The Leat

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Holiday Cottage in Rhodiad, Nr Whitesands

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4
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2
Pets
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The Leat

The Leat is one of our most attractive cottages in a beautiful rural setting and is tastefully converted from the barn at Old Rhodiad Mill. Nearby St Davids and Whitesands offer places of interest, a sandy beach, the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and a variety of activities including golf and surfing. The large living room has open beamed ceilings and feature stone walls, and has been the setting for many happy family holidays. The house and unfenced grounds enjoy wonderful views across the Dowrog Common Nature Reserve and the gentle babbling of the trout stream below the property is both attractive and relaxing. This very well equipped property is a desirable choice throughout the year.

No baby equipment supplied, but you are welcome to bring your own.

Care with children due to the stream.

Ground Floor: Ramped entrance to enclosed porch, sitting/dining room, kitchen, larder/utility room, shower/whb/wc.

First Floor: Twin room, bunk room, bathroom/whb/wc.

Heating: Gas central heating.

Electricity: & Gas: £30 per week Oct - April. £25 per week May, June & Sept, free July & August.

Parking: Ample.

Facilities: Electric cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, tumble drier, TV/DVD player, radio/CD player, DAB radio/iPod dock, WiFi, board games, garden furniture.

Pets: Yes.

Website: www.theleat.co.uk


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Attractions near The Leat

St Davids
The very first insect restaurant in not only Pembrokeshire or Wales, but in the whole of the UK! Grub Kitchen is located in a converted calf shed on the outskirts of St Davids, and is run by Head Chef Andy Holcroft (formerly chef at The Cwtch in St Davids) and entomologist/tv presenter Dr Sarah Beynon. This innovative restaurant incorporates entomophagy, the eating of bugs and insects, with quality cooking to create well-loved dishes on their menus. They combine edible insects with local produce to create impressive menus, all the while encouraging visitors to learn all about entamophagy.
A National Trust Visitor Centre is here to help visitors make the best of their stay in Pembrokeshire. With a Studio and Cafe which includes a discovery room which hosts family friendly art and nature activities, a tower which hosts local arts exhibitions and community run classes.
St Davids
TYF adventure offers world-class Coasteering, surfing, sea kayaking and rock climbing and are run as half days, full days and multi activity weekends in Pembrokeshire. Based in the historic city of St Davids, TYF offers world-leading outdoor activities amongst the incredible scenery and wonderful wildlife. TYF can cater for all age-groups and all levels of skill and ability are welcome.

Experience some of the finest places the natural world has to offer with boat trips to Ramsey island, Skomer and Grassholm. Discover a magical island wilderness coupled with the fun and excitement of a true marine expedition. You will witness some of the most powerful currents in Britain, pass beneath some of the highest cliffs in Wales and see spectacular breeding colonies of thousands of nesting seabirds.

Dogs are welcomed providing they are happy on board and are not particularly verbal during the trip. The number of dogs permitted is limited per trip. 

A popular destination for pilgrimages, this Cathedral is a huge attraction for those interested in Welsh history and/or religion. St. David's Cathedral as we know it today replaced a monastery which was originally founded on the site by Saint David around 589 AD. Not only is it named after our Patron Saint of Wales, but it also contains a shrine to him. The Cathedral still operates a traditional communion service and also holds various special events such as the annual Cathedral Festival. Please note: Admission is free, but donations are encouraged.
Located next to the Cathedral, this Bishop's Palace was originally built and established as a monastery in the 6th Century by Saint David. Most of the structure for this building remains however the Palace is now without a roof. Please note: Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.

Winner of the Gold Prize for Glass in the ‘craft&design’ magazine awards, Steve Robinson is an established fused glass artist and designer whose work is instantly recognisable and collected world-wide. A pioneer in the use of enamels to colour the glass, Steve has developed specialist techniques to create pieces bursting with texture and vibrancy. Glass wall art, bowls, sculptures, awards and trophies are individually and collectively decorative and intriguing. And Steve Robinson glasswork has a particular allure because of the intricacy of its make-up, its uniqueness and its ability to captivate. Bursting with pattern and texture, every piece offers something different drawing the eye and enhancing a room.

He welcomes visitors to the Gallery in St David’s,The Gallery is housed within a Grade II Listed former granary, and inside you will find a display of Steve’s latest work for purchase, from bowls, wall-hangings and larger sculptural works to smaller pieces such as tea-light panels and coasters.   You can catch usually a glimpse of Steve at work in his Studio, located behind the Gallery.


A working warm glass studio and gallery with a range of glass wall art, bowls, sculptures, kitchen and bathroom splashbacks, trophies, stain glass windows which are all individual and collectively decorative and made on the premises. Steve Robinson is an award-winning glass artist and designer with a creative flair, craftsmanship and a deep understanding of clients requirements. Glass courses also available: Here you'll learn about the techniques that go into designing and crafting fused glass with enamels, and you'll get to try these out yourself. During this full day workshop you will make your own large wall hanging which we'll fire for you overnight, ready for collection the next day. Places are limited and subject to availability. Prices from £250.00 per person.
St. David's City Golf Club is a links course overlooking White Sands Bay, situated in the heart of the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and the popular Coastal Path walk. This course is open daily, with no requirement to pre-book a tee time, matches and tournaments are sometimes scheduled so please call ahead for availability if travelling specially.
Solva Woollen Mill is the oldest working woollen mill in Pembrokeshire and is now the only mill in Wales specialising in flat woven carpets, rugs and runners. Its a family business but visitors are welcome to the mill to wander through the weaving sheds, chat to the weavers as they are warping, splitting yarn or weaving. There is a mill shop housed carding engines and spinning mules and a tearoom which is located in the old dye shed, selling tea, coffee and homemade cakes.

