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Llwyn Celyn week

Here are a few pictures from our recent week away working at Llwyn Celyn in the grounds of a 600-year-old farmhouse which has been extensively restored over the last ten years by the Landmark Trust.

We did some mowing and strimming in the adjoining meadow and orchard, and cleared a permissive access path of bracken and nettles, and installed an interpretation board to welcome visitors to the site, plus some fence repair work. This was all in preparation for an open weekend when visitors will have a chance to have a look around the site.

The site is situated in the beautiful Black Mountains, on the road to Llanthony Priory. On the days off we had trips into nearby Abergavenny, a wine tasting session at the local vineyard, and walks around the local area including the Skirrid.

We stayed in the bunkhouse which was really comfortable and has good cooking facilities – useful for preparing soups and stews from the mountain of veg we had from the allotments!

Llwyn Celyn farmhouse, museum barn and bunkhouse
Mowing and strimming the meadow, with the Skirrid hill in the background
Installing an interpretation board
A walk around a Welsh vineyard
A small museum in the “Beast House” barn.
Inside the old farmhouse