Self-catering accommodation and country cottages for bird watchers in South Wales
Skomer Island - one of only two marine nature reserves in Britain, is just off the far south west tip of Wales with restricted access by boat. Numbers of daily visitors are limited. Catch the boat during the April to October period at St Martins Haven near Marloes to arrive at bird watchers' paradise during the morning, enjoy the day bird watching and depart in the evening. The island is no longer inhabited apart from some research and conservation projects. The interior of the island is home to wheatears, stonechats, short-eared owls and thousands of great and lesser black-headed gulls. The cliffs are spectacularly populated by choughs, ravens, buzzards, great black-backed gulls, guillemots, kittiwakes, puffins, razorbills, fulmars, the largest population of Manx shearwaters in the world, and petrels.
The island is also a resting place for migratory birds; common visitors being swallows, chiffchaffs, finches and skylarks. Among the rarer visitors are golden oriole, black stork and frigate bird.
Gower Coast - in West Glamorgan. The limestone cliffs are home to guillemots, gulls, razorbills and the ever comical puffin. Visit Worms Head in the autumn to see migrating skuas, terns and shearwaters.
Gwenffrwd - a wooded RSPB site in Dyfedb nine miles to the north of Llandovery. Most of the common birds of mid-Wales are well-represented here, including pied flycatchers, wood warblers, redstarts, dippers, grey wagtails, buzzard and ravens.
3 delightful 5 star luxury cottages in the fishing village of St. David's or the Pembrokeshire National Park. Perfect for families with many family friendly features - cots, high chairs, stair gates and baby sitting all available. Close to safe sandy beaches and the Pembrokeshire coastal path. All Cottages have enclosed sheltered gardens with a patio and garden furniture and a games room with table tennis or a pool table. A mere 5 minutes walk takes you to the shops, restaurants, local beauty spots like Bryn y Garn and the historic cathedral itself.
Garden furniture set in the grassed area at the back of one the holiday cottages for the viewing of spectacular sunsets. Perhaps the very magic of Pembrokeshire is its many varied walks – some coastal and spectacular, particularly with the sunsets.
Other walks more serene and gentle, capturing the essence of wild flowers and spotting birds such as the chough and the peregrine and of course, viewing the sheep grazing contentedly. Access is within 10 minutes to the magnificent Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. Also, Porthllisky Bay with its fascinating rock pools and clear waters for bathing. The ideal place for tranquillity and rejuvenating the tired mind.
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Set within our extensive and picturesque gardens, our self-catering studio apartment will give you a relaxing and tranquil holiday ideal for unwinding from the stresses of life. Superb views to the coast with magnificant sunsets.
Sample our Jersery milk, butter and cream in our on site tea room and collect your own eggs from our free range chickens.
Ideal for a relaxing break for bird watching or for those interested in antiquities. Also suited for touring being centrally located in the county which gives access to North, West and South attractions and beaches.
Book an aromatherapy massage from our qualified masseuse or sort your life out with a session with our life coach or simply enjoy a cream tea in our traditional farmhouse tea room.
Lots of places to visit nearby:
The Forest of Dean is nearby with opportunities for walks, visiting caves, coal mines and even a trip on a steam train. Visit the Cotswolds, Gloucester, and Regency Cheltenham for days out. Discover numerous castles and gardens round about. London is about 2.5 - 3 hours drive away.
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