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Huge 8 bedroom Victorian house with outstanding sea and harbour views



Updated: 16-Oct-2016
House in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales - Spacious, Stylish And Comfortable Accommodation In A Wonderful Location

Castle View House is a fine early Victorian town house dating from 1840, with later extensions at the rear. Run as a popular hotel from the 1930s up until 2012, it is now an unusually spacious holiday house. With a high ratio of living space to the number of bedrooms there is plenty of room for everyone to spread out as well as to come together to dine, converse and watch the ever changing seascape.

This is the ideal location for memorable holidays and for celebrating special events at all times of the year. Past guests have included four generation extended families and groups of walkers, artists and Iron Man competitors. The house sleeps up to fourteen in spacious comfort with eight bedrooms (six en-suite) and a top-spec family bathroom. The magnificent first floor drawing room has spectacular views through the vast bay window of the harbour, the castle (of course!) and out to sea. Sociable meals can be taken around the huge antique table in the dining room, and when you can drag yourselves away from the view there is a home cinema room with Sky+ and dvd player (a second tv and dvd in the Sun Room helps avoid any squabbles over viewing choices). The Games Room contains a full sized table football and an upright piano should you wish to accompany matches with a rousing anthem or two. There is wifi throughout the house.

The good-sized garden is enclosed and sunny, with a paved courtyard, lawns, decked seating platform and barbecue area. There is a private car park behind the house, where we rent four allocated spaces for the exclusive use of our guests - a real bonus in Tenby - with additional parking if needed available close by at North Beach car park.

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  • Sleeps 14
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 8 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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"Castle View House is without doubt a five star holiday house in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, which those of us travelling from London found more easily accessible than Cornwall. The house has wonderful sea views, is extremely comfortable and spacious, has easy access to the beach and town (we hardly used our cars) and Meg, the owner, has provided lots of extra touches to make this a real home from home. We were three generations who found everything we needed (including toys, buckets and spades!) and with glorious late summer sunshine Castle View House really was the perfect venue for a very happy and memorable family holiday."

"What a beautiful house! You have done a brilliant job- congratulations. The views are fabulous, the rooms comfortable and so pretty and your restoration is a real success - sympathetic and inspired. We're so glad we came - would love to come back."

"Thanks Meg for all your help in arranging this lovely weekend. Everyone, especially the children (and the dog!) had a marvellous time. The house was just perfect for us all." .

"The house has been a perfect location for our family gathering, the glorious views, so many wonderful rooms. Four generations aged between 9 months and 94 years, we have all enjoyed every day.... the house is so spacious and comfortable we don't want to leave. Lots of special memories!"
Aug 2014
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27 Reviews

based on 27 holidaymaker reviews


Wonderful holiday home for friends to share

  • 5 of 5

What a super holiday home. Lived up to our expectations.

Fabulous kitchen for keen cooks like us and we loved the huge amount of space and thoughtful provision of little extras in the living space. the garden was gorgeous and we regularly chilled out there after a walk.

The drawing room was beautiful to relax in and the Cinema room next door was great for those who wanted to watch a film or TV

Basically, we all agreed it was just perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Castle View house offered everything needed for a wonderful, multigenerational holiday. The house is well equipped, spacious and thoughtfully designed, with everything needed for catering and relaxation for a mixed group. The teenagers loved the TV room and table football, the dogs loved their wing, Grandma loved watching the world go by through the impressive bay window and everyone loved the easy access to beach and town. We were lucky with the weather, and spent most of our time outside, swimming, sailing, waking and fishing. For rainy days the house provides comfort and plenty of space for everyone to spread out and chill.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Super House

  • 5 of 5

Spent a fantastic week at Castle View House last July to celebrate our golden weddinganniversary with twelve members of our family. Lovely owner who greeted us as we arrived.The house is large and spacious, bedrooms all beautiful, spoilt for choice. The house has everything one would need plus a view to die for. I cannot think that anyone holidaying at this house would be disappointed.

