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Stylish, Detached House In Pembrokeshire National Park, Midway Tenby/Pembroke Co

Overview

Property

Updated: 28-Nov-2016
Cottage in Hodgeston, Nr. Freshwater East, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales - Located Next To the Green In A Pretty Village, It's Just 1 Mile From spectacular Freshwater East Bay

Rooks' Retreat is family friendly & its 4 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms provide great versatility. Located just 3 miles from Pembroke, 7 from Tenby & 1 mile from Freshwater East it's in an ideal location to explore the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park & South Pembrokeshire beaches and countryside. Situated right next to the village green on an 'Access Only' lane & with a large back garden, you can be assured your children will have a wonderful time. There is oil-fired central heating controlled by yourselves with individual radiator thermostats so you are as warm as toast whatever the weather or season. The lounge has French windows opening onto a sheltered patio & all rooms are full of light. You'll have a large LCD TV with Freeview & DVD player with DVD's & a CD player. We also provide unlimited free WiFi - so if you absolutely have to, you can keep in touch with the office whilst relaxing or the children can play their favourite games. There is a good signal for most mobile phone networks. Check out our excellent reviews on TripAdviser!

  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Our family has operated a tourism business in Pembrokeshire for over 30 years and has a wealth of knowledge to pass on to both old and new customers alike. We resided in the picturesque village of Hodgeston until our retirement in 2007. Our son bought Rooks' Retreat from us 5 years ago and is enjoying carrying on the family holiday letting tradition. We want you to enjoy the cottage as much as we and our family do.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Please view our online reviews at Trip Adviser or on our own website at www.rooksretreatcottage.co.uk.
Jan 2015
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2 Reviews

4.5
based on 2 holidaymaker reviews

4

A wonderful relaxing stay in a great location

  • 4 of 5

The property was ideal for our short break, it had ample parking and was easy to find.

Inside it had everything we needed to make our stay as comfortable as possible.

I would highly recommend this property to anyone wanting to explore the beautiful Pembrokeshire scenery as it was ideally situated near local beaches and attractions.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks or your positive review. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again!
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FABULOUS STAY AT ROOKS RETREAT

  • 5 of 5

Lovely welcoming property, my husband is disabled so the downstairs bedroom/bathroom was superb. Upstairs bedrooms great for families, plenty of room. There was 4 adults and 2 children for the weekend and the property provided everything you could possibly want. Owner is very welcoming and friendly. Our grandchildren didn't want to leave. Pretty good location for travelling to everything that Pembrokeshire offers. Very peaceful except for the rooks - but these couldn't be heard inside the property. So a well named property Rooks Retreat!!!! Nobody could possibly complain about this holiday rental and we are hoping to return very shortly. Thank you x

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the 5* review and your lovely comments. We are so pleased you all had a wonderful time and couldn't fault Rooks' Retreat. We look forward to seeing you again next year. Sincere best wishes from Paul (the owner) and Eileen (his mum).
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Location

From the Owner

The village is very picturesque and ideally located for touring South Pembrokeshire. It is in the National Park - the only coastal one - and you are never more than a few miles from a beach & spectacular coastal scenery. It's also an ancient land with 3 of the best Norman castles within just 5 miles. It has the beauty of the West Country but without the crowds!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Lamphey at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Pembroke Dock at 3 Miles Nearest Golf : Penally at 4 Miles Nearest Train : Lamphey at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Lamphey at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Freshwater East at 1 Miles Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

It's just over a mile to the fabulous golden sands of Freshwater East Bay. You can walk up the leafy, country lane to access the coastal footpath (about 20 mins) & meander down one of the many footpaths through 'The Burrows' to the beach or it's a 5-min drive up the lane & down the coastal road to the car park/ shop/ toilets. The medieval village of Manorbier with it's beach & castle is 2.5 miles, private Swanlake beach is 2 or the award winning Barafundle is just over 5 miles. All are sandy.

Travel:

The nearest airport is Cardiff. A car is recommended if you are to appreciate all that Pembrokeshire has to offer. Pembroke is easily accessible from the M4 & it's dual carriage virtually all the way through to Kilgetty, then the A477 onwards to Pembroke. Full directions/map & postal code for your Satnav can be downloaded from our web site www.rooksretreatcottage.co.uk. The ferry from Ireland is just a few miles away at Pembroke Dock and there is a railway station at Lamphey.

Distances:

Hodgeston is 1 mile from the villages of Freshwater East, Jameston & Lamphey, 3 from Pembroke & 7 from Tenby. Lamphey has a shop/post office/ petrol station/bakery/pub & restaurants.

