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Large 6 bedroom house with uninterrupted sea views - ideal for town and beaches.

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Crackwell Street, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales - Overlooking Harbour and North Beach

Overlooking the North Beach and the picturesque harbour the house is a short 2 minute walk onto any one of the three beautiful blue flag beaches of Tenby or a short 20 steps into the town itself. Tenby is a wonderful holiday destination and caters to all types: Family beach holidays, coastal walkers, surfers, Iron-Man athletes, mountain bikers.

With six bedrooms and four bathrooms, Whistler House has been refurbished to cater well to family get-togethers, Christmas get-aways or multiple family holidays - there's space for all. It has wifi availability throughout as well as all the amenities expected from a house with a high specification. A brand new kitchen is aimed at being both flexible and capable of catering easily for up to 16 guests.

Out on the garden patio you can enjoy barbecues and large group meals or just sit back and watch sea and harbour life pass you by.

Recently refurbished, we bought Whistler House because we literally fell in love with the sea and harbour views from the garden - it helped that there is a strong rumour that Henry Tudor escaped to the Continent if not from our house then possibly from the tunnels lying underneath the cliff on which we stand.

Tenby has recently won a National award for tourist destination (Silver Best UK Coastal Award 2014) and Whistler House overlooks the Blue Flag North Beach as well as the beautiful and still working harbour from which you can take fishing and tour trips.

IMPORTANT BOOKING NOTE: We are part of the new Ownersdirect online payments facility and they have introduced a c. 6% fee on top of our usual rates. As such Ownersdirect is the one charging you an additional percentage fee on top of our rate for their payment protection. The exact percentage of Ownersdirect fee is based on the price of the house per week. If you wish to save this additional fee, please feel free to contact us and you can book and pay directly with us to a UK bank in GBP. It is your decision but we do have many reviews of previous guests who book direct for your peace of mind. However if you pay via Ownersdirect that's also fine.

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Property Manager
David & Alison Paterson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
12 February, 2017

About David & Alison Paterson

We live in Hampshire but have both loved Tenby for decades - and having gone there as kids ourselves we took our kids and dreamed about having a house over-looking the beaches of Tenby.

When Whistler House came on the market it was almost too good to be true! In the middle of town, beach and harbour it is quite literally the perfect spot.

We completely re-furbished the house and have tried to anticipate as many needs as possible and to make as much of the place as we can - we hope you like it.

David & Alison Paterson purchased this house in 2014

Why David & Alison Paterson chose Pembroke, Tenby, Saundersfoot & The South Coast

The house dates back to the 1850's and has just the most breath-taking views. Great for sunrises, sunsets and watching the daily activity on the North Beach and Harbour in between. Within minutes you can be on either North or Harbour beaches and jumping in at high tide.

Since buying the property we have also learned that pre-pagers - the back of the house was used to launch the Maroons (flares) to call the crew when the Tenby Lifeboat was launched.

What makes this house unique

Really convenient for both town and beach. Un-interupted views of the Harbour and North Beach


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(39 traveller reviews)


Stunning property with magnificent views

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous location and views perfect for a large family getaway. The accommodation was comfortable and tastefully decorated with everything you may need for a. Large group. Stayed with 4 families and a dog and had plenty of room. We will definitely return to this property .

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home, everything you needed was there the owners thought of everything. There were 14 ladies and there was room for all of us. The view from the back garden was perfect, I lay in bed and looked at the harbour. Close to the town, just right for a big gathering, made my friends birthday weekend just perfect

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, spacious home in the heart of Tenby overlooking the North beach.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property in the heart of Tenby with a stunning view of the beach from the garden.

We booked for 14 and the house worked well for us as its large enough for privacy but well laid out for communal space.

Ages ranged from 4-68 and all were impressed and we felt the house well suited children.

The owners really have thought of everything. We wanted for nothing and throughly enough enjoyed our stay. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a large family gathering with the most amazing view

  • 5 of 5

Trying to find and organise a holiday for our family of fifteen (eight adults and seven children ranging from 12 - 20 (not all children anymore!) could have been a nightmare, however, from the moment we found Whistler House in Tenby and started dealing with Alison & David it was a breeze.

Starting with location. The house is in the perfect location on Crackwell Street. Go out the front door and you are a stones throw from the High Street (the Tesco Express just through the alley way was a god send for sending the children for Grandad's morning paper!) with it's array of shops, cafes, restaurants (recommend The Mooring & The Buccaneer) and pubs (Hope & Anchor very popular).

A short walk down the street and you are in the harbour area with direct access to two beautiful beaches; North Beach (great spot to capture the late afternoon sun) and South Beach, perfect for body boarding (life guards on patrol) or a 5km run!! Some of our family took a fishing trip one morning from the harbour and also caught the ferry across to Caldey Island. You can also access the Pembrokeshire coastal path from the house and we enjoyed a walk to Saundersfoot - but be warned it's very up and down! We didn't use the car all week.

Go out the back door and wow!! You are presented with the most perfect, captivating and relaxing view of the harbour and north beach from the back garden. Well equipped with garden furniture, we enjoyed many an hour just sat watching the tide come in and out with a cup of tea or a glass of something stronger! On the Sunday of our stay we enjoyed front row seats for the Tenby Summer Spectacular firework display.