Yes definately recommended for large family holidays so close to the beach shops and restaurants

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great House Superb Location

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic house for a large group of people. We were three generations celebrating a special birthday - 8 adults and 8 children. There was plenty of room for everyone and the views across the North Beach and Harbour were breathtaking. Castle View House is exceptionally well equipped with everything one could need, the beds are comfortable, the bedding, china and glassware are of good quality , there are plenty of seating areas, an extra large dining table and chairs and a good sized garden. The four parking spaces to the rear of the property are a great bonus and the town and beaches are within easy walking distance. The children loved being able to pop down to the beach for group games and enjoyed the variety of books and games available in the house. The adults enjoyed the relaxing surroundings , the wonderful panoramic views from the large first floor lounge, the welcome pack and all the space. The owner Meg was very helpful and made us feel welcome in her home. We cannot fault the service we had. We can highly recommend this property - it is certainly a five star holiday home and we hope to return very soon.

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house in a great location. We stayed with family, 13 of us and there was plenty of room. Spotlessly clean, lovely decor and felt luxurious. Easy to park and Meg was extremely helpful with all of our queries. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend and we would love to visit again. House is located opposition beachfront and minutes away from shops, bars and restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fab views, fab house, fab place!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful house for a family holiday - one of the best we have stayed in. 3 generations have particularly enjoyed the easy access to the beach and the town - some days no need to take the car out. Fantastic location for everything and great views. Family well entertained at Oakwood Theme Park and Heatherton. Stackpole well worth a visit (NT).

The house is so well equipped, particularly the kitchen - brilliant for 14 people. Your attention to detail both pre-stay and while here, was much appreciated.

A great week - thank you. We hope to come back.

Families Fox, Frost, Douglas & Dutton

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Activity and Interests


Castle View House is directly above Tenby's blue flag North Beach, and Castle, Harbour and South beaches are a short walk away. South Beach, with 2 kilometres of golden sand spanning the shoreline from St. Catherine's Island to Giltar Point, allows dogs all year.


Tenby is an easy 2 hour drive down the M4 from the Severn Bridge Crossing near Bristol, with motorway and dual carriageway for all but the last few miles. It is approximately 3.5 hours drive from Heathrow, 4 hours from West London, 3.5 hours from Birmingham, 1.5 hours from Cardiff.

Tenby has a train station and trains run from London Paddington via Reading, Bristol, Cardiff and Swansea.


3 miles to seaside town of Saundersfoot. 4 miles to Manorbier's beach, 12th Century Church and Castle; 4 miles to Carew Castle; 8 miles to Pembroke and its Castle, birthplace of Henry VII; 11 miles to Pembroke Dock and ferries to Ireland; 12 miles to the NT's beautiful Stackpole Estate; 15 miles to Freshwater West beach, where Shell Cottage of Harry Potter fame was built from scratch; 20 miles to the county town of Haverfordwest; 26 miles to Marloe Sands where Kristen Stewart rode in Snow White.

Further Details:

Shopping: A Tesco Metro supermarket (open from 6am - 10pm) is a 4 minute walk away with a larger Sainsbury's supermarket within the town for a wider choice. Tenby's many small shops include WH Smiths, plenty of surf shops, antique shops, one or two women's fashion stores and an old fashioned sweet shop.

Eating out: a wide selection of cafes and restaurants to suit all pockets and tastes - from excellent fish and chips, classic pub food, Indian restaurants and one or two high quality restaurants including our favourite the Blue Ball.

Out and about: all around Tenby is a walker's and nature lover's paradise. Within 10 miles there are several beautiful coastal locations and beaches such as the world renowned Barafundle Bay at Stackpole Quay, Bosherston Lily Ponds and Broadhaven Beach (both featured on BBCs Secret Britain). From Marloes a short boat trip will take you to Skomer Island and its famous bird colonies including guillemots, razorbills and the comical puffins, surrounded by one of only three marine nature reserves in the UK. Anna Ryder's Wild Welsh Zoo is just 2 miles away.

