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Morgan's Cottage Has One Of The Best Positions In Dale Right On The Water's Edge

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Cottage in Dale, Nr. Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire - The Living Room Looks Across The Bay, And You Can Fall Asleep To The Sounds Of The Sea

Morgan's Cottage has been recently refurbished, with central heating and a new kitchen. It is a family cottage not a de luxe rental and is subject to the usual effects of the wind and the sea! We hope the new heating will keep the cottage warm and cosy in the winter months. It has 2 double bedrooms and 2 twins. The living room has a wood burning stove and windows that look across the Gann, the beach and the pontoon. The small patio is a sun-trap in the afternoon. There is space for 2-3 cars. For basic provisions the local shop is just around the corner. The Griffin Inn, which serves food, is a short walk along the sea-wall. The Yacht Club across the street has a decent restaurant. Around the corner, Dale Sailing hires out windsurfers, dinghies, canoes etc and gives lessons.


Owner
Caroline Keeble
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 August, 2017

About Caroline Keeble

Morgan's Cottage has been in the same family since before the war, and we are now in the fifth generation of family coming to Dale. Three of the houses along ‘the Brig’ date from the eighteenth century, when Dale was considerably bigger than it is now, with a busy port. Before our grandfather bought the cottage from the Dale Castle Estate in 1939, it was a Post Office and shop run by Polly Morgan. It is named after her.

Caroline Keeble purchased this cottage in 1949

Why Caroline Keeble chose Wales

My mother and her brother and sisters were evacuated to Dale during the WWII where they had spent previous family holidays. When the cottage became available, because of its wonderful position, our grandfather bought it, and rebuilt it after the war to be the family holiday home.

What makes this cottage unique

The property is right on the sea and overlooks the bay which is perfect for sailing, swimming, canoeing and fishing; the coastal path runs right past it; it's in the heart of the tiny village, a pebble's throw from the Griffin Inn which is the social centre; and it's a short walk to West Dale where there is a sandy beach and good surfing. Milford Haven and Haverfordwest (for shopping) are both about a 20 minute drive away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"One of the best places we've stayed in and by far in the best location."



"Beautiful house, friendly locals, amazing views and lovely walks - fantastic place!"



"Love the house, feels like home."



"The magic of Dale never fails. A wonderful, restful and comfortable stay at Morgan's Cottage."



"Our second visit in 6 months!! We love Morgan's Cottage and Dale."



"Fantastic time, what an amazing location and we were blessed with gorgeous weather. Lot's of sailing and sea action, good food and company. Dale sailing were great with coping with all sailing abilities and needs!"



"Inside: great home from home, all we could need. Outside: location, location, location in all weathers. Lot's of walks, crabbing, windsurfing, kayaking... shame we have to pack up and leave."



What a special place- a beautiful house with a lot of warmth- we loved it!
Jan 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Pembrokeshire in Wales

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • - Bathroom with stand-up shower and separate wc and basin. - Separate wc and basin. - Outside shower and separate wc, with covered access.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: - Master bedroom with double bed - Bedroom 2 with double bed in attic - Bedroom 3 with twin beds - Bedroom 4 with twin beds in attic. Can also act as a playroom.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The second shower room/WC is situated outside the house but connected to the house. There is a third WC in the house. The telephone should only be used for incoming and local calls. This is a no-smoking cottage. Although the "pets" box is ticked, we have one dog only policy per visit; and they should not be allowed in the bedrooms or on the furniture. Outside: The cottage is separated from the sea by a path and the wall. There is a small patio that catches the afternoon sun. The flat roof at the back can be used for drying wetsuits. There is parking behind the cottage for three cars. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen are supplied. (Towels not to be used on the beach.) There is a small travel cot but we do not provide the bedding. The Cottage is cleaned after every guest's departure.

Reviews

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Morgan's Cottage Has One Of The Best Positions In Dale Right On The Water's Edge
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5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Clean and beautiful house. A definite recommendation from us xx

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. Come back again sometime Amy!
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Outstanding views from a tastefully decorated not entirely comfortable Cottage.

