Grooms Cottage

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Holiday Cottage in Ivy Tower Village, St Florence

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Grooms Cottage

Grooms Cottage is set to the front of this pretty holiday village. The open plan living space with conservatory dining and comfortable lounge opens onto a fitted kitchen, providing a thoughtfully furnished base, with views over the village green. The bedrooms provide cosy accommodation.

The onsite leisure facilities offers an indoor heated swimming pool, tennis for free and a payable sauna. The large meadow provides space to relax and enjoy the views via the valley towards Tenby. The village shop and pubs are a short walk away. A very convenient location in a popular village only a short drive from Tenby.

Ivy Tower village is set in the delightful, historic village of St Florence, perfectly positioned, only a few miles from Tenby’s award winning beaches and fine restaurants and Manorbier, with its historic Norman castle and picture postcard sandy beach. The private cluster of cottages has been bought individually and each offers their own character. Add to this the wide range of facilities on offer that include a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna and WiFi access in communal areas and some cottages, children’s play area and tennis court and you have a venue that is suitable for so many occasions.

The stone posted entrance leads to the private parking area, where there is plenty of room to park after your journey. The houses and apartments themselves sleep 2, 4, 5, 6 and 12 people. It is this make up that has made the village so versatile, attracting honeymoon couples to group family reunions. The landscaped meadow overlooks the Ritec Valley towards Tenby and the South Beach. It offers barbecue points, space to play or kick a ball. St Florence has 2 pubs and a shop within walking distance, Manor House Wildlife Park and Heatherton Activity Theme Park, two of the County’s leading attractions is also a short stroll away. Here they offer paintball, 18 hole pitch and putt, go karts, laser clays, archery, golf range, baseball and much more. Tickets for all these activities can be booked in advance through the Coastal Cottages’ Concierge Service.

All in all, St Florence is a delightful escape that many return to year after year.

This property supplies a shopping service for groceries. You can pre-order groceries to be delivered to your property and awaiting your arrival.

Cot and highchair available on request.


Please ensure your read our access statement for this cottage in the tab above for more information, however if you are still unsure whether the property will be suitable for your needs, don't hesitate to call us on 01437 765 765 to discuss your specific requirements.

Ground Floor: Open plan lounge/kitchen/conservatory dining area, bathroom/overhead shower/whb/wc.

First Floor: Double room/kingsize bed, twin room, single room.

Heating: Electric woodburner style fire, heaters.

Electricity: FREE.

Parking: Ample.

Facilities: Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV/DVD player, CD player/radio, towels. Shared barbecue and picnic benches, communal WiFi access, heated indoor swimming pool, payable sauna, tennis court and play area. Shopping service for groceries.

Pets: No.

Website: www.groomsholidaycottage.co.uk


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Attractions near Grooms Cottage

