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A Change in Pace – Exchanging Life in London for Llanbrynmair


The Royston is a unique, laid back, 7-room contemporary guest house on the outskirts of Llanbrynmair in the heart of Mid Wales. Set in 10 acres of rural pastureland, every room has impressive views of the surrounding Cambrian Mountains and rolling hills. The building is a stunning example of a Victorian gentleman’s residence, built in 1880 to replicate the original owner’s London townhouse.

After a thorough restoration and modernisation, The Royston is a distinctive mix of past history and eclectic design, full of relaxed charm and personality. Each of The Royston’s bedrooms has its own unique character and style, featuring original artwork and a curated mix of vintage and designer furniture.

Rob Perham, owner and manager of The Royston said:

“After years 25 working as an advertising creative, an opportunity became available for a complete lifestyle change, and along with my partner, we jumped at the chance. The pace of life is obviously less hectic & stressful compared to working in London, but no less busy. As well as running the guest house, we have chickens, a kitchen garden, a polytunnel and landscaped gardens to look after. It’s a joy as well as a privilege to be so connected to the land and the seasons.”

Clive Sweeting, owner and manager of The Royston said:

“The Royston is a really unique & special building, right in the heart of the rural Welsh countryside. When we first viewed the property, we fell in love with the relaxed feel, which is something you can’t just add to a property. Over two and a half years we respectfully restored & modernised the 140 year old house, with nods to its history mixed with eclectic design. We’ve been collecting art, furniture and curios for years and have now been able to mix these different styles together to create a really unique space. The Royston is now ready for the next 100 years, and then some.”