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August 30, 2018

Genue Perspectives: Glynhir Estate

Glynhir Estate

Glynhir Estate in Wales

 

This summer, I visited the Glynhir Estate in Carmarthenshire during a visit to England to see a college friend.  Aside from the abnormally hot and sticky temperatures, I had the best time!  My friend planned a weekend getaway to Wales, where we stayed in the most beautiful Estate-turned-bed-and-breakfast in Llandybie. The Glynhir Estate dates all the way back to the 1600s and Is currently managed by a French family, after the estate’s expansion in the 1700s.  The estate is completely self-sufficient and boasts 220 acres of beautiful green land.

 

Glynhir Estate

Glynhir Estate in Wales

 

When you first walk into the estate, you’re greeted with a grand staircase and led into a charming lounge with a fireplace—though we certainly weren’t needing that in July! The lounge leads into the dining room—my favorite space in the house—and not only because I love to eat! From the wallpaper to the large, old table that seats several guests, you really do feel like you’ve been invited to dine at someone’s home.  The walls were adorned with paintings, many were portraits, and added to the charm of the estate.  Unique décor really does give a space a particular kind of character.

 

Glynhir Estate

The dining room in the Glynhir Estate

 

The rooms were large but cozy, featuring huge windows that provided a grand view of the properties greenery.  Each morning, we were provided with a traditional Welsh breakfast, featuring eggs and vegetables harvested and grown on the property. A full English breakfast also features a new-to-me breakfast staple: fried bread!  The food and service were incredible, and we were able to meet some of the other guests staying in the estate while sipping coffee around the table.

 

glynhir estate

Photo courtesy of Glynhir Estate homepage

 

The estate’s location was quite ideal.  It was a short drive from the town of Llandelio, where we stumbled upon a local Jazz festival, meandered through cute shops and ate delicious Welsh food.  We were also able to explore Brecon Beacons National Park and Dinefwr Castle, both of which were stunning.  Our weekend excursion to Wales provided a nice contrast to the bustle of London, and I’d highly recommend a stay at the Glyndhir Estate for a weekend of rest and relaxation.

 

Glynhir Estate Cottage

Cottage on the Glynhir Estate property

 

Have you ever visited Wales before, or stayed in an old historic home? We’d love to hear in the comments below!

 

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Rachel Efstathion

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Rachel is a freelance writer and editor, specializing in feature articles, copy editing + brand consulting. Rachel holds a B.A. from Temple University in English and an M.Ed. from the University of South Florida in Higher Education.

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