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 A W N 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 Coastal 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.