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Fisherman's Cottage

(Ref. 939537)

St. Ishmaels, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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59 Customer Reviews

  • "One of the nicest cottages we have used."

    Really clean, comfortable and cozy. Everything you would want in the kitchen and a tin of Welsh treats to welcome us! The only slight problem was the stairs and steps. Our daughter is visually impaired and would have benefitted from white markings on them. Overall, thoroughly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jul 2024

  • "The cottage was lovely and clean and we had everything we could possibly need."

    Thank you for a lovely holiday

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2024

  • "Clean, comfortable and well equipped cottage, in a lovely village very close to the lovely coast and attractions."

    Appreciated the welcome gift of cake and the excellent weather!

    Reviewed by Susan4.4May 2024

  • "Beautiful little cottage in the heart of a very quiet village with an outstanding Pub with outstanding food and very friendly."

    The cottage was beautiful very quaint and all the facilities you could want for a lovely holiday. We would definitely go back

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2024

  • "A lovely little cottage, I would definitely stay there again."

    Reviewed by Georgina4.7Mar 2024

  • "This is a beautiful, well equipped and comfortable little cottage."

    The local pub is about a 3 minute walk.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Oct 2023

  • "A warm welcome from Pauline to this perfect, cosy cottage."

    Very well equipped in a friendly visit. So many beautiful places to visit. Wonderful week, would definitely stay again. PS The flowers and cakes were much appreciated and enjoyed.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Aug 2023

  • "Had a lovely relaxing week at Fisherman's cottage."

    It was a perfect base for exploring the Pembrokeshire coast and Pauline and Eric were great hosts if we needed anything (good recommendations for places to eat !). The cottage is cosy and had everything we needed to relax after a day exploring. The welcome tin of bara brith and Welsh cakes were much appreciated. We would live to come back again as we still have so many lovely places to visit in the area.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2023

  • "Thank you for a lovely week in your cottage - we had everything we needed and appreciated the extra little touches."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jul 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Fisherman's Cottage and the lovely village of St Ishmael's."

    The cottage was very quaint and charming and was also very clean and well equipped. Our host left a lovely welcome gift, for our arrival, of Welsh cakes and a Bara Brith, together with fresh flowers on the table. We were made very welcome by the locals at the village pub, The Brook Inn and enjoyed the entertainment provided and some great chats with people from the village. Fisherman's Cottage is ideally placed for visiting so many of the beautiful bays and seaside towns along the stunning Pembrokeshire Coast and within a 15 minute drive to Milford Haven and within easy reach of Haverfordwest West. We enjoyed walking and exploring the coast and took some fabulous photos to remind ourselves of a great week.

    Reviewed by Angela Mary5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage (although 6’3” husband did have to duck rather a lot)."

    Cottage really well equipped and in a great location.

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Jun 2023

  • "Really lovely cottage it felt like home from home ."

    Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Apr 2023

  • "A very generous welcome pack was delicious."

    Thank you. We enjoyed the spacious dining room and the open fire. The cottage has a very tranquil atmosphere and the neighborhood is very quiet. We enjoyed easy access to coastal paths and the facilities were excellent. Thank you for a splendid stay.

    Reviewed by Lesley Ann5.0Apr 2023

  • "The cottage was comfy."

    It was lovely finding the Welsh cakes and barra brith left by the owners. The kitchen was well stocked with a toaster, kettle and microwave. The wi-fi signal was good and the tv had sky too.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Apr 2023

  • "Comfortable, cosy, clean cottage excellently equipped for a home-from-home experience."

    Generous owners very willing to welcome and accommodate guests needs. A great base for exploring the area by car, and spectacular coastal walks from the doorstep.

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.7Apr 2023

  • "We had everything we wanted, all clean and comfortable."

    The added bonus of the lovely cake and Welsh cakes made us feel very welcome. Credit to the owners!

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    The cottage is comfortable and well-equipped, and in a fabulous location for exploring Pembrokeshire.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Oct 2022

  • "A quirky traditional cottage family owned for 200 years."

    Very well equipped but not suitable for anyone with mobility issues. Very friendly village and local pub.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Oct 2022

  • "What a lovely cottage - really enjoyed our stay - the bed is so so comfortable too!"

    Everything you need under one roof. It was warm the week we went so no need to put fire on as it’s warm indoors… warmer than London! The coast is nearby / lots of walks to be had - the locals so friendly… Please remember to bring food - we brought a few things however the nearest shop is miles away (Milton Haven or a petrol stop shop) The local pub is cosy and the staff/ punters are friendly and accommodating. Loved every minute of our stay…. Sarah & Rich 1st - 8th October

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2022

  • "A cosy cottage within a lovely location."

