Lower Lamphey Park B&B, Lamphey
Georgian Country House B&B and Self Catering Accommodation.
- 19th century buildings
- Breakfast included
- Free car parking (on site)
- No smoking
- Children welcome
- Dog/Pet friendly
- 4 Star Official Rating
- Historic Property
- Free broadband access
- Shared gardens
- Garden furniture
- Self-catering facilities
- Children's cots
- Children's highchairs
- Book library
Food and Drinks
- Self-catering facilities
- English breakfast (included)
- Recommended walks
- Beach (a short drive)
- Pub (a short drive)
- Historic houses
- Golf course (a short drive)
- Tennis courts (a short drive)
- Recommended restaurants (a short drive)
Lamphey Park is a small Georgian house situated in open countryside three miles from the beautiful South Pembrokeshire coast. Close to Pembroke and Tenby and some of the finest coastal scenery and beaches in Britain.
Lamphey Park provides B&B comfortable and well-furnished accommodation in the main house together with self-catering accommodation in our cottages – converted from the old outbuildings. All rooms have tea making facilities, and digital TV with Freeview. A small fridge and microwave are provided for the use of our guests
St Teilo’s Cottage is a one bedroom cottage which will sleep three, available for short stays (minimum stay of two nights).
Lamphey Park is close to some of the finest coastal scenery and beaches in the county, including Barafundle which has been voted ‘Best Beach in Britain’.
History to the present day
Lower Lamphey Park house is situated within what was formerly the deer park of the Bishop’s Palace at Lamphey. The palace was established in the 13th century and is mainly the work of Henry de Gower, bishop of St Davids from 1328 to 1347. It was a magnificent retreat - away from the worries of Church and State - in which the Bishop could combine the life of a prelate with that of a country gentleman.
During the reformation the church, lands at Lamphey were granted to Richard Devereux son of one of Henry VIII's trusted servants. Walter Devereux of Lamphey remodelled the palace as home and was created Earl of Essex in 1572. The second Earl was beheaded for treason in 1601, but the estate and title were eventually allowed to pass to the third Earl of Essex. By this time the palace was tenanted.
The palace and estate were sold to Sir Hugh Owen of Orielton in 1683. The palace was then no longer lived in and fell into disrepair. The buildings and land were converted to agricultural use. The Bishop’s Palace is now a ruin but the setting and scale of the buildings gives a clear impression of what it must have been in its heyday; it is well worth a visit. The palace is under the care of CADW and is open to the public.
Lamphey Park was built sometime around the turn of the 18th century which would coincide with the conversion of the Bishop’s Palace and its deer park to agricultural use. Lamphey Park was lived in as a gentleman’s residence until the end of the 19th century when it became a farm (The James family were tenant farmers at Lamphey Park for 57 years). However, the rent paid to the Lamphey Estate was insufficient to maintain the house and it gradually deteriorated; by 1960 the house was in a serious state of disrepair and was no longer habitable and no longer safe.
Lamphey Park is now a much loved house again. It is a house with a past – not always a good one – but now it also has a future.
Food and Drinks
Breakfast is served in the dining room in the main house, offering the traditional 'English' cooked breakfast and a choice of cereals, fruit, etc. Breakfast provides an opportunity to meet our other guests and it can be a very social occasion!
Evening meals are not offered but Lamphey village has an excellent choice of places to eat and your hosts are happy to provide a taxi service to-from the village for guests.
Grounds and gardens
Situated within the historic boundaries of the bishop’s palace deer park, a mile outside Lamphey village; just outside the National Park. It enjoys a peaceful, rural setting with views across the countryside towards the coast.
The house is surrounded by paddocks which are home to cattle, horses and Jacobs sheep. Guests are able to enjoy the garden and grounds.
Arrival information and how to find us
Address: Jon Davies, Lower Lamphey Park, Lamphey, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, SA71 5PD, United Kingdom
Check In: Your hosts are quite flexible, but please let them know what time you expect to arrive at Lamphey Park so they can be there to welcome you.
