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Secluded site on edge of creek within historic wooded gardens of Upton Castle



Updated: 06-Sep-2016
Cottage in grounds of Upton Castle, within National Park. Nr Cosheston, Pembrokeshire, Wales - Idyllic location within the historic woodland gardens of Upton Castle. As Seen On Time Team

The Cottage is fabulously situated deep within the ancient woodland gardens that surround this Norman Castle which together with its medieval chapel was the subject of one of the last Time Team programmes.The location is one of peace and tranquillity.The cottage faces south. Recently renovated; much thought has been given to making the cottage eco friendly. Electricity is off grid and run from photo voltaic panels topped up by a generator. Hot water is from solar panels supplemented by the new woodfired Rayburn which also runs the central heating. (All logs are supplied). The cottage sleeps 6 in three bedrooms on the first floor. Large family bathroom is also on the first floor. On the gound floor is the sitting roomwith wood burning stove, dining room with Rayburn and modern kitchen with gas stove. There are lovely views of Upton Creek and the tidal estuary of the River Cleddau, part of the Milford Haven "secret Waterway". A fabulous place to watch a host of wildlife including rare Otters and Herons. The perfect place to get away from it all. Canoeing enthusiasts can enjoy access to the water's edge. Creek Cottage has its own sunny, private 1/2 acre garden for the exclusive use of cottage guests. A perfect setting to relax and enjoy a glass of wine and a barbecue. The most popular beaches of South Pembrokeshire are only 7 miles away and it is a good central location from which to explore the other castles and attractions of Pembrokeshire. There are three pubs serving food and three farm shops within a 5 minute drive.Upton Castle gardens are open to the public daily during summer months from 10am-4pm. Cottage guests are free to wander and enjoy walks in the 35 acre gardens and woods that surround Upton Castle, at all times.


More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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About the Owner

We bought the Upton Castle Estate in 2007. The Castle and gardens were in need of much renovation and renewal. Finding Creek Cottage, while walking round the grounds was like discovering a hidden treasure. It was a romantic ruin nestled in a thickly wooded area deep in the gardens. The roof was in surprisingly good condition so all the interior was intact but the cottage had not been lived in since just after the second world war. We decided to renovate the cottage keeping as much of the original interior as possible, with the addition of a new bathroom and kitchen to bring it into the 21st Century.

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Comments from the Guest Book

Beautiful cottage and superb surroundings, blissful solitude- (July 2012)

We are now ruined for any other cottage in future – (July 2012)

Outstanding cottage in a magical place - (July 2012)

We saw otters, buzzards and bats and heard many owls nearby - (July 2012

What a week it has been! The cottage was absolutely perfect for us. -(Aug 2012)

Just a lovely place, time seems to slow down here -(Aug 2012)

We have had a fantastic week in this beautiful; cottage . Glorious trees and woodland in the castle gardens - (Sept. 2012)

Wet and wonderful! - family from London (Nov 2012)

What a find! The perfect winter holiday - (xmas 2012)

A rare gem, Creek Cottage has it all - (May 2013)

Wow! What a fantastic setting - (June 2013)

A fairy tale of a place -
Apr 2013
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  • 5 of 5

What a lovely find. Lovely semi secluded location with fantastic wooded gardens leading to the creek/river. Very quiet both day & night. Comfortable eco friendly cottage, unspoilt during its restoration. Very well maintain and fairly well kitted out for basic cooking. Great little hide away for a few days or to base yourself to visit the surrounding areas (car needed). Would I go again - definitely. Would I take friends - definitely (very comfortable for 4 people as we found out). Would I tell others about it - No because I want it all to my self! Can't wait to go back. I would be happy to go at any time of the year. My only regret is we only went for 1 week!

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for giving us such great feedback on your stay at Creek Cottage. We would be very happy to upgrade the facilities for gourmet cooking if we can. Tell us what we need! Look forward to seeing you again soon.
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From the Owner

The Upton Castle Estate is situated within the only Coastal National Park in Great Britain and is only 4 hours drive from London. We love all that South Pembrokeshire has to offer, from the most beautiful beaches in the country (with less crowds than Cornwall and Devon) to the fantastic unspoilt, rolling countryside with so many spectacular stone built Norman castles. The tidal estuary location is a beautiful ever changing landscape that never fails to inspire us.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Cardiff at 90 Miles Nearest Ferry : Pembroke Dock at 3 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Tenby at 8 Kilometres Nearest Train : Pembroke Dock at 3 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : M4 at 40 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Cosheston at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Freshwater East at 7 Kilometres Car: necessary


There are many beautiful beaches on South Pembrokeshire coastline perfect for Surfing, Kayaking, Fishing, Coasteering and walking the coastal paths. The closest beach is 6.5 miles away.

World famous Barafundel beach 9 miles

Manorbier Castle and Beach - 8 miles

Freshwater East Beach - 6.5 miles

Barafundle Beach & Stackpole Quay - 8 miles

Broad Haven & Bosherston Lily Ponds - 8.5 miles

Tenby Beaches - 8 miles


Use of a car is essential.


Carew Castle and Tidal Mill - 2 miles

Pembroke Castle - 5 miles

Tenby medieval town and beaches 8 miles

Pubs at Cosheston and Milton within 2 miles

Farm shops at Milton and Nash 2 miles


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
autumn half term
21 Oct 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A £250.00 deposit is required and balance payable 6 weeks before the holiday.Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday. Guests may arrive after 3pm and are asked to vacate the cottage by 10am on day of departure. It is helpful if we have an estimated time of arrival so that we are available to take you to the cottage at the beginning of your stay.

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From the Owner

The cottage's situation is one of peace and tranquility, it is well off the beaten track, the perfect place to get away from it all. The most popular beaches of South Pembrokeshire are only 7 miles away and it is a good central location to explore the other Castles and attractions of Pembrokeshire. Cottage guests are free to wander at all times in the 35 Acre gardens and woods that surround Upton Castle, Organically grown fruit and vegetables available according to season.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided


  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • river
  • waterfront


  • arboretum
  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Newly fitted, large family bathroom with Bath/shower over. Downstairs WC. Hot water is provided by solar panels which can be topped up by the Rayburn.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with twin beds, Bedroom 3 with a single bed with truckle bed beneath.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Renovations have been carried out with ecology in mind. Central heating and hot water are from a new wood fired Rayburn. (All logs are provided) The property has been completely rewired but there is no mains electricity. Power is provided by photo-voltaic panels topped up by a generator which will cut in if more power is required at any time or there is insufficient sunlight! (The generator usually only runs for 2-3 hours per week in the summer months.) Access to the cottage is by hard surfaced, narrow lane through the gardens and woodlands. We are happy to take luggage and shopping to the cottage if people prefer to make the 5 minute walk from the Castle parking area. Outside: Private lawns surround the cottage and gently slope away with beautiful views, through trees to the rivers edge. There is terrace to the side of the property with garden furniture and a barbecue. Paths lead directly from the garden onto the woodland walks through bluebell woods and into the Upton Arboretum where many rare and unusual trees can be found. Guests have exclusive use of the 1/2 acre garden that surrounds the cottage. It is not fenced to contain dogs. Utility Room: Guests are welcome to use the washing machine at the Castle if required. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and all bed linen are included. Visitors are requested to bring their own beach towels. Other: The log store attached to the house contains ample supply of wood, a barbecue and garden furniture.

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