£1350 - £4250 per week
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Most Quality Cottages welcome pets. 'Lucky' enjoying the beach thumb-1
The popular resort of Tenby with it's colourful harbour, individual shops, cobbled streets and 5 glorious beaches (Blue Flag) thumb-1
Explore Tenby's narrow cobbled streets lined with boutiques, restaurants, pubs and cafes thumb-1
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Tenby South Beach - a beautiful golden sandy beach over a mile long stretching from Tenby to Penally thumb-1
Tenby's North Beach thumb-1
The historic Tudor Merchants House (National Trust) and Tenby Museum are both well worth a visit thumb-1
Explore Tenby's quaint cobbled streets - lots of galleries, boutique shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs to browse thumb-1
Do take the short boat trip from Tenby Harbour across to Caldey Island with its Cistercian Monastery which overlooks  the village green thumb-1
Seal Safari's from Tenby harbour take you on a trip round the off shore islands - lots of wildlife and sea birds to be spotted thumb-1
Explore the Pembrokeshire coast for seal pups during the autumn breeding season thumb-1
Walk the Pembrokeshire Coast Path for stunning cliff top scenery filled with flora and fauna during the summer months thumb-1
The Stackpole Inn - a friendly pub serving excellent locally sourced food plus a delightful beer garden in which to enjoy a refreshing drink thumb-1
Bosherston Lily Ponds - a profusion of colour in June and home to countless swans as well as otters, cormorants, herons and dragon flies thumb-1
Pembrokeshire has a variety of fabulous golf courses to choose from - all within an easy drive thumb-1
Saundersfoot harbour - a bustling seaside resort with a variety of shops, cafes, pubs and beach side restaurants to choose from thumb-1
Colby Gardens (N.T.) - Wander the magical woodland walks or relax in the walled garden. Free daily activities include pond dipping and family games thumb-1
Oakwood, Folly Farm, Anna Ryder Richardson's 'Wild Welsh Zoo' and Heatherton are all great family days out thumb-1

St Catherines House Tenby, South Pembrokeshire

  • Sleeps 16
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 2 Dogs
  • Reference 1378
Small Party Discount available

£250 off 1 - 4 persons

£150 off 5 - 6 persons

Why we recommend St Catherines House...

Magnificent Georgian residence, enviable location, breathtaking views, direct private access to beach. Short Breaks available for all year apart from the Summer School Holidays - please call for prices.

About St Catherines House

St Catherines House is one of Tenby’s finest residences, celebrating majestic views of Castle Beach and St Catherines Island. Direct beach access and ideal for family gatherings and special occasions.

  • Built in 1843, this magnificent property is the first and largest of six Grade 2 Georgian mansion houses fronting Lexden Terrace. This imposing house has 8 bedrooms, sleeping 16 guests.
  • You cannot fail to be impressed by this architectural gem, transporting you back to the style and elegance of a bygone era. It has been transformed into a stunning property by fabric designer Ruth Moser.
  • With private parking inside the gated entrance, you feel you have arrived at possibly one of Wales’ finest seaside homes.
  • St Catherines House retains many of the original period details, celebrating the Georgian style - Ornate ceilings, a grand sweeping staircase, imposing fireplaces, Welsh oak floorboards, and wonderful interior detailing (servants bells and secret cupboards).
  • However, it is the grand shuttered rising sash windows that will command your greatest attention as you enter each of the beautiful rooms.
  • Each window frames an unforgettable view, providing you with a front row seat to the most stunning scenery the South Pembrokeshire coast has to offer.
  • When you think that this cannot be topped, step out onto your private lawn and terrace, chiselled into the cliff side with a castellated wall, and soak up the most enviable vista imaginable. Dine alfresco against the backdrop of the Napoleonic fort of St Catherines Island and the blue flag Castle Beach.
  • Wind your way down the stone steps to a further lower private terrace, or access directly through a discreet passageway from the lower-floor housekeeper’s kitchen. Then step out onto the sands of Castle Beach, through your very own private gate. It simply doesn’t get any better!
  • No better place for families and friends to meet for those milestone birthdays!


