£515 - £1485 per week
South Pembrokeshire woodland retreat holiday cottage - private gardens, pets welcome South Pembrokeshire woodland retreat holiday cottage - private gardens, pets welcome
The enchanting castle grounds and nearby tidal   creek of Carew River (SSSI) are a paradise for bird watchers and nature   lovers The enchanting castle grounds and nearby tidal   creek of Carew River (SSSI) are a paradise for bird watchers and nature   lovers
The enchanting castle grounds and nearby tidal   creek of Carew River (SSSI) are a paradise for bird watchers and nature   lovers The enchanting castle grounds and nearby tidal   creek of Carew River (SSSI) are a paradise for bird watchers and nature   lovers
Upton Castle's 12th century medieval chapel is just a stroll across the grounds thumb-1
Enjoy warm sunshine in the gardens of Upton Castle, near Cosheston. Many of our holiday cottages welcome pets. thumb-1
Magnificent Longhorn cattle grazing in the fields nearby thumb-1
Explore Upton Castle's woodland trails, bluebell  walk thumb-1
Spend lazy afternoons relaxing in the beautiful grounds of Upton Castle thumb-1
Cresswell Quay - an idyllic spot for watching the sunset, having a picnic or a drink at the old riverside pub, the Cresselly Arms thumb-1
The Brunel Cycle Track passes through Westfield Pill Nature Reserve. Bike hire for all ages is available from Mikes Bikes who will deliver bicycles to your door! thumb-1
 The Brewery Inn, Cosheston - a warm welcome awaits at this traditional cosy pub serving superb fresh food and real ales thumb-1
Magnificent ruins of nearby Carew Castle overlook a restored working Tidal Mill and mill pond, the only one of its kind in Wales thumb-1
Pembroke town has interesting shops to browse thumb-1
 Pembroke has a variety of places to eat and drink - try 'Food at Williams' for coffee and cake or tapas at The Kings Arms thumb-1
Pack a picnic for the Bosherston Lily Ponds - explore miles of footpaths linking woods, lakes, cliff tops and beautiful sandy beaches thumb-1
Exotic Barafundle Bay (N.T) - Swathes of golden sand and crystal clear waters reached by a short walk from Stackpole Quay on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path thumb-1
Try the Boathouse Tearooms Stackpole Quay (N.T) for mouth watering snacks and homemade cakes beside the tiny harbour thumb-1
Skomer and Skokholm Islands are home to a wide variety of breeding seabirds during the summer months thumb-1
Do take the short boat trip over to Skomer for a real island adventure - the puffins in early summer are sure to make you smile! thumb-1
 Manorbier Beach is a great favourite with golden sands to play on, rock pools to fish in and wonderful waves for swimmers and surfers alike thumb-1
The medieval walled town of Tenby with it's picturesque harbour is a popular seaside resort. Interesting little shops, galleries, pubs, restaurants, cobbled streets and 5 glorious beaches (Blue Flag) thumb-1
Anna Ryder Richardson's Manor House Wild Life Park, near Tenby. Lots of interesting animals to see! thumb-1

Creek Cottage Upton Castle, nr Cosheston & Carew

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Dog
  • Reference 1214
Why we recommend Creek Cottage...

Unique secluded cottage within the grounds of 13th century Upton Castle. Views over Creek. Eco and dog friendly.

About Creek Cottage
Holiday cottage in grounds of Upton Castle  Pembrokeshire - eco and dog friendly. Within 7 miles of renowned South Pembrokeshire coast.
  • Set deep in the woodlands amidst 35 acres of gardens surrounding Upton Castle this delightful newly renovated listed cottage is an oasis of calm and tranquillity with views over Upton Creek, part of Pembrokeshire’s hidden waterway.  A great central point for exploring South Pembrokeshire’s world famous beaches and coast only 7 miles away.
  • With its own private ½ acre garden on the edge of the tidal creek on the Carew River (an SSSI), Creek Cottage guests also have access at all times to the Castle gardens (open to the public May - September). Recently (2012) featured in The Times - Where to Stay - Cottages with a garden. The castle itself was the subject of a Time Team programme in 2013.
  • Call at the Castle to be shown the way to the cottage. Access is by a hard surfaced lane through the woods and there is parking for up to 3 cars. Alternatively guests can park next to the castle and walk the 600 yards to the cottage.

  • The 18th century walled garden next to the castle has an abundant supply of produce in season (all grown without use of chemicals) and may be available free to guests.

  • The renovations to Creek Cottage have been carried out to a very high standard while retaining its charm.  Wi fi is available via Myfi.  Off grid electricity (230v) is provided by eco friendly renewable sources and the new wood-fired Rayburn in the dining room (wood provided free of charge) provides central heating.  There is a wood burning stove in the sitting room. Hot water is supplied by solar panels supplemented by the Rayburn.  In addition there is a gas cooker with oven and hob in the kitchen.

