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Wonderful Wales

What better way to celebrate St David’s Day than with a trip to wonderful Wales

Written by Wendy Gomersall
Whether you prefer a friendly B&B, a grand hotel or an individual selfcatering cottage somewhere scenic, Wales has a range of accommodation on o er that covers all options, wherever you want to celebrate St David’s Day on 1 March.

WELSH LESSONS

Elegant Château Rhianfa, a stunning, fairytale Grade II listed building with private beach, overlooking the Menai Straits on Anglesey, North Wales, is now offering a two night break with two Welsh lessons included, from £450 per couple. The minibreak also includes Welsh afternoon tea with buttered bara brith (fruit loaf), a boat ride through the Menai Straits, a three- What better way to celebrate St David’s Day than with a trip to wonderful Wales course dinner and a cocktailmaking lesson – also wine tasting.

0330-333 7222, www.amazingvenues.co.uk

FAVOURITE B&B

Llwyn Helyg Country House, Llanarthne, in beautiful Carmarthenshire, has just been named as one of the best B&Bs in the world by TripAdvisor. One of the stylish hotel’s USPs is The Listening Room, an enormous space that houses an advanced, hi-tech sound system. Guests travel for miles to listen to their CDs or vinyl played through the giant speakers. Doubles from £119 per night for bed and breakfast.

01558-668778, www.llwynhelygcountryhouse.co.uk  
More information at: www.discovercarmarthenshire.com

ALL THE FAMILY

If you’re taking the whole extended family for a break, Ty Chwarel in Llangynin, Carmarthenshire, sleeps eight. The property is the first of two new high-end barn conversions available to rent on a working farm. It has four double rooms – some with custom-made oak sleigh beds – a large open-plan living space with well-equipped kitchen, and lit-decking areas in the secure rear garden.

01994-220667, www.retreat2wales.com

WELSH WHALES

Pembrokeshire is a great place to go whale-watching, and mega-pods of dolphins and big Minke whales are often seen, as well as puffins and seals. Stay at the five-star Crug Glâs Country House & Restaurant, near St Davids, where rooms cost from £150 to £190 per night. The hotel has a wonderful setting out in the countryside, and serves delicious local food in its restaurant.

01348-831302, www.crug-glas.co.uk

Further information: www.visitpembrokeshire.com

Book a Voyages of Discovery whale and dolphin-watching boat trip at: 01437-721911, www.ramseyisland.co.uk

HOTEL OF THE YEAR

Finally, for a real treat, head for the AA Hotel of the Year in Wales 2014-2015, Ynyshir Hall, Eglwysfach, Machynlleth, in Powys. The hotel has 10 luxury bedrooms, named after artists, and head chef Gareth Ward’s restaurant has a Michelin star and uses the best Welsh seafood, lamb, beef and pork. Areas to explore close by include the Cambrian mountains, coastal paths, Borth beach and the RSPB Ynys-hir nature reserve. B&B from £215 per room, per night; dinner, B&B from £315.

01654-781209, www.ynyshirhall.co.uk

Further information: www.visitwales.com

Contact Wendy at wendy.gomersall@lady.co.uk  

Prices are correct at the time of going to press.



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