Griff Rhys Jones goes behind the scenes with National Trust Wales for new show

Many who visit areas all over Wales like to take advantage of the superb National Trust facilities while they are in the vicinity. Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens near some of our Menai strait holiday cottages springs to mind.  But now TV personality Griff Rhys Jones is giving viewers the chance to see what goes on behind the scenes in the National Trust in Wales in a new four-episode as he opens the door to previously unseen every day occurrences for the BBC series. Griff Rhys Jones | BBC Series Exploring the National Trust | Near our Wales Holiday Cottages Continue reading “Griff Rhys Jones goes behind the scenes with National Trust Wales for new show” »

What gift do you give to someone who has everything?

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Are you stuck for ideas on what to buy for Christmas?

Are you stuck for ideas on what to buy for Christmas? What do you get for the person who already has everything they need? What about a Quality Cottages Holiday Voucher?

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Quality Cottages Holiday Vouchers

Vouchers are available to the value of £25, £50 and £100 and are sent with our latest brochure. They can be used towards any Quality Cottages holiday at any time.


Your loved ones can spend Christmas browsing through a selection of fine holiday properties dreaming about a fabulous holiday in stunning coastal, countryside or mountainous locations throughout Wales.

Amazing 90-year-old letter to ‘Daddy Xmas’ discovered in school chimney

A remarkable story shrouded with a true Christmas feel has unfolded in Monmouth. We know that the wishlists of the modern day school child may have changed but the feeling of hope when these lists are written during this special time of the year is still the same as it always is no matter which era you were raised in. A Letter Found in Monmouth Wales | 90 Years Old Addressed to Daddy Xmas | Near our Holiday Cottages in Usk and Wye Valley Continue reading “Amazing 90-year-old letter to ‘Daddy Xmas’ discovered in school chimney” »

Newborough Warren – keep a sharp eye for red squirrels

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Newborough Warren

One of the finest sand dune systems in Britain with a huge expanse of mobile and static dunes back the massive unspoilt sandy beach of Newborough. Newborough Warren Nature Reserve is located at the southern end of the Menai Straight on the most southerly tip of Anglesey.

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6 spectacular bonfire & fireworks displays in Wales you don’t want to miss!

The amazing scenes of the annual fireworks displays are almost upon us and whether you’re staying in one of our North Wales holiday cottages, or elsewhere in the country we have put together the most spectacular Bonfire Night events taking place in Wales during October and November for you to enjoy. You are sure to get into the spirit once you’re wrapped up nice and warm and you gaze up at the first firework of the night as it lights up the night’s sky. WOW! Beautiful Explosion of Fireworks | Bonfire Night Events | Near Our North Wales Holiday Cottages Continue reading “6 spectacular bonfire & fireworks displays in Wales you don’t want to miss!” »

Dylan Thomas 100 years today

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Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas our celebrated Welsh man of words was born 100 years today in 5 Cwmdonkin Drive, Swansea. The atmospheric listed house where he first put pen to paper is open to the public.


The Boathouse in Laugharne where Dylan lived for the last four years of his tragic life is also open to visitors. The parlour remains as it was when Dylan lived there. The remainder of the house has been turned into a museum dedicated to his life with an exhibition,  film,  book shop and tearoom. His iconic writing shed overlooking the beautiful Taf Estuary looks like Dylan has just stepped out for a moment.


Guests in Laugharne holiday cottages, Carmarthenshire holiday cottages or holiday cottages along the South Wales coast are sure to enjoy a visit to either of Dylan’s homes.

Tenby flourishes at floral awards ceremony

Xmas, cottages, Wales- three ingredients needed to make great holidays in December. However, before we scare everyone with Christmas talk we thought we’d give recognition to another fantastic mixture- the people of Tenby have been combining hard work, dedication and spectacular flowers to create some stunning floral arrangements- which has been rightfully recognised. The popular tourist location proudly flew the flag for Wales in the UK’s top floral contest. Beautiful Array of Flowers - Tenby In Bloom- 2014- Near Our Holiday Cottages in Wales Continue reading “Tenby flourishes at floral awards ceremony” »

Marathon comes to Snowdonia for 32nd year running

Tomorrow, on October 25th, over 2500 runners will pound the pavement on a 26-mile course encircling Wales’ highest peak, Mount Snowdon. The race kicks off at 10.30am from just outside Llanberis, not far from our Borth y Gest holiday cottages, so why not head down and give them your support?

Snowdonia Llanberis marathon runners running | North Wales Borth y Gest | Quality Cottages Holiday accommodation

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