What about the house? It is the perfect home from home (in fact in some respects better equipped!). Beautifully decorated and furnished with enough space to enable us to live comfortably together for a week without getting on each other's nerves! The kitchen is perfectly equipped for self-catering, with a table that comfortably seated all fifteen of us for dinner or outside for a BBQ. They have even provided a wine / beer fridge!! Two TVs meant there were no arguments between the adults and children for control of the remote! The bedrooms are beautifully decorated with high quality bed linen and towels and there were enough bathrooms and plenty of hot water to accommodate us all coming off the beach at the same time. The house was perfect.

Thank you Whistler House (Alison and David) for a great week and fond memories.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a lovely time celebrating your Mum's milestone Birthday with all the family. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review and the very kind words.
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Superb large family property

  • 5 of 5

14 of us spent the first week of August here.

What a house. The 6 grandchildren aged 4 to 13 loved the bunk beds and the twin room next door.

Loads of space. This property is not cluttered with furniture. Everything is practical, clean and useable.

We ate around the large table each evening, and had breakfast in the conservatory.

It really was home from home. The information on the house was written in such a way that we were not anxious about using the house and it's contents. We really felt it was our home for the week.

The view is spectacular, the BBQ well used, and the short walk to the beaches ideal.

We've already booked another week for summer 2017- a unanimous decision by all the family!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing house with amazing views.

  • 5 of 5

Myself and my hen party stayed at this property in July of 2016, and it really was a treat. We paid a great rate and stayed for a long weekend. The house was beautiful, clean and tidy the whole way through. We were a box of welsh tea bags and some Tenby biscuits which was an amazing touch, along with starter loo rolls in the bathrooms (always a bonus). The house was massively stocked with all the equipment you could possibly need, including tableware and cutlery aplenty. The view from the balcony is as beautiful as the pictures promise and it's where we spent most of our time. The only o e thing I would be wary of next time I visited is the unpacking. Unpacking outside the house was much trickier then we anticipated as it's on a one way alternating traffic lighted street. However the house, Tenby itself and the stay was incredibly worth it.

Thank you guys for an incredible stay. We will be back :-)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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 Half Term
17 Feb 2017 - 27 Feb 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Low Season 2 2017
28 Feb 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter 2017
7 Apr 2017 - 24 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
May 2017
25 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May Week
26 May 2017 - 5 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June 2017
6 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Long Course Weekend
7 Jul 2017 - 11 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
12 Jul 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Ironman 2017
5 Sep 2017 - 13 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 8
14 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October Half Term 2017
20 Oct 2017 - 30 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 10
31 Oct 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas & New Year
20 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
Normal changeover day is Saturday. Departure time is 10 am, arrival after 3pm (sometimes this is negotiable). Out of season we can be flexible about arrival/departure dates and times.
We ask for a 30% deposit with the remainder being due 8 weeks before the holiday. A £250 fully refundable breakages deposit to be paid before arrival returned within two weeks of your departure if no problems (with pets this is £400).
Please note that failure to pay balance will be construed as a cancellation.

Changeover Day:
Saturday - flexible out of High Season.
Monday - for 2015 Xmas /New Year

Notes on prices:
We will consider both longer and shorter term lets out of high season.
We do not charge extra for dogs and are dog owners ourselves. Whilst we welcome well behaved dogs we do anticipate that our guests will maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and behaviour of their pets whilst at Whistler House. Please ensure that pets do not damage furniture and remain in downstairs rooms and outside only.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Tenby in Pembrokeshire

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Downstairs shower, vanity unit and WC. First Floor - Bath, shower, vanity unit and WC Second Floor - Bath, WC and Vanity Unit Second Floor - Shower, WC and Vanity Unit All recently refurbished to a very high standard.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 6 Bedrooms - super-king, kings, double and 4 bunks Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - Super King with Sea and harbour views Bedroom 2 - Super King (or convert to 2 singles) Bedroom 3 - 4 x full size Bunk Beds Bedroom 4 - King sized bed with Sea and Harbour Views Bedroom 5 - Double Bed Bedroom 6 - King Size
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
Notes on accommodation: Within 2 minutes of Whistler House are restaurants, coffee shops, cafes and pubs as well as three World Class beaches. The house sits over North Beach on Crackwell Street, at the bottom of which one can find the harbour with access to fresh seafood and organised fishing and boat trips. Outside we have the best feature of the house - the patio garden featuring our large shared table - with adequate space for food and drink - BBQ and of course those stunning views - hypnotic in any weather. Outside: One of the most attractive features of Whistler House maximising the views outside of the beach, sea and harbour has been the installation of a modern glass safety balcony - we overlook both beach and harbour though, so all children and dogs playing in the outside areas must be supervised at all times. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and all high quality bed linen is included and laundered weekly. The house is cleaned weekly. More frequent cleaning can be arranged. Other: Our conservatory allows the outside in and anyone sitting there at breakfast or early evening enjoys panoramic views of the Sea in perfect comfort. We also have a Table Football table.

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