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Stepaside near Saundersfoot, South Wales & Pembrokeshire (Ref. 954914)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Mrs Irvine

    “Fabulous location, especially for dog walkers.”

    Many footpaths through woodland and gardens, including a 15 minute walk to the beach.

    Many footpaths through woodland and gardens, including a 15 minute walk to the beach.

The property

A superb stone-built 16C Grade II listed wing of the owner’s home, Colby Lodge, in the village of Stepaside, close to Amroth beach and Narberth in the gorgeous area of Pembrokeshire.

Colby Lodge is set in National Trust woodland gardens, with over 2.5 acres of private gardens and surrounded by 1,000 acres of National Trust woodland.

Set in a beautiful and secluded location, the cottage, built in the 16 century, retains its original name Rhydlangoed, (The ford by the wood).

The main house was built later in 1803 by the coal merchant John Colby.

It is a wonderful place for either a romantic break or even a break with family or small group of friends for a good get together.

It’s a perfect location for artists with the beautiful gardens literally on the doorstep, a stimulating walk along the woodland path will take you straight to Amroth beach.

On entering the cottage, there is a small hallway with storage for boots and hanging space for coats.

This then leads you into the well-equipped kitchen with its’ own dining area, making it a great social space to enjoy whilst the chef is preparing a lovely home-cooked meal.

From here takes you into a cosy sitting room with comfy sofas and a feature electric log effect fire, making it a relaxing place for those cooler evenings.

The stairs take you up to two pretty bedrooms, both with character feature windows and wonderful views of the beautiful gardens.

A passageway takes you down to the spacious bathroom with a good-sized bath and shower; great for a nice soak after a full day out and about.

From the sitting room, the doorway leads out to an enclosed cobbled courtyard which then leads through to a private garden area with furniture, making the garden a great place for some alfresco dining or relaxing in the sunshine for something chilled.

From the cottage and the lodge, there are over two acres of gardens to explore with a vast selection of plants and shrubs to enjoy.

Follow the pathways throughout the gardens which will even take you down to an open stream with three bridges leading to different areas of the well-kept gardens.

The gardens extend to a vast meadow; perfect for outdoor activities or walking.

Colby also has a National Trust walled garden with a gazebo and a water feature set in lovely gardens with statues and benches to enjoy the lovely scenery.

There is also a National Trust information centre, tea room and a gallery with a gift shop to visit.

The nearby coastline beckons too, or take a drive to Amroth, Saundersfoot or Tenby, with the option to enjoy some of the most picturesque coastal walks in the UK.

Theme parks, Oakwood, Bluestone, Folly Farm and the Dinosaur Park are all in easy reach, as are the Welsh Zoo, Heatherton, historic castles, seaside resorts and wonderful unspoilt coves are all there for you to explore.

Set in a fantastic setting, whether staying around the lodge and gardens or exploring further afield, Rhydlangoed is a wonderful and special place to be.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Oil central heating
  • Log Burner - starter pack inc. in the rent
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Enclosed rear cobbled courtyard leading to private area with furniture
  • Access to shared woodland and gardens
  • There is also a BBQ available
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Stairs in cottage are steep and with a narrow tread, care should be taken
  • Note: Lots of paths throughout the gardens, which can be slippery when wet, care to be taken
  • Note: There is an open fast moving stream in the grounds, children and pets need to be supervised
  • Note: The owner has a B&B in the main lodge, please contact the owner direct for information
  • Please note: There is a laundromat in Kilgetty Village which is 5 minute drive (2 miles) away.

About the location


Amroth 1 mile; Saundersfoot 4 miles; Tenby 6.5 miles; Narberth 7 miles; Pembroke 10.8 miles.

Once home to both coal and iron mines, Stepaside is now a holiday hamlet with a few houses pubs and restaurants. This valley was a hive of industrial activity from the 14th to the 19th century as it was an integral part of the Pembrokeshire coal field. It’s hard to imagine that now, as very little remains apart from the old ironworks at Stepaside and the railway tunnels between Wisemans Bridge and Saundersfoot. There were 12 collieries working in this area at its heyday. The whole of Pembrokeshire beckons with the harbour and seaside resorts of Amroth just 15 minutes’ walk away, Tenby and Saundersfoot close by, visit secluded sandy beaches, such as the acclaimed Barafundle Bay for a quiet relaxing day, or take in an invigorating walk along the Pembrokeshire Coast National Path. Enjoy a boat trip to Caldey Island and its monastery, or to Skomer, which is renowned for its puffins. For the most adventurous, extreme watersports await, whilst golfers can take the challenge of Tenby's famous links course. The nearby town of Narberth is a delight to discover with its many individual shops, including upmarket boutiques, specialist deli grocers and unique gift shops, and a wide choice of restaurants, bistros and pubs can be found in and around the town. Queen's Hall, Narberth's leading cultural and arts venue hosts a variety of concerts, plays and events, which can be enjoyed throughout the year. A perfect holiday base at any time of year.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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