Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Wow! This is the most wonderful country house,’ writes a reader. You don’t need to be a fan of the Netflix series The Crown to appreciate this former home of the Armstrong-Jones family, regularly visited by Princess Margaret and with a collection of royal memorabilia. It dates from the mid-1600s, but is substantially Victorian. New owners Daniel and Annie Perks have refurbishment in hand, so we reserve judgment on the decor of the drawing room, which our inspector found a bit of a mixture. Bedrooms are more harmonious, and the views to Snowdonia positively sing. Snowdon room is hung with some of his original signed photographs. Princess Margaret has a four-poster and a roll-top bath for two. Mount has views to the Menai Strait. All have Molton Brown products, home-made fudge and biscuits. In the Gun Room, Daniel ap Geraint, a former award-winning restaurateur, cooks ‘food to die for’. ‘Dinner was divine.’ ‘The atmosphere created by the staff and owners is wonderful.’ Our inspector’s breakfast was a bit of a curate’s egg, but on this, too, we wait to hear more. (Tracey Blessed, Deborah Meadows, TC, and others)
10, 1 on ground floor.
all year except Christmas, restaurant closed Sun, Mon.
drawing room, restaurant, private dining room, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 15-acre grounds, parking.
in drawing room and dining room.
pets allowed in bedrooms and in drawing room (not food service areas) at additional charge by arrangement.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B £119–£249. Set dinner £48. 1-night bookings refused New Year’s Eve.