 

Beaches near The Leat

St Davids
Caerfai is the nearest beach to St Davids and is popular for bathers, although at high tide the beach is completely covered leaving only rocks and boulders. A feature of the beach is the unusual purple sandstone along the cliffs, which was used to build St Davids Cathedral. The beach itself is pleasant and can very occasionally have some small surf. Its enclosed nature makes it unsuitable for kiting or windsurfing though. It is however an excellent place for coasteering with plenty of caves and rocky outcrops to explore. The cliffs around Caerfai also provide some good, popular climbing routes. Limitied parking is available at the top of the path to the beach or within the large caravan park. To find Caerfai beach follow the signs from the National Park Visitor Centre in St. Davids.
Whitesands
Whitesands is one of the best beaches in the world – and that's official. Its not only the top beach destination in Wales, but ranks in the top 20 worldwide, beating the likes of Bora Bora and Natadola in Fiji. With its mile-long expanse of sand, the bay curves round to the rocky point of St Davids Head. Whitesands has been rated one of Britain's premier places in the Good Beach Guide and annually receives a Blue Flag award for water quality. Ideal for families it is also renowned for its surfing and watersports, being a firm favourite with both beginners and professional surfers. For 6 months, in and around the summer season, Lifeguards man the beach. The excellent beach-side shop and cafe provide a range of refreshments. Other facilities include parking, toilets, surfboards and windbreak hire, plus a bus service that travels back and fore to St Davids every half hour in summer months.
The dramatic and towering volcanic outcrop of Carn Llidi rises behind the beach, and is well worth the climb. It offers truly stunning views over the beach and bay, the sunsets are magnificent. Alternatively, follow the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path through the Iron Age fields and on to the Peninsula Settlement at St Davids Head. Dog restrictions apply to the entire beach between 1st May and 30th September.
Whitesands
Porthmelgan is a sandy and secluded beach to the north of Whitesands, accessed only via the Coastal Path. Park at Whitesands and follow the path round to the right of Whitesands Beach, underneath Carn Llidi.
St Davids
A small cove popular with divers and kayakers with lots of climbing routes on the surrounding cliffs. Again, as with all the beaches in this area also a popular place from which to explore parts of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. There is a car park with an ice-cream van in the summer but very few other amenities. To find Porthclais follow the small road leading SW from The Cross Square in St. Davids.
Solva is a beautiful rocky inlet which floods, except at low tide, providing a sheltered, safe anchorage for yachts and pleasure craft. Not surprisingly this fine natural harbour has given the village a long seafaring tradition. At low tide there is a small stretch of sand, but the picturesque little harbour provides a pleasant afternoon for watching the small boats coming and going. A busy little village in the summer, with plenty of cafes, restaurants, pubs and gift shops. Solva is just east of St Davids on the A487 Haverfordwest Road. Parking is on the harbour front.
Abereiddy
Abereiddy beach is in a rural setting and covered in a unique mix of sand and pebbles that are bluey –grey in colour, due to the mixture of slate and stone. This gives the water a beautifully blue colour. Encased by dramatic cliffs and pretty colour-washed cottages, Abereiddy beach is ideal for surfers, kayakers and walkers. 
Children will love the pastime of local children through the ages- the search for Didymographus fossils which can be found in the slate pebbles along the beach.

Whilst you are here, don’t miss out on Pembrokeshire’s best hidden gem- The Blue Lagoon! Head North of the beach along the headland and discover this magical place for yourself. The former quarry is breath-taking, with it’s sparkling and very deep turquoise water. This is a popular spot for coasteering groups.
In summer months, enjoy an ice-cream and a cold drink from the van in the car park.
Abereiddy
After parking at Abereiddy, take the short walk around the cliff, passing the ruined quarry buildings and slate workers cottages and you will discover the stunning Blue Lagoon! You’ll be blown away by the Mediterranean-like turquoise water, which is a favourite for kayakers and coasteering groups.

Porthgain
An impressive sandy beach surrounded by equally impressive cliffs and headlands. When rough, there can be some pretty nasty rips at this beach making it unsuitable for swimming. Part of the beach can get cut off at high tide too, so watch out. To find it drive to either Porthgain and take the Coastal Path to the beach, or alternatively you can park at Abereiddy and take the 1 km walk along the Coast Path to Traethllyfn. Approx. 124 steep metal steps lead down to beach.
Newgale
Newgale provides the ideal location for watersports. There is always plenty of space on the long, two mile stretch of flat sand and whilst the Atlantic Ocean rollers ensure some exciting surf, it is an ideal beach for the young and not so expert. The beach is patrolled by lifeguards during the school holidays. There is a cafe at both ends of the beach, the Duke of Edinburgh Inn is located on the seafront and there are regular visits by the ice cream van in the summer.
Abercastle
Abercastle is a picturesque cove which was once a busy slate port. It’s small ‘beach’ is made up of sand, shingle and seaweed and is popular with walkers and fishermen. It is an inlet still used as a harbour base for a string of local fishermen. 
Swimmers, divers, kayakers and boating enthusiasts are drawn to this area. There is a slipway for boats and kayaks. The beach also faces North West so is naturally sheltered from winds. 
The nearest place to get refreshments would be in nearby Trefin. Here, there is a pub and a café that both serve good food.

