Monday, June 12, 2017

Lodge Holidays and Holiday Homes for Sale Snowdonia

Staying in a Holiday Lodge is are a great way to spend a weekend or week away with family or friends, and these types of holiday are becoming more and more popular, due to the quality of the lodges, as well as there extremely nice location. Lodges give you the luxury of having all the mod cons and a home from home experience, sometimes to an even higher quality of your own home, but in the outdoor, camping environment, in close access to many attraction and outdoor activities, literally at your doorstep.

Lodges have usually got an open floor plan, very large windows, and a fantastic atmosphere, which all combines very well to give you a real holiday feel. Even if you are unsure about taking a week away in a Lodge, a weekend will be a great taster, and will definitely leave you wanting more, especially if you pick the right spot, and know what kind of things to do are around and what attractions are nearby. Popular locations for lodges are in holiday parks dotted across the country, often close to picturesque places such as Snowdonia in North Wales where you able to enjoy fantastic rivers, or glistening lakes, with activities and scenery giving you the perfect holiday experience.

This environment is perfect for young families and friends that allow them to really have a fun filled holiday, with endless activities that will keep them busy and active! The surrounding landscape will often be perfect for a walk or barbeque on a lovely summer evening. A great place to stay is in the Snowdonia area, where there is a wealth of lodges in the area, with a recommended park called Gwydyr Park Holiday Park, which has a beautiful area and fantastic location, perfect for you and your friends or families holidays. Fun for all the family!

Morfa Lodge holiday park provides several pitches for tourers but for those looking for a more permanent fixuture, check out their holiday homes for sale in Snowdonia

Caravan Parks Mid Wales

Brightwaters Lakes is a lovely family run Caravan Park Mid Wales. Set in 30 acres of magnificent valley, country views and lakes, it is a very tranquil and relaxing place to spend your holidays and for those looking for a holiday home there are new and pre-owned caravans and lodges to choose from.

Located close to the Shropshire and Powys border in Mid Wales, Brightwaters Lakes is within easy reach of Midlands, Merseyside and Cheshire. The Park has two fully stocked fishing lakes an indoor heated swimming pool and numerous on site facilities and activities.

Brightwater lakes offer a lot more than just a caravan holiday. They also have onsite holiday homes and lodges for sale. With an extra long season from March to December (10 months), this is a wonderful place to enjoy numerous holidays throughout the year. There are many plots available, including valley views, close to the lake and even extra large plots if you think you may need them for you ever growing family or friends. All the lodges are located with extra large plots and gardens and have a 40 year license. Whether you are looking for new or pre-owned holiday homes you will certainly find what you are looking for at Brightwater Lakes.

Within 5 miles of Brightwater Lakes lies the market town of Welshpool, which is a lovely place to visit for a spot of lunch or some shopping.

You will never be bored at Brightwater Lakes with various activities and facilities to keep the whole family entertained including fishing, tennis, swimming, numerous play areas, football, basketball, putting green and games rooms.

There are also numerous games, competitions and trips organised by the park to keep you entertained throughout your whole trip. Of course if you prefer to take it easy and stroll around the grounds at your own pace, or just sit and take in the magnificent views surrounding the park then why not, it’s your holiday at the end of the day!!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

How to Create a Perfectly Minimal Looking Kitchen


The clean and clear kitchen seems like a myth when you have a busy family, who make your kitchen the heart of the home. But the un-used and perfectly uncluttered kitchen does exist and it can easier than you think to achieve this idealised look. Kitchen designers Rhyl are doing a few things to create the perfect look.

Hidden appliances – Hiding away your washing appliances by having them built great way to maintain the clean and consistent flow of style. Even if you don’t initially notice a white washing machine next a white worktop any breaks in the countertops will break up your style and kitchen flow.

Handle less countertops – If you really love that minimal look, then this is the one for you. Handless countertops work beautifully in the modern kitchen. Monochromes or bold and bright; going handless will certainly declutter and make your kitchen seem much less busy.

