The Granary Roadside Farm
- Sleeps: 4
- Bedrooms: 2
- Pets: Yes
- Changeover day: Saturday
- Washing Machine
- High Chair
- No Smoking
The Stable and The Granary holiday cottages are attractively furnished barn conversions set within the grounds of Roadside Farm, a non working farm, with plenty of space on the 24 acres of land for children to play. Each property has its own private patio and seating area with barbecue. A good location to get away from it all in a rural setting yet close proximity to many leisure facilities. Ideal area for walking with easy access to the nearby cycling routes (Ironman is held in Pembrokeshire during September and the route passes the end of the driveway.) Very convenient for visiting Oakwood and Bluestone. Coarse fishing is available on site by arrangement with the owners and is free residents.
Sleeps 4 & Baby 1 Well Behaved Dog Welcome
Lounge, TV with digital Freeview, DVD player, video, CD & radio player. Kitchen/dining room, electric cooker, fridge, microwave, dishwasher and automatic washing machine. Stairs to first floor. Bedroom 1, with double bed, hairdryer. Bedroom 2, with 2 single beds. Bathroom with bath/shower over, WC. Constant hot water. Wi-Fi. Private patio with garden furniture and BBQ. Parking. Rent inclusive of electricity and oil central heating. Cot and high chair to be reserved when booking. Duvets, bed linen and towels are provided. Non smokers only. 3pm takeover.
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.
Cardiff Airport - 94.7 miles takes 2 hours 4 minutes. M4 Cardiff - 89 miles takes 1 hour 45 minutes. Nearest largest towns/city. Narberth - 4 miles takes 7 minutes. Tenby - 9.8 miles takes 16 minutes. Tenby has a variety of shops, with a selection of High street shops. Carmarthen - 25. 8 miles takes 38 minutes. Large shopping centre with most of the supermarkets and many of the other High Street shops, cinema. Swansea - 52.1 miles takes 1 hour 17 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.
Close to Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo, Templeton is a popular village with a shop and pub. Surrounded by rolling hills and open fields, Templeton is an ideal place to explore Pembrokeshire, and perfect for short breaks or self catering family holidays in one of our Pembrokeshire holiday cottages.