Katherine manages to fill her small B&B (two rooms) with individual flair and made us feel very welcome. And so did Fudge, her young cocker spaniel, one of the liveliest dogs we’ve ever seen who is friendly to everybody. Katherine kept her out of the way during meals and such, though, so that we were never bothered by her. We liked the informal atmosphere.
Breakfasts were freshly cooked (there is a menu to choose from) and featured a large proportion of local or homemade food, which made for a delicious start to the day. For afternoon tea, Katherine provided slices of her excellent home-baked cakes.
The attention to quality also showed in the rooms: Though our room was small (probably too small for a couple traveling with a child), it was nicely appointed in a modern(ish) style. The window looked out over the castle and beach a few hundred meters away. The en-suite bathroom, while on the small side as well, wouldn’t be out of place in a high-end hotel. There is also a large sitting room and a patio that guests can share.
Manorbier itself is a tourist destination for people who don’t like tourist destinations: It has everything you need, but not more – a pub, a cafe, a nice restaurant, a very nice beach, a church and castle to visit, a small supermarket. What tourism there is doesn’t distract from a friendly, quiet place where it isn’t hard to relax and enjoy life.
Katherine seemed to know almost anything there is to know about Pembrokeshire and gave us very helpful tips on what to see and where to eat.
We enjoyed our first stay in Manorbier Bed & Breakfast very much and are planning repeated returns. (Apparently, we are not alone in this, so early booking seems to be advisable.)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Awelon is my family home and small bed and breakfast by the sea overlooking the beach. It has been featured in The Guardian Newspaper, Welsh Coastal Life and Coast magazine, and Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay Guide. I am featured in their Ethical, Wild Wales, Close to the Coast, and the only B and B in Wales in their European Beach View Collections. The garden has been designed by RHS Chelsea multi gold medal winner show garden designer, Andy Sturgeon. The garden has been featured in Coast Magazine. It is open plan downstairs with a guest sitting area opening out onto a seated patio area. The dining room overlooks Manorbier Castle, and I have been awarded a Pembrokeshire Produce mark in recognition for trying to source as much local produce for our breakfasts as possible. I try and cater for all dietary requirements including Gluten Free, diabetics,guests with food allergies.All the rooms upstairs have sea views and views towards the Castle, Manorbier Beach and the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. I have a twin room with sole use private shower room/W/C & Basin, just outside the room and a double room with en suite.Home baking is provided on the hospitality room trays. Please note I have Cocker Spaniel dog who lives in the house downstairs but she is not out at any meal times or wandering around, therefore I cannot take pets. Free WIFI is available. I am a non smoking household. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Manorbier Bed And Breakfast Pembrokeshire