Firstly, we hope that you have all been keeping safe and well during the lockdown – over the past few months, life has been turned upside down for all of us in ways we never expected and we are all now working out how we can adapt to a new way of life.
Ty Newydd has three cottages and one studio apartment as well as a farmhouse B&B. The three cottages all have their own patio or private garden and perfect places to keep self-contained during this time of social distancing. There is easy access onto the Canal Tow path which is open for walks offering space to escape into. The cottages are great properties for families to spend time together which is so important, now more than ever.
The B&B has just four rooms and we will be looking at alternative ways we can provide this accommodation and breakfast as safely as possible until normal services resumes.
We’d like to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to ensure your safety and provide our guests with a positive experience when we are once again allowed to open to visitors, which shouldn’t be much longer now. We would like to thank you all for your understanding, and for being patient with us during this unprecedented time.
We are awaiting confirmation from the Welsh Government, but we will be ready to open our doors to guests as soon as we are given the green light. We expect the self-catering accommodation to open very soon. The serviced accommodation is a bit more challenging and we have been given very little information with regard to this sector.
Ty Newydd already has very high standards. However, we will be increasing the level and time of cleaning in each cottage with anti-viral products for your protection in keeping with the very strict COVID-19 Cleaning Guidance issued by the Professional Association of Self Caterers (PASC).
We have been advised to conduct a thorough COVID-19 Risk Assessment, once complete it will be available for the authorities or guests to view if and when required. Our priority at this time is the safety of guests and my own family, which means that while some elements of your holiday will change, we will advise you how to get the best from your holiday in the safest possible way.
Out and About
We are able to provide lots of advice about where you can go which is a little bit more off the beaten track so you can avoid potential crowds. Fortunately, in Brecon Beacons you can usually find many remote areas. I would encourage you to explore some of the less obvious areas of the park and have a real authentic adventure.
Obviously please practice social distancing with the two-meter rule at all times. Also while you are out and about please take your own hand sanitiser so you can keep yourself safe if you come into contact with surfaces.
Many of our local pubs are offering takeaway food for pre-order. Brecon is only 4 miles away with 3 supermarkets, a local bakers, grocers, and butchers.
We will be sending you instructions to check yourselves into the cottages around one week before arrival, along with the latest advice and guidance for you to get the most out of your stay. The additional housekeeping may require some adjustment of arrival and departure times which we will confirm with booked guests nearer the time.
If You Feel Unwell
Most importantly please do not travel if you begin to feel unwell, or show COVID symptoms before your holiday. If you should become ill during your stay, you will be required to isolate and travel home as per Government advice.
Finally a big thank you to all our repeat customers over the years, your loyalty has been very touching. Many of you have been in-touch and it has been lovely to catch up with you all.
See you all soon.
Stay safe, stay positive, stay in Wales (soon)
Rachel and Sid