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Something New
Something New

Experience Something New in Mid Wales

Try your hand at something you've never tried before, and immerse yourself in new experiences.

Learn a new skill with countryside courses including dry stone walling, or pick up a paintbrush and book yourself onto an inspiring art workshop.

Take in the views aboard a hot air balloon, or if you have passion for railways you could try driving your very own steam train through the Mid Wales countryside. 

If that sounds too energetic, enjoy a truly relaxing experience at one of Mid Wales' spas or wellbeing centres, or unwind at a yoga retreat.

 

Unique and memorable experiences ...

Spa and Holistic Therapy

Spa

The Rock Spa

Llandrindod Wells

A magnificent 18m heated swimming pool with whirlpool spa and luxurious Sauna and Steamroom. Our gym contains the latest aerobic and cardiovascular equipment linked to your individual TV and sound system.

Lake Vyrnwy

Spa Thermal Suite & Gym

Lake Vyrnwy

The spa with a view at Lake Vyrnwy Hotel

Mermaid Spa Portmeirion

Mermaid Spa Portmeirion

Portmeirion

A haven of tranquillity overlooking the Dwyryd Estuary

Rainwild Spa

Rainwild Spa Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth

Relax in our spa and pamper lounge. Massage treatments, holistic therapies and beauty and nail treatments all available.

Bailey Balloons

Bailey Balloons offer a personal, friendly service and a memorable hot air balloon flight experience!

The experience will last 3-4 hours with about an hour's flight with a glass of chilled Champagne on touch down and a commemorative flight certificate to take away.

Bailey Balloons in Mid Wales

Explore the great outdoors ...

Watersports

Call of the Wild.

Canyoning

Ystradgynlais

The best way of describing our canyoning activity is white water rafting but without the raft. With our guides, you descend a stunning steep sided gorge by various ways and means!

Surfing lessons Wales

Surfing on Gower

Ystradgynlais

Surfing with Adventure Britain. One of Wales' largest outdoor activity providers. For your peace of mind we are licensed with the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority. Are you a bit of a beach bum ?

Cardigan Bay

Kayaking

New Quay

Hire one of our kayaks to paddle around the bay. Book a taster session to give you some basic tips. Book on one of our escorted 2 hour tours.

Cardigan Bay Watersports

Paddleboarding

New Quay

Paddle boarding is the UK's fastest growing participation sport.

Cardigan Bay

Sailing

New Quay

Taster sessions, RYA courses or dinghies to hire.

Cardigan Bay Watersports

Wakeboarding

New Quay

Try Wakeboarding or Water skiing at Cardigan Bay Watersports

Cardigan Bay Watersports

Windsurfing

New Quay

Windsurfing taster sessions, improver sessions, RYA Courses or hire.

Filming Wild River with Ray Mears 2014

Want to Canoe?

Hay-on-Wye

We warmly invite you to hire a canoe and discover the beauty of the River Wye.

Guided Canoe Trip on the Teifi

Canoeing

Cardigan

Winding towards the sea the deep, tidal Teifi Gorge is a unique environment where fresh and salt waters meet and the species it is home to forms one of the most varied aquatic landscapes in the country.

Sea Kayaking

Kayaking / Sea Kayaking

Cardigan

We are blessed with some of the most impressive coastline in the west. High cliffs, islands, caves and of course the resident dolphin pod makes our Sea Kayaking one of our firm favourite activities but we also do lessons in Kayaking.

SUP

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)

Cardigan

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is a sport originating in Hawaii as an off-shoot of surfing. They enable surfers to paddle farther into the ocean than is typical or to paddle standing up as a sport unto itself.

Surfing

Surfing

Cardigan

Learn to surf at one of our local blue flag beaches with trained and experienced instructors. West Wales has some of the most consistent beach breaks in the country, so join us for an introduction to wave riding.

Tubing

Tubing

Cardigan

Enjoy floating down the river Teifi in white water sitting in a big inflatable tube. Tubing is a fun adventure complete with adrenaline filled moments of white water along the way.

White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting

Cardigan

When the river levels increase, it’s time to blow up the raft and get some white water on falls up to grade 4. 10km of natural paddling on white and gently flowing water taking in the best drops on the Teifi.

Rafting the Graveyard rapid on the Afon Tryweryn

National White Water Centre

Bala

The National White Water Centre has over 30 years of experience in providing white water rafting at the best summer white water facility in the UK.

Watch out for wildlife

Paint the landscape and experience a tailor made and inspiring art workshop.

