Alexanderstone Manor, Llandew, Brecon-Halloween Paranormal Weekend
*Friday 26th October- Sunday 28th October (Two nights/ Option 2)
*Arrive 5.00pm (Fri)- Depart 11.00am (Sun)
*Includes a Two night stay in a fine 15th Century Manor House full of atmosphere and historical character.
*The weekend includes:-
Paranormal Investigation, Workshops, Healing, Meditations, Spiritual Readings, Psychic Activities.
We will also be investigating the Manor and surrounding grounds which includes a motte & bailey Norman archaeological protected sight.
Please note, no members of the public will be in attendance- only those who are staying for the weekend).
*Accommodation- bedding and towels are provided.
*All meals- from Friday evening to Sunday breakfast will be provided.
*Limited places- Rooms will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis and organised to suit couples, singles and friends as much as possible.
*Following the success of our previous weekend healing/ development and investigation weekends we are very excited to be hosting this Halloween weekend with a difference!
*To our knowledge Alexanderstone has never been investigated before but we are sure to discover more about its history and who may still walk the grounds of this beautiful Manor House – Located just 3 miles from Brecon, Alexanderstone Manor is excellently placed to offer a huge number of outdoor activities all based locally.
* Character and original features at every turn – With an Aga at the heart of the home and incredible dark oak panelling in a number of the reception rooms, Alexanderstone Manor combines 15th century Manor House grandeur with all the home comforts you could wish for. The main reception room features a wonderful stone inglenook fireplace with a substantial oak beam as its lintel, a woodburning stove now occupies the fireplace and makes a cosy area in which to curl up with a book or to sit after dinner.
*This Grade II listed 15th century Manor House boasts a wealth of character features including fine oak panelling and an inglenook fireplace and is set in well kept grounds.
In the late 1080s, William II granted Bernard de Neufmarche, a minor Norman lord from Rouen, extensive lands in Herefordshire. These estates, which were located in the lawless border region, gave him the status of a ‘Marcher Lord’. This afforded him quasi-Regal authority over his lands and the right to conquer territory to the west. In the subsequent years he invaded the Welsh Kingdom of Brycheiniog which was eventually carved up into the Lordship of Brecon. Around 1093 he constructed Brecon Castle to serve as the caput of his Lordship and it is likely the first fortification at Alexanderstone was raised at this time, either by Bernard himself or one of his retainers.
Alexanderstone is located on an overland route that runs north-east from Brecon, through the Dulas valley and then onto the River Wye and Hay-on-the-Wye. Alexanderstone Castle was an essential component in ensuring dominance of this important line of communication and it would also have served as an outlying defence for Brecon. The fortification was an earth and timber motte-and-bailey structure. The oval shaped motte would have been topped with a timber palisade and tower. A ditch at least partially surrounded the base of the mound. A semi-circular bailey extended to the north-west and a further bailey may have been located to the east under the modern farmhouse. Together these enclosures would have hosted the ancillary buildings and served as a livestock enclosure.
Little is known about the history of Alexanderstone Castle but in 1148 a charter by David, Bishop of St David’s was witnessed by Alexander Mora, who is believed to have been the Lord of Alexanderstone at this time. By the end of the twelfth century the castle may have been called Mara Mota and this suggests a link with the contemporary Walter Mara, Lord of Little Hereford. It is not clear when Alexanderstone Castle went out of use but it had probably been abandoned by the late thirteenth century when a second motte – known as Troed Yr Harn Castle – was built approximately one mile to the south. This was probably raised by Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hereford who was attempting to re-conquer Brycheiniog after it had been ceded to Llywelyn ap Gruffudd. There is no evidence of any bailey and therefore it is likely this structure served as a watchtower, presumably to monitor movement to/from Brecon. This fortification would have had a short lifespan and was soon abandoned. Despite the loss of its castles, the manor of Alexanderstone continued and was still prospering when it was it mentioned in a document dated 1422.
We will find out….. we will be exploring the Manor House and grounds throughout the weekend.
The site is very old and there is a motte and bailey (archeologically protected site) from the Norman period just behind the house in one of its fields. It is believed that the family who founded Lloyds Bank lived there at one point and the owners family have been there since 1924 when it was a working farm.
£199.00 (Deposit option available- remaining amount to be paid 6 weeks beforehand).
If you would prefer to stay only Friday/ Saturday and leave Sunday AM then this would be available at a reduced cost. Please inbox or contact 07921 629199.
Sorry, no discounts or offers allowed for this event but you will be entitled to a JP stamp on loyalty cards.