Belhaven House Hotel
29 Hamilton Terrace,
West Wales, UK,
Belhaven is a Georgian terraced, two storey property, with 8 bedrooms.
It stands on the Milford Haven(TOWN) promenade on the north side of the Milford Haven(WATERWAY). This is the Aberdaucleddau Estuary, one of the UK’s deepwater harbours, big enough to accommodate oil tankers up to 400,000 tons capacity and Liquid Natural gas(LNG) tankers of 233,000 cubic metres.
This promenade has beautifully tended flowergardens which stretch from the Town Hall and St. Katherines Church down past the Cenotaph to Barclays Bank.
The hotel faces south overlooking the River Cleddau and not withstanding Valero Refinery being on the other side, a mile away, and oil tankers berthing at their jetties, at night the reflections of the lights of the plant and ships, make a magical sight, enhanced by the extraordinary atmospheric conditions that prevail here. Bring your camera.
In the season, you can see swans flying by, or V formations of wild duck. Seals and bass swim by the yachts in the Marina. Tall Ships visit frequently, some for repair in the Dry Dock. Powerboats streak by, some towing skiers, and clouds of spinnakers are seen when the Yacht clubs hold their weekly races. How golfers can concentrate on the 18 hole course with so much to distract them in their line of sight, and being on the western approach for London the sky is criss-crossed with con-trails which add to the awe-inspiring sunsets, a painters paradise. Passengers are ferried from Cruise Liners to shore to tour “Little England beyond Wales”.
This property, intially one of the two first bakeries in the town and later the home of a surgeon, is now a comfortable B & B where we serve scrumptious breakfasts, backed by National Hygiene Ratings 5( formerly Welsh Food Hygiene Awards GOLD). We have modernised where necessary with Shower pods, free WiFi, free secure parking, gas central heating,lots of insulation and uPVC windows against the violent winds( 122mph is the worst we have seen yet) but otherwise left the character to be enjoyed, so there is no lift. But with the very shallow steps we find most people, even if their limbs are no longer very flexible, can make it to the 1st floor Residents lounge, the biggest, best and most relaxing room in the building. There they can watch the river traffic through binoculars, read books from the extensive library, watch FreeSat TV, play draughts, chess, dominoes, Scrabble or just nod off.
See our list of former guests, and that includes Vera.