Cleggars Castle

Templeton
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Sleeps 6 · Bedrooms 3
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Key Info
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking Space
  • Children Welcome
  • Babies Welcome
  • Towels Provided
Overview
This recently refurbished, semi detached holiday cottage adjoins the owners property and is set in large grounds with childrens play area. The house is light and airy and has been furnished and equipped to a high standard offering superb holiday accommodation. The owners have a vegetable garden and offer seasonal vegetables and salad veg at a low cost. Situated on the A478 convenient for visiting Folly Farm & Zoo just 1.5 miles away, as well as all the other theme parks in the area. The small town of Narberth is within easy driving distance and offers good quality shops, restaurants and pubs. The Boars Head bar and restaurant is a short walk away. A good choice of beaches can be found at Tenby, Saundersfoot, Amroth and Wisemans Bridge and there are plenty of leisure pursuits in the area to suit all the family i.e. walking, cycling, sailing, fishing, quad biking, horse riding and golf.

Accommodation Details

Sleeps 6 No Pets

Kitchen/breakfast room, TV with digital Freeview, Wi-Fi, electric hob, electric oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine/tumble dryer and dishwasher. 3 steps up to: Lounge/dining room, wood burning stove, (logs provided), TV with digital Freeview and DVD. Bedroom 1, with two single beds, TV and DVD, French doors to decked area. Bedroom 2, with 2 single beds, French doors to decked area. Bathroom with bath/shower over, WC, whb. Bedroom 3, with double bed and en suite Shower, WC, whb. Externally: There are two lawned gardens, one is enclosed, plus a large decked area with garden furniture. Please Note: children will need supervision around the fish pond area. Ample parking. Rent inclusive of electricity and oil central heating. Cot and high chair supplied. Duvets, bed linen and towels are provided. Non smokers only. 3pm takeover.

Location

The placename Templeton may derive from 'The Templar's Farm' or ('Tun'). It is possible that the Knights Templar had some form of religious house here before their possessions were taken over by the Knights Hospitallers, which had a commandery at nearby Slebech, which, by 1282 passed to the Mortimers, Lords of Narberth.

The layout of the present village is an example of deliberate planning in the Middle Ages, with a single main street fronted by houses with their respected plots extending behind each dwelling. These houses and plots, the "burgages" of the Middle Ages, form a coherent unit imposed on the landscape and set in a regular system of fields, which themselves still show the narrow strips representing recent enclosures from an extensive medieval "open field" agricultural field system.

In the 17th century Narberth Mountain was stocked with Red Deer and covered 873 acres of woodland. The Pembrokeshire county history records also show open fields in Molleston and Templeton being enclosed for pasture. The establishment of the Tavernspite Turnpike Trust in the 1770s led to a turnpike road toll gate being built at Catershook to the south of the village; its position on an important trading route from Tenby to Cardigan undoubtedly contributed to the growth of Templeton. In the late 18th century the countryside continued to change with woodland disappearing, more land being enclosed and farming dominating the landscape.

Sentance Castle is a raised fortification, a "ringwork", thought to date from the 12th century. Legends as recorded in the 13th century Mabinogion mention the area of Arberth and a place called Gorsedd Arberth, thought by some authorities to be Sentance Castle. The embanked earthworks are about 15M across and the site is a Scheduled monument. Margaret's Well located adjacent to Sentence Castle is one of the 'Holy Wells of Wales', known as Margaret's Well. Set into a bank, the well chamber is lined with stone and has a corbelled roof.

Templeton Airfield opened in 1943, Templeton Airfield had three concrete runways and was originally a base for 306 Ferry Training Unit which used twin engined Bristol Beaufort torpedo bomber aircraft. Templeton was also used by 595 Squadron target towing Spitfires, as well as Spitfires and Mosquito bombers of A Flight, No. 8 Operational Training Unit in 1945, when operations moved to RAF Benson and the airfield closed.

Travel

Cardiff Airport - 93.1 miles takes 2 hours 2 minutes. M4 Cardiff - 87.4 miles takes 1 hour 43 minutes. Nearest largest towns/city. Narberth - 2.4 miles takes 4 minutes. Tenby - 7.9 miles takes 12 minutes. Tenby has a variety of shops, with a selection of High street shops. It has also has a very good selection of restaurants and pubs to suite all tastes. Haverfordwest - 12.7 miles takes 20 minutes. Haverfordwest has a large shopping centre with most of the supermarkets and many other high street shops, cinema and Castle. Carmarthen - 24.2 miles takes 36 minutes. Large shopping centre with most of the supermarkets and many of the other High Street shops, cinema. Swansea - 50.5 miles takes 1 hour 15 minutes. Numerous shops, departments stores, cinemas, restaurants, marina and beaches. Visitor Attractions - Local leisure attractions, Manor House, Heatherton Activities Park, Folly Farm, and Oakwood are all within easy reach by car and in the peak weeks may have a regular bus service to and fro.

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