The Retreat

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holiday property in Lamphey

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The Retreat

The Retreat is a quality, detached house, set in the village of Lamphey, just over 1.5 miles away from the beautiful sandy beach at Freshwater East.

Deceptively spacious, it has been furnished to a high standard throughout in a contemporary style and bright bold tones. The large, dual aspect lounge with comfy sofas and a wood burning stove for those chillier evenings has French doors opening to a paved terrace, an ideal spot to enjoy a barbecue on a summer’s day and the rear enclosed lawn gives plenty of space for children to play.

The spacious modern kitchen/diner is perfect for leisurely family meals and also opens to the garden. The master bedroom on the ground floor provides a spot of luxury while the stairs lead to 2 further spacious bedrooms in the eaves. Conveniently situated, there is a choice of pubs and restaurants as well as an excellent bakery and village shop all within walking distance in this thriving village, while a short drive takes you to the popular sandy beach at Freshwater East.

There are a wealth of other beautiful sandy beaches to explore all nearby including Barafundle and Broadhaven South, a walk round the Lily Ponds from Bosherston to reach it should not be missed as well as refreshments at the Olde Worlde Tea Rooms. Join the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and explore over the headland to Stackpole with its recommended pub, The Stackpole Inn, where you can a enjoy a meal. There are a range of facilities in the historic town of Pembroke and a visit to the medieval Castle and a walk round the mill pond will be a highlight while to the east are a number of popular seaside villages all with glorious sandy beaches including Manorbier, Lydstep and Tenby.

A truly delightful holiday home whatever the season.

One Level Accommodation - This denotes that a bedroom, bathroom or shower room, whb/wc, living area and kitchen are on one level - guests must check the property access statement on the website or request a copy via email to base their decision on, as there may be other access issues.

Ground Floor: Hall, lounge, kitchen/diner, double room/ensuite wet room/whb/wc. Garage for storage.

First Floor: Double room/kingsize bed, twin room, bathroom/shower cubicle/whb/wc.

Heating: Gas central heating, wood burner.

Electricity: & Gas: £25 per week Sept - May, free June - Aug

Parking: Ample on drive.

Facilities: Electric double oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV, DVD player, WiFi, towels, barbecue, garden furniture.

Pets: One.

Website: www.theretreatpembrokeshire.uk


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The Retreat Features

2 + Double Beds
2 Baths/Showers
Bath
Cot & Highchair Provided
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Detached
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Enclosed Garden
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Full Central Heating
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Within a mile of the sea/water

Attractions near The Retreat

Once a retreat for medieval bishop's seeking a tranquil surrounding away from the Church, Lamphey Bishop's Palace has been extremely well preserved despite dating back centuries. The Western Hall, Inner Gatehouse and the 82 foot long Great Hall are still an impressive sight to see. Please note: Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.
Pembroke
Built in 1093 with timber, before being rebuilt in 1189 with a stone structure, this castle is ovular in shape and surrounded by a mill pond. This castle has a gated house with a circulated keep, and has been extensively restored. Please Note: Dogs must be kept on leads.
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.
Upton Castle is a charming Norman Castle which remains a private family home. The garden consists of 35 acres of listed historic gardens, surrounded by ancient woodlands. Within the gardens there is a rose garden,vegetables patch and fruit trees. The woodland walk is bursting with wild flowers and sometimes you can even spot the odd otter! Upton is a small castle, a knight's holding and a fortified mansion. It is thought to have been built in the 13th century by the Malefants, a Norman family who held it until the 16th century.

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. 

