- Style Eco-friendly Edwardian elegance
- Setting Green and gold Brecon Beacons
An elegant Edwardian townhouse in lovely Llandeilo, Fronlas is an ecologist’s dream. Not only does it come with underfloor heating, eco-electricity, solar panels and organic mattresses, but it also manages to be colourful, comfortable and contained, boasting bold Colliss and Quinton mural wallpaper. The breathtaking views of the Brecon Beacons aren’t bad either.
Need to know
- Rooms Four.
- Rates Double rooms from $95.80 (£58), excluding tax at 20 per cent.
- More details Rates include a home-cooked breakfast.
- Facilities Gardens, library, DVD library, bar, free WiFi, parking and concierge. In-rooms: flatscreen TV, luxury Abaca organic mattresses, integrated DVD/CD, free bottled water, rainwater showers and Ren toiletries.
- Check–out 10.30am, though this is flexible subject to availability, and is free of charge. Earliest check-in, 2pm, but this is flexible on request.
Children As long as they’re above the age of three, children are welcome. Extra beds for children are provided at a cost of £15 per child, including breakfast.
- Eco‐friendly The hotel is very eco-conscious, and prides itself on its underfloor heating, eco-electricity, solar panels and organic mattresses.
- Also This is an eco den, so smoking isn’t allowed. Furry, four-legged friends are not invited. Two-night minimum stay when booking Saturday nights.
- Please note Over Christmas guests must book Fronlas hotel for exclusive use, from 22–27 December 2013, with four ensuite bedrooms (sleeping up to eight guests), a kitchen, diner, two lounges, a welcome hamper and even Christmas decorations. Contact our Travel Team to book.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms Dau (Welsh for Two) is a purple haze of perfection, with its amethyst, aubergine and charcoal colour palette, bold floral mural and opulent headboard. A Scandinavian designer bed beckons invitingly, strewn with soft mohair and plump fabric cushions. The cappuccino-coloured walls and chairs provide an elegant backdrop to the jewel-bright splashes of colour, as does the muted stone bathroom. This room also offers the best views of the Towy and Brecon Beacons, so you can plan your walking route from the warmth and cosiness of your boudoir.
- Packing tips The obligatory hiking boots for scaling the Brecon Beacons sans blisters and a roomy cool bag for your lunch of local gourmet. If you’ve got a mountain bike, bring that, too.
- Also Fronlas even has a bike and boot wash, a drying room and a lock-up area for your outdoor gear. The house can be hired as a whole, with room for eight adults and up to three children.
Food and drink at Fronlas
- Hotel restaurant There’s no restaurant as such at Fronlas, but there is a breakfast area: a small, pretty room with four oak tables and frosted-glass swinging doors that conceal the kitchen. The hotel’s home-cooked breakfast champions local, organic produce and is a great way to fuel up for a day’s exploring. Feast on a full Welsh with plump, award-winning Graig Farm sausages and bacon, mushrooms, tomatoes, free range eggs and baked beans in their own ramekin. Vegetarians can have an equally delicious non-animal version. Lusting after a lazy lie-in? You can have a Continental breakfast served in your boudoir.
- Dress code Hiking boots and kagouls – you’re in the Brecon Beacons, so you may as well look the part.
- Top table Whichever oak table has room for two.
- Last orders Breakfast is served from 8am–9am, Monday–Friday; and 9am–10am on Saturday and Sunday. It’s well worth getting out of bed for – you can always get back in once you’ve feasted.
- Room service A Continental breakfast is available as room service from 7.00am–10am.
- Hotel bar There is a relaxed guest lounge with a selection of books, magazines and papers, along with an honesty bar.