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Penrhiw Priory

Client – The Retreats Group

Location – Penrhiw, St Davids

Commission – Full Architectural Service

Penrhiw Priory was originally designed by John Middleton in 1884 as a vicarage, a fine example of Victorian architecture in the ‘Tudorbethan’ style. It is a listed grade 2 building.

The building changed hands a number of times and in the 1960’s it was extensively extended and became a priory for the Mission of St. John the Evangelist.

In 2008 The Retreats Group Trust purchased the building with the intent of converting it into a destination for corporate retreats.

Acanthus Holden Architects were commissioned to design and manage the transformation of the building into a 5* corporate retreat.

The works involve the demolition of the 1960’s extension and the restoration of the interiors, and was completed in Jan 2011.


Acanthus Holden Architects Planners Pembroke Pembrokeshire Carmarthenshire Cardiganshire West Wales