Our cottage is situated about four miles south of Pembroke. It is in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Bosherston village benefits from a friendly local pub, St Govan’s Inn which serves great pub food and local ales. The near bye Stackpole Inn has won the Best Gastro Pub in Wales award and provides excellent locally sourced food. The cream scones at Ye Old Tea Shoppe in the village are also highly recommended!
At the main entrance to the cottage is a country track where you can walk to the village centre. A new stretch of the Wales Coast Path called The Castlemartin Range Bumblebee Conservation Trail can also be accessed. This footpath passes the rear boundary of Swallow Cottage and continues to Freshwater West beach and beyond.
Bosherston is an unspoilt village with its church dating back to the 13th Century. Its famous lily ponds, owned by the National Trust as part of the Stackpole Estate, are a haven for nature and wildlife. Otters are regularly spotted and birds such as choughs and cormorants are often seen. A fishing permit can be purchased from the National Trust. The ponds lead to the pale sands of Broadhaven South beach, suitable for bathing. Other beaches not to be missed are Barafundle Bay, Freshwater East, West and Swanlake Bay. Near to Bosherston, the ancient St Govan’s Chapel, built into the side of a cliff, has many legends attached to it.
The towns of Pembroke, Tenby and Narberth are worth a visit for shopping. For days out there are numerous castles in the vicinity, such as Pembroke, Carew and Manorbier. Folly Farm is an excellent place to take children, as well as Oakwood Adventure Park and The Blue Lagoon Water Park to name but a few. A trip to Skomer Island to see the puffins, or the monastery on Caldey Island, are well worth a visit. If you are feeling energetic, the Stackpole Centre just down the road can organize kayaking. For coasteering sessions see below. Surfing lessons are run by Outer Reef at Freshwater West beach.