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Floatel Cabins to appeal to the ‘glamping’ market at Milford Waterfront

21/09/2018

The Floatel Cabins being lifted into Milford MarinaFour new arrivals are in place at Milford Waterfront offering visitors a unique on-water ‘glamping’ experience.

The Floatel Cabins were transported from Amsterdam to Pembrokeshire by road before being lifted into the marina by crane yesterday. The self-contained cabins measure 9m x 4m and feature an en-suite shower room, private balcony, WiFi and locally sourced works of art. Each will sleep two people, with one designed to cater for disabled guests in comfort and another that’s dog-friendly.

Over the next few weeks the cabins will be connected to the necessary utilities before fixtures and fittings are installed. Once ready, the accommodation will be managed by Quality Unearthed - a Pembrokeshire based holiday lettings agency that specialises in unusual properties.

Welcoming the arrival of the Floatel Cabins is Clare Stowell, Director of Property and Tourism at the Port of Milford Haven. She said “This is a fantastic milestone for us and I’m delighted to have a really unique attraction right here at Milford Waterfront. We plan to use high quality furnishings from local suppliers to create a quirky yet quality feel with a strong Pembrokeshire identity which I’m sure will be very popular with guests.”

“Milford Waterfront is fast becoming a busy, vibrant destination with attractions to suit people of all ages and interests” Clare added. “As such, the Port is investing millions of pounds into the development over the next 5-10 years to create new hotel, retail, leisure and residential facilities to complement the existing offering”.

The Floatel Cabins are part-funded by the Coastal Communities Fund. The Coastal Communities Fund is funded by the Government with income from the Crown Estate’s marine assets. It is delivered by the Big Lottery Fund on behalf of UK Government and the Devolved Administrations in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. 

It is anticipated that the accommodation will be ready for letting by the end of the year. More information can be found at www.milfordwaterfront.co.uk/floatelcabins

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Photo: The Floatel Cabins being lifted into Milford Marina
Video: https://vimeo.com/291073498

Notes to Editors

Milford Waterfront

Milford Waterfront is a multi-million pound regeneration project being led by the Port of Milford Haven. It aims to revitalise the marina and docks into a vibrant destination, adding to the existing mix of leisure, retail and dining businesses and boosting the economy by providing long term, sustainable jobs.

A number of flagship projects have already been completed at the site including the installation of new lock gates that have significantly reduced locking times and the construction of new fishing buildings for the industry.

The new development will also celebrate the arts, culture and heritage of the area, working in partnership with key stakeholders. The Port already hosts a busy calendar of events at the marina such as Torch Theatre Sunset Cinema screenings and awards ceremonies which add to the diverse range of attractions on the waterfront.

In June 2018, Pembrokeshire County Council unanimously approved a revision to the Milford Waterfront development’s outline planning consent.

For further information, visit www.milfordwaterfront.co.uk or contact:
Anna Malloy
Port of Milford Haven
01646 696100
anna.malloy@mhpa.co.uk  

 

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