We have been busy with our new plans. Since my previous post we have talked to our listed buildings officer and engaged an architect.
All the plans require one major decision from Alan and I. We have had an offer accepted on a family home and we will no longer be living at Palé Hall by the end of the year. We have a great management team who will continue the day-to-day running of the hotel. We will still be here a lot, just no longer living on site. Dad will come with us to his own self-contained flat in the new house. The move will free up his cottage and our barn to become part of the Palé Hall room stock with the addition of two large garden suites in the old coach house.
Our barn home was converted from an old log store. It was just a set of pillars and a roof; it’s now a stunning open space with two bedrooms and a huge open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area. We had this designed for us to live in and consequently it’s been finished to a very high level, complete with glass balcony, oak trusses, beautiful kitchen and a copper bath. The barn is built into the hillside and so looks out onto the tree canopy. It’s an aspirational space. We plan to put a hot tub in a private area in the garden. The barn will be sold as a single unit, ideal for anyone who likes privacy and luxury but wants the joy of a fully serviced area. It’s also ideal for families with children and dogs.
I also want to share with you what an exclusive use of Palé could look like. Exclusive use works well for weddings, corporate events, shooting parties and other celebrations. You get the whole hotel and the staff to yourselves. We will design a package around your needs. We recently had the Wheels of Thrill supercar club take Palé as exclusive use. We have permission to share these images and this extraordinary video. As you can see, they are responsible drivers who adore their cars and love this area. The club visited other hotels and locations across Wales; the video is one of the finest promotions of Wales I have ever seen.
Tourism is a hugely important part of the economy of Wales. In this small part of the Dee Valley there are B&Bs, self-catering, pubs, inns, hotels, camping, holiday parks and bunk houses, in fact somewhere to stay to suit all budgets. We are certainly proud to be a part of this hospitality community.
Have a lovely weekend