A coastal, streamside 'chocolate box' hideaway nestling in a National Trust woodland glade close to two of Britain's most spectacular beaches, an international nature reserve, the Bosherston Lily Ponds and the famous Pembrokeshire Coastal footpath.
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Take a summer holiday this year or Winter Short Break in simply the most desirable location in Wales, and the jewel in the crown of the Pembrokeshire National Coast Park. Enjoy the total privacy of your away from it all woodland cottage nestling close to Europe's finest beaches in almost an acre of exclusive gardens including sun facing terraces and fully equipped summer house.
ON THE DOORSTEP:- NATIONAL TRUST BEACHES OF INTERNATIONAL ACCLAIM
Walk to National Trust owned Barafundle or Broad Haven beaches, or Britain's smallest harbour - Stackpole Quay, home to the splendid Boathouse Tea Rooms.
From the cottage door you're wander into and through woodland, around magnificent lakes and through a National Nature Reserve of international importance bustling with wildlife. You're discover why this stretch of coastline has been voted the SECOND BEST IN THE WORLD by National Geographic magazine.
Explore the many Norman castles and churches in this area and open your eyes to a land of incredible history and culture.
NEARBY AWARD WINNING PUBS AND RESTAURANTS
Treat yourself to local award winning restaurants at the Stackpole Inn, the Old Kings Arms Hotel in historic Pembroke town, the amazing Castlemead Hotel restaurant with its glorious sea view tables in nearby Manorbier overlooking Manorbier Castle, or simply indulge in the new million pound leisure facilities at the Lamphey Palace Hotel all just minutes away.
Enjoy tranquillity and peace after a day on the coast and just curl up on the new and luxurious Laura Ashley leather sofas with clean and comforting cushions and enjoy a roaring OPEN LOG FIRE in front of the latest HD satellite TV technology or simply catch up with friends and family on the internet.
Or spark up the BBQ and soak in the evening wildlife going about their entertaining business on the generous south or west facing sun terraces which come fully equipped with a large hardwood outdoor table with chairs and parasol (from late March to September subject to prevailing weather conditions).
The sound of a babbling stream and the locally nesting family of Tawny Owls will be the most likely sounds you hear at night as you drift off into a peaceful and relaxing sleep on the new memory foam pocket sprung mattresses dressed in luxury linen.
EXCLUSIVELY YOURS- AN ACRE OF BEAUTIFUL GROUNDS TO ENJOY AT THE END OF A PRIVATE TREE LINED TRACK
This property can sleep up to 6, however it ideally suits up to 4 adults and 2 children. It is cosy and popular among couples of all ages looking for a magical escape coupled with complete privacy and peace. Please note we only provide courtesy hand towels and tea towels. Guests will need to bring their own bath and additional hand towels.
SUMMARY of this property's primary Equipment & Facilities:
COUNTY STYLE KITCHEN: Double electric oven and grill with 4 x ceramic hob / 800 watt microwave with grill / 4 slice toaster / stainless steel coffee cafetiere / family size dishwasher / family size 50:50 fridge freezer / traditional welsh dresser / wine rack / table and seating for 6 high quality stereo radio/CD player / views of garden, patio, bird table, woods and stream / high chair available on request.
UTILITY area: Washing machine / tumble drier / ironing board / iron / clothes dryer airer / phone with answer machine / BT dual band wireless router / coat & jacket drying area / boot storage / boiler.
LOUNGE: Leather sofas and arm chair / open fire / views of stream and woodland / SMART HD LED 39' wide screen TV (Free Sat & Freeview) with wireless and hardwired internet connection for BBC iPlayer etc. plus DVD and video / Large library of films and documentaries for all tastes and interests / Lamps and dimmer switch lighting for cosy evenings by the fire.
DOWNSTAIRS w/c & SHOWER ROOM: Newly installed Burlington suite including wash basin and matching w/c / MATKI shower enclosure and 9.5 Kw electric shower sat on a traditional white stone shower tray / woodland views.
UPSTAIRS BATHROOM: Full family bathroom suite with electric shaving point.
UPSTAIRS DOUBLE BEDROOM: 4' 6' pine bed with high quality memory foam mattress (medium firm) - you won't want to get up in the morning - trust us! / bedside lamps / PURE digital radio / electric blanket in winter / luxury bedding and duvet weight adjusted to seasonal requirements / views of stream and woods / 2 x Travel Cot & 2 x Stair Gate available at no extra cost.
UPSTAIRS TWIN: Large, light and airy dual aspect room / 3' pine beds / super comfortable mattresses dressed in luxury linen / TV home entertainment system as previously described above for lounge with a large library of children's films for all ages / radio alarm clock / surround views of stream, gardens and woodland.
DOWNSTAIRS SMALLER TWIN BEDROOM: 2ft 6 beds / Electric blankets in winter / stream and woodland views / ideal for less mobile guests, child or teenagers / closer to the kettle in the morning!
OUTSIDE: Large gated private driveway - ideal for 3 vehicles or boat trailer and horse box (local livery available) / summer house with cane furniture and stone south facing terrace / cycle & surf board storage / BBQ's / large 6 seat round dinning table with rotating Lazy Susan, parasol and hardwood reclining chairs / large south and west facing terraces / stream and ancient woodland leading to National Nature Reserve of international importance / Located on an SSSI / walking and mountain bike access directly from the cottage through woods to National Trust Bosherston Lily Ponds and Barafundle Beach/Broadhaven South Beach.
There is unlimited access at this property.
Unlike hotels or Bed and Breakfast accommodation, this is a holiday let rental and we are unable to 'meet and greet'.
Our caretaker and members of our maintenance team all live within a few miles of the property. There is a landline at the property should you need to contact us with any questions or concerns.
The owners do not live on or near the site of this holiday cottage.
**** RENTAL RATES **** IMPORTANT GUEST INFORMATION ***
The nightly rate shown is a guidance rate only since this property's rate can change each week depending on national holidays, school holidays and season. The rates quoted by this system are 'worst case' scenario. We confirm the cost of each short break or holiday with you before accepting bookings.
A condition of your Airbnb booking is the receipt of the following information before we can release your Pre-Arrival Information Sheet and other booking confirmation correspondence:
The names of the people in your party
Your full home and address including post code/ZIP
A landline telephone number for either your home or work
A mobile telephone number for a member of your party
Whether you intend to bring any pets with you and if so the age and breed of each animal.
Email as your requirements and we will check and amend as necessary the nightly rate on this websites calendar system to enable you to complete your booking.
As of NOVEMBER 2016 the following Airbnb rates apply covering the period NOVEMBER 2016 - MARCH 2017:
SEVEN NIGHTS £599 (Excludes Christmas and New Year weeks)
WINTER SHORT BREAKS
THREE NIGHTS £360 / FOUR NIGHTS £450 / FIVE NIGHTS £500 (Excludes Christmas / New Year and February School Half Term weeks)
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We do not normally offer Airbnb as a third party booking facility in the period April 2017 - October 2017 (inclusive). When we have late availability we will release these weeks to Airbnb users.
Sorry - this is a strictly no smoking property.
GUESTS WITH PETS (Supplements Apply)
We welcome guests with pets but strictly by arrangement only. We normally accept no more than two, small to medium size, well trained and groomed dogs which are up to date with their flea and worm treatments. We request that puppies are contained in their travelling cage while inside the cottage and that all dogs are not given access to the lounge or bedrooms.
Use of the gardens for toilet exercising is expressly forbidden and we request that the grounds are checked for accidents at the time of departure. Guests should provide a bed/bedding for their dog(s). Dogs should not be left unattended in the property. We request that the hallway and kitchen floor areas of the cottage are cleaned of any hair before departure.
The first dog is free. A second dog supplement of £5 per night applies. We request the name, age and breed of your dog before confirming your booking.
The cottage is owned by sporting outdoor enthusiasts and National Trust supporters Peter and Sally Lay who live with their family in Gloucestershire, UK.
We enjoy a love of the sea and value the heritage and unique environmental qualities of this coastal area.
Peter, a geography and education graduate from Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, enjoyed a long career in marketing working with world famous brands. Today, in a 'second' career he works in public office.
Sally is a social studies graduate of London's Royal Holloway College and combines the job of mum with work in technology press and PR.
They are committed to sharing this outstanding location with like minded visitors to Pembrokeshire and to delivering an exceptional holiday experience at an affordable price.
WHY WE BOUGHT THIS COTTAGE
This is a romantic traditional stone built (1862) cottage, bursting with character, sited a mere km or so from the famous Pembrokeshire National Coast Park footpath and two amazing world class, National Trust owned beaches.
The environment is a haven for anyone with an interest in geography, geology, history, conservation, wild life (particularly ornithology), photography, fauna and magnificent seascapes.
It is also perfectly located for outdoor enthusiasts and particularly those who enjoy any of the following activities: walking, coastal trail runs, cycling, swimming, surfing, sailing, water ski, fishing and enjoying fine, remote and relaxing beaches away from the madding crowd.
A National Nature Reserve of special international importance, Sites of Special Scientific Interest, Norman churches and medieval castles are either a short walk or road journey from the property.
The property is popular with members and families of The National Trust and the British based Women's Institute.
It sits peacefully in a secluded woodland glade festooned with wild life and fauna within the National Trust owned Stackpole Estate.
The quality of fixture and fittings, kitchen equipment and in-home entertainment, coupled with the presentation of the cottage is modelled to at least the high standards found in National Trust Holiday Cottages throughout the UK.
WHAT MAKES THIS COTTAGE UNIQUE
The stream side property offers total privacy and is set at the end of a tree lined track in a woodland glade. Unlike so many holiday rentals in the area this is not a communal unit- there are no neighbours, owners or holiday makers!
The managed gardens comprise of nearly one acre and the surrounding woodland views encompass a further five acres.
A babbling stream runs alongside one side of the garden and is a fond and lasting memory for many guests. Pooh sticks are a favourite game for the children. The adjacent woods provide a playground of exploration and mountain bike fun for all the family.
This property is toasty warm in winter and cool in summer with a variety of sun terraces and outdoor furniture. It is maintained to a high standard and is continually improved year on year.
There are gentle grade short walks to Britain's smallest harbour at Stackpole Quay, (which is also home to the mouth watering Boathouse Café), the famous Lily Ponds at Bosherston, the nation's favourite beach at Barafundle Bay and historic Pembroke Town (with its medieval castle being the birth place of King Henry VII) is a short car journey away.
Love technology, TV or the internet? This property has TWO wide screen, LED HD Smart Samsung TV's fully internet connected enabling you to surf the web and enjoy all the various iPlayer channels so you will never miss out on any important or favourite TV broadcast. Connect your notebooks, tablets or smart phones via the Samsung file share protocols to view your pictures and video or play your music and films.
Unlimited Wi-Fi with booster system for comprehensive signal reach.
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