    We had the pleasure of meeting the owners, Pauline and Eric. We would recommend Fisherman's Cottage as it provided a peaceful holiday close to the stunning coastline.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Sep 2022

  • "A surprisingly spacious, very clean and well equipped cottage."

    The beds were super comfy and the cottage is set in the most peaceful of locations. So handy for our trip to Skomer which was primarily our reason for staying in the area. Also very close to some lovely walks, beaches and pretty coves. The nearby St Ishmaels garden centre has the most delightful tea room where they serve beautiful home made food and cater for vegetarian and gluten free diets. I would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a convenient, very good location for local villages, walks and beaches."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2022

  • "Charming cottage in wonderful location"

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2022

  • "Super week here."

    The cottage is full of character. All 3 of us thoroughly enjoyed being here. Internet is excellent. Very dog friendly. Some well thought personal touches provided. Would recommend this cottage to others.

    Reviewed by Rosemary4.7Apr 2022

  • "A wonderful cottage, we felt at home as soon as we went through the front door."

    I have stayed in many cottages down the years, and this would definitely be in top 3, possibly no 1. Kitchen had everything we needed, and more, front room and bedrooms comfortable and cosy. We will be back !

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Apr 2022

  • "We loved the cottage."

    It was very comfortable , lovely welcome gifts and fresh flowers - really nice touches. The firelace was great with lots of wood provided - . The village is full of friendly people - we met lots out walking. There is lots of useful information in the cottage - mas walks etc. Loads of interesting places around. Highly recommend and we hope to return.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jan 2022

  • "This was our first proper holiday as a family."

    We couldn’t have asked for anything better, the owner was excellent and decorated the hourse for us at Christmas. It was such a nice area and was so relaxing.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Dec 2021

  • "Great place to stay,Easy to find,Great facilities and a lovely selection of Christmas decorations which was a nice touch."

    Great walks from the door down to the coast which is perfect for walkers.Overall a very comfortable,clean and friendly cottage to stay at.Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Dec 2021

  • "We have just returned from a week's stay at Fisherman's Cottage."

    The cottage is quaint & cosy in a quiet village setting and has everything you need for a relaxing break. It is very dog friendly and our 2 dogs quickly settled into their new surroundings. The facilities are excellent and the cottage was clean with some lovely Welsh cakes left by Pauline & Eric to welcome us with a vase full of roses making the cottage feel like home from home. The area is excellent for walking with fantastic views over the countryside and some lovely beaches nearby which are all well worth a visit. We enjoyed a lovely relaxing week and would definitely recommend if you want somewhere quiet to get away from everyday living for a while. We will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by Judie5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had a fantastic week."

    The cottage was welcoming and homely and the owners couldn’t have been more helpful. Although the cottage is not high end it was perfect for us as when you have young children and a dog it’s important that you can relax in your surroundings. We had a week of exploring the beautiful walks and beaches and came back to the warm cosy cottage in the evenings. Just perfect, thank you.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2021

  • "Overall a good stay, however we had a very long drive down from North Yorkshire and were very much looking forward to a drink and dinner at the village pub, it was closed and up for sale!"

    ! They need to update their info both on line and in the book in the cottage. However other eating houses they recommended were very good.

    Reviewed by Steven3.8Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a very quiet village not far from some stunning beaches."

    The Owner Pauline had left cakes for us in our arrival which was a very kind touch. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage, owner very helpful."

    Enjoyed the complementary cakes. We did get whiffs of heating oil from the tank outside the kitchen window every now and then, but nothing that bothered us.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2021

  • "A great little cottage in a lovely area."

    There was plenty of space for two human and two standard Poodles for the week and was also fine when the oldies visited for a couple of days.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jul 2021

  • "The peace and quiet,lovely walking."

    Pembrokeshire is a very dog friendly place. Would highly recommend this cottages. Pauline and Eric were very helpful and friendly. Our Brock(the collie) is going home for a rest. We will be back in the future.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Jun 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Fisherman’s cottage."

    It was perfect for us comfy and very well equipped, even our dogs were catered for with towels and bowls! We met the owners who were lovely people and they were very kind when we managed to break a jug. We loved the area, great coastal walks and beaches from the doorstop, we even swam in the sea without wetsuits! It’s a shame the village pub has closed, but there’s a great sports and social club by a cricket pitch, all very friendly! All in all we’ll be back and many thanks to Pauline and Eric.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0May 2021

  • "We found this place last minute and it didn’t disappoint."

    A lovely quiet spot to relax as well as a great base for exploring the Pembrokeshire coastline with our two dogs . Spotless clean on arrival, very warm and cosy. Good size kitchen and very well stocked, I easily cooked all our meals through the week. Fresh flowers and cake on our arrival which was most welcome. Good parking facilities.

