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Saturday 10th Aug 2019

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Pembroke

 

One of the UK’s hidden treasures, this is our sixth visit to this popular location. Pembroke is a fabulous destination for a family holiday. Miles and miles of unspoiled, golden sandy beaches and yet strangely uncrowded.

If any place is defined by its coastline, it’s Pembrokeshire. Soaring headlands give way to sheltered coves, big beaches end abruptly at sheer cliffs, placid estuaries flow into fabulous, west-facing seas Although the county is synonymous with the sea, there are inland attractions too. The National Park’s boundary takes a detour to surround the Preseli Hills, a natural fortress to prehistoric man. This smooth, green upland expanse, dotted with mysterious ancient sites and dipped in Arthurian legend, was the source of the bluestones that found their way – somehow – to Stonehenge over 150 miles away. The charming walled town of Pembroke dates back over 900 years and its famous Norman Castle, one of Britain’s finest and one of the best known in Wales. Along the main street with its predominance of Georgian buildings you’ll find a variety of small shops, banks and restaurants. The mill pond runs parallel to the main street and is a peaceful spot to watch the swans, herons, ducks and other water birds. You may even be lucky enough to spot an otter.

Where We're Staying

We’re staying in an area a few miles from the town of Pembroke and beside the Bosheston Lily Ponds – an area of outstanding natural beauty. We’re surrounded by countryside and there’s a beautiful beach within walking distance. This rural location is ideal for families with main supermarkets 15-20 minutes away in Pembroke.

Dates

This is a 6 night break from Saturday 10th to Friday 16th Aug 2019

*Please note that the coordinator is only available on the above dates*

Location

Our accommodation is a National Trust group property located in Stackpole in Pembrokeshire. The post code for sat navs is SA71 5DQ. The nearest train station is in Pembroke, approximately 5 mile away.

Family Ages

Suitable for all ages, the accommodation is in a great location to allow the kids to be “free range” and with beaches, coastal towns and scenery there’s something for all. Children aged under 2 can be accommodated for a nominal charge if their parent books a single room and bring their own carry cot.

Interested to hear more? Click on the tabs above to read about the accommodation and pricing.

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Accommodation

Set at the heart of the National Trust’ Stackpole Estate, the Stackpole centre is a converted farm offering a unique complex of group houses of varying sizes. Facilities include an outdoor play area as well as proximity to an extensive network of footpaths linking the lake shores, woods, cliffs, sand dunes and limestone grassland. The magnificent beaches of Barafundle and Broadhaven are close by, with the renowned Bosheston Lilyponds immediately adjacent. Please note, as a rural location there is no (or very limited) mobile signal at our accommodation however there is free wifi in the lobby area.

What's Included

This is a self-catering holiday and the cost includes accommodation for 6 nights in single, double and family rooms in comfortable family properties with a number of private rooms and shared communal areas including catering-style kitchens, dining rooms and lounge areas. There are  no locks on any rooms and Single With Kids has exclusive use of the centre.

There are now also a small number of shared rooms available for a lower cost option on this trip (these would hold two or three families) and are suitable for families with children aged 4 or over, or sharing with friends. We always put families with parents of the same gender together in these instances.

Please note – two person rooms could be a twin bed room or double bed.

Things To Do

There’s much fun to be had on Pembroke’s beaches, whether walking the coastal path, simply relaxing in the sun or surfing . In Pembroke town, the Castle with its endless rooms, spiral stone staircases, passages and turrets will occupy you for hours. It affords fine views of the town and surrounding countryside and waterways. There’s also a museum and during the summer months an extensive programme of dramatic events, reenactments and festivals takes place within its walls. As the coastline becomes St.Bride’s bay many tiny coves and sandy beaches nestle behind rocky crags. The coastal village of Solva has a pretty leisure harbour, with boat trips a great way of enjoying the scenery whilst spotting marine and shore based wildlife. The more active can hire a bike or walk along the coastal path. The traditional seaside town of Tenby is within a short drive, Oakwood Theme Park is also a good day out, there are also a number of family orientated attractions close by. There will be an event organised each day by your holiday coordinators, families can dip in and out of this as they wish.

