Summer Holidays

Summer holidays in self-catering cottages offer an unparalleled experience for a multitude of reasons. These accommodations combine the comforts of home with the freedom to explore and enjoy new destinations, making them an ideal choice.

Flexibility and Freedom

Self-catering cottages provide unmatched flexibility, allowing holidaymakers to set their own schedules. Unlike hotels with fixed meal times and housekeeping routines, cottages give guests the freedom to eat, sleep, and explore at their own pace. This autonomy is particularly beneficial for large groups as then everyone can do their own thing as well as enjoy time together. 

For larger parties and groups seeking a memorable stay in Pembrokeshire, the charming accommodations at Bangeston Farmhouse and Bangeston Barn in Angle are ideal, featuring a delightful woodburning hot tub at the Farmhouse for a touch of luxury. Additionally, Manorbier Holiday Cottages provide a range of inviting options including Hafod, Delfryn, and Ty Mor, each offering unique character and comfort. These cottages together ensure a wonderful experience, blending the serenity of the countryside with convenient access to local attractions.

Manorbier Holiday Cottages, Hafod

Home Comforts

Staying in a self-catering cottage means having access to a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable living spaces, and often additional amenities such as a garden or patio. This setup offers a home-away-from-home experience, which is perfect for those who enjoy cooking their meals and relaxing in a private, luxury environment.

For those seeking a more luxurious stay in Pembrokeshire, Lions Head in Broad Haven, Capel Swn Y Mor in Amroth, and 6 Wood Village in Newgale stand out. Lions Head offers stunning coastal views and top-tier amenities that ensure a lavish experience. Capel Swn Y Mor, a beautifully converted chapel, combines historic charm with modern luxury, providing an unforgettable retreat. Meanwhile, 6 Wood Village boasts contemporary elegance and high-end finishes, set in a picturesque location perfect for relaxing and indulging in the finer things.

Lions Head, Broad Haven

Privacy and Space

Cottages typically offer more privacy and space compared to hotels. This is ideal for those seeking a peaceful retreat, away from the hustle and bustle of crowded tourist areas. With entire properties to themselves, guests can enjoy a more intimate and secluded vacation experience, which is especially appealing during summer when popular destinations can be crowded.

For a secluded getaway in Pembrokeshire, Sloop Inn Cottage in Sandy Haven, Musselwick House in St Ishmaels, and Rosemary Cottage near Carew offer perfect retreats. Sloop Inn Cottage is tucked away in a tranquil coastal setting, providing peace and privacy just steps from the beach. Musselwick House is nestled in the serene countryside of St Ishmaels, offering expansive grounds and a sense of isolation ideal for unwinding. Rosemary Cottage, located near Carew, combines rustic charm with a secluded location, surrounded by lush greenery and away from the hustle and bustle.

Rosemary Cottage, near Carew

Scenic Locations

Many self-catering cottages are located in picturesque settings, such as coastal areas, countryside retreats, or near national parks. These locations offer stunning natural beauty and a variety of outdoor activities. Summer is the perfect time to take advantage of these settings, especially in Pembrokeshire when we are so close to the beach at all times!

For those wanting to stay close to the beach in Pembrokeshire, Tan Y Bryn in Whitesands, Atlantic Sunset in Little Haven, 1 Sunnycove in Tenby, and Melin Abereiddy in Abereiddy are ideal choices. Tan Y Bryn offers immediate access to the stunning Whitesands Bay, perfect for beach lovers and surfers. Atlantic Sunset boasts panoramic sea views and a short walk to the sandy shores of Little Haven. 1 Sunnycove places you right in the heart of Tenby with its vibrant beaches just steps away. Meanwhile, Melin Abereiddy provides a unique coastal experience near the picturesque blue lagoon and beach of Abereiddy.

Melin Abereiddy, Abereiddy

Local Culture and Experiences

Staying in a self-catering cottage often places travellers in the heart of local communities, providing a more authentic experience. Guests can shop at local markets, visit nearby attractions, and immerse themselves in the local culture.

Activities and Exploration

Summer is the ideal season for outdoor activities, and staying in a self-catering cottage offers easy access to various recreational options. Whether it’s swimming, hiking, cycling, or exploring local towns and landmarks, the possibilities are endless. The long daylight hours of summer also mean more time to enjoy these activities!

For those looking to stay close to activities and attractions in Pembrokeshire, Cherry Tree Cottage in St Davids and The Rath in Saundersfoot are excellent choices. Cherry Tree Cottage is situated near the historic St Davids Cathedral and offers easy access to various outdoor activities, including coastal walks and watersports. The Rath, located in the bustling village of Saundersfoot, provides proximity to beautiful beaches, charming shops, and a range of dining options, along with being a gateway to the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park’s numerous attractions and activities.

The Rath, Saundersfoot

Customisable Experience

Every self-catering cottage is unique, offering different features and amenities. Choose a cottage that best suits your needs and preferences, whether it’s a rustic farmhouse with a fireplace or a charming seaside bungalow. This customisation ensures a more personalised and enjoyable holiday experience!

From the flexibility to tailor your schedule to the opportunity to live like a local, these accommodations provide the perfect setting for a memorable and relaxing summer getaway.

To discover more incredible places to stay in Pembrokeshire this summer, check out Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire.