Immerse yourself in 900 years of history with a stay in Cardigan Castle (Castell Aberteifi) offering exclusive luxury self catering in this dramatic setting with its unique place in Welsh culture, East Wing is a stylishly elegant holiday home set within the grounds of the Castle. Tenderly renovated to provide spacious 5 star accommodation, East Wings beautiful interior is enhanced by original features: tread the ancient slate flagstones, rest your hand on the curved tower wall as you descend the stairs, and open the wooden shutter to spy the Castle battlements through the sash window. Listen carefully for the echoes of the past.
Overall winner of Channel 4/RICS Great British Buildings Restoration of the Year, Cardigan Castle is believed to be the first stone castle ever built by a Welshman. To celebrate its completion in 1176, Rhys ap Gruffydd (Lord Rhys) hosted a gathering of bards, musicians and performers, the first Eisteddfod. This was the start of the Welsh tradition of cultural festivals that continues today. The understated elegance and sumptuous comfort of the East Wing is a luxurious setting for a memorable holiday. Family and friends will adore the rugged romance of the Castle, lovers of history and tradition will relish soaking up the past from the ancient stone walls and discovering more about the Castle from the exhibitions.
All guests are invited to explore the Castle grounds, sit in the Eisteddfod chair and enjoy complimentary access to events such as outdoor theatre performances held at the Castle during their stay. Look forward to lazy mornings in the Castle grounds, perhaps with breakfast at 1176, the Castle restaurant; to long days exploring the unspoilt beauty of Cardigan Bay, and to enjoying a drink together in the Castle gardens after the day visitors have gone. Open between 10 am and 4 pm to visitors, at other times the Castle grounds are for the exclusive enjoyment of guests in the cottages and B&B accommodation, except when evening events are held.
East Wing sleeps 8 plus cot in 4 en suite double rooms. It is a three storey property semi detached to Castle Green House, home of the Cardigan Castle exhibition. There are slate flagged floors downstairs (bring your slippers!), carpeted bedroom floors, tiled bathroom floors and carpeted floor in the upstairs hall. TOP FLOOR Master bedroom: 5 foot king size bed, antique furniture, hair dryer, view over kitchen garden En suite bathroom: luxury bath, double shower, WC, wash hand basin. Sitting room, cosy sitting room with large 3 seater sofa, 3 armchairs, pouffe, table and chairs, large TV/DVD, bookcase, wood burner, original wooden floor and shuttered windows overlooking the castle grounds. GROUND FLOOR (via 2 flights of stairs with a half landing) main entrance floor. Bedroom 2, 5 foot king size bed (can be arranged as twin beds if preferred), slate fireplace (not in use), antique furniture, view over kitchen garden. En suite bathroom, shower, WC, wash hand basin. Bedroom 3, 5 foot king size bed, slate fireplace (not in use), antique furniture, view over kitchen garden. En suite bathroom, shower, WC, wash hand basin. Bedroom 4, twin beds, inbuilt cupboard. En suite bathroom, shower, WC, wash hand basin. LOWER GROUND FLOOR (via 2 flights of stairs with a half landing) second entrance floor. Kitchen/diner, electric hob and oven, large fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher. Dining table with 8 chairs. Utility room, long slate shelf and work surface with washing machine, tumble dryer and ironing board Entrance hall with original inglenook fireplace, Welsh settle and cloakroom off with additional. WC.
OUTSIDE, Private courtyard garden shared with Gardeners Cottage. Gated access to cottage entrance and courtyard, not open to day visitors. Guests are free to wander the gardens and grounds of the Castle. Parking for 4 cars in private car park within Castle grounds.
KEY FACTS, Bed linen and towels supplied, not beach towels. Cot, highchair and stairgates available, bring your own cot bedding. Gas central heating. Heating and electricity included. First basket of logs provided, more available to purchase. Free WiFi. Sorry no pets. No smoking. Check in after 3pm, check out by 11am.
East Wing is part of Cardigan Castle which overlooks the River Teifi in Cardigan, Wales.
- Children Allowed