Delfryn Manorbier, Pembrokeshire

£425 - £1325 per week

Why We Reccommend Delfryn

Manorbier courtyard holiday house, one of 3, formerly a 17th c Pembrokeshire farmstead, in a coastal villlage setting near the sandy beach & castle. Sleeps 4+1

Description

Pet-friendly Manorbier Courtyard holiday cottage near golden sand beach
  • Manorbier's golden sandy beach, overlooked by its beautiful medieval Manorbier Castle and Norman Church, is a 5 minute stroll away from these delightful courtyard holiday cottages, Delfryn sleeps 4+1.
  • At the head of a wooded valley, the courtyard holiday cottage has open views from the upper terrace of the garden, across the valley to the Norman church and out to Barafundle Bay and Stackpole Head beyond.
  • Delfryn is the major part of the original 17th century farmhouse. It sleeps 4+1 and is tucked behind its neighbour, Ty Môr (1266).
  • A truly lovely cottage, Delfryn has been beautifully renovated and restored; with a wealth of period features - sash windows, Victorian fireplaces and polished wood floors - and is stylishly decorated in Farrow & Ball paint colours.
  • 'Hafod' (1268), across the courtyard, was formerly the farm coach house and dates from the 18th century.
  • An assortment of small early 17th century outbuildings and fortified garden walls complete the character of this unique and very special place.
  • The properties are totally separate from each other, each with its own dedicated parking area and walled garden. However, if a family gathering, wedding or re-union is planned then they can be combined into one property via double interconnecting doors (locked on both sides when cottages are let separately) from the Utility Room in Ty Môr into to the Sitting Room of Delfryn. Ty Mor sleeps 8+1, Delfryn sleeps 4+1 and Hafod sleeps 5