Sample Itinerary

Below is a sample itinerary for the week although this is naturally weather dependent. (There are a number of wet weather attractions nearby if necessary, fortunately we’ve rarely needed these!).

Saturday: Arrive from 3.30pm. Evening get together

Sunday: Walk to Broadhaven beach from our accommodation along the Bosherston Lily Ponds (the beach is also accessible by car). Beach picnic.  Return to accommodation for evening meal

Monday:  Heatherton Activity Park (older children) or Folly Farm (younger children). Group evening meal

Tuesday: Boat trip to Caldey Island with lunch on the island. Evening campfire and marshmallows

Wednesday: Morning visit to Pembroke Castle followed by surfing at Freshwater Beach.

Thursday: Day in Tenby  – town visit followed by fish & chips on the beach.

Friday: Departure day although a number of families usually make the most of the beach on their final day.

Any queries? Please email us at events@singlewithkids.co.uk

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Prices & Booking

There are a mix of rooms available in our group properties: single, twin/double and larger shared rooms.

Private rooms (ie only for you and your children) and shared rooms which is a room shared with another family.

The price includes 6 nights self catering accommodation. The holiday will be accompanied by a Single With Kids coordinator who will arrange group events throughout the break.

There are a few ensuite rooms that available for a supplement of £25 per person! Please write on the booking form if you would like an ensuite room and we will let you know if these are available.

Early booking discount....

Book now for the early booking discounts…

The earlier you book, the cheaper your holiday will be:

Early Bird Price: Book before 31st Dec 2018 and save £20 per PERSON

Slow Bird Price: Book from 1st Jan 2019 and 28th Feb 2019 and save £10 per PERSON

Late Bird Price: Any bookings from 1st March 2019

Availability

This is a 6 night break from Saturday 10th to Friday 16th Aug 2019

*Please note that the coordinator is only available on the above dates*

Members' Prices

6 nights
Dates:
Sat 10th Aug - Fri 16th Aug 2019
Saving you per person Room TypeAdultChild (under 18)
Early Bird Price : Book before 31st Dec 2018£20Private room - single, twin, double or family rooms available£285£225
Slow Bird Price: Book before 28th Feb 2019£10£295£235
Late Bird Price: book after 1st March 2019 £305£245
Early Bird Price : Book before 31st Dec 2018£20Shared room£205£185
Slow Bird Price: Book before 28th Feb 2019£10£215£195
Late Bird Price: book after 1st March 2019 £225£205
En-suite supplement (all twin/ double rooms for 2 people) £25£25
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Our Rewards Club has some great benefits for members, including a 15% saving off the cost of your Single With Kids holidays and breaks, click on the Rewards Club symbol at the top of this page to read about the benefits of joining.

Don’t worry if you don’t want to join yet, you can still book as a non member, simply follow the link in the table below.

Non-Members' Prices

6 nights
Dates:
Sat 10th Aug - Fri 16th Aug 2019
Saving you per person Room TypeAdultChild (under 18)
Early Bird Price : Book before 31st Dec 2018£20Private room - single, twin, double or family rooms available£340£270
Slow Bird Price: Book before 28th Feb 2019£10£350£280
Late Bird Price: book after 1st March 2019 £360£290
Early Bird Price : Book before 31st Dec 2018£20Shared room£245£220
Slow Bird Price: Book before 28th Feb 2019£10£255£230
Late Bird Price: book after 1st March 2019 £265£240
En-suite supplement (all twin/ double rooms for 2 people) £25£25
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Testimonials

This will be our sixth visit to this location, one of our favourite UK holiday destinations. Below are a selection of reviews from previous holidaymakers to this location.

