The Falcondale

Lampeter, Ceredigion

At the end of a long drive, Chris and Lisa Sutton’s ‘welcoming’ Italianate villa stands ‘in stunning grounds’, a mile outside Lampeter. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

At the end of a long drive, Chris and Lisa Sutton’s ‘welcoming’ Italianate villa stands ‘in stunning grounds’, a mile outside Lampeter. Guests this year declared the dog-friendly spot ‘definitely worth its entry’. The ‘comfortable public rooms’ have a classic country house feel, all crackling fires, polished wood, inviting sofas. ‘The entire place has a welcoming, cosy vibe about it,’ wrote a delighted bride after the hotel hosted her ‘relaxed, glorious day’. ‘Every member of staff was warm and professional.’ The lounge and many bedrooms offer ‘magnificent views’ over gardens abounding with rhododendrons and azaleas. Some of the uncluttered rooms have a four-poster, some a Juliet balcony overlooking the Teifi valley; all are ‘classically styled’ with Farrow and Ball-inspired colour schemes, antiques, bathroom with Temple Spa toiletries. Seasonal Ceredigion produce takes centre stage in Tony Schum’s modern Welsh menus. ‘We enjoyed delicious cauliflower panna cotta and a very generous sharing fish platter.’ Come morning, the full Welsh; local charcuterie and cheese; bacon with cockles and laver bread are among several ‘interesting’ options. (Robert Gower, PM)

Hotel details

Address

Falcondale Drive
Lampeter
Ceredigion
SA48 7RX
Wales

Telephone

01570 422910

Bedrooms

17.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lift (does not access all bedrooms), bar, 3 lounges, conservatory, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, beauty treatment room, terrace, 14-acre grounds (lawns, woodland), restaurant and ground floor wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

in restaurant and lounges.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed (£10 per night) in bedrooms, public areas except restaurant.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £100–£205, double £135–£230, D,B&B double (min. 2 nights) £225–£320. 
À la carte £50.