Christmas at The Hall at Abbey-Cwm-Hir to feature on Channel 5

Abbey-Cwm-Hir Hall at night.

Abbey-Cwm-Hir Hall in Mid Wales is to appear in a Channel 5 documentary about Christmas next week

One of the 52 rooms at Abbey-Cwm-Hir decorated for Christmas.
One of the 52 rooms at Abbey-Cwm-Hir decorated for Christmas.

Crackers about Christmas is to be televised at 8pm on Tuesday, December 8


“The programme is a light-hearted look about the more eccentric ways in which Christmas is celebrated,” said Paul Humpherston, owner of the Grade II, Gothic Revival property near Llandrindod Wells. “We appear to qualify as the only property in the UK to have all 52 rooms decorated to individual themes for Christmas!”


The filming covered the hall’s planning and preparations in October through to the first group guided tour in November by Pontrobert Friendly Society.


“The Channel 5 team said that they had never seen a property quite like The Hall before and were taken aback by the scope, quality and scale of the decorations, added Mr Humpherston. “The whole thing should make unusual television.


“We share our home with its outstanding architecture, stunning interiors, fascinating collections and beautiful gardens throughout the year with visitors who tour the house in a true family atmosphere, but Christmas is something special.

“There is nowhere else in the UK to have 52 rooms, all with Christmas trees and separate decorative themes.”


Christmas celebrations at Abbey-Cwm-Hir Hall continue until January 6, 2016. To book a guided tour telephone 01597 851727 or email Tours of all 52 rooms cost £16 per person or £14 for groups or repeat visitors. Children are charged £5 each.


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