We've just spent a blissful week's holiday in the Brecon Beacons. When I booked last November, I imagined Spring walks and hiking in the Black Mountains in the early warmth of spring. Instead we arrived under heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures - I couldn't believe it! I'd packed some cookery books so we baked cakes and spent evenings by the roaring fire in the living room.
We tend to holiday in the UK these days - it's so much easier with a young family. One of the drawbacks can be the quality/standard of accommodation. I don't want to spend a week sleeping under thin Ikea duvets and looking at Athena-eque prints on the walls. This year we booked The Fro through Blaentrothy Cottages (thank you Claire for the tip!) and it was amazing. Huge fireplaces, massive garden and beautifully decorated - just lovely. Definitely one to add to your list if you holiday in the UK (we're going to rebook the same place for next year).