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Portclew Cottage

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Just outside the sunroom
Enjoy the views in the south facing garden
The front of Portclew Cottage

Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
7 nights minimum 
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Portclew Cottage is in an idyllic location, with fantastic views overlooking the sea and open countryside; whether you are looking for great beaches, coastal walks, countryside walks, or just peace and quiet then this is the ideal place to base your holiday. The cottage is furnished and equipped to a vey high standard with a terrific sunroom overlooking Freshwater East Bay. It has a fully enclosed garden, and off road parking for 2 cars. The inside of the cottage is well equipped, with everything that you should need for a real home from home experience. There are also DVDs, CDs and books for your use and free wi-fi. Ouside there are large patio and decking areas with a BBQ, Sun Loungers, Parasol and Deck Chairs for you to enjoy and use. Changeover day is Friday.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Pets(dogs only) are allowed at a cost of Twenty Pounds per week payable upon arrival, and no more than 2 small dogs; however this has to be agreed with owners before acceptance of booking. Guests must not arrive without prior approval for their dog to stay. No parties or loud music are allowed. All bed linen, tea towels, bath mats are provided but no bath towels. Arrival time is 6.000pm and departure is 10.00am
Bedrooms
1 Double2 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Half bath1 Full bath

Meet the host
Tina and Steve H
Hosting since April 2008
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 93%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe will be there to greet you and will be close by during your stay should you have any issues or need more information about the house or the area.

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swanboy01
swanboy01
Mickleton, United Kingdom264 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A great place to stay.
Lovely bungalow in Freshwater East. Well maintained bungalow with elevated views out to sea. The property has two bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and lounge where you can sit and look out. All kept to a high standard and well equipped. Nice patio area also well equipped with a table and four chairs, couple of sun loungers and a bbq. Parking right next to the property. The property is located just a few minutes walk from Freshwater East beach (fairly steep walk for those less mobile) in Freshwater East village. Local pub which serves food also within a few minutes walk. Easy to join the coast path for walkers. A short drive away many lovely beaches if you want a change from Freshwater beach. 10/15 minutes from Pembroke by car. Friendly host keen to ensure everything is right for you. Certainly recommended.
Visited August 2020
Written 21 September 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

dantheman40
dantheman40
Llantrisant, United Kingdom17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Superb
Absolutely fantastic place, clean and well equipped, great location and ideal for relax and chill time. 5 minute walk to the beach and great location for exploring God's country
Visited August 2020
Written 28 August 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Gemma M
Gemma M
Birmingham, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely well considered bungalow
This is a great bungalow walking distance to lovely beach, fantastic space and views, and a short drive to various days out in Pembrokeshire. Have really enjoyed the stay.
Visited August 2020
Written 11 August 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Teulu Tomos
Teulu Tomos
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect Portclew
Have visited Fresh for the past 14 years staying at 6 different properties. Portclew was just perfect. What a view! Beautifully designed and furnished property with plenty of space - indoors and out. Amazing owners - thank you for sharing your gorgeous home with us. We'll be back! Diolch o galon
Visited July 2020
Written 29 July 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Chris G
Chris G
Bromley, United Kingdom6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautifully presented...
This cottage is beautiful from the moment you arrive. Every detail has been thought of and it feels like a homely beach retreat straight away. Very comfy beds, excellent kitchen appointments, relaxing lounge, stunning decking area/garden, sea and valley views and truly beach-feel decor. On top of that, really easy access down through the dunes to the beach. We left with a heavy heart that we weren’t staying longer.
Visited June 2019
Written 27 June 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Excursion732299
Excursion732299
Thank you so much for your review we really appreciate it. It was a pleasure to meet you both and we hope to see you again at Portclew.
Written 8 July 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

