Well what a wonderful month we have had here in Amroth. Although the mornings have started chilly, the fresh spring air is wonderful and when the sun gets up, it is really warm later in the day. The views from our self-catering cottages here at Furzewood Farm (Amroth Cottages) have been fantastic to wake up to and I know how lucky I am to live here and never take it for granted.
All our guests over Easter enjoyed lots that Pembrokeshire has to offer taking part in events at National Trust Colby Woodland Gardens, a short walk just down the valley from the cottages, visits to Bosherston Lily Ponds, Broad Haven and the Stackpole Estate as well as Tenby, Saundersfoot and many other lovely beaches and of course the Welsh Wildlife Centre in Cilgerran, just 45 minutes from Amroth Cottages. Below we have Amroth beach on Easter Sunday, another view is looking down onto Presipe beach, near Manorbier before descending the 156 steps!!!!!!! but what a special beach if you do make the effort, wonderful rock formation and super rocks pools and really deserted. We also recently did a walk along the coast path from West Angle bay towards Milford, looking out onto the Haven and Thorn Island and watched the Irish ferry coming into port
The Pembrokeshire Coast Path can be done in stages and of course begins in Amroth, so many of our guests do bits and pieces of it and the views are spectacular.
All the attractions are now fully open in Pembrokeshire but at this time of year our guests are mainly here to enjoy the walking with or without their dogs and of course Asti, our rescue dog, loves to play with guests’ dogs on the large lawn we have in front of the cottages for all to enjoy. The BBQ house which we have for the guests in our self-catering cottages to use, was loved over Easter, as was the Hot-Tub.
News from the Farm
The grass in the fields is growing at a rapid rate with the lovely warm weather we have been having and Mike has cut a path round the fields for guests to enjoy the views, have a picnic on the observation platform or walk their dogs.
The bluebells are now coming out in the hedgerows to replace all the wonderful primroses and violets, which have been fantastic this year and the lanes around Amroth Cottages at Furzewood Farm have been a delight for the guests to enjoy.
We have had so many birds in our garden and of course the badger still comes for his nightly peanut feast, much to the delight of our little guests over Easter. We recently had a lovely Partridge in the garden but they are not common here, so it was great to see him.
Sadly one of my very old sheep died just before Easter but at approx. 18 years old she had done very well. I only have 2 left now but they seem well and happy, as do Sally and Harry the goats.
On a happier note I took on 6 rescue hens just before Easter and although they look a bit tatty at the moment, they are laying well and their feathers are beginning to return and their combs, which were really pale, are beginning to redden up. So I hope they will enjoy living here with us at Amroth Cottages and one of the children who stayed with us at Easter in a self-catering cottage, loved coming to collect the eggs with me.
The cats are all fine and have enjoyed the attention received by the children visiting us, as has Asti who is seen here enjoying the sunshine.
Enjoy this gorgeous weather, hope you are all getting the same as in Pembrokeshire , must away to do some jobs now in the garden
Until next time, Regards to all my followers , readers and of course visitors
Ann Green (Amroth Cottages)