04/04/2013

Holiday Highlights {Brecon Beacons}


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 managed to explore the stunning scenery on our doorstep in spite of the snow.  Highlights were discovering frozen waterfalls, going on a steam train through the snowy hills and just being outside amongst the stunning landscapes.  

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).  




7 comments:

  1. Oh wow!!! Cathy amazing. That place is wonderful... I am tempted to book! xx

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  2. Exactly what Lou says it looks so good I need to book!!!!x

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  3. Stunning photographs! What a lovely time you must have had. I love cold holidays in mountains, they feel so magical. Especially when you get to warm up back in a cosy cottage! Xx

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  4. It sounds as if you had a marvelous time! Thanks for sharing,

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  5. What a lovely adventure. Thanks for sharing the accomodation tip with us! We are thinking of risking our first trip abroad with the littles but love holidaying in the UK. We have visited the Brecon Beacons a few times but always under canvas - not good in this current weather!

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  6. oh my goodness, beautiful photos and that cottage is amazing!

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  7. Wow, your photos are just beautiful! So glad you had a good time despite the chill x

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