The story of Crug Glâs
It all began a long, long time ago…
Crug Glâs house can be traced back to the 12th Century when it was mentioned in the Black Book of St Davids - the chronicle of local farms, manors and estates.
The Bishop of St Davids is said to have lived at Crug Glâs from time to time and the house remained in the hands of the Church for centuries until it was sold in the early 1900s.
Introducing Perkin and Janet
Crug Glâs is now owned and run by husband and wife team Janet and Perkin Evans. If it feels from your visit as though their relationship with the house is far more than just a commercial one, that’s because it is. Crug Glâs has always been a part of this couple’s lives, and it’s now a part of the lives of their children and grandchildren.
From the beginning of the 1600s, Janet’s ancestors – the well- respected Harries family - lived as tenants in Crug Glâs. Janet’s mother (a fantastic cook, by all accounts) was brought up here until she was thirteen years old when they moved to another farm. Perkin’s family took over the tenancy and went on to buy the property in the 1950s.
By happy coincidence Perkin met Janet. They married and in 1987 moved into Crug Glâs to farm beef and cereals.
The changing face of Crug Glâs
As each of Janet and Perkin’s children grew up and flew the nest, the couple’s vision for Crug Glâs took more defined shape. The scale and dimensions of the house, and its incredible setting, lent themselves well to a luxury country retreat; a place to kick off the walking boots and unwind in unadulterated comfort.
Janet and Perkin grasped this potential and began modernising the house in keeping with its Georgian style. They added en-suite bathrooms and moved the kitchen and sculleries from the lower-ground to the ground floor. The top floor was totally remodeled from servants’ quarters to a spacious and contemporary suite with panoramic views over the countryside. And the property’s driveway was reinstated in the grounds where it now winds through the grove of trees.
In recent years attention has turned to the old farm buildings. These have been renovated using local materials including oak for doors, windows and flooring and the rooms punctuated with melin tregwynt throws and cushions. Once the milking parlour and outbuildings these suites are now a peaceful hideaway, a stone’s throw from the main house.
Crug Glâs today
Bit-by-bit and with careful attention, Crug Glâs has become more than a home and a farm for the Evans family. It’s now a luxurious 5-star country house boutique hotel and restaurant, drawing guests from all over the world as well as locals who count it as one of the very best restaurants and places to eat in Pembrokeshire.