Manor House Wildlife Park reopened in July 2008 after undergoing one of the biggest changes ever seen at the wildlife park which is one of Pembrokeshires oldest tourist attractions. At the beginning of 2008, Manor House Wildlife Park was bought by TV star Anna Ryder Richardson and since then Anna and her team have been working and continue to work tirelessly to improve Manor House Wildlife Park. This wild Welsh zoo is set in 52 acres of protected Pembrokeshire parkland, which is a paradise for natural flora and fauna and the zoo has something for everyone - from the network of intimate tree-shaded walkways and wide open spaces for picnics and barbeques, it's a place for all the family to enjoy. Manor House Wildlife Park is featured on television in ITV series called Anna's Welsh Zoo. Manor House Wildlife Park has plenty of facilities including a Wildlife Trail which is fun for kids of all ages, indoor hay play, secure outdoor play area, a fun shop selling all kinds of funky gizmos and gadgets with an eco-friendly theme. There are many BBQ and picnic areas throughtout the Wildlife Park where you can enjoy your own packed lunch or there are food outlets selling locally sourced food.
Admission to the theme park is free, they operate a credit pass system or pay as you play. Get an adrenaline rush by going paintballing, zooming around on the Go Karts or reaching the skies in the Tree Tops Trail! Try your hand at baseball, archery and pistol shooting! Have some fun on the bumper boats, adventure golf and even walk on water! For the smaller children, there is an inflatable zone and indoor play area also!
As well as the many adventure activities at Heatherton, you'll also find an 18 Hole Adventure Golf Course with a Par 3 Pitch and Putt Course, a Driving Range and even an indoor bowls rink! The challenging 18 Hole Adventure Golf Course is set across 18 acres with various sand traps and lakes, and an impressive 300 yard Driving Range with twelve bays. There is even a Pirates of the Caribbean Crazy Golf if you want something for the little ones! Buy a credit pass and incorporate the Adventure Golf into your exciting day out at Heatherton, or head here solely for an afternoon of golf in the beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside! Please Note: The Driving Range is not included in the credit system.
The Dinosaur Park, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, is a fun day out for all the family. Follow the Dinosaur Trail around the park, which is a mile long route through the country and over broadwalks as you cross swamps and look out for some surprises from our prehistoric friends! With over 20 life-size dinosaurs for you to admire. After your journey around the park, why not explore in the undercover dinosaur skeleton building! There is interactive fun and education with all sorts of facts about dinosaurs from the displays. Everyone from toddlers to grannies will have something to learn and enjoy! Then, head out to the dinosaur golf and adventure playground, where there's lots to enjoy from feeding the goats to pedal trucking and take a trip on orbitor cars.
Established in 1989, Ritic Valley Quads can offer you one of the best Quad Biking Experiences in the UK. They cater for all ages from 6 upwards and offer genuine Track and Trail riding. They use 12KM of groomed Trail routes on Suzuki LT-Z250 sports bikes and 2 huge flat tracks for wet or dry weather with 50/80/90/125cc Automatic bikes. Trail riding for all ages from 12+ and group discounts for all adult groups of 6 people or more.
Every Sunday, Carew Airfield welcomes you to visit the Carew Market and Boot Sale. With a wide number of stalls, Carew Market has a range of products on offer including local produce, clothing, plants, DIY and gardening equipment and much more! Car booters are welcomed to set up between 7am and 9am, with fees starting from £8. The market is then open to the public between 8am and 3pm. The market runs every Sunday including Bank Holidays. Dogs on leads are permitted. Free parking. 
Bushcraft activities are catered for the curious novice to the more intrepid and courses are tailored to families, individuals and groups. Buzzard Chris Bushcraft will offer you a wide range of bushcraft activities, such as fire making & fire by friction (bow-drill), tree/plant ID & uses, shelter construction, woodland crafts, knife, axe & saw use, safety and carving techniques, tracking, cordage, bow making & archery, atlatl & dart making and more. All abilities are welcome.
Manorbier
Conquered by a Norman knight in 1003, this castle was initially built in Motte-and-Bailey before being refortified in stone. This castle is full of history after being attacked twice during minor wars and it was seized during the English Civil War. In the late 1800's, repairs took place on the building and castle walls. Please Note: Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.

Built in timber around 1100 by Gerald of Windsor, this now-ruined stone castle is a very popular historic attraction. The walk around the Castle and Tidal Mill is particularly popular with dog owners. The walk is a great free attraction, however there are admission charges upon entry to the castle. Carew Castle often hosts special events throughout the year, see their website for more information.

Please Note: Well behaved dogs are welcome inside the castle providing they are kept on a short lead. 

This is the oldest golf course in Wales, established in 1888; it is a fine traditional championship link course. It is still holding Welsh Amateur Championships and provides a good test of golf for every level of ability. The course runs alongside Tenby's South beach and due to its nature of drainage, it remains playable all year. The course layout maximizes all the natural features of this beautiful part of Pembrokeshire. This golf course welcomes visitors all year round, with a practise range, a relaxing clubhouse and electric buggies available.

