The Rath

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Holiday Cottage in Saundersfoot

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6
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The Rath

The Rath is a superb, semi-detached house, enjoying the most wonderful location above the beach in Saundersfoot with stunning sea views. 

The golden sandy beach and facilities are only a few minutes downhill walk away. Beautifully renovated throughout to a high standard in a contemporary style with quality furnishings, their light colouring and washed distressed wood finishes reflects its coastal location. The newly fitted kitchen with central island will make preparing meals a joy, it has been opened to the dining area where you can enjoy the wonderful sea views through the bay window as you eat.

The light dual-aspect sitting room has comfy leather seating, sliding doors open to the paved front terrace, the perfect spot to sit on a summer’s evening and enjoy an alfresco meal while you soak up the views over the whole of Carmarthen Bay and out to sea. Stairs lead up to the bedrooms above, wake in the morning to views out to sea in the two double bedrooms. Accessed via a driveway shared with the detached annex to the rear of the property, there is also a small rear lawned area adjacent to the drive and also accessed from patio doors out of the sitting room.

Spend your days on the long sandy beach of Saundersfoot just a short walk away where you can try your hand at the several water sports on offer. Enjoy wandering the shops, pubs and restaurants in this seaside village or join the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path; east takes you through the tunnels, all that remains of the area's industrial coal mining past, taking you to the renowned Coast Restaurant at Coppet Hall beach or on to Wiseman's Bridge, enjoy a drink or meal at the pub here overlooking the beach before you retrace your steps. Further on again is Amroth with its long stretch of sand and popular seafront pubs and cafes. To the west is the bustling harbour town of Tenby with its quaint cobbled streets, atmospheric medieval walls, picturesque harbour, 4 beautiful beaches to enjoy and a range of facilities. From the harbour, take a fishing trip out to sea or boat trip to Caldey Island, the home of Cistercian monks, the atmosphere is tranquil and calming.

There really is something for everyone nearby with a choice of golf courses to try including Trefloyne and Tenby Links golf course and a host of family attractions including Anna’s Welsh Zoo, Folly Farm and Heatherton World of Activities all within a short drive.

A truly magical holiday retreat for families or couples to enjoy all year round to which you will just long to return.

Shares the same location as 43450 The Rath Cottage.

£200 bond required.


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: Hall, kitchen/diner, sitting room, cloakroom/whb/wc.

First Floor: Twin room, bathroom/overhead shower/whb/wc, double room, double room/ensuite bathroom/overhead shower/whb/wc.

Heating: Gas central heating.

Electricity: & Gas: FREE.

Parking: Ample on shared driveway plus 1 space nearby.

Facilities: Gas hob, double electric eye-level oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Smart TV, TV, WiFi, towels, patio furniture.

Pets: One.

Website: www.therathcottage.co.uk


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The Rath Features

2 + Double Beds
2 Baths/Showers
Bath
Dishwasher
Ensuite Facilities
Fishing Nearby
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Full Central Heating
Has Parking
Internet Access
Near Boat Launching
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Within a mile of the sea/water

Attractions near The Rath

The Good Trails is a Stand-up Paddleboarding school who are based in Saundersfoot and operate from Coppet Hall beach. Discover Pembrokeshire’s stunning coastal views and go deep into the Estuary with an experienced Stand-up Paddleboard instructor. All lessons are held in calm waters. It’s a fun and enjoyable way of discovering places that are only accessible from the water. Plus it is a sociable sport that can be enjoyed by the whole family or anyone from a group with different abilities. Shorty wet-suits & buoyancy aids are included. You can either book lessons or just hire the equipment. For advance bookings please visit their website or pop by into the shed at the far end of Coppet Hall Beach. Suitable for aged 8 years and above. 




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.

A seafront Bar&Grill located overlooking Amroth beach. Tom and Jack and the crew have taken over and transformed "the old cartwheel" and have given it a new identity. There are a huge number of features including an artificial campfire, a prison cage, a 2-storey pirate, A pirate ship moored to a jetty featuring a slide, wheel, mast, and sail Fort, A shipwreck covered in climb nets, a crow’s nest and Rope bridge. Smugglers is a new, themed, family restaurant and Pirates adventure play area. A great family friendly atmosphere with good quality food, which offers a warm welcome all year round. 


