Guest Houses

Negotiating the castle walls

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Van Mansion also known as Castell y Fan or Y Fan is a 500-year-old mansion set on the outskirts of Caerphilly just north of Cardiff. Restoring a listed building doesn’t come without its snags. Bill Lumley speaks to Christine Tallon who tells of the switch from City rat race to luxury country dream

Rising to the challenge

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No amount of hospitality experience can ever prove to be quite enough to absorb the initial shock of opening up your own B&B and welcoming in your first guests. Bill Lumley talks to Alex Johnson, co-owner of four-bedroom Crickhowell Ty Croeso