Good Hotel Guide Review
‘In a beautiful setting’ in wooded grounds, with trout lake and the River Irfon running through it, Jean-Pierre Mifsud’s hotel is especially praised for its ‘location, ambience and welcoming staff’. It began life in 1840 as a fishing and hunting lodge, later remodelled to create an odd mix of mock Tudor and Colonial; but within, all is harmony with log-burners, lots of comfortable seating. There are country-house style bedrooms in the main house, with antique pieces. ‘Our corner suite, with lovely views, was well furnished.’ Suites in the purpose-built lodge are more contemporary with an open-plan sitting room, bath and walk-in shower, and will suit a family. One reader felt the main house would benefit from a little updating. The ‘very good’ spa harks back to 1912 when Germany’s Kaiser Wilhelm visited to take the waters. In the dining room, Mike Evans’s ‘beautifully cooked and prepared’ dishes include duck breast, apricot chutney, beetroot, roast cauliflower, port wine jus; pan-fried hake, herb mash, tenderstem broccoli, lemon butter. Breakfast brings smoked haddock, kippers, free-range eggs Florentine; fuel for a spot of golf or a day’s fishing. (Paul Hogarth, and others)
32. 12 suites in adjacent lodge, 7 on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.
lounge, bar, restaurant, breakfast room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), spa (15-metre swimming pool), civil wedding licence, 50-acre grounds (tennis, trout lake, 9-hole golf course), public rooms wheelchair accessible.
all ages welcomed.
allowed (£15 per dog per night), not in main lounge, dining room, spa.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B single from £115, double £125–£260, D,B&B (min. 2 nights) £195–£340. Set dinner £45.
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