 

Beaches near Grooms Cottage

Lydstep Haven is a picturesque village with a sand and shingle beach, located just over 3 miles from Tenby on the Pembrokeshire coast. It is very popular with swimmers and water sports enthusiasts and there is a great view of Caldey Island from the beach.
Skrinkle Haven beach is a sandy/shingly cove between Old Castle Head and Lydstep Point, 1 mile south-east of Manorbier village. Skrinkle Haven is accessed via its neighbour, Church Doors which is a little cove with two high-arched caves in the cliffs which resemble the doors of a church. The two coves are separated by a tall thin limestone ridge. At low tide it is possible to walk around the ridge, but only for a short period of time. There is also a narrow cave linking the two coves - care is needed as the cave is slippery and one end is in a rock pool. Access to Church Doors is via 140 metal steps.
Manorbier
One of the prettiest beaches in Pembrokeshire, overlooked by the impressive medieval Manorbier Castle and the 12th century church. The beach itself is sandy, with rocks and rockpools at either end and a pebble bank along the high tide mark, and is very popular with surfers. It is home to a stone cromlech known as the King's Quoit. To find it, follow the signs from the A4139 onto the B4585. Parking is available in a National Trust Car Park above the beach and along the low cliff at the northern end of the beach. Toilets can be found in the large car park and shops and a pub in the village.
Penally
Penally beach is a large sandy beach, at the far end of Tenby's South Beach. The beach gives direct access to Coastal Path, taking you up to Giltar Point where the path continues towards Lydstep and beyond. Access to the beach is via a pathway from the car park near the train station, through the golf course and dunes. There are fantastic views of Caldey Island from Penally.
Tenby North Beach consists of a sweep of golden sand, with occasional rocks dotting the beach, including the prominent Goscar Rock. The harbour and castle are at the southern end of the beach which is well sheltered from the prevailing winds. North beach is very popular with families with plenty of space for beach games. Dog restrictions are put in place between 1st May and 30th September, banning dogs from North Beach. 
The mile long stretch of flat, golden sand that is Tenby South Beach is a firm favourite with holidaymakers. Plenty of space for a game of beach cricket or football as well as chasing a Frisbee! The beach is also popular with water sports enthusiasts as it is more exposed than Tenby North beach, it offers better surfing, windsurfing and kite-surfing conditions. Dog restrictions apply below the cliffs, east of the beach car park, between the 1st May and 30th September.
Freshwater East
Swanlake Bay is shingle beach, accessible only from the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path situated between Manorbier and Freshwater East. At low tide the golden sand and rock pools are revealed making Swanlake Bay beach worth the trip - it has been one of Pembrokeshire best kept secrets as even during the Summer months you can still find most of the beach to yourself.
Saundersfoot

Saundersfoot’s large golden beach is a blue flag award winner and provides a perfect coastal escape for a wonderful family day out. 

This picturesque beach is partially framed by the impressive cliff side and also the stone harbour walls. Fantastic for swimming, water sports and sunbathing, this sandy stretch also benefits from toilet facilities, cafes, pubs and shops all close by

The main section of the beach has a dog ban from May to September, although if you have a dog with you, you can head along The Strand until you reach the tunnel, the dog ban is lifted from this stretch of the beach onwards.


Priory Bay beach is a gorgeous beach on Caldey Island. Access to the island is by boat from either Tenby Harbour or Castle beach depending on the tides. The boats run between Easter and the end of October - Monday to Friday and Saturday during June, July, August, however the island is closed on Sunday. Its is a wonderful beach for families with plenty of space to run around, build sand castles and the perfect spot for a picnic. Dogs are welcomed on the island but must be kept on leads at all times.
Freshwater East
Freshwater East is a wide bay of golden sand and blue water backed by dunes and grassy headlands, there is a freshwater stream running through the beach to the sea at the Southern end. Popular with boat owners, divers, fishermen and surfers alike, it has a shop, pub, caravan park and toilets - all set behind the dunes. .

