Staying in a mansion is a dream for most of us but now it can be a reality. Nanteos Mansion sits in a secluded spot just outside of Aberystwyth. A mansion constructed in 1739 and restored fully by 2012 after a succession of owners, Nanteos now resembles a stunning retreat.
Getting there from our base in The Midlands was an experience in itself. The drive through the mid-Wales valleys with winding bends and breathtaking scenery is an absolute pleasure. It also goes some way to setting the tone for what lies at the end of a solitary narrow lane.
The mansion is set in a 30 acre estate with nothing but sheep and tranquility for company set against a striking backdrop. This is the perfect area to enjoy a peaceful break with the town of Aberystwyth a mere two mile drive away.
Upon check-in, we were personally guided to our room and shown around the stunning Nightingale Suite. This really has to be seen to be believed. The building is grand beyond belief, you can really smell the history. We were full of admiration for the restoration efforts.
The suite is enormous. Perfect for a bride on her wedding day given the wide doorways, space for a large dress and room for family members. The room also sits in close proximity to The Music Room which hosts marriage ceremonies. Another stunning space in the mansion.
Nanteos had kindly left us a plate of treats as a welcome gift which was incredibly thoughtful. A delicious tart, chocolate coated fruit cake and ginger biscuits were thoroughly enjoyed by us both. The room also features a TV, fridge containing milk in an actual bottle along with a full length mirror and plenty of storage space.
With this being an old building the issue of air conditioning comes into play. Nanteos have you covered on that score. Should you be fortunate enough to get a summer heatwave while in Wales or just want to cool down, the room comes with a large fan.
The bathroom is almost on a par with the size of the bedroom. A giant tub sits with an overhead shower for company. Quality toiletries are provided along with a huge sink, toilet, gowns and bidet. The gowns were some of the softest we have ever come across.
Tremendous amounts of thought and effort have gone into the guest experience at Nanteos Mansion. All the grandeur of a stay in a historical building is matched by good quality Wi-Fi and a good selection of TV channels. Home comforts in a prestigious setting.
Breakfast in the morning is set in a small room after negotiating your way down a couple of corridors, the staff on the desk were kind enough to help us. Strangely, there was no one there to greet guests at the breakfast. A buffet of cereals and yoghurts plus fruit is laid out along with pancakes that you can toast yourselves.
We sat down and found a breakfast menu on the fireplace next to our table. A few moments later one of the cooks came in to ask if we would like tea or coffee as well as a cooked breakfast. We had already began eating from the buffet so we declined the offer.
Nanteos is a sublime place to spend a few days away from it all. A stunning location with friendly staff and great amenities makes it the perfect base for exploring the wonderful country of Wales. Electric charging points are even available in the car park outside, should you need them.
For any couple on their big day, Nanteos really does offer a memorable setting. The Nightingale Suite is tailor made to provide that special setting for a wedding. If you just want to go all out and treat yourself or a loved one to a luxurious experience, look no further.
Nearest Train Station: Aberystwyth
*AD – Complimentary stay in return for an honest review.