45 minutes drive from Lake Country House Hotel and you can explore the northern most point of the Brecon Beacons National Park by visiting the Marches town of Hay-on-Wye. Known throughout the world as ‘The Town of Books’, Hay has many attractions and places of interest for visitors, some of which include the Castle, the River Wye, Hay Market on Thursdays.
There’s a sense of calm at The Lake Country House and Spa that hits you from the moment you leave the main roads and follow the country lanes that lead to the front door.
Perhaps it’s the location – a quiet spot on the banks of the River Irfon, surrounded by lakes that are a haven for wildlife. Perhaps it’s because this country house was a barium spa as far back as the 19th century; its fabled healing waters attracting the rich, royal and famous from across Europe.
The spa adds to the sense of calm as does the unbeatable feeling of being outdoors amongst the elements – the walks around the house are world-class.
Inside this mock-Tudor style country home, its history as an 1840s hunting and fishing lodge is evident. Relax amongst the heirlooms, plush sofas, and wood burners crackling. Upstairs sink into a raised bath and high canopied bed.
Need to Know
Check-in at 2:00pm
Check-out at 11:00am
Cable/satellite TV in all rooms, wireless internet, pet friendly, child/family friendly, DVD player in room, four poster beds and eco-friendly
Fishing on the lake or river, a nine hole par 3 golf course, gym/fitness facilities on-site, horse riding, indoor pool, shooting, tennis and walking
Our Head Chef, Josh Donachie brings his vision and style to Lake Country House to create seasonal menus, showcasing outstanding local produce combined with carefully selected premium ingredients sourced from throughout Wales & the UK. The food is complemented by an incredible list of more than 300 wines.
Children must dine before 7.00pm
Breakfast 8am – 10am
Lunch 12pm – 2pm
Afternoon Tea 3.30pm – 6pm
Dinner 7pm – 9pm
Smart casual. Jeans not accepted.
The hotel boasts large spacious lounges, each with a range of fine antiques, beautiful paintings and large relaxing sofas which make you want to kick your shoes off and curl up next to the crackling fire. Enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail as you relax in a comfortable armchair.
Perfectly located on the idyllic banks of the lake, the Spa offers luxurious facilities and service for all our guests.
- The Spa is open from 8:00am-8:00pm every day.
- Treatments are available from 9:00am-6:00pm every day.
There are four spa treatment rooms and therapists offer a wide range of health and beauty treatments. The peaceful 15m swimming pool is supplemented by an outdoor hot-tub set on the balcony overlooking the shoreline. The coffee shop is the ideal meeting place for members and non-members. For the energetic there is a fully equipped gym and for those guests who like to be pampered can take advantage of the massage and range beauty treatments.
Facial therapies, massage treatments, body scrub, wraps and infusions, signature treatments.
Children of residents between the age of 8 and 16 are able to use the swimming pool between 4 – 5pm daily. Children under 8 years old are unable to use any of the spa facilities.
Max Capacity: 62
Cost per night: £7,500
Min cost per person: n/a
From £205 per room per night
What the Experts Say
“There are endless walking routes to enjoy in the grounds of this dog-friendly hotel, set in 50 acres of gloriously unspoilt Welsh countryside. There is also an award-winning spa with an indoor pool, treatment rooms and outdoor hot tub.”
Marie Claire Online
Head west for Wales on the M4 across the Severn Bridge (toll) to Junction 24. Take the A449 north, then the A40 for Abergavenny and Brecon, taking the A479 for Talgarth until you join the A470 heading north. At Builth Wells turn right on the A483 (marked Llandovery) then head west towards Garth. The hotel is signposted from here.
Cardiff Airport (CWL): 60 miles.
London Heathrow (LHR): 170 miles.
Attractions Near The Lake Country House & Spa
A beautiful part of Wales, with traditional market towns, canal paths and stunning landscapes, The Brecon Beacons National Park gives visitors an abundance of activities to choose from. These activities include anything exploring caves, waterfalls, walks, red kite feeding and much more.
Owned by Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Elan Valley is home to dams and reservoirs, the woodlands and most of the Elan Valley Trail. A wide variety of visitors are attracted here throughout the year. Many come for the peace and quiet, some for the wildlife and scenery whilst others prefer to take part in more active pursuits. Situated in the county of Powys it’s only a 20 minutes’ drive from the hotel.
Weddings at The Lake Country House & Spa
Surrounded by 50 acres of beautiful Welsh countryside, you’ll find us to be the perfect backdrop for your special day. Our bedrooms and suites have been refurbished keeping the traditional country house feeling. Take a stroll along the lake or down the rhododendron lined pathways, gather family at the front of the hotel or by the log fires. You may even get a few pictures of the house dogs.
We pride ourselves on the personal service given to every bride and groom along with the extensive selection of food and wine available. Become lord and lady of the house and let your imagination run free.
Need to know
Facilities & Features
The tailor made wedding breakfast will be served in our two rosette restaurant where you’ll experience fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere with unhurried service. The evening is all about letting your hair down and celebrating with friends and family. Get the band started and the bar open and just party.
The Orangery and Oak Room are available for private dining.
Formal Wedding Breakfast or Buffet.
Each menu is discussed individually with the bride and groom to make it unique and extra special.
Please call The Lake Country House & Spa for more information.
Lake Country House & Spa is licensed for civil ceremonies.
Planning services are available.
Meetings at The Lake Country House & Spa
Day delegate rate: from £45 +VAT
24-hour delegate rate: from £130 +VAT
Maximum number of delegates:
24 (boardroom style)
50 (theatre style)