Book a stay at one of our holiday cottages in Lawrenny to discover a village with a rich and diverse heritage. In the past, this charming destination was most famous for its oysters, but it later become an important area for maritime trade - local businesses specialised in transporting coal down the nearby river and exporting limestone, whilst a successful boatbuilding industry also thrived.
Another interesting fact about Lawrenny is that it was used as a marine air base during the Second World War and then became the permanent home for the 764 Squadron and its fleet of ‘Walrus' seaplanes, with up to 15 planes sometimes being moored on the river between Lawrenny and Coedcanlas.
The Lawrenny Arms, known locally as ‘The Doghouse’, is found at the picturesque Lawrenny Quay, serving great food and staying open all year round. The banks of the river, meanwhile, host some of the best deciduous woodland scenery around - ancient ash, sycamore and enormous oaks all support a vast variety of woodland birds and mammals, from woodpeckers to bats and badgers to squirrels.
All this beauty can be experienced by taking a 2.8-mile circular walk that starts at the Quayside Tearooms and continues along the shoreline and across woodland before winding through the unspoilt village itself, which is punctuated by lovely character properties (including our Lawrenny holiday cottages) and an ancient church.
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