Check out this fabulous Welsh countryside mansion – you and a guest could win a two-night stay here!
You and a guest can enjoy a historic getaway at Nanteos Mansion, just outside Aberystwyth. Packed full of history, Nanteos is a country house that happens to be a hotel. The building sits on the site of a house that dates back to 11th century and the walls and original flooring can be found in the hotel’s cellars
Nanteos is known for housing the Nanteos Cup – supposedly made from the true cross, with the ability to heal those who drink from it. The cup is now housed in the National Library of Wales and a replica is on display in the hotel reception. It was originally put on display in 1878 by George Powell, owner of the Nanteos estate.
History & elegance
The building of Nanteos as it is now known, began in 1739 and in its heyday the estate covered 33,000 acres. Now covering 30 acres, guests tend to visit Nanteos for a relaxing break with great food and to explore the local countryside and coastal scenery. The property is dog-friendly.
Many of the original features remain, including the original Buttery complete with the range, copper pans and range kettles, this is now the breakfast room. There are worn stone flagged floors throughout the ground floor, the house is full of original art including the portraits of the original owners, antiques and curios.
These days, guests tend to visit Nanteos for exclusive use parties and weddings, walking breaks, or simply to relax and explore the local countryside and coastal scenery. The grounds include the remains of a walled garden, lake and woodlands, ideal for bike rides, spotting wildlife and enjoying the beautiful estate. There is also a self-catering property called The Mews House – set within the grounds at Nanteos Mansion.
What you’ll win
The prize includes a two night stay in one of the luxurious suites. All of the suites are timeless and elegant, some feature wood panelling whilst others have hand-painted wallpaper, making each bespoke to their name. The suites have sumptuous king-size beds and en-suite bathrooms, plus lounging chairs and coffee tables so you can relax and enjoy the views and sounds of the countryside.
The lucky winner will also enjoy a delicious three course dinner on the first night of their stay and full breakfast on both mornings. The hotel restaurant, yr Eos, serves thoughtfully cooked and beautifully presented cuisine with a hint of Welsh character. Head Chef, Gerwyn Jones, believes in using locally sourced ingredients from producers who take pride in their products.
He brings years of experience to the Nanteos kitchen having worked at Ynyshir. To be in with a chance of winning this fabulous prize, head to the competition section of staffordshireliving.co.uk and find the Nanteos Mansion competition.
How to enter
To be in with a chance of winning, Complete the form provided including your answer to the following question by the closing date, which is 9.30am on Friday 31st May.
Q: What is the name of the self-catering property set within the grounds at Nanteos Mansion?
a. The Mews House
b. The Stable
c. The Carriage Room
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