Frequently Asked Questions
All the information you need about your stay
Covid Policy - Important Information
We are only allowing individual bookings and with well-managed sites we can prevent large groups assembling
Guest will not be able to have any day visitors to their domes – this will help us limit the number of people on sites.
Guests will need to ensure they bring all their essentials with them
Service points will be open – please follow hand washing guidance; whilst we will have this available on sites, we would ask guests to also bring with them their own supplies of soap and hand sanitiser.
Do not share food, drinks, utensils, crockery, towels or other wash items with others.
Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently - or use the hand sanitizers where provided, following contact with any communal areas, or trips out.
Ensure all coughs and sneezes are caught in a tissue, which should be binned immediately. If you do not have a tissue, use the crook of your elbow instead.
Try to engage in ‘social distancing’ wherever possible. Avoid hand-shaking and close contact with others - maintain a distance of at least 2 metres.
If you or a member of your party start to display symptoms (high temperature, a new continuous cough) during your stay, you and your party must leave the site as soon as possible and self -isolate and inform us.
A high temperature
A new continuous cough
What are the check in procedures?
We would like to welcome you to The Little Retreat and take this opportunity to give you a little more information about your stay with us at The Little Retreat.
Our check in time is from 4pm
If you can text Amber on 07973373833 with your estimated arrival so we can meet you at The car park ( please remember there is a 2m social distancing precaution in place) or if you prefer we have a self check in service where we can talk you though check in over the phone
Our postcode is SA68 0PW.. if you head to the church in Lawrenny and drive through the church gates you will see the sign for The Little Retreat car park which is on the right just past the church
There will be a trolley in the car park for you to take you bags to the domes/stargazers
All the domes have smart tv's so you can login into your favourite streaming services
The wifi code is Relax2020
Don't forget to check in with the NHS track and trace ap
What are the check out procedures?
- Check out time is before 10am
Please pop all your rubbish in the correct bins
Due to covid regulations please place your sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers in the bags provided
If in a dome please empty the hot tub by simply pulling the plug
Please leave the key in the door
Drop your trolley back at the car park
What is the quiet policy?
We have a quiet policy between 10pm and 9am so not to disturb other guests - all our structures are tents and the sound does travel
What to bring?
- Food & drink. You can arrange a delivery from Tesco's for the day you arrive or pick up on your way here
Extra Towels - we provide one towel per guest but feel free to bring extras if you like
Blankets for those nights sitting outside around the campfire
Bring a torch as we also have a low lightening policy so not to disturb local wildlife and other guests
If you’re using one of our travel cots, please bring your child’s own preferred bedding. All other bedlinen is included
What we provide?
- Bed linen
Wood, kindling, firelights and matches (enough for each night stay and 1 hot tub, more wood can be bought for £5 per bag
1 coffee pod for each adult per night stay
Fully equipped kitchen
Handwash in the bathroom
Heated towel radiator in the bathroom
Useful phone numbers
Nearest Food Shops
Lawrenny Community Shop - In the centre of the village Groceries, Milk, Frozen Good, Beer and Wine
Take Away Food in the Village
For your safety
What safety equipment is provided?
There are CO monitors in all the tents and kitchens , and each tent is provided with a fire extinguisher and fire blanket.
Hot tub Safety Rules
- People with heart disease, high or low blood pressure, any serious illness or who are pregnant, should not use the hot tub without consulting their doctor first
People with skin, ear, genital or other body infections should not use the hot tub to avoid spreading infection
It is advised that children under the age of four should not use the hot tubs. Never allow children to use the hot tub unsupervised. Hot tub lids must be kept on and fastened down when not in use and steps to the tubs moved away
Please be aware that the heat of the water can speed up the effects of alcohol. there fore we recommeded you do not consume alcohol when using the tubs
Do not immerse your head in the water as it increases the risk of infection (and you could drown)
Do not use electrical appliances near the water to avoid electric shocks
Do not use any contaminants such as bubble bath, oils etc. in the water as they will affect the life of the tubs
The burner is protected by a guard and you should not make any attempt to touch the burner whilst lit
Never allow the water temperature to go over 40 degrees Celsius (36 for children) use the hose to fill with cold water should it get too hot)
We have zero drug policy. Any users found in possession of drugs or attempting to consume drugs will be asked to leave immediately.
Hot Tub User Instructions
- Read and adhere to the above Safety Rules
Change into bathing costume, strictly no underwear or daywear allowed in the hot tubs
Shower with soap and water before using the hot tub to remove lotions, deodorants, creams etc
Dip you feet in the water baths provided prior to entering the hot tub
Take care when entering and leaving the hot tub, the surfaces will be slippery especially when wet. Place 2 hands on the top rim when using the steps as these may also be slippery and unstable
Depending on the water temperature, it is advised that you should not stay in the hot tub for longer than 15 minutes per 1 hour
Bits & Bobs
Our favourite walk
Our favourite walk is the scenic circular walk takes you through the steep-sided ancient oak woodland of Lawrenny, overlooking the main Daugleddau River and along the tidal creeks of Garron Pill and the Cresswell River. This is a great walk to do in any season and takes you past The Lawrenny Arms Pub and The Quayside Cafe and perfect timing once the hot tub is lit for a good walk then jump into the tub
Hot Tub fire tips
Lighting a fire can be a bit of an art - we recommended you start your hot tub fire with a few logs on the bottom, then your kindling, then untwist your firelighters , light and pop on top on your kindling - leave the lid off until the fire is going well - then place lid on with the half moon showing
If you fancy learning some bushcraft skills why not check out http://www.buzzardchrisbushcraft.co.uk
What to do
The Preseli Hills
Clear days in the Preseli Hills offer views as far as the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland. Stones from the area are believed to have been transported 180 miles to Stonehenge and new research also suggests that people from West Wales may have helped in its construction. Numerous Neolithic burial chambers, stone circles and Iron Age forts offer an intriguing insight to the great history of these hills. While you're there, step back in time with a visit to Tafarn Sinc, the highest licensed pub in Pembrokeshire. The pub has a fascinating history and continues to uphold traditions of the area to this day. And their Sunday lunch is pretty good too.
Stackpole Nature Reserve
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Carew Castle and Tidal Mill
Ramsey Island RSPB Reserve
Whale and Dolphin Watching
Classic Car Hire
Where to eat
Just a 10 minute walk away
Tel: 01834 861 778