 

Places To Drink near The Leat

St Davids
The very first insect restaurant in not only Pembrokeshire or Wales, but in the whole of the UK! Grub Kitchen is located in a converted calf shed on the outskirts of St Davids, and is run by Head Chef Andy Holcroft (formerly chef at The Cwtch in St Davids) and entomologist/tv presenter Dr Sarah Beynon. This innovative restaurant incorporates entomophagy, the eating of bugs and insects, with quality cooking to create well-loved dishes on their menus. They combine edible insects with local produce to create impressive menus, all the while encouraging visitors to learn all about entamophagy.
St Davids
Cwtch is an award-winning restaurant based in the heart of St. David's. This restaurant focusses on providing quality food with delicious flavours and works to use local seasonal produce for all meals. A lovely restaurant for anyone looking to eat in a relaxed and friendly environment. Please Note: There is no car park, but there is street parking available.
St Davids
Positioned on the Cross Square in the centre of St. David's, The Bishops certainly cannot be missed. A real traditional pub serving food seven days a week right throughout the year, this pub strives to serve fresh local fish as often possible - meaning almost daily! With the Cathedral just a few seconds walk down the road, if you're heading to St. David's then The Bishops is most definitely worth a visit.
St Davids
The Farmers Arms in St. David's is a traditional, cosy country pub. With a real open fire and an outside patio, complete with an outside bar which comes to life during the summer months, this pub is a great place to go all year round. Especially perfect if you fancy a pint and a game of pool!
St Davids

Blas Restaurant is located in the Twr y Felin Hotel in St Davids. The hotel is set in its own private grounds and situated just a ten-minute walk from the pembrokeshire coast path. They offer fine dining at a very high standard using local produce and serve lunches and evening meals.  You have the Oriel Lounge which caters for afternoon teas from 3pm till 5pm and the Cornel Bar is a pre-dinner art lovers snug. To complement the dining experience they have a selection of over twenty old world wines available for you to enjoy.



 

Crug-Glas is a 5 star Country House. It hosts many weddings, private parties and corporate events, as well as a luxurious place for all to dine in the evening. Afternoon Tea and Lunch Menus are available but these are offered by appointment only. Crug-Glas makes the most of the fresh local produce available to the area to make their menu unlike any other. Please note: Dog only allowed in the outside seating area, but must be kept on leads.
The Cambrian Inn is located in lower Solva and boasts a lounge bar and restaurant. They offer a wide range of meals including a variety of vegetarian dishes, and the aim to use fresh local produce wherever and whenever possible. Please Note: Dogs are only allowed during lunchtime, water bowls are available in the picnic area. The chefs will adapt this menu to suit any dietary requirements and food intolerances. All special dietary requirements should be notified in advance.
The Ship Inn is situated in the centre of lower Solva, just a few seconds walk from the harbour. This is a traditional country pub offering food every day, with a popular Curry Club every Wednesday and Grill Night every Thursday. The Ship Inn is family run making it family friendly, with a function room, games room and large riverside garden area. Please Note: There is no designated parking, but there is a public car park nearby.
The Harbour Inn is located overlooking the harbour in the coastal village of Solva. The pub has a combining modern design with traditional charm. Serving home-cooked food which is locally sourced where possible. Specialising in local sea food dishes and serving a hearty Sunday carvery every week. Real ales, wines and beers served in the bar as well as coffee, freshly ground and brewed to order.
Croesgoch
A popular pub tucked away in the rural village of Croesgoch, situated on the A487 between Fishguard and St Davids. Sit in the bar, restaurant or conservatory, or if you'd prefer - make use of their takeaway option! The Atramont as it is known to locals, boasts a pool room, restaurant and a beer garden as well as Sky Sports on two screens! Vegetarian meals available.

 

Places To Eat near The Leat

St Davids
The very first insect restaurant in not only Pembrokeshire or Wales, but in the whole of the UK! Grub Kitchen is located in a converted calf shed on the outskirts of St Davids, and is run by Head Chef Andy Holcroft (formerly chef at The Cwtch in St Davids) and entomologist/tv presenter Dr Sarah Beynon. This innovative restaurant incorporates entomophagy, the eating of bugs and insects, with quality cooking to create well-loved dishes on their menus. They combine edible insects with local produce to create impressive menus, all the while encouraging visitors to learn all about entamophagy.
St Davids

St Davids kitchen serves delicious food cooked to eat in or take-away.  They use the best locally sourced ingredients. Accompanied with an extensive drinks menu and set in a lovely ambience. Serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, selection of drinks and great coffee. Popular favourites include the Welsh Black Burger, Solva Lobster or the Ultimate SDK Burger. They also have themed nights and a changing specials board. 





The Saffron Fine Dining is a family friendly Indian restaurant located in St Davids's so whether you want to eat in or take-away They will indulge your desire for exquisite hand crafted food that looks sensational and tastes divine, from canapés to the fine dining menus which are based in tradition and authenticity yet with a twist of modernity.
St Davids
Cwtch is an award-winning restaurant based in the heart of St. David's. This restaurant focusses on providing quality food with delicious flavours and works to use local seasonal produce for all meals. A lovely restaurant for anyone looking to eat in a relaxed and friendly environment. Please Note: There is no car park, but there is street parking available.
St Davids
Positioned on the Cross Square in the centre of St. David's, The Bishops certainly cannot be missed. A real traditional pub serving food seven days a week right throughout the year, this pub strives to serve fresh local fish as often possible - meaning almost daily! With the Cathedral just a few seconds walk down the road, if you're heading to St. David's then The Bishops is most definitely worth a visit.
St Davids
The Farmers Arms in St. David's is a traditional, cosy country pub. With a real open fire and an outside patio, complete with an outside bar which comes to life during the summer months, this pub is a great place to go all year round. Especially perfect if you fancy a pint and a game of pool!
St Davids

Blas Restaurant is located in the Twr y Felin Hotel in St Davids. The hotel is set in its own private grounds and situated just a ten-minute walk from the pembrokeshire coast path. They offer fine dining at a very high standard using local produce and serve lunches and evening meals.  You have the Oriel Lounge which caters for afternoon teas from 3pm till 5pm and the Cornel Bar is a pre-dinner art lovers snug. To complement the dining experience they have a selection of over twenty old world wines available for you to enjoy.