Every Sunday, Carew Airfield welcomes you to visit the Carew Market and Boot Sale. With a wide number of stalls, Carew Market has a range of products on offer including local produce, clothing, plants, DIY and gardening equipment and much more! Car booters are welcomed to set up between 7am and 9am, with fees starting from £8. The market is then open to the public between 8am and 3pm. The market runs every Sunday including Bank Holidays. Dogs on leads are permitted. Free parking. 
Bosherston
The Bosherston Lakes are a man-made lake system, only a little over 200 years old. They occupy three narrow valleys which were carved into the limestone during the last Ice Age. The lakes are famous for their water lilies, leading to their other name of the Bosherston Lily Ponds. The lilies are best seen in the month of June. A footpath winds its way around the banks to the lovely beach of Broad Haven.
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. This castle is now closed until March 2015. Please Note: Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.
Stackpole Walled Gardens on the National Trust estate at Stackpole. The Garden is managed by the trustees of Pembrokeshire Mencap Limted. The gardens has a large range of plants, fresh fruit and vegetables that you can buy in our Garden shop. Visit the tea room, Cawdors, where you can enjoy delicious homemade and locally sourced cakes and light snacks.
Pembroke Dock's Flying Boat Centre is unique to the UK. Learn about the RAF Pembroke Dock, the worlds largest flying boat station and the famous Sunderland and Battle of the Atlantic.

 

Beaches near The Retreat

Freshwater East
Freshwater East is a wide bay of golden sand and blue water backed by dunes and grassy headlands, there is a freshwater stream running through the beach to the sea at the Southern end. Popular with boat owners, divers, fishermen and surfers alike, it has a shop, pub, caravan park and toilets - all set behind the dunes. .
Freshwater East
Swanlake Bay is shingle beach, accessible only from the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path situated between Manorbier and Freshwater East. At low tide the golden sand and rock pools are revealed making Swanlake Bay beach worth the trip - it has been one of Pembrokeshire best kept secrets as even during the Summer months you can still find most of the beach to yourself.
Stackpole Quay beach is a stony beach which is only revealed at low tide. Stackpole Quay is a small harbour set in the cliffs between Barafundle and Freshwater East, it is a favourite spot for kayakers as there are plenty of caves to explore. There are no dog restrictions. 
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.
Aberbach Bay
No doubt one of Pembrokeshire’s most breath-taking beaches, Barafundle consists of picturesque beauty, golden sands, and sparkling blue waters and is backed by dunes and trees. It’s easy to make comparisons to that of a Mediterranean location. 
East facing and well sheltered from any winds, this is an ideal hideaway spot. The steep steps that descent from the cliff path down to the beach need to be respected, however the prize at the end is completely worth the stroll. There are toilets and a cafe at the car park half a mile away at Stackpole Quay, which can be accessed along the headland coastal path.

Bosherston
Backed by sand dunes, which are an important habitat for wildlife, this beautiful beach is a vast area of soft pale sand. Offshore is a large and dramatically-shaped limestone stack, known to locals as Church Rock. The stream running down to the beach drains from Bosherston’s Lily Ponds, part of the Stackpole Estate. The lakes cover about 80 acres and support a rich variety of wildlife including otters, water-fowl, dragonflies and water lilies. Forming part of a National Nature Reserve managed jointly by the National Trust and the Countryside Council for Wales, these Lily Ponds are idyllic to explore and are also dog friendly. 
Grab an ice-cream and a cold drink from the car park’s van during the summer months, or take a walk or a short drive back to Bosherston village and try a fabulous afternoon tea at Ye Olde Worlde Café or a hot meal at The Bosherston Inn. 

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.
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.
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.
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.

 

