The Falcondale

Lampeter, Ceredigion

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. More

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.

Hotel details

Address

Falcondale Drive
Lampeter
Ceredigion
SA48 7RX
Wales

Telephone

01570 422910

Bedrooms

17.

Open

all year.

Facilities

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.

Background music

in restaurant and lounges.

Children

all ages welcomed, cots £10, extra bed £30.

Dogs

allowed in bedrooms (£10 per night), public areas, not restaurant.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £135, singles from £110. À la carte £35, fixed-price 3-course menu £32.