Situated on the edge of St Davids, Pembrokeshire, from the outside Penrhiw is an impressive and imposing monument to Victorian grandeur. As soon as you set foot inside, however, it is clear that the building has been refurbished to exacting contemporary sensibilities: suede wallpaper and contemporary artworks set the scene for a boutique small venue that nestles in acres of private gardens, surrounded by woodland paths, river and meadow.
There are just seven en-suite bedrooms and a spacious ground floor suite, all of which come with robes and slippers, aromatherapy toiletries, Sky TV, digital radio, and tea- and coffee-making facilities. Breakfast is sumptuous (including the unmissable Welsh seaweed delicacy Laverbread) and there is a complimentary evening transfer for dinner, to the sister hotel, Twr y Felin, which boasts the award-winning Blas restaurant, overseen by Head Chef Simon Coe.
It’s only a short stroll into St Davids – Britain’s smallest city – with its cathedral dating back to the sixth century. In addition to the cathedral, notable features of the city include the 14th-century Tower Gate, the war memorial on the Cross Square, a number of art galleries, and some fine local pubs. Take a walk to Whitesands Beach, rated by many as one of the finest beaches in Europe, or go further afield to the striking hills of Carn Llidi, with breathtaking views of St David’s Head and the Ramsey Island RSPB bird reserve.
Penrhiw is a particularly tranquil place, so it's not for young kids or pets, and is a perfect base from which to explore St Davids and the Pembrokeshire countryside.
The Owner Says
The definition of tranquillity, Penrhiw Priory, St Davids, nestles in acres of private gardens, enveloped by woodland paths, river and meadow. Choose a bed and breakfast stay or take exclusive use and enjoy luxury accommodation, fine dining at two Rosette Blas Restaurant at our sister hotel, Twr y Felin, and the perfect location to explore Pembrokeshire.
Our favourite room
We love the woodland walkway that takes you from one side of Penrhiw to the other. Surrounded by nature, flora and fauna, with the river below, it's a beautiful walk.
The local area
The easy access to 186 miles of spectacular Pembrokeshire Coast Path.
Best local places to eat and drink
Blas Restaurant at our sister hotel, Twr y Felin.
Why stay with us?
If you're looking for a serene environment, surrounded by nature, Penrhiw is the place for you. It's so peaceful and relaxing, you won't want to leavve.
Seven en-suite double bedrooms and one suite.
£190 per room per night based on two guests sharing.
Open all year.
Follow signs for the A487 to St Davids and continue along the A487 for 15 miles passing through Newgale and Solva.
After entering St Davids, continue on the A487 until you enter the High Street. As you enter the Cross Square follow the one way system to the right and onto Nun Street. Turn left onto Quickwell Hill and follow the road for 1 mile until you reach Penrhiw Priory.
Follow A40 Haverfordwest until sign for A4219 to St Davids.
Turn right onto A4219 and follow road around and over railway bridge to T- junction with the A487. At T- junction turn left onto A487, signposted to St Davids.
Continue along the A487 for 12 miles to St Davids.
Follow the one way system along New Street to the T-junction.
Turn right onto the Cross Square, follow the one way system to the right and onto Nun Street. Turn left onto Quickwell Hill and follow the road for 1 mile until you reach Penrhiw Priory.
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