A Stately Manor House in Wales: Llangoed Hall
Manor homes let you step back into time and experience the grace and charm of a bygone era. No less can be said of Llangoed Hall, located in central Wales. It’s just nine miles west of the picturesque town Hay On Wye and provides a relaxing stay, superb service and delicious cuisine. I knew from the moment I arrived this is a place like no other.
As I entered this stately mansion, I noticed the grand staircase leading to the 23 bedrooms, all elegantly appointed. Each room’s deco is distinctively different with charming elements and original art work. The staff treat you like you are the owner of long ago, catering to your wishes.
On the main floor we enjoyed cocktails in front of the fireplace in classically elegant surroundings. The highlight of the evening was our dining experience.
The presentation of our cuisine and the flavors pleased every palate. One of the highlights at Llangoed Hall is high tea, a custom in Great Britain and an unforgettable afternoon repast.
Historical records indicate the existence of a castle on this spot since 560 AD. It was also said that this was the location of the first Welsh Parliament. Over the years Llangoed Hall was rebuilt into the classic Jacobean Manor House Style. Later it was lost in a gambling bout.
The home passed hands to several people before being purchased by Mrs. Archibald Christy who commissioned the famous Welsh architect Clough Williams Ellis to restore and redesign the house. He is best known for his Italianate village Portmerion in Northern Wales. Much of what we see today resulted from this redesign.
In 1987, Sir Bernard Ashley, husband of famous fabric designer Laura Ashley, purchased the property and restored it to its former glory. In 1990, Llangoed Hall opened as a Luxury Country House Hotel. In 2012 the hotel was sold to its current owners and has undergone a complete refurbishment utilizing Laura Ashley fabrics.
Llangoed Hall allows its visitors a break from the hectic everyday pace of life. It’s a destination unto itself, located in the valley of the River Wye. Its seventeen acres of gardens and parkland allow you to explore and connect with nature. You’ll also enjoy outstanding views of the Black Mountains.
If you’re looking for a unique experience where you can step back into time, but still have all the amenities of a modern hotel, then consider visiting Llangoed Hall. Our special connections will assure you that your stay will be a memorable one. Contact us today for more information on this lavish Country House Hotel.