walkerb0ut
walkerb0ut
Cullompton, United Kingdom6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent property
Steve & Tina presented a very welcoming cottage, spotlessly clean and with nice touches for a comfortable stay. The fully enclosed pleasent garden had excellent veiws, it was so relaxing, you could even hear the waves in the bay. The weather was very good so was able to explore the area with its many dog friendly beaches. The dunes and beach was easily accessed from the cottage which was ideal for our dogs, the cottage was also very suitable for dogs (and their owners). An excellent cottage with welcoming owners, making this a place I would easily return to.
Visited September 2018
Written 4 October 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Excursion732299
Excursion732299
Many thanks for your comments we really do appreciate it.
Written 8 October 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Seaside8paws
Seaside8paws
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A dream property...!!
We had a fantastic break at Portclew, the owners are lovely and their hard work in building and maintaining this cottage shows in every detail. The photos really don't do this cottage justice..We are booked to come back this autumn, can't wait... Gorgeous place, friendly and generous owners, wonderful area with lots to do and see,, views that can't be bettered in my opinion.. safe for our 2 schnauzers too... Yes..we love it.. Well done Tina & Steve..
Visited June 2018
Written 6 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Excursion732299
Excursion732299
Thank you so much for your lovely comments it is much appreciated. . We work hard to ensure that Portclew is always looking at its best, and yes, we love it too!. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon..
Written 8 September 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

haydn h
haydn h
Manchester, United Kingdom10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely wonderful cottage holiday with our dogs
We have been home for a couple of days now. Our stay at the cottage was amazing, but our little dogs are depressed and missing the nearby beach! The cottage itself is stunning and it really was like a second home. The owners were friendly and so helpful. I cannot recommend Portclew Cottage highly enough. The beach is a five minute stroll away and Tenby is only 25 minutes in a car. Even the weather was great for September! We will definitely be going back many times i'm sure :)
Visited September 2017
Written 19 September 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Excursion732299
Excursion732299
Thank you so much for your review it was a pleasure to meet you and we look forward to seeing you all again.
Written 21 September 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

BrownFamily1
BrownFamily1
Frodsham, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful, truly an exceptional holiday property!
Portclew Cottage is decorated and maintained to an exceptional standard. We were very impressed with the quality of the accomodation and would definitely recommend it. The area was outstandingly beautiful and we very much enjoyed the local beaches and coastal walks. Hopefully we will book a return visit for next year! Thank you Tina for providing us with such a brilliant base!
Visited June 2017
Written 7 June 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Roam28235
Roam28235
Thanks for your review, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Portclew Cottage and we hope to see you again soon.
Written 13 June 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ann H
Ann H
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Tranquility with lovely views.
The location is perfect. Freshwater East is quiet and the beach is lovely. There are lots of places to visit, and the coastline is beautiful. Portclew Cottage is amazing, the décor is delightful and is spotlessly clean. It is well equipped and you want for nothing. Tina and Steve have given a lot of time to making this cottage the ideal holiday home. Thank you for the lovely welshcakes, they were very welcome on our arrival.It was nice to meet you Tina. We will certainly visit again.
Visited April 2017
Written 9 May 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Roam28235
Roam28235
thanks very much for your kind review. We would also like to thank you for leaving the property so spotlessly clean on your departure and it would be our pleasure to have you return in the future. Kind regards Tina and Steve
Written 12 May 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Scenic views
  • Ocean views
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Washer
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Parking
  • Parking available

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Map
Getting there
Cardiff-Wales Airport
109.2 km
Restaurants
The Brewery Inn
5.6 km

Quayside Tearoom, Lawrenny.
8 km

The Watermans Arms
4.7 km

Bramleys Tea Rooms
7.6 km
Attractions
Pembroke Castle
4.8 kmCastles

West Wales Maritime Heritage Society
7.3 kmHistory Museums

Broad Haven South Beach
5.6 kmBeaches

Barafundle Beach
4 kmBeaches
About the neighbourhood
Freshwater East is ideal for families, couples and people who want a relaxing holiday. Throughout the area there are many Castles, Manor Houses, Sites of Historical Interest and fantastic walks to be had, whether coastal or countryside. This part of West Wales also boasts some of the best beaches in the UK, particularly Barafundle and Broadhaven South to name but a few, not to forget our own Freshwater East and West. Freshwater East is a small village overlooking Freshwater East Bay, it also has a local nature reserve called the Burrows and also a wetland area where you can observe many bird species in their natural environment.
Getting around
You will need a car to get around but there is also a bus called the coastal cruiser which comes through the village, many walkers use this to enjoy the coastal path. In Lamphey there is also a small train station.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Upon entering Freshwater East you need to take a right turn down Trewent Hill heading for the beach. Approx 100 metres down the hill take a right turn between two bungalows and then follow the private lane to the left to the very bottom of the lane where you will find Portclew Cottage.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Portclew Cottage

Portclew Cottage is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Portclew Cottage has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

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