This is the place to go for total Victorian country elegance. Its 50 acres of sloping lawns contain a trout-filled lake bordered by an impressive spa. Comfortable and quiet, the hotel has first-class service and excellent contemporary cuisine. Four-course dinners may include sirloin with bean and chorizo cassolet, or monkfish tail with beetroot risotto. Period furniture and fine fabrics decorate the large bedrooms; some have four-poster beds. The hotel is in Llangammarch Wells, 16 miles southwest of Llandrindod Wells.