The Cleddau river is a huge part of the appeal of The Little Retreat, whether you are looking to paint it, paddle in it or forage by it, or simply use it as the backdrop for a memory-making break. 

Wild Swimming


Join us on a wild swim adventure off the beaten track with Wild Swimming Guide Laura Owen Sanderson

Our we swim wild tours, retreats, micro-adventures and expeditions guide you through our hand-picked wild swimming destinations with like-minded people – whether you’re an experienced outdoor swimmer, or keen newbie seeking out a watery adventure.

Want to take the plunge?


Art Workshops 

Book an art workshop with Louise Burdett 

Join me as I show you how I created the series of oil paintings 'Lawrenny Sunrise'.  We'll work in high quality acrylics on an 18 x 22” canvas board. I’ll show you how to build your painting in layers, working whole canvas, demonstrating each stage as we go. It will be an enjoyable day where we'll go from blank white canvas to a fully formed painting.

Foraging, Fishing and Feasting

with Matt Powell 


A wonderful bass fishing, foraging & food experience on the Welsh coast.

​"Everything we need surrounds us...Most People have forgotten that it is there, I look to the past to guide people to a better future."

“A warm welcome awaits you here on the shoreline of Wales.”

​A combination of saltwater lure angling for bass and other species, foraging, food and accommodation on the stunning Welsh coast.

​Fish - Fishing for the European saltwater bass on the magical Pembrokeshire coast with the first and only qualified saltwater angling guide with Natural Resources Wales and Wild Fishing Wales guiding qualification scheme.

​Forage - Learn to forage sustainably and responsibly along with one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the world.

Feast - Unique food inspired by my surroundings and the Welsh landscape, lovingly prepared and served by a chef with many years of experience gained in Michelin Star restaurants.

Make your experience with me as simple or as complicated as you like but rest assured each of my specialized attributes are an experience not to be missed.


“A warm welcome awaits you here on the shoreline of Wales.”

Whether you are just looking looking forward to evenings by the woodburner, relaxing in the hot tub or would like a more active break, we can help you to create a bespoke experience. 

The Little Retreat is located in Lawrenny

in the upper walled garden on The old castle site 

The Little Retreat is licensed by Woodland Champions Club - all guest will be signed up as a free member and a tree will be 

planted for every booking




The old potting shed 

Lawrenny, Pembrokeshire, Wales SA68 0PW /

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