****Competition Time -deadline extended to give you something to do whilst in isolation*****
To celebrate 15 years at Cerdyn Villa, we are running a competition.
First Prize: 2 nights B&B in a double ensuite room (any dates , excluding Bank Holiday and event weekends and subject to availability)
Second Prize : 50% discount on a 2 night stay (2 nights for the price of 1 in a double ensuite room)
Third Prize: a free full body massage (worth £50) with Happy Soles Reflexology and Massage for Better Health, during a two night minimum stay.
Forth Prize: A complimentary bottle of bubbly, when you book in on your next visit to us
All you have to do is create a piece of art, a painting, knitted item, drawing, collage, poem or any other creative expression you wish, to reflect your experience of either us, our B&B, or our area, (maybe you’ve been Man v. Horse Marathon or the The Real Ale Wobble or Bogsnorkelling World Championships & Triathlons )…. and send it to us! Berni & John, Cerdyn Villa, Llanwrtyd Wells, LD5 4RS or by email email@example.com
It doesn’t have to be big, you don’t have to be talented, you just need to feel inspired!!! Make us laugh!
Our faves will be chosen by John and I on 1st May and winners will be notified here and by email (if you supply it). All entries will be posted on our FB page and followers will be invited to vote for their favourite which will qualify for an additional ‘secret’ prize… probably something stained glass, made by me (but don’t tell anyone )
At Cerdyn Villa B&B we offer a home from home feel aiming to make you feel rested and relaxed like you would in your own home.
Cerdyn Villa Guesthouse is situated on the outskirts of Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys, and is in a tranquil and picturesque location amidst the Irfon River valley, surrounded by mountains (Epynt, Black & Cambrian Mountains and the Brecon Beacons). It is only 10 minute stroll to the centre of Llanwrtyd, where, despite its size you will find 3 pubs, a microbrewery and 4 restaurants, including 3 acclaimed chefs.
Our house was built at the turn of the century as a country villa to a coal baron and is now a family home to us and our son, Jason, and , more resently, our rescue cat, Doppel.
We offer bed and breakfast accommodation in 2 double en-suite guest rooms and an outside annex family suite. Our guests are treated as friends and can feel at home in our house. We offer the added benefit of free WIFI connectability, TV and DVDs in rooms, tea and coffee facilities and mini fridges in which to store fresh milk and chocolate! Hair dryers and ironing boards are available on request and we are happy to hang or rinse muddy clothing should you get wet (yes, even here in Wales!)
We pride ourselves on offering a holistic service, and are happy to guide you in advance of your stay with information about activities, workshops and days out. We would love to help you organise a Wellness Break where you can take some additional ‘me’ time and enjoy a holistic treatment, massage, spa or crafting workshop. Take a look
Throughout the house you will see photographs and paintings by local artists as well as artwork and cards by Berni, your host. You are welcome to enjoy or buy the pictures to take home with you. Both B&B rooms have en-suites with showers, they are snug and cosy with beautiful mountain views.
In the rooms you will find lots of useful local information, but there is further Tourist Information located in the Neuadd Arms Hotel and in the Llanwrtyd Heritage Centre, both just a10 minutes stroll from the B&B; and we are also more than happy to suggest and advise on outings and local events.
The guest rooms are at the back of the house and overlook fields and mountains and our neighbours stables.
We hope you love it here as much as we do; the day we fell in love with this house and decided to move here, the sky had just cleared following a heavy shower, the sun came out, a perfect rainbow filled the sky and the farmer and his dogs were working the sheep. It was an idyllic moment, a snap decision and one we never regret for a moment.
The Heart of Wales railway line station is 2 minutes away and runs between Swansea and Shrewsbury with Llanwrtyd pretty much in the middle. The town itself is tiny, officially we are the ‘Smallest Town in Great Britain’ and probably only have around 800 inhabitants – smaller than most villages.
Fiftteen years ago Hubby and I, and our then seven year old son moved from the hectic hustle and bustle of city life in the busy East of England to this tranquil rural setting in the Heart of Wales. In fact we about as in the middle of Wales as you can get, in the smallest town in the UK, Llanwrtyd Wells in Powys.
We happened upon Llanwrtyd in a frantic need for respite from the stresses of Hubby’s corporate life and ended up sticking a pin in a map on a page of nothingness. We came for two night’s refuge and didn’t go home. Wellness and wellbeing became the focus of our lifestyle.
There was light over that horizon. For hubby the time BLW (Before Llanwrtyd Wells) was never ending commutes; road rage; and stressful, unsatisfying work environment. It was unhealthy, unforgiving, and it was slowly breaking him.
When we arrived in LW that wet weekend evening we chanced upon a little bistro with no other customers barr one friendly Welshman, who happened to be the ex headmaster of the village school, and an eager pupil, meeting him for some additional education support. We chatted for ages. The next day, also rainy, we perused the properties for sale, daydreaming of our distant retirement. And the next day we did a bit more than window shop and went viewing a few cute houses.
That night we talked and talked and talked. Why were we waiting until our retirement to live our lives? What if we didn’t make it there? What about the quality of life for our son, educated in overcrowded classrooms in Essex, unable to play outside alone etc etc?
The next day a blazing orange sun rose over the horizon and lit our future path. We put an offer on the house. We handed in our notice at our respective places of work. We pulled our son out of school. That was October 2004. On 4th February 2005 we drove towards the light of our new future.
And we have never looked back.