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The Anchorage

(Ref. 1054299)

Saint Ishmael's near Milford Haven, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "Great Accommodation, our party of 7 had everything it needed and more."

    Small beach within a 100 yards of the property and a good base for the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and other local attractions. It was fantastic!

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely place to stay."

    Everything you need for a break in a nice part of the country. Walks and beach/estuary nearby. Not too far to travel for town and popular seaside resorts. The only downside is the network of approach roads which are quite narrow but not impossible to navigate. All in all 10 out of 10 plenty of room for every one (8 adults, 3 children in our party). Wonderful!

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely property, ideal for the family group of 10 that we were."

    60 yards from a tidal creek and a perfect crabbing spot. Very well stocked with kitchen equipment. In a deep wooded valley so indoors tends to be dark and trees limit direct sunlight in garden. No internet so can be frustrating or a relief! Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Susanna4.1Jul 2022

  • "A wonderful family friendly holiday cottage."

    Enormous - so we never felt on top of one another. Fantastic outdoor space and a beach within throwing range. The crabbing, as promised was very productive and the grandkids must have caught over fifty within a half hour. The house would really benefit from showers in the upstairs en suites, but as there were 2 showers downstairs - we didn’t struggle. It would have just been convenient. Fantastic place and some very interesting owl spotting at night.

    Reviewed by Michelle4.1Jul 2022

  • "Cobwebs and spiders in the bedrooms."

    ..dust on mirrors where not been cleaned ....but apart from that the Anchorage was Wi-Fi though and poor phone signal and also there were 4 mouldy tea bags left in a teapot....the cleaners need to check everything....the owner was fantastic and very informative about the house and the local area..would go back

    Reviewed by Shelagh4.1Jun 2022

  • "The house was very comfortable, spacious and welcoming, the owner had paid real attention to detail, lots of information about the area and the house."

    The gardens were so peaceful, lots of areas for the children to play and for the adults to relax in privacy. It was a great location, children enjoyed kayaking and crabbing on the creek and lovely beaches nearby. We would highly recommend it and hope to return

    Reviewed by Julia5.0May 2022

  • "Inside the cottage was quite dark and the lights had to be on even though the weather was sunny."

    There were no 'grab rails' in any of the bathrooms including the downstairs shower. Car charging was only available via outside 13A sockets which not all worked. Fortunately I had taken both types of charge cables. Unless the car is capable of being charged via 13A sockets there is NO car charging facility and therefore very misleading in the description of the property The lounge area was quite large but there was only a small TV in the room needs a larger screen. Toilet flushes very difficult to use.

    Yes the windows are small. But this is because the house was built in the National Park. With park rules the windies are the maximum size permitted according to the room floor area. The windows also under park rules had to be made of hardwood. Property Owner

    Reviewed by William3.1May 2022

  • "Lovely location so near a crabbing beach."

    Fabulous grounds, a children's heaven for exploring and imaginative adventures. Loads of room for a large family with area for solitude. Plenty of equipment. Some duvets need upgrading and downstairs shower is not accessible for a wheelchair user.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.4Aug 2021

  • "Cottage ideal for a large group."

    Almost perfect location but visitors need to be aware that there is no reliable WiFi. Can sometimes work in one of the bedrooms or in the fort in the garden. Also The Brook Inn in St Ishmael is currently closed. None of this a problem for us. Wonderful nearby beaches and children had a great time crabbing and surfing. Everyone very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Janet4.4Aug 2021

  • "The location is ideal for families and the accommodation and surrounding extensive grounds provided ideal facilities for the variety of ages within our party from our 3½-year-old grandaughter to her 83-year-old grandad."

    Our grandson loved the fort and we all enjoyed crabbing from the causeway at low-tide - great old fashioned family fun!. Who needs the internet, video games or gameboys?

    Reviewed by Daphne5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was more than big enough for our party of nine."

    Getting together in the evenings in the comfortable living room . or sitting outside in the garden watching the wildlife . I wish i owned this place. If you can . Take a walk along the pembrokshire coast path which is just outside the front gate. As arnie says I'll be back.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2021

  • "I did send a message before our stay asking some questions about wi-fi and local ..."

