 10.30am; so you can stay 1, 2 or 3 nights for the weekend price. Check availability and book online below, or check availability for all cottages.
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