This striking country house was derelict when Neil and Zoe Kedward restored it in 2007. Today, it’s a charmingly luxurious hotel. Of the two main façades, one is three storeys high, gleaming white and many-windowed; the other is gabled, with arts and crafts elements that continue inside. There are 25 beautiful bedrooms by top interior designer, Martin Hulbert. All have a view of the gardens, surrounding fields or Preseli Hills, while some of the cottage suites come with fabulous glass box garden lounges. Martin was also tasked with creating an inviting traditional Welsh-inspired look for the ground floor, with charming vintage and handcrafted elements. Dinners in the four AA Rosette Fernery restaurant, with stunning wallpaper made from ferns pressed by the team, are a highlight. You can also eat more simply in the relaxed, rustic-style Artisan Rooms brasserie or al fresco in the courtyard, surrounded by apple trees. Whichever you choose, the food is superb; executive chef Douglas Balish’s creations are imaginative, locally sourced and always incredibly delicious.
Doubles from £390
+44 (0)1834 860915; grovenarberth.co.uk