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)
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.
in restaurant and lounges.
all ages welcomed.
allowed (£10 per night) in bedrooms, public areas except restaurant.
per room B&B single £100–£205, double £135–£230, D,B&B double (min. 2 nights) £225–£320. À la carte £50.
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