Mr Neilson September 2023
Everything was beyond our expectations. It was our second stay and again wonderful property with real character. Great location with many beautiful walks and places nearby.
Mr Batten September 2023
This is a seriously good holiday home. It is ideally placed for exploring this part of Pembrokeshire. All the facilities you would expect are here and everything works. The decor is amazing and is sympathetic to the restoration of the radar rooms. It is one of the very few homes we would ever consider living in full time.
Officers' Quarters is very quiet, the occasional hoot-hoot of the owl is about the loudest noise! The owners John and Jane are very helpful but they give you privacy. John's tour of the radar rooms was fascinating and shouldn't be missed.
We stayed in the amazing September weather of 2023 so we never used the wood burner. The home remained cool despite those ridiculous temperatures.
There are several good pubs/restaurants within 7 miles so we ate out each day and then returned to enjoy a glass of wine in the private hot tub and conversations with the cows in the next field.
We travelled in an EV and there are good chargers (Dragon network) in Milford Haven (visit the Marina for several good restaurants) and Little Haven (two excellent pubs).
We will be returning to Officers Quarters.
Mrs McWilliams July 2023
A truly wonderful place to stay. The attention to detail in restoring the building was outstanding.
The kitchen and equipment provided were very good, far better than other places in which we have stayed. Beds supremely comfortable and fabulous living and dining room. The period details and dressing of the Officers’ Quarters made it a very special holiday. When we arrived, late at night it felt so welcoming to walk into a place where the table lamps were on in every room, making it feel warm and welcoming. We were also very grateful to the owner for showing us around the work he is doing on the control room and the comprehensive and very interesting history of radar and the location.
If you want a peaceful location, fabulous facilities, this is the place for you - and if you are interested in WWII history it’s somewhere you must go.
Reply from Classic Cottages
It sounds like you've had an amazing stay here and have really enjoyed all of the features that this property has to offer. Your wonderful review will certainly give future guests a real taste of this former radar station. We do hope that we can welcome you back again in the future. Donna, Customer Support
Miss Lewis June 2023
We stayed for a week last year and loved the cottage and area so returned for another week this year. Everything was as lovely as we remembered... Comfy beds, great showers - instant hot water. Lots of room but cosy and a great outside space. Good wi-fi too. We love all the 1940's accents teamed with mod-cons (and the welcome Bara Brith..!)
Ms Copperwaite June 2023
This is a lovely property, very evocative. The only noise you will hear are birds and an occasional cow. There are numerous small villages and beaches (some within walking distance) to visit as well as the larger towns such as Pembroke and the city of St David’s. There is a very informative book in the property with lots of restaurant and pub recommendations for food and drink. We had a very restful week here.
Mrs Freeman May 2023
Very peaceful location. Sitting in the hot tub after a busy day was a real bonus and if it's sunny then even better
Mrs Griffin-Pearce April 2023
Ideal property for WW2 and 1940s fans and those wanting to live in a lovingly recreated time capsule. Fabulous location for walking along the coast path and visiting loads of lovely unspoilt and quiet beaches.
Mrs McGill April 2023
Great property. Spacious and very well equipped in a lovely location and the owners were very nice and really helpful.
Mr Debenham March 2023
Officers’ Quarters is a special place to stay. The property is extremely well equipped and much larger than we imagined. John and Jane, the owners, were incredibly welcoming and went above and beyond in making us feel welcome. The location is excellent for a vast range of days out. Thoroughly recommended!
Mr Spencer October 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at officers quarters.The decor is amazing and property has everything you need for your stay.We would love to come back in the summer. Amazing place situated very well as days out are all just waiting about 30 minutes away at most.
Mrs Twine October 2022
Great location. Loved the spaciousness of the property. Decor and WWII history fabulous. Like going back in time.
