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Blackrock Boathouse

(Ref. 1036102)

Dale, Pembrokeshire, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "I enjoyed every bit of my holiday at blackrock and will make it my regular holiday destination in the future."


    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2024

  • "Stunning location, good layout inside."

    Decor very tired and too many cobwebs and dust on light shades. Paint flaking off walks by front window (I do have photos that I took). We spent too much of our holiday disposing of our own rubbish every 2/3 days as owner had no rubbish collection and rubbish skips in local car park in Dale were locked. We had to buy bin bags and toilet rolls- never had to do this before. Mattress was old as was the bed linen. It was very clean but duvet fasteners were all broken so duvet kept trying to escape. Outdoor seating area was not as advertised as it was overgrown and we did not feel it was our place to cut it back. There was an alternative bench but no table to put drinks on. We had a great holiday but it could have been more relaxing and comfortable with a little updating and extra cleaning.

    Reviewed by Susan3.1Jun 2023

  • "Great holiday, lovely accommodation"

    Reviewed by Darren3.8May 2023

  • "Amazing view!"

    Couldn't find a lead for DVD player - minor issue!! Good cooking facilities. Comfortable bed and sofa. Lovely area.

    Reviewed by Lyndsay4.4May 2023

  • "Really enjoyed staying here, especially watching the ever-changing sea."

    A lovely spot.

    Reviewed by Penny4.4Apr 2023

  • "A lovely place to stay, views to die for , very relaxing and comfortable, the ..."

    A lovely place to stay, views to die for , very relaxing and comfortable, the village is very quiet, the time we spent there, which we loved, lovely walks around the head , definitely Would stay there again,

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Apr 2023

  • "If you are looking for peace and quiet with a wonderful view, then this is the place for you."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2023

  • "Wouldn’t call the property a ‘cootage’ more like a self contained flat!"

    However whilst the outside temperature was often low it was comfortable and warm inside, with all the ‘at home’ facilities you could want. The views from the main window, looking down Milford Haven were fascinating, especially when large ships came in. The local pub was open at the week-end but not in the week, which was disappointing although we knew why they closed during the week. The food and ale at the pub was great.

    Reviewed by Rodger4.7Jan 2023

  • "Whilst the property was in an excellent location it could do with a deep clean."

    Especially the bathroom as the heater and extractor fan were filthy. This I would consider to be a fire hazard. The property is very comfortable and well equipped. I did not appreciate being asked to take my rubbish home!!!! The surrounding area makes it a wonderful place to relax and explore. Views from the main window were breathtaking.

    Reviewed by Nigel3.8Nov 2022

  • "A wonderful location and the property is comfortably furnished with everything you need for a most enjoyable stay in this beautiful area."

    Reviewed by Cheryl4.4Nov 2022

  • "Perfect in every way."

    Location exactly where I wanted and the accommodation everything I needed. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Oct 2022

  • "Have stayed before."

    Couldn't get a better view/ position. New garden chairs needed and bedding with buttons! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay just needs some TLC.

    Reviewed by Valerie4.1Jul 2022

  • "The Boathouse is in an idyllic location in a sheltered, peaceful bay with super views over the waterfront houses and Milford Haven."

    The landscape is constantly changing. There is easy access to the coast path and numerous beaches. Come prepared to self cater since the village has very limited shopping available and the restaurants are excellent but likely to be busy in the main season. Access to the Boathouse is via external steps. We enjoyed our stay immensely.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2022

  • "I absolutely loved the location of The Boathouse, surely the best in the entire village!"

    It was so relaxing watching the sea and the skies changing every minute. The accommodation was quite simple but I think this actually complimented the 'getaway-from-it-all' feel of the break. The Boathouse was a perfect base for a couple of good walks around the peninsula, including a northern loop taking in the stunning Marloes Sands. It was also a good location for wildlife watching with a seal popping up just offshore and the wetland reserve only a ten minute walk away. I felt so relaxed that I didn't feel the need to drive anywhere for the whole week.

    Reviewed by Haydn4.4Oct 2021

  • "I love staying here."

    It's lovely and quiet and you go to sleep with the sound of the sea. Lots of water sport to watch or partake in. Griffin pub is well worth a visit or two or three ...

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Jun 2021

  • "Nice cosy boathouse Lovely views private and peaceful Lots of lovely local walks Will be returning"

    Reviewed by Barry4.4Apr 2021

  • "This is our second visit to Blackrock Boathouse - so we knew what to expect."