Places To Drink near The Retreat

Lamphey
The Dial is set in the village of Lamphey, just 2 miles from Pembroke. A very traditional spacious pub offering home-made lunch, dinner and Sunday lunches with home-made desserts. Kids snack box and children menus available. With Open fire in the bar area, a pool table and games room for the children to play. Small seating area in the beer garden at the back of the pub. They serving a wide selection of real ales, wines and spirits.
Freshwater East
The Freshwater Inn is situated in the beautiful surroundings of south Pembrokeshire at Freshwater East. They pride themselves on offering a guest ales which differ throughout the year, as well as good freshly cooked meals on their standard menu and ever-changing specials board. It is essential to book at weekends and during the summer.
Pembroke
The Coach House is a lovely restaurant with a friendly pub atmosphere. Whether it is just a drink or a nice meal with friends or family, The Coach House is a great choice. On a warm summers evening, head out to the terrace overlooking the main street of Pembroke for a drink.
Pembroke
The Watermans Arms is open all year round and located directly overlooking the Mill Pond in Pembroke. With views of the Castle, swans and wildlife that live on the pond, it makes it a great location to sit back and enjoy a drink or a bite to eat. The pub has both lounge and bar areas and serve a good selection of snacks and traditional pub meals throughout the day and evening. Please Note: Dogs are welcome Notice is needed to prepare dishes which are diary and gluten free.
Cosheston
The Brewery Inn at Cosheston is highly recommended for it's good quality delicious food, at very reasonable prices. They welcome families and well-behaved dogs, as well as hosting quiz nights and live music.
The Milton Brewery is a traditional pub covered in ivy set in the village of Milton. It has a pool table, open fire place, wooden tables with stone walls giving it that old worldly feel. They serve home cooked traditional pub grub either in the dining room or bar area and Sunday Lunches with home-made desserts. They have a range of real ales, wines and spirits available. Please Note: Booking is advisable for the Sunday Lunches.
Jameston
A 16th Century Inn, The Swanlake Inn is a traditional pub serving good food seven days a week. They have two bar areas both home to cosy coal fires, plus a dining room complete with old-fashioned walls and even a bread oven! They have a games room with pool table, a dart board, games machines, televisions and a jukebox. They offer karaoke nights, Sunday lunches and even open early on Wednesday mornings for breakfast, to tie in with the local market.
Stackpole
The Stackpole Inn is family friendly that offers high quality home cooked food. Open for lunch and evening meals, they can cater for any taste, from fresh local fish and shellfish to traditional Sunday Lunches. A great selection of local Welsh real ales and full wine list available. Please note: Wheelchair access is available.
Manorbier
Tudor Lodge is a popular family friendly pub restaurant where you can call in for a delicious meal or simply a relaxing glass of wine after a long day. With an outside eating area and a children's play area, this is a great place for families in the summer, and their real log fires also make it a favourite for winter visits. They do weekly curry nights and steak nights, as well as seasonal specials and a very popular Sunday Lunch menu!
Carew
The perfect place to stop for lunch after a wander around Carew Castle and it's surrounding Mill Pond, as it is situated just opposite. The Carew Inn is a traditional family-run pub serving real ales and home cooked food. With views of the 2000 year old castle, sit outside on a summers day in either the front terrace or rear garden, or go along for a traditional Sunday Lunch. With special curry nights and steak nights all year round; and family friendly barbecues and free live music through the summer. Please Note: Dogs welcomed in the marquee and outside areas.

 

