Lydstep is a very small village just 3 miles from the historic town of Tenby between Manorbier and Penally. Westhills is down a narrow country road behind the Lydstep Tavern pub. The property is a beautifully presented 3 bedroom bungalow with lawns front and back and undisturbed views out to the sea. The house is so welcoming, we immediately felt at home as the kids chose their bedrooms and then ran outside with our dog Buddy to play on the swing that hangs from a huge pine tree out front.
It has a large kitchen and dining area, one en-suite master bedroom and two other bathrooms. We had everything we needed for a family, from washing machine and dryer to Netflix on the TV. Westhills is also dog-friendly which is a huge bonus. Buddy needs a holiday too!
The secluded cottage makes a fantastic base from which to plan your adventures in Pembrokeshire. We had a few days out planned, from farms to theme parks, but on the other days, we let the weather and our fancy decide where we spent our time. Here are a few suggestions:
Day out 1: Tenby
Day out 2: Folly Farm
Day out 3: Oakwood
At the end of the country road is Lydstep beach, the National Trust Headland and the Lydstep Caverns. The photo above was taken in the rain at low tide on Manorbier beach. Just to the right, out of shot, is Manorbier Castle.
We picked up our basic provisions from the Co-op in Tenby but on the last days of our trip, on our way back to our cottage, we stopped at Bubbleton Farm Shop and Farm kitchen for the basics. Local Milk, lovely eggs and freshly baked bread. If only we had discovered it sooner. Nevermind, we know for next time!
Contact details for Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire
Tel: 01437 765765,
The trips to Oakwood and Folly Farm would not have been possible without the help of the doggy sitters below.
Foxcombe Cat and Dog Boarding – Manorbier
Fully licensed kennels with space for up to nine small or medium sized dogs, pre-booked basis. Drop off between 8.30am – 10.30am and pick up between 4pm – 6pm, perfect for a full day out at Folly Farm!
Contact: Jane Kidney
Tel: 01834 870135
Muddy Paws Doggy Spa – Saundersfoot
Day spa for dogs. Treat your dog to a day of luxury while you enjoy Oakwood.
Contact: Julie Elston
Tel: 07974 379218