Category Archives: Mid Wales

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!

Events and Festivals in Welshpool

 
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Welshpool Carnival is held during May Bank Holiday.

Visitors staying in Welshpool holiday cottages can enjoy walking, wildlife, fishing, golf, country sports, leisure facilities, historic sites, arts and crafts, charming gardens, shopping, beautiful scenery and a number of established and growing festivals throughout the year. Welshpool Carnival is held during May Bank Holiday. A traditional colourful parade of floats makes it’s way through the town centre to the Recreation Fields where fun, games and entertainment take place during the remainder of the day. Welshpool Mid Wales Airshow will get off to a flying start on June 4th 2014 with a stunning display by the Red Arrows followed by many more popular, historic and glamourous fly-bys. The Country and Western Music Festival is held during July when leading dance troupes and Country and Western acts provide thrilling entertainment. During August a traditional Agricultural Show is held in nearby Llanfair Caereinion. Country pursuits are celebrated with lots of family entertainment, food and fun. Welshpool Winter Festival is held during December when the streets are alive with seasonal music, market stalls and a magical festive atmosphere. Other local summer shows are also held in nearby Guilsfield, Berriew and Montgomery.

Five Brecon Beacons star gazing events to lookout for

Star Gazing Cosmic Events | Brecon Beacons Dark Sky Reserve | Quality Cottages Wales Anyone who’s visited any of our Brecon Beacons holiday cottages in the last year or so will know they sit right in the middle of a dedicated Dark Sky reserve – where the stars are clearly visible at night thanks to the low levels of light pollution. For many people that makes the Brecon Beacons a beautifully peaceful place to visit. Continue reading “Five Brecon Beacons star gazing events to lookout for” »

The Black Mountain Smokery

Black Mountains holiday cottages Polly our roving reporter has been exploring Mid Wales. She loved the Black Mountains Smokery. Take a look at her video. Guests staying in Black Mountains holiday cottages should visit Jonathan and Jo and their wonderful smokery.  You can pick up a bespoke hamper to last you through your holiday or buy some unique gifts to take home with you. Delicious reminders of your holiday in the Welsh hills.

Elan Valley – A paradise for walkers and naturalists

 
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The beautiful Elan Valley

The beautiful Elan Valley Estate in the Cambrian Mountains has almost 70 square miles of open access with over 80 miles of designated rights of way. An unspoilt paradise for walkers, naturalists and visitors staying in Elan Valley holiday cottages. It is a haven for wildlife with stunning views at every turn. Impressive Victorian dams and reservoirs add to the fascination of this special place. There is much to explore and to discover. The Visitor Centre (open 7 days a week) and on site rangers are there to help you make the most of your visit. Continue reading “Elan Valley – A paradise for walkers and naturalists” »

Welsh Borderlands and Brecon Beacons Holiday Homes Slideshow

Welsh Borderlands and Brecon Beacons

The Welsh Borderlands and Brecon Beacons provide a natural playground for all

The Welsh Borderlands and Brecon Beacons provide a natural playground for all ages with amazing attractions to discover, by day and night. Make the Borderlands and Brecon Beacons your holiday destination and start exploring. Click on Borderlands and Brecon Beacons to see a fabulous selection of holiday homes in the area.