Style, elegance and mountain air - Lake Vyrnwy Hotel and Spa has everything you need for a relaxing break
Product: www.lakevyrnwy.com Price: £235.00 Rating: ★★★★★ (5/5)
With panoramic views of wooded hillsides, the lake and a fairytale tower, the view alone could persuade you to be at one with nature without ever leaving the hotel.
Ideal for wildlife lovers and keen walkers - or anyone in need of a total break - the 24,000 acres in which Lake Vyrnwy Hotel & Spa is set is home to an RSPB reserve, as well as being a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation.
As we wound our way down the quiet roads to reach the hotel, we were immediately struck by the beautiful setting. Lake Vyrnwy is surrounded by woodland and at the lake edge is a stunning fairytale tower, reminiscent of those that can be seen along the River Rhine in Germany.
At the hotel, which nestles in the woods above the lake, we were greeted by friendly reception staff - very welcome after a long drive!
The view from our room was breathtaking and we immediately felt at home in the comfortable surroundings, which had everything we could possibly need for a overnight stay. The large, airy bathroom had a rainfall-style shower and a large bath, plus the towels were thick and luxurious. It was the little touches, such as cafetiere coffee in the room instead of the usual instant, and a private balcony overlooking the lake, that made our stay feel so special.
We were soon tempted outdoors to explore the local countryside, returning in time to to get ready for a magnificent 3-course dinner in the Tower restaurant, which holds an AA rosette for the quality of its food.
Another draw for the hotel is its purpose-built spa, where you can enjoy ESPA treatments and the thermal suite, which features experience showers, a whirlpool, salt steam and a sauna.
If you can prise yourself away from the Spa, there are plenty of other things to do nearby including cycling, clay pigeon shooting (with tuition for beginners) a tennis court, water sports and some of the best fly fishing in Wales. The hotel is on an RSPB reserve and there are countless walks to suit the ambler and rambler alike – or you may just want to relax with a book and enjoy a traditional afternoon tea!
Despite being hidden away, the hotel is well-signposted and, if you are travelling from the west, less than an hour from the busy A5, which links Wales and England.
Book your own break at www.lakevyrnwy.com