The charming seaside village of Portmeirion has been named as one of the top ten most colourful places in the world by travel site Tripadvisor.
Tripadvisor has included the Gwynedd village in its list thanks to the dozens of beautifully painted houses which brighten it up and give it a unique character. Continue reading “Portmeirion named among most colourful places in world” »
Winter is one of the best times of the year to explore the Welsh countryside, offering stunning views of snow-topped mountains. Visit Wales have compiled a fantastic list of the best mountain views throughout Wales, with many on the doorstep of our Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia holiday cottages
. Here’s some that have made the list:
Continue reading “Five of the best mountain views in Wales” »
People often moan that autumn is a quiet time when not much happens, but in North Wales this weekend that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Check out our list of things to do in and around our luxury North Wales cottages
this weekend. Continue reading “What to do in North Wales this weekend?” »
During the early 1900′s the little coastal village of Porthgain in north Pembrokeshire was a hive of industry. Continue reading “Porthgain is a hot spot for walkers, foodies, historians and art buffs” »
A famous shipwreck which claimed the lives of hundreds of seafarers has been remembered in the small Welsh village of Moelfre.
The Royal Charter went down off Anglesey in 1859 with the loss of around 450 lives.
The steam clipper was wrecked off the beach at Porth Alerth in Dulas Bay on October 26 amid a huge storm which came to be known as the Royal Charter storm. It was wrecked just hours before it was due to dock in Liverpool having travelled from Melbourne with more than £300,000 of gold bullion aboard. Continue reading “Famous shipwreck remembered in Moelfre” »
Could an underwater tunnel linking Wales to Ireland become a major European transport corridor? According to a leading transport think tank this could indeed become reality in the not so distant future.
Continue reading “Are Wales and Ireland set to see underground tunnel joining the two countries together?” »
Magnificent Edwardian Country House ‘Vrynylan’
Now there’s an idea. Drop everything. Get together with your girl friends and have a ball. Luxurious Vrynylan is an elegant country house in the beautiful Tywi Valley with the river running through the grounds. Continue reading “Fancy a pre Christmas Luxury Girlie Get Together & Spa?” »
St Non’s Chapel
St Non was the mother of St David, the patron saint of Wales. A chapel stands on the spot where she gave birth to David in 500AD. Close to the chapel is St Non’s Well regarded as one of the holiest in Wales. Both are in a fabulous coastal location accessible from the Pembrokeshire Coast Path near the tiny village city of St David. Continue reading “Picnics and Pilgrims on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path” »
It has been revealed that Wales will proudly welcome the Olympic sailing stars of the future when it hosts the esteemed Optimist European Championship 2015 next July.
Continue reading “Future Olympic sailing stars set to compete in Wales for European Championships” »
Sadly Mrs Erene Thomas, housekeeper for the Rees family and Quality Cottages, passed away on Saturday after a short illness. ‘Rene’ as she was known to her friends began her bond with the Rees family when she looked after Leonard Rees, the boy, from his first day at infant school. Continue reading “Sad news…” »