Trio of beaches in North Wales make the TripAdvisor Top 20 list for 2015.

While we are happy to talk about how alluring and spectacular all of our beaches are here in Wales, three popular North Wales resorts have been recognised for their desirability, and as a result have made the top 20 in a review site’s list of favourite Blue Flag beaches in the UK.

A view looking out over the West Shore beach near our Birdsong Barn holiday cottage in Llandudno.

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Wales named best value region in UK for summer holiday

More fantastic news for our region, as Wales is named the best value region to enjoy a family summer holiday!
Enjoying a family holiday in Wales with Quality Cottages A survey conducted by PromotionalCodes.org.uk saw Wales grab the top spot for value on activities, which included a trip to a theme park, a stately home visit, an educational museum trip, a day at the beach and finally, visiting a zoo. Continue reading “Wales named best value region in UK for summer holiday” »

Llandovery Sheep Festival 26-27 September 2015

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You are invited to join in the fun at the Llandovery Sheep Festival

This event might sound a bit woolly but there is a surprising amount of exciting entertainment laid on. In the pretty market town of Llandovery the last weekend in September is set aside for the annual Sheep Festival to celebrate droving, sheep farming and the wool industry including local arts, crafts, history, music and cider. Continue reading “Llandovery Sheep Festival 26-27 September 2015” »

Record-breaking Blue Bird automobile makes nostalgic return to Pendine Sands to celebrate the 90th anniversary of its record run

The legendary Blue Bird automobile made a celebrated return to Pendine Sands, just around the corner from our south Wales holiday cottages, in order to help celebrate the 90th anniversary of its driver, Sir Malcolm Campbell, accomplishing a new World Land Speed record of 150mph, in 1925.

A snapshot of the Blue Bird car that broke the land speed record at Pendine Sands Quality Cottages

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Wales leads the way with award winning parks

Wales has continued to break more records, after it was announced that 110 parks and green spaces across the country have received the Green Flag Award – an achievement given to areas of outstanding quality.
Bodlondeb Recreation Ground, Conwy

Bodlondeb Recreation Ground, Conwy

These parks and green spaces play an important role in communities, and are fantastic places to visit and relax. Continue reading “Wales leads the way with award winning parks” »

Dog’s days in Wales

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Book your dog friendly holiday cottage in Wales with confidence

You don’t have to miss out just because you have your dog with you on holiday in Wales. Many kennels offer a day sitting service. If you want to visit an attraction or take part in an activity that isn’t suitable for dogs this could be your answer. No need to hesitate when booking dog friendly Wales holiday cottages. Continue reading “Dog’s days in Wales” »

Enjoy National Parks Week with us in Wales, won’t you?

There are a host of ways in which you can take in the sights and sounds of the beautiful Welsh countryside and everything that resides there, including the spectacular wildlife. But there aren’t many better ways to enjoy it than by spending the day exploring the amazingly well-maintained National Parks.

A close up of the Snowdonia National Park Bearded Lake plaque near Quality Cottages.

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5 dog breeds which call Wales their home

Dogs are one of our nation’s great loves, though many people may not know that Wales has a few dog breeds which it can claim title to. A number of these are especially rare, meaning that they are little-known, but are still important to the history and culture of Wales. Read on to find out more about these special breeds which make us proud to be Welsh:

Welsh Springer Spaniel staying at our dog friendly cottages Pembrokeshire

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