Thursday, 30 September 2010

Not just Oysters!

The Anglesey Oyster and Welsh Produce Festival will be held on Saturady 9th and Sunday 10th October 2010 at Trearddur Bay Hotel.
There will be a feast of delicious Welsh seafood and  local produce to try. You can meet and talk to the producers too. Local chefs and bakers will be giving demonstrations. Together with a sausage competition, music and alcoholic beverages this promises to be a splendid event. Make a note in your diary.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Quality Cottages 2011 Brochure is now available

For your free copy of the new glossy
FREEPHONE 079 22 00 2978 or email
Cover photo by Angelo

Monday, 27 September 2010

The Ryder Cup and Golfing Holidays in Wales.

Quality Cottages wishes every success to all those associated with the Ryder Cup. We hope you have a wonderful  time in Wales. Do find out about other fabulous Welsh golfing venues and quality cottages in stunning locations close by. We hope you will want to return.
If you would like a copy of the new 2011 Quality Cottages brochure FREEPHONE 0800 007 5299 or email
Click here for a list of Quality Cottages for golfing in Wales

The Lodge backs onto Princes Golf Course, Beaumaris with a private gate opening onto the superb greens and concessionary rates offered to visitors. 

Friday, 24 September 2010

Narberth Food Festival 25th 26th September

A great weekend out for the whole family in Narberth.

Food stalls, demonstrations, masteclasses, talks, music, children's activities, hot food, drinks, licensed bar, entertainment, crafts stalls and competitions.

Derwin White Oak large luxurious house near Nefyn Beach. Pet dog welcome.

                                                               Derwin White Oak
Large luxurious house near Nefyn Beach and the coastal path on the beautiful Lleyn Peninsula. Perfect for family reunions, sharing families and groups of friends.
With sunken baths, sky tv in every room, two kitchens, one big and one small, a cellar, a barn for storing boats and much more.
The large lawned garden with mature trees is perfect for family fun or relaxing in the sun. Click on the name for more details.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

The Fold - A fabulous barn conversion with magnificent coastal views for holidays


The Fold is a delightful barn conversion for holidays with magnificent panoramic views on the North Pembrokeshire Coast near Abereiddi and the Blue Lagoon. Click on the name for more details.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Autumn, Skomer Island & Lost Manx Shearwaters

Autumn Time

Autumn is a special time of the year for one of Pembrokeshire’s amazing little birds. Skomer Island supports half the worlds’ population of Manx Shearwaters with over 120,000 pairs nesting in early summer. As autumn approaches young Shearwaters take their first stage of an epic journey, which will cover 7000 miles from their birth- place until they reach the shores of South America.

Adverse weather conditions can blow many of these young birds off course and some become ‘grounded’ and unable to take off again. Manx Shearwaters are very shy and will hide away from predators. They seek out quiet dark places and may hide in basements, under parked cars, in gardens, grass verges, shorelines and other hidden areas. This is why many of us are completely unaware of these pigeon-sized black and white nocturnal seabirds.

If you are lucky enough to find a Shearwater, please put the bird into a cardboard box with air holes (if no box is available hold the bird close to you in your jacket) – they are very gentle and will generally not move if they feel safe. Next, contact Jean Hains at The Oiled Bird Rescue Centre, West Williamston, Carew.  Tel 01646 651236. If you are unable to deliver the bird please ring Jean who will arrange for one of her volunteers to collect it.

At this time of year our thoughts are turning to autumn woodland walks and cosy evenings by the fireside but please don’t forget – keep an eye open for the Shearwaters that have just fledged and may be needing your help to get their journey off to a flying start.

Jean Hains can be contacted on 01646 651236 (Answer phone service available)

Mark & Sue Brindley

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Warning! You could easily lose your heart to these Black Rock Llamas.

Black Rock Llamas near Porthmadog

Discover the thrill of taking these gentle affectionate and intelligent creatures on a one and a half hour walking adventure.With their calm and relaxed nature you will find them perfect walking companions. Be sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Stackpole Heritage Day, Stackpole, Pembrokeshire 11th September 2010

The Stackpole Centre

There's a rolling programme of events to choose from including 'Stackpole Rediscovered' bringing the estate's history to life and featuring local memories and photos; walks and talks, pond dipping, a fair to celebrate the International Year of Biodiversity, outdoor theatre, local produce stands and craft and history displays. Food will be on sale throughout the day.

A great National Trust day out for the whole family.

The event is being held at the Stackpole Centre, Stackpole, south Pembrokeshire 11th Sept

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

The Really Wild Food & Countryside Festival

St Davids 4th & 5th September
An exciting weekend of antics and madness including culinary delights, rural traditions, story telling, racing ferrets, wellie wanging, scarecrow competition, weavers & dyers, running, foraging, music, drinks, lots of food and much much more. There is something for everyone.
Have a fabulous weekend.

The Welsh Festival of Horses - a great day out for all the family, dogs too.

Margam Country Park 4th & 5th September just in time to dispel the back to school blues. A gala festival of equestrian excellence and canine fun.

Exciting and dramatic horsemanship, displays, stalls, amazing stunt riding, jousting, shopping, food, cookery demos, dog obedience and agility skills, speed dogs and have a go events for you and your dog.

Jive Pony

Merlins Magic Fly Ball Team

Knights of Arkley
Have agreat day out.