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LLANGOED HALL, Llyswen, Powys

At-a-Glance Guide

country house hotel
23 bedrooms inc 3 suites
restaurant, private dining
2 lounges, library
gardens, terrace
B&B from £175 per double
Check in/out: 2pm/12 noon

LLANGOED HALL, Llyswen, Powys


A mansion – known as Llangoed Castle - existed here from 1632, and the Jacobean chimneys and south wing’s porch date from this time. It was built by the Williams family, wealthy local landowners, whose coat of arms – a cock and three chevrons – can be seen in the stonework above the south front’s old doorway. Sometime around the early 1800s, the Williams lost the house - which was in a state of neglect - to a family called Macnamara in a game of cards. The new owners retained it for two generations, during which time they made improvements to the house and gardens.
It was bought by Joseph Bailey of Glenusk in 1847, and changed hands again in about 1860, when a London hatter, Archibald Christy, bought it – and a small portion of its original acreage. In 1912, he instructed a Welsh architect to redesign the property as a country house in contemporary Edwardian style, and give it a formal Edwardian garden. That architect was Clough Williams-Ellis, and this was his first major commission. (He would become best-known for the creation of the village of Portmeirion in North Wales, where the cult TV series The Prisoner was filmed.) By the time its transformation was completed, the house was known as Llangoed Hall.
When Christy died, in the 1920s, it was bought by Gerald Chichester. During the 1960s and 1970s, it again fell into disrepair. Such was its decline that Llangoed Hall was in danger of being demolished when Sir Bernard Ashley bought it in 1987. Following extensive renovations, it was opened it as a luxury hotel in 1990.


This beautiful country-house hotel has a timeless quality, as does its delightful setting in the Wye Valley near the village of Llyswen, in mid Wales. Outstanding features include the galleried, carved timber staircase with its wall mural by Rex Whistler, and the 95’ long pillared gallery – both were unusually daring for their time.


Llangoed Hall offers an escape to the country, with elegant accommodation and fine dining. It’s well-placed for exploring mid Wales, the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains National Park, and perfect for relaxing, or for a more adventurous break. (See OUTDOORS below for on- and off-site activity options.) Llangoed Hall is licensed to perform civil wedding ceremonies.

A bottle of champagne on the house when you book your stay through


The Morning Room and the Great Hall are comfortable and inviting; both have working fireplaces. The library, with its snooker table and walls lined with intriguing collections, model trains and painting, has a ‘club’ feeling. On warm days, the outdoor terrace beckons.

In the award-winning Wedgewood-blue-and-white principal restaurant, where fine dining is on the menu, candle-lit tables with crisp white cloths enhance an intimate and relaxing atmosphere. Head Chef Nick Brodie and his team place emphasis on creating dishes that promote the finest local produce - such as Welsh Black Beef and Radnorshire Lamb - flavoured with herbs from the hotel gardens. The dining room dress code requires that gentlemen wear a jacket or shirt and tie; and does not allow jeans, polo shirts or training shoes.
An all-day lounge menu, featuring a range of lighter meals and snacks is also available, to be enjoyed in the more casual ambience of one of the lounges.
All menus are complemented by an outstanding selection of world wines.
Private dining can be organised in one of several rooms. For smaller dinner parties, The Garden Room, with a glass-domed ceiling and French doors opening onto the terrace, seats 30; The Library seats 20. For larger gatherings, The Orangery also has French doors opening onto the terrace, and will seat up to 80.

There are 23 bedrooms at Llangoed Hall – 12 double or twin rooms, eight four-poster rooms and three suites. Each bedroom is individually decorated, using co-ordinating fabrics from Elanbach, the Ashley family's textile design company. Guest designers, such as Tom Parr, have also added their own individual style to the rooms. Luxury features include 17th-Century antique mirrors, Roberts radios and cast-iron baths.

The smallest are the North Wing rooms.
B&B per room per night from £175.

Next largest are the seven State rooms.
B&B per room per night: from £225.

There are five, larger State Deluxe rooms.
B&B per room per night: from £280.

There are three spacious Master Suites . Two have separate sitting rooms; one is a large, open-plan room.
B&B per room per night: from £350.

All rates shown are inclusive of early-morning tea or coffee, a daily newspaper, and full Welsh breakfast, and based on two sharing. Single-occupancy rates are available on request.

Llangoed Hall is set in 17 acres of gardens and parkland, and there is a terrace – with views of the river and the Black Mountains - for outdoor relaxation. Clay pigeon shooting, falconry, archery and fly-fishing - plus tuition - are all available on-site; whilst off-site options include golf, quad-biking, go-karting, rock-climbing, 4 x 4 Land Rover driving, canoeing and cycling. A selection of leisurely-paced walking and mountain biking itineraries, led by an experienced and fully qualified Mountain Leader is offered; and special Canoe Breaks and Walking Adventure Breaks are available.
Please use the MAKE AN ENQUIRY button below for further details of activity breaks.

The conference facilities at Llangoed Hall will accommodate both small, intimate meetings and large functions or gatherings. Wireless internet access is available throughout the hotel. The ground-floor conference and banqueting rooms have plenty of natural lighting.
The Orangery will accommodate 40 delegates in Boardroom configuration, or 80 in Theatre configuration. It has 17 double sockets, 14 wall-lights and 18 directional down-lights.
The Garden Room will accommodate 20 delegates in Boardroom configuration. It has 10 double sockets and 18 directional down-lights.
The Library will accommodate 20 delegates in Boardroom configuration. It has 6 double sockets and 6 lamps.
Please use the MAKE AN ENQUIRY button below for further details of business facilities.

Llangoed Hall was voted 'Best British Wedding Venue' by Online Sky Wedding viewers. It can accommodate up to 120 guests for a wedding reception in the house, rising to 250 guests with a marquee in the grounds.
Please use the MAKE AN ENQUIRY button below to request further wedding information.

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