More about the cottages and locality
Church View Holiday Cottages are situated in the peaceful village of Rosemarket, midway between the major towns of Haverfordwest, Milford Haven and Pembroke, within easy reach of the coast. The ancient Church of St Ismaels and the Rosemarket Rings (former Iron Age Settlement) are next to the estate, and open fields surround it. The Huntsman Inn is just up the road.
Our four cottages have been sympathetically converted from stone barns by owner, Owen James. Many of the original features have been kept, such as exposed timber beams and ‘A’ roof trusses, all complimented with white-washed rendered walls. The cottages offer open-plan design with timber flooring and have vintage farm tools and collectables an integral part of the decor. All the cottages except Bluebell have a wood-burning stoves. The kitchens are fully fitted with modern appliances, including microwave and dishwasher, and have hand made solid wood cupboards and worktops. All cottages are furnished with ample crockery, glassware, cutlery, storage containers, cooking equipment. Also provided is an iron and ironing board, vacuum cleaner, and small lockable security box. All the cottages have central heating and hot water on demand, and plenty of storage space.
The Church View portfolio includes the The Lodge, an insulated timber lodge with main bedroom and additional bed settee in the living area, ( suitable for a pair of younger children rather than two adults) with en-suite shower room , well equipped kitchen and living area. The Lodge is centrally heated and is complimented with a wood burning stove.
Two Shepherd Huts, The Crook & The Hurdle added in mid 2018 - 19, offer self contained accommodation with an en-suite shower room facilities, compact kitchen facility including fridge/ freezer two ring hob. Electrical heaters are supplemented with a small wood burning stove
Beds are made up on arrival, with duvets and pillows; a bath and hand towel is provided for each guest, plus additional hand towel, bathmat in the bathroom/shower rooms.
The cottages are set two either side of a central lawned and landscaped courtyard with the main driveway through the middle. The driveway leads to the car park, (The Lodge is set just off the main car park and lawn area and the Shepherd Huts to the rear of the Pond) and recreational area where you will find: a children’s play area and play house, wildlife ponds, barbeque areas, a sun deck. A small shop window displays products and produce made at Church View, some great gift ideas including honey gift sets (honey from our very own bees), food preparation boards ,wooden trugs, coat rails, key racks, candle holders and our home made bees wax candles made from our very own bees wax. We also sell fresh eggs and home grown seasonal garden produce.
A laundry room and drying room is available for Guest use, providing washing machine, tumble drier (with coin slot), sink and drying hanging area. The laundry room is heated to dry out your outdoor kit; internal washing lines can be used on the more inclement days.
Rosemarket village boasts its own historical sites – the Dovecote (approx 200m away) and the Rosemarket Rings, a former Iron Age settlement which is on the Church View Estate. The Village does not now have its own local shop but still has a local pub (the Huntsman Inn. (Check with Pub as its seasonal regarding food service.) Local shopping facilities can be found approx 1.5miles away
Rosemarket is ideally located for exploring much of the small but perfectly formed county of Pembrokeshire, a very central location to radiate out from,.the National Cycle Route is on the edge of the estate, following the former Brunel railway line (Neyland to Paddington) and providing a 4 mile traffic-free walk or cycle down to Westfield Mill Nature Reserve and the popular Neyland Boat and Yacht Marina. A further 6 mile traffic free walk can be achieved by taking the route towards Haverforwest which then leads onto links with the National Cycle route. From the marina you can take diving or fishing trips, have sailing lessons and hire boats. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path is also nearby at Hazelbeach. Within a three mile radius of Church View Cottages you will find a host of other recreational facilities including golf (two 9 hole courses and driving range), horse riding, trout fishing, rugby and cricket grounds, and water sports of all sorts.
Pembrokeshire offers holiday makers a wealth of activities: numerous sandy and pebbly beaches, historical sites (including nine castles), helicopter and small plane flights, crafts, wildlife and animal parks and activity centres, to name just a few. Check out 'Things To Do' in the menu above.
Facilities at Church View
Laundry room and drying facilities
Patio areas with tables and seats
Play area: play house, swings and rope swing, slide, small bikes
Local produce (seasonal vegetables, eggs, and honey (Church View Honey) produced on the farm)
Various animals: alpacas, chickens, ducks and George our Cocker Spaniel
Well-behaved dogs are always welcome! Your best mate can come on holiday with you. Keep him on a lead please due to the livestock
We are open 24/7...yes every day, including Christmas and New Year.