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Brynawel Farm B&B is located in the United Kingdom near a town called Pontlliw. The bed and breakfast is situated on 10 acres of land, and beyond the property's acreage is an additional 50,000 acres that guests can explore. Five rooms are available for visitors to choose from, each one varying from the other, but all including basic amenities such as TVs, coffee and tea, and Wi-Fi. Additionally, there is a sitting room available for guests with an old-fashioned fireplace. Christine and Martin are the owners of Brynawel Farm B&B, and they hope all of their patrons feel at home when they stay with them. The owners strive to interact with their visitors whenever possible, as they mention that getting to know those who stay with them is the most enjoyable aspect of their work.
Brynawel Farm B&B has five rooms available for those that would like to stay at the property. Each room is slightly different, but they all have a flat-screen TV with access to Netflix, coffee and tea, hairdryers, and Wi-Fi. Four of the accommodations are ensuite rooms, and there is an additional room that can be used in conjunction with one of the other four units for larger parties. Christine, one of the owners of the Brynawel Farm B&B, says that one room has a king-sized bed in it, and as such, guests tend to enjoy that room more than the others. Two of the rooms have beds that can become super-kings or twins, and one of the suites is a family room with a double, single, and the option to have an additional pull-out single available should guests need it.
Those staying at Brynawel Farm B&B are served a typical English breakfast every morning from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. during weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Saturdays, and 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Sundays. Some items typically served for breakfast include bacon, sausage, eggs, black pudding, hashbrowns, cereal, toast, orange juice, and coffee. Christine also mentions that if people let her know about any dietary restrictions before their stay, she is able to accommodate them.
A guest sitting area with a log fireplace is located inside the bed and breakfast, and outside of the home, there are gardens where visitors are free to walk around. The property itself is on 10 acres of land and has a "very large pond," according to Christine, with seating provided around it. The acreage is fenced off, and Christine says that this can be helpful for those who bring pets or very young children, as they won't need to worry about them wandering too far. Beyond the business' 10 acres are an additional 50,000 acres of land that those in the area can explore. The nearest town to the bed and breakfast is Pontlliw, where some shops are located. The owners recommend that guests visit the Gower Peninsula, saying that it is a very popular place for those looking for views of the ocean. Additionally, Christine suggests many places for visitors to eat at, including the Fountain Inn, Shepherd's Country Inn, and the Buck Inn, which is dog-friendly.
The owners of Brynawel Farm B&B, Christine and Martin, want their guests to "feel at home." Many reviews have been left about the property, some of them including the owners' service or the rooms. One visitor wrote, "The owners were very welcoming and informative about the local area. The beds were very comfy, and breakfast was great, with a variety of choices offered. The B&B is located just off a single-track road going slightly uphill, and we had no problems finding it." Another guest said in a review, "Christine and Martin were very welcoming and friendly. The farmhouse is lovely, with great views. Room and ensuite were clean, the bed was large and comfortable, and we were able to have tea, coffee, and biscuits." Christine says that they are most known for "hospitality, [being welcoming], and breakfast." She and Martin strive to interact with their guests, especially during breakfast. A large table is set every morning for the morning meal so that all those staying at the property are able to meet each other and get to know the hosts better.
Brynawel Farm B&B is open year-round, only closing for three days during Christmas and when the owners travel out of town. The busiest time of year is reportedly the summertime, as many people are visiting the area. Those that stay at the bed and breakfast are of various demographics, including young families and older couples, many of which are also repeat guests. Christine says that several dog owners come to the property, as they allow pets without any extra charge. The only policy that the owners ask visitors to follow is that smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the bed and breakfast.
The owners of Brynawel Farm B&B say that the history of the property extends back to the 1700s. Various parts of the structure come from the original building on the land, including some of the original beams. Extensions have been made to the home over the years, and the fireplace in the sitting room was added as well.
The bed and breakfast itself has been open for 13 years, with Christine and Martin, the current owners, being the ones to establish it. The owners had retired at a younger age and felt that they wanted to do something new. At about this time, a local youth festival called Urdd was occurring near the property, which brought many people to the area. Those visiting were in need of places to stay, so Christine and Martin decided that they would open their home for those visitors, and they have continued to run it as a bed and breakfast ever since.
Since establishing the business, the owners extended the upstairs to create the family room and add two ensuites. Christine and Martin now feel like they are running Brynawel Farm B&B in "a comfortable way" for them. The owners say that the most enjoyable part of their job is "meeting the people" that stay with them, and they hope to run the business and continue to meet new people for the foreseeable future.
Bryn-Bach Rd, Pontlliw
Wales, United Kingdom
Bed and Breakfast
Christine and Martin