Mr Neilson September 2022
Great location. Very interesting building with lots of history. It was furnished to a very high and comfortable standard in keeping with the 40s theme. It was far beyond our expectations. Hot tub, hammocks, bbq and fire pit all ready to go. The owners were very helpful and provided lots of useful written information on the history of the building, places to visit, recommended pubs etc. Even provided os maps to help. Highly recommended for anybody who wants luxury with plenty of atmosphere.
Mrs Perera September 2022
Fabulous stay. Beautiful location and all other places of interest are easy to get to.
Mr MacKenzie July 2022
A fabulous and unique experience. John and Jane have really gone above and beyond in restoring this property in line with its WW2 history. The maps on the wall, the photos of soldiers at the building in the 40s, the sherry decanter and glasses, it is really unique. At the same time, it is functional and practical: modern bathrooms, well equipped kitchen, etc. If you are looking for something different and an incredible view from the roof terrace, stay at Officers Quarters.
Miss Lewis June 2022
The property is a delightful mix of 1940's nostalgia and 21st century functionality. We thoroughly enjoyed our week and would highly recommend the property.
Mrs Budzik May 2022
Great location, gorgeous WWII era vintage feel in living spaces. Beds were very soft & bouncy. Private hot tub is a welcome touch. Hot showers. No dishwasher. WiFi drops out frequently. Kitchen is not well equipped for self catering but fine if you plan to eat out a lot. Outside (yard style space) you will find a simple homemade fire pit (washing machine drum) and small stacked brick makeshift BBQ, table with four chairs & two loungers. Lots of birds to be seen & heard from the neighbouring foliage.
Definitely recommend Marloes Sands beach (not accessible for everyone) and the sea safari to see the puffin’s is not to be missed! Had good pizza & waffles at Milford Haven.
Mrs Meates May 2022
We loved our stay at the Officers Quarters. The owners were so lovely and very accommodating. They even brought over some toys for our kids which was very thoughtful. We enjoyed the hot tub every evening as soon as the kids went to bed! The location is very close to lots of local beaches and towns, and not too far from places for days out with the kids. We visited St David’s twice and our daughter loved the Dinosaur Park that’s about a half hour away. Wonderful place for a holiday!
Mrs Shenkman May 2022
Wonderful location for St Brides Bay easy journeys to all beaches and eating places House warm Comfy beds sunny sun terrace Quiet position Very kelpfull owners John and Jane A good holiday
Mr Knight April 2022
An amazing property in a stunning part of the world.
Mr Callaghan April 2022
We had a lovely, friendly welcome from the owners. Wonderful period details and fascinating history of renovation. Comfortable and warm and the hot tub great.
The area is out of the way with amazing walks along the coastal path. The walk down to St Brides worth the lovely cove.
We recommend Sunshine italian restaurant in Broad Haven. We booked a window table to catch the sunset over the beach. Excellent food here. We also ate very well at the National Trust cafe in Marloes.
Mrs Humphreys March 2022
Absolutely wonderful place to stay.A hive of intrigue, exceptional nostalgia , the ambience and surroundings have so much detail. We felt so privileged to stay there. Would highly recommend to all .Especially someone with an interest to our war era . The log fire , comfortable beds , hot tub .All added to our luxury . The owners couldn’t have been more helpful . Entirely satisfied . Hoping to return soon . Thank you for the privilege .
so much attention to detail .
Mrs James February 2022
If you want the WOW factor then this is the place to go. The accommodation is amazing with so much history to look at as the renovation has been kept in keeping with the 1940's and leaves you feeling very proud of our English heratige . John and Jane (the proprietors ) are such a lovely couple and make you feel very welcome. They have a wealth of knowledge on the history of the 'Officers Quarters' and are so willing and passionate to share, which I have to say is extremely interesting. We will definitely be returning for another stay as soon as we can. This place is a must.
MRS MEATES February 2022
We had a very enjoyable break within the officers quarters. All facilities were to a high standard including the very enjoyable hot tub which we used every night in all weathers. It was also fascinating to stay in a period (1942) building used in the defence of our country. The area is well known to us, but this unique location was very special; the hosts Jane and John were also very helpful and welcoming.
