There is a wonderful tradition in Wales of blanket making, when you consider how many sheep there are it is not surprising, but the designs have changed little over time. That is until recently, a fantastic Welsh mill still weaving in a traditional manner has really gone off on a tangent with some of their designs. The Melin Tregwynt mill is located in deepest rural Pembrokshire and when Susie and I first visited there some years ago we were determined to get some of the blankets to use at Gliffaes in the bedrooms.
We had our first delivery yesterday of ‘spotty’ blankets and cushions to go on the beds in rooms, ‘Cottage 1’ and ‘Cottage 2’. The blankets complement the new fabrics and soft furnishings Susie refurbished the rooms with during January beautifully. I am afraid that these photos do not really do the rooms justice but what a difference these vibrant & contemporary blankets make. These rooms also have new paintings hanging in them by local Welsh artists; Dionne Sievewright, Viv Luxton and Rhoda Partridge. The cottage rooms are big, warm and large enough to fit an extra bed in if you are coming to Gliffaes with children.
Useful links : Melin Tregwynt
We are still unsure as to when we can re-open. I think it will be around the 24th May.
Gliffaes will not be open for outdoor dining only – I am afraid the numbers don’t stack up for us.
Mark Drakeford, The Welsh First Minister has given no definitive date for the opening of indoor hospitality in Wales.
This matter is further confused by the local elections on the 6th May. If Labour is returned to power he tells us that he will be minded to consider the opening of indoor hospitality on the 17th May and I guess he will give us about a week’s notice taking us to the 24th May.
Online booking is available and reception will be staffed from 9am to midday from Monday to Saturday, so please do call us.
Thank you for all your support and we hope to see you in May and beyond.
James & Susie Suter and all the team at Gliffaes.