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Holyland Garden Apartments - "The Oaks"

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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"The Oaks"

"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. The main bedroom has patio doors to the terrace and a king sized bed. There is a full sized bathroom with bath, shower, w.c. and wash handbasin. The second bedroom (with en suite) has a double bed and a single bed

About the property

Holyland Garden Apartments

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 kitchens and bathrooms whilst preserving the character of this lovely Georgian building. The huge sash windows facing south 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 and we have a nature "hut/hide" where you can sit and watch for birds, bats, badgers and other wildlife. There is a good parking area for our guests and a picnic and barbeque 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.

Christine Reynolds
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Calendar last updated:
21 April, 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 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.

What makes this apartment unique

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 when needed or pottering in 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.

Available Rentals

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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.


Accommodation and facilities for "The Oaks"in Pembroke in Pembroke

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 6 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Smokers can smoke in the grounds, away from the parking area and entrance. No smoking is allowed within the building (this is the law)
  • Please supply ages of any children under 18
  • Please supply a mobile number. We ask that you phone or text as you pass Carmarthen so that we can be there in good time to meet you.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Internet
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    En suite bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Normal Apt.occupancy up to 4. 5th acceptable at extra cost
  • Bedroom 1 - with king size bed Bedroom 2 - with single bed and double bed
  • Golf ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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. 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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"The Oaks"
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

our enjoyable holiday in Pembrokeshire

  • 5 of 5

The property was well placed for visiting the many attractions. It was a lovely holiday home and the owners very friendly. The area around was very scenic and there was an easy walk from the garden and through the wood to Pembroke and the castle. The apartment itself was spacious, well stocked with all the necessary equipment in the kitchen and with large windows and French doors made it lovely and light. It had a large patio area with table and chairs that was ideal after our days out. Ideal base for a lovely holiday with plenty of places to visit and beautiful scenery. Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent accommodation in a perfect location for exploring Pembrokeshire.

  • 5 of 5

A comfortable apartment with plenty of space for four people and a fine terrace for sitting outside in good weather.

A fifteen minute walk to the heart of Pembroke with it's many restaurants and pubs.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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First Class Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this property and the owners were very friendly and helpful. The apartment was very spacious, well appointed and clean and tidy. The access onto the terrace through the french doors was an added bonus with sun (when it was shining) all day long. The location was excellent with easy access into Pembroke and very central for touring all of Pembrokeshire (which has lovely coastal walks).

Although we are a couple, could see that it would work well for a family with loads of space.

Would strongly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your response and we hope to see you again. It's great to know our guests visit our beautiful beaches and enjoy the amazing coastal walks. Best wishes, Christine and Maurice
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Stunning apartment

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful apartment with everything you need for a wonderful stay.

Christine & Maurice where so helpful & friendly and do their best to ensure you have everything you need to enjoy your holiday

We booked "The Oaks" as we loved the idea of having our own terrace which looks onto the stunning garden. You can walk across the garden and take the short cut through Holyland Wood to Pembroke Town.

Nice selection of places to eat & drink, lots of beautiful places to visit in Pembrokeshire also

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again. Many thanks and all the best.
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Large apartment

  • 5 of 5

This property is excellent, we are a family of four and there was plenty of room. Patio for this apartment was great. Kids loved the back garden space to play football. Apartment in a great position for getting around, nice walk to Pembroke castle through back garden. Would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We are blessed to live in wonderful Pembrokeshire. We look forward to your returning. All the best, Christine
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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: 22-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 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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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.