I love it as the Autumn days begin to draw in as it heralds when work can start in the woods. My thoughts turn to lighting fires in the evenings, but I must have a good supply of dry, well-seasoned wood to burn and this takes a little planning.
Here at Gliffaes, we have two open fires and two wood burning stoves which are lit from pretty much October to April, all day, every day. Which means we burn tons and tons of split logs each year. On the whole, most of this wood has been split by hand, by me, and over the last 20 years, I have become pretty proficient at choosing, splitting and stacking firewood, as well as learning all the tips and hacks to make this job efficient, safe and above all, enjoyable.
You won’t have to buy your split firewood again (either too wet or so dry that it burns in an instant) and you can have the satisfaction of knowing how to use one of man’s most basic tools. Wear your plaid shirt with pride!
Please call us on 01874 730 371 to book or we can prepare a voucher, as a gift, and send it on to you. Payment for the course is required on booking.
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.