Really peaceful

A quiet location and stunning views make this an excellent place to kick back and unwind.

Water’s Edge Dale The Perfect Getaway

Plenty to do if you want to or you can just relax and watch the world go by

Water’s Edge Dale – the whole family will love this destination.

Situated next to the water, with the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and a beach in front and countryside behind. Our holiday cottage is perfect for families or couples alike, whatever your interests. You can bird watch from your bed while the sun rises over the sea. Sunsets can be enjoyed from the large roof terrace (accessed via a seating area on the first floor), pretty patio and garden. Water sports, fishing expeditions and boat trips and crabbing from the jetty are available in Dale. The village is less than a mile away with two beaches, one ideal for surfing.

There is an excellent pub in Dale and a choice of places to eat. Award-winning beaches, with further possibilities for water sports, are a short drive away, including Marloes Sands, Broad Haven and Newgale. Pretty coastal villages, such as Little Haven and Solva, offer a further selection of pubs and restaurants. The embarkation point for Skomer Island, with its amazing puffin and manx shearwater colonies, is a 15-minute drive away. Britain’s smallest city, St David’s, with its beautiful cathedral and the the stunning Preseli Hills are less than hour away. You might also consider the secluded beaches of the north Pembrokeshire coast and numerous historic castles. The closet beach is only 50 meters away.

Water’s Edge Dale is great base for exploring Pembrokeshire.

About us

We are new to the whole holiday letting thing have purchased this property in May 2017. It was a bit of a impulse buy. We just happened to see it was for sale and having been on holiday in Dale many time with our family. We not only knew how good the position was but also how few properties in Dale come on the market. So we just had to buy it.

Having bought it, we now have big plans to improve what is already great holiday home. In-order that our customers and ourselves can truly savour the time they spend in Dale.

What do we really want? We want people to come back each year and feel that Water’s Edge is as much their holiday home as it is ours. A home from home where you can just open the door and know you are going to enjoy a wonderful part of our country.

If you are interested in the changes we will be making to Water’s Edge keep an eye on the blog on this site or our Facebook account. Most of the big stuff will be done in our closed season but we will constantly be making small changes to the property every chance we get.

Get away from the crowds

Find out why Pembrokeshire is one of Britain’s hidden gems.

Amenities & Info

We hope we have most of the home comforts you might require but here are the key ones .

Washer & Dryer

There is a washing machine and tumble drier. There is also an outside rotary drier.

Family Friendly

There is a large grassed garden that children can play out in. Although there is a road in-front of the property it is not that busy. There is loads for children explore within walking distance of the house. The property has a stair gate if required.

Parking on Premises

There is space for two cars on the drive but also plenty of other parking close by.

Sun terrace

Lounge out in the evening sun on our glass fronted terrace and enjoy he views of the countryside or the sea.

BBQ

There is a Weber BBQ if you feel like cooking al-fresco .

Wood burner

There is a wood burner in the lounge area just in case you feel cold and a complementary basket of logs is supplied.

Bed linen and Bathroom towels supplied

All the bedding and towels for each occupant are supplied.

Dishwasher

We have a dish washer so you are not chained to the sink. We also supply a couple of dishwasher tablets to help you get going.

Sea View

Unspoiled views over Dale pond wetlands and the Sea

Dolce Gusta coffee maker

To help you get going in the morning we have a coffee maker.

Games room

We have a small games room with a selection of board games, books and puzzles. This room also contains an additional sofa bed.

TV and DVD player

In the lounge is a TV and DVD player as well as a selection of films.

Bike store

There is room in the garage to store bikes securely.

Map & Directions

Are you wondering how to get here?

Broadband Internet Access

The property is connected to BT broadband. Although it is not the superfast fibre the connect is good.

Information for when you are staying

Firstly we hope you enjoy your stay at Water’s Edge and agree with us that it is a truly special location. Regardless of the weather or season the views never disappoint.

On your arrival

If it’s cold the heating should already be on but if for any reason it is not or it is too cold you will find a boost button for the storage heaters in the back bathroom. Alternatively why not light the wood burner, there will be a basket of logs to get you going. If you have young children you will find a fire guard in the cupboard under the stairs. For both the wood burner and the storage heater see the section on heating. We have also supplied a toiletries starter pack and some pods for the coffee maker.
On the dining room table you will find two more front door keys as well as keys to the outdoor utility.
Everything else should be on and ready for your stay.

On your departure

We ask that that you leave by 10am in the morning on your final day so that our cleaner has time to do her work before the next guests arrive. Please make sure when you leave that the accommodation is tidy and also make a note of anything that is broken or lost. Also remember to check the washing machine and tumble dryer just in case you have forgotten anything.
Please can you fill-in in the guest book, good or bad. We are new owners and our aim is to improve the property so any comment would be most helpful.

Heating and water

Storage heaters
The property uses storage heaters as its primary source of heating. In the Summer you probably won’t need theses. They store energy at night and release it during the day. There are two different types to complicate things. Type one is simple it just has dots for input an output. The in input is how much energy you put in during the night and the output is how quickly you release it during the day. On the other type the input is the same but you need to read the instruction on the output as instead of just increasing the rate it uses the heat it has the option for morning or afternoon boost. Our experience is that ‘Afternoon boost’ is better if you choose the boost option. But remember they do need to be turned on at the wall switch the evening before you need the heat. At night (on the ones without boost) make sure the output button is turned down otherwise most of the stored heat will already have gone by the morning.

