Pembrokeshire Farm B and B http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk Quality Holiday Accommodation in Pembrokeshire, Wales Tue, 22 May 2018 10:40:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 “Britannia” Being Filmed on Pembrokeshire Beach http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/2018/05/britannia-being-filmed-on-pembrokeshire-beach/ http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/2018/05/britannia-being-filmed-on-pembrokeshire-beach/#respond Tue, 22 May 2018 10:40:12 +0000 http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/?p=1558

Film sets on a Pembrokeshire Beach

Scenes from ancient Britain are being filmed on Broadhaven South beach in Pembrokeshire this week.  A set of Roman Britain has been built on the beach for the second series of the historical drama, Britannia, an historical drama co-produced by Sky and Amazon Prime Video. http://www.westerntelegraph.co.uk/news/16238096.Filming_for_the_second_series_of_Sky__39_s_Britannia_is_taking_place_in_Pembrokeshire/

Pembrokeshire and its neighbouring counties of Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion are frequently used for filming with the recent tv drama “Keeping Faith” being filmed at Laugharne and Carmarthen, the new Jurassic World 2 film taking place on Penbryn beach – which also doubled as North Korea in the James Bond film, “Die Another Day”- and numerous films and television programmes being shot in Pembrokeshire.  These include “Me Before You”, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”;  the Shell House and Dobie’s grave were filmed at Freshwater West beach as was “Robin Hood” staring Russell Crowe, “Snow White & the Huntsman” and many more.

If you would like to visit Pembrokeshire and are looking for a luxurious but informal farmhouse B&B, give us a call on 01834 860338.  We have superb reviews and specialise in homemade, homegrown and local produce – with prior notice we are happy to cater for special dietary requirements. http://www.pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk

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Pembrokeshire Voted Holiday Destination of the Year 2018 http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/2018/03/pembrokeshire-voted-holiday-destination-of-the-year-2018/ http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/2018/03/pembrokeshire-voted-holiday-destination-of-the-year-2018/#respond Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:41:34 +0000 http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/?p=1553

Strumble Head, Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire has been voted Holiday Destination of the Year in the BBC’s Countryfile Magazine Awards 2018.

Almost 180,000 votes were cast by nearly 30,000 people, representing the biggest response the magazine has ever had, with Pembrokeshire coming out the clear winner in the category.  Runner up was the Isle of Wight.

With a wealth of natural attractions it’s no wonder that the wild coastline of Pembrokeshire has romped home with this year’s top spot. It’s a haven for marine life, with dolphins and porpoises often seen from Strumble Head, whale watching boat trips off the coast, and plentiful puffins and seals at Skomer.

Surrounded by the sea on three sides, no part of Pembrokeshire is more than 14 miles from the coast and locals claim to have salt water in their veins. Bask on the wide sandy beaches, trek the 186 mile-long Coast Path, and don’t forget to stop in at St David’s, the smallest city in Britain.

Judge Miranda Krestovnikoff says: “Pembrokeshire has a really special place in my heart as it’s where I had my first ever scuba dive.

“Living in the South West, it’s a firm family favourite of ours, we love that the beaches are less crowded than Devon and Cornwall but the wildlife is no less spectacular with choughs, puffins and cetaceans to see offshore. The coastal path is a joy to walk and there are so many great places to eat local and seasonal produce. A worthy winner!”

If you would like to visit Pembrokeshire and are looking for a luxurious, yet relaxed, place to stay where you feel as though you are staying with friends in the country rather than at a commercial bed and breakfast, look no further than Pembrokeshire Farm B&B near Narberth.  It is centrally located to visit all that Pembrokeshire has to offer and has been inspected and selected by Sawday’s Special Places to Stay.  We have superb reviews and specialise in homemade, home grown and top quality Pembrokeshire produce and, with prior notice, are happy to cater for gluten-free, dairy free or vegetarian diets.  Do give us a call on 01834 860338. http://www.pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk

 

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Another Certificate of Excellence for Pembrokeshire Farm B&B http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/2018/03/another-certificate-of-excellence-for-pembrokeshire-farm-bb/ http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/2018/03/another-certificate-of-excellence-for-pembrokeshire-farm-bb/#respond Wed, 14 Mar 2018 12:45:25 +0000 http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/?p=1550

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence awarded to Pembrokeshire Farm B&B for 4th year running

Pembrokeshire Farm B&B at Caermaenau Fawr, a small, luxury B&B near Narberth, has won another accolade to add to its ever growing list of awards.

