Good Hotel Guide Review
Sweeping views across the Teifi valley are just one reason why this Grade II listed Italianate villa is a popular choice for weddings. Standing in seclusion a mile outside town, it was designed by Thomas Talbot Bury, an associate of AWN Pugin, and originally named, in Welsh, Valley of the Kestrel. Now owned by Lisa Hutton and Derek Parton, it offers ‘the very quintessence of a warm welcome and a good bed in the country’. The bedrooms are individually designed and spacious. One has a modern four-poster, and an iron-lace Juliet balcony from which to admire the azaleas in their pomp. All rooms have period furniture, perhaps a wall of statement wallpaper, a cafetière, a teapot, home-made shortbread and Temple Spa toiletries. Chef Tony Schum favours local Welsh produce for daily updated menus that might include a platter of seafood from Cardigan Bay, venison loin, or a veggie Glamorgan sausage with Perl Las (a blue cheese) sauce. There are ‘comfortable public rooms’, an in-house beauty therapist should you wish to be sugared or shellacked, and wonderful walks along the Ceredigion Coast Path or in the Cambrian mountains. (RG)
lift (to some bedrooms), bar, 3 lounges, conservatory, restaurant, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, beauty treatment room, terrace, 14-acre grounds, restaurant and ground floor wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
in restaurant and lounges.
all ages welcomed.
allowed (£10 per night) in bedrooms, public areas, not restaurant.
per room B&B single £100–£205, double £135–£230, D,B&B double (min. 2 nights) £199–£294. À la carte £50, fixed-price 3-course menu £32, 7-course tasting menu £67.50.