Remote and unspoilt, the Pembrokeshire peninsula – at the southwest corner of Wales – must surely rank among Europe's most magnificent and varied coastlines. Here you'll find St Brides Castle, the restoration of which earned a Prince of Wales Award for Architecture.
Set in 99 acres of mature parkland, the fine 19th century baronial country mansion was re-styled in 1833, at the whim of the fourth Lord Kensington. As a result, its castellated outline reflects the eccentricity common among the wealthy landowners of the time. Today this fascinating castle has a modern purpose, providing the discerning holidaymaker with a choice of stylish and comfortable apartments and cottages.
Not far from St Brides is Haverfordwest, an attractive and bustling market town, with a range of shops and restaurants. Also within easy driving distance to the north is Britain's smallest city, St.David's, with its lovely 12th century cathedral – and to the south is the town of Pembroke, with its old Norman castle.
St Bride's is located in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, which boasts a wealth of wonderful places to explore and enjoy. Its stunning coastline offers safe, sandy beaches ideal for families, as well as rugged cliffs and secluded rocky coves. It is also a paradise for the wildlife enthusiast, internationally important for its rare habitats and species.
St Brides Castle is part of a growing portfolio of outstanding holiday properties throughout the UK and Europe, imaginatively created over 31 years to combine 'home from home' comfort with total relaxation. Currently the portfolio features 32 holiday developments, all in stunningly beautiful locations across 13 countries, with around 1,400 individual villas, apartments and cottages. The properties range from historic buildings, beautifully restored and tastefully converted, to modern, purpose-built private resorts.