TALIESIN – Room 5 Classic

TALIESIN – Room 5 Classic (en suite shower)

Classic Room

Double bed room with an en-suite with a shower on the top floor.   Lovely room with some original art work that compliment the creams and mute autumn colours that is used in this room on the walls and fabrics. A favourite of many of our guests.
Relax and enjoy.

Bed size: double bed 140cm wide

Location: 2nd floor
Classic Room facilities:

  • Super – fast WiFi in your room & throughout the house.
  • Flat screen T.V.
  • NOW TV
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Fresh milk on request
  • Hair dyer
  • En-suite shower room
  • Alarm clock
  • Quality toiletries and a wealth of fresh towels
  • Room phones
  • All our Rates include Breakfast

History

Taliesin (fl. 6th century) was an early Brythonic poet of Sub-Roman Britain whose work has possibly survived in a Middle Welsh manuscript, the Book of Taliesin. Taliesin was a renowned bard who is believed to have sung at the courts of at least three Brythonic kings. In legend and medieval Welsh poetry, he is often referred to as Taliesin Ben Beirdd (“Taliesin, Chief of Bards” or chief of poets).

According to legend Taliesin was adopted as a child by Elffin, the son of Gwyddno Garanhir, and prophesied the death of Maelgwn Gwynedd from the Yellow Plague. In later stories he became a mythic hero, companion of Bran the Blessed and King Arthur. His legendary biography is found in several late renderings (see below), the earliest surviving narrative being found in a manuscript chronicle of world history written by Elis Gruffydd in the 16th century.

Taliesin was originally known as Gwion Bach ap Gwreang. He was a servent of Cerridwen and was made to stir the Cauldron of Inspiration for one year to allow for Cerridwen to complete her potion of inspiration. Upon completion of this potion, three drops sprang out and landed upon Gwion Bach’s thumb. Gwion then placed his thumb in his mouth to soothe his burns resulting in Gwion’s enlightenment. Out of fear of what Cerridwen would do to him, Gwion fled and eventually transformed into a piece of grain before being consumed by Cerridwen. Gwion was then reborn and given the name Taliesin.