Local highlights.

Rooks' Retreat is just 3 miles from historic Pembroke and 7 from lively Tenby right in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

Freshwater East beach Freshwater East beach

A narrow lane winds from Hodgeston to the Pembrokeshire Coastal Footpath, with spectacular views of Freshwater East Bay, Caldey and Lundy Islands in the distance; only 1 mile from the cottage. There are two beaches within a 10 minute drive of the cottage, Freshwater East with its golden sand and superb walks and Manorbier - a well known surfing Mecca.


Manorbier Beach Manorbier Beach

There is also an outdoor pursuit's centre at Freshwater for the more adventurous. Alternatively, you can catch the coastal cruiser bus to the idyllic Broad Haven Beach, Barafundle Bay or Bosherston Lily Ponds - a great place to fish.


Broad Haven Beach Barafundle Beach

Somewhere to eat and drink.

There are numerous places to eat and drink within a short distance to the cottage. The ones listed below have been tried and tested several times and are recommended.
For good food and drink, try Tudor Lodge, Jameston, only 10 minutes in the direction of Tenby. In the opposite direction towards Pembroke is the Dial Inn, Lamphey, again only 10 minutes away.
Within walking distance to Carew Castle and Mill Pond, you will find Carew Inn, offering good food and beer; please book to avoid disappointment.
Recently tried Blueberry's cafe in Tenby has a family friendly atmosphere and a good all day breakfast. The award winning D Feccis' fish and chip shop is also in Tenby, should you wish to feed the local seagulls whilst taking in the views of Caldey Islands.

Further afield.

The award winning theme parks of Oakwood, Folly Farm & Heatherton are all within a few miles, whilst a visit to the Monastery on Caldey Island is a must.

Grey Seal Caldey Island Grey Seal at Caldey Island

 See our useful links page for a sample of some of the many local attractions.