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Delightful chalet situated in the grounds of the Pembrokeshire National Park.

Bedrooms 2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking


About the property

Two bedroomed beach chalet in an immaculate condition. 5min stroll to the beach

The Beach Shack as we affectionately call it ( although the photos attached prove it bears no resemblance to any sort of shack) is a two bedroom property that comfortably sleeps 4 people.

Upstairs is one double bedroom and one bedroom with twin bunks.The separate bathroom has a new electric shower, a toilet and washbasin with built in storage underneath.Downstairs is an open plan lounge dining and kitchen area, complete with fridge with small freezer section, microwave oven, electric oven and hob.

A new TV with built in DVD player and freesat box are available with free Wi-Fi. A selection of Kids games and toys are also available including buckets spades etc.

The chalet is located on the flat so access is easy and it is set in a lovely position receiving the sun in the front all morning and then all afternoon in the back. There are french doors at the back of the chalet,and in the afternoon it is lovely to sit outside on the lawn, where there is nothing but the sound of cows quietly mooing in the distance far away in the fields to disturb your peace.

There is ample parking, although the chalet's own designated parking space is clearly signposted just outside and slightly to the left of the front door when facing it.

We have made the chalet child friendly by providing a travel cot, high chair and stair gate.The comfortable and practical cream leather sofas are also child friendly and easy to wipe if any spills should occur from little ones.

We provide bed linen and towels for use inside the chalet. Please pack some beach towels with you if you are intending to visit the beach and as it is literally a couple of minutes walk away, why wouldn't you?

Finally, although this is in a holiday park, in the 20 years we have owned it we are always impressed by how respectful holiday makers are of noise in the late evening and night.

Freshwater beach is a large expanse of golden sand backed by the sand dunes of Freshwater Nature Reserve, it also has many interesting rock pools at either end. The beach has level access and on site toilets. For the active beach visitors there is a stream which runs at its southern side, ideal for small children to play in, surfing is a popular activity here as well. However for those who just like to watch, the slipway on the beach with the boat traffic is always interesting.

The neighborhood is really delightful. The newly refurbished “Longhouse” is now open on site and provides food and entertainment for holidaymakers on site. We have recently been there to eat (March 2016) and the food was plentiful, tasty and cost effective. There is a small shop, water sports rental company, amusement arcade and pool tables inside.

There is also the local Freshwater Inn at the top of a hill (a great cardio-vascular walk away!) with breathtakingly beautiful panoramic views of the bay, and outside seating areas to enjoy the views to their best advantage.

In Pembroke town centre there are many interesting craft shops and plenty of places to see including the renowned Pembroke castle, and restaurants/cafe's to eat in.

For us personally, it is the Coastal path and breathtaking scenery that are the main attractions of this area and some local walks include Swanlake Bay and the spectacular Barafundle beach. These are accessible on foot from the chalet without the need for a car journey. If you are very keen walkers, you will be happy to do these. However there are many maps of area walks in the chalet to assist walkers of all abilities.

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Calendar last updated:
5 December, 2017

About Liz

Dave and Liz live in Cardiff and enjoy many memorable holidays in Freshwater every year.

We are particularly fond of the local walks including The Bosherston lily ponds which have to be seen to be believed for their size. Also we love Stackpole quay, uber chic place!

We are a professional couple both retirees in waiting! who love to travel. We are new to the rental market so very interested in how our guests will enjoy their Holiday at our "Beach shack"

Liz purchased this chalet in 1995


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Freshwater East in Lamphey

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom is separate and has an electric shower toilet and washbasin with built in storage underneath.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , The travel cot if needed will fit down the side of the bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk Beds
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
As well as Freshwater beach which is only a couple of minutes walk away, there are other equally lovely beaches nearby, Barafundle bay is a personal favourite. Other local places of interest include Oakwood , Bluestone and Heatherton activity centre. Anna's Welsh zoo is always a great trip for the family, a personally recommended day out.


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Delightful chalet situated in the grounds of the Pembrokeshire National Park.
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Great base for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Beach Shack for 2 weeks and had a lovely time. We found it very comfortable and Liz kindly made herself available in the event of any questions and emailed soon after our arrival to check everything was okay. The holiday park is only a few minutes walk from Freshwater East beach, which is ideal for kids. Our son loved the little stream which ran down the beach to the sea and is ideal for building sandcastle moats and dams! Its only a short drive into Tenby or Pembroke, as well as being close to the beautiful beaches at Manorbier and Barafundle, both of which are well worth a look. I would definitely recommend the Beach Shack and we're already talking about going back next year!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review Mark and family, very much appreciated, you were lovely visitors and we would love to see you again sometime. All the families who visit "The Beach Shack" with children comment so positively about the stream on the beach as being a haven for children to play in, I am so pleased your little ones enjoyed it. You have also highlighted my favourite beach in Pembroke, Barafundle is a real gem, golden sand, blue seas with a natural sea grass backdrop. The short walk across the magnificent Pembrokeshire Coastal path from Stackpole quay to Barafundle only enhances the trip in visitors experience . Tenby is always popular with our visitors and a trip to Caldey Island on a boat from the harbour to see the wildlife (and to say Hi to the resident monks of course!) is a great and memorable experience. Thanks again Mark and family we are glad "The Beach Shack" and Freshwater area impressed you all.
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Nice little chalet