Catherine and Dan 4 - (Pembroke 2018)

" We had a blast. What a friendly bunch of people and ready made friends for Dan and me. Beautiful beaches and super organised activities for the week. We were never bored. Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday. Becky and Phil are legends. "

Dawn and Ross 8 - (Pembroke 2018)

" This has been a lovely break, so much better than I ever imagined. Thanks to Becky, Phil and Oliver for organising all the great activities and especially the games, quizzes, singing and barbecue on the evenings. And thanks to everybody for sharing your stories and your great outlook on life. It has made the future seem full of possibilities for fun and adventure. It has been a delight to meet you all. "

Laura and Peter 5 - (Pembroke 2018)

" We have had the most amazing week in the Welsh countryside and coast. Fab location with lovely people and glorious kids. Thanks to Phil and Becky for the team spirit and organisation. Great sing songs, BBQ, beach games, new friends and more. "

Vicky and Charlie 9 - (Pembroke 2018)

" Lovely weather. Great company. Beautiful location. So much fun. Thanks to organisers and fellow holiday makers for making this holiday so good. I’m a convert to UK holidays after years of thinking it’s not a holiday unless you go on a plane. "

Fabrice and Suki 3 - (Pembroke 2018)

" Fantastic holiday. Lovely people and a great location. I’ve loved it all and it’s so much better than a couple’s holiday. Good luck to all in the future. Like Vicky said the UK rules for hols. "

Andy, Sophia 7 and Mia 7 - (Pembroke 2018)

" I love spending fabulous family time and sharing memories with others. It was a blast and very well organised. Thanks Becky and Phil

I loved doing the quizzes and the BBQ, cooking the marshmallows on the fire..... Sophia 7

Thank you for making this the best holiday.... Mia 7
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Mel, Louis 12 and Nathan 10 - (Pembroke 2018)

" Thank you Becky and Phil, you have made this a fantastic holiday with your enthusiasm and fun activities. What a great bunch of parents and kids. I will go home with fond memories, as will my kids. Highlights include Phil’s spontaneous music nights, silly games, Pembroke castle, all the beautiful beaches and of course the SWK running club. Looking forward to our next holiday with you. Haven’t laughed so much in ages. "

Nick and Finn 5 - (Pembroke 2018)

" Thank you to Becky and Phil and all of the other families for taking us on nice days out. We loved doing adventures. Thanks for showing us around this beautiful corner of Wales. Finn has made so many friends (as has daddy). Great memories and we can’t wait to come back again. "

Martine and Erin 11 - (Pembroke 2018)

" Erin and I have had a wonderful week. Our hosts have been fab. The location and activities have been perfect and we have met and had fun times with a lovely bunch of kids and grownups. Perfect holiday for us. Thank you. "

Sarah, Jack 11, Jamie 9 and Sophie 8 - (Pembroke 2018)

" Jack, Jamie, Sophie and I have had a great week. Becky and Phil are great hosts (and Oliver). Loads of thought has been put into the schedule to give a mix of beach days and other activities. The evening quizzes, singalongs and BBQs were fab, really brought us all together. This is our third SWK holiday and has been the best. Would definitely think about this in coming years. "

Catherine, Katie 15, Christy 8 and Naomhan 6 - (Pembroke 2018)

" A really lovely trip filled with really lovely memories. Thank you to two of the best coordinators we’ve had. Becky and Phil, you’ve been fab. "

Emma and Simone 6 - (Pembroke 2018)

" Thoroughly enjoyed our first SWK holiday. Simone and I have met great new mates and shared good times in beautiful places. Hats off to the dynamic duo Becky and Phil for organising and entertaining. We will be back.
The best bit was when we had a BBQ.... Simone 6 "

Eva and Carolina 8 - (Pembroke 2018)

" This holiday, again, was unforgettable. I hope you are always here, anytime we decide to come again in the future. You are amazing.

