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

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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. Elystan Glodrydd aka “Æthelstan the...

Summer Highlights & Events in Mid Wales: What's on in 2018

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While many of our guests visit Powys to enjoy the sheer tranquility, there are some fantastic regional events on over the coming months of May to August. Some tip the hat to our wonderful food, drink and culture; others are just beautifully bonkers...

Romantic Gift Ideas & Breaks for Two in Wales for 2018

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Whether it's a birthday, Valentine's Day or any special occasion, there are so many ways to spoil your partner these days. But if we had to pick something straight from the heart here in Mid Wales, where would we start? Gift ideas might start with...

10 Must Try Activities & Experiences in Wales for 2018

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Do you have any big plans for 2018? Before the season of excess comes to a close, many of us will already be planning some new adventures and time away in the New Year.  It could be a spot of relaxation or adventure; a new destination or an entire...

Events, Activities & Great Reasons to visit Mid Wales this Autumn

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For anyone who loves the Welsh countryside, autumn is one of the most delightful times of the year to plan a getaway. Besides  the glorious colours and outdoor spaces to roam, there are some great events and activities to enjoy on your next visit...

Outdoor Activities and New Things to Try in Wales this Summer

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 As tempting as it can be to stick to the tried and tested activities on your next break, completely new experiences can make for the most memorable times of all. From mountain biking thrills to wild swimming, here are five must try activities for...

Great Reasons to Visit Mid Wales this May & June

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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...

Winter Therapy: 10 Ways to Beat the Seasonal Blues

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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...

2016 Events, Courses & Great Days out in Mid Wales

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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...

Fly Fishing in Wales: Year Round Sport at Lake Country House

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Whether you want to stalk wild brown trout, cast for grayling or sillwater rainbow trout, some of the very best fly fishing Wales can offer is to be found right on our doorstep in Powys. The beauty of our location between Llanwrtyd Wells and Builth...

An Explosion of Ideas: Hay Festival 2015 (May 21-31)

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Bringing together great minds from science to the arts, along with laughter, music and special events for all ages, the Hay Festival is back and better than ever this month. Among the stars this year are Stephen Fry, Irvine Welsh and Pam Ayres...

Top Ten Ways To Unwind This Spring

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Spring is a time for a fresh start, so why not give yourself a boost after the long winter? We've thought of ten ways to kick-start summer time and make the most of the fresh air. 10. Take a walk With flowers coming into bloom, it is the perfect...

Mid Wales for Romantics

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With so much beautiful countryside and a delightful sense of seclusion, mid Wales makes a wonderfully romantic escape at any time of year. In late winter and early spring however, there are other advantages: not only do the changing seasons add...