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Spectacular Georgian Town House In Tenby. Fabulous Views, Hot Tub, Beach Access

Bedrooms 7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet


About the property

East Rock House:A Truly Stunning Historic House in fantastic location

This gorgeous house provides luxury accommodation for 16-19 people in 7 bedrooms. Cedar hot tub with amazing views and lovely private courtyard overlooking the sea and beaches. Private steps to beach. Fully centrally heated and recently renovated East Rock is a truly wonderful house to enjoy for a special celebration or holiday. Fantastic modern kitchen stretching the full length of this large house provides outstanding facilities and a marvellous communal gathering place. Two full length double glass doors from kitchen open onto undercover patio, hot tub and the courtyard. Sit out and drink in the view of our award winning beaches, fantastic views of the islands and sea from the balcony leading off the formal drawing room too. Full internet wifi throughout the house. Very centrally located with incredible views over South beach, Nelson himself stayed here in 1802. Tenby regularly wins national awards in the category 'Best UK Tourist Resort'.

East Rock is at the heart of this pretty coastal town with its four beaches, excellent cafes and pubs and its iconic harbour. You don't need your car, everything is within very easy walking distance. Owner will provide very detailed help on parking, access and is very happy to give ideas for day trips, outings and local eateries.

Sorry, no hen or stag parties, though contact owners to discuss should you not fit the norm for such groups!

Please note that as of FEBRUARY 2018 the Owners Direct Rates Editor was revised by the website and has glitches....Midweek prices are wrong,everything else now correct. 4 midweek nights (Mon to Fri) are available outside of school holidays at a lower price than 3 weekend nights. 7 night weekly bookings are the lowest per night cost. Correct prices and direct contact information for owner are available by looking up East Rock House on group accomodation.com - save yourself the booking fee!

More Details

Property Manager
Erik or Hannah Arentz
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Norwegian
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2018

About Erik or Hannah Arentz

Tenby based couple married for 25 years with 3 children and recently returned to Pembrokeshire after 15 years living abroad. Loving being back by the beach!

Enjoying meeting happy customers, especially when they enjoy the property so much that they rebook the next year too!

Erik or Hannah Arentz purchased this house in 2013

Why Erik or Hannah Arentz chose Tenby

We had been looking for the 'perfect' house in Tenby for nearly 5 years. When East Rock came on the market we knew it was special and hopped on a plane to view it. Bought it within a fortnight of it going on the market and have spent the time since very extensively renovating it. Completed internally in May 2014, externally in December of the same year. We live close by in Tenby so it is easy for us to keep an eye on the house and fix any little glitches.

What makes this house unique

Best located hot tub in Wales probably! Truly outstanding views both from the hot tub and the sheltered Courtyard. East Rock guests also enjoy the large under cover outside patio area between the kitchen and hot tub which provides a great place to sit out and enjoy the views even if the weather isn't too great!

Following the French revolution the aristocracy correctly felt it was unsafe to enjoy their usual 'Grand Tour' voyages in Europe. Two brothers in law from London decided to build themselves adjoining beach houses in Tenby and they took the best location in town, on the promontory between Castle and South beaches with incredible views. Probably built in 1798, East Rock hosted arguably the most famous Briton of his time in 1802. Nelson visited along with William and Emma Hamilton, a blue plaque on the house marks their visit. Many other blue plaques in town record the visits of the other famous people who have enjoyed visits to Tenby, from Henry VII to George Eliot or Beatrix Potter plus many artists inspired by the views!

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Lovely to wake up to waves lapping at the rocks. Haven't used the car all week. It doesn't get much better than this, everything on your door step. So much space, noone on top of each other. Couldn't believe our luck."

Peter and Judith, Monmouth, June 2013

"House is perfect for all generations- humans and canines!"

Helen, Geneva, July 2013

"The views from the windows are fantastic. It is just like stepping into another world when you shut the door. We have had an amazing week."

Pain family, Yorkshire and France, August 2013

"With four young children the proximity of the beach was perfect."

