Llangoed Hall

 

While on holiday we found a great place to stay. It was once a castle, situated in the stunning Wye Valley, dating from 1632, and it was formerly known as Llangoed Castle. 

It is a fascinating and luxurious; in equal measures and it is a rare thing for a building to be associated with a legendary story, but Llangoed can lay claim to being just that. 

Local folklore has it that Llangoed was the site of the White Palace where the First Welsh Parliament was held amongst the native princes of the 6th century. 

  

Set amongst stunning countryside and close to the economically and militarily important spa town of Builth Wells, it is easy to imagine the Welsh princes meeting to discuss the politics of war.

Llangoed Hall Hotel is set within 17 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens. It is the ‘home from home’ that you would expect from your ‘best friend’s Country House’. Blazing log fires help create the cosy, welcoming ambience that Llangoed Hall is renowned for. 

Adorning the walls at Llangoed Hall Hotel are an outstanding collection of paintings, drawings and various pieces of fine art including artists such as Whistler, Herman Dudley Murphy and James Cowie.

  

Llangoed Hall is near the village of Llyswen, in the Powys, Mid Wales with its decoration known for the Laura Ashley fabrics and styles. 

It was owned by the late Sir Bernard Ashley, the widower of the late designer. He was her business partner from the founding of their fashion-textiles-centred business.

An engineer with a love of trains, planes and boats. Ashley was often portrayed in the media as a businessperson instead of a designer. 

  


He had a huge love of colour and design, with interests in Laura Ashley Holdings and the country-house hotel Llangoed Hall, ranking 796th as the richest person in the UK ranking to a tune of £60m in fashion and hotels by the Sunday Times Rich List

He lived mainly in Brussels, but had houses in Hay-on-Wye and France. 

I would go back in a heartbeat. Plus it is dog friendly. 

   

 


References: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/historic-welsh-building-llangoed-hall-2036255

http://www.hotelsthatwerenot.com/product.php?shopprodid=101

Llangoed Hall

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llangoed_Hall

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