Smithies Cottage Holiday Cottage in Orlandon, Nr St Brides Beach
Deceptively spacious the picture windows take full advantage of the superb views across the valley to the sea at Dale and the rolling hills of the Kensington Estate which can be enjoyed from Smithies Cottage, it dates back 200 years and was once the blacksmith's workshop. Sympathetically renovated, the beams and antique pieces make it an unforgettable retreat for visitors all year round, the cosy lounge/diner is perfect for relaxing while French doors lead out to the terrace and enclosed garden where you can enjoy the sunsets and indulge in an alfresco meal, the children can use the gated access to the field and play area. The contemporary beech fitted kitchen will delight any cook. The spacious bedroom with luxurious crisp linen is a romantic retreat offering wonderful views and contemporary ensuite facilities.
Conveniently located, Marloes Sands is nearby and the sheltered cove of St Brides is about 1 mile away. There is a good village pub at Dale, a mecca for sailing enthusiasts with its sheltered harbour and water sports centre. The picturesque sandy cove of Little Haven has a selection of pubs, restaurants and galleries to try. A boat trip from St Martin's Haven round the island of Skomer will be a highlight of any holiday.
Smithies is a perfect holiday retreat for just a couple or a small family to get away from it all, all year round.
Discounts available for a couple, out of season on request.
Orlandon Cottages, four charming period cottages set on their own pretty hamlet green surrounded by farmland and stunning views. Ideal for families or large groups to get together, each has been individually designed and renovated to a very high standard, yet retaining their own charm and character. Furnished with beautiful antique pieces to reflect a cosy rustic feel while the modern bathrooms and fitted kitchens give a contemporary twist. Crisp white Egyptian linen add a feeling of luxury, complimented with throws and scatter cushions in warm natural hues from the local woollen mill, Melin Tregwynt to give a truly Welsh feel. They all have secluded south facing gardens and access to a children’s play area in the field. A 1 mile footpath takes you to Marloes and the popular pub, The Lobster Pot. Dale is 3 miles away, enjoy a meal at The Griffin, awarded in 2016 for the best seafood. A 15 minute walk takes you to the picturesque Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and tranquil sheltered cove of St Brides where children will enjoy playing in the rock pools and crabbing. With the Puffin shuttle bus running past your door Orlandon Cottages have easy access to Dale with its water sports centre, the golden sands of Marloes, the boat trips from St Martins Haven to the puffins on Skomer Island - a bird watchers and walkers delight, and the fishing village of Little Haven which offers a choice of restaurants/pubs.
Ground Floor: Kitchen, sitting/dining room, whb/wc.
First Floor: Family room/double/single/ensuite shower room/whb/wc, twin room, bathroom/shower attachment/whb/wc.
Facilities: Electric cooker and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV, DVD player, video player/recorder, WiFi, towels, barbecue, garden furniture, playground.
Heating: Oil central heating, wood burner - starter pack provided.
Electricity: & Oil: £25 per week Oct - April, free May - Sept.
General: Electric cooker and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV, DVD player, video player/recorder, WiFi, towels, barbecue, garden furniture, playground.
Lovely week despite the wind and rain for last few days. Managed a quick run on Marloes sands but wish we had gone sooner, it is gorgeous. Had a fantastic sunny day on Skomer and some good coastal walks, Cottage was perfect to return to in the evenings especially the views from the main bedroom. Thank you