Category Archives: Mid Wales

Remember that day we went to Bwlch Nant yr Arian…

Mid Wales holiday cottages

Mountain Biking at Bwlch Nant yr Arian

Bwlch Nant yr Arian is one of Wales’ premier Visitor Centres show casing some of Wales’ most spectacular landscapes and iconic wildlife. You can watch, close up, Red Kites feeding, discover numerous thrilling mountain bike trails (all abilities catered for), walk and picnic in idyllic lakeside scenery, be inspired by woodland sculptures, browse the on site shop, enjoy refreshments in the cafe and children will love the natural play areas constructed from local wood. Continue reading “Remember that day we went to Bwlch Nant yr Arian…” »

Call of the Wild on a Quad Bike

Mid Wales holiday cottages

Quad Biking with Call of the Wild

Quad Biking with Call of the Wild is a great way to explore the beautiful Dulais Valley on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Embark on an exhilerating ride through woodland, on mountain tracks and over rough terrain, even through water. You will be escorted by experienced instructors who might even throw in a spot of archery to keep you on your toes. Continue reading “Call of the Wild on a Quad Bike” »

There’s gold in them thar hills!

Mid Wales holiday cottages

Panning for gold at Dolaucothi Gold Mine

Dolaucothi Gold Mines cared for by the National Trust offer a great family day out. Set in a beautiful wooded hillside of the scenic Cothi Valley this ancient mine was first excavated 2000 years ago by the Romans. Continue reading “There’s gold in them thar hills!” »

Experience an awe inspiring flight over Mid Wales

Mid Wales holiday cottages

Bristol Balloons will fly you over Wales

Listen to champagne bubbles pop as you soar over the outstanding beauty of the Usk & Wye Valleys. Glide on thermals and admire the fortifications of Raglan Castle or be inspired by the magnificence of Tintern Abbey’s ruins. See the world with a bird’s eye view from an awe inspiring balloon flight. Continue reading “Experience an awe inspiring flight over Mid Wales” »

Listen out for the blast of the whistle and the hiss of steam…

Mid Wales holiday cottages

Vale of Rheidol narrow gauge Railway

Step back in time. Revisit 1902. Take a nostalgic journey through some of Wales’ most spectacular scenery on the Vale of Rheidol narrow gauge Railway opened in that year and hardly changed since! Experience the thrill as the little train traverses breath taking sharp curves and giddying steep gradients. Continue reading “Listen out for the blast of the whistle and the hiss of steam…” »

Incredible picture shows winter in the Elan Valley

Elan Valley Image Sorcha Lewis | Holiday Cottages Family Dog Friendly Winter Photography Mid Wales Reservoirs Valleys | Quality Cottages Holidays in Wales

Pic: Sorcha Lewis / Shropshire Star


The stunning scene of the Elan Valley in winter has been captured in a magnificent photograph by a local woman.
We’ve just come across this photo, which was taken by Sorcha Lewis last month. Continue reading “Incredible picture shows winter in the Elan Valley” »

Food, Food, Glorious Food!

Aberaeron holiday cottage

Minawel overlooks Aberaeron’s inner harbour

Choose Aberaeron holiday cottage, Minawel, and you won’t need to cook for a week. Minawel is an elegant Georgian waterfront home overlooking Aberaeron’s inner harbour. It is within a five minutes stroll of excellent restaurants, cafes, deli, fish & chips, even artisan ice-cream. Continue reading “Food, Food, Glorious Food!” »

5 great reasons why you should book a cottage holiday

When you book a holiday most people want to enjoy a vacation that allows them to relax in comfort and leisure away from hustle and bustle, unless they are looking to go mad on a city shopping break. But for anyone who doesn’t want the stress of the crowds and imminent credit cards bills then a cottage holiday stay is just the ticket. If you’re looking at the holiday cottage lets we offer in beautiful locations across Wales then you will surely know some of the wonderful benefits that come as part of your much-deserved holiday. But just in case, we’ve highlighted 5 great reasons why you should book a cottage holiday.

 A Vantage Point Over A Spectacular Area Of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Continue reading “5 great reasons why you should book a cottage holiday” »

Six super fun days out in and around Welshpool for all the family!

A mere four miles over the England-Wales border lies a lovely destination for a family break in our holiday cottages in Welshpool. Welshpool’s surrounding areas offer some fantastic days out that can cater for all the family regardless of age, which is music to the ears of families visiting to stay in our half-term holiday cottages. If you’re planning on staying in our Mid Wales holiday cottages  around Welshpool and you’re trying to put together a list of fun family attractions and days out that are certain to make a memorable vacation and have loads of fun while you’re doing it then take a look at the six options we’ve got for you right here. Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway | Family Attractions in Wales Near Our Holiday Cottages Pembrokeshire Continue reading “Six super fun days out in and around Welshpool for all the family!” »