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Country House Apartment within a beautiful listed period building - "The Oaks", Holyland Gardens

Overview

Property

Updated: 04-Dec-2016
Apartment in Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales - Country outlook within easy reach of town and a short drive to Pembrokeshire's lovely beaches.

These stunning apartments are within a newly converted and refurbished Country House - now renamed "Holyland Garden Apartments" (formerly Holyland Country Manor Hotel). The conversation provides all modern fittings in the kitchen and bathrooms whilst preserving the character of this lovely Georgian building. Both "The Firs" and "The Oaks" have a large open plan living rooms, with flat screen TV and Wi fi and with lovely oak fitted kitchens with island units. The huge sash windows overlook the garden where you can watch the birds feeding at the table as well as the naughty squirrel who usually takes the nuts first in the mornings. The grounds have a pathway to the nature reserve and woodland beyond. There is a picnic and barbeque area for you to use or just sit and relax. Within the apartments are 2 good sized well furnished bedrooms, a twin bedroom and a double bedroom with en suite bathroom, plus a family shower room (The Firs) and family full bathroom (The Firs). The Firs has an en suite bathroom to the double bedroom and the Twin Bedroom has en suite in "The Firs". Both have washing machines and dryers and a dishwasher. We do ask that smokers only smoke outside the property and happily accept children over 6 years old - please supervise children at all times especially when playing in the gardens.

Details for holiday apartment "The Oaks", Holyland Gardens, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms

"The Oaks" with its patio doors leading to the private terrace and view of the grounds has an amazing all in one room of huge dimensions and four tall sash windows making all areas very light and bright. High ceilings give true balanced proportions and make this room in a class of it's own The 18kw wood-burning stove is a lovely feature and provides good heat in the cooler months; there is full central heating too, but you will hardly need it with this super efficient fire. The kitchen area features a modern range cooker (5 burner gas top + ceramic warming plate and 2 electric ovens + grill). The apartment is very well equipped for all your needs, includes dishwasher and microwave, 4 slice toaster and use of washing and drying machines in a separate laundry room. Our apartment guests are free to wander the grounds and follow the path through private access to the nature reserve. Or.. why not enjoy a barbeque in the special bbq area and light the fire pit for a sing song.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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6 Reviews

5
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

5

A Married couple.. Discovering Pempbroke

  • 5 of 5

The Oaks apartment is located on the ground floor of this high quality Hotel conversion.

It is located within easy walking distance of Pembroke Castle yet it is set in its own grounds.

The rooms a very large and very comfortable. Large windows and French doors look over your private terrace, the lawn and the woods beyond.

Everything we needed was supplied including a basic welcome pack.

Christine the owner met us at the property. We found her very helpful and kind.

Ample free parking is available at the rear of the property and whatever time we returned there was always space for us.

We were very pleased to see a large led TV in the lounge area as my wife becomes football expert when a major tournament is on.

The property is well located for visiting various attractions in the area and Christine has supplied a vast array of tourist information to browse.

All in all we had a great time, loved the area and its people. The food we had from various restaurants, Pubs, Fish and Chip shops etc. was good

All the places we tried were listed in the apartment by Christine.

Would we be happy to return, that is always the question, The Answer is yes we would.

Thank you Christine.

Michael and Val

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and also for leaving the apartment in excellent order - very much appreciated. A charming couple and we do hope you will return to Holyland Gardens.
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Beautiful spacious apartment

  • 5 of 5

The flat was clean and even more spacious than expected. Christine and Maurice were very helpful and attentive, making our stay pleasant and problem-free. We very much enjoyed walking in the woodland nature reserve, accessible right next to the property. The weather was superb - we would like to order more of the same for next time!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always good to get feedback. Thank you so much. We look forward to seeing you again. Christine
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5

Wonderful grand holiday apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was very welcoming and immacutely kept and the wood burner made the place very cosy. Impressive in size with lovely large windows looking out onto the lawn and woodland. The owners were very helpful and placed out plenty of bird food. It was a joy watching the birds and squirrels feed especially the woodpecker. You can walk across the lawn, through the wood into Pembroke which is a very relaxing, picturesque walk. The apartment is very close to the main roads for easy access to other sight seeing trips. The Griffin Inn at Dale made gorgeous food with fresh fish daily and sea views.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Derek and Jane - we are so pleased you had a great time. We hope to see you all again in the future. Best regards, Christine and Maurice
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'The Oaks'.......Superb property.......