 

Crug-Glas is a 5 star Country House. It hosts many weddings, private parties and corporate events, as well as a luxurious place for all to dine in the evening. Afternoon Tea and Lunch Menus are available but these are offered by appointment only. Crug-Glas makes the most of the fresh local produce available to the area to make their menu unlike any other. Please note: Dog only allowed in the outside seating area, but must be kept on leads.
The Cambrian Inn is located in lower Solva and boasts a lounge bar and restaurant. They offer a wide range of meals including a variety of vegetarian dishes, and the aim to use fresh local produce wherever and whenever possible. Please Note: Dogs are only allowed during lunchtime, water bowls are available in the picnic area. The chefs will adapt this menu to suit any dietary requirements and food intolerances. All special dietary requirements should be notified in advance.
The Ship Inn is situated in the centre of lower Solva, just a few seconds walk from the harbour. This is a traditional country pub offering food every day, with a popular Curry Club every Wednesday and Grill Night every Thursday. The Ship Inn is family run making it family friendly, with a function room, games room and large riverside garden area. Please Note: There is no designated parking, but there is a public car park nearby.

 

Events near The Leat

Santa's Grotto at Vincent Davies

Saturday 12 November 2016 - Wednesday 21 December 2016

Visit Santa Claus in his grotto at Vincent Davies. Open from Saturday 12th November and then every Saturday, Sunday 10-4.30 & Sundays 10.30 to 3.30pm Plus,  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 19th-21 st December 10am-4.30pm Entry only £3.50 per child. All children will receive a wrapped gift from Santa. You will be welcome to take your own photographs if you wish. Children can take part in Elf on the Shelf a  Free Kids Hunt. There will even be a Santa post box for your children's wish lists – add an address and Santa may reply! Why not pre-book Tea with Santa at Cafe Vincent to include the Elf Hunt, Kids Meal and a visit from Santa, every Thursday in December from 5pm. Please note: Booking is essential.

Christmas Mud Run

Saturday 10 December 2016

Get muddy this Christmas with this festive muddy event! This Mud Run is approximately 8k and takes you through some boggy, muddy areas of coast path and possibly the sea! Crossing through farmland, this route will take you climbing over and under things getting you well and truly covered in mud! Take part with friends for fun or challenge them to a race! This event is not timed, but the final finishing order will be published after the event. Entry costs £25 for over 16's. 13-16 year old can participate providing they are accompanied by an adult, this will be at a discounted price of £40 for adult and child entry. All participants will receive a free t-shirt. Please call 07855954702 to enquire about booking.

Christmas Fair at Southwood Farm

Saturday 10 December 2016

Explore Southwood Farm near Newgale this December, when it opens its doors for a Christmas Fair. The 19th Century Farm will be awash with festive treats and gifts, perfect for those last-minute touches. Bring along the whole family, even dogs on leads are welcomed!

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday 10 December 2016

Breakfast with Santa at St Katharine and St Peter's Church Hall, Milford Haven on An opportunity for your children to see Santa in his Grotto and also to enjoy the various stalls, refreshments and activities available. For more information on this event please call: 01646 692 476

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

Saturday 10 December 2016

This wonderful event has always been popular at Picton Castle and it will really get you into the festive spirit as you make your very own personalised Christmas Wreath with their in-house florist, Elsa Sharp. All you need to bring are gloves. apron and secateurs – all other materials are supplied. Why not take an afternoon for yourself and come and join in! The cost of the afternoon workshop will include a seasonally warming glass of mulled wine or spiced apple juice and a mince pie. Please note. Limited space. You can book your place by calling: 01437 751326.

Broad Haven 10km Christmas Pudding Run

Sunday 11 December 2016

A 10km festive fun run to raise money for broad haven playgroup. All runners get a Christmas pudding on crossing the finish line and a complimentary mulled wine and mince pie afterwards. prize for the "best dressed" runner. Entrants must be aged 16 or over on the day. visit www.xmaspuddingrun.co.uk for more information. Online entry will open again from the beginning of October. Plenty of time to get training!!

Torch Theatre Christmas Panto - Sleeping Beauty

Saturday 17 December 2016 - Saturday 31 December 2016

Milford's Torch Theatre once again brings a classic pantomime to stage - a must-see for anyone staying in Pembrokeshire this Christmas! Take the children, the grandparents, the next-door neighbours - take everyone you know! If there's still tickets available that is! The baby Princess Rose is given a curse from the evil Maleficent stating she will die on her 16th birthday but her Fairy Godmother steps in and Rose instead falls into a deep sleep which can only be broken by a handsome prince - this is sure to be a fantastic production by the Torch Theatre once again! Booking as early as possible is advised, as tickets sell out quickly.

