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Milkwood Cottage

(Ref. 1040595)

Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map

4.1

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • cottage (23)
  • great (11)
  • location (10)
  • comfortable (9)
  • lovely (9)
  • good (8)

25 Customer Reviews

  • "The picture is deceiving, probably my fault I should have been more thorough but I thought I was booking a one floor cottage from the picture."

    I booked this for a short getaway for my 92 year old mum having just lost her husband of 70 years. It turns out that this picture is the rear of the property, all the bedrooms were up a flight of stairs, very difficult for my mum and the bathroom was up and down steps even more difficult especially in the night. There was a tripping hazard from the archway of the lounge area on route to the kitchen and stairs to first floor. It was very cold in the cottage and no logs to light the fire until we asked for them, on lighting the fire the room was filled with smoke which played havoc with our breathing, not good for my mum's asthma. The kitchen bin was overflowing with rubbish from previous guests and there was evidence of rodent mess in the cupboard. The curtains over the door an archway are in need of cleaning or replacing. I tried several times to get hold of an agent to sort these problems and eventually got someone to come out to rectify, the bunch of flowers he brought to pacify us were a nice gesture but in no way made up for the disappointing start to our vacation

    Reviewed by Kim1.9Jun 2024

  • "A really lovely cottage in a convenient and pretty location (esp as I'd got temporary mobility issues)."

    Just one real gripe: with my Health and Safety hat on. Despite the warning stickers 'caution very hot water'... the hot water throughout is scalding hot. A small child, having been told 10 times by loving parents not to use the hot water, will forget. Can you not turn down the thermostat? It's really dangerous. Otherwise a fab break.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Sep 2023

  • "Milkwood is very, very nicely appointed and catered cottage."

    It sits in an excellent position with very easy access to the Harbour. Our party was 4 adults, one toddler, one dog and it was cosy and fine for us. Most mornings began with a swim off of the slipway followed by hot drinks and cake in the superb Yacht Club cafe. We all had a lovely week there.

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Sep 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Milkwood the position for the harbour and pub was fantastic and we enjoyed the secure garden."

    It had every thing you would need for a comfortable stay Some minor bits of maintenance looked to be required to the furniture and the toilet base

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Aug 2023

  • "We stayed at Milkwood Cottage, Fishguard."

    The location and cottage itself was first class. The beds were not so comfortable but sure this is due to the age of the cottage which is what made the cottage so appealing. Would recommend and easy process to book through Sykes. All in all a fabulous holiday with great memories made. Thank you

    Reviewed by Matthew4.4Jul 2023

  • "The cottage could be so much more as it's in a great location near the harbour."

    Unfortunately the heating was on constantly in the family room. A wobbly toilet that was smelly, the double beds were very hard and the front gate was broken. The decor could do with upgrade re paint. The front door was difficult to open and is the glass toughened in both doors. The gardens were neglected too. The sofa and chairs were comfortable and the cottage was well equipped and thank you for the delicious bottle of wine. I think it was expensive with all these flaws and I prefer to be open and honest. Unfortunately Sykes Cottages has let me down this time Julie

    Reviewed by Julie3.1Jun 2023

  • "Loved the quirkiness of the age of the cottage, however, the furnishings were a bit worn and tired, making it feel like it needed a good clean."

    Reviewed by Michelle3.1Jun 2023

  • "In general we enjoyed our stay at Milkwood Cottage although some days it was a bit chilly (heating instructions were incomprehensible so we mostly sat on the sofa wrapped in blankets."

    ) Basic soap or handwash in the bathroom and washing up liquid (and dishwasher tablets, although we never used the dishwasher) in the kitchen would have been more appreciated than the 'welcome pack' of a bottle of wine, which we didn't need. Lastly, the shops in upper town are only a short walk away but it's a long haul up a big hill to get there - folks with limited mobility should be aware!

