*Llangoed Hall, Mid Wales, UK*

Llangoed Hall  has history and style set in 17 acres of fabulous countryside in the Wye Valley in Powys. It first became a great home for the aristocracy in 1632 and then updated by the great architect Clough Williams-Ellis in 1919. Nowadays this outstanding country house hotel has elegant public rooms and bedrooms with a collection of Edwardian fine art and award-winning cuisine. I’ve stayed there for a few nights and got all the lowdown from the managing director, Calum Milne, from head chef Nick Brodie, and from a lynchpin in the organisation – head gardener Mandy Hobbs…