The Retreat

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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
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Detached
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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 Farmers Market is held from 10am to 2pm on Saturdays at Pembroke Town Hall. There is a wide variety of produce on offer - fruit, vegetables, plants and flowers, crafts, home-made cakes, pies, jams, local honey and free range eggs.

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. Please Note: Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.

If you are interested in Fishing and Foraging during your stay in Pembrokeshire, look no further than Fishing and Foraging Wales.

Fishing - The goal here is to put you onto some of the best Bass Lure Angling off the shore of Pembrokeshire, Wales. Matt Powell is a fully qualified and insured fishing guide under the Wild Fishing Wales scheme set our by Natural Resources Wales. Perhaps you're a keen angler who is just looking for a little advice and a simple day out fishing? To learn all about the way these fish hunt, where they hunt, what lures to use and when to use them, Fishing and Foraging Wales is the place to go. You can also learn about watercraft and bait-fish behaviour as well as gaining some professional tackle advice. Catch and release is practised for all the bass caught. 

Transport and equipment can be supplied if necessary, dogs are not permitted. Prices range from £95 to £550 with multiple day options available. 

Foraging - Learning foraging skills brings you closer to your surroundings and closer to understanding the fragile Eco-systems that are all around us.

Together with Matt, you will gather in a sustainable way and in harmony with this precious environment. Matt will then create dishes with what you have picked, pairing it with local food goods for you to enjoy after the foraging. Parties of up to six are welcomed to enjoy this wonderful foraging and dining experience; larger parties need further notice. Booking forty-eight hours in advance is essential for prior food preparations.

This is a dog friendly activity. Baskets and mushroom knives are provided. Prices range from £100 to £460.

 

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

Corn Mill Cafe is located off the A477 between Pembroke Dock and Milton. The Kenniford family have been farming in Pembrokeshire for 4 generations. The farm shop and cafe is set in lovely grounds with stunning views over the duck pond and surrounding countryside. The farm shop sell home grown meat, seasonal vegetables and locally sourced quality produce which they use in their homemade dishes in the cafe. All the pork, beef and lamb comes direct from our farm.

 



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.
Pembroke

This quayside Café is famed for its Italian coffee, light lunches and delicious homemade cakes. You can either sit inside or outside with views overlooking Pembroke castle and estuary.

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.

 

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

Corn Mill Cafe is located off the A477 between Pembroke Dock and Milton. The Kenniford family have been farming in Pembrokeshire for 4 generations. The farm shop and cafe is set in lovely grounds with stunning views over the duck pond and surrounding countryside. The farm shop sell home grown meat, seasonal vegetables and locally sourced quality produce which they use in their homemade dishes in the cafe. All the pork, beef and lamb comes direct from our farm.

 



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.
Pembroke

This quayside Café is famed for its Italian coffee, light lunches and delicious homemade cakes. You can either sit inside or outside with views overlooking Pembroke castle and estuary.

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.

 

Events near The Retreat

Santas Grotto - Folly Farm

Saturday 11 November 2017 - Sunday 17 December 2017

Folly Farm will be welcoming Santa to their zoo this November and December, as well as visiting santa you can also visit his reindeer in their very own zoo! Santa will have presents for the littles ones, and mulled wine and mice pies will be available for the adults! Times and Prices will be confirmed nearer the time.  https://www.folly-farm.co.uk/whats-on/santas-grotto

The Elf Express

Friday 01 December 2017 - Sunday 31 December 2017

Why not celebrate the festive season at Vincent Davies on their magical Elf Express every weekend and Thursday in December.Tickets are £19.99 per person and includes a £10 discount for group bookings of 6 or more. The ticket includes a drink on arrival, festive fun gifts & goodies, meet and greet with Santa and his elves and a Christmas buffet. For Tickets please visit Vincent Davies directly or download one of their booking forms here http://www.vincentdavies.co.uk/event/elf-express-experience/.

A Magical Family Christmas At Picton Castle - Dec 9th,10,16th,17th

Saturday 09 December 2017 - Sunday 17 December 2017

Picton Castle will be holding a magical Christmas tour through their festive decorated castle! Children will be able to meet Santa himself and of course he will have gifts for every child ready for the well behaved ones that is! As Santas mythical companion Krumpus will be hiding in the castle letting Santa know who has been naughty or nice! Children will also be able to have a go at ones of the craft workshops, mulled wine and spiced apple juice will also be available. Opening times will be 10am - 5pm and tickets are £15 per adult and £12 per child, unders 5s go free. Alterntaively you can purhcase a family ticket ( 2 adults, 2 children) for £49.00. Tour times are to be confirmed.

Folly Farm - 'That'll be the Day'

Thursday 14 December 2017 - Friday 15 December 2017

One of Folly Farms most popular fundraising events will be returning this December 14th & 15th! This event will feature huge rock'n roll hits from the 50s,60s and 70s. Tickets are £25.00 each and all net proceeds will go to Paul Sartori. Doors will open at 7.30pm.

