Looking for a weekend getaway?
I was browsing the net for a hotel for my weekend getaway
and I was directed to this stunning Victorian property.
I excitedly and eagerly packed my bag,
ready for a three hour drive journey!
Being a spontaneous sometimes is nice. After I booked my hotel and quickly packed my suitcase, and in no time I was driving along M5 to M6 joining the Friday afternoon rush hour. It was raining and gloomy, the traffic is a bit slow but after 3 hours drive. I arrived in Conwy, driving passed the castle the town’s famous landmark. It was already dark but some part was lit up with spotlight giving a dramatic effect for night photography. I didn’t bother to stop by because it was still raining, I will just visit it on the following day. I continued my drive to find my hotel about 10 minutes drive away from the castle, I saw a sign post leading to the hotel driveway. Even it was already dark, the grandeur of the Victorian building silhouette welcomes me to my arrival.
Caer Rhun Hall is a late Victorian Mansion style and a grade II listed building, nestled in the Conwy valley. It was built in 17th century, the Cearhun estate was originally owned by Davie families. Which was then passed on from generation to generation, then it was passed to General Gough. Just recently it is now owned and managed by Giant Hospitality same management with The Llandudno Bay Hotel.
I rang the doorbell, a man wearing his suit and a big smile warmly welcomes me. As I enter by the foyer, the grandeur of the staircase dominates the place. The grand piano at the corner giving the elegance feel of the whole place. I was escorted to lounge and the fireplace caught my eye. The relaxing ambiance completes by the vintage looking couch, it felt like the leather chesterfield sofa is calling me to laze and enjoy the cosiness of the place.
The receptionist handed my room key and he told me my room was upgraded. Yes! What a great start of my weekend indulgence. Was excited I went upstairs to find my room. The place was so quiet, the only noise I can hear was my bag being dragged along the corridor. I quickly settled in my room, with cup of tea at hand I was reading the hotel history.
Was fascinating how the manor was passed on from generation to generation of Davies Family. The interesting fact was its always passed on to the eldest girls of the family. I rushed down, and Andi the receptionist for the night was by the lounge, and I started asking about the place. He gladly showed me around and threw some history along the way. After the quick tour, I went back to my room for an early night, as I will have a busy day ahead. Meeting with the hikers team.
The following day I was woken up, by the sound of my alarm. I went down to the lounge and the breakfast area. There were few guests already, I sat by the table near the window, a stunning view of the garden. The hotel offers continental breakfast, as well as cooked Full Welsh Breakfast. I opted for the later with eggs, bacon, sausage, hash brown, tomatoes, beans, mashroom and black pudding ( the only missing is lava bread! ). I happily tucked in to my breakfast, and just after I took the chance to roam around the vicinity. Taking some photos of the place. And soon I was checking out and driving towards Llanberis to meet up with the team for an afternoon hike.
I had a wonderful time staying at the Caer Rhun Hall, a beautiful manor house with country elegance feel, that truly provides a luxurious experience and offers a stunning picturesque countryside setting. Are you looking for an indulgent weekend escape? Look no further go and check out the place for yourself!
If in the area don’t miss out to visit the Conwy Castle is situated on the North coast of Wales. It was built 700 years ago between 1283 to 1289 by the orders of Edward I of England, during his conquest of Wales. The beautiful castle is a medieval fortification in Conwy, it has played an important role in several wars. Now a days it is the most visited by tourist and most well preserved medieval castle in North Wales.
Are you an outdoor enthusiast why not climb the highest mountain in Wales. The Snowdon mountain 1,085 meter high above sea level, it’s only less than an hour drive. If you have the stamina Snowdon hike is a great day out and a added bonus with stunning scenery at the summit. Those faint hearted but still want to see the summit, you can take the train not as rewarding as hiking but you can still enjoy the ride up to the summit with no sweat!
Are you looking for a picnic site,drive towards Llanberis and stop by the lake visit the Slate Mine Museum and have a picnic by the lake. And there’s also a diving centre in the area, fancy diving at the quarry don’t forget your wetsuit for sure you’ll enjoy your day!
Disclaimer: I enjoyed my stay at The Caer Rhun Hall. This post is solely made by my personal experience and honest opinion, not influence in any way. Do check out their site for booking www.caerrhunhall.co.uk