As featured in Good Housekeeping Magazine "Sleeping up to 10, with outstanding views across the lagoon to the sea, Pickleridge View is a large semi-detached house with a very fresh, crisp style of its own. As well as a well-equipped kitchen that’s great for cooking for crowds, there are two comfortable sitting rooms, so one can be designated as a TV, games or teenagers’ area while the other is set aside for quieter pursuits, such as reading or taking an afternoon nap after a busy day out on the water. The ragged, naturally sculpted coastline of Pembrokeshire offers not only scenic beauty, but glorious flowers and hordes of sea birds including puffins, cormorants, shags, oyster catchers, choughs, guillemots and razorbills. As well as bracing walks along the coast path, Pickleridge View gives easy access to St David’s Cathedral and Bishop’s Palace, whale and dolphin-spotting boat trips, the sailing and windsurfing school at Dale, sweeping sandy beaches and the village pub is just a walk away."
A delightful semi-detached house, beautifully renovated and extended, Pickleridge View is set on the road overlooking the lagoon and seashore just outside Dale; finished to a very high standard, in a contemporary style with wooden and tiled floors throughout. The 2 lounges have luxurious sofas and fantastic views out over the water - which teams with bird and wildlife, both have sliding doors out onto a split level paved patio where you can sit and soak up the view.
The open plan kitchen and sun room style dining space is light and airy, French doors open to a rear paved patio with steps to the large enclosed, rear lawned garden giving plenty of space for children to play. The downstairs twin room has French doors opening out to a lower patio at the back of Pickleridge View, with farmland views. The quality bedrooms with crisp white linen are a welcoming retreat, in 2 of the double rooms you can lie in bed and watch the sun twinkle on the water. Admire the sea views from the Juliette balcony that is accessed via French doors from the standard double room.
The sheltered harbour in Dale is popular with sailing enthusiasts with a sailing and windsurfing school to perfect your skills. There is a village pub - The Griffin in Dale itself all within walking distance, while the beautiful beaches of West Dale and Marloes Sands are nearby or join The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path across the road and explore more of this stunning coastline. A visit to Skokholm and Skomer Islands to see the Puffins is a must.
A wonderful holiday home for families and friends to enjoy.
Up to 50% discount for smaller parties outside school holidays on request (subject to dates and party size). This discount cannot be booked online, so please call 01437 767600 for further information.
Things to do:
Filming Locations Film buffs can visit local beaches where blockbuster movies have been filmed. Freshwater West - Harry Potter Deathly Hallows I & 2, Robin Hood Prince of Thieves. Marloes Sands - Snow White and the Huntsman.
Kayaking Sea kayaking is a growing popular sport in Pembrokeshire. The 1.4 mile long tidal creek of Sandy haven (high tide line is 50 meters from Pickleridge View) is an ideal sheltered place to take out children as the shore is never far away. For the more experienced kayaker there is the shore of the Milford Haven Waterway to explore. Immediately west of the entrance to Sandy Haven creek there are three secluded beaches backed by tall cliffs that are accessible only by boat from the sea. If Great Castle Head is rounded then the sands of Lindsway Bay lie ahead, but being opposite to the two-mile wide entrance to the Milford Haven Waterway, are exposed to some Atlantic swell and there is often a surf running on the beach which makes landing and getting off an interesting experience. At high tide there is a mile long section of seacliffs to the east of Sandy Haven to explore for interesting items along the high tide line. To paddle along these cliffs in a summer fog is interesting as many of the rocks have Cormorants perched on them and they loom unexpectedly out of the sea mist. (The beach at Kilroon Bay makes a good stopping place to stretch legs).
Sea Fishing The western headlands from Freshwater West in the south, the Dale Peninsula and especially around St. Davids provide some of the best sea fishing in Wales. Bass, Flatfish and Mackerel are caught in summer and in winter in the estuaries Flounder, Cod and Whiting. Mullet can be caught throughout the year. Sea fishing trips by boat are available through the summer from Saundersfoot, Tenby, Neyland, Dale, Solva, St. Davids and Fishguard. Short trips of an hour result in Mackerel, but longer offshore trips to reefs and wreck sites produce Turbot, Ling, Conger, Bream, Ray and Pollock. Sightings of Dolphins, Porpoise and Whales are not uncommon and Sharks and Turtles are also seen. At Sandy Haven creek, Bass and Mullet are commonly caught from the beach opposite Pickleridge View.
