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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 ...

10 Ways to Have a More Relaxing Christmas This Year

As we all know, the Christmas holidays are a time for family, fun and relaxation. Or so the theory goes, because for a lot of us the festive season also brings with it all manner of things to take care of, from getting gifts and food organised to ...

How to create the perfect Afternoon Tea

Simplicity The key to a good afternoon tea is to not mess about being too fancy or tricky with what you serve. For example, we include a deliciously delicate Victoria sponge, which is exactly that. An individual sponge cake with soft vanilla mascarpone...

2016 Events, Courses & Great Days out in Mid Wales

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...

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...

Easter Biscuits

Ingredients 340g Butter 230g Caster Sugar 500g Plain Flour 115g Currants 60g Mixed Peel 1 egg Method Cream sugar and butter, gradually add flour and bring to fine crumble. Add the fruit and mix well...

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...

Mulled Cider

Our Head Chef, David Brown has shared with us one of his favourite recipes this Christmas. His delicious mulled cider is a crutial element in one of the best desserts we've tasted. 'Apple Pie Parfait with mulled cider and calvados cream' However...

Festive Breaks & Christmas Shopping in Mid-Wales

Festive Breaks & Christmas Shopping in Mid-Wales Why not beat the winter blues with a break in Mid-Wales this year? With beautiful scenery, festive cheer and a wealth of refreshingly different independent shops and markets, it is a great...

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...