Set in an elevated hillside position enjoying superb panoramic views over Fishguard Bay towards Dinas Head, Bay View is a magnificent building which has been divided into three self contained apartments, each furnished and equipped to a high standard and ideal for larger families wishing to holiday together but retaining their own privacy. (See also J394 Bay Watch and J395 Moon River ). The Secret Garden apartment has its own large private terraced garden with seating areas. The owner is prepared to offer an extra bedroom to sleep 2 further people on a pro rata basis and subject to availability. Access to the apartments is on foot through the communal terraced gardens, with steps and winding footpaths (which may not be suitable for elderly or disabled persons). The property has an interesting historic past, built in the early 1900s for a director of the Great Western Railway. It is also rumoured that Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor enjoyed private parties at Bay View whilst filming 'Under Milk Wood' at Fishguard in the early 1970s.
Note: Not suitable for children
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Sleeps 2 Adults only Pets welcome
Cloakroom, with WC and whb.
Kitchen/breakfast room, with magnificent sea views over the bay, large electric range cooker, fridge, microwave and washing machine. Door leading to
Decked balcony, with magnificent views across the bay.
Bathroom with rolled topped bath/shower over and whb.
Bedroom, with four poster bed and views of the bay through conservatory. Door leading into
Lounge/Dining room, with magnificent sea views, TV/digital Freeview and DVD. Door leading to decked balcony with seating and magnificent sea views.
Private Large terraced garden with seating areas for the sole use of The Secret Garden residents.
Rent inclusive of electricity and gas central heating. Duvets, bed linen and towels are provided.
Non smokers only.
Fishguard, Goodwick and Lower Town form a close and friendly community in north Pembrokeshire. The area is famous as the location of 'The Last Invasion of Britain' when in 1797 French troops landed nearby. Local heroine Jemima Nicholas captured many of the invaders single handed and the Frenchmen later negotiated their surrender at the Royal Oak inn and laid down their arms on Goodwick Sands.The invasion is commemorated by an imposing and internationally famous tapestry which is on display at the Last Invasion Gallery in the Town Hall.
Fishguard stands on an imposing headland commanding superb views of the bay. It is the main shopping centre of north Pembrokeshire with two small supermarkets and family-run shops and businesses. There is a choice of hotels, pubs, restaurants and cafes with several pubs providing entertainment at weekends. The town provides many superb walks including the Marine Walk which has outstanding coastal views.The town is served by the Fishguard town service bus, which runs alternatly from Harbour Village or Stop-and-Call to Fishguard town hall. Two Fishguard - St Davids bus routes also pass through the town.
Lota Park is a place where both adults and children can relax and play. A new Leisure Centre provides facilities for the young and old and is a refuge in wet weather. Theatr Gwaun in West Street has a cinema as well as regular live events.
Goodwick was just a cluster of fishermen's cottages until the early 1900's when work began on creating a harbour to handle transatlantic crossings. These hopes were short-lived but Fishguard Harbour became, and still is, a major and thriving sea crossing to Ireland with Stena Line operating ferries to Rosslare. In 2006 the Harbour celebrated its centenary.
Goodwick has a number of shops, hotels, pubs and cafes and the Fishguard Bay Hotel (once a Great Western Railway Hotel) stands imposingly overlooking the bay. Goodwick Beach, a winner of the 'Seaside Award', is a favourite with families and the Ocean Lab on the Parrog has a cyber cafe, coffee shop, a soft play area and tourist information centre. Goodwick Moor is a Nature Reserve and designated as a site of scientific interest.. The lifeboat is based in the harbour and seals and dolphins are sometimes seen in the bay but are more numerous just off the coast.
From Goodwick explore tiny hamlets on the Pencaer peninsular including Llanwnda and the church of St Gwyndaf and visit the scene of the French landing at Carreg Wastad and the lighthouse at Strumble Head.
Cardiff Airport - 113.9 miles takes 2 hours 31 minutes.
M4 Cardiff - 108. 2 miles takes 2 hours 12 minutes.
Nearest Largest Towns:
Fishguard Lower Town - 2.8 miles takes 5 minutes.
Haverfordwest - 16 miles takes 25 minutes. Haverfordwest has large shopping centre with most of the supermarkets and many shops, cinema and castle.
Cardigan - 21.5 miles takes 32 minutes.
Carmarthen - 45 miles takes 1 hour 5 minutes. Carmarthen has a large shopping centre with most of the supermarkets and many of the other high street shops, and a multi screen cinema.