The bed and breakfast, which opened in 2014, has been awarded the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for the fourth year running.

The B&B has been inspected and selected by Sawday’s Special Places to Stay and has been the recipient of other prestige awards including the Booking.com 10/10 Award of Excellence for all three years it was a member and the Gohotels Outstanding Service Award.

Carol Peett, who owns the B&B with her husband, Rayner, said: “We are over the moon to win this important award for the fourth year running as it reflects the consistently superb reviews we receive from our guests on Tripadvisor. We are only a small, two room B&B and the wonderful guest feedback, reinforced by the fact that we are getting more and more repeat business, makes all our hard work worthwhile”.

“At Pembrokeshire Farm B&B we specialise in homemade, home grown and top quality Pembrokeshire produce and love to showcase all that Pembrokeshire has to offer to guests from all around the world. Recent guests here have come from the USA, Canada, Holland, Italy, France as well as the UK and we are proud to have had one of Wales’s biggest rugby stars staying here. Attention to detail and customer satisfaction are key here and we are happy to cater for guest’s special dietary requirements and like them to feel totally at home; as though they are staying with friends in the country rather than at a commercial B&B. Guests are welcome to relax in the garden with a cup of tea and some homemade cake in Summer or, in Winter, curl up with a book in front of a roaring log fire. It is that ”home from home” ethos, together with the freshly baked soda bread and cakes, homemade preserves and honey from our own bees that is much remarked upon in our guests’ reviews. Another draw are our three donkeys who play the starring role in many of our guests’ holiday photographs”.

Caermaenau Fawr was Carol’s childhood home which she inherited along with the three donkeys from her parents, Richard and Felicity Lewis, in 2012.
If you are coming to Pembrokeshire on holiday or for a weekend away or short break, do give Pembrokeshire Farm B&B a call on 01834 860338. http://www.pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk

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Pembrokeshire Farm B&Bs’ Favourite Gluten & Dairy Free Recipes http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/2018/02/pembrokeshire-farm-bbs-favourite-gluten-dairy-free-recipes/ http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/2018/02/pembrokeshire-farm-bbs-favourite-gluten-dairy-free-recipes/#respond Tue, 27 Feb 2018 14:34:12 +0000 http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/?p=1544

Clementine cake

We have received a request from one of our recent guests with a gluten and dairy intolerance to share our recipes for some of her favourite things she enjoyed whilst staying here. Of course we are happy to oblige so here are our receipes for a gluten and dairy free cake and loaf of bread.

Clementine Cake
3 medium clementines
6 large eggs
225 gs castor sugar
250g ground almonds
1 tsp gluten free baking powder

Place the clementines in cold water to cover them, bring to the boil and then simmer for 2 hours. Drain, cool, cut in half and remove pips. Blitz them in a food processor.
Grease (using Pure sunflower spread) and double line an 8” tin.
Beat eggs, sugar, almonds and baking powder together and then beat in blitzed clementines. Bake for 1 hour in medium oven – check half waay through and cover with foil or greaseproof paper if top is beginning to catch.

Gluten & Dairy Free Bread
210 ml warm water
2 tsp dried yeast
3 tblsp sunflower oil
1 tblsp cidar vinegar
1 egg & 1 egg white
280 g gluten free bread flour
2 tsp xanthum gum
Half tsp salt

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Let it stand until creamy (approx 10 minutes)
Add oil, vinegar, egg and egg white to yeast.
Place flour, gum and salt in a stand mixer with paddle blade on. Stir on low speed and gradually add the liquid. Once all added, turn up to medium speed and mix until smooth.
Grease a 900g loaf tin (21cmx11cm) with Pure. Pour in mixture and smoth the top. Cover with a clean tea towel and place in a warm place to rise (airing cupboard or by the Aga) for one hour. Once it has doubled in size bake for 45 minutes.
Remove from tin onto a cooking rack and cover with a clean tea towel until cool.

