Fishguard is quirky – arty and friendly with a folk festival in May and a jazz festival in August. You’ll find great coastal walks, sandy beaches and magical St Davids a few miles south. In short, it’s much more than an overnight stop on your way to Ireland and, with a happy vibe waiting at the Manor Town House, hard to resist. Chris and Helen escaped London and have taken to their new world like ducks to water. Inside, you’re greeted by a couple of gorgeous sitting rooms – stripped floorboards, cool colours, local art, and crackling fires in winter. One has an honesty bar, you get fresh flowers, lots of books, and comfy sofas from which to plan your day. Homely bedrooms have lots of charm: bold colours, beautiful fabrics, the odd antique, super-comfy beds. Those at the back have sea views, perhaps a sofa or a padded window seat, while compact bathrooms do the trick. Breakfast is a treat, there’s a garden for afternoon tea overlooking the harbour, and it’s a one-minute stroll up the road to Bar Five for cocktails. Pembrokeshire awaits. Brilliant.