Smithies Cottage

Holiday Cottage in Orlandon, Nr St Brides Beach

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About Smithies Cottage

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 award-winning, Griffin. 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.

For details of these four cottages please see Orlandon Farm Cottage 30401, Smithies Cottage 32413, Kelwon Cottage 32408 & Hooper’s Cottage 30425.


Within a mile of the sea/water Dog/s Welcome Enclosed Garden Has Parking No Smoking Bath Shower Cubicle 2 Baths/Showers Full Central Heating Real Fire/Woodburner Internet Access Towels Provided Washing Machine Dishwasher Freezer Garden Furniture BBQ Ensuite Facilities Access to Coastal Path

Layout & Facilities

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.

Parking: Ample.

Facilities: Electric cooker and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, Smart TV, WiFi, towels, barbecue, garden furniture, commmunal playground.

Pets: 2

Fuel Charges

Heating: Oil central heating, wood burner - starter pack provided.

Fuel Charges: Electricity & Oil: £25 per week Oct - April, free May - Sept.

Access Statement

This Access Statement has been prepared by the owner for your information; it is the most recent version that we have received. This statement has been prepared as objectively as possible, however with such a wide remit oversights may be made.

Please ensure all crucial requirements for a safe and enjoyable holiday are present so if you have any queries whatsoever, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01437 767600.

Cottage located via A40. Main entrance is accessed on the same level as parking. Unloading of vehicles outside main entrance. Parking is on the green outside the cottage. The garden has a patio area to the back door and a lawned area, leading onto a field with play area on the same level. TV and entertainment equipment operated by remote control. Guide dogs welcome. In the summer months a coastal shuttle bus passes the cottage 3 times a day, with drop off points around the coast to St Davids.

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Denver, Keri, Alex and Alfie

So glad we stumbled upon this lovely spot when trying to find a new location for our family holiday. We can't believe how lucky we have been! Fantastic accommodation, fantastic surroundings, terrific weather and lovely friendly people. The cottage is cosy, handy and suits all our needs. Thank you and hope to return again soon.

Peter & Ronnie, Sam & Luke, and Harry the Retriever

Thanks so much. It's been a great week for you. We enjoyed all the extra touches in the cottage that made it so homely, and the weather was much better than the forecast had suggested. Thank you!

Lucy, Edward and family

Our 3rd visit to Orlandon but new cottage! As great as ever, calm , quiet area with some epic beaches, Advise you all go to St Davids and look at the Cathredral, maybe grab some ice cream, we will be back (Lucy age 12)

Adam, Carl, Tom and family

We had a lovely time here-beautiful area regardless of the weather visited loads of beaches, Marloes and Whitesands are particular favourites. Thank you see you again

Ann and Steve Lewis

an eventful holiday and a great place to stay

Daniel, Ruth and family

6th year of of 7 and it gets better each year! Amendment to comment from few years ago Griffin Inn in Dale -food is fantastic! what a turn around! see you next year if not sooner, please try to stretch the wifi area!

Hardy family

Thanks for a fabulous stay at Smithies Cottage. Loved seal spotting at St Brides, puffin watching on Skomer, and walking our dogs on beautiful coastal path. Thanks in addition for the recommendation of the Swan in Little Haven, where we had a delicious dinner!!

Hardy family

Lovely cottage, enjoyed coastal walks and sandy beaches Successful boat trip round Skomer to see the puffins, thank you.

Lloyd family

We returned 5 yrs later for a big family gathering, Fantastic 2 weeks with glorious sun first week and good wind 2nd week, Recommend Pembroke Castle with tour guide, windsurfing in Dale, sea fishing -mackerel pollock, Good shrimping and rock pooling st St Brides, Best body boarding at Marloes, Good fish and chips at Broad haven , Good curry night thursday evening at cafe in Broad haven -need to book

Eileen, Sue, Jan & Cassie

Comfortable and welcoming cottage situated in an idyllic location for sightseeing in this area. We enjoyed lots of fresh air and exercise and a relaxing break. A beautiful part of wales, lots of sun and fantastic wildlife, especially on Skomer

Clare, Damian and family

Wonderful weather, wonderful cottage a perfect place to explore the delights of Pembrokeshire! Thank you Mr & Mrs Evans, we will be back soon!