Organised Cupboards - The secret for many in keeping an organised space is keeping organised storage solutions. In today’s modern kitchen, it’s easier than ever to keep your pots, pans and ingredients organised away, yet easily accessible at the same time. Dedicated ingredients cupboards help to keep your food fresh whilst, deep plinth drawers give your more space than you knew you had.

Long splashbacks – To create a beautifully sleek and consistent look, try using long splashbacks that take up the entire counter space. It certainly allows you to add a pop of colour without being too busy.

Know your lifestyle – If you’re generally an untidy person but so want the clean and clear look – it might be best to think about closed cupboards rather than open shelves. However, if you’re tidy and can cope with showing off a few of your kitchen essentials, then you can certainly get away with glass cabinets or open shelving.


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Best Restaurant In Caernarfon In 2017

Our opinion of a restaurant can go downhill very swiftly should it not quite deliver in all aspects of service and expectation. You can often have a perfectly fine meal in a perfectly fine restaurant, and perhaps a rude member of staff, an inattentive attitude, or even a wine list that resembles something you’d normally see at a Wetherspoons can ruin the experience. That’s before you’ve even reached the food.

Perhaps it sounds cruel, but we’re quite firm on this - When you go out to enjoy fine dining, a standard experience you can replicate at home simply won’t do. You want the best of the best of everything, you want to be wowed, amazed and you want to be looked after – and you want to feel that every penny of your bill afterwards was worth it.

While indeed there is a large difference between fine dining and just going out for a midweek meal, it should be noted that there is a large amount of difference between a restaurant and a fine dining restaurant. They simply don’t compare – even if restaurant owners are more than happy to slap the words “fine dining” around to get a few more bodies through the door. This never works well, of course. All you need to do is look upon any sort of ratings website and you can see just how harsh some critics can be – and how the wrong anything can really ruin the mood and the entire experience when it comes to eating.

Rightly so, really. Eating out is about the food but it isn’t really – it’s the entire package, the surroundings, the table, the staff, the drinks… and also the food, and the smallest mistake can cost dearly as the term fine dining has become synonymous with quality in every single respect.
There is so much margin for error in any restaurant, but there’s a little restaurant in Caernarfon which stands head and shoulders above its competitors as the best place in the region to go for fine dining, and believe it or not – this little restaurant in North Wales is part of a country house hotel in Caernarfon.

The Tyn Rhos Country House hotel has everything you need for an excellent evening out. Ambience, daily menus, quality furnishings, décor, attentive and educated staff which yes, really do know their wines and can suggest quite a few offerings to compliment your food from the Tyn Rhos’ wine list which features just shy of 100 different offerings.


When it comes to fine dining in Caernarfon, the Tyn Rhos Country House Hotel has everyone else beat. There really is no reason to go anywhere else.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Range Cookers: The Ultimate Cooker for Dinner Parties?

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If you absolutely love cooking and baking, but just never feel like you have enough room to cook everything to the level of perfection that you’d like – it might be time for you to invest in a range cooker.

There’s nothing more stressful whilst cooking than trying to ensure that everything cooks at the same time, and often with smaller cookers this means juggling your pans and trays around until the very last moment.

The Sunday roast is an excellent example of this. At the very least, you’ve got the meat, roasties, vegetables and Yorkshire puddings to make sure all come out of the oven piping hot and thoroughly cooked – and all at the same time. Imagine having enough room to simply have everything on its own shelf and hob, and with enough room to keep all the plates nice and hot whilst you entertain your guests.

Whether you host dinner parties once a week, or perhaps just once in awhile on special occasions, a range cooker can be a true blessing to any kitchen. Typically featuring multiple ovens and over four hobs, you’ll have more than enough room for each individual dish – starters, mains and desserts!

For range cookers in North Wales, RN Williams have an excellent collection of stove brands for sale, including the much coveted and iconic AGA stoves which have been the centrepiece of so many kitchens for over 80 years.


