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Church Cottage

Scleddau near Fishguard, South Wales & Pembrokeshire (Ref. 929140)

4.1

Good

Sykes rating

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Very comfortable tastefully modernised old Welsh farmhouse in a quiet rural setting 0."

    5 mile from the nearest road. Picnic tables either side of the house to catch morning and evening sunshine respectively. Games room with pool and table tennis tables great for young and old. Royal Oak PH in Fishguard has good outdoor terrace dining, while our favourite walk was from Abereiddy to Porthgain with its pub and restaurant.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2021

  • "We absolutely love Church Cottage."

    We have been several times and it is the perfect relaxing break. Remote yet near some beautiful places.

    Reviewed by SallyAug 2021

  • "Cottage was beautiful, comfortable and well appointed."

    We had a fab, happy family week there.

    Reviewed by TressanJul 2021

  • "Dirty fridges, cooker, microwave, toilets,sinks."

    T-shirt left in one drawer, Dirty sock under the bed on one room. Beds had been cleaned round but not under so very dusty. Dirty towel left scrunched in one bathroom. We had to take the freezer out to defrost as drawers did not open. Games room toilet and sink so bad I told the kids not to use it as I wasn't clean it. The toilet area was also used as a dumping ground. When I took linen off the beds the duvets were very stained. Some of the furniture in bedroom upstairs needs replacing the bed is peeling leaving black bits over the bed covers. The drawers and wardrobe in another 4oom smelt musty and didn't open properly. I could continue. Fire not cleaned out etc etc We left all appliances clean and the place was cleaner when we left than when we arrived and quite honestly I think we should get a partial refund. The lawns had not been mowed and the garden was untidy and overgrown.

    Reviewed by MarieJun 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    More than we expected. The views and land we had to explore with the children was amazing. Everything that was there was more than enough and more than what we expected. The cottage was beautiful and so homey and warm. More than enough room for us all. We will definitely be going back. Thank you

    Reviewed by AshleyApr 2021

  • "The cottage was ideal for 6 people and in a very secluded location ."

    Plenty of walks around the area - all within 10 miles .

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2020

  • "* It is not advertised that the cottage is on a public footpath, so when sitting in the garden you are disturbed by numerous walkers visiting a nearby church attraction - in fact one day we joked that it was like Piccadilly Circus."

    * Not very clean, dust on many surfaces, inside of cupboards not clean and kitchen items not cleaned properly - the owner needs to change cleaning contractors or have someone inspect what cleaning is actually being carried out. * A number of light bulbs are out. * A number of drawers have handles broken. * The freezer is in desperate need of a defrost, one drawer would not open, there was an ice cream in top shelf. * Considering Covid 19 there were many food items left in the kitchen cupboards and obviously by more than one previous client - for example, 3 bottles of used oil. Also there were glasses, eye cleaner and various other items in drawers that should have been removed. * Dishwasher does not work - this has been reported to the owner. * There was a face mask behind a table in the double bedroom - I left it as did not want to touch it. * We stayed for two weeks and bedding and towels were not replaced during this time, comment from the owner was that there is a washing machine if we wanted to wash them. * No instructions of how to operate tv etc. * Games room is diabolical, pool table and table tennis table in an old workshop and very dirty, even the table tennis table had dusty footprints on it where, what looked like, a child had ran across it. * This cottage could be so much more if it was to be given a bit of TLC as it in a very beautiful part of Wales. Also, it might be an idea to have a little welcome pack of milk, butter and bread for example, upon arrival. * The owner was very responsive and so lovely when she was contacted, and I am sorry to leave such a negative review, but I think she needs to either pay her property a visit or employ a manager, or similar, to ensure a better state of affairs. * I look forward to receiving a reply from Sykes about my comments.

    Reviewed by NicolaSep 2020

  • "We had a wonderful visit to Pembrokeshire, everything was as advertised and we would recommend this property wholeheartedly."

