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Explore Pembrokeshire

from The Little Retreat

Where to start..

  • Begin your Pembrokeshire adventure by selecting the perfect accommodation to suit your needs. Whether you're looking for a luxurious escape in our domes with private hot tubs, a grand gathering in the Old School House that sleeps 24 under one roof, or a unique summer retreat in our Lotus Stargazing Tents complete with outdoor bathtubs we have something for everyone. Each option provides a unique blend of comfort and style, ensuring a memorable stay.

  • Once you've found your ideal home away from home, booking your accommodation is just a few clicks away. Our user-friendly booking system makes it easy to secure your spot and start looking forward to your getaway. With flexible dates and a range of options to suit all budgets, securing your stay in Pembrokeshire has never been simpler.

  • Maximise your holiday experience by planning your activities and excursions in advance. From scenic hikes in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park to exploring historic castles and enjoying family-friendly attractions, there's plenty to see and do. Our comprehensive guide will help you map out the must-visit spots and hidden gems, ensuring you make the most of your time here..

  • Immerse yourself in the local culture and activities that make Pembrokeshire unique. Whether it's paddleboarding along the serene coastline, bird watching on Skomer Island, or savoring local delicacies at charming eateries, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Dive into the rich tapestry of experiences and create lasting memories in this enchanting part of Wales.