Places To Eat near The Retreat

Lamphey
The Dial is set in the village of Lamphey, just 2 miles from Pembroke. A very traditional spacious pub offering home-made lunch, dinner and Sunday lunches with home-made desserts. Kids snack box and children menus available. With Open fire in the bar area, a pool table and games room for the children to play. Small seating area in the beer garden at the back of the pub. They serving a wide selection of real ales, wines and spirits.
Lamphey Court Hotel & Spa is a Best Western hotel situated in Lamphey 2 miles from Pembroke. Built in 1823 and carefully restored, this Georgian mansion is idyllically located in acres of grounds. Lunch, afternoon tea, evening meals, Sunday lunches and Spa packages are available. Please Note: Booking is advisable for Sunday Lunches. If you have any special medical dietary requirements please them know before you arrive so they can cater for your needs.
Freshwater East
The Freshwater Inn is situated in the beautiful surroundings of south Pembrokeshire at Freshwater East. They pride themselves on offering a guest ales which differ throughout the year, as well as good freshly cooked meals on their standard menu and ever-changing specials board. It is essential to book at weekends and during the summer.
Pembroke
The Coach House is a lovely restaurant with a friendly pub atmosphere. Whether it is just a drink or a nice meal with friends or family, The Coach House is a great choice. On a warm summers evening, head out to the terrace overlooking the main street of Pembroke for a drink.
Pembroke
Pembroke Carvery is a Chinese carvery restaurant in the heart of Pembroke town. Eat in or take-away options available as well as special Cantonese meal deals.
Pembroke
The Watermans Arms is open all year round and located directly overlooking the Mill Pond in Pembroke. With views of the Castle, swans and wildlife that live on the pond, it makes it a great location to sit back and enjoy a drink or a bite to eat. The pub has both lounge and bar areas and serve a good selection of snacks and traditional pub meals throughout the day and evening. Please Note: Dogs are welcome Notice is needed to prepare dishes which are diary and gluten free.
Cosheston
The Brewery Inn at Cosheston is highly recommended for it's good quality delicious food, at very reasonable prices. They welcome families and well-behaved dogs, as well as hosting quiz nights and live music.
The Milton Brewery is a traditional pub covered in ivy set in the village of Milton. It has a pool table, open fire place, wooden tables with stone walls giving it that old worldly feel. They serve home cooked traditional pub grub either in the dining room or bar area and Sunday Lunches with home-made desserts. They have a range of real ales, wines and spirits available. Please Note: Booking is advisable for the Sunday Lunches.
Jameston
A 16th Century Inn, The Swanlake Inn is a traditional pub serving good food seven days a week. They have two bar areas both home to cosy coal fires, plus a dining room complete with old-fashioned walls and even a bread oven! They have a games room with pool table, a dart board, games machines, televisions and a jukebox. They offer karaoke nights, Sunday lunches and even open early on Wednesday mornings for breakfast, to tie in with the local market.
Stackpole
The Stackpole Inn is family friendly that offers high quality home cooked food. Open for lunch and evening meals, they can cater for any taste, from fresh local fish and shellfish to traditional Sunday Lunches. A great selection of local Welsh real ales and full wine list available. Please note: Wheelchair access is available.

 

Events near The Retreat

Santa's Grotto at Folly Farm

Saturday 05 November 2016 - Sunday 18 December 2016

This is a magical time of year to visit Folly Farm on weekends in November and December you can visit Santa's Grotto and his reindeer. He's will  bring gifts for the little ones. Plus there's mulled wine and a mince pie for the adults which always helps spread the Christmas cheer. Please note: There is an additional charge of £8 per child to visit Santa in his grotto and for this they will receive a gift.

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.

Footlights Pantomime Peter Pan

Monday 05 December 2016 - Saturday 10 December 2016

Footlights Amateur Dramatics will this year preform Peter Pan and will be performed at the Regency Hall Saundersfoot. This classic children's tale by J M Barrie was adapted for pantomime by John Morley and is packed full of intriguing characters and humour. Directed by Jo Morris it features a contemporary musical score by Footlights Musical Director Clive Raymond. With Clive?s reputation for stunning musical scores, it features modern classics including some very popular Motown numbers. This is complemented by some superb choreography by Bethany Neighbour that makes this a lively and fun pantomime that will appeal to all the family and all ages. Tickets are £8.00 and are on sale now via their website or from local outlets including the Regency Hall, Silver Lily and Royal Oak in Saundersfoot, Dales music shop in Tenby and Musicians World in Haverfordwest from early November. For block bookings, please phone 01834 811769 or email spandtw@gmail.com.

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.

Narberth Winter Carnival

Saturday 10 December 2016

A real festive treat for all the family, Narberth's Winter Carnival is back for another year! With a Christmas market and live entertainment, this is a great way to get into the festive spirit!

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!