 

Places To Drink near Grooms Cottage

St Florence
The Parsonage Farm Inn is situated in St Florence near to Tenby, with a traditional country setting with a modern twist. The Parsonage boasts two restaurants, one on the top floor and one on the middle, plus a lounge bar on the ground floor as well as a sports bar which is regularly used to host live entertainment evenings. They even offer Thai cuisine in one of their restaurants.
St Florence
The Sun Inn is located in the pretty village of St Florence. The Pub is situated on the one-way system in the middle of the village on the east side of the church. Serving traditional pub food and Sunday lunches all year. Take-away meals also available.
Manorbier
The Potting Shed is a lovely tea rooms located in Manorbier garden centre serving Breakfasts, Lunches and Afternoon Tea. Delicious home cooked food and cakes to choose from. Either sit inside or relaxing outside on their lovely patio.
Located just 2 miles from Tenby, come and visit Bubbleton Tearoom. Bubbleton has a long family tradition of growing Pembrokeshire produce from new potatoes, tomatoes and other vegetables, and are now the 5th in the family of generations of keeping this tradition going. Come and relax in the tearooms sampling a roasted coffee or a pot of tea and a homecooked treat whilst seeing the produce being grown and reared in the fields. Bubbleton also has a Farm shop which sells Farm Fresh meats, vegetables and eggs, along with a range of locally sourced artisan products.
Sageston
The Plough Inn is located in the village of Sageston just off the Carew market round about. A pub that welcomes families which serve traditional pub food, Sunday Lunches and real ales. They often hold themed nights and BBQ throughout the year as well as Christmas and Easter Party, which are great for the children. Please Note: Booking is advisable for all parties and Sunday Lunches.
The Lydstep Tavern is a traditional pub with a modern twist. A welcoming atmosphere, with a large beer garden for those sunny days and real log fires for those chillier days, this pub offers a range of popular pub dishes and also caters for dietary requirements with a selection of gluten free meals suitable for coeliacs. The Lydstep Tavern strives to use local produce as much as possible so works closely with local suppliers. Please Note: Dogs are welcome in certain areas of the pub.
Manorbier
Tudor Lodge is a popular family friendly pub restaurant where you can call in for a delicious meal or simply a relaxing glass of wine after a long day. With an outside eating area and a children's play area, this is a great place for families in the summer, and their real log fires also make it a favourite for winter visits. They do weekly curry nights and steak nights, as well as seasonal specials and a very popular Sunday Lunch menu!
The Paddock Inn Chinese Cuisine in Penally is a now under new management as of 2017. Its a family friendly eatery with a full Chinese menu offering dine in takeaway and a delivery service.. There is a downstairs bar with open fire, an large upstairs restaurant ,and an outside eating area.

The Heywood Brasserie is located in Heywood Spa Hotel in Tenby. It has been designed to introduce style and elegance and Inspired by delicious, home-cooked food using local produce. They have a selection of fresh Meat dishes, Pasta favourites, Vegetarian options, or from our locally landed Fish section, the Heywood Brasserie provides a selection of mouth-watering foods for everybody to enjoy. The á la carte menu offers a wide choice of affordable dining in a warm and relaxed setting; it’s perfect for that special occasion, or a place to meet and enjoy lunch or dinner with friends and family. The restaurant has magnificent mahogany framed mirrors reflecting the smooth lighting around the room making the Brasserie oozes ambience. And for those hot, sultry evenings the bamboo blades of our wind point fans create a gentle breeze to ensure you enjoy your dining experience with us in comfort. The restaurant provides formal & informal dining and can be configured for medium sized functions. Or the Café Bar next door has comfortable leather settees serving coffees or a cold beer and offer a Café Bar menu or opt for the Tapa’s displayed daily on the specials board.


Jameston
A 16th Century Inn, The Swanlake Inn is a traditional pub serving good food seven days a week. They have two bar areas both home to cosy coal fires, plus a dining room complete with old-fashioned walls and even a bread oven! They have a games room with pool table, a dart board, games machines, televisions and a jukebox. They offer karaoke nights, Sunday lunches and even open early on Wednesday mornings for breakfast, to tie in with the local market.

