No big chains, no formulaic rooms.... just family run hotels, inns and B&B's with a great sense of history. All the accommodation we use on our cycling holidays, has been chosen for the warmth of its welcome & service and the fact that are completely unique. We set up our cycling holiday business, with the aim of providing accommodation that we would like to stay in ourselves. Some of the accommodation we use have been looking after our cycling and walking guests since we started running cycling holidays- others are new discoveries. The English counties of Herefordshire and Shropshire and all of the Welsh counties are home to great cycling - and unique accommodation for our guests. Here are a few ideas
Is this our oldest hotel? Dating from 1432, The Bear Hotel at Crickhowell is a really friendly place.. with great food & drink on our Brecon Beacons Cycling holidays
A world Famous adventurer and the Emperor Haile Selassie lived here . Milebrook House is the original dower house to Stanage Castle, built in the 1760s. Now this family run hotel on the Welsh border has lovely country house style rooms, a great garden with croquet lawn leading down to the river - stay on our Country House Cycling holidays
The Feathers Hotel in Ludlow has been called "the handsomest Inn in the World".. a tudor mansion, with very atmospheric public rooms, the plasterwork ceilings are similar to those in Powis castle. Some rooms have four poster beds...so you really can imagine that you are Anne Boleyn or Henry Tudor, both of whom were frequent visitors to Ludlow (as were the Princes in the tower but you need to visit Ludlow Castle to find out more about that). Stay at the Feathers on our Shropshire cycling holidays
Penralley House in Rhayader, has been lovingly restored. Dating from the 1600's but updated in victorian times, it was home to the architect or the nearby Elan Valley Dams - you must go & visit, they are a great example of victorian engineering. And Penralley offers a very comfortable stay, with great hosts. Stay on any of our mid Wales cycling holidays.
Clun Farm has been providing B&B for our cycling holiday customers, since we started. a great example of a friendly village centred B&B. A sixteenth century farmhouse, with inglenook fire, wonky floors and oodles of atmosphere. Stay on our Shropshire Cycling holidays