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A Victorian hotel in the Welsh countryside with spectacular views over Lake Vyrnwy - breakfast included

Past the endless narrow lanes that carve their gorgeously green way through some of Montgomeryshire’s finest Welsh countryside, you'll finally come atop the valley that overlooks one of Wales’ little known wonders: Lake Vyrnwy. The stone-built dam, reservoir and fairy-tale tower were erected in 1888 and serve to provide fresh water to Liverpool from the 311 streams, waterfalls and rivers that flow into it.

The looming and impressive Lake Vyrnwy Hotel boasts the best view, from the very peak of the area at 900 feet above sea level. Built in 1890, the hotel is a fine example of Victorian architecture with a homely and traditional feel but with the humble acknowledgement that it takes a backseat to the lake’s beauty. However, it strives to provide comfort, good food and a relaxing time for those who want to get away from it all (and with glorious views, of course).

With a grand drawing room to sit by the log fire, a spa to pamper yourself or a fitness centre to blow some steam, the hotel is the perfect, secret retreat. The water from the reservoir is famously known as the source for Bombay Sapphire. Order yourself a tall gin and tonic from the adjoining Tower Tavern pub and take it out on to the terrace to get tipsy on the fresh air and astounding sunsets that can be seen in the evenings.

Our offer includes a Premier Lake-View room with a full Welsh breakfast and a two-night minimum stay when your booking includes a Saturday night.

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  • The RSPB manages the land so you will be able to spot all kinds of ‘starspecies’ and some of Britain’s most interesting birds.
  • Take a stroll on the famous ‘sculpture trail’ and see wooden sculptures crafted from as far afield as Australia and Eastern Europe.
  • Take a deep breath in the hotel's Aromatherapy Salt Inhalation room. Followed by a dip in the spa pool overlooking the lake.

Second opinion

  • For more information about Lake Vyrnwy Hotel, see their website
  • Read previous guest reviews on Tripadvisor.co.uk
  • Compare rates with those available elsewhere online, starting with Laterooms.com

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