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Snowdonia is the perfect back drop for a perfect Christmas…. log fires, winter wonderland walks in the mountains, by the lakes and along the beaches. Beautifully located holiday cottages that will have everything you need for your Snowdonia Christmas, including, of course, a better selection of boards games than you’ll have at home! To give […]

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You know the festive season has begun when the mulled wine starts putting in an appearance! If you like your winter warmer drinks, there are some great alternatives you might want to try using Snowdonia’s great drinks brands. If you want some inspiration for the forthcoming party season, here are my favourite hot Christmas drinks […]

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Christmas can be a stressful at the best of times, especially when you’re hosting the celebrations. However, taking a holiday cottage in Snowdonia over the Christmas season could be the answer to all those unwanted stresses… For a start, being away from home is a great way to switch off, add in the fact that […]

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There are some great Welsh Christmas and New Year traditions. The ‘Mari Llwyd’ involves walking around the village with a horse’s skull on your head chanting rhymes. Another ancient custom, holming, ensured that the last one out of bed on Boxing Day was beaten with the prickles of a holly branch. A bit too ‘off […]

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There is nothing better to get you in the festive mood than a trip to a Christmas Market. It’s such a lovely feeling being all wrapped up ambling around the stalls drinking mulled wine and eating mince pies. There are lots of small local Christmas markets and fairs taking place, but the two most notable […]

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It’s loomimg. That time when we have to decide what to get our loved ones for Christmas. It gets harder and harder every year and I don’t know about you, but in our household we seem to have everything we need. Getting more ‘stuff’ means a) having to make room by discarding perfectly good other […]

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Christmas time is on its way and if you are looking to go away over the festive period, where better to go for that quintessential Christmas than Snowdonia; real log fires, lovely long walks in the mountains and by the sea followed by cosy afternoons either at a cafe or in a beautiful holiday cottage. […]

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Excitingly, the Market Hall In Blaenau Ffestiniog, after 20 years is re-opening and being transformed into a homage to The Brothers Grimm. A German fairy tale inspired Christmas fair will be taking place in the building and car park from 12-14th December. Aimed at children and families and based on the German Fairy tales, there […]

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Spending the festive season in the heart of Snowdonia is what picture books are made of – roaring log fires, cold wintery walks, local pubs, family and friends, board games, mountains, crisp sea air….. and lots of eating and drinking! Over this festive period, some of our cottage owners are offering their guests additional treats, […]

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How about spending christmas in front of a real log fire this Christmas. We’ve discounted a selection of cottages, all of which have a real log fire, that are still available over the Christmas week. Click on the thumbnails to find out more. Beudy-Ymwlch – sleeps 5Arrive: Sat 21 Dec 2013 Depart: Sat 28 Dec […]

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