I loved Folly Farm and making friends...Carolina 8 "

Jane, James 9 and Thomas 8 - (Pembroke 2018)

" Thanks for another fab holiday. New experiences filled with lots of new family memories. Becky you did an amazing job and got everyone involved but were flexible if people did their own thing too. Thanks to Phil for lots of singing. Until next time. "

Sally and Alex 10 - (Pembroke 2018)

" Myself and Alex really enjoyed this holiday. The beaches are amazing and the scenery so green. Phil and Becky put everything into making this holiday great for everyone. We would like to come back. "

Ian and Sam 6 - (Pembroke 2018)

" What a fab holiday. Loved the beaches, the games, the lovely scenery, pretty Tenby and being able to relax knowing my son was having fun. Lovely to meet some fab people and many thanks to Becky, Phil and Oliver for being great coordinators. We’ll be back. "

Cath and Kiera 12 - (Pembroke 2018)

" We have had a great holiday. Becky has in fact been one of the best coordinators that we’ve had so far. Becky has organised great trips, always has a smile on her face and makes you feel welcome and included. Phil is great with the kids and has done some lovely night time singing. Thank you both for a great holiday. "

Teresa and Riley 7 - (Pembroke 2018)

" Have had a lovely time here in Stackpole. Weather was very kind to us. Lots of nice, friendly people. Becky always at hand for advice and helpful. Thanks for making this a super break. "

Jo and Lucy 5 - (Pembroke 2018)

" Becky, Oliver and Phil and everyone who came, thank you so much. Lucy and I have had such a wonderful introduction to SWK. All people gorgeous and have been so inclusive, friendly and welcoming. Great activities, BBQ and singalongs. We’ve loved it and will take some adjustment back to normal life. "

Kate and Ioan 8 - (Pembroke 2018)

" We have had a super fab time. Great hosts and great families. Not laughed so much in years and made some great friends. Plenty for kids and adults. Lovely location. Thank you Becky, Phil and Oliver. "

Kathryn, Isla 6 and Jimmy 5 - (Pembroke 2018)

" My favourite bit was seeing my kids have so much fun with their new friends on the beach at Barafundle bay (even though it was a touch cold).

Knocking down sandcastles with Oliver.... Jimmy 5
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Claire and Dylan 8 - (Pembroke 2018)

" My favourite parts of the holiday were meeting lovely people, travelling to places I’ll never have done and watching Dylan having a fab time with the great bunch of kids that were with us. Finally thank you to Becky and Phil who were the best hosts. Hats off to you both. "

Lorna and Saffy 6 - (Pembroke 2018)

" Saffy and I have had another wonderful holiday. Thank you so much. "

Michelle and Felix - (Pembroke 2017)

" First trip with SWK for Michelle and Felix. We have had a wonderful holiday so far down at Fresh Water East beach today. Beautiful. Will do this trip again next year. Lovely group. Nice and friendly bunch. Looking forward to BBQ and marshmallows shortly. "

Sophie and Lola - (Pembroke 2017)

" Had a lovely time despite the rain in Pembroke. A lovely bunch of people and great coordinators. Ask about Colonel Puff Puff! Today the sun was out and the beach was lovely. We recommend Pembroke Castle, Fresh Water East and party games. "

David (9) - (Pembroke 2017)

" I really loved everything and I really like my friends. "

India and Frank - (Pembroke 2017)

" Really lovely – Becky & Phil did an amazing job with a truly enormous group. Fantastic to sing a long and have games in the evening. Thank you so much. "

Hilary and Oliver - (Pembroke 2017)

" Loved it. Sunshine and showers. Great company. Fantastic entertainment. Venue wonderful. Thanks so much. Fun, fun, fun. Until next year. "

Miranda and Dante - (Pembroke 2017)

" A fantastic holiday. Lovely location and great company. "

Eva and Carolina - (Pembroke 2017)

" Thank you for your support during this great holiday. You’re great. Thank you. "

Sarah, Helena and James - (Pembroke 2017)

" We had a great time, thank you. The kids loved the beaches. "

Kate, Alex and Sam - (Pembroke 2017)

" This is our first year as a single parent family and this is a fantastic way to holiday. The boys and I had a fab time despite our various mishaps. Thanks Phil and Becky. "

Kate, Nicholas and Andrew - (Pembroke 2017)

" Great location. Excellent mixture of free time and organised activities. We all had a brilliant time. Thanks so much Phil and Becky. "

Marta and Raphael - (Pembroke 2017)

