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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All



We believe at Orielton that all our guests should feel welcome and at home. We realise that some of our younger guests can feel vulnerable as it’s their first time away from loved ones. We strive to achieve the best and that’s why we have friendly staff who are always on hand to help.

Our centre is based in a stunning Georgian mansion set in 120 acres of wooded grounds. Arranged over four floors, the accommodation retains many original features and is Grade 2* listed – take the opportunity to use the Virtual Tour to find out more about the facilities on offer. On the ground floor we have an adult sitting room with adjoining kitchen area, student common room, dining room and main office. The first and second floors are bedroom accommodation and the basement contains the drying room, games room area, student kitchen for making hot and cold drinks, tuckshop and waterproof store.

Orielton has 127 beds in the main house and stableyard: in the main house there are 7 en-suite rooms for teachers and 18 small dormitories for students (for 4 – 8 students), and in the stableyard there are a further 6 rooms. Staff rooms have hanging space, a bedside table, desk and tea & coffee making facilities. Student rooms have a handbasin and storage space for belongings. Bedding is supplied for all visitors and towels are provided for teachers and adults on leisure learning or professional courses.

Whether you are on an adult course, with a school group or with your family, in our main house the adult sitting room is the perfect location for relaxing, with an open fire, television and comfortable armchairs. There is also a spacious student common room with television and leather sofas. Downstairs there is a games rooms with pool table, table football, table tennis and a selection of board games.

We have six workrooms, and one of these can be used as a conference room for 80 – 100 people. All workrooms have interactive whiteboards and there is excellent WiFi access throughout the centre. Multi-media projection facilities are also available, along with access to laptops and tablets should you need them. There is an extensive library and for practical work we also have a soils lab and circulating seawater wet-bench.

The 120 acre grounds includes areas of deciduous and coniferous woodland, ponds and streams, a lawn area with picnic tables, a 5 a-side pitch, volleyball area, fire pit area, small climbing wall and weather station. Our extensive woodlands are perfect for woodland walks, spotting local wildlife including badgers, bats and woodland birds or following the clues around the woodland trail.


At Orielton, all of our food is prepared using fresh, seasonal ingredients with the emphasis on providing healthy and hearty meals for all of our guests. We use local reputable suppliers who provide ingredients of the highest quality. We have a variety of hot wholesome meals including vegetarian options, plus we have homemade cakes which are delicious to eat as an afternoon snack. We strive to maintain the high standards of our five star food hygiene rating at all times. If you have any special food requirement please let a member of staff know before you arrive at Orielton Centre.

Don’t forget to bring a lunch box and a flask or drinks bottle for any day trips out.

Breakfast includes

  •  A range of cereals
  •  A selection of cooked items each day, including vegetarian choices
  • Toast with jam or marmalade

Packed lunch – all visitors make their own packed lunch, so that they can make up exactly what they want to eat. We provide

  •  Bread, rolls or wraps to make sandwiches
  •  A variety of sandwich fillings, including cold meats, cheese, egg, tuna, hummus and various spreads
  •  Salad and raw vegetables
  • Home-made biscuits

Dinner - a typical weekly menu might include

Roast Turkey, Stuffing and Chipolata Sausages
* Vegetable Cobbler
Roast potatoes, Fresh Seasonal Vegetables
Fruits of the Forest Pavlova

Chicken Curry and Rice
*Spinach and Chickpea Curry
Salad and Naan Bread
Chocolate Sponge and Sauce

Homemade Minced Beef and Vegetable Pie
*Vegetable Pie
Boiled Local Potatoes, Fresh Vegetables
Sticky Toffee Pudding

Spicy Local Pork and Leek Sausage Casserole
*Spicy Vegetable and Bean Casserole
Jacket Potato with Cheese, Home-made Crusty Bread
Apple Tart and Cream

Fish with Herb Crusty Topping
Chips and Peas

Homemade Beef Lasagne
*Vegetable Lasagne
Salad and Garlic Bread
Fresh Fruit Salad

Visitors can select a salad which is served with jacket potato as an alternative to the hot main course – choose from turkey, ham, cheese or tuna.
Our experienced cooks are able to cater for all dietary requirements as long as we know in advance. Before the course you will be sent a short form to complete to ensure that we have the right information to meet your needs.

Surrounding Area

Nearest Town: Pembroke, 2.5 miles
Nearest Shop: Spar at Monkton, 2 miles
Nearest Pub/Eatery: Hundleton, 1 mile and lots in Pembroke
Nearest Airport: Cardiff
Nearest Train Station: Pembroke, 2.5 miles
Nearest coach stop: Pembroke, 2.5 miles
Nearest Beach: Freshwater West, 5.5 miles Approximately 2.5 miles from the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Pembrokeshire Coast Path (186 miles) within 10 minutes’ drive of the Centre.