Hi Everyone,

At our self-catering cottages that all have sea views over the Saundersfoot bay, the sun is now out, after a damp start this morning.  The sea is twinkling and from my window at the farmhouse, I can see people out walking on the beach.  Guests have just left with their 2 dogs for a walk and then lunch at a nearby pub, which is a great way to start a weeks holiday in Pembrokeshire.

We have had some wonderful weather with super early morning skies, which Asti (our rescue dog) and I have experienced on our morning walks to the Colby Woodland Gardens woods (National Trust) which are just down the lane from Amroth Cottages and the beach in Amroth.

Sunrise on Amroth beach Pembrokeshire RS(8)Sunrise from Colby Woodland Gardens Pembrokeshire RS(15)

Primroses and Snowdrops are appearing in the lanes around Amroth and in Colby Woodland Gardens, which are a delight to see and the crocus, primroses, snowdrops and daffodils are bursting into colour in our gardens at Furzewood Farm, Amroth Cottages.Spring flowers at Colby Woodland Gardens Pembrokeshire RS(4)Spring flowers at Colby Woodland Gardens PembrokeshireRS (9)

Daffodils outside our self catering cottages

Daffodils outside our self catering cottages

Early Azalea in Colby Woodland Garden

Early Azalea in Colby Woodland Garden

We get so many birds in the gardens at our self catering cottages, as many of our guests will know, and we are lucky enough to regularly see the pheasants , male and female. Early in February, we had a rarely seen Woodcock on the lawn. I had to get my bird expert friend to identify him from my photo and I often see the lovely Dipper along the stream in Colby Gardens.

This is a Woodcock, so rarely seen

This is a Woodcock, so rarely seen

Female Pheasant on the lawn at Amroth Cottages

Female Pheasant on the lawn at Amroth Cottages

Dipper

Dipper

I took a trip to the Wildlife Centre at Cilgerran, about 50 minutes drive from our cottages in Amroth, and had a wonderful day exploring all it had to offer. It is an excellent venue to observe wildlife, spot some beautiful birds or get involved with lots of activities with children. I will certainly be recommending it to all our visitors and children can hire an explorers back-pack for £3.00 a day.  Dogs are also allowed which makes it accessible to all and lunch in the Glasshouse Restaurant was superb, with an outside seating area for those with dogs.  This wonderful willow woven Badger, was a sheer delight to see, as he looks over the reserve to Cardigan.

Welsh Wildlife Centre CilgerranRS (3).

Do come to Pembrokeshire and enjoy our wonderful beaches, we still have vacancies for the week before Easter! and follow me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AmrothCottagesPembrokeshire for almost daily updates and suggestions for your holiday.

Enjoying Amroth beachAmroth beach PembrokeshireRS (6)

News from the Farm

I have sadly lost 2 hens lately, so I will be getting some more soon, hopefully, but Belle and Quackers, the ducks are fine.  Harry and Sally, the goats, are looking forward to the extra attention they will be getting from our guests, as will our cats and Asti.Asti on Amroth beach RS(1)Bella & Quackers at Amroth Cottages PembrokeshireRS (18)

The sheep are O.K. but just getting old and have enjoyed their warm shed this winter.  I have been trimming the hedges around the garden and my friend has cut the hedge that runs along the lane, as I wanted all this done before the birds start nesting.

On that note I must away to do some more, after I have cleaned out the goat and sheep houses.  Never a dull moment!!

Until next time, regards to all my readers and followers

Ann (Amroth Cottages)