" This has been an amazing holiday because I have spent lots of time with my mum.
Gorgeous holiday. Raphael and I have loved it. Thank you.
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Ellie and Rory - (Pembroke 2017)

" Thanks for a great holiday. Great company and lots of fun. Rory has had an amazing time and made so many friends. Just what we wanted in a holiday. "

Katie and Sophie - (Pembroke 2017)

" Had a fab time. So great to see so many lovely friends and lovely mums and dads to chat to. Like a ready made extended family without the agro! Thanks. "

Vicky and Oliver - (Pembroke 2017)

" Great week and a beautiful location. Phil and Becky were great hosts. You both worked so hard to make it enjoyable for everyone. "

Karen and Kacey - (Pembroke 2017)

" A lovely week visiting lovely places and making some lovely new friends. Seeing how happy the kids have been is fab. "

Angela and Sophie - (Pembroke 2017)

" Had a fantastic week. It was our first, but won’t be our last. Met some lovely people too. "

Karen & Joe 9, Sam 7 - (Pembroke 2016)

" Great location and beaches. The stackpole centre is great. The kids can be free and safe while you relax. Great for kids. Time and opportunity for adults to relax. I would go again.
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Rob and Jack - (Pembroke)

" “It was one of the best holidays I have ever had, and Jack has already asked me to take him again. Pembroke/Stackpole is a terrific destination with loads to do in the surrounding areas, but everyone is great, and really friendly. The kids all play well together. A lovely bunch of adults and children!” "

Helen & Daniel 13 - (Pembroke 2016)

" These holidays take away the feeling of isolation you can feel holidaying alone with your children and allow you to relax and socialise with other in a similar situation.
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Trevor and Jacob - (Pembroke)

" Exceptional value for money and very well hosted as usual by Chrissie! Jacob cried when he left…enough said! "

Ian and Holly, Emily, Matthew - (Pembroke)

" Worth every penny! "

Kate & Joshua 11 - (Pembroke 2016)

" This was the best SWK holiday my son and I have ever had. It was fantastic!!! We both had a fabulous time and would recommend the holiday to anyone. This was a brilliant trip!! My son and I took part in all the group activities and these were fantastic - a really good mix of paid-for activities and free beach days. I could not fault the itinerary at all! The location was lovely, the weather was great and the people were fab. It was so great to get outdoors every day with the kids and have fun. I really enjoyed the sing-songs with Phil and the others in the evening too.

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Anon - (Pembroke 2016)

" Wonderful for my boy as an only child to have a sociable friend and fun filled holiday. Beaching with a group is a hell of a lot more fun than a week with just the two of you.
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Joanna & Theo 6 - (Pembroke 2016)

" Great way to meet other single parents and have a group of playmates for children. Beautiful, peaceful location, lots to do, stunning beaches.
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Lisa & Sean 9, Ewan 7 - (Pembroke 2016)

" Fun time spent with other chilled out mums. Camp fire singing, swimming in the sea, chatting on the walks to the beach, knowing the boys were happy while I relaxed with other parents. Just lovely to spend time with other parents enjoying a much needed break knowing that your children are happy playing with lots of new friends.

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Eva & Carolina 6 - (Pembroke 2016)

" I enjoyed very much the accommodation, the beach and the company but my daughter loved everything even more and that was my priority.She made lots of friends and had a great time with them.
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Jo & Lucy 13, Fabian 7 - (Pembroke 2015)

" BBQ and camp fire singing was great especially cake and candles on my birthday. Grant and his able assistant Phil we're a brilliant double act and had just the right balance between co ordinating and fun. Best holiday we've had in a long time. We all had friends to play with and have already arranged to meet up next half term. "

Yvette & Jodie 8 - (Pembroke 2015)

" Brilliant ..... If I could have dreamt up the perfect holiday for my very active 8 year old lady, this would be it. Grant was superb with ideas of things to do as well "

Kathryn & Michael 3 - (Pembroke 2015)

