by Rob Jones

A package worth £149 is on offer for two people to stay at The Executive Suite in the prestigious Nant Ddu Hotel, Bistro & Spa. This deal is up for auction with all of the profits going to World of Words (WOW). WOW is a non profit social enterprise that builds the self esteem and confidence of RCT primary children via the use of literacy and language. The WOW project has involved 19 schools at a variety of times and over 2100 children have participated. This innovative initiative also rewards its youngsters and their families with tickets to sports events, pantomimes, playschemes and admission to other centres of attractions (amongst other gifts given). All of this altruistic work is achieved via a diverse fundraising programme-and, that includes the Nant Ddu link up.

The Nant Ddu location is in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Your stay includes a night in the Executive Suite, bed & breakfast, free parking, Internet access + a chance to use the swimming pool, gymnasium, sauna and steam rooms. If you take a pedal cycle that can be stored free of charge.

As extras you can also get a lift from the wide range of health & beauty treatments (e.g. massage) and there are also fine dining options. This former AA Welsh Hotel of the Year is only 40 minutes from central Rhondda but it is an escape to another area of Welsh beauty.

The surrounding scenery is breathtaking with opportunities that include a chance to stroll around the extensive gardens, sample the Beacons, cycle or walk at the Garwnant Centre, join the Taff Trail or head off to Brecon or Merthyr. Alternatively, you can just relax at the pool!

To make a bid and help out World of Words and local kids will benefit get in touch here, email: or or leave a private message at

Recent guests have offered Nant Ddu a rating of 8.8 and a scoring of 8.3 Very good is listed on gives an idea that this is a well run and celebrated venue. For information about Nant Ddu call 01685 377088 or go to: