Jan
07
New Website

New website on the way

If you’re reading this post you may have noticed that things looks a little different around here, especially if you’re viewing on your phone, something you can now do comfortably! Our New Year’s resolution is to get our new website in your hands and we’re currently putting the finishing touches to a new but familiar design which we know you’ll love.

The new site will be fully responsive, which means it’ll automatically style to fit your phones and tablets as well as your computers. It’s an important update for us because our web traffic has soared in the past few years and the majority of our visitors are now using Safari iOS (iPhones and iPads).

During the update there may be a few broken links here and there but we don’t expect any major issues. When we’re finally ready to roll out the full site, we’ll keep you updated on Facebook.

Jan
13
Lamphey Court pool

Spa and leisure offer for our guests

We’re excited to be teaming up with a lovely local spa to offer our guests special reduced rates for Spa Day passes during their holidays with us.

Just over 4 miles along the country lanes from East Jordeston and set in the fabulous Pembrokeshire countryside, the stylish spa offers a spacious well equipped gym, pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi, with the option of  treatments at reduced prices.  Day passes at £15.00 per guest for adults and over 16’s are valid between 11am and 5pm and can be booked when you book your holiday or when you are staying with us.

So….if you can’t bear the thought of being away from your local gym or you’d like a day out to relax and enjoy some pampering during your holiday, the Spa Day pass may be just the ticket!

Jul
28
Delicious coffees and cakes

We’re improving our ‘visitor experience’ at East Jordeston.

We’re improving our ‘visitor experience’ at East Jordeston.  We’ve been beavering away this year and we’re excited to introduce our swish new reception!  We now have a place where guests can collect their keys when they arrive,  pick up information on the area and also relax over great coffee and cake in our lovely surroundings.  We hope it will be a place where guests can meet, children can make new friends and everyone can swap ideas on great places to visit.   We’re always keen to pass on our favourite haunts so we look forward to sharing time together too!

Phil has also put his designer’s hat on and we now have a lovely new signpost to welcome everyone to East Jordeston.  The sturdy wooden post, made in Wales, is the first indication to our guests that they have arrived at East Jordeston and we’d like to think it gives a warm welcome to all.  It certainly can’t be missed!

May
21
Building excellence award for The Lodge

The Lodge – winner of the South Wales Award for Building Excellence!

The Lodge – winner of the South Wales Award for Building Excellence!  After achieving the Pembrokeshire County Council annual Building Excellence Award in the category for Home Extensions and Material Alterations, we are excited to share the news that The Lodge at East Jordeston Cottages was chosen from 9 area entries, as winner of the LABC (Local Authority Building Control) South Wales Region ‘Building Award’ 2014

At the recent presentation dinner and ceremony held near Cardiff and attended by over 400 guests, Jamie and Hannah were presented with the award by host Owen Money MBE (Merthyr’s Best Entertainer!  – you may need to be Welsh to get that one!).  The Lodge will now go forward to compete against the North Wales winner in the next stage of the awards.   We are all absolutely delighted!

The LABC awards were set up 12 years ago and are intended to encourage, recognise and reward excellent building standards,  through technical innovation and environmentally sustainable buildings, constructed to a high standard.   Nominations for the award are chosen by the LABC officers in each region.

Do have a look around our award winning property.

Feb
22
The Lodge

The Lodge receives a Building Excellence Award 2014!

The Lodge receives a Building Excellence Award 2014!  We are delighted to share the news that The Lodge at East Jordeston Cottages has been chosen to go forward to the South Wales Regional Awards after achieving the Pembrokeshire County Council annual Building Excellence Award in the category for Home Extensions and Material Alterations.  What an exciting achievement!

The award, for the recent renovation of a former bungalow to stylish 3 bedroomed house, recognises excellence from a construction and technical building control point of view.  The designer and building team will ‘have had to tussle with technical issues and will have used innovative and creative solutions’ in the overall improvements to the existing property.

The clean cut Scandinavian styled design by ‘in house’ architect Philip, uses a laminated beamed structure throughout, supporting the roof, balcony and large glazing elements to the east and west elevations.   Along with the addition of two spacious first floor chalet style en-suite bedrooms, this has greatly improved the property’s proportions and therefore appearance, interest and style.

Much of the renovation work was carried out by the family team at East Jordeston with the skills of specialist contractors when required and we are all proud of what The Lodge brings to the portfolio of cottages on our site.   To have the project endorsed as the best in it’s class by professionals in the field is fine praise indeed!

Our thanks go to everyone involved in making the project a success and we look forward to welcoming many guests to experience a stay in this award winning property!