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Cable Cottage

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Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "My husband and I love Cable Cottage."

    It’s a place to just chill out and relax. We love watching the Stena lines comes in and out and watching the sea change over the course of the stay. The only thing I have trouble with is the sette. Its old sits very low to the ground and is a struggle to get up from it. Many of us suffer from back troubles and this does not help. I can understand the comments posted regarding the worn settee. We were told they were looking into replacing it last year but as of this posting have not. I would still recommend the cottage just pull the chair out of the bedroom and use that to sit in. Looking forward to booking next year

    Reviewed by Gwen4.4Nov 2023

  • "Its location and views are second to none, always really nice to return to after time away, looking forward to re-visiting."

    Coped with the storm without issue, felt snug inside as the weather unfolded. (Yep the sofa is past its best (stool & chair now by main window for view out), the fan function faulty on large oven but convection works... don't let this distract you from staying as its a great place)

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Oct 2023

  • "Situated with a lovely view, but let down by lack of upkeep by owners."

    The seating is tired and worn out with any support in cushions long gone. You sink in and you knees end up much higher than your hips. Definitely needs replacing. Previous comments left by guests in comments book support this and other minuses such as light on stairs not working. Do the owners actually read the comments book?

    Reviewed by Linda2.5Oct 2023

  • "Some furniture a little tired but overall an excellent property in a fantastic location"

    Reviewed by Barry4.4Sep 2023

  • "The cottage location and scenery with views out to sea are fantastic."

    The interior is very nicely fitted out, but needs a bit of TLC in a few places, eg window blind repairs. We have stayed in the cottage several times over the years. There is nothing to beat it!!. The hosts are very helpful if you have a problem.

    Reviewed by Richard3.4Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was obviously done to a high spec back in 2008 when renovated and is very comfortable, cosy and warm."

    The views are fantastic and the cows are lovely neighbours. We had fresh milk and eggs and plenty of loo roll left for us which was lovely. It was all very relaxed and you are left alone to enjoy your holiday which we liked. There are some areas that need some attention in the cottage though I.E. windows - many panes are blown, the fan oven doesn’t work but conventional does, the sofa needs replacing, broken shower tray, carpets need cleaning, window walls addressed in downstairs bedroom, light switches not working on the stairs, bulbs intermittent in bathroom. It is a lovely place, just needs some TLC and maintenance as per other comments.

    Reviewed by Angela4.1Jul 2023



    Reviewed by Maureen5.0May 2023

  • "Wonderful property fabulous location and very clean."

    Just a couple of issues that could have been addressed. Several light bulbs needed replacing, one being over the stairs. This had been mentioned in the guest book several times. Also we have stayed in rentals for over 40 years and never arrived to no toilet paper in the house, even half a roll would suffice.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7May 2023

  • "Unfortunately we could only stay for 1 1/2 days due to family problems, but a ..."

    Unfortunately we could only stay for 1 1/2 days due to family problems, but a bit of TLC is required to bring this lovely positioned cottage up to spec

    Reviewed by Paul2.8May 2023

  • "The view is fabulous and the cottage was clean and well equipped, and everything worked."

    Unfortunately, the lovely leather sofa is past its best and if one sat on it one sank so low one could not see the view, or stand up again. There were no bedside tables or lamps in the lower bedroom, which was awkward. \there was no loo paper when we arrived - fortunately we had brought our own, but one would expect at least one roll after a long journey. Some of the light bulbs need replacing. Although we knocked on the owner's door there was no response and we had no contact with them at all, which felt a little strange. We felt that the cottage is being run as an efficient commercial proposition, but without any personal care.

    Reviewed by Jane3.8Apr 2023

  • "Cable Cottage is on a magnificent spot in Fishguard."

    Cows to the left, sheep to the right plus pheasants, rabbits and numerous wild birds. Brilliant views of the harbour and out to sea - we carried in the chair from the bedroom to be able to sit and watch the world go by, including the ferry come in and cruise ships when we were there. Excellent facilities. We would have enjoyed a higher sofa to see through the windows but apart from that we can’t fault it. We have booked again for next year and can’t wait.

    Reviewed by W4.7Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic stay at cable cottage, views outstanding, coastal path right on doorstep."

    Cottage was immaculate, well equipped, didn’t want for anything. Would highly recommend. We would definitely revisit. Many thanks for a wonderful Holiday.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Mar 2023

  • "Broken shower shelf, no shower mat."