Graham clan, Netherlands, August 2013.
Dec 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Tenby in Pembrokeshire

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 19
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 19 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Master bathroom with rain shower and underfloor heating
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite to Nelson's Lookout
  • Copper bateau bath on a plinth with a view in the Trafalgar suite + rain shower bathroom and separate cloakroom on 1st floor. 2nd floor bathroom. 3rd floor shower room + an ensuite bathroom. 3 Cloakrooms also= lower ground floor/ground floor/1st floor.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Emma's Retreat
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Victory Room: family bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Trafalgar Suite: Huge master bedroom with a copper bath
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Nelson's Cabin
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Nelson's Lookout
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Double Bed , The Masthead
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed , The Crowsnest
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 16+ (7 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with copper bateau bath on plinth and double bed. Also on first floor a twin bed. Second floor has a twin bed and a family room with twins and a double. Top floor has 1) with a single and double, 2) two doubles and 3) one twin bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Usual changeover day is Friday. (Negotiable out of high season.) Strictly no smoking indoors please. Well behaved pets are very welcome but restricted to the ground floor, lower ground floor and courtyard garden, please be scrupulous in clearing up after them and don't let them on the sofas! Parking in Tenby is difficult and there is NO parking at the house, which is in the heart of the medieval town centre. We recommend dropping off bags and then parking at the municipal park in town (£12/week). Many of our guests find they have little or no use for the car as everything is on the doorstep. (We do sometimes have access to a parking place about 150m away, please enquire of owners if this is of interest.) Outside: Enclosed courtyard garden with teak table and chairs and barbecue. Large balcony terrace off the drawing room. Both with fabulous views. Covered outdoor area outside kitchen under the balcony. Fabulous awardwinnning Riviera Cedarwood hot tub in courtyard, bring your swimming costume/ dressing gown! Utility Room: Situated at the end of the open plan kitchen. A second dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier and second fridge. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath towels and linen plus tea towels and dishcloths are all provided in the price. All beds made up. End of stay cleaning included in price. Beach towels can be provided if needed. Electricity and gas included in price. Dogs no extra charge:) Other: The Drawing room, Trafalgar suite and the hallways on the ground floor/1st floor have many lovely, original Georgian features; fireplaces, cornices, ceiling roses, hall tables and mirrors. All bedrooms have been fully redecorated


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Spectacular Georgian Town House In Tenby. Fabulous Views, Hot Tub, Beach Access
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

Beautiful - everyone loves East Rock!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at East Rock 3 years in a row now - and already booked for the fourth! We are a group of old school friends who visit East Rock with partners and children in tow. It never disappoints. The adults love it - the house is fabulously beautiful with everything you could want. The location in Tenby is perfect - you don't need the car at all. The children love playing and hiding in the house, and being so close to the beach. Everyone loves the hot tub and the view and I am always nagged to book again at the end of each weekend visit. The house is big enough to incorporate everyone comfortably and it is really well equipped - everything is thought of - including plenty of spare towels for the hot tub.

We would all recommend a big group to stay at East Rock - book in advance - the secret is out!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Big family and friends groups like yours is what we set East Rock up for! Always delighted to welcome back 'repeat' guests who make the most of beautiful Tenby!
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Absolutely stunning house and location!

  • 5 of 5

East Rock is truly exceptional - we have visited before and will be back again. Amazing location, a wonderful house which is very well appointed. Brilliant for large groups with plenty of communal spaces and a particularly excellent kitchen that leads out onto the terrace and has double doors looking at the fabulous views.

The owner was extremely helpful both before and during out visit.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property, spotlessly clean, very well equipped and furnished to a very high standard. The direct beach access, hot tub on the patio and central Tenby location made this holiday venue an absolute winner with all age groups.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely stunning house, perfect location, very helpful owner

  • 5 of 5

In THE perfect location in Tenby, could not be better. Very well appointed and clean house which the owners have obviously lavished much care and attention on. Owner was extremely helpful and very knowledgeable about local activities and places to eat out and couldn't have done more to make our stay a special one.

I can't recommend this house highly enough, its extremely spacious but everyone can come together in the excellent modern kitchen with its patio doors opening out on to the stunning views. The hot tub is fantastic too!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

East Rock House is outstanding!

We stayed as a party of 15 adults and children for a long weekend and were not disappointed. The house is vast and accommodated a large party with ease, with huge well appointed bedrooms and bathrooms.

It is beautifully decorated in keeping with its Georgian heritage incorporating some contemporary features such as a cool sound system in the kitchen and a fabulous hot tub.

