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?
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Golfer shoots clay pigeons – with his clubs

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A golfer from the USA has come up with his own unique way of enjoying a day out shooting – which involves a golf ball and a 4-iron instead of a double-barrelled shotgun.
Brandt Snedeker , who has won the PGA tour six times, decided shooting clays with his gun ws too easy during a day at the range, so he decided to change his ammunition from bullets to golf balls.
Most people who saw what the 33-year-old was attempting thought he had no hope of hitting a clay but he proved them wrong after just 25 attempts, knocking a clay moving from right to left straight out of the air with a driven golf ball. Continue reading “Golfer shoots clay pigeons – with his clubs” »

Various rare seabird species to be given additional protection in Wales

Many people come to various coastal locations to get a glimpse of our rare seabird species which includes Guillemots, Puffins, Razorbills, and Manx shearwaters. The great news for the ornithologists and indeed the birds themselves is that they are set to be given further protection following Natural Resources Minister Carl Sargeant agreed to extend the boundaries of three existing Special Protection Areas (SPA)s off the Pembrokeshire and Gwynedd coastlines. A Collection of Puffins | Located on Skomer | Near our Pembrokeshire Holiday Cottages Continue reading “Various rare seabird species to be given additional protection in Wales” »

The Last Invasion of Britain

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Surprisingly the last invasion of mainland Britain is a little known but significant event. It took place in 1797 on the North Pembrokeshire coast near Fishguard. Unlike the Norman invasion in 1066 the Welsh one was successfully repelled. Continue reading “The Last Invasion of Britain” »

Massive £450 reduction on luxury Pembrokeshire holiday house this Christmas

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Ty’r Tonnau (House of Waves) near the harbour village of Solva on the Pembrokeshire coast

Book your Christmas break in Ty’r Tonnau (House of Waves), a luxury Pembrokeshire holiday home for 8 guests just outside the pretty harbour village of Solva and save a massive £450. It was £2490 and is now less than £2000. That should mean a very happy Christmas for some lucky folks.

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Ty’r Tonnau is a very special Pembrokeshire coastal cottage with a glass gable in the 1st floor sitting room offering breathtaking sea views over St Brides Bay to Skomer and Ramsey Islands. Christmas decorations and Christmas hamper will be included.

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Book Ty’r Tonnau from Sunday to Sunday or Saturday to Saturday but hurry this offer is sure to be snapped up. Phone 01348 837 871 for full details.

1 day free at Captain’s House

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Welcoming Captain’s House

Book a Christmas break at Captain’s House and get 1 extra day free. If you book 7 days from the Friday before Christmas you can stay for 1 more day at no extra cost. Now that’s what we call a Christmas gift worth having.

christmas-tree-50Captain’s House is in the coastal village of Morfa Nefyn on the beautiful Lleyn Peninsula just 5 minutes stroll from one of North Wales most loved beaches and the coastal path. It has luxurious accommodation for 11 making it an ideal winter base  for families and friends sharing.

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Don’t delay. Phone 01348 837 871 now and get full details of the special Christmas offer on this charming Lleyn Peninsula holiday cottage.

   

Lleyn Peninsula Self Catering Farmhouse Holidays

Holiday cottages in Lleyn

Tranquil Lleyn Peninsula countryside

The Lleyn Peninsula is a world away from urban sprawl, instead imagine open countryside, rolling pastures, cows, sheep, birds and bees. The peace and tranquility of pastoral landscapes and country walks have the power to re-energise and lift the spirits. Choose farmhouses for your holiday cottages in Lleyn and you can be sure the coast will be close by too.

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Farmhouses are built for busy families with spacious cosy kitchens at their heart. Many retain characterful traditional features with thick stone walls, inglenook fireplaces, exposed beams and they all have full central heating, modern facilities, stunning views and ample parking.

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Take a look at this fabulous selection of farmhouses for holidays on the Lleyn Peninsula.

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Ty Anelog

Ty Anelog is a traditional stone farmhouse with distant glimpses of the sea surrounded by beautiful pasture land close to Aberdaron. This family home sleeps 6, has wifi and welcomes 1 dog. It is just 1 mile from the beach. For more holiday cottages near the southern tip of the Lleyn Peninsula  click on Aberdaron holiday cottages
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Ty Hen

Ty Hen is a handsome old farmhouse just 1 mile from Whistling Sands (and yes the sand really does whistle). It sleeps 11 and welcomes 1 dog.

To see more holiday accommodation click on Whistling Sands holiday cottages

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Gelli Gron

Gelli Gron is a new spacious farmhouse just 6 miles from the coast at Criccieth and sleeps 8. It is surrounded by rolling pastures. To see more self catering accommodation click on Criccieth holiday cottages
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Hen Dy

Hen Dy is a charming Elizabethan farmhouse built circa 1575. It sleeps 4, has wifi and welcomes dogs. This historic homestead near Porthmadog and Criccieth is full of character and charm. For more inspirational holiday homes click on Porthmadog holiday cottages
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Y Stabal

Y Stabal is a charming holiday cottage on Lleyn Peninsula 1.5 miles from Abersoch beaches, shops and restaurants. It sleeps 4 and welcomes 1 dog. Click on Abersoch holiday cottages for homes near the beach
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Isallt Fawr

Isallt Fawr is an historic farmhouse in the beautiful valley of Cwm Pennant 6 miles from Black Rock Sands. It sleeps 6 and welcomes 2 dogs. If you are in need of peace and tranquility click on Cwm Pennant holiday cottages

North Wales asserting itself as a year-round holiday location thanks to food and fun things to do

If you have visited Wales on vacation in the past then you no doubt will have enjoyed the fine food, and perhaps some of the fantastic attractions the outdoor sector is currently offering in an ever-growing variety of locations around North Wales. It’s these attractions, and of course the culinary delights that are assisting North Wales in their efforts to lengthen what is seen as the ‘normal’ tourism season. Striking Sunset | North Wales | Near Our Snowdonia  Holiday Cottages   Continue reading “North Wales asserting itself as a year-round holiday location thanks to food and fun things to do” »

Relax, indulge, unwind with a Cottage Spa Experience

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Experience indulgent beauty therapy treatments for the whole family

Quality Cottages is thrilled to announce it’s partnership with a company who specialise in beauty therapy treatments. A Cottage Spa Experience offers a whole range of fabulous relaxing, revitalising and rejuvenating packages for you to enjoy in the comfort of your holiday home.

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Luxuriate with a Cottage Spa Experience

Using heated day beds and lovely fresh organic products, selected therapists offer a range of treatments from warming deep tissue massage, replenishing facials, hand & feet treats, to holistic full body massages. Mix and match from a delicious range of calming, sensuous treatments ranging from 30 minutes to 4 hours.

Book your holiday cottage. Book a Cottage Spa Experience. Relax, indulge, unwind…

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Youngsters can join in the fun too…

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.
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One of the clock dials before restoration work.

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