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Welsh holiday cottage specialist hails “busiest weekend on record”
Following the announcement on Friday that lockdown measures in Wales are due to be eased over the coming weeks and self-contained accommodation can start to open for stays from 13th July onwards, Welsh holiday cottage specialists Quality Cottages have experienced a surge of bookings and reported their busiest weekend on record!
Says Tim Rees of Quality Cottages: “Since the news was announced on Friday, we have experienced a huge rush of demand in bookings across our portfolio for July, August and September. Of bookings taken over the past weekend, 97% were for dates in 2020 and 74% were for the next two months alone. Sunday saw the most bookings taken on any single day in the last five years and the three-day period (Friday-Sunday) accounted for a 33% increase in revenue, with week-on-week bookings up 122%. It’s been heartening to see that there’s such a thirst for experiencing holidays in Wales as soon as possible and our focus now is on getting the cottages ready to welcome the first guests, with enhanced cleaning and preparation protocols being put into place.”
Properties still available to book across Wales from 13th July onwards include:
New fully-accessible house near Cardigan Bay (sleeps 6)
Great Tree House, near Llangrannog on the Cardigan Bay coast, has recently been completely renovated and is exclusive to Quality Cottages. With gorgeous sea views, the house is unusual in that it has been specifically adapted for guests with disabilities and limited mobility, including a bedroom with electric bed, hoist, double sliding doors to fully accessible wet room and direct access to the lounge. All on one level, this property has been meticulously planned to ensure plenty of space so that wheelchair users and those with walking aids can get around and enjoy everything including the modern kitchen-diner, spacious lounge and raised decking area overlooking the gardens and sea beyond. In addition to the adapted bedroom, there’s a further master bedroom, twin and single room, plus spacious, enclosed lawned gardens for kids to play in.
Stays in late July will cost from £1,706 per week, based on six sharing.
Rural hideaway for walkers near Harlech, North Wales (sleeps 4)
Cwm Nantcol Barn (pictured above) is a converted 17th century barn on an ancient working farmstead, sleeping up to four and with views across the tops of dry stone walls to the farmland and hills beyond. With an open plan ground floor and plenty of original features such as beamed ceilings, this house is a comfortable and peaceful base from which to explore the surrounding landscapes of North Wales. Within easy reach are a great variety of walks, from family nature trails through the valley to coastal routes and some of Snowdonia’s famous peaks such as Cadair Idris which is just a few miles away. The barn is also well-located for exploring Harlech, a choice of beaches and the picturesque Llyn Peninsula.
Stays in late July will cost from £1,096 per week, based on four sharing.
Traditional stone cottage near the Pembrokeshire coast (sleeps 4)
In a sleepy rural hamlet deep in the Pembrokeshire countryside, Clogmakers Cottage is a 200-year old traditional stone cottage that’s perfectly located for exploring the far western corner of Pembrokeshire. The beaches of the North Pembrokeshire coast are just a short drive away, including pretty spots such as Abereiddy, Porthgain and Abercastle, but it’s only slightly further to surfing spots such as Whitesands and Newgale, or St Davids and nearby Solva. The cottage itself has two bedrooms and original features including an inglenook fireplace, exposed stone walls and beams, with a modern kitchen that leads onto a bright sun-trap garden room. There’s also a safe, enclosed garden for children or up to two dogs, meaning the house is ideal for a family or couple. The surrounding countryside has plenty of quiet leafy lanes for bike rides to the coast and lazy strolls, but many of Pembrokeshire’s gems are just a few minutes’ away by car.
Stays in late July/August will cost from £1,007, based on four sharing.
For more information visit www.qualitycottages.co.uk or call 01348 837871.