Tenby's Santa's Fun Run

Sunday 11 December 2016

More than 200 Santa's running through the streets of Tenby for the annual 'Santa Fun Run'. The run will be approximately 3k around the streets of Tenby with each entrant receiving a Santa suit to run in. Registration will take place at St Mary's Church House, High Street, Tenby, where Santa Suits and registration numbers can be collected.  All monies raised will go to worthwhile local and national charities including: This festive event is the perfect way to begin the Christmas celebrations!

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!!

Evening Ghost Tour at Pembroke Castle

Friday 16 December 2016

You are invited by Pembroke Castles Ghost Finder General, Howard, to join him in an after-hours tour around the castle's creepy passageways, gloomy towers and spiral staircases, as he tells you a selection of our ghost sightings and poltergiest happenings from 900 year history of violent and untimely death.   The tour around the Castle lasts for about an hour and a half after which you will retire to the sanctuary of the cafe for free tea/coffee/juice and welshcake. Howard will complete the evening with more stories and an exchange of personal experiences.  Please Note: Tickets are £7 per person, and are available to buy from the Castle's shop or book online via their website. The tour is for people aged 16+, however, 16-17 year olds must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear warm outdoor clothing and suitable footwear - the tower's staircases are a chilling place at night! They ask everyone to bring a torch as they say you can only see ghosts with the help of light!

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.

Festive Fun Run at Stackpole

Sunday 18 December 2016

Organised by The National Trust. Why not take part in The Festive Fun Run around the Stackpole Estate; choose from 1.5 miles, 3 miles or 6 miles. Refreshments available in the Boathouse Tea-room afterwards. Free event, open to all ages and abilities, no booking needed. Meet at Stackpole Quay car park.

Festive Fun Run at Stackpole

Sunday 18 December 2016

Organised by The National Trust. Why not take part in The Festive Fun Run around the Stackpole Estate; choose from 1.5 miles, 3 miles or 6 miles. Refreshments available in the Boathouse Tea-room afterwards. Free event, open to all ages and abilities, no booking needed. Meet at Stackpole Quay car park.

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. 

Tenby's Boxing Day Swim

Monday 26 December 2016

2016 marks the 46th 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 2016 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/

Family Theatre: Pay What You Can: L'Hotel Nöel

Wednesday 28 December 2016

Span Arts are hosting a Pay What You Can Family Theatre where everyone is welcome to attend and 'Pay What You Can'  for the Performance , paying whatever you can afford to give us (suggested donation is £5 per ticket.) All you need to do in advance is book yourself a ticket and bring along however much money you want to pay for your ticket! Or leave it til after the performance, and pay what you think it was worth. Forms will be available on the day. The performance is seton Christmas Eve - the excited Bell Boy and the Bah Humbug Chamber Maid of the smallest hotel in the world are busy preparing for guests to arrive for Christmas. The tree is decorated, the table is laid and the rooms are set in a frenzy of choreographed mayhem and frantic activity. Finally the Maitre De brings the guests from the audience up the red carpet and into the hotel for the most jolly, surprising and unforgettable seasonal stay of their lives: acrobatic elves; a Christmas Cracker Cabaret; flaming pud; flying pancakes and a personal visit from Father Christmas himself all in one night at L'Hotel Nöel. Box Office: 01834 869323.

New Year's Eve Celebrations

Saturday 31 December 2016

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

New Year's Eve Fireworks

Saturday 31 December 2016

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

Saundersfoot New Years Day Swim

Sunday 01 January 2017

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

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.

Pancake Race and Dinner

Saturday 25 February 2017

Tenby's Tudor Square marks the start of the Annual Pancake Race, a 60 metre dash through the streets of Tenby in support of the Tenby RNLI. Entry to the pancake race costs £3 per person, whilst the two course pancake dinner costs £12 per person with £6 going towards the Tenby RNLI. There will also be a raffle taking place at the dinner. This race begins at 12noon, entrants must register at Tudor Square prior to the event. Please call 01834 842886 to book your pancake dinner.

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.

