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Great Little Places welcomes nine new members

23rd May 2014 Print
Pentre Mawr Country House

Great Little Places, Wales’s premier collection of small hotels, inns, farmhouses, restaurants with rooms and guest houses has discovered nine exceptional new properties which have been added to the portfolio for 2014/15.

Whilst the properties vary greatly from chic, city-centre boutique hotels to historic inns and cosy family-run guest houses, what they all have in common is character, great locations and, most importantly of all, a relaxed atmosphere and a warm welcome or as they say in Wales, ‘Croeso’.

Here is a brief synopsis of the nine new properties which were invited to join the 2014/15 Great Little Places collection:

Bodiwan is a Grade II listed, five-bedroomed B&B, with a touch of luxury located at Bala in Snowdonia. The property is the perfect base for those seeking adventurous activity, as the owners also run the nearby Bala Adventure and Watersports Centre. Alternatively, the local walking options are endless. Doubles from £65 (B&B).

Pentre Mawr is a six-bedroomed country house hotel near Denbigh in north Wales. A family home for over 400 years, the owners are accomplished cooks and, though there are many fine antiques to admire, modern touches include hot tubs, Jacuzzi baths and even African-style luxury canvas lodges located within the grounds. Doubles from £140 (B&B).

Brynarth is a nine-bedroomed country guest house tucked away in the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains close to Aberystwyth and Cardigan Bay. The 17th Century ‘television free’, pet-friendly property is in eight acres of grounds, has a ‘snug’ bar and home-cooked meals can also be provided by arrangement. Doubles from £80 (B&B).

Just 10 minutes from the coast of Cardigan Bay, Caemorgan is a five-bedroomed guest house with the feel of a luxury hotel. No detail was overlooked during the design and furnishing of the property and chef/proprietor David Harrison-Wood likes nothing better than to wow guests with his ‘fine dining’ cuisine. Doubles from £120 (B&B).

Located in the village of Llangennith near Swansea, Blas Gwyr is a triumphant combination of a Grade II property that has been converted into a stylish boutique hotel. Bedrooms feature Welsh weaves and wet-room en suites and evening meals include both Welsh classics and Tuscan specialities. Doubles from £115 (B&B).

Cathedral 73 is a fine, luxury boutique hotel located in the centre of Cardiff. The 12-bedroomed Victorian townhouse has been restored with ‘no expense spared’ resulting in a modern property with an ‘urban chic’ feel. Other special touches include a butler service, personal chef and a Rolls Royce for the use of guests. There is also a two-bedroomed, self-contained apartment across a courtyard. Doubles from £150 (B&B).

Gellifawr is a seven-bedroomed converted farmhouse, tucked away in the Gwaun Valley near Newport in Pembrokeshire, west Wales. The hotel offers very high standards of accommodation and local produce including Pembrokeshire lamb, beef and cheese feature prominently in dishes served in the stylish restaurant. Doubles from £90 (B&B).

Family-friendly Lochmeyler offers ‘Cottage Suite’ accommodation which is adjacent to the main 16th Century farmhouse, on this working dairy farm near the pretty port of Solva in St. David’s. Young guests are encouraged to watch the daily milking from an undercover viewing gallery and there is also a pet area and two children’s play areas. Doubles from £75 (B&B).

Based in Ross-on-Wye, Wilton Court is, strictly speaking, in England, but such is the quality of this Restaurant with Rooms that the powers that be at Great Little Places felt compelled to invite the 12-bedroomed, riverside property to join! Each bedroom has been decorated to the highest of standards and the restaurant has won awards for the high quality of its cuisine. Doubles from £135 (B&B).

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Pentre Mawr Country House