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Driftwood House

(Ref. 929464)

Saundersfoot, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map

4.4

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "Plenty of room for the 3 of us plus dog."

    The garden is enclosed so good for the dog. Toilet is noisy when refilling. Well located for Saundersfoot you can walk it but is hilly we managed it but was a pull.

    Reviewed by Andy4.1Sep 2023

  • "When entering the house it was clean and tidy except for the conservatory which had quite a few cobwebs."

    Kitchen had all the basic items. Only used the double bedroom, bed very comfortable. The bathroom shower seal and shower mat needs replacing and it has the noisiest toilet I have ever heard. The garden needs cleaning up was going to use cushions on chairs outside but when opened box they were covered in cobwebs and dust, saying that it was fully enclosed and private. The main disappointment was the location. The cul de sac looked quite rundown, and although mentioned a short walk into village nothing quite prepared us for the hill to walk down into Saundersfoot, we are active but only once did we walk back up.

    Reviewed by Chris2.8Sep 2023

  • "Lovely long weekend spent at Driftwood House."

    We had everything we needed (except perhaps some milk in the fridge on arrival). Good outdoor space to make use of the sunny weather and all enclosed which was great for the dogs. Well located and a 20 min walk to the beach.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Sep 2023

  • "A really lovely stay at Driftwood."

    Excellent downstairs, really lovely lounge/kitchen/conservatory. A little cosy upstairs, particularly in the bunk bed room. Converting the downstairs cupboard into a toilet would be excellent as 6 people for one bathroom is a push. Also a few more basics would be really helpful such as hand soaps etc. Lovely quiet neighbourhood. Parking space outside is helpful. Garden is lovely. Addition of a BBQ would also be great for summer nights. Thanks for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Lewis4.1Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage - great location, would recommend and come again"

    Reviewed by Paula5.0May 2023

  • "Very well equipped cottage."

    Very quiet and has easy access to the surrounding areas. Beds comfy. Large living room comfortable sofas. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Susan3.8Apr 2023

  • "Driftwood House was very clean, well equipped and furnished to a high standard."

    Check in information from the owner was great and there is a dedicated parking spot right outside. The location is good, it's a 15 minute walk down into Saundersfoot and the beach. We stayed with our two kids (and dog) over the Easter holiday and everyone loved it! There is loads to do in the area and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, it makes a great base to explore Pembrokeshire.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Mar 2023

  • "Driftwood house was warm and very comfortable."

    I had not taken a cottage before and was initially anxious. The moment I entered the beautifully decorated Driftwood House my worries were allayed. There was everything I needed for a home from home holiday. Superb

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Jan 2023

  • "Had a lovely relaxing week staying in Driftwood."

    Beautiful accommodation. Warm and cozy. Excellent facilities with everything you needed to hand. Quiet location just a short distance from shops and restaurants in Saundersfoot. Would definitely book again in the new year

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Nov 2022

  • "Great comfortable cottage with parking in quit area half mile from town."

    Great choice

    Reviewed by John4.4Oct 2022

  • "The property was very clean and welcoming."

    It was a short walk to saundersfoot, which was quite steep on the way back but we both made it ok even though we are seniors. The only criticism was that the locks to the front door and the patio doors were very awkward and need attention. We were also disappointed that there was no hair drier. Apart from those minor things we thought that it was good value for money.

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.1May 2022

  • "We visit Saundersfoot every year, so know the area well."

    This lovely house was situated just up the hill from Saundersfoot. A 5 minute drive, or you could walk. It's all down hill into Saundersfoot, but although quite steep to walk back up, it is do-able. There was a little mix up when we arrived, as clean bedding hadn't been provided, but a quick message to the very friendly owners and it was all sorted promptly. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2022

  • "It could definitely benefit from a proper clean, it's okay on face value but certainly isn't properly clean - mould around the window frames, cobwebs everywhere etc."

    It's a nice house and good if you just want to use it as a base but you wouldn't want to sit on the sofas for long as they're not very comfortable. New mattresses are desperately needed, the one in the main room is very hard but one of the mattresses in the twin room is so bad you can feel every spring just by running your hand over it.

    Reviewed by Caroline3.1Nov 2021

  • "Lovely dog friendly property."

    Pleasantly pleasing deco very clean and added conservatory a bonus. Still plenty of outdoor space. Recommended.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Sep 2021

  • "Excellent location for visiting Saundersfoot and Tenby."

    Very clean and comfortable. Would definitely book here again.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2021

  • "Driftwood House was a lovely base to explore the area, it had everything we needed for a comfortable stay"

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Jul 2021

  • "Double bed mattress awful."

    .needs replacing. 10 minute walk to the seafront yes! 1 hour to walk back up the steep hill not mentioned. This walk is not attempted by the locals, they catch the bus back.

    Reviewed by Peter3.1Jun 2021

  • "This property had everything you could need, it was well situated for Saundersfoot and also Tenby."

    The house was well equipped, inside and out.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0May 2021

  • "The house was spotlessly clean and the housekeeper lives 2 doors away, which would have made any issues easy to resolve had we had them."

