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Enjoy these nine fascinating facts in honour of National Kissing Day

Today, Friday June 19, is officially National Kissing Day in the UK. Celebrate with a loved one, a family member, a friend, even your faithful pooch can partake! Without any further ado we give to you some of the most fascinating facts about K-I-S-S-I-N-G. The origins The word “kiss” derives from the Old English word ‘cyssan’, [ ]
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Tenby’s St Catherine’s Island to reopen as a new tourist attraction

Planners have now approved proposals to turn iconic Tenby landmark St Catherine’s Island into a tourist attraction, with hopes that it will attract more tourists and economic benefits to the popular seaside resort. Approved by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, the plans hope to open up St Catherine’s Island and its historic Napoleonic fort, [ ]
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MV Balmoral set for spectacular return to the South Wales Coast

The historic ship, MV Balmoral was the last of the renowned P&A Campbell/White Funnel Fleet that was once a traditional sight around the South Wales coast, but since 2012 she has been laid up in Bristol, until now. However, the celebrated vessel, built back in 1949, has now been fully restored following a successful £600,000 [ ]
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An indulgent girlie get away in the Brecon Beacons

Even though The Carriage House has comfortable accommodation for 8 guests in 4 bedrooms wouldn t it be lovely for a girlie get away just for 4. That would be a bedroom and bathroom each. What luxury. The Carriage House is in the leafy village of Llanfoist on the picturesque Monmouth and Brecon Canal, near the [ ]
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‘Back to school’ holidays with the whole family on the Lleyn Peninsula

Hen Ysgol is a charming and characterful old school building converted into a warm, comfortable and spacious pet friendly family home for 8 between the coastal villages of Morfa Nefyn and Nefyn on the beautiful Lleyn Peninsula. A leisurely stroll leads to a lovely 200 year old country inn, the Bryn Cynan Arms where families [ ]
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LET YOUR WELSH HOLIDAY HOME WITH QUALITY COTTAGES

Are you looking to let your holiday home in Wales, but are not quite sure how to go about doing it? Here at Quality Cottages, we ensure that all of the hard work is done at our end, and you can have peace of mind that your property is in safe hands. We are a [ ]
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Dylan Thomas stamp will feature on post boxes to celebrate Royal Mail anniversary

A number of stamps featuring Welsh icons will appear on post boxes across Wales, as part of celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Royal Mail Special Stamp programme. Welsh poet Dylan Thomas who lived only a short distance from a number of our holiday cottages in Carmarthenshire – and the Wales Millennium Centre [ ]
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Don’t Cook your Dog!

SPPOT Supporting People and Pets through Opportunity and Training has put together some useful advise for dog owners: How to keep your dog cooler in parked vehicles These ideas ARE NOT failsafe – especially in summer, always use a thermometer
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Eat drink and make merry at Lampeter Food Festival

The festival will be open at 10am Sat 25th July 2015 on Lampeter University campus. A packed programme of events promises to keep the whole family entertained all day. There will be cookery demonstrations by local chefs, music, delicious local produce to taste and to take home as well as a great line up of [ ]
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The story of our houses part 1 by Hayley Gerry

Our houses are all privately owned. When we meet with the owners we often hear some great stories such as how the houses were found, why they were bought, renovated, inherited etc. We thought a tour of a selection of the stories would be of great interest so here begins a monthly blog, ‘The story [ ]
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We would all love to be up this creek without a paddle!

Charming Creek Cottage in the magical grounds of Upton Castle is just a few footsteps away from the end of picturesque Upton Creek, a tiny tribute that meanders in from the Secret Waterway of the Cleddau River. On arrival you might easily be fooled into thinking you have stepped back in time. The sympathetically renovated [ ]
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So you think you know Aberystwyth?

