- 16th century farmhouse
- Gated entrance and signage
- Fireside in the lobby
- Wall detailing: a mix of the old and new
- 12-foot tall Moroccan doors
- Hurst House Restaurant
- The restaurant piano and bar
- The bespoke main bar and fireplace
- The penthouse Chesterfield
- The penthouse
Surrounded by sea, the Towy estuary and acres of marshland, this remote hideaway has been restored, combining the character of Dylan Thomas' homeland with modern glamour.
The owner Matt Roberts and Interior designer Juliet de Valero Wills have worked together to create a hotel that is eccentric and sophisticated.
At the heart of the hotel site is 16th century Hurst House, built in 1595, which began its life as a humble dairy farm from where the name ‘hurst' derives. Next door is the malt house, where they used to make beer, and the salt house. Hurst House has had various wings and rooms added to it over the years, including the great barn that was turned into a garrison fort to keep the French at bay during the Napoleonic war.
Six of the suites are individual mezzanine rooms with a lounge and bathroom on the ground floor and a luxurious sleeping area upstairs furnished with king-sized beds. All the suites have views of vast stretches of marshland, whose best features are reflected internally via natural colours, textures and art. All have luxurious furniture and 1960s-inspired fixtures, including triffid lamps in a shocking scarlet, tactile velvet drapery and stone-floored bathrooms.