This charming 3 bedroom Edwardian villa-style cottage sits in a lovely sunny elevated position, close to the original Mullock Bridge, a site of significant historical Welsh history.
- Mullock Bridge is close to Dale, a seaside village on the Marloes peninsula, with its stunning beaches, and Skomer Island.
- Inside this welcoming pet friendly home, there is a cosy lounge with a real fire and a well-equipped modern kitchen and utility room. However, it is the dining space where you will no doubt wish to spend most of your time together.
- The spacious garden dining room with glazed gable elevation incorporates the original building’s picture window, looking down onto the table setting. With large windows and patio doors facing onto the garden, you have the benefit of being ‘in the garden’ whatever the weather.
- Step outside and you can enjoy the landscaped garden with its terraced lawns, mature borders and the dappled shade of the trees. The paved terraces provide a perfect setting for morning breakfast, a light lunch or an evening barbecue under the stars.
- There are bedrooms to suit all members of your party. Two double bedrooms are on the first floor served by a small bathroom that, although with restricted head height, contains a corner bath. On the ground floor is the twin bedroom that adjoins the main shower room.
About The Area
Marloes & Dale
The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and local beaches
- Within easy reach (1m) to the west of Mullock Bridge is Marloes village with The Lobster Pot pub, offering good bar food as well as a well-stocked local convenience store.
- Also just a mile away to the south 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 Café & Shop.
Boats to Skomer Islan
- 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.
- Three miles away from Mullock Bridge at Martins Haven you can take a boat to Skomer Island where colonies of seabirds - puffins, shearwaters, razorbills, kittiwakes – nest and are protected on the island’s nature reserve.
- Or take a Shearwater Safari boat trip from Neyland Marina and experience the islands, cliffs and nesting birds from the water.
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.
Local Natural History - Marloes Mere and Musselwick
- The gently sloping countryside surrounding Mullock Bridge 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 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 Mullock Bridge, 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, café/bar and gallery.
- 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, Heatherton Sports, Folly Farm, Manor Wildlife Park and the Dinosaur Park in the south of the county or in the north at Sealyham and TYF - there are lots more to choose from!
3 bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 6. 2 Doubles (restricted
headroom above bed in front room) on 1st floor. Hairdryer
provided. 1 Twin on ground floor adjoining the main
shower room (2' 6'' single beds).
on 1st floor (restricted headroom).
with 3 seater sofa and 2 seater sofa, natural fire,
Satellite HD TV & DVD.
Kitchen/Dining Garden Room
with well-equipped fitted
kitchen, electric oven, electric hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher
and a dining table seating 6. (Dishwasher tablets and cleaning
with microwave, washing machine (washing
tablets provided), tumble dryer.
professionally landscaped, mix of terraced lawns,
mature borders, paved areas and established trees.
Outside paved patio area with table, chairs and barbecue.
Short breaks - Winter
WiFi - Yes
Changeover - Saturday
Towels - Yes
Parking - Yes off street for 2 cars. Additional
parking available opposite in lay-by across the road.
Fuel - electric heating inclusive May to September.
Outside these dates £45 p/w
Dogs - 2. 1 dog free, additional dog £25 p/w
Travel cot - No
Is there parking for at least one car within the cottage grounds? Yes
Is there a gate to open? Yes
If no parking within the grounds is there parking within 100m? No
Does this parking have reserved disabled spaces (min width 3.6m)? No
Are there paths? No
Are paths level and firm? No
Type of suface Paving
Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes
Are paths at least 1.2m wide? No