The Old Vicarage

Newtown, Powys

In the Cambrian mountains, set back from the A483, this red brick former Victorian vicarage-turned-B&B has been praised for its ‘atmosphere of heart-warming hospitality’. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

In the Cambrian mountains, set back from the A483, this red brick former Victorian vicarage-turned-B&B has been praised for its ‘atmosphere of heart-warming hospitality’. Guests are ‘warmly greeted with tea and cakes’. Helen and Tim Withers are ‘charming, helpful hosts’, ‘dedicated to sustainability’ (come by electric car and you’ll find a charging point). Bedrooms, each named after a nearby river, have antiques, a king- or super-king-size bed (which can be set up as twins), perhaps toile de Jouy wallpaper. Severn has two bedrooms, separated by a shared bathroom with shower over bath. Teme, with a view of Glog mountain, can accommodate an additional single bed. In the evening you can have a meze plate of home-grown salads, meat, cheese, hot-smoked salmon for £12. Breakfast is from 7.30 to 8.30 am (9 am at weekends, still a little early for some) and brings free-range eggs from the hens in the large garden. Afterwards, Powis Castle, with its baroque gardens and deer park, awaits.

Hotel details

Address

Dolfor
Newtown
Powys
SY16 4BN
Wales

Telephone

07753 760054

Bedrooms

4.

Open

all year except last 3 weeks Dec, dining room closed Sun.

Facilities

drawing room, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 1½-acre garden, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed, under-2s free.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £70–£90, double £95–£120 (family £150, cot £10), meze plate £12. 1-night bookings sometimes refused bank holidays.

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