One of Britain’s most-loved sporting events, the Tour of Britain, will be kicking off in spectacular Anglesey this year, passing through all six regions in North Wales as the first stage of the epic cycling event winds through to Wrexham.
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The Edge Festival, Solva 21-24 August 2015
It’s going to be a first but probably not a last. It is dearly hoped that Solva’s new forthcoming festival will become an annual event. A lot of hard work has already gone into making it a successful and memorable weekend. Continue reading “The Edge Festival Solva 21-24 August 2015” »
Grade II listed properties make fabulous holiday accommodation in Pembrokeshire
September is a lovely month to enjoy a summer holiday in Pembrokeshire. The weather usually remains warm and activities, attractions and events are still on offer but less crowded. Whitesands beach on the north Pembrokeshire coast is magnificent at any time of year and is just a short walk across the fields from the fabulous holiday homes of Wdig Farmhouse
and Wdig Cottage
. Continue reading “September is a lovely month to visit Pembrokeshire” »
Whitesdands Beach, Pembrokeshire
Wales is fortunate to have a vast coastline fringed by stunning beaches, rugged sea cliffs, undulating sand dunes, tiny harbours, pretty villages, waterside pubs and so much more. The best thing of all is that all 870 miles of it is accessible by the long distance coast path. Choose coastal cottages Wales
anywhere you like, walk and in some places cycle, as much of the path as you want. Do take your pet dogs with you, they will have a ball. Continue reading “Coastal holidays in Wales” »
North Wales is a beautiful place to visit, and always has something to do, whatever the weather! There is always lots happening, and we have taken a look at some of the events happening in the region this weekend, and the month of August. Continue reading “What’s on in North Wales?” »
Aberdovey Golf Course between the coast and the mountains
Keen golfers should consider Aberdovey holiday cottages
so that they can play a few rounds of golf on the stunning 18 hole links course between fabulous Aberdovey beach and the Cambrian mountains. The natural undulating links and fickle weather combine to create an exciting game no matter what your form. Continue reading “Test your golfing skills at Aberdovey” »
Conwy Valley Miniature Railway
Some of the best things come in small packages and the Conwy Valley Miniature Steam Railway is no exception. Continue reading “Conwy Valley Railway Museum and Model Shop” »
A new set of statistics compiled by top online travel review site TripAdvisor has revealed that the coastal North Wales resort of Llandudno has been voted as the best location for family holiday rentals, according to its reviewers.
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Welcome to Hooton’s home-grown
Half a century ago saw the birth of a new business not far from our Anglesey holiday cottages and from the humble beginnings of growing potatoes and produce for cereals the Hooton family have evolved their venture…
Continue reading “Have you discovered the food & drink from one of Anglesey’s most delightful destinations in Hooton’s home-grown?” »
Maria’s Courtyard Bistro & Deli @ Picton Castle
Maria’s Courtyard Restaurant and Deli at Picton Castle is a charming hostelry where visitors to the castle and gardens can drop in for refreshments or full bistro style meals accompanied by wine. They can also pick up some delicious Welsh or Spanish goodies from the deli to take home. Maria who is from southern Spain also hosts authentic Tapas evenings on Fridays and her popular Sunday lunches have a delicious Mediterranean twist.
Maria and her team at the Courtyard Restaurant, Picton Castle
Maria and her team prepare fresh food to order using local seasonal produce when ever possible. They also pack inviting Hampers for special occasions with delicious ingredients from the deli. Serrano Ham, French Saucisson, Chorizo (and cooking chorizo) and Morcilla (black pudding), Welsh and Spanish cheeses, olives and olive oils, Spanish wines, coffees and Maria’s homemade chutneys/preserved lemons/chilli jam – plus an essential piece of equipment for that most famous of Spanish dishes…the Paella Pan! are all available.
No stranger to celebrity, Maria has prepared and cooked a three course meal for the queen when she visited Picton Castle in 2014 and she has appeared on television with the cook Nigel Slater in June 2015.
The restaurant and deli are open all year round. When the castle is open admission charges apply when the castle is closed there is an honesty box. Visitors staying in Pembrokeshire holiday cottages
are sure to love Maria’s “authentic, rustic dishes, not fancy or decorative; only glorious food, cooked with love and drunk with great Spanish wine.”