Manor Town House11 Main Street, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, SA65 9HG, Wales
Stylish views over Cardigan Bay
This superb Georgian town house blends modern comforts, antique furnishings and the very best of contemporary Welsh art in a fantastic setting, looking over Fishguard’s harbour to the grand sweep of Cardigan Bay. Fishguard town with its restaurants and shops and the bobbing fishing boats of the Lower Harbour are all within easy walking distance, but as you sip a cocktail from the honesty bar and drink in the fantastic views from the pretty garden terrace you’ll truly believe that your accommodation, here, is ‘a cut above’.
There are six individually decorated ensuite bed and breakfast rooms, most with features such as original fireplaces and antique furniture – though the beds are new and famously comfortable, king or superking in size, and can often be configured as doubles or twins. Linens are crisp, Egyptian cotton laundered on-site and air-dried in the crisp Pembrokeshire sea-breeze. Rooms vary in size and aspect. There are two superior rooms that are spacious with sofas and seaviews, two equally large rooms with views over the town and two smaller seaview rooms. The larger rooms can accommodate families of three or four if required. Three rooms have walk-in showers while the other three have baths and showers, all provided with Noble Isle toiletries.
There are two elegant reception rooms for guests to relax in, both with cosy log fires and contemporary artwork by West Wales artists and photographers. One is home to a small library and a collection of DVDs, while the other has an honesty bar stocked with a selection of beers, spirits and wines chosen by Tanners of Shrewsbury. Best of all is the pretty garden terrace, with seats and fabulous views over the harbour and Cardigan Bay, a perfect place for breakfast (in season), afternoon tea or a sunset drink.
- Children by Arrangement
- Free Wifi
- Museums & Galleries
- Nature Reserve, Wildlife Park/Area
- Places of Historical Interest
- Opening Times: open all year
- Tel: +44 (0) 1348 873 260
- Price Range: from £110
Rate per room per night based on two sharing, including breakfast
Superior Sea View - from £140
Town View - from £110
Junior Sea View - from £105
Single occupancy - from £80
Extra bed in room - £20
Cots in room at no charge
The Manor House is perfectly sited for travellers sailing to or from Rosslare, and your hosts are used to accommodating guests whose plans are dictated by the ferry timetable. They're equally comfortable hosting walkers on the Coastal Path or touring cyclists: there's a cycle shed available and bikes can be hired locally. There's always space to drop your bags at The Manor House, but guest parking is in a free car park 200 metres away. Fishguard is far more than a stop-off for travellers passing through. The Lower Town was used to film 'Under Milkwood', and the main town centre has more going on than you'd expect, with its own cinema/theatre, galleries, cafes and restaurants, as well as a weekly market. It was put on the map in 1797 when it was chosen by France for their last invasion attempt: they presumably wanted to explore the Preseli Hills, the rocky cliffs of Strumble Head, or the wider beauties Pembrokeshire has to offer.
"Helen and Chris Sheldon’s powder-blue B&B is an assured mix of groovy lamps, abstract paintings and artfully jumbled antiques"
The Good Hotel Guide 2020, Cymru Wales 4 Star, Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, The Michelin Guide
Chris & Helen Sheldon
- Bio : Your hosts here are Chris and Helen Sheldon, newly-relaxed veterans of London's famously competitive fashion industry, whose sense of style pervades the property. Breakfasts are delightful, whether enjoyed on the terrace (weather permitting) or in the separate dining room. The breakfast menu includes all the traditional options but also seasonal specials that change throughout the year: organic eggs on a bed of asparaus, for instance, is a startlingly welcome start to a summers' day. To make your stay perfect gourmet picnic baskets and afternoon cream teas can all be provided on request.