About The Area

Tenby seaside town

  • Relax without your car and stroll around the narrow streets and alleyways lined with craft shops, delicatessen, coffee houses, pubs and restaurants - delicious local foods and alfresco dining!The house has an amazing position ,in very close proximity to Tenbys finest restaurants and within 150 yards of the amazing local Breweries ,with hand crafted real ale.
  • Lots to see and do in Tenby, at any time of the year. Amenities in the town include banks, post office, internet cafe, supermarket, filling station, chemist, doctor, vet, interesting independent shops and a weekly market held on Wednesdays.Located on the lower ground floor of the Atlantic Hotel on The Esplanade overlooking Tenby's South Beach the Salt Cellar is an award winning coastal restaurant, bar and terrace run by a bunch of talented friends for you and your friends and family to enjoy. Their motto is “Great food, Great service, Great Times! Tasty food and friendly service is at the heart of our restaurant”.

Tenby has 5 Blue Flag Beaches all within walking distance 

  • Tenby’s wonderful sandy beaches, North, Harbour, Paragon (known locally as Iron Bar), South & Castle will delight. Also enjoy cliff top walking, fishing, sailing, windsurfing, cycling, bird watching and golf all within a short walk

Caldey Island Boat Trip

  • Book your boat trip on the slipway of Tenby Harbour. The island has been home to Cistercian monks for over a thousand years. They produce perfume, shortbread and chocolate all on sale in the island shop. Relax on one of the beautiful beaches, stroll the lovely countryside and visit part of the Grade II listed abbey. A day to remember.

Tenby Marine Boat Fishing

  • Join a daily trip for mackerel fishing or arrange a tailor made trip just for you. Mackerel is delicious cooked on the barbecue. Be sure to put a bottle of white wine to chill before you go!

Pembrokeshire Coastal Path 

  • Pembrokeshire's Coastal Path stretches 186 miles from start to finish. Coastal bus services especially designed for walkers will pick up and drop off all along the route so you can choose to walk sections at a time. At very low tide it is possible to walk from Tenby all the way to Amroth along the beach.

Stackpole and Stackpole Quay

  • The little village of Stackpole has an award winning pub / restaurant The Stackpole Inn. Do look out for the impressive millennium arch over the school gate on the opposite side of the road. Stackpole Quay (NT) is a tiny historic harbour a short drive from the village. The Boathouse Tearoom serves morning coffee, lunches, homemade cakes and cream teas.

Bosherston 

  • Take a stroll past the picturesque Bosherston Lily Ponds and on to Broad Haven South a beautiful Blue Flag awarded beach. Complete your visit with a bite to eat at the village pub The St Govans Inn or the Olde Worlde Tearooms.

Golf Courses

  • There are two excellent courses within a short drive. Tenby Golf Club is a classic 18-hole links course set among a patchwork of rolling green terrain and wild dunes, offering a variety of challenges which will test golfers at every level. 
  • Trefloyne Manor has 18 holes of stunning parkland golf, set in Tenby's rolling countryside for golfers of all levels. With views of the historic town of Tenby, Carmarthen Bay and the Ritec Valley it is one of the most beautiful courses in West Wales. 
Family Fun
  • South Pembrokeshire has more than its fair share of thrilling family attractions. Visit multi award winning Folly Farm, Manor Wildlife Park, the Dinosaur Park, Bluestone Water Park, Carew Karting, Oakwood and Tudor Merchant's House Tenby (NT).

Saundersfoot Village

  • Pretty, bustling Saundersfoot has 3 lovely beaches, harbour, shops, pubs, gallery, a wonderful old fashioned sweet shop, 'Chobbles', good sea food restaurants, and gifts shops including 'Walk on Water' for leisure wear and souvenirs.

Colby Gardens (NT)

  • Away from the sea Colby Gardens (NT) is in a tranquil, secluded valley.  This beautiful woodland garden has a fantastic collection of rhododendrons and peaceful woodland walks.
Explore Pembrokeshire Highlights
  • Discover the delights of St Davids Britain's tiniest city. Walk in the wild Preseli Hills. Visit Tafarn Zinc the highest pub in Pembrokeshire. Explore Castell Henllys reconstructed Iron Age village standing on the foundations of the original settlement. Be an historian for a day and visit several of Pembrokeshire's ancient atmospheric castles in Pembroke, Carew and Manorbier. 
Property Layout

8 Bedrooms sleeping 15 adults and 1 child. 2 Twins and 1 Double (zip and link beds) ensuite with (bath, washbasin and toilet), please take care with landing on 3rd floor - there is a low banister rail as the property is a listed building, all on the 3rd floor. Master bedroom with Kingsize bed, sea views and ensuite (bath with over shower, toilet and wash basin), 1 Single with truckle bed and 1 Double with Kingsize bed, all on 2nd floor. 1 Double with Kingsize bed on 1st floor. 1 Twin in the basement. 6 Hairdryers available.

