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Castle Ely Mill - lovely rural holiday cottages with a private fishing lake - Rose Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking



Rose Cottage

Rose Cottage spans the ground floor of what was once a stone barn, which was converted in 1996. This ground floor cottage comprises of open plan living/dining/kitchen area with direct access to your own private patio overlooking the lake and grounds. There is also a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, plus a spacious bathroom - bath with shower over. Facilities include large fridge (with freezer compartment), dishwasher, microwave,electric hob and oven, flat screen TV/DVD with Freeview. All bed linen, towels and tea towels are provided, plus a basic starter pack of toilet roll, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid and dish cloth). Above Rose Cottage is a 3 bed apartment (May Cottage).

About the property


Originally a medieval watermill, Castle Ely Mill has been converted to provide private residential and holiday accommodation. Each of our 3 cottages is well equipped with open plan living/dining/kitchen area and presented to a high standard.

Each cottage has access to a private patio area with views over the private fishing lake (you are more than welcome to fish the lake providing you have the appropriate licence - we cannot guarantee what fish are available in the lake).

All bedding and towels are provided, along with tea towels and a starter pack including toilet roll, washing up liquid, dish washer tablets and dish cloths). Freeview TV/DVD is provided and you have access to on-site coin operated laundry facilities.


A communal games room / social area has been added for your enjoyment, with WIFI access. This is located adjacent to the lake and provides an indoor games area with a pool table, dart board, mini table football and several boxed games available, plus a TV and stereo/radio. There is also an honesty bar with a variety of drinks available. The outdoor deck area provides fantastic views across the lake and is an excellent place to while away a few hours in the sun!

Rose and May Cottages can accommodate a travel cot and high-chair, which are available upon request at no extra charge.

Further information can be obtained on our website www.castle-ely-mill.com

If you book direct with us you will not incur the service fee.

More Details

Suzie & Andrew Grimwood
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
28 November, 2017

About Suzie & Andrew Grimwood

We moved to Pembrokeshire in May 2012 after living and working in the London area for almost 20 years. We decided that it was time for a change of lifestyle so we took a leap of faith, moving from the city to the countryside – and what a great move it has been! We live on site in the converted watermill with our 2 dogs.

Suzie & Andrew Grimwood purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Suzie & Andrew Grimwood chose Eglwyscummin

We fell in love with this property after seeing it on the internet. Although we viewed a number of other properties in the area which also offered holiday let opportunities, none lived up to Castle Ely Mill. We were captivated by the main house, the holiday let cottages, the grounds and the location. There is so much to do and see within a short drive of here – we are sure that you will love it as much as we do.

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Booking Notes:
Please contact the owner to book, we will respond from our private email address suzie@castle-ely-mill.com. We kindly ask for a non-refundable deposit of £100 at the time of booking to confirm your cottage rental. The balance payment is due 8 weeks before the start of the rental period.

Changeover Day:
Our changeover day is Saturday. Arrival is from 3pm and departure is by 10am. Any booking that crosses two standard booking periods may incur an additional charge.

We kindly ask that you advise us of your expected arrival time so that we can make sure that we are here to meet you upon arrival.


Accommodation and facilities for Rose Cottage in Eglwyscummin in Carmarthenshire

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please refer to our cancellation policy within the attached terms and conditions.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , A travel cot can be provided, for a child up to 18 months
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
Notes on accommodation: All bed linen, towels and tea towels are provided free of charge (not including beach towels). We will leave an initial toilet roll, plus a supply of dish washer tablets and washing up liquid. Rose & May Cottage - a High Chair and Travel Cot are available on request (bedding is not provided). You have access to on site laundry facilities, with a coin operated washing machine and tumble drier available (washing powder/liquid is NOT provided). Cottages are non-smoking. Parking is available for several vehicles. Sorry, no pets. Outside: Four acres of grounds surround the property, including a large fishing lake with two islands. The lake can be fished free of charge to guests (although we do not know what fish there are). There is a large flat area away from the lake where children can play. Each property has its own private patio, with chairs and tables provided. Should you wish to have a barbecue, this can be made available (charcoal is not provided). Access to the property is via a sloped driveway, with plenty of space for parking and turning of vehicles.


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Rose Cottage
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews

Beyond expectation

  • 5 of 5

We were simply blown away not only by the beauty of Wales and Castle Ely Mill but also by our fantastic landlords Suzie and Andrew. They gave us a real feeling of being welcome and always went the extra mile whenever we needed help or a piece of advice. My wife and I have truly spent 2 fantastic weeks there - sadly they went too fast. We will be coming back, that's for sure.

5 well-deserved stars - and a bonus star for Suzie and Andrew

  • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you both back very soon. We are so pleased that you have fallen in love with the beauty of West Wales - what is there not to like!
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Beautiful and peaceful week away

  • 5 of 5

This is our second holiday at castle Ely staying in both Mill cottage and now rose cottage.

We have throughly enjoyed our holidays the cottages are very clean well equipped and comfortable and the grounds are beautiful and peaceful.