If you enjoy good, homemade food and are looking for a relaxed yet luxurious B&B in Pembrokeshire where you are made to feel as though you are staying with friends in the country rather than at a commercial premises, give Pembrokeshire Farm B&B near Narberth a call on 01834 860338. We are centrally located to explore everything Pembrokeshire has to offer, have superb reviews from our guests and have been inspected by, and included in, Sawday’s Special Places to Stay

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Barafundle Bay, Pembrokeshire – One of Britain’s Best Beaches http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/2018/02/barafundle-bay-pembrokeshire-one-of-britains-best-beaches/ http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/2018/02/barafundle-bay-pembrokeshire-one-of-britains-best-beaches/#respond Sat, 24 Feb 2018 17:20:35 +0000 http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/?p=1542

Barafundle, Pembrokeshire – voted one of the best beaches in Britain

Barafundle Bay in Pembrokeshire is amongst the UK top 10 of the Travellers’ Choice Awards for Beaches – announced by TripAdvisor. It is one of 3 Welsh beaches named in the Top 10.

The remote, white sand, beach which is accessed by following the coast path for half a mile across the cliffs from Stackpole Quay is no stranger to awards, however. Last year it was included in a list of the top 25 beaches across the globe, beating Sydney’s Bondi and the iconic Copacabana in Rio, by Passport Magazine – an online magazine which covers travel, culture, style and adventure.

Barafundle has also been voted the best place in the UK to have a picnic numerous times; winning the overall award for the UK in National Picnic Week in 2014 as well as, amongst others, awards from Visit Britain, Country Life Magazine and Conde Naste Traveller.

If you would like to visit Barafundle Bay and the numerous other superb beaches in Pembrokeshire and are looking for a luxurious yet relaxed farmhouse B&B in which to stay, then look no further than Pembrokeshire Farm B&B, near Narberth. We have exceptional reviews from our guests and have been inspected and selected by Sawday’s Special Places to Stay so do give us a call on 01834 860338.

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g1022657-d6456825-Reviews-Pembrokeshire_Farm_B_B-Narberth_Pembrokeshire_Wales.html

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Great Places to Eat in Pembrokeshire That Don’t Cost a Mint http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/2018/02/great-places-to-eat-in-pembrokeshire-that-dont-cost-a-mint/ http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/2018/02/great-places-to-eat-in-pembrokeshire-that-dont-cost-a-mint/#respond Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:47:51 +0000 http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/?p=1536

There are wonderful restaurants, pubs & cafes around Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire has become a top foodie destination with superb top end restaurants such as The Grove, Narberth where you can sample the delights of top chef, Allister Barsby and Coast with chef Thomas Hine in the kitchen. However, there are also numerous pubs and cafes around Pembrokeshire serving delicious food for all budgets such as The Shed, Porthgain, The Courtyard Restaurant at Picton Castle and Plum Vanilla and Ultracomida in Narberth.

If you are looking for a luxurious yet relaxed farmhouse B&B which is centrally located to explore all that Pembrokeshire has to offer, then look no further than Pembrokeshire Farm B&B, near Narberth.  We have exceptional reviews from our guests and have been inspected and selected by Sawday’s Special Places to Stay so give us a call on 01834 860338.