    It is a great little place to stay - fabulous views, walks and a great pub nearby. Might be a bit "out of the way" in lockdown but otherwise brilliant.

    Reviewed by Glyn4.7Oct 2020

  • "Amazing location, private but not isolated, everything you need and nothing that you don’t."

    It’s not primped and fussy, it’s comfortable and relaxing. Just watching the beach, boats and wildlife from the window is wonderfully absorbing! No WiFi and a small tv so little to distract you from enjoying what is right there.

    Reviewed by Susanne4.1Sep 2020

  • "So calm and peaceful lovely views from window and hubby did not have far to go to fish would."

    Definely book another holiday with you in fact we are already looking for next year

    Reviewed by Daphne5.0Sep 2020

  • "A relatively basis but perfectly relaxing and comfortable getaway."

    Amazing views out to the sea stretching out from Dale. Lovely local food and a really lovely little village. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Liam4.4Aug 2020

  • "This was just what we wanted for a quiet, off season stay, watching the sea and changing light, warm and comfortable."

    So wonderful to wake up every morning to the view of the beach and sea. Would certainly go again...Easy access to the beach or a walk along the coastal path.

    5.0Dec 2019

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  • Single floor layout with access via a flight of external steps leading into the boathouse
  • One king size double
  • Open plan sitting room and dining area with TV
  • Kitchen
  • Shower room with corner shower, basin & WC
  • Electric convector heating
  • Electric oven, microwave, small freezer, fridge, TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in ren excluding
  • Electric Vehicles: This property does not have a charge point for electric vehicles and charging from within the property is prohibited
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Please bring your own towels, including beach towels
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Small patio area with chairs
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Property unsuitable for toddlers but babes in arms welcome, please bring your own baby equipment
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 5 mins walk, coast 2 mins walk

The property

Blackrock Boathouse makes a wonderful holiday destination right on the sea front at Dale beach in Pembrokeshire.

Dale is well known for it's watersports with sailing and windsurfing being very popular pastimes.

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path can be joined right on the doorstep and begs to be walked.

At the far end of the bay is St Anne's Head and its lighthouse, which guides ships into Milford Haven.

This self contained apartment is a magical place to stay with views of Dale beach and the rock pools just below the boathouse. You can take a boat trip from nearby Martins Haven to the islands of Skomer, Skokholm and Grassholm where you can see numerous breeds of birds, depending on the time of year, including puffins, gannets, Manx shearwaters and choughs.

Marloes beach is nearby and well worth a trip.

The Griffin pub (500 metres walk from the boathouse) serves good food (seasonal).

There is a popular surfers cafe which serves great breakfasts and hot chocolate.

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About the location


Marloes 1.1 miles; St Ishmaels 3.5 miles; Milford Haven 8.9 miles; Haverfordwest 12.1 miles.

The village of Dale is situated in a sheltered bay, on the Marloes Peninsula, within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Resting on the Pembrokeshire coastal path and designated a SSSI, Dale also attracts birdwatchers and ramblers. Both West Dale beach and the Gann are within walking distance from the village. During the 18th century, the village produced ale which was then exported to Liverpool and then from the 18th to the early part of the 20th century, Dale was used to transfer limestone and coal. Today, Dale is known for its watersports and has a pub serving food, a shop, a café, a restaurant and a fort. Dale is a favourite with windsurfers and yachtsmen due to its sheltered harbour within the Milford Haven waterway. There is a busy watersports hire centre with the Boathouse cafe attached and the pontoon for tying up small craft or trying out crabbing skills. The yacht club is open to all and has both a cafe and the Moorings restaurant. The pub, The Griffin Inn, has won awards for its seafood, all caught locally. Just one mile away is the village of Marloes which has a pub, The Lobster Pot, a small café and a shop. The spectacular beaches and rocky coves around Marloes are well-known for many historic shipwrecks, caused by the treacherous seas surrounding Skokholm Island, just off the coast. Marloes Sands, a National Trust beach with spectacular geology is certainly worth a visit, as is Skomer Island, where you can take a boat trip to view its 6,000 pairs of puffins and 120,000 pairs of Manx Shearwaters. Within reach is the small town of Milford Haven with a picturesque marina, unique shops, galleries, tea rooms and restaurants, along with the award-winning Torch Theatre. Also close by is Haverfordwest, the county town of Pembrokeshire with quaint little gift shops, pubs, restaurants, tea rooms and a vibrant night life. Haverfordwest sits at the mouth of the River Cleddau and with its castle, museum and large leisure complex it is a great day out for all the family. Dale is an ideal base for exploring this part of South Wales.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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