Silk Purse Holiday Home in Angle
Silk Purse is a beautifully converted stone barn, brimming with character, with exposed stone walls and A-frame beams, set in the heart of the seaside village of Angle in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
One of five cottages, and forming part of an original farmyard set back from the main street, it has been finished to a high standard throughout with interesting artwork and tasteful furnishings and décor. The spacious, modern fitted kitchen/diner is well- equipped and steps up into a separate, comfortable sitting room, a cosy retreat on chillier evenings. Two well-appointed bedrooms, each with its own separate bath/shower room, complete this charming cottage. A rear door leads out to a small, secluded patio, a veritable sun trap on which to relax. Three small steps then take you into a spacious, gated, lawned garden incorporating a paved pergola area, all of which provide uninterrupted rural views across a green mosaic of pasture land.
A short stroll takes you to The Hibernia Inn, the village pub-restaurant, as well as to West Angle Bay with its superb sandy beach, rock pools and its popular beachside café, Wave Crest, which serves delicious home made food. Here, join the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path for a manageable walk to explore this stunning coastline, pausing at Chapel Bay Fort and the Lifeboat Station before stopping for a pint at The Old Point House overlooking East Angle Bay. Or for greater challenges, try the coastal walk to Freshwater West and beyond.
A range of stunning beaches lie within easy reach, including Freshwater West, one of the wildest beaches in Pembrokeshire, famed for its surf, long, golden beach, and its high, sheltered sand dunes – the perfect film set for blockbusters “Robin Hood” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” in 2009. It is popular with surfers, dog-walkers and sightseers who can enjoy refreshments at the beachside hut, Café Mor, with its enticing and imaginative menu. Take a drive to Bosheston, have traditional afternoon tea at Ye Olde Worlde Café, or stop at St. Govan’s Inn for something stronger; and walk around Bosheston Lily Ponds onto Broadhaven South beach. Don’t miss Stackpole with its award-winning inn, and nearby Stackpole Quay, the start of a scenic walk to the acclaimed Barafundle Bay. The area is renowned for the variety of its bird colonies – guillemots, razorbills, cormorants, choughs, gannets, puffins and many more. Take in the Green Bridge of Wales and Stack Rocks, and the medieval St. Govan’s Chapel, built into the cliffs, before returning “home” to the comfort and tranquillity of Silk Purse. Relax for a while and prepare for further adventures in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
Ground Floor: Hall, twin room/ensuite shower room/whb/wc, kitchen/diner, 3 steps to lounge, hall, double room/kingsize bed/ensuite bathroom/overhead shower/whb/wc. Utility in outhouse.
Facilities: Electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier, TV, DVD player, CD player/radio, towels, garden furniture.
Heating: Oil central heating, electric ‘woodburning’ style fire.
Electricity: & Oil: £20 per week Oct - April, free May - Sept.
Parking: 2 spaces.
General: Electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, DVD player, CD player/radio, WiFi, towels, garden furniture.
Pets: 1 small well behaved.
We've had a super week in this beautifully renovated cottage. The attention to detail is very special. It was good to see the original photos and how "Silk Purse" came to be. The weather has been glorious considering it's February and we've enjoyed walking areas of the coastline. Angle is a lovely little village - we've enjoyed walking the beach and having cosy evenings in the cottage. Thank you.