The Retreat Manorbier Walk To Beach And Pubs

£590 - £1775 per week

Why We Reccommend The Retreat

With views to inspire, this newly renovated stylish bungalow is tucked away in an elevated tranquil corner of a small estate in the heart of Manorbier.


Manorbier holiday bungalow detached and newly renovated

  • With views to inspire from the summer house, decking and garden over village rooftops to the sea beyond, this is a detached newly and beautifully renovated bungalow tucked away in an elevated quiet corner of a small cul-de-sac in the heart of picturesque Manorbier.
  • Stylishly and lovingly furnished there are 3 bedrooms (1 en-suite), a luxury fitted kitchen with patio doors opening onto a decked area with wooden picnic table, and a sitting room with log burning stove.  
  • The large summer house is a relaxing retreat ideal for meditation, reading, writing, drawing or simply to while away the hours. It has a well-stocked bookcase and yoga mat!  With it’s lovely panoramic views it is a perfect spot to sit and enjoy a glass of wine whilst the patio below is just right for alfresco dining on a summer’s evening.


Manorbier beach, village and castle
  • Manorbier’s beautiful beach and 12th century romantic castle are within an easy walk. Sheltered by two cliffs and overlooked by the castle and Norman church, the beach is ideal for sunbathing, swimming and surfing. There is a pretty freshwater stream that runs to the sea and there are many fascinating rock pools with their marine worlds to investigate.
  •  Within a 5 minute walk there is a friendly ‘local’ - The Castle Inn -  (good bar food), an excellent well stocked General Store/Post Office, the popular Beach Break café (delicious home cooked treats), the Castlemead Hotel serving afternoon tea and evening meals and the unique café in the former guard’s room at Manorbier Castle – there is also a well-preserved late mediaeval dovecote too!  
  • Why not leave your car at home and take the train to Manorbier (which is also on a public bus route) via Arriva Trains West Wales picturesque branch line, which meanders through the beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside before arriving at its destination. 
  • There is also a Garden Centre by the station with café (good Sunday lunches as well as light meals & lovely home made cakes) as well as a wide variety of plants, pots etc., to choose from.
  • During the mid 20th century Manorbier was a popular haunt of the Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw and author Virginia Woolf, and the Castle was the birthplace of Gerald of Wales - cleric, traveller, crusader, and medieval politician - he described Manorbier as the ‘pleasantest place in all of Wales’. Various events are staged in the Castle grounds throughout the year and have included fairs, theatre, opera and Sunday afternoon live jazz (July & August).

Pembrokeshire Coastal Path

  • Take a walk along the cliff top Coastal Path with fabulous views of the beach, Castle, Church and the Pembrokeshire countryside as it runs eastward to Tenby and westward to secluded Swanlake Bay and Freshwater East. Close to Manorbier, alongside the Coastal Path is ‘The King's Quoit’ a striking stone cromlech, which dates from around 3000 BC.


  • This ever popular Georgian resort has 5 glorious sandy beaches, a picturesque harbour, shops, restaurants and pubs. Tenby Museum hosts regular art exhibitions and a glimpse into life down on the seashore and a visit to the Tudor Merchants House (National Trust) takes you on a trip back in time and life long ago.
  • Seal Safari’s sail from the harbour to spot Atlantic Grey Seals lounging on the rocks as well as the enormous variety of seabirds which breed on the cliffs during summertime. 
  •  Located on the lower ground floor of the Atlantic Hotel on The Esplanade overlooking Tenby's South Beach the Salt Cellar is an award winning coastal restaurant, bar and terrace run by a bunch of talented friends for you and your friends and family to enjoy. Their motto is “Great food, Great service, Great Times"! Tasty food and friendly service is at the heart of our restaurant”.
The Overhang, Tenby
  • Not for the faint hearted but suitable for adrenaline junkies of all ages. Pit your wits against the indoor climbing wall with expert tuition on hand to help you. Outdoor rock climbing sessions are available too.
Caldey Island
  • Take the boat to Caldey Island with its Cistercian Monastery, visit the tiny ancient chapel and treat yourself to the famous chocolate made by the monks or the romantic lavender perfume. Priory Beach is perhaps one of Pembrokeshire’s finest - a unique charming atmosphere of historic timelessness.


