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.