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The Old Pilot's House, Tenby


Excellent 5/5 Score from 5 reviews

House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

The Old Pilot's House is a three-storey town house situated within the walls of the historic town of Tenby.

The house is just 25 yards from the 13th century St Mary's Church and 100 yards from the "22 Steps" leading down to the Harbour.

The accommodation (for up to 6 people) is as follows:

Entrance Hall with stairs down to the cellar/laundry room with Washing and Drying facilities. Kitchen/Dining Room to left with Dining Table, 6 Dining Chairs, Electric Oven and Hotplate and Combination Microwave/Oven/Grill. Also on the ground floor is a sitting room with 3-seater and 2-seater sofa, TV/Video. On the first floor is a second sitting room (bedroom 3) with two double sofa beds, TV/Video and Broadband Internet. The bathroom, with Bath (Electric Shower over), Wash Hand basin and WC is entered via a dressing room containing a double folding bed. On the second floor is the Master Bedroom with King-size bed and a cot with views over the Harbour and Castle Hill. The second bedroom has a Double bed and a Single Bed with Guest Bed under with views over the Harbour.

The property can be found just opposite the entrance to St Mary's Church in Tenby in a small lane running through to the road up from the harbour. (

We have a selection of beach chairs, wind-breaks and beach toys stored in the cellar for our guest's use.

I send out the keys about two weeks before your stay with a SAE for their return after your holiday. A spare set is available on the notice board in the kitchen (An external key safe is also available in emergencies).

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Tenby 3 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Video player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair

The West Wales/Pembrokeshire region

Within the historic walled town of Tenby above the harbour overlooking Castle Hill.

The property can be found just opposite the entrance to St Mary's Church in Tenby in a small lane running through to the road up from the harbour ( )

Blue flag family friendly beaches. Water Sports, Golf Courses and fabulous Pembrokeshire Coastal walks.

Close to Oakwood Theme Park, Folly Farm, Dinosaur Park, Blue Lagoon Water Park.

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Review 1-5 of 5

2 Jun 2014


"Great for being in the centre of Tenby, couldn't get any nearer!!"

The local of the Old Pilot's House couldn't have been any better, great to be in the centre of town. I have only two niggles, one that can be rectified and the other not so easy. The first b… More

30 May 2014


"Great location!"

This was in a great spot, right by the shops, but set back so quiet, and 2 mins from the harbour, beach, etc. This made it perfect for us. The weather was very mixed so we made use of the dvd collect… More

9 May 2014


"Location, location, location"

We stayed here as 3 couples and loved it. When we arrived we couldn't believe our luck. Bang in the middle of Tenby Town. The house was fully equipped but is in need of a little updating, althoug… More

12 Nov 2013


"Great location, plenty of room and well equipped"

We had a lovely stay at The Old Pilots House, it was in an ideal location - close to the town, beaches, restaurants, shops, pubs etc. There was plenty of room and the house was very well equipped. The property is not for the faint-hearted though as there are lots of stairs - it spans over four storeys and there are lovely sea views from the top two bedrooms. We needed a property that took lots of people and it certainly did the job, we will be returning in the summer next year.

20 Aug 2013


"Great stay - health & safety/cleanliness an issue"

There's no denying how brilliant Tenby is, no matter who you're travelling with. Beaches are clean and safe, dogs are allowed on South Beach, and parts of Castle beach. Plenty of things to do including walking, boat trips (seal safari, sunset cruise as well as to Caldey Island) the nearby area hosts good attractions such as Saundersfoot, with it's beach, and Manorbier Castle + Beach (good for surfing).
Area is good for theme parks etc - oakwood theme park/dinosaur park. etc.
Tenby itself has good attractions
The Ghost walk - interesting
Horse & cart rides, tenby tours
Pedestrianised town centre was good.
Shopping was good (souveniers/gifts etc)
Easy access to supermarkets, tesco express is right around the corner, sainsbury's is down the road and asda in pembroke do home deliveries.

Property - good price £683 (inclusive of deposit) which, in comparison to other properties i'd seen, was remarkable (other properties going for £1400+)
The price was shown through cleanliness and health and safety. The property was last rated in 2002 at 3 stars - standards appear to have slipped.
Upon entry to the property, you were hit by a damp smell - we had to go around with air freshener, but still, the smell remained. The property had an old boiler too, which was a worry. This, coupled with the downstairs windows being nailed shut, was a real fire hazard. Other measures were taken however, fire alarms, fire escape ladder and an extinguisher. The windows downstairs were a real worry though, perhaps replace them with a locking system? There were cracks in several of the bedroom windows, the windows did not shut properly and upon trying to close the windows, I cut both of my arms.
However, it was not all bad. There were many perks to the property - including fast operating wifi throughout the house, a real bonus in the evening/lazy afternoons. The access to lovefilm/netflix was good too and on two of the nights we stayed, wednesday and friday, we stayed in and played monopoly, with a party type tea and watched movies!

The upstairs family room was nice, both beds were very comfortable (especially the double) and the selection of videos was good (pokemon especially!) Most of the other beds were comfortable too. TVs were in the main two bedrooms, the third bedroom was small and inconveniently placed by the main family bathroom. Perhaps a switch around with the upstairs living room + the third bedroom would be better?
The property had a cellar, the light was slightly faulty and there was a bath and sink through a door, it was good to have a spare bathroom. The cellar was rather dingy, the floor was wet and peeling. Although the washing machine and tumble dryer were good! As well as the wide range of beach gear - surfing suits, a tent, beach chairs, wind breaks, body boards, lilos and rubber rings! There was also a selection of beach toys, - skittles, frispee, beach tennis kit. This was a nice added touch.

The photos featured on the website really didn't show the property off too well. The kitchen has yet been refurbished to a decent standard, the upstairs living room is quite the asset as well as the family bedroom. The main family room is a bit of a throwback to the 1970's but was in good working order and was clean! Towels and beach towels were supplied too, which is a bonus as not many properties offer this!
Overall, we had a pleasant stay, the property accommodated 6 of us well. I wouldn't advise taking anymore than one dog with you though as the lack of secure patio area means you have to keep an eye on your dog/take him/her out to do his/her business, which, if you had three dogs with you, like us, can be a bit time consuming. I'd recommend this property as a great alternative to butlins/haven/pontins - the price is good, and you get what you pay for.

Thanks for your mostly positive review. Just thought I'd better point out than even though the boiler is old it receives a yearly Gas Safety Certificate and is perfectly safe (just not very economical - but the heating/hot-water is all included in the bill :-). The kitchen window sash failed earlier in the year and until we can get it fixed we thought it best to seal it up - the kitchen is right next to the front door and there are no safety issues: it would be quicker to just leave by the front door than attempt to exit via the kitchen window.
Thanks again for recognising the value provided by our property!

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Calendar last updated:24 Oct 2014

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