    Reviewed by Clyde3.4Apr 2023

  • "We had such a lovely stay in Milkwood Cottage."

    The cottage itself was very warm and cosy with a lovely garden set in a very peaceful location. The local pub The Ship was less than 2 min walk from the Cottage with a few other pubs only a 10 min walk up the hill in main Fishguard. It was handy having a large Co-op and several takeaways also in main Fishguard. The cottage was a great base for day trips, we visited many places during our stay. The locals were so welcoming and friendly making us feel at home, we would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Sarah3.8Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Had everything to make it a memorable holiday in beautiful Pembrokeshire. What a fantastic location to do as much or as little as you wanted.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2022

  • "Maybe the mattresses could do with being replaced."

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    The cottage was so comfortable and the garden was great. We all loved the hammocks!

    Reviewed by Kate4.7Aug 2022

  • "Such a cosy cottage in a wonderful location, tucked away just behind the quay in Lower Fishguard, surrounded by trees and little cottages."

    It's comfortable and quiet and had everything we needed, the garden was just perfect when the sun shone (it did sometimes!), and we could walk to the sea, the cliffs and the upper town easily. We chose the cottage because it had room for a 5.5 metre sea kayak in the garden (which limits your choices!) and are so glad we did.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2022

  • "The Cottage was comfortable if a little unloved."

    Well equipped kitchen, and nice to have use of sun loungers and bbq stored in the shed. Garden was great and the terrace was lovely and sheltered, it was so good to enjoy our meals outside, weather permitting, a lovely sun trap . Great base for exploring the lovely walks and scenery .

    Reviewed by Gaynor4.4May 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage and lovely garden ideally located."

    Will gladly stay there again !

    Reviewed by Stuart4.4Apr 2022

  • "Owners made a special effort to make us welcome with a good welcome pack and everything we needed in the cottage and we thank them for that."

    A couple of issues. The cottage smelt rather unpleasant, which wasn't nice. The hot water was silly scalding hot. Fire place not swept. No washing up liquid.

    Reviewed by Simon3.8Mar 2022

  • "Sweet, quaint cottage."

    Comfortable bed but we had to turn it 180 degrees otherwise it was significantly lower at the head end. No power on the otherside of the room so we had no bedside lights. Perhaps the bed should have been put on blocks to even it out. Other than that it was a lovely cottage and well equipped but a baking sheet for pizzas would have been handy! Great location in Lower Town near a lovely pub and the harbour, walks etc yet set away from the main road.

    Reviewed by Richard3.1Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was in a great location close to the harbour."

    It was well equipped and had a great enclosed garden for the dog. It was however, dirty and there were cobwebs everywhere. It was dark and had very low ceilings.The bathroom was tiny and had extremely poor ventilation which meant it was getting mouldy.

    Reviewed by Louise2.8Sep 2021

  • "Cosy little cottage in a good location for Lower Town in Fishguard."

    . Ideal for 2 or 4 people, but 6 would be very cramped! (There was just 2 of us)

    Reviewed by Robin3.8Jun 2021

  • "Delightful little cottage, beds very comfortable and good quality."

    Cottage very well equipped would love to return

    Reviewed by Angela4.4Oct 2020

  • "Very cosy cottage, great base for visiting this beautiful coastal region"

    Reviewed by Tim4.7Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was extremely clean you could smell it very reassuring ,we did still take our own bleach and wipes."

    The heating was a bit tricky but ok in the end . The hosts did make sure we were ok which is always good. Fishguard is a gorgeous little fishing harbour very friendly ,The little pub the Ship was very good again very Covid clean very good with spacing. Would highly recommend we have a dog Newport Beach fine with dogs and St David’s beach great but can only take dogs at the end of September . We enjoyed it so much we are going next year

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2020

  • "Milkwood Cottage was exactly what we were hoping for!"

