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Carbis bay, CornwallLuxury self-catering, St Ives, Cornwall
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Seaprobe AtlantisSeaprobe Atlantis is Scotland's Only Semi-Submersible Glass Bottom Boat, operating from the Marine Conservation area at Kyle of Lochalsh and recently voted 'Best UK Wildlife Experience' by the Daily Telegraph June 2010.
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Wild North Discovery
Specialists in wildlife tracking in the Pennines and North West Highlands. We also run nature based activities, such as Bushcrafts and firecraft to wilderness cooking.
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Wild and Green Accommodation Wales, organic, eco friendly and green holiday cottages, hotels and bed and breakfast

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Dwr y Felin Log cabinLog cabin, PowysDwr Y Felin Log Cabins, New Mill Farm, Carno, Powys, SY17 5LH
www.dwryfelin.co.uk
sarah@dwryfelin.co.uk
Three 'real log' holiday homes, unique in design and quality. Constructed from sustainably sourced silver pine, hand crafted and furnished to a very high standard. Ideally suited for romance, family holiday or long awaited reunion.
Set on a working family farm, each Log Cabin boasts it's own private hot tub plus steam sauna. Three spacious bedrooms with luxury linen and towels supplied with two en-suite shower rooms and a separate family shower room allow plenty of space for everyone in this stylish accommodation. Open plan well equipped kitchen with dining area and lounge lead to the patio, cosy mezzanine with cute balcony. Stroll along the meandering stream to Dragonfly Pond, ancient stone circle and campfire. Dare to walk through Goblin Glen and shade under the upside down tree! Ground source heating runs alongside solar panels, clean water sewage system, low energy light bulbs and recycling facilities make these Cabins an eco-haven!

Beili HelygWelsh LonghouseBeili Helyg Guest House, Cwm Cadlan, Penderyn CF44 0YJ
www.walkingwalesholidays.co.uk
Relax in front of our log fire in the guest lounge, enjoy stunning views over the ancient and beautiful Cwm Cadlan valley, and recharge your batteries with a good nights sleep. This beautifully refurbished 18thC Welsh longhouse has won a GTBS Gold award for its eco-credentials, but never compromises on comfort. The perfect place to escape to.
Our 3 rooms are all individual, ensuite, furnished with antiques and guests have their own access to allow you to come and go as you like.
We are able to provide guests with maps, advice and routes for walkers and cyclists, from the door or for slightly further afield, and also have a drying room and secure cycle lock up.
We pride ourselves on our delicious and high quality breakfasts using our own produce and fresh local ingredients. By arrangement we can provide packed lunches and evening meals.

holiday cottage carnoBlaenglanhanogBlaenglanhanog Holiday Cottage, Carno, Powys, SY17 5JU
www.carnocottage.co.uk
liz.barnes.hsh@btinternet.com
Blaenglanhanog (pronounced Bline-glan-hanog in English), is set 1000 feet up in the beauty of the Cambrian Mountains. Situated at the end of a gated no through road, this 250 year old Welsh stone drover’s cottage is the ideal base for a holiday in stunning mid Wales.
This luxury three-bedroomed cottage (two double bedrooms upstairs and one twin downstairs) will sleep 2 – 6 people in comfort.The cosy sitting room has an original beamed ceiling and inglenook fireplace with a state of the art log burner (initial supply of logs is included). It is equipped with an LCD flat screen television, satellite receiver, DVD player & CD radio.
If peace and quiet is your thing, our nearest neighbour is about a quarter of a mile away and above the cottage is farmland and extensive forestry.

Penyrallt holiday cottageLounge at PenyralltPenyrallt Fach Holiday Cottage, Penyrallt Home Farm, Pentre-Cwrt, Llandysul, Carmarthenshire, SA44 5DW
www.penyrallt.co.uk
Seeking peace and quiet? Somewhere to get away from the hectic pace of normal life? Green fields, old woodlands, clean air and sparkling seas? And a friendly welcome? Then come and stay on our beautiful farm in lovely West Wales.
Penyrallt Fach is our holiday cottage which has been converted from the old piggery - though you wouldn't know it today - on our organic dairy and sheep farm situated above the Teifi Valley, a few miles from Llandysul.
The accommodation is on one floor and comprises a fully equipped kitchen/dining/sitting-room with a very efficient wood-burning stove.
There is a large farmhouse table with seating for 4 and in the sitting-room area there is a sofa and easy chairs, in which to relax after long summer days on the beach or invigorating walks in the hills. Many books and board-games are provided, also a DAB Radio with iPod dock, TV and a DVD player with a good selection of DVDs.
A small complimentary welcome hamper containing organic and fair-trade items, a fresh home-baked cake and flowers from the garden will be on the table on your arrival.

Old Oak Gypsy WagonCaravan and LOg cabin holidayOld Oak Gypsy Wagon, Penyrallt Home Farm, Pentrecwrt, Llandysul, Carmarthenshire, SA44 5DW
www.oldoakgypsywagon.co.uk
Come and stay in a traditional romany bow top wagon restored to its former glory and now a wonderful retreat away from the hectic pace of everyday life. Here at Penyrallt Home Farm in West Wales you have the opportunity to relax in your very own gypsy caravan and log cabin on an organic working dairy farm.
Set away from the farmhouse and main buildings, along its own little lane, down past the pond you'll find the wagon and cabin with beautiful views of the teifi valley framed by the old oak tree.
Inside the wagon is a double bed which is slightly shorter than average at 5ft 9in long but still cosy, there are underbed cupboards and cushioned seating to be found inside.
Bedlinen, towels, logs, tea, coffee, sugar and our own milk are all provided free of charge.
Accommodation is suitable for a couple plus babe in arms, if you have older children then you'd be welcome to bring along a tent which could be set up on the lawn, but a maximum of 4 people.