Bird Watching Pembrokeshire with is vast coastline with extensive cliffs, sheltered bays and exposed headlands, its offshore islands and its estuaries and tidal creeks is a wonderful place to see bird life. Herring gulls are common and their cries can be heard throughout the town of Milford Haven. Although their numbers today are much reduced from the days of the big fishing port, they are still common along the sea front at Milford Haven and have learned to spot the tourist eating a picnic and have also discovered those houses with friendly retired people. Large numbers of Jackdaws, Blackbirds, Thrushes, Starlings and Woodpigeons are common sights. Over the past few years Swans have been gathering in Sandy Haven creek and reached 22 in number in Spring 2012. Spring visitors are Swallows, Warblers and many sea birds. Summer is a good time to see the sea bird colonies. During winter in the estuaries and rivers there are Wild fowl, Waders, Slavion greebs, Great northern divers and Little egrets. Inland Peregrines, Merlins and Hen harriers hunt across the County and often disturb flocks of Lapwings and Golden plovers. Strumble Head near Fishguard is the finest place in Pembrokeshire (islands aside) for watching sea bird and marine mammals. In spring and autumn it is a great place to watch for migrating birds with Auks, Skuas, Petrels and many types of wildfowl. Skomer island is easily reached by boat from Martins Haven and has the largest colony of Manx shearwaters in the world (120,000 pairs). There are also Puffins (6,000 pairs), Guillemots (10,000 pairs), Razorbills, Choughs and Short-eared owls. The boats from Martins Haven also visit Skokholm and Grassholm islands. Skokholm has Puffins (2,000 pairs), Manx shearwaters (45,000 pairs), Guillemots, Razorbills, Storm petrels and Choughs. Accomodation for 15 bird watchers is available on the island, but is usually booked for some years in advance. Grassholm is 11 miles offshore and has the only Gannet colony in Wales. It has Gannets (65,000), Guillemots, and Razorbills. Ramsay island is accessible by boat for day trips from St. Justinians harbour near St. Davids, it has Razorbills, Guillemots, Kittiwakes, Fulmars, Shags, Choughs and Peregrine falcons. There are rigid inflatable boats from Neyland that visit Skomer, Skokholm and Grassholm in a single trip.
Ground Floor: Hall, lounge, 3 steps down to 2nd lounge, twin room, shower room/whb/wc, kitchen/diner, utility room.
First Floor: Double room, double room/king size bed, twin room, bathroom/shower cubicle/whb/wc, double room/ensuite shower room/whb/wc.
Facilities: Electric ceramic 5 ring hob and double oven, microwave, dishwasher, American style fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, 4 TVs, 2 TVs/surround system/CD player/DVD player, iPod dock, phone/incoming calls only, WiFi, towels, garden furniture, gas barbecue.
Heating: Oil central heating.
Fuel Charges: Electricity & Oil: £30 per week Oct - April, free May - Sept.
This Access Statement has been prepared by the owner for your information; it is the most recent version that we have received. This statement has been prepared as objectively as possible, however with such a wide remit oversights may be made.
Please ensure all crucial requirements for a safe and enjoyable holiday are present so if you have any queries whatsoever, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01437 767600.
The property is approached directly from a B-road. The property is accessed by 5 bar double gate leading to ample gravelled parking area (up to 5 cars). More spaces are available across the road from the property on a level grassed area. The front door is reached by 4 x 20cm high steps (Front upper patio). The back door is reached by 4 x 20cm high steps (Rear upper patio). Alternative entrances; 1: Double French doors into kitchen/diner (Rear upper patio). 2: 1.2m Patio doors into lounge (Front upper patio). 3: Double French doors into ground floor twin bedroom (Rear lower patio). 4: Double French doors into lower lounge (Front lower patio). The garden extends to 30m by 27m and is totally lawned with slight incline right to left. All patios are paved and include patio furniture. The ground floor is split level, linked by 3 x 20cm steps. Upper ground floor facilities include kitchen/diner, lounge & utility room. The kitchen has extensive worktops and a 900 mm range cooker with double oven. Lower ground floor facilities includes lounge, twin bedroom (3’ beds) & shower room/whb/wc. The first floor is accessed by a set of stairs. The first floor is split level linked by 3 x 20cm steps. Upper first floor facilities includes double bedroom (5’ bed), twin bedroom (3’ beds) with main bathroom/shower cubicle/whb/wc. Lower first floor facilities include 2 double bedrooms (4’6”), one with ensuite shower room/whb/wc. All four first floor bedrooms and one lounge have TVs. All TVs are digital with teletext and operated by remote control. All rooms are well lit with both natural and artificial lighting. All windows are double glazed. There is external lighting at the front and rear of the property, operated internally. A street light outside the property is automatically activated at dusk. Public Transport (local bus service) - request stop immediately outside property.
