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Fantastic location in Old Town Tenby, 100m to beach. Quiet sunny street. WIFI

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

Skrinkle Cottage, St Mary's Street, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales - Perfectly Placed For A Holiday

Skrinkle is a beautiful cottage, full of character - renovated for maximum comfort. Within old town walls of Tenby, short stroll to Paragon cliff top gardens and steps down to golden sands of Castle beach. Around the corner from St Mary's Street walk to sample the café culture, enquire about the fisherman's catch in the local pub, treat yourself in a lovely restaurant or try catching your own supper on the way back from Caldey Island. Skrinkle Cottage has welcomed young families, 'Iron Man' triathletes, couples to 'get away from it all', dog owners looking for the ultimate beach dog walks and weekend friends wanting a blast of sea air. Room to store surf boards, kayaks, bikes etc. We love previous visitor's comments in the guest book who have complimented the location, enjoyed all that the pretty town of Tenby has to offer, slept well snuggled in comfy beds. Left the car in the same spot for a week and walked or used the coastal shuttle buses to get about.

Sally Kinnear
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 February, 2017

About Sally Kinnear

We live with our boys in the heart of rural South Pembrokeshire surrounded by fields and woodland on which we keep Welsh Black Cattle and other animals.

The feeling of space is great and have embraced the latest trend of triathlon so plenty of open water swimming, cycling and running on the golden beaches! Although have the chance of using a beautiful sailing boat this summer so maybe that'll have to change!

Our boys love their rugby in the winter and cricket in the summer amongst other things so well into the community spirit.

After all these activities we do enjoy eating out and also cooking at home.

Jim has renovated many beautiful properties, particularly stone ones starting up in his native Cumbria now down in Sally's part of the world. The holiday lets are all his creations

Sally Kinnear purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Sally Kinnear chose Pembroke, Tenby, Saundersfoot & The South Coast

This 'gem' was spotted by Grandparents John & Boo who always loved properties within the Old Town Walls of Tenby especially on the sunny side of St Mary's St.

A fantastic story of Kirkland a racehorse trained locally in Lawrenny, his stable lad was so sure he had the winner for the 1905 Grand National that he piled part of his weekly wages on all winter. The Tenby bookie couldn't afford cash payout so had to give the lad Skrinkle Cottage! 3 generations of the Thomas family had lived there ever since.

We renovated in 2000. Replaced outside loo, coal/wood shed with eating/sun trap area. Showed original fire places and beams. Added insulation, damp proof, new slate roof & skylights, open light space downstairs (salvaged floor boards) Central heating and general creature comforts.

What makes this cottage unique

Occasionally we treat ourselves to stay in Skrinkle for a winter weekend (home is only 6 miles away!) We just love the sound of the seagulls through the sky windows, leaving the car and walking everywhere enjoying the convenience of 'town'. Take our terrier for a blast on the beaches. Sometimes eat out but usually buy fresh fish from the harbour fishmongers, warm bread in Laugharne Bakery, fruit & veg in Four Seasons, a bottle of wine & a paper. Light the fire and chill out. Joy:D

Would love to make the most of a summer week but it always gets booked up! Dream of a pre-breakfast dip, a day on the beach or a trip to Caldey Island, come back for a shower and sit down to a game of backgammon before going out for some alfresco dining....one day!

Guestbook comments from the owner

*Sunshine everyday (23rd - 30th March)! Beaches are doggy heaven. Lovely warm friendly cottage and the treat of welsh cakes and a cup of tea. Many thanks J,T and Jack the Spaniel

*Our first Iron Man Wales, awesome course. Cottage perfect. Matt, Sarah, & Tim

*Thank you for the use of your wonderful cottage. Caldey Island boat trip is a must. Ella and Max had a fab time swimming in the sea and building sand castles. (Ocean Commotion highly recommended for a rainy afternoon). See you next year! The Chalmers, Gloucestershire
Feb 2013
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4.4/5 -
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United Kingdom

Lovely Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Skrinkle is a lovely quaint cottage, ideally situated. The dog friendly south beach is a couple of minutes walk away, our two Jack Russells loved their daily run on the beach, a minutes walk in the opposite direction and you are in the middle of the shops, bars and restaurants. We enjoyed fantastic weather for late September and will definitely try to stop here again next time we visit Tenby.


  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brilliant, thank you for taking the time to comment. Really glad that you enjoyed Skrinkle & Tenby, September is a lovely time to visit. Hope that you do make it back. Very best wishes Sally
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Quirky and convenient

  • 4 of 5

Would thoroughly recommend a stay at Skrinkle Cottage. It's central location is perfect for nipping into town or popping down to the beach. We parked in the nearby Rectory Road car park - a five minute walk away - and bought a ticket for the week. Able to stop and unload fairly easily, but needed to get our head around the one-way system.

