Perfect for a family holiday in the heart of glorious Pembrokeshire, Kensington House, a dog-friendly, Grade II Listed townhouse is the ideal destination for a laid-back memorable Pembrokeshire holiday. Nestled between the Preseli Hills and the coast, Fishguard town, a stone's throw away has lots to offer; shops, pubs, gourmet restaurants, cinema/theatre and the sandy beach of Goodwick a quarter of a mile away. Set across two parts, Fishguard has the main town which perches on the hilltop, while lower town embraces a small river that flows into an idyllic harbour. The magnificent area is a paradise for walkers, woodland lovers, beach explorers, those seeking thrilling water adventures on boats, paddle boards or kayaks and those needing glorious nothing days, enjoying the peace in this coastal tranquility. Music lovers will enjoy the world-class music festivals which attract excellent musicians, orchestras and ensembles from across the globe.
Kensington House is a delightful, practical, roomy property offering the perfect base for the ideal Pembrokeshire holiday. The house is full of heart, character and soul, dating back to the 1800s, with the friendliest vibe and all the comforts you could wish for. Step inside the welcoming hallway and let your holiday begin. To the right is the cosy sitting-room with wood-burner and the spacious conservatory is beyond. Sink into the huge comfy sofa, relax, watch a movie, play board games or enjoy the book you've been meaning to read. The expanse of glass draws the wonderful garden inside. Watch the birds or the children playing, they will love the large grassy walled garden. To the left of the hallway is the attractive dining-room with large table, the perfect spot for quality time, laughter and leisurely holiday meals. The well-equipped kitchen has access to the garden and all the 'holiday chef' needs. After a beach day, there is a handy wet-room on the ground floor. Climb the stairs to four well-appointed bedrooms, two doubles and two twin rooms, with an attractive spacious family bathroom. A luxurious extra is the chaise longue in the bathroom, enticing some much needed pamper time. Adjacent to the house is the laundry-room, which also has a shower and useful space to store bikes, surf boards etc. The garden is a real joy; take time out in the sunshine or under the clear starry skies for moonlit suppers or sunny breakfasts, it's an idyllic space to relax and unwind. Regardless of the season, Kensington House beckons for a well-deserved break.
Take a walk up to the old Fort from the town centre. Facing north with panoramic views, this is the perfect vantage point to take in the magnificent beauty of your surroundings, watch the boats and the ferry from Ireland come in or have a picnic in a spot of historic interest. The canons still found in the fortress, formed the defence line which prevented the last invasion of Britain in 1797, along with local women who looked so fierce in their Welsh costume (tall black Welsh hats and red cloaks) that the French withdrew, terrified. The 100 foot long Last Invasion Tapestry, designed and hand-woven by more than 80 local women to mark the bicentenary, tells the story of the dramatic event and can be seen in the Town Hall.
The Pembrokeshire coast speckled with beautiful sandy beaches, craggy coves and crashing waves is waiting to be explored. For hikers, we recommend you walk the coastal path, pack a picnic and make the most of the spectacular and stunning coastline. Children will love the sandy beaches, crabbing off the beach wall at Goodwick and playing in the park.
Try Peppers for a tasty meal or the Abergwaun Hotel for good food, followed by a drink in the numerous characterful pubs dotted around the town. Two popular pubs are the Royal Oak, which hosts an informal folk music night on a Tuesday or the tiny Ship Inn in lower town. Embedded in north Pembrokeshire's cultural scene, Theatre Gwaun hosts music festivals. On the August Bank Holiday, jazz and blues music takes over the town during the Aberjazz. For classical music lovers, the Fishguard International Music Festival is a ten day extravaganza that attracts internationally renowned musicians.
This spectacular area and vibrant coastal town offers something for everyone.
Conservatory with Smart TV
Sitting-room with Smart TV and wood-burner
Dining-room with coal-effect gas fire
1 step to Kitchen with electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Wet-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5')
Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed (5')
Bedroom 3 with twin beds (3')
Bedroom 4 with twin beds (3')
3 steps to Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Outside Access to
Laundry-room with washing machine, tumble-drier, shower cubicle and wash-basin
Take care, there are some sloping ceilings. *Only 1 cot is provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub .25 miles
- Garden furniture
- Full gas-fired CH
Kensington House is a gorgeous seaside retreat on the Welsh coast.
Goodwick beach is only a short walk away
There is so much to discover in the beautiful garden.
The whole house is beautifully furnished with gorgeous period touches throughout.
You'll find an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Wander through the airy entrance hall, perfect for storing your muddy boots after exploring.
The well-equipped kitchen has everything you'll need on your holiday.
Welcome to Kensington House.
Explore the beautiful garden in the sunshine.
Enjoy sociable family meals in the marvellous dining-room.
You'll also find this charming hand-crafted seating area.
Relax and unwind in the fabulous conservatory.
Cosy up around the luxurious wood-burning stove in the welcoming sitting-room.
A handy wet-room can also be found downstairs.
The inviting conservatory provides the ideal spot to enjoy a warming cup of coffee in the morning.
There are plenty of board games to keep the little ones entertained.
There are four wonderful bedrooms to discover.
The luxurious family bathroom is the perfect spot to relax.
Bedroom one houses an indulgent king-size bed.
There's plenty of storage for all of your holiday essentials.
Bedroom two is wonderfully light thanks to some gorgeous windows.
The plush bedding guarantees a great night's sleep.
The first of two twin beds that are perfect for little ones.
Beautiful Welsh sunshine floods into the second twin room.
At the end of the garden, you'll find a great utility-room.
You can store your wetsuits and bodyboards next to the washing machine and tumble-drier and you'll also find a shower here too.
The fantastic outdoor area makes al fresco dining easy.
Kensington House is in an absolutely brilliant location.
Kensington House sit's in the pretty coastal town of Fishguard.
Newgale is another fantastic beach that is close by.
Blue Lagoon is absolutely gorgeous in the evenings.
The views from Strumble Head are stunning.
Head over to Skomer Island and see the adorable puffins.
Little Heaven has the most wonderful sunsets.
Head South to the stunning beach at Tenby.