all year except last 3 weeks Dec, dining room closed Sun.
drawing room, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 1½-acre garden, unsuitable for disabled.
all ages welcomed.
all major cards.
 per person B&B £37.50–£90, D,B&B £62.50–£115. Set dinner £25–£30. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.
Good Hotel Guide Review
In a rural setting close to the medieval market town of Newtown, Helen and Tim Withers fill their eco-friendly country guest house with ‘an atmosphere of heart-warming hospitality’. The red brick Victorian vicarage stands in large gardens, with mature trees, a potager and a wildlife pond. Inside, ‘all the important things’ are there. Pretty bedrooms are decorated in traditional rustic style, each different: cosy Mule has a sloping ceiling and a fetching toile de Jouy wallcovering; two-bedroomed Severn suits a family. An evening meal is served at 7 pm, by arrangement. Sip an aperitif in the lounge, then sit down to Tim Withers’s limited-choice menu (guests’ likes and dislikes are discussed when booking). ‘It’s simple, no-nonsense cookery that does not bow to fashion’, perhaps hot-smoked salmon, beetroot and apple salad; chicken basquaise, sweet potato wedges, purple sprouting broccoli. In the morning, help yourself to cereals, yogurt, fruit and dollops of home-made preserves; interesting cooked options include organic sausages, traditionally cured kippers, and omelettes made with Welsh Cheddar or laver bread. (JVdB, and others)