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Plas Glansevin - Wales
Plas Glansevin - Wales

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Plas Glansevin - Dyfed, Wales near the Brecon Beacons.

Set in Ten acres of grounds, Plas Glansevin is a Georgian Mansion and Coach House in one of the most beautiful parts of the country - the Towy Valley in the Brecon Beacons. This unique retreat for large groups is a jewel in itself, as well as being close to castles and waterfalls, walks to stir the soul, well appointed gardens to inspire - in short, all that's best in Wales.

Both the Mansion and the Coach House are available as selfcatering accommodation for holiday or weekend breaks and also as a well equipped and serviced training venue for business clients.

Houses on the splendid scale of Glansevin Mansion are few and far between. There are nineteen fine bedrooms and an annexe with up to twelve bedrooms, many en-suite, plus five large reception rooms. With extensive private grounds, plus a kitchen equipped to cater for a full house, the mansion offers spacious self catering accommodation for large groups of up to 60 in the relaxing countryside of the Brecon Beacons. It can also sleep, in different combinations, 24, 34, 37, 39, 53 or 62

The Coach House has been beautifully renovated. It offers under floor heating system plus an open fire. The elegant dining room offers a curved ceiling. There is a children's cottage with table tennis plus table football. It offers twelve fine bedrooms, eleven of which are en-suite. The master bedroom offers a luxury en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi and power shower.

It is thought that a dwelling, originally known as Llansevin, has been sited here for about a thousand years. There is a story in Welsh legend that Marchell, mother of Brychan Bryceiniog, whilst on a journey to Ireland with an escort of three hundred men, rested for one night at "Llansevin". It is assumed that this was on the present site of Plas Glansevin. We are unsure about exactly when this large house was built, but in 1670 it was assessed with "eight hearths" and considered to be a large dwelling.

Since then, many additions have been made and it is now listed in the Secretary of State's statutory list of buildings of special architectural or historic interest. As a Grade II listed building there are many interesting features including the portico with Roman Doric columns, the sweeping Nash designed staircase and the original fireplace in the bedrooms.

The ten acres which make up the current grounds contain much of the history of the site. The oak tree that dominates the front lawn is over 800 years old. The back lawn was once a walled garden enclosing the out buildings (now the dining room) up to the orchard on the far side of the lawn. Opposite the Coach House are the ruins of cow sheds and the barn, behind which are the kennels which housed the hounds for the local hunt., and give the woods their name - Kennel Woods.

From the 16th Century until after World War II, Plas Glansevin was the seat of the Lloyd family. They are one of the oldest surviving families of the early race of Wales. Both lines of the family are of Celtic and princely origin, with connections from Edward I and Tendwr Mawr (Tudor the Great). Indeed, this name remained in the family and the part of Plas Glansevin which contains the office plus room ten on the first floor was known as Tudor House.


During the 19th Century the Glansevin Estate included a number of local farms and houses rented out to tenants. These were sold after World War I. This large house on top of the hill behind Glansevin, called Mandinam, was generally used as the residence of the dowager once her son had succeeded to the estate.

At the beginning of the 20th Century Plas Glansevin became vacant and much out of repair, although during World War II it was occupied by the Lloyds when they took in evacuees from the south east of England.


Some years ago we were visited by an Australian who was billeted here during his periods of leave, unable as he was to return home. Another visitor worked here as a craftsman after the war when there was an attempt to renovate the building. After a succession of private families, it was turned into a hotel, during which time many alterations and renovations were made. The house owners were responsible for making Plas Glansevin famous for its Welsh Nights, or "Hwyrnos", which celebrated Welsh culture with traditional cooking, hospitality and music.


Since its purchase by the present house owners in 1985, there has been a continuous programme of improvements, starting with the complete renovation of the second floor of the Mansion, which had been left unused for many years.


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