Book your summer holiday in Wales to beat the January blues

 Summer holidays in Wales: Where to stay

Christmas is over. The tree’s been taken down. New Year’s Eve has come and gone. The party poppers are now in the bin. We all had a great time (at least we hope you did!), but what now? What’s next?
As you know, January can be a dull month and with the festive season done and dusted for another year we all need something to look forward to. Thankfully, that’s where we come in.

Use the long January evenings to plan your summer holiday. Not only is it a fantastic way to lift your mood, but at this time of year you might also find some great deals. As you browse through quaint cottage in Snowdonia, B&Bs in Pembrokeshire and plush hotels in the Brecon Beacons, you can dream of picnics, pub gardens and lazy afternoons spent on one of Wales’ beautiful beaches. If that won’t cheer you up, we’re not sure what will.

To help you get started, we’re going to show you three very different holiday destinations below, which will help inspire you to book a break in Wales for your summer holiday – come on, let’s tackle those January blues together:


Parsons Grove Bed and Breakfast: Earlswood, Chepstow, NP16 6RD

Cost of summer holiday destination 2014: From £35 per person, per night

Swimming pool Wales bed and breakfast

Swimming pool at Parsons Grove, Chepstow, Wales

If you want a relaxing and peaceful holiday in Wales, the Parsons Grove Bed and Breakfast is ideal for you. Complete with 15 acres of fields, woodland walks and a stream, you can spend long lazy days exploring the grounds of this fantastic Monmouthshire holiday home. Not only will you be able to fish and take fishing lessons on the Parsons Grove Bed and Breakfast’s own leisure fishing lake (stocked with carp, roach and bream), you’ll also be able to spot an abundance of wildlife, from soaring buzzards to owls and sparrow hawks. Plus, did we mention Parsons Grove B&B has its own swimming pool?

If you do fancy venturing further afield, there’s a lot to do in Monmouthshire. You can take a picnic and eat it on the banks of the River Usk, go horse riding or explore the Brecon Beacons. You could explore the ruins of Tintern Abbey or visit Usk Castle, Wye Castle, Caldicot Castle, Raglan Castle or Chepstow Castle. There’s also canoeing, clay shooting and gold courses too.

Book your stay and find out more about Parsons Grove Bed and Breakfast.


Elm Grove Country House: St. Florence, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK, SA70 8LS

Bedroom at Elm Grove Country House, Pembrokeshire, Wales hotel

Bedroom at Elm Grove Country House, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Elm Grove Country House is a grand Georgian home that has been within the Rees family for over 50 years. Now the home is run by the very welcoming Jane and Alan Rees-Baynes. In 2013 Elm Grove Country House was awarded the gold award in the Pembrokeshire Tourism Awards for the Best Serviced Accommodation. Looking around this Welsh holiday home you can see why they received such a prestigious award.

Jane and Alan have decorated their rooms and furnished to the highest of standards and each room contains both modern and period antique furniture. As you walk through the house you’ll find chandeliers, marble fireplaces and four poster beds.

Elm Grove also received the silver award at the Pembrokeshire Tourism Awards 2013 for the Finest Pembrokeshire Breakfast. The breakfast and evening menu is always first-class, containing traditional dishes and all of their food is sourced locally.

As well as offering an opulent base for your holiday, Elm Grove Country House is also set amongst 20 acres of well-manicured lawns and gardens and is just a short drive from some of Pembrokeshire’s most stunning beaches. So, there’s lots to do in the local area too.

This holiday home can offer you a tasteful, luxurious break and is the perfect place for a couple to escape to for their summer holiday.

Book your stay and find out more about Elm Grove Country House.


Glanmor Isaf Farm Glamping Site: Talybont, Bangor, Wales, LL57 3YH


Cost of summer holiday destination 2014: £245 to £895 per tent per week

Safari Tent Glamping Glanmor Isaf Farm, Wales

Safari Tent Glamping Glanmor Isaf Farm, Wales

If you want to get back to nature, but don’t fancy struggling against the elements to put up your tent and you don’t want to wake up to an aching back, then the Glanmor Isaf Farm Glamping Site just might be what you’ve been looking for.

Owned by Welsh speaking, award winning farmers, this idyllic spot is beautiful positioned between the Snowdonia Mountains and the coast of north Wales. Beaches, mountains and the city of Bangor are all just short excursions away.

Although the local area is tempting, you’ll probably want to spend the majority of your holiday at the farm itself. Your three roomed tent is comfortable (to say the least). Complete with double beds, wood burners and even coffee grinders, you’ll’ find it hard to draw yourself away from the comfort and charm of these cosy safari tents. And then, of course there’s the farm. There are lambs you can watch being born, there are sheep to shear and eggs to collect. You’re even give the chance to rent your own chicken for the week, so you and your family can learn how to feed, water and collect eggs during your holiday.

Glanmor Isaf Farm is a special place and if you choose to stay here during the summer you’re bound to leave with a bundle of happy memories and, if you’re lucky, one or two farming skills too.

Book your stay and find out more about Glanmor Isaf Farm Glamping Site.