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Wood Cottage, National Trust Stackpole Estate-Pembrokeshire National Coast Park

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FOUR STAR COASTAL Visit Wales 'Chocolate Box' hide away nestling in National Trust woods
Front door walk to National Trust owned Barafundle Bay - the nation's favourite!
Walk to Stackpole Quay- home to the wonderful National Trust Boathouse Café
1 of 23FOUR STAR COASTAL Visit Wales 'Chocolate Box' hide away nestling in National Trust woods
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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
7 nights minimum
Cottage
Wood Cottage is a COASTAL stream side Visit Wales Four Star `chocolate box` hideaway nestling in a National Trust woodland glade within the historic Stackpole Estate. It is fully Wi-Fi enabled with two modern multi media TV home entertainment systems. The property is immaculately presented and maintained by the locally on hand caretaking team. Beaches of international fame, for their exotic beauty and environmental qualities, including National Trust owned Barafundle Bay and Broad Haven, are a short stroll from the cottage front door. ** PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE BOOKING GUIDANCE BELOW ** SORRY - We are UNABLE to respond to inquires or accept bookings VIA THIS SITE if your arrival date is more than 60 days from your likely date of booking. This is a 'last minute' booking platform for t...Wood Cottage is a COASTAL stream side Visit Wales Four Star `chocolate box` hideaway nestling in a National Trust woodland glade within the historic Stackpole Estate. It is fully Wi-Fi enabled with two modern multi media TV home entertainment systems. The property is immaculately presented and maintained by the locally on hand caretaking team. Beaches of international fame, for their exotic beauty and environmental qualities, including National Trust owned Barafundle Bay and Broad Haven, are a short stroll from the cottage front door. ** PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE BOOKING GUIDANCE BELOW ** SORRY - We are UNABLE to respond to inquires or accept bookings VIA THIS SITE if your arrival date is more than 60 days from your likely date of booking. This is a 'last minute' booking platform for this property. We operate a FRIDAY CHANGEOVER system mid March to October. Consider this when selecting arrival and departure dates on our on-line calendars. We are digitally highly visible and accessible. Just pick up the phone! In the interest of fairness please note the 'Base Rate' holiday price calculated on this website includes a significant and hidden SERVICE FEE payable to the site owner but EXCLUDES a Dog Supplement of £5 pdpn. EXCEPTIONAL value Winter Short Breaks are available via our main business site. Refurbished to full residential standards, this charming CHARACTER cottage offers all the comfort of home coupled with peace and tranquility in a private woodland setting blessed with wildlife. A babbling stream runs through the garden feeding the nearby famous Bosherston Lily Ponds. Otters from the ponds are occasional visitors to the rambling cottage gardens and have been sighted by guests in recent years. Once home to the Earl of Cawdor’s Head Gardener and located on the historic National Trust owned Stackpole Estate, the cottage sits in complete seclusion at the end of a tree lined track. An open fire, efficient central heating system, High Definition SMART Samsung wide-screen FREE-SAT TV's in two rooms, Wi-Fi, landline telephone, a library of films and music all combine to make it a memorable retreat for those wishing to escape to this amazing coastal location. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this area. Wood Cottage is often said to be located in simply the most desirable coastal location in Wales, and within 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 a fully equipped summer house. Need to keep in touch with home or work? Redirect your mobile phones to the cottage landline (includes voice mail facility) and never miss that important call. Or use your smart phone apps to make your normal every day calls via internet telephony through the cottage WiFi network. 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, simply indulge in the new million pound leisure facilities at the Lamphey Palace Hotel all just minutes away. . BRIEF 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 Bosch 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 coupled with Netgear boast / 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 seasonally adjusted. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
We welcome up to TWO dogs (subject to agreement and a supplement charge of £5 per night per dog applies) that meet the following criteria: 1. Dogs must be well groomed, obedient and up to date with flea and worm treatments. 2. Dogs must not exceed approximately 42 kgs in weight (small to medium plus in size). 3. Puppies but MUST be contained in their travelling cage while in the cottage. 4. Your dog is NOT PERMITTED access to the lounge or any bedroom. 5. You must bring bedding/bed for your dog.
Bathrooms
1 Shower, 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Peter L
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:86%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2016
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our third visit to Wood Cottage. We've now visited in Winter, Spring and late Summer. The location is what brings us back - it is possible to walk, on forestry tracks, all the way to the beach, past the Lily Ponds. It is...More

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank Keith A
Reviewed 15 January 2020

We found this cottage ...and would like to keep it a secret! It was really ideal for us all-2 dogs and 4 adults. Location is simply amazing, walks to the beach and sea from the door and a log fire to come back to. So...More

Date of stay: December 2019
Thank Tillyandteam
Reviewed 19 August 2019

What can I say other than I've found the perfect place. From the moment we walked greeted by all the essentials to get us started, beautiful flowers and a personal note to welcome us, I realised we we're in for an exceptional holiday. Athena, the...More

