Category Archives: Mid Wales

Fishing is simply the best on the pretty River Irfon

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The River Irfon photo by Tim Glover

The pretty tree lined River Irfon rises on the slopes of Bryn Garw in the Cambrian mountains, it flows down through Llanwrtyd Wells and Llangmmarch Wells before reaching a confluence with the River Wye at Builth Wells. Continue reading “Fishing is simply the best on the pretty River Irfon” »

Enjoy the good life in Mid Wales holiday cottages this summer

 
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Cycling in the Mid Wales countryside

Peaceful and unhurried, Mid Wales, the green heartland, is dotted with pretty market towns, fringed by dolphin rich coastal waters, energised by the Brecon Beacons National Park and watched over by soaring Red Kites. Continue reading “Enjoy the good life in Mid Wales holiday cottages this summer” »

Keep your eyes on the skies, the Perseid Meteor Shower is on its way

The Perseid Meteor Shower long exposure, as seen near our holiday cottages Mid Wales Keen stargazers across Britain look set to be treated to a spectacular show in the skies next week, as the 2015 Perseid Meteor Shower is set to peak on the 12th-13th August.
The Perseid Meteor Shower – also known as the Tears of St Lawrence – is an annual event, and can enable up to 100 shooting stars to be seen by the naked eye, every hour.
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Llandudno tops vote for best family holiday rentals

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.

Llandudno and our Wye Valley cottages voted best family holiday rentals

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Free Guided walks around Rhayader

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Enjoy free guided walks around Rhayader

Keen walkers staying in Rhayader holiday cottages can join organised guided evening strolls every Tuesday and enjoyable Sunday walks free of charge. Well behaved dogs under close control are also welcome. Continue reading “Free Guided walks around Rhayader” »

Explore the Black Mountains of the Brecon Beacons National Park

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Explore the beautiful Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons National Park

The Black Mountains are located in the triangle between Abergavenny, Hay on Wye and Llangorse, set in the easternmost side of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Continue reading “Explore the Black Mountains of the Brecon Beacons National Park” »

Three great spots to try white water rafting in Wales

If you have a taste for adventure and are looking to try something new during your stay at our Wales holiday cottages, white water rafting may be just what you’re looking for, and provides great fun all year round, whatever the weather. Below are three of the best rivers and locations to have a go at across Wales.

White water rafting at the National White Water Centre, Bala, near our Wales holiday cottages

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So you think you know Aberystwyth?

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A murmuration of starlings around Aberystwyth Pier

You may know Aberystwyth as a popular seaside resort with a handsome promenade, sweeping pebble beach, cliff railway, colourful shops, cafes and restaurants and a busy marina, or perhaps as a vibrant university town, home to the National Library of Wales. Maybe you are familiar with the award winning Aberystwyth Arts Centre with a theatre, cinema, gallery space and comedy club. Continue reading “So you think you know Aberystwyth?” »

Rare pine marten to be relocated to mid Wales

A £1.2 million project to relocate the rare pine marten from areas of the Scottish Highlands to Powys and Ceredigion is underway, in an attempt to save the animal from extinction in Wales.
Close up of a pine marten set to be relocated to mid Wales – Quality Cottages The Vincent Wildlife Trust is currently in the process of selecting suitable sites for release in mid Wales. The pine marten recovery project aims to relocate the first 20 to Wales in the autumn, with a further 20 being introduced in 2016.
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