Luxury country house hotel, Grove of Narberth in Pembrokeshire, is to undergo a £300k refurbishment project to modernise its public areas, including its lounge, bar and restaurant.
The hotel has announced it is to partner with interior designers Martin Hulbert and Jay Grierson for the work, which will draw inspiration from the Narberth Hills and Welsh crafts and textiles.
The project marks the second for Hulbert and his team at the boutique, having successfully transformed the garden cottages in 2016 into six new suites.
All the new spaces will be designed to be ‘warm, cosy, sophisticated and full of charm’, championing local craftsmanship with the use of coal, slate, wool, wood, granite and stone.
The works already underway have discovered an original inglenook dating back to the original build of the house in 1670. This will now be restored and become part of the new reception area.
Martin Hulbert says: “It is lovely to be working back at the Grove. It’s a magical place and extremely inspiring and has created a storm of new creative energy in our London studio. Its magnificent natural setting and humble charm provides a rich source of inspiration.”
Owner Neil Kedward says: “This is a hugely exciting chapter for us and working with Martin Hulbert is always so much fun. His passion to use all that is on our doorstep and bringing the outside in is something that will elevate the spaces to match the standard achieved in the suites opened in 2016. We simply can’t wait to introduce our guests to the finished spaces.”
The Grove of Narberth is owned by Neil and Zoe Kedward who restored the historic building after acquiring it in 2007. The hotel is now home to 26 bedrooms, and a 3 AA Rosette restaurant headed up by Allister Barsby.