Activities: 8 miles from Oakwood theme park and the newly developed Blue Lagoon where there is an indoor water park. Heatherton offers a 'pay as you go' style activity centre with 18 hole par 3 golf course, paintballing, go karts, bumper boats, archery, laser clay shooting. Fishing trips and seal safaris depart regularly from Tenby harbour, as do regular shuttle boats to Caldy island where there is a monastery.

Pampering: The Celtic Haven spa at Lydstep (3 miles) offers great value Spa Days with 7 Treatment Rooms. The Relaxation Room has spectacular views over the cliff-tops to Caldey Island and the ocean beyond.

Sports: sailing, kayaking, banana boat riding, jet ski safaris can all be organised in Tenby and nearby there is horse riding. Bikes can also be hired at Tenby Cycles two doors away.

You will be spoilt for choice with so many places to go and things to do!


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low season
1 Dec 2016 - 16 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Feb half term
17 Feb 2017 - 23 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low season
24 Feb 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
7 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late April - end June
21 Apr 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Autumn
1 Sep 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Cancellation policy:
Once booked, you are liable for the full cost of the holiday so please do consider insurance. If you have to cancel your booking, we will do our best to re-let and if successful will refund amounts paid (less a small admin charge - please ask for more information).

Online booking:
Please note that this option incurs a service fee of around 6% payable to Owners Direct. You are very welcome to pay the quoted price with no service fee by cheque or bank transfer if you prefer.

Security deposit:
We ask for a Good Housekeeping Bond of £200, refunded in full within 7 days of the end of your holiday unless there are any damages or extra cleaning charges to cover.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday for weekly bookings. Please arrive after 4pm and vacate by 10am on day of departure, Castle View House is a substantial property and the cleaning team need 6 hours to make sure it sparkles! Key collection details will be explained at booking.

Notes on prices:
Excluding school holidays, Castle View House can be booked for weekend breaks from Friday 4pm to Monday 10am (set price - please note 2 nights are the same price as 3):

Bookings can be made up to 12 months in advance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 16-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • house


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • beach
  • town


  • Caldey ensuite - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Family bathroom - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Ground floor cloakroom - Toilet
  • First floor cloakroom - Toilet
  • Goskar ensuite - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Skomer ensuite - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Gateholm ensuite - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Grassholm ensuite - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Middleholm ensuite - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Case room - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Ensuite rooms all with WC / basin plus: Caldey, Goskar, Gateholm, Case Room: bath with shower over. Skomer: bath & shower Grassholm: shower Middleholm: shower. Also: Family bathroom with wooden bath, shower; WC next to Skokholm Ground floor WC


  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Caldey (2nd floor) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Goskar (2nd floor) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Zip and link beds, can be twin or superking double
  • Ramsey (2nd floor) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Zip and link beds, can be twin or superking double
  • Skokholm (first floor) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Zip and link beds, can be twin or superking double
  • Skomer (first floor) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Grassholm (second floor) - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Middleholm (second floor) - 1 Double Bed
  • Gateholm (second floor) - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14 (8 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Caldey: 6' bed, sea/harbour views. Ramsey: zip and link twin beds, sea/harbour views. Goskar: zip and link twin beds. Skomer: 6' bed. Skokholm: zip and link twin beds. Grassholm: kingsize bed. Middleholm: large single. Gateholm: large single.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: No smoking anywhere inside the house please. Sorry but we do not accept bookings for hen or stag parties. One or two dogs are welcome; please contact to discuss if you would like to bring more. There is a separate room where you can leave your dog/s safely for short periods and overnight. Please don't allow dogs on the furniture or in the bedrooms, and please be scrupulous in cleaning up after them in the garden. Outside: The enclosed garden is to the rear, and has a paved courtyard with seating and herb bed leading to lawns, barbeque area and established borders. Utility Room: Sink, washing machine, tumble dryer, door to garden. Space for dog beds. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included; please bring own beach towels. Beds made up on arrival.

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