|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
The cottage is situated in a quiet square in the fishing village of Lower Fishguard.
The semi detached cottage has been stylishly decorated and furnished to reflect its seaside location with a light and contemporary feel. The cottage has a twin and double bedroom; bathroom with over head shower; a lounge with an open fire & two sofas; a separate breakfast/ dining room. The small galley kitchen leads to a sun room with table and chairs, overlooking the secluded garden - ideal for breakfast or an early evening drink.
The cottage is a 2 minute walk to the picturesque harbour, and is a short walk or drive uphill (steep) to the main town of Fishguard. Lower Fishguard has a welcoming pub, a pretty harbour, cafe and a lovely walk along the cliff tops either towards Fishguard or to the Old Fishguard Fort.
Pembrokeshire Coastal Path: The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path includes some of the most spectacular coastal walking, scenery, & diverse wildlife in Britain. The path via Fishguard, Pembroke & Tenby takes you across beautiful white beaches, over cliff tops carpeted with spring and summer wild flowers, past colonies of seabirds, such as puffins, cormorants & gulls nesting along the cliffs, & seals, porpoises and dolphin swimming offshore.
There are Norman castles on the coast, hermit churches, picturesque harbours & villages, & the magnificent St David’s Cathedral in Britain’s smallest city where you can get boats to the offshore islands of Skomer, Ramsey & Caldey to see seals & nesting sea birds.
Tourist Attractions: Pembrokeshire has no shortage of leisure parks and places of interest, such as Oakwood Theme Park which now has the biggest wooden roller coaster in Europe; Folly Farm - Wales' premier farm attraction; Great Wedlock Dinosaur Park where you can meet dinosaurs in the wild. There are Wildlife Parks, Sports Parks, Golf Courses, Leisure Centres, & Art & Craft galleries where you can view & buy work from local artists, such as Workshop Wales, Oriel Glan y Mor Gallery, & Harbour Lights Gallery. The new Ocean Lab in Goodwick has a cyber cafe, & interactive displays & exhibitions.
The information box in the cottage has lots of leaflets to help you plan your holiday, and the excellent Tourist Information Centre in the Town Hall, Upper Town will help with your enquiries.
There are so many activities and alternatives to the beach, or things to do if the weather is bad, that we can't imagine that you would ever be stuck for something to do in Pembrokeshire - the problem will be choosing what to do next!
Fishguard: Upper & Lower Town & Goodwick: Lower Town has a picturesque harbour with a pretty little quayside lined with fisherman's cottages - the location for the town of Llareggub used in the 1970s film of Dylan Thomas' play, Under Milk Wood, starring Richard Burton. There is also a yacht club, cafe, a welcoming pub & lovely walks down along the Gwaun Valley, & up the hill to the Old Fort. It was here that the last invasion of Britain took place in 1797, & the town displays a tapestry depicting scenes from the battle.
Upper Town can be reached by car, or on foot (steep hill!) & has a wide variety of shops, restaurants, pubs, & galleries, 2 banks, a bookshop, a playground, and a small cinema.
A trip to Ireland is possible with the new high-speed catamaran link between Pembrokeshire and Rosslare, now just a short journey away.
The annual Fishguard International Music Festival is held in July, & in May there is the Fishguard Folk Festival. Fishguard makes a perfect holiday base, there's lots to do close by, & lots to explore further afield.
'Delightful cottage -loved all the pictures, & really comfy beds' A&D McCarthy, Glos
'A lovely cottage - we've had a lovely time' T&G, Bracknell
'We loved it so much we stayed another week!' J&N
'Lovely cottage - perfect for small families. Beach by day, log fire by night' J&M, West Midlands
'Loved the decor & really comfortable. Had a great week' B, D & C, Worcs
'lovely cottage, lovely holiday' A&D & family, Hampshire
It was a really lovely cottage, well laid out with a charming coastal theme and equipped with everything we needed. There was a sweet garden where we could sit out and enjoy the sunshine and a friendly fisherman and his wife next door who couldn't have been more helpful - they made our trip extra special sharing with us many comical tales of their life catching fish and the goings on in Fishguard.
The cottage was just a short distance from the quay with it's bobbing fishing boats, paddle boards and cafe selling fresh crab and lobster - when we visited they organised a community BBQ complete with samba band right on the harbour wall - a perfect memory to cherish of our stay.
We found on entering the property a musty smell which stayed all the time, we had to keep the windows open while inside the property.