Check Out: It would be appreciated it if you can vacate rooms by 10.00am.
Directions: by Road
Follow the M4 motorway to its end at junction 49. Join the A48 road to Carmarthen (16 Miles). At Carmarthen take the A40 road to St Clears, and then take the A477 to Pembroke Dock. At Milton (5 miles before reaching Pembroke Dock) turn left, signposted to Manorbier and Lamphey. After 1 mile, turn right at the 'T' junction signposted to Lamphey. Proceed for approximately 1 mile, down a long hill, crossing a small bridge. After approximately 200 yards/meters, turn right up the farm lane to Lower Lamphey Park (There are signs for Lamphey Park at the bottom of the lane). The house and cottages are on the left hand side.
Arriving by Rail:
There are 5 trains per day stopping at Lamphey station. Journeys from London typically take 5 hours, changing at either Cardiff or Swansea. There are good connections with Bristol, Manchester, Liverpool and other parts of the UK. Lower Lamphey Park is approximately 1 mile from the station. Please let the hosts know which train you will be travelling on and they will collect you from the station. Lamphey Station is a REQUEST STOP so please ensure you advise the conductor that you wish to alight there.
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Mrs Sandra Kerr, May 2013: Brilliant stay. Loved it! Jon and Jane were very welcoming. Lamphey House is amazing! Beautiful area with lots to see.
Mrs Elizabeth Powell, May 2013: Very pleasant stay, relaxed with all old world charm. Great access to many attractions.
Miss Laura Nee, October 2012: Charming place with lovely hosts. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Mr Ashley Pettican, October 2012: A very warm welcome from Jon and Jane, excellent hosts! Thank you for an enjoyable stay!
Miss Rixt Hiemstra, October 2012: Had a great stay, very friendly family, beautiful views all a round.
Mr derek hartley, February 2012: overall a very peaceful place we had a quite and enjoyable stay.
Dr Catherine Hammond, September 2011: We hada lovely stay at Lower Lamphey Park. The welcome, location, quality of accommodation, and breakfast were all excellent. We hope to return in the future.
Mr Joseph Kramers, June 2011: Very friendly reception, very helpful in finding good opportunities for walking and visiting; overall: a fine place to be
Mr Peter Farrell, June 2011: Had a most relaxing stay at Lower Lamphey Park. Our room, Pembroke, was spacious and comfortable; John our host was amenable and a mine of information - we even got to see him guide a herd of escaped cattle into his field.
Am tempted to try one of the cottages next time.
Jan Mickles, September 2010: We had an enjoyable visit to the area and we would stay there again.
The only negative thing about the visit was the mosquitoes in out room.
Leon bennett, August 2010: Excellent room and friendly welcome! A very nice breakfast with nice people. Better than expected and I look forward to stopping here again!
jenny finn, August 2010: Great place for a break. We had a lovely time, beautiful b & b.
Carole Blease, August 2010: We thoroughly enjoyed staying in the Studio at Lower Lamphey. It has been refurbished really well by the owners who are friendly and helpful and served a great breakfast ! We will definitely stay there again.
sarah mcmullan, August 2010: beautiful accomodation. owners very welcoming and flexible, we would love to visit again.
Ruth Rogers, August 2010: We loved it. It was lovely and peaceful, good position and very helpful and friendly hosts.
colin nightingale, August 2010: we had a great stay, fine service all round
David Penney, July 2010: Very good service from start to finish. Impressive decor, excellent setting and extremely quiet. We will definitely go back again!
geoffrey wynn, July 2010: Very relaxed, dog friendly, good pub and food nearby (3/4 mile) (Dial Inn). Residents lounge not in use so created one in bedroom. 4 poster bed very comfortable!! No noise at night until bathroom extractor fan comes into use. Great location for touring. Will use this accommodation again.
Mr & Mrs G Teague, May 2010: A nice, friendly B&B situated in a quiet rural location.
G D Hobbs, May 2010: Very satisfied, but my wife would have appreciated a mirror in the bedroom.