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Hello All

Well where did the year go?

In the blink of an eye 2009 is almost over and we’re into a new decade!   All in all it’s not been a bad year for us.  Despite a slow start to the year when everyone was panicking about the looming recession, things soon got back to normal when MPs expenses hit the headlines and everyone started spending again. We’ve had our best year yet and things are looking good for 2010. 

We’ve not been idle in 2009 with our complete refurbishment of the South and Princess Margaret rooms and we’ve just re-decorated the Drawing Room.  The garden is coming along well and we’re starting to feel like we’ve achieved something.  The panoramic views from "The Mount" over the sea are amazing now we’ve cleared it all back and the bluebells should look better than ever in spring.

The Lodge has been busy this year and we’re pleased with how our first season has gone there.  We already have 20% of next year booked up, and May is sold out, so if you’re planning a self-catering break then get your skates on and book!  We only require a £75 deposit.  You can now check if your chosen date is available and book online at

I (Andy) have been on crutches for the last two weeks following an accident where I fell on a glass and cut my leg muscle badly but I’m now walking unaided again and Julian is breathing a sigh of relief after doing the work of two!

Wishing you a great Christmas and a happy New Year and we hope to see you all next year.

Andy, Julian & Patsy!

Drawing Room make-over…

Still stuck for present ideas?

As we’ve gone quieter now we’ve managed to fit in decorating the Drawing room.  It’s now a traditional Georgian blue colour with the panelling and coving picked out in Regency White.  It looks much fresher and bigger.  We’re really pleased with it.  We’ve also painted the fire place so it’s now back to its original white colour and is once again a focal point.

Those more observant of you will also notice our new chandeliers.  They’ve really finished off the look and feedback so far has been very positive.  We always love this time of year as the Christmas decorations are up too and with the roaring log fire it’s really cosy and homely.

We’ve had a few private groups in during December for Christmas dinner in the Gun Room which makes for a really atmospheric dinner party.  We also held our Halloween Murder Mystery event in there which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.  The Gun Room was also the focal point for a meeting recently.  If you have an event in mind, don’t forget we can accommodate small groups in a variety of rooms with day delegate rates available as well as evening hire and private dining facilities.

There’s always someone in the family who has everything and you’re never quite sure what to buy them for Christmas. Why not buy them a Gift Voucher towards a stay at Plas Dinas?

We can provide a voucher for any monetary value, redeemable against any stay and / or a meal within twelve months.

Just give us a call on 01286 830214 before the end of this week for guaranteed delivery for Christmas!

Our gift vouchers can also be personlised, so what are you waiting for?!

Valentine's Weekend

Book a two night stay over Valentine’s weekend with dinner on the Saturday night, before 15th January and get a bottle of Moet & Chandon champagne for half price (usual price £39.95).

Book up soon – some rooms are already sold out!

Full details HERE








January sales start early!

Christmas &
New Year 2010

An inspector calls…

Recover from all the excesses of Christmas with a cheap break away any weekend in January. You'll love the cosy atmosphere where you can relax in front of our roaring log fire in the redecorated Drawing Room!

Stay any Saturday night in January at our regular prices starting at only £109 and stay an extra night on Friday, Sunday or both at just £39 per night for any grade  of room!  A great saving of up to £280!

Please BOOK ONLINE and mention this offer in the "Requests" box. Your discount will be applied on check-out.

The prices quoted are per room based on 2 sharing and include breakfast & MUST be booked by 31.12.09!

... and free chocolates!

Get a free box of chocolates in your room to welcome you if you book a 3 course meal for two in our restaurant on any Saturday in January.

Your meal must be booked at least 48 hours ahead.

We’re fully booked for Christmas and New Year this year but we’re now advertising for 2010.

Why not treat you and your family to an unforgettable experience by having Plas Dinas completely to yourselves? With prices from £39 per person per night, both weeks are likely to be booked up again quickly, so call 01286 830214 for further details!

As many of you will know, we like to visit our families back in the Midlands over the Christmas and New Year periods so we rent the whole of Plas Dinas out on a self-catering basis.

Mon 20th Dec - 7 nights - £5500

Mon 27th Dec - 7 nights - £5500

As you are hiring the entire house, children are also welcome. Maximum of 20 people allowed, and all bookings are subject to our T&C's.

If you are looking for something smaller, Plas Dinas Lodge is also available over the 2010 Christmas and New Year period at the moment and can sleep up to 6 people.

We had our first anonymous AA inspection a few weeks ago and are delighted to announce that they gave us an overall high scoring 4 stars.  We gained 5 stars in many areas including cleanliness.

The inspector commented that our strengths were “the warm and caring hospitality shown to guests, the quality of bedrooms and bathrooms and the thoughtful accessories and extras provided…with sound attention to detail”.

Andy was very pleased to have been awarded an AA Dinner Award as “Dinner was enjoyable and showed good use of quality produce”.

In addition, we have been nominated for a yellow star "Highly Commended" award as they feel we are in the top 10% of places in the UK in our category.  This will be confirmed in May when they finish that year’s inspections.  More news when we hear it…

We are also pleased to be included in next year's Alistair Sawday's Special Places to Stay book, as well as the Good Hotel Guide for the 2nd year running. Finally, we've been shortlisted for next year's Michelin guide book, so we must be doing something right!

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