We booked our night at Caemwgal Farmhouse fairly last minute so were only able to get the twin room rather than the double we'd hoped for. But we felt from the email correspondence making the booking that this was going to be an organised and friendly place to stay and we were right.
Linda was so welcoming as we pulled up into the spacious courtyard in front of the beautiful old brick farmhouse, set in it's huge flowerly garden and bordered by fields, within sight of offa's dyke and with rolling hills as the backdrop.
Caemwgal is over 300 years old and the twin room turned out to be quite charming!!! Lovely matching bedspreads, cushions and curtains giving a really warm and cosy effect. Beautiful original oak floorboards and a fabulous old fireplace. Plenty of toiletries, complementary bottles of water, biscuits and tea making facilities. The whole place was spotlessly clean.
As night fell Linda was explaining that this was a great place to stargaze and indeed this was the first night of this year's Perseid metor shower - sadly it was a bit couldy but I could see the potential and would love to have sat on that patio gazing as shooting stars fell out of the sky.
Our breakfast around the shared table was really brilliant - Linda makes her own bread and her scrambled eggs are something else! Our only regret was that we only had one night's stay. The area is fascinating and we enjoyed a walk around Montgomery Castle ruins up on the top of the hill, then an exploration of the lovely town and church.
Would love to return to Caemwgal again and explore the area more as well as enjoying Linda's hospitality and maybe some good star gazing!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Caemwgal is a beautiful 16th-17th century farmhouse, set in stunning Marches countryside. Close to the historic old county town of Montgomery, we are surrounded by many other sites of interest. Offa's Dyke path runs only a few hundred metres away so we are ideally placed for walkers. There are many outdoor activities available nearby for those with a taste for adventure... Ballooning - Mountainboarding - Rafting - Quad biking & Paintballing to name but a few. For those with gentler pursuits in mind, there are gardens to be explored. Powis Castle & Glansevern Hall are both a short distance away. There is also fishing - sailing - birdwatching - walking. Guests who arrive as strangers often depart as friends. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Caemwgal Farmhouse B&B Montgomery, Wales