    Broken shelves in fridge so bottles can't be placed. No bulb in upstairs bedside lamp, no bulb working over staircase. Only 1 oven baking tray, torn duvet cover, I took picture. The settee is uncomfortable barely any padding needs to be replaced I couldn't sit on it. A small welcome pack would be nice. Crockery and glasses mostly missed matched not inviting. The house has huge potential, fantastic location and view

    Reviewed by Lester3.4Feb 2023

  • "An amazing location,another would probably be rather hard to find."

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Feb 2023

  • "We have had a wonderful time at Cable Cottage."

    It’s position and panoramic views are outstanding. The family who own it were really friendly and helpful and we absolutely loved collecting milk and milkshakes daily, fresh from the farm. The coastal path is at the end of the field and provides excellent opportunities for walking. Thanks again for a fabulous stay!

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic location overlooking old town bay."

    Cannot be bettered. Some kitchen equipment,especially chinaware in need of replacement owing to chipping and mismatching. These minor defects should not overshadow the many positives.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2022

  • "Well equipped and comfortable cottage in a beautiful location with magnificent views over Fishguard harbour."

    Clean and well presented upon arrival and served our needs very well. The only problem we had was being inundated with flies which entered the property every time we opened the doors. Some general maintenance required, e.g. some of the ceiling downlight bulbs need replacing in the utility room and bathrooms, some of the power points are inactive, and weeds need clearing in the paved area outside. But otherwise very good.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Aug 2022

  • "Fantastic"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2022

  • "We greatly enjoyed our stay at Cable Cottage."

    Easy to access from the road. Lovely view over the Harbour and surrounding countryside. Ideal position for exploring this coast of Pembrokeshire. Lots of walks along the coastal paths. Locals seemed very friendly and plenty of places to eat for all the family. We were 2 couples and the accommodation was perfect for our need. We found the cottage extremely warm, but were able to adjust the radiators to our liking. Would recommend this cottage to others who like a quiet retreat, but close to amenities.

    Reviewed by Clive4.7May 2022

  • "Lovely weeks stay at Cable Cottage, we had an issue the first night with no heating/hotwater but Rhys kindly came and fixed the boiler within an hour of phoning him."

    It would have been nice to see a little welcome pack, as there was nothing there at all, as I'd forgotten to bring tea bags. I just thought there would be some basic supply's there. Most other cottages I've booked before do supply this. Only one toilet roll as well. It was just as well that I'd packed extra toilet rolls. But the actual cottage is lovely great views and the neighbors ( the cows in the field ) were fun to watch. I would certainly recommend going there to other friends and family.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7Apr 2022

  • "Cable Cottage is in a great location, just off the A487, with great views out over the Irish Sea / St George's Channel."

    Despite being on a main road, the cottage is set back & the road is not busy, therefore we didn't hear any traffic during our stay. Views are great and there's lots of countryside to explore, including the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. Having the farm next door was great, we got our fresh milk from here, and we were always greeted by the cows in the field next to the cottage. Had a slight problem with the hot water, but after a phone call this was rectified.

    Reviewed by Richard3.8Apr 2022

  • "Cable Cottage was a lovely, homely cottage and it was very clean."

    Ideally suited for exploring West Wales. Sadly we were let down by Sykes Cottages. The overall description does not explain all that is avaiable for self catering. I contacted Sykes Cottages to ask if there was a DVD player avaiable after they made some enquiries to told me there is not a DVD Player. So i went to the trouble of disconnecting my own and taking it with me only to find one in the Cottage. Sykes Cottages need to pay more attention to detail with their descriptive web pages. (Sadly Sykes let down)

    Reviewed by Ian4.1Apr 2022

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a stunning location with spectacular sea views."

    There was everything in the cottage that you could need for a self catering holiday. There are lots of lovely places to explore in the area and it was lovely to come back to the cottage and enjoy the view, whatever the weather.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Feb 2022

  • "Great location."

    Could do with better access to coastal path maybe better marking. Had one issue and contacted Rhys and he was round within 30 minutes, very attentive and pleasant to talk to. Think a small welcome pack would really finish off a brilliant stay. Would go back.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Nov 2021

  • "We had a great time at Cable Cottage."

    We loved the position on top of the cliff overlooking Fishguard Harbour seeing the ferry coming and going .The cottage was clean comfortable and well equipped you can relax here. We had lovely fresh Morfa milk every day straight from the farm. The cows in the field looked so content. The contact at the cottage was Rhys he was very helpful. We being not so good at walking these days used the car but if you walk you could not have a better place to stay. The Last Invasion Tapestry is a must see at the Fishguard Town Hall Library and the Royal Oak Public House opposite is where the Treaty was signed they still have the table it was signed on. The staff there were very friendly and the food was good. We also visited the Shed for a meal in Porthgain very nice. We would have no hesitation in returning to this lovely place and to recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2021

  • "The wifi was excellent, thanks."