    I did send a message before our stay asking some questions about wi-fi and local pubs, but I got no reply, so not happy about that

    We lost our WiFi when the mast at Angle was shut down. Service had been horrible being off about half the time. The Pembrokeshire County Council has brought in the Broadway Broadband Company who are installing a fibre optic cable system around the county. The Anchorage has obtained a grant of £7000 pounds for a connection.. Now in January 2022 the system is being installed in Dale and St Ishmaels. The cable should reach Sandy Haven later this year. The project has been delayed for a year because it was found that the existing underground cable ducts were filled with mud. John Roobol . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Jun 2021

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 2 x ground-floor doubles, 1 x twin with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining space and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Galleried play area and wooden gazebo with 2 picnic tables and a BBQ
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, 3 x TV, DVD players, WiFi,music system, hair dryer, books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, two travel cots and stairgate available
  • Ample off-road parking for cars, boats and trailers
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, woodland, furniture, a children's fort and camping area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4.7 miles, pub 1.4 miles
  • Please note: phone signal can be intermittent at property but does work in lounge and garden
  • Note: Electric car charging is only available through a 13A socket
  • Please note: This property only takes a minimum of 7 night bookings.

The property

Milford Haven 5.3 miles.

The Anchorage is a traditional Welsh stone cottage nestled within a spectacular woodland area of the Pembrokeshire National Park.

Bring your family to this large detached property, originally two separate cottages which have melded together to form a homely, child-friendly base.

Make your way through the tall, lush trees onto the spacious driveway where the cottage spreads across two acres of land, and onto an enchanting stone fort children's playhouse containing an open air theater and seats, where kids and even some adults can delve into an enchanted woodland fantasy, as well as ample space for boat, trailer, kayak and bike storage.

Making your way to the entrance, you'll find a front suntrap with garden furniture, a peaceful spot to drink a cup of tea and read the morning paper.

This welcoming cottage is filled with quirky seaside and boating decor in nearly every room, including paintings, anchors and stories of the Victorian coastline.

Unwind in the snug open-plan living area, a room bursting with a homely family feel and country house decor, here you'll find a well-equipped kitchen, spacious family dining area, and large lounge with plenty of plush sofas, a TV and a decorative fireplace.

Clean up in the handy utility room where you can wash your wetsuits and beachwear using the washing machine and clothes rail.

Take your pick between the ground-floor bathroom and shower room, soak your feet in a glorious bubble bath or grab an invigorating morning shower.

This cottage is ideal for a large family gathering with young children, with the ground floor hosting two large double rooms and a twin which holds two travel cots, whereas the first floor boasts a grand twin and double, both with traditional sloped ceilings and en-suite bathrooms.

When a rainy day strikes, the kids can entertain themselves in the upstairs galleried play area, protected by a safety gate, this wonderfully fun space has toys, games, and a TV, there's even enjoyment here for the adults, where you can learn about the deep history of the coastline found on the walling in the room.

Relax in the enclosed two acre garden, strolling along the brick patio, verdant lawn, woodland and even a camping area.

A short drive away in St Ishmael's village centre is a popular pub where you can sink down a local Welsh pint, there's also a nearby village store in Marloes for you to pick up all your essentials for your self-catered stay.

Take the kids for a day out at the rural beach of Lindsway Bay, a secluded sandy haven surrounded by tall cliffs, but make sure to check the tide times so your day doesn't get cut short, while there's lots of other sandy beaches in close distance including Marloes Sands and Little Haven Beach.

You can't visit this corner of Wales without taking a walk along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, ideal for ramblers, bird watchers and hikers, it's also the best location for watersports such as surfing, cliff diving, sailing and windsurfing.

Drive over to the towns of Milford Haven to play golf, with plenty of other wonderful amenities being found here too for a self-catered stay, or the medieval Haverfordwest, where you can explore historic landmarks and its castle.

Discover the thriving city of St. Davids, known as Britain's smallest city, here you can visit a host of cultural attractions, dine in local restaurants and pubs, and tour the famous St Davids Cathedral.

Relish in quality family time at The Anchorage, an enchanted sanctuary where you can find your inner child encompassed by magical countryside views.

Please note: phone signal can be intermittent at property but does work in lounge and garden.

Please note: This property only takes a minimum of 7 night bookings.

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About the location


Haverfordwest 8 miles.

Milford Haven is a busy little town overlooking the Cleddau Waterway. The once thriving fishing industry of this town has been replaced with a picturesque marina with a delightful Mediterranean feel. The unique little shops, galleries, tea rooms and restaurants around the marina offer leisurely shopping and a great variety of fine dining, including locally caught fresh fish dishes. The award-winning Torch Theatre offers a variety of entertainment and with a cinema, restaurant and bar, is a great place for all the family. Sit and enjoy the water views or have some fun and try ten pin bowling! This waterside town is perfectly located to discover all Pembrokeshire has to offer - the wonderful sandy beaches, coastal path, boat trips, castles, museums, Britain's smallest "city", St Davids, with its magnificent cathedral, theme parks and so much more.

Please note: phone signal can be intermittent at property but does work in lounge and garden.

Please note: This property only takes a minimum of 7 night bookings.