  • 4 of 5

I would love to be the owner of this cottage. However as a visitor I found a conflicting array of opinions as I tried to write an honest review.

We were a party of six. The couple who had the main bedroom on the first floor loved it. The couple who had the twin bedroom on the ground floor found the outside toilet and shower chilly and most incovienient at night.

My husband and I shared the top floor. Due to the shape of the eaves we came home with a few bruises after banging our heads on the very low rafters many times. It was also inconvienient to visit the toilet at night as we had to go down two short flights of stairs.

We, however are in our sixties and so younger visitors would perhaps not be troubled by these issues.

The sitting room was comfortable and tastefully decorated. The ground floor kitchen superbly equipped and roomy.

The location and the views were beautiful. The pub( The Griffin) served the freshest of fish and was only a few yards away.

If I could guarantee the use of the first floor bedroom I would certainly visit again.

We had a relaxing and delightful weekend . This review is as honest as I could make it.

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Geoffrey Thank you for your "honest" review! We do try to make it clear on the website what the bathroom situation is and know it is not perfect. The cottage, as you probably read has been in the family for more than 70 years and remains essentially a family holiday home and has some characteristics that aren't ideal. I hope nevertheless that you enjoyed your stay and you had some nice weather. Kind regards Caroline Keeble
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5

Comfortable and Spacious Family Home

  • 5 of 5

Morgans Cottage was perfect for our family reunion. Enough space for all, lovely kitchen diner with large table, log burner in the lounge made for cosy evenings in.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay!
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5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic long weekend here. Amazing location! Very comfortable cottage. We are already planning our return trip!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so pleased you enjoyed it!
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5

Outstanding location

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at Morgan's cottage. The house is spectacular and the location is stunning. It is lovely to wake up to the sound of the waves lapping against the sea wall.

We had a lovely time and the locals at the pub made us welcome. We will deffinatley be coming back.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Did what it said on the tin.

  • 5 of 5

An excellent warm & comfortable property right on the sea with a very good pub a short stagger from the door.The owners description /photos are spot on & I would be happy stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
110 Miles
Cardiff
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
The Griffin
Nearest Ferry
18.5 Miles
Pembroke Dock
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Milford Haven
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Haverfordwest
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
A40
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Dale Yacht Club
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Dale
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

The cottage is on the coastal path of the Pembrokeshire National Trust and is ideal for walkers all year round.

Coast/Beach:

Morgan’s Cottage lies on the road going up to Dale Fort and is on the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Dale has a pebble beach, though low tide reveals the sand. The pontoon is always full of children crabbing or jumping into the sea. There are fantastic beaches within a short distance: West Dale (15 mins walk) Marloes Sands (voted one of the best beaches in the Britain - 10 mins drive and 10 mins walk) and Watwick (30 mins coastal path walk, or 10 mins drive and 5 mins walk) .

Travel:

Dale is about 25 mins drive from Haverfordwest and 20 minutes from Milford Haven, both of which have stations. It takes about 4.5 hours from London (M4, A48 and A40) and 3.5 hours from Birmingham (M5, M4, 48, A40).

Distances:

Marloes is about 10 mins drive. Haverfordwest about 25 mins, and Milford Haven 20. Little Haven and Broad Haven take about 30 mins and the surfing beach at Newgale a little longer. Pembroke Castle and St David's are an hour away.

Further Details:

Dale has a small shop, a café and a restaurant. About 3 miles away, Marloes has a village shop. Both Haverfordwest and Milford Haven have supermarkets, other shopping and banks.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer Peak
7 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 7 nights
£1,800
 
 
Late Summer
1 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
 
 
Autumn Off Peak
29 Sep 2017 - 12 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
 
 
Autumn Half Term
13 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
 
 
Winter Off Peak
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
 
 
Christmas & New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 25% on booking with the balance to be paid at least two calendar months before the date of the holiday.

Changeover Day:
FRIDAY. Arrive: 4.00pm. Leave: 10.00am.
NB: Except half terms where if necessary we will try to arrange it for a Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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