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The Sandcastle

Freshwater East, South Wales & Pembrokeshire (Ref. 991641)


Coast & Country Holidays rating

  • 12 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 6 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Hot tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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11 Customer Review(s)

  • Valerie

    “We left our comments at the property.”

    It was lovely but a bit overpriced. Wouldn’t hesitate to go again if the price was right.

    It was lovely but a bit overpriced. Wouldn’t hesitate to go again if the price was right.

    - Valerie, May 2023

    Thank you for your review. You commented about pricing. This is a very expensive house to run as I am sure you will appreciate and, in order to reduce the wear and tear, we have re-priced from winter 2023/2024 according to the number of guests. We have also set a minimum price below which it is uneconomic to open. This price really only becomes relevant when booking through a third party agent. Booking direct will always be cheaper. Mike Property Owner


  • Please note: for bookings within 6 weeks of departure where the group size is less than 12 the owner may offer a reduced price; please call the Sykes Reservations Team for more information
  • Six bedrooms: Lower ground floor - 1 x four poster double with en-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC, 3 x super king-size doubles with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x trundle bed with en-suite shower, basin and WC, Ground floor - 1 x king-size master bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen, opening onto the balcony with a charcoal barbecue
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room with log fire
  • Games room
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room
  • Outside shower and pool cloakroom
  • Underfloor and central heating with convector log fire
  • Gas/electric range cooker, coffee machine, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Laundry with washing machines, tumble dryers
  • Smart TVs and WiFi throughout
  • Kayak and paddle board available
  • Fuel, power and logs for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Parking for 4 cars only
  • Sheltered West-facing lawned and walled garden with “tropical” veranda, hammock and furniture
  • Heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool with remote-controlled telescopic all-weather enclosure
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome £12 extra per day, per dog
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 100 yards
  • Note: The owners 1952 Buick Convertible is available (by appointment) for chauffeured sight-seeing trips around the area – weather permitting - at an extra charge
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar
  • Note: No jet skis allowed in area
  • Note: This property is only suitable for a maximum of 12 people including infants
  • Note: Low occupancy discount options are available on this property, please call our reservations team to find out more

The property



Overlooking the golden sands and crystal waters of Freshwater Bay, The Sandcastle offers panoramic views across the bay, backed by craggy headlands and sheltered by red sandstone cliffs.

Situated in south Pembrokeshire, this breath-taking coastal retreat, with uninterrupted sea views, allows families and friends to fully relax in Colonial comfort whilst benefiting from 21st century technology!

Picture the scene; you enter the villa through a sub-tropical walled garden and in through a laid-back verandah, with hammock, rocking chairs and rattan, - perfect for capturing the last of the evening rays - and there beyond a 6ft wide glass door is an ultra-wide open-sided living room, looking out onto a magnificent glass-covered balcony framing your very first view of the sea - right there, just metres away!

There is an access ramp down to the beach garden and from there steps cut into the bank allow your own access straight down onto the dog-friendly sandy beach.

For those with limited mobility, there is a slipway right next to the property.

On those wet and windy days and nights, the massive balcony doors close and you can enjoy the warmth of a log fire, at the same time being mesmerised by the waves crashing onto the rocks across the bay.

On those stormy days, when the conditions are really bad everywhere else in South Pembrokeshire, the surfers will put on their own private show just for you - right outside your window.

The kitchen has a 6-burner range cooker - which will please the most discerning of chefs amongst you - and whilst the home-made dining table seats 12, there is a separate table for the children if needs be.

The ground floor master suite has its own private balcony screened off from the main area and its ample bathroom sports a spa bath and a separate shower.

All of the lower bedrooms have tiled floors with underfloor heating and come with en-suite shower rooms.

There is also a honeymoon suite with a beautifully upholstered, four-poster bed and a separate bath/shower room.

All the bedrooms have wide French doors with integral blinds and sea views.

The sun rises over the sea and floods into the rooms.

There is an all-weather, ecologically-heated, saltwater, infinity pool which allows access from inside the house and swimming under the motorised enclosure in the colder months.

During the summer you will probably want to sunbathe on the sheltered suntrap pool deck with its commanding view of the beach, followed by a shower in our tiny banana garden – and all accompanied by the sound of sheep in the neighbouring field.

From there we might suggest the bespoke steam room.

This holds about five or six guests and will remove any remaining cobwebs in its 60c heat.

With a bit of prior planning, you should allow 45 minutes for this to warm up.

Suitably relaxed, why not sit out on the veranda with a chilled glass of wine and be entertained by the gannets out to sea, as they dive in search of fish.

Should you wish to join them out on the water, there is a kayak and paddleboard provided.

The recreation room boasts a table tennis and a ¾ size snooker table.

The village of Freshwater East is situated to the south of Lamphey and offers a pub and restaurant.

The 160 mile, coastal Path is a delight to walk in either direction, and nearby Lamphey boasts a (request stop!) railway station running services from Pembroke Dock to Paddington – at certain times without even changing at Swansea.

Further afield, Pembroke with its medieval fortress, castle and river, makes a wonderful day out with the whole family.

Grab your walking boots and watersports gear, and sink into the most restful of breaks at The Sandcastle!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


Lamphey 2.5 miles; Pembroke 4.1 miles

Freshwater East offers golden sands and clear blue waters backed by green craggy countryside and sheltered rocky sections. The dunes behind the beach are a local nature reserve known as The Burrows. The village is situated to the south of Lamphey, on the south west of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. You will find a pub and a restaurant as well as plenty of accommodation. The Coast Path in either direction is a delight. Walk east to remote Swanlake Bay and on to Manorbier, or take a journey west to Stackpole Quay, then carry on to Barafundle Beach. Freshwater East has a history dating back to the Iron Age, with the remains of a fort at East Cliff. During the Victorian period it was part of a busy social scene and very popular for outings and picnics. Lamphey is situated just 2 miles away and offers a small shop, a traditional pub and two restaurants, as well as Lamphey railway station on the Pembroke Dock branch running services along the West Wales Line. There are many watersports to take up in the area including; sailing, canoeing, surfing and water skiing, or you can simply relax on the beach and play ball games. With its elevated position, overlooking the bay, this wonderful destination draws visitors from all over. Pembroke is a medieval walled town about 4 miles north, with a magnificent castle, shops and tea rooms. A destination not to be missed!

Note: If 2 to 8 people maximum are staying throughout 2023, please contact the Reservations Department for a reduced rate. This is only applicable if booking within 6 weeks of the start date. Reservations - please contact the owner to confirm the rate.

This property is only suitable for a maximum of 12 people including infants

Maximum 2 well behaved dogs at £12 per dog per day

Parking for 4 cars only

Please Note: Bookings must check-in on a Friday or a Monday

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute