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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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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic cottage in a stunning location."

    Superb hosts.

    Reviewed by AngelaJul 2022

  • "We recently enjoyed staying in Rhydlandgoed, a lovely cottage in the grounds of ..."

    We recently enjoyed staying in Rhydlandgoed, a lovely cottage in the grounds of Colby Lodge which is adjacent to National Trust land, the owners where very welcoming and their own garden is a beautiful peaceful retreat, we would definitely recommend this location if you like walking ,wildlife & being within easy reach of the beach

    Thank you for the feedback. We’re so pleased you enjoyed your stay here in Pembrokeshire. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JackieJul 2022

  • "This is a brilliant property ,set in beautiful gardens in a lovely part of the world."

    Our hosts Tony and Caroline were friendly and very helpful. We would return

    Thank you for the feedback. We’re so pleased you enjoyed your stay here in Pembrokeshire. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2022

  • "Wonderful restful holiday, cottage was lovely warm and cozy everything on hand for a good self catering break."

    Rhydlandgoed is a super place to unwind, it is attached to a national trust woodlands which was lovely to wander around it and is an easy 15 minute walk to Amroth beach along a really lovely woodland trail. Hosts Carolyn and Tony certainly went above and beyond to be friendly and helpful giving us advice on where to go and providing us with extra logs on chilly nights.

    Thank you for the feedback. We’re so pleased you enjoyed your stay here in Pembrokeshire. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TinaMay 2022

  • "Comfortable very well equipped accommodation in beautiful setting run by very welcoming owners, who live in the big house."

    Beach is a 15 minute walk away and Amroth has a number of useful shops. Kilgetty is a short drive away and has a range of take aways a co op etc. Perfect for a few days rest or a base to explore the wonderful Pembrokeshire country side, towns and beaches.

    Reviewed by DennisMay 2022

  • "This is a lovely cottage with friendly and welcoming hosts."

    We really enjoyed our stay - the location is outstanding, especially the woods all round. We would certainly lovely to come back again

    Reviewed by SimonMar 2022

  • "Had a super stay at the cottage."

    Everything you need is there with Carolyn and Tony closely at hand if you should need anything (and the dogs super friendly/adorable)! The cottage is really cosy with a log burner. There was also a 'resident' owl

    Reviewed by CherylMar 2022

  • "We had a relaxing stay in this beautiful cottage, perfectly located in the midst of National Trust woodlands, which was just a 20 minute leisurely stroll to the beach."

    The owners were consummate hosts, and went out of their way to ensure we had a lovely time - from taking care of our online food delivery (which ended up arriving a day earlier than we did) - to ensuring we had a never-ending supply of logs for the logburner. It was a well kitted out, with everything we needed. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by VirginiaOct 2021

  • "Lovely holiday house…beautiful location …."

    and great hosts too!!

    Reviewed by GailOct 2021

  • "Both my husband Grandchildren and our dog Buster have had a wonderful holiday."

    The hosts Carolyn and Tony have gone above and beyond with their kindness when needed. The beautiful accommodation is both clean and comfortable. We wouldn’t fail to recommend it to others wanting a lovely relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings.

    Reviewed by RitaMay 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation with amazing hosts"

    Reviewed by IanMay 2021

  • "Lovely situation, cottage immaculate, very friendly owners."

    Beautiful scenery & lovely beaches, perfect for walks with the dog!

    Reviewed by PamSep 2020

  • "We had a fabulous holiday."

    We arrived to a very warm welcome from Tony and Caroline, the cottage was beautiful, immaculately clean and comfortable. We enjoyed a very relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by RitaSep 2020

  • "Gorgeous property, idyllic location, we loved it!"

    The owners are welcoming and helpful and we loved their dogs, too! Highly recommended for a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by EileenAug 2020

  • "Fabulous location, especially for dog walkers."

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

    Reviewed by RosalindNov 2019

  • "Rhydlandgoed is a lovely cottage attached to the main house."

    It is very comfortable and nicely furnished and with little oddments (ornaments, pictures) scattered around to make it feel homely rather than an anonymous rented space. Everything we needed was provided - logs for the woodburner, towels, bedding, crockery, cooking utensils, hair drier etc..We really enjoyed it. The owners were very welcoming and looked after us without being in any way intrusive. When we had a power cut they quickly brought over lanterns so that we weren't completely in the dark (it only lasted about 10 minutes). The main house has beautiful gardens, which you are free to make use of, and it is all set amidst the National Trust Colby Woodland Garden. So quite isolated. It's a 20 minute walk down a woodland track into Amroth village, where there are three pubs and a couple of shops. It is probably possible to drive down but we preferred not to. Make sure to take a torch for dark nights! Amroth itself has an expansive beach and is well placed for exploring. You can walk to Saundersfoot along the beach at low tide, although some rock clambering is involved if you don't want to get wet feet. Tenby, Narbeth, Laugharne and Stackpole are all a short drive away, with St. Davids being about an hour. Very enjoyable and recommended.

    Reviewed by GraemeSep 2019

  • "Wonderful surroundings with great scenery and walks on the doorstep and a very cozy cottage."

    You can walk to the local beach within 15 minutes. Hosts very hospitable and informative with tips for local places of interest, where to eat, shop etc. Reqlly enjoyed the log burner in the evenings and the bed was very comfortable.

    Reviewed by JoSep 2019

  • "Environment so beautiful and peaceful."

    Absolutely idyllic.

    Reviewed by AnnetteAug 2019

  • "Wonderful house and location, with a very warm welcome from Tony and Carolyn, who ensured our stay was comfortable and relaxing."

    The house was full of character as a grade 2 listed building, though the shower and cooker understandably may be difficult to update. Lots of excellent family memories made, we would love to return again in future.

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2019

  • "Fantastic location so peaceful great walks in doorstep great food nearby ."

    Hosts are lovely so welcoming and helpful. Can’t wait to return .

    Reviewed by SallyJun 2019

  • "The owners Tony and Carolyn are really warm and friendly and happy to make all ..."

    The owners Tony and Carolyn are really warm and friendly and happy to make all sorts of recommendations for visits or eating out

    Reviewed by GeraintJun 2019

  • "We had a truly lovely holiday in a beautiful setting."

    We had a song thrush alarm clock and buzzed by an owl while dog walking in the twilight. A magical place. Very comfortable cottage and perfect hosts. We could not have asked for more.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2019

  • "The cottage was a pure joy to stay in."

    Our hosts Carolyn and Tony were welcoming on arrival and gave us a tour and history of the property. The cottage is set in the most beautiful setting and at this time of year the rhododendrons and azaleas were stunning. It is bright and spacious with comfortable beds and tastefully furnished, very homely. You can also visit tea room next door which serves delicious cakes. There is just a 15 minute walk through the grounds to the small seaside village of Amroth with a welcoming pub which serves very nice food. We walked with our dogs to the next seaside town of Saundersfoot via the Pembrokeshire Coastal path, there are very steep steps at first to climb but the views at the top are well worth it. If the tide is out then you can walk on the beach. Tenby is a short drive away and Barafundle beach and Bosherston lakes are a must visit. It is a piece of paradise, quite and tranquil.

    Reviewed by CathyMay 2019

  • "Our first visit to Pembrokeshire and the cottage and location couldn’t have been better."

    Carolyn and Tony were great hosts. Martha (the dog) loved all the walks through the woods and gardens and on the fantastic beaches. Will definitely book again. Moira and Richard

    Reviewed by MoiraMay 2019

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage in a spectacular location."

    Lots of places to visit in the area. We especially enjoyed the walk from the house to the pub in Amroth, the food was really good. We would highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by PennyMar 2019

  • "Very friendly and helpful hosts,very comfatable cottage in a delightful location,we would go back again possibly in the summer."

    Reviewed by SallyMar 2019

  • "Very obliging and helpful hosts in a beautiful house and garden setting."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by JohnFeb 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage in a lovely location."

    The hosts were excellent. Highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2018

  • "The location is just stunning."

    Really peaceful and comfortable cottage with beautiful gardens and Tony and Carolyn were perfect hosts. Lovely beaches nearby and many happy hours spent near the stream. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by BethanJun 2018

  • "Magical setting in Colby woodland gardens; we loved having private access to the grounds and beautiful wildflower meadows after the National Trust guests had left each evening."

