Overlooking the golden sands and crystal waters of Freshwater Bay, The Sandcastle offers panoramic views across the bay, backed by craggy headlands and sheltered by red sandstone cliffs.
Situated in south Pembrokeshire, this breath-taking coastal retreat, with uninterrupted sea views, allows families and friends to fully relax in Colonial comfort whilst benefiting from 21st century technology!
Picture the scene; you enter the villa through a sub-tropical walled garden and in through a laid-back verandah, with hammock, rocking chairs and rattan, - perfect for capturing the last of the evening rays - and there beyond a 6ft wide glass door is an ultra-wide open-sided living room, looking out onto a magnificent glass-covered balcony framing your very first view of the sea - right there, just metres away!
There is an access ramp down to the beach garden and from there steps cut into the bank allow your own access straight down onto the dog-friendly sandy beach.
For those with limited mobility, there is a slipway right next to the property.
On those wet and windy days and nights, the massive balcony doors close and you can enjoy the warmth of a log fire, at the same time being mesmerised by the waves crashing onto the rocks across the bay.
On those stormy days, when the conditions are really bad everywhere else in South Pembrokeshire, the surfers will put on their own private show just for you - right outside your window.
The kitchen has a 6-burner range cooker - which will please the most discerning of chefs amongst you - and whilst the home-made dining table seats 12, there is a separate table for the children if needs be.
The ground floor master suite has its own private balcony screened off from the main area and its ample bathroom sports a spa bath and a separate shower.
All of the lower bedrooms have tiled floors with underfloor heating and come with en-suite shower rooms.
There is also a honeymoon suite with a beautifully upholstered, four-poster bed and a separate bath/shower room.
All the bedrooms have wide French doors with integral blinds and sea views.
The sun rises over the sea and floods into the rooms.
There is nothing like the sound of the sea right outside your window and, to bring you this experience in every kind of weather, we have installed microphones on the main balcony to bring the gentle - or dramatic - sounds right into your room, even when you have the doors tight shut against the elements.
You do, of course, have total control of the sound level.
There is an all-weather, ecologically-heated, saltwater, infinity pool which allows access from inside the house and swimming under the motorised enclosure in the colder months.
During the summer you will probably want to sunbathe on the sheltered suntrap pool deck with its commanding view of the beach, followed by a shower in our tiny banana garden – and all accompanied by the sound of sheep in the neighbouring field.
From there we might suggest the bespoke steam room.
This holds about five or six guests and will remove any remaining cobwebs in its 60c heat.
With a bit of prior planning, you should allow 45 minutes for this to warm up.
Suitably relaxed, why not sit out on the veranda with a chilled glass of wine and be entertained by the gannets out to sea, as they dive in search of fish.
Should you wish to join them out on the water, there is a kayak and paddleboard provided.
The recreation room boasts a table tennis and a ¾ size snooker table.
The village of Freshwater East is situated to the south of Lamphey and offers a pub and restaurant.
The 160 mile, coastal Path is a delight to walk in either direction, and nearby Lamphey boasts a (request stop!) railway station running services from Pembroke Dock to Paddington – at certain times without even changing at Swansea.
Further afield, Pembroke with its medieval fortress, castle and river, makes a wonderful day out with the whole family.
Grab your walking boots and watersports gear, and sink into the most restful of breaks at The Sandcastle!