A beautiful peaceful setting for woodland walks and strolls around walled gardens. Colby Woodland Gardens is home to a host of wildlife including bats, dippers, otters and butterflies. Take the children along with a picnic, and let them built dens, play on rope swings and go pond dipping. Please note: Dogs on leads are allowed in gardens only.
Tenby
Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo is the BIG day out, whatever the weather. With a spectacular zoo, friendly farmyard, adventure play and an enormous indoor funfair there is so much to learn about and enjoy. From farming fun in the Jolly Barn, where you can experience traditional farming methods first-hand, to learning about many exotic animals in Folly Farm's zoo, including endangered species from around the world. Relive the fun of yesteryear in Folly Farm's amazing vintage funfair, the biggest undercover fairground in Europe! Relax outside and watch the kids enjoy a high-seas adventure on the ships and other adventure play equipment or enjoy the indoors incredible ‘Carousel Woods' – Wales' biggest indoor adventure playground. Opening times and ticket prices vary throughout the year. 
Tenby Lifeboat Station is currently operated by the RNLI, and has two lifeboats - one a Tamar Class All Weather Lifeboat and another, a D Class Inshore Lifeboat. Tenby's Lifeboat Station is open to the public all year around, with a chance to take a look at the history of the station and the crews which worked there. You will also be able to spot the old lifeboat station (with the red roof) situated alongside the new - the old is not open to the public, however it is still interesting to view from the outside.

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. 

These 90 minute fishing trips are great fun for all the family! Head to the booking office at Tenby Harbour to book these great fishing trips - ideal for beginners, children and adults of all ages! The trip takes you out on the "Summertime" boat leaving Tenby harbour and travelling out to the sheltered waters between Tenby and Caldey Island, only approximately a twenty minute journey. Once you reach sheltered waters, Skipper John will give you a brief demonstration on how to use the equipment (all supplied) before you get your very own chance to cast off! You'll learn all the much-needed skills to successfully and correctly fish including how to string your catch! The best bit, whatever you catch you get to keep!

These trips are dog friendly and pushchair friendly. You will need to dress warm and we recommend you take along a camera! Please note, minimum numbers of 6 to 8 are required for these trips to run.

Llewellyn's Gallery is a photographic gallery showcasing the work and fine art photographer Gary Llewellyn. The Gallery is run by Gary himself with a little help from his father Ken, who both can offer a fascinating insight into his photographic world. The gallery display framed, unframed and mounted Limited Edition prints, an exclusive selection of greetings cards and the very latest of Gary's work. Framing service for all work purchased at the Gallery is also available.

 

Beaches near The Rath

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.


Amroth

Amroth is a charming coastal village where time seems to have stood still. The long and sandy beach is peppered by a series of groynes that help protect the village from winter storms. The Western side of the beach, marks the beginning of the spectacular Pembrokeshire Coast Path, which winds its way for 186 miles past each of the splendid coves, beaches and cliffs of the Pembrokeshire National Park.
Parking and facilities at Amroth are both good.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Carmarthen

Pendine Sands is a 7-mile long, straight beach, smoothered in the most beautiful sand and edged by a belt of dunes. From the beach there are clear views across Carmarthen Bay to Gower and Tenby.
In the summer of 2000, Don Wales made history on this beach, by breaking the Uk electric land speed record in his vehicle, reaching a staggering 137mph.
Please note that it is always worth checking to see if the MOD are using the area for firing practice, around the time of your proposed visit. If they are, then red flags will be raised and part of the beach will be closed to the public (although the firing itself is a good distance away).

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.

 

Places To Drink near The Rath

Saundersfoot
The Royal Oak is a Lively pub in the heart of Saundersfoot which has a lot of history and character. It has a variety of Lunch time snacks, traditional menu, A Le Carte menu, specials board and children's menu They have a extensive wine list and serve real ales. Sunday roasts are also available but its advisable to book in advance. Seats available outside so you can watch the world go by!
Saundersfoot

A lively cafe only a stonesthrow away from Saundersfoot beach serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and drinks g with a terrace overlooking the beach. Occasional live music.


Saundersfoot
The Old Chemist Inn is a Family pub and restaurant located in the heart of Saundersfoot. It has a large beer garden which provides direct access onto Saundersfoot's award winning beach. Serving good home-cooked food, daily local fresh fish specials and parties catered for in their restaurant or cellar bar. They serve real ales and have a happy hour between 4-6pm. Live music throughout the main summer months. Please Note: Dogs are welcome in our beer garden and bar area only.
Saundersfoot

The BoatHouse is a brand new restaurant in Saundersfoot which opened its doors for the first time in July 2016!Its a  family friendly relaxed Bar & Restaurant in the heart of Town. They have a passion for local fresh produce and this is shown throughout our food. Specialising in a grill style menu and fresh local fish specials and working closely with local suppliers to get in the best ingredients to make up the homely menu. The bar offers a range of wine, ales and cocktails on top of the usual beers and spirits. Catering for large parties and special occasions and open for lunch and evening meals

Saundersfoot

The Marina is located on Saundersfoot harbour and is a modern fish and chip restaurant where you can order traditional fish and chips with real ale beer batter or have a piece of fresh fish grilled with a salad. You may wish to eat your fish with a glass of wine or bottle of beer in the restaurant or take it away to the beach.

