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Scenic drive between Rhayader and Devil’s Bridge
Scenic drive between Rhayader and Devil’s Bridge

There is no denying that Mid Wales is a stunning location, which has heaps to offer! The scenic drive from Rhayader to Devil's Bridge is certainly worth a mention. This is one of the most beautiful drives in the UK, and it is something that is hard to do justice with mere words, but we [...]

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Why Is Wales The Ideal Location For Your Stress-Free Summer Break?
Why Is Wales The Ideal Location For Your Stress-Free Summer Break?

When you get away for the summer, you want to enjoy a totally stress-free experience with your loved ones. It’s difficult to imagine a better way to do that than enjoying a summer escape in Wales. Famed for its stunning landscapes and a frankly astounding amount of historical castles (the most per capita across all [...]

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Enjoying an incredible self-catering holiday in Mid Wales
Enjoying an incredible self-catering holiday in Mid Wales

Self catering holidays provide you with the freedom to explore the area you are visiting. You can take trips and eat at hours that suit you, as well as enjoying the local businesses in the area. Our location that has plenty to offer when it comes to self catering holiday cottages in Mid Wales. A [...]

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‘I craved the mountains.  I even craved the rain’.
‘I craved the mountains. I even craved the rain’.

Hattie Garlick's article in the Daily Telegraph reveals how Ceredigion tugs at the soul with its wild timeless appeal.  I totally relate to that excellent article. Looking down from The Glog to Welsh Hideaways is one of those kind of landscapes she writes about where we feel thrillingly alone and we can understand why the [...]

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Aberystwyth community does well at controlling Covid-19
Aberystwyth community does well at controlling Covid-19

The Ceredigion Herald reports on the efforts made by so many to limit spread of the virus, especially the Ceredigion Council and the University Health Board. As a result of this, students can now return to attend teaching. Hopefully, from April 26 pubs and restaurants can reopen outdoors as can outdoor attractions, thanks to the [...]

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Who needs New Zealand when we’ve got Wales?
Who needs New Zealand when we’ve got Wales?

Having lived in New Zealand many years ago, a country I love, I was drawn to this article in the Sunday Telegraph 21st March 2021 and so loved it, reminding us all of the glories of Wales.  In particular, the reminder of our dark sky glories is so good.  The article reads: 'In July 2020 [...]

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Daily Telegraph reports Wales has become Britain’s new holiday let capital
Daily Telegraph reports Wales has become Britain’s new holiday let capital

Wales has taken top spot thanks to its rugged scenery, glorious countryside, beautiful coastline and more affordable property.  Wales is less crowded than the West Country making it a better option for social distancing and enjoying relative peace. It comments that the scenic university town of Aberystwyth is popular with plenty to do, an arts [...]

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Dark skies are a lasting memory!
Dark skies are a lasting memory!

A friend was remembering his visit to Ty Mari almost 50 years ago when we started up the self-catering business. His stand-out memory was that of stunning night skies. He would be so pleased to know of the wonderful developments with the local dark sky park. I welcome the recognition that the Cambrian Mountains offer some of the best dark skies in the UK. The picture of Ty Mari, Welsh Hideaways, taken on a clear night emphasises the glory of the night sky.

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Alpacas born near Welsh Hideaways!
Alpacas born near Welsh Hideaways!

The University news reports on the potential for alpaca farming in Wales. A herd of alpaca at Aberystwyth University’s upland research centre welcomed two new arrivals during the lockdown. One male and one female baby alpaca, known as cria, were born at the Pwllpeiran Upland Research Platform (close to Welsh Hideaways).  They are settling down [...]

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Visit Wales safely
Visit Wales safely

  This link enables you to sign up to these values: ~VisitWalesSafely after lockdown. Care for each other, yes, visit Wales safely. Look after my health — by regularly washing and sanitising my hands. Keep a safe distance from other groups — by choosing open spaces and respecting local rules. Act immediately if I feel [...]

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A Google User
A Google User
07:23 16 Nov 19
A wonderful time spent there. The... cottage has all amenities and lots of nice places to visit within a short-range. We would recommended it and certainly book it again.read more
Emy Catt
Emy Catt
20:54 05 Oct 19
It was clean and had lovely views... we were able to watch a sheepdog at work and there was plenty of places to visit. A really lovely holiday with a lovely and friendly caretaker.read more
kaylee Brett
kaylee Brett
14:10 26 Aug 19
What a breath taking hidden part... of Wales. Stunning cottages with stunning views at every turn. We were a family of 9 so stayed in both the cottages. They were a real home from home. Lovingly equipped with everything you could ever need. From leaflets for things to do, kitchen equipment, board games, puzzles and not forgetting the peaceful setting and its beautiful local walks with stunning surroundings. It mostly rained for our week away but that didn't effect our holiday at all. I would highly recommend 🙂read more
Alex
Alex
14:26 17 Aug 19
The cottages were cozy and clean,... with all the amenities we needed. Lots to do for all ages from walking, trips to the beach and much more within a short driving distance.read more
Jan Emm
Jan Emm
05:07 29 Jun 19
Serene. Beautifully equipped. ... Very helpful owner and caretaker. Lovely arearead more
Paul Andrews
Paul Andrews
09:31 20 May 19
My partner and I had a truly... wonderful time in Ty Mari and Penroc. We decided to book both (it's perfectly setup for larger family groups as there is an ajoining door between both). Both are very homely and you can easily relax once you get there. The Elan Valley is absolutely spectacular and the drive to the cottages takes you on a thrilling drive through the valley with lots of places to stop and wonder at including Devils Bridge and the Caban Coch Dam to name only 2.The cottages are easy to keep warm with the added benefit of underfloor heating so we were always cosy. It also gets really dark at night (something us townies aren't used to) and you can see more of the nights sky than I think I ever have!What I also am particularly impressed with is the communication from the owners before & after you arrive. They give great recommendations and ensure that your stay is really easy!We would highly recommend Welsh Hideaways. It's a real retreat and we returned home feeling refreshed and with a renewed appreciation of Wales.read more
Tessa Blanshard-Phibbs
Tessa Blanshard-Phibbs
12:35 17 May 19
Beautiful, picturesque, stunning... and breathtaking! The most adorable cottages with everything you could possibly need. There was loads to see and do in the local area including some seriously impressive sites, we couldn't fit it all in to a long weekend. If you want to completely escape - go here! I'll be going back for sure!read more
Marie King
Marie King
22:45 29 Mar 19
A totally peaceful haven.... Fabulously equipped cottage with everything you could possibly need. Relax in the sun room and watch the birds whilst listening to the river below. Zero light pollution so a must for any star gazers out there. Cottage is gorgeous and we won't want to leave.read more
Matthew Culliford
Matthew Culliford
20:52 28 Feb 19
Just home from the most magical... week at Ty Mari. The accommodation is perfect in every way and the owner has clearly made every effort to make guests as comfortable as possible. Every detail has been thought of and the place feels like a home from home the moment you walk in. We booked a return visit within a day of arriving. Thanks Gareth for a fantastic stay. We are so glad to have found this little gem in the middle of the most stunning part of Wales.read more
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