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Skerryback Farm Cottages

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Skerryback Farm Cottages is a beautiful farmyard conversion set within 6 acres in the stunning Pembrokeshire countryside. The design of the development has achieved the highest quality of 21st century living sympathetically set in a true coastal farm with many of the barns original features such as roof trusses, airy ceiling spaces and stone facades preserved. On-site WiFi can keep you connected to the outside world if you wish! The estate comprises 11 cottages some of which can sleep up to 8 guests. The boundary adjoins the high water mark at the adjacent creek, and the Pembrokeshire Coast Path passes through the estate. There is a slipway to launch boats, and the adjacent bay at Lindsway offers one of the best south facing beaches in Pembrokeshire. Nestling just 200 yards from a little cove, Sandy Haven, leading to a wide sandy beach with rock pools at low tide, Skerryback Farm Cottages sit within the Pembrokeshire National Park with its spectacular Pembrokeshire Coast Path. This is perfect for bird watchers and walkers as well as bucket and spade family holidays. Numerous other award winning beaches lie within easy reach, such as St Bride's Bay where Dolphins and Seals are often spotted, and East Nolton which is great for riding. The area's water sports are especially good with sea fishing, sailing, diving, surfing and windsurfing at Broad Haven (6 miles) and Dale (3 miles) whilst golf is available at Milford Haven (5 miles). Haverfordwest is a medieval town just 10 miles away, and home to a castle, good shopping, entertainment and nightlife. St David's is also very close by, and this famous for its tiny jewel of a cathedral, great restaurants and cafes, and a major music festival held annually in May. A cheese farm, woollen mill and lively theme parks (Oakwood Park and Heatherton) are under 20 miles, and closest pub is within 0.5 miles.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room features
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
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I wrote to Sykes Holiday Cottages on Wednesday 24th October 2018 after we returned from our stay at Skerryback Farm Cottages (Linney - property ID943846) . I had hoped for a reply by now, however nothing has been received. This is what we wrote to Sykes Holiday Cottages...I
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Response from SkerrybackCottages, Owner at Skerryback Farm Cottages
Responded Dec 17, 2018
We have responded on the individual points raised by Mr Tatchell in the letter below sent directly to them. Unfortunately Mr and Mrs Tatchell didn’t raise any issues during their stay with us despite being encouraged to by Paul and Lesley our site team. This mechanism is also explicit in the Cottage Handbook. Furthermore if they didn’t get satisfaction with the site team there is direct contact access details to the owners again covered in the handbook. We have a clear policy that if guests do not raise issues during their stay (which we strive to make as comfortable for them as we can) and we are denied any opportunity to validate issues and remediate them if found necessary we do not consider compensation. This is particularly relevant here as Paul asked Mr Tatchell on his departure if he had enjoyed his stay and he curiously had no adverse comments to make. We had guests in the following weeks who had none of the issues raised in Mr Tatchell letter. Letter sent to Mr & Mrs Tatchell Skerryback Farm Cottages Sandy Haven, Pembrokeshire SA62 3DN 2nd November 2018 Dear Mr & Mrs Tatchell, Linney Cottage We acknowledge receipt of your letter of the 23rd October 2018 which we received on the 29th October 2018. We have to say that we were somewhat surprised to receive such a scathing letter as Paul and Lesley encourage guests at arrival to take any issues to them, which is also set out in the Cottage Handbook. They are an excellent team and it is not helpful to anyone to take away alleged issues then pursue a compensation claim. Paul and Lesley have confirmed that you didn’t make any complaints during your stay and that you had no adverse comments on your departure when asked by Paul if you had enjoyed your stay with us. Yes the outgoing guests apologized the morning of your arrival that the dishwasher had broken down overnight (as appliances sometimes do) and that they had left it full of dirty dishes. It was fortunate that Lesley was able to respond quickly and assist the tight turnaround period between guests and assist our cleaners to ensure the cottage was well presented for you on arrival. Paul is very capable and as you have pointed out tried to repair the broken appliance but it was beyond repair. The dishwasher is not a standard size and when reported to us that it needed replacing we promptly ordered one from Argos that was delivered albeit after your departure. As for the smell I am assured that you had to open the dishwasher door of the appliance to experience any smell so we are unsure as to why you would be opening the door of the defunct dishwasher. The guests staying the subsequent week had no experience of bad odours. Unfortunately you didn’t complain of sore backs to our site team and neither the previous guests nor the subsequent guests had any issues with the quality of the beds. That said we keep replacement mattresses and toppers to assist guests if they do not find beds to their individual liking. The heating and hot water systems were designed and supplied by a UK market leader but occasionally the immersion trips on 1 of the 2 immersions which is a simple fix if reported, again you had not contacted our site team. Also the system has further immersions which are activated with a boost button that Paul is able to call in if any concerns are raised. The amount of hot water the dishwasher consumes for a party of 2 preparing normal meals would be negligible but in any event