Shell Cottage

Fishguard, South Wales & Pembrokeshire (Ref. 1035561)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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11 Customer Review(s)

  • Steve

    “The cottage has superb views, is very well equipped, very comfortable and in a fantastic location in the Lower Town overlooking the harbour.”

    We generally enjoyed our stay, however it was let down by a few niggles. ...

    We generally enjoyed our stay, however it was let down by a few niggles. There were a few minor maintenance issues that we would not have expected to find; no ignition light on the main oven so we had no idea when it was up to temperature, various bulbs not working on arrival (some spares were left but not all). The decking was extremely slippery when wet and there was no way to avoid walking on it. Unfortunately the cottage could have been cleaner. On the surface all looked OK but there were lots of areas out of site that were not clean; cobwebs down the back of bedroom bedside cabinets which could easily have been moved to clean and the tiles at the back of the cooker hob had not been cleaned for some time. We also had an issue with mice in the kitchen on the work surfaces (which we notified to Sykes Cottages). The information relating to the bins and recycling was very confusing as there were various options – but which were correct? Most of the information files contained out of date information – mostly from 2017! Although it states that there is an open fire and that fuel is included in the rent, there was absolutely no fuel for the fire or evidence of anywhere to store anything e.g. coal scuttle or log basket. Also no indication of what type of fuel is required – smokeless? It would have been useful to know what equipment - pots & pans etc. was in the kitchen as we were there over Christmas and had no idea what was included. As much as the listing states there is a very steep drive, it does not say that it would be unsuitable for people with mobility issues, who would find walking up and done the drive and steps extremely difficult. As previously noted, the drive is incredibly steep and rough and not easy to drive up and down, especially when wet.

    - Steve, December 2021

The property

Enjoying great views of the picturesque Lower Town Harbour, this comfortable bungalow offers excellent accommodation.

Just a short walk from the picturesque harbour and quaint pub and about a 15 minute walk from the centre of Fishguard, where you will find a good selection of restaurants, pubs, cafes, shops and a cinema.

The north Pembrokeshire coastline is superb and the coastal path can be joined nearby.

If you are bringing a dog, the harbour is a great place at low tide for them to explore and there is also a lovely walk with spectacular views of the coastline starting at Lower Town and ending at Goodwick.

Within easy driving distance of the property are Newport, Strumble Head, Porthgain, St Davids and Solva.


  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x King Size Double and en-suite Shower Room with separate shower, basin & WC, 1 x Double, 1 x Twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin & WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility Room
  • Central heating with open fire
  • Range style cooker, five burner gas hob, two electric ovens and grill, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Washing machine and separate tumble dryer in utility room
  • TV with Freesat, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars at top of very steep drive
  • Parking also available on the road by the cottage
  • Half acre of grounds including lawn area, large decking area and up 10 steps to permanent BBQ
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome (additional charge applies)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub and coast 2 mins walk
  • Note: Please bring own beach towels and cot linen
  • Note: Off road parking for 2 cars at top of very steep and rough concrete drive - parking is also available on the road by the cottage with a steep walk up the hill

About the location


St. Davids 16 miles; Tenby 36 miles.

Fishguard is an ideal holiday destination on the award-winning Pembrokeshire Coast, which has been voted the second best coastal destination in the world according to the National Geographic magazine. The town itself has an array of gift shops, tea rooms, restaurants and pubs and offers the opportunity of viewing the superb Last Invasion Tapestry, which has been compared to the Bayeux Tapestry. Day trips to Ireland run daily and the picturesque Lower Fishguard Harbour is a delight for sailing enthusiasts. From this perfect holiday base you can enjoy the amazing coastline, the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, the beautiful Preseli Hills, where the Stonehenge Blue Stones originated, or explore the array of historic castles, working mills and visit the smallest city in Wales with its magnificent St. Davids Cathedral. Whatever you are looking for, this is a fantastic location for all ages.

Note: Please bring own beach towels and cot linen.
Note: Off road parking for 2 cars at top of very steep and rough concrete drive. Parking also available on the lower road by the cottage but bear in mind a steep walk to the property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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