Tasteful antiques, polished wood, and comfortable chairs by cheery fires distinguish one of Wales's most luxurious country-house hotels. The part-17th-, part-18th-century building is set in walled gardens 2 miles out of town. Bedrooms in the house combine elegance and practicality; seekers of privacy may prefer the cottage suites scattered around the estate. The outstanding restaurant uses local ingredients in creative ways, such as truffled gnocchi and cauliflower, or
turbot with mustard-glazed ham knuckle.