The Lake

Approached via quiet lanes bordered by hedgerows and dark-limbed trees, Jean-Pierre Mifsud’s Victorian hunting lodge-turned-country house hotel stands in extensive grounds stretching to a lake on the River Irfon. More

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The Lake
Llangammarch Wells
Powys
LD4 4BS
Wales
01591 620202

Hotel information

Bedrooms

32. 12 suites in adjacent lodge, 7 on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lounge, bar, restaurant, breakfast room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), spa (15-metre swimming pool, restricted hours for under-16s), civil wedding licence, 50-acre grounds (tennis, trout lake, 9-hole, par-3 golf course).

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed, no under-8s in spa, or in dining room at night.

Dogs

allowed (£10 charge), not in main lounge or dining room.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £195–£260, D,B&B (min. 2 nights) £245–£320. Set dinner £45.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Approached via quiet lanes bordered by hedgerows and dark-limbed trees, Jean-Pierre Mifsud’s Victorian hunting lodge-turned-country house hotel stands in extensive grounds stretching to a lake on the River Irfon. Outside is a mix of mock-Tudor timbering, French windows and verandas; within, the lounges have chandeliers and polished oak, antiques and objets d’art, paintings and portraits. A fire burns in the snug library on cool days; when the sun’s out, afternoon tea may be served on the patio, under the spreading chestnut tree. (No surprise, perhaps, that some Guide readers choose to make this ‘a regular haunt’.) Bedrooms have individual character – traditional in the main house, modern in the lodge. Tables are laid with white linen in the ‘first-class’ dining room, where new chef Josh Donachie serves contemporary Welsh dishes, perhaps duck breast, apricot chutney, beetroot, roast cauliflower. After breakfast (‘we thought the portions could have been more generous’), head out into lush countryside – a riverbank stroll leads to the village. Northcote Manor, Burrington, England (see entry), is under the same ownership. (RM-P, and others). The Lake is also a member of Pride of Britain hotels.

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The Lake
Llangammarch Wells
Powys
LD4 4BS

Guest comments

'A pleasant place with comfortable public rooms and very obliging staff. Our bedroom was in an annex about 40 yards from the main house across a courtyard. It was a decent size and well appointed. The bathroom was also large. It was quiet and reasonably dark at night. One plus for me was that they provided blankets rather than a duvet. The food was very good. There was a choice of four each of starters, main dishes and desserts. Service at table was a bit slow (maybe too many staff were off for the Christmas holidays). The dining room was pleasant and breakfast was good. ' - Dr Antony Griew - December, 2015
'The staff are always very welcoming, the rooms are fabulously comfortable, and if possible they will upgrade you. The food is generally very good and the service highly efficient whilst still remaining friendly. The situation is beautiful and walk round the lake and down along the river is a gem. ' - Annabel Thomas - January, 2012

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Tourist attractions

  • Powis Castle

    This castle was originally built in the 12th century, and now has well-established gardens and parklands surrounding it.

  • Attingham Park

    A mansion house with an atmospheric dining room set for an evening banquet, reflecting the Regency splendour of the original occupants.