    Reviewed by Katharine4.7May 2021

  • "The pub in the village is closed and there is no shop nearby."

    Village very quiet. and place suitable for walkers not beach holiday. Cottage very cosy, very clean and everything provided and very comfortable. Nice touch of fresh flowers and welsh cakes on arrival.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you need for a great break."

    South Wales is a beautiful place for a holiday with lots of great places to visit & fantastic beaches. Loads of great walks & st David’s city is a definite.

    Reviewed by Vic5.0Sep 2020

  • "Such a cosy cottage, everything was very clean."

    Very comfortable bed, lovely little patio area. Ideal for being near to the Pembrokeshire coastal paths, which are fabulous for walking.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Sep 2020

  • "Fisherman's Cottage is a lovely cottage, well equipped with comfortable beds and extra touches to make it a real home from home."

    We enjoyed returning to it at the end of a day's exploring. The owner, Pauline left us a Bara Brith, Welsh cakes and flowers which were much appreciated. The village has no shops and the local pub is now closed and for sale. Other visitors should be warned that there are no other items of food in the cottage not even salt and pepper. Most cottages that we've stayed in carry a few essentials, (lack of them may be due to Covid). THe nearest place to do a grocery shop is Milford Haven about 6 miles away or Haverfordwest. I would definitely recommend this cottage to friends.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was fabulous , in a great location."

    It had everything we need. We liked so much that we have booked it again for next year.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Sep 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    We have stayed in 20+ in Pembrokeshire and this Cottage must rank as one if not the best.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2019

  • "It is a delightful, quirky cottage which, I am sure, will not suit everybody."

    Low ceilings and doors, just as a cottage should be! There was everything you needed in the cottage from a cheese grater to a cafeteire. There are masses of wonderful beaches and walks within a half hour drive, many that are nearer. I would certainly go back again.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jul 2019

  • "Lovely and peaceful, we wanted coastal walking and this delivered."

    my partner is 6ft & kept bashing his head on the low doorways otherwise magic

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Jun 2019

  • "The village was a bit isolated and didn't have a shop for newspapers and bread and milk which we missed."

    The local pub was right next to the cottage and served good food but only allowed our dog in the garden.The weather was quite hot when we were there and with no umbrellas or shade we only visited once,every other pub elsewhere welcomed dogs inside but were all a car journey away.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jun 2019

  • "What a fabulous cottage in a fabulous area!"

    loved every single second of our stay.

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a brilliant location"

    Reviewed by Gill5.0May 2019

  • "Absolutley wonderful."

    We had the weather. The cottage was so lovely and relaxing, and had all the facilities we needed. Can you thank the owners for sharing their lovely home.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0May 2019

  • "It wasn’t clinical like some holiday lets - more like a home from home."

    Reviewed by Heather5.0May 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful part of Wales."

    St Ishmaels is a lovely little village, with a nice pub in the centre and close to the coastal path. The cottage was as per the photos and has been recently decorated. It is warm and cosy and has everything you need - the owners contacted us to make sure we had everything we needed and were very generous with their welcome pack, providing logs for the fire etc... We had a great time exploring the area and wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Owen5.0Feb 2019

  • "He cottage was just as described, clean with good facilities and in a quiet and peaceful location."

    The oil fired central heating worked a treat and had the place warmed up in no time. WiFi was very good and reliable, the kitchen was well fitted out and equipped and had everything we needed. The bed was comfortable with good quality bedding - all in all a cozy place to stay. The cottage is well located for local walks and plenty of places for the coastal path are easy to get to by car as are the towns of Pembroke, Milford Haven and Haverford West. We were looking for a quiet and peaceful place to stay and this went on to tick all the boxes for us. There is a local pub a short walk away and we visited four of the five nights we were there, staff and customers were friendly and a decent choice of beers were on tap as well - the only slight downside to it was that there was no food available, I think that may well be a seasonal thing as the leaflet/menu for the pub (in the cottage) looked good - but perhaps our stay in February was a little early for that - it wasn't a problem as we shopped accordingly. There is a washing machine and dryer available in the connected 'outhouse' which all looked fine although it wasn't a facility that we needed to use. Pauline the owner called to make sure everything was OK and to check we were happy with things and whether of not there was anything we needed. The fresh flowers on the dining room table, the packet of Welsh Cakes and the loaf of Bara Brith were a nice touch as well. It was all good and there wasn't anything we didn't like, if we were to be picky then I'd say the water pressure for the shower wasn't fantastic BUT to be clear it wasn't a problem and there was ample hot water for showering and bathing.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Feb 2019

  • "No garden for the dogs when you go out the back door you hit a brick wall every where was closed no food ."

