This Georgian manor house has undergone a major refurb, and now offers opulent accommodation, great food and a warm welcome
It’s usually wild and windy where the Cambrian mountains collapse into the rugged coast around Aberystwyth, and on the weekend I visit it’s also very wet. If you’ve seen any episodes of the recent noir TV series Hinterland you’ll know what I mean. This is a place to murder people or to be a sheep.
It’s all the lovelier, then, to arrive at Nanteos, a stately, 14-room hotel located down a tree-lined lane at the end of an un-numbered back road just outside the university town. While I’ve no doubt the building, backing on to woodlands, could be used for a crime drama, the staff give us a warm welcome and the high ceilings and big windows flood the staircases with natural light.