A full menu is available to view on their website.

The Captain's Table is situated right on the harbour in Saundersfoot offering a selection of Real Ales as well as a large menu, including Sunday lunch, a la carte as well as light bites. All meals provided either in the restaurant or outside under the sail canopies in our harbourside beer garden. Big Multi Screen satellite TV showing all the popular sports matches and live music during the summer on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
The Mulberry is a friendly and welcoming restaurant situated near to the popular sandy beach at Saundersfoot harbour. The perfect restaurant whether you want a romantic meal, or visit with the whole family after a day at the beach! Happy to accommodate all diners, they offer a children's menu, a lunch menu and an evening menu, and are also able to accommodate those with dietary requirements, but please let them know in advance. Please Note: Dogs are welcome, but must be booked in advance as only certain tables allow dogs.
Saundersfoot

The Cliff Restaurant and Gallery Bar have the most dramatic views across Saundersfoot bay and harbour. In summer, the outdoor decks are a popular place for meeting up with friends, casual dining or drinks receptions. Whether you visit for lunch or dinner, you can be assured that the finest Pembrokeshire produce and locally landed fish will featured on the menu. They have a wide drinks menu, from cocktails to fine wines and offer Afternoon Tea from 3pm.  Please Note: Reservations are recommend. 




Saundersfoot

St Brides Hotel is set on a cliff top overlooking Saundersfoot Bay. They serve food throughout the day, from breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea. They use the finest Pembrokeshire produce and locally landed fish which is regularly featured on the menu, which changes regularly to ensure that they serve the best produce each season has to offer. There’s a range of dining options, from eating in the Cliff restaurant to the more informal Gallery lounge or even outside on the deck, overlooking the bay.


Janz restaurant, BB's bar located in Broadfield Caravan Park is open daily from 6pm. It has a great outside decking area with great view, with park and play area for the children. The restaurant offers a great selection of meals and specials, with popular pie and curry & pint nights to traditional favourites, E.G steak sizzlers, beer batter cod, half roast chicken and Ribs on the menu. Jan's also offers a Sunday carvery but it is essential to book to avoid disappointment.

 

Places To Eat near The Rath

Saundersfoot
The Royal Oak is a Lively pub in the heart of Saundersfoot which has a lot of history and character. It has a variety of Lunch time snacks, traditional menu, A Le Carte menu, specials board and children's menu They have a extensive wine list and serve real ales. Sunday roasts are also available but its advisable to book in advance. Seats available outside so you can watch the world go by!
Saundersfoot

A lively cafe only a stonesthrow away from Saundersfoot beach serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and drinks g with a terrace overlooking the beach. Occasional live music.


Saundersfoot
The Old Chemist Inn is a Family pub and restaurant located in the heart of Saundersfoot. It has a large beer garden which provides direct access onto Saundersfoot's award winning beach. Serving good home-cooked food, daily local fresh fish specials and parties catered for in their restaurant or cellar bar. They serve real ales and have a happy hour between 4-6pm. Live music throughout the main summer months. Please Note: Dogs are welcome in our beer garden and bar area only.
Saundersfoot
The Kookaba Restaurant is a friendly, family owned, vibrant environment in the centre of Saundersfoot offering food with an Australian theme. A wide selection of Aussie foods are available from burgers, pizza's steak and ribs. Or if you fancy trying something a bit more unusual you can try kangaroo, ostrich, and barramundi. They also have childrens menus and a wide selection of beers and Australian wines.
Saundersfoot
The Beachside Barbecue formally known as The Mermaid Restaurant is all about Brisket, Ribs, Chicken and Fish. Featuring melt in the mouth, “low and slow” authentic barbecue cooked in our Hard Wood Pit Smoker (all the way from the USA) and a Lump Wood Charcoal Oven. Located in Saundersfoot with breathtaking views overlooking the beach and harbour. The restaurant has a clean and contemporary feel which extends outdoors onto a sunny patio area. Its a great family friendly restaurant.
Saundersfoot

The BoatHouse is a brand new restaurant in Saundersfoot which opened its doors for the first time in July 2016!Its a  family friendly relaxed Bar & Restaurant in the heart of Town. They have a passion for local fresh produce and this is shown throughout our food. Specialising in a grill style menu and fresh local fish specials and working closely with local suppliers to get in the best ingredients to make up the homely menu. The bar offers a range of wine, ales and cocktails on top of the usual beers and spirits. Catering for large parties and special occasions and open for lunch and evening meals

Saundersfoot

The Marina is located on Saundersfoot harbour and is a modern fish and chip restaurant where you can order traditional fish and chips with real ale beer batter or have a piece of fresh fish grilled with a salad. You may wish to eat your fish with a glass of wine or bottle of beer in the restaurant or take it away to the beach.