There is so much to do in the local area we find the cottages very well positioned and have had a another fab holiday. Thank you Suzie and Andrew look forward to staying with you again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you had another lovely holiday with us - you've tried 2 of our cottages, maybe next time you can try our third!
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Rose Cottage ~ Just as lovely as the picture!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at Rose Cottage and it is just a lovely as it looks in the pictures. It was easy to find and is perfectly located for visiting many of the activities and places around the area, such as Folly Farm and Tenby seaside town.

All the rooms were of a good size and the layout was convenient with plenty of seating. The cottage has everything you need, fridge freezer, cooker, a well stocked kitchen of pans, dishes and cutlery, it even has a dish washer so you don't have to waste holiday time washing up. There is a communal laundry room which was clean and tidy and although there was a charge to use this it wasn't very much. Upon arrival the cottage was lovely and clean and well maintained. We were able to park right outside our front door. There is a patio area with table and chairs accessed through patio doors in the living area with a lovely view of the lake, from this point we were lucky enough to see a variety of birds including red kites, wood peckers, moor hens and a sparrow hawk.

There is a games room with a very reasonable honesty bar where you can access WiFi. There is a range of drinks available both alcoholic and non alcoholic from the bar and many games for all the family to enjoy, e.g pool, darts, board games and even books to borrow.

On arrival we were greeted by Suzie who showed us around and Andrew introduced himself a little later on. Both are really friendly and easy to chat to and always willing to give advice and directions on where to visit for days out.

On our last day there Suzie really went above and beyond when my wife got ill, Suzie arranged for us to go and see her own doctor and even drove us there (as my wife is the driver of our family) and waited in the waiting room with our son. My wife then had to go to the hospital in Carmarthen with suspected appendicitis, Suzie drove us there and then looked after our 12 year old son for a few hours while my sister in law travelled down to help. I don't know what we would've done without Suzie that day, she was a massive help and we can't thank her enough.

We can't recommend Rose Cottage highly enough, it is perfect for a family holiday with lots to see and do in the area. We hope to visit again next year and we have already recommended it to our friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review and we hope to see you all again soon. I am so glad that all turned out well in end and I was happy I could help.
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Lovely location for a getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great setting on the edge of Pembrokeshire.

Rose cottage had all facilities we required.

Lovely lake to freely walk around.

Owners on site and happy to help with any queries and requests.

<10 miles to Tenby, Folly Farm, Blue Lagoon, seaside, etc

Lovely log cabin bar/games room, just wish we got to make more use of it.

Only negative was the lack of Internet access, either wifi or mobile network, outside of the cabin.

Thanks for the Welsh cakes and jam on arrival!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Whilst we provide internet (wifi) access in the games room (just 10 meters from the cottages), the distance that the signal carries is out of our control - with this being rural Wales - and the walls of the properties being very thick - we don't experience the best signals (wifii or mobile).
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  • 5 of 5

Three branches of our family stayed in this lovely location for a week. The property was clean, well-maintained and the owers were fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble for them. They have just built a games room which was fantastic for the children.

the location is superb. Lovely buildings in a loverly setting right by the lake. very easy to find and within short driving range of lots of beaches and at least two castles.

Strongly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the glowing review - we love it when extended families can come and stay in multiple cottages and make use of our facilities and enjoy the surrounding area! We hope to see you all again!
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A great location to explore this beautiful region.

  • 5 of 5

Castle Ely Mill is a great place from which to explore the beautiful counties of Pembrokeshire and Camarthenshire. Fantastic beaches like Tenby and Barafundle Bay, plenty of activities for children all nearby: Blue Lagoon water park, cycling the coastal paths, Heatherton centre, Overhang climbing wall Tenby, laser combat...... The accommodation itself is in a fantastic relaxed setting with a modern kitchen and plenty of outdoor space - the lake was a bit too weedy to fish during our stay but there are plenty of other fishing locations in the area. The grounds are a haven for wild birds, there's a stream for the children to paddle in, an open grassy space for games and the great bar/pool table area was a bonus. The owners could not be more welcoming and friendly and were able to advise on restaurants and activities. Thank you - we had a great holiday!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you had such a great holiday and are so pleased that you enjoyed the new games room (which now has the added bonus of internet access!).
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Pembroke Dock
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Car: necessary


This is an ideal location from where to explore the amazing coastline of Pembrokeshire. There is an abundance of blue flag beaches within easy access – our closest beaches are Amroth and Wisemans Bridge, both just a few minutes drive away. A little further afield are Saundersfoot and Tenby.


London is approx 230 miles away, with all but the last few miles being Motorway or dual carriageway. Cardiff airport is approximately 1½ hours away by car. The port of Pembroke is less then 30 minutes away with direct ferries to/from Ireland.

Although everything is within easy access of Castle Ely Mill, ideally you do need a car.


Local grocery supplies can be obtained at the local garage (where there is also a cash point), about half a mile away. A supermarket, Post Office, Chemist and several Take-Away restaurants are available in Kilgetty (a mere 5 miles away).

The nearest beach is approx 4 miles away.

Further Details:

There are so many things to see and do that there just isn't enough room here! We have an information book in each cottage which gives you details of places to go, places we can recommend to eat, and lots of information on the beaches in the area. We also leave a supply of leaflets on the local attractions for you. For more information please visit our website www.castle-ely-mill.com