Nanteos Mansion – Rhydyfelin, Ceredigion

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A star in the firmament of Wales’ small selection of standout luxury hotels, Nanteos Mansion is a handsome Grade I-listed Georgian house set in its own parkland and surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside, yet just four miles from Aberystwyth and the seaside. Until 1951 it was the historic home of the Powell family and their estate was one of the largest in the region. After millions of pounds of investment it has become a romantic, harmonious, palatial-yet-homely retreat, decorated in the best possible ‘modern country’ taste. Ring the doorbell when you arrive, and service is discreet but attentive. The food, served in a chandelier-lit dining room hung with oil portraits, is modern, inspired and packed with flavour. There are walks aplenty from the front door and a member of the team is always at hand to give you a tour of the house, followed by a fulsome afternoon tea. A relaxing yet beautiful and stylish – and affordable – home from home.

Doubles from £90

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Award-winning beaches and iconic harbours – the Ceredigion coast is a beautiful place to visit! Look carefully, and you may spot dophins or seals. It’s framed by the Cambrian Mountains, the backbone of Wales, rich in wildlife, legends and intriguing landscapes.


At Nanteos of course! Offering light lunches in the Historical Powell Kitchen or try the tasting menu in the grand Nightingale restaurant.


Local arts and crafts from driftwood to pottery. Also indulge in local produce like chocolates, honey and wine.


Writers and poets feature frequently throughout the hotel’s history and no literary genius is more revered in Wales than Dylan Thomas, who was inspired by Nanteos and its grounds.

Want to find out more? Visit the hotel's website.

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