Lake Country House Hotel & Spa

Best Walks in the Brecon Beacons & Snowdonia

At the Lake Country House, Hotel & Spa in Powys, Mid Wales, we’re very lucky. How so? Well, in terms of travel time we’re pretty much equal distance from two of the most beautiful national parks in the UK – The Brecon Beacons and...

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Wales

1. The Longest place Name in the UK Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. Got that? This outrageously extravagant Welsh name belongs to a peaceful little town on an island off Anglesey. Roughly translated into English...

10 Amazingly Beautiful Places to Visit in Wales

Whether it’s a prime spot for your favourite activity or somewhere to take that holiday-defining picture, everyone loves a spectacular location. Nor is Wales short of beautiful places, from manmade to natural wonders. Cast your eyes across the heights...

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 ...