Celtic Haven in Lydstep, Wales, owned by the former chairman of the Welsh Tourist Board, is for sale through Knight Frank’s hotels and leisure team. The resort, located on the 12th century cliff top estate of Lord St. David, comprises 26 cottages of varying sizes set in a village style layout. The cottages, which range from one to six bedrooms, can accommodate 145 adult guests and 26 junior guests and all benefit from unrestricted residential use.
The resort has a 60 cover cliff top restaurant bar, a beautifully refurbished state of the art ‘Premier’ spa with seven treatment rooms and a leisure club with a nine hole golf course, tennis courts, a fitness suite and an indoor pool. The property is set in 30 acres with private beach access and each cottage has a garden, outdoor seating and parking space.
Located in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, only three miles from the popular holiday destination of Tenby and overlooking Caldey Island, the resort has been developed to the highest standard by the current owners, creating a superb business. The cliff top position is ideally located to provide easy access to much of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
The current owner of the property, Mr Philip Evans CBE, is selling due to his imminent retirement from the tourism industry, where he has been an influential figure, particularly within the Welsh Tourist Board, where he acted as chairman for six years and also as a board member of Visit Britain.
Andrew Theobold, partner, hotels and leisure – Winchester, Knight Frank, said: “The sale of Celtic Haven offers an investor or operator a unique opportunity to acquire one of the leading holiday cottage resorts in the UK. No expense has been spared in developing the resort to such high standards and the owners have sensibly left plenty of future scope for developing and enhancing the prospects for a further substantial additional return on capital.”
Philip Evans CBE, said: “After 35 years in the tourism business we decided to create a truly iconic cottage resort. We were so lucky to have found the cliff top location within the National Park and the tradesmen capable of working with historic buildings. The venture was a great ambition which took nearly ten years of constant innovation and development to create a really unique resort. ”