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Lighthouse Keep

Ref: 1580
Dale Pembrokeshire (View Location on a map)
6 Guests
3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Accepts 2 Dogs

Change to check-in/check-out times

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have temporarily adjusted our check-in to 5:30pm and check-out to 9:30am. Thank you for your understanding.

As seen in iNews (1st November 2019)

Recommended Winter Getaway

For your Reassurance

Cleaned and safe to visit

We are working with all our property owners to ensure property cleanliness and hygiene standards are consistently met. The owners of Lighthouse Keep have been advised on the latest NHS and government guidelines.

Entire Home To Yourself

You will be staying in this entire home with you and your loved ones. Plus have piece of mind that this property has an enclosed garden for added security and privacy.

Contactless entry

This property also has contactless entry, meaning you do not need to be physically greeted by the owner to receive the keys to enter this property.

Staggered Check-in and Check outs

We are advising all our owners and guests that we recommend they offer staggered checkin/outs to ensure there is adequate time between any two bookings to allow for a full and proper clean for your safety.

Check-in from 5:30pm and Check out by 9:30am

Handpicked Highlights

Lighthouse Keep was handpicked by our team to join our portfolio. Here's just a few of the reasons we think you'll love staying in Lighthouse Keep too!

  • Recommended by House Beautiful July 2019 as a great place for a romantic hot tub break
  • Relax in the inclusive Hot Tub on a terrace overlooking the sea 
  • Delightful cottage surrounded by stunning sea views and glorious beaches
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeping 6, equipped with WiFi & Woodburner
  • Minutes away from Dale beach, ideal for kayaking, fishing, boating, crabbing & West Dale for surfing
  • Griffin Inn pub/restaurant, Cocos Brasserie & Beach Cafe 2 miles away

Excellent Quality
Rated 5/5 (read reviews)
Features You'll Love

  • Coastal Area
  • Dog Friendly
  • Sea Views
  • WiFi
  • Hot Tub
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Private Parking
  • Real Fire
  • Rural Location
  • Luxury
  • Family Friendly
  • Cot Available
  • Short Drive To Beach

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About Lighthouse Keep

A truly special coastal retreat, combining a beautifully renovated traditional cottage with glorious sea views, in an area of outstanding beauty near Dale, on the Pembrokeshire coast.

  • Approaching the cottage you soon realise what a truly enchanting corner of Pembrokeshire you have chosen to spend your much deserved holiday.
  • The cottage sits on the clifftops of St.Anne's headland, very near the lighthouse, surrounded by the ever-changing sea, which is simply mesmerising, so good for the soul, offering a truly ultimate holiday destination.
  • Lovingly renovated, with empathic style, fresh blues, gentle nautical theme pervading throughout, tasteful beach art adorning the walls and high-quality furnishings, great attention to detail, creating a truly comfortable, welcoming and wonderful stay.
  • On entering enjoy the freshness of the recent refurbishment, immaculately presented, well-appointed rooms where character meets the comforts of modern living, making for a memorable escape above the ocean.
  • The characterful sitting room is a peaceful haven, ideal for relaxing in after a day's walking or whilst enjoying a romantic winter break, snuggled up next to each other with the wood burner roaring. Pure bliss.
  • The delightful unfettered dining room with a large wooden table, feature low lights, freshly painted blue dresser, and original fireplace exudes a calming atmosphere, the perfect spot for leisurely holiday meals.
  • Imagine cooking in a kitchen when through the windows all you see is the breathtakingly beautiful alluring sea. You would be forgiven for thinking you were on an island or a boat, such a spellbinding vista, it captivates, beckons and delights.
  • The peaceful aura in the beautifully furnished bedrooms, with luxurious bed linen, cushions and throws promise a deep and restful sleep, as you listen for the sea crashing on the craggy rocks below.
  • The large sunny terrace is calling, no better place to relax, forget the hustle and bustle and blissfully recharge and reconnect, in such a magnificent setting looking out towards the never-ending sea and huge blue skies.
  • On a hushed still evening, enjoy the spectacular sunsets and the clear starry night sky, surrounded by the murmuring sound of the sea, you will never want to leave! An idyllic ending to an idyllic day.
  • Just a short drive is the seaside village of Dale, ideal for watersports, instruction available, crabbing and fishing, The Griffin restaurant and beachside cafe, as well as access to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.
Layout & Further Information