As for the cottage, it's clean, quirky and functional. The beds are incredibly comfortable with good quality linen. Has the added bonus of being dog-friendly. Loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your message Jan, hope to see you in Skrinkle Cottage again sometime.
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great little break

  • 5 of 5

Amazing location - right by the beach, shops and pubs. Lovely little cottage with everything you could want. Perfect little getaway - thank you

  • Review Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. Hope that you can make it down again :-)
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skrinkle cottage

  • 4 of 5

my wife and I and daughter son in law and wonderful grandson alfie as well as our two dogs barney and fudge have just spent a fabulous week in skrinkle cottage, weather chilly but sunny and dry plenty to do and see even in November, cottage contained everything you want whilst on holiday (double bed extremely comfy just ask the wife)beech 40 yards and 2 dozen steps from front door ideal for walking swimming making sandcastles with kids or just chilling with a beer and barbecue, 3 minute walk to car park (6 quid all week) good pubs good dining lovely cream teas at café vista supermarkets very close all in all great place to stay and to visit, we will be back soon 1 tiny tiny negative no phone signal in cottage but im sure mr and mrs Kinnear would consider installing wifi hint hint

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to the Halls for your lovely comments. We are looking into wifi so hoping that this will be up and running before Christmas.....there is a Tenby Town open zone just around the corner in Tudor Square but a bit chilly to sit on the street bench for too long in the winter I suppose!! Best wishes Jim & Sally PS It was great to find the cottage in good order at changeover (this isn't always the case!) THANK YOU :-)
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stoke on trent

25th oct 2013

  • 4 of 5

The quaint cottage was clean, with lovely bedding. only a short distance from the beach,church, resturants and shops. Yet set in a quiet location. We will return.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments, glad that you and your 2 Daschunds enjoyed Skrinkle Cottage and its location. You will be very welcome back any time :-)
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Feb / March
25 Feb 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
7 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
29 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Whit Week
26 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Holidays
7 Jul 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
16 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Half Term
20 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter Breaks
4 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
22 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15

Booking Notes:
£200 deposit to be paid by cheque or bank transfer to secure a booking.
The remaining balance 6 weeks before arrival.
An email will acknowledge the deposit (or posted by request). A receipt for balance along with arrival details, directions, key etc will be posted.
We do have a set changeover day but please get in touch if you have specific requirements and we will try our best to help.
Dogs are welcome, for a small charge of £15 per stay. Please discuss with us first.

Changeover Day:
Friday weekly changeover. Weekend breaks often available in the off-peak weeks, ideally Friday to Monday of or Monday to Friday for a 20% discount. Sometimes this can be flexible so please ask and we will try to help.

Notes on prices:
Weekend breaks often available in the off-peak weeks, ideally Friday to Monday of or Monday to Friday for a 10% discount. Sometimes this can be flexible so please ask and we will try to help.

£200 deposit to be paid by cheque or bank transfer to secure a booking.
The remaining balance 6 weeks before arrival.
Advanced bookings are non-refundable so we suggest that you take out your own travel insurance.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Tenby in Pembrokeshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • beach
  • town
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with bath / shower over, wc and sink. Situated on first floor between main double and twin rooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: King size double bed. Bedroom 2: Twin beds. Bedroom 3: mezzanine / gallery (above first floor twin, access from a flight of stairs out of the twin bedroom) also with twin beds and velux sky light. All with own lighting & storage.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Sorry no smoking. Dogs are allowed but please discuss with owner. We have make a small charge of £30 for dogs to cover extra cleaning costs and have a few house rules: dogs have to stay downstairs at all times (there is a stair gate) off furniture and please bring their own beds / cages to make them feel at home. Also throws for the sofas, this helps stop hairs, sand etc as they brush past. Thank you. Mains gas central heating with controllable radiators in every room and a cast iron fire powered by gas. Travel cot and high chair stored in cottage. Outside: Beyond the kitchen is an 'outside room' A high original stone walled yard area with decked floor, patio table/chairs, barbecue, drying line. Safe place for little ones to play. Beautifully sheltered sun trap. Just off the kitchen so an extra 'dining room'. The closest beach is less than a minute on foot, the other Tenby beaches and Caldey Island boat are a 5 minute walk. Utility Room: No washing machine, however there is a launderette in the adjacent street (about 1 minute walk away). Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Weekly changeover & clean between 10am & 3pm, Friday (short break days vary). Beds are made up, bath, hand, tea towels, oven gloves (not beach towels) provided. Fresh flowers, tea, coffee, milk & welsh cakes to help you unwind on arrival. Other: Free WIFI in the cottage.

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