Good Hotel Guide Review
In ‘most beautiful surroundings’ on a bluff overlooking the Teifi valley, this Victorian Italianate villa, designed by Thomas Talbot Bury, an associate of Pugin’s, is a very dog-friendly hotel and popular wedding venue. It has a ‘cosy’ feel to it, with ‘professional, competent and warm’ staff. Bedroom styling is a little démodé, with patterned carpet and a lot of peach, but two rooms, one with a four-poster, have French windows to a Juliet balcony. Nice touches include a cafetière and teapot, home-made shortbread and Temple Spa toiletries (noted by a reader, with approval, in the ground-floor cloakroom). In the attractive restaurant, a fixed-price menu might include boeuf bourguignon or from the à la carte, Welsh steaks, bean burger, or BBQ pulled pork burger. Breakfast choices are more adventurous, with cockles and laver bread, sautéed potatoes, and mushroom fricassée. In what remains of former pleasure grounds – a lawned garden with flower borders, some rockwork, some parasol walks – Victorian conifers survive, while azaleas blaze. There are wonderful walks along the Ceredigion Coast Path or in the Cambrian mountains.
lift (to some bedrooms), bar, 3 lounges, conservatory, restaurant, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, beauty treatment room, terrace, 14-acre grounds, EV charging, restaurant and ground floor wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
in restaurant and lounges.
all ages welcomed, cots £10, extra bed £30.
allowed in bedrooms (£10 per night), public areas, not restaurant.
B&B doubles from £135, singles from £110. À la carte £35, fixed-price 3-course menu £32.