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4 Bed Detached House With Some Sea Views And Only A 1 Minute Walk To The Beach I

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House in Dale, Nr Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales - A Delightful Location, A 10 Minute Walk Leads To West Dale Beach On The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path

Gateholm is a spacious family house,in the heart of the village of Dale, with private parking for 2/3 cars, and additional parking on the road for a boat. It has 2 double bedrooms, 1 single and 1 twin bedded room. Central heating. An open plan dining/kitchen with double doors leads to the lounge, and patio doors giving access to an extensive sheltered sunny paved patio with large table and chairs to enjoy the sun and peaceful setting. Wide steps lead to the lawned garden with additional seating, and a colourful bank of shrubs, including fatsias, fuchsia and rhododendrons. Above this is Blue Anchor Woodland full of different wildlife, and a fantastic sea view.The pontoon in Dale is very popular for small boats and with children who can enjoy fishing for crabs. Opportunities for sailing, windsurfing and canoeing are all on offer in Dale alongside the local pub and cafe where you can relax and enjoy the atmosphere. All this is less than a 1 minute's walk from the house. A beautiful area.

Christine Fletcher
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, German
Calendar last updated:
14 April, 2017

About Christine Fletcher

I was introduced to holidays in Pembrokeshire over 40 years ago and still get the most wonderful delight in all that it has to offer. Our house in Dale is an excellent base from which to explore and walk on the coastal path to enjoy the spectacular scenery.

Christine Fletcher purchased this house in 2000

Why Christine Fletcher chose St Brides Bay, St Davids & The West Coast

We have always spent a lot of time in Pembrokeshire, particularly around Dale and Marloes.

We love the remoteness and beauty of the beaches, and the scenery as you walk along the coastal path. Photography and art work are wonderful pastimes in this area, along with sailing,surfing and windsurfing.

What makes this house unique

Gateholm is a very comfortable and conveniently placed property with the benefit of an en-suite, family bathroom and shower room.

It is fully double glazed, well insulated, and has character and warmth.

The rear garden and wooded bank attract a beautiful collection of birds. Skomer Island which is renowned for the birds is reached by a local boat, bookable in Dale.

Windsurfing, Surfing and Sailing are all on hand, as is walking on the Pembrokeshire coastal path.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great property, great location

Left on Jul 27, 2016 for a stay in Jul 2016

We had a very enjoyable stay. The location of the property was great for the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. The house was very well equipped, well cared for and spotless. We were left a welcoming note and very acceptable gifts of wine and chocolates. Responses to my questions to Chris were prompt and helpful. The best property we have stayed at over our years of walking long distance paths.
Jul 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Haverfordwest in Pembrokeshire

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Family bathroom with bath/shower over, basin and WC. overlooking the colourful back garden. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 4 with bath/shower over, basin and WC. overlooking the colourful back garden. Downstairs WC and shower room.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with twin beds overlooking the garden, Bedroom 2 with double bed and views across to the sea, Bedroom 3 with single bed and views across to the sea, Bedroom 4 double bed,en-suite and views across to the sea.All rooms have a wardrobe and drawers
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • bay
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Gateholm is a very comfortable house, sleeping up to 7 people and located only a minutes walk from Dale seafront and the amenities the village has to offer. The property benefits from some sea views from the first floor bedrooms. It is an ideal house for families, couples or friends. The en-suite is an added bonus. All the bedrooms have a coastal theme bedding, bedside lights, double wardrobes and drawers providing ample storage for your clothes. The open plan design makes it a very user friendly house, and brilliant for families with children. The property has a safe fenced and gated back patio which is perfect for children, and wide steps lead to the lawn providing another lovely area to sit and enjoy the sun and listen to the birds. A large wooden table and chairs are perfect for eating outside. The top bank of the garden has brilliant views over Dale bay. Please note: No additional fuel charges for winter months. Outside: The house has its own private drive with parking for at least 2 cars. Additional cars/boats can be parked outside the property. The front garden is full of colourful shrubs. At the rear of the property there is a secure storage area at the back of the garage, an outside tap, a washing line, a good quality outdoor table and chairs, and barbecue on the paved patio. Wide steps lead up to the lawn and bank of shrubs, with an additional wooden table and chairs to enjoy the sheltered sunny garden, with the woodland above. The lawn provides a very lovely area for sitting, playing and enjoying the peaceful surroundings. Utility Room: Fridge/freezer, sink, washing machine, iron, ironing board and drying racks, washing basket, pegs, basic cleaning equipment, floor mop, hoover, storage shelving Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen is provided, and also towels, bath mats and tea towels. Please provide your own beach towels. The property is fully cleaned after each letting. The garden and property are regularly maintained, and kept in very good order. Other: Entrance porch with space for hanging coats and storage of shoes, beach goods etc. Toy box, books and information about the area. Utility room with sink, washing machine and drying racks.Storage and shelving and access to the back garden.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

Surrey. UK

Lovely house in great location

  • 5 of 5

The house was in a beautiful place; two minutes from the harbour bay in a quiet road and only 15 minutes walk up to Westdale Beach.which was accessible down a path and had lovely views from the cliff top too.

We found the house really comfortable and warm; we all loved the views from the house and the garden was very attractive with shrubs and a wood at the top.Everything was well maintained and clean.

We visited Marloes beach and village nearby, (where there is a little store and good cafe). Just near there is Martin's Haven where seals were spotted; also up the cliff top there are amazing views over three bays where even more seals were spotted on the rocks. Up St Brides Bay a few miles are Broad Haven, Nolton Haven and Newgale all beautiful and worth a visit.

The Griffin Inn was visited once and there was good fish to be had there. The Moorings looked good but we didn't have time to go there.