Santa's Grotto & Ice Skating at The Glen

Wednesday 21 December 2016 - Friday 23 December 2016

Come and join in the festive fun at The Glen Pub. With undercover Ice Skating, Santa's Grotto, Hot Food, Mulled Wine, Trampoline and Bouncy Castle. Please Note: Advance booking for the ice skating is needed. Tel: 01437 760070. 

Honey Fungus Live

Friday 23 December 2016

Pembrokeshire band Honey Fungus are playing a live gig at The Castle Inn, Little Haven this December. The set combines well-known songs with their own acoustic music and stories. Pop along for some great food, a great atmosphere and some quality live music. The performance starts at 9.30pm. 

New Year's Eve Street Party

Saturday 31 December 2016

Fishguard once again welcomes you to it's Annual New Year's Eve Street Party! With celebrations, live music and fireworks - it really is a fantastic party to celebrate the coming of the New Year! Refreshments are available on the street and in the surrounding pubs and restaurants. This event is free entry, donations are appreciated as any money given is then put towards next year's celebrations.

New Years Day Bonfire & Fireworks

Sunday 01 January 2017

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.

Marathon - Ras Dewi Sant

Saturday 25 February 2017

Known to be a very challenging but beautiful course, the Ras Dewi Sant is a full and a half marathon running on Saturday 25th February. The full marathon runs point to point along the coastal path with an entry cost of £35 whereas the half marathon is a loop course with an entry cost of £25. All entry includes a T-shirt, Medal and refreshments including cawl, tea and coffee. There are also first aid stations and changing rooms available for all participants. 

Easter Egg Trail at Picton Castle

Monday 10 April 2017 - Monday 17 April 2017

A firm favourite with our regular visitors, Picton Castle's Easter Egg Trail for children is a self-guided scamper through fabulous woodlands as they burst into bloom. Collect your leaflet at the Ticket Office and follow the trail – you will find clues along the way! When you have finished, pop into the Gift Shop to collect your prize. It's a great way for the whole family to enjoy the woodlands as masses of Rhododendrons, Azaleas and Magnolias come into flower. While the kids rush around in search of clues, the ‘grown-ups' can enjoy the magnificent colours and scents. After the walk, what better reward than a nice warming cup of hot chocolate with cream and a homemade cake in the Courtyard Restaurant, or perhaps make it a lunchtime visit and enjoy the Spanish dish of the day with a glass of wine or beer! Normal Entry Fees apply with a £1.00 charge for the Easter Egg Trail Telephone: 01437 751326 Email: info@pictoncastle.co.uk

Easter Eggstravaganza

Monday 17 April 2017

Come and join the Easter fun at Scolton Manor with Easter Quizzes and Easter trail around the grounds, Free with entry to the Manor. Work out the clues to win a prize.£1.00 per child

Pembrokeshire 100 Mile Ultra & 3 Day Stage Race

Friday 28 April 2017 - Sunday 30 April 2017

The Pembrokeshire 100 mile race is a challenging ultra-race along the stunning Pembrokeshire Coastal Path from Milford Haven to Cardigan. More information please visit the website: http://www.runwalkcrawl.co.uk/events/pembrokeshire-100-stage-race.html or call: 02920 23 55 23 

MKF Kitefliers Rendezvous

Saturday 29 April 2017 - Sunday 30 April 2017

Two full days of kite flying in  on Broad Haven’s ‘Blue Flag’ Beach. A 2 day event organised by Midlands Kite Fliers

MKF Kitefliers Rendevous

Monday 01 May 2017

Day three of the MKF ( Midlands Kite Fliers) Rendezvous with a day flying at Hilton Court Gardens and Crafts, Roch, Pembrokeshire with its stunning coastal views overlooking St Brides Bay.

Man Up In The Mud

Saturday 06 May 2017

The Man Up In The Mud run is a great mud run approximately 4.5 miles in distance. Following a great coastal route, the course promises to be boggy and muddy with obstacles to climb over and under! 

The Preseli Beast

Saturday 06 May 2017

The Preseli Beast is an off-road racing event, still a relatively new event as it is only in its fifth year now. Approximately 24 miles off road, this race takes in a route through wooded valleys, trails and paths taking in scenery across the Gwaun Valley and Newport Bay. Opt for a smaller race with the Beast Bach, an 11 mile off-road race, or rise to the challenge of the Ultrabeast - a 32 mile off-road race! The start and finish are in Maenclochog, with the Ultrabeast kicking off first at 9am.

BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Wednesday 17 May 2017

The BANFF Mountain Film Festival makes a return to the Torch Theatre this year with another selection of incredible short films showcasing adventures from across the world. There's also the opportunity to win a number of free goodies in a prize draw! Tickets cost £13.50 or £12 for concessions. 

Tour of Pembrokeshire

Saturday 20 May 2017

Running from the event headquarters at Oriel Y Parc in St. David's, this event sees approximately 1500 cyclists take part in the sportive tour of Pembrokeshire. There are three distance routes covering much of North Pembrokeshire taking you through Fishguard, Newport and Cardigan depending on the distance you take part in. It's a great event for athletes and supporters alike!

St Davids Cathedral Festival

Friday 26 May 2017 - Sunday 04 June 2017

The St Davids Cathedral Festival takes place across ten days with a range of classical and contemporary musical performances taking place in the beautiful setting of St Davids Cathedral. This event is a success year after year, and is definitely one not to be missed. Performers in the past have included the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, The Sixteen, Goodwick Brass Band. Haverfordwest Male Voice Choir and the Cambrian Consort of Viols. Performance times vary, please see www.stdavidscathedralfestival.co.uk for more information - tickets can be bought online. 