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2012/jul/11/pembrokeshire-top-10-budget-restaurants

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Top 10 Pembrokeshire Walks http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/2018/02/top-10-pembrokeshire-walks/ http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/2018/02/top-10-pembrokeshire-walks/#respond Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:25:47 +0000 http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/?p=1533

Strumble Head

If you enjoy walking, then Pembrokeshire is the place to come.  With 186 miles of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path to explore, not to mention the wonderful wild Preseli mountains from where the Blue Stones of Stonehenge came, you are spoilt for choice.  Pembrokeshire Farm B&B is centrally located to explore everything that Pembrokeshire has to offer and is a relaxed yet luxurious B&B where you can sit and relax in the garden, or in front of a roaring log fire, with a cup of tea and a slice of homemade cake after a long walk.  We have been inspected and selected by Sawday’s Special Places to Stay and have superb reviews from our guests so do give Rayner and Carol a call on 01834 860338.

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2012/jul/11/top-10-pembrokeshire-walks

 

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Pembrokeshire Farm B&B – A Paradise for Wildlife Lovers http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/2018/02/paradise-for-wildlife-lovers/ http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/2018/02/paradise-for-wildlife-lovers/#respond Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:18:02 +0000 http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/?p=1527

Woodpecker feeding its young at Pembrokeshire Farm B&B

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.

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Pembrokeshire up for Top Holiday Destination Award http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/2018/01/pembrokeshire-up-for-top-holiday-destination-award/ http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/2018/01/pembrokeshire-up-for-top-holiday-destination-award/#respond Mon, 29 Jan 2018 10:57:02 +0000 http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/?p=1519

Barafundle, Pembrokeshire – voted one of the best beaches in the world

The Pembrokeshire Coast as been shortlisted for the Award for the Top Holiday Destination of 2018 by Countryfile Magazine.

Following suggestions by the public of their favourite holiday locations, a panel of experts shortlisted Pembrokeshire in the Holiday Destination of the Year category which will be decided by a public vote, open until 5th March.

Countryfile noted: “With inviting beaches and a wild coastline, along with cetacean spotting from Strumble Head, puffins on Skomer and the smallest city in Britain at St Davids, Pembrokeshire has the lot” whilst judge Miranda Krestovnikoff commented: “Wildlife, wildlife, wildlife, plus a stunning coastline, incredible birdlife, beautiful beaches that aren’t as busy as they are in Cornwall – it’s just wall to wall wonder”.

If you would like to come and explore all that Pembrokeshire has to offer, then do come and stay at Pembrokeshire Farm B&B, near Narberth.  We have been visited and recommended by the “Sawday’s Special Places to Stay” Guide and hold a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence amongst other awards.  We specialise in homemade, home grown and local produce and, with prior notice, are happy to cater for gluten free or vegetarian diets.  Ring Rayner or Carol on 01834 860338 or visit our website at www.pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk

 

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Witches at Carew Castle! http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/2018/01/witches-at-carew-castle/ http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/2018/01/witches-at-carew-castle/#respond Mon, 29 Jan 2018 10:13:52 +0000 http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/?p=1515

Carew Castle, setting for “A Discovery of Witches”

A major new tv series is being filmed at Carew Castle, Pembrokeshire.

The Sky 1 production of “Discovery of Witches”, an adaption of the best selling novel by Deborah Harkness, is a contemporary love story set against the backdrop of Oxford academia but in a world where witches and vampires live and work unseen.  The series stars Matthew Goode of Downton Abbey and Teresa Palmer of Hacksaw Ridge.  She described filming at Carew as “windy, freezing but crazy beautiful and we loved it.  The castle was incredible and we were all blown away by it and the surroundings (and the wind)”.

Pembrokeshire is a favourite for film and tv shoots due to its stunning scenary.  Other projects, amongst many others, filmed here recently have been “Me Before You” and “Bad Education” in Pembroke, “Their Finest” shot at Cresswell Quay and Porthgain, “Robin Hood” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” at Freshwater West and “Snow White and the Huntsman” at Marloes.

If you are interested in visiting film locations, then do come and stay at Pembrokeshire Farm B&B, near Narberth.  We have been inspected and selected by the “Sawday’s Special Places to Stay” Guide and hold a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence amongst other awards.  We specialise in homemade, home grown and local produce and, with prior notice, are happy to cater for gluten free or vegetarian diets.  Ring Rayner or Carol on 01834 860338 or visit our website at http://www.pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk

 

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