We all loved the bay just out of Dale about a mile where there were many waders at low tide. It was quiet and we took photos and did drawings there as well.

Chris was very helpful and left us chocolates and a bottle of wine as a welcome. We were sorry not to meet her but she was easy to contact if necessary. I would recommend the house and area to friends and family as we enjoyed it very much indeed.

One thing we would have liked was a tumble dryer in the utility room, as one morning we all got drenched whilst out walking. In the summer it would be no problem as there is a garden clothes dryer and also a collapsible rack.Only a small moan, sorry !

It is a very good idea to get the shopping delivered from Tesco's when you first arrive arrive and we were pleased we did.

Thank you Chris for a really pleasant stay.

Susan Clay and family

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for writing a lovely review. We are really pleased you and your family enjoyed your stay and I hope you will be able to visit again. My family have always loved Dale and all the beautiful surrounding area as it has so much to offer. Many thanks, Chris
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Lovely Gateholm!

  • 5 of 5

Yet another relaxing long weekend in this property. A warm, cosy,comfortable superbly equipped house. Beach 200 yards away and, more importantly, the superb Griffin Inn with its wonderful foood 200 yards too!

Nothing is too much trouble for the owners, Chris and Phil. Thoroughly recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, we are really pleased that you have had a good weekend in Dale. Chris and Phil
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Lovely spacious house, with everything you need. Positioned close to beach and coastal paths.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this property in Dale in September 2016. Family of 7 adults. The house was very spacious with 2 bathrooms and an additional shower room. Lovely spacious kitchen/dining room for meals together.

The house is positioned close to the coastal path, you can walk straight from the house around the coastal path in a circular walk back to Dale across the fields, which is a nice walk. Lots of leaflets and information at the house to plan your trips. Sea fishing available as well as crabbing off the pontoon. We had trips to Skomer island, St. David"s and Pembroke Castle ,all great days out. The local Griffin pub serves great beer and food, but best to book as it was always busy. You can also buy prepared lobster and crab from lots of local places.

Over all a lovely relaxing break but plenty to do if the weather is OK.

We had a big Tesco delivery the evening we arrived, which was a good plan as not a lot of grocery stores close by. Huge Tesco at Haverfordwest though.

The owners were very kind leaving wine and chocolate for us!

We would definitely recommend this property and it is well positioned to explore the area from St. David's to Pembroke.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. It is greatly appreciated and we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Chris and Phil
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Superbly equipped "home from home" great location

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 5 with two daughters aged 6 & 10 and my Mum. We all loved the property, the décor was lovely (gave us some ideas for our home!) there were four bedrooms - so plenty of space for 5 of us!

Have stayed in many holiday cottage over the last decade, this is the first time I have been inspired enough to leave a full review.

Most holiday homes have just enough plates and cups for the number of people - not here- there must have been 40each of plates, cups & glasses, which means that you could load the dishwasher & use each night instead of having to wash up after every meal !

They have some toys and games for the children and a Ping-Pong table that you can put up in the back patio. There is a BBQ. The place is spotlessly clean. The bedrooms are well equipped with plenty of storage and mirrors just like you would expect at home! There are 3 thermostatic showers, 2 upstairs over-bath and one downstairs as a walk-in cubicle; one day we got back from the beach late and all needed showers to rush out for a dinner booking, I was really pleased to find that when all 3 showers were being run at the same time the water still came out plenty hot and fast enough...that is the first private property I have ever stayed in where that has happened, normally you flush the loo downstairs and the shower upstairs reduces to a dribble, but not at Gateholm! My only reservation about giving an awesome review is that everyone else will book it then we will struggle to get in so we already booked our holiday for a week next year there before placing this review!

We contacted the owners a couple of times whilst there to ask some questions and they always got back promptly and were very helpful.

As for Dale itself and the property location; really a 1 minute walk to the sea-front which has a calm inlet on Dale beach and a lot of boating/sailing/kayaking going on. Amazing pontoon at the front for mooring boats & also crabbing - our girls caught over 50 crabs in less than an hour - great fun! You can hire boats and arrange lessons for sailing etc in the local boat shop adjacent to the beach. Dale beach is very calm but not the sandiest. There are many amazing beaches within walking distance - more sandy with waves to rival Cornwall if you enjoy body-boarding.

The pub in Dale (Griffin) does great food, wine and ale and is on the seafront. Dale is like a Cornwall seafront village but without thousands of people & the Pembrokshire coast path is awesome. Enjoy!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks to you for taking the time to write a review and it will be really good to see you again next summer. Thank you, Chris and Phil
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Very satisfied

  • 4 of 5

Gateholm lived up to its description of the property when the booking was made. We were not disappointed in any way. The house was very well furnished and thoroughly clean when we checked in. Everything that we needed was provided, which made for a very comfortable stay. Well recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for writing a review. We manage the property ourselves and always try to ensure everything is of an excellent standard. Very glad you all enjoyed your stay.
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Wonderful Holiday Property!

  • 5 of 5

A spacious, comfortable and exceptional well equipped and maintained holiday rental just a few hundred yards from the beach and pub. Lovely patio area and gardens. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Will visit again soon and absolutely recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is really appreciated and we will look forward to you visiting again.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late spring 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Whit 2017
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early summer 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer 2017
17 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer School hols 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October Half Term
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Autumn
28 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
New Year
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 30% on booking with the balance to be paid 6 weeks before the start of the holiday.
A refundable security deposit of £100 is requested to be paid with the balance and will be refunded the day after you leave.

Changeover Day:
Saturday. Arrive: 3. 00 pm depart: 10. 30 pm

Notes on prices:
Please enquire about shorter or midweek breaks .

Please note: Full central heating included. No additional charges. Log fire

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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