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The Shell at the Hideaway

(Ref. 965733)

Tenby, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "The property its self was fantastic everything we needed was there in a great location."

    The only thing was the beds were really uncomfortable one of the beds felt like the mattress and frame were broken and so we didn’t get much sleep, other than that it was amazing place and would return.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.1Mar 2024

  • "Great accommodation for our family weekend getaway, ideal location for Tenby and surrounding area."

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Mar 2024

  • "Had a fantastic stay here with the family in The Shell over the new year."

    Sleeps 8 comfortably has everything you need including kitchen facilities,bedding,towels, iron hairdryer etc. Onsite parking. Situated in tenby Town walking distance to everything. It was very warm in there even with no heating on! WiFi is great too! Thankyou so much for having us. Would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Dec 2023

  • "Great location made the holiday stressless ."

    Just a shame no outdoor space to enjoy the quietness sea air and sun. Very good stay.

    Reviewed by Karen4.1Jul 2023

  • "We had an absolutely lovely time at The Shell."

    The cottage was extremely spacious and was very comfortable for the seven of us for our stay. Short walk to the town centre, so conveniently located. Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Chantel4.4Jul 2023

  • "The perfect accommodation for a lovely relaxing break."

    The accommodation suited our needs, 6 mature adults wanting the flexibility of self catering and availability of nearby pubs and restaurants. The place was lovely and toasty and had a real homely feeling. The owners very kindly let us park our cars earlier that the 4pm check in time. Nothing negative to say.

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Mar 2023

  • "Excellent stay."

    Very clean and comfortable and the place was very warm even without the radiators on. The location was great, 10 min walk into the centre of town, though it was very quiet also. Weather was surprisingly good for November so we were out and about a lot. Overall we loved it.

    Reviewed by Brian H4.4Nov 2022

  • "The approach drive is poorly maintained with potholes."

    I appreciate that this may not be wholly under the control of the owners but it is a problem. The lower bedroom generally lacks drawer space with only a shallow drawer below the wardrobe and no bedside cupboards nor chest of drawers. The kitchen lacked jugs/measuring jug and inadequate storage of cutlery and utensils which either fell out out of the upright rack or got jammed in it. The owner provided us with larger saucepans as we could not cater for our party. The property is well located for the town centre and the beach. the beds were comfortable as was the sofa. There were no hooks in the bedrooms and bathrooms. Nowhere to hang a dressing gown for example and only a small towel rail with no other towel rails. One of the windows in the lounge had no curtains or blind. The TV signal was not amplified sufficiently for the TV to receive programme quite frequently.

    Reviewed by Michael3.4Aug 2022

  • "Lovely location close to Tenby town, the shell was lovely and clean and well equipped and very comfortable"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2022

  • "An excellent location and well fitted."

    Couldn’t ask for more.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at a The Shell over Easter weekend 2022."

    The house is so warm and welcoming and was fully equipped, even down to dishwasher tablets and washing powder. The location is perfect…just a leisurely 10 minute walk to Tenby centre. The welcome chocolate cake from the owners on our arrival was a lovely touch. You will not be disappointed staying at this lovely home…enjoy your luxury stay and enjoy beautiful Tenby!

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Apr 2022

  • "We stayed at the Shell At Hideaway as a family which consisted of 6 adults and a toddler."

    It is a lovely apartment. Great open plan kitchen, dinner and living room which was a great space to hang out. Four good size bedrooms and two shower rooms. Great location and it was great to have two car parking spaces. Really clean. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Apr 2022

  • "This was our first stay here and it won't be the last."

    . we were so happy with the accommodation that we have already booked it for next year... definitely recommend it..

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2022

  • "Modern, clean and well equipped holiday home!"

    Perfect location, a short hill to Tenby. Plenty of steps to help burn off the holiday indulgent treats! (We didn’t mind this) house does get very warm very quickly so we didn’t have the heating turned up much on the radiators. Kitchen very well equipped and cakes left on arrival! Would definitely recommend to others, only negative was the noisy bed base’s. But that’s here nor there! Just a little issue when your 25 weeks pregnant getting comfy and trying not to wake a toddler! Lol. Hosts also accommodating in terms of parking with our party! Thank you very much, we will book again in the future!

