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  • St Catherines House

  • Tenby
  • Ref: 1378
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St Catherines House

  • 16
  • 8
  • 5
  • 2
  • Ref: 1378
Property Highlights:

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.

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Price reduction of £250 for 1 to 4 guests.
Price reduction of £150 for 5 to 5 guests.
N/A during school holidays.

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Guest Book Comments

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

Reply from: Jill

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

Nick Egdell - 24th April 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: Jill

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.

Steven O'donoghue - 23rd March 2019

Wonderful location, beautiful house, no doubt one of the best on the Welsh Coast. Every want catered for, we will be back.

Reply from: Jill

Thank you for your lovely comments, the owner will be delighted as she works hard to provide a memorable stay for her guests. St Catherines House is a very special house in the most amazing setting.

Marnie Long-Collins - 22nd December 2018

Idyllic holiday home in a superb location

A trusted customer - 21st August 2018

This house is a brilliant family house, great for special gatherings with family and friends. It's location on the beach and in the town is perfect. It is a house of two sides - the back of the house, facing the sea and beach has beautiful views and is quiet while the front of the house has a very noisy pub opposite - not great at night! The furnishings and accommodation are second to none. There is a private access to the beach from the property, unfortunately the previous guests took the only key with them, so may be a good idea to have another one cut!

Barbara Murray - 10th July 2018

The house location could not be bettered, being within the delightful town of Tenby and with private access to the lovely Castle Beach. The views from the front were magnificent and the period features of the property were retained (and beautiful). Parking for two cars on-site was a bonus. The house was very spacious and well equipped. We all loved it (ages 2 to 70=+).

A trusted customer - 9th July 2017

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.

The Parry Family - 2018-12-22
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

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.

The Jones Family - 2019-01-14
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

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.

Brian, Glenda & Family - 2019-01-05
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Once again a fabulous week with family to celebrate early Easter Week. Weather was typical of early Spring, rain, wind, sunshine, warm and cold. However, that has not distracted from an enjoyable week in Tenby, and being in this impressive building and location.

The Critcher Family - Sat 07.04.2018
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

We all want to live in St Catherine's House forever! A special house for a very special occasion and we're so pleased we found you.<br><br> Eleven family members came to celebrate a diamond anniversary, and as each of us walked through the door there were squeals of delight... oh and the twelfth member of our family... Rosie the dog was particularly pleased that you welcomed her too...and gave her a garden and a beach.<br><br> Thank you for all of us ...absolutely fabulous.

Fion & Greg, Deb & Tony, James, Liv, Rosie & Matt, Chris & Emelie,Elen & Malc - 2 October 2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

A wonderful week in a beautiful house. Amazing location. Beautiful set up with so many bathrooms, bedrooms, appliances to make a luxurious week. All details have been thought of to ensure this was a true holiday for us all. Lucky with the weather too to enjoy the balcony and body boarding from the door. We would highly recommend the house.

The Lees, Morgans Harris and Matheson families - 28 October 2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Thank you for an absolutely perfect location and incredible home to spend a long weekend in. For me, it was a complete surprise as I came here, along with 15 of my best friends to celebrate my Hen weekend. <br><br> Weather was glorious and the views exactly what you need to wake up to, after a few too many glasses of Prosecco! We drank tea outside in our pyjamas, made dinners to enjoy in this wonderful kitchen and relaxed on those big sofas after a windy walk and sunset on the beach.<br><br> We all talked about how lucky Ruth and Stephen are to have this amazing home and how special it must be to spend a Christmas here. Hopefully one day I will! Thank you. X

Carys and all her best girls - 31October 2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

We came here to celebrate our 45th Wedding Anniversary, with our friends. What a fabulous house, perfect in every way. Location and spectacular views, made it even more special. Everything we needed was here and we've all had the most wonderful time. Thank you.

Jayne & Barry Collins (and friends), Worcester - 10 March 2018
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

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.<br><br> 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. <br><br> 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. <br><br> 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 - 9 October 2016
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

We have had a wonderful time in this beautiful house bringing together family from England, Scotland & USA.<br><br> We especially loved all the little extras like tea and coffee making facilities and radios in the bedrooms, luxurious shower gels, hand wash and lotions, books and games.<br><br> The views and setting of the house are so perfect we didn't want to stray far but did get over to Barafundle Bay and had an amazing meal at the Stackpole Inn.

The Sutherland family - 28 December 2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Thank you for letting us stay in this fabulous house. It's absolutely beautiful! You clearly have great taste its a real gem. The views are stunni8ng perfect location for a 70th birthdayu celebration with the family. We don't want to leave! Thanks again.

The Mace Family - 3 December 2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Wow! What a wonderful place to celebrate my 30th birthday! It was a complete surprise as I thought I was heading for Worcester.<br><br> With 8 adults and 3 children we had plenty of room and lots to do in the area including a lovely walk in Barafundle Bay. The most wonderful view to wake up to and we were blessed with good weather. Would really love to visit again and sure we will.<br><br> Thank you for sharing your wonderful home with us.

The Carters and Clarks - 27 November 2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

A wonderful week filled with sunshine that our extended family have thoroughly enjoyed, both young and old. The views, location, town and beach have all been excellent. The Hope and Anchor has provided great food and beers. They also coped well with even the youngest of the party. The house was everything and more than we could have wished for!

Guest - 2018-05-19
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

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!

Guest - 2018-07-02
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

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.

Guest - 2018-06-29
This review was left in the guest book at the property.
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Property Description

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!

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 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

About the Area

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 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 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 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.


  • 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 a historian for a day and visit several of Pembrokeshire's ancient atmospheric castles in Pembroke, Carew and Manorbier.
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St Catherines House rated 4.8 out of 5


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