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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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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Enjoy the Best Hunting and Fishing in Wales

Published: 26/02/2020

Many of our guests are passionate country sports enthusiasts, and we warmly welcome you to Lake Country House to discover some of the best hunting and fishing in Wales.

We are perfectly situated to provide our sports-loving guests with a wonderful time, and here we look at some of the main options in the surrounding area.

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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 sweet treat!

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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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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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