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  • The Lighthouse

  • Dale
  • Ref: 1437
  • 10
  • 5
  • 3
  • 2
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The Lighthouse

  • 10
  • 5
  • 3
  • 2
  • Ref: 1437
Property Highlights:

  • A unique opportunity to stay in a 300-year old lighthouse, which has been tastefully renovated, retaining much of the character & charm.
  • Surrounded by magnificent sea views, with a swimming pool & sauna.
  • Spacious ground floor accommodation, sleeping 10, pet-friendly, with wifi.
  • Watch the ever-changing sea, daybreak or magnificent sunsets & starry skies from the tower.
  • Two miles from the sheltered bay of Dale, ideal for watersports or West Dale beach, perfect for surfing. Highly recommended Griffin Inn or Coco's restaurant in the village.
  • Pembrokeshire Coastal Path & many glorious beaches in the area.

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Guest Book Comments

Cannot recommend a holiday in The Lighthouse highly enough. Not only is it a truly unique property to enjoy spending time in, surrounded by endless sea and rolling countryside, Dale is just down the road with a great restaurant, Coco's and sheltered bay. West Dale beach is superb for surfing. The Lighthouse is spacious, has a fantastic calming ambience, character and charm. The swimming pool, sauna and large jacuzzi bath are an extra bonus. Enjoy the splendid views from the tower, by night star gazing or by day....... we will definitely be returning.

D. Trelloa - 2019-01-12
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in The Lighthouse, fabulous location, well-appointed spotlessly clean accommodation, we will definitely be back! Sitting in the tower, stargazing or watching dawn break is a unique experience. The wind was whistling around the tower which added to the atmosphere & experience of a truly memorable Pembrokeshire break.

D. Haines - 2018-02-15
This review was left in the guest book at the property.


A trusted customer - 1st December 2018

Lovely, atmospheric, unparalleled views.

Juliet Gilchrist - 18th August 2018

Absolutely fantastic accommodation, clean, comfortable and homely. Everything was provided and cannot fault anything! Will be booking again for next year!

Maria Struthers - 16th August 2018

worth the monei for interesting venue

Helen Wilkinson - 4th August 2018

Cleanliness was very poor. Some areas has clearly not been cleaned at all in a very long time. Rubbish had been left in the bathroom, and a cup still half full of drink was on the floor in a bedroom. Dead flies were everywhere. The heating was terrible, and the swimming pool was less than 10 degrees C - it was completely impossible to dip a toe in, let alone swim in it.

Reply from: Jill

Thank you for your comments these matters have since been dealt with directly with you.

A trusted customer - 31st January 2018

The description of the lighthouse highlighted that the age and condition of the building is difficult to maintain which is appreciated. There are a few simple additional issues that should be addressed however, none of which spoiled our holiday. The patio was a bit scruffy, needed weeding and the exterior wall of the pool had a hole that was badly covered up. Finishes throughout the lighthouse could be easily improved, plastic plants removed and pipework boxed in would overall give a better, smarter impression. I wouldn't be happy sleeping the lighthouse bedroom due to the mustiness in the air. Not enough air flow throughout the lighthouse so it gave a smell and atmosphere of damp. All said and done I believe this is a total winner, a great space for fun and family laughter. Apart from the lighthouse bedroom the overall style was lovely, it was warm and very comfortable. The pool was great fun. With a few,tweak's I'd be happy to pay more for this accommodation.

A trusted customer - 3rd July 2017
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Property Description

Imagine staying in a 300-year-old lighthouse, steeped in history and rustic seafaring charm, characterful with natural, salt ingress, offering an amazing coastal escape. Part of the charm and experience is you may experience whistling winds, a raging sea and stunning sunsets. A unique, comfortable place to stay, with bundles of substance, soul, stunning views, surrounded by the neverending sea.

