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The Sandcastle

Freshwater East, South Wales & Pembrokeshire (Ref. 991641)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 12

  • Bedrooms 6

  • Bathrooms 6

  • Pets Yes

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  • Swimming pool
  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic location and house, plenty of room & great to sit on the balcony overlooking the beach watching the sun rise/ set - beautiful!"

    Good facilities particularly the pool & hot tub. Great location. Would definitely come back.

    Reviewed by ZoeMar 2022

  • "The Sandcastle is an incredible property with breath taking views."

    It had everything on our wish list; beach location, stunning views, heated pool, steam room, games room, wood burner, BBQ. The only disappointment for us was that the hot tub wasn't working, but everything else more than made up for it. We have been incredibly lucky to have booked again for October and we can't wait to go back. We felt very privileged to have been able to stay here and really cannot say enough about it.

    Reviewed by PeterJan 2022

  • "Superb property with multiple facilities for rain and sunshine."

    Beautifully appointed and on a very fine location. The Sykes information did not tally with that of the owner's!

    Reviewed by AntonyaJul 2021

  • "The Sandcastle is a house that's actually, on the beach, just steps away from the shore."

    The living/dining area has huge fold-back doors leading on to a big balcony. The kitchen is extremely well equipped, all bedrooms are en-suite, plus 2 additional toilets. The games room & the heated (covered) swimming pool are a massive bonus, for younger children & teens. There's lots to see & do around the area, which, in my opinion, makes it a perfect holiday choice. I visited here (oct 5th-12th)with my family,age range 10months to 70yrs, & we all thoroughly enjoyed... will definitely be returning. Wholeheartedly recommend!

    Reviewed by JenniferOct 2019

  • "The view is breath taking."

    The area isn't busy - you often feel like you have the whole beach to yourself.

    Reviewed by HelenaAug 2019

  • "A group of us stayed here for the weekend and had a truly wonderful time - the house is set in a beautiful location and is clean and very comfortable - the pool was lovely and warm at all times and all the facilities worked perfectly."

    We would all come back here in a flash! Thank you to the owner of the house who was very welcoming and helpful if we needed him.

    Reviewed by StephMar 2019

  • "This cottage is in a fabulous position - within literally a stones throw to a gorgeous beach ."

    Our three dogs were in heaven . Facilities fantastic with a welcoming pool and steam room after many long dog walks amongst some of the best dog friendly beaches we've ever seen - Manobier , Barafundle , tenby - the list goes on. A warm welcome from the owner Mike who looked after us perfectly - I would have no hesitation in recommending this cottage. Mark + Julie

    Reviewed by MarkFeb 2019

  • "Stunning property in a fantastic location, we can't recommend a holiday here any more than to say we really didn't want to leave."

    Reviewed by MarkFeb 2019

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  • Six bedrooms: Lower ground floor - 1 x four poster double with en-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC, 3 x super king-size doubles with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x trundle bed with en-suite shower, basin and WC, Ground floor - 1 x king-size master bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen, opening onto the Balcony with a charcoal BBQ
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room with log fire
  • Games room
  • Swimming pool
  • Steam room
  • Outside shower and pool cloakroom.
  • Underfloor and central heating with convector log fire
  • Gas/electric range cooker, coffee machine, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Laundry with washing machines, tumble dryers
  • Smart TVs and WiFi throughout
  • Kayak and paddle board available
  • Fuel, power and logs for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Parking for 4 cars only
  • Sheltered West-facing lawned and walled garden with “tropical” verandah, hammock and furniture
  • Heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool with remote-controlled telescopic all-weather enclosure
  • Two well - behaved dogs welcome £12 extra per day, per dog
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 100 yards
  • Note: The owners 1952 Buick Convertible is available (by appointment) for chauffeured sight-seeing trips around the area – weather permitting - at an extra charge
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar
  • No jet skis allowed in area
  • This property is only suitable for a maximum of 12 people including infants.

The property

IF 2 TO 8 PEOPLE MAXIMUM ARE STAYING BETWEEN OCTOBER TO MARCH, PLEASE CONTACT THE RESERVATIONS DEPARTMENT FOR A REDUCED RATE THIS IS ONLY APPLICABLE IF BOOKING WITHIN 6 WEEKS OF THE START DATE ( NOT INCLUDING CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR) 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 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!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


Lamphey 2.5 miles; Pembroke 4.1 miles

Freshwater East offers golden sands and clear blue waters backed by green craggy countryside and sheltered rocky sections. The dunes behind the beach are a local nature reserve known as The Burrows. The village is situated to the south of Lamphey, on the south west of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. You will find a pub and a restaurant as well as plenty of accommodation. The Coast Path in either direction is a delight. Walk east to remote Swanlake Bay and on to Manorbier, or take a journey west to Stackpole Quay, then carry on to Barafundle Beach. Freshwater East has a history dating back to the Iron Age, with the remains of a fort at East Cliff. During the Victorian period it was part of a busy social scene and very popular for outings and picnics. Lamphey is situated just 2 miles away and offers a small shop, a traditional pub and two restaurants, as well as Lamphey railway station on the Pembroke Dock branch running services along the West Wales Line. There are many watersports to take up in the area including; sailing, canoeing, surfing and water skiing, or you can simply relax on the beach and play ball games. With its elevated position, overlooking the bay, this wonderful destination draws visitors from all over. Pembroke is a medieval walled town about 4 miles north, with a magnificent castle, shops and tea rooms. A destination not to be missed!

Note: If 2 to 10 people maximum are staying between October to March, please contact the Reservations Department for a reduced rate. This is only applicable if booking within 6 weeks of the start date. ( Not inc Christmas and New Year weeks)

This property is only suitable for a maximum of 12 people including infants

Maximum 2 well behaved dogs at £12 per dog per day

Parking for 4 cars only

Please Note: Bookings must check-in on a Friday or a Tuesday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter