A country house that’s REALLY DIFFERENT – Georgian, Victorian, Arts and Crafts and 21st century all in one. TOP-END STYLE AND HOSPITALITY, engaging hosts, high standards and informal atmosphere. AWARD-WINNING CUISINE – it’s a favourite with foodies too.
The Grove pulls off that most difficult of tricks: you immediately feel at home here, even though you’re wondering why your own house isn’t quite so fabulous. The homeliness comes from a warm-hearted house and hosts, Neil Kedward and Zöe Agar. The Grove’s fabulous looks take a little longer to explain. The substantial three-storey house is essentially Georgian with Victorian additions, the latter – in striking Arts and Crafts style – giving The Grove an unusual, not to say quirky, character. Harmoniously (and generously) proportioned rooms are enlivened by arresting period architectural features. And bringing everything bang up to date is the way in which The Grove has been reinvented as a boutique luxury bolthole.
In addition to the main house there are more room in the 15th-century Longhouse and suites in the 16th-century Coach House, all with that groovy Grove ‘wow’ factor. Boutique it may be, formulaic it isn’t. Faddy minimalism is out. Big, soft sofas, cleverly chosen fabrics and wallpaper, original fireplaces, wood panelling, timeless bathrooms and eclectic artwork are very much in. The Grove’s ‘modern British’ food also makes all the right noises. It’s one of Wales’s top foodie destinations, with the awards to prove it. Chef Duncan Barham’s ‘accomplished cuisine in an idyllic setting’ is firmly rooted in that setting. Local produce and ultra-fresh flavours are an obsession – and nothing comes fresher than the veg and herbs from The Grove’s organic kitchen garden. The hotel, close to fashionable Narberth, is perfect for exploring all of Pembrokeshire. It also has high quality self-catering cottages in its grounds.
Double / Suite £190-£310
Short Break £580
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