The Old Vicarage

Dolfor, Powys

The red brick exterior of this former Victorian vicarage set back from the A483 in the Welsh marches might look ‘somewhat gaunt’ but inside are light-filled rooms, a ‘very pleasant lounge’ and a warm welcome. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

The red brick exterior of this former Victorian vicarage set back from the A483 in the Welsh marches might look ‘somewhat gaunt’ but inside are light-filled rooms, a ‘very pleasant lounge’ and a warm welcome. Tim and Helen Withers are ‘good hosts’, welcoming guests, and happy to help with planning days out. Bedrooms, including a family room, have a light-touch country house look with pretty wallpaper, botanical prints and perhaps a cast iron bed or sloping ceiling. ‘A lovely view from the bathroom,’ noted one reader. ‘Our room, Mule, though not huge was perfectly big enough, with an extremely comfortable bed.’ Breakfast can kick off with ‘fabulous’ porridge with Welsh honey followed by a wide range of cooked dishes including omelettes. ‘The simply superb kipper was the best I’ve ever had.’ An evening mezze plate can be arranged for guests wishing to dine in. (Andrew and Moira Kleissner)

Hotel details

Address

Dolfor
Newtown
Powys
SY16 4BN
Wales

Telephone

07753 760054

Bedrooms

4.

Open

all year except last 3 weeks Dec and New Year, reopens 5 Jan.

Facilities

drawing room, dining room, in-room TV (Freeview), 1½-acre garden, EV charging, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed, family room, cot £10, extra bed £20.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £95, singles from £70. 1-night bookings refused bank holidays and Royal Welsh Show week.

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Comments about The Old Vicarage

We enjoyed our stay in this a wonderful but little-visited part of the world. Tim and Helen are good hosts: There is a very pleasant lounge. Our room, though not huge, was big enough. Plusses included an extremely comfortable bed and reasonable lighting. We had pre-booked an evening meal; this is served at 7pm - no choice, but you are consulted beforehand. The main course was an outstanding salmon en croute The short wine list list is much appreciated. Sleep quality was fairly good. My wife was woken once or twice by cars on the nearby main road, though there is little traffic at night- this didn’t bother me at all. The highlight of breakfast was the hot dishes, of which there is as wide selection: - Andrew & Moira Kleissner - August 2020

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Information from the 2022 Good Hotel Guide.