Wales: Two Night Stay For Two With Breakfast for £129 at Mellington Hall Hotel (Up to 65% Off)
- Country house hotel within 18th century Victorian mansion
- TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2011
- Family-run business
- 280 acres of mature gardens
- En suite room featuring a television and DVD player
- Breakfast served each morning
- Complimentary bottle of wine when booking a three course meal for two at the hotel restaurant
Surveying the perimeter between England and Wales, Mellington Hall Hotel is opportunely placed for a bewitching country break of two halves. The counties of Shropshire and Powys flank the borderline, indulging wayfarers with geologically disparate landscapes encompassing severe moorlands, tumbling valleys, and waves of gentle, green hills. Shropshire’s fiery industrial past and medieval relics will stoke the imaginations of visiting history-lovers, while in Powys ramblers can take in misty prospects of the Brecon Beacons’ otherworldly peaks.
Cross new bounds with today's Groupon from Mellington Hall Hotel:
• £129 for a two night stay for two (Up to 65% off)
Welsh country house break with breakfast each morning
Steeped in 150 years of history and set in 280 acres of refreshing parkland, this Victorian mansion conceals 10 individually styled suites behind a striking gothic façade. Travelling duos can down bags in an en suite room, warming to interiors adorned with classical motifs, modern fabrics, and even nifty television and DVD playing facilities. Awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2011, this charming country house still boasts many original features, offering guests views through mullioned windows, and gracing its halls with oak paneling and a majestic staircase. Ravenous wayfarers will be treated to a hearty breakfast each morning, fuelling appetites for either relaxation or examining the renowned earthwork of Offas Dyke, which can be found on the hotel grounds. Those looking to enjoy their stay in epicurean style may wish to feast on a three course meal for two at the hotel restaurant, where elegant surroundings and traditional delights will be matched by a complimentary bottle of wine.
Straying 12 miles from the hotel, visitors can besiege the grand Powis Castle, exploring its proud military history and amalgamated architecture which combines numerous period styles. Golf hot-shots will be spoilt for choice with five golf courses of varying sizes and terrains in the local area, while pursuits ranging from rock-climbing to paragliding can be found amid the nearby hills and mountains. Hopping over to Shropshire, gadabouts can see the sights from the comfort of the Severn Valley railway, the steam engines of which chug their way through the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A listed World Heritage Site, the Ironbridge Gorge is not only home to the world’s first iron bridge, but also boasts splendid views of the Severn winding its way through the limestone hills and out toward Bristol.
Nearby Newtown provides ample opportunity for essential grocery shopping and plays host to familiar high street outlets at its Tudor-styled shopping centre. Further afield, Shrewsbury’s medieval town centre is home to more rarefied boutiques and a busy market square complete with fresh produce and crafts. Homely country pubs can be found across the border valleys and Shropshire’s rural stretches, while a selection of restaurants can be enjoyed in Telford and Welshpool.
Trains: Low-cost trips to Newtown can be made from Birmingham New Street, London Euston, Manchester Piccadilly, and Plymouth rail stations.
Rail station: Newtown rail station is roughly 12 miles from the hotel.
Car hire: Choice of operators from the Newtown area.
Groupon Top Tip
Shropshire’s Bishops Castle is renowned for its numerous local breweries, beer festival, and fine selection of real ales. Be sure to stop by when looking for a good bitter or stout.
Set on stately grounds, the gothic Mellington Hall Hotel boasts cosy rooms, designed to encourage a little R&R. Guests praised the exceptional staff, with the hotel having received a king-sized 4.5/5 stars from users on TripAdvisor, while reviews on Booking.com were also positive.
We chose Mellington because we were intrigued by the Gothic building - we were not disappointed. It is a wonderful place, with friendly, helpful staff, set on a hill surrounded by woodland. The food was excellent - we ended up eating all our evening meals there.
– Tim, Booking.com, August 2011
Beautiful location and great atmosphere. Staff very welcoming and always helpful and smiling. Room laid out nicely, clean and tidy great views. Food and service fantastic, an experience I am glad I took advantage of and would repeat again.
– Anonymous. Booking.com, June 2011