The Hafod Hotel, Devils Bridge, Ceredigion, Wales
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ddraig Ddu
N 52° 22.535 W 003° 51.253
30U E 441849 N 5803156
Quick Description: The Hafod Hotel, Hafod translates as Summer Dwelling Place, has been an idyllic retreat originally for the aristocracy. Opened in 1787 as a hunting lodge by Thomas Johnes.
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/23/2011 12:15:58 PM
Waymark Code: WMAK1R
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member NFreitas
Views: 2

Long Description:

Nowadays the Hafod welcomes families, honeymooners, Business Conference Delegates, Organised Holiday Groups and many others with outdoor interests such as Anglers, Cyclists, Walkers and Ornithologists who all enjoy staying here as a centre for their various activities and visiting the nearby falls and the Devils Bridge.

The Hafod hotel was originally a small hunting lodge built in 1787 by Thomas Johnes, the then squire of The Hafod Mansion Estate.

It was enlarged and converted into a Swiss style chateau hotel in 1839 by the 3rd Duke of Newcastle (hence our Duke of Newcastle Suite within the Hafod) and Sir Henry Houghton.

Over the years further modification was carried out, particularly by John Waddingham, during 1870 to 1892. Hafod House no longer exists and the Hafod Estate is now administered by Forest Enterprise and the Hafod Trust in partnership.

With thanks to the Hafod Hotel for the history of the building.

Name of the Hotel: The Hafod Hotel

Address:
The Hafod Hotel Devil's Bridge Aberystwyth Ceredigion Wales SY23 3JL


Number of Rooms: 16

Height in floors: 4

Hotel since: 1/1/1839

Date Building was built: 1/1/1787

First use of building:
Hunting lodge, then expanded.


Historic Hotel (Historic Building, National Monument or similar): yes

Urban Hotel (located in a village or town): no

Mountains Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): yes

Beachs Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): yes

Historic Place nearby (Unesco or National monument/site less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): yes

Major Pilgrimage Place Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil. Consider any religion).: no

Hotel website (if available): [Web Link]

Hotel Rating: Not listed

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