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  • Ria's Cottage

  • Cleddau Secret Waterway
  • Ref: 1161
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Ria's Cottage

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  • Ref: 1161
Property Highlights:

  • Gem of a cottage is a picturesque rural setting
  • Far-reaching panoramic views
  • A true retreat for walkers, photographers and lovers of peace and tranquillity
  • Log burning stove for cosy nights in
  • The pretty market town of Narberth is 8 miles away

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Guest Book Comments


Paul Cabuts - 1st September 2018

In a fabulous place. Loads of wildlife to observe. Wonderful cottage, clean and comfortable. The weather was scorching but the thick walls kept the rooms cool. Highly recommended.

Susan Sales - 7th July 2018

Matched the description, one of the quietest locations we have been to. The cottage was very clean, well laid out and private. The only thing missing was a lawned area, dog owners generally may wish to be made aware of this before booking. Our thanks too to Linda and Steve for their warm welcome and help with the wounded woodpecker.

A trusted customer - 30th June 2018

Fabulous location, little gem of a cottage.

P Keyse - 9th June 2018

We really enjoyed our trip to South Wales. The cottage is beautiful and cosy ... We loved walking in the woods here and had fun at Oakwood Park. The beaches and the villages in the region are very beautiful! Great holidays!

Strack family, Germany - 2014-03-01
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Lovely cottage in a beautiful secluded place. Saw lots of wildlife - woodpeckers, jays, foxes, squirrels etc. and enjoyed exploring the woods. Recommend the Quayside Café at Lawrenny for fantastic food. Thanks to S & L for the wine.

Watt family, Exeter - 2014-03-01
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

A lovely break for us. Wonderfully equipped cottage in a fantastic location. We saw a fox, woodpeckers plus many others through the window and woodcock in the wood. Thank you!

Knie family, Cardiff - 2014-03-01
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

We have really enjoyed our week here, a lovely cottage to relax in and the surrounding area is beautiful. Barafundle is amazing in the sunshine. Broad Haven south near Bosheston is also very pretty and well worth a visit. Narberth is a lovely town for lots of gift shops and nice things.

Williams family Cornwall - 2014-03-01
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Gorgeous cottage, wonderful location, lots to do for children (my 2 year old) and my 18 year old loved it too. Lawrenny Arms, great pub, great walks. Our dogs had a great time.

Catterson family West Sussex - 2013-03-17
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Fabulous cottage and location. Wild flowers, birds and scenery so beautiful. Tranquil and lovely holiday.

Mr & Mrs Ironside Fleet - 2013-03-17
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Lovely weather, perfect cottage. Good for crabbing at Carew, otters at Bosheston. Marloes good for everything at the beach. Comfy beds. We all love it here, a really beautiful garden.

Phipps family Cardiff - 2013-03-17
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Great welcome, very relaxing stay. Much better weather for our second week. We can recommend Skomer and St Davids, the journey is worth it. Lovely cottage. Birds very entertaining on feeder.

Mr & Mrs Benckendorff Surrey - 2013-03-17
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Perfect cottage., lovely peaceful location. We've had a fantastic week - just what we needed! Thank you so much.

Alex, Gayle & Rhys Compton, Abingdon - Fri 25.07.
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Lovely stay. So peaceful and secluded. The children loved it. Thank you.

Helen Morgan-Rees, Carmarthenshire - Fri 25.07.
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

A wonderfully relaxing break, in such a lovely cottage!!

Andrew and Joyce Ross, Woking - Sat 25.07.
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

A fantastic week. Loved it all: log burner, wildlife, local walks, Lawrenny Quay, Cresswell Quay, Carew ponds, Stackpole Quay & walled garden, Ye Olde Worlde Caf at Bosherston, Stackpole Inn, Angle, Tenby, Narberth, Solva & St Davids! So much to do! Looking forward to returning soon. PS the Vineyard Cwm Deri is wonderful for lunch.

Barbara & Topsy, Somerset; Nick, Andrew & Huck, Sheffield - Sat 25.07.
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Blissful week at the cottage: its so tranquil, ideal for the dogs and very relaxing. As usual we enjoyed visiting the beaches with the dogs: hopefully we will be back next year.

Karen & Gil Hall, (dogs Stuart & Sparky), Winsford - Sat 25.07.
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Lovely week despite mixed weather. One of the nicest cottages we've ever stayed in, well-equipped and immaculate. John liked the 'notice for dog-owners'! lots of nice meals out and great shops in Narberth - particularly Rees the butcher. Thanks for everything.

Jenny & John Vyse, Glossop - Sat 25.07.
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Fab cottage, great places to explore. A week was just not long enough!

Dave & Suzanne Norton; Brandon, Suffolk - Fri 01.05.2015
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

(A long drive but worth it!) Always a pleasure to return to the cottage after a day exploring the many beaches and castles. Breakfast with the butterflies was a lovely way to start the day. Thank you!

Sonia, Richard, Rory & Jim Brown; Leeds - Sat 15.08.2015
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Thank you for a wonderful time. Cottage is perfect and extremely well-equipped. Surrounding area beautiful! Fantastic week - thank you again.

