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Romantic Getaway Ideas, from Anniversaries to Weekend Breaks for Two

Court Colman Manor September 05 2017

Romantic Getaway Ideas, from Anniversaries to Weekend Breaks for Two

When was the last time you planned something truly special for your partner? For their next important date, whether it's a birthday or anniversary celebration, why not surprise them with an experience to remember? Here are some tips and ideas for the perfect romantic escape for two. Naturally, our suggestions are likely to have a South Wales bias- but the same rules apply wherever you are. ...


10 of the all time best and worst wedding stories

Court Colman August 22 2017

10 of the all time best and worst wedding stories

When it comes to arranging the perfect wedding they say that planning makes perfect. So what are the things that can go wrong (or very right), at weddings? Some of the following wedding tales are life affirmingly beautiful; others are, well, less so! Judging by these examples, the road to both heaven and hell is littered with confetti… 1. An Epic Entrance Ok, so we’ll start...


Try Our Chef's Banana Kofta Recipe

Court Colman Manor June 12 2017

Try Our Chef's Banana Kofta Recipe

We offer a wide variety of tasty dishes for you to enjoy throughout the year, try out this delicious veggie dish yourself. We have over 15 dishes on our menu, see our sample Bokhara Brasserie menu. For Kofta 2 Large Raw Bananas 1 small onion finely chopped 2 tbsp gram flour 2 green chilli finely chopped 1 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp coriander powder 1 pinch Tumeric 1 pinch...


Beautiful parks, nature reserves and wild places to visit in South Wales

Court Colman Manor June 02 2017

Beautiful parks, nature reserves and wild places to visit in South Wales

One of the things we love best about living in South Wales is the contrast between town and country. Indeed, we are close to Cardiff, but judging by the variety of beautiful wild places, nature reserves and idyllic parks you might never guess so. Here are some of our favourite outdoor locations and beauty spots near Bridgend, Swansea and Neath. Cycling trails, nature walks, picnic spots, sculpture...


Wedding Trends & Ideas for 2017 & 2018

Court Colman Manor March 09 2017

Wedding Trends & Ideas for 2017 & 2018

From a return to regionalism to the trappings of social media, things rarely stand still in the world of weddings. So what are the emerging current trends? Nobody can predict the future, but over the course of each season, we see new ideas taking shape. And this year especially, we’re seeing a definite shift or three in the making. So what does this mean to the couple getting married in 2017 ...


Our New Hotel 'The Great House'

Abby Bolter, Media Wales February 20 2017

Our New Hotel 'The Great House'

It's the rumoured one-time home of Anne Boleyn and even William Shakespeare. And now this much-loved Tudor-era boutique hotel – which has also hosted Prince Charles – is starting another chapter in its remarkable history. The Great House Hotel Having been saved from ruin and lovingly restored by Stephen and Norma Bond in 1985, the 470-year-old Great House Hotel in Laleston, near...


Valentine's Day, Pancake Day & St Davids Day Events, Bridgend, South Wales

Court Colman Manor January 27 2017

Valentine's Day, Pancake Day & St Davids Day Events, Bridgend, South Wales

What do the coming months of 2017 have in store for you? Whether you are looking for great food, romance or pure escapism, Court Colman Manor have plenty to treat our guests this year. Here are just some of the reasons we look forward to welcoming you soon. St Valentine’s Day or St Dwynwen’s Day? This time of year is always one for romantics. But do you opt for the general British...


Past Times & Future Plans at Court Colman

Court Colman Manor December 01 2016

Past Times & Future Plans at Court Colman

As we approach the end of 2016, there is plenty to reflect on & look forward to at Court Colman Manor. The year was a remarkable one in so many ways, not least of all because it heralded 250 years of the manor itself. We are thrilled so many guests could enjoy it with us, whether you came to dine, stay or even to tie the knot with your loved ones. As proud as we are of the hotel’s heritage...


Different Ways to Get Married, From Supersized to Surprise Weddings

Court Colman Manor October 10 2016

Different Ways to Get Married, From Supersized to Surprise Weddings

Did you ever look at the way your friends or family got married and jump a mile? Or perhaps necessity or your own personalities demand some more unconventional wedding ideas? For millennials, there has never been more choice when it comes to tying the knot. Every couple is different, whether your aim is to express your identity as a couple with something uniquely different- or perhaps juggle your...


Seasonal Wedding Ideas and Themes from Summer to Winter

Court Colman Manor August 31 2016

Seasonal Wedding Ideas and Themes from Summer to Winter

When is the best time of year to get married? The honest answer is simply the time that fits your plans and budget best. After all, these days the wedding calendar extends well beyond the traditional May to August period. From early spring, right through to the depths of winter, most wedding venues will accommodate you. Furthermore, each season has its own beauty and special themes, foods and flowers...


Wedding Trends and Ideas for 2016

Court Colman Manor June 27 2016

Wedding Trends and Ideas for 2016

Arranging a wedding this year? How times have changed in recent history! From “naked” cakes to a refreshingly different take on everything from décor to drinks, the world of weddings is a much changed place for the current generation. At Court Colman Manor in South Wales, this is certainly the case as we notice a definite trend towards weddings that are less stuffy and more diverse and personalised...


Glamorgan Heritage Coast Highlights: Unsung Gems & Places to Visit

Court Colman Manor April 25 2016

Glamorgan Heritage Coast Highlights: Unsung Gems & Places to Visit

Whether you are looking for great walks, photography locations or simply some of the best picnic spots in South Wales, the Glamorgan heritage coast has a huge amount of space to roam. And the best part of all? The visitor will find some of the most magical parts of all blissfully peaceful, even in mid-summer. Here are four recommended spots to visit on the coast of South Wales to take your breath...


Weird Wedding Traditions Worldwide: Fact or Fiction?

Court Colman Manor March 22 2016

Weird Wedding Traditions Worldwide: Fact or Fiction?

What is it about strange wedding traditions and customs? No matter where you look around the globe, each country has its own eye-opening habits, from baffling to outright bonkers. If you consider some of your own family and friends a touch eccentric when they celebrate, a quick tour of mad wedding customs worldwide should quickly reassure you that you got off mildly. All of the following marriage...


Celebrating Court Colman Manor’s 250th Anniversary Year

Court Colman Manor February 11 2016

Celebrating Court Colman Manor’s 250th  Anniversary Year

Having stood for two-and-a-half centuries this year, 2016 is more than a little special for Court Colman Manor. In today’s restless, rapidly-shifting world, you have to stop for a moment just to let that figure register. In 1766 Captain Cook had yet to sail to the pacific, the American Revolution was about to kick off and it was virtually impossible to find a decent curry in South Wales. ...


Festive Welsh Treats, Tricks and Traditions

Court Colman Manor November 17 2015

Festive Welsh Treats, Tricks and Traditions

If the modern Christmas season ever seemed like perfect madness, the festive traditions of Wales make for even more interesting reading. From the charming to the downright bonkers, here are some forgotten customs and seasonal surprises worth revisiting, or not as the case may be! A Cup of Good Luck These days in Wales, as in most of Britain, mulled wine is perhaps the most popular winter...


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