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St Brides

Sandy Haven near St Ishmael's, South Wales & Pembrokeshire (Ref. 1063906)

3.7

Good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

Reviews & Ratings

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "Not clean on arrival- food debris and unclean bathroom ..."

    Not clean on arrival- food debris and unclean bathroom No pegs or clothes rack to dry beach clothes No information book No information about on site drying room En suite bathroom does not drain Shower holder in other bathroom kept falling off

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2022

  • "The property is in urgent need of upgrading eg when you showered in disabled bathroom the water ran into the bedroom could do with some rugs on the floor some blinds at the dining room window."

    Thought it was not worth the cost I had to pay.

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2022

  • "The accommodation is in a beautiful setting with great potential but is sadly looking a little tired."

    Most of the furniture is wobbly and the beds are not very comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped but there are no tea towels oven gloves etc. Luckily I had put tea towels in. With a bit of tlc the barn would be stunning and make any stay worthy of a 5 star rating. Also don’t forget towels as they are not provided!

    Reviewed by KatieApr 2022

  • "The cottage was very convenient to surrounding places to visit."

    Neighbours and people that we met on our walks and travels were exceptionally pleasant and a delight in taking time to be helpful.

    Reviewed by BronwenOct 2021

  • "The WiFi did not work for the whole of our week's stay."

    I messaged Sykes help via the booking help at least four times about the problems and did not receive any response other than the automated acknowledgement. I still have not received a personal response. One of our search criteria is for WiFi and without it we had difficulty in sourcing information on places to visit in the local area, since there are no leaflets available in the cottage. There are other personal reasons as to why we specifically want to have WiFi available to us. The managers tried to sort out the lack of WiFi by contacting the owner, who then had to contact the supplier who apparently told the manager via the owner that the WiFi was going into the property and should be working, but still the fault light remained on the Fritz box and no WiFi was available to us. There wasn't even 4g available for using our phones. I feel Sykes' customer service was non existent since there has been no personal response at all. For this reason, I would not use Sykes again. Regarding facilities, we were disappointed by the lack of heated towel rails which meant the towels, which we had to supply ourselves, were hard to get dry for the next use. When I asked about how we could dry them, I was shown the tumble dryer in a laundry room in which I could put a £1 for use. We made do with the washing line but when it was wet it was impossible. Being able to dry towels is a pretty basic requirement. The views from the back would very pleasant but were somewhat spoilt by a storage area of various machinery including a cherry picker, caravan and a boat. The underfloor heating in the bathrooms did not appear to be available so the wet room floor was hard to dry off. There was a lovely fireplace but with no grate and and a soul less electric fan heater as a poor substitute. The furniture was acceptable but it all seemed a bit tired compared to other places we have stayed. Overall it was a bit "cheerless" which was a shame as it has potential to be better.

    Reviewed by RosSep 2021

  • "A lovely stay ."

    The accommodation was comfortable and very well equipped. As other reviewers have mentioned drying clothes could be problematic in wetter weather and one outdoor rotary washing line is not enough . But essentially a lovely place in a lovely setting and close to beaches etc. Shame the local pub has closed

    Reviewed by KarinaJul 2021

  • "Daughter left her Jelly Cat snuggly behind."

    Lesley kindly posted it to us, with an extra little souvenir!! Fantastic service.

    Reviewed by Kelly-anneJul 2021

  • "We had a lovely week staying here."

    The property was clean and reasonably well equipped in the kitchen. You do need to bring all your own cleaning gear. There are no cloths, washing up liquid, dishwasher pellets etc. We would have liked instructions to the washing machine and to have had an indoor airier to dry clothes as we had a couple of days of rain and could not dry them outside. Also a hoover would of helped. Having said that, it is a brilliant location, so quiet and lovely view across the fields with a very short walk to the coastal path, lovely sand beach at low tide and a beautiful inlet to the estuary to swim in at high tide. I would happily stay here again. Sally

    Reviewed by SallyJun 2021

  • "Really pleasant and quiet place."

    My kids really enjoyed playing around and we received a warm welcome throughout our stay. We could walk to the coast line part and to Sandy beach from the cottage which was great too. That was a very pleasant experience

    Reviewed by MichaelApr 2021

  • "Beautiful location and very nice cottage."