Gareth & Ropinder Gill & kids; Gerrards Cross - Sat 22.08.2015
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

We have had a fab week here in Wales. Beaches fantastic, lots of places to visit - really enjoyed Ria's Cottage, birds and peaceful surroundings.

Debbie & Ross Coulton; Derbyshire - Sat 05.09.2015
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Beautiful cottage and the area is wonderful. We enjoyed the stunning coastal walks. Many thanks.

Peter & Jackie Dawson; Rossendale - Sat 09.04.2016
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

What a cosy cottage with stunning views and a wonderful wood to walk in, a piece of heaven found! It's been good to visit Pembrokeshire again; it's been absolutely fabulous here!

Paul, Teresa & Ellie Culverwell; Taunton - Sat 21.05.2016
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Badgers, foxes, bats, butterflies, birds, wild irises, campions - abundance and tranquility! Perfect weather! Great sunsets. Total peace. Great place.

Sophie, Kevin and Maddie Carr-Rushby, York - Thu 02.06.2016
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Fabulous cottage. Everything anybody could need. Lovely location. Thank you for the warm welcome. Have felt very at home. Wish we could stay longer!!

Dave, Jill, Chris & Alison Davies; West Midlands - Sat 18.06.2016
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Lovely cottage in a lovely area. Great walks through the woods for the dog, a great river for canoeing & beautiful beaches for swimming. Saw woodpeckers, jays and coal tits on the feeder which was lovely. A brilliant week overall!

Nic, Graham & Ella Scott; Banes - Sat 30.07.2016
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. We've had fun with sunshine, surf and explored Pembrokeshire from a lovely base at the cottage. We even got to see a bat*. Thank you.

Jane, Colin & Sarah Everett; Tonbridge, Kent - Sat 13.08.2016
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Love the great location, wonderful place for wildlife, great views and walks. Had a lovely meal at the 'Jeff' in Jefferston, and Lawrenny Arms. Definitely coming back, didn't want to leave!

Nick & Mandi Rowark, Don & Nick; Wilmslow - Sat 20.08.2016
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Had a lovely week. Loved the cottage and surrounding area - Angle Beach, Broad Haven South, Bosheston, Stackpole, Picton Castle, Carew Castle all lovely. Enjoyed exploring the back roads. Road to Blackpool mill is lovely. Narberth food shops are a delight. Lawrenny - lovely caf. Wave Crest at Angle also lovely. Must come back.

Ray & Marianne Oliver; Norfolk - Sat 03.09.2016
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Really enjoyed stay. So much to do in the area and cottage perfect. Lovely to have somewhere to sit for both morning and evening sun

Sue Baxter & Sally; Sheffield - Sat 10.09.2016
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Property Description
Charming small woodland cottage near Pembrokeshire's Secret Waterway - Pet friendly
  • A little gem of a cottage in a picturesque rural setting. At the top of a gentle hill, there are far-reaching panoramic views across the wooded hillsides of the Cleddau River to Picton Castle and the beautiful Slebech estate and to the Preseli Hills beyond. Pets welcome.
  • For walkers, painters, photographers and lovers of nature, peace and tranquillity this is a true 'rural retreat' (part of a 15 acre smallholding) away from the hurly-burly of modern life.
  • This cosy holiday cottage sits snugly at the top of a 0.5 mile 'bumpy' country track, 100 yards beyond the owners' house. A gate leads from the professionally landscaped cottage garden into a 'wild flower' meadow - relax and enjoy the view from table and chairs in the charming 'gazebo'.
  • The delightful rear garden with its patio and garden furniture is reached through glass doors from the sitting room and is sheltered by ancient Pembrokeshire woodland.
  • Lovingly renovated, the pretty holiday cottage has a ground floor bedroom, 'wet' room, and luxury fitted kitchen with dining table. The sitting room has a log burning stove, high vaulted ceiling and patio doors to the rear garden. The ground floor is level throughout.

2 Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 4. 1 Double on the ground. 1 Single (with additional 'pull out' single 3' truckle bed) and ensuite (bath, toilet and washbasin) with sloping ceilings and restricted headroom on the 1st floor.

Wet Room on ground floor with shower, toilet and washbasin.

Kitchen with luxury fitted units, cooker with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, circular table and 4 chairs.

Sitting Room charming and colourful room with cathedral ceiling and exposed beams, leather sofa and matching footstool, armchairs, Free view digital TV/DVD, CD/radio/tape/record player, log burning stove. Glass doors to rear garden and stable door to front garden. Turning concealed staircase (12 steps) accessed through a door to 1st floor.

Grounds landscaped cottage garden with gazebo - lovely views. Rear sheltered garden, small patio.

