The Welsh hideaway, according to Charles, is a “godsend” filled of “great characters.”


The Welsh hideaway, according to Charles, is a “godsend” filled of “great characters.”

PRINCE Charles has referred to his Welsh getaway as a “godsend” that helps him to feel more connected to the country and its people.

The Duke of Cornwall bought his Llwynywermod Estate in 2006 after seeking for a suitable location for many years. The 192-acre estate is located in the Brecon Beacons National Park, not far from Llanymddyfri, an old market town in the valley. The main home, which is used by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, is made up of three cottages and a grade II-listed threshing barn.

In a BBC Radio 4 interview, Charles informed the Poet Laureate Simon Armitage that the villa provided him with the ideal location in Wales.

He said, “At long last, I have somewhere in Wales to base myself from time to time.”

“It’s probably 40 years too late. It’s been a lovely opportunity to have somewhere in Wales at long last.

“I come anytime I have the opportunity. It’s a vital aspect of holding this position.

“It took me years to make a name for myself, and it wasn’t for lack of trying.

“However, finding the proper location proved difficult.”

Craig Hamilton, the property’s architect, ensured that the Prince of Wales’ principle of sustainable construction was followed.

Some materials were reused, while others were found locally, and the project’s craftsmen and constructors were also local.

Annabel Elliot designed the property’s interiors, creating lovely, welcoming spaces using mostly Welsh furniture, textiles, and items.

She looked all over the country for vintage Welsh quilts and glazed-earthenware.

One of the pleasures of spending time at his Welsh retreat, according to the Prince of Wales, is getting to know the locals.

“Getting to know the local people—some fantastic characters in this part of the world—has been the fun for me,” he continued.

“I believe they are quite special.”


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