Location

Manorbier Beach close to courtyard holiday cottage
  • A short 5 minute walk takes you to the delightful sandy Blue Flag beach at Manorbier which is sheltered by two cliffs on either side of its wide golden sands and is popular with surfers, swimmers and families.
  • There are superb rock pools to explore at high tide which teem with fish, anemones and crabs and away from the beach the 'Priest's Nose' at the southern end of Manorbier's sandy beach is topped by King's Quoit, a Neolithic burial chamber.
Pembrokeshire Coast Path
  • The Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail which crosses the beach, gives footpath access to the neighbouring secluded sandy beach at Swanlake Bay and Presipe Bay - a riot of colour throughout the season, lined with Sea Pinks, Spring Squills, Foxgloves, Campion and Scabious at their finest between April and September.
  • Enjoy superb coastal views and spot abundant bird life, seals and harbour porpoise off shore (bring your binoculars!)
Manorbier Castle 100 m from the courtyard holiday cottage
  • Do visit romantic Manorbier Castle - made famous by Gerald de Barri (Giraldus Cambrensis) - which is just 100 m from the courtyard holiday cottage. There are wonderful views to be enjoyed from the towers and the cake and coffee to be enjoyed at the Castle's tearoom.
Manorbier village
  • Opposite to the courtyard holiday cottage is the Beach Break Cafe and gift shop where Zoe and her team serve delicious breakfasts, homemade lunches and teas throughout the day with a Wifi hotspot for their customers.
  • Within a short walk is The Castle Inn, a traditional 18th century village pub, providing real ales, a range of home-cooked meals and bar games in the evenings, while the Castlemead Hotel, a former gentleman's residence, provides fine dining options from 6pm.
  • A stroll up the main street brings you to the well-stocked general store and Post Office (open 7.30 - 21.00 all year). The store provides an ATM, fresh produce, groceries, fresh croissants (get there early!), a good wine selection, DVD's to rent, newspapers, wet suits, buckets and spades.
Puffin Coastal Cruiser
  • Leave your car behind and explore further afield (details in the cottages) - relax and enjoy a delightful bus trip through Pembrokeshire's leafy lanes to Tenby - no parking problems!.
  • A regular bus service runs from the village as well as the Puffin Coastal Cruiser mini-bus service which connects Manorbier with Pembroke and all the main beaches to the west, including the National Trust Stackpole Estate, the Bosherston Lily Ponds and renowned Ye Olde Worlde Tearooms in Bosherston - don't miss the 6th century hermit's chapel on St Govan's Head to the West
Lydstep
  • Midway between Manorbier and Tenby this beautiful sandy beach is backed by woodland and is popular for swimming, boating and water skiing, whilst scuba diving and parascending take place a little way off the sandy beach.
Tenby - 5 sandy beaches for family fun days out
  • This ever popular Georgian resort has 5 glorious sandy beaches to choose from, a picturesque harbour, shops, restaurants and pubs. For a superb meal out, try The Plantagenet restaurant just off The Square or pick up some fish and chips and eat them down at the harbour, overlooking the fishing boats and fine sandy beaches.
  • Tenby Museum, overlooking the beach, hosts regular art exhibitions and a glimpse into life down on the seashore. A visit to the Tudor Merchants House (National Trust) takes you on a trip back in time to life long ago.
  • Do take a boat trip across to Caldey Island with its Cistercian Monastery overlooking the village green. Visit the tiny ancient chapel and perhaps buy some of the famous chocolate made by the monks or the lavender perfume as a memento. Priory Beach, on the island is also one of Pembrokeshire's finest - a unique atmosphere of enchanting, historic timelessness.
  • Seal Safari's sail from Tenby's harbour - spot Atlantic Grey Seals lounging on the rocks as well as the wide variety of seabirds which breed on the cliffs during summertime. Mackerel fishing trips also depart from the harbour, weather permitting, and are great fun for all of the family.
  • Located on the lower ground floor of the Atlantic Hotel on The Esplanade overlooking Tenby's South Beach the Salt Cellar is an award winning coastal restaurant bar and terrace run by a bunch of friends for you and your friends and family to enjoy. Their motto is “Great food, Great service, Great Times! Tasty food and friendly service is at the heart of our restaurant”.
Swanlake Bay and Presipe Bay Beaches
  • These are secluded shingle beaches with sand exposed at low tide set in bays backed by low cliffs, which are accessible from Manorbier via the Coast Path - popular for swimming, fishing and walking.
Barafundle beach
  • Between Manorbier and Stackpole Head this is one of Pembrokeshire's most stunning beaches, accessed via a 1 km path from the National Trust car park at Stackpole Quay. A series of broad steps leads down the cliff to this isolated golden sandy beach which is lapped by clear blue seas and offers sheltered bathing and a truly relaxing spot for a day on the beach.
Stackpole Estate, Broad Haven South beach (NT) and the Bosherston Lily Ponds
  • There are caves to explore at low tide and you can walk across the National Nature Reserve of the Stackpole Estate. Go on to the larger golden sandy beach at Broad Haven South, a wide sandy bay with soft sand backed by dunes and a stream which tumbles out of the Bosherston Lily Ponds.
  • The Lily Ponds are a stunning sight all year round but particularly in early summer when the lilies are in bloom. From there carry on to Bosherston where you can visit the tearooms before returning around the eastern arm of the Lily Ponds across farmland to the car park at Stackpole. (If you venture up the eastern arm look out for otters which live and breed in the area - often to be seen at the Eight Arch Bridge.)
Ye Olde Worlde Tearoom at Bosherston
  • Ye Olde Worlde Tea Room in the village of Bosherston serves delightful refreshments on the lawn. The menu has not changed for more than 50 years and the cheese on toast is a delight, while Afternoon Tea is a must! Ice-creams, sweets, postcards and buckets and spades can also be purchased there from the small shop.
St Govan's Head Chapel
  • Visit the picturesque 6th century hermit's Chapel at St Govan's Head by car, by bus or on foot. This tiny unique building nestles in the rocks below the Coast Path - count the steps down and up again - legend has it that the number is never the same!
Family days out
  • While staying in Manorbier courtyard holiday cottage, families can enjoy days out at the Blue Lagoon, Oakwood Park, Folly Farm Adventure Park, Manor Wildlife Park, Heatherton Sports Park with its Go-Karting experience and the Dinosaur Park with its very life-like models!
Tenby & Trefloyne Golf Courses
  • Both courses are within a short drive of the cottages. Tenby is a classic links course renowned for its natural rolling terrain, superb greens and spectacular sea views. Trefloyne is a parkland course in a landscape of beautiful mixed woodlands - superb views over Carmarthen Bay and Caldey Island.
Pembroke Castle
  • The magnificent medieval Castle at Pembroke (birthplace of Henry VII) with its mill pond and moat, hosts regular events such as historic enactments, falconry displays and music festivals. Opposite the Castle, across the moat, is the Cornstore, a furniture and gift store with a small cafe.
Carew Castle and the Cleddau Estuary.
  • Don't miss Carew Castle on the Cleddau Estuary, with its Celtic Cross, restored working tidal mill and interesting links to the court of Elizabeth I, which hosts a range of events for the family throughout the season. The local nature reserve at West Williamston, the Quayside Tearooms at Lawrenny Quay (an award winning venue serving meals and snacks made with locally sourced produce) combine to provide all the options for a grand day out around the Cleddau Estuary.
  • The estuary is part of the Pembrokeshire Marine Special Area for Conservation, fringed by ancient oak woodland and salt marsh. It provides sheltered mudflats and tidal creeks which are a haven for wildlife, wading bird and wildfowl such as Curlew, Snipe, Egret and Heron, as well as rarer visitors such as Osprey. A bird watcher's paradise - you will want to bring your binoculars with you!
  • The narrow winding channels of the upper estuary are navigable by small craft - sailing dinghies, kayaks and canoes - while space for water skiing and larger motorised water craft is available in the middle and lower reaches of the estuary.
Picton Castle and Narberth
  • Further upstream, Picton Castle is also well worth a visit and hosts a series of events throughout the holiday season.
  • Visit the town of Narberth, a wonderful place to spend some time browsing through the art galleries, boutiques, Malthouse Antiques Centre and surf shops.
This charming courtyard house in the coastal village of Manorbier makes a comfortable holiday base for exploring Pembrokeshire at any time of the year.

