The Clock House Marloes
An introduction to The Clock House Marloes
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Phil & Sue Twidale welcome you to The Clock House Bed & Breakfast and Café/Bar at the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in Marloes, Pembrokeshire.
Situated in the centre of Marloes village, The Clock House, which gets its name from the beautifully restored clock tower opposite, is the perfect place to stay. The clock tower, which is made of local quarried stone and stands 30 feet high, was erected in 1904 in memory of William Edwardes, Fourth Baron, Lord Kensington of St Brides Mansion and is open to visitors during the summer months.
Recently refurbished, fully en-suite, bed and breakfast accommodation offers a clean, fresh environment and a relaxed friendly atmosphere for guests. With a daily Café/Bar on the premises and the option of packed lunches for your days out, you can take time to enjoy your stay at The Clock House. Also welcome “man's best friend” and offer purpose built kennels for quiet dogs. However, for the comfort of all of our guests, animals are not allowed inside the house at any time.
From The Clock House you can walk the Pembrokeshire coastal path, enjoy the endless beach at Marloes Sands, go sailing, surfing, diving or golfing at nearby Dale, St Brides, Milford Haven and Haverfordwest or visit Skomer Island (only five minutes away) and enjoy bird watching and wildflowers on this acclaimed nature reserve, home to one of the largest breeding colonies of puffins and shearwaters in the UK.
Bed & Breakfast at The Clock House Marloes
The Clock House B&B offers six fresh and clean bedrooms (including a family room); all are en-suite and each has a colour TV, a clock radio and tea & coffee making facilities. We have 3 double bedrooms, 2 twin bedrooms and 1 single bedroom. You will be given your own front door key for the duration of your stay with us and you can come and go as you please.
We offer a full cooked breakfast but for those who do not want or like this you can choose from scrambled egg with smoked salmon or a continental option that offers croissants, yoghurts, fresh fruit salad and a selection of mini Danish pastries.
We have a spacious and comfy residents lounge, as well as a friendly Café/Bar offering real coffee, teas and a menu using locally sourced produce, where you can take time to relax, read, eat or just chat. We also have a large patio area where friends, families and pets can sit and enjoy the Pembrokeshire way of life.
In line with current legislation and for the comfort of our visitors we are a non-smoking house and we thank you for not smoking inside.
Café / Bar
Take time to relax and enjoy a cup of real coffee, a pot of tea, a soft drink, or a glass of wine or cold beer with your meal, whilst you slowly unwind in the friendly atmosphere of our Café / Bar. With a large outdoor patio area, families and pets can sit back and absorb the Pembrokeshire way of life.
Using Pembrokeshire ingredients wherever possible we aim to provide good food, a warm welcome and service with a smile. Our menu offers lunch-time and early evening meals and snacks including freshly made baguettes, ciabattas, salads, platters, home-made soups and daily specials, as well as a selection of home-made cakes and cream teas to tempt you!
Children are always made welcome and we provide colouring sheets and crayons to keep them amused whilst mum and dad take time to relax. Our Café / Bar houses a permanent display of photography and paintings by local photographers and artists and there is always something interesting to see.
At the end of the M4 motorway, which finishes just after Swansea, continue along the A48 to Carmarthen and then follow the A40 signposted to St Clears and on to Haverfordwest. From here follow the signs to Dale, taking the B4327 road, and travel approximately 11 miles before turning off right where it is signposted to Marloes Village. (This is the same road which takes you to the Skomer Island embarkation point). On entering the village of Marloes, drive past the Church and then the Post Office on your left until you reach the Clock Tower on your right-hand side. The Clock House is directly opposite - you can't miss us!
Things to do
Walking The Clock House is the perfect base for your walking holiday along the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. With many short walks in an around the villages of Marloes, Dale and St Brides you can spend day after day walking and taking in the breath-taking scenery.
Birdwatching & Nature
With the embarkation point to Skomer Island only five minutes drive away, you can take advantage of the fantastic birdwatching opportunities and take in the variety of wild flowers on this acclaimed nature reserve, home to one of the largest breeding colonies of puffins and shearwaters in the UK. During the late summer months seal pups can be seen basking on the many secluded coves around the island.