The downstairs carpets needed cleaning or replacing and the property required to be a properly cleaned as there were lots of cob webs that
had been their a long time.
The bath towels and double bedding and the shower curtain were old and well used and could also do with replacing.
Parking was an issue when people had visitors and other properties had no parking signs in their windows
We came home a day early as the property was not up to standard which is a shame because the owner had put so nice touches in keeping
with a property by the coast.
We feel we have paid a lot off money for a property that was not up to standard and would not use the home away site again.
The only good thing we were lucky the weather was kind to us so we did not have to stay to long in the property and could enjoy the lovely
Loved the property and location. The hill to Fishguard is a good way to keep fit. The property is suitable for families or a couple who can enjoy Pembrokeshire.
We had a lovely four day stay at this quiet cottage. It has everything you need, well equipped. The log fire was a lovely feature easy to use and made the cottage very cosy in the evening. Comfy beds and nice quiet location. Would definitely stay here again, loved the little finishing touches to create a homely beach theme. Good Indian restaurant down side was not many local pubs open. Some opened later in the week and some closed for refurbishment. Great location for the coastal walks and wildlife. Had a great cruise trip around Skomer, where we spotted Seals, a Perigan Falcon and puffins.
We really enjoyed our stay in this cottage and the owner was extremely helpful. We were only there a few days but we intend to return soon. Highly recommended.
We had a lovely week here, despite the weather being mostly un-cooperative, we would love to be back there soon.
We loved the cottage, it's clean, cosy and has everything you'll need, apart from phone signal and Wi-Fi, however, this was a blessing in disguise :)
The owner was quick to answer any of our queries before we arrived and our arrival was a smooth as you like, and an unexpected treat of some nice tea, coffee and some biscuits waiting on the dining room table was more than welcome
We loved the real fire in the lounge, which we used while we played with the board games that were stashed in the dining room cupboard.
The rooms are clean, comfortable, and uncannily quiet at bedtime and all of the rooms have blackout blinds
If you do need your internet fix, the Cafe on the quayside do a nice cup of tea and coffee while you're at it. Or…the local Pub (the Ship) is about 50 yards away has Wi-Fi too, Enjoy with a pint of Double Dragon ale.
As for things to do, Oakwood theme park is about 40 minutes away, we had a great time there, (tickets can be booked online). Almost next door to Oakwood is The Blue Lagoon swimming pool (also can be booked online) which is part of the Bluestone resort, but this is open to the public, and has some water slides and a lazy river.
St David’s is a short-ish drive away and has an impressive cathedral, and on the way back White Sands beach is also worth a visit
However if you want something closer...
The quayside has some activities that can be booked, Kayaking etc. But if you have small children, take them crabbing, you'll need some crab lines and bait, (we had some fish from the lovely neighbours) and this was a lot of fun.
If you are really lucky, you may see a seal in the harbour like us!
Upper Fishguard has a cinema and some takeaways, The Chinese near the car park at the top of the hill is recommended.
We had Sunday lunch at the Farmer’s arms in Mathri (about 20 mins away) which was tasty and not that expensive.
If I had to name any negatives for Seahorse Cottage I’d be hard pushed, I can’t wait to go back again
Lower Fishguard is famous for being the setting for the films 'Under Milk Wood' and Moby Dick'. It has a beautiful fishing harbour which is one of the most photographed in the whole of Wales. It is a lovely location for a quiet holiday, or for an activity holiday, with opportunities for sailing, walking -(Lower Fishguard is on the Coastal Path within the National Park), fishing, & also perfect for beach and family holidays. The cottage is conveniently close to all the amenities of the Market Town of Fishguard, including supermarkets, galleries, craft shops, pubs and restaurants, and Lower Town has a welcoming pub. It is a perfect base to explore all the wonderful towns, beaches, & sights of Pembrokeshire including St Davids (where you can take boat trips to Caldey & Ramsey Islands), Tenby, Cardigan, Solva, Porthgain. There is so much to see & do - you will need to return several times!
Other Activities: Bird watching, arts & craft galleries, boat trips.
Golf: Pembrokeshire has an abundance of first class golf courses to choose from. Many are coastal, with stunning panoramic views to inspire you and make your golf even more enjoyable. Choose between established clubs like Tenby, the oldest club in Wales or brand new courses like Trefloyne. There are excellent central parkland courses like Haverfordwest and Milford Haven, or pay and play courses like Mayfield. There is even one course that has its own grass landing strip, the Dawn Till Dusk course at Rosemarket.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$123|