Caer Llan: Celebrations – Weddings – Conferences

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About Caer Llan: The current era

 Bride and groo infront of the ain house

Garden with lounge extension

Berm House

Terrace with seating

Wooded grounds (car park

Having acquired Caer Llan in August 1969 Peter Carpenter set about the two-year project of converting the property into a Field Studies Centre and family home. The Centre welcomed its first visitors in 1971 and has subsequently become a popular venue for weddings, reunions, parties, conferences, study groups, field trips and workshops. Customers and friends from both the UK and abroad continue to return year after year, some from as far back as 1975.

Over the years the house and grounds at Caer Llan have been transformed with Peter's, and more recently Jake's, efforts and vision concentrating an on-going programme of modernisation and improvement which has sought to achieve contemporary standards whilst carefully preserving the property's heritage, character and personality.

Since Peter's well-earned retirement custodianship and future development has been in the hands of Jake and his wife Vicky who are committed to ensuring that┬áCaer Llan continues to fulfill its dual role as family home and an appealing and innovative public venue. Their combined skills and experience – Jake's in civil engineering and construction and Vicky's in hospitality and IT – have resulted in a further programme of development including features such as bathroom replacement, new catering and hospitality facilities, wi-fi connections for guests and the expansion of the Function Room; all designed to bring Caer Llan firmly into the 21st century. They are also responsible for Caer Llan's continuing eco' policy.

The following are just some of the major restoration, renovation and development milestones which have resulted in the Caer Llan visitors see and enjoy today:

1969 – 1971 Roof repairs and major renovation of the main house including installation of central heating, bathroom facilities, improved catering facilities and complete re-decoration and furnishing
1971 Caer Llan Field Studies Centre opens
1975 Lower garden landscaped
1976 Swimming pool rebuilt
1977 Dining-room created
1978 Chris Sanders arrives as head gardener (he's still here 2011!)
1980 Berm House designed
1982 Staff accommodation expanded
1986 – 1988 Berm House constructed (with financial support from the late Commander A F Collett)
1987 En-suite bathrooms added to bedrooms in the main house
1992 Stone spiral staircase added to the Berm House
1993 Conservatory added to the main house
1999 External renovation to the rear of the main house including window replacement
2000 – 2001 Car park constructed
2002 Curved retaining wall to the lower terrace rebuilt
2003 Patio area redeveloped with relieving arches
2004 Main house re-roofed
2005 Property re-wired
2006 Victorian glasshouse in the lower garden restored
2006 – 2007 Main house bedrooms and conference rooms refurbished
2008 – Our programme of updates and refurbishment continues including: WiFi; kitchen and catering improvements; Entrance Hall and Function Room improvements; under-floor heating in the Bar and new bathrooms in the main house

We are proud to have been awarded 5 stars for food hygiene by the Food Standard Agency.
See our rating on the Food Standard Agency website.



"The Berm House was awarded a Euro-solar prize in 1995"

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