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A stylish cottage near the picturesque harbour of Lower Fishguard

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom. Sleeps 4 + extra child

The cottage is situated in a quiet square in the fishing village of Lower Fishguard.

The semi detached cottage has been stylishly decorated and furnished to reflect its seaside location with a light and contemporary feel. The cottage has a twin and double bedroom; bathroom with over head shower; a lounge with an open fire & two sofas; a separate breakfast/ dining room. The small galley kitchen leads to a sun room with table and chairs, overlooking the secluded garden - ideal for breakfast or an early evening drink.

The cottage is a 2 minute walk to the picturesque harbour, and is a short walk or drive uphill (steep) to the main town of Fishguard. Lower Fishguard has a welcoming pub, a pretty harbour, cafe and a lovely walk along the cliff tops either towards Fishguard or to the Old Fishguard Fort.

Pembrokeshire Coastal Path: The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path includes some of the most spectacular coastal walking, scenery, & diverse wildlife in Britain. The path via Fishguard, Pembroke & Tenby takes you across beautiful white beaches, over cliff tops carpeted with spring and summer wild flowers, past colonies of seabirds, such as puffins, cormorants & gulls nesting along the cliffs, & seals, porpoises and dolphin swimming offshore.

There are Norman castles on the coast, hermit churches, picturesque harbours & villages, & the magnificent St David’s Cathedral in Britain’s smallest city where you can get boats to the offshore islands of Skomer, Ramsey & Caldey to see seals & nesting sea birds.

Tourist Attractions: Pembrokeshire has no shortage of leisure parks and places of interest, such as Oakwood Theme Park which now has the biggest wooden roller coaster in Europe; Folly Farm - Wales' premier farm attraction; Great Wedlock Dinosaur Park where you can meet dinosaurs in the wild. There are Wildlife Parks, Sports Parks, Golf Courses, Leisure Centres, & Art & Craft galleries where you can view & buy work from local artists, such as Workshop Wales, Oriel Glan y Mor Gallery, & Harbour Lights Gallery. The new Ocean Lab in Goodwick has a cyber cafe, & interactive displays & exhibitions.

The information box in the cottage has lots of leaflets to help you plan your holiday, and the excellent Tourist Information Centre in the Town Hall, Upper Town will help with your enquiries.

There are so many activities and alternatives to the beach, or things to do if the weather is bad, that we can't imagine that you would ever be stuck for something to do in Pembrokeshire - the problem will be choosing what to do next!

Fishguard: Upper & Lower Town & Goodwick: Lower Town has a picturesque harbour with a pretty little quayside lined with fisherman's cottages - the location for the town of Llareggub used in the 1970s film of Dylan Thomas' play, Under Milk Wood, starring Richard Burton. There is also a yacht club, cafe, a welcoming pub & lovely walks down along the Gwaun Valley, & up the hill to the Old Fort. It was here that the last invasion of Britain took place in 1797, & the town displays a tapestry depicting scenes from the battle.

Upper Town can be reached by car, or on foot (steep hill!) & has a wide variety of shops, restaurants, pubs, & galleries, 2 banks, a bookshop, a playground, and a small cinema.

A trip to Ireland is possible with the new high-speed catamaran link between Pembrokeshire and Rosslare, now just a short journey away.

The annual Fishguard International Music Festival is held in July, & in May there is the Fishguard Folk Festival. Fishguard makes a perfect holiday base, there's lots to do close by, & lots to explore further afield.

