St David’s historic cathedral clock tower gets timely makeover on its clock faces

If you have ever visited the magnificent location that is St David’s then you will no doubt have noticed the rather grand cathedral clock tower in the centre of the city. In order to look this magnificent for long periods of time restoration is necessary every once in a while and in this case the clock dial have been treated to a makeover.
St David's Cathedral Clock Tower Dial | Before Restoration Works | Near Our Wales Coastal Holiday Cottages

One of the clock dials before restoration work.

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Halloween half term fun in Pembrokeshire

Barafundle Bay Pembrokeshire Beaches National Trust Castell Henllys Iron Age Fort Folly farm ocelot Baby Cute Zoo Mountain Bike Ride Cycling Preseli Hills Sheepdog | Family Days Out Attractions Things To Do Pembroke | Quality Cottages Holidays WalesA haunted Iron Age fort in Pembrokeshire will be home to a week of fun for children this half term.
Castell Henllys is set to host spooky evening tours and days of fun activity this autumn half term.
The fort, which is run by Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, will be open all half term to children who want to have fun while they’re off school. Continue reading “Halloween half term fun in Pembrokeshire” »

300 yards from home to much loved sandy beach

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Morfa Nefyn a much loved sandy beach and coastal village on the Lleyn Peninsula

Morlais Bach is a comfortable family home for holidays just 300 yards from the much loved sandy beach of Morfa Nefyn, a coastal village on the beautiful Lleyn Peninsula. Continue reading “300 yards from home to much loved sandy beach” »

Whistling Sands – a top picnic spot

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Porthor also known as Whistling Sands makes a great picnic spot at any time of year

Porthor, otherwise known as Whistling Sands (and yes they do whistle) is one of the National Trust’s top ten picnic spots. Why? Here are six good reasons: Continue reading “Whistling Sands – a top picnic spot” »

5 events to visit across Wales this Christmas

For those seeking festive yet fun Christmas cottage holidays, Wales has a lot to offer, with a host of both traditional and alternative events. Here’s five fantastic events taking place throughout Wales in December and over the festive period: Continue reading “5 events to visit across Wales this Christmas” »

Portmeirion Festival No 6

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Photo by Kate Rees

Most people have heard of Portmeirion, the beautiful Italianate village on the Dwyryd river estuary in North Wales. Visionary Welsh architect Sir Clough Willians Ellis made a splendid job of proving his theory that an area of outstanding natural beauty could be developed without spoiling the landscape. Portmeirion has been a hugely successful visitor attraction ever since its conception in 1925 and is currently one of the top ten visitor attractions in Snowdonia.


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A top 8 guide on alternative ways to spend your New Year’s Day

Great news! You’ve made it into the New Year. Cottages, Wales, you, and your loved ones are all the ingredients in this mixture. So what’s missing to make this New Year’s Day complete? Possibly nothing, but if the answer is something and you’re not quite sure what then let us suggest 8 alternative ways to spend your New Year’s Day. Which will you choose? Happy Woman | New Year's Cottages Wales | Holidays In Wales Continue reading “A top 8 guide on alternative ways to spend your New Year’s Day” »

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