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Self Catering in Dyfed - St Florence

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Owls Cottage
St Florence

Owls Cottage, St Florence, Dyfed

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Sleeps a maximum of: 6

Pricing From: £366.00

This charming, end-terrace cottage on a quiet holiday village in St Florence near Tenby can sleep six people in three bedrooms.

Owls Cottage is a cosy, end-terrace cottage set on a quiet holiday village near Tenby in Wales. The cottage offers three bedrooms, including a double, a twin room and children's bunks. There is also a family bathroom meaning the property can sleep up to six people. There is a fitted kitchen, a sitting room with an electric fire and a conservatory offering a dining area. Outside there is off road parking in the car park about 20 yards away from the cottage. The cottage has a lawned area with a picnic table and shared use of the holiday village grounds and on-site facilities, including a heated indoor swimming pool, a sauna, a gym, tennis courts, childrens’ playground and crazy golf. Owls Cottage is a wonderful base for a family holiday exploring Wales.


Lovely clean cottage and brilliant location
Visited this cottage recently, was lovely, clean and comfortable on arrival with fresh flowers and some milk in the fridge which was nice. Beds very comfortable and owners' contact information provided if there's any issues, although we didn't require anything extra! Also lovely setting on the outskirts of the beautiful St Florence village and a short drive from Tenby.
Sian P

Average cottage but good facilities
Cottage bad: door security code system wouldnt open. Was eventually given one key. Got stuck outside in the rain several times. More annoyed by the fact that this had already been reported on here and they havent fixed it. The owner was pleasant enough. Agree other reviews about the Damp. Sofas uncomfortable. Agree other reviews about feeling like in a gold fish bowl, shower and poor wifi. Surely in this day and age the cottages could have individual wifi. Had a builder knock to start putting up scafolding to replace guttering over 2 days etc i said no way! Owner said didn't know anything about it. Cottsge was clean and tidy when we arrived. Facilities on complex really good: Swimming pool (be warned no lifeguard so under 15s have to be supervised even if they can swim) sauna (small charge and only takes old ?1 - would be good if told u!), tennis, mini golf, field with lovely ciews of other fields and horse and childrens play area, table tennis, gym etc. Drier room gone / we had bad weather so a washer / tumbler would have been good or put the pay for dryers back. Never seemed to be anyone in the office? Gardens were beautifully kept. Location: excellent. Lots of things near by: manor house wildlife park, folly farm, dinasaur park, heatherton, tenby, manobier and penally beaches, carew karting, quad biking- so much choice!

Looks good on the surface but many niggles that build up to a lower rating
Firstly let's start on the positives. The cottage is ideally placed for exploring the Pembrokeshire coast, and is clean and neat. Our bed was comfortable and the furniture was relatively new. I am not a fan of cottage complexes but it was quiet when we were there and seemed to run smoothly. We did not use any of the facilities such as the pool. But there were a number of issues with the cottage. Firstly the build quality - the house felt like a two storey caravan, it seemed very flimsy and felt damp the whole time we were there (and I live in a cob cottage so I know about damp), When it rained the Windows had to be closed because the eaves were so shallow rain came into the house. There were many niggling maintenance issues - lots of the window catches were loose, the third bedroom window was stuck fast (and yes we did unlock it), tiles in the bathroom were cracked, the front door lock was stiff, taps had to be turned several times before any water appeared. The conservatories have no external door so feel a bit like a goldfish bowl, there is no private or enclosed outside space (so for instance if you had a toddler you would not be able to put them outside to play without having to watch them all the time). The conservatory on ours took in the sun all day and the house was unbearably warm some days when we got in. This was not helped by all the beds having impervious mattress protectors making for some very hot and uncomfortable nights (especially for the person in the bedroom with a non opening window.). Sleep was made difficult by the fact every house has its own very bright external light that is controlled by a timer, none of which have any relation to the time of day. So the one opposite us came on at two in the morning, combine that with very thin curtains and you may as well give up trying to sleep. The instructions that came with the place were scanty, for instance when did the hot water come on? What should we do if (as happened) the power goes off in the night because someone made the mistake of trying to turn on the light in the third bedroom? How does the damn cooker work? But it was the cheese paring meanness that got me. Usually when you get to a cottage there is a welcome thing of enough stuff to make a cup of tea and have a biscuit. Not here. Indeed there was no hand wash, no washing up liquid, and, to last a week for five people one washing up sponge and two very thin tea towels. The bath was not big enough for even a short pants like me to lay out in, and the shower runs off the taps, with rubbish water pressure and a house full of people this makes for a feeble dribble that changes temperature every time someone else washes their hands. If you are too mean to provide a full size bath (and by definition the water to fill it) just be honest about it and put in a shower, and make it a decent one. There was the usual stuff about leaving the cottage as you found it, but the vac wasn't very good and stank, and there was no mop for the hard floors, nor cleaning cloths for the surfaces. Wifi access was poor and could only be picked up in the conservatory. This meant if you wanted to use it during the day you couldn't see your screen where you could actually get the access! It would be more honest to say there is wifi but it is limited - if you came with kids wanting to Skype their mates or download films they'd be very disappointed. Instructions about getting the (actually nonexistent) key were just wrong. Overall not unbearable but not good either.

Good accommodation, and location, well presented.
Really enjoyed our stay... a well sorted and clean holiday home with everything you need.. This is the second time we have stopped at this complex.. and will probably return next year.

A well looked after and clean property in a good central location. Overall we had a great week at the property.
Mr Dunn



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair


Double Beds

Twin Beds

Bunk Beds


Electric panel heaters with electric fire
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, WiFi, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
Fuel and power included in rent
Bed linen, towels and robes included in rent, please bring own beach and pool towels
Travel cot and highchair
Off road parking for 2 cars
Front lawned garden with furniture and shared lawned grounds with BBQs, crazy golf, tennis courts and children's play area
Shared use of indoor heated swimming pool, gym and sauna
One well-behaved dog welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop and pub 5 mins walk
Caf 2 mins walk
Note: Max four adults and two children
Note: Dogs to be kept on a lead outdoors
Note: Parking is in private car park 20 yards from property
Loading/ unloading outside cottage
Note: Small charge for use of sauna, open 8am 8pm in Summer and 8am 6pm in Winter

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Carswell Medieval House - 1 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Carew, St Mary's Church - 2.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Penally, St Nicholas & St Teilo Church - 2.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Carew Cross - 2.6 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Manorbier Castle - 2.7 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Manorbier, St James Church - 2.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Tenby Castle - 3 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Jeffreyston, St Jeffrey & St Oswald Church - 3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Carew Castle - 3.1 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Cresselly House - 3.1 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

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