    An unexpected bonus is the dairy farm next door. Milk and eggs available at all hours. The setting and views are superb.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2021

  • "This cottage is in the most fabulous location, with a terrace looking across the field to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and the sea."

    It is well appointed, though some resources had been removed because of covid ( some crockery / glassware, games etc). The host was really helpful. Great stay.

    Reviewed by Alex4.4Aug 2021

  • "Outstanding views, and felt like home from home - settled in straight away."

    Just what we hoped for.

    Reviewed by Rita5.0Jul 2021

  • "It's a lovely feeling the minute you walk in,really relaxing."

    The only downside is if your middle aged as i am the settee is a little too low and found it a little hard to get up from. Apart from that a brill place with great views.

    Reviewed by Marie4.7Jun 2021

  • "The cottage itself needs a little TLC, windows in the bedrooms need some attention also the blinds could do with being blackout blinds they let the sun in which tended to wake us up, or have curtains fitted as well to block out the light."

    The cottage as everything you need to make your stay comfy, with fantastic views, and is pretty central to visiting the many beaches, castles etc. The minor things we’ve mentioned would not stop us staying in this lovely cottage again but I think if some of the things mentioned were done it would improve the stay even more.

    Reviewed by John4.1May 2021

  • "Loved the cottage and views."

    Bonus fresh milk next door. Need outdoor furniture.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Apr 2021

  • "Been to Cable few times, wonderful views of seascapes, weather events (always see a rainbow), and great position for watching wildlife just sitting outside the cottage."

    .The smell from boiler was less which was good. New entrance door seems more secure, but the door/windows that give the wonderful views across Fishguard harbour and the surrounding seascape need to be more secure and less draughty (north wind blows straight through keyhole - we put a tissue in it). Please don’t skimp on money outlay - the incredible views are the soul of this property. Clever design needed - secure but retain and even enhance existing views (more glass than frames would be absolutely fantastic and would increase the property’s appeal for autumn/winter hols).

    Reviewed by Nigel3.8Sep 2020

  • "We love the Cottage and have stayed here every September for at least the last 8 years."

    However some things are getting a bit jaded, for example some of the double glazing is breaking down, the settee in the lounge/diner is well past its best, the carpet is quite dirty and the DVD player "blue-up" when we first switched on. Some money needs to be spent to brings these things and a few others up to scratch. Flies are an on-going menace. On one day my wife killed 19 before breakfast ! We always bring a fly-swatters, but this does mess up the windows. Of course we are adjacent the owner's working farm with many cows, but don't let the flies put you off. The location of the Cottage is so fantastic with wonderful open sea views.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Sep 2020

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  • Two bedrooms
  • 1 x Ground floor double, en-suite shower room with separate shower, basin & WC
  • 1 x First floor double, en-suite shower room with separate shower, basin & WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, breakfast bar, dining and sitting area
  • Utility room
  • Oil central heating
  • Double oven and hob, built-in microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, Wifi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Electric Vehicles: This property does not have a charge point for electric vehicles and charging from within the property is prohibited
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Please bring your own beach towels and cot linen
  • Cot, highchair and stair gate are provided
  • Off road parking for four cars
  • Patio area with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.3 miles, pub 0.7 mile, coast 5 min walk

The property

This clifftop building was originally one of several built in the area to house communication cables when first laid under the Atlantic Ocean.

Nowadays Cable Cottage is a very well appointed holiday home with dramatic coastal vistas.

The exceptional location commands superb panoramic sea views across Fishguard Harbour, up towards Dinas Head and beyond over the Irish Sea.

The coastal path can be joined by crossing the farmer’s field.

This is a perfect base for exploring a selection of towns, villages and beaches, such as St Davids, Porthgain, Whitesands, Newport and Solva Harbour.

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About the location


  • St. Davids 16 miles
  • Tenby 36 miles

Fishguard is an ideal holiday destination on the award-winning Pembrokeshire Coast, which has been voted the second best coastal destination in the world according to the National Geographic magazine. The town itself has an array of gift shops, tea rooms, restaurants and pubs and offers the opportunity of viewing the superb Last Invasion Tapestry, which has been compared to the Bayeux Tapestry. Day trips to Ireland run daily and the picturesque Lower Fishguard Harbour is a delight for sailing enthusiasts. From this perfect holiday base you can enjoy the amazing coastline, the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, the beautiful Preseli Hills, where the Stonehenge Blue Stones originated, or explore the array of historic castles, working mills and visit the smallest city in Wales with its magnificent St. Davids Cathedral. Whatever you are looking for, this is a fantastic location for all ages.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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