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Celtic Haven Cottages
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Reviewed 28 August 2012

Stayed for a week in August in the Corn Store. This is a great property with ample space for two and very well equiped. The bedroom had the biggest bed I've ever seen and had plenty of storage. Conservatory was a nice addition and despite being in the central courtyard was still private, thanks to the blinds. Staff always welcoming and helpful. We made use the the gym and pool facilities which despite them being small and in peak season were never too busy. (Pick your time carefully and you can have the pool to yourself). The spa is 2nd to none and well worth a visit.
Ive now stayed at Celtic Haven 7 times, as either a couples break, family holiday or with the girls! Have been in all seasons and never been disappointed. Well worth the money.

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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 August 2012

Stayed for a week in Gardeners cottage with wife and dog. Very friendly and helpful staff and great location. We used the resturant a couple of times and staff were friendly and attentive. I also used the gym and was shown how to use unfamiliar equipment by instructor. Pool is smallish but fine when not busy.
Golf course is short but quite challanging - If you miss fairways it can be very tricky!

The grounds and buildings are very well maintained and our cottage was clean and modern with a very large king-sized bed and wet room.

As I was working for half the week at nearby location the staff kindly let me use a storage room to keep things safe.

Gardeners Cottage. Lacks any windows that can be opened at night and no aircon so it does get extreemly hot in the summer and makes sleeping difficult - no problem during day as main doors can be opened. Reception kindly lent us a fan but of course these are quite noisy. I think Celtic Haven should address this asap. That said, I would recommend the resort and would stay again.

Room Tip: Gardeners Cottage hot at night as no aircon or windows (opening)
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Tom B
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celtic02, Guest Relations Manager at Celtic Haven Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2012

Dear tombKent,

Many thanks for leaving us a review, and we're really pleased you enjoyed your break with us!

We're very grateful for your feedback about our new cottage - it's the sort of thing you don't know unless you stay in a property for yourself, so it's really helpful for us. Following your comments we're addressing the issue so we can improve air circulation in this particular property.

Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back to Celtic Haven soon!

With kind regards,

Sarah

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Reviewed 19 August 2012

we have just returned from another stay at celtic haven in lydstep and once again were not dissapointed. as always plenty to do in the pool and golf course. and the staff cannot do enough to help. Great cottages with views over caldy island, watch cottage that we stayed in was clean with everything you could need.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 August 2012

My wife and I stayed in The Corn Store for a weeks holiday at the end of July. The cottage was very clean and the kitchen / Dining area / Lounge were well laid out. The kitchen area was well equipped, my only minor gripe would be that the double bed (next size up from kingsize) was too big for the bedroom.
We did not use the gym or the swimming pool or any of the spa treatments so cannot comment on them but we observed they were extremely popular with families with young children
We ate in the Restaurant once and the food and service was excellent and we thought good value for money although I imagine for larger familes in would be very expensive. We would have eaten in Waves more often but it was never more than a third full and lacked atmosphere we would also have used the bar for drinks but the layout was all restaurant orientated and not welcoming for drinkers only

