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Holyland Garden Apartments, Pembroke - "The Firs"

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking



"The Firs"

"The Firs" is a stunning first floor apartment within a converted period Country House. Furnished to a high standard, the apartment consists Hall, huge living room/dining room/kitchen with island unit and a dishwasher, a double bedroom with en suite bathroom and a twin bathroom, together with a big family shower room with utility area for your laundry. The Lounge area overlooks the grounds and woodland beyond where you can watch the squirrels and birds feeding at the bird table. The apartment is somewhat quirky with 3 steps leading to the bedrooms and a short flight of stairs from the apartment's entrance hall to the living room.

About the property

Holyland Garden Apartments

** Special Offer at "The Oaks" this week!! These stunning apartments are within a newly converted and refurbished Country House. Each apartment provides quality spacious open plan living, dining and kitchen areas and have light and airy bedrooms. The apartments all have 2 bath or shower rooms with modern fittings and the fully fitted kitchens include a dishwasher and washing machine and have solid wooden worktops. This lovely Georgian building is full of character and charm whilst providing all modern conveniences - there is free wi fi in all the apartments, of course, and a small welcome pack will be provided.

The huge sash windows facing south overlook the garden where you can watch the birds feeding at the table as well as the naughty squirrels who usually take the nuts first in the mornings. The grounds have a pathway and private gate into the nature reserve and woodland beyond and we have a nature "hut/hide" where you can sit and watch for birds, bats, badgers and other wildlife There is a picnic, barbeque and campfire area with plenty of rustic seating within the grounds, for you to use or just sit and relax. We do ask that smokers only smoke outside the property and we happily accept children over 6 years old - please supervise children at all times especially when playing in the gardens.

More Details

Christine Reynolds
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Google helps for non English speaking guests
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

About Christine Reynolds

The owners are a semi retired couple who live in Pembrokeshire and enjoy many winter months in Carvoeiro. We have many friends in Pembroke, especially since running a small restaurant before retirement. Maurice was born and bred here in what is a small and friendly community. Christine also ran a villa rental company specialising in Carvoeiro for fifteen years and many of her owners and contacts in Carvoeiro have become good friends too. So, of course, we feel equally at home in either location. We both love walking the coast paths, eating out and exploring generally. We love "outdoor living" when possible and our two homes give us plenty of that. We are so, so lucky to be able to share our time in these lovely surroundings.

Christine Reynolds purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Christine Reynolds chose Pembroke

This building used to be an hotel, had closed down and I just fell for the grounds with the trees surrounding the grass with so many wild flowers, birds and butterflies. It's great that it adjoins the Pembroke nature reserve and we have our own access gate leading into the woods. The building is special - its Grade 2 listed and I wanted to restore as much as possible and convert into high spec apartments with tenants and visitors to enjoy the grounds and natural wildflowers and wildlife around. Everyone locally knows Holyland (pronounced Hollyland in these parts) and many have memories of christenings, weddings and functions being held here in the days of Holyland Country House Hotel as it was then known. Now there is a new life here but the wonderful atmosphere continues.

What makes this apartment unique

You will enjoy the spacious rooms in this south facing ground floor apartment - it is wonderful for family parties and the ceiling will take a huge, huge Christmas tree too. Think about this if you have family nearby. We hope you will enjoy these individual apartments - they are all different and each has a charm of its own.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for our lovely holidays. The apartment is beautiful. We really enjoyed our time here in Pembroke. Hope to be back soon.
Jul 2014
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Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Phone to reserve, then follow with 25% deposit, balance 8 weeks prior to start date. Less than 8 weeks, please pay in full at time of booking

Changeover Day:
Normally Saturday, but other dates in low season. Please contact owner

Notes on prices:
Discount for couples in peak season.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Pembroke in Pembroke

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Smokers can smoke in the grounds, away from the entrance and away from the parking area. No smoking within the building (this is the law)
  • Please supply ages of all children under 18
  • Do please supply a mobile number. We ask that you telephone as you pass Carmarthen, so that we can be there in good time to meet you.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , This bathroom en suite to Double Bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: This is a character property, newly converted and with new modern facilities. The lounge dining room/ kitchen is very spacious and light with huge sash windows giving lovely views across the grounds to the nature reserve beyond. Everything is nicely and comfortably furnished with good comfy memory foam beds. In all a superb apartment. The beaches of Pembrokeshire, including Manorbier, Tenby, Angle Bay and the world famous Barafundel beach are just a short drive. Our nearest beach is Freshwater East just a 5/10 minute drive. Pembroke town is easily accessible by car or on foot and provides all your needs. Bigger supermarkets are 3 miles away by car at Pembroke Dock. Children over 6 years very welcome - sorry the property is not suitable for very young children or pets.. Outside: The extensive grounds are available for guests to enjoy. There is direct access to the Pembroke nature reserve with its lovely walks around the ponds where you can watch water birds, and maybe other wildlife. Rare butterflies and numerous birds including woodpeckers and woodcocks as well as buzzards overhead and squirrels among the trees have been spotted within the grounds of Holyland Gardens. Woodpeckers and nuthatches have visited the bird-table viewed from the dining room and the squirrel is a daily visitor! Guests are welcome to use the garden for barbecues and picnics using the rustic seating provided. Wild daffodils, primroses and bluebells bloom amongst the trees and wildlife is encouraged. Spot the buzzards circling overhead or sit outside in the evening to see bats feeding. Please note that garden work and facilities are on going - we are constantly making improvements for your enjoyment. There is ample parking to the front of the building.