    Clean, comfortable but a bit basic. Could do with at least a few cosy lamps in the living area rather than just the ceiling lamp. Could generally do with an upgrade of the furniture which is a bit basic. Overall, a beautiful location. Paul and Liz extremely nice and helpful. Very disappointed though with changing the check in time from 3 to 6pm after booking. Understand the extra cleaning needed but , 6 pm is a very late check in especially when check out is 10 am. Told Sykes but they were not helpful even to try.

    Reviewed by SunaliApr 2021

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Summary

  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite wetroom with basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and seating area
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen in rent
  • Towels not supplied
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Bicycle storage
  • Off-road parking for one car, additional parking available near by
  • Front patio area with seating
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.7 miles, pub 1.1 miles
  • Note: Dogs must be kept on a lead, as the garden is not enclosed and surrounded by working farmland

The property

St Ishmael's 1.5 miles.

Located on a working farm, close to the village of St Ishmael's within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is St Brides, a semi-detached barn conversion, ideal for a family or group of six wanting to enjoy some time together close to the coast.

This all-ground-floor property has a designated parking space, with extra parking nearby, as well as an open patio area at the front with seating, where you can enjoy your morning coffee in your pleasant setting.

Step inside the property and discover a very spacious, open-plan living room, with high ceilings, wooden beams, floor to ceiling windows and a neutral décor, flooding the space with light.

The well-equipped kitchen offers a host of appliances and mod cons to enable to create delicious home-cooked meals, which can be enjoyed together at the dining table as you discuss your plans for the remainder of your stay, and after dinner, relax on the inviting sofa as you enjoy a good book, a family board game or a movie night on the TV with DVD Player.

When it comes time to catching up on rest, the master double bedroom provides an en-suite wetroom-style bathroom, ideal for those with limited mobility, while the remaining double and twin bedrooms share use of a spacious family bathroom, with a bath and shower over.

St Ishmael's village is just over a mile away, with a wonderful pub serving food, as well as a garden centre with a tearoom where you can partake in a delightful afternoon tea.

Walkers will delight in the fact that the Pembrokeshire Coast Path can be accessed practically from your doorstep, allowing you to take in incredible coastal landscapes, attractions such as Little Castle Head Lighthouse, a selection of small but beautiful bays that offer moments of tranquility, including Lindsway Bay, which is where a young Prince Charles took his first steps on Welsh soil, and the remote sandy beach of Marloes Sands, backed by dramatic cliffs.

The attractive town of Milford Haven is a couple of miles away, home to a stunning marina, perfect for strolls along the waterfront, as well as a host of entertainment, with a museum, theatre and bowling alley, ideal for an evening out.

Slightly further afield, the county town of Pembrokeshire, Haverfordwest, home to riverside shopping facilities, a host of eateries, museums and a scenic golf course, for those wanting to enjoy a round of golf.

The popular coastal resorts of Tenby, Saundersfoot and Fishguard are all within easy reach, along with St David's, the UK's smallest city.

St Brides is a fantastic base for exploring the spectacular coast and attractions of Pembrokeshire.

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About the location

ST ISHMAEL'S

Milford Haven 6 miles; Saundersfoot 24 miles; Fishguard 25 miles

St Ishmael's is a splendid little village resting within the spectacular Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, surrounded by luscious rolling countryside and close to the idyllic coastline. It offers a highly-rated pub which serves delicious food, as well as a sports and social club and a fabulous garden centre which hosts a superb tearoom, also serving excellent meals. A wonderful, small beach rests nearby at Lindsway Bay, which is where Prince Charles walked his first steps on Welsh soil. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path runs nearby, passing through simply unbeatable scenery. The pretty town of Milford Haven sits a few miles away, offering a stunning marina, an interesting local museum and a range of amenities. Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire's county town, is certainly worth a day trip with its riverside shops promising a delightful experience. The popular coastal spots of Tenby, Saundersfoot and Fishguard all lie within easy reach, all boast beautiful coastline and much to see and do. The famous city of St David's is also an easy distance away, famed for being the UK's smallest city whilst being dominated by its idyllic cathedral.