Harry Potter and Russell Crowe's Nottingham filmed in the Welsh county
08 June 2009 There's never been a better time to visit the beautiful Welsh county of Pembrokeshire as this year it plays host to not one, but two Hollywood blockbusters. Following hot on the heels of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Russell Crowe's new Robin Hood epic Nottingham starts filming at Freshwater West in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park on 15 June, and fans have until the end of the month to catch a glimpse of the Oscar-winning actor. If that's not enough to tempt you, the filming will be part of the finale and will include a spectacular battle scene with boats and horses, offering a truly unforgettable experience.
Holiday-Rentals, the UK's largest holiday home rentals website currently lists 41 properties in Pembrokeshire, including picture-perfect cottages and unique conversions worthy of a star role in either of the movies. Below are some of the great value homes still available this summer.
Pembrokeshire is renowned for its spectacular cliffs, gorgeous sand dunes, clear streams and rivers, and having more blue flag and Seaside Award beaches than any other county in Britain, making it a fantastic choice for a 'staycation' this year. As well as star-spotting, other activities on offer include exploring medieval walled towns, fortresses and castles, plus surfing, whale- and dolphin-watching boat trips.
Lovely cottage in a peaceful, secluded setting
www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/p70215 - The driveway winds for half a mile through the woods to this delightful 2-bedroom cottage, set in five acres of extensive lawns and a beautiful woodland garden surrounded by a stream. Total peace and seclusion make this a great location for a relaxing holiday. Children will love playing in the garden and stream below the cottage. Should you feel a bit more energetic then Llys-y-fran Reservoir and Country Park is a five minute drive through the lanes and is a great place to walk, fish or cycle.
£380 to £420 per property per week
Pretty apartment in a gorgeous villa overlooking marina and estuary
www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/p69758 - 4 star, 1-bedroom waterside apartment attached to a beautiful villa, with panoramic views over Neyland Yacht Haven, Marina and Brunel Quay and across the magnificent broad sweep of the Haven Estuary, as it flows to the open seas. Relax and watch the ever-changing activities on the marina, take a sea voyage to remember or stroll along the Quay to the Wild Life Reserve and enjoy a meal at a quayside restaurant.
£370 to £550 per property per week
Idyllic converted cowshed in the foothills of the Preseli Mountains
www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/p59425 - Pretty 3-bedroom cottage with thick curvy stone walls and beams, and heaps of character. There is direct access to the garden, moor and mountains with its sheep and wild ponies. Gors Fawr 5000-year-old stone circle is just five minutes walk from the cottage, and a two hour walk takes you up to the quarry on Carn Meini where the bluestones were taken to make the inner ring of Stonehenge.
£290 to £660 per property per week
Luxury waterside apartment in the Pembrokeshire National Park
www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/p409885 - 5 star, 2-bedroom apartment with south-facing balcony offering stunning views across Milford Haven Bay. Extensive use of glass and aluminium throughout the property provide maximum light. A luxury welcome pack, including flowers, chocolates and sparkling wine, is provided.
£750 to £950 per property per week
Stunning estuary edge cottage at Poppit Sands
www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/p416584 - Light and modern 3-bedroom cottage at the edge of the Teifi estuary, with superb views of the estuary, sea and Cardigan Island. Conveniently located for boating, with temporary moorings available by arrangement. Sea and river trips are possible. The Pembrokeshire Coastal Footpath starts at Poppit Sands, and the location should therefore appeal to the keen walker. Birdwatchers will appreciate the local marine and garden bird life.
£610 to £1,100 per property per week