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Haroldston's central location in Pembrokeshire makes it ideal for exploration of this wonderful and diverse county. For example, those who are looking for a walking holiday in Wales have easy access to the whole of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path from this base. Similarly, sightseers can get to St Davids & Fishguard as easily as Tenby and Saundersfoot. Pembrokeshire's numerous attractions and events are also close by (see our new Things To Do guide).
Haroldston Farmhouse is situated 1 mile from Haverfordwest, in beautiful open countryside in a tranquil setting, at the end of a 300 yard private lane. With views stretching as far as the Preseli Mountains, Haroldston is ideal for a peaceful holiday. The main shopping area is a one mile walk away, along a country lane, although it is a little further by car, thanks to the one way system. The nearest pub and restaurant (The Glen) is less than a mile whilst there is a convenience store just 600 yards away. We think that this is important for a self catering cottage holiday and particularly for short breaks where there is no time to lose! In many cases holidaymakers are faced with a drive of several miles just to get a bottle of milk and a newspaper! Finally, Haverfordwest's super new leisure centre is also a mile away.
Additionally, there is a whole range of shops, pubs and restaurants are within a short drive (or walk if you are energetic).
The beach at Broad Haven is only 15 minutes drive away with several other gorgeous beaches only a little further.
Many attractions, such as Oakwood Theme Park, Folly Farm, Heatherton, Tenby and St David's, are all within easy reach (see our 'Things To Do' section). Indeed, Haroldston’s position at the centre of the county's road network makes it an ideal base for exploring the whole of Pembrokeshire.
The area is steeped in history with many beautifully preserved castles and other buildings. Haroldston takes its name from the nearby and now ruined Haroldston House which was owned by Sir John Perrott, in the 16th century, who was thought to be the illegitimate son of Henry VIII (and, of course, Queen Elizabeth’s half brother). However, the house was already hundreds of years old by this time and was built by the Harold family who were of Viking extract. The same family were also responsible for the construction of a large house at Haroldston West, near to Broad Haven.
If you are looking for a golfing holiday, Mayfield, a 9 hole golf course is within a mile, whilst Haverfordwest, an 18 hole course is within 3 miles. Pembrokeshire also caters very well for a more relaxing fishing holiday.
There are a selection of excellent walks in the locality, which are detailed in our own guide. The path that follows the western arm of the beautiful Cleddau River is a short stroll away.
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