We had planned to camp the night before we collected our little Cairn Terrier puppy but we decided the stress of bringing our new arrival home from Wales would be enough without adding putting up our new tent into the mix. Instead we treated ourselves to a stay at the beautiful Caer Beris Manor in Builth Wells.
The historic manor house has 23 bedrooms which are almost as impressive as the stunning exterior.
We booked a Heritage Double Room and were given The Harcourt-Wood Room (Room 18) which features a large, authentic leaded window and boasts views out over the courtyard.
The room was beautifully decorated and had everything from a flat screen TV to fluffy towels to use in the modern bathroom.
The courtyard makes it easy to see why the Manor is now a listed building after being restored by its current owners.
Set in 27 acres of parkland and with The River Irfon winding through its grounds the Manor’s gardens are perfect for an evening stroll.
It even has its own suspension bridge with a sign that warns only one person should use it at a time, making it a little bit nerve wracking!
The next morning we headed to breakfast early so we had plenty of time for another walk before we checked out.
I decided on a cheese omelette while John went for the traditional full Welsh Breakfast with a pork and leek sausage, bacon, fried egg, tomato, mushroom, black pudding and wedges, all of which he said was delicious!
We paid £74.00 for bed and breakfast which we felt was very reasonable especially considering the sheer beauty of the surroundings and the attentiveness of the staff who were all curious about our journey to collect our new puppy. They were quick to point out Caer Beris Manor is a pet friendly hotel so maybe one day we’ll head back to let Maisie explore the extensive grounds and swim in the river!