We stayed for the Hay Festival, and the hotel was about a 40 minute drive from Hay-on-Wye. The hotel was very quiet despite being on an A road. It is also well located, being about 10 miles from the Elan Valley, which has some lovely scenery.
The proprietors were fantastically helpful and friendly, and very accommodating for dietary requirements. The breakfast was fantastic, with freshly baked croissants (still warm if you went early enough), and the service was very quick. The room was very comfortable and homely, and nice to come back to after a long day out.
If we are ever in the area again we will strongly consider staying here again.