Category Archives: Mid Wales

Guide on where to spot local wildlife this summer

Wales has tonnes of wildlife to spot during the summer months. There are seabirds and dolphins to spot along the coast, and birds of prey and woodland animals to see during countryside walks. We don’t just have the local wildlife here, as migrating animals come to Wales for feeding and breeding.

see puffins when staying at our cottages in Wales to rent

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Yr Hen Beudy is recommended by The Sunday Mirror’s Travel Insiders

Aberystwyth holiday cottage

Yr Hen Beudy

When it comes to choosing holiday cottages Yr Hen Beudy, a stunning Welsh barn conversion, ticks  a lot of boxes? Here is a list: Hot Tub, luxurious, contemporary, family and dog friendly, wifi, super location, close to great places to eat out, only 5 miles from the vibrant university town of Aberystwyth with shops, cafes, pubs,  restaurants, leisure waterfront, cliff railway and arts centre, surrounded by beautiful countryside, plenty of opportunities for walking and cycling, recommended by the Sunday Mirror’s Travel Insiders. Continue reading “Yr Hen Beudy is recommended by The Sunday Mirror’s Travel Insiders” »

You may need a holiday after a holiday at Smolts Brook!

Aberystwyth holiday cottage

Smolts Brook

Here are just 10 good reasons to stay at Smolts Brook in the tranquil village of Llanbadarn Fawr: Continue reading “You may need a holiday after a holiday at Smolts Brook!” »

Fish & Chips – the nation’s favourite throughout Wales

Quality Cottages

Fish & Chips

In Wales we love the great British tradition of eating fish and chips. We are particularly lucky to have such a long coastline where fresh fish is landed daily. There is nothing quite like a take away or restaurant supper of fresh plump white fish cooked to perfection in a light coating of crispy batter accompanied by melt in the mouth deep fried crispy chips delicately salted and sprinkled with a hint of non brewed condiment. An array of optional side dishes might include mushy peas, gherkins and an assortment of sauces. Continue reading “Fish & Chips – the nation’s favourite throughout Wales” »

4 fun family days out in and around Machynlleth

Situated on the edge of the county of Powys as well as on the fringes of Snowdonia National Park, Machynlleth is a destination which offers something for everyone, be it beaches nearby, beautiful surrounding countryside or a host of days out for the family. In this blog post, we’re exploring the latter, with some of our favourite days out to entertain both kids and adults alike in and around the town.

Centre for Alternative Technology near our holiday cottages Mid Wales

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Enjoy a pampered break in Smolts Brook near Aberystwyth

Mid Wales holiday cottage

Welcme to Smolts Brook

A holiday in fabulous Victorian villa, Smolts Brook is as near to a bijou boutique hotel experience you can get but it is totally private.Start as you mean to go on. A bottle of bubbly is provided in the welcome pack, and is just one of the thoughtful touches you will discover as you explore this charming and characterful home. Continue reading “Enjoy a pampered break in Smolts Brook near Aberystwyth” »

Put a spring in your step at Spring Hill Cottage

Elan Valley holiday cottage

Sprin Hill Cottage

Spring Hill Cottage is one of those places that instantly lifts your spirits. Filled with sunlight, lavished with love and attention to detail, surrounded by fresh green countryside and only 2.5 miles from the pretty little market town of Rhayader with shops, restaurants and a great fish and chip shop, what more could you need? Continue reading “Put a spring in your step at Spring Hill Cottage” »

Introducing characterful Smolts Brook close to the Cambrian Coast

Cambrian Coast holiday cottage

Smolts Brook

Smolts Brook is a characterful Edwardian villa with wifi and a hot tub. It  is newly refurbished with flair, creative style and an eclectic mix of vintage and modern touches . Continue reading “Introducing characterful Smolts Brook close to the Cambrian Coast” »

Introducing family and pet friendly Cistercian Cottage near Aberystwyth

Cardigan Bay Coast holiday cottage

Cistercian Cottage

Introducing chic and spacious Cistercian Cottage between the Cambrian mountains and the Cambrian coast. Great attention to detail has been lavished on this comfortable home with the addition of huge picture windows, wifi, log burner and a hot tub for comfortable relaxing holidays. Continue reading “Introducing family and pet friendly Cistercian Cottage near Aberystwyth” »