About The Area

Upton Castle Grounds Pembrokeshire

  • The enchanting Castle grounds are paradise for bird watchers and nature lovers - ponds teeming with wildlife and birds, woods carpeted with wild flowers in the spring and you may see an otter on the creek!  A magnificent mature arboretum, marvellous magnolias and rhododendrons, Victorian walled garden, formal rose garden and a woodland and bluebell walk down to the River. One of the Great Gardens of West Wales.

  • The stunning 12th C medieval chapel with its fascinating stone effigies and Norman font featured on Channel 4's 'Time Team' programme in early spring 2013.

'Little England beyond Wales' South Pembrokeshire

  • 'Little England beyond Wales' is a tranquil corner of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park with excellent walks through open countryside and along the picturesque tidal estuary.

  • Cyclists are well catered for with a cycle route nearby and for those who like to mess about on the river, there is kayaking/boating from tidal creeks.

Castle Country - South Pembrokeshire

  • This is also 'castle country' - Carew Castle ruins with its tidal mill and mighty Pembroke Castle which dominates the ancient town of Pembroke are both nearby and within a short drive is Manorbier Castle overlooking the beautiful sandy cove - a favourite with generations of families.

Pembroke

  • Pembroke Main Street, which runs the length of the old town, has several interesting Tudor and Georgian houses, two historic churches, a large Antique Emporium, and a variety of shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants. Explore the magnificent Norman castle which is Henry Tudors birthplace and an ideal place to enjoy one of the many events such as historic enactments and music festivals.

Pembroke Mill Pond Walk

  • Stroll along the Mill Pond walk, feed the swans and look out for kingfishers and maybe even an otters.

Stackpole Estate (NT) - Bosherston Lily Ponds, Broad Haven South and Barafundle Beach.

  • Stackpole is both a listed designed landscape and an internationally important nature reserve. Walk through woodlands to the unique Bosherston Lily Ponds – a great spot for otters, water birds and dragonflies. Continue on to the golden sands of Broad Haven South beach and join the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path which will lead you over the headland to Barafundle.

  • Beautiful Barafundle - voted the best beach and picnic spot in Britain - clear azure waters and shimmering sands are the order of the day here. Enjoy a picnic on the beach then stroll back along the coastal path to the Stackpole Quay for afternoon tea with freshly baked scones with jam and cream.

  • Bosherston is a small village with a pub, ‘ Ye Olde Worlde’ Tearoom (menu unchanged for 50 years and from where fishing permits for the Lily Ponds are available) and a fine 13th century Norman Church.

  • Enjoy a tasty meal in the St.Govans Inn - a traditional village pub mentioned in the Good Pub Guide.

Skomer, Skokholm and Grassholm bird islands

  • Do visit Skomer Island and spend the day exploring the beautiful island nature reserve. See the thousands of Puffins, Guillemots, and Razorbills, along with a host of other birds and wildlife throughout the summer months. During the autumn the seals give birth to their pups - many can be spotted among the rocks in the secluded bays.

  • For one of the best seabird and wildlife experience in Britain, take an exhilarating high speed Sea Safari out to explore the stunning Pembrokeshire coast and Grassholm Island with its incredible Gannet colony.

South Pembrokeshire Beaches

  • South Pembrokeshire's other famous beaches within an easy drive include Angle, Freshwater West (great surfing beach), Freshwater East, Swan Lake and Manorbier.

Tenby Town and Caldey Island

  • The medieval walled town of Tenby with its picturesque harbour is a popular seaside resort. Interesting little shops, galleries, pubs, restaurants, cobbled streets and 5 glorious beaches (Blue Flag) to choose from. Tenby harbour has a thriving boating and fishing community as well as the departure point for the Caldey island boats, seal safaris, fishing trips and pleasure cruises.

  • The Tudor Merchant's House Owned by the National Trust, is a fascinating house that has been recreated to look like it would have been in the late 15th century.

  • Tenby Museum and Art Gallery is on Castle Hill near the harbour is the oldest independent museum in Wales.

  • Tenby boasts two great golf courses, a championship links course at Tenby Golf Club and a parkland course at Trefloyne Manor.

  • Caldey Island, just offshore from Tenby South Beach is owned by monks of The Cistercian Order and has an active monastery.Attractions on the island include the 12th Century Priory, Museum, Perfume Shop on Tea Gardens plus one of the best beaches in Pembrokeshire

Family days out in Pembrokeshire

  • Picton Castle, Pheonix Bowl, Oakwood, Folly Farm, Heatherton, Tenby Dinosaur Park and Anna Rayder Richardsons 'Wild Welsh Zoo' are all wonderful days out for the whole family to enjoy.

