For an intimate weekend away with a loved one, pick a spacious room in the secluded Castell Deudraeth. Built in the 1840s, this Victorian castle is part of the Portmeirion village: a selection of winding streets and picturesque buildings complete with a waterside hotel and charming cottage-style rooms dotted about the main square. With only four suites and seven bedrooms set within a Victorian walled garden, Castell Deudraeth is ideally-sized for a calm weekend away. Head to the hotel’s outdoor poolto while away the afternoon, or book a treatment at the tranquil Mermaid Spa. But first, drop your bags, find a quiet spot among the flowers and listen to the gentle trickle of water fountains.
While fine dining can be found at Castell Deudraeth’s sister establishment, the Portmeirion Hotel, for all-day gastropub-style dishes, pop into the castle’s Brasserie. On a warm evening, take a seat on the terrace with your partner and tuck into a hearty meal accompanied by a glass of red.
The cosy rooms at Castell Deudraeth are filled with locally-sourced furnishings. Each is furnished with Welsh oak tables and chairs, while slate and stone floors are warmed with underfloor heating. Modern armchairs and sofas in cool greys are ideal places for relaxing after a long day spent wandering the nearby woods, while extra bedspreads and scatter cushions add those final homely touches. For more independence, book one of the cottage-style chalets within the grounds and prepare a romantic dinner in your own kitchen.