When we discover Great Little Places, they are very often exactly that, small and perfectly formed. In the case of Globe House, ‘little’ may not be the most appropriate word to describe it, it’s the largest house in the village, but it is most certainly perfectly formed. From the outside Globe House betrays its lengthy pedigree, the architecture is extravagant and elegant, and the castellated roof line hints that it’s a place to be reckoned with. The latest re-incarnation of this historic property is bang up to date, and through the expert eye of Sally Dickerson it has been sympathetically restored with luxury imbedded into all that she has touched.
It’s a house that’s as equally well made for indulgent celebrations as it is for romantic breaks. Angle is a sleepy, un-spoilt but pretty village, known in the past for oyster catching, bonnet making, and being an important marine defence location. Angle sits on the Pembrokeshire coastal path and embraces all things coastal. There’s proper seaside in all its forms, head-clearing rocky walking, sand, shells, rock pools, cosy pubs where the world stands still and breath-taking views all within a few minutes of Globe House.
The brand new and pristine interior finishes sit well within such an historic building, and the welcomingly airy hallway with its stunning exposed wrought iron staircase hints at the stylish makeover within. There are eight gorgeous bedrooms, all en-suite, with a selection of bed configurations that allow the house to easily swallow up 24 guests in luxurious comfort. The smart contemporary bathrooms boast modern chrome and clean minimalist lines, toasty underfloor heating, each different and equipped with shower AND bath, magnifier backlit mirrors, storage space and luxury Welsh toiletries. The original big bathrooms now feature rainforest showers and huge soaking tubs. Outside there’s plenty of parking, a safe fenced lawn, well kitted out BBQ area, and a deluxe eight-person hot tub, perfect for relaxation. Best of all, at the top of the new tower staircase, and hidden behind the castellated walls, there’s shortly going to be a very private rooftop terrace, ideal for aperitifs, rural views by day and star-gazing by night.
The gem that is West Angle Bay is just a few minutes’ walk, with its sparkling rockpools, golden sand and safe swimming, it’s a great place to hide away from the crowds and while away a relaxing few hours.
Pembroke ferry terminal for Ireland is only half an hour away, and if you fancy a faster paced short break, Tenby’s bustling nightlife and vast array of restaurants and bars is easily within reach, as are various gastropubs, castles, and attractions. Ideally situated, with a truly 5-star holiday experience for couples and crowds, Globe House should be on your shortlist.