WHO WE ARE
Both born and having lived in the UK until January 2015, Kelvin and Bill have been friends since 2000. We are primarily English speaking, with a smattering of German, French and Italian between us. We would appreciate your patience, understanding and, most importantly, your help to improve our language skills.
The new name for our new home is not a conventional Austrian or Germanic name. It has evolved out of the great sense of family that the Austrian people have, and is derived from a joint interest that both our mothers had, Tapestry! Samples of their work will be on display throughout the house, so that we can share their talent with our guests. Their passing in recent years has provided us with this unique opportunity to provide you, our guests, with the homely welcome and hospitality that our mothers have instilled in us when visitors came to our respective family homes in the past.
As well as the comforts that our homely surroundings will undoubtedly deliver, we aim to provide a veritable feast of tasty, home-cooked food, using locally sourced, quality ingredients, to produce a varied menu of local, national and international cuisine for your delectation. Should you have any special dietary requirements, let us know at the time of booking and Bill will aim to create a special, yet equally varied and tasty menu for your palate.
Our philosophy is that of “our home is your home”. So if there is anything that you would not be accepting of in your own home, then please let us know immediately, so that we may have the chance to rectify things and make your stay as complete and flawless as possible.
Early on in our friendship we discovered that we had a mutual love of mountainous areas. Kelvin for his desire to slide down the piste, Bill for his love of the ever-changing, yet majestic scenery that mountains can create.
Over the years, to satisfy each of our high-altitude passions, we have found ourselves having frequent holidays to the lakes and mountains of the Alpine region and elsewhere in Europe and worldwide. We have also found that we have enjoyed the hospitality and cleanliness, as well as the quality and pace of life in Central Europe and decided that we would like to settle in the area, when the opportunity arose.
Our experience of travelling at home and abroad, staying in numerous hotels, guest houses, apartments and B&B’s has given us an extensive insight to the essential elements that make the difference between a pleasant stay and an exceptional one. We aim to bring this wealth of acquired knowledge to make the guest experience at Haus Tapestry an exceptional one every time.
K E L V I N
Born in Lytham St Anne’s, Lancashire, in 1962. I have lived most of my life in Wales, firstly in North Wales at Rhos on Sea, and more recently in South Wales at Risca, near to Cardiff.
I trained as an apprentice in telecommunications and throughout my professional career have evolved as an experienced electronics engineer with managerial responsibilities. I have attained a black belt in the Six Sigma discipline for process and service delivery perfection.
My interests include: Skiing; Wind-surfing; Travel; Technology; The WWW; Music and Movies of varying tastes.
B I L L
Born in Slough, Buckinghamshire/Berkshire in 1964. My life has taken me to many parts of the UK, spending much of my adult life in SW London. Since 1997 I have lived in Newport, South Wales.
I have had a varied professional career. Starting with shop and stores work, as well as customer service, I progressed into IT as a systems developer for 18 years. Most recently I have returned to customer service for the UK Government. I am also professionally qualified as a trainer with CIPD.
My hobbies and interests include: Cooking; Entertaining; Singing; Travel; Current affairs; Assorted Music and Live entertainment.
Miaow, miaow - we are the 2 Haus cats - Smudge. and Cookie
Whilst we are generally friendly, please remember we do have claws.
We do like titbits but please don't let our owners see you feeding us.
We are not allowed in the guest bedrooms so please do not encourage us.