Date of stay: June 2019
1  Thank Jinni B
Peter A. L, VR Owner at Wood Cottage, National Trust Stackpole Estate-Pembrokeshire National Coast Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2020

This is obviously a wonderful review. We are very lucky to own and operate this holiday cottage. It is SPECIAL. I would like to confirm we did not have any previous knowledge or relationship with our guest - this review is therefore a GENUINE, UNBIASED...More

Reviewed 22 October 2018

We’ve had many cottage holidays over the years, but Wood Cottage was the cosiest and best equipped we’ve ever visited. The location was perfect – nice and quiet, but within an easy drive of all the main attractions and beauty spots. We were warm and...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank johnhI5570DK
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Wood Cottage was a delightful place to stay in a tranquil hamlet adjacent to the ancient and interesting church of Stackpole Cheriton. My wife was particularly entranced by the bird life especially viewed from the upstairs bedroom which was within the tree canopy. Our young...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank rlloyd2018
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Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

I could not recommend this cottage enough though wish I could keep it secret! In summary it is very well kept, clean, light and airy, with nice soft furnishings and a great layout - good for spreading out (family of 5) with kids in a...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank andrewschadwick
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We had a wonderful week in Wood Cottage, wandering through the woods, bat-spotting at twilight and swimming in the sea at Barafundle Bay and Broad Haven. The cottage was clean, well-equipped, cosy and comfortable with excellent wi-if. The Stackpole Inn is just a short, but...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Flyer284420
Peter A. L, VR Owner at Wood Cottage, National Trust Stackpole Estate-Pembrokeshire National Coast Park, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

We have a truly outstanding location on the Stackpole Estate. Oh how satisfying it is to us when our guests acknowledge how hard we work to deliver excellence when it comes to the basic requirements of a brilliant holiday cottage - total cleanliness, home from...More

Reviewed 6 August 2018

As it says on the National Trust website...Stackpole is about award-winning sandy beaches, tranquil wooded valleys, wildlife-rich lily ponds and walking trails. And from Wood Cottage you can leave the car and do it all on foot. We thoroughly enjoyed our week there, although a...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Me N
Peter A. L, VR Owner at Wood Cottage, National Trust Stackpole Estate-Pembrokeshire National Coast Park, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

We always try to thank our guests personally - off line - when we receive reviews. Due to the workloads of running a busness and holding down full time jobs it is not always possible or appropriate, to respond to all of our reviews on...More

Reviewed 23 July 2018

The property has everything you need from a hairdryer to a washing machine. I have 2 dogs who had a fantastic holiday with walks from the door and the option to stop off at the café in Stackpole for a cream tea. Beautiful beaches and...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank 321JaneKay
Peter A. L, VR Owner at Wood Cottage, National Trust Stackpole Estate-Pembrokeshire National Coast Park, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2018

We were delighted to receive a repeat booking from Jane and Dave. They told us how demanding their full time jobs and clearly Wood Cottage was just the tonic they hoped for. Talking of tonics, the Stackpole Inn, just 12 mins on foot, has an...More

Reviewed 19 July 2018

Thank you for an excellent stay in Wood cottage the week before last. We think that it is the best cottage we have stayed in as a holiday let, and we were particularly impressed with the obvious thought that had gone into ensuring that guests...More

Date of stay: July 2018
1  Thank djstevens0n
Peter A. L, VR Owner at Wood Cottage, National Trust Stackpole Estate-Pembrokeshire National Coast Park, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2018

David - thank you for taking the time to write and post a review of your holiday at Wood Cottage, Stackpole Estate. Our garden wildlife is a marvel to behold and we're so pleased you enjoyed the unique privacy, cottage facilities and location this property...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
The property is located in the heart of the Pembrokeshire National Coast Park, in South Pembrokeshire in an area of special conversation protected by international law. Wood Cottage enjoys an unrivaled geographical cocktail of delight on its very doorstep: ancient National Trust owned woodland, fresh water lily ponds (Bosherston Lakes), unspoiled tropical like beaches in summer - Barafundle Bay to Broad Haven South - breath-taking limestone cliffs, seascapes (voted the second best in the world by Geographic magazine), fishing quays and plenty of award winning pubs and restaurants scattered within just a few miles of the cottage. The Stackpole Inn, winner of multiple national restaurant awards is a short 12 minute walk from the cottage.
Getting around
Pembrokeshire County Council operate a daily 'Coastal Cruiser' bus service aimed at those who wish to walk sections of the Pembrokeshire National Coastal Path, but require the means to get back to their holiday base at the end of the day. This operates from the first week in May and runs a reduced service over the winter months. Dogs are welcome on the 'Coastal Cruiser' service subject to the driver's discretion. Please look for time tables on line at 'Visit Pembrokeshire'.
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