We stayed at Glandyfi Castle for two nights in the Skylark Room. The room was kitted out with hot drink making facilities and chocolates. The bed was large and comfortable. The en-suite had a large walk in shower with jets that you could spray on your back and Clarins miniatures in case you had forgotten anything. A kiddi-bed had been made up to accommodate our 3year old.
The venue itself is spectacular. Several reception rooms of different sizes that suited if there were just a few of you, or the whole 18 that were in our party. Log fires were tended to to ensure our comfort.
The staff, particularly Maureen and Peter, the hosts, could not have been more accommodating. I took a cake for the celebrations and they happily stored it safely until our second evening.
The food was faultless. Both evening meals were cooked perfectly to the individual's preference. The breakfast was truly the nicest I have had at any venue, with a wide variety of cereals, yogurts, croissants and cooked breakfasts. The fruit salad was beautiful, and I can highly recommend Maureen's scrambled eggs! Meals were prepared earlier meals for the three small ones in our party that enabled the adults to enjoy our evening celebrations without worrying.
The wine cellar had a good selection and we were waited on throughout the day for all our refreshment needs.
The grounds were well tended to and the setting is beautiful with good opportunities to go for walks or take a short drive to local towns or the beach.
My husband and I would definitely go back for a truly luxurious experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Glandyfi Castle is a regency gothic listed building with Dramatic views overlooking the Dovey estuary and RSPB bird reserve in Mid-Wales. The Castle is set in 45 acres of woodland and gardens, only 10 minutes from the sandy beaches. Aberdovey golf course is a 30 minute drive, and only 15 minutes from Aberystwyth. There is a direct rail link from London, via Birmingham and guests can be collected. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Glandyfi Castle Machynlleth, Wales