Hot water
Hot water for the taps comes from an immersion heater situated in the cupboard under the stairs this should already be on. You might have to run the water for a while before it gets hot. If you run out of hot water. There is a boost button in the downstairs shower room.

Log burner
You will find a basket of logs, kindling and firelighters in the basket next to the fire. The matches are in the draw under the TV. To light the fire you need to add some kindling and a fire lighter. Pull out the rod at the bottom with the brass knob and light the fire lighter. As soon as the kindling takes add one or two logs. Once the fire is going you push the rod in to control it. Remember to always close the door. There are a pair of gloves so you don’t burn yourself. There is a fire guard in the cupboard under the stairs if you have young children.

 

Power

If you should trip one of the contacts so you have no power, you can reset these in the high cupboard at the back of the games room.

Appliances

You will find another book that explains how all the appliances in the property work.

Kitchen Knives

Be warned these are really sharp so be careful! The first aid kit is in the dining room cupboard.

Bike store
Bikes can be kept in the garage. The key to the garage will be in the back door and you will need to open the main garage door from the inside. Some of our stuff is stored in the garage so please be careful.

Utility

At the back of the property you will find the utility with the washing machines and freezer.

 

Barbeque

You will find the barbecue in the utility along with some charcoal and lighters. Once you have finished with the barbecue and it has cooled down please can you return it to the utility.
Lighting the barbecue. You will find along with the barbecue a chimney for rapid heating of the charcoal. If you have never used one of these, don’t worry they are really simple.
1. Half fill the chimney with charcoal
2. Remove the grilling rack from the top of the barbecue
3. Place the fire lighter on the charcoal rack inside at the bottom of the barbecue
4. Light the fire lighter
5. Place the chimney with the charcoal inside it on top of the fire lighter and leave it for around 15mins
6. When you see that the charcoal in the chimney is glowing right up to the top you can pour the charcoal out of the chimney onto the charcoal rack and them replace the grilling rack.
7. You are now ready to go but do remember it is a kettle barbecue so it works much better with the top on.

 

Young children

In the cupboard under the stairs you will find a stair gate and a fire guard.

 

WIFI

The property has WIFI and the code for it can be found on the router. At best it is only 17mb at present. Open reach have been working in the local area but it can still be bit temperamental. We hope to get a fibre optic connection next year.

 

Waste Disposal and recycling

This is complicated so I would suggest having a look at the leaflets in the property or use he button below that shows the calendar for the recycling and what goes out. But basically Pembrokeshire recycles as much as it can. As a holiday let we are considered to be a commercial property so for black bags read blue in recycling literature. The bin men come on Thursdays and can start as early as 7:30am. So it is best to put the waste out Wednesday night.

Recycling calendar

You will have in the property:
A seal-able food caddie for all organic waste
Clear bags for mixed recycling – Paper Card, Cans, Plastics
A box for glass
A large blue bag for all other waste (non recyclable)
In the garage a wheelie bin

The principle is you look at the calendar to see which of the two week types it is. Our collection is Thursday.

On an orange week you:
Put the clear bag/bags in the black bin
You also put out the sealed food caddy not the one in the kitchen the bigger green one in the garage
The black bin and food caddy are left at the end of the drive for collection

On a black week you:
Put the clear bag/bags in the black bin
Put the blue bag in the  big wheelie bin
You also put out the sealed food caddy not the one in the kitchen the bigger green one in the garage
You put out the glass box
The wheelie bin, food caddy, black bin and glass box is left at the end of the drive for collection

 

Shopping

I think organisation is the name of the game here. By now you will have noticed the roads are quite small and Haverfordwest is 12 miles away, so you can’t just pop to the shops. You can buy some things in Dale and Marloes but it is limited.

Out and About

There is loads to see and do. Outside the window you will see the ‘Pickle ridge’ this is part of the coastal path and can be crossed at low tide. You will also see lots of birds in the pond (the water to the left when you look out the window). You should have a copy of the ‘Peninsula times’ this will tell you what is going on in the current month in Dale and Marloes.

Dale
It take about 15 minutes to walk to Dale 0.6miles. Dale is small but very nice and for children a great crabbing location. There is also a cafe, water sports centre, jewellery shop and of course the Griffin (the best seafood pub in Wales!)
West Wales Wind, Surf & Sailing – 01646 636642
The Griffin Inn – 01646 636227

Marloes
It is 1.8 miles to Marloes. Here there is a shop/post office and a pub that serves food and access to the second best beach in the UK!
The Lobster Pot Inn – 01646 636 233
Marloes Village Store, Cafe and Post Office – 01646 636968

St Annes head and Dale fort
You can do a circular walk that takes in St Annes head and Dale, as well as secluded beaches such as Watwick bay.

Milford haven
Here there is a cinema (The Torch Theatre) and bowling alley

Haverfordwest
Lots of shops, the big ones being in the retail parks by the Hospital and a Castle.

 

Local Beaches

Dale – a very safe rocky beach with sand at low tide and great crabbing on the pontoon in-front of the pub
West Dale – closer than you think. On the Atlantic coast. You can walk here from Dale by going to the back of the town past the castle and keep going through the field. Be warned although a lovely beach the currents and waves can be big here. It is a surfers beach. You can also drive to just above the beach.
Watwicks Bay – only accessible by boat or by walking around the coastal path from Dale fort. This is a lovely secluded beach.
Marloes – very popular and rightly so as it was voted second best beach in the country 2016. This is accessed from Marloes village

 

Questions?