Tuesday, 31 October 2017
For many years our white cottage with a red roof, Dolfor 1, has been the poor relation to Manaros, the luxury house in Aberdaron. It shares the same plot but, as a base for our office and where Peter lives, it is not much different in facilities to what it was when it was first built in 1920, at the same time as the old, now demolished, Wembley Stadium. Like Wembley it was considered ultra modern at the time, and used the fashionable material of concrete for both the walls and the roof. Over the years, however, the tiles became porous and had to be painted with red oxide paint to keep out the rain; hence the distinctive red colour.
The architect for Manaros has now drawn up plans to extend and to modernise Dolfor to incorporate 4 ensuite bedrooms; one of which will be on the ground floor and fully accessible for disabled guests-large enough to be a family room and with a wheel in / walk in wet-room shower.
When built we will be letting out these rooms on a B&B basis. Planning permission has now been granted. Watch this space!
Monday, 30 October 2017
We have decided to offer Manaros though Sykes Holidays starting this year. Since we hope to let many more weeks we have been able to reduce our prices for winter, spring and autumn, with seven night breaks starting at £515. This works out at £9.20 per person, per night for a group of eight people! If you would like to book then please telephone us on 01758 760 652 or book through our website www.aberdaroncottage.co.uk. Weekly prices will be the same as through Sykes. We don't want to disappoint our returning customers, so if you are looking to come back to Aberdaron for a specific week then do please book early as we are expecting high demand.
November 6th will see a performance of the short comic opera "The Bear", written by William Walton and performed by Mid Wales Opera, see www.midwalesopera.co.uk.
Based on Anton Chekhov’s play, The Bear tells the tale of the widow, Madame Popova, interrupted from her constant mourning by the arrival of the rough-hewn debt collector Smirnov (the “bear” of the title). Passions run high and their sparring culminates in a duel – and an unexpected romance.
Full of entertainment, comedy, parody and great tunes, this intimate new production of The Bear, featuring three singers and five musicians, is a brilliant introduction for audiences new to opera and a great opportunity for all music lovers to hear Walton’s classic comedy in its fiftieth anniversary year.
We are offering free tickets for those booking a break in Aberdaron at Manaros - costing as little as £360.50 for a 3 day self-catering break commencing on the 5th of September. This would be a wonderful opportunity to combine an autumn break with a bit of culture and what promises to be a lot of fun. It will also help the church community here in Aberdaron to build up St Hywyn's as a venue for cultural events. The restaurants at the Ship Hotel and Ty Newydd are still open so plenty of foodie options also.