  • 5 of 5

This place was superb......firstly the property itself has absolutely everything you could want plus a few extras thrown in by Christine.....well fitted out clean and well presented .......the location......set back from the road and part of a large house converted into flats.....large well kept secluded grounds which have a great BBQ area...ideally located for visiting the whole of Pembrokeshire.....beaches 10 mins....Pembroke Town...1 min drive or 10 mins walk.......anyone reading this, enjoy your break in Pembrokeshire.....but lets keep this place our little secret.....

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your comments. You were great guests and we look forward to seeing you again sometime soon. All the best, Christine and Maurice too.
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Wonderfully spacious apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at The Oaks. The apartment was wonderful - huge, clean and well appointed. The location on the edge of Pembroke was ideal for us - close to some great beaches, Pembroke Castle and not far to the local amenities. The owners were friendly and very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope you will visit us again sometime. All the best from Christine and Maurice
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The Oaks - Luxury home-from-home

  • 5 of 5

“The Oaks” is a lovely apartment, equipped, furnished, and finished to a high standard. We were only the second family to stay there for holidays so it was essentially new. The living, dining and kitchen spaces are open plan and very spacious, especially the huge living room. The large windows give good views to the gardens and woodland beyond, and make this area very light – almost like being outside – especially with the patio doors open. The patio area immediately outside was for the use of “The Oaks” only, and is a real south-facing sun-trap, being sheltered from the wind. It was lovely to watch the many birds at the bird-table, including the woodpecker (and the naughty squirrel!) The bedrooms and bathrooms are of a good size. There was a large supply of logs for the wood burner, which was a focal point in the evenings.

We received a warm and friendly welcome from Christine and Maurice, who were happy to accommodate our late arrival, and were also available during the week in case anything else was needed. On arrival there were tea, coffee, and biscuits provided, milk and a bottle of soft drink in the fridge, and a bag of ice cubes in the freezer.

The apartment was spotlessly clean, and is well equipped, including details such as washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, tea-towels, foil, and cling-film. Linen and towels were provided. There is Wi-Fi internet access in the living area, and a large flat-screen TV (both not mentioned / shown on the website).

Although this is one of several apartments within the building we hardly noticed / heard the other guests during our stay. There is plenty of parking space. Pembroke town is a 10-minute walk.

We would be very happy to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

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 the plan is to put in a gate that leads 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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Royal Oak, Pembroke at 500 Metres Nearest Ferry : Pembroke Dock at 3 Miles Nearest Golf : Pembroke Dock at 3 Miles Nearest Train : Pembroke at 500 Metres Nearest Restaurant : Coach House, Pembroke at 500 Metres Nearest Beach : Freshwater East at 4.5 Miles Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

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

Coast/Beach:

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.

Travel:

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

Distances:

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.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Winter 2016
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
£484
for 5 nights
From
£97
£505
£1,377
 
 
Christmas/New Year 2016
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£612
for 5 nights
From
£122
£811
£1,530
 
 
Low 2016
7 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
£408
for 5 nights
From
£82
£484
£1,377
 
 
Spring 2016
8 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
£479
for 5 nights
From
£92
From
£112
Fri,Sat,Sun
£505
£1,428
 
 
Rate 1
27 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£520
for 5 nights
From
£102
From
£112
Thu
£546
 
 
Rate 2
17 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
£561
for 5 nights
From
£112
From
£112
Fri,Sat,Sun
£638
 
 
Peak 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£765
for 7 nights
£765
 
 
Rate 4
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
£576
for 5 nights
From
£112
From
£128
Fri,Sat,Sun
£638
 
 
Rate 5
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
£444
for 5 nights
From
£87
From
£97
Fri,Sat,Sun
£484
£1,632
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 2.0%

Booking Notes:
Phone or email 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

From the Owner

At the moment we don't stay at Holyland Gardens but live in a bungalow 5 minutes away. The renovating and conversion has been a long time in the making (over 4 years) and we are still back and forth most days putting final touches here and there and gradually reclaiming the garden. See the Carvoeiro details too - Christine just can't keep her hands out of the soil. Our plan is maybe to move here in a year or so and enjoy the garden and keep adding to its charm. We would enjoy the spacious rooms in the south facing ground floor apartment - wonderful for family parties and the ceiling will take a huge, huge Christmas tree too. We hope others will enjoy these individual apartments - they are all different and each has a charm of its own.

Property Type

  • apartment

General

  • Internet

Dining

  • Dining Area

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural

Attractions

  • 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

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2

Outside

  • Golf ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: This is a character property, newly converted and with new modern facilities. There is a double bedroom with patio doors leading to the terrace and views over the grounds and twin bedroom with the benefit of an en suite bathroom. A separate family bathroom has both bath and separate shower. 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. 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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