June 2nd 2020 | A message from us.
It is with a heavy heart that I must let you know that on Saturday morning on 30th May a fire broke out at the hotel. No-one was hurt or involved, and everyone is safe for which we are incredibly grateful and this is the most important thing of all.
However, a significant amount of damage has been caused to the building. The local fire brigade arrived swiftly and were able to contain the fire to one wing. The firefighters acted with total professionalism, utter bravery, kindness and empathy both to us and to this beautiful and historic building. We owe them our heartfelt gratitude.
As a result of this, we are so sad that the hotel is now unlikely to be able to open at all this summer. It has been such a privilege to spend the last 5 years restoring the Abbey to its current beautiful state. Penally Abbey is a Grade 2 listed Strawberry Hill gothic house and will need the utmost care and precision in the months to come in order to restore it to the level that it deserves.
In the coming days and weeks, we shall find a way forward both together as a family and with our team and know that the hotel will return more beautiful and stronger than before. Of that you can be sure.
After closing the hotel from the end of March due to Covid-19, we were so looking forward to being able to gradually resume some form of normality. Please do know that we are so disappointed to not be welcoming you but that we hope that you will come and stay with us again in the hopefully not too distant future.
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All of our guests with bookings in the next few months will be contacted individually and we thank everyone for their patience.
Lucas, Melanie, Joe, Saskia, Jacques and the whole Penally team.
Restaurant ...a cosy hotel overlooking the sea, near Tenby
As you find it today, Penally Abbey is a true labour of love for the Boissevain family. It is home to a candle lit restaurant called Rhosyn, 12 beautiful bedrooms, a happy little spaniel called Maud and acres of wonderful woodlands & gardens.
Located just outside Tenby, and a 10 minute walk from the magical Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, Penally is a place where time slows down and sea views, squishy armchairs and home-cooked food soothe the soul.