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Cwmwennol Country House
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Saundersfoot
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Dog friendly”
Reviewed November 28, 2011

We decided to spend a weekend away in Saundersfoot at the last minute and wanted to take our dog with us. Having searched we were able to book at Cwmwennol Country House. They also said that providing veggie breakfasts would be no problem. Having read some of the reports on this site I was aprehensive but there was no reason to be. The owners were friendly and welcoming, the room was fine- remember this does not claim to be a 5 star hotel. Not only did we get fantastic veggie breakfasts but they also provided a reasonable choice of evening meals which we ate in the bar so we did not have to leave our dog alone. There were locals who used the bar and brought their dogs with them and the owners have 3 dalmations so if you are not a doggie person then this is probably not the place for you but otherwise I have no hesitation in recommending this hotel. We also were lucky enough to see several badgers and a fox feeding in the garden behind the bar - a nightly occurence. The hotel has a path down to a small bay (muddy at this time of year so take your wellies!) and it is a 10-15 minute walk to Saundersfoot harbour- downhill so it takes a little longer back.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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ottery st mary
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Reviewed September 16, 2011

A first class spot ,lovely stroll through the forest to a huge clean beach,excellent food and superb choice,.the spicey tiger prawns are great.Vicki even checked with my wife and mum if they were ok with spicey food ! Ethnic curios abound and make the whole place seem like a museum (with booze ! ) Fine house wines and great local beer. The bedrooms are clean and very comfy new tv's and great tea,coffee choc etc+biscuits,the bathroom fitments looked new to me ,tho i'm not sure i liked carpets in a bathroom,for cleansiness reasons,our room looked like it had been decorated recently and there were NO cobwebs as some people have qouted. Our two dogs were welcomed and given treats all night by the friendly staff ,as were we,vickis spicey biscuits came to the table free of charge ! All in all a special place and with badgers visiting the garden too adding to the interest. Definitely recommended if you like something a bit different from the norm.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Pontypool
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2011

We've been here several times as we like walking the coast path. It's a shame that some people have written such negative reports of this place as our rooms have always been clean and tidy. The breakfasts are first class and I defy anyone to get a better one in the area. The quality of the evening meals is also top-notch, superbly cooked local meats, fish and vegetables, home-made soups and desserts. A relaxing bar and the badgers provide evening entertainment.

Room Tip: Room 6 has a jacuzzi bath and a balcony.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank C W
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Wales
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Reviewed August 7, 2011

We have been coming here for over fifteen years and always enjoy our stay. The setting is amazing - surounded by woodland where a short walk takes you to the quiet side of Saundersfoot Bay beach. You can also walk the nearby coastal path with its amazing cliff views to Saundersfoot and Tenby.

The hotel has a wonderful warm, welcoming and friendly atmosphere. There is an atmospheric bar where the hosts Vicky & Roy chat to the visitors and there is always a lovely relaxing atmosphere with the the other guests. Where else can you enjoy a drink and be entertained by Badgers and Foxes that visit the garden! We have stayed in No6 and No7 rooms with views of the woods and the Bay. Rooms are well kitted out and clean and cosy. We have not had better breakfasts in 5* hotels - big portions and great choice incl haddock & poached egg. Obviously there is a good chef as the evening meals are also good.

We stay with our dogs as they enjoy the beach and woods as much as we do! We were here last at a busy time but there were no dogs in the bar or any other evidence that dogs are welcome here.

If you want a fantastic setting and a hotel and grounds full of character to ensure a relaxing stay in a beautiful part of Pembrokeshire this is the place for you.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Nottingham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2011

We stayed at this hotel due to business in Pembrokeshire. We had stayed in the mid nineties when there was different owners and wanted to see if it had improved or changed.
The hotel is very dog friendly (we had our dog with us), so much that it was a bit over powering in the bar with all the dogs running around - and we say that as dog lovers. Our room was basic, and did not appear to have been updated since we were last here 15 years ago - bright colours and dated furniture.

We ate in the bar, and waited about 50 minutes for a fairly simple meal, but suspect there were limited kitchen staff on duty so we had to wait for the chef to arrive for work. Breakfast was reasonable with a good choice of cooked options. The owners were in the bar all the time we were there, and we feel they have lost enthusiasm for running the hotel, and preferred to be surrounded by known customers and friends rather than working at welcoming new customers and offering the best service they can.

Room Tip: We had a basic room on the first floor with a view over the side garden, there may be better options...
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank HandSHawkins
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2011

If you want a lush, country setting, a warm welcome, a comfortable room and superb food at a really reasonable price, you'll find them all here! Don't be put off by the slightly shabby décor - Cwmwennol may not be boutique hotel chic, but the rooms are immaculately clean, spacious and very comfortable. Ours had a view over the woods out towards the bay: the beds were really good and the bathroom large and light, with lots of hot water and good quality towels. There was a generous hospitality tray (with tea bags which make tea worth drinking) and a very decent TV. In other words, the hosts know what really matters and you really feel that they care if you have a good stay. The welcome is relaxed and everyone very helpful! And the food is superb- the dinner menu was simple, but the food beautifully cooked with quality ingredients, locally sourced where possible. There was very good service and a modestly priced wine list, with really decent house wines by glass and bottle. As for the breakfasts - they were out of this world! Everything was really top quality. Rachel's organic yoghurt, a large bowl of fruit with lots of ripe peaches, nectarines and apricots as well as the usual apples, bananas etc., interesting cereals (including gluten free granola and porridge) followed by a great choice of main courses -from Eggs Benedict to the full Welsh gala breakfast , via poached haddock, kippers, waffles and maple syrup. And the large cafetière had good hot coffee in it , not the usual rather tepid coloured water!

This was a real discovery . Plenty of parking too and only a short walk from the coast path and the sea..... We can really recommend it!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2011

We visited this hotel/guest house for 2 nights in July as part of a large party, booked by someone else. I personally wouldn't have booked it on the basis of the reviews.
Pro's...very friendly couple, couldn't do enough for us with a young child, extra towels available and an absolutely fantastic evening meal...best steak in a very long time. Good to have a bar onsite as the hotel/guest house is not really walking distance to a drink!
Con's...dog hairs, very dated decor, carpet in the bathroom, mismatched sheets. Also wanted to charge for a cot, cheeky i think! Certainly don't visit if you are allergic to dogs - other guests had dogs which they failed to control outside, a little threatening for young children not used to dogs.
In summary, a nice couple but below standard accommodation.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Cwmwennol Country House
Address: Swallowtree Woods, Saundersfoot SA69 9DE, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Pembrokeshire > Saundersfoot
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Saundersfoot
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Cwmwennol Country House 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A hotel surrounded by beautiful woodland. Vicki and Roy welcome you to the Cwmwennol Country House which sits in the Swallowtree woods, gradually extending towards the shoreline and westwards towards Monkstone Point. If you fancy a stroll to the beach then take the path through the woods and you will be there in minutes. The bright and well-appointed rooms all have en-suite shower or bath, a television and a hospitality tray. The restaurant is non-smoking and has a wide selection of delicious meals on offer and, for the smaller appetite bar snacks. Whilst staying at the Cwmwennol Country House you will not be short of things to do with plenty of beaches to explore, the furthest being a thirty-minutes drive away. The Georgian town of Tenby has a beautiful harbour and is a must for anybody visiting the area. With three castles in the surrounding area Manorbeir, Pembroke and Carew you won't be short of fun things to do. ... more   less 
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