The Welsh adventure didn’t stop there, our weekend retreat also had a sister hotel named Twr Y Felin – good luck pronouncing that! Although the hotels name may have been difficult to say, it was very easy to speak amazing and positive words about it. The hotel was situated in St. David’s – for those that are interested it is actually the smallest City in Pembrokeshire. We were told it is a very popular area for those who want a holiday in the summer, with lots of quaint B&B’s and small hotels throughout the small city.
Getting back to our hotel, we both found the front entrance and were instantly amazed at this pristine and new hotel at the end of a newly laid driveway with a gated entrance. We made our way up the drive and were again met by very friendly and welcoming staff, who simply could not do enough for us. They offered to take our bags and took them to the room for us. Whilst walking through the lobby, we couldn’t help but check out the fancy pieces of art up on the walls. Later we got to meet the artists themselves which was both a surprise to me and an absolute privilege, more later.
We entered the room and were stunned by how stylish it was, the bed was a good size, we had a huge TV, along with a sound system and super fast WiFi, the rooms clearly trended from our previous nights stay in Roch Castle. It was how I envisioned I would design my room if I was to have the chance – maybe in June this year I could well get that chance, we will see, until then I will bear in mind some of the styling tips.
Next thing, to the Sea! We were whisked away by the chauffeur (staff who are regularly chauffeuring their guests about to where they need to go – a very useful and pleasant service) through St. David’s to the Voyages of Discovery Experience around the famous Ramsey Island. We were suited up in sea worthy clothing to keep us warm and dry, this was followed by donning our life jackets, we then made our way onto the rib (boat). Jumped onto it from the jetty with Charles (Charlie), Lisa and co. We made speedy trip over to the nature reserve and were given a guided tour on our journey, which was both very informative and insightful to what goes on at the island and who looks after all the wildlife.
Later that night we went downstairs for dinner, all dressed up and looking sharp. We joined other people at the table to which we introduced ourselves to. Everyone was so polite and friendly, Scarlett and I felt straight at home and starting discussing who these people were and what they doing here. Although everyone was lovely, a street-artist named “Pure Evil” (Charles Uzzell-Edwards) and his wife Lisa – a self proclaimed accidental artist, captured our imagination for what they did and how they came to finding themselves in Wales with us. Only to find out that they in fact live about 10 miles away from Scarlett – a small world. Lisa explained the type of art that her husband created with the name of one very famous artist whom took a particular liking to Charles’s art, Lisa was explaining this whilst showing us the examples that were placed neatly up on the walls of the restaurant. I was an instant fan, the simplicity of what he had created and yet it was so effective and in my amateur opinion stood out in what was a room of fantastic and eccentric art. Both were lovely people and I felt a satisfaction in the reason to why we both experienced the opening of the hotel with these two and the other lovely artists.
The food came out and I was not disappointed which to be fair I rarely am due to myself having a strong love for tasty food. The service was truly impeccable and this did not slip once throughout our 2 night stay in Roch Castle and Twr Y Felin. I ordered the smoked salmon, which was sublime and so tender, a great start for a starter. The night got better when my pork dish came out. Full of flavour and juicy, the food was top-notch, no doubt, I’d go back just for the food again. I followed this up with a delightful chocolate tart with Clementine mascarpone and pistachios a favourite of mine.
A very unique stay, one to remember, we both agreed that we would love to have the privilege to stay again in the future, it was such a nice weekend get away.
The nights stay at the Twr Y Felin was complimentary, however all opinions are my own.