    Reviewed by Elisia4.7Mar 2022

  • "Stayed February 2022."

    The apartment is very spacious with everything you would need. We didn’t really use the kitchen because the local restaurants and takeaway are so good but the kitchen was very well equipped. During a very windy half term, the property was very warm. The property was exceptionally clean throughout. Location is brilliant, easy walk into Tenby so no need to move the car. Also, lots of attractions within easy reach. We enjoyed Folly Farm and the Dinosaur park. The two allocated parking spaces are definitely a bonus- very rare in Tenby. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Nia5.0Feb 2022

  • "This place is absolutely perfect, could not of wished for accommodation in such a prefect place, stones throw from the centre, fantastic place."

    Really really pleased i chose this place, 4 couples, with plenty of room, not once did we worry and space and room. Would I come back? I’d be back tomorrow if I could. Perfect

    Reviewed by James5.0Dec 2021

  • "What a fantastic location to Tenby and the beaches The Hideaway is , and ..."

    What a fantastic location to Tenby and the beaches The Hideaway is , and beautifully furnished ,plenty of space and everything you need for a great holiday to explore Tenby Thankyou to Gareth and Emily x

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Sep 2021

  • "This was like home from home, had everything you could think of."

    Was really clean, spaciest and comfortable. So close to the beach,shops ect. Would definitely stay again,highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is our 2nd stay at the Hideaway and yet again, it did not disappoint!"

    Fantastic accommodation in the centre of Tenby which is perfect for shops, restaurants and beaches. Thank you Gareth and Emily xxx

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jul 2021

  • "Very comfortable and what a wonderful location!"

    Perfect to walk into beautiful Tenby. We had the most wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Jul 2021

  • "Excellent base for exploring Pembrokeshire, the accomodation was situated just a short walk from Tenby centre."

    The only thing missing was an ouside area, (which we knew it didn't have when we booked), didn't realise how much we would miss that, we had hoped it might have an area inside near a doorway but unfortuately not.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Jul 2021

  • "The Shell at the Hideaway is a fantastic holiday property in a great location."

    On the first floor there is an open plan kitchen and through lounge. On the same floor there is a double bedroom and a bathroom. On the second floor there are 3 more bedrooms and a further bathroom. We had adult sons with us so the set out was ideal. Good facilities, beautifully clean and in a great position for the beach and the town. It was about a 10 minute walk to get to either. The owners were easily contactable and got back to us straight away when we had a couple of questions. Thanks for a lovely holiday and it was great to be back in Tenby. .

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a brilliant stay at the Shell."

    We had no hesitation in booking as we had previously stayed at the Hideaway house so knew it would be perfect. Beautiful accommodation, a 2 minute walk from Tenby/ the beach, designated bay parking. There’s loads of lovely little extras- good washer/dryer and dishwasher- tablets/detergents supplied, a nice cake on arrival, really nice towels, Netflix signed in to entertain the kids. COVID delayed our visit by a year but we simply picked a new date a year later and our holiday worked out cheaper than the year before. We are just sorting out numbers and we will get booking for next year! Thank you for a wonderful stay!

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Jun 2021

  • "Very nice, spacious accommodation."

    Convenient location, close to Tenby center, close to the beaches, close to the coastal path. Very safe and secure.

    Reviewed by Josko4.7Apr 2021

  • "The shell at the hideaway was such a great accommodation."

    We really liked everything that it offered and we really enjoyed the location in Tenby, with the beaches and shops so nearby. We had a wonderful family vacation with two young toddlers, which would not have been possible if we did not have a self-catered apartment to stay in as a family group. We are very grateful for the get away and lucky that it coincided with such good weather.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely house in a great location."

    Our only really grumble was about the beds. Both double beds were small and the mattresses weren’t the most comfortable which meant the grown ups didn’t get great night sleeps.

