It’s a sign of the mild winter we’ve had so far that the spring bulbs are so far advanced. The snow drops are out in full, the crocus are starting to carpet the Mount and the daffodils are starting to flower too. It’s exciting to see the blue bell leaves coming up all over the place and it won’t be too long before the Mount is a sea of blue again – our favourite time of the year.
The weather has turned colder this week so we’re hoping the flowers that are already out are not harmed too much. The birds have suddenly gone mad on our feeders outside the Dining Room window and some guests were pleased to see our woodpecker on the peanuts the other day.
The pond has frozen over and we have to make sure there’s water available for the birds. It makes us glad to be inside by the fire! Thank goodness we chopped all those logs late last year so we have a plentiful supply.
Our two self-catering cottages are proving very popular as ever and are filling up fast. Just a £100 deposit will secure your week so check your dates and get booked up now while you still can.
We have a few weeks left in spring at Plas Dinas Lodge so as they’re not far away, we’re doing a special late deal. Book any week self-catering for February or March and receive £50 off the price!
The cottages have the same high standards as the main house and both have open log fires too. Don’t forget we do accept children at the Lodge too.
We’ve upgraded the Buckley to a Deluxe room. It was already a large room with super king bed and larger TV but as well as the newly upgraded bathroom, it has all the extras too like an iPod dock, mini bar with complimentary chilled water and fresh milk along with a larger range of Molton Brown goodies.
Why not try the all-new Buckley Deluxe room out at no extra cost? If you book the room and mention “Newsletter Offer” in the “Comments” box, we’ll only charge you the old price of a Superior room!
Offer can only be used on bookings made before end of Feb and taken before the end of June 2012. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Discount will be applied at check-out.
Newsletter | Issue 24| February 2012
Welcome to our first newsletter of 2012!
It’s February already and romance is in the air. It’s times like this you’ll want to be curled up on a sofa with your loved one in front of our roaring log fire with a good meal inside you and a hot drink in hand. Sounds like Plas Dinas is going to be an ideal place to celebrate Valentine's this year. It's been milder here than the rest of the UK and we haven't had any snow!
It you’re thinking of popping the question whilst you’re here (a year doesn’t usually go by without a proposal or two over Valentines week) then let us know if you need us to do anything special for you. And ladies – don’t forget it’s a leap year so you can get in on the act too!
Our Early Bird offer in January was hugely popular and it’s great to see not only lots of forward bookings for the year, but so many repeat guests – often bringing family or friends with them this time to share the experience.
We’ve put some more offers together, along with some special weekends so have a look through the rest of the newsletter and we hope to see you soon.
Why not treat someone you love to a romantic break at Plas Dinas next weekend? Enjoy the peace and quiet of our child-free environment where you can enjoy pre-dinner drinks in front of a roaring fire followed by our special Valentines candlelit dinner.
Romantic two night break for £175 per person:
Includes B&B in a Superior room, half a bottle of house Champagne in your room on arrival, three course Valentine's meal on one night of your stay, a Molton Brown gift set and a box of chocolates!
Stay three nights - 50% off:
If you book a three night stay in any room, we’ll give you the third night for half-price!
See full Valentine's Deals on our website >
To make your stay more special, we have little extra luxuries like a bouquet of fresh flowers that we can arrange for you – take a look at some ideas.
Special Events and Offers
Here are our upcoming deals and events for 2012. For full details and conditions, just visit our website.
MAD MARCH - 3 FOR 2 DEAL
Book any 3 night break in March and get the third night absolutely free!
ALL INCLUSIVE APRIL
B&B in a Superior room, along with a three course meal, pre-dinner drinks, a bottle of house wine and coffee afterwards – just £99 per person!
Sunday 18th March
Why not treat your Mother to an unforgettable stay at Plas Dinas this year? A gift voucher is the ideal Mother's Day present - call us to arrange. If you’re local, why not treat her to a meal with us on the Saturday evening?
DIAMOND JUBILEE BREAK
2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th June
Our package includes a Champagne afternoon tea
OLYMPIC TORCH BREAK
Monday 28th May
The Olympic torch is coming right past the end of our drive! Share this once in a lifetime event with us!
Saturday 1st December
Our first ever event of this kind is features an evening of professional supernatural entertainment and a delicious 3 course meal.
GAY ONLY WEEKEND
Fri 7th & Sat 8th December
Our popular weekend is back where like minded guys n gals get together for a weekend of good company, food, drinks & laughs.
Welcome to Wines
After talking about it for some time we have now finally agreed on our new wine list from our new supplier.
It was a hard job but someone had to taste all those wines! We’re now really happy with the list and feel it has the perfect balance of grape varieties, countries of origin and price points to suit all tastes. Let us know what you think when you’re next here.
Best Accommodation in Wales!
Just in case you missed our announcement recently, we’re thrilled to announce that we have received a Gold Award from the Welsh Tourist Board. The award is given to those extra special places who offer “outstanding quality, exceptional comfort and hospitality” following a series of mystery visits and assessments by independent inspectors. This places us in the top 5% of all accommodation providers in Wales and is a huge achievement.
It was a great finish to a great year where we welcomed Royalty, famous stars and were TV stars ourselves! Goodness knows what 2012 will have in store for us.
We’re also really pleased to announce that we have a full listing in the Good Hotel Guide 2012. We have been on their “shortlist” for the last four years as they wait until they have plenty of independent reviews from their readers before they will upgrade you to the main part of the book. Thanks to anyone who took the time to review us.
Reviews are very important to us – wherever you send yours – Michelin, Good Hotel Guide, TripAdvisor, Sawdays, Great Little Places – they all help our reputation and gain further guests as people tend to trust independent reviews so please keep writing them!
We may be 5 star and have a Gold Award but that doesn’t stop up from continually trying to improve Plas Dinas further.
As we’re quieter this time of year, it gives us chance to do a bit more DIY. So, we’ve kept ourselves busy with an upgrade of the Buckley and South bathrooms.
They now have nice big towel radiators, new tiling & shelving, have been painted and pipes boxed in. We’ve also upgraded the South and the Lady Armstrong-Jones rooms to include lovely power showers.
We’re really pleased with the results and hope you are too!
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