Stop the press. We have just received two awards from the totally independent Good Hotel Guide. The “Rooms with a View Award” and the “Walking Hotel Award”. Thank you to all the guests who nominated us. The fires are now lit for your afternoon tea and scones (or something stronger!), but the National Trust gardens still contain plenty of interest – Powis Castle, Erdigg, Chirk Castle and Attingham Hall. The hills are shedding their Autumn clothing. and the kitchen is flooded with seasonal produce to whet your appetite. We still have few rooms left on our special offers pages, so check out our best prices online. Must go now – Phoebe (the Spaniel) is waiting for her walk!