Breakfast may be taken in the cosy 17th-century timber-framed cottage but guests bed down in sleek apartment-like suites with designer touches and great views. This is no traditional B&B
Its very late and very dark when we arrive at Westbrook Court B&B, three miles outside Hay-on-Wye on a lonely B road, and all I can see is a huge window, bright lights and a bed. Its too modern and pared-down to be a barn conversion and doesnt look like the bed and breakfast of its name. But owner Kari Morgan is there to welcome us with a drink and promises to explain all on the morrow.
Breakfast is communal and very good, thanks to excellent bacon and sausages from the local butcher, eggs from Karis chickens, home-baked bread made with Talgarth mill flour, and good granola and salmon for those, like my partner, who dont want a full breakfast. Its served in the cosy and wonky-looking 17th-century timber-framed cottage where Kari and her husband, Chris, live with their young daughter, Heidi.