Trefin Friends of Nature House,
The Old School Hostel, Ffordd-yr-Afon,
Trefin, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA62 5AU
Welsh Tourist Board Rating: 4 Star Hostel
and 'Walkers and Cyclists Welcome' accredited.
Take a look at the following information about the house and if you need any further advice please do not hesitate to contact usSue and Chris
Originally the village school our house opened in 1968 and has recently become independently owned and operated. Following a major refurbishment the house has been upgraded to 4 stars with Visit Wales, the Welsh Tourist Board. We now have private single, twin and double rooms as well as shared accommodation, all at very competitive prices. There's a cosy lounge, a well equipped self catering kitchen, free internet access and we provide organic fair trade breakfast and packed lunches if required.
Tea and coffee are provided.
Stunning coastal scenery, beaches to relax on, wildlife to watch,
and outdoor activities for the adventurous.
All this and the lovely cathedral city of St Davids to explore...
** Trefin Friends of Nature House has It All **
Here's what the Lonely Planet guide has to say about our coastline: "The coast from St. David's to Fishguard (and beyond) is far less touristy than southern Pembrokeshire. The coves and beaches if they're accessible at all, are reached by winding lanes and footpaths. If you're only going to walk part of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, this is an excellent section to tackle". We couldn't have put it better ourselves!
Trefin Friends of Nature House is an ideal base to explore this wonderful stretch of coast. Stunning wild beaches and small harbour villages can be reached in a few minutes by car, or visited as part of a day's circular walk. There is also the fabulous little Strumble Shuttle bus service from our village that meanders along the coast; catch the bus one way and then walk back to the village for afternoon tea at our popular café/gallery.
We're also an ideal stopover for those walking the whole of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.
* Wildlife and Nature:
Local attractions - a few places of interest
to whet your appetite...
* St Davids: This is the smallest city in Britain and it's worth taking a day to explore its beautiful cathedral and interesting shops and art galleries. It's also becoming known as a top destination for eating out with several excellent restaurants and cafes.
* Whitesands Bay: This is one of the best beaches in West Wales and is popular with both families and surfers. There are several other secluded little sandy bays near us, some only accessible on foot.
* Boat trips to and around Ramsey Island: There are several companies operating wildlife watching trips to Ramsey Island, both in conventional vessels and exciting jet boats. A little further away are Skokholm, Grassholm and Skomer which are also well worth exploring.
* Historic Pembrokeshire: The area is rich in historical attractions. Take a walk from us to the little harbour side village of Porthgain, an interesting place with a rich industrial heritage (and a great pub!) There are several impressive castles to explore and many prehistoric sites to visit. A short stroll from us, in a dramatic setting by the sea is Careg Sampson, a 4000 year old burial chamber, and an interesting trip by car would be to Castell Henllys, a re-creation of an Iron Age settlement and on up into the wonderful Preseli Hills where some of the stones used to build Stonehenge were quarried.
* Especially for Kids: Apart from our glorious beaches there are lots of attractions that the kids will love. Pembrokeshire's big 3 are Folly Farm, Heatherton and Oakwood Theme Parks. There's go-karting nearby, beach and Western style horse riding, ten--pin bowling and Pemberton Chocolate Factory, to name but a few.
Telephone: +44 (0)1348 831 800 (with an answerphone during closed periods)
Members of International Friends of Nature receive our eco-discount in shared and single accommodation as detailed below:
Single occupancy from £21 pppn (or £24 in the summer school holidays)
Twins, doubles, triples and private rooms £18 pppn (some rooms £21 in summer school holidays)
Family rooms from £24 - £60 per room per night depending on the numbers occupying a room and which room it is
Breakfast available from £2 per person
Please note: Our double rooms are for exclusive use of a room similar to the photo above.
There is a reduction of £2 pppn for stays of 2 nights and arriving without using fossil fuels (foot, bike, bus, train, some electric cars and not using taxi to transport luggage) or for stays of 3 nights or more if using fossil fuels for transport.
How to Book:
Telephone bookings will be held for 7 days pending receipt of payment. We will confirm receipt of payment by post or e-mail that will also contain further information about the village and hostel and how to find us.
For bookings made more than 2 months in advance please pay 25% deposit with the balance to be paid 2 months prior to your stay. For bookings made less than 2 months in advance please make payment in full.
Booking from Overseas Customers:
Please telephone or e-mail the hostel to discuss prepayment if booking from overseas.
Please make cheques payable to: THE OLD SCHOOL HOSTEL, TREFIN and send them to:
The Old School Hostel,
Pembrokeshire SA62 5AU
A full refund is made for cancellations made more than two weeks prior to the booking. Following that refunds are based upon monies received if the room is re-let.
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Updated - Monday, 26 January 2015