    Reviewed by JeremyAug 2020

  • "It would be helpful to include a floor plan in your listings as layout and be quite important it is especially so for our family."

    In this case one of the bedrooms was directly off the kitchen/lounge which meant we couldn't watch TV after the children had gone to bed which although didn't ruin our holiday it would have for anyone who watches TV regularly. The cottage was really well equipped with good quality appliances. The stream was very shallow even though we had a lot of rain so this was ideal for children who coul play in it safely with minimal supervision. Hotel sheets and towels were lovely and give you confidence of cleanliness.

    Reviewed by TamarAug 2020

  • "The accommodation in the cottage suited the multi-generational group of 6 adults and 4 children."

    The owner had responded to criticism from previous renters and the whole house appeared to have cleaned (apart from the windows). The grass had also been cut and the wasps' nest was treated whilst we were there. An issue with a door lock was also quickly rectified. There are 4 picnic benches in the garden but unfortunately only 2 rusty lawn chairs so nowhere to sit comfortably outdoors. The bed linen and towels were clean and fresh but the some of the cottage (apart from the bathrooms) is ready for an upgrade. The seating in the living area is good but the room would benefit from improved lighting. Repairs are needed in the main bathroom: bath plug and show screen, and the double bed was a bit unstable. Some of the bedroom furniture seems new but broken drawers in the IKEA chests need repair/replacement. In particular, the faux leather furniture in the main bedroom is well worn. Some positives however: plenty of crockery and cutlery, good dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer, 2 fridges and a freezer. Wifi was good in most of the house and allowed streaming to main TV. Having two entrance porches helps when returning with either sandy or wet/muddy clothes! The location and setting of the cottage is idyllic: very peaceful and with good access to local beaches. With a little TLC this cottage could be perfect.

    Reviewed by JudithJul 2020

  • "A few negative issues, cleanliness of main living/kitchen area."

    ..needed lots of TLC (rotting potatoes left in a cupboard). Drawer handles coming off, same for wardrobe. Massive wasps nest just above the dining room French doors, meant we were unable to access that outside area or open the doors. Grass was pretty much uncut, lots of stinging nettles, so lots of tears from the children, games room was a bit of a let down. So the positives...big bedrooms, plenty of cupboard space, 4 large bathrooms so no queue 's to get out each day, the kitchen was well equipped if grubby. 2 fridges, freezer in the utility room, which was a godsend. A good area in which to stay, convenient for beaches and days out...Folly Farm was a great find, about 45 mins away but worth the trip. Pubs and restaurants still only on T/A or eat outside , but The Harp was excellent.

    Reviewed by MikeJul 2020

  • "Church Cottage was a lovely venue for our Christmas family get together and I would recommend it."

    The property itself is a lovely mix of charming cottage and incredibly well equipped holiday house. As a Christmas venue and as we do this every year, I brought a lot of things with me, almost none of which were needed. The kitchen was so well equipped with every possible gadget you might need to put on a gala dinner. One thing that would be very useful, is a knife sharpener. There are a thousand knives but all are blunt so I DID need my carving knife. The house was clean and beautifully decorated for Christmas, the heating worked well and it was very warm but we had unseasonably warm weather so not sure how it would fare in extreme cold. The log burner would keep the place warm though. The bedrooms were lovely, most are very spacious and so many bathrooms - there was never a clog for those and everyone enjoyed the spa baths! we loved the many french doors from the bedrooms and our old dog really appreciated the underfloor heating! all in all, it was really lovely. We all brought wellies and paddled in the stream, this is fast moving and the warnings from Sykes need to be heeded if you have young children pottering about. The games room had everything, kids loved it BUT, no heating, it would probably not be useable in really cold weather. The owners even provided toiletries for guests and the kitchen contained probably everything you would need condiment-wise (salt, pepper, sugar, coffee, tea, flour, stock, gravy granules, vinegar,spices and herbs etc). Google maps navigation will take you all the way to the cottage, there is a faded red sign for a church at the head of the track road and this is where you need to turn. Gate 2 Plate Farm Shop sells the most amazing meat and vegetables plus a cafe attached - definitely worth the trip (about 20 mins) Things to note: the mattresses are firm; if this is a problem for you, a mattress topper might be a good thing to bring. Pillows are all very thin and so more are needed, definitely bring some. We had more than enough towels and spare quilts in the wardrobes. If you are using EE, there is no reception until halfway down the track road, but O2 worked well. The router is upstairs, took us a phone call to find that! would be good to note on the arrival instructions. The hob works on propane and if you are not used to it, it takes a while for the gas to stay lit so, a bit of patience is needed. The games room lock is very hard but it WILL open. My ONLY criticism - and this would never be an issue during summer, is the lighting in the kitchen area is very poor, this could do with a re-think but we still managed to put on a huge and complicated lunch! Great cottage for a large or several generations of family, we loved it and the area and would definitely return!