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. 

The West'est VW Fest

Friday 02 June 2017 - Sunday 04 June 2017

The second West'est VW Fest will this year take place in Tenby, with trade stands, Live music, kids activities, children's disco, and lots lots more.....  weekend camping available for the Fri & Sat. Tickets Prices TBC closer to the time. For further details please email: thewestestvwfest@hotmail.com or call: 07920263835.

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.

Long Course Weekend

Friday 07 July 2017 - Sunday 09 July 2017

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!

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!

Saundersfoot Triathlon

Saturday 09 September 2017

Saundersfoot's newest triathlon is back for it's second year in 2017! 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 10 September 2017

Ironman Wales returns to Tenby once again in 2017! 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!

 

Historic Places near The Retreat

Once a retreat for medieval bishop's seeking a tranquil surrounding away from the Church, Lamphey Bishop's Palace has been extremely well preserved despite dating back centuries. The Western Hall, Inner Gatehouse and the 82 foot long Great Hall are still an impressive sight to see. Please note: Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.
Pembroke
Built in 1093 with timber, before being rebuilt in 1189 with a stone structure, this castle is ovular in shape and surrounded by a mill pond. This castle has a gated house with a circulated keep, and has been extensively restored. Please Note: Dogs must be kept on leads.
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.

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. 

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. This castle is now closed until March 2015. Please Note: Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.
Stackpole
Stackpole estate is a beautiful stretch of coastline owned by the National Trust, with sandy beaches, wooded valleys and lily ponds. Stackpole is a international nature reserve with a footpaths from Stackpole Court. Lots of wildlife habitat from otters, water birds and dragonflies and cliffs tiny coves and sandy dunes. From Stackpole you can reach Barafundle Bay which is a walk along the cliff path and down steep steps. Stackpole Quay itself also has a tiny harbour used by local fishermen and small pleasure boats.
Pembroke Dock's Flying Boat Centre is unique to the UK. Learn about the RAF Pembroke Dock, the worlds largest flying boat station and the famous Sunderland and Battle of the Atlantic.
Bosherston
A must see for those who adore the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, this is a tiny Chapel built into the side of a cliff overlooking the ebbing sea. To access this historical site, you must climb down a steep set of steps which is accompanied by a hand rail. Legend has it that you can't count the same number of steps down as you can back up - give it a go!
Be transported back in time at Tudor Merchant's House, a museum displaying a three storey house of a merchant in the year 1500. See the merchant's shop and working kitchen on the ground floor, with a living area on the first for the family., and sleeping chambers on the second. Braille guides are available. Please note: There are no toilet facilities.

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

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

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

 

Customer Reviews of The Retreat

The Hornsbys and Popes

Great holiday, lovely location, Enjoyed meals at Lamphey Hall, the bakery in teh village is a little gem, Barafundle beach is a must, Children enjoyed Folly farm and our one yr old loved the mega bricks in the house, Great holiday, good memories


Kaylee, Vicky, Jo , Olivia and Sara

what a lovely home , thank you for the fizz, we had such a great girlie weekend, We would reccommend the Retreat to anyone. Many thanks


Marlene, Barry and family

We have had a wonderful holiday, great location and a lovely bungalow it was first class, Our dog has had a great time on the beaches and we had lovely meals at Lamphey Hall Hotel, wonderful food and friendly host and staff made us feel very welcome and our dog, Also Stackpole Inn we will certainly coem back, Thank you for the Prosecco


A guest

This was a birthday treat for my Dads 84th. It was so lovely to get together and celebrate, The house was beautifully decorated and well equipped, thank you so much for a really lovely weekend


A guest

One of the best holiday homes we have stayed in, most holiday homes of this standard so not cater for dogs, So it was a great bonus that we could bring our dog with us as she loves running on Freshwater beach, We had a great walk. the weather was good and the house wonderful