Layout

2 Bedrooms sleeping 4 (plus a truckle bed). 1 Double, and 1 Bedroom with built-in Cabin beds. All on 1st floor.

Bathroom with toilet, washbasin, small bath with hand- held shower on 1st floor

Sitting Room cosy and warm with polished wooden floors, feature Victorian cast iron fireplace (not in use), 2 seater sofa and 3 armchairs. Flat screen TV/DVD, I Pod dock, board games, DVD's and a selection of over 200 classic books.

Kitchen/Dining Room with polished wooden floor, table and chairs seating 5, gas cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine/ tumble dryer, DAB digital radio. Feature turned staircase to 1st floor. 

Grounds small gravelled garden to the front with bistro table and two chairs, original 17th century stone staircase (12 uneven slate steps and partly cobbled path to small private upper terrace, bordered by 3ft high original fortified stone walls on 4 sides (care with small children please steep drop on one side of wall). 6 seater table and chairs, barbecue area, limestone terrace with fabulous views over to the Norman church and out to sea as far as Barafundle and Stackpole Head. Small open store for bike, surfboard and wet suit storage.


Additional Information

 

Short breaks - Yes all year (apart from school holidays)

WiFi - Yes

Changeover - Friday

Towels - Yes

Parking - Yes for 1 car

Fuel - Gas central heating inclusive May to September. Outside these dates £25 p/w

Dogs - Yes 1 welcome free

Travel cot - Yes on request

Highchair - Yes on request

Accessibility

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? Yes

Does this parking have reserved disabled spaces (min width 3.6m)? Yes

Are there paths? Yes

Are paths level and firm? Yes

Type of suface Gravel

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes

Are paths at least 1.2m wide? No


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