Felindre Cottages and Lodges

Porthgain, St Davids, Pembrokeshire, SA62 5BH Tel: 01348 831220.

 

 

Places to go, things to do...

 

Relax at Felindre

Felindre is set amongst farmland and there is plenty of space for children to play. With peaceful surroundings, you will find it pleasant just to sit outside your lodge enjoying the scenery, watching the buzzards hunt nearby.

 

Stroll down to Porthgain and the pub!

If you fancy some "light refreshment", The Sloop Inn is just a five minute stroll through the fields. It's a friendly pub which offers good bar and restaurant meals. After a bite to eat you can wander around the picturesque Porthgain harbour, or stroll along the cliffs on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and enjoy the spectacular Pembrokeshire coastline in Britain's only coastal National Park.

 

But if you don't just want to sit and relax, you'll find Felindre is ideally situated to enjoy all the delights of North Pembrokeshire - the spectacular coastline, the quiet sandy beaches, the open hilltops of the Preseli Mountains and the tranquil woodlands of the beautiful Gwaun Valley.

The historic city of St Davids, with its majestic cathedral, Bishops Palace, shops, art galleries and restaurants is only six miles away. For more details on St Davids... link to (St Davids) From the nearby lifeboat station at St Justinian, there are boat trips to Ramsey Island which is owned by the RSPB and is a haven for wildlife.

GullEating

There are some excellent restaurants nearby. We have a lovely little wine bar/bistro with character called The Shed in Porthgain. The Sloop Inn, a short walk away, offers a good variety of restaurant/bar meals. There are a wide selection of restaurants in Solva, St Davids, Fishguard and beyond to suit all tastes and budgets. (Ask us, we've eaten in most of them!....)

Birdwatching

Over 300 species have been noted in the area, including buzzards, peregrine falcons, choughs, puffins and kingfishers, and there are four of the best seabird islands in Europe close by. Buzzards nest at Felindre and they can frequently be seen hunting over the nearby fields and woods.

Walking

Pembrokeshire's mild Atlantic climate means you can enjoy a walking holiday here at any time of the year - indeed, coming out of season means you can have some of the best walking in Britain virtually to yourself. There are endless options for those who want no more than a days walking or an early evening stroll and Felindre is just a few minutes away from the Coastal Path.

Beaches

There are twenty different beaches within a 12 mile radius of Felindre. The beautiful National Trust beach at Traethllyfn, (pronounced tray-thloo-in), is just 1 mile away and can be reached by footpath from Felindre, either through the farm or across the cliff path. You can not drive there but that just means there are less people on the beach! If you need to drive to a beach there are lots of others close by, including Abereiddy, Whitesands and Newgale, as well as plenty of coves with rock pools and opportunities for fishing.

Surfing

Traethllyfn, Abereiddy, Whitesands and Newgale beach are all excellent for surfing. Surfboards, wetsuits, windsurfers etc can be hired locally.

Golf

There are three local courses near Felindre, including St Davids, a beautiful course, with superb sea views. Also Priskilly and Newport.

Riding

There are a number of local stables which offer horse-riding over spectacular scenery and cater for all ages and experience.

canoeBoating

We can give you information on the many different boat trips in the area and can recommend the Voyages of Discovery trip around Ramsey Island, which is an RSPB bird sanctuary and home to a large colony of grey seals.

Whale watching - Go on the Voyages of Discovery whale watching trip which is a two hour trip out past Ramsey and Skomer to Grassholm, the "Gannet Island!" A fascinating trip where, apart from seeing the gannets, you should see minke whales, porpoises and dolphins.

Fishing

If you want to fish, we can tell you the best spots, or help you arrange a boat trip.

Adventure

There are outdoor activity centres where the children (or you), can experience kayaking, climbing, surfing and coasteering in safety.

Art Galleries

There are many galleries in the area showing a variety of quality paintings and ceramics. Take a look at Oriel-y-Felin in St Davids, Oriel Glan-y-Mor in Fishguard and Harbour Lights Gallery in Porthgain, where amongst other art you can see a selection of original oil paintings and prints by me, Sheila Craft - www.sheilacraftpaintings.co.uk.

 

But for those who want a more leisurely break, this is a peaceful, quiet area, even in the height of summer, a perfect place to relax and unwind. Enjoy the wildlife and the flowers on the cliff top, or marvel at the scenery as you explore the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, which stretches for 186 miles, skirting Britain's only coastal National Park.

"The walk to the little fishing village of Porthgain takes about 5 minutes. It brings you to the Coastal Path, the harbour with its fishing boats and, of course, The Sloop Inn. The Sloop offers a good range of restaurant and bar meals and it welcomes children. It is a friendly place - one of the few remaining "traditional" British pubs and it is within walking distance. See you there!.......

Pembrokeshire beach