Gay Lesbian Friendly Holiday Accommodation in the Welsh Border Counties of Wales

Gay Lesbian Friendly Accommodation Ross on Wye Hay on Wye Symonds Yat Clyro Herefordshire, Bishops Castle, Ludlow, Oswestry, Whitchurch Shropshire
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Gay Lesbian Friendly Country House Luxurious Hotel and Restaurant Shropshire
Pen-y-Dyffryn Gay Lesbian Friendly Luxury Country House Hotel, Rhydycroesau, Oswestry, Shropshire Welsh Borders

 This beautiful hotel in the Shropshire and Wales border hills is a supremely peaceful country house providing the perfect retreat to
escape from the madding crowd and enjoy the stunning Welsh border countryside. Set in five acres of grounds with no passing traffic,
this silver-stone former rectory exudes a magical calm. There is a selection of gorgeous bedrooms where private patios, double jacuzzis,
spa baths and stunning views abound. Dining in the elegant restaurant, where huge south-facing sash windows frame the ever-changing
and beautiful views, is  central to the whole enchanting Pen-y-Dyffryn experience and the food is sensational, as you would expect from a restaurant with two AA Rosettes. Miles and Audrey together with their loyal and friendly team of staff have successfully captured the
rare combination of unobtrusive hospitality, luxury, and high standards of service and
accommodation that guarantee that “away from it all” feeling. It is  little wonder that together they have more awards for hospitality and food than you can shake a stick at. Why? Quite simply because this is a rare and very special place for only the luckiest people to discover. What a fabulous relaxing friendly stay with superb food.

Gay Lesbian Friendly Bed and Breakfast, Oswestry, Shropshire, Welsh Borders
Yew Tree House Gay Lesbian Friendly Bed and Breakfast, Lower Frankton, Oswestry, Shropshire, Welsh Borders

Yew Tree House Bed and Breakfast is located in the sleepy hamlet of Lower Frankton where the beautiful rolling countryside of Shropshire readies itself to meet the dramatic Welsh landscape in the county of Powys. Apart from the stunning and tranquil location, Yew Tree House
is so much more than a bed and breakfast. You see, Clive and Jo, the talented couple who own and run this beautiful place, have created somewhere incredibly special for those of you who appreciate this wonderful countryside and the abundance of wildlife that it supports. There are 2 luxurious self-contained en-suite rooms in a sympathetically converted shippon separate from the main house, each with private entrances and terrace with seating area, thus ensuring privacy and tranquillity. The rooms are delicious hotel-like spaces that are light and airy with vaulted ceilings, roof windows and matching contemporary furniture, bamboo floors and the en-suite shower rooms are simply fabulous. Each room comes equipped with: flat screen television with DVD/CD, generous hospitality tray, hair dryer, free Wi-Fi access, together with lots
of little touches that really make your stay here special. Breakfast is taken in the main house and is a scrummy affair of the finest locally sourced produce. Yew Tree House rests quietly in 3 acres of delightful gardens and woodland that are a haven for wildlife a real birders’ paradise. There is a beautiful summerhouse with comfortable chairs and a veranda set in a secluded part of the woodland, well away from the house in a beautifully peaceful spot. The famous Frankton Junction where the Shropshire Union, Llangollen and Montgomery canals meet at Frankton Locks is only a hundred metres distant where you can wander along the tow path and watch the variety of ducks and swans as they manicure the waterlines of the beautifully painted narrowboats. A real treasure of a bed & breakfast and a romantic bolthole to boot!

Gay Lesbian Friendly Coaching Inn, Hotel, Restaurant, Bars and Gardens, Bishops Castle, Shropshire, Welsh Borders
The Castle Gay Lesbian Friendly Hotel, Restaurant, Bars and Gardens, Bishops Castle, Shropshire, Welsh Borders

From its prominent position The Castle Hotel sits majestically gazing out across one of the most charming and unspoilt market towns in the country to the surrounding Shropshire Hills and countryside. This beautiful eighteenth century coaching inn has everything going for it: lovely bedrooms, suburb food, panoramic views, fabulous gardens and no passing traffic. The Castle Hotel was built on the site of the original Castle by Lord Carnarvon in 1719 with, it is believed, stone from the castle ruins, and some remains of the original castle walls dating back to 1087 can still been seen today as they form part of the boundary to the hotel's beautiful gardens. The Castle Hotel has 3 bars with roaring log fires in the colder seasons and an amazing oak panelled dining room. Head chef Stuart and his enthusiastic brigade work their magic with fine locally sourced produce creating fabulous modern pub food. The Castle Hotel has 10 charming en-suite bedrooms each full of character, well equipped and all enjoy lovely views of either the town and the surrounding hills or the delightful gardens. As well as being a handsome historic building in a stunning position surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside in Shropshire for us it is the friendly welcoming atmosphere that abounds throughout this place promoted by the very special owners Henry & Bex together with their friendly team of staff (for whom it would appear nothing is to much trouble for their guests) that makes The Castle Hotel so very special. Good old fashioned service with a smile what a delight. No wonder that The Castle Hotel has been enthralling all who visit for over 200 years. How could you not want to stay a while?

