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Rooks' Retreat

Rooks' Retreat front elevation
Very good
6 reviews
Rooks' Retreat front elevation
Fully fitted kitchen
Double bedroom downstairs
Twin bedroom upstairs
Double bedroom upstairs
Lounge - digitally enhanced
Single bedroom upstairs
Double bedroom upstairs en-suite
Double bedroom downstairs en-suite
Enclosed rear garden
Manorbier Beach -1.5 miles
Tenby harbour
Manorbier castle
Stackpole Quay - 6 miles
Caldey island, just off Tenby
Seals at Skomer Island
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4 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 5
Hodgeston, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales
We can also be contacted via our website. 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 5 we have t...
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About the Owner, Paul F
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 2 days ago
Listed since : Jun 2010
Overall rating: 4.0 / 5.0
Based on 6 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
Our housekeeper will ensure everything is tip top ready for your arrival and you are able to contact us throughout your stay.
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Listing #HL55934
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Very good - based on 6 reviews
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English first
Bridgend, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 for a stay in September 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 the bedrooms and the garden was looking very neglected. The house is up for sale...

Management response:

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 cleaned, with no concerns raised. The heating had been accidentally turned off prior to guest...


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Surrey, UK
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 for a stay in August 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, yet tucked away in a nice quiet road. We enjoyed the peace & quiet &...

Management response:

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 to the reported issues, the dishwasher outlet had become detached, despite being in place for...


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Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We just spent a very enjoyable May half term at Rook's Retreat, sharing the cottage with another family. With five children under six the garden was fantastic, as it is enclosed and big enough for them all to run about. The location of the cottage is very convenient, with shops nearby for milk etc, as well as Pembroke just down...

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Many thanks for the kind review and the positive comments about our communication. Glad that you had an enjoyable stay; Pembrokeshire certainly has a lot to offer!


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  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Two dogs only allowed subject to normal pet rules. Please check with owner first.
    1 Shower
    2 Attached (ensuite)
    1 King
    1 Twin
    2 Fulls
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
28 Oct 2017 -
22 Dec 2017
3 nights
23 Dec 2017 -
5 Jan 2018
Xmas/New Year
7 nights -- --
6 Jan 2018 -
9 Feb 2018
January February
7 nights -- --
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Euros and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
A couple discount of 15% is available on weekly bookings only - excluding school & bank holidays.
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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.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Cardiff: 240.0 km
Railway: Lamphey: 2.0 km
Ferry: Pembroke Dock: 12.0 km
Postal address:

Rooks' Retreat
SA71 5JU

From Cardiff, follow the M4 to Carmarthen, then take the A477 to Pembroke. Once at Milton, turn left following the signpost for Lamphey/Manorbier. At the top of the T junction, turn right to Lamphey, then at the junction with the A4139, turn left, direction Tenby. Keep on the A road until you reach Hodgeston, approximately 1 mile from Lamphey. As you pass the Hodgeston sign, take the next right up the small lane and Rooks' Retreat is the 2nd house on your left, directly next to Rosedene Guesthouse and below Hodgeston Church.

Sail from Rosslare, Ireland, to Pembroke Dock, then follow the sign to Pembroke. Then take the A4139 to Tenby and continue to Lamphey as above.

Take the train to Carmarthen, followed...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 2.0 km.
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