West Wales: One or Two Night Stay For Two With Gourmet Seven Course Tasting Menu and Breakfast from £139 at The Falcondale Hotel (Up to 55% Off)
- Country hotel in 19th century
- Italian-style manor house
- Restaurant awarded 2 AA rosettes
- 5 years running
- Set in 14 acres of gardens and natural woodland
- Local activities include walking, cycling, and fishing
- Between Cardigan Bay and the Cambrian mountains
- En suite room with garden views and flat-screen TV
- Gourmet seven course taster menu with local and seasonal produce on first night
- Breakfast each morning
- Glass of Prosecco on arrival
- Upgrades available
Limit 1 per 2 people. Limit 1 per stay. Booking required by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 72 hour cancellation policy. Check-in 3pm; check-out 11am. Must be 18 and over to drink alcohol. Service charge not included. Original value based on hotel rack rate. Valid for purchased option only.
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Forever linked to the evocative verse of Dylan Thomas, the poetic beauty of the Ceredigion landscape is visible from each large window of The Falcondale Hotel. The placid green fields, veined with hundreds of streams and rivers, are free from major metropolises and instead, small market towns, villages and the odd university campus are the only interruption to the wended vales which stretch to the coast. Those passing west through the Brecon Beacons and into these neighbouring valleys will experience picturesque clusters of grey stone cottages, shops selling locally-grown produce and handmade crafts, and cosy pubs filled with locals ordering their pints in Welsh.
Take a poetic break with today's Groupon from The Falcondale Hotel. Choose from the following options:
Standard room with seven course taster menu and breakfast
• £199 for a two night stay for two (up to 55% off)
Standard room with seven course taster menu and breakfast
Soaring into being in 1859, The Falcondale is a stately, Italian-style villa nestled in 14 acres of gardens and woodland in the heart of the rolling Welsh countryside. Once a private home, the elegant building has been lovingly refurbished as a hotel, replete with sumptuous décor sensitive to the original charms. The restaurant has been awarded two AA rosettes for five years running, and serves seasonal, locally-sourced food where possible, with vegetables from its own kitchen gardens, as well as seafood, speciality cheeses and cured hams from across the region. Having been welcomed with a glass of Prosecco each, guests can indulge themselves in the seven course gourmet tasting menu. This colourful dance of dishes from the acclaimed kitchen includes delights such as pressing of ham hock with apple and plum preserve served with toasted walnut bread; risotto with Black Mountain smoked salmon; and pistachio panna cotta with fresh raspberries. The feast will be followed by a night’s sleep between soft Egyptian cotton sheets, in a room overlooking the grounds and completed with flat-screen TV and complimentary toiletries. Birdsong should be enough of wake up call for breakfast, served up fresh each morning.
A mile from the hotel is the market town of Lampeter, about as bustling as the area gets with its student population supporting pleasant cluster of independent shops, cafes and bars. Many beautiful walks await you in this part of Wales, with routes roaming through forests, along rivers, and even up into the Cambrian and Black Mountains. Work up an appetite in the pleasure grounds and parkland of Llanerchaeron, a National Trust-owned 18th century house complete with its own dairy, laundry, brewery and salting house, and working organic farm in the grounds. A little further away is the Hafod estate, with 200 hectares of picturesque land to take dreamy strolls through. Heading west from Lampeter takes you to the coast, and the sandy beaches in Tresaith and Cei Bach. Sea fishing is also popular in the area, and local lakes and fisheries offer day tickets for coarse fishing.
Train: The nearest major train stations are found at Carmarthen, which has trains to Manchester, Birmingham and Cardiff. There is a bus stop in Lampeter.
By Road: The A40 takes you towards Lampeter from London and the South. From the North, the A487 takes you through Aberystwyth towards the hotel.
Groupon Top Tip
The county of Ceredigion is one of the last bastions of the Welsh language, so learning how to see please and thank you in the local tongue will go down well when out and about.
The hotel has received a large amount of praise for the quality of the experience it offers, from the cosy rooms to the delicious dinner menu. 123 TripAdvisor users awarded the Falcondale Hotel a high-flying 4.5/5 stars.
Just spent two nights here and the staff could not of been any more attentive all round without being overbearing. This really is a well kept and well run establishment. The age and character of the hotel is quite fascinating, along with the spectacular views from the conservatory in particular, even in November. We had the 7 course taster menu on the first night and everything about it was delicious, the beef just melted in the mouth and if you ever needed incentive to get out of your bed it was to rush downstairs for the superb and well presented breakfast each morning.
– JohnnyBoy12, TripAdvisor, November 2011
The owner and hotel staff were extremely helpful and went out of their way to make our stay memorable. All the creature comforts had been thoughtfully included and the food was excellent. The countryside is beautiful with miles of stunning scenery to enjoy - this is a rural break rather than a shopping oppurtunity! As seasoned travellers, we would both recommend a visit.
– tinkerbell08101961, TripAdvisor, December 2011