Abbey Cwm Hir Hall is a neo-Elizabethan house built in 1834. It is situated in 12 acres of land in the Welsh county of Powys. The name translates as Abbey in the Long Valley.
The hall is a grade 2 listed building and is considered as one of the finest examples of Victorian Gothic Revival architecture in Wales. The house has featured on many TV programmes including “Discovering Welsh Houses” and “Great Welsh Roads”.
The present owners bought the hall in 1997 and have spent 9 years restoring it. They are now able to provide individual or group tours conducted by themselves.
There are 52 rooms to see, each containing its original features. The formal rooms include the billiards room, entrance hall, library, drawing room and the dining room. Some of the features to be seen include rococo ceilings, gothic windows, wooden shutters, bell pulls, and window catches - all of which are again of individual design.
There are also stained glass ceilings above the snooker room and main staircase. The bedrooms are mostly furnished with four poster beds. For the cookery fan the kitchens will be of interest as the kitchens still have many original domestic machinery and equipment.
The decor has many unique features such as bathrooms with a themes of trains, castles and the 1930s, images painted onto wallpaper and the garden Room with its collection of 136 enamel signs.
There are also collections of clocks, children’s books, phonographs, vehicles and toys.
Abbey Cwm Hir Hall
Abbey Cwm Hir
nr. Llandrindod Wells
Tel: 01597 851 727
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