    Reviewed by CarolineDec 2019

  • "Things that were wrong with this cottage: 1."

    Poor cleanliness 2. Taps in bathroom didn't work 3. Fan in bathroom didn't work 4. Sink plugs mechanism broken 5. Games room inaccessible due to broken lock 6. Two keys needed for the two front doors but we only had the key for one 7. Telephoned owner to compain about games room and was advised "if you have a pair of pliers, you may be able to get in ..." 8. A terrible noise in the pipes that resounded through who;e cottage whenever we ran the taps 9. And many more ...

    Reviewed by JasonSep 2019

  • "Great cottage for 3 generations, plenty of space, away from road and other houses meant shouting and playing in the garden was no problem."

    Beds were comfy and hot water constant. The only negative was we didn't get to grips with the rubbish disposal ! The local pub was friendly and the bay at Goodwick delightful for youngsters. A good holiday. Thanks.

    Reviewed by AnneJul 2019

  • "Property was good but we were dissapointed with the lack of TLC,it was very dusty,windows had not been cleaned for months, barbecue was rusty and unusable."

    Previous clients had noted in the visitors book similar concerns.Certainly NOT worth the £1200 we paid for three days

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2019

  • "Our second visit here, and although this time the weather was cold, with frosts and hail, we were beautifully warm in the cottage."

    Another great holiday.

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2018

  • "A peaceful and comfortable cottage, although signposting outside could be clearer for easier access."

    Games room was run down and we found a razor blade in the garden so could be more child friendly! Also, rubble and broken wooden beams with rusty nails sticking out of them. All together, a lovely cottage but in need of some maintenance to make it more family friendly.

    Reviewed by StephanieAug 2018

  • "Just as we were leaving to start our holiday, the review entitled "The cottage was very unclean."

    ..." appeared on your website. We were therefore slightly apprehensive when we drove up to the property. We can confirm there are sheep in the surrounding fields and the approach to the cottage is a country track and therefore bumpy. There were no sheep in the garden of the cottage when we were there, nor any sheep poo, and the garden gates were all shut. Several of the reviews mention the sheep, if I booked a holiday in London I would expect to see London buses and black cabs everywhere, not sure they would warrant a mention on a review of my accommodation. We found we had very comfortable mattresses, clean white cotton bedlinen, a well equipped kitchen and weather permitting two lovely garden areas to sit and eat in. There were plenty and board games for the children, and the games room itself is under redecoration, but the pool table and the table tennis table were excellent fun, and all needed equipment was present.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2018

  • "The cottage was very unclean and full of cobwebs and spiders."

    The garden was not enclosed and sheep often wandered in and left mess which wasn't good for children and pets. The games room was like a derelict building and the garden was unkept. Damp was evident throughout the house. **** Owner response; Thank you for spending some time to leave your feedback from your recent stay and I am sorry to hear you did not have the holiday you were expecting. We take pride in our customer's having a great holiday and the majority of our guests go away having enjoyed themselves. The Ground source underfloor heating with air handling system has been checked and it is working correctly - I cannot see any current issues with damp at the property. There are local animals in the surrounding area as per the description and the garden is not advertised as enclosed - again we are sorry if this has not met your expectations.

