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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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Welsh Wine Week

We’d love you to become better acquainted with Welsh Wine and our Winemakers. Our industry is growing and becoming renowned for boutique-style wines using grapes suited to cooler climates. We truly believe Welsh wine has something unique to offer the discerning wine drinker. The nearest vineyard to Welsh Hideaways is close to Aberaeron. You can [...]

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Welcoming back tourists to Ceredigion

As BBC reported, Ceredigion was praised for its virus response, but will see visitors from areas with higher infection rates now the tourism sector has reopened. At Welsh Hideaways we want to strike a balance between restarting our welcome to ensure visitors have a wonderful break in one of the most stunning areas of UK [...]

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Exciting news! Self-catering in Wales opens from 11 July 2020 for a while!

During today's Welsh Government briefing, International Relations Minister Eluned Morgan announced that the date for reopening self contained accommodation has changed from the 13th July 2020 to the 11th July 2020 Pubs and restaurants can open outdoors from 13 July 2020 but pre booking and table service needs to be available

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Global award to redevelop Uni Old College

  Old university college on right; photo courtesy of the Uni. Just so good that Aberystwyth University staff have won a prestigious global award for the first phase of their fundraising appeal to redevelop the Old College. The Development and Alumni Relations team at the University have succeeded in raising £12.3 million towards the costs of [...]

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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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