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  • Getting there...
    By Car The closest postcode is SA68 0PW. This will get you to the village of Lawrenny and from there you will see signs directing you to our car park. Go through the Church Gates and up to the right hand side to our Car Park From the east: Follow the M4 until the end and then take the A48 towards Carmarthen. At Carmarthen follow the A40 to the Saint Clears roundabout, and then take the A477 towards Pembroke Dock. Stay on the A477 until you get to the traffic lights at Broadmoor. Turn right at the lights onto the B4586. After about half a mile turn left signposted to Cresselly. Keep on this road and you will arrive at a T-junction / staggered crossroads. Turn left and then almost immediately right (signposted to Cresswell Quay and Lawrenny). Follow this lane down the hill and at the bottom take a right turn signed to Lawrenny. Stay on this road until you get to a crossroads with a left turn to Lawrenny. Drive down Broad Lane into the village and then through the church entrance. On the A477 coming from Pembroke/Pembroke Dock: At the Carew roundabout take the exit for 'Carew & Haverfordwest’. Go over the millpond bridge and up the road & turn left at the 'Whitehill / Lawrenny’ sign. Go through Cresswell Quay, over a small stone bridge and uphill until you reach the crossroads where you turn left signposted to Lawrenny. Drive down Broad Lane and head into the village to the church .. go through the church entrance and follow the track to The Little Retreat. From the west: From the A40 take the A4075 turn off at the Canaston Bridge roundabout. After passing Oakwood, take the first turning right, signposted Lawrenny. Follow the road and just after a sharp left hand bend, take the left fork at the cottages, signposted Lawrenny. At the T-junction turn right then at the crossroads go straight over signed to Lawrenny. Drive down Broad Lane into the village Drive Times (approximately) From Swansea - 1h 20m From Bristol - 2h 30m From Birmingham - 4h From London - 4h 30m By Train If you don't fancy driving, come by train. The nearest stations are Narberth and Kilgetty. You can pick up a taxi to take you to Lawrenny which is about a 15 minute drive. Please do book your taxi in advance as the train station is very small and there are not usually taxis waiting. TP & Narberth Taxis - 01834 860297 Narberth Cabs - 07799 005067 Noddy's Taxi - 07377 912075 By Bus National Express buses stop at Kilgetty which is 7 miles away. Taxis do not wait at the bus stop so please make sure that you book a taxi in advance. Jeff Cabs - 07785 291446 Roadrunner Taxis - 01834 450236 T & S Taxis - 07549 070623
  • What facilities are in the Luxury Domes
    • Private Wood Fired Hot Tub in enclosed garden space • Woodburner​​ • Overhead infrared electric heater • Private kitchen and bathroom • Fully insulated • Sleeps up to 2 Adults and 2 Children • 1 Emperor bed and 2 single beds - Bed Linen and Towels • Smart TV and Wifi • Daily songbird wake up call • Please note we have a low level noise policy • Quiet hours are from 10pm to 9am
  • What facilities are in The Old School House
    • 5 Beds rooms sleeping up to 22 people • Large kitchen and living space • 2 showers and 3 toilets • Fire Pit • 2 picnic benches • Private Parking • Dogs Welcome • Wifi Bedroom 1 - King Size Bed and a Bunk Bed Bedroom 2 - 2 x Bunk Beds Bedroom 3 - 2 x Bunk Beds Bedroom 4 - King Size Bed and a Bunk Bed Bedroom 5 - Double bed/2 Singles and 2 x Bunk Beds The village hall next door can be added to the booking for an extra £50 per day. This is a connecting door from the kitchen to village hall - which has a large room, extra kitchen and 2 bathrooms.
  • What facilities are in The Stargazing Tents
    • 5m Lotus Bell Tent with stargazing roof • Sleeps up to 4 people • Private bathroom and outdoor kitchen • Free WiFi • Fire Pit • Table and chairs • Fresh water • Parking • Dogs Welcome • Electric
  • Take a look at some beautiful local walks
    There are a number of beautful walks such as 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. ​ Here are 3 beautiful walks in and around the village: ​ Lawrenny Walk ​ Cresswell river walk ​ Carew/Cresswell Quay ​ You can also visit The parish church of Saint Caradoc is a grade II* listed building founded in the 12th century and altered considerably since, principally in the 19th century. The tower was added in the 15th century. Lawrenny is on a peninsula of the River Cleddau estuary upriver from Milford Haven where it branches off towards the Cresswell and Carew Rivers and is in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Lawrenny developed around fishing, boat building and as a staging point for quarried limestone extracted from quarries upriver. In the 1830s there were 422 inhabitants and there was a ferry over the Cresswell River. ​ Racing stables in the village provided Wales' first and only Grand National winner, Kirklandat Aintree in 1905. Lawrenny also played a role in the World War II as a base for Supermarine Walrus seaplanes and a training centre, known as HMS Daedalus II, operated by the Fleet Air Arm.
  • Check in and Check out times
    You can check into The Little Retreat is from after 4pm to 9pm If you can text us 10 mins before arrival we can check you in over the phone or we can come and meet you in the car park Check out is before 10am ..
  • Where are the nearest shops located?
    There is a small village shop which is open Monday 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Tuesday CLOSED Wednesday 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Thursday CLOSED Friday 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Saturday 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Sunday CLOSED Tesco or AlDI in Pembroke Dock is a 15 min drive from The Little Retreat
  • Where to eat..
    Lawrenny Arms Just a 10 minute walk away Lawrenny Quay, Lawrenny SA68 0PR Tel: 01834 526222 Quayside Cafe Just a 10 minute walk away Lawrenny Quay, Lawrenny SA68 0PR Tel: 01646 651574 Quayside is a multi-award-winning tearoom set in the heart of the National Park, with a reputation for serving the best of local Pembrokeshire produce, in an idyllic waterside setting. (Open April-September) ​ Carew Inn Just a 10 minute drive away 1 Picton Terrace, Carew, Tenby SA70 8SL Tel: 01646 651267 Across the road from the medieval castle next to the river, Carew Inn is one of Wales’ best kept secrets. Mandy & Rob Scourfield have recently celebrated 28 years in their family run pub and have been quietly building a reputation in Pembrokeshire for quality real ales and home cooked food. ​ Mad Toms SEASONAL PEMBROKESHIRE FOOD We believe the best food is made with fresh and locally available ingredients. That’s why we actively change our menu seasonally to take advantage of the freshly caught seafood, local meat and seasonal vegetables on offer in Pembrokeshire. Creating innovative and exciting food, including meat, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. View our sample menu Narberth Town Tel: 01834 860506 For more restaurants click here
  • On the water?
    Explore The Cleddau Bespoke Experiences Explore the secret waterway by boat, kayak or paddle boarding ​ You can hire equipment and book local tours through ​ Outer Reef Paddle Board & Kayak Centre ​ Paddlewest ​ The Real Adventure Company ​ Good Trails ​ Discover Coast & Cleddau
  • Dog's Welcome
    We welcome all well behaved dogs in our accommodation at The Little Retreat- There is a doggie wash available should your little friend get super muddy on some of the great walks around Pembrokeshire ​ For some extra pooch pampering during your stay you can drop your dog off with Kate at Broadlane Kennels in the village where they have just installed their new purpose built grooming pod fully equipped with a beautiful spa bath Contact Kate on 01646 651049 or 07712889862 ​ There are some great dog friendly beaches in Pembrokeshire with our 3 favourite all year round beaches listed below you can also find some great dog friendly pubs and cafes here
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