    Reviewed by Andrew3.8Sep 2020

  • "It was really good."

    Even though we couldn’t get in till 5 we were given permission to park early, after a long drive this was brilliant as we could walk into Tenby. Although the house was clean, we were disappointed to find a dirty grill pan in the oven which also needed a clean. There was dust in places. Bathrooms nice and clean. We also had to put new batteries in remote, so perhaps things like this could be checked. On the whole we were happy with the accommodation, we had a good stay. Many thanks, Jackie Jordan.

    Reviewed by Stephen3.4Aug 2020

  • "Property had plenty of room to accommodate our family of 8."

    Close to centre of Tenby. Clean and well equipped. Perfect for us and even better than we expected.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Aug 2020

  • "Location was brilliant Cleaness ."

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2020

  • "Gareth and Emily have done a great job in creating a warm and comfortable place to spend a few nights or longer."

    Nice touch in ensuring we had milk, bread, tea and coffee available on our arrival, the beds were very comfortable and all your cooking requirements were met by the array of pots, pans etc. The location was excellent with only a two minute stroll to the walls of Tenby and a short distance from there brings to the lovely north beach. Every one really enjoyed their stay and are looking at coming back in the future.

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.7Mar 2020

  • "Lovely apartment, quiet but close to all amenities & seafront."

    Bread, milk, coffee, tea, butter left for us, nice touch & we are planning to go back next year..

    Reviewed by Sorrel4.4Feb 2020

  • "A very high standard of accommodation and cleanliness at an ideal location."

    The owners were very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Meredydd5.0Jan 2020

  • "The shell at the hideaway was a great cottage and we were so impressed with the whole place."

    The owners left us some bread, milk etc. as well which was a nice touch. Will definitely be recommending this place to family and friends!

    Reviewed by Elinor4.7Nov 2019

  • "Came for birthday celebrations."

    8 adults comfortably stayed in the house, didn't feel cramped or that were were on top of each other. The house was tastefully decorated, lots of nice welcoming touches bread, milk etc. The beds were so comfy. We would highly recommend here to our friends and family.

    Reviewed by Anwen5.0Sep 2019

  • "The property was in a good location, of a very high quality and nicely decorated / furnished throughout."

    The owners were very welcoming leaving us locally sourced bread, butter etc which was a nice touch. Our one major critercism is that the mattreses on all three beds were very uncomfortable and it was apparent that either the springs were worn or they were just poor quality - therefore this impacted the overall quality / restfulness of our sleep. Everything else about the proerty was fantastic - we had a good holiday overall

    Reviewed by Marcus4.4Sep 2019

  • "When we arrived we were delighted with the apartment, it was much more spacious than the excellent photos on the website and superbly equipped and there were lots of little unexpected extras that really made the experience "wow"."

    It's only a short walk to all the attractions and beaches that Tenby has to offer. It was our first stay in Tenby and what a fabulous resort it is and although very popular at high season, we never felt crowded in. The two parking spaces that came with the apartment were so important as parking in the area is limited. I highly recommend this property and would definitely go again. The Sykes app made the booking, payment and information flow so easy.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Aug 2019

  • "The location of the property is great with a short walk into Tenby to the many pubs and restaurants, and within a short drive there are some superb beaches and spectacular scenery."

    It's very quiet and has the bonus of two parking bays - very useful. The property is very spacious, light and clean and well equipped. There were a couple of things that we feel would have made it even better:- We would have liked thicker, fluffier bath sheets as the towels provided were not very big or thick. At least one more tea towel would have been handy as only one was provided. A teapot would have been very welcome as we prefer tea made in a pot and not in a cup with a bag. There wasn't a hairdryer provided. Luckily I took my own but in a property of four bedrooms I think there should have been at least one.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Jun 2019

  • "We had a wonderful photographic holiday at the The Shell Hideaway, the accommodation was superb, in a perfect location for us to use as a base and travel around."

