As we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Milford Marina this year, we are reflecting on the last 30 years by sharing the stories of the development of the destination which surrounds the marina since 1991. We are kicking off the celebrations of Milford Waterfront’s development story by exploring the history of Cleddau House, home for the last 30 years to Martha’s Vineyard and the Milford Marina Office.
Cleddau House is arguably the most iconic building here at Milford Waterfront. Since the infamous Cutty Sark Tall Ships Race came to Milford Haven and marked the opening of the marina in 1991, Cleddau House has stood tall overlooking the stunning Milford Marina ever since, which now boasts over 300 berths!
Cleddau House is home to the Milford Marina Office, from which the team provides first class facilities and services to berth holders, ensuring security and safety measures are in place for their boats 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Next door to the Milford Marina Office and below Martha’s Vineyard’s terrace, Cleddau House is also home to Dyfed Electronics, which was added onto the original building structure a few years after it originally opened. This independent business is especially popular with the berth holders at Milford Marina who are able to benefit from the on-site specialist ship electronic servicing centre and shop which sells antennas, batteries, VHF radios, GPS bilge pumps and more.
Since Cleddau House’s opening back in 1991, Martha’s Vineyard has been in permanent residence. With all the original building structure still intact, including the large terrace overlooking far across the Milford Haven Waterway, current owner Dan Mills has transformed Martha’s Vineyard into the popular fine-dining bar and restaurant it is today. With continual in-house renovations and always thinking of new additions for their tasty menu, Dan and his team have proved themselves to be a must-try restaurant here at Milford Waterfront.
As Martha’s Vineyard are also celebrating their 30th Anniversary this year, you can also find out about when we interviewed Dan in our latest Meet the Faces of Milford Waterfront blog post.
Charles Greville, nephew of Milford Haven founder William Hamilton, invited 7 Quaker families from Martha’s Vineyard (and Nantucket – which one of our Floatel Cabins is named after) to settle down in the town and develop a whaling fleet.
We look forward to sharing more stories of the development of Milford Waterfront throughout 2021!
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