Wednesday, 29 December 2010

A working holiday?

                                          Nant y Ffynnon
A luxurious cottage with excellent office facilities including internet connection. Don't let work commitments hold you back. Take a well deserved break and log a few working hours at the same time.
Nant y Ffynnon is close to local shops and the beaches and coves of the dramatic north Pembrokeshire coast. Grocery deliveries are available. Your pet dogs are welcome too.
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Tuesday, 7 December 2010

The perfect Welsh souvenir - half a Welsh lamb (not for vegetarians).

When on holiday visit your local Welsh butcher and arrange for a half lamb to be prepared for you to collect prior to leaving for home. It will be neatly jointed and packed ready for your freezer. Imagine the delight weeks after your return when your wonderful holiday has become a distant memory. Pop your lamb in the oven and savour the delicious mouth watering aromas - essence of Wales. Rake out your holiday snaps and remember the great time you had. Make sure the Quality Cottages brochure is to hand you will almost certainly want to book another holiday cottage in Wales. Don't forget there are Welsh winter short breaks too. Bon appetite.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Santa Trains Welsh Highland Railway

Santa and his band of merry elves will join you on a festive train ride on the Welsh Highland Railway, Snowdonia (north). He can speak English and Welsh. Santa will pass through the train distributing presents to the children during the journey. Adults will be offered a glass of sherry and a mince pie. There will be lots of laughter and fun. Book the Santa Train 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 22nd and 23rd December 2010 from Caernarfon to Waunfawr return.

See Santa and his huskies at Plas Newydd Country House (National Trust)

See Santa making toys in the workshop and take a memorable husky dog ride through the woodlands at Plas Newyddd, Llanfairpwll, Anglesey on 18th and 19th December. Plus don't forget our Christmas food abnd craft fair on 11th and 12th December

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Castles in Wales - one of the top 10 tourist attractions in the UK

A recent VisitBritain poll of respondents from 20 counties chose touring castles of Wales as one of the top ten tourist activities in the UK.

We certainly have more than our fair share from north to south, east to west, coast and country and Quality Cottages has wonderful Welsh holiday homes within easy distance of most of them.
Beaumaris Castle, Anglesey
                                          Carew Castle Pembrokeshire
                                                                                                   Chepstow Castle Monmouthshire

                                                 Conwy Castle Conwy

                                          Laugharne Castle Carmarthenshire

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Christmas at the Hall at Abbey Cwm Hir

For those in the Mid Wales/Borders area this winter a visit to the Hall at Abbey Cwm Hir is a must.
There is probably nowhere else in the UK that has all its rooms (52) decorated for visits from the public.

The designs are different each year, with each of the Xmas trees and other decoration in rooms themed to colours or memorabilia. Xmas tree examples have been the gold tree, the transport tree,the glass tree, the hot air balloon trees, the knitted tree, the train tree, the shoes and handbag tree etc.

Xmas at The Hall starts on Nov 6th each year, and continues daily (with the exception of Xmas Day) until .Jan 6th