 

Places To Eat near Grooms Cottage

St Florence
The Parsonage Farm Inn is situated in St Florence near to Tenby, with a traditional country setting with a modern twist. The Parsonage boasts two restaurants, one on the top floor and one on the middle, plus a lounge bar on the ground floor as well as a sports bar which is regularly used to host live entertainment evenings. They even offer Thai cuisine in one of their restaurants.
St Florence
The Sun Inn is located in the pretty village of St Florence. The Pub is situated on the one-way system in the middle of the village on the east side of the church. Serving traditional pub food and Sunday lunches all year. Take-away meals also available.
Manorbier
The Potting Shed is a lovely tea rooms located in Manorbier garden centre serving Breakfasts, Lunches and Afternoon Tea. Delicious home cooked food and cakes to choose from. Either sit inside or relaxing outside on their lovely patio.
Located just 2 miles from Tenby, come and visit Bubbleton Tearoom. Bubbleton has a long family tradition of growing Pembrokeshire produce from new potatoes, tomatoes and other vegetables, and are now the 5th in the family of generations of keeping this tradition going. Come and relax in the tearooms sampling a roasted coffee or a pot of tea and a homecooked treat whilst seeing the produce being grown and reared in the fields. Bubbleton also has a Farm shop which sells Farm Fresh meats, vegetables and eggs, along with a range of locally sourced artisan products.
Sageston
The Plough Inn is located in the village of Sageston just off the Carew market round about. A pub that welcomes families which serve traditional pub food, Sunday Lunches and real ales. They often hold themed nights and BBQ throughout the year as well as Christmas and Easter Party, which are great for the children. Please Note: Booking is advisable for all parties and Sunday Lunches.
The Lydstep Tavern is a traditional pub with a modern twist. A welcoming atmosphere, with a large beer garden for those sunny days and real log fires for those chillier days, this pub offers a range of popular pub dishes and also caters for dietary requirements with a selection of gluten free meals suitable for coeliacs. The Lydstep Tavern strives to use local produce as much as possible so works closely with local suppliers. Please Note: Dogs are welcome in certain areas of the pub.

Waves is a cliff top restaurant overlooking Lydstep bay set in the grounds of Celtic Haven resort. Waves is an Italian influence restaurant that serves delicious Italian-influenced dishes and authentic homemade Italian pizzas. They are made with only the freshest, locally-sourced ingredients. 


Manorbier
Tudor Lodge is a popular family friendly pub restaurant where you can call in for a delicious meal or simply a relaxing glass of wine after a long day. With an outside eating area and a children's play area, this is a great place for families in the summer, and their real log fires also make it a favourite for winter visits. They do weekly curry nights and steak nights, as well as seasonal specials and a very popular Sunday Lunch menu!
The Paddock Inn Chinese Cuisine in Penally is a now under new management as of 2017. Its a family friendly eatery with a full Chinese menu offering dine in takeaway and a delivery service.. There is a downstairs bar with open fire, an large upstairs restaurant ,and an outside eating area.

The Heywood Brasserie is located in Heywood Spa Hotel in Tenby. It has been designed to introduce style and elegance and Inspired by delicious, home-cooked food using local produce. They have a selection of fresh Meat dishes, Pasta favourites, Vegetarian options, or from our locally landed Fish section, the Heywood Brasserie provides a selection of mouth-watering foods for everybody to enjoy. The á la carte menu offers a wide choice of affordable dining in a warm and relaxed setting; it’s perfect for that special occasion, or a place to meet and enjoy lunch or dinner with friends and family. The restaurant has magnificent mahogany framed mirrors reflecting the smooth lighting around the room making the Brasserie oozes ambience. And for those hot, sultry evenings the bamboo blades of our wind point fans create a gentle breeze to ensure you enjoy your dining experience with us in comfort. The restaurant provides formal & informal dining and can be configured for medium sized functions. Or the Café Bar next door has comfortable leather settees serving coffees or a cold beer and offer a Café Bar menu or opt for the Tapa’s displayed daily on the specials board.


