This small, luxury country house hotel finds itself in the heart of the rolling Pembrokeshire countryside in Wales. The house dates from the 17th century and has this informal luxury charm we just love. The onsite restaurant uses local food from farmers, fishermen, butchers, artisan food producers and other suppliers within a 50-mile radius and has its own kitchen garden.
What we loved: the squeaky wooden floors, the cosy fireplaces and the warm and informal welcome we got after a day of hiking in Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park,.
The rooms: 20 individually decorated rooms & suites.
Play outdoor: close to The Grove you can pick up Pembrokeshire Coast Path, a 186 miles long path over cliffs, along rugged coastline and over golden beaches, backed up by rolling hills. The route is divided in day hikes. See also: our feature about hiking the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.
More activities: mountain biking, sailing, surfing, horseback riding and the high-adrenaline sport of coasteering
Unwind: therapists come up to the rooms and suites by pre-booking for in room treatments
Eco & social tourism: solar panels, water from its own springs, recycling, planting trees on the grounds to supply wood for the open fires, among others.
How to get there: the nearest international airport is Cardiff International (90 miles/145 kilometers)
© Words by Linda van de Pavoordt. Photographs courtesy of The Grove Hotel. Published January 6th, 2016.
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