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Quiet village location with sea views

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

1 bed high spec upside down cottage close to the blue waters of broad haven

Vilu Reef is 1 bed upside down cottage situated in a village location on one of Pembrokeshire 's most beautiful golden sandy beaches.

Finished to a very high standard with oak floors and oak furnishings throughout.

The high quality open plan kitchen with soft close doors, dishwasher and fridge freezer has a full size oven and oak dinning table perfect for the summer evenings eating in.The cottage also has a utility room providing a washing machine and tumble dryer.

The lounge has a leather sofa with more oak furnishings sky tv and dvd player with 2 large windows over looking Broad Haven and St Brides Bay .The view encompasses the bay to St Davids, Solva and The Bishops light house. There is a grassy garden with a table and chairs and charcoal barbecue for outside dining.

The bathroom is tiled with natural travertine and has a wash hand basin and rainfall shower. The bedroom is on the ground floor with a super king sized bed that can be separated in to two single beds.

Off road parking is available for one car on a shared driveway.

Please note our change over day is Friday.

Broad Haven is a popular village with great amenities just a short walk from Vilu Reef. Such as a local shop, restaurants, chip shop and surf shop that offers water sports equipment for hire if you fancy trying something new.

if you like walking Broad Haven is situated on the Pembrokeshire Coast National path.

Just over the hill is the quiet fishing village of Little Haven with three pubs and a cafe offering a wide variety of locally sourced ingredients and speciality fish dishes.

The town of Haverfordwest is 7 miles away with a good selection of Supermarkets , shops, doctors surgeries and Withybush hospital.

More Details


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Broad Haven in Walwyn's Castle

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • natural stone tiles with rainfall shower. wc and hand basin with heated towel rail.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
  • king size bed that can also be separated into 2 singles.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(16 traveller reviews)

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Quiet village location with sea views
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Very Nice Relaxing Break

  • 5 of 5

Good location. Within walking distance of Beach, Shop and Pub/Restaurant. Handy for Pembroke Coastal Path. Well laid out accommodation. Modern, Spotless and Well equipped. We had a really nice holiday in Broad Haven and we would recommend Vilu Reef as a nice place to stay. Lovely people too!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Wow. Like home from home now. Just gorgeous

  • 5 of 5

We loved returning and looked forward to seeing Sue and Roger again. Vilu Reef was just as we remembered, clean, well equipped, comfortable, light and airy and now has the benefit of opening patio doors so you can appreciate the stunning view. The garden is a joy and we would have loved to sit out and enjoy it more but either the weather was not accommodating or we were at the beach, enjoying the odd day of sun. We wish we lived nearer and could visit more often, and have regular chats with Sue and Roger. We will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Home sweet (second) home!

  • 5 of 5

Having had the pleasure of spending three weeks in Broad Haven we can highly recommend Vilu Reef cottage that has become some sort of second home during our stay.

During our holiday planning George was very kind keeping the cottage available after we had been let down by “flybe” and had to change for Bristol Airport as well as our day of arrival and departure (Sunday instead of Saturday) . So thanks to George’s kind support the planning and booking process went very smoothly. Finding Vilu Reef cottage was no problem at all.

Upon our arrival we found what the photos in the internet had promised: a very cosy and clean modern cottage with a small garden and wonderful views across St. Brides Bay from the upper floor. In the well equipped kitchen the fridge revealed a nice welcome present (welsh cakes and a bottle of wine).

On site we met George’s parents – Sue and Roger – who gave us a warm welcome and during our whole stay were lovely hosts.

Vilu Reef being situated almost at the end of a quiet lane (Trafalgar Terrace approximately 50 metres behind the Old Coastguard Station ), it is a 3 minutes’ walk down the hill to the beach and the village shop which is next to the Galleon Pub. At low tide it is 5 more minutes to walk across the beach to reach Little Haven where there are three pubs to enjoy a meal (we recommend the St. Brides Inn; the fish and chips at the Castle was ok). At Broad Haven, the Galleon Pub also proved a nice place to spend the evening and to have a good meal (whereas the food at the Ocean Restaurant was disappointing).

Broad Haven is a good place to start coastal walks and journeys across Pembrokeshire. The Dale Peninsula and Marloes are nearby; so are St. Davids (go to the Cwtch for an early evening diner!) and its peninsula as well as the southern coast in and around Manorbier (Barafundle Bay, Stackpole [enjoy a meal at the Stackpole Inn!], Tenby …). We even did a day trip to wonderful Powis Castle near Welshpool. Apart from that we fell for Maria’s cooking skills at Picton Castle restaurant (Friday evening from 6 to 8 pm is Tapas’ night!).

Wherever we went, when returning in the evening we were welcomed by the cosy Vilu Reef cottage – a place worth staying!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely property with a great view!

  • 5 of 5

Vilu Reef was a great place to stay, not far to walk to the centre of Broad Haven and of course the lovely beach but situated down the lane which was nice and quiet and made for a relaxing week. The set up was great with the upstairs making the most of the amazing view over the bay and Sue and Roger were wonderful hosts.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very cosy and we'll equipped

  • 5 of 5

George was extremely helpful during the booking process and all went smoothly including finding the property.

Vilu Reef is extremely well equipped including those annoying things like washing up liquid and bin bags were provided.

A nice touch were the mince pies, milk and tea bags too..

It easily deserved the 5 stars.

There was a nice view of the sea from the lounge window.

The village shop is only a short walk away as are the 2 village pubs.

The Galleon pub is now under refurbishment so cannot comment but it was more of a traditional pub that the others in Broad and Little Haven.

The Ocean Bar and Cafe was always vertical friendly. The food here was always good quality and hot. Not like the Castle in Little Haven where the food is served on cold plates.

Little Haven is a short walk away.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous little find!

  • 5 of 5

Booked this property for my 'senior' parents who are quite fussy. From the outset the owners could not have been more helpful - answering all my questions and supplying helpful additional info (right down to local bus timetables - to help with my mom's mobility issues). My parents were impressed with the very high standards of decor, cleanliness and comfort, not to mention the fabulous setting. They even found the 'upside-down' layout very practical and beneficial. Unfortunately they had to cut their stay short due to unforseen circumstances which again the owners were very gracious about and even contacted me to check my mom & dad had got home safely. Highly recommended A*

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
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Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
14 February, 2018

About George

We are a local family that has lived in Broad Haven for over 30 years.

We love the clean sandy beaches that Pembrokeshire has to offer as well as the country side walks with the dog.

Our family is well known in the community with Father and son on local coastguard and RNLI crews.

George purchased this cottage in 2012

Why George chose Broad Haven

Vilu Reef is in a perfect setting, just on the edge of the village of Broad Haven. Its close enough but far enough away if you fancy just a quiet day relaxing in the sunshine.

Vilu Reef is set in a quiet location with rolling fields to one side and trees to another . There is a special feeling to the surroundings.

What makes this cottage unique

There are outstanding sea views from the living area.


Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Broad Haven
Car: recommended


Manor park

Folly farm



Coastal path


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Broad Haven, Pembrokeshire

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Nightly Rate
6 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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