St Catherines House

Ref: 1378
Tenby, South Pembrokeshire (View Location on a map)
16 Guests
8 Bedrooms
5 Bathrooms
Accepts 2 Dogs
£1,393 7 Night Breaks From
£12.44 Average Per Person Per Night

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Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have temporarily adjusted our check-in to 5:30pm and check-out to 9:30am. Thank you for your understanding.

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Entire Home To Yourself

You will be staying in this entire home with you and your loved ones. Plus have piece of mind that this property has an enclosed garden for added security and privacy.

Contactless entry

This property also has contactless entry, meaning you do not need to be physically greeted by the owner to receive the keys to enter this property.

Staggered Check-in and Check outs

We are advising all our owners and guests that we recommend they offer staggered checkin/outs to ensure there is adequate time between any two bookings to allow for a full and proper clean for your safety.

Check-in from 5:30pm and Check out by 9:30am

Handpicked Highlights

St Catherines House was handpicked by our team to join our portfolio. Here's just a few of the reasons we think you'll love staying in St Catherines House too!

  • Magnificent Georgian residence in the heart of Tenby
  • Breathtaking views, direct private access to the beach
  • Short Breaks available all year apart from the Summer School Holidays - please call for prices.
  • £250 discount on weeks between 9th - 23rd May 2020 (exterior of house being painted) 

Rated 4.7/5 (read reviews)
Features You'll Love

  • Coastal Area
  • Dog Friendly
  • Sea Views
  • WiFi
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Private Parking
  • Cot Available
  • Golf Courses Nearby
  • Pubs Nearby
  • Beaches Nearby

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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). There is a study too, packed with books and games to keep your whole party entertained.
  • 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!
Layout & Further Information

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


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 enclosed 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. 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

Bed linen - Included as standard

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, certain facilities at some of our properties may not be deliverable. This may include - but is not limited to - swimming pools, hot tubs, and some shared communal areas. If you have a specific enquiry, please contact us by email here. Thank you for your understanding.

Reviews & Comments
Visitors Rate This Property 4.7/5

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Verified Guest
13th March 2020

Great, characterful Georgian town house, great furnishings. Lost a star because of the following:- no shower in top floor bathroom, twin zip and link beds would be better for a party of adults and rubbish collection point visible from front door.

B Price Verified Guest
4th January 2020

Lovely large house in the centre of Tenby. Fantastic views of the sea and fort from the windows. Games room utilised and used the path down to the beach although steep and a little slippy. Plenty of room for all the family for the week. Did struggle with the size of the oven on christmas day but managed! Only down side was the noise from the pub opposite the house late at night.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you for your review and stunning photographs, delighted that you had a great stay over Christmas in this beautiful house.

Anna Hooper Verified Guest
17th August 2019

Stunning property in perfect location... so much space for all with everything you needed at your fingertips!

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Delighted that you enjoyed St Catherines, thank you for your review and stunning photo.

Nick Egdell Verified Guest
24th April 2019

Beautiful period home great for a large group with many alternative activities on the doorstep

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Glad you enjoyed your stay St Catherines is a very special property in an amazing location, thank you for your review.

Steven O'donoghue Verified Guest
23rd March 2019

A truly stunning property to turn dreams into reality! It had everything we could possibly want, with a really lovely touch of Welsh cakes and bottles of wine to welcome us and milk in the fridge. Loved the upstairs, downstairs character too! The views were breathtaking, and taking our private path down to the beach felt very special.An amazing property and how lucky for us that the owners let it out for others to enjoy.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you for your glowing review, it is such a special house, perfect for celebrations and get-togethers, with one of the best views in Tenby. Delighted to hear you had such a great time.

Guestbook Comments

If you've ever visited a holiday cottage before, you most likely have seen a guestbook in the property for guests to leave a review for others when they arrive. Each of the following comments was lovingly left by people just like you in the guestbook left at St Catherines House.

The Jones Family
14th January 2019

Wonderful family weekend old and young, to celebrate the oldies 60th wedding anniversary. Weather good, house and views good, what more is there to say just a big thank you.

