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, restricted hours for under-16s), civil wedding licence, 50-acre grounds (tennis, trout lake, 9-hole, par-3 golf course).
all ages welcomed, no under-8s in spa, or in dining room at night.
allowed (£10 charge), not in main lounge or dining room.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
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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10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide