Mr Maddison October 2023
A unique property offering all the facilities for an excellent holiday
Mr Beckensall September 2023
There was an excellent file of information covering the accommodation and equipment, the surrounding area and also the history of the place. I notice that some of the literature referred to in the file was available, though I did not have time to read it. This all added to the experience.
Mr Gordon July 2023
Officers Mess is a great property and we had a wonderful time!
Mr Wehden May 2023
Quirky, cosy hideaway with great outdoor facilities. Lovely owners who gave us a tour of the site.
Dr Wade February 2023
Thanks for an lovely stay, the cottage was perfectly equipped with everything you could need. The outdoor space was an amazing bonus, stargazing in the hot tub a must. Location fab, between plenty of beautiful beaches. Quiet roads, easy to get around. House lovely and warm in a chilly late feb. Thanks to our hosts for such a lovely stay and the tour of the radar station was fascinating.
Mr Boon January 2023
Absolutely amazing concept. The cottage is authentically decorated with 1940s decor but also every modern requirement including full size fridge freezer. Very comfortable bed, nice private garden and hot tub, The added bonus of a museum at the top secret radar station with guided tour, was excellent. The owners John and Jane can be very proud of such a unique property, and are lovely friendly and helpful people. One tip . The sat nav area is very large , at the fork go left. Some fantastic walkable paths to St Brides, Broad haven and if you feel fit Newgale.
Reply from Classic Cottages
We're thrilled that you had such a fabulous stay at Officers' Mess and appreciated this amazing and unique property. I'm sure John and Jane will be delighted by your comments and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Julie, Customer Support
Mrs Asprey September 2022
A fascinating place with lots of history which added another dimension to our holiday. The owners were so knowledgeable about the history of RAF Ripperston and happy to show us around which was amazing and really enjoyable. The atmosphere and decor in the Officers' Mess was undeniably 1940's with modern touches to make it a cosy and comfortable stay. Lovely views from the hot tub!
Mrs Male September 2022
We spent a fantastic week at this property. Our hosts were incredibly welcoming and it was a really smooth check-in. We so enjoyed the 40's atmosphere in the property and the little touches which made it feel so authentic. We were blessed with glorious weather and the garden was a perfect little oasis to unwind in the afternoon sunshine after some gorgeous walks in the local area. We really enjoyed reading in the sunroom, sitting outside by the firepit in the evening enjoying the most incredible star display and relaxing in the hot-tub. It was so private and quiet and we would really recommend this place to anybody who wants a rural, relaxing holiday with good walking all around to enjoy. The cafe at Runwayskiln was a real find as were the village stores at Marloes! The local beaches are all stunning and we had a lovely evening meal out at The Castle in Little Haven.
Thank you for sharing this precious space!
Mrs Richards September 2022
A very interesting place to stay. Plenty of original details but still relaxing and a cosy atmosphere. We enjoyed being shown round the historic radar station, it is a very unique experience. The location is very peaceful but there are lovely seaside villages and places to eat nearby.
Mr Fitchett July 2022
Terrific blend of 1940s decor/ambience and modern facilities/comfort. Ideally suited for exploring the local area and with the wonderfully sheltered St Brides cove just a half hours walk for swimming.
Mr Keane July 2022
My wife and I had a perfect 30th wedding anniversary at the officers mess. Thank you John and Jane for welcoming us to your 5 star property. Everything was first class, inside and out. Location was great for St brides and the coastal path, plus many more within a few miles. All in all a fantastic week .
Mr Beresford July 2022
Really loved the 1940s decor and atmosphere of the place on arrival. All the RAF touches make this a really unique place to stay. It’s funny how all the brilliant mod-cons like the hot-tub, Smart TV, Bluetooth speakers and the modern kitchen don’t detract from the overall vibe of this perfect time capsule. We especially enjoyed outside space with a choice of places to sit without it feeling cluttered. Lunch at the table, laying down on the sun loungers, relaxing in the big whicker chairs, or enjoying the hot tub. Add to that the bonus of the sun room and you’ve got a truly versatile space for enjoying the summer. All the indoor furniture is really comfortable too. Would definitely look to book again.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks so much for your lovely review- we're thrilled to read how much you thoroughly enjoyed your stay. It sounds like you really made the most of the stunning outside space and we're delighted to hear that you would love to return. We're looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Julie, Customer Support
Mrs Buckley June 2022
The cottage is in a great location with easy access to the coast and surrounding countryside. The owners have done an excellent job to include all of the modern day requirements and still maintain the 1940s feel and look of the property. We would highly recommend this cottage.
