Grove of Narberth – Narberth, Pembrokeshire
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This striking country house was derelict when Neil and Zoe Kedward restored it in 2007. Today, it’s a charmingly luxurious hotel. Of the two main façades, one is three storeys high, gleaming white and many-windowed; the other is gabled, with Arts & Crafts elements that continue inside. There are 25 beautiful bedrooms, including six stunning cottage suites by top interior designer Martin Hulbert, each with a view of the lovely gardens, surrounding fields or Preseli Hills. Hulbert was also tasked with a recent refurbishment of the original house’s bedrooms, as well as creating an inviting traditional Welsh-inspired look for the ground floor, with charming vintage and handcrafted elements. Dinners in the Fernery restaurant, with stunning wallpaper made from ferns pressed by the team, are a highlight. You can also eat more simply in the relaxed, rustic-style Artisan Rooms or al fresco on the front terrace, overlooking the newly added lake and lakeside Mulebox bar (perfect for pre-dinner G&Ts). Whichever you choose, the food is superb; executive chef Douglas Balish’s creations are imaginative, locally sourced and always incredibly delicious.
Doubles from £160
+44 (0)1834 860915; thegrove-narberth.co.uk