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Range cookers are the go-to choice for so many skilled and celebrity chefs, and after you’ve experienced the ease of using one, it’s likely you’ll never want to go back to using a traditional cooker again.

Range cookers can be found in a variety of sizes, colours and fuel types, so you can find one which looks right at home in your kitchen.

Many range cooker styles have maintained their charming and traditional look, but there are plenty of contemporary cookers to suit those with modern kitchens.

You might find that having your very own range cooker will encourage you to be the host of regular dinner parties, as you’ll find that cooking becomes more of a joy than a chore since there’s so little for you to stress about.

Range cookers are renowned for their ability to maintain the perfect heat for prolonged periods of time, meaning each and every dish you create can be cooked to absolute perfection – providing you supply the right ingredients!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Tyn Rhos Country House in Snowdonia



Graded as 5 star accommodation by Visit Wales, the Ty’n Rhos Country House just between Bangor and Caernarfon is a rare find in North Wales. As a luxury boutique Caernarfon hotel with so very much to offer and opulent luxury throughout every single aspect of this gorgeous Country House, it’s very much one of a kind in the North Wales area.

While indeed there are a number of North Wales hotels which indeed are something special, the standards of the Ty’n Rhos Country House Hotel are so very difficult to beat. We’ve found nothing that can compare to the high attention to detail and wonderfully friendly staff of this gorgeous country house hotel – no matter what region we look within.

The location of the Ty’n Rhos Country House Hotel is absolutely ideal too – this beautiful building is the perfect base for your adventures as it is both a stone’s throw away from the beautiful towns of Bangor and Caernarfon – both historic and both well worth a wander or three. Snowdonia National Park is easily accessible from the fabulous Ty’n Rhos – which ensures that half of your day isn’t wasted in transit to this lovely area.

What makes the Ty’n Rhos Country House so special in a slew of North Wales hotels? It’s very high attention to detail that makes all the difference.  The rooms have been designed beautifully, and there’s nothing about these fantastic spaces which are drab or dreary, with the finest of the finest bedding and furniture being utilised in order to create bedrooms that’ll no doubt give you a series of ideas for your own!

The Ty’n Rhos has a wonderful restaurant in Caernarfon which is absolutely wonderful. This high quality fine dining restaurant benefits from a variety of little touches which certainly make the meal. The first of course is a brigade of Swiss trained chefs,  the second being the same attention to detail spent on the rooms as on the dining room, and the third no doubt being their fantastic gardens.


Situated on acres and acres of green countryside, the Tyn Rhos Country House has tamed the Welsh Countryside in order to create gardens that, despite their large size and their very expansive nature, offer so much on strolls. Should the weather be fine, you’re also invited to take your meal al fresco on their beautiful patio.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

St Tudno Hotel Llandudno – Rooms just as beautiful as the View


Getting a good seafront view is very important when you stay in a Llandudno Hotel, and there are a number of them which are primed to supply perfect views of the beach. We were fortunate enough to stay at the St Tudno Seafront Hotel in Llandudno in order to gauge the views that we would experience at such an enviable spot in Llandudno – right by the pier and the busiest part of town, with all manner of goings on all around us.  

The views were wonderful, there were no two ways about it. The St Tudno Seafront Hotel in Llandudno almost certainly deserves its name – for the astounding quality of the views we got from their very pretty Lorina suite were worth the price of the 3 nights stay we experienced anyway.

Perhaps it was the weather, but the sea was absolutely superb, and gave us many contented hours of just simply staring at the vast expanse of limitless blue all around us. Perhaps it was the prettiness of Llandudno – we haven’t been to a single seaside resort in the UK which looked quite as well maintained and as well looked after as this.

Saying that, we were able to find things which were even better than the views from this beautiful Seafront hotel in Llandudno.

