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A spotlight on: Great House, Laleston

The Grade-II listed Great House originates from around 1550, is thought to have been a gift from HRH Queen Elizabeth the 1st to the Earl of Leicester and now offers one of Bridgend's very best overnight stays. Here's a little more information about The Great House, Laleston that you may or may not know…



Great House in Summer sunshine



1. The hotel was thought to have once been a gift from HRH Queen Elizabeth the 1st to the Earl of Leicester, who then went about using it as his own private hunting lodge!



2. There are twelve rooms on offer altogether, each of which has been designed to offer its own character, from single four poster beds to kingsize sleigh beds.



3. So many of the original features that date back to the 15th century are still on display today - flagstone floors, oak beams, inglenook fireplaces and stone archways to name but a few.



4. The Great House, Laleston boasts its own spa complete with highly trained male and female therapists. Facilities include a jacuzzi and sauna.



Screen Shot 2013-11-20 at 11.53.195. Leicester's restaurant is part of the Great House Hotel and it has been awarded not one but two AA Rosettes. Ingredients are local and organic wherever possible.



6. The Great House Hotel is one of South Wales' top wedding venues. There's a bespoke wedding service so you can make sure your day goes exactly how you want it to.



7. Do you enjoy a good Afternoon Tea? The Great House's afternoon tea menu includes homemade finger sandwiches, delicious scones and champagne!



8. This is also the ideal location for a business meeting, with three conference rooms catering for 2-50 delegates and a great restaurant for a post-meeting dinner.