    Reviewed by CaroleAug 2018

  • "Very remote."

    Fence should be erected around part of the garden as children could not play due to sheep mess.

    Reviewed by LindaMar 2018

  • "Spectacular for all our ages from 13years to 93 years!"

    Reviewed by ElisabethJun 2017

  • "Very nice, comfortable cottage, well equipped."

    A few very small issues - an instruction book for the cooker would have been helpful, a choice of a lighter duvet would have been nice as it was very warm at night. Also missed having a toast rack and egg cups.

    Reviewed by TerenceSep 2016

  • "We all thought that the property was excellent."

    The layout was first class and the rooms were well proportioned and comfortable. There were good cooking utensils and importantly lots of crockery and cutlery and a good selection for children. Thanks you for all help from the Halls

    Reviewed by EdwardJul 2016

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The property

One of our special, family-friendly holiday cottages in a wonderfully peaceful location in Scleddau, near Fishguard, this superb, detached cottage is sure to be one of the best you have ever stayed in!

Tucked away from the main road at the end of a quieter, single lane track, within 23 acres of farmland which is occasionally used for grazing, this pretty cottage is set in a beautiful garden and accompanied by the relaxing sounds of a stream flowing along the edge of the garden, and the birds overhead.

Park the cars and step into this welcoming cottage through the large porch, into the comfortable living room with its warming woodburner, large sofas to snuggle up on in front of the TV and a well-equipped kitchen.

The dining room is perfect for family meals and French windows lead out to one of the secluded patios, so you can have fun eating outside on warm days.

The underfloor heating throughout the ground floor of Church Cottage makes the four ground floor bedrooms really cosy in cooler months, and with two of the four ground floor bedrooms enjoying doors leading out onto further patios with seating areas they are also perfect for alfresco breakfasts.

The ground floor double bedroom offers an en-suite and there is a family bathroom, a wet room and a utility room completing the ground floor.

The master bedroom, with a king-size bed and comfy chairs, is a delightful room up the stairs and has another charming bathroom next to it, offering a private area to escape to and read or watch TV.

An adjoining study area houses a desk and the WiFi router.

In a spacious, comfortable cottage with such a pretty garden, family time will be the order of the day.

Take countryside strolls from the door and relax by the stream in the garden, but make sure you don't miss out on the wonderful array of attractions available a short drive away.

The cottage also benefits from two porches, one of which is large and ideal for storing wet coats and boots after your enjoyable stroll.

Visit the nearby craft shops and a beautiful nature walk, discover the spectacular Welsh coastline with its sandy beaches, hidden coves and coastal path, take boat trips to bird islands or take the ferry for a day out to Ireland.

Your time here can be as busy or as relaxing as you wish, and returning to this outstanding cottage will top your day.

A perfect cottage for all ages, all year round!

Summary

  • Mostly ground floor
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x first floor king-size double with TV, 1 x double with en-suite Whirlpool bath, shower over, basin and WC, 3 x twin
  • First floor bathroom with Whirlpool bath, shower over, basin, bidet and WC
  • Bathroom with Whirlpool bath, shower over, basin, bidet and WC
  • Wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar and sitting area with woodburner
  • Dining room
  • Utility
  • Study
  • Ground source underfloor heating with air handling system and woodburner
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, 2 x fridges, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with FreeSat, DVDs, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent, please bring own beach towels
  • Outhouse with table tennis table and pool table available
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Fenced front lawned garden and patios with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Unfenced stream runs through bottom of garden and livestock in the surrounding fields, children to be supervised and dogs be kept on a lead when outside
  • Note: Level access available into property, the bedroom and the dining room and ground floor wet room mean it may be suitable for the less mobile
  • Please contact the owner for more details. Note- This property does not accept group party booking such as hen/stag or similar.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £0.

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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.

Note- This property does not accept group party booking such as hen/stag or similar.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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