You may know Aberystwyth as a popular seaside resort with a handsome promenade, sweeping pebble beach, cliff railway, colourful shops, cafes and restaurants and a busy marina, or perhaps as a vibrant university town, home to the National Library of Wales. Maybe you are familiar with the award winning Aberystwyth Arts Centre with a theatre, [ ]
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Enjoy a relaxing family break in an easy care Anglesey apartment

Enjoy a relaxing break in Tirionfa a stylish, easy care apartment on Wales largest island, Anglesey, ideal for a family of 4. Don t just take our word for it, read what other guests have to say. The Smith family from Yorkshire wrote: “The owners have really made this apartment a home from home. Thanks for [ ]
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New wakeboarding and music festival to take place at Pwllheli’s Glasfryn Parc

A brand-new replacement for the much-missed Wakestock festival, the Awake Fest is to make its debut at Glasfryn Parc near our Pwllheli holiday cottages, creating a new home for the joint celebration of wakeboarding and live music. Following the decision by organisers of Wakestock to not organise a 2015 event after 15 years of success, [ ]
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Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod 7-12 July 2015

The annual Llangollen International Musical Festival is a super Welsh celebration of music, song and dance from all over the world. Myriad colourful cultures are represented with many overseas visitors from as far afield as Africa, India, Morocco, Ghana, Nepal, China, Algeria, Tanzania and Ivory Coast taking part. Every year for one whole week of [ ]
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The ultimate luxury – a holiday cottage with a Hot Tub

Make your holiday a little more special. Choose a cottage with a hot tub. What could be better than relaxing with friends and family in warm bubbly luxury in the garden surrounded by flowers and birdsong overlooking spectacular coastal or countryside views? Mr & Mrs Askey, visitors to Gardeners Cottage near the Cardigan Bay Coast [ ]
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Enjoy adventure activities on the beautiful Menai Strait

Plas Menai National Outdoor Centre, based on the shores of the beautiful Menai Strait with easy access to Snowdonia s mountains, offers a large variety of exciting activities, sailing courses, power boating, windsurfing, kayaking and much more. Activity Days Out are run during Easter, May Half Term, throughout the summer holidays and on request at all [ ]
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Wales’ Greatest Living Voice revealed by BBC Radio Wales

Wales is known for many things. Great rugby, delicious food, happy people, beautiful scenery, famous actors and actresses, spectacular vacation destinations, like the ones at our Cardigan coastal holiday cottages, and, of course, the array of singers who hail from the land of the Welsh Dragon. And recently BBC Radio Wales has announced the winner [ ]
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5 handy tips for seizing those picture perfect moments this summer

It goes without saying that a trip to the beautiful tranquil regions around our St Davids holiday cottages is almost certain to see you surrounded by visual delights full of stunning views and much more. You will no doubt want to capture special moments as a family with a variety of pictures, or the picturesque [ ]
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Introducing luxury waterside apartments on Pembrokeshire’s Haven Waterway

Introducing fabulous Waterside Apartments 2 & 3 beside the bustling Haven Waterway in Pembrokeshire. Imagine waking up each morning to the sight and sounds of the river. Each luxury apartment oozes comfort and style with lavishly appointed, light, airy interiors and mesmerizing views of the river from almost every window. They even have portholes. How [ ]
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Three great spots to try white water rafting in Wales

If you have a taste for adventure and are looking to try something new during your stay at our Wales holiday cottages, white water rafting may be just what you’re looking for, and provides great fun all year round, whatever the weather. Below are three of the best rivers and locations to have a go [ ]
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Celtic Manor to encourage more golfers to play in Wales

The world famous golfing resort and Ryder Cup venue, the Celtic Manor Resort, is looking to encourage more beginners to take up golf after adding Caerleon Golf Club to their list of golfing facilities. Celtic Manor has taken over the day to day running of Caerleon Golf Club from Newport City Council, and has immediately [ ]
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Hot food, cool building, Dylan’s in Criccieth promises to be another huge success

Following in the rather large footsteps of its multi award winning partner restaurant, Dylan s in Meani Bridge, the owners acquired another extraordinary waterside venue and set to work. The result is very special. Customers think so too. It s only been open since May 22nd and already its impossible to get a table without first booking. [ ]
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Halen Mon opens visitor centre to the public

Halen Mon, also known as Anglesey Sea Salt, is one of the most popular and successful products to be exported from Wales, favoured by many celebrity chefs and featured in a number of high-end department stores. Situated on the Isle of Anglesey, a short drive from our Menai cottages overlooking the Menai Strait, the public [ ]
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Surf Snowdonia: The highly-anticipated opening date revealed!

The highly-anticipated grand opening of the £12 million attraction that is Surf Snowdonia is creeping ever closer with a final opening date announced as August 1. This is no normal attraction, it is the world’s first ever surf lagoon, which is being constructed in the popular destination of the Conwy Valley, with the opening of [ ]
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