Festive facts; 10 things you didn’t know about turkeys

Yes, it may only be the last week of November but Christmas is firmly on the horizon and it’s coming in fast. If you enjoy a classic Christmas dinner with a turkey and all the trimmings then you certainly aren’t alone. In keeping with the turkey theme we have decided to give an homage to this wonderful bird we enjoy so much with a host of facts related to the bird. A Male Domesticated Turkey | Christmas Dinner | In our Xmas Cottages Wales Continue reading “Festive facts; 10 things you didn’t know about turkeys” »

Christmas for 12 at Parrog Beach House

Newport Pembs holiday home

Parrog Beach House an elegant 19th century home full of character and charm

Parrog Beach House might just have been plucked from the cover of a Christmas card moments before drifts of sparkling snow were added. Continue reading “Christmas for 12 at Parrog Beach House” »

Will Wales be graced with the delight of snow this Christmas?

If we’re honest I think we would all love nothing more than to have that picturesque white landscape to look out over on Christmas morning as you draw back the curtains from the luxury of the Christmas cottages Wales offer. There really is nothing quite as magical as seeing snowfall on Christmas day, but the question is, will Wales be graced with the white stuff on this special day? A Beautiful Christmas Scene in Wales | Near Our Wales Holiday Cottages Continue reading “Will Wales be graced with the delight of snow this Christmas?” »

Paddington Bear is in Wales

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Paddington Bear is in Wales Photo by Stephanie Smith Unique Handmade Furniture, Pembroke Dock

Paddington Bear is in Wales. It’s official! Look out for Quality Cottages photographers Sue Brindley and Polly Lovegrove who will be spending the next few weeks on location with Paddington Bear. Continue reading “Paddington Bear is in Wales” »

Eating out in Menai Bridge Anglesey

Menai Strait holiday cottages

Menai Suspension Bridge

Menai Bridge, although small, is the third largest settlement on the Isle of Anglesey. The little town overlooks the Menai Strait and takes its new name from Thomas Telford’s iconic Menai Suspension Bridge which spans the scenic waterway between Menai Bridge and mainland Wales. The town’s original Welsh name is Porthaethwy.

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