The Lake

‘A pleasant place with comfortable public rooms and very obliging staff.’ Praise in 2015 for Jean-Pierre Mifsud’s traditional country house hotel which stands in extensive grounds by a lake on the River Irfon. The owner, ‘very much in residence’ (another comment this year), often mingles with guests in the evening in the three large lounges. Luke Marriott is the manager. In the ‘lovely’ dining room, the cooking of the chef, Darren Tattersall, is ‘very good’. His four-course menu of modern dishes might include sweetcorn bavarois, organic salsa, crisp sourdough; halibut, clam and shrimp chowder. The spacious bedrooms in the main house have traditional furnishings. More contemporary rooms are in a lodge between the house and the Kingfisher spa. ‘Our well-appointed room in the annexe was a decent size; the bathroom was also large. It was quiet and dark at night. A plus was that they provided blankets rather than a duvet.’ Various treatments are available in the spa. Children are welcomed: they have restricted access to the spa and the restaurant at night. Breakfast is ‘good’. (Antony Griew, and others). The Lake is a member of Pride of Britain hotels.
  • A pleasant place with comfortable public rooms and very obliging staff. Our bedroom was in an annex about 40 yards from the main house across a courtyard. It was a decent size and well appointed. The bathroom was also large. It was quiet and reasonably dark at night. One plus for me was that they provided blankets rather than a duvet. The food was very good. There was a choice of four each of starters, main dishes and desserts. Service at table was a bit slow (maybe too many staff were off for the Christmas holidays). The dining room was pleasant and breakfast was good.

    Dr Antony Griew, 23/04/2015

  • The staff are always very welcoming, the rooms are fabulously comfortable, and if possible they will upgrade you. The food is generally very good and the service highly efficient whilst still remaining friendly. The situation is beautiful and walk round the lake and down along the river is a gem.

    Annabel Thomas, 02/03/2012

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Local attractions

Powis Castle
This castle was originally built in the 12th century, and now has well-established gardens and parklands surrounding it.
Attingham Park
A mansion house with an atmospheric dining room set for an evening banquet, reflecting the Regency splendour of the original occupants.

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Contact Details

The Lake

LLANGAMMARCH WELLS Powys Wales LD4 4BS

Telephone

01591 620202

Discount Vouchers

This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night's stay

Further Information

Bedrooms

30. 12 suites in adjacent lodge, 7 on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year.

Facilities

ramps, 3 lounges, orangery, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, spa (15-metre swimming pool), civil wedding licence, 50-acre grounds (tennis).

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed (£10 charge).

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £145–£260, D,B&B (min. 2 nights) from £205. Set dinner £45.

GHG voucher offer

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