The Rocket Carthouse Holiday Home in Angle
A grade II listed building on the outskirts of Angle, The Rocket Carthouse was once the Coastguard watchtower and the property enjoys panoramic sea views.
Luxuriate in the comfortable window seat and enjoy a glass of wine in the evening while you watch the lights twinkle across the water. Unique block wooden flooring on the ground floor leads via the living area to the cleverly appointed kitchen. An enclosed garden and patio are perfect for eating alfresco or alternatively sample the pubs of Angle only 1.5 miles away. For the more energetic the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path is across the road and beaches are nearby. A truly unusual property.
The tower bedrooms have a steep wooden loft ladder which provides through access to all floors, so unsuitable for some.
NO CHILDREN UNDER 7 YEARS EXCEPT FOR BABES IN ARMS.
Discounts for small parties on request, please enquire on booking - 01437 765765 or 01437 767600.
In 2009 Freshwater West, one of the wildest beaches in Pembrokeshire, famed for its surf and long, golden beach and high, sheltered sand dunes became a film set for not just one blockbuster but two!! Namely Robin Hood and the new Harry Potter movie - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The Rocket Carthouse (Board of Trade Rocket Apparatus Station no. 11) was built at the end of the nineteenth century and was the base for the coastguard cliff-rescue team with rockets, lines and breeches buoys. It was in use by the Board of Trade until the 1930s, with a team of about 20 rescuers. It was listed in 1996 as a very prominent local landmark on a raised vantage point and as a significant monument to the Coastguard Service. The original photograph of the team is in Angle Village Hall. The rockets were transported to the site of disaster on a horse drawn cart and fired towards the ship in distress carrying a line to secure the breeches buoy to rescue passengers and crew. This is how the house got its name.
The living room was originally where the cart which carried the rockets was kept. The property was originally owned by the Mirehouse family and leased to the Board of Trade. The Mirehouse family still own most of the Angle Estate. It was bought from the Campbells of Stackpole (later to become the Earls of Cawdor) in 1805. The Stackpole Estate is now a National Trust property. A Colonel Mirehouse built many of the houses in Angle village, whose style is echoed in the lookout tower of The Rocket Carthouse. It is believed he did so to remind himself of his time in India.
Angle is not a typical sprawling Welsh community but has evolved from the original Norman feudal system of strip farming and much of the village community make their living working for the Estate. It is believed that the Estate was originally a gift to a knight after the Norman Conquest. The previous owners extended The Rocket Carthouse and the current owners completed its renovation by restoring the tower to its former glory within the confines of its listed status. The tower rooms are smaller than they first wished, but what a view!
Ground Floor: Hall, shower room/whb/wc, open plan living area/lounge/double sofa bed/dining room/kitchen. Utility room in garage.
First Floor: Double room/king size bed, bathroom/jacuzzi bath/shower attachment/whb/wc, dressing room. Tower 1st Floor: Bunk room/beds 2ft 6 inch wide/whb.
Second Floor: Tower 2nd Floor - Double room with bed against wall/whb/access to tower roof terrace.
Facilities: Electric cooker and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, 4 TVs/DVD - 1 with cinema system, PVR, CD player/radio, WiFi, phone/honesty box, garden furniture, gas barbecue. Washing machine and tumble drier in garage.
Heating: Oil central heating, gas fire.
Electricity: , Gas & Oil: FREE.
Parking: Ample + boat.
General: Electric cooker and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, 4 TVs/DVD - 1 with cinema system, PVR, CD player/radio, WiFi, phone/honesty box, garden furniture, gas barbecue. Washing machine and tumble dryer in garage.
The end of another wonderful week and already looking forward to the next time.