Need to know
26, including 11 suites.
11am (non-flexible); check-in from 3pm.
Double rooms from $162.53 (£130), excluding tax at 20 per cent.
Rates include breakfast.
For extra brownie points, surprise Mrs Smith with an in-room spa treatment; be sure to book ahead as they prove very popular with guests.
At the hotel
Gardens, library of books and board games, WiFi. In rooms: flatscreen TV with Sky channels, free bottled water, telephone, cast-iron baths or rain showerheads, underfloor heating, Goodwash bath products.
Our favourite rooms
Treat yourselves with a stay at the John Pollard Seddon room, named after the architect who supervised the house’s extension in the late 1800s. It’s a bold pear green space, with aubergine purple cushions and a matching plump throw, overshadowed by a sculpted headboard that looks as if it’s been carved from the finest quality dark chocolate. All hail the bed: it’s a looming, majestic super king four poster, with bedposts carved in the same glossy cocoa wood that look like almighty, Lindt-coated asparagus tips. The bathroom has a deep double-ended, cast-iron tub and a romantic fireplace; a dangerous combo designed for sinfully seductive soaping. For a more modest option, go for the Blue Room (which comes with an aqua and mother-of-pearl colour palette, as well as a king-size bed and views over the sweeping lawn) or the Hanoi Room (a chocolate and raspberry coloured confection, with silk curtains, Asian lacquered artwork and traditional wooden furniture). Lovage in Herb Cottage is just one of the rooms designed by Martin Hulbert. As well as stylish interiors, vaulted ceilings and a roll-top bath tub, this spacious garden suite boasts a large lounge area with comfy sofas and a wood-burning fireplace for slow-starting mornings and romantic nights in: French doors open out onto a south-facing private terrace with outside seating.
Swimwear for the beach; walking boots for traipsing around forests and castles; some old classics to read in front of the fire; bedsocks or slippers for optimum cosiness.
The hotel is filled with artwork by local artist, Gillian McDonald; if you particularly like the look of a certain piece, ask at reception about bringing it home.
Dogs can stay in the cottages. See more pet-friendly hotels in Pembrokeshire.
Welcome. The suites have sofa beds in the lounge and a cot (free) can be added to rooms, subject to availability. Under-12s are welcome in the Artisan Rooms Restaurant, but not allowed in Fernery Restaurant. Staff can provide details of local babysitters.
The hotel has one universal and two Tesla charging points for electric cars, solar panels on the cottage roofs, a biomass boiler and they recycle their water through an on-site spring. They also have their own vegetable and herb garden, and what isn't home-grown on site is sourced from nearby – if you're concerned about food mileage simply check the menu which tells you how far food has travelled between pasture and plate.