Brian, Glenda & Family
5th January 2019

A relaxing and inspirational birthday weekend with the family in a perfect setting. Everything was so convenient - the house (plenty of places to hide, if one had to!) and the town and its interesting history. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and will take home plenty of happy memories.

The Parry Family
22nd December 2018

The house was perfect for our family of 16's Christmas together. What great views and had a lovely beach for Freddy the dog. We will be back next time for a summer break. Thank you for sharing your house.

2nd July 2018

Thank you for such a beautiful house, we loved staying here. Such lovely views and so much space! Great location so close to the beach and the town. We had the most lovely weather!

29th June 2018

14 of us and 4 generations staying in this fantastic extremely well appointed house. Marvellous views from the house and we were blessed with fantastic weather all week! Absolutely loved it and all the children & grand children had loads of fun. Will be back! Thank you.

About the Area

If you would like more information on the local area, please call us on 01348 837871 to speak to one of our friendly team.

Tenby seaside town

  • Relax without your car and stroll around the narrow streets and alleyways lined with craft shops, delicatessens, coffee houses, pubs and restaurants - delicious local foods and alfresco dining! The house has an amazing position in very close proximity to Tenby's finest restaurants and within 150 yards of the amazing local Breweries with handcrafted 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 which overlooks 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 specially 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 lookout 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.


  • 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 the 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 seafood restaurants, and gifts shops including 'Walk on Water' for leisurewear 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 a historian for a day and visit several of Pembrokeshire's ancient atmospheric castles in Pembroke, Carew and Manorbier.
Eat & Drink

See below for a selection of pubs, restaurants, and eateries near St Catherines House.

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The Blue Ball Restaurant
( 0.2 miles away )

Ingredients are sourced from the finest local suppliers. Local seafood is a speciality.

Cross Inn
( 1.4 miles away )

The beer garden is within walking distance of the beach. Meals are served at lunch time and in the evenings. Families are welcome.

The Mulberry Restaurant
( 2.7 miles away )

The Mulberry Restaurant is situated near the harbour of Saundersfoot. The interior has a warm, intimate design, ideal for family dining or the more romantic diner de deux. There are outside dining tables too. The service staff are friendly and have a good knowledge of the dishes they are serving. The Chef will endeavour to accommodate personal requirements wherever possible.

The Cartwheel Restaurant
( 4.4 miles away )

The restaurant serves coffee, breakfasts, snacks, lunches afternoon teas and full a la carte from 6 o'clock. Only fresh local produce is used.

Summerhill Farm Shop & Village Stores
( 4.5 miles away )

The farm shop specialises in organic meat and free range organic poultry. Also bakery products, cakes, preserves, dairy, fruit, vegetables and much more.

Tudor Lodge Restaurant
( 4.8 miles away )

You will find Tudor Lodge in the village of Jameston, a couple of miles inland from Manorbier, between Tenby & Pembroke, with its Norman castle and unspoiled beach. Recently totally refurbished, they offer traditional pub fayre with a modern twist. In winter relax in front of a real fire in one of two bars. In summer why not cool off in the large beer garden? With two separate dining areas this is an ideal venue for all kinds of family celebrations.

Rose Park Organic Farm
( 6.1 miles away )

Buy as little or as much as you like.

Paskeston Hall Country House Tearooms
( 7.1 miles away )

One of Wales' finest aged manors, Paskeston Hall retains many original features and stands in 22 acres of beautiful parkland in the Pembrokeshire countryside.

The Freshwater Inn at Freshwater East
( 7.2 miles away )

The coastal path runs in both directions from here. The pub serves real ale and good food. Families are welcome. There is a beer garden.

Cwm Deri Vineyard
( 8.9 miles away )

Enjoy a meal and a drink in the restaurant overlooking the vineyard. The children can look at the animals in the pets corner. The shop stocks wines, liqueurs, free range eggs, seasonal vegetables, chutneys, marmalades, preserves, Celtic crafts and gifts.

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St Catherines House Castle Beach
Tenby self catering - spacious modern kitchen/diner with sea views
Tenby Grade 2 Georgian mansion house overlooking Castle Beach - sitting room with sea views
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