  • 4 of 5

Clean and comfortable accommodation and close to a nice beach. Very quiet on site when we stayed in mid September which suited us.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Muriel, I'm pleased you found "The Beach Shack" to be suitable for your needs. Other guests have also commented positively on the peace and quiet of the area, particularly important at night for visitors, to get a good nights sleep. And the beach as you say is very close and always well reviewed by our visitors. I know the weather was mixed for you when you stayed, which is unusual, although it can also be variable in September, but if you return we will try really hard to produce the sun for a week! Finally despite extensive searching we have not found your lost spectacles, I do hope they turn up for you eventually. Thanks again for your review and very best wishes to both you and your husband.
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The 'Beach Shack' is a home from home, very clean and comfortable with lovely seaside themed decor

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we had booked our holiday Liz made herself available to us with any questions we may have. All the information we needed prior to travelling was sent well in advance. The directions for travel and instructions regarding the key safe and necessary utilities on arrival were clear and concise. The kids loved the site and when we weren't at the beach or out exploring they were playing on the grassed area at the rear if the property.

Liz has thought of everything and the shack is well stocked with all household essentials, board games and dvds plus lots of information about nearby attractions.

Freshwater East beach is a 5 minute walk away which was fab as it meant we didn't need to carry everything for all day as nipping back to the Chalet wasn't a chore. The beach isn't commercialised and is very family friendly. There is an ice cream van in a nearby car park or the LongHouse cafe/bar is in the site entrance. The kids loved the rock pools at the far end of the beach. Another thing that Liz had thought of as there were buckets/spades and nets in the outside storage for us to use. There are also outside chairs and windbreaker available too.

We were lucky with the weather and only had 1 day of rain, a couple of days were overcast in the morning but it was still warm enough to wear shorts and the sun broke through by lunchtime.

The shop on site doesn't stock a great deal but there is a Tesco in Pembroke Dock which is a 20 min drive away. There is also an Asda, Aldi and Lidl in the vicinity.

Our 7 year old son Alfie is a dinosaur fanatic and my brother had recommended Dinosaur Land in Tenby. It was a 19 minute drive from Freshwater East. The kids loved it and we loved that it was pay once and all the rides inside are free. The kids particularly loved the tube slide and of course the dinosaur walk.

We have had such a lovely week at the Beach Shack, the only down side is the mobile reception was non existent on site but was ok once out and about, the shack having Wi-Fi was a big plus especially for keeping in touch via WhatsApp or messenger.

I cannot recommend the shack enough....the reasonable price and Liz being available if needed make this more than 5 ☆ . We will hopefully be back again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely relaxing week long stay at the lovely Beach Shack

  • 5 of 5

A lovely relaxing week long stay at the lovely Beach Shack

Myself and my husband stayed at the beach shack at Freshwater East for a week on the 11th of September 2016. It was a last minute booking. When we arrived we found the place in a very quiet and lovely location. The beach shack had everything we needed and more and was very clean and well kept. The rooms were very spacious and there was plenty of storage space. It was very well decorated and had a lot of personal touches to the décor on a seaside nautical theme which made it a very pleasant place to stay. Everything was provided to cook in the kitchen, utensil wise and we whiled the nights away playing on one of the many board games provided.

There was an abundance of useful information provided to us of what to do locally and it really helped us plan some days out. The beach shack is located only 3mins away from Freshwater East Beach and a lovely beach bar. It was a great location for nearby attractions such as Tenby / Penally. I would highly recommend this holiday home to anybody who wants to have a relaxing holiday as for us it was like home from home. We couldn't have asked for anything more especially at this late end of season time grabbing such sunny hot days away and we will definitely be visiting again in the future 10/10 from us.

Rebecca and Gareth

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for your kind review, you were brilliant visitors, really looked after the Shack as if it were your own and we really appreciated that. We are so very pleased you enjoyed your stay. We definitely would look forward to any future visits from you.
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Terrific location, beautiful beach chalet.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay, the chalet was great value for money, really modern and had everything needed for a more than comfortable stay. The area was superb with plenty to do for all ages.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Emily and Family, I am truly delighted you enjoyed your stay at the Beach shack and the area around and about. Reviews such as yours are very important to us rental newbies to help us understand your views. You were super visitors and looked after the shack as if it were your own. Thank you for that! Hopefully we may have further contact with you all in the future! Kindest regards Liz Jenkins
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Perfect, just absolutely perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Liz accepts that she is using a little bit of poetic licence when calling her wonderful two bedroom home a beach shack, but it is clean, tidy, modern and has everything you need for a relaxing holiday.

From the outset I was left in no doubt that Liz's primary concern was for me and my family to have a lovely holiday and made me aware that she was only an e-mail away if there were any problems (there weren't).

It is within easy driving distance of wonderful beaches, Tenby and Pembroke, and Bluewater (and many other attractions).

The property is within a three minute walk of a beautiful unspoilt (uncommercialised) beach - so it is a beach shack!!! It is even closer to the clubhouse which serves basic but excellent food, I thoroughly recommend the beer battered fish and chips.

For the money, I defy anyone to have better holiday.

Perfect, just absolutely perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Freshwater East
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Freshwater East, Pembrokeshire

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 6 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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