  • Located just 2 miles from the seaside village of Dale, with cafes, restaurant, Coco's & The Griffin Inn, sailing & surfing tuition available, allegedly the sunniest spot in Wales. This historic Pembrokeshire 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? The rolling surf at West Dale beach is great for surfing.
  • 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 a memorable experience any time of the year.
  • Tasteful, comfortable interior decor, expect a unique location, exquisite views and your chance to stay in a little bit of history.
  • 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. Two have ensuite facilities.
  • 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 heated swimming pool 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 180-degree 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. You can watch the ships moving past in what must be one of the most amazing locations in the UK. It is truly mesmerising and simply breathtaking!
  • This is a fantastic property, ideal for families and small groups looking for that unique experience with spectacular views.
  • It's the wish of the hospitable owners for guests to have a fabulous stay in The Lighthouse, which is maintained by a professional cleaning and maintenance company.
  • N.B. The Lighthouse is a very exciting holiday abode for children & they are most welcome. CHILDREN MUST BE SUPERVISED AT ALL TIMES IN THE SWIMMING POOL & SAUNA AREA, which must be locked when not in use, IN THE OBSERVATION TOWER & ON THE STEEP STAIRS & IN ALL EXTERIOR AREAS.

Please note the property is a 300-year-old building of historic charm, in an exposed location, and open to the elements. It offers the unique opportunity to stay in a lighthouse with amazing history and views.


5 Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 10. 1 Double with ensuite with roll top bath . 1 Double with ensuite shower room. 1 Double, 1 Twin, and a further Twin. All on the ground floor.

Family Bathroom with 2 sinks, double Jacuzzi both, 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, Satellite TV  (Basic package) and DVD, electric log burner. Stunning sea view.

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 counter. 

Dining Area to seat 10 with decorative mahogany effect antique table and chairs and dresser.

Swimming Pool Area 8 m x 3 m pool with 1.2 metre depth. The pool is heated. Decking seating area with rattan chairs. Floor to ceiling windows offering magnificent views out to sea.  Inclusive use of the sauna. Pool room to remain locked when not in use when children are staying at The Lighthouse.  N.B. CHILDREN TO BE SUPERVISED AT ALL TIMES IN POOL AREA. 

Games Area/Utility Area by pool with washing machine and separate tumble dryer cupboard. Bar Football, rattan sofa and dart board. Small music system. 

Observation Tower with 2 reading levels on way up to tower. Large spiral staircase to 3rd floor, 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, 2 barbecue grills and views to the sea cliffs. NB: Do not climb over the terrace wall - Please do take care - this is a cliff drop in the shared grounds. Children to be supervised at all times in all exterior areas. 

Please take care with children as front door leads onto the road.

Additional Information

 Short breaks - Yes, plan an amazing winter short break in The Lighthouse.

WiFi - Yes, best coverage in sitting room and snug.

Changeover - Saturday

Towels - Yes

Parking - Yes, next to The Lighthouse.

Fuel - Oil central heating on ground floor. Economy 7 heating on 2nd and 3rd floors. £100 pw

Dogs - 2. are welcome, 1 dog free, additional dog  £25 per week.

Travel cot - Yes, on request

Highchair - Yes, on request

Linen - Included as standard

About the Area

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 water sports 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.
Boat Trips
  • Book your place on a spectacular boat trip from Martins Haven to Skomer Island RSPB. Spend a unique day out exploring this glorious pristine environment home to myriad seabirds including thousands of breeding puffins, manx sheerwaters, gannets and more. Seals and dolphins frequent the surrounding coast too.

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.
West Wales Watersports, Dale
  • The huge sheltered bay at Dale is a wonderful spot for dinghy sailing and windsurfing. Learn with RYA and BCU qualified instructors. There are opportunities for kayaking, power boating, canoeing, coasteering, raft building and stand up paddleboarding too.

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 wet suits, 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 Castle 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 broad lands 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 Sports Park, the Dinosaur Park, Anna Ryder-Richardson's Wild Welsh Zoo or multi award winning Folly Farm.
  • For the more adventurous try guided activities at TYF, Preseli Venture or Sealyham Activity Centre.

St Davids

  • 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.

This unique gem on the Pembrokeshire coast offers the rare opportunity for a truly memorable holiday in an exquisite part of Wales. 

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