Penally Abbey Hotel ‘unlikely’ to open this summer following blaze

Penally Abbey Hotel has revealed it is “unlikely to be able to open at all this summer” after it suffered “significant damage” following a fire to one wing of the property.

The hotel is a Grade-II listed Strawberry Hill gothic house located in Tenby in South Wales and features 12-rooms, a restaurant and woodland gardens.

Firefighters were called to the property on the 30th May and were able to contain the blaze to the one wing with nobody injured. The hotel in a statement said it thanks the firefighters for their “total professionalism, utter bravery, kindness and empathy”.

The statement read: “As a result of this, we are so sad that the hotel is now unlikely to be able to open at all this summer. It has been such a privilege to spend the last five years restoring the Abbey to its current beautiful state. Penally Abbey is a Grade 2 listed Strawberry Hill gothic house and will need the utmost care and precision in the months to come in order to restore it to the level that it deserves.

“In the coming days and weeks, we shall find a way forward both together as a family and with our team and know that the hotel will return more beautiful and stronger than before. Of that you can be sure.”

It continued: “After closing the hotel from the end of March due to Covid-19, we were so looking forward to being able to gradually resume some form of normality. Please do know that we are so disappointed to not be welcoming you but that we hope that you will come and stay with us again in the hopefully not too distant future.”

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