We’ve had an amazing holiday with such lovely weather!! The house is in a great location for those who enjoy watersports. We’ve had a lot of fun kayaking in the lagoon opposite, as well as windsurfing in the sea at Dale! We recommend the beach at west Dale – it is beautiful and very sandy! Overall we’ve had a wonderful holiday and we cannot fault it in any way. Thank you for having us!! June 2018
We have had a very good week with many activities – Swimming in the sea, sandcastle building, Kayaking, paddle boarding, sea fishing, lovely walks even visiting castles but best of all crabbing!! 20+ crabs caught. The house has been ideal for our family of 6 adults and 2 children. The children really enjoyed playing in the garden and with the puzzles provided. Lovely views from the bedroom and very well equipped. A lovely holiday was had by all!! July 2018
We’ve had a wonderful time staying in this beautiful house. It is very well equipped with lots of space for all the family. The children enjoyed playing in the lovely large garden and with all the toys and games supplied. The views from the bedrooms and both lounges are gorgeous and so relaxing to sit and admire it. The location is lovely and we enjoyed a boat trip around Skomer and Skokholm, crabbing in Dale and visiting the Secret Owl garden. A lovely time was had by us all, we would highly recommend and defiantly come back. Thank you. July 2018
Another fantastic week at Pickleridge view with 3 generations of family here again. August 2018
Had a lovely relaxing stay thank you. House is a perfect size for two families and is perfectly located. We visited St Brides Inn for dinner – Amazing seafood!! Freshwater west (Harry Potter), Newgale, Barrafundle Bay + Monkstone Beach - recommend the last two especially!! We visited Tenby, Little Heaven + had some lovely coastal walks. Thanks for the welcome gift too. January 2019
A wonderful spot with fantastic walks and beaches nearby- We have enjoyed Marloes sands/ Newgale/ Little Haven as well as the little beach nearby and Dale for crab fishing. August 2018
We had an absolutely wonderful time here with our family and friends. We celebrated our daughters christening at our family church in Milford Haven. The Pembrokeshire weather has been perfection – couldn’t have been better exploring the best beaches in the world. Lovely house with incredible views- we can’t wait to come back. Thank you for a fabulous stay!! September 2018
Lovely cottage, great location. Good weather meant we explored beaches at Broad Haven, Little Haven, St Brides, Marloes & Musslewick- all great! Lovley Sunday lunch at the Griffin and great meal at The Swan Inn Little Haven
Stunning location- lovely house- well equipped for family get together. All neccssary facilities in the house, and delightful garden;great for tresure hunts! Superb weather which made our stay even more enjoyable. Didn't venture to far, but enjoyed dale for crabbing and broad haven and little haven beaches- good for sand castles. A perfect place for a family reunion- would definitely return
Nice, Warm, fully functioning house with beautiful views all around. Good access to wonderful beaches. We have enjoyed a restful family reunion pitty about the weather
Lovely house, fabulous location and easy access to all the things we love in this area
Lovely house, very well thought out and equipped. Beds were very comfy! Had a lovely week on the beaches despite the lovely british weather (wind & rain showers) 100+ crabs caught at dale pier, all replaced ready for next weeks residents! We love this area and pickleridge made our stay even more enjoyable. Thanks
Thank you for a lovely house and a lovley holiday!
Booked a last minute walking break, arriving at pickleridge we were delighted at the house and fantastic all around views. Although just the two of us we found the house warm, comfortable and cosy. It was a big plus in making the break a good one. Thank you
3 Generations of family had a wonderful week exploring the coasts of wales. Marloes sands is beautiful and lunch at the Lobster pot Inn was very nice and much needed after a windy walk. the local pub, the griffin very welcoming, food was perfect. The house is lovely, plenty of space for 9 of us, everything here we needed for the week. Lots of lovely memories made, will be coming back with other family members. Thank you
Excellent week, weather sunny and warm, great house for 2 families, lots of space, plenty of showers and very well equipped! Sailing and wind surfing in Dale is good fun, great beaches, coastal walks and cycling - if a bit hilly! The Nest in Little Haven is an excellent fish resteraunt - very friendly - also the Griffin Inn was good.
Everything lovely- thank you - hope to come again!
We have really enjoyed staying in this very comfortable home. We have especially appreciated the marvellous views from the house. A Lovely days out to St Davids, Narberth, Folly Farm and brilliant swimming for the kids in Blue Lagoon. the Griffin and Dale are our favourites though!
We all thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas at Pickleridge View.The house is perfect for 9 guests and thank you so much for the wonderful Christmas Tree! The views from the sitting rooms are truly magical as are some of the walks nearby- stunnign scenery. Television and DVDs brilliant for our lazy days over Christmas - surround sound also created a great atmosphere. Really impresses with the kitchen - really well equipped and enabled us to cook marvelous dinners. Thanks for a fantastic holiday!
A wonderful property - a great place to be in New Year, plenty of space for everyone and everything that you could need. Walks from the property were great and we had a fab time exploring the area. The Griffin is a great place to recharge the batteries at the end of the holiday. A good walk over the headland to Marloes sands, with lunch at The Lobster Pot.
