Good Hotel Guide Review
The red kites that soar above the Cothi valley have a bird’s-eye view of Brechfa Forest – perfect for hiking and biking – and of this rustic 16th-century country house hotel on its margin, with the River Marlais running by. It was taken over in late 2019 by Paul Bennett and Melissa Hurley, who have begun a programme of gentle, practical upgrading, while preserving the relaxed ethos. The bedrooms are not fancy, but have comfy seating and all the usual extras. Some have works by Welsh artist Nigel Wood, drawing inspiration from the surrounding landscape. Guide regulars found their ground-floor room, with a comfortable super-king-size bed, ideal for their dog; there is no extra charge for four-legged visitors. In the dining room, divided from the breakfast room by a large stone fireplace, Paul’s concise, changing three-course dinner menus include such dishes as a casserole of Himalayan salt-aged beef with chestnut and braised shallot, while a plant-based menu is promised. There is a cosy lounge with plenty of seating, a log-burning stove and exposed stone walls. Reports, please.
6. 2 on ground floor, 1 with private access.
sitting room, bar, breakfast room, restaurant, in-room TV (Freeview), 1-acre grounds.
classical in restaurant during dinner.
10 and upwards welcomed.
allowed in bedrooms (no charge), sitting room and bar, not in restaurant or breakfast room (biscuits, bowls, and information on local walks provided).
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B single £80, double £115–£130, D,B&B single £100, double £160–£175. Set dinner £25–£30. 1-night bookings occasionally refused.
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