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Thursday, September 12, 2013

A Luxury Hideaway in Wales for October Half Term

The Rare Hideaways collection was launched earlier this year and comprises of over 30, top-quality and mainly 5* self-catering properties to be found the length and breadth of Wales.  Here are a few that are still available for October half term:

Baddegai (http://www.rarehideaways.co.uk/593/baddegai/) is a superb four-bedroomed (all with en suite), luxury barn conversion, located in Libanus in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park in Mid Wales.  Luxuriously decorated, the pet-friendly property has under floor heating, wood-burning stoves and a contemporary kitchen.  A week’s stay from 18 October costs £820 (£102 pp when fully occupied).  Call 0800 103 2587 (www.rarehideaways.co.uk)

Nant Cottage (http://www.rarehideaways.co.uk/601/cwmshon-cottages/) is one of two mid-19th Century, semi-detached miner’s cottage (Cwmshon Cottages), in the Swansea Valley which has been renovated and is now a delightful retreat.  The owners of the three-bedroomed cottage welcome guests with fresh flowers, a personalised message and home-made Bara Brith with tea and coffee on arrival. They also provide tourist information, maps and loan bikes free of charge (including a tandem!).  A week’s stay from 18 October costs from £695.  Call 0800 103 2573 (www.rarehideaways.co.uk).

Bramble Cottage (http://www.rarehideaways.co.uk/600/clydey-cottages/) is one of 10 properties at Clydey located in 20 acres of grounds in Boncath, Pembrokeshire.  The eighteenth-century farm building offers extremely comfortable accommodation and has far-reaching views.On site there is also a heated indoor pool, hot tubs, sauna and spa treatments, a gym, games room, indoor soft play area for toddlers and outdoor children’s play area.  A week’s stay from 25 October costs £1800, a reduction of £400 off the usual rate.  Call 0800 103 2575 (www.rarehideaways.co.uk).

Crofty (http://www.rarehideaways.co.uk/602/east-jordeston-cottages/) at East Jordeston is located near Tenby in southern Pembrokeshire and sleeps five people in three bedrooms. The cottage which has a distinctly Scandinavian feel to it has under floor heating, fully-fitted kitchen with quality appliances, fluffy white towels, blankets made from the wool of the owners’ sheep and a private terrace with scenic country views. It is just three miles from the sea, and the village of St Florence with its friendly inn, is only a mile away.  A week’s stay from 25th October is £915. Call 0800 103 2571 (www.rarehideaways.co.uk).

The Rare Hideaways programme also has a section on things to do in Wales, including details for walking, cycling and fishing, plus a listing of food festivals taking place throughout the year.  For a free copy call 01570 470 785 (www.rarehideaways.co.uk).