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"The Firs"
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 24 reviews

Spacious, light flooded and fully equipped flat with a beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

The flat lies in walking distance to Pembroke. There are nice woodlands with walks close-by. The flat has a fully equipped kitchen with everything you need for self-catering. However, there are nice pubs in Pembroke in walking distance. There was a lot of information provided for trips, eating out, and even for rainy days.

We felt very welcome and enjoyed the time of our stay very much.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We love Pembrokeshire and we are glad to welcome our visitors. We hope you will come again.
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Lovely, clean and fresh apartment

  • 5 of 5

We cant recommend this apartment enough, the overall spec was great, everything you could possibly need it had. Everything was very clean and tidy, lovely views from our big windows, watching the birds and squirrels in a morning was really nice. The place itself was very quiet, to say it was full, you never heard anybody. Also for where we wanted to visit it was very central, ie tenby, saundersfoot, whitesands just to name a few. The owners are lovely too, very helpful and I'm sure we will be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Accomodation

  • 5 of 5

Really spacious and very well equipped apartment. Flooded with light so even on the one damp day we had, it was a lovely place to be. Very convenient for all of the fabulous things to do and see in the area, especially the stunning beaches. The owners have very cleverly converted their property into the most peaceful and comfortable place to holiday - thank you for sharing it.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful, well appointed and in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the proximity to so many wonderful beaches and water sports. The apartment was well equipped and very nicely finished with Christine and Maurice making us feel very welcome from day one.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quality apartment in a glorious setting

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at 'The Firs'. The apartment was very well equipped, warm, comfortable and extremely spacious!

The grounds are lovely, with birds and squirrels frequent visitors below the huge bay windows - a very calming environment. We appreciated the virtually brand new appliances in the kitchen and laundry room, which contributed to the 'at home' feeling. Apart from one rainy day, our visits to various local places of interest and the pristine beaches, were all enjoyed in pleasant sunshine! Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. You were great guests and we are pleased you enjoyed Pembrokeshire. We look forward to seeing you again. All the best, Christine & Maurice
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Wonderful accommodation very helpful owner

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation is very comfortable - a home from home. Nothing was too much trouble for Christine (the owner). We have stayed at several properties whilst walking the Wales coastal path, this was definitely the best.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for those comments and thank you for being lovely guests. We hope you will return to Pembrokeshire and Holyland Gardens.
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Folly Farm
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Royal Oak, Pembroke
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Pembroke Dock
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Pembroke Dock
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Coach House, Pembroke
Nearest Beach
4.5 Miles
Freshwater East
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Great for walkers, nature lovers, surfers and bird watchers.


The nearest beach at Freshwater East is around 5 miles and the popular seaside town of Tenby is around 10 miles. Other beaches within reach are the quiet beaches of Barafundel, Swanlake Bay are also within easy reach, as is the well know long wilder beach of Freshwater West known for its rolling coasters and laverbread hut. Pembroke town has a tidal millpond with many ducks, herons and swans and even otters are spotted here.


For foreign visitors, Cardiff is our nearest airport. The property is great for visitors from Ireland as we are just 3 miles from the Pembroke ferry terminal. We have welcomed visitors, from USA, Spain, Turkey and Germany


Pembroke town centre is under a mile, the county town of Haverfordwest around 8 miles. Numerous beaches (and coastal towns and villages) all within a 5-10 mile radius, including the well know Tenby with its pretty harbour and huge south beach.

Further Details:

Pembroke has plenty of coffee shops, restaurants, takeaways (3 fish & chips shops) and bars. There are several banks including Barclays, Natwest and Lloyds, a good supermarket, greengrocer and butcher and all the usual arts and crafts. There is a WI market held in the town hall on a Thursday. Stop off at the information centre on the Commons (big car park) and find out about all local activities and places to visit.