We’re really getting into our larger properties at cottages4you at the moment (not literally, sadly). Perhaps it’s the advance of autumn, or our obsession with Downton Abbey, but few locations seem as appealing as a large country estate with a roaring log fire, someone tinkling the ivories of a grand piano and someone else complaining about the noise from the private library. These are the kind of problems we can cope with – and these are the kind of welcome problems you too can experience at Bryn Tanat Hall in Llansanffraid-Ym-Mechain, Powys.
Thankfully, the greatest problem you’re likely to face at this stunning 5 star country estate house – and VisitBritain Gold Award recipient – is pronuncing its name and location. Everything else is plain sailing. There’s sleeping for up to 22 holidaymakers through 10 spacious bedrooms – each one offering Egyptian cotton bedding, fluffy towels and iPod docks, which kind of breaks the old-world illusion, but does so in a most welcome way.
You will also find antiques, stylish lighting, stunning wallpapers, silks and velvets throughout. There’s a snooker room with a full-size table and a games room with table tennis and an American pool table. More modern entertainment options can be found through satellite TV and free Wi-Fi. You can also arrange all kinds of other activities, including a falconer, murder mystery, cup cake decorating, ceramic painting, art and flower classes, salsa evenings, hot air ballooning fishing, falconry and archery.
We’re fairly sure most will favour relaxation at Bryn Tanat Hall and there are plenty of ways to unwind. If you fancy going to whole hog on country estate living then you can arrange buffets and fine dining with a chef. There’s also a maid and leaving cleaning service available. You can even have Elemis spa treatments, see a holistic therapist and hairstylist, and arrange for a photographer to come and document your time there.
As you can probably tell by some of these pics, Bryn Tanat Hall is a very impressive property. If you’d like to see more, and make a booking, visit the listing on cottages4you.