Agincourt, Henry V, The Great Welsh Longbow and more importantly The Great Welsh Archer…
Wild foods harvested by professional foragers are recognized as an essential part of the menu by the worlds’ best restaurants. But picking wild plants and fungi for the pot is something that we’ve done since the dawn of time; foraging is the ‘gatherer’ part that goes with ‘hunter’. However…..
Since experiencing the tranquility and serenity of a wood fired hot tub elsewhere we have decided that Blaencwm has been crying out for this little luxury….
Although we do not believe anyone needs a date in the diary to remind oneself to celebrate love February seems to be the time to bring the subject up on a large scale….
Felin Newydd House has been listed in the Times Travel as one of the 20 greatest UK houses to rival Downton Abbey.
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A weekend stroller ticket for every guest included in the cost of a weekend stay at Felin Newydd.
The summer holidays are a glorious time. A chance to spend precious, valuable time with your beautiful, spirited and imaginative grandchildren. And of course you love to help out Mum and Dad while they go to work. So for 6 weeks you are called upon to take care of the delightful next generation.
Blaencwm is situated just off the hill or common and therefore an enormous amount of walkable, explorable, just-sit-down-on-able hillside.
The Royal Welsh Show, held annually in Builth Wells just seems to grow in numbers and professionalism each year. The events started on Monday and can be seen all this week. There is a fantastic Bandstand Lineup on incredible grounds. David Cameron himself attended this prestigious event yesterday, I wonder who else will be spotted?
We are really proud to announce that Felin Newydd house has been awarded a 5* Self Catering certificate for 2013/2014.
Sandwiches, barbecued local sausages, drinks, fresh fruits and bara brith. No heavy bags to carry and food still chilled.
The shooting season of 2014 is a mere 6 weeks away. Our affiliated shoot, Tregoyd, is preparing for it’s busiest time and we’re gearing up as well. Felin Newydd House is less than 15 minute drive from the Tregoyd shoot. So after a full days shooting in the brisk mountain air, a return to fully stocked fires and fridges is a welcome delight.
We’ve been blown away by the reaction to this year’s festival programme, which welcomes headline names like Burt Bacharach, Gregory Porter, Laura Mvula and Loose Tubes to the festival in our 30th Anniversary year.
It’s Friday and it’s just started to rain. It’s been glorious for days. We need to brighten up the weekend ahead. I suggest a simple quiz.
Huw Evans-Bevan, our esteemed leader, took post at the latest Chamber of Commerce event in Cardiff on June 26th. It was a fabulous event for all who attended and I’m everyone will agree that the contacts made were truly invaluable.
Thanks to the Shooting Gazette for this fantastic write-up of Felin Newydd House and our associated shoot, Tregoyd.
The book town of Hay-on-Wye is not just books. Oh no. It is not just philosophy. Oh no. It is not just music, art, fashion, poetry. Oh no. It is all of these and more.
This year for the first time Countrypad will be represented at the South Wales Chamber of Commerce exhibition on the 26th June in Cardiff City Stadium. This is a free event but a ticket is required.
Sandwiches, barbecued local sausages, drinks, fresh fruits and bara brith. No heavy bags to carry and food still chilled.
There is suddenly a huge buzz around cycling. It’s everywhere. They’re everywhere. It’s fun and it’s free.
Foraging is a basic, primal, natural instinct in the animal kingdom, which believe it or not includes us…human beings.
Three days of music, performance and fun in general and it’s just a stones throw from Felin Newydd House. So if camping isnt your thing, and glamping is simply not up to your satisfaction then why not go all out luxury.
Without an online presence would I cease to be?
Fathers day or even Grandfathers day is the perfect opportunity to treat the Pater. His day, his rules, his breakfast and his wine.
This year, we were delighted to have the opportunity to sponsor the immensely talented pianist James Rhodes as he performed in the Chopin Tent at the Hay Festival. It was a truly magnificent set with the like of Benedict Cumberbatch in the audience.
The 5th Classic car endurance rally began this year in Cape Town on 2nd of May and lasted for an impressive 26 days.
Glorious sweeping lawns, vegetable patches and flower beds are always in fine fettle. When you stay at the house or the cottage you will always find fresh home grown flowers awaiting your arrival.
A wedding is the only time in a persons life where a whole day is set to their exact specification. The theme, the dress, the music and then most importantly…the venue.
There seems to be a new trend approaching. It’s been a slow paced development but has definitely picked up speed over the last few years. No longer considered an exclusive pensioner past-time, Walking is now attracting people from every walk-of-life… if you’ll pardon the pun.
Hay-on-Wye has always been known as a book town. And it is. It’s wonderful. Used bookshops and new bookshops. Novels, non-fiction, comics, every-genre under the sun can be found and browsed.
As we approach summer the buds are blooming and the birds are singing. The house is surrounded by beautiful flowers and greenery but every season accentuates the features of this magnificent house.
Felin Newydd is the perfect setting for a family holiday as all generations are fully catered for. All the romance of a weekend break with adventures for the kids and relaxing surrounds for everyone else. The large kitchen dining room can seat everyone for family meals or guests could choose to have quiet alone time in the conservatory or morning room.
So finally Spring has sprung: lambs are leaping, flowers bursting out of the ground and the weather is warming up.
Waking up to birdsong and sunshine in this beautiful countryside feels wonderful, don’t hesitate book your Countrypad stay today!
