Spotlight on Manobier
Published: Wednesday 20th Apr 2016
Written by: Ginnie James
Pembrokeshire is a hugely popular area of Wales and the traditional seaside towns of Saundersfoot and Tenby are well known on the East Pembrokeshire coast for being superb holiday destinations. I know Tenby particularly well, and it is a lovely town with fantastic sandy beaches, interesting shops and range of eateries to suit every palate. Saundersfoot is a little bit smaller but again with a great beach and plenty of facilities.
Having lived not far away from Tenby for a bit I have had plenty of lovely day trips to the town and I enjoyed wandering along the winding streets, overlooking the sea, along with throngs of happy holidaymakers. However, once we have moved further away and wanted to come back to spend a week in the area we did plump for a property in a quieter village a few miles from the bustle of Tenby itself. This was when we discovered Manorbier.
The village of Manorbier was just what we needed for a relaxing holiday. It had everything we required from a good local shop, café with internet access, a friendly pub and a restaurant in the local inn with rooms. We didn’t have the little one then but there is a play park in the village. What I loved was the walk past the castle down to the little sandy beach. I would love to say that we walked along the coast path to Tenby (about 8 miles by foot), had a leisurely lunch and then wandered back again. We planned to, honestly we did, but somehow it was just so easy to sit on the sand and watch the sea and the changing sky.
We stayed in Curlew Cottage, a little big for just the two of us as it can sleep up to 7, but I loved the look of the Georgian house and fancied the idea of cooking lavish breakfasts on the Aga in the open plan kitchen/diner. Half a mile from the centre and on the castle side of the village we were just enough out of the way but still close enough to everything! We visited in May and the weather was just about perfect
I am pleased to say that we have three other properties around the village as well. Chestnut Cottage is in the heart of the village with views of the sea from the lounge, kitchen and one of the three bedrooms. The conservatory is a lovely space leading to the rear enclosed garden and this detached cottage is great for a family with just a 10 minute walk to the beach.
Lobster Pot offers ground floor accommodation for 4 people in a converted house and better suited to families with the second room having bunk beds. Just under ½ a mile from the village and a little bit further along down to the beach this is the perfect base for exploring the village and further afield in this beautiful area of Pembrokeshire.
Three quarters of a mile from Manorbier itself and the beach, but close to the village facilities of Jameston is Meadowside Cottage. A detached bungalow sleeping 6 providing comfortable accommodation and benefiting from 4 bedrooms, a sunny conservatory and parking for 3 cars. Come away with family or friends, and you can bring the dog to his on as well!
Take a look at these wonderful properties, ideal for a Pembrokeshire holiday at any time of the year. What would be your favourite? A spring break, summer retreat, autumn getaway or a frosty wonderland? Book a cottage in Manorbier today!