The Great House is a Grade II Listed 15th Century former hunting lodge situated in the pretty conservation village of Laleston. With just 12 character bedrooms and an award-winning 2AA rosette fine dining restaurant, Great House is the perfect location for a short break.
- Friendly small country hotel within easy access of the M4 nr Bridgend
- Winners of the Hotel Restaurant of the Year for Wales 2016 & 2017
- Just 10 minutes drive to nearby beaches
The following offers are showing provisional availability*.
Stay and Dine Offer
Stay in a standard double / twin room and receive:
- Full Welsh breakfast each day of your stay
- Dinner each evening (£45pp allowance to be used towards food only)
1 night stay
Package Price: £90 per person per stay (based on two sharing)
2 night stay
Package Price: £170 per person per stay (based on two sharing)
3 night stay
Package Price: £250 per person per stay (based on two sharing)
All of the above prices include all taxes / service fees.
* Offers showing provisional availability are subject to confirmation with the hotel and availability is not guaranteed. No funds will be taken from your card until the booking is confirmed, which will usually be within a few hours.
Offers showing instant availability are live and will be confirmed immediately.
Facilities at Great House Hotel
A beautifully restored historic hotel. Members of Welsh Rarebits and Historic Hotels of Europe. Leicester's Restaurant at the hotel features in Michelin and most food guides. Local Welsh free range products used for modern British menus. Private house parties and weddings in our beautiful garden.
Local amenities include places of interest for walks, the old thatched village of Merthyr Mawr and Candleston Dunes. The coastal regions of Southerndown and Porthcawl are just 10 minutes away. Golf at the championship Royal Porthcawl and several private golf courses and driving ranges are close by. Margam Abbey and Country Park is just 5 minutes away.
- 2 AA Rosettes,
- Michelin Guide
- Country Restaurant of the Year twice
- Welsh Restaurant of the Year
- Various other good food guides
- Young Welsh Chef of the Year
- Irish hospitality award.
Good to know
- Hotel check-in time: 2:00 PM
- Hotel check-out time: 11:00 AM
Free parking facilities for hotel guests.
Disabled access to the restaurant and all ground floor facilities.
There is no lift or ground floor bedrooms.
History of the hotel
This splendid house is believed to have been a gift from HRH Queen Elizabeth I to the Earl of Leicester.
Children are welcome, some standard rooms can accommodate one extra child (upon request). Cots provided on request. Children are allowed in the restaurant.
Dogs are not permitted
The Rooms at Great House Hotel
Each bedroom is individually decorated and has a character of it's own which reflects the warmth and friendliness throughout the house. They have provate on suite facilities and every comfort you would expect for your stay. All room include 'FREE' Wi-fi accress.
Each bedroom is individually decorated and has a character of it's own which reflects the warmth and friendliness throughout the house. They have private on suite facilities and every comfort you would expect for your stay. All room include 'FREE' Wi-fi access.
At Leicester's you will find a restaurant offering an exquisite dining experience reflecting the best in Welsh cooking. The restaurant is closed on Sunday evenings and most Bank Holiday Mondays
Our knowledgeable team and head chef deliver delicious food and quality wines and beers in our luxurious restaurant and intimate bar area . A selection of seasonal menus are available to suit individual needs, choose from our daily market menu, a la carte menu, Sunday lunch, Afternoon tea and our lounge and bar menu.
The menu ingredients are local and organic where possible and offers a good range of simple and more complicated dishes with an emphasis on clean flavours and tastes.
7am-9.30am Mon- Fri
8am -10am Sat & Sun
6.30pm – 9.30pm Mon-Sat
Closed on Sundays
3pm – 5pm daily
Please note:- our restaurant is not open on a Sunday Evening, we are however able to provide Sunday Lunch as a replacement.
Great House Hotel Location
Map & Directions
Free parking facilities for hotel guests.
How to get here
Directions to The Great House Hotel, Restaurant & Conference Centre, Bridgend The immaculate, comfortable and welcoming Great House stands in the heart of the pretty conservation village of Laleston. The Great House is conveniently situated just five minutes off exits 35 and 37 on the M4. Directions from the M4 From the East Travelling on the M4 turn off at J35 and follow signs for Porthcawl on the A473 until its junction with the A48. Follow the A48 for approximately 3 miles to the junction with the A473 following signs for Porthcawl passing over (7 roundabouts). At this 7th roundabout, take the 2nd exit signposted Laleston and Bridgend. Continue for approx 50 yards, go straight across the mini roundabout. The Great House is approximately 30 yards beyond on the right. Turn right into Well St., and then immediately left into the car park. From the West Travelling on the M4 turn off at J37 and take the 1st exit at the slip road (signposted for Pyle). Travel 400 yards until you reach the roundabout and take the 3rd exit signposted to Bridgend. At the next roundabout go straight across and take the 1st exit at the next roundabout signposted to Bridgend on the A473. Continue for approx 50 yards, go straight across the mini roundabout. The Great House is approximately 30 yards beyond on the right. Turn right into Well St., and then immediately left into the car park. By Rail The nearest train station is Bridgend. By Air On leaving Cardiff airport take the B4265 west signposted Llantwit Major. Travel through the villages of Wick and St. Brides Major following the signs for Bridgend. At the junction of the B4265 and A48, turn left towards Porthcawl. At the 2nd roundabout take the 2nd exit signposted Laleston and Bridgend. Continue for approx 50 yards, go straight across the mini roundabout. The Great House is approximately 30 yards beyond on the right. Turn right into Well St., and then immediately left into the car park.
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Location & Local Attractions
The Great House is situated just 5 minutes from junction 35 and 37 of the M4. It is in the heart of the pretty conservation village of Laleston and overlooks the ancient village church.
Some of the many amenities close by include places of interest for walks, the old thatched village of Merthyr Mawr and Candleston Dunes.
It is equi-distant between Swansea and Cardiff easily accessible to the National Parks, and the South Wales Valleys.
Golfing in the immediate area is important and Championship links at The Royal Porthcawl and Swansea are popular with guests, a range of outdoor pursuits are available from The House, these include coastal paths / heritage coast walking, horse riding and team building activities by request. Small house parties for up to 24 guests are by arrangement.
Great House Hotel Reviews
- 1 review
- Member since 2011
Laleston, Bridgend, CF32 0HP
The food was stunning, some of the best I have had. Friendly staff. The room was clean but a little dated, a shame as the bar and restaurant are decorated nicely. I like Ed Sheeran but playing the same CD in the restaurant both nights and in the morning at breakfast was a bit much. Location was good, not far from the coast which is what we wanted.