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Gorgeous Cottage In The Centre Of Tenby Town Close To Harbour & South Beach

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet


About the property

Cottage in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales - Central Location, Less Than 5 Minutes' Walk To Nearest Beach And Golf Links

China Cottage is a much-photographed, unique property in an amazing location. You'll find this pretty cottage - situated down a quaint lane just off Tenby's town square - a perfect base for exploring Tenby and its many attractions. It suits families and extended families, with plenty of room for one or two extra cots. We've owned it for 15 years, and restored it lovingly when we can between our many returning visitors. China Cottage is popular all year round, as Tenby is not just a summer location, but is great for long weekends and winter walks. The cottage is spacious, bright and airy in the summer months; and with its stove fireplace and deep leather sofas it is also cosy and characterful in the winter. It couldn't be more central to the shops and café bars. The master bedroom has a 'hidden' roll top bath where you can soak by candlelight. No-smoking throughout.

If you like the sound of this property, you may also like our others - No4 Queens Parade (sleeps 7 & infant, garden & permit parking) ref 8162357; No1 Albert View (sleeps 4 & infant) ref 8165786; & No2 Albert View (sleeps 6 & infant) ref 1820417 - all in or around the town centre and every one close to the beach. Subject to availability, No1 & 2 Albert View can be let together to form a whole town-house accommodation for family and extended family of 10.

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Julie Jones, owner of TENBY TOWN COTTAGES
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Welsh, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
13 June, 2018

About Julie Jones, owner of TENBY TOWN COTTAGES

Tenby Town Cottages is a family-run business with over 15 years' experience of letting our own houses & cottages in Tenby. We also own popular foodie-pubs in Tenby, and a little gift/bookshop, so showing Tenby and its gorgeous offerings at their very best are at the heart of what we do. We love Tenby, and make it our business to make sure you will too.

We try and respond to every booking enquiry within 24 hours, but because of our numerous other business commitments it is not always possible to do so. If you have not heard from us directly (as opposed to an automated response from Owners Direct) within 24 hours, please feel free to follow up your enquiry with a text or phone call. Your holiday is important to us.

Julie Jones, owner of TENBY TOWN COTTAGES purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Julie Jones, owner of TENBY TOWN COTTAGES chose Tenby

When China Cottage became available to buy, it was so quaint and central, that we acquired it in order to build up our little property portfolio. Given its age (approx 250 years) and thick original walls, it's taken some time to 'modernise, but it has a lovely spacious yet cosy feel to it and couldn't be more convenient for the town and beaches. Our other properties are No 4 Queens Parade (our first family home; a big, stylish, terraced town house with views of Caldey Island and Tenby Golf Links); and No 1 Albert View (a cool compact apartment next to a foodie pub and less than a minute from the Harbour and Castle Beach). No 2 Albert View is our latest addition and is our most modern & stylish property to date.

What makes this cottage unique

All our properties are inside the historic Tenby town walls, or within minutes walk of them. Leave the car and spend your days on the beaches, going on fishing trips, doing water-sports, exploring Caldey Island or the old town; or use our properties as a base for visiting the huge number of attractions that Pembrokeshire has to offer

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We've had another fantastic holiday in Tenby. China Cottage is the perfect base camp with all amenities close by. We absolutely love Tenby and will most certainly be back. The property is lovely". Miss Roe

