Penrhiw Priory

A 19th-century priory tucked away in Britain’s smallest city
St Davids

Penrhiw Priory

Encounter pure tranquillity at our luxury self-catering accommodation, just a stone’s throw from the historic Cathedral in St Davids, Pembrokeshire. Star-gaze into the night sky from this secluded westerly spot or forage for fresh seafood that you can cook (and eat!) on the beach atop a hand-made Solva Stove. Experience a luxury stay deep in the magnificent, other-worldly landscape of Wales.
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Building: 1884

Originally built as a vicarage in the 1884, Penrhiw Priory a fine example of high Victorian architecture, built in Tudorbethan style. A retreat space and a working priory, the building has served multiple purposes since its construction in the 19th century. Acquired by the Griffiths Roch Foundation in 2009, it reopened as a luxury eight bedroom bed and breakfast and exclusive use venue in 2012.

Located just a few miles inland from St Davids Head – the most westerly point in Wales, means we are home to one of the best stargazing spots in Wales. Set in acres of landscaped gardens and wildflower meadow, secluded from artificial light and man-made obstructions, on a clear night you can experience the Milky Way stretching from one horizon to the other, the rise and set of other planets within our solar system and many famous constellations. It’s the little extras that make a stay with us special, and our star-gazing hamper, complete with astronomy binoculars, thermos flasks and comfy camp chairs, is a guest favourite.

Inspired by the beauty of nature, our curated art collection is not to be missed. Displayed throughout Penrhiw Priory, the works aim to connect you to the gardens, meadow and woods of the surrounded Welsh landscape.

Open: All year

Rooms: 8

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Occasions to Remember

Some of the highlights of staying at our historic hotel


Penrhiw Priory is home to a large, fully domestic kitchen allowing you to cook together at leisure. Alternatively we will be delighted to assist with sourcing a private chef for your stay or advise on where to eat in the city.


Home to seven ensuite bedrooms and one spacious ground-floor suite, our rooms have been restored with the utmost care. Each room is named after its magnificent views. Suede wallpaper, generous sofas, and art inspired by the beauty of nature create a calming space. Decked out with luxurious Aromatherapy Associates toiletries, bathrooms include luxury towels and slippers, perfect for padding around post-shower.


Find time to unwind with our natural holistic treatments designed to relax your body and mind. Melt into our calming treatment room where your cares, stresses and muscular aches will be smoothed away by our qualified therapists. Book a holistic massage to loosen up or focus on the parts that rarely get a break, the head and the feet, by opting for a restorative Indian Head massage or reflexology.


Experiences to add to your itinerary
  • St Davids Cathedral
  • RSPB Reserve Ramsey Island
  • Oriel y Parc Visitor Centre
  • Whitesands Beach
  • St Davids Head
  • Whitesands 9 holes
  • Priskilly Forest Golf Course
  • Newport Sands Links Course
  • National Botnical Gardens
  • Tenby Museum
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • St Davids Music and Arts Festival
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