Good Hotel Guide Review
The River Marlais runs by the garden of Annabel and Stephen Thomas’s 16th-century country house in a village on the edge of Brechfa Forest. Bring your mountain bike and your dog and reserve an ‘ideal’ large and ‘beautifully warm’ ground-floor room with outdoor access. A Guide inspector found pine furniture and a super-king-size bed. ‘The hotel is justly popular.’ A glance at the guest register confirmed it is much in demand.’ Annabel welcomes new arrivals with tea and cake, in a residents’ lounge with wood-burner. ‘Her ability to generate a spirit of relaxation and revival amongst her guests keeps the place running successfully.’ At night, in a dining room with a large stone fireplace, ‘she acted as our warm and always punctilious waitress’. Stephen, meanwhile, cooks ‘outstanding, well-presented’ locally sourced dishes, including griddled Llansawel Croft Farm lamb chops on wilted Ty Mawr wild garlic and cavolo nero. Breakfast sets you up for a forest foray – free-range eggs, local sausages, dry-cured ham or smoked salmon.
6. 2 on ground floor, 1 with private access.
sitting room, bar, breakfast room, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 1-acre grounds.
classical in restaurant during dinner.
10 and upwards welcomed.
allowed in bedrooms, sitting room and bar, not in restaurant or breakfast room (no extra charge), biscuits, bowls, and information on local walks provided.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B single £80–£100, double £115–£130, D,B&B double £160–£175. Set dinner £25–£30. 1-night bookings occasionally refused.
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