    It had everything required to be comfortable and cozy, the kitchen had everything you could need, the shower was great and the parking easy. The cottage has outside seating at both front and rear and both areas are secure for dogs. The cottage's the location is fabulous! We loved the walks on our doorstep with our dog, the convenience of the shops at the top of the hill and the choice of pubs within a ten minute walk. Everyone we met was super friendly and keen to chat. A wonderful cottage and a wonderful place - was very reluctant to leave!

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Sep 2020

  • "Having been led to believe that additional measures would have been taken re Covid - there were none!"

    Nothing had been removed eg books etc and especially foodstuffs left by previous guests/owners. Only windows were wide open rendering the cottage rather damp. It took us 2 days to get the cottage warm. It was so dirty I was compelled to clean the kitchen thoroughly and wipe down surfaces throughout the cottage. As for cobwebs .......and slugs...... Despite being chocolate box on the exterior this cottage is badly in need of redecoration and refurb. However crockery, cutlery, kitchen appliances were good.

    Dear Mrs Jan Vigar, Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. We are sorry that your expectations were not meet. Please be assured that we take the Covid situation seriously hence the provision of soap and antibacterial hand gel in the welcome pack. We work with a reputable Fishguard cleaning company and will be sharing your feedback with them. We do leave books and sundries at the cottage and some guests find this useful, however, we will review our approach based on your and other guests` feedback. We are in the process of renewing the cottage and installed, at the beginning of the year, a new set of storage heaters; one in the living room, one in each bedroom and an induction heater in the kitchen in addition to the open fire. We are somewhat surprised that these did not heat the cottage adequately. When we visit in January, we will carry out a full test. Jon & Rahsan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jan1.9Sep 2020

  • "We loved Milk wood Cottage and were really pleased to find it had a lovely enclosed and private garden which made up for the living room being quite dark."

    It is very well equipped and it was great not having to buy things like washing up liquid, cooking oil and salt/pepper etc. The bed was SO comfy and it was really peaceful with very little road noise or passing traffic. Thank you for a lovely week - just wish it could have been longer!

    Dear Mrs Sarah-Jane Cross, Thank you very much for your feedback. We are really happy that you enjoyed your stay and took advantage of the garden. We do recognise that the design of the cottage means that the front room does not get a huge amount of natural light so are thinking about how we can improve the lighting to compensate. We hope you have the opportunity to stay longer next time. Jon & Rahsan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah-jane5.0Aug 2020

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms
  • 1 x King size double
  • 1 x Double plus 1 x single with pull-out
  • Bathroom on half floor landing with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area with open fire (a complimentary basket of logs are included, more are available on an honesty basis).
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven, microwave, full height fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, flat screen TV, DVD player, WiFi, well-stocked book shelf
  • 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 cot linen and beach towels
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for one car (not designated)
  • Small courtyard garden with bench in front of cottage and lawned garden and patio in rear
  • One well-behaved dog welcome (additional charge applies), dog must be kept downstairs and not allowed on the soft furnishings
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub and coast 2 minute walk

The property

This pretty pink washed cottage is in the old fishing village and harbour of Lower Town, Fishguard.

The cottage is just a short walk from the quayside and slipway, where children often gather with their buckets and crab-lines.

There are fishing trips for those who wish to catch their supper or you can listen to the Fishermen’s tales of "the one that got away" in the Ship Inn whilst enjoying a refreshment. A walk up the steep hill leads into Fishguard town which has a selection of pubs, eateries, shops and galleries.

A little further afield are Newport, St Davids, Porthgain, and Strumble Head each with its own charm.

The cottage is perfect for walkers (the coastal bus passes through Lower Town) and it’s close to the stunningly spectacular Pembrokeshire Coast Path and the Gwaun Valley. If you are bringing your dog, at low tide the harbour has plenty of space for them to enjoy as does the coast path and the local Marine Walk which starts at Lower Town and leads round the headland to Goodwick.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £50.

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About the location

FISHGUARD

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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas