Hotel Review: Llangoed Hall, Wales

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The Brecon Beacons are one of a many extravagantly pleasing places in a UK. One of 3 inhabitant parks in Wales, that’s developed for exploration. So if you’ve been out hiking in a plateau and hills all day, and we wish a tiny oppulance to come behind to Llangoed Hall — a site of a initial Welsh council in 560 AD and now an well-developed nation residence hotel — fits a bill.

This overwhelming skill sits in endless drift in a Wye Valley, tighten to a stream and a stone’s chuck from a inhabitant park. The categorical residence dates from 1632, and it was initial converted into a hotel by Sir Bernard Ashley, father of Laura Ashley, heavenly of a textiles and furnishings world. Staying here feels like we are on a weekend divided in someone’s Edwardian nation home. The endless art collection — including strange artworks by Augustus John and James McNeil Whistler — ensures that even on a stormy day there’s something to amour we in each indentation and corner of a hall.

Who For?

Llangoed Hall is a shelter for aesthetes, those with polished sensibilities. You’ll adore a approach in that a gymnasium blends with a environment, a gardens using from manicured lawns to wildflower meadows, and afterwards into a fields beyond. Art lovers, of course, will wish to spend hours looking during a paintings, prints, and sketches on a walls, all of that are willingly catalogued. Music from a grand piano in a corridor has no doubt brought mixed glamorous soirees to life, and there’s a outrageous collection of books in that we can indulge your literary side.


There are usually 23 guest bedrooms during Llangoed Hall, reinforcing a feel that we are staying in a private home rather than a hotel. Each is divided designed, full of impression and in gripping with a Edwardian interiors via a building.

Paultons Rooms - c. Llangoed Hall
Paultons Rooms – c. Llangoed Hall

We were treated to a steep egg blue Master Suite on a tip building of a hotel, that has mixed windows unaware a gardens. The 4 print bed is gargantuan, yet somehow is still lilliputian by a distance of a room. Antique seat and a accumulation of abounding textiles — from complicated tweed to tender silk — finish a look.

There’s an well-developed courtesy to fact in all a bedrooms during Llangoed — courteous touches you’ll love. A fruit basket, bottles of Elderflower, and a decanter of Madeira hail we on arrival, and restocked via your stay. You’ll also be spoilt for choice with reading matter as a books on a shelves embody works of poetry, brief stories, and ancestral works.


Llangoed Hall is a nation residence initial and foremost, and a comforts it has are wholly in gripping with a history. The lounges and accepting bedrooms have resounding open fires, books, and excellent art works; there’s a games room with a full sized billiards table; and should we wish to come here for business, there are several tiny assembly rooms, too.

In terms of entertainment, usually step outward a door! There’s a sidestep obstruction in a walled garden, a croquet lawn, and comforts for clay seagul shooting. Falconry, archery, and fly fishing are all accessible during a gymnasium as well. At night we can make a many of a Dark Sky park by borrowing a hall’s telescope and streamer adult to a roof to demeanour during a stars.

Food and Drink

On attainment during Llangoed Hall, a initial area we explored was a kitchen garden. Spread opposite 17 acres, and including several vast greenhouses, Llangoed’s chefs can lift their possess chicken, duck, and quail, grow deteriorate fruit, vegetables, and herbs, and even fume beef and fish in a smokehouse.

Food during Llangoed Hall - c. Llangoed Hall
Food during Llangoed Hall – c. Llangoed Hall

Head Chef Nick Brodie uses a excellent Welsh furnish and unequivocally has a aptitude for both flavours and presentation. We dined initial on his eight-course vegetarian tasting menu, interconnected with booze flights, and a following night came behind again to try a anniversary Prestige menu. The food is imaginative, and in a rainbow of colours. Just be certain not to eat lunch beforehand.

What’s Nearby?

The Brecon Beacons National Park deserves days of your time to be entirely explored, yet even if you’ve usually an afternoon to hike, there are copiousness of brief routes by stunningly pleasing countryside. In fact, we can travel true from a hotel along a stream in possibly directions, and a staff will yield we with maps.

Llangoed Hall is also usually 9 miles divided from Hay-on-Wye, site of a universe famous Hay Festival. This bliss for book lovers has some-more than 20 book shops specialising in all from antiquarian books to investigator stories and horror.

Is Wi-Fi available?

Wi-Fi is accessible via a hotel.

Room Rates

Rooms during Llangoed Hall start from £175 per night, that includes breakfast, nominal sherry, water, fruit, and a journal of your choice in a morning. Should we wish to provide yourself and ascent to a package that includes cooking as well, prices start from £250 per night.

Value for Money

Staying during Llangoed Hall, we unequivocally do get a lot for your money. The bedrooms are huge, a use is courteous but being fussy, and a views are totally sublime. Including equipment like breakfast and sherry in a room rate means we don’t get stung for tiny extras when we check out. It unequivocally is a really good understanding indeed.

Getting There

Llangoed Hall is usually outward a encampment of Llyswen, on a northern side of a Brecon Beacons National Park. The easiest approach to get here is by car, and there’s plenty giveaway parking on site.

If we do wish to come to a gymnasium by open transport, a closest railway hire is during Cilmeri, 14 miles away. You can afterwards take a cab to Llangoed Hall. There are also buses to Llyswen from Brecon, Cardiff, Newton, and Merthyr Tydfil, yet they are not quite regular.

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