Walk on the Wild side when you stay at Dan Y Coed

When you stay at the cottage you will find all the maps and guidebooks you need to venture into the wilds of Wales. Whatever the weather the great outdoors provide a magical atmosphere. Step this way!

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September sunshine: Derek the waetherman promises blue skies from Monday! Mke the most of the end of summer – we have some availability for September and the months ahead. Lots of walking guides and maps, many of which start right from the cottage door. Make use of our free car park pass for the Elan Valley. Walking boots….step this way……

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OSPREY at the Clywedog.

HOT OFF THE PRESS FOR ALL YOU TWITCHERS OUT THERE…..
Osprey can be seen as they search for food over the waters of the Clywedog Reservoir.
They are clumsy looking birds with punk rocker scruffy hair. They hover, then dive steeply down onto the water, like sea eagles, to catch fish with their talons.
Also spotted today an elegant Wheatear and a dazzling Redstart.
Dan Y Coed has two weeks left for May, 2 in June and 2 in July – come and have you’re own “spring watch” holiday right here at Dan Y Coed. Long and short stays available. Only a 10 minute drive to the Osprey. And under an hour to the Dovey Osprey Project site.osprey

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Busy in the garden

Well, I’ve felt inspired by the lovely spring weather and set to in the garden. Boarders and beds have been weeded and composted. The banks have been cleared and the war with bramble won!

Lots of lovely flowers in bloom. Primroses, the first wild strawberries, cyclemen, helibores, and pretty pink and purple flowers whose name evades me!

Project garden fence this week – a lick of dark oak preserve to keep it in good nick.

Deck chairs in the top shed – ready for reclining!

Fancy a spring break at Dan Y Coed? We’ve got a couple of 3 night breaks in April and a couple of weeks in May left available.

Call to book 01686 413487

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Winter warmer stays – free extra night!

Stay 3 nights between now and the 2oth December and get a night free!

So What’s on:

  • This Saturday- switching on the festive lights – meet Santa, stalls, hot toddies, food, music
  • Comedy Night at the Old Mill Fri 6th December
  • Saturday 7th December Magical Christmas Market, Llanidloes
  • Check out Theatre Hafren: Ratpack, The Ballet and more…
  • Fabulous meals at The Unicorn, The Angel and The Lion.
  • Party nights at Maes Mawr
  • And more – look out on Llanidloes.com and Dany Coed Facebook page.

 

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Escape the onslaught of Christmas Shopping -November nights offer….

The days are beginning to draw in and the shops, (Can you believe it?) are selling mince pies!!

We’re fully booked for October but November is free. We have a November nights offer – book for three nights and get a forth free. Contact Lisa for details.

Could be the perfect time to snuggle up by the fire and read a good book, having braced the outdoors with an autumnal or wintery walk. Beats Christmas shopping any day of the week![singlepic id=31 w=320 h=240 float=]

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Sunshine and Summer

Glorious sunny days continue, spectacular scenery to walk in, relax in the garden with a cuppa or a chilled glass of wine at the end of a lovely day out…[singlepic id=29 w=320 h=240 float=]

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Strawberries, Wimbledon and roses at Dan Y Coed

The roses are out and smell a heavenly as they look.

Some diary dates:

Llanidloes Carnival , July 13th

Antiques Road Show, Gregynog Hall, July 4th

Edwardian Garden Party, Powis Castle, June 22nd

Inys Hir, RSPB, catch up with the latest critters following BBC Springwatch series, filmed here.

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A splash of colour in the garden

19 degrees yesterday folks – yes! [singlepic id=28 w=320 h=240 float=]19 degrees! The garden at Dan Y Coed is bursting into colour – bluebells on the bank, forget me nots along the boarders, azalias in every shade, pink poppies, and a lawn of primroses and violets. Perfect BBQ weather and deckchairs a plenty on the lawn. For more photos see the facebook page. Most of our summer dates are now gone, book early for shades of Autumn.

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Special Spring offer….

Book 3 nights in May and get a forth night free. Ring or email Lisa for details. 

This photo shows the Arch near Devil’s Bridge. It was built by Thomas Johnes in 1810 to mark the golden jubilee of George the third. Recently, in order to preserve the arch, the road has been re-routed around it, rather than through it. There are many way marked trails from the car park here, with beautiful views to the coast out west and the hills in every other direction.[singlepic id=27 w=320 h=240 float=center]

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