Additional Information

Short breaks - Yes, excl Summer & peak weeks unless booked last-minute

WiFi - No

Changeover - Saturday

Towels - Yes

Parking - Yes for 2 cars

Fuel - Gas central heating and logs inclusive May to September. Outside these dates 25 p/w

Dogs - 2 welcome free

Travel cot - No

Highchair - Yes on request

Bed linen - Included as standard

About the Area
An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in South Pembrokeshire
  • Although inland, much of this area is part of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. It is a place of outstanding natural beauty with many SSSI's and is surrounded and criss-crossed by wonderful walking country, ancient pathways and winding country lanes. It is a walkers' paradise!
  • At the bottom of the cottage track - a public right of way - is Landshipping Quay and the broad sweep of the Cleddau River where Ospreys rest and feed on their annual migration.
Lawrenny Quay, Cwm Deri Vineyard & Bosherston Lily Ponds (NT)
  • Lawrenny Quay with its pub and award winning caf overlooking the River, and Cwm Deri Vineyard and restaurant, are each a 10 minute drive away. Bosherston is a little further and well worth a visit at any time of year but particularly during June when the beautiful lilies are in blossom.
Traditional elegant tea served at nearby Nash Farm near Martletwy
  • Drive through Minwear Woods to enjoy a delicious traditional tea in Nash Farm's magnificent and ancient farmhouse. Enjoy the impressive Flemish chimney or sit out in the immaculate and colourful gardens.
Narberth Market Town near pretty stone cottage
  • The bustling town of Narberth with lots of individual shops, cafes and pubs (great for Christmas shopping) is within a 20 minute drive. Take the family and enjoy a day out and perhaps catch a performance in the popular and vibrant Queen's Hall on the high street.
  • For an romantic evening meal try The Grove - a three AA Rosette restaurant serving locally sourced fresh ingredients in a stylish setting.
Bluestone Water Park, Canaston
  • A fabulous day out for the whole family. The park has a large pool with waves, a small relaxing pool, a lazy river and a wild river, spa pool, flume rides in and out of the building and much more. There are also cafe and restaurant areas and plenty of places to relax out of the water.
Tenby, Manorbier and Saundersfoot's Blue Flag Beaches
  • All South Pembrokeshire's fabulous coastline is easily accessible from this cottage near the Secret Waterway inland shipping.
Tudor Merchants House, Tenby, National Trust
  • Discover how the Tudors lived their daily lives. Staff in costume will help you to get the most out of your visit. Children can dress up too!
Carew Castle, Tidal Mill, Celtic Cross and Inn
  • Nestled on the river, the picturesque hamlet of Carew is a fascinating place to visit. It is dominated by its magnificent castle with a 2000 year history, the restored and working tidal mill - the only one of its kind in Wales, the ancient Celtic Cross and the Crew Inn serving excellent pub food.
RWG Auctions, Carew
  • Interesting monthly auctions selling an eclectic mix of antiques, collectables, bygones, vehicles, marine items and much more. Great fun for collectors, bargain hunters and historians.
Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre
  • Housed in a unique 1850's gun tower beside the bustling Haven Waterway the centre tells the story of Wales' only Royal Naval Dockyard which built 260 ships including 5 royal yachts. Well worth a visit!
Picton Castle Gardens
  • Picton Castle is set in 40 acres of magnificent woodland and walled gardens. Enjoy a special kind of magic as you stroll beneath some of the largest trees in West Wales and discover woodland walks with wild flowers mixed with woodland shrubs from all over the world.
Picton Castle
  • Guided tours around the castle and special events, including Family Fun Days, Outdoor Theatre, Garden Tours and Music Evenings take place during the summer. Maria's Courtyard Restaurant is a lovely spot e for a tasty lunchtime or afternoon indulgence and the restaurant, shop and deli is open all year round.
Jewellery Making Courses, Martletwy
  • Sarah Lloyd Morris offers day, evening and weekend courses in jewellery making. Learn new skills and make a piece of jewellery to take home with you. Sarah's beautiful designs are also on sale.
Freshwater West Beach and West Angle Bay Wavecrest Cafe
  • If you enjoy wild and rugged settings visit Freshwater West beach, famous for appearing in films such as Robin Hood, Harry Potter and Snow White and the Huntsman. The long wild stretch of sand and pounding surf offer a surfing destination only for experienced surfers and a walk to blow the cobwebs away!
  • A more temperate experience is to be had - as well as a cup of tea and fantastic local food - in the Wavecrest Cafe at West Angle Bay - just up the road. Open 11 am to 5 pm March - September and Friday - Sunday 11 am to 4 pm October - February, you can enjoy wonderful views of the Pembrokeshire Coastline while you relax and refuel.
Caldey Island Boat Trips from Tenby
  • Visit peaceful and scenic Caldey Island, home to Cistercian monks for a thousand years. Explore the countryside, fine white sandy beaches and grade II listed monastery. Buy wonderful island-made products to take home with you - chocolate, shortbread, yogurt and perfume.
Family Fun
  • Whatever your pleasure Pembrokeshire is sure to have a family attraction to suit. Visit Dr Beynon's Bug Farm and Grub Kitchen, Scolton Manor Museum and Country Park, Wickedly Welsh Chocolate Company, West Wales Karting, Folly Farm, Blue Lagoon Water Park, Tudor Merchant's House Tenby (N.T.) Manor Wildlife Park and more.
Enjoy a woodland setting in this charming cottage near the tranquil Secret Waterway in Pembrokrshire.
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