Brecon, Powys, Wales
At a Glance
Wonderfully tranquil manor house in a beautiful mid-Wales setting
Convenient for visiting Hay-on-Wye or exploring the Brecon Beacons
Superb dining featuring local produce and foraged ingredients
Wonderful option for lovers of Laura Ashley
Spectacular private art collection
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It is very difficult to predict the weather in the United Kingdom - in the summer from May to late September is generally seen as the most pleasant time to visit. Rainfall is difficult to predict - but the UK does not receive as much as many are led to believe! In the winters, temperatures do fall, but there is nothing better than finding a remote pub with a roaring fire to sit beside after a long walk in the country.
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Historic Llangoed Hall near Hay-on-Wye in mid-Wales is a spectacular Jacobean country house hotel with award-winning fine dining, a warm ambience and a truly serene setting. A stay at Llangoed Hall offers a chance to experience rural Wales at its best.
Believed to have been the site of the legendary White Palace, home to the first Welsh parliament in the sixth century AD, Llangoed Hall is a grand Jacobean mansion situated on the banks of the River Wye in the heart of the Welsh countryside. Latterly the home of Sir Bernard Ashley, husband of the late Laura Ashley whose original wallpaper designs still cover the walls of Llangoed Hall, today it is a beautiful country house hotel offering award-winning fine dining and hospitality, a truly authentic sense of place and a magically serene setting in the shadow of the Brecon Beacons.
Llangoed Hall itself is set among 17 acres of breathtakingly beautiful landscaped grounds complete with an organic kitchen garden, croquet lawn and maze. The 23 bedrooms, public areas and gardens all have their own unique character and home-from-home charm. Rooms are furnished with antiques and original works of art, and come with thoughtful touches such as a complimentary decanter of sherry, fresh fruit and a selection of waters. While the requisite technology is there to allow you to feel connected, you may prefer to switch off completely and simply enjoy the unutterable peace and seclusion that a stay at Llangoed Hall brings.
Dining is a spectacular experience, and head chef Nick Brodie takes inspiration from the hotel’s organic kitchen garden and fabulous local produce with dishes such as tartare of Welsh Black Beef with wild mushrooms and pine tree powder foraged from the grounds. The tasting menu, including one of the best vegetarian tasting menus around, is a highlight, and another must is Llangoed Hall’s signature Laura Ashley afternoon tea which includes a glass of Elderflower Champagne, a selection of floral teas, finger sandwiches, scones and various cakes all served on bespoke Caverswall crockery inspired by Laura Ashley’s design style.
While staying at Llangoed Hall, be sure to take some time to admire the hotel’s private art collection which contains important pieces by artists such as Augustus John and James McNeil Whistler, or take a slow meander through the gorgeous gardens. There are a number of picture-postcard Welsh villages and historic market towns to explore nearby, including the world-famous book town of Hay-on-Wye which draws thousands of visitors each year during its annual literary festival. And if you’d like to be more active, walking, biking and horse riding in the stunning Brecon Beacons can easily be arranged.
There are 23 bedrooms at Llangoed Hall and each is individually designed, no two rooms are the same but all give a homely feel. There are four distinct categories of room, differentiated in terms of size and the view they offer. These are Master Suite, State Deluxe Room, State Room and North Wing. All rooms and suites offer WiFi, sitting area, desk, TV, option of a cot, king-size beds or two singles, bath and separate shower, Roberts Radio and complimentary sherry, water and fresh fruit.
These are the most luxurious option at Llangoed Hall, promising outstanding views and spacious accommodation.
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These spacious rooms offer elegant Laura Ashley fabrics, original artwork and hand-picked antiques.
State Rooms are a more modest in size but nonetheless beautifully designed and furnished rooms with Laura Ashley decor and elegant wooden furniture.
The rooms in the North Wing are as individual as others, exquisitely furnished with little touches that make Llangoed Hall feel like a home away from home.
Cots and highchairs are available by request.
There are 17 acres of landscapes and well-kept gardens at Llangoed Hall, available to explore at your leisure. The kitchen gardens is used to grow produce used in dishes created by Nick Brodie and his team for the hotel's award-winning restaurant.
Surrounded by the spectacular Welsh countryside, Llangoed Hall is not short of places to explore. Its location in the picture-perfect Wye Valley, near the River Wye, is not far from the Brecon Beacons and Hay-on-Wye. Dining at the hotel and treating yourself to a lavish afternoon tea is also an experience in itself.
Hay-on-Wye, famed for its annual literary festival, is a small market town beneath the beautiful Brecon Beacons. Often described as the ‘town of books’, it makes a great base for exploring mid-Wales and the Wye Valley, or unearthing a rare first edition.
The Cistercian abbey of Tintern is one of the great monastic ruins of Wales. Lying on the banks of the River Wye between Chepstow and Monmouth, Tintern is incredibly evocative and has inspired artists from Turner to Wordsworth.
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Location & directions
Brecon, Powys, Wales
Llangoed Hall is situated on the banks of the River Wye near Hay-on-Wye in Powys, mid-Wales.
How to get there
Llangoed Hall is approximately 3.5 hours' drive from London and around 2 hours from Bath.