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Read the latest blogs from our team here at Lake Country House hotel - including tips, insights and news!

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At-home face mask and skincare recipes

Published: 27/01/2022 / Author: Lake Country House Hotel

Of course, the best way to enjoy a pamper is in our serene lakeside spa. But for the times in between visits, you can’t go wrong with a good old fashioned face mask at home to give yourself the feel-good factor (and we're not talking about the kind of face mask you're wearing at the supermarket).

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Benefits of being in nature

Why the great outdoors is good for our hearts & minds

Published: 25/11/2021 / Author: Lake Country House Hotel

As many of us discovered over the last 18 months, being out in nature is good for our bodies and good for our minds. The blend of space, light and views helps us connect better with ourselves, our world and with loved ones and friends. At Lake Country House we’re lucky – we get to enjoy natural mid-Wales in all its glory everyday. So we wanted to share how you can reap the rewards of the great outdoors too.

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Luxury Experiences to Discover on Your Welsh Escape

Published: 16/07/2021 / Author: Lake Country House Hotel

The first and foremost reason you visit Wales is for the breath-taking beauty—the deep green valleys, the misty mountains, the swishing pine forests. Much of Wales is rural, remote, and wonderfully secluded. Here at Lake Country House, we’re nestled in the heart of it all, amongst lush tumbling hills. For those that enjoy the finer things in life, there are some luxury experiences to be discovered in Wales, that compliment any adventure. From relaxed wine tasting to the high-octane thrill of driving a supercar. 


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Kayaking in Wales

Outdoor Activities to Enjoy in Mid Wales

Published: 18/05/2021 / Author: Lake Country House

There are many reasons people visit Wales. It could be for its rugged coastline or wealth of ancient castles. Perhaps to scale misty peaks in the mountainous northern reaches, known as Snowdonia. It might even be just to enjoy amazing food and hospitality. Whatever the case, Wales has a great deal of natural beauty and comfort to offer. Without a doubt, one of the wildest and most mysterious parts of the UK. 

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Post Lockdown Bucket List 2021

Published: 28/02/2021 / Author: Tom Hall

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that the coronavirus lockdown is becoming tedious. Through the long dark of winter, we’ve been mostly cooped up indoors, unable to properly see family and friends. We’re now desperate for the sun to return and to get out and about. Back to normality.  

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Top 5 Walking Routes in Mid Wales

Published: 21/12/2020 / Author: Lake Country House

Wales is a realm of abundant forests and rugged mountain tops. Of rolling pastures and winding rivers. Of lonely coast and lost upland roads. Wales is beautifully bleak and gently bucolic at the same time. It’s not so much a place to be visited as immersed in, explored, and cherished for a lifetime. Once you arrive, you’ll not want to leave.

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5 Reasons You Must Visit Wales for a Staycation

Published: 01/10/2020 / Author: Tom Hall

In American lore, cinema, and history—the road always heads west. To wild frontiers, of desert and rock. There’s something romantic about hopping in the car and driving towards the horizon, where beyond, adventure awaits.

So, what’s our version of “out west”? There’s only one true candidate, Wales. The mysterious land west of England, with ancient castles, storm lashed coast, deep green valleys, and white tipped mountains. The realm of dragons and sword wielding knights.

Wales can be quaint and pastoral, whilst at the same time taking your breath away with its hard beauty. A place for picnics by the river and intense expeditions. A place for rich stories, and rich food. Wales should already be at the top of your staycation list, but if you need some gentle reminding as to why you should visit—here are five reasons to visit Wales any time of year.

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Carosesa, walnut and chocolate torte served

Carosesa, walnut and chocolate torte

Published: 21/07/2020 / Author: Lake Country House Hotel

A decadent torte using Carosesa, which is a delicious mix of carob and tahini that has been blended into a rich vegan butter. It lends the torte a pleasant nuttiness with the warmth of chocolate from the carob. We serve the torte with roasted walnut praline and confit lemon, which offsets all the dark, deep and rich flavours beautifully. 

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butternut squash and sage

Roasted Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto

Published: 06/05/2020 / Author: Lake Country House Hotel

You may not be able to join us for dinner, but we can bring some of our favourite recipes to you! Let us know if you recreate this dish at home and share your pictures with us on Facebook or Instagram. We'd love to see them.

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How to Welcome Wellness and Slow-Living into your Home

Published: 02/04/2020 / Author: Lake Country House

We’re all practising social distancing right now, but wellness and slow-living are two guests you can invite in.

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