My wife and I stayed for two nights, Friday and Saturday in November, and the welcome couldn't have been warmer. It was noticable that the staff were still busy cleaning although it was 2pm by the time we arrived, all were cheeerful and seemed happy in their work. Our room was very pleasant, warm and comfortable with bottled water and the usual tea and coffee provided. There was also a water dispenser/cooler on the landing and small chiller fridges in other areas with bottled water - a nice touch. Sophie (and her 7-month old son, Harry), who ran the place with her Dad Shaun, seemed to be everywhere, meeting, greeting and serving - nothing was too much trouble.
The meals were delicious, served on hot plates and plentiful. The breakfast sausages were local and very tasty. Try the 'Old Rectory' beer, very pleasant. Our stay coincided with the Wales v Australia Autumn International so the place filled with Welsh folk who loudly cheered their team on. At half-time we were served with chips in a cone, very unexpected but a very pleasant surprise.
We were in one of the suites on the 2nd floor - very comfortable and very quiet especially on the first night. On the second there were a couple of functions taking place and there was a bit of noise as the guests left the car park - solution, have a room overlooking the golf course.
Overally, this hotel is well worth the rating given by previous reviewers. We're already planning our next visit. Hopefully Harry will be walking by then!
Oh, by the way and just a small point, it would be nice to have nice fluffy white bath robes in the suites and perhaps (in the future) linen table napkins.
Thank you Sophie and Shaun.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This recently refurbished hotel is located in quiet grounds in the picturesque village of Llangattock, one mile from Crickhowell. The hotel boasts its own on-site, 9 hole, par 3 golf course, and is perfectly situated to enjoy local pursuits of walking, pony trekking, cycling, caving or boat rides on the Monmouth to Brecon canal, which adjoins the hotel. The hotel dates back to the 16th century and was once home to Welsh poet Henry Vaughan. Large car park. ... more less
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