Mr Mitchell September 2021
This property was an excellent find. Being ex-military, the name Officers’ Quarters attracted us and we were not disappointed. Originally a war time secret RAF radar station that reverted to farm buildings after the war but was then lovingly restored and refurbished by its present owners, John and Jane. The property houses two holiday lets, an art gallery and the bulk of the building gradually being developed as a museum honouring its wartime role.The holiday lets have been refurbished retaining the period authenticity but incorporating modern living standards. The building was airy, warm and cozy, the perfect place to quietly relax and chill out.
Within walking distance is a small safe beach renowned as being the warmest sea water for swimming along this part of the coast. Driving north around St Bride’s Bay are Little Haven, Broad Haven, Newgale, Solva and St Davids, all within easy reach. Alternatively moving south through country lanes are villages and sandy beaches, castles and pools, all with unique history.
The hosts were most welcoming and friendly, genuinely interested in providing something different as a great holiday location. They succeeded and we have no hesitation in recommending Officers Quarters.
Mr Thompson September 2021
Officers' Quarters and its neighbour must be unique conversions of part of a WW2 radar station, retaining a vintage feel with the furnishings, decor and pictures but with all mod-cons. Close to the scenic Pembrokeshire coastline, this is in a great location too. Definitely recommended.
Mrs Lewis August 2021
A very special property in a quiet and peaceful location (August Bank holiday week!) Charming and helpful owners who take great pride in making sure their clients are happy. They even supplied extra equipment, a bistro set for the patio, during our stay. Welcome sherry added to the atmosphere of this unusual property. This is a beautiful area of the Pembrokeshire coast, giving excellent access on quiet roads to lovely coastal villages. (40 minutes to St. Davids, 15 minutes to Dale. Nearby Little Haven is beautiful). Coastal walking is matchless and 20 minutes across the fields brings you straight onto the coast path via a tiny bay. All in all, we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend and to return to the Officers’ Quarters.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thank you so much for your lovely comments following your stay at Officers' Quarters. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed this unique property and the stunning local area. John and Jane the owners are grateful for your thoughtful suggestions and have now purchased a comfortable, new outdoor rattan dining set. We very much look forward to welcoming you back. Julie, Customer Support
Mr Stockwell August 2021
Officers' Quarters is not the usual holiday cottage and is all the better for it. John and Jane, the friendly owners, have clearly spent a great deal of love and care in restoring the property, getting a good balance of 1940s authenticity and modern facilities. We are a family of four (inc two teenagers) and would definitely recommend it for people looking to stay somewhere a little different from the norm without sacrificing comfort - the beds are very comfy!
It's in a great location with St Brides Haven close by - perfect for a morning or evening swim - as well as Dale, Marloes and St Martins Haven and the headland overlooking Skomer. We stayed there in mid August and saw loads of seals and pups in the coves round the headland. Also handy are Little Haven and Broad Haven - we would recommend the burgers at Sand and Stone Kitchen in Broad Haven.
Mrs Bridden July 2021
We had the perfect stay at the Officers Quarters. It has been renovated with love and care and the attention to detail makes it a truly unique place to stay.
Everything is provided to make it a home from home. We enjoyed many family meals here, relaxed in the tranquility of the patio and slept better than ever in the comfort of the bedrooms. However, it's the charm and history of the place that bring the magic ingredients.
There owners are incredibly welcoming and genuine in wanting to make our stay as perfect as possible.
Finally, the area itself...WOW....what stunning coastlines and beaches. We can't wait to come back and explore more.
Mr John July 2021
Officers' Quarters is like stepping back 80 years - but with better plumbing and kitchen facilities. There's a real loving eye for detail in how the property has been restored, and it's incredibly welcoming and comfortable.
The place has a real wow factor, and my two kids and I had a fantastic time. Would recommend to anyone.
Oh, and there's a lovely beach 3/4 of a mile's walk away down a country lane.
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