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A Postcard from Builth Wells

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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...

Fly Fishing in Wales: Year Round Sport at Lake Country House

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Whether you want to stalk wild brown trout, cast for grayling or sillwater rainbow trout, some of the very best fly fishing Wales can offer is to be found right on our doorstep in Powys. The beauty of our location between Llanwrtyd Wells and Builth...

Mulled Cider

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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

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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

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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...

Head Chef, David Brown, Shares His Focus & Passion For Food

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Our Head Chef, David Brown believes in creating classic dishes with the finest local produce. We chat to him about what's next for the restaurant and why he's not scared to introduce new dishes to the menu.   Fillet Rossini, Mackerel...

Behind the Scenes in our Kitchen

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Delicious Celtic-inspired cuisine is one of the key reasons guests love the Lake Country House Hotel. Naturally, we’re always keen to keep our menu as fresh as our produce (guests can keep an eye on current choices in our dining section). So for...

An Explosion of Ideas: Hay Festival 2015 (May 21-31)

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Bringing together great minds from science to the arts, along with laughter, music and special events for all ages, the Hay Festival is back and better than ever this month. Among the stars this year are Stephen Fry, Irvine Welsh and Pam Ayres...

Top Ten Ways To Unwind This Spring

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Spring is a time for a fresh start, so why not give yourself a boost after the long winter? We've thought of ten ways to kick-start summer time and make the most of the fresh air. 10. Take a walk With flowers coming into bloom, it is the perfect...

Mid Wales for Romantics

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With so much beautiful countryside and a delightful sense of seclusion, mid Wales makes a wonderfully romantic escape at any time of year. In late winter and early spring however, there are other advantages: not only do the changing seasons add...

A Few of our Favourite Winter Things

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What is it that makes the coming winter season so special in mid Wales? You won’t find a hint of humbug here as Christmas beckons. The list of reasons to be cheerful is a long one in fact, but for us winter just wouldn’t be the same these wonderful...

Christmas Preparations Begin

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Christmas is nearly upon us and preparations are up and running here at the Lake Country House and Spa. Presents have arrived, Christmas Cards are printed, mince meat is made! It’s all so exciting! After recently contacting our guests who will...

Good Hotel Guide Award

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Lake Country House is Awarded the Good hotel Guides, Editors Choice for Spa Hotel award The lake country house has received the award of ‘Editors choice Spa Hotel’ from the good hotel guide for 2014. The good hotel guide editors choice award...

New Products at The Spa

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Over the last few years we have built up a fantastic relationship with temple spa. There is just something about their approach that really works with the hotels ethos. It runs right from the simplest product right through to the comprehensive training...

5 Things You Must See in the Brecon Beacons

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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...