" Great for the kids! to have a big group of kids to play with and adults to talk to and go on group outings with makes the holiday so much more enjoyable. We're thoroughly knackered by the end of the week, but all for good reasons, happy little boy = happy mum. "

Sue & Jack 7, Annie 5 - (Pembroke 2015)

" My children made friends instantly, the location was fantastic, beautiful beaches and so much to do in the area. There was always someone to chat with and there was never a time where either of my children felt bored or lonely. "

Rachel & Tess 5 - (Pembroke 2015)

" Really great that grant and Phil went to the trouble of organizing a couple of group evenings... Really made the holiday, especially for the kids. "

Joanna & Konya 5 - (Pembroke 2015)

" We both enjoyed the holiday - I had grown ups to chat too and my daughter had children to play with and we got out to the seaside. "

Debbie & Harrison 6 - (Pembroke 2015)

" First time, initially apprehensive but loved it. "

Amie and Lucie - (Pembroke)

" “I never imagined that I would enjoy a single parent holiday, and to be honest I nearly cancelled it so many times and now I am so so glad that I didn’t! It was 100 times better than I ever imagined it would be & we both enjoyed every moment of it!
I have never been on a holiday before that has been so jammed packed full of fun, laughter, friendship & good times! The other parents there were just such lovely people and it was an absolute pleasure to be able to spend every evening out in the fresh air with a nice bottle of wine, good company, good conversation & lots of laughs! I was also blown away by how lovely all the children were and how much they all looked out for each other and enjoyed playing together.
The venue was fab and the surrounding area was beautiful with so much to do! I can’t thank you enough for all the hard work that you put in (which I know was a LOT!) to make this holiday so enjoyable for everyone – I know you had a lot of early morning cleaning up sessions to do from all of our late nights! What you do is provide a fantastic service and opportunity to the people who need it the most, and it has certainly left me feeling so much more positive about being a single parent – in fact I don’t think I ever want to do a couples holiday again!! Thank you so much for everything” "

Sheila and Kids - (Pembroke)

" Hiya all,
We got back from Pembroke at 4.45 and we had an absolutely fabulous time, it was great to meet up with friends old and new and we will see some of you again soon.
I just want to say a big thank you to Chrissie and Richard you have made such a huge difference in our lives we go to places now that we have only dreamed of going to before and we always have a great time whatever the weather ” "

Judy and Children - (Pembroke)

" We had a lovely holiday. The estate is stunning and the centre was an ideal base for exploring the area and the lovely beaches. We had lots of laughs and enjoyed meeting everyone. The children loved the holiday and made loads of friends. "

Lorraine and Robert - (Pembroke)

" The location was absolutely fantastic and we had some great days out and fun nights. Chrissie made us feel very welcome and could not have been better as a coordinator. "

Lorraine and George - (Pembroke)

" Accommodation was good. Plenty was suggested as to itinerary, and the destinations were very high quality. The evening entertainment was also of high quality, as was the food. Chrissie was attentive, sensitive and fun and made everyone feel part of the team atmosphere. There was a good feel of safeness surrounding both the grown ups and the children and the play area was very useful "

Jackie and Children - (Pembroke)

" Extremely good but the holiday was even better than the description. The best holiday I have been on in years – thank you Single with Kids – Chrissie was great!! "

Sam and Beth - (Pembroke)

" Beth had a fantastic time with new friends. This is a big part of our going away with SWK. She gets friends to play with 24/7 and I get a rest and some adult company. Stunning location with very friendly staff. Great caterers for several nights. So nice to be spared the cooking and delicious food!
Been on 5 SWK breaks and never been disappointed yet. Can’t wait for the next one. Hows that for an honest compliment? "

Elaine and Calder - (Pembroke)

" Second time on this holiday at Pembroke and we both found plenty to do, it is such a lovely part of Wales and the company makes it so much more enjoyable "

Adrian and Olly, Milly - (Pembroke)

" The highlight: Freshwater West beach, the marshmallow barbecue and the company. Oh, and the weather! "

Kerry and Fergus - (Pembroke)

" The location was great, everyone was so friendly, the location was safe and suitable for children of all ages.”
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