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Spacious Seaside Cottage Within 5 Minutes Of The Beach



Updated: 23-Oct-2016
House in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales - Easy Walking Distance To The Town Centre, Harbour And Local Amenities

Our holiday home is warm and welcoming with treated floorboards, open plan living and dining areas and a light airy feel. Fully equipped with central heating, wifi and all the conveniences of home (microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer). It comfortably sleeps seven in four bedrooms, with a guest futon if an additional bed is required. There is a large bathroom with electric shower and a secure courtyard garden with outdoor dining area and chiminea.

There is limited free on street parking but there are 3 large car parks within 5 minutes walk that provide short and long term parking at reasonable rates:


Visitor parking permits for on street parking can also be purchased in advance of your stay from Pembrokeshire County Council: www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk

For more photos of the property check out the Ystrad Tenby facebook page.

For accurate price information, please contact us (the owners) through the "Enquire Now" link or listed phone number, before pressing the "Book Now" button which can lead to unncessary service charges levied by OD/Home and Away, before dates and prices are fully confirmed.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are an Armed Forces family and have spent over 20 years following the flag. R was born and bred in Tenby and J found her when he was firing missiles at the nearby firing range at Manorbier. They met in a now defunct nightclub called Chequers, just outside Penally. Their eyes met across a crowded dancefloor and the rest is family history!

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Guestbook comments from the manager

"We just love Ystrad! It is the sort of home that you would want to live in full time. There is everything here that a holiday maker could need". Angela, Cardiff.

"The house was lovely, we had a great weekend". Paul, West Midlands.

"We had everything we needed in the house and it was so easy to feel relaxed there". Beverley, Northumberland.

"I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone. The property is both well equipped and homely". Helen, Middlesex.
Sep 2013
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13 Reviews

based on 13 holidaymaker reviews


Lovely spacious family home in prime location for beaches and shops

  • 5 of 5

This property is a lovely, comfortable family home with plenty of space and all the little extras thought of. Ideally situated a very short walk to beach or town with parking usually available outside the house.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sue, Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Ystrad and hope that you will visit again soon. J&R
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Our home from home

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Ystrad and, once again, we were not disappointed. The house is well positioned away from the hustle and bustle but near enough to be in the middle of Tenby within minutes. Easy access to the beaches, town, harbour, etc, with plenty to see and do.

Ystrad is fully equipped for ease of living and the house is airy and light with large rooms to spread out in over all floors.

Rebecca and James are friendly and hospitable - I have never had a problem contacting and find them helpful and caring of their guests. A big thank you for that.

Such a lovely holiday, packed with happy memories....do you know what? I plan to return for the third time next year!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We have just had a lovely week in your spacious cottage YSTRAD in Tenby.

It was so convenient for everything walking into centre,sainsburys just round the corner beach down the road.The cottage has everything you could need ie games for children dvds.There is a dishwasher washing machine dryer brilliant washing line. We would definitely stay again and shall be recommending it to all our friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The most perfect holiday home

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived at the house I instantly fell in love with it and so did all the family. There were 8 of us and I was worried it would feel a little small but this was not the case. There was plenty of room for everyone and the house was equipped with everything we could have needed or wanted. The charm of the house with the beautiful fire places, high ceilings, bay windows and bare foorboards just made it feel so homely I didn't want to leave.

The location of the house is perfect, just a five minute walk to the town and beeches, it's a dream house and already I can't wait for the next visit. We will definitely be back.

Evans family - Ferndale

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words about the house, it really does mean alot to us when our guests enjoy it as much as we do. Hopefully, we will hear from you in the future. Rebecca
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Absolutely magnificent!

  • 5 of 5

This is by far the best holiday home we ever stayed in, around the UK. The house is extremely well equiped, charming, cosy and tastefully decorated. The location is ideal, close to the beautiful Tenby beaches but in a rather quiet part of town, a five minutes' walk from supermarkets and other amenities.

The owners spent a lot of time and money decorating the house. It feels very homey and it has all the comfort and facilities of a modern holiday let. The communication with the owners went smoothly. They are very friendly and professional at the same time, trying to accommodate their customers' needs, being very flexible and prompt.

Free parking is limited at the end of the street but we never had a hard time finding a place at any time of day. Tenby itself needs no further introduction, of course, one of the most scenic seaside resorts in Wales. Plenty of things to do in the area, lots of walk beginning right from your doorstep. James and Rebecca, the owners, know the area very well and are keen on giving you advice on where to go, where to eat, what to see. There's plenty of information in the house available about attractions in and around Tenby, practical information about the town.

I don't remember ever feeling so sad when leaving the holiday's address! We'll definitely return to beautiful Tenby and mesmerizing Ystrad! The accommodation and its owners simply set the standards in hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic house and location

  • 5 of 5

When we walked through the door the house felt like home. It was cosy and had plenty of room for us all. We were 7 in total and had plenty of room for us all. Rebecca the owner was brilliant when we had a problem she got straight back in touch.. We were there for ironman weekend so absolutely perfect location 5 mins from the finish...recommend 100% won't be doing Tenby next year as my husband qualified for Hawaii..