the dishwashers are cold fed so they have no impact on the hot water system. As we have said you should have reported any concerns and the times you quote regarding the systems are the charge times not heating delivery which is 24 hours. Most informed guests appreciate being aware of the charge times as they use it to their advantage to be able to run several baths. Unfortunately, you are incorrect in your ethos in environmental issues as the economy charge times are set when the UK grid is dumping electric and if everybody took electricity off the UK grid at peak times then more carbon dioxide rich electricity has to be produced by the British fossil fuelled power stations. It is well established in the market place that Britain has virtually the ‘dirtiest’ grid in Europe. We are currently preparing a planning application for a small wind turbine to give us carbon light electric and we also operate a very sustainable certified septic tank system for the foul and grey water at Skerryback which relies substantially on anaerobic digestion. A simple solution to any temperature discomfort would be to raise it with the site team, Paul is able to boost the system and also has a supply of new efficient panel heaters available for guests should they feel they want to raise the temperatures above the pre-sets. Your comments about the beds and the lounge furniture are astounding particularly as you it did not raise it during your stay. There are 3 bedrooms in Linney so it is surprising that recent and subsequent guests haven’t raised issues but you found all beds in all bedrooms not to your satisfaction. With regard to the lounge furniture we have spoken with Paul who tightened one of the screw legs insitu on the settee but certainly hasn’t turned any furniture over. We are unaware of any historic damage to the furniture apart from normal wear and tear and the guests who stayed the following week had no issues with the beds or the lounge furniture. As an architect we were surprised at your apparent lack of observation as the property is double glazed with the glazing set in draught protected timber frames as required by the restrictions of the Pembrokeshire National Park planning policy. The development was consented and built in accordance with the Building Regulations that prevailed in 2006. We have a completion certificate confirming such and this approval included the acoustic construction of all party walls. In the twelve years that the property has been let it is the 1st time that concerns over sound transmission has been raised. Whilst the trickle vents are stiff we are unaware of any that are not operational. In Summary 1. The replacement dish washer was ordered in a timely manner and has been fitted. The incoming guests have confirmed that there were no unpleasant smells in the cottage during their stay. 2. The hot water system has been sized for a party of 6 and functions perfectly well. No report was made of hot water or heating deficiencies which could have been easily addressed 3. The shower performance has been investigated and achieves the manufacturer’s specification. It is part of the specification of any instant electric shower that when the ambient temperature falls and your supply water temperature falls accordingly you have to compensate by reducing the flow rate in order for the water to achieve temperature. 4. Your interpretation of the functionality of the system is incorrect, the charge cycles have nothing to do with the thermal delivery. Also see 2 above. 5. The one settee foot was tightened whilst you were there and there was no report of discomfort during the week of your stay. 6. Unfortunately your experience of the beds was not consistent of other guests and again you failed to report your concerns with both your back pains and the beds. 7. Your comments on opening windows is incorrect, the complex met the Building Regulations relevant at the time and the living area has an opening door and the open plan passage way adjoining the living area has several opening vents. No compensation will be considered as we have strict rules regarding complaints. If issues are not raised and reported during the stay in order to give us the opportunity to investigate their validity and where necessary remediate, we do not consider compensation. Surprisingly as previously stated when Paul asked Mr Tatchell when he left if he had a nice time he had no adverse comments to make. Yours sincerely Philip Morgan On behalf of the Landlord
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The cottage was ideal for my wife and I and our grown up family - 5 adults and 2 grandchildren. It was so spacious, clean and well-equipped. On arrival, our hosts Paul & Lesley, met us and took us to the cottage and explained everything. They were courteous, kind and nothing was
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We had a lovely week in Toes Rock cottage. After a long drive through country roads we were happy to find our way into our cottage with plenty of convenient parking and everything we needed. The internal accommodation was simple but perfectly sufficient, and the outside areas
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There is no doubt that Skerryback Farm Cottages make a fabulous summer holiday spot, but for a winter weekend, they are also wonderful. Cosy cottages, very comfortable, and a brisk walk on the beach (at the bottom of the field) the following sunny morning. Would be magical on
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We were one of the 3 couples mentioned below and couldn't agree more with Jayne. It was a great place for the kids who had an absaloute blast and Paul and Lesley were very welcoming and couldn't do enough for you. Thank you again we had a great time.
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"A ground-floor only cottage which was great for my father who struggles with his mobility."
United KingdomWalesSt Ishmaels
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