Category Archives: Mid Wales

15 Amazing Family Attractions in and around the Brecon Beacons

 
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Family fun in the Brecon Beacons National Park

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 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” »

Make your mum ‘Queen of the Castle’ for a day.

 
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Make your mum ‘Queen of the Castle’ for a day

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.  
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Enjoy a Mothers Day lunch at Craig y Nos Castle in the Brecon Beacons

Bookings: Call 01639 731167 to reserve your table.

Something for the whole family to get steamed up about!

 
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Abergavenny Steam Veteran & Vintage Rally

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.

Brecon Jazz Festival 7-9 August 2014

 
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Brecon Jazz Festival 7-10 August 2014

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” »

Are the rarest plants in Wales right under your nose?

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?

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Make Hay While The Sun Shines

Hay Festival, 23 May – 2 June 2013, Hay on Wye, Mid Wales  47596547 007217321 11 Make Hay While The Sun ShinesWell 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. hay festival 0061 Make Hay While The Sun Shines 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. 1101pat1 Make Hay While The Sun Shines 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 1101lg1 300x199 Make Hay While The Sun Shines1101ext1 300x199 Make Hay While The Sun Shines    

A warm Welsh welcome at Azalea Cottage

Azalea Cottage, Brecon Beacons, Mid Wales, sleeps 2, pet dog welcome free 1239ext211 A warm Welsh welcome at Azalea Cottage 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 mapsDSC 58451 300x198 A warm Welsh welcome at Azalea Cottage DSC 5857 300x198 A warm Welsh welcome at Azalea Cottage                                                                                                                                                                                    Welcome hamper of  Welsh produce         DSC 58542 A warm Welsh welcome at Azalea Cottage Fran, Rose, Mr Reese (owner) and Linda at Azalea Cottage If you would like more information about this pretty property click on Azalea Cottage .

Delicious Bengali Cuisine at Gulshan Restaurant Newtown Mid Wales

Gulshan Restaurant, Bengali cuisine, Newtown, Mid Wales gulshan1 Delicious Bengali Cuisine at Gulshan Restaurant Newtown Mid WalesDuring a few days away familiarising themselves with new properties the Quality Cottages sales team ate at Gulshan, an award winning restaurant in Newtown. “We really enjoyed the Bengali food and the service was excellent”said Rose. So if you find yourselves in Newtown or nearby and in need of some nourishment Gulshan is highly recommended. begali tiger 550 150x150 Delicious Bengali Cuisine at Gulshan Restaurant Newtown Mid Wales Quality Cottages has a selection of fine holiday homes near Newtown and around Mid Wales. Click on the links for further details.

Kaffe Fassett is coming to Wales! 9th March – 2 November 2013

The Welsh Quilt Centre, Gallery Shop & Cafe, Town Hall, Lampeter  kaffe fassett 600 Kaffe Fassett is coming to Wales! 9th March   2 November 2013Visionary textile artist Kaffe Fasset is exhibiting his quilts for the first time in Wales at The Welsh Quilt Centre  in Lampeter. His vivid bold patchworks  are shown alongside beautifully stitched antique Welsh quilts from the Jen Jones collection. This presents a stunning contrast of modern and traditional quilts in an historic setting in the heart of Wales. collect0231 150x150 Kaffe Fassett is coming to Wales! 9th March   2 November 2013Quality Cottages has a selection of fine holiday homes around the Cardigan Bay area. Click on the links for details.  

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Brecon Beacons National Park photographs by michael sinclair of the stars over the brecon beacons image 3 22064039011 Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Brecon Beacons Park Society and Brecon Beacons National Park Authority are delighted to announce that the Brecon Beacons National Park has become only the fifth destination in the world to be granted prestigious International Dark Sky Reserve status making it Wales’ first International Dark Sky Reserve. The accreditation is awarded by the International Dark-Sky Association, based in the USA. International Dark Sky Reserves are areas recognised as possessing an exceptional or distinguished quality of starry nights and nocturnal environment specifically protected for scientific, natural, educational, cultural, heritage or public enjoyment. star Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Quality Cottages has a selection of fine properties in and around the Brecon Beacons National Park in fabulous  locations, 80 % welcome pets. Click on the links for more details.