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 August 2012

My husband and I stayed in Boot Cottage for 2 weeks with our toddler son and some friends. The cottage was clean and well kept, handy facilities with a dishwasher and washer/drier. It consists of 1 double bedroom on the ground floor which was quite small and two large twin bedrooms upstairs. We choose this cottage as it had 2 bathrooms which were nice with a powerful shower. We were provided with a stair gate and cot, however there was no bed linen for the cot, luckily we had brought a sleeping bad for my son so we took the sheets off another bed and made do. The lounge/dinning area was very small for a cottage catering for 6. We had to move the sofas back to fit around the dining table.
Boot cottage is very close to the waves restaurant so we were able to use our baby monitor in the evening and go next door for a very nice meal. We ate at waves at lunch time, evening and had a take away pizza and each time the food was exceptional (if a little pricey). We went to Celtic Haven in early July it wasn't quite peak season and so was lovely and quiet, however this meant that we weren't as welcome as we'd have hoped. One lunchtime we went for food but had a telling off as they wanted to close the kitchen early (it was 1.30pm). Another evening we decided last minute to go for dinner but found the kitchen had closed (7.45pm) as they didn't have any bookings. Understandable I suppose but when we asked could we have a few drinks we were dealt with by a sullen waitress who clearly just wanted to go home. I would suggest booking in advance off season even if it's just for a light lunch.
I had 2 treatments in the Spa, an indian head massage and a pregnancy massage. Both were excellent. I strongly recommend booking in advance before you go, even outside of school holidays they were booked up all day everyday.
The pool, gym sauna and spa were just about what you'd expect for a resort of this size. Adequate but it would be nice to have larger changing rooms and somewhere for baby changing,
My husband and friends made great use of the golf course and clubs (provided free of charge) despite being complete amatuers. I'm not sure if it would be challenging for anyone who regards themselves as a 'keen golfer' but it seemed to provide entertainment for all abilities and ages.
Tennis was attempted but the rackets provided were poor so bring your own.
The childrens play area was very good and table tennis and table football were available.
We had a lovely time despite the very British weather and I apologise for the negative tone to this review but I was expecting a higher standard due to the pricing and advertising and was a little dissapointed. If you want a nice quiet family break and don't mind paying over the odds for that peace then this is the place for you but if you are looking for luxury accomadation then you will be dissapointed. The service of all staff except at the Waves was friendly and proffesional.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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celtic02, Guest Relations Manager at Celtic Haven Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2012

Thank you very much for leaving us a review following your recent holiday. All feedback is gratefully received because we continually strive to improve our service and offer a great experience for our guests. We only wish you had come to us during your stay so we could have rectified any issues immediately, as we are always accessible and more than willing to help.

We do hope we get the opportunity to welcome you back to Celtic Haven in the future.

With kind regards,

Sarah

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Reviewed 27 July 2012

This was our third time in St David's cottage at Celtic Haven. The cottage was well equipped with an upgraded TV and Freeview this year compared with our last time in 2007. The most fantastic thing was that the sun shone on us all week and the whole complex looked stunning - like something out of the med. The staff were attentive, and the facilities good. Good pool, hot tub tennis and the golf were experienced!!! The beach at Lydstep has always held a certain attraction for me since our first time to Lydstep Haven in 1973. The beach remains good although there was a bit of noise from the jet skis! Brilliant location, great facilities and the best way to spend a week in Wales. Well done Celtic Haven...keep up the good work.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

I stopped at The Old Forge cottage at Celtic Haven on the 23/6 this year. I stopped for one week with my husband, son and daughter in law. The accommodation consisted of one double and one twin bedroom with open plan kitchen/diner/lounge. There was a patio area that looks out over the golf course and down to the sea. We had an excellent meal in the Waves restaurant on the first night. It took the stress out of the travel down to know that I didn't have to cater for food that night. There is a medium sized swimming pool that we used along with a gym, spa and golf course. The staff that we dealt with we're all very helpful and especially when making the booking. The property was very clean and well presented and any problems were dealt with quickly. One of the draws broke whilst we were there and it was fixed that day. It is a nice quiet environment for child and adults alike. We would have liked larger bath towels to use but this by no means caused any real issue and we all enjoyed our Holiday very much. We have previously stayed at that property and will definately stay again. In fact my husband and I are going to stay again very shortly. I can't recommend Celtic Haven enough.

Room Tip: We recommend staying at The Old Forge
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Celtic Haven Cottages

Address: Lydstep, Lydstep SA70 7SG, Wales
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Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Pembrokeshire > Lydstep
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Lydstep
Price Range: £122 - £210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We would love to welcome you to Celtic Haven; our collection of charming self-catering holiday cottages on the picturesque Pembrokeshire coast near Tenby. With pretty whitewashed cottages for two right through to the elegant Manor House accommodating 12 people, our thirty Pembrokeshire holiday cottages are perfect for couples, families and groups alike. Each property is finished to a high standard and is fully equipped (including bed linen and towels) so you can simply arrive, relax and enjoy your holiday in Pembrokeshire! We even have three 'easy access' properties with walk/wheel-in wet rooms so please contact us to discuss any particular requirements. Our on-site facilities include an Elemis Premier Spa, Waves cliff-top restaurant, a headland golf course with beautiful views, children's adventure playground and a leisure club with swimming pool, hot-tub, fitness suite and all-weather tennis courts. We look forward to extending a warm Welsh welcome! ... more   less 
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