Win a Welsh countryside getaway

Enjoy two nights at award-winning luxury hotel Llangoed Hall in the beautiful Black Mountains, and eat at the best restaurant in Wales.


If seclusion, service and style sound like the ingredients of a perfect retreat, then we recommend you enter this issue’s competition: the prize is a two-night stay at the award-winning Llangoed Hall Hotel in Wales.

This country house hotel, nestled beneath the Black Mountains in the Wye Valley, won the Welsh AA Hotel of the Year 2013/14, was awarded Four Red Stars in the AA Inspectors’ Choice and offers perfect relaxation.

This historic building is steeped in history. It was formerly known as Llangoed Castle and dates back to 1632. Sir Bernard Ashley and designer Laura Ashley purchased the Jacobean manor house in the mid-1980s and it was turned into a hotel.

Bedroom-with-Original-Laura-Ashley-wallpaper---exclusive-at-Llangoed-Hall-HotelMAFollowing major refurbishment, which started in 2012, all 23 of the bedrooms at Llangoed House Hotel are havens of elegance. As the lucky winner of our competition, you and your guest will enjoy two nights staying in one of these rooms, each individually designed and furnished with beautiful antiques – including pieces by Laura Ashley herself – and original paintings. The art at Llangoed Hall is outstanding, with works by the likes of James McNeil Whistler and Augustus John adorning the walls and adding to the country house feel.

Explore the 17 acres of landscaped gardens, which include a maze to get lost in, and the organic garden from which food for the restaurant is sourced. The River Wye flows by to the east.

Each morning you will enjoy a delicious daily breakfast and in the evenings you will also have dinner in the restaurant, which won Best Restaurant 2014 at Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence. Dishes are made by head chef Nick Brodie and his team, from locally sourced Welsh produce such as Welsh Black Beef and local Radnorshire Lamb.

The prize includes dinner on both evenings, one with a delectable tasting menu. You will also have the opportunity to indulge in a delightful Celebration Afternoon Tea. Tuck in to an assortment of freshly homemade scones, sandwiches and cakes alongside a lovely pot of loose-leaf tea, served from  ne bone china. The tea also includes a glass of champagne.

To be in with a chance of winning this fabulous competition, simply answer the question below.

Closing date is 17 March 2014