Seventh Heaven for fans of Led Zeppelin, Art & Welsh Natural Beauty
11 Mar 2015
New Break at Ynyshir Hall coincides with New Moma Wales Exhibition celebrating Led Zeppelin in Mid-Wales between 25th April and 20th June
A new exhibition showing at MOMA Wales from April 25 until June 20 2015, entitled Bron Yr Aur will pay homage to the remote 300-year-old stone cottage of the same name where Jimmy Page and Robert Plant retreated after a long tour with Led Zeppelin in 1970.
US artist Jim Stallings, a fan of Led Zeppelin since childhood, has painted various scenes of Bron Yr Aur, which sits hidden in the hills surrounding Machynlleth, where many of the songs that appeared on the band’s third album including the misspelt ‘The Bron Y Aur Stomp’ were written. Known as ‘Artist’s Valley’, the picturesque hillside has attracted many artists and musicians over the years, from Turner in the Victorian era to Led Zeppelin in the 70s, whose most famous track Stairway to Heaven was inspired by a trail running through the misty mountainside.
Also in Machynlleth, awarded 2014-2015 AA Hotel of the Year for Wales, Ynyshir Hall is a ten-room Relais & Châteaux country house hotel set in 14 acres of landscaped gardens. Available throughout the exhibition period, a special ‘Stairway to Heaven’ break costs £415.00 for two people including one night with a Michelin dinner and daily breakfast and a guided walk through the Artist’s Valley, with views of the Dyfi Estuary and woodland steeped in history crowned with splendid varieties of native plants, giving an insight into this heavenly landscape (two hours). Entry to MOMA is free.
Ynyshir has its own art collection painted by professional resident artist Rob Reen, who owns the hotel with his wife Joan Reen, which can be viewed throughout the hotel and is available to purchase.
Feel inspired by the beauty of the surrounding landscape with a break at Ynyshir Hall.
Eglwysfach, Powys, Wales, SY20 8TA Telephone: 01654 781209 Twitter @ynyshirhall