Cosy House in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales - Close to Town Centre & Harbour.
Rebecca Charnock Phillips
About Rebecca Charnock Phillips
We are an Armed Forces family and have spent over 25 years following the flag. R was born and bred in Tenby and J found her when he was firing missiles at the nearby firing range in Manorbier. They met in a now defunct nightclub called Chequers, just outside Penally. Their eyes met across a crowded dancefloor and the rest is family history!
Rebecca Charnock Phillips purchased this House in 2013
Why Rebecca Charnock Phillips chose Tenby
Ystrad is our family home, although we live most of the time in army quarters wherever J is based. We purchased the house in 2013 and it is an ongoing project. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do and we warmly welcome any suggestions for sensible (and affordable) improvements. We trust that repeat visitors will see incremental changes as we gradually enhance the facilities, such as the refreshed bathroom, kitchen and back garden, redecorated lounge and new gas fire.
What makes this House unique
We love Tenby and the surrounding area. The easy access to great beaches, the beautiful green lanes of Pembrokeshire and fresh sea air. For a short stay you can park your car and forget it! It is a great family holiday location. Tenby Golf Club is a short walk from Ystrad and the sailing club is located in the harbour about 10 minutes walk from the house. The house is a great base for the annual triathlon that literally runs past the door. The location is perfect for accessing South Beach with its safe, RNLI life-guarded beach, deck chairs, ice cream van, coffee shop and bar & grill. The bustling market town of Tenby, with numerous eateries, pubs, 2 craft breweries, art galleries, antique shops, Museum, Life Boat Station and picturesque working harbour is close enough to walk to in minutes, but far enough away that you can relax and unwind to the sound of the gulls. Further afield are the countless natural and historical attractions of Pembrokeshire. Nearby highlights are Narberth with its boutique arts and crafts shops and antique lanes. Folly Farm - a great day out for younger visitors and St David's with its stunning cathedral and the Blue Lagoon indoor waterpark at Canaston Bridge. There is unpermitted parking on both Trafalgar Road and Harries Street as well as local permit spaces - visitor permits can be obtained in advance from Pembrokeshire County Council. There are 3 pay and display car parks within easy walking distance of Ystrad - Rectory, Five Arches and the Sainsbury's multi-storey. All do reasonable long stay rates.
Stictly NO smoking.
Restrictions. Enquire before booking.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Only one small, well behaved dog allowed per party of six or less. Please inform owner of breed before booking.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Amazing break away!!
In entering this property you get a very welcoming homely feel. There is a large (well presented) lounge going through to a large dining table that sat 10 of us. The house has lots of space and this accommodated other family members who popped in throughout the weekend. Very comfortable beds and we accommodated 7 adults comfortably. The large well equipped kitchen was great to prepare large family meals and the private garden area was a lovely place to relax . The house from equipment to accessories and furniture were to a high standard and very clean. I had exceptional communication with the owner who, went out of her way to help me with every request I had. Also, my son left something there and they posted it back to us with no charge. I will definitely be booking this again. Thank you for enabling us to have a lovely relaxing break.
Property is ideally situated, same sort of distance to main town or south beach. Owners seem to have thought about everything that people stopping could possibly want in the way of equipment (even batteries). Rooms to include lounge/dining room and bedrooms were all a good size, light and airy. A place to completely relax and enjoy each others company. Thank you
Thank you for your kind review. We were so glad to read you found everything you needed in the house and so were able to relax and enjoy your time there, which is exactly what we want people to be able to do when they choose to stay at Ystrad.
Lovely week away in Tenby
Fantastic little property in excellent location in Tenby. Rebecca and James were very friendly and responsive. We had a lovely week away. Thanks
clean, homely and great location
clean, homely, freshly decorated and warm. Well equipped kitchen. Small courtyard very secure for dog owners. Great location, close to the lovely town of Tenby and lovely sandy beaches. All in walking distance.
Homely, light and spacious close to the town and beach - we loved it!
We stayed for the Bank holiday with our 3-kids. We had everything we needed and more. The house is much more spacious than you think and with an abundance of windows it allows so much natural light.
It's in a great location. We've been to Tenby before and love it. Would certainly recommend.
Thank you for your kind review Kate, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Ystrad.
This house is great. It’s well equipped and furnished and the decoration is fresh and clean. It’s in a good location near both the beaches and town centre. Will be very happy to stay there again.
Tenby's award winning beaches are a short walk from Ystrad. South beach is literally at the end of the road and has a full range of beach facilities - cafes, restaurant, deck chairs, ice cream vans etc. The beaches have RNLI lifeguard supervision and some allow dogs all year round.
Tenby and the local area cater for a wide range of water based activities including: sailing, surfing, power boating, jet and water skiing, coasteering, sea kayaking, kite and wind surfing, scuba diving, sea fishing.
Tenby is within 4.5 hours of London by road. Ystrad is within easy walking distance of Tenby Rail Station. Pembroke Dock ferry port, with regular sailings to Ireland is 30 minutes drive. Cardiff airport is 95 miles - about 2 hours drive away.
London - 230 miles
Bristol - 130 miles
Newport - 100 miles
Cardiff - 90 miles
Swansea - 50 miles
St Davids - 35 miles
Pembroke - 10 miles
Narberth - 10 miles
Tenby is a charming medieval walled town with a picturesque harbour and wonderful beaches. It is set in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park; the UK's only coastal National Park with 186 miles of Coastal Path stretching from Amroth in the South to St Dogmaels in the North. Framed by some of the most spectacular and varied coastline in the world. The local area also boasts the Preseli mountains and over 621 miles of footpaths and bridleways - truly have a walkers paradise.
Being a seaside town, Tenby obviously caters for those who also like to get their feet wet. From surfing to jet-skiing, all watersports and activities are catered for.
For the less adventurous there are boat trips across to the monastery island of Caldey, sea safaris, mackeral fishing trips and seal watching excursions - all from the harbour.
All manner of water craft can be rented from kayaks to power boats and tuition in most activities is available. The nearby beaches of Manorbier and Freshwater are surfing hotspots and there is a friendly and lively sailing club that welcomes guest members.
Steeped in history, there are castles, cathedrals, churches and chapels to be visited in the local area, as well as Dylan Thomas's Boathouse at Laugharne (20 miles away).
For nature lovers, the National Park provides a wonderful habitat for seabirds and puffins can be spotted at a number of locations. Marine life is also highly visible with seals and dolphins frequently spotted in the waters and coves around Tenby.
Tenby has a number of excellent pubs and restaurants that provide local fare in the form of seafood and local welsh products. Many have outdoor seating and there is a vibrant cafe culture in the summer months when the town centre is closed to traffic. During this period there are frequent events held in the harbour with live music, dancing and fireworks.
For more information on Tenby go to: http://www.tenbyvisitorguide.co.uk