To Hell and Back - The Ultra Marathon

Saturday 03 June 2017

This ultra marathon is approximately 66.6 miles in distance, with approximately 40 miles of the course running along the coastal path with the remainder along the road. In 2016, only 6 people managed to complete and receive their finisher's medal so you can imagine the difficulty level of this challenge! The course runs through coastal locations such as Solva, Porthclais, St Justinians, Whitesands, Abereiddy and Abermawr, guaranteeing a really memorable course. Due to the nature of the course, cut off is at 20 hours with 5 check points and all participants will be required to bring along a full kit of the following items: Head Torch, Space Blanket, Whistle, Mobile Phone, Map (Supplied), Water, Energy Food, Hat, Gloves, Waterproof Clothing, Sun Cream. Entry costs £45 per person.

Classic Car Show at Scolton Manor

Monday 05 June 2017

This very popular annual event is back once again! With classic vehicles of all varieties, there's something here for car lovers, tractor lovers, military vehicle buffs and those mad for motorcycles! There will be children's entertainment, craft stalls and refreshments available.

Ocean Lava Wales

Saturday 29 July 2017

With two different distances available, you can either enter the Middle Distance Ocean Lava event which is made up of a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile cycle and a 13.1 mile run; or the Wales Triathlon Sprint Distance which is made up of a 750m swim, a 13 mile cycle and a 4 mile run. Whether you're an athlete or a spectator, supporters line the streets creating an amazing atmosphere and energy which definitely makes this event a must-see!

Edge Festival

Friday 11 August 2017 - Sunday 13 August 2017

With a packed weekend of music, literature, sport and food, Solva's Edge Festival makes the most of the local produce and events, and is a great weekend for all the family. The weekend hosts a Battle of the Bands, an open-water swim and a football tournament, plus there is a Beer and Cider festival throughout the weekend. There will also be a variety of stalls, literature talks, raffles and live music. There really is plenty going on this weekend! Please Note: There are no credit card facilities on site so please bring cash. Local shop/pubs offer cash back. See edgefestival.co.uk for more details

Pembrokeshire County Show

Tuesday 15 August 2017 - Thursday 17 August 2017

Pembrokeshire's County Show returns for another year! This annual event brings thousands of people to the Haverfordwest Showground each year. With a variety of crafts and stalls, there is also displays, exhibitions and performances to see! There is a whole host of agricultural machinery on display as well as livestock to see, a fair, and a number of horse and dog shows. Of course there is also plenty of opportunities to meet and greet with local businesses, as well as sampling some great local produce on offer in the food hall!

Aberjazz Jazz & Blues Festival

Thursday 24 August 2017 - Monday 28 August 2017

Held in various locations across the seaside town of Fishguard, this festival occurs annual over the August Bank Holiday celebrating jazz and blues music.

 

Historic Places near The Leat

A popular destination for pilgrimages, this Cathedral is a huge attraction for those interested in Welsh history and/or religion. St. David's Cathedral as we know it today replaced a monastery which was originally founded on the site by Saint David around 589 AD. Not only is it named after our Patron Saint of Wales, but it also contains a shrine to him. The Cathedral still operates a traditional communion service and also holds various special events such as the annual Cathedral Festival. Please note: Admission is free, but donations are encouraged.
Located next to the Cathedral, this Bishop's Palace was originally built and established as a monastery in the 6th Century by Saint David. Most of the structure for this building remains however the Palace is now without a roof. Please note: Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.
The birthplace of Saint David, this Chapel was built in 1934 on the site of the original house where Non had lived. The Chapel and its accompanying Holy Well were built in dedication to Saint Non, and have since become popular destinations for pilgrimages. Legend has it that springs appeared at each of the significant milestones of Saint David's life, and many believe this Holy Well appeared during his birth and holds many special healing powers.
Solva Woollen Mill is the oldest working woollen mill in Pembrokeshire and is now the only mill in Wales specialising in flat woven carpets, rugs and runners. Its a family business but visitors are welcome to the mill to wander through the weaving sheds, chat to the weavers as they are warping, splitting yarn or weaving. There is a mill shop housed carding engines and spinning mules and a tearoom which is located in the old dye shed, selling tea, coffee and homemade cakes.
Abercastle
Carreg Sampson is a Neolithic Burial Chamber of the dolmen variety. Stood tall are seven upright stones, three of which support a 4.5 metre long capstone. It is the remains of a large tomb which may once have been covered with a mound of earth, however any hint of a covering mound has since disappeared. A visit to Carreg Sampson is well worth it even if you are not a history buff, as it enjoys panoramic views across the land and sea.
Pembrokeshire Motor Museum has over forty motor cars on display, from veteran cars to classic cars. For each car on display, you can see a complete history. All cars are in excellent condition and are occasionally used by their owners for vintage car rallies etc. so please bear in mind that cars may not always be on display. The Motor Museum is also home to a licensed bar, a magazine and video lounge where you can read and watch all about motoring.
Strumble lighthouse, erected in 1908, is actually situated on the small island of Ynsmeicel, reached by a small footbridge on the North West tip of Pembrokeshire, 5 miles west of Fishguard. The circular stone tower is 55ft high and still contains the original lantern. Please Note: The Lighthouse is automated so unfortunately there isn't any access onto the island.
Learn all about the last British Invasion which occurred in February 1797 with a 30 metre award-winning tapestry at the library in Fishguard Town Hall. Added storyboards and artefacts are used to help guide your learning, and you can even learn all about the making of the tapestry in their audio visual room!
Originally constructed in the 12th Century as a fortress made from timber, and has seen visits from a number of famous names including Oliver Cromwell and King Richard II. The castle was later reconstructed in stone, and was often used to house prisoners before being replaced by a new prison building inside the castle grounds in the 19th Century. This building is now home to the Pembrokeshire Records Office. Not much remains of the stone castle other than the stone wall which grandly looks upon the small town below it. A must-visit is the Town Museum, located in the Old Prison Governor's House. With artefacts, prints, paintings and models, this museum tells the history of the castle and the surrounding town.
Scolton Manor was built in 1842 as a family home, and was even used as a hospital during World War 2. It is now a Victorian Manor House and Museum, set in a luxurious 60 acres of country park and woodland, with a wide variety of wildlife. The park is open all year, whilst the Manor House is closed during the winter months. The Manor House will be opening again in March 2015, and times will be confirmed nearer the time. Please Note: Admission to the Park is free, whilst charges to the Manor House apply. Dogs must be kept on leads at all times, and are allowed in the Park only.