    We were greeted with milk and toilet rolls, which was thoughtful. We made contact with the owner as the heating didn’t seem to be coming on and it was resolved in a matter of minutes by a quick simple text message. Very happy with the welcome and the response. Lovely and warm thereafter in the cool weather. Felt like the carpets had just been replaced, which was also nice under foot.. Third bedroom was quite small, with bunks, so only really suitable for young children but the outside space much bigger than it looks on the photographs - just note that there are a few steps to the property from the reserved parking space, in case of mobility issues.

    Reviewed by Andrea4.7May 2021

  • "Location was great, twice someone parked in our space which was allocated to our house."

    Washing machine seem to be broken, was told it still works but you have to slam the door, still it was broken and not working at all, so that was a disappointment. The conservatory had cobwebs all over and very dirty, under the furniture. Back garden was covered in weeds. Bathroom upstairs no heating, so mould was starting to appear on the wall. Saw someone walking around the back of the house at night and left the back gate open. Overall the rest of the house was ok.

    Reviewed by Johanne2.8Sep 2020

  • "This house on arrival was extremely dirty, and needed sanitising, which amid Covid-19 is very disappointing!"

    We were given many rules to follow because of this situation and I feel it’s very wrong to not keep the families who are staying in the houses safe too! My cloths came up absolutely black! The garden is very dilapidated and furniture was filthy. Pictures on website are old. The hot water is absolutely scalding, so be very careful with young children.

    Reviewed by Andrea2.5Jul 2020

  • "Driftwood House is a lovely place to stay located in a quite cul-de-sac and a short walk down to the harbour."

    Ideally located for some great coastal walks or traveling further a field to explore south Wales. Val the house keeper lives nearby and is very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Theresa4.4Nov 2019

  • "Very well equipped house, lovely decor and immaculately clean"

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Nov 2019

  • "The kitchen was extremely well equipped."

    Everything we could possibly need was there. Beds were comfortable. There were plenty of towels supplied. The housekeeper, Val, lives nearby, and was very welcoming and helpful. She left milk and welshcakes for us on arrival, which was a nice touch. We would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jul 2019

  • "Rusty barbeque, overgrown garden, dirty bathroom, poor repairs to broken features"

    Thank you for taking the time to complete our feedback form. Were we made aware of the issues that fell short of your expectations during your stay, we may have been able to ensure that they were resolved at that point. The is aware, following your communication and has fixed the issues outlined. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Irene1.9May 2019

  • "Very pleased on entering the property."

    Spacious open plan living with plenty of seating and good sized kitchen area. The property was spotlessly clean. The welcome pack of tea, coffee, milk and Welsh cakes very much appreciated after our journey. Excellent outside amenities and with a secure garden ideal for our little dog. This is a property I would recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0May 2019

  • "Excellent location."

    Spotlessly clean. Everything we had hoped for. Highly recommend Driftwood.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.7Mar 2019

  • "Really lovely long weekend with our puppy Coco."

    Lovely host, and housekeeper. We will be back soon. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Mar 2019

  • "The owners were lovely."

    They tastefully decorated the house and also left a lovely welcoming hamper for us. The property was exceptionally clean and tidy and very well equipped. They stressed to us that we should ring them at any time if there were any problems. There were none. A beautiful house in a quiet but convenient location. The few neighbours we met were very friendly. A wonderful place to stay.

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Dec 2018

  • "Perfect location"

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Oct 2018

  • "Driftwood cottage is the perfect place to spend a South Wales holiday."

    Exceptional in cleanliness and all the facilities you need. It was our 2nd visit and will not be our last. Thank you driftwood you are perfect.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Aug 2018

  • "The main thing we liked about the property is that it was extremely clean, Val who looks after the house does a very good job."

    She is also very helpful. The garden is enclosed so suitable for a dog although it could do with tidying. The lock on the rear door on the conservatory is extremely stiff I couldn't open it and had to get my husband to open it every time. There was also no instructions for the appliances and as they are all different it was a bit hit or miss we never did manage to get the tv downstairs working! The walk down to Saundersfoot is via a very steep hill. There are some lovely beaches and National Trust properties a short car drive away.

    Reviewed by Dorothy4.1Jul 2018

  • "House keeper lives near and is very helpful"

    Reviewed by Nigel3.8Jun 2018

  • "This was ideal for us being a couple with a large dog."

    If it was for a family, they would struggle with just one loo. Could consider putting an extra loo in the hall way. Other than that - the place was great - clean and well set up with everything you would need. Garden nice and good for dogs and children, Felt very homely - would recommend.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.8Jan 2018

  • "I was misled in the booking process."

