Comfortable modern living for family holidays or a boutique retreat for couples.
About Sally Kinnear
We love living in Pembrokeshire, the coastline, beaches and food culture are fabulous along with the ancient castles and rugged landscape to the north and the gentle rolling green fields in the south. Its the perfect place to bring up our boys. Our farm is surrounded by fields and woodland on which we keep Welsh Black Cattle and horses, chickens dogs other animals. It's just near a castle, pub, tidal estuary and only 5 miles from Tenby. Over the years we have lovingly renovated and built cottages, barn conversions and recently a Shepherd's Hut a few of which are still available for visitors to stay in.
Sally Kinnear purchased this Cottage in 2000
Why Sally Kinnear chose Tenby
Skrinkle Cottage was up for sale and spotted by Grandparent's John & Boo. They just loved the location and highly recommended that it may be the next building / renovation project. We were delighted for the tip off. It was Jim's first renovation project in Pembrokeshire after doing quite a few in equally beautiful Cumbria / North Lancashire. Another interesting fact about Skrinkle Cottage was the fantastic story of a locally trained racehorse called Kirkland, whose stable stable lad was so sure he would win the 1905 Grand National that when he visited family (Lawrenny to Tenby was a long way pre-motor car!) he would put part of his weekly wages on as a bet with a local bookmaker. Kirkland did win!! even after the long train journey to Liverpool! The Tenby bookie couldn't afford a cash payout so had to give Skrinkle Cottage! 3 generations of his family had lived there ever since. We bought when it came up for sale in November 2000 as a renovation project and it's since been providing a great space for hundreds of happy visitors. Also, did you know that Pembrokeshire has the only coastal National Park in Britain and is closer to London, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle than Cornwall.... just saying!! ;)
What makes this Cottage unique
One of the best locations in Tenby, perfectly placed for a holiday, within the Medieval Town Walls, 50m from the cliff top gardens of The Paragon and beach below. A quiet sunny street. Central to get everywhere, enjoy the beaches, cafes, shops, restaurants, pubs, harbour all on foot. Skrinkle Cottage has 3 bedrooms great for either a couples or up to 6 people. Light modern living in a characterful cottage built between around 200 years ago. Warm, comfortable, relaxing with extras like free wifi, flat screen tv. A brilliant feature of an 'out room', a beautiful sunny walled extension of living space straight out of the kitchen from glazed French doors. Charcoal BBQ and outdoor wooden table & chairs. B.t.w. did you know that lovely Pembrokeshire boasts the only coastal National Park in Britain and is closer to London, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle than Cornwall.... just saying!! ;)
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Up to 2 dogs welcome, £15 each, please discuss.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We have just spent a lovely week with our 13 year old daughters at Skrinkle cottage, it’s just a few seconds walk away from all the lovely shops and restaurants in Tenby but still feels private and peaceful.
Loved the walled back garden, perfect for having a morning read or in the evening having a nice glass of wine.
A really lovely cottage with everything we needed and in a great position to explore Tenby and the surrounding areas.
Lots of delicious places to eat are right on the doorstep too.
We would definitely return.
Lovely property perfectly placed
Perfect Xmas at Shrinkle cottage. Lovely spacious property, stones throw from the beach and the town. Couldn't have wished for a better stay. Everything clean, tidy and well thought out. Property full of character
Would definitely stay again. Just perfect.
Peter was a fantastic guest, so easy to communicate with and joy to have his very upbeat messages over Christmas. Would highly recommend him to stay again.
We loved Skrinkle Cottage - everything about it was lovely, especially the position which managed to be right in the middle of bustling Tenby but somehow occupy its own oasis of peace
Thank you for such a lovely review Robin, you've put down exactly why we fell for Skrinkle many years ago! Along with it being a very 'sunny' street....
Hope to meet you maybe next time? :)
Lovely Cottage. Great location. Loved Tenby. Will be back. X
Your kind words are really appreciated. Hope that we meet in person next time(?) :)
We have had a lovely time at Skrinkle, it’s a cute beautiful cottage in such a lovely town with the beautiful Tenby beaches , restaurants, pubs and shops just a stone throw away. Hope to stay again soon. Thank you Sally for the lovely welcome.
Thank you so much Wynne, your response is really appreciated and would recommend you Lorraine & Indie to stay any time :)
Skrinkle is a lovely quaint cottage, ideally situated. The dog friendly south beach is a couple of minutes walk away, our two Jack Russells loved their daily run on the beach, a minutes walk in the opposite direction and you are in the middle of the shops, bars and restaurants. We enjoyed fantastic weather for late September and will definitely try to stop here again next time we visit Tenby.
Brilliant, thank you for taking the time to comment. Really glad that you enjoyed Skrinkle & Tenby, September is a lovely time to visit. Hope that you do make it back.
Very best wishes Sally
Special interest holidays:
Wildlife spotting, fitness training, painting amazing views or historic architecture, walking coast path, sailing and all other water sports.
Tenby is on rocky promontory surrounded on all 3 sides by golden sandy beaches. Skrinkle Cottage is just 50m away from the Paragon cliff top gardens overlooking the sea and Caldey island also the steps down to the Castle beach; perfect for pre-breakfast dips and sunbathing. Meander for less than two minutes on foot to the picturesque harbour, along interesting narrow streets past the shops, cafés, restaurants, art galleries and pubs. Take a trip to Caldey Island. Try a bit of sea kayaking.
Tenby is around 1 hour 45 minutes from the Severn Bridge via the M4.
Tenby railway station is serviced from Carmarthen & Swansea main lines. 8 miles west - Pembroke Dock directly links to the Irish ferry (44 miles across to Ireland, day trips are possible).
Easy to pick up and drop off directly outside the cottage. Rectory car park £20/wk 2 mins flat walk away, other car parks near. The local buses link to Pembrokeshire Coastal buses, specifically the Coastal Cruiser.
Pembroke 12 miles
Carew 6 miles
Manorbier 4 miles
Oakwood, Heatherton, Manor House Wildlife Park, Tenby Leisure Centre, Dinosaur Park, Ritec Valley Buggies etc. etc. all within a 10 mile radius.
Shopping for food can be pleasurable, try Four Seasons for fresh fruit and veg, Simply Seafood on the harbour for the daily catch or jump on a mackerel fishing trip. There are so many places to eat and drink - we love pizzas from Top Joes, coffee in Cafe Vista, a full breakfast in Dennis' Café, cup of tea on the harbour; a special meal in The Plantagenet or The Blue Ball, a cosy winter warmer in The Quay Rooms near the Tudor Merchant's House. Enjoy the lively atmosphere in Tudor Sqaure...The Hope, Tenby House, The Buccaneer and The Lifeboat.
Launderette in Lower Frog Street is directly parallel to Skrinkle Cottage.
Supermarkets - Sainsburys (by the multi storey carpark) or Tescos Express in the middle of town.
HSBC, Barclays, Natwest, Santander have branches in town with a number of cash machines.
Look out for pop-up film festivals in quirky locations www.Films4Tenby.co.uk
Ghost Tours of Tenby.
Art galleries. Lifeboat Station. Museum.
Visitor attractions galore! - Heatherton, Manor House Wildlife Park, Oakwood, The Dinosaur Park, Ritec Valley Buggies and many more. Tenby leisure centre with indoor pools, finess classes, gym.
Castle hopping from Manorbier, Carew, Pembroke etc etc!
Surfing, coasteering, kayaking, Iron Man Training (not for the faint hearted!).
If your dates are not available please check out our other properties, all renovated by Thistle JK Ltd (Jim) in his wonderful style and all also chosen because of their own lovely, unique locations:
Stable Cottage (Reference W855) www.cardeethstablecottage.co.uk
Shute Cottage (Reference W853) www.shutecottage.co.uk
Mill End Cottage, Middle Barn and Kiki's Cottage are a stone barn conversion into 3 properties in the middle of Lawrenny FOR SALE with FBM Estate Agent.