More Details

Karen Darville
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
23 February, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Delightful cottage -loved all the pictures, & really comfy beds' A&D McCarthy, Glos

'A lovely cottage - we've had a lovely time' T&G, Bracknell

'We loved it so much we stayed another week!' J&N

'Lovely cottage - perfect for small families. Beach by day, log fire by night' J&M, West Midlands

'Loved the decor & really comfortable. Had a great week' B, D & C, Worcs

'lovely cottage, lovely holiday' A&D & family, Hampshire
Nov 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fishguard in Fishguard and Goodwick

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom has a white suite, with a bath with overhead electric shower, washbasin, and WC. There is an immersion heater to provide hot water - this is located in the twin bedroom. Heating in the bathroom is provided by an overhead electric fan heater. Bath & Hand Towels are included
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , Day bed for small child
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Travel cot available
  • Bedroom 1 is a Double bedroom with a double iron bedstead, fitted wardrobe, an antique pine chest of drawers, and a day bed which is only suitable for a child. Bedroom 2 has twin beds with tongue & groove headboard, a white wooden wardrobe, and a white chest of drawers. A Travel cot is provided for use in either bedroom. Duvets and bedlinen are provided. Both bedrooms are efficiently heated by electric convector heaters attached to the wall. The location of the cottage is tucked back from the road so it is very quiet at all times.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The cottage is decorated to reflect its seaside/harbour location, with coastal prints & seaside ornaments. The Lounge has a pine & welsh slate fireplace with a large open fire for burning coal and logs, 2 comfortable sofas, a wicker armchair, coffee table, TV & DVD player. The Breakfast Room has an electric fireplace suite, dining table & chairs, sideboard & 2 armchairs. The new galley kitchen has an electric cooker, fridge with small freezer compartment, & microwave. The understairs cupboard has a washing machine. There is a little sun room with table and chairs that overlooks the private garden which is lawned, with flower beds. A Travel Cot & High Chair are provided plus games, books, & information pack about the cottage and local attractions. All rooms have electric heaters, plus there is a night storage heater in hall - all heating is included in rental cost. Parking for 1 car. No pets allowed.


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A stylish cottage near the picturesque harbour of Lower Fishguard
average rating of 4.4736843 based on 20 reviews

Seahorse Cottage,

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week here, despite the weather being mostly un-cooperative, we would love to be back there soon.

We loved the cottage, it's clean, cosy and has everything you'll need, apart from phone signal and Wi-Fi, however, this was a blessing in disguise :)

The owner was quick to answer any of our queries before we arrived and our arrival was a smooth as you like, and an unexpected treat of some nice tea, coffee and some biscuits waiting on the dining room table was more than welcome

We loved the real fire in the lounge, which we used while we played with the board games that were stashed in the dining room cupboard.

The rooms are clean, comfortable, and uncannily quiet at bedtime and all of the rooms have blackout blinds

If you do need your internet fix, the Cafe on the quayside do a nice cup of tea and coffee while you're at it. Or…the local Pub (the Ship) is about 50 yards away has Wi-Fi too, Enjoy with a pint of Double Dragon ale.

As for things to do, Oakwood theme park is about 40 minutes away, we had a great time there, (tickets can be booked online). Almost next door to Oakwood is The Blue Lagoon swimming pool (also can be booked online) which is part of the Bluestone resort, but this is open to the public, and has some water slides and a lazy river.

St David’s is a short-ish drive away and has an impressive cathedral, and on the way back White Sands beach is also worth a visit

However if you want something closer...

The quayside has some activities that can be booked, Kayaking etc. But if you have small children, take them crabbing, you'll need some crab lines and bait, (we had some fish from the lovely neighbours) and this was a lot of fun.

If you are really lucky, you may see a seal in the harbour like us!

Upper Fishguard has a cinema and some takeaways, The Chinese near the car park at the top of the hill is recommended.

We had Sunday lunch at the Farmer’s arms in Mathri (about 20 mins away) which was tasty and not that expensive.

If I had to name any negatives for Seahorse Cottage I’d be hard pushed, I can’t wait to go back again


  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely family week away!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week at this beautiful cottage.

The cottage had everything we needed and our two boys loved the closed proximity to the quay and the fact we could go crabbing/watch the fishermen bring in their catch everyday.

