Historic Houses

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Awel Y Mor

Posted on 20th July, 2023

Awel Y Mor is located in the quiet idilic village of Stakepole, off the edge of Pembroke. The village itself upholds mountains of history due to its age and conquest. It was sieged by the Normans when they first invaded South Wales back in the early 17th century. 

During the second world war, soldiers were billated at Stackpole Court - the heart of the village, and due to lack of resources needed at the time they took the original lead from the roof to use as bullets and shrapnal, allowing for rain to leak into the original foundations causing terrible dry rot. As a result the foundations were pulled down in 1963, and large pieces of the estate was broken up and passed into the care of the National Trust. The few buildings that remained were later turned into apartments and houses and are what you are able to see today.

A short walk away, you are able to immerse yourself in the local wildlife throughout the coast of Barafungal bay, Bosherston lily ponds and also the Broad Haven stretch. Offering up to our visitors and




locals the beautiful beaches of what South Pembrokeshire has to offer.


















Gwynne House, Tenby

Posted on 22nd November, 2022

Within the heart of Tenby, Pembrokeshire lies Gwynne House. A Georgian townhouse first built in the early 1900's as the right house of an adjoining pair. To the left was 'Kemendine'. Gwynne House was listed as a Grade II building in 19g51, along with the metal railings that surround the property today. 

Gwynne House was first home to a practicing solicitor named John Gwynne, born in Ludchurch whom married a local Tenby woman named Fanny Price. Fanny was a poet, author and a composer and became a leading member of Vicorian society in Tenby. Fanny came from a well established wealthy family and she had enjoyed a privilaged upbringing. She was undoubtedly introduced to many suitors, however married John Gwynne on 17th of July 1845 in Tenbys St. Marys Church. Gwynne House was their home until they died. John in 1880, and Fanny in 1901. 


Despite the Gwynne-Prices no longer inhabiting Gwynne House, it was turned into a guest house in later years and attracted many guests with its stunning seaside window views. One of which was Mary Ann Evans. A young aspiring actor from England. She stayed in Gwynne House one summer with her family and felt inspired to write her first best selling novel under the alias of 'George Eliot'. Today, the bottom suite of the premises is named after her while her portrait bestowes the lower walls. Above the front door, a plaque to honor her time spent there, looking over the crystal seas of Tenby that inspired her best works.