Exhilarating Winter Wonderland

Winter is often the best time to explore a landscape.  What could be better than strolling down a deserted beach on a bright, clear winter’s day with the waves crashing on the shore?

Walks in the hills too, are fabulous, as you can enjoy the peace and serenity without hordes of others doing the same thing.

Following a bracing day in the great outdoors, you can then get warm and cosy in a Welsh Rarebits hotel, enjoying afternoon tea by a roaring log fire or a glass of champagne in your room.

Have a look at our website,  and find a hotel that suits your taste and budget.

And don’t forget to check out the winter deals, they are cheaper than you think.

Afternoon Tea at The Grove, Narberth

Afternoon Tea at The Grove, Narberth

More gongs for the group!

In a spectacular endorsement of food, comfort, service and hospitality Welsh Rarebits and Great Little Places members were awarded a hoist of prizes at the National Tourism Awards for Wales 2013 held in Llandudno.

Gorgeous St Brides Hotel & Spa in Pembrokeshire won the best hotel award, and fellow Rarebit, the splendid Llansantffraed Court in Monmouthshire won the best place to eat category.

Great Little Places members Llwyn Helyg and Y Talbot, won the best place to stay guest accommodation award and the Mid Wales tourism award respectively.

Our congratulations go out to the winners – these awards are well deserved.

Congratulations to our members

Welsh Rarebits and Great Little Places members came away from the Carmarthenshire Tourist Association Awards with a clutch of accolades.

Great Little Places members, Glangwili Mansion, scooped the Small Serviced Accommodation of the Year Award, while Llwyn Helyg triumphed in the Best New Business category.

Welsh Rarebits member, Gwesty’r Emlyn, came away with two golds for Best Restaurant in Carmarthenshire, and Best Hotel in Carmarthenshire.

This adds to their being awarded an AA Rosette just two weeks ago.

The evening was hosted by Trevor Fishlock, and was held at the Stradey Park Hotel, and attended by 250 people.

Bedroom at Gwesty'r Emlyn

Bedroom at Gwesty’r Emlyn

A big thank you to Lake Vyrnwy hotel

Welsh Rarebits members from all over Wales enjoyed fabulous hospitality from Anthony Rosser and his team at Lake Vyrnwy, when the AGM was held there this month.

Fabulous food was complimented by a champagne reception courtesy of Moet. And to round off a successful evening,  guests danced the night away to the hugely popular mid Wales band, All Fired Up.

The hotel is in a stunning location overlooking Lake Vyrnwy and the Berwyn Mountains – and just to add to the picturesque scene, an overnight snowfall sparkled in the sunshine the following morning.

I’m sure everyone will agree that it was hard to leave such a lovely place.  However, it’s always possible to go back for some R&R and a warm welcome – the sooner the better!

Lake Vyrnwy Dining Room, Welsh Rarebits AGM

Lake Vyrnwy Dining Room, Welsh Rarebits AGM

Brighten up winter gloom

Michelin-star Tyddyn Llan in Denbighshire is offering a special winter break of dinner, bed and breakfast and afternoon tea on arrival for just £200 per couple sharing a room.

You’ll be delighted to know that the offer runs through all the dark, winter months, until the daffodils are in full bloom at the beginning of March!

The award-winning Felin Fach Griffin near Brecon has a special winter escape to cheer up guests too, with £150 per couple getting you a three-course dinner, your room, and breakfast (Sunday-Thursday).

Hammet House near Cardigan is a stunning Georgian mansion that has been brought into the 21st century with style and panache – their midweek winter breaks offer guests who stay one night the second night half price.

The lovely Grove hotel near Narberth is providing an attractive midweek escape with its three for two offer – all you need do is book for three nights dinner, B&B to get the third night’s B&B free.

But this is just a small selection of the scores of special escapes our members have designed just for you .

Take a look at our fabulous hotel guide, and find a property that takes your fancy.

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