The house is ideally situated close to the centre of Tenby and right on South Beach! It was fantastic that we were able to take the steps from the house with the children right onto the beach.

The house has everything that you would need whilst on holiday with plenty of towels, crockery, cutlery etc, everything has been very well thought out.

The housekeeper was extremely welcoming on arrival and very thorough with the handover of the house. The owner was very friendly and efficient in responding to any calls/emails that were made and went the extra mile to make sure that we had an enjoyable stay.

This house has the wow factor and we will most definitely be back!

Thank you so much for a wonderful weekend!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, we aim to please:)!
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  • 5 of 5

This house is incredible, and the location can't be beaten. I think we all want to go back and spend more time there, it's so beautiful. The bathrooms are all beautifully renovated with baths on all levels. Perfect for big groups,really sociable and inviting, you don't get better than this...didn't want to leave!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Come for a whole week next time?! We do book up a really long way in advance though (increasingly with 'repeat' guests hopefully like yourselves) so don't leave it too late if there's a particular date that you want! Very glad you liked East Rock so much.
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Nearest Barpub
Hope and Anchor pub over the road
Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
Tenby, also Trefloyne outside of town
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.2 Kilometres
South beach
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Lots of surfing, fishing and sailing opportunities. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path provides fantastic walking opportunities. Coasteering very popular with adrenaline junkies. Lots of History in the town and nearby castles.


East Rock is built on the promontory between South Beach and Castle beach. These are literally under the house, which has its own access steps to the sand! Sheltered Harbour beach is a minute or so's walk away and North beach five minutes walk. Tenby is considered " the jewel in the crown" of the gorgeous Pembrokeshire National park, Britains' only Coastal National park. There are very many stunning world class beaches (most 'blue flag' standard, Europe's top accolade) along this 186 mile path.


A car is not necessary unless you want to explore Pembrokeshire, though most people arrive by driving west on the M4, A48, A40 then A477. We are c. 2 hours from the Severn bridge crossing into Wales.

Tenby has a train station.

The town is about 4 hours west of London and 3 hours 40 minutes from Heathrow. Nearest airports are Cardiff (92miles), Bristol (131 miles) and Birmingham (c.180 miles).

We are close to the ferries to Ireland at Pembroke Dock and Fishguard.


Caldey island is a lovely boat ride, catch the boat from the harbour.

Day trip ideas: St Davids, the smallest city in Britain, with its amazing cathedral is an hour north. Laugharne with its castle and Dylan Thomas links is just 30 minutes away. Many castles and gardens nearby to visit.

Child oriented trips: Oakwood Adventure park, Blue Lagoon Water park, Heatherton activity park, Anna's Welsh zoo, the Dinosaur park and our favourite, Folly Farm Zoo are all short (5-15 minute) drives away.

Further Details:

Very easy walking distance to shops (Tescos express, two bakeries, butchers, fishmongers, greengrocers, some good independent gift shops.) Big Sainsburys on outskirts of town. All the big banks just up the road in Tudor Square. Masses of pubs, cafes and restaurants within very easy walking distance. (Recommend booking in high season, owners happy to advise.)


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £400

Booking Notes:
We ask for a 30% deposit with the remainder being due 8 weeks before the holiday. A £400 fully refundable breakages/ damage deposit to be paid before arrival. Will be returned within two weeks of your departure if no problems. Failure to follow guidelines on keeping the hot tub clean and/or complaints from neighbours as to excessive noise late at night will affect repayment of deposit.
Please note that failure to pay the remainder sum will be construed as a cancellation. (Refund policy available on request.)
Out of season we can be flexible about arrival/ departure dates and times.

Changeover Day:
Usual changeover days are Fridays (and/or Mondays)
Departure time is strictly at 10 am, arrival usually at 5pm sometimes this is negotiable. During the summer holidays Tenby town centre is pedestrianised from 11-5.30, owners will advise on parking and access.

Notes on prices:
East Rock is available weekly: Low season from £1990 (£18 per person per night) Mid season £2250 (£20pppn) High season £4250 (£36 pppn) Short breaks possible out of school holidays (minimum 3 nights -NB2 nights same price as 3) Fri 5pm - Mon 10am Eg 3 night low season weekend:£1490 (£31 pppn)
Bargain 4 nights Monday to Friday breaks available at less than weekend costs!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.