 

Customer Reviews of The Leat

Sue & Graham

Wonderful short break, We are going to retire probably South to West Wales, so have been looking around. Perfect.


Jan & Fred Black

We've stayed in many cottages and this one rates with the best


Charlie & Viva

Pembrokeshire delivers the goods yet again. What a special spot


Mark & Tess

Thank you for such a warm welcome. A very dog friendly home. Bertie & Hettie did so enjoy themselves


Vicky, Andrew & Pippi

Thank you for such a lovely cottage. So nice we didn't need to go out! Beautiful bedding and blankets - homely and comfortable


Fiona & Lila & William

What a wonderful week, so mmuch for playing with the cousins in the cottage on Whitesands & Porthsele. On the wednesday before James & Vicki arrived we saw a seal pup on Porthsele, what a memory. Lots of running in the sea too with James, William & Lila and kicking the ball


Vicki & James Watkins

Another wonderful stay. Cottage and scenery amazing


Charlie

Thank you


Lucia Windblom

A very happy half term mini break with cousins


Sophie

Thankyou for a lovely time


Pam & Kelly Downey

Good location, great weather and walks


Fiona & Dale Robinson

Fabulous Fabulous Best cottage ever, will be back thanks


Angela & John Newton

Beautiful cottage, Beautiful area, stunning waether


Nick & Libby Blackwell

What a happy time we have had, lovely weather, walks on the beach - beautiful service at St David's Cathedral and so well looked after. Thank you from us & 2 very happy spaniels


Ryan, Ness, Evire & Tallie

As we came through the doors the girls 'whooped' with joy!. Always lovely to come back. It's a home from home and though the waves were not good, the weather was amazing so we left very happy! Nice to see all the locals again and after three years here feel very at home. Thank you again XXX


Lisa, Eddie, Maya, Rowan

From Bristol. What a beautiful house in a beautiful spot! Thank you for a very relaxing week


Georgia

It was FAB!


Guest

Diolch yn fawr! Lleoliad hyfryd a phobreth yn berffaith - Teulu Carnish o Brybank!!A maya Abertawe!


Hills

Only a short stay, great weather everyday and ice cream everday. SO nice to be on a warm beach! So happy the kids are now comfortable in the water. William now really enjoying boogy board


Pam & Roger

Had a really lovely stay thanks! Great pity we could not enjoy your lovely garden to the full as the weather was poor 5 days out of 7. Had some great walks too. First time in Pembrokeshire, we'll be back.


Williams

Got the kids into wave jumping! Their fear of water maybe going!Use of a gro clock means I have no idea if herring still there! Such excitement from the kids when woken up in the car to discover they were here, such happy children


Tim & Susie Brew

Absolutely fabulous time- top 3 are (in no particular order)Stackpole (great walks), Fish & Chips from the Shed in Porthgain & visits to Melin Tregwynt & Middle Hill. But top of the tree is really this wonderful house- so homely & beautiful. Thank you!


Mark, Kirsty, Sophie & Emily

Our first visit to this beautiful home- such a delight, very cosy, gorgeous decor so homely. We are glad we ignored the weather forecasts! Thank you


Patrick, Sharon, Eva & Jacob

Lovely cottage in a lovely area


Phil, Kate, Joe and Rosie

First trip to Pembrokeshire - superb weather (we were expecting a lot more rain) Homely cottage, brilliant family holiday. Liked Sloop Inn Porthgain


Rich

Lovely place, great weather. Fab time


C & B

Very cold and white with frost in the morning making it very picturesque. Good to be here for St Davids day with a lot of activities


Fiona, Carlos, William & Lila

Lila's first visit to wales. We had a wonderful time. Good weather everyday bar one. Walks, beach & the cottage perfect. A serious mission up Carn lidl the hard way with Carlos carrying both Children!


Ryan, Ness, Evie & Tallie

It is so lovely being back. We have been looking forward to this holiday and as usual never dissapointed, we even have new surfers to the household! Thank you again xxx


Roger, Jackie and Anna

Lovely Cottage in a beautiful location. Very enjoyable Thank you


Amanda, Kevin, Isobel & Anna

A lovely relaxing 2 weeks. Met all expectations- thank you


Rob & Cath Patterson

This time work and R & R. Saw ducklings and a pairof mallards & Heron in stream. Sad to be leaving on such a beautiful morning. Love the new steps on the lawn.


