Solva - 5 minutes from the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path
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Fab fab fab
Excellent communication with Phil and Jane replied to us very promptly
A nice apartment, in a lovely location
Most elements of the apartment score 5 stars. The kitchen is well equipped, the apartment is clean, the location is good and the owners are good to deal with.
The one thing that takes away from an overall 5 star is that the bedrooms are way too small and there is next to no space to store personal belongings. There is no wardrobe, the drawers (in particular in room two) are not sufficient for clothes and a lot of ones clothes need to be stored in the lounge drawers.
The location gets mixed feedback, but for us it was good. Yes, you are a reasonable walking distance from Solva (especially lower Solva), but as long as you're here to do some walking, it really isn't a big problem. In fact a walk to lower Solva for dinner is actually quite nice.
Lower Solva itself has some great places to visit; we ate there a lot and whilst the menus are a little expensive, we did not have one bad meal; and the people are really friendly.
The kitchen in the apartment is fully equipped. We really liked the quality of the furnishings within the kitchen and could not think of one thing missing.
It is worth calling out again that the apartment is on the second floor. Did not concern us at all, but I genuinely do not recall seeing this detail when I initially booked and wonder whether the text for the apartment has been updated to reflect some feedback. However, one positive, even though the unit is quite a few apartments together, we did not get disturbed by noise and could always park.
So, the only negative is the bedrooms. The second room, in which we had a 15 year old and 11 year old was just big enough to take the two beds, and really no further space. If you have two very young children then the space may be sufficient, but it is the one element that would put me off booking again as storing clothes for a walking and beach holiday, in the UK where multi weather packing is essential, was like a puzzle.
One final thing, we left some clothes, by accident, in a drawer in the lounge, and the owners were brilliant and sent the clothes back to us.
Thanks for taking the time to post a thorough review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and found many positive aspects as mentioned. We are sorry, however, that there wasn't enough storage space for your family. To date, visitors seem to have been happy with the hanging space in the hall cupboard and the drawers in the bedrooms and lounge. However, we take your comments on board and can understand the extra demands of holidaying with active teenagers. For this reason we will be extending hanging space in the hall cupboard and freeing up extra drawers in the lounge. At the same time we will investigate the possibility of adding taller bedside cupboards. Our access statement indicates that the apartment is on the top floor (hence the wonderful view!) as does the text in the description of the apartment. Again, many thanks for your positive review and practical feedback
Very Nice appartment near the Coast Path
We had a very nice stay at Skomer View. Lots of space for a family of four in the appartment. A nice short walk along the Coast Path is possible to the harbour of Solva. Other options for walks can be chosen from the many books and brochures which are available in the appartment. Also plenty of things to do in nearby St Davids. We especially recommend coasteering and sea kayaking. We had a great week in this very beautifull part of Wales.
Thank you for your review. We're very pleased that you had such a good holiday at Skomer View. We love the walk along the coast to the harbour at Solva with its views across the bay to the islands. We hope that you have the opportunity to visit again one day.
Room with a view
We had 5 nights in this lovely apartment, which was very clean and comfortable.
Directions to the property were easy to follow. The only small hitch we had getting into the apartment was the instructions to get the door keys.
We put the front door code into the lock and the door opened first time. However, the instructions then said to get the flat keys from the security box on the wall. We tried the code several times until we realised they referred to the key box outside of the flat door, not the one just inside the front door.
Maybe if the instructions said the key box by the flat door, it would have make things easier.
Apart from that a great place with gorgeous views over St Brides Bay to Skomer.
We had a great time.
Thanks very much for your positive review. We're really pleased that you had a good stay at Skomer View. Thank you, also, for the helpful remarks about access to the apartment. We hoped that this was clear from the information, which states 'The keys to the apartment itself are kept in a small keysafe at the entrance door to the apartment on the second floor. ' We'll revise the information and ensure that this is highlighted . Thanks again for your review and we hope that you get the opportunity of visiting Skomer View again.
Peaceful, beautiful, great access to the Coastal Path. A bit removed from the activity of Lower Solva but the apartment couldn’t be a better home-base.
Thanks Amy for your positive review. I hope your project went well and that you returned safely to the USA.
It was a lovely appartment, had a lovely relaxing stay but i took my 70 year old mum and I wasn’t aware that it was on the 3rd floor because it wasn’t in the description so it was a bit of a struggle
Thanks very much for your review. We're very pleased that you had a relaxing stay. We hoped that we made the location of the apartment clear in the first sentence of our description on the Homeaway website, starting 'Set on the top floor of historic Llanunwas House'. We hope that you enjoyed your holiday despite your Mum's difficulty with the stairs.
Journey time from Cardiff : 2 hours 15 minutes. London: 4 hours 30 minutes. Birmingham: 4 hours. Nearest railway station is Haverfordwest (HVF).
Take the A487 Haverfordwest to St Davids road. Pass through the coastal village of Solva and climb the hill out of town. At the top of the hill, as you leave Upper Solva, there is a 40 mph sign. Just a few yards later, there is a wooded drive to the left with a sign ‘Llanunwas’. Take the drive through the trees and keep left.