 

Events near Grooms Cottage

Torch Theatre Production: One Man Two Guvnors

Wednesday 03 October 2018 - Saturday 20 October 2018

This year, the Torch Theatre have decided to do the smash hit One Man Two Guvnors as their Autumn production. Previously seen on Broadway and in the West End, this British play is a comedy packed with songs and laughter. Cast includes Christian Patterson (West End Star), Nicky Reynolds (Tracey Beaker) and Gwydion Rhys (Hinterland). Tickets start at £8.50 with full adult tickets at £18.50See the website to book: https://torchtheatre.co.uk/one-man-two-guvnors/

FPCNP Walk: Marloes

Thursday 18 October 2018

Discover the wonders of the Marloes peninsula in Autumn with a walk led by Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP). This walk is five miles in length and will follow a route along the coast towards Deer Park allowing for fantastic views along the coast as well as the chance to spot early seal pups. The walk will begin at 10.30am from the National Trust car park in Marloes and finish at approx. 3.30pm. Please bring along a picnic for lunch. To enquire about booking, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.

FPCNP Walk: Pendine

Thursday 08 November 2018

Join Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park for an 6 mile hike between Pendine and Amroth with incredible views over Carmarthen Bay. Despite only being a few miles in length, this route has been assessed as hard and will require some stamina. 10am to 4pm. To enquire about booking, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758. Date still to be confirmed.

Tenby Blues Festival

Friday 16 November 2018 - Sunday 18 November 2018

The Tenby Blues Festival is back! Past festivals have drawn over 1500 people to the seaside town for this jam-packed blues festival, so it's no doubt this year's is going to be bigger and better than ever before! With performers and musicians playing at a range of establishments throughout the town, there really is plenty to see across the whole weekend!

Victorian Christmas Fair at Picton Castle

Saturday 17 November 2018 - Sunday 18 November 2018

Head to the Victorian Christmas Fair at Picton Castle and soak up the wonderful Christmas atmosphere! The picturesque 13th Century Castle makes a perfect setting for a Christmas market with staterooms and corridors housing over 60 stalls offering handmade gifts, local produce, handcrafted jewellery, ceramics and toys. Follow a trail through the Castle and out into the courtyard whilst sampling delicious refreshments and browsing for presents.The event runs from 10am to 5pm with last entry at 4pm, entry prices TBC. Please note, card payments may not be accepted at all stalls.

FPCNP Expedition: Pembroke Power Station

Thursday 22 November 2018

Enjoy a day out at the RWE Npower Pembroke Power Station alongside Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP) where you can tour the station and discover how operations are carried out. Dates and times to be confirmed. To enquire about booking, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.

Pembroke Castle Christmas Market

Thursday 29 November 2018 - Sunday 02 December 2018

Pembroke Castle's annual Christmas market always has an array of market stalls, entertainment and the arrival of Santa between 11am - 4pm on Saturday & Sunday .A lovely events to get into the Christmas spirit and purchase some lovely handmade gifts and enjoy some of the best local produce.

A Magical Family Christmas At Picton Castle

Saturday 01 December 2018 - Sunday 23 December 2018

Picton Castle is holding a magical family friend Christmas event every weekend throughout December this year up until Christmas. Take the children to meet Santa and receive a gift, or take part in the craft workshops or Christmas trail. Festive refreshments including mulled wine and spiced apple juice will be available. This event runs from 10am until 5pm with the last tour available at 4.30pmTickets must be bought in advance, and each ticket includes entry to the gardens plus a drink and a gift. Please visit the website to book tickets: https://www.pictoncastle.co.uk/santas-magical-family-christmas-5

Saundersfoot Christmas Festival

Friday 07 December 2018 - Sunday 09 December 2018

Saundersfoot Harbour is once again hosting their annual Christmas market. With a large marquee set up on the harbour, you can browse a number of stalls laden with goodies and gifts ideal for the festive season. With entertainment and live music to keep the whole family entertained, Saundersfoot’s Christmas Market offers a great way to make the most of a winter’s day. Food and drink stands will be celebrating all things Welsh; expect tastings, seasonal food, mulled wine and live cookery demonstrations. Sample the best of Pembrokeshire’s produce from the town’s local suppliers or enjoy a meal in one of Saundersfoot’s varied and popular restaurants, cafés and pubs – many of whom will be running special seasonal specials throughout the weekend. With scenic Saundersfoot Bay views, carols around the Christmas tree and live music, visitors can soak up the merry atmosphere whilst escaping the hustle and bustle of city life. Visitors can also explore Saundersfoot’s retailers for artisan jewellery, crafts, home wares and more. 