3 Bedrooms, Sleeping 6 with 2 bathrooms.

Master Double Room kingsize bed, wardrobe, chests, TV, bedside tables, lamps, sea view En-Suite Bathroom, bath, shower, WC wash basin, mirror.
Double Bedroom double bed, bedside tables, lamps, wardrobe, spectacular sea views.
Twin Room two single beds, chest, lamp, rug, views to the lighthouse and to sea.
Sitting Room wood burner, crushed velvet comfy sofa, 2 easy chairs, rug, lamps, music system, TV, shelving unit with books etc.
Dining Room dresser, table, chairs, lamps, feature fireplace, small table.
Kitchen fitted, modern, blue units, gas hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, magnificent sea views.
Porch Area ideal for buckets, spades, fishing nets, coat hooks.
Bathroom bath, shower over bath, wash basin, WC, mirror.
Utility Room accessed from terrace washing machine, dryer, sink, heating, lighting, ideal room for hanging wetsuits, dog care. Also houses garden furniture.
Grounds large sunny terrace, picnic table, with attractive potted plants and fantastic sea views. Hot and cold outside tap, rotary line. Allocated parking for 2 cars to the of the front of the cottage.

Additional Information

Winter Short Breaks
welcomed throughout the year except in Peak & Summer weeks, when they may be available, last minute, on request.

Hot Tub  Inclusive 

WiFi yes

Towels yes

Parking allocated parking to the front of the property for 2 cars. 

Dogs 2 dogs, 1st dog free of charge, 2nd at 25 per week

Arrival Day Saturday

Winter Fuel Charge 25 per week October - April, starter pack of logs provided during these months.

Travel Cot yes

High Chair yes

Linen Included as standard

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, certain facilities at some of our properties may not be deliverable. This may include - but is not limited to - swimming pools, hot tubs, and some shared communal areas. If you have a specific enquiry, please contact us by email here. Thank you for your understanding.

Reviews & Comments
Visitors Rate This Property 5/5

All our reviews are independently handled via Feefo, that means each review is a 100% verified customer visiting Lighthouse Keep.

Verified Guest
15th September 2021

Everything was provided for our stay at Lighthouse Keep. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the views and being next to a lighthouse was amazing and we would love to return one day. Very clean and thoughtful property, enjoyed being able to use the hot tub and was a totally relaxing holiday. Dale is a lovely quaint village about a mile away from the cottage with a pub, pizzeria and water sports!!

Angela Archdale Verified Guest
28th July 2021

Just the break we needed.

Verified Guest
30th June 2021

Brilliant cottage. A real home from home. We managed to use the hot tub every day after a day exploring the local area.

Verified Guest
6th January 2020

The cottage was exactly as I expected from the photos on the website. Beautifully clean & so well equipped. Super break for the family away from the busy life we usually live.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

So glad to hear that everything was as expected and that you had a great stay at Lighthouse Keep glad the whole family enjoyed the stay.

Shirley Smith Verified Guest
23rd September 2019

What a wonderful cottage, it had simply everything you could possibly want for a wonderful holiday, inside and out.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Lovely review, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts, glad you loved the cottage and its stunning location.

Guestbook Comments

If you've ever visited a holiday cottage before, you most likely have seen a guestbook in the property for guests to leave a review for others when they arrive. Each of the following comments was lovingly left by people just like you in the guestbook left at Lighthouse Keep.

Clare and Family
2nd January 2020

Wonderful cottage and amazing location. We have loved every minute of our stay here and can not believe it is time to go home. We have loved the coastal walks and peace and quiet. We have watched the ships go by and saw in the new decade sitting in the hot tub with a glass of Champagne. Thank you for an unforgettable holiday. 

Jane & Family
21st December 2019

We have had a fabulous week at LIghthouse Keep, it really has been a Christmas to remember. Christmas morning in the hot tub with the sun shining and no wind, this will be a long lasting memory for us. We have enjoyed dog walks on the coastal path, splashing in rock pools on Marlows Sands and a hearty hot meal at the Griffin Inn in Dale. The cottage itself is beautiful, cosy and comfortable. The owners have thought of everything from doggy treats to Christmas decorations. Thank you for a wonderful stay, the week has just flown by. We would love to come back to see the Puffins.

Mo, Hanan, majood, Bash, Esroa & Zezo from Saudi Arabia.
17th August 2019

The cottage is by far the best we have stayed in. It is in a wonderful location, with beautiful places to visit nearby. The cottage itself is very clean and the attention to detail to everything in the cottage is just very impressive. We should have stayed for longer! Thank you very much for making our stay the best it can be.

Rob & Sue Hanson, Sarah, William & Dan (part of the week)
18th May 2019

Had a fantastic week in this lovely cottage. Location & weather, great. Can't think of anywhere better to celebrate a big birthday than here with family.We walked 60 miles of the Coastal Path, which is beautiful. Had lovely meals in The Griffin Inn & Coco's Bistro in Dale. The rib boat trip around Skomer & Skokholm was the highlight of the week!

