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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "Our second stay at Smugglers."

    Lovely and clean accommodation, great location to many gorgeous beaches.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jun 2024

  • "This was our third time in this cottage it’s a beautiful peaceful place to ..."

    This was our third time in this cottage it’s a beautiful peaceful place to stay it has everything you need owners a few feet away but give yiu your privacy very helpful just lovely people there is so many places to visit just a short drive to a lot of places

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jun 2024

  • "A great stay, really enjoyed our time at your lovely cottage."

    Well positioned to all beaches, countryside and restaurants. The cottage was well equipped and comfortable, could not ask for more. Thanks again for a great stay. Cliff and Sue

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jun 2024

  • "The cottage was comfortable and very clean and had everything we needed for our stay plus added extras."

    It was very convenient to Lydstep beach and headland and set in a very peaceful setting. It's not far from Tenby which is a beautiful town.

    Reviewed by Margaret Ruth5.0May 2024

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay."

    The welcome gifts were lovely - a comfy bungalow in a peaceful setting. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0May 2024

  • "This is a cosy clean cottage, easy to find, great location geographically."

    Only 4 stars from us personally as it is situated within the owners driveway. Completely overlooked. Unable to get dressed without closing the curtains. One bath towel each and a very small hand towel. We only found out that we were able to use the garden from the visitors book. It has ok WiFi and a smart TV. The sofa is very clean but the springs have collapsed. This is a spacious clean cottage but not the right place for us.

    Reviewed by Deb4.7Mar 2024

  • "Lovely quiet location nice and clean cottage , All essentials included and surprise extras on arrival."

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Feb 2024

  • "Beautiful little cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    the cottage was lovingly furnished with everything you needed. good size bedrooms and bathroom.

    Reviewed by Allison5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely quiet location close to Tenby and other beaches."

    Easy access to the coastal path.

    Reviewed by Huw5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent location for exporting the coastal path, beach, shops and pubs all within 10 minute walk."

    Longer walks to Manorbier and Tenby are also accessible. Property was prefect for a family of four and our dog. Will definitely look to book again.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2023

  • "Such a delightful cottage very good location and so very peaceful just perfect for us this was are second stay hear and again wasn’t disappointed we hope to return later in the year the owners give you privacy but on hand to help or for advice very lovely people."

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jun 2023

  • "Perfect cottage to visit all the lovely places around South Wales."

    Also many walks right on your doorstep. Pet friendly.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0May 2023

  • "Very clean and well maintained property."

    good size rooms well equipped. small fenced seating area outside . molly the dog loved it. lots of beautiful walks near by..would go back....

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2023

  • "A very well presented cottage in a beautiful and peaceful location."

    Roomy, airy with private parking and very well appointed with everything we could need for a long weekend break. The family room incorporates a large 3 seater sofa and separate comfy chair with a large coffee table and Freeview TV. A good size dining table separates the kitchen which has full oven, microwave and a large fridge freezer. The welsh cakes, milk, tea, coffee etc. were very well received. The bedrooms are a good size with adequate storage, although the lack of hanging space in the second bedroom could be an issue for some people. Very well maintained inside and out and in a very quiet location in the village. There is a pub nearby but only appears to be open at weekends. Dog walking is excellent. A short walk from the cottage and you are on the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path with stunning views to Caldey Island and the Gower Peninsula. Tenby is a 10 minute drive away with a great variety of shops and eateries. We thoroughly enjoyed Westgate House on South Parade. Dog friendly with delicious cakes! Somewhere we are planning on returning to.

    Reviewed by Ron5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautifully appointed."

    Everything we needed was there. Lovely coast nearby and very quiet for a good night's sleep in very comfortable beds.

    Reviewed by Meriel5.0Apr 2023

  • "Loved smugglers, everything very clean and well maintained, most comfortable bed ever!"

    Loved the location and the little gated yard was great for our whippet Tig. Will definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2023

  • "Well done, perfect accommodation."

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Apr 2023

  • "Nice tidy property and location for our short break with dog."

    Only disappointment was the Lydstep tavern was closed for the duration of our stay. Would have no hesitation in recommending a stay here and look forward to returning in future.

    Reviewed by Robin4.7Feb 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Smugglers."

    The accommodation was spotlessly clean with a lovely welcome pack of Prosecco and Welsh Cakes which was a bonus on arrival. Very relaxing lounge with Netflix TV well equipped bathroom and nicely furnished rooms with comfortable beds. The setting is peaceful off the main Tenby Pembroke road conveniently situated for the beaches spanning this beautiful part of Pembrokeshire and a short walk from the Coast Path and Lydstep Bay. The owners are friendly and welcoming and we hope to return for another trip in 2023.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, great location to many beautiful beaches."

    Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Elaine4.4Oct 2022

  • "Everything was lovely."

    Could not fault the cottage in any way. But just a small suggestion! A couple of glass microwave bowls would be useful in the kitchen.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Sep 2022

  • "Everything was wonderful, we really enjoyed our stay at Smugglers Cottage."

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Sep 2022

  • "Ideal location, great accommodation and perfect hosts, couldn't ask for anything more from our stay!"

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2022

  • "Cottage was stunning!"

    Great location to boot. Well recommended.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely break at Smugglers cottage, which is in an ideal position to visit the beaches and amenities in Pembrokeshire."

    The property was clean, light, nicely decorated, and comfortably furnished. The kitchen was well equipped and met our needs. We met the owner on our arrival who was very friendly and helpful, but not intrusive in any way. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would like to return.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2022

  • "An amazing place clean comfortable and very well located one of the best ..."

    An amazing place clean comfortable and very well located one of the best cottages we have had so peaceful very relaxing the cottage is bigger then it looked very good parking to and a safe pebbled garden if you have a dog or toddler it has a gate only saw the owners in passing but we got to have a quick chat gave us some lovely places to visit and glad we went we hope to return to the cottage later this year

    Reviewed by Jean5.0May 2022

  • "We had an enjoyable stay at Smugglers (our second time) and found the property very comfortable and suitable us and our dog Poppy."

    We would like to thank the property owners for their kindness and for making our stay a happy occasion, Paul and Della Curtis

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.7Apr 2022

  • "Very nice cottage."

    The owners were very nice and friendly.

    Reviewed by Huw5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, warm, clean and comfortable."

    Thoughtful welcome gifts of prosseco and tea cakes - much appreciated. As it was still quite cold at night a slightly thicker duvet would have been appreciated. All in all though - highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Mar 2022

  • "Perfect place to stay in order to explore the Pembrokeshire coast."

    Can't fault the cottage - warm and welcoming with all the facilities needed for a lovely week's stay.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a fantastic time."

    The weather was wild and wet but we still enjoyed the walks with our dog down to the beach. It would be even better with sunny, warm days. The cottage was a little hard to find, it being behind the Spa that the postcode takes you to. We had a lovely warm welcome with some fizz and welsh cakes, milk, tea, coffee and sugar. All very clean with everything we needed too. Very cosy and peaceful to come back to after a day out, walking. Slight problem is that my dog managed to find a way out of the enclosed garden so we had to keep her on the lead. But no complaints at all, otherwise. Thankyou for a lovely weekend break.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Feb 2022

  • "Great location, and the cottage was equipped really well."

    Very useful to have an outside area where our dog could be 'contained' for a short while, eg while eating her food. Also handy dog-walking areas, as well as the lovely cliff top.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Feb 2022

  • "Brill stay nice friendly owners will def be back again in the winter nice ..."

    Brill stay nice friendly owners will def be back again in the winter nice clean place dog friendly home from home will book again

    Reviewed by John5.0Jan 2022

  • "Smugglers is a lovely, clean, well-equipped cottage in a great location near to Tenby."

    We had a great break exploring the locality - the owner’s local knowledge was particularly helpful. There are lovely walks from the cottage as well as beautiful beaches to discover nearby. The cottage provided all we needed for a very comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.4Aug 2021

  • "Photos and description don’t indicate clearly enough the close proximity of the owners house resulting in a lack of privacy."

    Reviewed by Gill3.8Jul 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay at the Smugglers, I could recommend that an ironing board and iron are provided, very good location to the beach and Tenby."

    Very clean and cosy cottage.

    Reviewed by Donna4.7Jul 2021

  • "It would have been useful to have a map of the area but maybe Covid-19 prevented that."

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Jun 2021

  • "A really lovely cottage, spotlessly clean and very comfortable in an excellent location."

    Some great walks and places to visit in the area. Probably the best we have stayed in over the years.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0May 2021

  • "Superb setting and really good place to stay."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2021

  • "Smugglers Cottage ticked all the boxes for a wonderful week in Pembrokeshire."

    The cottage was comfortable, spotless and in a perfect location.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Apr 2021

  • "Very clean and welcoming."

    Excellent location

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2021

  • "Spotless cottage with all the comforts of home."

    Lovely location with everything at the doorstep...beaches, shops and restaurants ( when they are open). We had one of our best get aways at Smugglers. We will definitely be booking with Smugglers owners again.

    Reviewed by Gina5.0Dec 2020

  • "Spotlessly clean on arrival!"