A full menu is available to view on their website.

The Captain's Table is situated right on the harbour in Saundersfoot offering a selection of Real Ales as well as a large menu, including Sunday lunch, a la carte as well as light bites. All meals provided either in the restaurant or outside under the sail canopies in our harbourside beer garden. Big Multi Screen satellite TV showing all the popular sports matches and live music during the summer on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
The Mulberry is a friendly and welcoming restaurant situated near to the popular sandy beach at Saundersfoot harbour. The perfect restaurant whether you want a romantic meal, or visit with the whole family after a day at the beach! Happy to accommodate all diners, they offer a children's menu, a lunch menu and an evening menu, and are also able to accommodate those with dietary requirements, but please let them know in advance. Please Note: Dogs are welcome, but must be booked in advance as only certain tables allow dogs.
Saundersfoot

The Cliff Restaurant and Gallery Bar have the most dramatic views across Saundersfoot bay and harbour. In summer, the outdoor decks are a popular place for meeting up with friends, casual dining or drinks receptions. Whether you visit for lunch or dinner, you can be assured that the finest Pembrokeshire produce and locally landed fish will featured on the menu. They have a wide drinks menu, from cocktails to fine wines and offer Afternoon Tea from 3pm.  Please Note: Reservations are recommend. 




 

Events near The Rath

Carmarthen River Festival

Saturday 23 June 2018

Once again, Carmarthen hosts their annual River Festival! Due to be an action-packed afternoon, this year's River Festival will host various demonstrations and river-based activities including raft races, as well as dryside fun and even a zip wire!

FPCNP Expedition: Caldey Island

Thursday 28 June 2018 - Friday 29 June 2018

Enjoy a day out to one of Pembrokeshire's coastal islands with Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP). This expedition will involve a boat trip to Caldey Island just off the coast of Tenby where you will take in a presentation on the island. The day will end with a chance to socialise with your fellow explorers in one of Tenby's pubs. Date and time to be confirmed. To enquire about booking, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.

FPCNP Walk: Freshwater West to Bosherston

Thursday 12 July 2018

Alongside Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, you can enjoy a walk along the Northern Range between Freshwater West and Bosherston in the south of Pembrokeshire. Date and time are to be confirmed, but the walk may coincide with a live firing with participants will be able to view from the viewing area. Date will be confirmed when Range Firings are confirmed. To enquire about booking, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.

Long Course Weekend

Friday 13 July 2018 - Sunday 15 July 2018

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!

FPCNP Expedition: Valero Energy Oil Refinery

Wednesday 25 July 2018 - Tuesday 31 July 2018

Join Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP) for a visit to the Valero Energy Oil Refinery near Pembroke. More details, date and time to be confirmed. To enquire about booking, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.

Pembrokeshire County Show

Tuesday 14 August 2018 - Thursday 16 August 2018

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!

Welsh Street Food Awards

Saturday 18 August 2018 - Sunday 19 August 2018

Milford Waterfront is hosting the Welsh heats of the British Street Food Awards this August. Head to the marina where you can sample tasters including dishes such as pasta, brisket, doughnuts and more! With up to fifteen traders competing, there is sure to be plenty of delicious food on offer. This family friendly event is ideal for foodies and has no entry fee. This event is running between midday and 10pm Saturday and Sunday.

FPCNP Walk: Stackpole Quay

Saturday 25 August 2018

Join Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP) for a fantastic walk along Stackpole Quay and the surrounding coastline. The route follows a 7 mile figure of 8 walk allowing you to opt for a shorter version if you wish to. Make sure to bring along a picnic and possibly a camera, there will be plenty of spectacular views across the sea and a wealth of beautiful wildflowers to spot along the way. Walk is assessed as easy. 10.30am to 4pm. To enquire about booking, please contact our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.

Saundersfoot Triathlon

Saturday 08 September 2018

Saundersfoot's newest triathlon is back for  2018! Running the day before Ironman Wales, this triathlon is a sprint triathlon with a 750m sea swim, a 20km bike ride and a 5km run. The event is open to adults and children aged 14 and over. 

