Tel. +44 (0)7950 393 204
Llys Llewelyn, Mount Pleasant, Conwy. UK. LL32 8NY
Alan Hughes is the owner and proprietor of the Llys Llewelyn Bed and Breakfast Guest House in Conwy.
Born in the mid 30's Alan was brought up in Wednesbury in the midlands and moved to North Wales in the 1960's where he set up home and family and ran an outdoor centre (Plas Hall as was) in Dolwyddelan for over 20 years.
They subsequently moved and set up a family run guest house business in Betws-y-Coed in the early 80's from where they also ran outdoor adventure courses and holidays for intrepid visitors for a number of years.
This love of the outdoors, which is what brought Alan to North Wales in the first place, had also introduced him to the incredible sport of skiing. A passion for which he passed on to his two sons, and to many others through his coaching exploits. He was instrumental in the successes of a local ski club (North Wales Ski Club) who were renouned throughout the UK and produced, British Champions and several British Team Members throughout the 80's and 90's.
His coaching skills also stretched further afield, working with other English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish ski team members, some of whom went on to represent Britain at Olympic and World Championship level. His eldest son Roger, who still helps Alan run the guest house in Conwy, also pursued this mountain sport vigorously and himself was a British Team Member, Welsh, Scottish, and Irish Champion, as well as being ranked in the top few in the UK and regularly podiuming in competitions both at home and abroad.
Roger subsequently went on to manage the British Snowbaord Team in the late 90's but his passion for North Wales and his music and event organising have seen him remain based primarily back in Conwy and helping run the Guest House since Alan took on the business in 99/2000.
Alan's younger son Craig is an avid writer and published his 1st novel 'Threat Session' in late 2011. Craig is currently writing the prequel and still lives in Betws-y-Coed.
Alan's history is long and fascinating, from being part of the 1st Search and Rescue Dog Teams in the area, the 1st to circumnavigate the isle of Anglesey by Canoe, to being avalanched and completely buried on the slopes in Austria, he has plenty a tale to tell and enjoys recounting many of his experiences to any interested guests.
Conversations at Llys Llewelyn is never a dull moment and Alan has a plethora of knowledge about the area and is always happy to help. 'We look forward to your visit and hearing about your adventures and tales too.'