We returned from a week in Pembrokeshire yesterday. We stayed in the caravan at Little Dumpledale Farm which is between Haverfordwest and Pembroke. The proprietors are Carol and Trevor, and they are just about the best hosts one could hope for on a self catering holiday; knowledgeable about the area, enthusiastic and friendly. They are also animal lovers and share their home with a large number (is it 7, Carol?) of dogs, mostly sighthounds. The leader of the pack is the handsome Waljan, a 7/8 deerhound. Because of their own dogs, Carol and Trevor make visitors’ dogs extremely welcome at Dumpledale, and our lurcher, Penny, adores it there.
Pembrokeshire is a very beautiful county. The coastline is rugged and characterised by many little bays and coves; it’s a place crying out for exploration. The seaside town of Tenby is a popular destination but other places such as the tiny city of Saint David’s, with its magnificent cathedral; and Pembroke itself, with its quirky shops and its castle are also worth visiting. We decided to make this holiday one where we visited many places, and managed to fit in two or three on most days. Despite how much we packed in, we never once felt rushed, harassed or stressed; driving from place to place, even when the roads are long and winding, is a pleasure in Pembrokeshire.
I may come back to this blog entry at a later date and add some more detail about the places we visited, but in the meantime you might like to have a look at my holiday snaps!