How to Beat Winter & Emerge Rejuvenated

Published: 18/12/2019 / Author: Tom Hall

Winter is a beautiful season, in a bleak and desolate sort of way. The silhouettes of leafless trees line the horizon. The light takes on a soft, gilded quality and sometimes the hills are washed white with snow. Winter is poetic in its landscapes.

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The History of Wales “Summarised” | From Mammoths to Mining

Published: 30/10/2019 / Author: Lake Country House Hotel

Long before modern humans turned up, Wales was inhabited by what we would call cave men and women. You know the stock character—with the animal skin sash, bone club, and the grunting. Sometimes they’re at the mouth of a cave with dinosaurs stomping in the surrounding forest, which is a bit off. Dinosaurs became extinct 66 million years before any hominids whittled clubs.

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Hot Chocolate Fondant

Hot Chocolate Fondant Recipe

Published: 11/10/2019 / Author: Lake Country House Hotel

To mark this year's chocolate week, our Head Chef, Joe Bartlett is letting us share his indulgent Hot Chocolate Fondant Recipe. The perfect Autumnal dessert!

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Head Chef Joe Bartlett

Introducing our new Head Chef: Joe Bartlett

Published: 05/09/2019

At The Lake Country House, good food is a key part of our guests' experience. From breakfast and afternoon teas right through to our gourmet tasting menus, delicious, award-winning dining is part of our everyday.

Therefore, it's important that our team shares our passion for producing gourmet treats that delight our guests morning to night.

We're delighted to introduce you to our new Head Chef, Joe Bartlett, who delivers just this. To help you get to know Joe, we've quizzed him on where he gets his inspiration, food trends, his dream dinner guests and more...

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Red Squirrel

Wonderful Welsh Beasts & Where to Find Them

Published: 10/06/2019 / Author: Lake Country House

Wales is an untamed place, of staggering wild beauty. Much of Wales is remote, without urbanisation. It’s one of the last true wildlife havens in the United Kingdom.

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Elan Valley Reservoir

Things to do in Mid Wales Spring 2019

Published: 24/04/2019 / Author: Lake Country House

Wales is thought to have more historic castles per square mile than anywhere else in the World. And, surpisingly, four times more sheep than people. It's a wonderful, beautiful, eccentric place; worth your time and camera lens. 

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How Best to Nurture Your Mind, Body and Soul in 2019

Published: 21/02/2019 / Author: Lake Country House

So clearly a different approach is needed. Now that the worst of winter is behind us, we can shrug off those January blues and start thinking about more realistic ways to nurture and inspire the best version of ourselves – which, we accept, will never be perfect but will be all the better for it!

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Weird & Wonderful Welsh Christmas Traditions You Didn't Know About

Published: 13/12/2018

We’re well into December now and Christmas is on it’s way. We hope you’re enjoying the festive cheer and making the most of your favourite Xmas indulgences.

December is perfect time for throwing yourself into tradition and having fun. Whether you are a family who put their trees up on a certain date or you always go to a Christingle service (even as a grown adult), Christmas traditions truly warm the heart.

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Top 10 Things to Do & See in Builth Wells Mid Wales

Published: 22/11/2018

Builth Wells is attractive little town, hidden amongst the verdant valleys of Mid Wales. Unlike most quaint towns in the middle of the countryside, Builth used to be a kingdom. The tiny Kingdom of Builth.

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Alternative ways to explore the Brecon Beacons

Published: 30/10/2018 / Author: Lake Country House

To exhaust the Brecon Beacons seems to be impossible. No matter how many times you visit, there is still opportunity to discover more…

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