Elm Grove Country House

An elegant Georgian country house in the heart of Wales 

This glorious mansion with marble fireplaces, panelled doors, picture windows and glittering chandeliers has a sublimely peaceful setting in 20 acre grounds. But it's uniquely connected: the restaurants and pubs of St Florence are just 250m along a tree-lined drive and Tenby three miles further.

Elm Grove has 11 individually decorated guest rooms, all of which are fitted with a blend of modern amenities and period furniture. Bedlinens are crisp, duvets deep and comforts extreme. Room configurations vary from twins to king-size doubles, as well as a single room: you're sure to find one to fit your needs. All are fully equipped with bathrobes and Noble Isle toiletries; a sign of the attention to detail is that there is even a cool down mat for hair straighteners. All have en suite facilities, some including both bath and shower. For those rooms that just have showers there is a lockable bathroom with a roll-top bath for guests who do, on occasion, prefer a bath. Some rooms are on the ground floor for ease of access, and all have glorious garden or valley views.

You're not confined to your bedrooms here. There are a number of large public rooms with original plaster cornicing, wood panels, Adams fireplaces and traditional touches. There's a lounge for guide books and maps, a bar stocking local beers, fine wines and spirits, and a dining room for breakfast and dinner. Outside there are the private grounds, with a grass tennis court, croquet lawn, and a games room with table tennis and pool table. It's a perfect place for an extended stay.

Stable yourself in Elm Grove's converted coach house

Elm Grove Mews Cottage offers family-friendly self-catering accommodation in the carefully converted stables and coach houses that once served the main stately home. The Mews Cottage sleeps six, and guests can use Elm Grove Country House's tennis court, croquet lawn and games room. All linens and towels are provided: the cottage will be warm and made up ready for your arrival.

While not matching the luxury of the main house, the Mews Cottage is likely to suit families better. You can relax in the comfortable, informal atmosphere, enjoy many of the facilities of the grounds, and prepare meals as and when you want. Subject to availability, guests here can also arrange a few breakfasts or evening meals at the main house for a small extra charge.

Most self-catering units squish in sofabeds in the living areas to maximise capacity. Not here. All beds are upstairs, and there are three communal rooms downstairs to give you plenty of room to relax. There's central heating throughout and an open fireplace to make this a good place to stay year-round.

The Mews Cottage can accommodate six. Both bedrooms are on the first floor. A family room with double bed and double bunk can sleep several children, while there is double bedroom with a king size bed and a TV for the parents. Both rooms share an upstairs bathroom with a shower and bath.

Downstairs there's a large comfortable lounge, a separate dining room, a shower room and a kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, electric cooker, fridge freezer and plenty of work surfaces. There's wifi throughout, plentiful off-road parking and a charging point for electric vehicles.

Beautiful, relaxing break - a wonderful centre for exploring Pembrokeshire

- Mr & Mrs Lewton, St Ives -

Your B&B Hosts

Your hosts here are Jane and Alan Rees-Baynes, the third generation to operate Elm Grove Country House in its sixty years as a luxury B&B. The house itself is far older, of course: the foundations were laid in 1840. Cuisine is taken seriously here, with breakfasts of the highest standard: check out the local speciality, 'seaweed scramble'. Dinners are by arrangement and served year-round apart from July and August: they're always a sensational highlight.

Location

Elm Grove Country House is an easy walk from St Florence and just three miles from Tenby. There are a number of beaches within five miles, and it's easy to reach the coastal path. It's eight miles from the ferry port at Pembroke Dock and an hour from Fishguard, making it a perfect stopover on the way to Ireland. There are few buses and you'll need your own vehicle to get the best from Pembrokeshire, but there is a Type 2 charger for those who've gone electric.

01834 871 255

Opening

Open March to October inclusive. Closed December, January and February.

Payment Options

Facilities & Services

Contact Information

Jane and Alan Rees-Baynes
Elm Grove Country House
St. Florence, Nr Tenby, Pembrokeshire, SA70 8LS, Wales

Tel: 01834 871 255
Email: enquiries@elmgrovecountryhouse.co.uk
Website: www.elmgrovecountryhouse.co.uk

Pricing

Double or twin rooms from £110 - £180 per room, per night, B&B

Singe Room £80 - £90 B&B

Dinners by arrangement (apart from July and August) £22 two courses, £27 three courses

Special offers available when booked direct. Details on Elm Grove's website.

The Mews Cottage (self-catering, sleeping six) £450 - £750 per week. Part weeks considered in low season.

10% Discount for bookings made directly with the lodge (ie not through a booking engine such as booking.com)