We have some last minute availability – even for the Hay Festival……
How do you like your course? Challenging and convivial? Unhurried and unstuffy, played in the true spirit of the game on the greenest of greens?
There are at least three things that make Welsh Lavender Ltd extra special – the first is the unlikely location: a not untypically beautiful, hidden welsh valley hanging above Builth Wells at 1,100 feet….
In Roman Britain, Brecon was established as a Roman cavalry base for the conquest of Wales…
Last Friday a wonderful dinner was hosted by Hay Castle Trust in aid of fundraising for the Great Gate..
Imagine roaring log fires and the sweet smell of roasted chestnuts, a roasting rib of beef in the Aga, champagne corks popping…..
Festive magic for all the family at the Hay Festival Winter Weekend, from 29 November to 1 December 2013….
Having tracked us down on the internet Jamie felt we were a perfect starting venue for an Bloom TV experiment.
Why not come and stay at Felin Newydd House and learn something new?
The shooting season at Tregoyd is well and truly underway now with groups of guns arriving from all over the world…
We are experiencing an increasing demand in luxury yoga break enquiries…
It’s been a busy couple of days at Countrypad with some lovely people doing a photoshoot inside Felin Newydd…..
Win a selection of Ren Luxurious Moroccan Rose Otto products worth £100
The Brecon Beacons ‘Dark Skies’ status means it is the perfect spot for taking in the spectacular array of constellations that are at their clearest in Autumn…
The brilliant Festival team has put together an exciting and provocative programme for the Festivals 15th year..
With the high temperatures set to stay, the chance of an ‘Indian Summer’, is looking very likely for this year…
Coming up this weekend we highly recommend going to the Green Man Festival..
Brilliant Thanksgiving, wedding family reunion. We loved the house – Thank you both for making us so comfortable.Patricia & Charles
A fantastic time was had by one and all from Wildfire. The most memorable Christmas party ever! Thank you for opening your house up to us.Wildfire Communications
What an ideal location and place to congregate with 16 adults, 10 children and celebrate a 2 year olds birthday. Thank you for providing such an elegant backdrop to our enjoyable active weekend….. we enjoyed ourselves so much that we hardly left the premises. The children loved it here. They will never forget it. Thank you for a memorable house a…Tanya & Steve Jackson
This really is the most fabulous place – it was an immense pleasure staying here. Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality – it was lovely to meet you both.”Jessica : Olive magazine
A truly great stayBusiness Unit Welsh Assembly Government
The perfect place to stay for Brecon Jazz FestivalSteve
A truly fantastic venue for all occasionsJunard
What a superb house!!! We could not have wished for a better weekend. Thank you so much Huw and Elizabeth, for helping create our perfect wedding reception.Mike & Kiona
Wow! The best wedding ever! The sun shone, the choir sang, the bridge looked gorgeous and house just made the whole day amazing. Thank you so much for letting us use this special place for our Big DayCharlie & Vicky
A moment of extraordinary good luck that we read an article by Elizabeth about Felin Newydd House in the Oslo Airport News. We were intrigued and very happy to say that the house has lived up to our hopes and provided a superb location for our 50th Wedding anniversary party with our children and grandchildren. It’s been a memorable weekend and th…Trevor & Betty
Huw and Elizabeth have certainly breathed new life into Felin Newydd, where you are guaranteed the most wonderful, relaxed and decadent house party.WM Polo
Felin Newydd House will organize private chefs and outdoor pursuits on the request. Furnished with antiques and antique baths, its ideal for a leisurely weekend: breakfast beside an Agatea in the drawing room, drinks around a roaring fire and dinner under a sparkling chandelier.Red Magazine
We love the idea of sharing special memories in serious interior style and lets face it, its not every day that you get the chance to live like Lord of Lady of the manor! With plenty of space to for all your guests to have some time to themselves – whether they decide to stroll around the 50 acres…Wales at Home
Cool country hideaway. Near Hay-on-Wye in Wales, the newly refurbished Felin Newydd House is the place to live out any Gosford Park fantasies – a serious country pile, it comes with nine bedrooms, 50 acres of parkland and enough reception rooms to ensure you’ll always find a quiet corner to rela…Grazia
Be lords-a-leaping of all you survey at magnificent Felin Newydd House. This beautifully restored Georgian mansion set in 50 acres of gardens and parklands is the perfect retreat for a sublime welsh Christmas.Guardian Travel
If you want to play the role of country squire, entertain your family and friends, organize small high powered meetings, or just chill out, this is the place for you…The house is decorated in true country house style with antiques and heirlooms, handmade silk curtains, vintage chandeliers and (rea…Black Card Magazine
This is a professionally managed and beautifully refurbished mansion near Hay-on-Wye owned by Huw Evans-Bevan, the co-founder of the nearby gastro haven the Felin Fach Griffin Inn.Conde’ Nast Traveller
The style is comfortable classic-contemporary, with a grand glass-domed entrance hall giving way to the rooms filled with long leather sofas and log fires, and bright, airy bedrooms with freestanding baths…Telegraph Travel Magazine
Arrive to find cosy log fires, fresh flowers from the garden, crisp linen plus a maid and butler service to make your stay as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.Conde’ Nast Brides
Do something different. Discover the hot new destination & welsh wonder: Felin Newydd House. If you like long walks, fine dining and rolling green hills, grab some friends and head for the Brecon Beacons.Marie Claire (Travel)
Agincourt, Henry V, The Great Welsh Longbow and more…
Although we do not believe anyone needs a date in the…
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