    Carolyn and Tony were friendly and helpful hosts, the cottage was very comfortable and well-equipped and our dog was also made very welcome. It was lovely to be able to walk down through the woods to the beach and there were lots of places of interest within easy reach. Highly recommended and we would definitely return if we plan another holiday to Pembrokeshire.

    Reviewed by AnnabelJun 2018

  • "Tony and Caroline were the most fabulous hosts."

    There was a beautifully dressed Xmas tree (we arrived 23rd December) a bottle of bubbly in the fridge and mince pies all very unexpected but greatly appreciated. The cottage was charming and they had thought of everything we could possible need. The location is wonderful and even in the rain we enjoyed some glorious walks in the beautiful grounds and beyond. The house was immaculate and extremely comfortable and we will certainly be coming back. Perfect

    Reviewed by SusanDec 2017

  • "Delightful friendly owners and the most fantastic setting."

    Reviewed by JulieNov 2017

  • "Perfect holiday for us."

    Lodge set in idyllic grounds and an easy walk to a very good beach. The lodge had all we could want with helpful hosts greeting us and giving us a tour of the lodge and grounds.

    Reviewed by StephenOct 2017

  • "Lovely location and cottage."

    use of BBQ in great garden. Carolyn and Tony made us most welcome and we had a fantastic holiday with 2 young boys.

    Reviewed by PamelaAug 2017

  • "Lovely owners who made us feel very welcome and relaxed."

    Absolutely stunning gardens and location. A real treat for my family and I.

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2017

  • "A comfortable, well equipped cottage in stunning surroundings."

    Carolyn & Tony were perfect hosts, very helpful and friendly. The holiday overall exceeded our expectations, and we would have no hesitation in recommending Rhydlandgoed.

    Reviewed by VivienneJun 2017

  • "The cottage is beautiful and comfortable , well furnished and all appliances in excellent working order."

    The grounds are truly amazing our dog just loved the meadows and woodland paths its an unbeatable location with a beach and pubs within walking distance , Tony and Carolyn were lovely friendly hosts with lots of local knowledge and recommendations.

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2017

  • "A delightful country cottage in a truly stunning location."

    It would be very hard to beat. Set in amazing National Trust Woodland gardens with a short walk to the sweet little seaside village of Amroth, with miles of golden beach. A lovely National Trust cafe on site with hard to resist lunches and home made cakes for morning coffee or afternoon tea. Our hosts, Carolyn and Tony, could not have done more to make our stay happy. We will be booking to return to this very special place as soon as possible.

    Reviewed by ElaineMay 2017

  • "Wonderful cottage in the mosg idyllic location."

    Tony and Carolyn are brilliant hosts and everything they did for us as guests was perfect. The best holiday cottage we have ever taken over many years of doing so.

    Reviewed by RobertApr 2017

  • "We cannot recommend this property highly enough."

    The interior is beautifully furnished and really well equipped and it would be very difficult to surpass its location, set in beautiful grounds in the midst of National Trust gardens which encompass a picturesque valley and surrounding hills and woods. A walk through the woods leads one to the dog friendly beach at Amroth with its pubs, restaurants and shops and Tenby and Saundersfoot are only a short drive away for more shops and supermarkets. (Kilgetty, which is nearer, has a very well stocked supermarket also). Finally it would be difficult to find more welcoming, friendly hosts than Tony and Carolyn for whom nothing was too much trouble. An amazing place in a very lovely part of the world!

    Reviewed by RoyMar 2017

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  • 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
  • Large Electric Range oven with Induction Hob, dishwasher, 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
  • Access to shared woodland and gardens
  • 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.

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 log burner, 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 hallway, a back door leads to an enclosed cobbled courtyard, ideal for breakfast in the sunshine, to which the owner also has access.

At the front door of the property is a bistro set, perfect for catching the evening sun.

A pathway leads over a small bridge to a picnic bench in a private wooded area, exclusively for cottage guests.

Please exercise care over the bridge and the stream, especially when supervising children.

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

Adjacent to the property are National Trust paths throughout the extensive woodlands and leading to Amroth beachfront.

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.

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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.

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