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The Little Retreat

Wales / Lawrenny, Pembrokeshire
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Full description
A mind, body and soul-soothing escape in a historic Welsh village that breathes with nature, set within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

A magical sanctuary for weary souls, The Little Retreat specialises in restorative, wellbeing-focused escapes that re-introduce you to all the charm and beauty of nature.

The location certainly couldn't be more breath-taking if it tried. Set within the UK's only coastal National Park, the Pembrokeshire village of Lawrenny breathes with both ancient history and diverse wildlife.  

Secluded in a walled garden on the village's old castle site, The Little Retreat features acres of untouched woodland, and is bordered by the vast, shimmering River Cleddau... to help you feel magically transported to your own slice of natural paradise.

(To help this magical part of the world retain its immense natural beauty, The Little Retreat is licensed by the Woodlands Champions Club, with a new tree planted for every booking.)

Choose your dreamy accommodation from a selection of luxury domes, stargazing tents or during the summer months, spacious bell tents.

Beautifully furnished for a couple or family, each dome is equipped with a downy superking bed with two singles beds that can be added, a wood-burner, and private kitchen and bathroom facilities.  

(There's even a Smart TV and Wi-Fi... though we've got a feeling you'll much prefer relaxing in your wood-fired hot tub, or picking herbs from the potting shed garden.)

The stargazers and bell tents, meanwhile, are ideal for a refreshing back-to-basics camping experience, each sleeping up to five guests. Conveniently equipped with a private portaloo - two of the pitches even boast their own private shower - you can savour views of the Cleddau Estuary as you cradle your morning coffee, with a gentle soundtrack of joyous birdsong.

What to do with your time? Well, you could always ramble through the site's twelve acres of ancient woodland, discovering secret nooks and waterways as you go. Or simply while away some time in the local pub or café, just five minutes' walk away.

There are plenty of wellbeing treats and activities to discover if you're staying on site, too - from sunrise art classes and open water swimming in the Cleddau river, to foraging-and-feasting trips.

Bespoke activity retreats (with delicious locally sourced meals included!) are held throughout the year, and the friendly owners are always happy to create a tailored escape, just for you.

But if all you want to do is relax and unwind amongst the beauty of nature... perhaps with a stargazing dip in that wood-fired hot tub, then that's perfectly alright, too!

Things to note

Bespoke retreats are held throughout the year, and the owners are happy to help you create your own personally tailored escape.  Please bring your own linen and towels if booking a bell tent. Lots of dog-friendly accommodation options.


Tried and tested

"Beautiful fairytale winter break. We had a roaring fire in the dome, huge bed, beautiful hot shower and the best part was sinking into a steaming wood fired hot tub and star gazing when the ground was covered in sparkling ice. Every morning the sun rose across the estuary and we even managed to take an icy dip in the river. There is something magical about a winter break with a hot tub staring up at a blanket of stars. We wish we could have stayed forever."

"This was my first experience glamping. We had a stormy stay in December which made it feel like camping only you knew the tent was not going to fly away! The warm comfy beds and wood burning stove flickering away made us feel extra snug. I wasn't sure about hot tubs but these wood heated, no pumps, hot tubs so feel natural and I have to say during a break in the weather relaxing in the tub star gazing we really did feel special. (kept the kids busy too!) The separate kitchen and bathroom hut from the tent bedroom works really well. As a sceptic glamper, particularly a winter glamper, Little Retreats may just have convinced me. I can't help but think that the wild, cool conditions only added to the experience and enabled us to maximise much of the retreats features."

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The basics

The basics


Region: Lawrenny, Pembrokeshire
Cost (from): £80 per night
Sleeps: 2-5 per unit
Bedrooms: Varies
Bathrooms: Varies
Minimum stay: 2/4 nights
Property ref: 1728

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Facilities

Facilities

Wellbeing retreat on the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, offering a range of accommodation for 4-5 guests.

Luxury Domes (each dome sleeps up to 2 adults and 2 children): wood-burner, superking bed, 2 single beds, Smart TV and Wi-Fi, kitchen and bathroom facilities, garden space, private wood fired hot tub.

Stargazers (each sleep up to 2 adults and 3 children): outdoor bathtub, woodburner, private bathroom and kitchen and garden space

Bell Tents (summer only, each tent sleeps 5 guests): Cleddau Estuary views, double bed, single blow-up beds, Wi-Fi, private portaloo, water supply, electric hook-up, fire-pit, picnic table.  (Two tents feature private shower facilities, with the others sharing communal facilities.)

Local Activities

Walking, foraging, nature watching, open water swimming, creative pursuits, yoga, beaches, historic sites

At a glance

At a glance

  • A wellbeing-focused retreat in Lawrenny Village, surrounded by ancient wildlife and the River Cleddau, forming part of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
  • Accommodation comprises furnished domes (each sleeping up to 2 adults and 2 children), furnished stargazers and dog-friendly bell tents (each sleeping 5 guests, summer months only.)
  • Each dome is equipped with bedding, kitchen and bathroom facilities, with its own wood-fired hot tub. Two of the bell tents have private shower facilities, with the rest sharing generous on-site showers.
  • Explore the local woodland, pick fresh herbs from the potting garden, head for the Pembrokeshire beaches, or take a five-minute walk into the village. Guided on-site activities include art, yoga, open water swimming, and foraging.
Tried and tested

"Beautiful fairytale winter break. We had a roaring fire in the dome, huge bed, beautiful hot shower and the best part was sinking into a steaming wood fired hot tub and star gazing when the ground was covered in sparkling ice. Every morning the sun rose across the estuary and we even managed to take an icy dip in the river. There is something magical about a winter break with a hot tub staring up at a blanket of stars. We wish we could have stayed forever."

"This was my first experience glamping. We had a stormy stay in December which made it feel like camping only you knew the tent was not going to fly away! The warm comfy beds and wood burning stove flickering away made us feel extra snug. I wasn't sure about hot tubs but these wood heated, no pumps, hot tubs so feel natural and I have to say during a break in the weather relaxing in the tub star gazing we really did feel special. (kept the kids busy too!) The separate kitchen and bathroom hut from the tent bedroom works really well. As a sceptic glamper, particularly a winter glamper, Little Retreats may just have convinced me. I can't help but think that the wild, cool conditions only added to the experience and enabled us to maximise much of the retreats features."

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