The Donnelly, Cornfields and Donnelly juniors

A great house for a lovely stay. Came for Ironman and was a perfect location to watch the bike route and then head in Tenby, Thank you for the Prosecco, it was drunk celebrating the Iron man finish,


The Addenbrooks

A most enjoyable stay at your lovely well equipped cottage, Very comfortable a cosy home from home very well situated Thank you


Bryn, Karen, Tom, Lucy, Margaret, Don and Buster

A very happy weeks family holiday, despite some showers which fell mainly at night, there has been super sunshine too, We will remember the spacious kitchen with constant hot water and the welcoming bathroom. Bus route and bakery, papers, petrol and pub, this house is as favoured outside as it is inside. Last but not least it is easy to lift bags and cases from the doorstep to the car. Going home is like leaving friends.


Penny and Nigel

We have had a lovely week here the weather has been kind and it was lovely to be so close tot he beautiful beach at Freshwater East.The bottle of Prosecco was well received with many thanks! Property clean, comfortable and well equipped-a home from home with a toddler and a dog! Thanks


Janice Paul and Poppy

Many thanks for letting us share you lovely home.We have been very happy and comfortable here.Stackpole and Bosherston are truely magical and we would recommend the Stackpole Inn for a special meal and ice cream at Stackpole Quay.Lots of good wishes


Annick Ireland

What a wonderful place to stay, All you could ever need. The beaches are so so lovely, Freshwater East, Stackpole Quay, Barafundle beach and Broadhaven South. Thank you so much for letting us have your cottage


a guest

Weve had a lovely time here, Thank you! Grandson Thomas 3 yrs old has loved the beaches, castles and ice cream. Weve enjoyed it all, especially the sunny days! Great to sit in the garden with last of the sun with drinks and nibbles too. Visited the hotel and pub for great meals and of course the bakery. A great Holiday back in Pembrokeshire after 25 years


Audrey and family

Great week , many thanks the Retreat is perfect, we couldnt have wanted more! We will be back!


Mr and Mrs Hughes

We have enjoyed visiting old haunts and welcoming friends and family to our comfortable and very pleasant "holiday home". Thank you for all the thought and care you have taken with the Retreat, It has made a very happy fortnight for the "returning natives"


Sarah, Kiki, Ava and Isabella

Thank you for the lovely holiday at the fabulous relaxing "Retreat", Truely a home from home, We had a great time exploring the area and relaxing on the beaches with the kids see you again soon


The styles family

The kitchen was well laid out and all crockery supplied, The situation of the bungalow suited our purpose.


John and Barbara Driver

What a good decision to spend two weeks in your "Retreat", Your home supplied everything we needed to relax and the coastal path walking in this area takes a lot of beating, Alice (1yr old border terrier) loved the beaches and the ducks in your neighbours garden mesmerised her! With all that and spectacular weather we couldn't have asked for more, thank you


Jones family

We have had a lovely week, The Retreat has been a fantastic base for a great stay. good weather and gorgeous scenery. Folly farm excellent for our children.


The Westons

Lovely week, fantastic weather, recommended "Wavecrest" of West Angle Bay on sunny day P.S. and Skrinkle Haven for a challenge


Jordan family

Great place, fantastic location with easy reach of all the wonderful beaches, Thank you for an amazing week


The Brooke-Wilsons

After a hectic five days at Bluestone, this was a wonderful relaxing place to be, A real home from home, So comfortable and everything we could have wanted. Thank you, We would love to return.


The Barstows

The Retreat has been a very comfortable base from which we could discover and enjoy your beautiful Stackpole coastline,


The Wells Family

A great week at The Retreat! The house has everything (and more) to provide a first class holiday. We have been blessed with beautiful weather and therefore The Retreat has been a superb hub to explore Tenby, Pembroke, Carew Castle and more! Had farewell dinner at Lamphey Hall, great food at a reasonable price. Sunday lunch at The Waterman's , Pembroke - sitting outside in view of the Castle and the Mill Pond was lovely. Our lasting memory will be the friendliness of all we came in contact with. You made our holiday extra special with the high quality beds, linen and towels! We will return one day!


