"An exceptional institution where seriousness and laughter, and camaraderie and solitude, have a vital place"
Times Higher Education
"I have visited the Library on several occasions but this last visit has been beyond what I expected. Without exception every member of staff is excellent and this really adds to the feel of the place. "
"Great Place to read, write and relax.
An absolutely perfect place for my needs, great library and facilities, comfy bed and room, great food and good conversations with other guests."
"Gladstone’s library is a remarkable place. A haven for reflection, study and quiet..."
Wales Arts Review
"As a working writer, I’ve gone to many places to work…but I have never found anything as appealing as this strange and beautiful institution in Wales"
"Its books and sense of history were a blissful, secular balm...this place is truly special."
"It's not just a B&B, it’s a peaceful, restorative retreat...It will feel like a privilege."
I stayed five nights last week with a friend and we were both charmed by it. As a keen Victorian, I was delighted to stay in a John Douglas building brought up to modern standards."