I recently took a little holiday over to Pembrokeshire in South Wales with my family. Being in Gloucestershire, we live fairly close to the Welsh border so it's quite easy to take a trip into Wales from time to time. My Grandparents grew up in Wales (making me quarter Welsh!) so it's a place I hold quite dearly in my heart. It's also such a fantastic place for beautifully scenic walks, especially along the coast.
We stayed in a small barn conversion cottage, set within a tranquil little valley in Pembroke. It was very much 'off the beaten track' so phone signal was just not happening, and the wifi was fairly non-existent! I really could have moved in and lived there though (apart from perhaps the lack of wifi!), it was such a cosy and stylish little place and the views of the valley, even in March, were so idyllic. I was only staying for three days, but managed to fit in a fair amount of walks and trips to some beautiful places!
|St. Govan's Bay|
|Inside St. Govan's Chapel|
Next, we drove along the coast to Stackpole and the famous Bosherston Lily Ponds, although the lilies were unfortunately not blooming as March is far too cold for them! A beautiful little stream trickles out from the ponds and winds its way down to the ocean on Broad Haven beach. Here Leo & Lola played in the sand and sea to their hearts content and I did a little beach combing!
|Lola & Leo (look at his face!) taking a breather on Broad Haven beach|
|Wish I had bought this! It had such quaint little descriptions |
|Soo many amazing vintage coats|
On the second day we drove to the lovely little town of Narberth and explored a few of the boutiques and flower shops, we found one particularly amazing antique shop which we could have spent the day in! It was filled with corridors and hidden rooms of trinkets and objects from Welsh history, and I think the shop was actually, formerly an old quirky townhouse.
After lunch at a little cafe, we drove North-West to the tiny village of Abereiddy, and walked up to the Blue Lagoon, which a friend had recommended seeing. The lagoon was formed when a disused slate quarry was opened up to the sea and water flooded in to create this magically blue pool.
|This was lit every night in the cottage without fail!|
We then moved along the coast for one final walk along Freshwater West (where Dobby is buried!) I spent a bit of time roaming around the rock pools and collected a few dog whelk shells in the pouring rain!
|An insanely blustery walk over the headland to Barafundle bay (but worth it for this view!)|
|Found a cute little book on the Fairies of Winter & Spring!|