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The handwriting in our historical Visitors Book doesn’t disappoint, either. Back in 1912 Germany's Wilhelm II left his homeland and made the long journey to a remote corner of mid-Wales. His destination was the Lake Country House and his mission was simply to relax; to take to the legendary Barium Spa Waters, and to sample the much-fabled Welsh hospitality.
With the war clouds starting to gather over Europe, the Kaiser had plenty to contemplate, but he could not have chosen a better place to get away from it all. Post-war austerity and the exclusion of spa treatments from the National Health Service meant that the hotel would no longer be able to rely on its health-giving virtues; instead having to focus on the traditional country house hospitality and the country pursuits that had made it such a success over the first fifty years of its life.
Current owners, Pierre and Jan Mifsud are continuing this fine tradition; ensuring that The Lake's status as a country house of distinction is not only upheld, but improved upon.