Luxury Ideas

You’re in one of the most idyllic locations in the UK. You’ve experienced adrenaline-fuelled highs, lazy days, and as much as the land of legend and song can provide. But there are still opportunities to make this trip your most memorable yet. You might not think it, but there are luxury experiences to be had here in wild Wales. At the Beauty Barn, for example, you can spoil yourself with a wide range of treatments, from eyebrow tints and facials to massages and full body hydrotherapy. Plus, it’s only a short 13-15 minute walk up the road so you can amble through some gorgeous countryside on your way to relaxation.

Once you’re looking your absolute best, you might want to take afternoon tea. There are several gorgeous locations you can visit including Hammet House in Cardigan, where you can relax on the banks of the River Teifi and indulge in a champagne afternoon tea.

If you’d prefer something a little more extravagant, Ynyshir Hall near Machynlleth is a Michelin starred restaurant situated in a country house that was once owned by Queen Victoria and which dates back as far as the C12th. The area has inspired poets, painters and rock stars. Diners can book a place at the chef’s table, with a tasting menu served at a handmade yew table. The restaurant features in the Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants in 2017. This is a fine dining experience, in an impossibly beautiful setting.

Once you’re back at Penbeili Mawr, sit in the garden and listen to the birdsong with a glass of Dyfi Distillery gin, made from wild Welsh botanicals foraged in the Dyfi biosphere. If you’re feeling the chill as the darkness falls, wrap yourself in one of the gorgeous, traditional Welsh blankets created at Jane Beck Welsh Blankets near Tregaron. The studio sells beautiful, handcrafted products based on traditional patterns and materials, and distils the essence of old Wales.

Photo credit to the Beauty Barn

Photo credit to the Beauty Barn