Jan
14

Become a fan on Facebook!

It’s been a week since we launched our new website and we’ve already had some wonderful comments about the new look :) We’re very pleased to hear that you like it.

Our web savvy friends will have already noticed that we’ve setup a new East Jordeston Cottages page on Facebook which, among other features, will let you become a fan of our cottages! We hope the page will become a useful tool for our previous guests to share photos and advice about their experiences in Pembrokeshire. There’s also an option to review East Jordeston Cottages if you happen to feel the urge.

Click here to visit the page.

Jan
07

Our new website is live!

We’re very pleased to announce that our brand new website is now up and running! We’ve put a lot of thought into creating a flexible new format which we hope will allow us to interact more easily with you, our guests. Website design is by FUELgrafiks (our son’s company!).

We hope you’ll enjoy using the new website just as much as we’ve enjoyed putting it together. Click over to ejcottages.com and have a look around!

All the best for 2009 and hopefully we’ll see you soon :)

Jan
06

Winter Warmer short breaks

To celebrate the launch of our new look website we’re offering an extra 15% off selected short break prices at two of our cosy cottages for all breaks taken up to the end of March 2009:
Ty Twt – any 2 night break £185.00
Beili – any 3 or 4 nights at this romantic cottage which has it’s own Finnish sauna £299.00

Jan
05

Special prices on Y Preseb and Paddock Lodge

If you’re on the lookout for a cottage to sleep six anytime during 2009 we’re offering discounted prices on Y Preseb and Paddock Lodge at the moment. We’re holding our 2008 prices on all bookings. Prices start from £470 per week. A full pricelist can be downloaded here.

Jun
19

A home for centuries

Although we have recently completed a major refurbishment of our cottages at East Jordeston bringing them right up to date with a chic, contemporary style we are often reminded of the history attached to our home.

Reference has been made to a dwelling on our site in 1331 and our present farmhouse dates back to the mid 1500’s – quite old!

Last week I had a call from a lady, visiting from Australia, who wanted to look up her ancestral home. Jan Ellery was a descendant of the wealthy Lock family who occupied the farm from the early 1700’s until the late 1800’s and her great grandfather George Lock and his wife sailed out of Southampton for the three month journey which took them to Port Adelaide in 1853. George left Wales as a ‘gentleman’ and began a new life as a labourer – what a shock to the system! It was wonderful to show Jan around our home and also St Florence to see the family graves and memorial plaques inside the church, proving that East Jordeston was once a thriving manor farm. If only walls could talk what stories could be told of the large family gatherings with sometimes 11 children. In our short 3 hours together Jan and I struck up a lovely friendship and the time passed all too quickly but I think she realised that East Jordeston is still in very loving hands!

Another reminder to us that we share our home with inhabitants who have been here much longer than ourselves is our resident colony of bats. Mostly pipistrelles with the occasional sightings of a long eared variety, they occupy our roofspace for their maternity roost during the summer and our regular guests have been fascinated watching them fly out at dusk. We have been known to count 110 out of one roost and they must feel ‘at home’ even after our cottage renovations as we recently counted 65 out of the fascia board of Crofty. We have a few stories to tell about the bats so if you’re visiting us make sure you ask about them.