Quay House


Fishguard | Sleeps 7 + cot

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7 Nights from £999

Bedroom details

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2


Bedroom 3


Bedroom 4


Just over a mile from some of Pembrokeshire's most glorious beaches, soak up the enchanting estuary, sea and mountain views from spectacular Quay House, a fabulously renovated, semi-detached, 19th Century cottage, which sits on the quayside in the quaint characterful hamlet of Lower Town. Swim off the end of the quay, very near the house, or enjoy the beach at low tide. Relax in the sheer luxury and coastal tranquility of the beautifully appointed accommodation which blends the traditional with smart contemporary styling.

Of striking, spacious, open plan design, the holiday chef will be in their element in the kitchen, which incorporates a tasteful sitting-area, with cosy wood-burner and attractive dining-area. You really appreciate the magnificent beauty of the surroundings through the floor to ceiling glass where the spectacular vista, harbour views and the mountains may be enjoyed. There's access from here to the front decking area, adorned with fragrant wisteria in the summer, the perfect spot to watch the ebb and flow of the tide, fishermen's boats and the slow, peaceful everyday life on the quay, where fish rise and jump and where children love to catch crabs with bacon on their fishing lines.

Stroll to the cafe for breakfast or a coffee and a cake or while away glorious time out overlooking the never-ending sea beyond. Just around the corner is the Ship Inn, dating back to 1780s, a traditional fisherman's pub with log-burner. Film buffs will be keen to learn that Quay House was used during the filming of Under Milk Wood, starring Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, whilst the harbour was used in the film Moby Dick and photos of both films and actors are on display in the Ship Inn.

Sit in the glow of the cosy wood-burner in the second charming sitting-room which overlooks the harbour. In addition, get cosy in the snug, where you'll find lots of reading material. A most unusual feature is found in the cottage, peek through a glass wall into a small enclosed 'fernery', which has a striking orange wall and a tiny stream trickling across a pebbled floor.

When it's time for bed after a day in the fresh sea air, climb the stairs to the characterful first floor which separates into two wings. There are two well presented bedrooms to the front, one with harbour views, a bathroom with a large shower cubicle, and at the rear a further two gorgeous bedrooms, with additional shower-room. Be lulled to sleep by the gentle sound of the water lapping on the shore. The attractive garden areas are a joy. Perfect for a sundowner on a warm summer's night.

The small market town of Fishguard is within a mile. Stroll around the independent shops, tea and coffee houses, several pubs, a leisure centre with swimming pool and a small cinema/theatre - Theatre Gwaun. Many musical events are held throughout the year. On the August Bank Holiday, jazz and blues music take over the town during Aberjazz, for classical music lovers, the Fishguard International Music Festival is a 10-day extravaganza that attracts excellent musicians, orchestra, and ensembles from across the globe to perform in venues across north Pembrokeshire. A farmer's market is held in the town every Saturday morning, where local produce is on offer. For dining try Peppers or the Abergwaun Hotel. There are numerous characterful pubs dotted around the town, including the Royal Oak, which hosts informal folk nights. In the Town Hall is the 'Last Invasion of Britain Tapestry', sewn by local needle workers to celebrate the centenary of the historic event. The canons can still be found at the Old Fort, which formed the defence line which prevented the last invasion of Britain in 1797, along with examples of the many local women dressed in their red Welsh costumes with shawls and tall black hats who looked so fierce that the French withdrew in terror.

If you fancy kayaking, there's lessons and hire in the harbour or paddle boarding sessions from Board Games. Alternatively a double sit-on-top kayak and buoyancy aids are available to hire directly from the owner for an additional cost. The spectacular Pembrokeshire coastline has glorious beaches to explore, including Pwll Gwaelod, where fish and chips at the Old Sailors Inn, an old smugglers pub on the beach dating back to 1593, is a must. Cwm yr Eglws, The Parrog at Newport and towards St. Davids, Whitesands Beach is a surfers paradise. For all ages there's a choice of things to do. For walkers try the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, the woodland walks in the Gwaun Valley, before stopping for a pint in the Dyffryn Arms, in the village of Llanychaer, where landlady Bessie, will serve you beer from a jug in her front room pub that has been in her family since 1840. There are pretty seaside towns to discover, maybe a day trip to Ireland or dolphin spotting boat trips from St Davids and New Quay. For family days out, Folly Farm, trampolining at Hangar Five, Oakwood and the Iron Age Settlement at Castell Henlys.

Splendid Quay House offers the ideal base for a memorable, mellow Pembrokeshire break, throughout the year.

Ground Floor

Open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and sitting areas. CD player. Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher

Utility-room with washing machine

Sitting-room with Freeview TV, DVD player and wood-burner


Wet-room with shower, WC and wash-basin

First Floor

Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5')

Bedroom 2 with double bed (4'6")

Bedroom 3 with twin beds (3')

Bedroom 4 with single bed (3')

Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin

Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin

Please note, there are some sloping ceilings on the first floor. Please supervise children at all times due to the proximity of the quay.


  • No pets
  • Travel cot and high chair
  • Arrive/Depart Friday
  • Short breaks available
  • Wood-burner/Open fire
  • Parking on road
  • Superfast WiFi
  • No smoking
  • Pub .25 miles
  • Garden furniture
  • Full oil-fired CH (partial under-floor)
  • Logs for wood-burner - first basket provided thereafter purchase locally