Life up at Plas y Nant is never short of surprises. It never ceases to amaze me as to what we find each time we set about doing anything, some findings are pleasant and others not so and I'm sure there's plenty more to come. However, one of the most memorable surprises for me was when we decided to take a walk past the chapel.
Not long after we'd finally signed on the dotted line for Plas y Nant we went up on one of our many visits to try and work out what on earth we were actually going to do with the place now that it was ours. After spending a couple of hours inside the house we desperately needed to get out for some fresh air and decided to explore the path that leads down from the chapel - somehow or other we'd never been down it before. Well, after battling through the wet undergrowth and overgrowth I managed to catapult myself straight down a set of stone steps and ended up on my backside in a sorry state, much to other people's amusement. Bravely battling on though, thinking that this exploration had better be worth it, we came across a long, tumbled down building. Naturally we had to go in, being the nosey types we are and seeing it was ours.
As you can see, I entered very carefully - not wanting to go flying down those steps (and I thought the place was probably full of my favourite bats!) It turned out to be a series of rooms leading off each other, all with a sloping roof and windows just along one side.
After gingerly walking through them we eventually came to a door leading out to what was once a partly enclosed kitchen garden.
Although as you can see it's slightly overgrown now!
And the building might need a bit of work doing to the roof!
After throughly exploring this part of the garden my dream now (or at least one of my dreams!) is to grow most of the veg that we will need up at the hotel - but I think that for a couple of years I'll have to rely on buying it in!
I'd love to find out more about this kitchen garden and also what the buildings were used for and I'm hoping that one of the Plasites might let me know. Hint hint!