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A Taste of Spring: Seasonal Ideas & Foodie Breaks in Wales

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Combining authentic Welsh ingredients with fresh ideas, Head Chef Josh Donachie has an exciting selection of spring dishes in store at Lake Country House. With the emphasis firmly local and seasonal produce, menus change every day, ensuring that guests...

Valentines Breaks and Romantic Places in Wales

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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...

Hello Pancake Day! Here's a great recipe Idea

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Buttermilk Pancake Recipe Move aside Valentine’s Day, Pancake Day is coming! Our Head Chef, Josh Donachie has shared his delicious Buttermilk Pancake recipe with us, complete with his favourite topping. Breakfast is not going to be the...

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...

Amazing Advent Calendars & Festive Offers

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While the traditional Christmas carols describe turtle doves and pipers piping, our 21st Century countdown to the big day is a different pear tree altogether. Indeed, these days the best advent calendars can be artistic, edible and refreshingly different...

Top Christmas Cocktails & Festive Drinks with a Welsh Twist

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As the nights draw in and thoughts turn to festive food and drink, something served with an added kick never goes amiss. Especially when that extra zing comes courtesy of one of our favourite Welsh craft alcohol producers. Christmas drinks are always...

Our Top 5 Walks

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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

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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

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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

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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...

4 of the Top Nature Reserves and Wildlife Attractions in Mid Wales

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While it is always great to get a taste of local culture on travels, there is also an undeniable joy in escaping from civilisation altogether. Indeed, with Welsh National Parks, nature reserves and a wealth of special places to explore, a day or two...

Quirky Tourist Attractions in Mid Wales

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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

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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

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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

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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...