Mrs Blessitt June 2022
Our stay was fabulous, everything as described on the website. The location is perfect for walking the coast path and seeing this beautiful corner of Pembrokeshire. We would wholeheartedly recommend the Officer’s Mess as a wonderful, relaxing and comfortable place to stay.
Miss Evans June 2022
Loved, loved, loved staying at the Officers Mess. Jane & John have done an amazing job sympathetically restoring this building whilst keeping its history. The furnishings were very nostalgic, reminding me of my grandparents home, especially the relaxing ticking of the clock. There are lots of modern comforts though, the hot tub, bbq and sun beds were great 21st century additions.
The property is in a very rural location. Lovely walks from the door along the coastal path, but you will need to use your car to reach shops and restaurants. You can buy milk direct from a farm about a mile away which we didn’t because we stocked up from a supermarket, but would have if we’d known about it.
Jane & John are very welcoming hosts and nothing is too much trouble to make your stay amazing. Thoroughly recommend.
Ms Rossi May 2022
The Officers Mess is in such a beautiful location, with so many beaches, coves and costal walks on your doorstep, the accommodation is well thought out and equipped for your every needs. Would highly recommend.
Mrs O'Leary April 2022
Met the owners, so friendly, helpful and knowledgeable X Super information manual about local amenities and places if interest. Fabulous location for walks, great privacy, would love to come again x
Mrs Davies February 2022
Absolutely fantastic stay, with very welcoming owners that could not do enough for us. The raw untouched coastline along with the fabulous rich history and importance of this building, makes it a very special place indeed. The perfect cosy get away for people who love to explore the coastline. Looking forward to coming back in October and staying in Officers Quarters. Lauren + Bruce
Mrs Weate January 2022
An interesting period property with lovely owners, who have worked tirelessly to recreate it's fascinating history. Well-equipped and comfortable with a private and sunny outside space.We enjoyed our stay.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thank you so much for letting us know what a fabulous stay you enjoyed at Officers' Mess. We're delighted to hear how welcoming you found the owners and we hope that we can welcome you back again soon. Julie, Customer Support
Mrs Peto-Clark September 2021
Wonderful cottage, beautifully & sympathetically restored, in a lovely location, far from the madding crowd. Close to the stunning Pembrokeshire coastline, with some great walks, including the sweet little St Brides beach just down the road. We very much enjoyed discovering the local area: Little Haven, Dale, St Martin’s Head (where we saw huge colonies of seals) & Broadhaven. St David’s was a short drive away, with Solva along the coast. South Broadhaven beach, Barafundle Bay & Stackpole were also not far. In better weather, would have loved to have sat outside, in the secluded patio area, but hopefully another time! Thanks to Jane & John, we found the history & background to the Radar Rooms fascinating!
Reply from Classic Cottages
How wonderful to hear what an amazing time you enjoyed at Officers' Mess. It really is a unique property in a stunning area. Thank you so much for your recommendations. We hope that we can welcome you back soon so that you can enjoy the lovely patio area in the sunshine. Julie, Customer Support
Mrs Cummins September 2021
What a privilege to stay in such a unique property, the attention to detail is amazing, it was fascinating talking to the owners and finding out more. We loved the surrounding area, the beaches are beautiful and our highlight was a day trip to Skomer. I’m sure we’ll be back!!
Dr Burt August 2021
We had a fantastic stay and would highly recommend both Pembrokeshire and the Officers Mess. Thanks
Mrs Swift July 2021
A very unusual property with interesting RAF memorabilia in a very tranquil setting.
Mr Klee July 2021
The history of the RAF radar accommodation was amazing. John and Jane who are the owner put their passion in restoring the place to make you feel you are in the 1940s era and keeping the essence of the place. Playing the gramophone was a delight. They are very accommodating and friendly. Sunset view from the rooftop was amazing. It's the best place to explore the area. St Brides beach is the nearest and nicest swim and you BBQ on the beach and watch the sunset. 10 drive minutes You got Little Haven, Broad Have. Next to it Druidstone Beach is the best quite beach. We also travelled to Stackpole to do the Wildlife walk then you got Barfundle beach then the Broadhaven beach and the Lily Pond was magical in which is along the circular walk. You do explore Solva and visit the harbour and buy lobster or crab from Mrs Fish and Something Fishy. Then drive towards St David's cathedral, had a swim in Whitesand Beach then went for mackerel fishing. It was a break that was truly relaxing and every second of it. John and Jane were very lovely and helpful. Highly recommend for couple who loves to walk, adventure, 40s, nature and just chill and relax. We love our stay and highly recommend, and we will be back in the near future.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks for your lovely comments regarding your recent stay. We're so delighted that you enjoyed your time at Officers' Mess and very much look forward to welcoming your back in the near future. Julie, Customer Support.
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