Cresselly House

An 18th century stately home in wonderful Pembrokeshire countryside, with genuine grandeur and style.

Kilgetty, Pembrokeshire, SA68 0SP

Cresselly House

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Free admission to members of Historic Houses when you show a valid membership card.
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Home of the Allen family for 250 years, the fine stone façade of Cresselly presents a lovely symmetry as you approach the house from the main drive.

The three-storey centre section, built in 1770, is flanked by two-storey wings added nearly a hundred years later and was the work of Clarke and Holland of Newmarket, Suffolk, who also worked for Lady Catherine Allen’s brother, the Earl of Portsmouth. The house contains good plasterwork and fittings of both periods.

Cresselly is a handsome and inviting old country house with a long history of hospitality and good living. The visitors’ book, going back a hundred years, records the regular arrivals and departures of aristocrats and gentry invited for country and sporting gatherings, and the same tradition of welcoming the guest is enthusiastically carried on today by Hugh Harrison-Allen.

Opening Times

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

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2024 Dates:

June 3rd to June 17th 10-1pm, July 28th to August 8th. 10-1pm, plus August 26th 1-3pm

Tours are on the hour and cost £5 per person.

Coaches and at other times by arrangement.

We regret that we are not able to welcome dogs or children under 12.



Historic House members visit for free. To book a tour please get in contact using the details below.

Contact information:

Phone: 01646 651992


Educational Visits

Cresselly is available for both school and educational groups to visit.

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Getting here

Kilgetty, Pembrokeshire, SA68 0SP

Cresselly lies just to the west of the A4075 which can be reached from the road to Haverfordwest (A40).

As you come into the village of Cresselly, going slightly uphill, look for the high stone garden wall on your right. Then shortly after it ends, take the small side road signposted Cresswell Quay and just down on the right you will find the main entrance drive to the house.

Please note our gates are narrow, so you should swing wide when driving in.

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Cresselly House grounds view

Cresselly House, Sir Benfro

Yn gartref i’r teulu Allen ers 250 o flynyddoedd, mae ffasâd carreg Cresselly yn hardd a chwbl gymesur gan greu golygfa hyfryd wrth i chi agosáu at y tŷ o’r brif lôn.

O boptu’r rhan ganol tri llawr, a adeiladwyd yn 1770, mae dwy adain ddeulawr, a ychwanegwyd bron i gan mlynedd yn ddiweddarach. Gwnaed y rhain gan Clarke a Holland o Newmarket, Suffolk, a oedd hefyd yn gweithio i frawd yr Arglwyddes Catherine Allen, Iarll Portsmouth. Mae’r tŷ yn cynnwys gwaith plastr a ffitiadau da o’r ddau gyfnod.

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