Jan
12

Happy New Year!

I am a little late with this greeting but the sentiment still applies to guests old and new.

We are just getting back into the saddle here at East Jordeston after our family holiday where we spent a wonderful Christmas in Finnish Lapland. It was a milestone wedding anniversary for Phil and I at Christmas 2009 (30 years – Yikes!) so we left our very good friend, Phil, ‘cottage sitting’ and flew off to snowy climes.

The Finns welcome the snow which brightens the long dark days of winter and this year it has come down in bumper bucket loads! With studded tyres on our car, it was no problem to drive the 15 hours from Helsinki overnight through blizzards and snow clad roads, to our holiday cottage well inside the Arctic circle. It was a magical journey of mile after mile of beautiful snow laden trees with the fine ‘diamond dust’ billowing around as we journeyed northwards.

Little did we know that while we were enjoying temperatures of -28 degrees and beautiful powdery snow in Finland, the whole of the UK was being plunged into lingering minus temperatures too and along with the snow came the chaos of getting around! Arriving back home we found ourselves (even in usually mild Pembrokeshire) marooned for a few days, unable to get our car out of our icy lane.

The snow is now melting and things are getting back to normal but it’s nice to have the rare occasion to post some snowy shots of our cottages – thank you Phil!

Dec
10

Spring breaks – special prices!

For short breaks taken up to 23 April (excluding Easter weeks -w/c 2/3 and 9/10 April) we are offering special prices:-
£99.00 per person for 2 night stay
£139.00 per person for 3 night stay
The offer applies to the following cottages:-
Ty Twt, Tyddyn and Dolmenyn (booking for minimum of 2 guests), Hafod and Nythfa (booking for minimum of 4 guests).

Offer prices at Beili are:-
£129.00 per person for 2 night stay (booking for minimum of 2 guests)
£175.00 per person for 3 night weekend or 4 night midweek stay (booking for minimum of 2 guests).

Nov
10

BBC Autumnwatch in Pembrokeshire!

We are delighted to have hosted the BBC Autumnwatch crew for a few days this week while they were filming in Pembrokeshire for programme 7 of this year’s Autumnwatch series. The team were lucky enough to have some clear, sunny weather and were up and out before daylight to begin their day of wildlife filming. It was a busy schedule!
The programme goes out on Friday 13th (Saturday in Wales) this week and we are eager to see what wildlife delights the team have recorded on our beautiful coast. It promises to be good – and will surely be great publicity for Pembrokeshire! Thank you to Producer Miranda, presenters Kate (not forgetting Badger!), Chris and all the crew – it was great to have you with us!

Oct
18

The magic of seal watching

We are enjoying the most wonderful autumn in Pembrokeshire this year. Glorious calm sunny days, evenings with beautiful sunsets and cooler nights for our guests to enjoy the cosy comforts of their cottages.

Every year we look forward to our own special ‘autumnwatch’ and today we took one of our favourite walks around the Marloes Peninsula to do a spot of seal watching. The Pembrokeshire coast is home to hundreds of Atlantic grey seals and the females give birth to their single pups in caves and on quiet beaches, from August to December. To see them is a magical experience! With the fine autumn weather this year almost 80 new pups have been counted so far on the Skomer Marine Nature Reserve and today we saw very new yellow/white pups just one or two days old, as well as those more mature (21 days plus). An extra treat was to see the beautiful mum pictured here and also a large male who was hanging around waiting to mate with the female.

They are such magnificent healthy looking creatures and we always encourage our autumn guests to take advantage of seeing this special treat. A fabulous memory of a visit to Pembrokeshire.

Oct
01

Autumn breaks – special prices!

For short breaks taken between 1 October and 15 December 2009 (excluding w/c 23/24 October) we are offering special prices:-
£99.00 per person for 2 night stay
£139.00 per person for 3 night stay
The offer applies to the following cottages:-
Ty Twt, Tyddyn and Dolmenyn (booking for minimum 2 guests)
Hafod and Nythfa (booking for minimum 4 guests).

Offer prices at Beili are:-
£129.00 per person for 2 night stay (booking for minimum 2 guests)
£175.00 per person for 3 night weekend or 4 night mid week stay (booking for minimum 2 guests)