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.
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” »
Borderlands and Brecon Beacons to see a fabulous selection of holiday homes in the area.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
Brecon Beacon’s holiday cottages and enjoy some quality time with your family. There are large holiday cottages for extended families, luxury holiday cottages for the young at heart and dog friendly accommodation as well as last minute cottages. Make the Brecon Beacons your holiday destination and be prepared for a lot of fun. Continue reading “15 Amazing Family Attractions in and around the Brecon Beacons” »The Brecon Beacons National Park is a natural playground for all ages and one of Britain’s breathing spaces with amazing opportunities for family fun, day and night. Choose from a selection of
Families on holiday in Brecon Beacons holiday cottages can make their mums ‘Queen for a Day’ at Craig-y-Nos Castle. You, your family and especially your mother are invited to a Special Mother’s Day Sunday Lunch. SUNDAY 30th March 2014 With a choice of fine local produce meat and vegetables, a sumptuous lunch for a special occasion. Enjoy a 3 course Sunday Lunch with your family or friends. Serving from 12:00 – 3:00 pm. You will dine on fine white linen in Adelina Patti’s magnificent music room, where she entertained heads of state and the World’s rich and famous. What better way to spend Mothering Sunday? A royal lunch for £19.95 per person for three courses. The staff at Craig y Nos Castle look forward to seeing you! A three course Sunday lunch for £19.95 will be served from 12:30 – 3:00 pm – with staggered sittings. Kindly note that seating times will be booked every 15 minutes with a maximum of ten – twelve persons per sitting with 120 sittings maximum. We will take your card details to hold the booking and payment will be made on the day to the bar. Bookings: Call 01639 731167 to reserve your table.
The Abergavenny Steam Veteran &Vintage Rally will be held in Bailey Park 25-26 May 2014. There will be plenty of entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. Guests in Wye Valley holiday cottages are in for two days of steamy excitement. Mighty clanking steam traction engines, resplendent in their colourful liveries with smoke belching and steam hissing will take centre stage surrounded by a children`s playground with old fashioned rides, a food village, rural crafts and handicrafts, a wealth of stands selling everything from auto & agricultural jumble to garden plants and the latest `must haves` for the home. There will be veteran, vintage, military and civilian vehicles to discover and an extensive array of motorcycles. Talented model makers will be displaying their intricate array of miniature engines, farm machinery and much more. Crafts men and women will be showing off their skills and country pursuits. Look out for wood turners and even birds of prey. Each day will be packed with a full programme of arena events and parades of vehicles.
The full programme for this year’s Brecon Jazz Festival, running from 7-10 August, with headliners Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Gregory Porter (pictured), songwriting legend Burt Bacharach and Mobo-award winning singer Laura Mvula topping the bill. There’s a heavy dose of synchronicity at play too as this year’s event also includes an appearance by acclaimed maverick Brit-jazz big band, Loose Tubes, appearing in what is both theirs and the festival’s 30th anniversary year. Continue reading “Brecon Jazz Festival 7-9 August 2014” »
Have you ever stop to think that when you visit your luxury holiday cottages in Anglesey that you may be in the company of some of the rarest plants in Wales? Continue reading “Are the rarest plants in Wales right under your nose?” »
Hay Festival, 23 May – 2 June 2013, Hay on Wye, Mid Wales Well we hope the sun will shine but whatever the weather the Hay Festival is not to be missed. A feast of debates and conversations with celebrated, sometimes controversial, always entertaining poets, scientists, novelists, historians, artists, gardeners, comedians, musicians, film makers and politicians. Wherever you turn you will be rubbing shoulders with the great and the good, the not so bad and the ugly. Children are catered for too. Hay Fever which runs parallel to the Hay Festival offers children the chance to chat with their favourite authors and take part in exciting workshops to create wonderful memories and develop new skills in imaginative thinking and self expression. Hf2 is for teenagers with an awesome line up featuring cool dudes specialising in young adult writing. It promises to be a mind-blowing experience for 13-plus age group. If you are planning on visiting the Hay Festival you might like to consider staying in The Carriage House in the pretty village of Llanfoist near Abergavenny just half an hour drive from Hay on Wye. This super family home sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms, 3 ensuite and welcomes a pet dog. It has two sitting rooms making it ideal for families or a gathering of friends. Formerly part of the stable block of historic Llanfoist House, the ‘Carriage House’ is a perfect base from which to explore this lovely unspoilt part of the world with much to see and do within walking distance. For further details click on The Carriage House. For a sneaky preview of what to expect click on Happy Hay Festival
Azalea Cottage, Brecon Beacons, Mid Wales, sleeps 2, pet dog welcome free Pretty Azalea Cottage was one of the properties recently visited by the Quality Cottages sales team (they visit all new properties every year so that they can speak from first hand knowledge when helping customers). The ladies were very impressed. Owners Ann & Roger Reese provide their guests with hand drawn detailed maps of local walks, including places of interest and an exquisite hamper of Welsh produce including mouth watering chocolate. Hand drawn maps Welcome hamper of Welsh produce Fran, Rose, Mr Reese (owner) and Linda at Azalea Cottage If you would like more information about this pretty property click on Azalea Cottage .