Further Details:

There are 6 pubs within a mile who all welcome children & offer good, value for money meals. There are 2 quality restaurants in Lamphey & 1 in Jameston. The nearest supermarkets are located in Pembroke (Co-op), Pembroke Dock (Asda, Tesco, Lidl). Tesco delivers to the village. Banks are in Pembroke & Tenby. Tenby is the largest town with numerous tourist attractions & lovely beaches. There are theme parks at St. Florence - Heatherton, Dinosaur Park & Manor Park. The biggest is Oakwood - about 8 miles - where you'll find a great leisure centre. Swimming pools are also in Pembroke & Tenby. Boating trips out to the offshore islands can be made from Tenby or Saundersfoot (a visit to Caldey Island to see the monastery is a must!). If history is your thing, three of the best Norman castles in Wales are within 5 miles at Pembroke, Manorbier and Carew. There is an unusual Norman church on your doorstep and a medieval palace at Lamphey.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
October/December
29 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
From
£85
Fri,Sat,Sun
£340
 
 
Xmas/New Year
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£810
for 7 nights
£810
 
 
January/February
7 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
From
£85
Fri,Sat,Sun
£350
 
 
February half term
11 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£490
for 7 nights
£490
 
 
March/April
25 Feb 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£390
for 7 nights
£390
 
 
Easter
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£590
for 7 nights
£590
 
 
April
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£560
for 7 nights
£560
 
 
May Bank Holiday
29 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£610
for 7 nights
£610
 
 
May
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£580
for 7 nights
£580
 
 
Spring Bank Holiday
27 May 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£720
for 7 nights
£720
 
 
June/July
10 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
July/August
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£880
for 7 nights
£880
 
 
September
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£510
for 7 nights
£510
 
 
September/October
23 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£460
for 7 nights
£460
 
 
October half term
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
November/December
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£350
for 7 nights
£350
 
 
Xmas/New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£810
for 7 nights
£810
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
From
£85
From
£95
Fri,Sat,Sun
£350
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To book your Pembrokeshire holiday just go to our website www.rooksretreatcottage.co.uk where you'll find lots more information and our T&C's. Just contact us by phone or email to book. We require a 25% deposit on booking & we invoice you for the balance 8 weeks before your holiday. Our preferred payment is by Bank Transfer but you can also pay by cheque.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is usually a Saturday in the peak season but we are as flexible as possible at other times. See above re. breaks. Check in is 3.30pm onwards & departure no later than 10.30am.

Notes on prices:
Breaks are generally offered between October and March but If you want a 3-day break (or more) & there is a vacancy - just ask us for a price as break prices will vary throughout the year. We also offer a 15% discount to couples using just 1 bedroom but this is only outside the peak periods of school/ bank holidays and is for weekly bookings only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Anyone who values peace and quiet will love the village and Rooks Retreat. It's rural but not isolated. Just sit out at night and marvel at the brightness of the stars due to a complete lack of light pollution. Truly wonderful!

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

General

  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • This house boasts no fewer than 3 bathrooms! Downstairs: en-suite with bath/overhead shower, wash basin & W.C. A separate shower room with electric shower, wash basin & W.C. Upstairs: an en-suite bathroom with bath, wash basin & W.C.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, This downstairs bedroom is en-suite with bath/shower.
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Upstairs bedroom with en-suite bathroom & king size bed.
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed, single bedded room plus cot.
  • Bedroom 4 - Large room with both double & single beds.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Downstairs: bedroom 1 sleeps 2 in double bed. Upstairs bedroom 2 sleeps 2 in king-size (with en-suite bathroom); bedroom 3 sleeps 1 in single bed (full-size cot also in this room); bedroom 4 can be used as a double / twin / family - sleeping 2 or 3.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Please note that although the house has 4 bedrooms we restrict occupancy to 6 people plus a baby. Outside: The large, private back garden is flat & laid to lawn with a picnic bench, BBQ & football net. Children can access the village green from it to play football or play hide 'n' seek. A line of trees make it very private. The front garden is also flat & laid mainly to gravel with side access to the rear patio/garden. It is fenced to both sides & there are flower beds & shrubs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All beds are made up ready for your arrival (duvets) and we provide towels (except beach towels), tea towels & bath mats. The cottage is cleaned thoroughly between lets. Additional, clean bed linen is provided for 2-week stays. Other: The Dining room is open plan to the kitchen/ lounge - catering to today's modern living arrangements. It has an oak dining table, comfortable brown, leather dining chairs & bookcases with books/children's games & tourist information.

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