Exclusive hire packages are being offered by a popular Mid Wales country house which has been forced to revise its business plans due to spiralling costs.

Caer Beris Manor at Builth Wells has reluctantly closed Teulu Restaurant, launched this summer to rave reviews under globetrotting head chef Jamie Tully, and is now operating as a bed and breakfast.

Existing bookings for weddings, group gatherings and Christmas events will continue as planned.

However, a new venture will see the picturesque property, located in 18 acres of grounds on the banks of the River Irfon, offered for exclusive hire for team building activities, family gatherings and events.

Exclusive hire packages begin at £3,999 for one day or £7,499 for two. Breakfast service costs an additional £650 a day or the commercial kitchen may be hired for £200 a day if customers wish to bring their own caterer.

The Manor, which has 18 bedrooms sleeping up to 38 guests, can also be hired for weddings and events from £4,999 a day or £9,499 for two days. Couples can also hold their wedding ceremony in the grounds for an additional £500.

For full details of the exclusive hire packages, contact the hotel on Tel: 01982 552601, email: info@caerberis.com or visit www.caerberis.com .

Kimberley Southwick, who co-owns the Caer Beris Manor with her husband Omar and her parents, said: “This journey has certainly thrown us some curveballs since taking over the manor at the end of 2019, just before the pandemic.

“But we’ve been incredibly fortunate to have a great family and team behind us and we are still standing and still as in love with the manor as we ever were!”

Explaining the change of business direction, which has brought about the closure of Teulu Restaurant, she said: “During this current economic crisis, with the costs of food and utilities not only doubling but tripling, we can’t keep raising prices as, ultimately, it’s the customer who pays the highest price when it comes to the restaurant.

“We’re incredibly proud of the success of Teulu, but even with a packed restaurant and awesome reviews, it just could not be saved with what’s happening in the country right now.

“It’s yet another tough time for us, as it is for so many, but we want to say this loud and clear: we are not closing!

“The manor will run as a B&B for the foreseeable future and we are always open for locals to pop in for a drink or a cuppa. There are numerous dining options in and around Builth Wells and we are so happy to be able to support these businesses.

“We’ve survived Covid, flooding and more, and we are confident that we will see through this economic crisis and will continue through with the smiles and warm welcome you know and love. Thank you for your continued support.”

The historic manor house, which was once the home of Lord Swansea, is a member of MWT Cymru, an independent membership organisation representing more than 600 tourism and hospitality businesses across Powys, Ceredigion and Southern Snowdonia.

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Caer Beris Manor, available for exclusive hire for weddings, business events, family celebrations and gatherings.