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Ria's Cottage

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near Landshipping, Secret Waterway (View Location on a map)
4 Guests
2 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Accepts 2 Dogs
£488 7 Night Breaks From
£17.43 Average Per Person Per Night
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Ria's Cottage was handpicked by our team to join our portfolio. Here's just a few of the reasons we think you'll love staying in Ria's Cottage too!

  • 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

Excellent Quality
Rated 4.4/5 (read reviews)
Features You'll Love

  • Dog Friendly
  • Wet Room
  • Private Parking
  • Real Fire
  • Ground Floor Facilities
  • Family Friendly
  • Period Cottage

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About Ria's Cottage

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.
Layout & Further Information

2 Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 4. 1 Double on the ground. 1 Single (with additional 'pull out' single 3' truckle bed) and en-suite (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

Reviews & Comments
Visitors Rate This Property 4.4/5

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M Shenkman Verified Guest
21st September 2019

situation beautiful well decorated well equipped warm with heating A more comfortable chair in the lounge would have been appreciated for my aged bones But it was a magical place with the nature all around

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Glad you had a nice stay, thank you for your feedback and comments

J Cort Verified Guest
28th August 2019

The cottage is beautiful, in its own plot and surrounded by stunning scenery. Idyllic setting, pretty garden and roses round the door - it felt like the perfect choice upon arrival. Quiet and private, with a good distance from next property (owners house). Does have a public right of way past the door but we werent aware of walkers passing.Comfortable enough and offered the basics needed. Clean, nipping in fact - nicely decorated. Dog friendly to the extent it allows dogs - typically not on furniture and beds - which is fair. In fact, you really could not find evidence that dogs had stayed there.Very pretty and could have been perfect...but wasnt. 1.The mattresses are the worst weve experienced. The double bed was a slatted frame, with a thin well loved mattress. Good roll-together Action, and kneel on the bed and your knees can feel the wooden bed frame! Springs visible. Not good enough - spending so much for a sleepless week! My husband never suffers with aches and pains but complained of back ache within a couple of nights. I couldnt offer sympathy due to my insomnia! The bed upstairs was complete opposite and very hard. Our daughter struggled saying it was like sleeping on the floor.2. A 5l bin for the kitchen! Seriously? It was a bind having to empty the little bin every day and makes no sense at all. We were eating in the cottage daily, so waste was generated, but it isnt convenient to take trash to the outdoor bins every day.3. This was my gripe - the towels (1x hand and 1x small bath per person) were old and stiff. GREAT for exfoliating! Would have been helpful to have bath mats or additional towels. My husband went out and bought towels - 3 x bath sheets, 3 x hand towels and bath mat, as I couldnt use the ones left. Wish Id known as we would have brought our own and saved the added expense of 72 on something we have lots of in the towel cupboard at home. 4. I stayed in the cottage two days (trying to catch up on sleep!) whilst my husband and daughter went swimming. The owner repaired steps next to the cottage and tethered his dog in the garden (main gated garden). Our young dog was very upset - barking hysterically. Listening to barking for 40 mins whilst this went on was simply torture! Wouldnt be a problem for people with dog that doesnt get anxious and upset when people or dog come into their garden/ space - but ours goes ape! I know Ive detailed minor issues but at the time they were huge - and not what Id expect when you pay so much for a luxury, tranquil cottage These are simple fixes - a little foresight and its be a 5 star experience.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you for your review, we will pass your feedback onto the owner and be in touch.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

From the owner:- We are sorry that the party found concerns with our cottage. In 9 years of letting this is the first such review we have had. We pride ourselves on being available for our guests, without intruding on their stay and if the concerns had been reported to us at the time we would have done our best to address them. Some of the issues might be considered to be matters of personal preference. We aim to provide a 5 star service and will continue to do our best to do so.