Thank you very much, we have had a lovely time and will hopefully come again. My dog Alzie had a fantastic time and I am glad you accept pets! We loved the view and there was a lot of ground to run around in. Thank you so much for making this a PERFECT HOLIDAY

David, Ruth, Cassia, ogilvie

Wonderful stay as usual-even better weather this time too. Many thanks for your kind wishes following our wedding in April! Griffin food not so hot these days

Woods family

It has been 15yrs since our last visit to Pembrokeshire and have left it far too long. Throughly enjoyed our stay and met old friends. Look forward to returning soon!

The Barnett family

on our third visit to these lovely cottages and the glorious surroundings. Blessed with good weather, we had a lovely holiday.Thank you

Coggins family

What a beautiful house! georgeous garden too, We had a wonderful week and hope to stay her again.Was very glad about the weather was amazing until the day we left. Thank you ever so much, beautiful dog by the way.

Bevan family

A lovely peaceful and cosy holiday home. We had lots of fun visiting new places but it wasnt beach weather this week ! The children loved the playground and the dog who popped in every day.

Mat, Rachel and family

We had a lovely 1st holiday in wales, lots if fun st Marloes sands and Skomer Island.Weather was good all week! We will be back again no doubt-had a really wonderful holiday!

Julie, Peter and family

Had a lovely time in Pembrokeshire-digs dont want to leave! recommend Swan Inn in Little Haven and Newgale beach. Thank very much

Sandra, James and family

We have had a lovely week here in this charming cottage . it has been a wonderful Place to relax and great location for commuting to the fabulous coastline and lovely villages. Thank you so much

family from Brighton

This cottage beat all expectations, clean and easy on the eye, Dont want to tell anyone about this tranquil hideaway. we will be back very soon

Margaret Truelove

"An idyllic break"It truly was! A lovely trip down memory lane ,many thanks.We hope to see you next time! loved all the thoughtfulness that has gone into this lovely cottage, We did Dale, St Brides,Musselwick, Broad Haven and Milford!! on 2 knees!

John and Jenny

Easter morning service st St Davids cathedfral was a perfect start to a perfect holiday. Thank you Margaret and Peter for your great welcome

Ann and Steve Lewis

The best "probably" cottage we nhave ever stayed in. lovely area, we loved Stackpole beach etc. We will be back next September

David, Ruth, Cassia, ogilvie and Catherine

Catherines 1st trip here , i think she is beginning to love it as much as us!

Liz.& David Alexander

Lovely cottage. thenk you for a smashing holiday. Love the mix of old and new in the cottage.

Lizzie, Carl and Leah Fellows

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

Pat, John and family

Emjoyed our weekend,Loveley cottage, tranquil, peaceful, surroundings. Weather not great but you cant have it all!!! Winnie loved the dog friendlt beaches!

Elizabeth Barker

Thank you very much indeed for making us all so welcome at your three cottages last week.We had a very happy family gathering and everyone really appreciated you cottages, the beautiful country setting with the playground in the field. The very comfortable and well equipped accomodation and most importantly your very warm and helpful welcome to everyone. We have very happy memories of our weeks holiday. Thank you again!

Aldred family, Bath

Really terrific holiday, cottage lovely-all wecould need,scenery breathtaking and whole holiday really peaceful. We will return!

Mclamy family

We ahve had anothe rlovely holiday. it's sucha lovely place. We have been five times now. We will be back again, promise! Thanks again.

Midley family, Yorkshire

Really enjoyed our stay in this lovely relaxing cottage, and this beautiful area of wales.

Kate and Mike, Yorkshire

Wonderful cottage, fantastic holiday. thanks very much.

Lloyd family, Cardiff

Wonderful cottage in such a beautiful setting-St Brides beach and Marloes sands were a delight. Thank you for a lovely stay.

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