We fell in the love with the Pickleridge walks, spending several happy hours with our young grandchildren exploring the ridge between lagoon and sea. Birdwatchers note, huge range of both estuary waders and field birds (woodpecker in the garden one morning). Lovely location.
We've really enjoyed staying in this very comfortable house, we have especailly appieciated the marvellous views from the house. Lovely days out to St Davids (including Letterston for fish and chips)and narberth, folly farm and brilliant swimming for kids at the blue lagoon
Excellent week, weather sunny and warm. Great house for 2 families, lots of space and very well equipped. Sailing and windsurfing in Dale good fun, great beaches,coastal walks & cycling if a bit hilly!
Visited lots of lovely beaches- Newgale, broadhaven,dale and little haven. Lovely cottage, great garden for the kids plenty of space for everyone, cottage really nicely decorated, A great week thank you!
Just lovely, the pickleridge has been a source of constant delight to 5 year old Dylan, the stepping stones and bridge (tides permitting). My highlights were fox in the sheepfield out the back and baby swallows on the wires outside the bedrooms.
Had a lovely 2 weeks although weather chilly. House cosy and warm, everything we needed and more
What a find! Great house-great location- and lucky us we had perfect weather!
A great,great house! We may be back.....
The house proved to be an admirable setting for the annual reunion of the forrest family- brothers,sisters and other halves. Spacious, comfortable and well appointed and with a superb view over the pickle ridge- A week to remember!
Great house, really great weather(how lucky we were!) Lovely family home, accomodating for all ages our's ranged from 4 months to 77 years. Broad Haven a great beach for families, folly farm a good day out. Felt at home from the moment we arrived, please don't tell everyone or we'll never be able to re-book!! Thank you P.S- It was the best holiday ever I loved it I never wanted it to end. Thank you so much- Isobel age 11
Lovely house- great to have space for 9 of us to comfortably sit around one table to eat. well decorated and equiped thank you
Lovely, lovely holiday in this beautiful house, perfect for our needs, as we have 3 children under 5. Marlos sands was a good day out as was manor house wildlife park and dinosaur park- all in all a wonderful relaxing holiday
Had a lovely stay, house great. Really enjoyed walks around the cost path especially here to st anns head
We had a lovely stay & the place and surroundings have been great. Thanks for providing such a well equiped house it's made a real difference
Thank you very much for the christmas tree, we've all had a fantastic stay!
Thank you for a beautifuly appointed house and the fabulous view. Wonderful weel altogether, house plenty big enough and very well equipped, we hope to be next year
We've had a great week here. This is a very warm and comfortable house and easily met the needs of our families. We've been busy every day with trips to St Martins haven-great- lots of seal pups which were confused by the tids with otters and sealions! Also trips to tenby good day out with lots of places to eat. Good walk along coast path along dale, many walks along pickleridge lots of birds to see! Feeling thoraghly relaxed which makes the prospect of a return to work more difficult to take!
Lovely comfortable well equipped house with lovely views. Little Haven good for eating we enjoyed The Castle - very family friendly and good foodand the Nest Bistro for good local fish. The Blue Lagoon was fab great fun and brand new. The Black Pool Mill just down the road did a lovely lunch after our swim. The peninsula by Martins Haven is beautiful and we saw some seal pups. Unfortunately the weather this week was wet and windy so could not get to Skomer or some of the more deserted beaches but Tenby and Saundersfoot are great!
Lots of wonderful activities for all the family - surfing at Newgale and Broad Haven, Kayaking at Dale, cycling on quiet country lanes, beautiful walks on the Pembrokeshire coastal path, hearty pub lunches and swimming in the sea. Best of all the wonderful house and a happy stay for everyone. Lovely views and would be delighted to come back again soon.
We have had a lovely week in your very comfortable home. Well equipped with wonderful beds, we wont want to go home! Beautiful beaches at Broad Haven, Tenby and Newgale. Little Haven is pretty and worth a visit as are St.Davids and Solva. Griffin Inn pub in Dale is good but get there early! The Clock House at Marloes is excellent.
Have had a great time. Marloes sands is a great body boarding beach. The Griffin Inn is lovely and The Old Pharmacy at Solva is fantastic
Super house, view and location. We hope to return again!
We have all had a great time. The house is lovely and the views great. Margaret has been a great help. We all look forward to returning to this lovely part of the country.
We've had a relaxing and comfortable stay. Children have enjoyed fishing - shame they didn't catch anything!! Thank youMargaret for that delicious cake and all your help.
Extremely comfortable and well equipped. Boys were thrilled with book choices (Asterix!) and games etc. House beautifully clean.
Beautiful location, we had a wonderful stay in our lovely holiday home. You did an excellent job on the refurblishment.