Spring is in the air

Spring time is well on its way here in Pembrokeshire with snowdrops, daffodils and spring flowering shrubs well into bloom. Our mild climate encourages early growth although the winds are still quite cold. It’s a wonderful time to take a break.

One very important person (VIP!) here at East Jordeston is John, our gardener, who over the past 13 years has worked tirelessly to transform the scruffy grounds of an ancient working farm into the delightful cottage gardens we now have as a compliment to our cottages. Both John and his ‘best friends’, Angharad and Co.(our small flock of Jacob sheep) keep the paddocks and grounds perfectly groomed.

With our cottage building refurbishments now behind us we can look forward to a peaceful year for our gardens to flourish and I’ve no doubt that praise from our guests will be heaped onto our sprightly 70 year old friend who deserves all the credit. Thank you John for all your hard work – as always much appreciated.


Street lights!

“WOW! Look at the stars here!” A frequent comment we hear from our guests who live in cities, towns and even villages where the light pollution masks the beauty of the sky at night. Only half a mile from our village of St Florence and yet it can be very dark here as guests who visit us in winter have noticed.

So…. (for selective use to minimise light pollution!) we would like to announce the low level ‘lighting up’ of our central landscaped and parking areas for safety and convenience. This has come as a bit of a shock to us country folk used to the dark but it is nevertheless very exciting to see our gardens ‘floodlit’.


Efforts rewarded

We are very proud to publish this comment after the first assessment (10.01.07) from the Visit Wales grading advisor since the completion of our two phase cottage refurbishment.

“Eight cottages are now complete and are to a very high standard. Architecturally designed and minimalistic in style they provide excellent/exceptional accommodation for the guest. Four of the units, Beili, Hafod, Nythfa and Crofty have saunas within each one. The 5 star grade is confirmed. Overall the owners have done a fantastic job in creating these units and they are proving very popular with the guests”

Thank you very much to our Visit Wales advisor! We are hopeful that this comment will encourage more guests to holiday with us with complete confidence and we look forward to welcoming you.


Alone again

We have now said goodbye to our Christmas and New Year guests who enjoyed such ‘mad’ activities as the popular Boxing Day swim at Tenby and the New Years Day dip at Saundersfoot. Enough to freeze the toes off anyone, in spite of the benefits of fancy dress! There were also those who just enjoyed doing ‘nothing’

So it’s back to Phil, myself, Jinx (the cat) and our small flock of Jacob sheep ‘lawnmowers’ who are enjoying the company of ‘Danny Boy’ (a visiting ram) for another month or so. Check back in April – May when we’ll begin our lambing time or better still why not book a visit then to enjoy the bouncing new-born lambs!