  • Between Stackpole & Broad Haven South (NT) exotic Barafundle is one of Pembrokeshire’s most stunning beaches.  Accessed only via a 1 km path from the car park at Stackpole Quay (NT) and then a steep cliff path that meanders down to this isolated golden sandy beach lapped by clear blue seas - sheltered bathing and a truly relaxing spot for a day on the beach. Perhaps treat yourself at the National Trust Tea Rooms at Stackpole Quay – delicious homemade cakes and lunches.

Bosherston Lily Ponds and Broad Haven South (NT)

  • Ye Olde Worlde Tea Room in the village of Bosherston serves home made refreshments on the lawn – the menu has not changed for more than 50 years – the cheese on toast is a delight!
  • Stroll through the Lily Ponds – a stunning sight in early summer - and on to Broad Haven South Beach, a wide sandy bay with soft sand backed by dunes with a stream tumbling out of the Lily Ponds – an artists paradise.
  • St Govans Chapel, the most picturesque tiny 6th century hermits chapel nestles in the rocks on the Coast Path – count the steps down and up again – legend has it that the number is never the same!

Family days out

  • Enjoy days out at Oakwood Park, Folly Farm Adventure Park, Manor Wildlife Park, Heatherton Activity Theme Park with its Go-Karting experience and the Dinosaur Park with its very life-like models!

Tenby & Trefloyne Golf Courses

  • Both courses are within a short drive  - Tenby is a classic links course renowned for its natural rolling terrain, superb fast, true greens and spectacular sea views  and Trefloyne is a parkland course (open to non-members) set in a landscape of beautiful mixed woodlands – the terraced bar and orangery serves excellent locally sourced meals and is a truly relaxing spot to sit, drink and dine at the end of the day!

Carew Castle & Pembroke Castle

  • Do visit Carew Castle with its restored working tidal mill and the magnificent medieval Castle at Pembroke (birthplace of Henry VII) with its mill pond – regular events such as historic enactments, falconry displays and music festivals are held in the grounds. There is a very good antique centre in the town as well as The Corn Store, a unique shop stocking all sorts of unusual quality furniture, lamps, rugs etc., as well as a delightful café overlooking the river.
Days Out
  • Britain's tiniest city of St Davids with characterful shops, galleries, cafes, pubs, restaurants and magnificent Cathedral is well worth a visit. Complete your day out with a few hours on glorious Whitesands Bay just a further mile and a half drive away.
Bird Islands
  • Boat trips leave from Martins Haven on Marloes Peninsula for Skomer Island and from St Justinians near St Davids for Ramsey Island. Expect to see spectacular coastal scenery and a wealth of seabirds, seals and occasionally dolphins.
Holiday bungalow in the coastal village of Manorbier close to the beach, cafe, pub, hotel restaurant and ancient castle.


3 Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 6. 1 Double with ensuite (shower, basin and toilet). 1 Double with Kingsize bed and 1 Twin.  

Bathroom full suite and shower cubicle.

Kitchen/Diner open plan luxury fitted kitchen, dish washer, split eye level double electric oven, induction hob, microwave, larder fridge, freezer, table and chairs seating 6, Welsh dresser. Patio doors to south facing wooden decking with pretty view over village rooftops to the hill beyond and wooden picnic table, 5 steps down to garden.

Utility Room washing machine

Sitting Room wood burning stove, 2 x 3 seater leather sofas, flat screen free sat smart TV, DVD player, iPod docking music system.

Grounds summer house (all seasons use) with occasional furniture, books, yoga mat, large wooden decked area with partial sea and castle views. Four steps down to patio with garden furniture, one step up to garden and five steps up to south facing decking. One step down to enclosed rear area with storage shed. Small side lawn.

Additional Information


Short breaks - No

WiFi - Yes

Changeover - Friday

Towels - Yes

Parking - Yes for 3 cars

Fuel - Gas central heating inclusive May to September. Outside these dates £30 p/w. Logs available to purchase locally

Dogs - No

Travel cot - Yes

Highchair - Yes 


Is there parking for at least one car within the cottage grounds? Yes

Is there a gate to open? Yes

If no parking within the grounds is there parking within 100m? Yes

Does this parking have reserved disabled spaces (min width 3.6m)? Yes

Are there paths? Yes

Are paths level and firm? Yes

Type of suface Gravel

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes

Are paths at least 1.2m wide? Yes

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