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Valentines Breaks & Romantic Places in Wales

Searching for a little romance far from those increasingly maddening crowds this year? Whether it is to mark St Valentine’s Day 2017, the Welsh equivalent of St Dwynwen’s Day, or just to treat your partner to a well-deserved break, mid Wales provides...

Hello Pancake Day! Here's a great recipe Idea

Buttermilk Pancake Recipe Move aside Valentine’s Day, Pancake Day is coming! Our Head Chef, Josh Donachie has shared his delicious Buttermilk Pancake recipe with us, complete with his favourite topping. Breakfast is not going to be the...

Winter Therapy: 10 Ways to Beat the Seasonal Blues

Duller days and early nights; dropping temperatures and drizzle; that feeling of not quite wanting to leave the cosiness of your bed. Whichever way you look at it, most of us will feel an annual touch of the winter doldrums to some extent. So what...

Amazing Advent Calendars & Festive Offers

While the traditional Christmas carols describe turtle doves and pipers piping, our 21st Century countdown to the big day is a different pear tree altogether. Indeed, these days the best advent calendars can be artistic, edible and refreshingly different...

Our Top 5 Walks

Best Welsh Walks around The Lake Country House If you enjoy walking, then the Lake Country House is the perfect base for you. Whether you are looking for the best short walks or a 20 mile hike across glorious mountains, we have some of the ...

10 Ways to Have a More Relaxing Christmas This Year

As we all know, the Christmas holidays are a time for family, fun and relaxation. Or so the theory goes, because for a lot of us the festive season also brings with it all manner of things to take care of, from getting gifts and food organised to ...

How to create the perfect Afternoon Tea

Simplicity The key to a good afternoon tea is to not mess about being too fancy or tricky with what you serve. For example, we include a deliciously delicate Victoria sponge, which is exactly that. An individual sponge cake with soft vanilla mascarpone...

2016 Events, Courses & Great Days out in Mid Wales

Are you looking for a taste of culture, short courses or entertainment on your next visit to Wales? Tranquil countryside might be our most abundant commodity here in Mid Wales, but a closer look also reveals a surprising selection of enjoyable and...

Quirky Tourist Attractions in Mid Wales

Mid Wales has some brilliantly quirky, different and enjoyable places to visit. From a walk with miniature pigs to courtroom tours by oil lamp, here are some of the more eye-opening days out and visitor attractions in Powys, Mid Wales. All are within...

World Alternative Games

Llanwrtyd Wells is not only known for being the smallest town in Wales but also for home to some of the craziest, daftness and most adventurous games we have ever heard of. The past few years has seen a new side to the beautiful Welsh town, with bundles...

Top 5 Welsh Words and Phrases

Top 5 Words or phrases to remember when visiting Wales 1. Cwtch Welsh word for an affectionate hug. There's no literal English translation, but its nearest equivlent is "safe place". So if you give someone a cwtch, you're giving them a "safe...

Easter Biscuits

Ingredients 340g Butter 230g Caster Sugar 500g Plain Flour 115g Currants 60g Mixed Peel 1 egg Method Cream sugar and butter, gradually add flour and bring to fine crumble. Add the fruit and mix well...

A Postcard from Builth Wells

The pretty town of Builth Wells has long been a favourite stopping point for any traveller. Straddling the River Wye and blessed with beautiful surrounding countryside, it is well known as one of the best places for walks in Mid Wales. But perhaps the...