Luxury Bathroom between 1st and 2nd floor. Designer Shower Room on Ground floor and Shower Room in Basement.

Ground Floor

Kitchen/Diner with stunning sea views, stylish grey fitted units with electric oven, halogen hob, 2 fridge/ freezers,ideal for chilling the champagne , Microwave, Dishwasher, table to seat 16, 1 x 2 seater sofa, 2 x occasional chairs, side table and a Roberts 'Blutune' 200 sound system. Large sash windows open up and lead out down 5 steps to garden (take care with children – no handrail). 

Utility Room with washer, dryer, sink and storage space.

Snug Room cosy and warm with sofa, large cushions, gas fire, TV, DVD player, floor to ceiling shelves with books, games and DVD’s.

1st Floor 

Lounge floor to ceiling windows maximise the spectacular views, 1 x 4 seater sofa, 2 x 3 seater sofas, occasional chairs, coffee table, Smart TV, Roberts 'Blue tune' 200 sound system, TV and DVD, gas fireplace, lamps. Leading through to;

Library Room with desk, comfy chair, bookshelves, games

Basement

Downstairs Games Room formerly the original kitchen of the house with TV (DVD playing only), Bluetooth sound system, fridge. Equipped with Jacques Table football/Air hockey and new 3/4 Table Tennis table. Back Door leading to;

Grounds Private lawn and terrace, chiselled into the cliff side with a castellated wall. Steps lead down to a lower private terrace, with dining table and barbecue.  A private gate leads directly out onto the sands of Castle Beach, Please note - Care with toddlers.  

A refundable security deposit of £500 is required per booking.


Additional Information

 

Short breaks - All year, except during school holidays

WiFi - Yes

Changeover - Saturday

Towels - Yes

Parking - Yes for 2 cars only. Further parking available in NCP car park 10 minute walk away, £3 per day, £18 per week.

Fuel - inclusive

Dogs - 2. 1 dog free, additional dog £25 p/w

Travel cot - Yes, 2 on request

Highchair - Yes, 2

Access Information

Is there parking for at least one car within the cottage grounds? Yes

Is there a gate to open? No

If no parking within the grounds is there parking within 100m? No

Does this parking have reserved disabled spaces (min width 3.6m)? No

Are there paths? No

Are paths level and firm? Yes

Type of suface Paving

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? No

Are paths at least 1.2m wide? No

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes

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Why you love St Catherines House
What a fab way to celebrate my lovely husband's 70th birthday! 11 children (adults) and 7 grandchildren. Perfect house, perfect location - a lot of wonderful memories to talk about over and over gain - your home is an inspiration - every last touch with the best possible taste and finish - we will be back!! Thank you
Sarah & Len Grey & family
Thank you for a wonderful week in a truly gorgeous house. It managed to fit 8 adults and 7 children with no problem. The access to the beach was amazing and the kids loved the adventure. So many happy memories for us all to remember. Tenby has so much to do, we will be back! We would definitely recommend this house to our friends and family. Thank you again.
The Snelson, Stevens, Lea and Revill families
Visiting Tenby with our family and friends for our wedding on 24 June at Manorbier Castle. Couldn't have chosen a more perfect location to have closest family. It has been an amazing week! Our guests have travelled from all over the world and each one fell in love with Tenby and this magnificent house. Who wouldn't. It is beautiful. We look forward to spending many anniversaries here.
The Dixon/Nigam families
Beautiful property in excellent location. We stayed at St Catherine's House for week in August. I grew up in a Tenby and left 15 years ago so was so excited to be going back and staying in a property I use to admire from the beach as a child. The property is set on the cliff edge with a private path leading down onto the beach. The views are incredible from all rear facing windows. The owner has gone above and beyond to make the house so homely. So many beautiful touches from games for the children, a library to relax and read in to the beautiful furnishing throughout the house. The beds are amazing and comfortable and the comfiest I ever slept in. From start to finish we felt like we were staying in our own home not a rented property. I cannot recommend the property highly enough and only hope that future guests appreciate how much care and effort the owner has put into the property. We will definitely be booking for next year and can't wait to return. Fact for those who don't know Tenby. The beaches are some of the best in the country. There are local pubs within walking distance with a favourites of mine, "The hope & Anchor" right opposite the house which serves great homemade food. Plenty of shops and a Tesco express are a few yards away.
Miranda E, Poole
A fantastic week in a wonderful historic house. We loved the location, facilities and the beach. Great BBQ and terrace which was used frequently. The early birds amongst us saw spectacular sunrises and we finished with a storm to go home! Perfect. Thank you.
Families, Clearton, Smith & Gammage of Herefordshire
What a fabulous time we have all had in Tenby. Your house is beautiful & we feel that we have had a super classy stay.Stunning views from the comfy sofas in the sitting room. Thank you!
New Year Guests
Delightful, thoughtful home from home. It is difficult to think of anything one can add. The views are amazing and location superb, the weather has been kind to us all week.

