Skrinkle is a beautiful cottage, full of character with light and comfortable modern living. Within old town walls of Tenby, short stroll to Paragon cliff top gardens and steps down to golden sands of Castle beach. Around the corner from St Mary's Street walk to sample the café culture, enquire about the fisherman's catch in the local pub, treat yourself in a lovely restaurant or try catching your own supper on the way back from Caldey Island. Skrinkle Cottage has welcomed young families, 'Iron Man' triathletes, couples to 'get away from it all', dog owners looking for the ultimate beach dog walks and weekend friends wanting a blast of sea air. Room to store surf boards, kayaks, bikes etc. We love previous visitor's comments in the guest book who have complimented the location, enjoyed all that the pretty town of Tenby has to offer, slept well snuggled in comfy beds. Left the car in the same spot for a week and walked or used the coastal shuttle buses to get about.
- Cottage1076 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay1 - 7 nights
Skrinkle is a beautiful Georgian Cottage set on the sunny side of a quiet cobbled street.
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About Sally Kinnear
We live on a farm near a castle and estuary about 6 miles from Tenby near in the surrounded by fields and woodland on which we keep Welsh Black Cattle and other animals. Over the years we have built up and experienced many people, families, couples, groups coming to visit Pembrokeshire and feel very satisfied when they've had a wonderful time. There are now a variety of different places that we offer from rooms in the farmhouse, a Shepherd's Hut, tree house, cottages by the sea and on the farm see www.cardeethholidays.co.uk for our other accommodation all in their own unique locations perfectly placed for a holiday.
Sally Kinnear purchased this Cottage in 2000
Why Sally Kinnear chose Tenby
Skrinkle Cottage was up for sale and spotted by Grandparent's John & Boo. They just loved the location and knew that it may be the next building project for Jim. A fantastic story of Kirkland a racehorse trained locally in Lawrenny, his stable lad was so sure he had the winner for the 1905 Grand National that he piled part of his weekly wages on all winter. The Tenby bookie couldn't afford cash payout so had to give the lad Skrinkle Cottage! 3 generations of the Thomas family had lived there ever since. We renovated in 2000 and its been providing a great space for holidays since Easter 2002.
What makes this Cottage unique
So close to The Paragon, can enjoy a breakfast overlooking the sea in the cliff top gardens, walk down to the beach and back to the cottage for anything. One of the best locations in Tenby, St Mary's Street is really quiet yet right in the centre to get everywhere. Skrinkle Cottage has 3 bedrooms for up to 6 people yet cosy, light modern living in a cottage built between 150 and 200 years ago. Warm, comfortable, relaxing with extras like free wifi, a flat screen tv. A lovely private walled garden straight out of French doors in the kitchen for an extra outdoor room, outside seating for 6, a Webber BBQ and wooden decking.
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Lovely Cottage. Great location. Loved Tenby. Will be back. X
Your kind words are really appreciated. Hope that we meet in person next time(?) :)
We loved Skrinkle Cottage - everything about it was lovely, especially the position which managed to be right in the middle of bustling Tenby but somehow occupy its own oasis of peace
Thank you for such a lovely review Robin, you've put down exactly why we fell for Skrinkle many years ago! Along with it being a very 'sunny' street....
Hope to meet you maybe next time? :)
We have had a lovely time at Skrinkle, it’s a cute beautiful cottage in such a lovely town with the beautiful Tenby beaches , restaurants, pubs and shops just a stone throw away. Hope to stay again soon. Thank you Sally for the lovely welcome.
Thank you so much Wynne, your response is really appreciated and would recommend you Lorraine & Indie to stay any time :)
Skrinkle is a lovely quaint cottage, ideally situated. The dog friendly south beach is a couple of minutes walk away, our two Jack Russells loved their daily run on the beach, a minutes walk in the opposite direction and you are in the middle of the shops, bars and restaurants. We enjoyed fantastic weather for late September and will definitely try to stop here again next time we visit Tenby.
Brilliant, thank you for taking the time to comment. Really glad that you enjoyed Skrinkle & Tenby, September is a lovely time to visit. Hope that you do make it back.
Very best wishes Sally
Quirky and convenient
Would thoroughly recommend a stay at Skrinkle Cottage. It's central location is perfect for nipping into town or popping down to the beach. We parked in the nearby Rectory Road car park - a five minute walk away - and bought a ticket for the week. Able to stop and unload fairly easily, but needed to get our head around the one-way system.
