Lake Country House Hotel & Spa

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

Autumn in Wales

As the freshness of autumn arrives, we enter perhaps the best time of all to enjoy an escape in Wales. Woodland walks and secret pathways await the visitor, while the greens of the Welsh countryside are about to give way to a rich array of golds...

5 Things You Must See in the Brecon Beacons

View from Corn Du. Photo sourced Wikipedia   July 28th to August 3rd marks National Parks Week - a chance to celebrate the incredible spaces all around us. From our enviable position in the Welsh countryside, we’re within driving distance...

Swans & Cygnets

We currently have 8 beautiful cygnets swimming on our Lakes at the moment, which made me think it might be nice to write a short blog about swans in wales… We have two beautiful swans here at the Lake and each year we have a lovely bunch of ...

Hay on Wye

Click here for our up to date blog on the top things to do in Hay on Wye! Hay is a small historic town in Mid Wales. Annually it hosts the famous guardian book festival for ten days between May and June. Down the market high street you will never...

The Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells

The Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells is conveniently located just 10 minutes away from the Lake Country House & Spa by car and is home to the biggest agricultural show in Europe. Its amazing to think that the Royal Welsh Show attracts around...