"The Firs" is a stunning first floor apartment within a converted period Country House. Furnished to a high standard, the apartment consists Hall, huge living room/dining room/kitchen with island unit and a dishwasher, a double bedroom with en suite bathroom and a twin bathroom, together with a big family shower room with utility area for your laundry. The Lounge area overlooks the grounds and woodland beyond where you can watch the squirrels and birds feeding at the bird table. The apartment is somewhat quirky with 3 steps leading to the bedrooms and a short flight of stairs from the apartment's entrance hall to the living room.
- Apartment1200 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay4 - 7 nights
Holyland Garden Apartments
These stunning apartments are within a newly converted and refurbished Country House. Each apartment provides quality spacious open plan living, dining and kitchen areas and have light and airy bedrooms. The apartments all have 2 bath or shower rooms with modern fittings and the fully fitted kitchens include a dishwasher and washing machine and have solid wooden worktops. This lovely Georgian building is full of character and charm whilst providing all modern conveniences - there is free wi fi in all the apartments, of course, and a small welcome pack will be provided. Still vacancies week of 21 July In "Bay Trees" apartment
The huge sash windows facing south overlook the garden where you can watch the birds feeding at the table as well as the naughty squirrels who usually take the nuts first in the mornings. The grounds have a pathway and private gate into the nature reserve and woodland beyond and we have a nature "hut/hide" where you can sit and watch for birds, bats, badgers and other wildlife There is a picnic, barbeque and campfire area with plenty of rustic seating within the grounds, for you to use or just sit and relax. We do ask that smokers only smoke outside the property and we happily accept children over 5 years old - please supervise children at all times especially when playing in the gardens.
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- Calendar last updated:
- 15 Nov 2018
About Christine Reynolds
The owners are a semi retired couple who live in Pembrokeshire and enjoy many winter months in Carvoeiro. We have many friends in Pembroke, especially since running a small restaurant before retirement. Maurice was born and bred here in what is a small and friendly community. Christine also ran a villa rental company specialising in Carvoeiro for fifteen years and many of her owners and contacts in Carvoeiro have become good friends too. So, of course, we feel equally at home in either location. We both love walking the coast paths, eating out and exploring generally. We love "outdoor living" when possible and our two homes give us plenty of that. We are so, so lucky to be able to share our time in these lovely surroundings.
Christine Reynolds purchased this Apartment in 2009
Why Christine Reynolds chose Pembroke
This building used to be an hotel, had closed down and I just fell for the grounds with the trees surrounding the grass with so many wild flowers, birds and butterflies. It's great that it adjoins the Pembroke nature reserve and we have our own access gate leading into the woods. The building is special - its Grade 2 listed and I wanted to restore as much as possible and convert into high spec apartments with tenants and visitors to enjoy the grounds and natural wildflowers and wildlife around. Everyone locally knows Holyland (pronounced Hollyland in these parts) and many have memories of christenings, weddings and functions being held here in the days of Holyland Country House Hotel as it was then known. Now there is a new life here but the wonderful atmosphere continues.
What makes this Apartment unique
You will enjoy the spacious rooms in this south facing ground floor apartment - it is wonderful for family parties and the ceiling will take a huge, huge Christmas tree too. Think about this if you have family nearby. We hope you will enjoy these individual apartments - they are all different and each has a charm of its own.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Spacious, light flooded and fully equipped flat with a beautiful view
The flat lies in walking distance to Pembroke. There are nice woodlands with walks close-by. The flat has a fully equipped kitchen with everything you need for self-catering. However, there are nice pubs in Pembroke in walking distance. There was a lot of information provided for trips, eating out, and even for rainy days.
We felt very welcome and enjoyed the time of our stay very much.
Thank you. We love Pembrokeshire and we are glad to welcome our visitors. We hope you will come again.
Lovely, clean and fresh apartment
We cant recommend this apartment enough, the overall spec was great, everything you could possibly need it had. Everything was very clean and tidy, lovely views from our big windows, watching the birds and squirrels in a morning was really nice. The place itself was very quiet, to say it was full, you never heard anybody. Also for where we wanted to visit it was very central, ie tenby, saundersfoot, whitesands just to name a few. The owners are lovely too, very helpful and I'm sure we will be back soon.
Really spacious and very well equipped apartment. Flooded with light so even on the one damp day we had, it was a lovely place to be. Very convenient for all of the fabulous things to do and see in the area, especially the stunning beaches. The owners have very cleverly converted their property into the most peaceful and comfortable place to holiday - thank you for sharing it.
Wonderful, well appointed and in a great location
We really enjoyed the proximity to so many wonderful beaches and water sports. The apartment was well equipped and very nicely finished with Christine and Maurice making us feel very welcome from day one.
Quality apartment in a glorious setting
We really enjoyed our stay at 'The Firs'. The apartment was very well equipped, warm, comfortable and extremely spacious!
The grounds are lovely, with birds and squirrels frequent visitors below the huge bay windows - a very calming environment. We appreciated the virtually brand new appliances in the kitchen and laundry room, which contributed to the 'at home' feeling. Apart from one rainy day, our visits to various local places of interest and the pristine beaches, were all enjoyed in pleasant sunshine! Highly recommended.
Thank you so much. You were great guests and we are pleased you enjoyed Pembrokeshire. We look forward to seeing you again. All the best, Christine & Maurice
Wonderful accommodation very helpful owner
The accommodation is very comfortable - a home from home. Nothing was too much trouble for Christine (the owner). We have stayed at several properties whilst walking the Wales coastal path, this was definitely the best.
Thank you so much for those comments and thank you for being lovely guests. We hope you will return to Pembrokeshire and Holyland Gardens.
Special interest holidays:
Great for walkers, nature lovers, surfers and bird watchers.
The nearest beach at Freshwater East is around 5 miles and the popular seaside town of Tenby is around 10 miles. Other beaches within reach are the quiet beaches of Barafundel, Swanlake Bay are also within easy reach, as is the well know long wilder beach of Freshwater West known for its rolling coasters and laverbread hut. Pembroke town has a tidal millpond with many ducks, herons and swans and even otters are spotted here.
For foreign visitors, Cardiff is our nearest airport. The property is great for visitors from Ireland as we are just 3 miles from the Pembroke ferry terminal. We have welcomed visitors, from USA, Spain, Turkey and Germany
Pembroke town centre is under a mile, the county town of Haverfordwest around 8 miles. Numerous beaches (and coastal towns and villages) all within a 5-10 mile radius, including the well know Tenby with its pretty harbour and huge south beach.
Pembroke has plenty of coffee shops, restaurants, takeaways (3 fish & chips shops) and bars. There are several banks including Barclays, Natwest and Lloyds, a good supermarket, greengrocer and butcher and all the usual arts and crafts. There is a WI market held in the town hall on a Thursday. Stop off at the information centre on the Commons (big car park) and find out about all local activities and places to visit.
Booking Notes: Phone to reserve, then follow with 25% deposit, balance 8 weeks prior to start date. Less than 8 weeks, please pay in full at time of booking Changeover Day: Normally Saturday, but other dates in low season. Please contact owner Notes on prices: Discount for couples in peak season.