Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Bed and Breakfast

     I don’t normally write about the bed and breakfast business in this blog which seems a bit daft really. As my blog is linked to the website for the B&B I just wonder how many of you who read this really want more information about us and what we offer. Our website is great, it tells you what you need to know about the rooms and where we are etc but it doesn’t really explain much about us.

 So I thought I would pen a few words for those who are interested. We thought running a B&B would give us a great work life balance as well as earn a living. On the whole it does and we feel very lucky to be able to do that. However running a B&B is hard work, but then what job isn’t, it’s far better to work hard and enjoy it, than have to do a 9 to 5 in misery!   We love welcoming guests into our home and hope they enjoy staying with us, many come back and are now friends but if you only want to stay for one night we don’t mind,  it will be a pleasure to meet you.  We live in such a beautiful part of Wales that is often neglected as people rush through Flintshire to get to the coast, Snowdon or beyond. But it’s well worth the visit if you take the time, and so well placed for visiting Chester, Liverpool as well as North Wales.
Les and I have many hobbies and Les likes gardening, woodwork, DIY and ‘pottering in his shed’ as well as enjoying a good book. He doesn’t watch football!!

 I love painting, sewing, knitting and any sort of handicraft as well as reading and watching a good film.  I also love cooking! This is why our guests enjoy eating our food I expect, and why neither of us are as slim as we would like!   I am always trying out new recipes and love to wade through cook books looking for something delicious.  So don’t think the evening meals listed on our website are the limit to what we offer –we like to change it every day that we cook and normally discuss at breakfast what ‘tonight’s’ meal will be.  Of course many people don’t want an evening meal as they are visiting friends or family, working or simply want to try one of the local pubs.    We do however offer a three day dinner bed and breakfast break which is a good deal, so email us if you are interested and we will send you the price.

When you arrive we will offer you tea or coffee and probably a Welsh cake or a piece of homemade cake (chocolate with Nutella icing is my current favourite).  Welsh cakes are like flat scones flavoured with mixed spice and are lovely. You can have this in the lounge or on a nice day in the garden or the gazebo. (The lounge is where you eat breakfast and dinner around our large table with other guests, it also has two sofas and a chaise lounge and a big flat screen TV with Sky and BT for those who want to use it – all the bedrooms have TV’s too).

All our rooms are offered at a 10% discount if you book for more than one night, so if it is not clear please do email or phone and we will tell you if we have availability.  Sometimes we can move things about a bit to accommodate you so it’s always worth contacting us.

 We don’t grow any vegetables at the moment but Les keeps promising! But we do grow soft fruit:  raspberries, gooseberries and blackcurrants which mostly go into jams for the B&B. We also have plum and apple trees which also get turned into jams, chutneys or just frozen for a nice crumble.
Apart from that we like our caravan when we can get away, our dog Willis (who we take cycling along the Wales Coastal Path in his own buggy) and socialising with our family and friends.   If you want more information about our home then click onto the ‘Short history of Celyn Villa ‘on the right.  If you would like more information on the area check out the Discover Flintshire website.
We hope to welcome you to our home sometime in the future.   Just remember to telephone, email or if you prefer book on line.  We look forward to meeting you.