Pembrokeshire is renowned for it’s wonderful wildlife. There are great opportunities to see Dolphin, Seals, Whales, Sunfish and Otters as well as the more common animals such as foxes, badgers, rabbits, etc. The comical Puffins, Manx Shearwaters, Razorbills and other sea birds on Skomer Island are also an enormous draw, as are the Choughs which can be seen around the cliffs.
For those who wish to relax in the garden with a cup of tea and some homemade shortbread after a trip to the islands, a walk on the coast path or a day on the beach, there are also wonderful opportunities to see an amazingly diverse selection of birds in the garden at Pembrokeshire Farm B&B.
We leave areas of undisturbed marshland and meadow around the farm which are the perfect habitat for birds and wildlife and, therefore, are fortunate enough to be able to see numerous species in the garden. A number of families of Great Spotted Woodpeckers raise their chicks here and line them up on the apple tree outside our Mallard room to feed them peanuts from the birdfeeders in Spring, before eventually teaching themselves how to feed themselves. They can also be seen and heard tapping away on the trees around the garden. Goldfinches, Chaffinches, Wrens, Robins, Thrush, Wagtails, numerous types of Tits, Tree Creepers, Nuthatches, Sparrows and Blackbirds are just a few of the visitors to the garden; whilst majestic Buzzards and Red Kites can be seen swooping over the fields looking for mice.
Swallows return each year to nest in the stables and can be seen flying low in Summer catching insects and, at night, the calls of Barn, Tawny and Short-Eared Owls can be heard around the house.
Of course, there are also our residents here which include 3 Donkeys (Frolic, Ianto and Geraint), 2 black stable Cats (CatMandu and CatAstrophy) , 2 Labradors (Snipe & Plover) and Jeremiah, our tame Mallard whose parents nest here and raise their brood on our lake each year. Jeremiah was born with a deformed wing so, unlike his siblings, did not fly off and remains living very comfortably on our duck house. He is joined most evenings by a number of other wild Mallard who overnight on the lake with him.
If you are looking for an informal yet luxurious place to stay where you feel as though you are staying with friends in the country rather than at a commercial B&B, look no further than Pembrokeshire Farm B&B. We have superb reviews on Tripaadvisor and have been inspected and selected by Sawday’s for their “Special Places to Stay. We specialise in homemade, homegrown and top quality local produce and, with prior notice, can cater for gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian diets so give Rayner and Carol a call on 01834 860338.