Ironman Wales

Sunday 09 September 2018

Ironman Wales returns to Tenby once again in 2018! This incredible event brings a whole number of athletes and supporters to the streets of Tenby and the surrounding Pembrokeshire villages for the weekend. The 2.4 mile swim kicks off the event first thing in the morning, before the 112 mile cycle takes place, before athletes complete the course with a 26 mile marathon. Whether you're an athlete or a supporter, the atmosphere in Tenby is like nothing else in the world - definitely a recommended event to attend!

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 02 December 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!

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.

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 Fireworks

Monday 31 December 2018

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

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.

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.

 

Historic Places near The Rath

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.
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.

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. 

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.

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. 

Narberth
First recorded as a Norman Castle in 1116, Narberth Castle bears the legend that it was once a palace described in the mythical tales of Mabinogion. Unfortunately, very little of the stone structure remains but you can see that it was once rectangular in shape with circular towers. By the end of the 20th Century, Narberth Castle was derelict and so in 2006, renovations took place and it was opened to the public.
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.
Narberth
Narberth Museum is a great visit for all the family, learn all about the history of Pembrokeshire's little market town. With it's own bookshop and cafe, you can easily spend an afternoon here learning all about local history.
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.

 

Customer Reviews of The Rath

The Whymans, The Princea and a Shepherdson

The house is amazing here, we couldn't have asked for more. It was the perfect place to bring our 8 month old son for his first holiday to the seaside. The weather this week has been glorious and we've enjoyed lots of trips to the beach and having alfresco breakfast, lunch and tea looking at the beautiful view. We'll be back very soon.


Mandy and Daniel

We had an amazing week here in Saundersfoot. What a fabulous house with everything you need and more. Really impressed with the style of the property, it certainly is five star luxury! Great location to the beach and stunning views of the sea. We enjoyed the peace and tranquillity, felt like a retreat. Look forward to returning here in the future. An excellent refurbishment - Wow!!


Mel, Barry, Elysha and Brandon

We have very much enjoyed our first visit to Pembrokeshire. This house is amazing - we have loved our stay here. Waking up and going to sleep to the sound of the sea, the lovely views across the bay - couldn't ask for more!


Josie, John, Sue & Graham

Stunning views, beautiful decor and a really friendly home. It was everything we wanted and more! A home that we will remember and return to again. Thank you for sharing it with us.


Gill, Tom & Mum & Jessie dog

Fab Fab Fab! Superb location, beautiful house and everything you need within walking distance. So relaxing and we felt at home immediately. What a view to wake up to, unbeatable and also made meal times special. We treated ourselves to the taster menu at Coast - amazing. I'm sure that we will be back next year.


Sue, Kevin, Diane, Donald, Margaret & Joshua

Arrived excited, left elated! What a wonderful home to relax and enjoy the views. The home was spotless on arrival and the five of us were blown away with the views. Our son just kept saying 'Thank you Dad!' The team from Coastal Cottages have been brilliant and our neighbours have been warm and welcoming, I can't begin to tell you what a wonderful week we have all had. Thanks to everyone involved in getting the property ready and we will see you next year.


Angela, Miles, Will & Freddie & Randy the dog

We have had the most amazing holiday. The Rath is one of the best properties we have stayed in, very well provided for. There was everything a family could need and decorated to the 5 star standard it was advertised at. Also the attention to detail was excellent in the house and also from Coastal Cottages who we booked through. Saundersfoot was also perfect - enough livliness to keep a family of four entertained. Finally, the beaches are stunning and our 2 boys are aged 10 and 12 and our golden lab have had the time of their lives! We will be booking again ASAP.


The Rath 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.


Approached from B-roads into the town and then quiet one-way lanes.

Secluded driveway at the rear of the property with space for 2 cars, one of which is within a couple of metres of the property.

Note that if parking in the space next to the property, step-free access is blocked, including from the car itself. Instead access would be over the lawn which has a approx 6 inch step.

1 additional space available at the front of the property next to to road but requires access up several steep steps.

From the driveway, The Rath is accessed by a small step, approx 4 inches. Patio doors also open out onto the driveway area for access when in the property.

There will not be a host to meet you on arrival but keys are obtained from a key safe.

Ground floor facilities include:
o Toilet, without a shower/bath.
o Kitchen
o Dining room
o Living room
o Porch
. Kitchen:
o Extensive worktops and breakfast bar.
o Elevated oven, approx 2 feet off the floor.
o Microwave is at head height.

Whole property has good natural and artificial light.

External lighting to the front and rear of the property, turned on using switches within the property.

Garden includes patio at front of property with patio furniture. There is also a lawn at the back of the property next to the driveway.

Guide dogs are welcome.

Public transport - local bus service. Approx 100m to bus stop.

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