Clare Timmins & Family
13th April 2019

What a wonderful place to stay... the stuff of marvellous family memories. The attention to detail and thoughtfulness is second to none. Pembrokeshire itself also exceeded our expectations. Loved Marloes Beach, Broad Haven, Newgale (massive) and the world-class Baratunde. all within easy reach. The children also had great fun at Bluestone's Blue Lagoon. One week was just not long enough! See you again soon, Clare, Beaux & Roux. Buddha & Murphy (Bulldogs)

About the Area

If you would like more information on the local area, please call us on 01348 837871 to speak to one of our friendly team.

History of st. Anne's Lighthouse.

Milford Haven has long been recognised by merchants and shipowners as one of Britain's finest deep water harbours; today, large fleets of trawlers and oil tankers gather in the anchorage. Dangerous reefs lie just below the surface of the approach to this famous port, almost in mid channel and in two groups through which shipping must pass.

One of the greatest dangers the dreaded Crow Rock and Toes lying off Linney Head lies some seven miles south-east of St. Ann's Head, which has claimed many more vessels than the reefs within the harbour. Today, two usable channels are marked clearly by sets of leading lights, all vital to safe navigation.

On 15 March 1712 a patent was granted to Trinity House to build a lighthouse at St. Ann's Head. Trinity House in turn as was its policy at the time leased it to the owner of the land, Joseph Allen, who agreed to build two lighthouses and keep them in good repair. The terms of the lease were for 99 years at an annual rent of 10; to help maintain the lights, Allen was permitted to collect dues from the shipmasters at Milford Haven amounting to one penny per ton of cargo on British vessels and two pence on foreign vessels. Allen established two towers near the old disused lighthouse and lit coal fires on them in June 1714.

Robert Stevenson visited the station in 1801 and describes them as leading lights guiding vessels clear of the Crow Rock off Linney Head and that:-

The light is from Argand burners with parabolic silvered copper reflectors each twenty and a half inches in diameter. In the one lantern there are 16 reflectors and in the other 11 and though they are only about one hundred paces distant from each other there is a distinct keeper at each lantern, so that they are in the most complete state of cleanliness and good order.

St. Ann's Head Lighthouse was automated and de-manned in 1998.

Marloes & Dale

  • Just a short drive away to is Dale village; built round a horseshoe shaped bay it is allegedly the sunniest spot in Wales. Try sailing, surfing, windsurfing or kayaking tuition is available from West Wales Windsurfing and Sailing for all abilities!
  • Dine al fresco overlooking the bay at The Griffin Inn, with its extensive fish menu, visit the Moorings restaurant or enjoy a delicious snack at the Boat House Cafe & Shop.
  • Within easy reach (1m) is Marloes village with The Lobster Pot pub, offering good bar food as well as a well-stocked local convenience store.

The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and local beaches

  • Both the Marloes and Dale peninsula are bounded by the Pembrokeshire coastal path which runs 186 miles from Poppit Sands in the north to Amroth in the south with its magnificent scenery and beautiful sandy beaches.
  • The Pembrokeshire beaches offer something for everyone - close by are the beaches of Marloes, Dale, Musslewick, Westdale and slightly further afield, the long sandy beaches in St Brides Bay - Broad Haven, Druidston Haven and Newgale this is the perfect place for a beach holiday
  • Little Haven is as popular holiday village with a picturesque setting, a short drive from Dale, sandy beach, cafe , excellent choice of pubs The Swann Inn, The Castle & The St. Brides all offer a good choice of freshly prepared food, including fresh fish & seafood.
  • Lobster & Mor offers quality crafts & local produce, together with delicious crab/lobster sandwiches.
  • Corner House Cafe provides simple, yet awesome cafe fayre , with freshly baked artisan bread, locally sourced produce & delicious desserts, along with wonderful coffee, La Bastilla P3 beans, slowly roasted, just perfect, & delicious Pembrokeshire ice-cream.
  • Take a stroll up The Point from where the coastal path may be accessed and marvel at the stunning view of St. Brides Bay

Skomer, Grassholm, Skokholm and Gateholm

  • From the cliffs at Marloes look out to the offshore bird islands Skokholm, Gateholm, Grassholm and the Marine Nature Reserve of Skomer.
  • Visit the headland opposite Skomer Island, the Deerpark (NT), a two thousand year old promontory settlement bounded by cliffs and, in September, you will see seal pups on the beaches below.
  • Do take a boat trip from Martin's Haven, just a short drive from the cottage to visit Skomer Island to see the puffin colonies,or take the 2 hour cruise around the island.

