Whistling Sands – a top picnic spot

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Porthor also known as Whistling Sands makes a great picnic spot at any time of year

Porthor, otherwise known as Whistling Sands (and yes they do whistle) is one of the National Trust’s top ten picnic spots. Why? Here are six good reasons: Continue reading “Whistling Sands – a top picnic spot” »

5 events to visit across Wales this Christmas

For those seeking festive yet fun Christmas cottage holidays, Wales has a lot to offer, with a host of both traditional and alternative events. Here’s five fantastic events taking place throughout Wales in December and over the festive period: Continue reading “5 events to visit across Wales this Christmas” »

Portmeirion Festival No 6

Portmeirion holiday cottages

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Most people have heard of Portmeirion, the beautiful Italianate village on the Dwyryd river estuary in North Wales. Visionary Welsh architect Sir Clough Willians Ellis made a splendid job of proving his theory that an area of outstanding natural beauty could be developed without spoiling the landscape. Portmeirion has been a hugely successful visitor attraction ever since its conception in 1925 and is currently one of the top ten visitor attractions in Snowdonia.

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A top 8 guide on alternative ways to spend your New Year’s Day

Great news! You’ve made it into the New Year. Cottages, Wales, you, and your loved ones are all the ingredients in this mixture. So what’s missing to make this New Year’s Day complete? Possibly nothing, but if the answer is something and you’re not quite sure what then let us suggest 8 alternative ways to spend your New Year’s Day. Which will you choose? Happy Woman | New Year's Cottages Wales | Holidays In Wales Continue reading “A top 8 guide on alternative ways to spend your New Year’s Day” »

Giant vegetables take the stage at Aberglasney

As well as being the home of some of the UK’s most stunning luxury holiday cottages, Wales can now add giant vegetables to the list of reasons to visit. On Sunday 5th October, Aberglasney Gardens in Carmarthenshire played host to their first annual giant vegetable competition – the only one of its kind in Wales. Inspired by a vegetable display at the RHS Autumn Show in Malvern, the show drew growers from far and wide, with each hoping that their oversized vegetable would fetch them the top prize.   vegetables Continue reading “Giant vegetables take the stage at Aberglasney” »

Holiday homes to impress

Wales holiday homes

Have any of your holiday homes made a lasting impression on you?

Celebrated Welsh poet Dylan Thomas loved ramshackle early 18th century Fernhill Farm in Llangain, Carmarthenshire. It was home to his Aunt Annie, his mother’s sister. Dylan spent many happy childhood holidays there embraced by the small Welsh speaking rural community where both his mother and father had roots. He later recalled Fernhill in a number of his literary works.

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Through the rose arch…

Pembrokeshire holiday cottage

Pembrokeshire holiday cottage Maes y Ffynnon

Maes y Ffynnon is a country idyll in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Stroll through the rose laden arch to a true haven of peace and contentment. This pretty Pembrokeshire holiday cottage with a south facing garden overlooking pasture land is next to the field where locals once collected water. Translated from Welsh, Maes y Ffynnon means Water Field. Continue reading “Through the rose arch…” »


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