The Francome Party

Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us. It was wonderful to walk into such a spotlessly clean house. The kitchen was so well equipped with all the utensils, pots and pans we could possibly need, it was a real home from home. We didn't really come prepared for such lovely weather, so it was brilliant to find chairs, umbrella and windbreak in the garage ready for our use. The Retreat was the nicest holiday home we've stayed in. We will certainly recommend to friends.


The Jones Family

Thanks to The Retreat for a lovely stay - we were lucky with the weather and had loads of lovely days out. We would love to come back here one day.


The Southam Party

A comfortable, warm and well equipped house and a good base from which to explore the stunning countryside and surrounding area. Last supper at the Lamphey Hall Hotel where we experienced a lovely warm welcome followed by a delicious meal.


The Ratcliffe Family

We have been very fortunate to have had a lovely week of weather here. The Retreat has been a 'home from home' and we've all enjoyed a quality family break away. Highlights have been - Barafundle Bay, Williams Cafe/Restaurant in Pembroke (great food and friendly service), a pre-dinner drink at Lamphey Court Hotel and delicious freshly baked offerings from Lamphey Bakery - delish! Thank you, we hope to be back.


The Gilbert/Evans Family

Thank you for sharing your lovely cottage 'The Retreat' with us. We have had an amazing week, lovely weather so being able to get out and about and enjoy this beautiful area and have had lovely family filled evenings in the comfort of The Retreat.


Scott and friends

The Retreat has been perfect. We made this weekend our own couples retreat with couples/friends staying together. This house couldn't have complemented more. Such a warm, cosy and welcoming home. Every inch of the house is absolute perfection. We have enjoyed every minute, thank you for a lovely stay. Your home is a house we all aspire to having when we are older.


The Maisuria Family

We have had such a wonderful time here at The Retreat, the few days here have really been relaxing, especially as we have been based at a beautiful, well decorated house. You have made it extra special as you have thought of practically everything! We would never get the personal touch elsewhere - the binoculars, the slippers, books, games, well equipped kitchen and utility - where else would we have a tagine as part of the cooking utensils. We have had a great time and would like to visit again. Thank you.


The Goodman Family

What a wonderful house. We have had a fantastic Christmas in The Retreat. The house is beautiful and filled with everything one could possibly need. I can't thank the owners enough, especially for the Christmas Tree and Decorations. Definitely coming back, thank you very much.


The Cowley Party

Have had a lovely long weekend, weather held out! The Retreat is very tastefully decorated, you have thought of everything! Would love to stay again.


The Rogers Family

Thank you for sharing your retreat, we've had a wonderful week. The weather was kind and we've all enjoyed the beaches and coastal walks. Narberth is a 'must', although we now need to go home and save for our next visit!


The Retreat 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.


Approach from the B4584 from the village of Lamphey. The cottage is accessed through a brick posted drive way with no gate leading to ample parking area (up to 5 cars). More than one space directly outside cottage on level paved drive way and also rear level patio.

Main entrance door reached by two 5 inch steps.

Alternative entrances at the rear of the property, through two sets of patio doors exceeding one metre width reached by one 6” step.

Guests can be met by prior arrangement to assist with luggage.

Ground floor area includes large kitchen/diner, lounge, one large bedroom with en suite wet room/whb/wc.

Separate WC in hallway.

Kitchen has extensive worktops and low-level ovens.

Lounge is well-lit with double aspect natural light. Three wall lights and a standard lamp.

The TV is wall-mounted with a tilt bracket and DVD player, both operated with remote control.

Garden surrounds cottage, mainly laid to lawn, with a large level patio area with furniture.

External lighting both front and rear with lights operated automatically at dusk.

External mains sockets both front and rear.

Guide dogs welcome.

Public transport 500 yards away, in the village.

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