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Shute Cottage, set in an idillic location by beach, village and view of castle.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,829 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful characterful cottage with comfortable modern living. Perfect for a holiday in Pembrokeshire National Park

Shute Cottage is a beautiful cottage located on the edge of Manorbier village centre which is four miles from Tenby. There is a 'Green Coast & Seaside Award' golden sandy beach which is popular with surfers as well as families, great for rock pooling when the tide is out this beach is also good for swimming, canoeing and angling it's dog friendly all year. To walk from the cottage to beach takes less than 2 minutes.

The famous Pembrokeshire Coastal Path is 200m from the cottage. Walk east to Tenby past Lydstep, Beck's Bay and along to Tenby, Saundersfoot etc or west past Swanlake, Freshwater East, Stackpole Quay and Barafundle, there are many hidden coves to discover on the way. The scenery is stunning in winter and summer.

Look across form the kitchen to the medieval Manorbier Castle and the 12th century Church of St James.

The original dwelling probably dates back to Norman times with a rare stone vaulted ceiling and later addition of a round Flemish chimney.

Shute Cottage was shortlisted for a National Award in Design and Architecture for renovation and expansion work within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The link and addition to the original cottage has made it light and spacious.

It has a modern interior with fully fitted kitchen, dishwasher, washing machine, freeview tv, dvd, digital radio, WIFI.

Manorbier has Beach Break, a lovely tea rooms just up the hill into the village. The lovely village shop, open from early until late is 1/4 mile. The Castle Pub and Castlemead restaurant both serve food and are highly recommended. The castle itself has a coffee shop and pretty garden, well worth a visit.

There are 3 bedrooms, a double with king size bed. A twin downstairs from there a flight of stairs to an upstairs twin both in the original side of the house. The utility room, shower and loo are downstairs. There is a bath and loo next to double room upstairs. The kitchen is a large, open plan area with dining table, sofa and wooden floors.

Outside the private garden is surrounded by fields on 2 sides, a leet runs through and a bank to rear goes into woods and shrubs. The narrow road to church passes the front gates. There are 6 acres of land running up the valley behind the cottage, Welsh Black Cattle and sheep are in there at various times of the year all, also a lake which has a variety of birds to spot.

More Details

Sally Kinnear
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Sally Kinnear

Love the outdoors and Pembrokeshire life in general. Live 7 miles away from Shute Cottage with our family and farm animals.

We think that we know the area well so any questions just get in touch :)

Sally Kinnear purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Sally Kinnear chose Manorbier

Shute Cottage is in the most superb position and came up for sale when the timing was right. After many discussions with the National Park Jim set to work and added a light, spacious kitchen / dining area and big bedroom (with bathroom) and renovating the old part so that it would be warm, dry and very comfortable. The original dwelling probably dates back to C11th with a stone vaulted ceiling and a later addition of a round Flemish chimney. An engineered stone stream now drains the area beautifully and keeps Shute's water shute flowing.

What makes this cottage unique

So convenient to get everywhere but also a feeling of space. The gravelled drive at the front holds loads of cars; banks, willow trees & garden all around lets children (& grown ups) play or simply move the garden furniture to sun or shade, cool breeze or shelter. Carry picnics, surf boards, kayaks, push sailing boats, down to the beach. Set a challenge of land v water..first to get to Stackpole Quay via the coast path or water gets an icecream!! Adrenaline junkies; don't forget to jump in afterwards (if the tide is in). Fresh strawberries and asparagus are a must from Springfields, artisan bread from Lamphey bakery (shuts at 1pm) is amazing and the new Nash Farm shop is delicious. Come back for a hot bath or shower, light a fire or bbq and chat through the day's highlights

Guestbook comments from the owner

*Fabulous New Year's week! Romantic setting, Shute Cottage is well equipped and beautifully decorated. If you do trip out try The Plantagenet House in Tenby - one of the best meals ever. Thanks again, we'll be coming back soon. Liz and Simon, Dan and Rachel.

*Another lovely week in Shute, thanks for the milk, flowers and welsh cakes. Sorry to leave, especially 'Buster' he's worn out, he loves the beach. We'll be back" Thanks again, The Smith Family

*I love Shute Cottage so much. I'm so sad to leave. Found loads of starfish on the beach and released them. love from Enka, 7 years old xx
Feb 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Manorbier in Pembrokeshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1829 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bathroom upstairs next to Master Bedroom.
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure , Downstairs large 'wet room' shower, loo & sink. Slate floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Ground floor twin room, has access up to 2nd twin.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Ancient vaulted ceiling with view to castle and church.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has king size double bed. Bedroom 2 a ground floor twin (2 single beds) and a first floor twin, (please note that you go through the ground floor twin to access the upstairs twin).
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The cottage is yours to use for your holiday, there is no cleaning service whilst you are there but could recommend one if you request. There is cleaning equipment, a vacuum cleaner, mop & bucket, washing machine, dishwasher etc for your own use. Outside: Gravel drive off quiet lane, end of beach car park; secure gates. Beautiful stone lined stream, great to splash and cool off hot feet in the summer or muddy welly wash in winter. Willow trees....see how fast you can climb around without putting feet to the floor. Sheltered lawn areas, grassy bank. Kitchen has a second 'stable' style door with walled, enclosed area off back, great for dogs or little ones. Clothes line. Garden furniture - tables and chairs. Paddocks to rear have wooden fencing. Beach and coast path are just out of the drive. Walk 1/4 mile into village: shop/post office/off licence/dvd hire etc etc; The Castle pub, lovely beer garden; The Castlemead restaurant (shouting distance across the paddock) great home cooked food; Beach Break tea rooms, wonderful food & gift shop, Manorbier Castle has a coffee shop and beautifully kept gardens. The beach and coast path endless opportunities for fun & general well being. Utility Room: Washing machine and large sink. Heating and hot water controls. Broom cupboard. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Weekly changeover usually Friday (short breaks may vary) between 10am & 3pm. Beds are made up, bath, hand, tea towels, oven gloves (not beach towels) provided. Tea, coffee, milk & welsh cakes to help you unwind on arrival. Other: Free wifi. Outside tap, perfect to wash off wetsuits and surfboards.


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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
The Castle Inn
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Pembroke Dock
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


Walk slowly to the beach in 2 minutes or march out the flat, easy walk in less than 1 minute. Carrying surf boards, boogie boards, Thermos flasks, picnics, buckets for the rock pools and plenty of sun cream is usually easier if you have a beach kayak to use as a 'pack horse' with 2 helpers at either end!

Besides Manorbier beach which is popular with both surfers and families there are a few other 'secret' beaches along the coast path just waiting to be discovered.


Shute Cottage by car is around 1hr 45mins from Severn Bridge via M4.

Manorbier railway station is serviced from Carmarthen & Swansea main lines, 3 miles west from Tenby. 5 miles further west - Pembroke Dock directly links to the Irish ferry (44 miles to Ireland, day trips possible).

Cars are useful in this rural area however the local buses from village links to Pembrokeshire Coastal buses, specifically the Coastal Cruiser.

Amazing walking and great cycling. Weekly bike hire available.


Tenby centre 4 miles

Pembroke 5 miles

Pembroke Dock 6 miles

Castle hopping from Manorbier to Carew via Pembroke, distance can vary depending on which 'back route' you take

Narberth 10 miles (quality, quirky independent shopping and cafe culture along 1 main street)

Further Details:

Dogs are welcome by prior arrangement with the owner, £30.

House rules: Dogs must not be left unattended in cottage and stay downstairs (there is a stair gate) in either the kitchen area or utility room. Please not in the living room.

They need their own bedding and a throw for the sofa in the kitchen area.

It is fantastic walking onto the beach and the coast path. An outside tap or in the fresh stream washes off the sand and mud brilliantly.

A safe enclosed outside area behind the cottage off the kitchen door.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Manorbier, Pembrokeshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Peak Season
13 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 Sep 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
Mid Season
28 Sep 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
2 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year
28 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £30

Shute Cottage bookings are taken from January 2nd every year to allow family to chose their weeks.
Changeover Day:
Friday during all school holidays. Short breaks usually from Friday to Monday / Monday to Friday These can be more flexible so please ask and we will try to help.
Arrival after 3pm, depart before 10am
Up to 2 dogs are very welcome by prior arrangement, there are some house rules. An extra charge of £30 per stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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