St Brides Castle, Pembrokeshire, Wales
- 51 apartments and cottages in Pembrokeshire
- Indoor pool, games room and family room
- Winner of the Prince of Wales Award for Architecture
- Set in 99 acres of mature parkland
- On the edge of the spectacular Pembrokeshire coast
- Surrounded by a unique National Park
- Superb walking country
St Brides Castle
is part of the Holiday Property Bond portfolio offering exclusive access to over 1,400 properties to its 42,000 investors across more than 30 locations. You can find out more about
St Brides Castle
below, but first a brief explanation about the Holiday Property Bond.
A. How can I holiday better?
Invest from £5,000 in the Holiday Property Bond for exclusive access to a portfolio of over 1,400 top quality villas, cottages and apartments in over 30 locations across the UK and Europe. For each £1 invested you will receive one Holiday Point each year which you can use to book the properties. And when staying in them you do not pay a commercial rent, just a no-profit user charge covering actual running, maintenance and refurbishment costs. This charge is level throughout the year so there are no high season premiums. For a studio the charge averages about £315 a week, for a two bedroom property around £480 a week. Larger properties are also available. This no-profit user charge is only payable when you want to go on holiday. Your only ongoing commitment is a quarterly fee of just over £30 – that is around £130 a year.
B. Will there be more properties in the future?
As we attract more investors the more properties we will add to the portfolio – increasing your holiday choice still further.
C. How long can I holiday with HPB?
For life if you wish – the holiday benefits last as long as you hold the Bond. In due course you can pass it and the holiday benefits to your children and grandchildren, as many of our earlier investors have already done. If, however, at some point you and your family no longer wish to holiday with us you can surrender your Bond back to the company after two years or more (subject to deferral in exceptional circumstances). You will not get back the full amount you invested, although we would hope that you will have had some wonderful holidays. What you do get back will reflect initial charges (25%) taken before your money is invested in the HPB fund of holiday properties and securities. The fund itself also pays annual charges of around 2.5% and other overheads. The value of the fund’s properties and securities can also go up or down and so, like most investments, your capital is at risk.
Remote and unspoilt, the Pembrokeshire peninsula – at the southwest corner of Wales – must surely rank among Europe's most magnificent and varied coastlines. Here you'll find St Brides Castle, the restoration of which earned a Prince of Wales Award for Architecture.
Set in 99 acres of mature parkland, the fine 19th-century baronial country mansion was re-styled in 1833 at the whim of the fourth Lord Kensington. As a result, its castellated outline reflects the eccentricity common among the wealthy landowners of the time. Today, this fascinating castle has a modern purpose, providing the discerning holidaymaker with a choice of stylish and comfortable apartments and cottages.
Not far from St Brides is Haverfordwest, an attractive and bustling market town that boasts a range of shops and restaurants. Also within easy driving distance to the north is Britain's smallest city, St Davids, with its lovely 12th century cathedral – and to the south is the town of Pembroke, home of a beautiful old Norman castle.
St Brides is located in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, which offers a wealth of wonderful places to explore and enjoy. Its stunning coastline spans 186 miles and contains safe, sandy beaches ideal for families, as well as rugged cliffs and secluded rocky coves. It is also a paradise for the wildlife enthusiast, with plenty of rare habitats and species.
St Brides Castle, Pembrokeshire, Wales is part of the Holiday Property Bond portfolio offering exclusive access to over 1,400 properties to its 42,000 investors ("Bondholders"). If you are not already a Bondholder and would like further details please see below.
Enjoy Pembrokeshire's 52 pristine beaches
If you love to spend your holidays relaxing on the beach, then look no further than Pembrokeshire. It boasts more Blue Flag and Green Coast beaches than any other part of the UK. With so much choice, you're bound to find your perfect sunbathing spot.
Caerfai Bay is an ideal family hangout, as it's great for rockpooling, swimming and snorkelling. St Brides Haven is best for fishers and divers, but if you're looking for a particularly attractive beach, be sure to visit Marloes Sands. This long stretch is backed by orange and red cliffs – perfect for an evening walk.
Explore Pembrokeshire's historic buildings
History lovers are in luck – Pembrokeshire has more than 51 forts and castles. Pembroke Castle is the most famous, and was built 27 years after the Battle of Hastings by the Normans. Much work has gone into restoring the castle to its former glory, so it's well worth a visit.
Don't go home without seeing St Davids either. Britain's smallest city was named after the patron saint of Wales, and is well known for its stunning 12th-century cathedral.
Feast at the farmer's market
You can't beat fresh produce, and the best place to buy it in Pembrokeshire is arguably at the farmer's market in Haverfordwest. It runs from 9am-3pm every Friday and sells a variety of fresh food, from rare-breed pork and dressed crab to apple-blossom honey and apple-y-ever-after cake. There are also markets on Saturday and Sunday, just outside Haverfordwest.
Walk the Pembrokeshire Coast Path
Keen walkers must take up the challenge of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. It takes between 10 and 15 days to complete the whole thing, but even to walk just a bit is worth the effort. You'll see a variety of landscapes during the 186-mile walk, including limestone cliffs, sea-flooded river valleys and red sandstone bays.
Hop on the Puffin Shuttle and Coastal Bus if you're feeling too tired to walk all the way back to St Brides!
Family fun in Pembrokeshire
There's no shortage of family attractions in Pembrokeshire – no matter whether it's raining or shining, it's easy to keep the children entertained. Folly Farm is a great all-weather attraction. It has both indoor and outdoor play areas, as well as zoo and farm animals.
Older children may prefer Oakwood Theme Park, which boasts more than 30 rides and attractions, though there is plenty for the little ones to enjoy too. If you and the children want to try something new, visit Heatherton Country Park. Entry is free, you just pay per activity, and they range from zorbing and go-karting to archery and pistol shooting.
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