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Ystrad is our family home, although we live most of the time in Army quarters wherever J is based. We purchased it in 2013 and it is an ongoing project. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do and we warmly welcome any suggestions for sensible (and affordable) improvements. We trust that repeat visitors will see incremental changes as we gradually enhance the facilities.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Cardiff at 92 Miles Nearest Barpub : at 0.4 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Pembroke Dock at 12 Miles Nearest Golf : Tenby Golf Club at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Tenby Station at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : M4 at 40 Miles Nearest Restaurant : at 0.3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : South at 0.5 Kilometres Car: not necessary


Tenby's award winning beaches are a short walk from Ystrad. South beach is literally at the end of the road and has a full range of beach facilities - cafes, restaurant, deck chairs, ice cream vans etc. The beaches have RNLI lifeguard supervision and some allow dogs all year round.

Tenby and the local area cater for a wide range of water based activities including: sailing, surfing, power boating, jet and water skiing, coasteering, sea kayaking, kite and wind surfing, scuba diving, sea fishing.


Tenby is within 4 hours of London by road. Ystrad is within easy walking distance of Tenby Rail Station. Pembroke Dock ferry port, with regular sailings to Ireland is 30 minutes drive. Cardiff airport is 95 miles - about 2 hours drive away.


London - 230 miles

Bristol - 130 miles

Newport - 100 miles

Cardiff - 90 miles

Swansea - 50 miles

St Davids - 35 miles

Pembroke - 10 miles

Narberth - 10 miles

Further Details:

Tenby is a charming medieval walled town with a picturesque harbour and wonderful beaches. It is set in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park with 186 miles of Coastal Path stretching from Amroth in the South to St Dogmaels in the North. Combine that with the only coastal National Park in the UK, some of the most spectacular and varied coastline in the world, the Preseli mountains and over 621 miles of footpaths and bridleways then you truly have a walkers paradise.

But being a seaside town Tenby obviously caters for those who also like to get their feet wet. From surfing to jet-skiing, all watersports and activities are catered for.

For the less adventurous there are boat trips across to the monastery island of Caldey, sea safaris, mackeral fishing trips and seal watching excursions - all from the harbour.

All manner of water craft can be rented from kayaks to power boats and tuition in most activities is available. The nearby beaches of Manorbier and Freshwater are surfing hotspots and there is a friendly and lively sailing club that welcomes guest members.

Steeped in history there are castles, cathedrals, churches and chapels to be visited in the local area, as well as Dylan Thomas's Boathouse at Laugharne (20 miles away).

For nature lovers, the National Park provides a wonderful habitat for seabirds and puffins can be spotted at a number of locations. Marine life is also highly visible with seals and dolphins frequently spotted in the waters and coves around Tenby.

Tenby has a number of excellent pubs and restaurants that provide local fare in the form of seafood and local welsh products. Many have outdoor seating and there is a vibrant cafe culture in the summer months. During this period there are frequent events held in the harbour with live music, dancing and fireworks.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Oct Half Term 2016
22 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter Low 2016
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2016
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
February Half Term
11 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
25 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Spring 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May Half Term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Sep 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
11 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October Half Term 2017
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2017
20 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Automated Quotations:

Pleased note that the automatically generated quotation on this website is for guidance only. Please contact the owners for a specific quotation.

Booking Notes:
30% deposit is requested with a signed contract to confirm the accommodation. Balance of the payment is due 8 weeks out.

Rental fees include all utilities, wifi and end of stay cleaning.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday during peak weeks. Guests are asked to vacate the property by 10 am. The property is then cleaned and available for the next guests from 3pm.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks can be booked in off peak periods.

Prices available on request.

A small well behaved dog maybe allowed - please contact owners.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 23-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

We love Tenby and the surrounding area. The easy access to great beaches, the beautiful green lanes of Pembrokeshire and fresh sea air. For a short stay you can park your car and forget it!

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • town


  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • The family bathroom has a large bath and shower, large floor to ceiling heated ladder towel rail, wash basin with illuminated de-misting mirror, shaver socket and WC. There is seperate WC on the first floor. Please note that guest towels are NOT provided.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7+ (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - Full loft conversion with super kingsize bed and juliet balcony overlooking the town towards the hills of the National Park. Small TV. Bedroom 2 - Double room Bedroom 3 - Twin room Bedroom 4 - Single room with additional single futon


  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Ystrad is strictly a "No Smoking" house. Sorry, no hen or stag parties. If you wish to bring a pet please contact the owners. Please note that towels are NOT provided. Outside: There is a small rear courtyard with seperate but secure access to the street. There is a small table and four chair outdoor dining set. There is an external hosepipe and shed. Utility Room: There is a washing machine and a tumble dryer, iron and ironing board in the utility room. Cleaning / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen is provided. Towels are not provided. End of stay laundry and cleaning is included in the rental charge. Mid-stay cleaning can be arraged at an additional cost. Please enquire when making your booking.

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