Do not choose this book by its cover
I have given this property a 4 so you will read this.
This is not what it appears to be.
Yes it is a new modern large 3 bedroom house on a water front.
It is now getting tired from its use,
1 - the fridge freezer needs to be fully defrosted and cleaned a shelves in the door, of which there should be 3, as of this review there is only 1, replaced. The one that is on the bottom is too low so when the door is open bottles fall out on to the floor.
2 - at some point in the main bedroom the en-suite has flooded and the laminate floor has shrunk and is distorted, so much so I cut my foot on the raised corner.
3 - the ?peaceful tranquil? location is across the Castle Pil (water inlet) from the Milford housing estate which get quite rowdy at weekends, as well as being across the river from one of the largest Natural Gas storages in the U.K. Therefor you get a nice view of the storage tanks when facing south on the patio in the evening, as well as getting that lovely natural gas perfume wafting across on the wind. The roar of the burn off flame is quite comforting as well.
4 - it is advertised that if you ha e a boat you can use the slipway, this is true, but for probably now more than a 2 hours each high tide.
5 - the free internet is shared between the two semi detached houses, so do not expect good download and streaming.
Please consider that Milford Haven grew up in the 4 to 5 now derelict and abandoned oil refineries along the river, the gas receiving terminal processes around 25% of all natural gas used in the U.K.
Therefore once the house has been brought back to its £5 Star? status it is a comfortable base to explore beyond Milford Haven into the wonderful place that is Pembrokeshire, with its incredible wild beaches and countryside.
Please bring specialist foods with you as the only major supermarket is a tired Tesco.
They are concentrating on the Marina, in a hope to bring Milford up, but it is an oil town, an oil town that has lost its oil refineries.
Please ensure you do your extended research before settling on the comfortable large modern home as a base.
5 Star holiday cottage it is not, 3 to 4 star holiday base it is.
Fantastic Long Weekend
Marvellous weather does help but with so many facilities and so much room for the four of us it would have been perfect even without the good weather. Everything is easy from the simple key box to get in to the fully equipped kitchen and multiple bathrooms. The outside space looking out on the estuary is brilliant and a great place to relax. Been several times before and hopefully will keep coming back to this home from home.
Beautiful setting, comfortable and modern home
I was quite shocked at a previous review when I came to review this property. I and m y family found it perfect for our stay in Pembrokeshire. Upon arrival we found some kindly left amenities including delicious welshcakes for our enjoyment. The property was sparkling clean and contained everything in the kitchen required to cook a decent meal. The views when the tide is in over the estuary are lovely too.
The space is comfortable, cosy and homely yet also modern and trendy. I slept better than I sleep at home! There is a large balcony overlooking the estuary (which we fished off!) and a slip to allow you to put boats in the water (if you have one). The bedrooms are bright and spacious with plenty of storage. The living area has a decently sized TV, boardgames and a few books which we made good use of.
Aside from the property itself, there is much to do in the area by means of historical landmarks, coastal path walks with breathtaking views and plenty of attractions for both older and younger generations. The nearby town of Milford Haven has a pretty marina with endless bars/restaurants and friendly faces.
The owner happened to walk by one morning (they live nearby) and stopped for a chat with us and to ensure that everything was running smoothly with our stay (which it was). My family and I have stayed here a few times now on our visits to Pembrokeshire and we shall definitely be choosing this property again when we return next year.
Well equipped house on waters edge
We have just had a week in this beautiful cottage. It was well equipped with everything we needed and was comfortable and cosy. It is on the waters edge which made bird watching great and we loved seeing the tide come in and out. It is well situated to tour Pembrokeshire and there are some great restaurants in the harbour. We will definitely return.
Not what you thought it would be
After travelling all day to reach Curlew cottage, we could not get inside. We were given a key code by Sykes Cottages letting agents which did not work. After eventually getting in touch by my mobile, we were told they would contact the owners and get back to us. We waited nearly two hours and only by chance the couple next door were leaving and assisted us. It was very clear at this point we were not given the right instructions. They never did get back to us, but lied and said they tried and left a voice message on my phone. Strangley enough there were no missed calls recorded and they sent us an email saying they tried to contact us but couldn't leave a voicemail ???? We are still waiting for an explanation and an apology at least.
The cottage is extremely uncomfortable. The mattresses need replacing as my husband and I and the friends that stayed with us all suffered with bad backs from the mattresses being to soft. The sopha also needs replacing for the same reason. The central heating is uncontrollable and comes on at all hours of the day and night. Even turning the thermastats down made no difference. The toilet in the main bedroom is only big enough for a child as it's wedged between the shower and the wall. The wooden stairs are steep and dangerous and if you are elderly or infirm in any way they are extremely difficult to go up or down. Getting your cases upstairs is ridiculously difficult. On closer inspection of other posters who left a positive feedback, they are few and far between and a long time ago. On first appearance the cottage looks ideal, but the faults only come to light once you are staying there. Stupid things like the dressing table mirror placed to high up the wall, that you have to stand up to see into it. All of this I would not have bothered writing a review if I had had an apology from the owners or Sykes letting agents who left us there and lied to us about getting back to us after waiting two hours to get inside the cottage. The owners did not agree with our complaints, well they wouldn't would they. They just couldn't care less and were only interested in taking our money. This was a very expensive experience as we cancelled a booking we'd made to stay there in August, knowing there was no way we could stay there again. We lost a great deal of money in a deposit we had placed. All in all Sykes letting agents, the owners of the cottage, were both unprofessional and anyone that stays here should be aware if they need assistance they won't get it.