Pembrokeshire Days Out

  • Pembrokeshire has theme and fun parks (including Oakwood, Wild Welsh Zoo and Folly Farm) for all ages, embark on world beating walks along the famous Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, relax on stunning beaches, take boat trips to the bird islands, visit the seaside resorts of Tenby and Saundersfoot or simply just revel in Upton Castle's beautiful grounds.


Property Layout

3 Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 5 adults (plus a folding bed for a child). 1 Double, 1 Twin and 1 Single.

Bathroom
with bath (hand held shower over), toilet and washbasin. All on 1st floor.

Cloakroom with toilet and washbasin on ground floor.

Sitting Room with wood burning stove, sofa, comfortable chairs, lots of books and games, TV/DVD.

Dining Room new wood fired Rayburn (for cooking and hot water), stairs to 1st floor. Table and chairs seating 6. 

Kitchen galley style, gas cooker with oven and hob, larder fridge (no ice box). Larder.

Grounds large 1/2 acre garden with lawns, garden furniture & access to Upton Castle Gardens - NB please supervise small children - ponds, streams, access to river etc.


Additional Information

 

Short breaks - Winter

WiFi - Yes

Changeover - Friday

Towels - Yes (beach towels not provided)

Parking - Yes, Vehicle access to the cottage is via a narrow hard lane through gardens & woodland. Parking for up to 3 cars. Alternatively guests are welcome to leave their cars (max 3) by the Castle and walk the 600 yards to the cottage. Luggage delivered if required.

Fuel - Central heating by wood fired Rayburn. Solar panels provide hot water topped up by Rayburn.  Electricity supplied by eco friendly renewable sources. Logs provided free of charge.

Dogs - 1 welcome free

Travel cot - Yes on request

Highchair - Yes

Access Information

Is there parking for at least one car within the cottage grounds? Yes

Is there a gate to open? Yes

If no parking within the grounds is there parking within 100m? Yes

Does this parking have reserved disabled spaces (min width 3.6m)? Yes

Are there paths? Yes

Are paths level and firm? Yes

Type of suface Gravel

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes

Are paths at least 1.2m wide? No

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes

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Why you love Creek Cottage
Wow! What a fantastic setting, we loved it. I wish we were staying longer.
The Nibletts
What a find! The perfect winter hideaway. A beautifully decorated cosy cottage in stunning surroundings. It was hard to drag ourselves away from the roaring fires. We will be back.
Carrie and Sean Morris
We are now ruined for any other holiday cottage in future! It is hard to imagine that anywhere else could be so tranquil, beautiful, comfortable and well appointed.
Bakewell Family
Wonderful two weeks. Just lovely! The cottage is beautifully done and the setting so relaxing.
Tom and Fiona
A rare gem. Creek cottage has it all. Peace and tranquillity, delightful gardens and woodland walks full of wild flowers.
Sally and John
Property Layout

3 Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 5 adults (plus a folding bed for a child). 1 Double, 1 Twin and 1 Single.

Bathroom
with bath (hand held shower over), toilet and washbasin. All on 1st floor.

Cloakroom with toilet and washbasin on ground floor.

Sitting Room with wood burning stove, sofa, comfortable chairs, lots of books and games, TV/DVD.

Dining Room new wood fired Rayburn (for cooking and hot water), stairs to 1st floor. Table and chairs seating 6. 

Kitchen galley style, gas cooker with oven and hob, larder fridge (no ice box). Larder.

Grounds large 1/2 acre garden with lawns, garden furniture & access to Upton Castle Gardens - NB please supervise small children - ponds, streams, access to river etc.


Additional Information

 

Short breaks - Winter

WiFi - Yes

Changeover - Friday

Towels - Yes (beach towels not provided)

Parking - Yes, Vehicle access to the cottage is via a narrow hard lane through gardens & woodland. Parking for up to 3 cars. Alternatively guests are welcome to leave their cars (max 3) by the Castle and walk the 600 yards to the cottage. Luggage delivered if required.

Fuel - Central heating by wood fired Rayburn. Solar panels provide hot water topped up by Rayburn.  Electricity supplied by eco friendly renewable sources. Logs provided free of charge.

Dogs - 1 welcome free

Travel cot - Yes on request

Highchair - Yes

Access Information

Is there parking for at least one car within the cottage grounds? Yes

Is there a gate to open? Yes

If no parking within the grounds is there parking within 100m? Yes

Does this parking have reserved disabled spaces (min width 3.6m)? Yes

Are there paths? Yes

Are paths level and firm? Yes

Type of suface Gravel

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes

Are paths at least 1.2m wide? No

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes

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