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Reviewed May 19, 2019

Arrived for a 3 day break on a glorious sunny day which really shows this property at its best. the delightful well tended gardens together with spectacular views all around produce a stunning vista. Having checked into Coach House 2 an outside room with a small patio table and chairs ideal for us dog owners. they had even thought of a moveable fence which could be placed to keep the dog in. Home made scones and tea then appeared and that was the start of 3 days of gastro eating. Be warned as others have said your clothes shrink in their wardrobes!!! The staff are great nothing is too much trouble and you feel cosseted here. The rooms are well appointed ours had a new bathroom with spa bath huge fluffy towels and dressing gowns. Could we find fault NO would we return YES but we will have to diet first! So its thanks to Wendy, Tommy and Charlotte plus mum& dad for a fabulous stay. Allan Jean & Tasha. Hope Wendy had a great birthday.

Room tip: Outside rooms are great for dogs with great views from the little patios
Date of stay: May 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Brucie32
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Reviewed May 18, 2019 via mobile

Middle of nowhere, quiet, peaceful and beautiful setting. A lovely warm welcome from the laid back hosts and we had a fab ground floor room ideal for us as we travelled with our 4 legged friend (who was made very welcome. A true dog friendly hotel) . the double doors opened up to the gorgeous gardens. Room was small but perfectly formed with everything a guest might need.
There is so much to do if you want to be a bit active, walks on the doorstep, towns and cities a short car journey away. There is a mine of information in the hotel to help you decide and even a useful daily suggestion handout at breakfast if you're stuck for ideas. The food for us was hit and miss.
First evening meal service was really good, food was so so. Although beautifully presented the taste was lacking (lamb for hubby, duck for me) first breakfast was a disaster. Had to wait 25 mins for our Full English, usually not a problem if its being cooked fresh however not the case as the bacon was impossible to eat as it was overcooked and was like it was cooked and kept warm, when I tried to cut into it it wanged across the table much to everyone's amusement (dog enjoyed it though) Poor chap next to us had an omelette which was burnt, not the fluffy eggy delight he said he was expecting.
Second evening meal was perfect cod for me chicken for hubby. Lovely amuse bouche, tasty starters and deserts, however service was really poor with long waits between courses to the extent we actually forgot what we'd ordered.
2nd breakfast perfectly cooked, service fab and no leftovers for the hound.
Overall an enjoyable relaxed couple of days looked after by lovely people, staff are really nice and can't do enough for you, maybe need more staff for evenings.
A return visit on the cards for me and the dog but regretfully hubby would give it a miss 4 stars for me, 3 for him.

Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank Ave61
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Reviewed May 14, 2019

Pen-y-Dyffryn is run by a brother and sister, Charlotte and Tommy Hunter. They unfortunately cannot eat at this hotel, as they are far too slim. We are sure that all the lucky guests staying at this lovely hotel find that their clothes inexplicably shrink as they hang in the wardrobes!
My wife is a vegetarian. She gets fed up being offered risotto and goats cheese, or a quiche. The variety of vegetarian food on offer here was so delicious, it tempted me to not go for the chicken or fish but eat the vegetarian option as well. From the appetiser through to the desserts, everything was exceptionally tasty, beautifully presented, and served quickly and efficiently. It was simply first class.

First class sums this hotel up very well. Comfortable, homely, with stunning vistas where ever you looked. Their extensive and attractive gardens were beautiful as well and very well maintained. And this is written by a professional gardener!

This area is a walkers paradise. There are several walks you can do directly from the hotel. Each day they present you with a leaflet with suggestions of what to do and where to go. I know where we want to go, and that is straight back to this hotel!

It is very dog friendly as well, to the extent that they have a washing area with a hose attached to a warm water tap, to clean your dog down. My wife got it slightly wrong and washed me down instead!

A wonderful hotel in a beautiful part of the country. Go! You will not be disappointed!

Date of stay: May 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank bikingbarnett
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Reviewed May 11, 2019 via mobile

There’s a lot to like about this place – it’s in a great location – in remote countryside but close enough to many places to visit. The views from our room were stunning and we were able to enjoy some nice walks from the hotel. Our room was in a small block next to the main house with a table & chairs outside on a small patio. It was nicely decorated and very quiet. The staff were fantastic and we loved the laid back atmosphere of the lounges where we were treated to free tea & scones on arrival. The restaurant was very good – not quite up to the level of some fine dining country houses but nonetheless very enjoyable. Breakfast was also very good. We will definitely make a return visit in the future.

Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank GH24
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Reviewed May 5, 2019

We stayed here on our way to the Lake District, and it was a great choice. The setting in the Shropshire Hills/Welsh Border is idyllic and we think we could have whiled away several days at Pen-y-Dyffryn if time had allowed. Both the accommodation and food was superb, the staff friendly and helpful and we would be very happy to return. Thank you.

Date of stay: April 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank Vintners
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