Cresselly House





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Cresselly House

Cresselly is not only in a beautiful location but is superbly situated for exploring this most wonderful area of Wales.

Within easy travelling you will find the most glorious beaches imaginable, from tiny hidden-away coves to long stretches of sand. The world renowned Pembrokeshire Coastal Path is 180 miles long giving access to one of Europe's most varying and magnificent coastlines.

To the north east stands St Davids – the smallest city in the British Isles with its magnificent cathedral, galleries and Bishop’s Palace. This is a land of castles too. Nearby Carew Castle with its ancient tidal mill is a true picture postcard, and a delight to walk round. A little further on you’ll find the immense walls of Pembroke Castle, birthplace of the first Tudor king. Or smaller, but quite lovely, is Manorbier Castle to the south.

As you might expect, this is excellent riding country and arrangements can be made for you to enjoy a day in the saddle should you wish. After which you might stroll down the road to Cresswell Quay and enjoy some real ale at the Cresselly Arms, the estate pub. From here you can look down the river described by Nelson as one of the finest and deepest natural harbours in the world.

If shopping takes your fancy, Narberth is a small market town (mentioned in the ancient Welsh folklore book - the Mabinogion) but nowadays packed with a wide assortment of shops including, crafts, gifts, antiques, clothes and for foodies, cafe's, a delicatessen/tapas restaurant and a chocalatier.

Staying closer to home, feel free to explore the grounds at Cresselly including the old Walled Garden. This was Cresselly’s kitchen garden, extending to some 1½ acres, which used to provide most of the fruit and vegetables for the house.

On the other side of the stable courtyard is a large hipped roof building originally built by Henry Seymour Allen as a roller skating rink. It was here, in 1944, that General Eisenhower addressed troops from the American 110th Infantry who were billeted in the house, just prior to D-day.

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Cresselly | Pembrokeshire | SA68 0SP

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