“Boutique country house hotel with restaurant, close to vibrant Narberth, rolling hills and stunning coastline”
You can stay in the Main House, the Longhouse or the Coach House. In the main house, all of the rooms and the suite have different designs but expect calm discreet colours, soft Welsh carpets underfoot, comfortable mattresses and crisp 400-thread count Egyptian cotton sheets. Furniture is traditional but feature wallpapers, Asian art and silk fabrics add boutique style. There's good wardrobe space. Bathrooms gleam with polished tiles and you get Noble Isle products, waffle bathrobes, flatscreen TVs and DVD players (plus a DVD collection in the library). You'll not find a minibar, but all rooms have a kettle with coffee and a selection of tea.
Within the Main House, the b>Junior Suite's grand four-poster bed, covetable big bath and far-reaching Preseli Hill views make it a favourite. Of the Superior Rooms, we stayed in the pale green Partridge Room. It's slightly larger though cosily tucked away at the top of the house. The Classic Rooms are smaller and more affordable but just as comfortable.
Since our visit, a series of new suites have been created (both in the main house and a couple of outbuildings). We're yet to personally view them, but the contemporary country chic styling and luxe facilities sounds delightful - we'll be sure to stop by soon.
The dining room is intimate and charming. Log fires crackle and morning or evening, candles are lit on crisp white table cloths. It's a lovely place to dine. Cuisine is modern British fine dining but it's not too fussy. Menus change quarterly and the head chef is Peter Whaley, assisted by executive chef Allister Barsby.
At breakfast you can expect a simple buffet of fruits, yoghurts, and juices which they expand in high season. They'll also bring you toast and offer something cooked - maple porridge with buttered apples, thick cut bacon and sausages from the local farm, or eggs Benedict with Carmarthenshire ham.
For dinner we first chose from the menu in their snazzy back-lit bar then tested their interesting and reasonably-priced wine list. We rather liked the bottle of Lebanese Musar. For starters, we had a delicious cauliflower, bacon and truffle soup and a not too heavy duck liver, black pudding and apple mille feuille. For mains we couldn't resist the pork knuckle with lentil cassoulet - a huge portion of succulent meat with crispy crackling. Hearty fare indeed. Deserts included blood orange crepes Suzette and rum and chocolate pudding. Lunch pulls in the locals (mostly on Sundays) and guests tend to head out for the day.
If you fancy eating out, the owners recommend the Bridge Inn near Robeston Wathen. With wonderful foodie surprises in Narberth (including gourmet grocers Wise Buy), self-catering in the cottages is an enticing option.
Well-behaved children are welcome in the Main House and the Longhouse rooms
Of the rooms, the Suites are best for families.
Babysitting can be arranged locally with 3 days notice.
Baby monitors work between most rooms in the main house and the dining room
Baby cots, high chairs, baby baths, nappy bins and changing mats are available upon request.
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking
In the hotel restaurant there are lots of high chairs and there is a children's menu available - it is asked that children under 12 dine between 6-7pm.
There are a few board games on the landing in the main house and outside, children can roam across the fields which are owned by the house.
Nearby there are some good family attractions: Folly Farm, Oakwood theme park and Blue Lagoon aqua land, as well as lots of toddler-friendly sandy beaches.