"Loved the fact that when we arrived on a wet Saturday afternoon the fire was on, there was milk in the fridge, tea & coffee. What a great welcome and very thoughtful." Mr Dalton
Dec 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Tenby in Pembrokeshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Wash hand basin
  • Newly refurbished bathroom with bath, separate shower, wc and large wash-hand basin. Free-standing roll-top bath in master bedroom. Separate wc.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom has double bed, original artwork, a sofa, tv, & freestanding roll-top bath. Bedroom 2 has double bed and wash-hand basin. Bedroom 3 has twin beds & wash-hand basin. Bedroom 4 has single bed & wash-hand basin. Ample room for extra cots.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: This is a lovely family cottage; plenty of space, especially upstairs. It is so central, family members can just come and go as they please - popping to town shops or beaches within minutes. You won't need the car all week! Tenby can offer Coast Path walks, fishing trips, boat-trips to the exquisite and magical Caldey Island, water-sports, all starting 5 minutes from your front door. If you do like to explore your wider surroundings, Pembrokeshire has Folly Farm, Heatherton World of Activity (a great day out for families), the tranquil Manor House Wildlife Park (aka Anna's Welsh zoo), Oakwood Theme Park and Bluestone Resort and Blue Lagoon swimming centre. Don't forget beach horse-riding at Marros or Nolton Haven. Laugharne (spiritual home of Dylan Thomas) is only 20 minutes away too. Outside: Being in the heart of the town centre, China Cottage cannot offer a garden, but if you turn left out of the front door you will find Harbour and Castle beach within 5 minutes' walk, and if you turn right you will be on South beach within minutes. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen is provided; towels available on request. Other: Cosy dining area between the kitchen and living room.


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Fabulous !

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at China cottage Tenby

The cottage is well equipped for a self catering holiday , very clean and superb location only a few minutes stroll to the castle and harbour beach and the shops and bars are on the doorstep. The owners were very welcoming and helpful, and the welcome pack was a lovely touch . We will definitely be back at China cottage next time we visit Tenby

Thank you Mike and Julie x

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Brilliant location in the centre of Tenby.

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage situated in the centre of Tenby. Spacious and ideal to explore Tenby. Highly recommended!!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in the really lovely house. Everything was just perfect. The whole house is so lovely furnished and decorated. It has a lot of space to bee and in every room you just feel good.

To the beach and to the city its a so short walk, you dont need the car!

When we need some information or we dont know about something, Julie was very kind to help us. We hope, we can come back some time.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quaint and plenty of room. Great location near beach and town.

  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfectly situated cottage in the heart of Tenby.

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous cottage, warm and comfortable and very well equipped. Lovely welcome hamper on arrival. The perfect base to explore the area.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Nice spacious cottage in very central location

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a lovely stay at Easter and would return!

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
The Buccaneer Inn
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Tenby or Trefloyne
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
40 Metres
The Baytree
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
South Beach & Castle Beach
Car: recommended


Less than 5 minutes' walk to Harbour, South, Castle, and North beaches. 20-min boat trip to Caldey Island. Harbour Beach was voted best beach in Europe in 2014. Simple car journey to Barafundle Bay, Freshwater East, or Freshwater West (great surf), Manorbier (good for dogs & surf), Swan Lake, or even Blue Lagoon (cliff-diving) in the north of the County.


Use of car is recommended but not essential. Tenby Railway Station is an easy 10 min walk.


The lovely independent shops in Narberth are 20 minutes away by car. Carmarthen town and Haverfordwest town are each 35 minutes away and have the nearest cinemas and big brand shops. The stunning castle at Pembroke is just 20 minutes away, as is Laugharne and Dylan Thomas' boat-house. Caldey Island by boat is a must-do trip when staying in Tenby.

Further Details:

All the local shops and supermarkets are literally around the corner. We can recommend some great pubs and restaurants, and a list will be available at the property. Tenby serves as a great base for exploring the area - Folly Farm, Manor House Wildlife Park (aka Anna's Welsh Zoo), Heatherton Country Park (a huge day out with lots of family activities), Bluestone Resort, and Blue Lagoon water park, Oakwood Theme Park, and the whole of the Pembrokeshire Coast are yours for the taking.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Tenby, Pembrokeshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2018 rate c
1 Jun 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2018 rate a
20 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2018 rate c
1 Sep 2018 - 20 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2018 rate d
21 Sep 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2018 rate e
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2018 rate f
28 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Please make your initial enquiry through this website, and I will respond by email. A 20% deposit is required to secure your booking, but please text or telephone me before making any payment, so that I can expect & acknowledge it, and you can be sure you are making a genuine booking.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is a Friday; this can be flexible out of season. Arrival is 3pm; departure is 10am.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks are available out of season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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