Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Stackpole - Wood Cottage, Stackpole Estate
Delightful & magical 3 bed, 2 bathroom cottage lovingly restored and maintained
Wood Cottage is a stream side Visit Wales Four Star Coastal `chocolate box` hideaway nestling in a National Trust woodland glade within the historic Stackpole Estate.
Its holiday change over day is Friday (this can change for Christmas/New Year weeks and does not apply to Winter Short Breaks), and the minimum rental period is 7 nights from mid March to the end of the holiday season in October. The rates shown in the table below INCLUDE a £27 Booking Fee. Please ask for confirmation of the cost of your holiday. This website is upgraded and system changes made without the owner's knowledge. It can result in the publication of misleading rate information.
Refurbished to full residential standards, this charming CHARACTER cottage offers all the comfort of home coupled with peace and tranquillity in a private woodland setting blessed with wildlife. A babbling stream runs through the garden feeding the famous Bosherston Lily Ponds. Otters from the ponds are occasional visitors to the rambling cottage gardens.
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.
The open fire, modern central heating system, High Definition LED SMART Samsung wide-screen FREESAT/FREEVIEW TV's in two rooms (waiting on new pictures of these rooms), free unlimited WI-FI, a library of films and music all combine to make it a memorable retreat for those wishing to escape to this amazing coastal location.
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.
As a rough guide, the drive time from the Bristol motorway interchange of the M4/M5 is 2.5 hours.
Take a holiday 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 Europes'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 ACLAIM
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 magnificant 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, simply indulge in the new million pound leisure facilities at the Lamphey Palace Hotel all just minutes away.
Enjoy tranquility and peace after a day on the coast and just curl up on the new and luxurious Laua Ashley leather sofas with clean and comforting cushions and enjoy a roaring OPEN LOG FIRE in front of the latest HD satelite 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.
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 idealy suits up to 4 adults and 2 children. It is cosy and popular amoung couples of all ages looking for a a magical escape coupled with complete privacy and peace.
Uniquely:- no neighbours, no owners and no other holiday guests - just the wildlife (as featured on recent BBC Spring and Autumn Watch programmes).
GREAT VALUE THREE NIGHT WINTER SHORT BREAKS (WSB) £295 (plus Booking Fee, Energy Supplement and Dog Supplement where applicable), available from November to mid-March, excluding Christmas, New Year and February School Half Term weeks.
WSB: four nights @ £325 and five nights @ £365, plus booking fee @ £27 and energy supplement @ £5 per night. Additional pet supplements may apply @ £5 per night.
NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR SCHOOL EASTER AND SUMMER HOLIDAY DATES 2015
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We are waiting for new photographs of the following upgraded rooms:
* Lounge with new TV equipment * Downstairs shower room with new suite and tiled surfaces * Upstairs twin bedroom with newly installed wall mounted 36' wide screen SMART HD LED TV (FreeSat/Freeview) with video, DVD and wireless/internet connectivity including file share protocol.
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 (FreeSat & Freeview) with wireless 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 / Travel Cot & 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 / home entertainment system as previously described above 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.
*** Booking Fee and Energy Supplement apply ***
*** Small Party Discount of £40 applicable on a party size of up to 3 persons (on qualifying weeks - ask for details), including infants and new born ***
*** Pets by arrangement only, T&C's and supplements apply ***
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Peter Lay
The cottage is owned by sporting outdoor enthusiasts and National Trust supporters Peter and Sally Lay who live with their family in Gloucestershire, UK.
They 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.
Peter Lay purchased this cottage in 2002
Why Peter Lay chose Stackpole
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 magnifcant seacapes.
It is also perfectly located for outdoor enthusiasts and particularly those who enjoy any of the following activites: 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. Unlile 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 maintianed 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.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Lovely snug cottage in a perfect location for exploring the area. We loved the mix of woods and coast. The National Trust Boathouse Tearooms always hit the spot. No otters unfortunately- hope to return to continue the search!