Things to do
The Benefits Of Forest Bathing In The UK
Wales is the perfect setting for forest bathing. By forest bathing, you can improve your mental wellbeing, reduce your cortisol levels, and boost your immune system with time in nature.Read more
Botanical Gardens in Wales to Visit This Autumn
Wales is home to some of the most stunning natural landscapes in the world, with cliffs, mountains, lakes, and gardens that will take your breath away. In this blog, we are taking a closer look at some very special gardens in particular: Botanical.
Many of the botanical gardens in Wales are owned by the National Trust, so whilst you stay at Lake Country House, you can make the most of some of the most beautiful locations in Wales. There are many glorious gardens to explore, and we will be listing the best of the best botanical gardens for you to visit this autumn season.Read more
6 Stunning Castles to Visit in Brecon Beacons
Did you know that Wales has the highest density of castles in the world? In fact, it proudly displays over 600, ranging from medieval ramparts to traditional stone structures. Historically, Wales has weathered conquests from both internal and external threats, leading to a surge in fortifications to defend critical territory and routeways.
Thanks to their efforts, you’ll never be too far from a striking piece of historical architecture.
Here are 6 castles near Brecon Beacons, and why you should visit them:Read more
Winter Therapy: 10 Ways to Beat the Seasonal Blues
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 is the answer to the winter blues? From getting into the outdoors to celebrating the positives of winter, there are various activities and, yes, attitudes we can embrace to make those cooler months pass more joyfully. Here are just some of the ways to survive winter and keep smiling.Read more
Events, Activities & Great Reasons to visit Mid Wales this Autumn
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. Here are just a few of the reasons autumn is perfect for minibreaks in Wales:Read more
10 Must Try Activities & Experiences in Wales for 2023
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 new hobby. If we had to recommend a shortlist of things to see, try or have a go at in the coming year though, the following would all come highly recommended:Read more
Romantic Gift Ideas & Breaks for Two in Wales for 2023
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 his or her tastes, not to mention your budget. You could pick something small but personalised, or go for a full blown break or gift experience to mark that special occasion such as an anniversary. Here are some of our favourite, distinctly Welsh Valentine’s gifts and ideas:Read more
Secret Spots for Wild Swimming in Wales
With Lake Country House being in such a prime location for nature and adventure, we wanted to share with you some secret spots for wild swimming here in Wales. With many of these places being only a short drive away, you can enjoy the luxury of our hotel and spa and the natural beauty around us in the meantime for the ultimate getaway.Read more
Why the great outdoors is good for our hearts & minds
As many of us discovered over the last 18 months, being out in nature is good for our bodies and good for our minds. The blend of space, light and views helps us connect better with ourselves, our world and with loved ones and friends. At Lake Country House we’re lucky – we get to enjoy natural mid-Wales in all its glory everyday. So we wanted to share how you can reap the rewards of the great outdoors too.Read more
Luxury Experiences to Discover on Your Welsh Escape
The first and foremost reason you visit Wales is for the breath-taking beauty—the deep green valleys, the misty mountains, the swishing pine forests. Much of Wales is rural, remote, and wonderfully secluded. Here at Lake Country House, we’re nestled in the heart of it all, amongst lush tumbling hills. For those that enjoy the finer things in life, there are some luxury experiences to be discovered in Wales, that compliment any adventure. From relaxed wine tasting to the high-octane thrill of driving a supercar.