Category Archives: Mid Wales

School Pop Up Restaurants in Mid Wales

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Pop Up School Restaurant in Mid Wales

Wales is quietly becoming one of the leading food destinations in Britain. This little country has a long and fine tradition of farming, fishing, food production and cottage industries par excellence. From award winning foraged Pembrokeshire beach food sold at Harrods to acclaimed Conwy Mussels of North Wales and distinguished brands such as Penderyn Whisky, distilled in Mid Wales and sold all over the world. There are gourmet delights all over the country and celebratory festivals to match. Continue reading “School Pop Up Restaurants in Mid Wales” »

Robert Owen famous Welsh socialist was born in Newtown

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Robert Owen celebrated socialist and founder of the cooperative movement was born in Newtown Mid Wales

The bustling market town of Newtown in Mid Wales was birthplace to the famous socialist Robert Owen (1771-1858), a Welsh social reformer and one of the founders of utopian socialism and the cooperative movement. Continue reading “Robert Owen famous Welsh socialist was born in Newtown” »

Robert Plant’s new album inspired by Welsh borders

Robert Plant Led Zeppelin Rock Roll New Album | Welsh Borders Hay On Wye Crickhowell Staffordshire Quality Cottages Holidays WalesA new album from famed Led Zeppelin guitarist Robert Plant is set to be released in just over a month and this week a promotional video for the album has been released, featuring plenty of locations which are well known to us here at Quality Cottages.

The video is shot around the towns and villages which are home to our Welsh borders holiday cottages and sees Plant lead the viewer through the journey which set him on his way to writing this new album. Continue reading “Robert Plant’s new album inspired by Welsh borders” »

Spending from staycation visitors in Wales to rise 25%, survey suggests

Those people who enjoy visiting their favourite dog-friendly cottages Wales are amongst those who are helping the spending from staycationers in Wales to rise to around the 25%, mark, research by Barclays has revealed. Overall, the spending by UK domestic tourists in Wales is estimated to increase from £5.3bn to £6.6bn between now and 2017. Staycations- Wales Tourism- Stay In Holiday Cottages In Wales Continue reading “Spending from staycation visitors in Wales to rise 25%, survey suggests” »

Where in Wales should you go on holiday?

With the Easter bank holiday starting right about now, as people leave work for four glorious days of respite, many people will be heading off on holiday. The break will also inspire people to look into booking breaks for later in the year. With that in mind we thought it was about time we gave people some help picking their destination for the summer. Continue reading “Where in Wales should you go on holiday?” »

Catch Pokemon in Wales using Google maps

Here at Quality Cottages we love it when our guests bring their pets to stay with them on holiday but this morning we’ve noticed a few more unusual animals around our Beaumaris holiday cottages. Catch Pokemon | Google Maps App | Quality Cottages Wales One  guest rang up our offices to tell us she was sure she spotted a Charizard outside her holiday cottage this morning while one of our owners also called to say they thought they saw a Caterpie trying to sneak into their cottage just before lunch. Continue reading “Catch Pokemon in Wales using Google maps” »

Don’t be afraid…

Brecon Beacons holiday cottages

The Skirrid Inn, Wales’ oldest pub.

Every night, the landlord of Wales’ oldest pub The Skirrid Mountain  Inn, puts out on the doorstep, the ‘devils cup’ filled with ale to appease the devil. So far this nightly ritual has ensured that all guests visiting the ancient pub can do so without a care. They can snuggle in the warmth of the firelight and exchange stories as others before them have done, as far back as the Norman Conquest. Guests staying in Brecon Beacons holiday cottages might be brave enough to visit, but be warned the pub is said to be haunted. The atmospheric Skirrid Mountain Inn is in the village of Llanvihangel Crucorney just 5 miles north of Abergavenny. Food and real ales are served every day (evenings only on Mondays). Booking is strongly advised. Polly V, Quality Cottages’ roving film maker dropped in for a few spirits. Watch her film to see if she found any… Click here if you dare!