Grove of Narberth, a luxury country house hotel in Pembrokeshire, South West Wales has been awarded a five-star hotel status by Visit Wales.
The 26-bedroom hotel, owned by Neil and Zoe Kedward, becomes the fourth hotel in Wales to achieve the status with the deputy minister for culture, sport and tourism Lord Elis-Thomas visiting the business this week to congratulate the team.
The Kedwards took ownership of Grove of Narberth in 2007 as a derelict building, and have since renovated and upgraded the property to create the luxury hotel.
The couple have also expanded their business and launched The Seren Collection, a collection of hospitality venues in South West Wales which also includes Coast Restaurant in Saundersfoot and Beach House in the Gower Peninsular.
Neil Kedward, managing director, Seren Collection said: “There are many steps that we have taken over the last 12 years to take this property from a derelict unloved house to a high quality hotel, and without their support this would have not been possible. Zoe & I were once told that the ‘Grove could never be a hotel’, we are delighted that not only have we been able to prove them wrong, but we have achieved 5 star status which is the benchmark that any hotelier aims for.”
The hotel also teased the announcement of ‘exciting new developments and significant further investment’ in the ‘very near’ future.