Gay Lesbian Friendly Hotel, Restaurant and Bar, Ross on Wye, Herefordshire, Welsh Borders
The Kings Head Hotel, Gay Lesbian Friendly Restaurant and Bar, High Street, Ross on Wye, Herefordshire, Welsh Borders

Market towns in Herefordshire have an enthralling and timeless atmosphere, and Ross-on-Wye is no exception. The Kings Head has been providing the weary traveller with refreshment and accommodation since the 14th century and evokes memories of warming glasses of port
and brandy with friendly conversation, next to crackling log fires after a fabulous meal, or chilled cider on hot lazy summer afternoons aside the meandering River Wye. The Kings Head Hotel (Grade II listed building) has open fireplaces and a wealth of oak beams. Reputedly a tunnel runs from the cellar past the 12th century well to the old Saracens Head Inn. Occasionally there have been reports of ghosts and the clatter of horses from time past. The Kings Head provides fabulous accommodation with various styles of en-suite bedrooms including a romantic four-poster. All of the bedrooms are beautifully presented and come equipped with generous hospitality tray, direct dial telephone, flat-screen Freeview TV and the larger superior bedrooms have DAB I-pod docking radio. Free Wi-Fi access coverage extends to most of the hotel. The Kings Head provides two places to eat: a conservatory restaurant and a cosy restaurant. Their award-winning Chef uses fresh local market ingredients and he produces some seriously good food, with fresh fish and game being a house speciality. This hostelry provides fabulous accommodation and incredibly good, imaginative food served in an atmosphere that only a period hotel of this standing can provide, together with a friendly and inviting ambience that is so welcoming. Sat in one of the most ancient and pretty streets in Ross, which is a perfect for exploring the Wye Valley, Brecon Beacons and the beautiful Welsh Border Countryside, and just perfect for horseracing at Chepstow. Fabulous.

Gay Lesbian Friendly Country Hotel, Inn and Restaurant near Chirk and Oswestry, Shropshire, Welsh Borders
The West Arms Gay Lesbian Friendly Inn Hotel and Restaurant, near Chirk and Oswestry, Shropshire, Welsh Borders

The West Arms Hotel rests peacefully in the sleepy village of Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog near Chirk and Oswestry in Shropshire and whilst parts of this beautiful old building date back to the 1500’s it did not open its doors as an hotel until 1670 and has been providing, food, drink and accommodation to the weary traveller ever since. The West Arms is everything an old inn should be. In the summer months the heady scent of wisteria greets you and in the colder seasons the warm spice of crackling logs all add to the wonderful olde worlde atmosphere that just drifts effortlessly amongst the low-beamed ceilings, undulating floors, settles, inglenooks and braced latched doors. There is a rare honesty here at The West Arms; you see all of the modern facilities and restorations have been carried out sympathetically without detriment to this fine building and its long distinguished heritage. The patron chef is the delightful, talented and very friendly Grant Williams who has plied his trade as a master chef in kitchens around the world and has appeared on many TV cookery programmes, and has even cooked for HRH Prince Charles. Grant produces his menus with an astonishing passion and care using local produce whenever possible. Meals can be taken either in the restaurant or round the blaze of the log fire in the cosy bar. As you can imagine the food here is seriously good and has won more awards than you can shake a stick at. The West Arms features seven en-suite character rooms including a romantic four-poster, plus a further eight rooms with bath and hand shower facilities. The West Arms Hotel is licensed for civil ceremonies and is just perfect for a country style wedding; imagine wonderful food with some of the finest views of the Welsh hills as a background for your wedding photographs. The West Arms is quintessentially the perfect Welsh Borders country inn near Chirk, Oswestry near to the border of Shropshire and Wales.

Gay Lesbian Friendly Country Pub, Inn, Bed & Breakfast and Restaurant, Ross on Wye, Herefordshire, Welsh Borders
The Farmers Boy Gay Lesbian Friendly Pub, Ross Road, Longhope, Ross on Wye, Herefordshire, Welsh Borders

We were made up to chance upon the Farmers Boy Inn at Longhope one lunchtime in October, all four of us being in desperate need of a “livener” and something to eat following the hectic party we had attended the previous evening in Cheltenham. Justin who doesn’t drink alcohol was our driver as usual. We were greeted with a crackling log fire and a friendly welcome from Phil (who we later found out owns and runs The Farmers Boy aided by his energetic and friendly young team of staff) who served us our drinks and took our food order. The menu is a treat with good old English favourites together with a comprehensive and an imaginative selection on the á la carte menu. We all chose their famous
2 in 1 Pie (
half steak & Guinness and half cauliflower cheese) which was simply to die for. After our meal and a few more drinks we asked Phil
 if the Farmers Boy provided accommodation and without any hesitation we were shown their guest bedrooms which are located in a newly built annexe behind the inn. The bedrooms are all en-suite, beautifully presented and well equipped. It was nearly 5pm when we reluctantly had to leave this fabulously friendly and beautiful inn. There is something more here than the exposed beams, log fires, exceptionally good food and superb accommodation: it is quite simply the wonderful friendly greeting, atmosphere and the gentle Irish humour from a very special landlord and his friendly team of staff.
The only downside at The Farmers Boy was dragging ourselves away for our return journey to Wales and work.
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