Torch Theatre Panto: Pinocchio

Thursday 20 December 2018 - Sunday 30 December 2018

This year's Torch Theatre Pantomime is Pinocchio, the well-known story of a puppet who dreams of being a real boy. In true festive style, this show will be full of music, laughter and more making it the perfect family treat this Christmas! A British Sign Language performance will take place at 6.00pm on Thursday 20th December. Tickets start at £16.50 for children and concessions, full tickets are £18.50 and family tickets are available at £59.To book tickets and/or for more information, please see the website: http://www.torchtheatre.co.uk/pinocchio-2018/

Tenby's Boxing Day Swim

Wednesday 26 December 2018

2018 marks the 48th year of the Annual Boxing Day Swim on Tenby's North Beach - a truly great event which really does get the whole community involved! Some embrace the holiday spirit by dressing up in fancy dress, as the event is given a theme each year! The theme for 2018 has yet to be announced , but it's sure to be a great festive event for all! Prizes are given for those in the best fancy dress, and for those with the highest amount of sponsorship raised - no entry fee, just grab a sponsorship form! For more information, see the website: http://www.tenbyboxingdayswim.co.uk/

New Year's Eve Celebrations

Monday 31 December 2018

Tenby is known as one of the best places to welcome in the New Year. With an array of lively bars and pubs in close proximity and, of course, the famous midnight countdown in Tudor Square.

New Year's Eve Fireworks

Monday 31 December 2018

Celebrate the New Year in at Saundersfoot with a fantastic free firework display on the harbour at midnight!

Saundersfoot New Years Day Swim

Tuesday 01 January 2019

A perfect way to start the year, whether you're taking part or just supporting! This event is all in the aid of charity with sponsorship coming from local businesses – everybody really does get involved! Each year they set a fancy dress theme to add to the excitement.

New Years Day Bonfire & Fireworks

Tuesday 01 January 2019

A perfect way to bring in the new year, Victoria Hall in Roch is hosting their annual New Years celebrations with a bonfire and fireworks. The event starts from 5pm onwards with the lighting of the bonfire, and refreshments are available in the hall throughout the evening. Admission to be paid upon entry.

The Big Retreat, Wales

Friday 24 May 2019 - Monday 27 May 2019

Head to the peaceful village of Lawrenny this May for a festival dedicated to wellbeing of the mind, body and soul. Take part in a yoga or pilates class, zumba, ballet fusion or meditation. Learn something new in a chocolate workshop, a creative art workshop or even a spoon carving workshop! You will also have the opportunity to get involved with a range of activities including foraging and surfing. Top off your relaxing weekend with some great live music!  See https://www.thebigretreatwales.co.uk/ for more information and to buy tickets. Please note, dogs are not permitted at this event. 

Long Course Weekend

Friday 05 July 2019 - Sunday 07 July 2019

The triathlon with a difference is back once again! Spread across the three days, the Wales Swim takes place on the Friday night on Tenby North Beach, the Sportive on the Saturday and the Marathon on the Sunday. Athletes can opt for just one event or all three meaning everyone who wants to can get involved! Children can even get involved on the Friday in the Taff Kids event! It really is a great event with an exciting atmosphere, athletes and supporters are encouraged to get involved for the whole weekend!

 

Historic Places near Grooms Cottage

Manorbier
Conquered by a Norman knight in 1003, this castle was initially built in Motte-and-Bailey before being refortified in stone. This castle is full of history after being attacked twice during minor wars and it was seized during the English Civil War. In the late 1800's, repairs took place on the building and castle walls. Please Note: Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.

Built in timber around 1100 by Gerald of Windsor, this now-ruined stone castle is a very popular historic attraction. The walk around the Castle and Tidal Mill is particularly popular with dog owners. The walk is a great free attraction, however there are admission charges upon entry to the castle. Carew Castle often hosts special events throughout the year, see their website for more information.

Please Note: Well behaved dogs are welcome inside the castle providing they are kept on a short lead. 

