An enchanting country house that’s quite unique – Jacobian, Victorian Arts and Crafts with thoughtful contemporary touches. Great style and genuine hospitality, engaging hosts, the highest standards and an informal atmosphere. Award-winning cuisine – it’s a favourite with foodies too.
Your first glimpse through the trees, you will fall in love with the Grove. First impressions are everything and the beautifully kept gardens tells you plenty about Neil and Zoe Kedward’s passion for hotel keeping. We often find that newcomers to the industry bring a different angle to the professional skills often associated with boutique hotels, and their widely travelled corporate careers shaped clear opinions about what works and what doesn’t. Neil and Zoe’s vision for the outcome of a huge restoration project that was not one for the faint-hearted, was a high quality, unstuffy home from home, and 10 years on, this once derelict handsome house has blossomed into one of the country’s leading luxury house retreats, with a critically-acclaimed dining offer that is amongst the best in the UK.
Inside the main house, the pain-staking retention of the original architectural features, sits well with some lively modern colours, and contemporary fabrics. The easy comfort and warmth, and genuine ‘croeso’ shown by the whole team, makes slipping into a slower pace of life almost inevitable. There’s a wide choice of sumptuous rooms and gorgeous suites, some in the 15th century traditional longhouse with private garden terraces, others are a few steps away in the atmospheric Poyer’s Cottage overlooking the rear garden, but the most coveted are the brand new uber-chic Herb Cottage suites, set just 100 yards from the main house all with far reaching views of the Preseli hills. All are wildly romantic, furnished with taste, a sprinkling of antiques, and local original art.
There’s an immaculate walled kitchen garden that drives the seasonal menu content in the ambitious restaurant The Fernery. Dining here is an occasion. No need to spend hours getting ready, the dress code is very relaxed, but do make sure you allow plenty of time to indulge in the remarkable tasting menu. Course after course of taste explosions are matched by an award-winning wine list, and with it’s a stellar pedigree, the kitchen team here is one to watch. The Grove have recently introduced The Artisan Rooms, offering a relaxed dining experience with menus inspired by the best of Welsh ingredients. The Artisan Rooms also welcome children and is a dog friendly restaurant.
With almost 30 acres of lawns, flower borders, dreamy meadows, secret paths and glades, and towering old trees, The Grove is a great place to escape and truly relax. Located just a few miles from the world renowned Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park and its stunning sandy beaches, harbour villages and coastal paths there is plenty to explore in this beautiful part of Wales. The market town of Narberth with its fancy boutiques and cafes is also just down the road.