Can I Holiday in Wales?
After several months of shutdown, and a few challenging weeks of getting back on track, the good news is that accommodation in Wales is ready and waiting for your visit. Although some businesses remain closed, most businesses that can host and facilitate customers in a way that allows them to follow government guidelines are open. If you’re looking for a Welsh holiday with minimal risk we’ve chosen a few of our favourite rural retreats below.
N.B This blog is based on government advice as of 11th September 2020.
After several months of shutdown, and a few challenging weeks of getting back on track, the good news is that accommodation in Wales is ready and waiting for your visit. However, some areas of Wales remain under stricter measures than others. As a reactive measure to a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in Caerphilly, the county has been placed under a localized lockdown. This means that individuals will not be able to enter or leave the county without an acceptable reason.
All accommodation throughout Wales is required to follow the up-to-date government guidelines. Visitors are required to take all reasonable measures to ensure that a distance of 2 meters is maintained between persons. Visitors should also ensure that reasonable measures are taken to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19 by limiting face to face interaction and maintaining a good level of hygiene. In line with guidance for the rest of the UK individuals should not gather indoors with people who are not a member of their extended household without good reason. Pubs, restaurants and hotels are currently exempt from this provided social distancing and hygiene standards are reasonably adhered to.
Although some businesses remain closed, most businesses that can host and facilitate customers in a way that allows them to follow government guidelines are open.
If you’re looking for a Welsh holiday with minimal risk we’ve outlined chosen a few of our favourite rural retreats below.
Buried right in the heart of the Brecon Beacons, this hotel makes a fantastic base for exploring the rugged rural Welsh landscape and is privy to some magnificent views of the surrounding peaks. The hotel has a long history and its Georgian heritage imposes a luxurious grandeur on one’s stay. This is reflected in the rooms which are comfortable and extremely spacious. To make your stay all the more relaxing, the former cellar has been tastefully converted into a boutique spa offering a wide range of treatments and therapies.
If you are looking for something a bit further West, Cardigan is home to Caemorgan Mansion. An inspired restoration of the old mansion has led it to become a warm and comfortable hotel run on green energy. Everything breathes quality and everything works. The food at the hotel is exceptional. Retaining the unmistakably grand air of a mansion house, Caemorgan has been reborn as a tasteful am contemporary getaway.
Right on the North-West tip of Wales on the highly coveted Anglesey, Tre-Ysgawen not only has the nearby coast to boast of but also has its very own inhouse spa. This place comes with a serious presence and style. It’s long, private drive leads guests up to the upstanding dignified mansion. Victorian through and through, tall ceilings, ornate architectural features, dramatic portraits, and winding staircases all feature. The spacious rooms are in line with the rest of the house and many feature four-poster beds. Acres of surrounding space and the state-of-the-art spa equipped with a Jacuzzi and thermal suite make it an ideal relaxing escape.