Rose Cottage - our baby - is the smallest of our cottages; sleeping two. In any other sense Rose is anything but small: it…
Your children will certainly love the space within our grounds. Well away from the road they can run around without you having to worry too much about them.
For very small children the walled garden behind the cottages is ideal. When they are a bit older our spacious and attractive playground will definitely be a treat. We designed and built it ourselves. Sturdy wooden constructions make up our big 4-seater seesaw, massive swings, monkey bars, and balancing bar. For toddlers there is also a bouncy bike.
In amongst all of these, there is plenty of space for a game of football or cricket, and there are benches for (perhaps slightly less active) parents to enjoy the afternoon sun.
For children as well as adults, there is the table tennis room. Bats are provided and balls can be obtained for a small deposit, which will be refunded when you return the ball undamaged at the end of your stay.
Your cottage is provided with a variety of board games and puzzles for the unhoped-for rainy day or the half hour just-before-going-to-bed.
We have some animals on the premises which your children may want to get to know. Firstly there are our cats Vlekje and Griselle. They mostly keep to themselves, so getting to know them may not be all that easy.
Then there are our chickens: a few hens and a cockerel. Yes, the cockerel does crow from time to time. We sell any surplus eggs to our guests. When one of our hens goes broody, we usually set her on eggs, so from time to time we also have little chicks.
Thirdly there is our little Jack Russell terrier Rosie.
And lastly, there will at some point be goats at Rosemoor again. Our previous goat died a fair while ago, and because we do still not have a goat house on the premises we shall wait getting new ones till that is finished.
The Nature Reserve
On our doorstep is the Rosemoor Nature Reserve with its 5½ acre lake. In early Spring the Canada Geese arrive to breed here. Take you children down to the lake to feed the goslings or see them feed in the fields surrounding us, when they are big enough to make the walk from the Reserve up.
Rosemoor is in easy reach of many fine, unpolluted sandy beaches and havens; almost all of them safe in most weather conditions.
Nearest to Rosemoor - 2 miles by crow, 2¾ miles by car and rather less by public footpath - are the beaches at Little Haven and Broad Haven. These provide safe bathing and at neither can you be cut off by the tide.
A little further along the coast to the north is first the magnificent beach at Druidston, then that of Nolton Haven and then the enormous stretch of beach at Newgale, where bathing conditions can sometimes be dangerous in parts, however.
In the opposite direction, the little cove at St. Bride's is a favourite rendez-vous for divers. There are other minor beaches on the Dale peninsula, but the best major beach is undoubtedly Marloes, although it is largely covered at high tide. There is a lovely beach at St. Ishmael's on the north shore of the Milford Haven Estuary, some 4 miles from Rosemoor. Rumour has it the locals try to keep it for themselves by not indicating how to get there. Just ask us if you would like to give it a try.
Slightly further away to the north lies Whitesands beach, famous with bathers and surfers alike. In the other direction there are beaches at Angle, Freshwater West, Freshwater East, and the truly wonderful Barafundle, to mention a few.
Most if not all of these (classifications may change from year to year; we admit to not keeping an exact count) have been awarded Blue Flag status, indicating the highest level of cleanliness possible.
Extras Free of Charge
As you will have gathered from the above, Rosemoor is excellently suited for a holiday with children. We therefore provide upon request free of charge all handy extras you may need when travelling with small children: cots, high chairs, baby baths, nappy buckets, toilet trainers and night lights. Please note that we do NOT provide bedding for cots, so please bring your own.
Where there is any risk of damage, we can arrange to have beds made with protective plastic sheets, as we no more want the embarrassment of having to charge you for a soiled mattress than you do of having to come and tell us about one.