    We had a small problem with the plumbing and when l called the owners to report this it was rectified with straight away.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2019

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x first floor king-size, 2 x second floor double and 1 x second floor twin
  • First floor shower room with a shower, basin and WC
  • Second floor shower room with a shower, basin and WC
  • First floor open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Sorry no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles and pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: There are some steps at the property so it may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: Charging of electric vehicles is not permitted

The property

The Shell at the Hideaway is a wonderful apartment based in the coastal town of Tenby, Wales.

Inside the owners have created a smart retreat which gives the property an eclectic and charming feeling that makes it very memorable and homely.

Step into the open-plan interior, boasting an attractive kitchen and plush carpets in the lounge.

Sit down and relax on the range of modern sofas and armchairs, with the flatscreen TV for ample entertainment.

The dining area has seating for up to eight people, with a spacious table for enjoy your home-cooked meals or gathering together to plan the day's events.

The kitchen has a wonderful set of contemporary fitted units and plenty of worktop space for preparing your meals.

There are four bedrooms spaced across two floors; the first floor has one king-size, and the second floor has two doubles and one twin.

Each bedroom has ample storage space with cosy beds ensuring a good night's sleep.

There is off-road parking available for two cars.

Tenby is located nearby many local attractions, including Caldey Island - a small island which dates back 1,500 years.

It is one of the holy islands of Britain, which offers a historic Catholic monastery and stunning views over Wales.

It makes for a wonderful day out with the whole family.

The Shell at the Hideaway is the ideal place to be to explore the Welsh coastline.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 956836, 956038, 957101 and 965734, 956835 together they accommodate 38 people.

The Hideaway

The Hideaway is exactly as its’ name indicates – hidden away from the bustle of the town and yet a short stroll to all the town has to offer - three exquisite beaches, boat trips to Caldey Island, the historic town walls, cobbled streets with quaint gift shops, eating places, pubs and the famous coast path. The complex consists of six serviced apartments. With hints of the seaside they have their own private entrances and are equally delightful booked individually and are perfect for a group of friends together as they offer a variety of styles and sleeping arrangements. The added bonus is the off road parking, park the car up and stroll into town for lazy days on the beach, have afternoon tea and then stroll back to your welcoming holiday apartment. Of course you may wish to explore a little further and from these charming holiday apartments short drives will open up exciting and varied days out. Action packed days at Oakwood Theme Park, Heatherton, The Dinosaur Park or The Welsh Zoo will tire out the children. Relaxing days strolling round the historic castles or the magnificent St Davids Cathedral may appeal or find the hidden St Govans Chapel at the bottom of the rocks. Glorious days out for all to enjoy.

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About the location


Pembroke 11 miles; Carmarthen 26 miles.

The bustling seaside resort of Tenby, known within Wales as “The Jewel in the Crown", is majestically positioned on the spectacularly beautiful 'Welsh Riviera'. Tenby is part of the stunning 186 mile Pembrokeshire Coast National Park where the water is warmed by the Gulf Stream and the county is one of the sunniest places in the UK. Enclosed by medieval walls, this beautiful town features a maze of cobbled streets, hosting an array of quirky shops, indoor locally-sourced food market, tea rooms and tempting restaurants. Almost three miles of stunning, Blue Flag-awarded beaches provide a variety of watersports, whilst walkers and cyclists can enjoy the local flora and fauna on the coastal paths, something the competitors of the world-renowned Tenby Iron-Man contest (held in mid-September) haven’t time for! A boat trip to Caldey Island is recommended to enjoy the beauty and tranquillity of the monastery and island scenery, and you can enjoy seal and puffin sightings en-route! Explore the magnificent Tudor Merchant's House, or visit the nearby resorts of Saundersfoot or Manobier. For teens and younger visitors, Oakwood Theme Park provides a brilliant, fun-filled day out whilst Folly Farm offers everything from old-fashioned fairground rides to animals both local and exotic! The perfect location for an enjoyable and varied holiday.

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Note: Charging of electric vehicles is not permitted

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas