We often get asked for recommendations of places to stay in Wales. We have compiled a list of some perfect wild Welsh escapes for you to visit this Summer and beyond…
Palé Hall Hotel
A short distance from Rhug Estate on the edge of Snowdonia National Park, a beautiful Victorian Mansion is home to Palé Hall Hotel. Set in 16 acres of tranquil gardens and parkland it holds Wales’ first Michelin Green Star, awarded for its outstandug eco-credentials. The hotel has its own carbon-neutral source of energy, it protects wildlife habitats and offers free electric vehicle charging points. The restaurant offers carefully selected menus which focus on provenance and sustainability.
Sian & Robbie, the founders of Fforest wanted to combine the life-enhancing feeling of living outdoors with the simplest of things all wrapped in the luxury of a magical setting. The Telegraph has described Fforest, which is in Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire, as, ‘a hip hybrid of Welsh farm and Japanese forest retreat, where you can get up close and personal with nature’. We love that Fforest combines ethically sourced materials, period pieces and local craft in their spaces. They now also have properties in Cardigan and at the Coast at Manorafon. Whether you fancy staying in a farmhouse, a cabin or a tent, Fforest has something for you.
Perfectly located to explore Anglesey, Chateau Rhianfa is a fairy-tale like hotel, inspired by the royal residences of the Loire Valley. With breath-taking views of the Menai Strait and Snowdonia Mountain range, you can relax in one of the luxurious lounges, explore the private beach or book a wine tasting in the hotel’s Wine Cave.
The oldest licensed pub in Wales, the Groes Inn is nestled between the beautiful Conwy estuary and the stunning Tal Y Fan Mountain. Dating from the fifteenth century, the inn has been expanded to now offer a small number of luxurious bedrooms. Both the cosy pub and relaxing conservatory offer seasonal menus – the perfect way to refuel after exploring the medieval walled town of Conwy. The inn is also dog friendly!
The multi award winning Ynyshir Restaurant is a culinary experience that will stimulate all your senses with incredible experimental food, loud music and fire. Housed in a white-painted house, which used to be a bolthole for Queen Victoria, set in expansive grounds on the edge of the Dyfi estuary.
After your meal you book one of the beautifully designed rooms at the restaurant or one of 3 incredible tipis which come with their own private hot tub, fireplace, handcrafted furniture and outdoor fire pit.
In the Vale of Edeyrnion near Lalandrillo, you can find an elegant Georgian house which is home to Tyddyn Llan Restaurant and Rooms. Bryan and Susan Webb welcome their guests to a peaceful escape in an area of outstanding natural beauty with stunning views of the Berwyn mountains. The award-winning Michelin Star restaurant serves seasonal ingredients, including meat and fish from local estates and the Welsh coastline.
The grade II listed former home of Lord Snowdon and the Armstrong-Jones family offers 10 individually styled bedrooms with five-star comforts set in beautiful grounds in Bontnewydd, Caernarfon. Nestled between the Snowdonia mountains and the Irish Sea, the idyllic setting and stunning views are not to be missed. Whether you take a stroll around the 15 acres of grounds or sit by the roaring fire in the Drawing room on colder days, relaxation is guaranteed. The award-winning Gunroom Restaurant has a monthly changing menu, designed around the seasons, using the freshest local Welsh produce.