Powys farmhouseCwm Broadwell Farm, Mutton Dingle, New Radnor, Powys, LD8 2TL
www.radnorhillsholidaycottages.com
The perfect setting for a family reunion or a large party of friends, Brookside Farmhouse and Cwm Broadwell Barn are large holiday cottages that are self catering and both are situated in New Radnor, in the beautiful Welsh Marches. Half way down the border between England and Wales, the properties are close to the Offa's Dyke footpath and the popular towns of Ludlow, Hay-on-Wye and Presteigne.
Large Holiday Cottage - Brookside Farmhouse, rich with period details and furnished with antiques, accommodates up to 12 people plus two guests in two double and two twin rooms, with a further two twin rooms with an extra bed in each.
Stylish, modern and full of light Cwm Broadwell Barn is set in a beautiful private valley of 35 acres divided by streams and boarded by woodland rising up to the Radnor Forest.Cwm Broadwell Barn accommodates up to 10 guests in 2 double bedrooms and 3 twin rooms.

Tircethin Farm, WalesLounge at TircethinTir-Cethin Farm Luxury Barn Holidays, Three Crosses, Swansea, SA4 3NA
www.tircethinfarm.co.uk
info@tircethinfarm.co.uk
Luxury Self Catering Barn Conversions – Gower, South Wales
Croeso i Fferm Tir-Cethin | Welcome to Tir-Cethin Farm
Tir-Cethin Farm is one of Wales’ newest 5 star holiday destinations. We offer luxury self-catering accommodation in The Gower, South Wales – the UK’s first designated area of outstanding natural beauty.
It’s a great location for short breaks and memorable family holidays in Wales.
We have designed our spacious oak-framed barns to suit young, growing and extended families and friends. With a fresh, contemporary finish, you can experience our natural environment with all the latest conveniences of modern living. With the addition of some of the latest “green technologies” we have tried to make your holiday as environmentally sustainable as possible.

"We are proud to be the only accommodation provider in the area to hold a Gold Award from the Green Tourism Business Scheme"

Guidfa housegeorgian house walesGuidfa House, Crossgates, Nr Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 6RF
www.guidfahouse.co.uk
"Comfort, good food and a relaxing atmosphere are just three of the things you remember when you have stayed at Guidfa House."
This elegant Georgian House is the home of Anne & Tony Millan and their aim is to offer their guests an enjoyable, value for money stay complemented by professional yet unobtrusive service.
The bright and spacious bedrooms are all individually furnished and include a ground floor room. All rooms have comfy beds, huge fluffy bath towels, soft bath robes and quality toiletries. The recently refurbished Coach House Suite has a super-king double bed, large sitting room & spa bathroom. For your added comfort Guidfa House is totally non-smoking. The elegant sitting room with its open log fire and beautiful original chandelier is an ideal place to relax at the end of the day. Drinks and wine are available from the bar if required and there are plenty of books together with local leaflets and maps to help you plan your stay. There is also free Wi-Fi Internet access available.

Gwaenynog farmhousemid wales farmhouseGwaenynog Farmhouse B&B, Dolanog, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 0LJ
www.gwaenynog.com
Gwaenynog is a beautiful B&B in a quiet and scenic location, about a mile from the River Vyrnwy at Dolanog and a 5 minute drive from Llanfair Caereinion in Mid Wales, an area of outstanding natural beauty. The stunning views and wildlife of Lake Vyrnwy are also just 9miles away. We are at approx 600 feet above sea level, so have some amazing views, including the imposing presence of Moel Bentyrch.
You will be assured of a warm welcome at our high quality B&B. There are extremely comfortable beds, powerful showers, sumptuous towels, fragrant shower gels and shampoos. There's a choice of teas and coffee in all the rooms with fresh milk, flat screen TV's with Freeview & DVD players, and if you must, Free WIFI; With varying views from every window, each bedroom has its own distinctive character.
Watch the resident birds from the guest lounge - we have a wide variety of birdlife here, due to having 3 types of habitat surrounding the farmhouse: woodland, wetland and open fields.
After a relaxed night's sleep rise for a leisurely cooked breakfast of locally sourced ingredients or perhaps something lighter. Our breakfasts are plentiful and varied - with vegetarian options too if you let us know in advance - all made from the best locally sourced produce.

eco friendly farmhouseCwmbiga FarmCwmbiga Farm, Staylittle, Powys, SY19 7DB
www.cwmbiga.co.uk
High quality, eco friendly, accommodation on a farm set in its own beautiful valley in Mid-Wales.
Whether you wish to stay in one of our 4 star, Gold Award winning, eco friendly cottages or opt for bed and breakfast in our comfortable, fully modernised, Grade II listed farmhouse, Cwmbiga is an ideal rural retreat and a great base for an outdoor activity holiday, a quiet or romantic break or a get together with friends and family.
Cwmbiga is a 60 acre smallholding and wildlife haven set in its own valley in the Hafren Forest and the Cambrian Mountains. The Clywedog Reservoir (renowned for its fly fishing) is nearby and we're only 9 miles from the lovely market town of Llanidloes. The Glyndwr's Way passes half a mile from us and we are 4 miles from the source of the Severn. Cwmbiga is also on a national cycle path (Sustrans Route 8).

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