The Carny Villains Christmas Bonanza

Saturday 16 December 2017

Head to the Queens Hall in Narberth this December for a unique evening of entertainment, courtesy of the Carny Villains. This interesting "circus show band" started out life as a house band going on to compose live scores for circus acts and theatrical shows, and have since become popular festival headliners due to their energetic and original shows. Tickets start at £10 and are available online here: https://span-arts.ticketsolve.com/shows/873579874

Torch Theatre Panto: Dick Whittington

Monday 18 December 2017 - Saturday 30 December 2017

This year's Torch Theatre Pantomime is Dick Whittington, the story of a young boy and his cat who journey to London overcoming a wealth of adventures along the way. Written and directed by the Torch's own Peter Doran, this play guarantees a couple of hours filled with fun and laughter. There will be a relaxed performance at 6.30pm on Monday 18th December, specially adapted for those with Autism and other learning disabilities. A British Sign Language performance will take place at 6.30pm on Thursday 21st December. Tickets start at £16 for children and concessions, full tickets are £18 and family tickets are available at £57.To book tickets and/or for more information, please see the website: http://www.torchtheatre.co.uk/dick-whittington-2017/

Tenby's Boxing Day Swim

Tuesday 26 December 2017

2017 marks the 47th 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 2017 has yet to be announced , but it's sure to be a great festive event for all! Prizes are given for those in the best fancy dress, and for those with the highest amount of sponsorship raised - no entry fee, just grab a sponsorship form! For more information, see the website: http://www.tenbyboxingdayswim.co.uk/

New Year's Eve Celebrations

Sunday 31 December 2017

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

Sunday 31 December 2017

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

Saundersfoot New Years Day Swim

Monday 01 January 2018

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

Monday 01 January 2018

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.

Talon - The Best of Eagles: 20th Anniversary Tour

Wednesday 17 January 2018 - Thursday 18 January 2018

The ever-popular Eagles tribute band, Talon, are paying a visit to Milford's Torch Theatre for what is sure to be another sell-out performance. The seven piece band have become one of the UK's most successful touring shows and guarantees to include those greatest hits such as "Hotel California", "Life in the Fast Lane" and "One of these Nights". 

Swansea City Opera Presents: The Barber of Seville

Thursday 15 February 2018

Swansea City Opera brings their 2018 production, The Barber of Seville, to Milford Haven's Torch Theatre this February. Rossini's famous opera promises the comical telling of a love triangle between Count Almaviva, Rosina and Doctor Bartolo, with added adventures from the town barber, Figaro. Concession tickets cost £18 whilst full tickets cost £19.50

Torch Theatre Presents: The Wood

Tuesday 20 February 2018 - Thursday 01 March 2018

The Torch Theatre Company is proud to present their latest production, The Wood. Directed by Peter Doran, the play follows the lives of two young soldiers who fight alongside each other in Mametz Wood during the First World War. Inspired by a true story, this play was written by Owen Thomas (writer of the award-winning Grav) in commemoration of the centenary of the end of the First World War. Tickets cost £8.50 for under 26's, £13 for concessions and £15 for full tickets. 

MHAOS Presents: Annie Get Your Gun

Monday 05 March 2018 - Saturday 10 March 2018

The Milford Haven Amateur Operatic Society are putting on a show! This year's production is the classic Annie Get Your Gun, the story of country girl Annie Oakley who falls in love with with rifleman Frank Butler after she's made star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. 

Grav

Thursday 08 March 2018 - Friday 09 March 2018

This award-winning Torch Theatre Company production returns home in 2018. This one-man play sees Gareth J Bale take on the role of Welsh icon Ray Gravell who is known for his performances on the rugby field. Grav tells the story of the man behind the legend before he died in 2007, at the age of 56.

Narberth A Cappella Voice Festival

Friday 04 May 2018 - Sunday 06 May 2018

Wales' only acapella festival, the Narberth A Cappella Voice Festival, returns in 2018 for it's tenth anniversary. Between 4th and the 6th May, Narberth will be hosting a weekend full of performances and workshops celebrating all things a cappella. Performers and more details are yet to be announced, please see www.navf.co.uk for more details. 

Rock the Castle: The World Famous Elvis Show

Friday 15 June 2018

Rock the Castle is back for yet another year! For it's first event, Pembroke Castle will be hosting The World Famous Elvis Show starring Chis Connor. Since starting out in 2009, this Elvis performer has played to crowds in the Manchester Apollo, Harrogate International Centre and the London Palladium. He has been awarded the title of The Greatest Elvis Tribute in the World by a world-wide fan poll and has even had the pleasure of performing with the original back-up singers to the King of Rock'n'Roll, The Sweet Inspirations. Performing with a twelve piece band and the aforementioned back-up singers, this show recreates two popular Elvis concerts across two hours. Support act will be The Bluejays, a four-piece band formed after working together on various West End shows, who will be playing classic hits from favourites such as Buddy Holly and Chuck Berry.Tickets cost £19.50pp and will be available to buy from the 24th November. Please see the website for more information and security advice: http://pembroke-castle.co.uk/pages/elvis

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!

 

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. 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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