Apr
25

Award winning cottages in Pembrokeshire!

silver_award_pembs_tourismAward winning cottages in Pembrokeshire!  East Jordeston Cottages has achieved the silver award in the category ‘Best Non-serviced accommodation’ at the Pembrokeshire Tourism Awards 2013.  Hooray!

Our aim is to provide for our guests, the highest quality ‘home from home’ (or better!) cottage experience as a base for their chosen visit to our wonderful county of Pembrokeshire.   We want our guests to go home relaxed, refreshed and eager to tell friends, family and colleagues about their fabulous stay at our cottages.  Holidays are so important and everyone deserves their holiday to be the best it can be!

We are fortunate to live in a beautiful part of Wales – a place we love dearly.  The genuine welcome we personally give to our guests and our desire for them to share and enjoy our special location and all the variety of experiences that Pembrokeshire has to offer, is of vital importance to us.

We’d like to think that these are some of the reasons why we have been recognised by others in our industry as worthy of achievement of the award.  We’re excited to be able to say, ‘Welcome to our award winning website and we’d love to welcome you to our award winning cottages!’

Apr
18
New Luxury Pembrokeshire Cottage

New luxury cottage in Pembrokeshire!

The Lodge 2010, East Jordeston CottagesNew luxury cottage in Pembrokeshire!  At East Jordeston Cottages we are all very excited to introduce ‘The Lodge’, a former holiday bungalow, which over the past two years has undergone a super stylish makeover!

During the very cold winter of 2010 the detached cottage suffered serious water damage following burst pipes in the attic, so rather than repair it like for like, a family decision was made to say goodbye to the endearing bungalow as it was and bring it right up to date with a clever architectural renovation.

Phil got to grips with an ambitious design, whilst Jamie enjoyed the workout of the demolition, resulting in the cottage being stripped back to its four sad looking block walls.  During fine summer weather a massive crane installed the fantastic laminated wooden structure and the new house (it now has an upstairs!) began to take shape.  Months of decision making and hard work – much of it done by the family, with specialist tradesmen brought in when required – has come to fruition and the property has been reborn as a fabulous, spacious 3 bedroom (all en suite) dream escape!

Previous guests to East Jordeston may well remember the pre 2010 image of the original bungalow which itself was spacious, open plan and enjoyed sunlight from every aspect.  Returning guests who have seen the renovation in progress have commented that it rivals many a ‘Grand Designs’ project!  We look forward to welcoming all visitors to The Lodge and getting their views on the new chic retreat – bookings are being taken now from late June throughout the summer.

Feb
27

Music in the family

Tom MorganRecent visitors to our blog may have read that our graphic designer son, Tom, is the brainchild of our award-winning website. But the creative so-and-so is also an avid musician and where he lives in Helsinki, he’s put together a fantastic band which has just released its debut album.

Whilst glowing with pride at his achievement, this is quite surprising to us as Tom never really had a musical upbringing, although there have been good Welsh singers in the family history.  He did used to sing himself to sleep when he was a baby, which we thought quite sweet at the time but it’s clear now that this was the start of his musical journey!  A clutch of guitars and a few years later, his creative musical interest continues to grow and develop.

The current band is called ‘Caroline Street’ and we were really lucky to catch them playing their album release party at the Moon Club in Cardiff just a few weeks ago. The album is titled ‘Salt & Vinegar’ and we think it’s great and really worth a listen!   Tom left a few copies of the ‘Deluxe Edition’ CD with us and we’ve been given permission to sell them to our guests for £10 each!  If you’re visiting us this year and you’d like to hear it, do ask.

If you’d like to order the CD directly from the band, you can get it here. If you’d prefer to pick up the ‘Standard Edition’ digital album, you can get it from iTunes, Amazon MP3 & Google Play.

Feb
15

Welsh Rarebits – The Rare Hideaways Guide

Welsh Rarebits - Rare HideawaysWelsh Rarebits – The Rare Hideaways Guide.

We are delighted to announce that East Jordeston Cottages has been invited to be included in the brand new ‘Rare Hideaways Guide’.  This is the latest venture from the stable of WelshRarebits, founded over 27 years ago to highlight quality, hospitality, personality and value for money in the Welsh hotel scene.  After the success of WelshRarebits, a collection of smaller hotels, inns and guest houses, aptly named ‘Great Little Places’ soon followed and the latest offering, ‘Rare Hideaways’ is an invitation only membership of up market self catering properties focusing on the Rarebits concept and essential virtues – quality, comfort, style, character, welcome and value.

We are proud to be included in this small handpicked selection of 32 members from all over Wales and look forward to a long and successful relationship.

Jan
19

Award winning cottages website!

Award winning cottages websiteAward winning cottages website!  We’re delighted to announce that our website has been chosen as the Regional Winner for Wales in the 2013 Self Catering Web Awards. Out of hundreds of entries for this National Award, the judges found our website to be an “up to date, user friendly and informative website that looks fantastic”.

Thanks and credit for this award go to our son Tom at www.fuelgrafiks.com for his vision, design and management of our website and for also tolerating the input from interfering parents!