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Rooks' Retreat

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The cottage with parking for three cars at the front
Ground floor sitting and dining areas
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Overview
4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
Cottage
Rooks' Retreat is a cottage full of character, just 3 miles from historic Pembroke, 7 from lively Tenby and a 5 min drive from Lamphey, with its shop, pubs, restaurants and petrol station. The car park can accommodate up to 3 cars and the fully enclosed rear lawn, with patio area, BBQ and garden furniture, backs onto the village green; an ideal children's play area. The pub at Freshwater East is only 1 mile, or a 10 min drive, complete with views of the long sandy bay, and the award winning Barafundle bay is five miles. It is an ideal walking & touring base for the coastal footpath, the county's finest beaches, castles and theme parks. The inside of the cottage is well equipped, with everything you should need for a real home from home experience. Sleeping a maximum of 6 we have four bedro...Rooks' Retreat is a cottage full of character, just 3 miles from historic Pembroke, 7 from lively Tenby and a 5 min drive from Lamphey, with its shop, pubs, restaurants and petrol station. The car park can accommodate up to 3 cars and the fully enclosed rear lawn, with patio area, BBQ and garden furniture, backs onto the village green; an ideal children's play area. The pub at Freshwater East is only 1 mile, or a 10 min drive, complete with views of the long sandy bay, and the award winning Barafundle bay is five miles. It is an ideal walking & touring base for the coastal footpath, the county's finest beaches, castles and theme parks. The inside of the cottage is well equipped, with everything you should need for a real home from home experience. Sleeping a maximum of 6 we have four bedrooms: one double en-suite downstairs, one king size en-suite upstairs, one twin upstairs with two doubles and a games room/bedroom 4 - it is friendly to both toddlers and the elderly. There are also, DVDs, CDs, books, Xbox and Freeview TV for your use.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Two dogs only allowed subject to normal pet rules. Please check with owner first.
Bathrooms
2 Attached (ensuite), 1 Shower
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About the Owner
Julia H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:72%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2008
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Reviewed 8 June 2021

Booked rooks retreat for one week stay, on arrival house was clean and warm. Great quiet location, one mile walk on safe country lane to nearest pump at Fresh Water East. Only problem was the pub is closed according to owner till June/July. Had lovely...More

Date of stay: May 2021
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Yulia H, VR Owner at Rooks' Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2021

Very glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the review!

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Reviewed 19 May 2020

Date of stay: May 2020
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Reviewed 5 November 2019

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Date of stay: November 2019
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 August 2019 via mobile

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Date of stay: August 2019
Reviewed 27 May 2019

Overall the house was comfortable and clean. Liked having a washer and dryer available. The grounds could have been spruced up a bit. BBQ was broken. The trash bins had not been emptied from previous renters and we ended up buying trash bags ourselves. We...More

Date of stay: May 2019
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Tour295050, VR Owner at Rooks' Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2019

Many thanks for taking the time to review our cottage. We are glad that you found it comfortable and clean. We are in the process of replacing the BBQ and managing the garden for the summer. Many thanks.

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Reviewed 21 April 2019 via mobile

Back home after a few days at Rooks Retreat. Initially we had booked for group of 4 & our dogs, unfortunately our daughter was unable to attend due to work commitments. Therefore there was only 3 of us (Husband, father in-law & myself) & our...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Jo_colbrum
Reviewed 20 February 2019

Just arrived home after a few days at Rooks Retreat. A lovely holiday home, spacious, very clean, nice bedding and comfortable beds. Everything you would need for a fab stay. Home from Home. Highly recommended. Suitable for couples, families or a disabled guest - as...More

Date of stay: February 2019
2  Thank Pat1UK
Tour295050, VR Owner at Rooks' Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2019

Many thanks for the positive review, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us.

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Winslow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

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Date of stay: August 2018
Management response:Responded 22 August 2018

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

My stay got off to a bad start due to the ‘iron man’ competition the house hadn’t bern cleaned, so it was cleaned after I arrived. The cold evenings were not pleasant as the heating wasn’t working, there was an unpleasant smell in one of...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Susan F
Management response:Responded 20 October 2017

The roads leading to Rooks Retreat had been closed during the annual Welsh Iron man competition, so the cleaners could not access the cottage in time, despite several attempts to gain access. The cleaners reported a very positive response from the guests, after they had...More

Reviewed 20 September 2017

We chose this property because it ticked all of our boxes in terms of location, layout & amenities. Previous reviews were good, although we now realise were a few years old. The house is in a great location, with easy access to the local area,...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank ClaireBW
Management response:Responded 24 September 2017

We take all reviews into consideration and thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you found the location of the property to your liking, peaceful and in a great location with a great layout, especially the downstairs en-suite with comfortable beds. With reference...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Water Park Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
A narrow lane winds from Hodgeston to the Pembrokeshire Costal Footpath, with spectacular views of Freshwater East Bay, Caldey and Lundy Islands in the distance. Freshwater beach is only a 10 min drive, is easily accessible and has golden sand and superb walks. Manorbier beach, also a 10 min drive is a well known surfing mecca and there is an outdoor pursuit’s centre at Freshwater for the more adventurous. You can catch the coastal cruiser bus to the idyllic Barafundle Bay or Bosherston Lily Ponds, which is a great place to fish. If golf is your sport, there are 3 courses - the nearest being just 5 miles away. Island visits and coastal boat trips are available from Tenby or Saundersfoot. There are various places to eat within a mile to Hodgeston, ranging from a traditional 13th Century...
Getting around
Hodgeston is just a mile from the nearest railway station at Lamphey. Bus stop to Tenby, Pembroke and further afield is just a couple of minutes walk away. You can also access the Coastal Cruiser bus - a hop on/ hop off bus that will take you around the coast. Check our own web site for a link.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rooks' Retreat

Rooks' Retreat is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

Rooks' Retreat has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Rooks' Retreat has 4 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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