Local Natural History - Marloes Mere and Musselwick

  • The gently sloping countryside surrounding St. Anne's Head is a delight for birdwatchers. Nearby Marloes Mere is a fascinating and unique landscape - a wetland once famous for its medicinal leeches (don't worry they died out about 100 years ago!).
  • There are hides for bird watching enthusiasts and, depending on the time of year, you can spot marsh harriers, snipe and teal and perhaps barn owls, choughs, swallows and swifts.
  • Experience the SSSIs at Musselwick & the cliffs at Marloes or wander out onto the nearby airfield between Dale and Marloes no longer in use and let your children cycle along the bridleways or fly their kites with complete freedom where the sky stretches from horizon to horizon.

Local history - Mullock Area of Dale and Bridge is a site of historical Welsh significance.

  • The story is told that after Henry Tudor's return to Britain (at Dale in 1485) Rhys eased his conscience by hiding under Mullock Bridge as Henry marched over, thus absolving himself of his oath to Richard that Henry would only get the crown by marching over his body.

The Cleddau River and Milford Haven

  • To the south east of St. Anne's Head the Haven is one of the largest sheltered natural harbours in the world - watching the boating traffic on the water is a fascinating and enjoyable way of whiling away a few hours!
  • Dine out at the marina with its variety of shops cafes bars and restaurants.
  • The Torch Theatre in Milford Haven has a variety of live stage performances as well as a cinema, cafe/bar and gallery.

Brunel Trail

  • If walking and cycling are more your thing, join the Brunel Trail at Neyland, just beyond Milford Haven, and enjoy the lovely views and open countryside of this traffic-free route.

St Davids and Solva

  • 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.
  • To get to St Davids you must travel through the pretty coastal village of Solva with its sheltered harbour - ships sailed from here to America in times gone by and it is still a very popular berth for sailors today!
  • Do try The Cambrian for good bar and restaurant food, as well as the excellent tea room right on the harbour, browse the art gallery, National Trust shop and Window on Wales for a great selection of gifts and memorabilia.

Pembrokeshire family days out

As well as all the natural wealth of the county, in Pembrokeshire there is plenty to entertain the family.
Oakwood, Blue Lagoon Water Park, Heatherton Sports, Folly Farm, Manor Wildlife Park
and the Dinosaur Park Tenby in the south of the county or in the north at Sealyham and TYF - there are lots more to choose from!

Eat & Drink

See below for a selection of pubs, restaurants, and eateries near Lighthouse Keep.

If you would like more information on the local area, please call us on 01348 837871 to speak to one of our friendly team.

Coco's Brasserie at Dale Yacht Club
( 1.8 miles away )

Dine al fresco on sea view terrace, family-friendly, dog-friendly, everyone welcome, local produce, Mediterranean sharing plates, stone-baked pizzas, capital roasters coffee and a pool table.

The Griffin Inn
( 1.8 miles away )

Named best pub in Wales 2019, The Griffin pub in Dale specialises in locally caught, fresh seafood and home-cooked classics. It also boasts one of the best sea wall ‘bars’ in Wales. With an alfresco terrace to enjoy the summer and a modern glass-fronted extension and roaring log fires in the winter, you can experience the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast no matter what the weather.

Runwayskiln Cafe
( 3.7 miles away )

Coastal cafe, with fantastic views of the wild seas, right on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and on the way to Skomer Island. Hidden gem serving creative and delicious food.

The Charthouse Restaurant
( 6 miles away )

Waterfront restaurant specialising in fresh seafood and local produce, lunch & dinner.

Martha's Vineyard
( 6 miles away )

A comprehensive choice of fresh fish dishes and others with a Mediterranean theme.

Quayside Delicatessan
( 6.2 miles away )

The delicatessen offers a large range of welsh cheeses, local produce including home cooked meats, preserves and chutney. A deli cafe is also open.

Cafe 81
( 6.3 miles away )

There is a play area for under 5's.

Saint Bride's Inn
( 7 miles away )

In Little Haven, this pub serves locally sources produce where possible, with fresh fish, and good quality Welsh meat from local butchers. Menu varies, dependant on fresh produce and seasonal availability. There is a sunny beer garden for those warmer months, and a cosy open fire is on in winter months.

The Swan Inn
( 7 miles away )

A small Little Haven pub with a strong commitment to food. They use local and seasonal produce including welsh ribeye steak, local diver caught scallops and crab.

The Castle
( 7 miles away )

A popular seaside village pub serving traditional ales and food made from locally sourced ingredients.

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