Traditional Woollen Mills of Wales

Welsh holiday cottages

National Wool Museum Wales

The woollen industry was once one of the most important in Wales. Visitors can still experience a little of the delightful traditional craft in the few remaining working woollen mills throughout the country. Many Welsh holiday cottages use traditional Welsh woollen fabrics for their soft furnishings.
Welsh holiday cottages

Cosy Lilac Tree Cottage near St Davids in Pembrokeshire uses Welsh woollen soft furnishings

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Butcher ‘gifts’ quality Welsh meat to customers for Christmas

Prize Winning Pig Sow Lamb Cattle Beef Pork Sheep Butchers Anglesey Royal Welsh Show Builth Wells | Quality Cottages Holidays in WalesAn Anglesey butcher says his Christmas ‘gift’ for his customers is the chance to buy top quality Welsh meat from his shop in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.

Tom Hughes is a regular at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair and ahead of the event this weekend he says he plans on making sure all his customers are able to enjoy a delicious Christmas dinner. Continue reading “Butcher ‘gifts’ quality Welsh meat to customers for Christmas” »

Keep calm and relax in Ty Draw this Christmas

Pembrokeshire holiday cottage

Pembrokeshire holiday cottage Ty Draw

Ty Draw is a pretty, warm and cosy cottage tucked away in the tranquil village of Trefin on the north Pembrokeshire coast 8 miles from St Davids, Britain’s smallest city. Continue reading “Keep calm and relax in Ty Draw this Christmas” »

Jazz legend who sang about Brecon passes away

Allen Toussaint RIP Passed Away | Jazz Legend Hero New Orleans Musician Played Brecon Beacons Wales | Quality Cottages Holidays

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New Orleans Jazz hero Allen Toussaint, who once wrote a song about Brecon, has passed away.

Allen was 73 and had been a firm favourite in New Orleans throughout his career, but was forced to take his show on the road following Hurricane Katrina. The hurricane decimated the city in 2005, and many of Allen’s regular venues were destroyed or closed down. Continue reading “Jazz legend who sang about Brecon passes away” »

Welsh Wildlife Centre wins prestigious award

The Wildlife Trusts’ Welsh Wildlife Centre, located in Cilgerran, has recently won a prestigious award, further contributing to the excellency of the Welsh tourism sector. Welsh Wildlife Centre, near locations where you can let my cottages Wales with Quality Cottages
The centre has won the Visit Wales Gold Award for outstanding customer service and facilities. It is home to the Glasshouse Café and Wildlife Trust gift shop, as well as excellent facilities to educate visitors about wildlife. Continue reading “Welsh Wildlife Centre wins prestigious award” »

Upcoming Abersoch Christmas Festival promises fun for all the family

The pretty seaside town of Abersoch in the Lleyn Peninsula once again promises a weekend of festive fun perfect for all the family with its upcoming annual Abersoch Christmas Festival, running from Friday 27th November to Sunday 29th November.

Visit Abersoch Christmas Festival near our Snowdonia cottages

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Caldey Monks welcome visitors to their beautiful island retreat

Tenby cottages

Caldey Island photo by Doc Searls

Caldey Island lies off the south west coast of Pembrokeshire close to the seaside resort of Tenby. During the summer months trip boats take visitors from Tenby Harbour to spend a few hours exploring the beautiful unspoilt retreat. Continue reading “Caldey Monks welcome visitors to their beautiful island retreat” »

Where can you can see Christmas Light switch ons in North Wales this year?

There’s going to be a flurry of Christmas Trees being lit up in spectacular fashion in the coming weeks up and down the country, including those near our Cottages in North Wales. We’ve picked out three that you might like to attend with friends, family, and loved ones this year.

A artistic image of some Christmas lights at a Quality Cottages cottage in North Wales

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10% off Mill House holidays throughout December (excluding Christmas)

Brecon holiday cottage

Mill House has a crackling log burning stove for cosy evenings in

Comfortable and cosy Mill House in the peaceful village of Pontfaen is just 6 miles from the Brecon Beacons. It is a great bolt hole for a quick get away before Christmas and at 10% discount throughout December (excluding Christmas) who could resist? Continue reading “10% off Mill House holidays throughout December (excluding Christmas)” »

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