Beautifully stylishly equipped and interesting for us to stay in a house designed by the same architect that designed our son's previous home in Bristol.

The radios, tea and coffee in bedrooms allowed us to start each day in peace, comfort and style.
The Martin family
St Catherines House Tenby is truly sublime. Location, location, location! Luxury Georgian home with panoramic views of Castle Beach and St Catherines Island. This is a perfect, posh pad for discerning large groups who want an indulgent treat. The spacious mansion is superbly equipped, and complimentary fresh flowers, candles and wines all add to a personal and unique experience.We have also told all our family and friends how wonderful it is! Can't wait to book again, truly marvellous!
Cerys Murphy, Porthcawl
Property Layout

8 Bedrooms sleeping 15 adults and 1 child. 2 Twins and 1 Double (zip and link beds) ensuite with (bath, washbasin and toilet), please take care with landing on 3rd floor - there is a low banister rail as the property is a listed building, all on the 3rd floor. Master bedroom with Kingsize bed, sea views and ensuite (bath with over shower, toilet and wash basin), 1 Single with truckle bed and 1 Double with Kingsize bed, all on 2nd floor. 1 Double with Kingsize bed on 1st floor. 1 Twin in the basement. 6 Hairdryers available.

Luxury Bathroom between 1st and 2nd floor. Designer Shower Room on Ground floor and Shower Room in Basement.

Ground Floor

Kitchen/Diner with stunning sea views, stylish grey fitted units with electric oven, halogen hob, 2 fridge/ freezers,ideal for chilling the champagne , Microwave, Dishwasher, table to seat 16, 1 x 2 seater sofa, 2 x occasional chairs, side table and a Roberts 'Blutune' 200 sound system. Large sash windows open up and lead out down 5 steps to garden (take care with children – no handrail). 

Utility Room with washer, dryer, sink and storage space.

Snug Room cosy and warm with sofa, large cushions, gas fire, TV, DVD player, floor to ceiling shelves with books, games and DVD’s.

1st Floor 

Lounge floor to ceiling windows maximise the spectacular views, 1 x 4 seater sofa, 2 x 3 seater sofas, occasional chairs, coffee table, Smart TV, Roberts 'Blue tune' 200 sound system, TV and DVD, gas fireplace, lamps. Leading through to;

Library Room with desk, comfy chair, bookshelves, games

Basement

Downstairs Games Room formerly the original kitchen of the house with TV (DVD playing only), Bluetooth sound system, fridge. Equipped with Jacques Table football/Air hockey and new 3/4 Table Tennis table. Back Door leading to;

Grounds Private lawn and terrace, chiselled into the cliff side with a castellated wall. Steps lead down to a lower private terrace, with dining table and barbecue.  A private gate leads directly out onto the sands of Castle Beach, Please note - Care with toddlers.  

A refundable security deposit of £500 is required per booking.


Additional Information

 

Short breaks - All year, except during school holidays

WiFi - Yes

Changeover - Saturday

Towels - Yes

Parking - Yes for 2 cars only. Further parking available in NCP car park 10 minute walk away, £3 per day, £18 per week.

Fuel - inclusive

Dogs - 2. 1 dog free, additional dog £25 p/w

Travel cot - Yes, 2 on request

Highchair - Yes, 2

Access Information

Is there parking for at least one car within the cottage grounds? Yes

Is there a gate to open? No

If no parking within the grounds is there parking within 100m? No

Does this parking have reserved disabled spaces (min width 3.6m)? No

Are there paths? No

Are paths level and firm? Yes

Type of suface Paving

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? No

Are paths at least 1.2m wide? No

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes

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