    I think the details will be logged. We did manage to sort it out with some compromise but it was inconvenient I have been on many good quality self catering holidays and so my comments are an informed comparison with other cottages and companies I have stayed with.The house itself was clean and warm. It was functional but didn't have any of the extras I would expect for the price we paid. Calling the house a cottage is misleading because the house is in a modern cul de sac of standard properties.My main complaint was the size of the third bedroom, about 6 by 5 foot with a bunk bed that took all the space. As the 5th single adult I had to sleep on the top bunk because my adult children were in couples and couldn't be expected to use that room. This needs to be made much clearer on the details and reflected in the price.Lots of small things; No bin liners, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets.Unclear rubbish disposal instructions. No details about local supermarket. Details all 2015. Home owner contacted me directly with a list of "rules" about 2 weeks before our visit. Some were irrelevant, like dog instructions. Also instructed us to strip the beds which I decided was unreasonable given the amount we were paying. The location was good although I was disappointed we didn't have sea view. I asked for a sea view on the Sykes cottage selection page The house is a 20 minute walk down/up hill into town which needs to be made clear. We did have a good holiday and I would return to Saundersfoot and Tenby. I would not go back to the house since I dont believe it was value for money.

    Reviewed by Jackie2.7Dec 2017

  • "We had a great break in a superb location."

    Will probably book again next year. Thanks again

    Reviewed by Michael4.2Oct 2017

  • "House was an ideal holiday base and the house keeper who lived near by was very helpful and made sure everything was ok for us, one of the most lovely people we met on our holiday."

    Reviewed by Robbie4.4Jun 2017

  • "Thank you. We had a great holiday and house was just as advertised."

    Good communication before from sykes cottages. It was very easy and stress free.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Apr 2017

  • "Home from home."

    Really enjoyed our stay nice area very quiet. Val is a friendly and helpful person . All in all a very good stay.

    Reviewed by Susan4.8Jan 2017

  • "Once we got over the initial rules for the cottage it was wonderful."

    When I first read all the rules I thought I would not dare to breath in there. Just a little over the top on rules and regulations folks.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Sep 2016

  • "The house was great, quiet, comfortable with great facilities."

    Even the sharp kitchen knives were very sharp, something not often found in rental properties. Whilst the house is only .6 mile from the centre of Saundersfoot, it's a very steep hill to walk down and back up, so it meant that we used the car more often than we normally would like to. The house was very pet friendly with a good fenced garden for the dog to roam. The nearby presence of Val, the housekeeper was good and she was very helpful with local knowledge etc. All in all, a very enjoyable stay in a beautiful house.

    Reviewed by Gareth4.6Sep 2016

  • "Brilliant location, and a lovely home from home."

    Throughly enjoyed our stay. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2016

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms with TV: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin, 1 x adult bunks
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Conservatory (seats 3).
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 4 x TVs with Freeview, Blu-ray, DVD, CD/radio, Wii games console, WiFi, selection of books, games, DVDs and Blu-rays
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent, please bring own beach towels
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Allocated roadside parking for 1 car, additional parking on first come, first served basis
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Private enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and beach 12 mins walk
  • Note: Netted fish pond in gated area of rear garden, children to be supervised
  • Check in is 4pm and check out is 11am

The property

Set back in the corner of a quiet cul-de-sac this detached cottage is within walking distance of the charming seaside village of Saundersfoot in Pembrokeshire.

This beautifully presented holiday cottage is perfect for your family holiday by the sea.

This delightful cottage has a light and airy open plan living room with a well-equipped kitchen, dining area and seating area where you can settle down together after your delicious meal in front of the TV, or just sit and catch up on the places explored during the day.

With three charming and varied bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor, everyone will get a good night’s sleep and wake refreshed and raring to go on another day’s outing.

Spend a little quiet time in the conservatory overlooking the rear garden, where the younger ones can safely play and the older ones can sit in the sunshine with an evening drink after a great day out.

Stroll down to the harbour village with its superb sandy beach, a chance to join the famous coast path whilst enjoying browsing in the unique little shops, taking afternoon tea or enjoying an evening meal overlooking the beach and sea.

Alternatively, take a boat trip to see the seal colony on Caldey Island, off Tenby, and the bird sanctuary on St Margaret's, or just a lovely coastal cruise.

A complete holiday in the village will be a delight, but the brilliant selection of nearby attractions should not be missed.

Explore historic castles, visit the Welsh Zoo or Heatherton Theme Park and catch up with the past at the Dinosaur Park.

If you are feeling more energetic, try a round of golf or just wander along country lanes on foot or on bicycles exploring the hidden coves and unspoilt beaches.

All year round there is so much to see and do in this beautiful part of Wales, and at the end of each day returning to this perfect holiday cottage will only add to your enjoyment.

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About the location

SAUNDERSFOOT

Tenby 3 miles.

The bustling fishing village of Saundersfoot is idyllically situated at the foot of a wooded valley on the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast, 3 miles from Tenby. The village offers an abundance of shops, pubs and restaurants whilst the attractive harbour provides sailing and fishing opportunities. The stunning, sandy Blue Flag beaches present a wonderful spot for relaxed bathing, whilst walkers are well catered for with the 186 mile Pembrokeshire Coast Path commencing at nearby Amroth. Visit the quaint seaside resort of Tenby, with its ancient walls, award-winning beaches and boat trips to the monastic Island of Caldey. With the amazing vintage funfair at Folly Farm, Blue Stone and the white knuckle rides at Oakwood Theme Park within easy reach, this is a fantastic base for a memorable holiday.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas