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Lake Country House Chef Q&A

Tell us a little bit about your love of food; were you always interested in cooking from a young age? My Mum & Dad were massive foodies, so my love of food started at a very young age. I knew I wanted to start a career in cooking as...

Great Reasons to Visit Mid Wales this May & June

With the long days of summer ahead, there are so many fantastic reasons to visit Lake Country House this year. Whether it's an active break exploring idyllic countryside, wonderful food or pure relaxation, our home in Mid Wales makes for a fantastic...

Valentines Breaks and 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...