Talyllyn, mid Wales
Ty’n y Cornel Hotel
Situated on the banks of the Talyllyn Lake and nestling under towering hills, the Ty’n y Cornel Hotel , listed in the 2011 Good Hotel Guide, must be one of the most beautifully situated in mid Wales.
A renowned fishing hostelry for 200 years, you can still watch the trout jumping in the lake. The hotel has recently been extensively refurbished. The experienced Welsh head chef has a background in top restaurants across the UK, and his menu uses ingredients that are as local as possible, prepared with passion, and served with relaxed informality.
Interested in staying longer in the area? Dovey Cottages provides self-catering properties in Aberdovey and surrounding areas, within easy reach of the renowned peaks of Cader Idris, Aran Fawddwy, Aran Benllyn, the Rhinogs, as well as the birth place of the River Severn in the imposing Plynlimon range. Both the Dyfi (Dovey) and Dysynni valleys have their own wild and rugged charm, which provides outstanding opportunities for all types of walker and wild life enthusiasts.
Cross FoXes Bar Grill and Rooms
Situated at the very foot of Cadair Idris, the Cross FoXes is such a well-known landmark it gives the local area its name. It has recently undergone a massive rebuilding programme, using the best natural local materials, blending them with a contemporary design to create a new concept for south Snowdonia – a spectacular Welsh bar & grill with rooms.
The bar and grill uses the finest locally sourced seasonal food and drinks.
Gwent Levels, south east Wales
Situated in the heart of the Gwent Levels, on the outskirts of Redwick village Brick House is a beautiful, comfortable old Georgian country house. Swathed in virginia creeper, turning the entire house a brilliant vermillion red in the autumn, Brick House has a history dating back as far as the 15th century.
All the peaceful rooms overlook the beautifully tended gardens, with views out over the Levels. Tawny owls nest in nearby trees and the hissing call of hungry young owlets can be heard on still summer nights.
The Golden Lion in Magor
The Golden Lion sits in the village square in the centre of the charming village of Magor, on the edge of the Gwent Levels. An integral part of the village community, with a history dating back to the 1600s, it has been recently renovated. The award-winning head chef uses fresh local produce wherever possible to create a dazzling menu.