As for the cottage, it's clean, quirky and functional. The beds are incredibly comfortable with good quality linen. Has the added bonus of being dog-friendly. Loved it.
Thank you for your message Jan, hope to see you in Skrinkle Cottage again sometime.
great little break
Amazing location - right by the beach, shops and pubs. Lovely little cottage with everything you could want. Perfect little getaway - thank you
Thank you for the kind words. Hope that you can make it down again :-)
Special interest holidays:
Wildlife spotting, fitness training, painting amazing views or historic architecture, walking coast path, sailing and all other water sports.
Tenby is on rocky promontory surrounded on all 3 sides by golden sandy beaches. Skrinkle Cottage is just 50m away from the Paragon cliff top gardens overlooking the sea and Caldey island also the steps down to the Castle beach; perfect for pre-breakfast dips and sunbathing. Meander for less than two minutes on foot to the picturesque harbour, along interesting narrow streets past the shops, cafés, restaurants, art galleries and pubs. Take a trip to Caldey Island. Try a bit of sea kayaking.
Tenby is around 1 hour 45 minutes from the Severn Bridge via the M4.
Tenby railway station is serviced from Carmarthen & Swansea main lines. 8 miles west - Pembroke Dock directly links to the Irish ferry (44 miles across to Ireland, day trips are possible).
Easy to pick up and drop off directly outside the cottage. Rectory car park £20/wk 2 mins flat walk away, other car parks near. The local buses link to Pembrokeshire Coastal buses, specifically the Coastal Cruiser.
Pembroke 12 miles
Carew 6 miles
Manorbier 4 miles
Oakwood, Heatherton, Manor House Wildlife Park, Tenby Leisure Centre, Dinosaur Park, Ritec Valley Buggies etc. etc. all within a 10 mile radius.
Shopping for food can be pleasurable, try Four Seasons for fresh fruit and veg, Simply Seafood on the harbour for the daily catch or jump on a mackerel fishing trip. There are so many places to eat and drink - we love pizzas from Top Joes, coffee in Cafe Vista, a full breakfast in Dennis' Café, cup of tea on the harbour; a special meal in The Plantagenet or The Blue Ball, a cosy winter warmer in The Quay Rooms near the Tudor Merchant's House. Enjoy the lively atmosphere in Tudor Sqaure...The Hope, Tenby House, The Buccaneer and The Lifeboat.
Launderette in Lower Frog Street is directly parallel to Skrinkle Cottage.
Supermarkets - Sainsburys (by the multi storey carpark) or Tescos Express in the middle of town.
HSBC, Barclays, Natwest, Santander have branches in town with a number of cash machines.
Look out for pop-up film festivals in quirky locations www.Films4Tenby.co.uk
Ghost Tours of Tenby.
Art galleries. Lifeboat Station. Museum.
Visitor attractions galore! - Heatherton, Manor House Wildlife Park, Oakwood, The Dinosaur Park, Ritec Valley Buggies and many more. Tenby leisure centre with indoor pools, finess classes, gym.
Castle hopping from Manorbier, Carew, Pembroke etc etc!
Surfing, coasteering, kayaking, Iron Man Training (not for the faint hearted!).
If your dates are not available please check out our other properties, all renovated by Thistle JK Ltd (Jim) in his wonderful style and all also chosen because of their own lovely, unique locations:
Stable Cottage (Reference W855) www.cardeethstablecottage.co.uk
Shute Cottage (Reference W853) www.shutecottage.co.uk
Mill End Cottage, Middle Barn and Kiki's Cottage are a stone barn conversion into 3 properties in the middle of Lawrenny FOR SALE with FBM Estate Agent.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: £200 deposit to be paid by cheque or bank transfer to secure a booking. The remaining balance 6 weeks before arrival. An email will acknowledge the deposit (or posted by request). A receipt for balance along with arrival details, directions, key etc will be posted. We do have a set changeover day but please get in touch if you have specific requirements and we will try our best to help. Dogs are welcome, for a small charge of £15 per stay. Please discuss with us first. Changeover Day: Friday weekly changeover. Weekend breaks often available in the off-peak weeks, ideally Friday to Monday of or Monday to Friday for a 20% discount. Sometimes this can be flexible so please ask and we will try to help. Notes on prices: Weekend breaks often available in the off-peak weeks, ideally Friday to Monday of or Monday to Friday for a 10% discount. Sometimes this can be flexible so please ask and we will try to help.