    We were told that we were the last before a refurbish so that must tell you something sorry not very good

    Many thanks for your feedback, we have fed your comments back to the owner in order to maintain our property standards. Your views are as valued as your initial booking so that we can keep providing the best UK holiday experience. Your points will also be reviewed to ensure that our property descriptions are accurate and not misleading. If you feel that you'd like to discuss your points further, please don't hesitate to call on the details below. Our lines are open 7 days a week from 9am until 7pm. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roger3.8Oct 2018

  • "Highly delighted with the cottage"

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2018

  • "Two of our party spent 4 days on Skokholm Island and had a great time."

    I spent my time revisiting the area where I was born, spending some time with family members and generally chilling out. Evening meals at The Griffin, Dale and The Swan, Little Haven were excellent. Good pub food at The Grove Inn, St Ishmaels For anyone visiting Pembrokeshire for a first time, St David's is a must do!

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Jul 2018

  • "The photos of this property are out of date."

    The house is badly in need of professional decorating, inside and out. What the photos don't show is that this is the scruffiest looking house on the scruffiest looking street in the village. It was at least pretty clean although would benefit from a thorough spring clean. It's dark and smelt musty every time we walked in. It's not very welcoming to come back to after having been out walking all day. I would give it 3 out of 5, which means I wouldn't go back I'm afraid. A vase of flowers and a few Welsh cakes waiting for us on arrival don't make up for what feels like a neglected property. Needs more attention to detail. The location is ok but there is only one place in the village to get food and that's the village pub which serves very average food. If you want a decent meal then you have to drive elsewhere. Only a 20 minute walk from the stunning coastal cliffs though.

    Reviewed by James3.1Jun 2018

  • "The only point I would like to raise is parking - there was one space only for a car and I met a friend for a holiday we had two cars."

    One car had to be parked near the village green. Other then that it was excellent.

    Reviewed by Judith4.7May 2018

  • "Very comfortable cottage, warm and toasty in November."

    Easy access to coastal walking routes, St David’s and Tenby in easy reach. First visit to Pembrokeshire and will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Nov 2017

  • "Arrived finding home bakes and fresh flowers."

    Very nice welcome touch. Met owners several times during our stay and they were more than happy to help with anything is more logs for the gorgeous fire

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Oct 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • External utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room.
  • Oil central heating.Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in separate utility outhouse, Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power inc in rent.
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Courtyard to rear with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Shop 6 miles, Note: Check-in time 4pm and check out 10.30am.

The property

A charming, traditional cottage in the secluded village of St. Ishmaels in Pembrokeshire.

With a homely interior, Fisherman's Cottage is perfect for a couple or small family break.

Upon entering this cottage you are immediately welcomed into a warming sitting room set with comfortable seating, a perfect place for some quality chill time in the evenings.

This property really has the rustic, romantic feel to it with the traditional furnishings and exposed stone walls adding character.

The well-equipped kitchen holds all that you need for a break in the country, finished with charming touches like the multi-coloured tiles and breakfast bar.

A walk up the traditional narrow, steep cottage stairs brings you up to the cosy first floor, complete with delightfully bright and airy bedrooms complete with typical cottage-style bed linen and furniture.

To the rear of the property there are two courtyards set with sufficient furniture and a barbecue for them summer evenings.

St. Ishmaels is a delightful little village in South Wales.

Milford Haven sits just over 6 miles away and is one of the more popular Welsh seaside resorts, offering quirky shops and tearooms as well as a beautiful marina and much more.

Twenty minutes walk from the property takes you to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path with excellent walking and cycling opportunities to enjoy at any time of the year.

A short drive takes you to Martins Haven beach, which is a small pebble beach used as the embarkation point for the Skomer Island boats.

This is a great place for watching dolphins, puffins, seals etc, a great place for naturalists to enjoy.

A cosy, traditional Pembrokeshire cottage.

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About the location


Milford Haven 7 miles.

St. Ishmaels is a delightfully pretty village. Just 4 miles away is the wonderful coastal village of Dale, with its array of watersports, sure to be a magnet for the boaters in your party. Fantastically scenic sandy beaches abound on this wonderful Pembrokeshire coastline, and the renowned coastal path is a must for any walkers. Throughout this south west corner of Wales there are castles and old mills to explore, quaint little villages with unique shops and tea rooms, and short boat trips will take you to peaceful bird sanctuaries at Skomer and Ramsey, or to the magnificent monastic island of Caldey to step back in time and enjoy the luxurious chocolate made by the monks, which may well be the best kept secret in Wales. Whatever you are looking for, anytime of the year, this is a perfect location for all ages to have an excellent holiday.

Please note; the open fire is decorative only

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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