What we did find was exclusive to St Tudno Hotel itself – it has a fantastic little Terrace Restaurant in Llandudno, which serves a variety of fantastic food. There was so much to choose from at the Terrace – whether we were in the mood for light bites (which to be fair, were still pretty substantial and not thrown together as you’d expect in a pub – the pan fried pigeon in particular is to die for).

The attention to detail and the service at the St Tudno Hotel in Llandudno was absolutely wonderful, too. The owners and manager, and their team work so very well together, and are absolutely charming. They were full of tips and little pieces of wisdom about Llandudno and the area around it as well, and even offer a full concierge service which will transport you (in a Jaguar, no less!) to most locations around the North Wales area. If you would like, they can also take you home to your front door in this (elegant) beast of a car too.

We adore this lovely little hotel, and can highly recommend it to any visitor to Llandudno.

Planning for a Borneo Trekking Holiday

So you’ve decided on a Borneo trekking holiday, and it’s very likely you’ve begun looking at all of the exciting places and tours you’re planning to go on.

What’s most important is that you start planning on packing sensibly and preparing yourself for the adventures ahead.

If you’re planning on taking on the challenge of Mt. Kinabalu (the highest peak in Borneo at 4,096m tall!) you might need to train a little beforehand.

Of course, if you’re travelling from the UK then there’s no way to prepare yourself for trekking in the heat of Borneo, but ensuring that you maintain a good fitness level before you arrive will make the journey much more bearable.

If you’ve bought new walking boots for your holiday, make sure that you’ve broken them in before arriving in Borneo to reduce the chances of procuring some very nasty blisters. It’s also a good idea to practice walking with your rucksack.

It’s essential to buy travel insurance before your holiday. It may seem obvious, but many people neglect to do this and often end up with a costly bill after even minor accidents abroad.

Travel insurance can be relatively cheap if you shop around, and it gives you a sense of security whilst on your holidays.

Do some research into which vaccines you might need. A quick vaccine at your local doctors can save you from serious conditions and diseases such as tetanus and rabies. The last thing you want is your holiday cut short from a nasty cut or bites from a wild animal, so it’s always best to prepare yourself.

If you’re looking to trek deep into the Borneo jungle, it’s not the best idea to attempt this alone. If you choose to trek with a reputable tour company, it means that you will be taken along the safest paths by guides who are very familiar with the area – making it a whole lot safer.

Trekking with a guide also means that you’ll be able to find out first-hand knowledge about the area and receive beneficial advice. This could be the safest routes to travel on, or perhaps the best places to eat!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A Luxury Wedding Venue in Snowdonia

Luxury Wedding Venues
A romantic exclusive wedding venue, gourmet meals, beautiful ceremony rooms; stunning scenery and surroundings are all on offer from the perfect wedding venue in Snowdonia.

Snowdonia’s wild, breathtaking beauty gives it the perfect atmosphere for a luxury wedding with all the trimmings. Whether you want it to be traditional, modern, themed or chic you can find the best setting in Snowdonia for your big day.

Weddings should be all about joy, glamour and most importantly you! There is a wedding venue in Snowdonia that lets you express your individual style while taking the stress out of your wedding.

Talhenbont Hall is the perfect place for your dream wedding, with outstanding ceremony room, self-catering cottages in Snowdonia for your guests to enjoy, in addition, there is over 80 acres of land all to enjoy and explore.

The whole estate is available exclusively for you to use up to 3 days. You have the choice of a 1 day/1 night option. Alternatively, you can stay for 2 days/2 nights, arriving on the eve of your wedding and having the estate until the afternoon following your wedding. What could be better? You and your guests enjoying the celebrations over 3 days. Our award winning caterers can provide dinner on the night before your big day as well as breakfasts for your guests….making the most of your wedding celebrations.


There are so many choices of food, ceremony room and you can shape it all to suit you! Choose delectable, luxury canapés and garnish the room with your favourite colour scheme.

A truly fairytale wedding is achievable at this wedding venue in Snowdonia so let your dreams come true.