Pembrokeshire Coast


Penquoit Centre, Lawrenny, Kilgetty, Pembrokeshire, SA68 OPL

The Penquoit Centre is a welcoming courtyard of historic longhouses converted into hostel accommodation for groups of 10 to 25 people. The land on which the centre stands includes a range of fields, ancient woodland, direct access to the Cresswell river and the Pembrokeshire National Park. The land is rich in birdlife, river, sea and wildfowl and within easy reach of over 20 beautiful beaches as well as the Preselli Hills, castles, Tenby and Caldy, riding and canoeing.

The hostel consists of 2 dormitories (one on the ground floor), communal showers and toilets. There are 2 private rooms, a large dining room with wood burning stove and a long room ideal for group activities, workshops and creativity. The kitchen is fully equipped and the centre is centrally heated. The Centre is ideal for family and friend get-togethers, art, yoga, drama, healing and dancing

This accommodation is featured on our map of South Wales and Pembrokeshire.
Penquoit Centre | Pembrokeshire Coast

Contact Penquoit Centre

or call Joan Carlisle on
01646 651666

Rooms & Beds:

25+: 1×10, 1×15, + 2 private rooms.


All year.

Price per night:

£16 per person.


Booking essential, deposit 25%.




M4 to Carmarthen, A40 towards Haverfordwest. At Canaston Bridge (just after Robeston Wathem) take A4075 for Pembroke. At Cresselly (6 miles) turn right, then right again at T junction. After small bridge turn left uphill towards Lawrenny, the Centre is on right (½ mile).

Public Transport:

Trains and National Express stop at Kilgetty or Tenby (7miles). Irish Ferry and Pembroke (6 miles). We can collect if necessary

This accommodation is by the sea, is in a National Park, is available only to groups and is on the ideal for retreats page.

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Summer Holidays with your family and friends in coastal Pembrokeshire

Summer Holidays with your family and friends in coastal Pembrokeshire

Stay in artistically converted historic longhouses, on the Cresswell Estuary, close to beautiful beaches , Tenby and the Preselli Hills.

Book a summer Holiday with your family and friends in coastal Pembrokeshire, staying in the artistically converted historic longhouses of the Penquoit Centre.  The centre is close to Cresswell Estuary  with its charming pub, straddling the quiet road and unchanged for centuries.  A pleasant walk  will take you to Cresswell Castle and Tidal Mill which are greatly accommodating to visitors and have a selection of interesting of summer of events.   The Penquoit Centre is at the heart of coastal Pembrokeshire, within a radius of a short drive (20 minutes) you can visit  20 stunning beaches and the seaside town of Tenby.   Make the Penquoit Centre a base for your summer holiday this year.

Penquoit Centre

Penquoit Centre

I can feel myself relaxing already. Can’t you?

The Penquoit centre in Pembrokeshire takes you by surprise. We have so many hostels which target busy modern youngsters charging from wifi hotspot to Soy Latte and back, whose funky urban interiors race the heartbeat up to the pace of modern life. And then we have Penquoit. I was surprised they don’t have a website. But why should I have been?

They are unapologetically slow. Slow like ‘slow food’ or ‘slow travel’; like slow down and enjoy the real things in life. 

I was surprised by the buildings of Penquoit. Charming, low slung long houses converted to accommodation, warmed by wood burners – slow down. Pembrokeshire long houses are traditional homes, like their Irish and Scottish crofting cousin sin which families and livestock lived together. i was surprised by the one simply described as ‘a long room ideal for group activities, workshops and creativity’. Creativity. Slow down. They’re all gathered round a farm courtyard, surrounded by ancient woodland, rivers and fields. Slow down. Take a look at the picture and the graceful curves of the natural wood. I shouldn’t be surprised to find that it’d all been made in that long room.

I can feel myself relaxing already. Can’t you?



Base your summer holiday in Lawrenny, Pembrokeshire

Base your summer holiday in Lawrenny, Pembrokeshire

A tidal valley, with old fashioned peace, and the Cresselly Arms stretching out towards the river

Visit the Penquoit Centre in this secluded estuary valley in Pembrokeshire to find a village that has the peaceful feel of the past.  Visit the hamlet of Cresswell Key, just a mile away.  Here the Cresselly Arms seems to stretch right across the road to reach the tidal Cresswell River, which oscillates between mud flats and still waters.  The Cresselly Arms has summer BBQ’s by the waters edge and on a lucky date in July you will find the Tenby Male Voice Choir singing with the pub to their backs and the river in front.   Just 20 minutes drive from the Penquoit Centre are the beaches of south Pembrokeshire with their sheltered sandy expanses and the interesting harbor town of Tenby with shops, museums and beaches.  Three miles from the Penquoit Centre are Carew Castle and Carew Tidal Mill.  Privately owned and open to the public for very economical rates, the Mill and the Castle make a great day. For a few weeks in summer Carew Castle hosts a medieval village, providing great activities for children and adults for the cost of a few groats.

Contact Penquoit Centre:

01646 651666Message