    Which gave us comfort especially during these hard times of covid! Nice equipped cottage with comfy beds! In a quiet, beautiful location with wonderful walks! A superb welcome gift was waiting on the table in the kitchen! Friendly owners who respect your privacy but are there if needed! Great walks all around and incredible beaches too! Very dog friendly and Oakley our dog enjoyed his stay just as much as we as a family did! A very much needed break was enjoyed by all! Thank you I would highly recommend and would also return back if we chose to visit this side of Wales again!

    Reviewed by Heather4.7Oct 2020

  • "Would of been useful to have a map for walking when we arrived, were not sure ..."

    Would of been useful to have a map for walking when we arrived, were not sure where we could walk to start with, after asking a few locals we were OK

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.7Sep 2020

  • "Excellent location, lots to do with the children right on the door step."

    Lovely village location, within walking distance to places to drink and restaurants and a nice little park. Owners very friendly and welcoming, prosecco, milk and welsh cakes were a lovely surprise. The cottage itself was spotless, beds comfy, modern bathroom and bedrooms tastefully decorated. We are in the holiday cottage business ourselves and this place definitely deserves atleast four stars, not three! A wonderful stay, we have already booked for next May. Can't wait to return.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Aug 2020

  • "A fantastic place."

    Great location, able to walk to the beach and beautiful clifftop walks. Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2020

  • "Enjoyed our stay."

    The Smugglers is a good base for exploring the stunning coastline. It's great to be able to stroll down the lane and be on the coastal path in minutes. The prosecco and Welsh cakes were a very welcome suprise when we arrived. The property is opposite the owners house which means when you sit outside it is overlooked, however they are careful to keep themselves to themselves.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Jul 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV with Netflix and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available upon request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed gravelled area with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles and pub 0.1 miles

The property

A stones throw away from the coast set in the heart of Lydstep, near the village of Manorbier is the charming ground-floor property, Smugglers.

The property rests in the grounds of the owner’s home and has been completely renovated inside with all quality fixtures and fittings with a lovely light décor.

Entering the property, be welcomed into an open-plan living space which comes with a sofa and armchair where you can look forward to relaxing and unwinding in front of the TV and catch up on your favourite shows with the provided Netflix account.

Behind this is a kitchen which has a set of cream units and sleek wooden worktops housing all the appliances needed for cooking up some delicious meals.

Gather at the dining table to enjoy a lovingly-made meal and discuss the day’s events with a refreshing glass of sparkling wine.

Once the evening draws to a close, retire to one of the two well-presented bedrooms in the form of a king-size and a twin, offering matching bedside tables and lamps for some late night reading and plenty of storage space.

To the front of the property is an enclosed gravel garden where you can take your morning cup of tea and indulge in a good book whilst the sun rise or sets.

A short walk down the lane takes you to the rugged Coastal Path, the best way to really appreciate the stunning coastline.

At low tide you must explore the Lydstep Caverns and Smugglers Caves or stroll along the Lydstep Haven beach.

Lydstep has a fantastic village pub which is extremely popular and also Waves restaurant where you can dine overlooking the bay or treat yourself to a pamper session in the Celtic Haven spa, all within walking distance.

Just down the coast is the village of Manorbier which has a convenience store for all the essentials.

For a spot of history, make sure you visit the 11th century Castle, or enjoy a long relaxing afternoon at Manorbiers world class surfing beach where you can sunbathe, swim or take the opportunity for some watersports such as kayaking and sea fishing.

Smugglers is the perfect property for holidays to the coast.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Tenby 4 miles; Pembroke 7.5 miles; Saundersfoot 6.9 miles.

The tranquil seaside village of Lydstep is situated on the outskirts of Tenby set on the headlands accessing the 186 mile Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. Lydstep boasts stunning views over to Caldey, Lundy and Cornish Coast on a clear day. A short drive away is the world famous medieval walled town of Tenby, the bustling seaside resort is picturesque with its harbour and cobbled streets. Sample its range of fantastic restaurants, cafes, pubs and shops, as well as its 4 award winning, glorious sandy beaches. Situated just off the coast of Tenby is the wonderful Monastic Island of Caldey, which is open to visitors by boat on summer weekdays and Saturdays. There are two excellent golf courses within a short drive including Trefloyne and Tenbys Links Course which challenges even the best of golfers! Whatever the time of year there is so much to see and do from exploring the castles to the family favourite Folly Farm with its amazing vintage funfair and zoo which is within easy reach along with Oakwood Theme Park and its white knuckle rides. Lydstep is a wonderful location on the memorable southern coast of Wales.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas