East Hook is situated three miles west of the historical town of Haverfordwest towards Broadhaven on B4341. The farm is one mile off the main road among some of the most beautiful unspoiled countryside in Pembrokeshire. The only coastal National Park in Britain and the coastal footpath is within four miles. Boat rides to access and enjoy the nature that Skomer and Skokholm Islands have to offer are just half an hour drive from East Hook. Also visit nearby St. Davids, the smallest city in Britain. St. Davids has more than enough to keep you occupied for a day. The famous cathedral dates back to the 12th Century and is dedicated to St. David, Patron Saint of Wales.
For invigorating family entertainment Oakwood Theme Park has everything including the worlds most popular wooden roller coaster and many other rides to excite your family.
Your holiday in Pembrokeshire can be as busy or as relaxing as you want to make it. Unwind at the end of the day in our dining room. Enjoy our home cooking or eat out at one of the four restaurants/pubs within a five mile radius. Relax at the end of your day and enjoy the cuisine made from Pembrokeshire produce in the beautiful dining room furnished with antique furniture. Finish the evening in the homely comforts of the lounge with the log fire for the colder evenings. Admire the large meaningful pictures and the antique furniture.
Relax in our breakfast/dining room and enjoy a wide selection of breakfasts from the menu.
Superb traditional home cooking is offered. Local produce is used where possible for breakfast and dinner.
Special diets are catered for.
Finish the evening in the homely comforts of the lounge with the log fire for the colder evenings. Admire the large meaningful pictures and the antique furniture.
Spacious bedrooms offer comfort where you can relax and unwind. All bedrooms have en-suite or private facilities. Family suite is available, consisting of large double room, twin en-suite and second bathroom
Our 2006 prices
Bed and Breakfast from £25 p.p.
Dinner from £18 p.p.
The castle at Haverfordwest stands on a superb, naturally defensive position at the end of a strong, isolated ridge with a sheer cliff on the east. It was an English foundation, first established by Gilbert de Clare, earl of Pembroke in the mid-12th century, and remained an English stronghold throughout its history. It is first mentioned by Giraldus Cambrensis as one of the places he visited in 1188 with Archbishop Baldwin. Of that castle, which must have been of earth and timber, little now survives, except, perhaps for the footings of a large square keep in the north-east corner of the inner ward.
The present form of the castle, divided into two wards, probably reflects that of the original 12th-century castle. The plan is a little difficult to make out as the museum lies in the center of the outer ward, while the former prison governor's house lies on the site of the inner ward gatehouse. The medieval castle was converted to a prison in the 18th century, but the buildings of the inner ward and outer defences can still be appreciated.
Haverfordwest was probably a strong stone castle by 1220, when it withstood an attack by Llywelyn the Great who had already burned the town. It was acquired by Queen Eleanor (wife of Edward I) in 1289, who immediately began building there on a large scale, to judge from the considerable sums of money recorded as being spent on "the Queen's castle at Haverford." Much of the existing masonry is late 13th-century in style and may well have been undertaken during the one year before her death in 1290.
East Hook Farmhouse - Haverfordwest - Pembrokeshire
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