Verified Guest
9th July 2019

The cottage was clean, comfortable and well equipped and in a beautifully remote position. A pleasure to sit outside in the evenings and just enjoy the colours and sounds. Lots of interesting birds on the feeder. Owners very welcoming and helpful. Walks books and maps were very useful.We had a mobile and a smartphone and reception was far better than anticipated both indoors and out, Only niggle was the TV screen was too small for the size room. Cottage well placed for exploring the eastern side of the Cleddau and the coast round Tenby and Saundersfoot.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you for your beautiful photos and review, so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Ria's Cottage.

Paul Cabuts Verified Guest
1st September 2018

Good

Susan Sales Verified Guest
7th July 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.

Guestbook Comments

If you've ever visited a holiday cottage before, you most likely have seen a guestbook in the property for guests to leave a review for others when they arrive. Each of the following comments was lovingly left by people just like you in the guestbook left at Ria's Cottage.

Alex, Gayle & Rhys Compton, Abingdon
Fri 252018

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

Helen Morgan-Rees, Carmarthenshire
Fri 252018

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

Andrew and Joyce Ross, Woking
Sat 252018

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

Barbara & Topsy, Somerset; Nick, Andrew & Huck, Sheffield
Sat 252018

A fantastic week. Loved it all: log burner, wildlife, local walks, Lawrenny Quay, Cresswell Quay, Carew ponds, Stackpole Quay & walled garden, Ye Olde Worlde Café 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.

Karen & Gil Hall, (dogs Stuart & Sparky), Winsford
Sat 252018

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.

About the Area

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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 cafe 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 for a tasty lunch 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 Pembrokeshire.

Eat & Drink

See below for a selection of pubs, restaurants, and eateries near Ria's Cottage.

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Cwm Deri Vineyard
( 1.4 miles away )

Enjoy a meal and a drink in the restaurant overlooking the vineyard. The children can look at the animals in the pets corner. The shop stocks wines, liqueurs, free range eggs, seasonal vegetables, chutneys, marmalades, preserves, Celtic crafts and gifts.

The Park @ Slebech
( 2.6 miles away )

Booking advisable

The (not so) Snooty Fox Inn
( 3.4 miles away )

A family friendly pub serving pub grub. Good facilities for children inside and out. Pets welcome.

The Stable Inn
( 3.5 miles away )

Bar & Restaurant serving restaurant meals and Sunday lunches. Booking advisable at weekends.

Gate 2 Plate Farm Shop
( 3.5 miles away )

Home reared beef & pork and lots of fresh local produce.

Yerbeston Gate Farm Shop
( 3.7 miles away )

Meat includes Welsh Black beef, Saddleback pork, sausages and home cured bacon. Pies, pastries and quiche baked daily in the farmhouse. Local beers, ciders, cheeses, chocolates, wines, honey, preserves, bread, cakes and ice cream. Deliveries are made to holiday cottages and a welcome pack hamper service is available.

Paskeston Hall Country House Tearooms
( 4.2 miles away )

One of Wales' finest aged manors, Paskeston Hall retains many original features and stands in 22 acres of beautiful parkland in the Pembrokeshire countryside.

Ferry Inn Hazelbeach
( 4.2 miles away )

Lovely waterside pub with conservatory and restaurant overlooking the river.

The Bar Restaurant
( 4.2 miles away )

The menu changes daily with a strong emphasis on freshly caught fish, sea food and local produce.

Cottage Caterers
( 4.6 miles away )

Order in advance by telephone or in person either the previous day or up to midday on the day of collection. Deliveries can be made by arrangement.

Activities & Attractions

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South Pembrokeshire holiday cottage near the Secret Waterway - dogs welcome
Relax in this tranquil rural retreat away from it all
Self-catering holiday cottage near Narberth - modern kitchen/diner
Quaint Pembrokeshire holiday cottage near the Secret Waterway
Narberth cosy holiday cottage - sitting room with wood burning stove
'Tea time' by the fire at Ria's Cottage

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