Carew Cheriton control tower museum, restored to original state as part of a community project. A lasting memorial to all who served on the airfield through two world wars. The airmen who main the supreme sacrifice during those years. A structure for educational use focused on school and group visits who are studying this period of modern day history. A tourist attraction offering a wartime experience.
Be transported back in time at Tudor Merchant's House, a museum displaying a three storey house of a merchant in the year 1500. See the merchant's shop and working kitchen on the ground floor, with a living area on the first for the family., and sleeping chambers on the second. Braille guides are available. Please note: There are no toilet facilities.

Caldey Island is one of Britain's holy islands. The Cistercian monks of Caldey continue a tradition which began there in Celtic times. More than a thousand years of prayer and quiet living have made this remote and beautiful island a haven of tranquillity and peace. The monks and islanders of Caldey are pleased to welcome day-visitors to share the delights of their island home throughout the summer season. You can explore the historic Old Priory and the medieval churches or join the free guided walk for a closer look at the island's heritage. You may like to drop in at the Video Centre to find out more about life in the Monastery. Visitors are also welcome to attend the one of the short chanted services in the Abbey Church, which form part of the daily prayer life of the monks.

A walk up to the Lighthouse opens up spectacular panoramic views of the Pembrokeshire Coast, Tenby and the Preseli Hills, the Gower Peninsula and Lundy Island. In the village you can buy the perfumes, chocolate and shortbread made on the island. The Village Post Office is also a museum giving an interesting insight into Caldey's history. Postcards and special covers are franked with the Caldey Island handstamp. A fleet of boats runs to the island from Tenby Harbour from Easter to October. These boats, which are licensed and strictly supervised by the Marine Coastguard Agency, are owned by local boatmen, many of whom are members of the crew of the Tenby Lifeboat. Please note: Crossing time is about 20 minutes and all trips are weather permitted.

Please Note: Dogs are welcome but must be kept on leads at all times and you need cash for the boat trip across. 

Tenby Museum is in a superb location atop Castle Hill, overlooking Caldey Island and Carmarthen Bay. The museum itself is home to a number of displays and exhibits including a maritime display, a Roald Dahl exhibit and a WWI exhibition. A really popular attraction is The Story of Tenby gallery where you can learn all about the local history of the seaside town. There are interactive activities and audio visual displays to keep the little ones entertained during your visit. Also making home inside Tenby museum is a library and archive, both of which store information on local history and natural history as well as many items which link back to the area. Inside the Museum is two art galleries which host a programme of changing works and exhibitions. Pay a visit to the shop where you will be able to purchase unique gifts and prints. or enjoy a trip to the coffee shop for a refreshing hot drink with a beautiful view. 

Tenby
Tenby Castle was originally built by the Normans in the 12th Century, of which only a small tower remains on the top of Castle Hill. The town walls however, which it is believed were built later on in the 13th Century, are impressively well preserved, with the east walls running complete to the Esplanade.
Once a retreat for medieval bishop's seeking a tranquil surrounding away from the Church, Lamphey Bishop's Palace has been extremely well preserved despite dating back centuries. The Western Hall, Inner Gatehouse and the 82 foot long Great Hall are still an impressive sight to see. Please note: Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.
Stepaside Ironworks originally opened in 1849, obtaining ore from the Amroth area and was transported by Saundersfoot railway. The Ironworks are now very much a ruins nowadays with the Engine Blasting House and the Casting House being more well-preserved.
Pembroke
Built in 1093 with timber, before being rebuilt in 1189 with a stone structure, this castle is ovular in shape and surrounded by a mill pond. This castle has a gated house with a circulated keep, and has been extensively restored. Please Note: Dogs must be kept on leads.

 

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Approached from A477 & B4318.

2 Steps to front door reached by concrete path.

Ground floor has an open plan kitchen, sitting room, dining room and conservatory, level area with wood strip floor.

Kitchen has low level oven & hobs. Microwave is eye level.

3 bedrooms on first floor are reached by staircase from the sitting room – 2 steps, landing then straight.

Bathroom on ground floor.

TV with remote control.

External light auto activated.

Shop, post office & church, also country pub in the village.


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