Bryan & Pam

such a delightful home with every mod-con! Beaches beautiful, people delightful- we are smitten!! Thank you


Paul & Jane Parry

First stayed at The Leat January 1988! Lovely then, even better now. Home from home


Wendy & Simon Munday

We have enjoyed our two weeks in this lovely cottage. Also enjoyed the Cathedral Festival, we both heard the cuckoo but Simon also saw it. Only one day of rain, otherwise wall to wall sunshine


Ellis party

A lovely house warm and well appointed loved the coastal walks. Beautiful area


Hugh & Elizabeth

Excellent walking at Pwl Deri and St Justaians. Ate well at Warpool Court hotel. Cottage very snug


David & Eleanor

Wonderful week with surprisingly good weather. Seals and porpoises around Ramsey Island a highlight


Susan & Jim

Clean, Comfortable and well equipped


Rupert & Rosemary

A Superb stay- with world cliff diving champonships as an amazing highlight. Good food, good games, good fun!


Ross, Gabi & Teddy

Lovely place, cottage very well equiped. Very clean and peaceful, perfect for some R&R


rob, Cath & Huw Patterson

Wonderful week introducing Huw to the Leat. Had a good boat ride round Ramsey Island. Bought a cool sword & Shield at Castell Henllys


Evie (7)

I loved it, Thank you. My sister and I love this house and the beach xxx


Chris, Rachel, Alfie and Jack

Great cottage! Had lovely time in beautiful cottage, will definately be back!


Steve and Aninie

Fabulous cottage, had a lovely time, great walks


Miranda and Edward

A beautiful cottage, very homely, thankyou!


Nick, Julia, Will, Katie Rouse

Delighted to be back again - after nearly 30 years!


Barbera and Terrence

The Leat has the 'wow' factor, so relaxing, cottage to our taste, would l9ove to return this year!


Caroline Mansell

So much packed into such a short time but seems like a million miles from home - lovely!


Anon

A spectacularly well organised week of walks, sights, sunshine and laughter. Thank you


Joan and John

Lovely as always, pity about the weather


Chris & Martin

Fab cottage, very quiet loved coastal scenery- had fab time! Thank you


Fiona Adriazola

Fantastic shed buliding, Shame about the weather but a typical gorgeous day today.


Christopher and Billie

After a frantic year of building its so wonderful to relax in a beautiful cottage. As usaul St Davids waves its magical wand.


Jo and Bob Robson

Very impressed of cottage and area. Hope to return, We had a great week.


Martine Snow

Again a wonderful weekend and a very special place to play 9 holes. What a view! Thanks


Jon, Claire, Izzy, Millie and Ozzie

Our second visit- lovely holiday, weather very mixed. Cottage cosy as ever. Children want to stay here and dog very at home.


Witles Family

Enjoyed our stay in pembrokeshire very much. Wonderful location, enjoyed big waves and good food as well as some sunshine.


Jan and Nick Wilson

All kinds of weather this week but it didnt stop us from having a lovely week.


Martine Snow and Charlie Cannon

Lots of walks and giggles watching Charlie surf. Had a relaxing week, Now back to crazy London.


Cristopher and Bivoil

Beautiful weather and lots of golf. I love it here.


The Schultes

Third stay at the Leat, gorgeous as ever! lovely half term, warm day's and lots of fresh air. Children and dog all tired but dont want to leave again! Be back next year.


The Johnsons and The Bassets

Fabulous and beautiful county and a beautiful cottage, would come again


Glo and Richard

Absolutely beautiful cottage, lots of lovely walks, its been like heaven.


Rupert and Rosemary Mcgrigon

Another great weekwnd here thankyou. Shame about the backgammon result.


Shinner Family

Great holiday, kids now commited boogie boarders


Palmer Family

Finally got back to delightful cottage again. A fab week surfing and swimming all over Pembrokeshire


Morshed Family

Beautiful cottage, love the stream! Whitesands, surfing, coasteering and boat was very good.


Fiona Adriazola

A really wonderful family christmas. I've never seen the stream so high.


The Grieves

Seciond visit to The Leat did not disappoint - Bird books and stream a sepcial treat!


Jodie, Simon and Phoebe

An Indian Summer as ever in Pembrokeshire was relaxed and refreshed


Karl and Shirley

A wonderful week in a magical cottage - Many thanks


Sue and family

**SUPER!!**


Joshua

Thank you so much for sharing a special secret at such a glorious time of year. It ahs been the most wonderful easter.


Fiona

I have never been so exited about a holiday before and, as always it hasn't dissapointed! I love it here so much.


Phil, Claire, Abbie and Sophie

Lovely house, very comfy. A young kestrel sat on the window sill for 1/2 an hour every morning!


Gunner Family

Sheer perfection. Beautifully appointed, stunning weather and such friendly people.


Chris

Great Cottage.


Janet, Staffordshire

The Leat - absolutely amazing - fell in love with the place. I'll recommend it to everyone.


The Leat Access Statement

This Access Statement has been prepared by the owner for your information; it is the most recent version that we have received. This statement has been prepared as objectively as possible, however with such a wide remit oversights may be made.

Please ensure all crucial requirements for a safe and enjoyable holiday are present so if you have any queries whatsoever, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01437 767600.


The Leat is approached up a shared drive and is situated about 50 yards from the road.

There is parking for 3 or 4 cars, half of the spaces are alongside the building. There is ramped access to the front door.

It is even throughout the ground floor.

Opposite the front door there is a shower/toilet with a wide door. Lighting is overhead by spot lamps and by table lamps. The floors downstairs are wooden with some rugs.

Through the sitting/dining room are French windows leading to a terrace (3 steps down) which overlooks lawn, the stream and moor land.

TV is by remote control with teletext.

There is good outside lighting.

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