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Explore Anglesey Series
 

Explore Anglesey Series | The best beaches on the island

Anglesey boasts more than 125 miles of stunning coast and bucketfuls of beautiful, award-winning beaches. Here are some of our favourites.

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Things To Do In Harlech
 

Things to do in Harlech

Harlech is a small town along the west coast of North Wales on Cardigan Bay. Its castle, set up high on the rock is the focal point of the town from which there is a small selection of cafes and restaurants. Beautiful sandy beaches, mountains and waterfalls are all within a short drive away. It is a picture perfect place to visit with a variety of activities to do on the doorstep.

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Secret Beaches In North Wales
 

Secret Beaches In North Wales

North Wales is a haven for some truly stunning beaches, some of which are hard to come by. Here are our favourite secret beaches in North Wales.

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SHOP LOCAL CHRISTMAS 2016
 

TOP 5 | HOLIDAY COTTAGES FOR CHRISTMAS

Snowdonia is the perfect back drop for a perfect Christmas…. log fires, winter wonderland walks in the mountains, by the lakes and along the beaches. Beautifully located holiday cottages that will have everything you need for your Snowdonia Christmas, including, of course, a better selection of boards games than you’ll have at home! To give you a bit of inspiration, here are our top 5 | holiday cottages for Christmas….   CONTEMPORARY HOLIDAY COTTAGE WITH PANORAMIC VIEWS OVER BALA | RHOS-Y-GWALIAU This contemporary holiday cottage with panoramic views over Bala is in a truly idyllic location. The front veranda looks out over fields of green pasture that roll down to the lake synonymous with this popular market town. A modern well thought layout and spacious comfortable bedrooms make the cottage a perfect base for a family-break in the country.   TRADITIONAL FARMHOUSE ACCOMMODATION IN SNOWDONIA | BRYN-WEIRGLODD Traditional farmhouse accommodation in one of the most beautiful…

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TOP 10 THINGS A CHILD SHOULD DO IN SNOWDONIA
 

TOP 10 THINGS A CHILD SHOULD DO IN SNOWDONIA

The National Trust launched a hugely popular campaign a few years ago listing the top 50 things a child should do before they were 11 and 3/4. It took them away from their screens and encouraged parents to get their children to embrace the great outdoors. Everything on that list can be done in Snowdonia and if you’re here for a couple of weeks, it would be a great thing to do. However, if you just want tick a few things off, here are the top 10 things a child should do in Snowdonia… CLIMB A HUGE HILL You could do a mountain, but if you are looking for a more gentle ascent, the Roman Steps up by Cwm Buchan or Molfre in Dyffryn Ardudwy could be a good choice. GO ON A REALLY LONG BIKE RIDE The Mawddach trail is perfect. A 7 mile flat stretch running from Barmouth to Dolgeallau with a pub at…

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TOP 5 | PET FRIENDLY HOLIDAY COTTAGES

A holiday in Snowdonia is the perfect place to come if you have four legged members in the family. Endless mountain walks, miles of sandy beaches, lakes and seas to swim in…it’s exhausting just thinking about all the options on offer for them! We have some lovely holiday cottages that also cater for pets and here are our Top 5 | Pet Friendly Holiday Cottages:   TWO BEDROOM HOLIDAY COTTAGE NEAR BEDDGELERT | GLASLYN-LODGE Glaslyn-Lodge is a two bedroom holiday cottage near Beddgelert in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. Tucked away on the grounds of a large formal garden on the banks of the river Glaslyn the lodge is the perfect base for walkers or outdoor enthusiasts.   TRADITIONAL STONE HOLIDAY COTTAGE IN CWM NANTCOL | GLANDWR Glandwr is a traditional stone holiday cottage in Cwm Nantcol above the picturesque village of Llanbedr in North Wales. This three-bedroom cottage on the banks of the…

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TOP 5 ROMANTIC HOLIDAY COTTAGES FOR TWO
 

Top 5 Romantic Holiday Cottages for Two

It’s that time of year when love is in the air and taking your loved one on a romantic trip to Snowdonia could serioulsy rack up some brownie points. Log fires, crisp blue skies, lakes, mountains and beaches are up there on the romantic check list, however, there are a few hidden gems you might not know about… Dolgellau has been voted the most romantic town to visit by Trip Advisor, the famous Llanddwyn Island of The Welsh Saint of Love, St Dwynwen is on our door step and having been awarded dark sky status, the chances of seeing the cluster of stars called the Diamond Ring that surround the North Star is pretty high. To help you plan a weekend to remember, here are our top 5 romantic holiday cottages for two:   PICTURESQUE HOLIDAY COTTAGE IN DINAS MAWDDWY|LLWYNCELYN Near Pub | Pet Friendly |Real Fire The renovation of Llwyncelyn, a picturesque holiday cottage in…