The surrounding area is stunning with plenty of wildlife to spot. Strumble Head, Porthgain and Martin’s Haven are just a few of the lovely places to visit with easy walks for all the family and we were spoilt by the number of seals and seal pups we got to see!

The neighbours of the cottage were so friendly and even have a running scoreboard of the crabs the children (& adults) catch! You must also visit the Ship Inn a lovely local pub and very welcoming and at the end of the road!

We hope to return very soon xxxx

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gemma Thank you very much for your great review of our cottage . I am very pleased you had a good holiday and enjoyed Fishguard and the local area. Crabbing down the quay is one of our favourite things to do as well, plus we also love Porthgain, the walks from there, the little quay and the pub! I look forward to welcoming you and your family again. Best wishes Karen
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quaint cottage tucked away behind another

  • 4 of 5

Lovely homely clean cottage tucked away behind another, in a quiet area, lovely friendly area with a friendly little pub a few minutes walk away (no pub food), a small walk (up hill) to the town of fishguard where you can get a very good meal in the Royal Oak (another friendly pub)!

Lots of coastal walks where we saw lots of seals, beautiful area with lots of other lovely areas to visit by walking, car or bus.

Very enjoyable week even when it rained.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Colin Thank you for your review. I am very pleased you had a good holiday in our cottage and enjoyed Fishguard and the local area. Best wishes Karen
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review of harbourside cottage

  • 5 of 5

Overall stay was really good. Cottage was comfortable and well equipped. If weather had been good it would have been even better.

Will return


  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pauline Many thanks for your review. I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay at our cottage and had a good holiday in Pembrokeshire. Best wishes Karen
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Super cottage for a Pembrokeshire holiday

  • 4 of 5

Great location, with easy access to the Pembrokeshire coast.

Lower Fishguard is a lovely quite location, yet all all the ammenities close.

Super beaches for family days out, excellent restaurants only a short drive away.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Antony Many thanks for your review. I am very pleased you had a great holiday in Pembrokeshire and enjoyed your stay in our cottage. Best wishes Karen
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Lovely holiday in Lower Fishguard, Wales - end July/early August 2017

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our holiday in Lower Fishguard - the house has lots of character and was very comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed many walks along the Pembrokeshire coastal walks - absolutely stunning scenery and good weather as well!! We saw seals, dolphins and porpoises which was a real treat. We also went sea kayaking from the quayside with Kayak-King and we were impressed with how professional this company is - the staff are very enthusiastic and give you confidence, especially if you have not gone sea kayaking before, which certainly helped me. We would definitely recommend staying in this beautiful part of Wales. Caroline A.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Fishguard Goodwick
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
60 Miles
Car: necessary

Lower Fishguard is famous for being the setting for the films 'Under Milk Wood' and Moby Dick'. It has a beautiful fishing harbour which is one of the most photographed in the whole of Wales. It is a lovely location for a quiet holiday, or for an activity holiday, with opportunities for sailing, walking -(Lower Fishguard is on the Coastal Path within the National Park), fishing, & also perfect for beach and family holidays. The cottage is conveniently close to all the amenities of the Market Town of Fishguard, including supermarkets, galleries, craft shops, pubs and restaurants, and Lower Town has a welcoming pub. It is a perfect base to explore all the wonderful towns, beaches, & sights of Pembrokeshire including St Davids (where you can take boat trips to Caldey & Ramsey Islands), Tenby, Cardigan, Solva, Porthgain. There is so much to see & do - you will need to return several times!

Other Activities: Bird watching, arts & craft galleries, boat trips.

Golf: Pembrokeshire has an abundance of first class golf courses to choose from. Many are coastal, with stunning panoramic views to inspire you and make your golf even more enjoyable. Choose between established clubs like Tenby, the oldest club in Wales or brand new courses like Trefloyne. There are excellent central parkland courses like Haverfordwest and Milford Haven, or pay and play courses like Mayfield. There is even one course that has its own grass landing strip, the Dawn Till Dusk course at Rosemarket.


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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.