MARLOES SANDS is a beautiful, isolated stretch of sand with rocky outcrops along its length. It is rarely busy and out of season you are likely to have it to yourself! With a National Trust Car Park at the top of the beach path, you are only a short walk away from this unspoilt beach. If you are on a walking holiday, it will take you approximately half an hour to get from The Clock House to Marloes Sands. MARTINS HAVEN is a small beach which has the embarkation point for boat trips to Skomer and Skokholm Islands where bird life abounds and in the late summer months, the seal pups can be seen from the cliffs above on the many secluded coves that abound in this area of the coastline. DALE offers a sheltered bay and is perfect for those taking their first steps into the world of windsurfing or sailing. Dale has a shingle beach with some sand at low tide and an attractive seafront with many watersports available throughout the year. WEST DALE is a sand and shingle bay surrounded by old red sandstone cliffs. With its strong rip tides and powerful waves this is an attractive beach for the more experienced surfer. ST BRIDES HAVEN is a small cove with sand exposed at low tide and pebbles further up the beach. It faces North West and so is protected from the South Westerly winds making it an excellent spot for bathing. There are many rock pools to explore and the cover provides good views across St. Brides Bay. With a beautiful little Church nestled above the bay, this is a must for visitors at any time of the year. LITTLE HAVEN is a picturesque old fishing village with steep streets that descend to a small beach. At low tide there is a pleasant walk along the beach to Broad Haven with numerous caves and rock pools to explore. BROAD HAVEN offers a large expanse of sand which is popular with families and bathers. Boasting three slipways for easy access, it is great for windsurfers, surfers and other watersport activities. At low tide you can walk along the beach to the neighbouring village of Little Haven.
Watersports Sailing, sea fishing, windsurfing and diving are all available nearby. Whether you are trying these sports for the first time or have years of experience, there is something for everyone. West Wales Diving Centre offers a fully comprehensive dive service catering to individual divers or large groups. West Wales Wind Surf and Sailing - located in Dale, Pembrokeshire, offer watersports tuition, and the hire and sales of watersports equipment. It is a centre of excellence for RYA, BSA & BCU courses.
With excellent Golf Clubs at nearby Milford Haven, Haverfordwest and Tenby, the golfing enthusiast can always find the perfect course to play without travelling too far from The Clock House.
Nearby Places To Visit
CAREW CASTLE AND MILL - Carew Castle is justly celebrated as one of the most magnificent castles of South Wales. Its position is low-lying, but still prominent in the flat land around the tidal reaches of the Carew river. The castle stands at the end of a ridge at a strategically excellent site commanding a crossing point of the still navigable river.
FOLLY FARM - Situated in the heart of Pembrokeshire, Folly Farm is one of the largest family attractions in Pembrokeshire and offers a host of fun activities from hundreds of friendly animals, an amazing vintage funfair, exotic children's zoo, shows, entertainment, refreshments and more. www.folly-farm.co.uk
HEATHERTON LEISURE PARK is an amazing day out for all the family. Located near Tenby, Pembrokeshire it features many activities, attractions and Sports. www.heatherton.co.uk
OAKWOOD LEISURE PARK is one of the UK's top ten theme parks boasting over 40 rides and attractions. www.oakwood-leisure.co.uk
PEMBROKE CASTLE - A fascinating castle to visit with stunning exhibitions, relating to the castle's history, that will captivate all ages. Events are held every weekend throughout the summer months - for more information see www.pembrokecastle.co.uk
SKOMER ISLAND – a spectacular island lying to the south west of the Marloes peninsula, Pembrokeshire, it is renowned for it sea bird colonies, which are amongst the most important habitats in North West Europe. Skomer lies within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), a Special Protection Area (SPA), a Geological Conservation Review Site (GCR)
ST DAVIDS - Great Britain's smallest city located in the far west of Wales. Steeped in history, the city is a vibrant centre of activity located in the heart of the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park
ST DAVIDS CATHEDRAL - Situated below the tiny city of St Davids this cathedral is worth a visit to view both its beauty and historical past. Purported to be one of the most ancient cathedrals in the UK.
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