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Top 5 | New Year Holiday Cottages

New Year is on the horizon and I don’t know about you, but the idea of getting together a group of friends to rent a holiday cottage with log fires and views of the Snowdonia mountains, lakes or beaches sounds like heaven. Whether you’re a group of adults or a group with young families, we have a number of really great properties that will ensure you bring in a very memorable 2017. Here are our Top 5 | New Year Holiday Cottages…   TALHENBONT HALL SLEEPS 10 | WIFI | NEAR BEACH | PET FRIENDLY | REAL FIRE This historic 17th Century Country House in North Wales offers a truly unique holiday destination for our guests. The magnificent formal grounds surrounded by ancient woodland provide the perfect backdrop for this notable stately home.   TAN-Y-WENALLT SLEEPS 8 | WIFI | NEAR BEACH | NEAR PUB | PET FRIENDLY | REAL FIRE Tan-Y-Wenallt is a ‘ty unnos’…

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Holiday Cottages With That Extra Christmas Cheer
 

Top 5 | Holiday Cottages For Christmas

Christmas can be a stressful at the best of times, especially when you’re hosting the celebrations. However, taking a holiday cottage in Snowdonia over the Christmas season could be the answer to all those unwanted stresses… For a start, being away from home is a great way to switch off, add in the fact that you go to a pre-cleaned, pre Xmas-decorated cottage with a log fire, beds for everyone in a beautiful location with lots of great things to do nearby and I bet you’re already thinking it could be a good idea! So whether you are a veteran Christmas escapee or contemplating it for the first time, here are our top 5 | Holiday Cottages For Christmas:   BEUDY BENNAR ISA| BWTHYN BENNAR ISA These two / three bedroom holiday cottages respectively are walking distance from the beach and the perfect base for a quiet getaway by the sea. With a private boardwalk leading…

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Things to do in Bala

Bala is set right in the heart of Snowdonia amongst mountains, rivers and lakes. Walking, white water rafting, cycling, sailing, canoeing, kayaking are readily available and the town itself has a great range of restaurants, pubs and cafes, catering for all tastes.

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Top 10 Things a Kid should do before they are 11
 

Top 10 Things a Kid should do before they are 11

So the National Trust launched a campaign last Autumn to encourage our ‘cotton wool’ kids out into the great outdoors by listing 50 things a child should do before they are 11 – all back to basics, simple fun with not an electronic gadget in sight – we LOVE this! EVERYTHING on the list can be done in Snowdonia, so if your coming to stay with us this year with younger ones in tow, make the most of it and get them ticking things off the list. To get you started, here are our top 10 things a kid should do before they are 11 that we think are unique to Snowdonia and can be done in that extra special way, creating those memories for life: 1 – SKIM A STONE – whether its by the sea or on the lakes, its so satisfying when you finally get the stone to jump (for adults too!). 2…

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Top 5 Pet Friendly Holiday Cottages
 

Dog Friendly Snowdonia

If your four legged family members are coming on holiday with you, its good to know where you can go with them so they can join in as much of the holiday fun and frolics as possible….. The good news in that Snowdonia is a very dog friendly and so it’s not a question of whether they are allowed to go to places, it’s more of a question of what to choose….. For starters there are the vast number of walking routes available to you – whether you decide to go for the mountain trek or a more leisurely stroll around the forests and rivers, the choices are endless. A long as you’re dog is on a lead (due to sheep), they can join you on your adventure – the Snowdon train does not allow dogs but that doesn’t mean they can’t join you by foot to the summit – dogs can have bucket lists too!…

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New Snowdonia Information Packs
 

New Snowdonia Information Packs

Emma, here in the office, has been working hard preparing Local Snowdonia Information Packs for guests visiting our holiday cottages in Snowdonia, North Wales. Boring stuff like the nearest dentist and cash point etc as well as more interesting local knowledge like which beach is best and where you can get a good coffee. It’s only our opinion naturally, but nobody is paying us to be included so at least you know that there’s no hidden agenda. The first one for Harlech and the surrounding area is up and ready. We’ll hopefully be adding some more over the next few weeks. Have a look, see what you think. Let me know if there’s any other stuff you think we should include. Information Pack – Harlech Here a link to our cottages in the area covered. Harlech Holiday Cottages

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