Try a countryside experience you'll never forget from dry stone walling, to working weekends with your gun dog, and straw bale building.

Browse country courses

Steam Train

Experience the thrill of firing and driving a full-sized steam or diesel locomotive on one of Britain's premier preserved railways.

Whether it's to realise a lifelong ambition, or as that very special railway gift, driving a railway locomotive in Mid Wales is an amazing adventure.

Drive a Steam Train

And plenty of places to stay ...

Sunset at Gwesty Cymru

Gwesty Cymru

Aberystwyth

Luxury Welsh hotel situated at the centre of Aberystwyth's promenade in Ceredigion. Inviting, fresh and stylish with 8 bedrooms featuring LCD televisions, wifi and Egyptian cotton linen. Seafront terraced restaurant serves local food.

Restaurant with Rooms with 8 rooms, £55-£175 prpnb

Tan y Graig

Tan y Graig

Welshpool

Tan y Graig is a family run establishment presenting a warm welcome to guests. Situated in the beautiful Vyrnwy valley 1 mile from the village of Meifod and 10 minutes from the market town of Welshpool. Castles, lakes, walking & adventure.

Bed & Breakfast with 2 rooms, £38-£40 pppnb

4 poster bedroom

Ffynnon Cadno

Aberystwyth

A warm welcome awaits you at Ffynnon Cadno. Located in the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains close to Devils Bridge and Aberystwyth, a perfect place to explore Mid Wales. Red kites guaranteed & ideal for mountain biking at Nantyrarian.

Bed & Breakfast with 3 rooms, £60-£70 prpnb

Laura Ashley Room

The Elephant and Castle Hotel

Newtown

The Elephant & Castle Hotel on the banks of the River Severn, is ideally located in the centre of Newtown. An 18th century Mid Wales coaching inn - the perfect base for both leisure or business traveller.

Hotel with 19 rooms, £60-£140 prpnb

Richmond Hotel

The Richmond

Aberystwyth

The Richmond boasts the prime seafront location on the main Aberystwyth Promenade overlooking Cardigan Bay and is at the heart of town. All room have ensuite facilities. The hotel has its own large private car park.

Guest Accommodation with 15 rooms, £35-£95 prpnb

Dolgun Uchaf Cottages

Cader View & Arran Cottage

Dolgellau

Ideal base for biking, walking, climbing and exploring Snowdonia National Park with plenty others activities nearby such as world famous underground trampoline and zip wire any many other activities suitable for families, couples etc.

Self-catering with 2 units, £110-£140 pupn sleeps 1-4

Dolgun Uchaf

Dolgun Uchaf

Dolgellau

All luxury en-suite rooms with powerful showers, FREE car parking and fast free Wi-Fi

Guest House with 4 rooms, £59-£62 pppn, £90 prpn, £75-£98 prpnb

Farmyard gardens next to Granary

Nannerth Country Holidays

Rhayader

Choose from 3 quality country dwellings on our 200 acre farm, set in astonishingly beautiful countryside. Explore from the door, see the wildlife, discover the Elan Valley which joins the farm, relax under the stars in your private hot tub.

Self-catering with 3 units, £272-£993 pupw sleeps 2-7

Y Beudy

Bythynnod Bryn Caled Cottages

Bala

Three barn conversions with private hot tubs out side each cottage. Perfect country holiday for families and romantic couples.

Self-catering with 3 units, £575-£1355 pupw sleeps 2-7

Indoor heated swimming pool

Croft Farm & Celtic Cottages

Cardigan

Award winning family friendly cottages with luxury onsite indoor heated pool, sauna & gym. Enjoy private hot tubs and log burners. Situated in unspoilt countryside close to Cardigan Bay & Pembrokeshire National Park. Dog friendly.

Self-catering with 10 units, £500-£4165 pupw sleeps 1-12

The Vulcan Lodge

The Vulcan Lodge

Rhayader

Vulcan Lodge Cottages - created by the imaginative conversion of an 18th century country inn into 5 luxury cottages. They are spacious, full of character and have a high specification which brings luxury and style,

Self-catering with 5 units, £310-£905 pupw sleeps 2-6

Penty Buwch at sunset

Beautiful Wales

Barmouth

Set in open countryside of Llanaber, just a mile out of Barmouth. Both barns have sweeping panoramic views of the beach, sea and both penninsulars. Ceilwart Ganol Farm is an equestrian property with free range poultry. Pet friendly

Self-catering with 2 units, £329-£1400 pupw sleeps 1-4

Tynrhyd Retreat

Tynrhyd Retreat

Aberystwyth

Spectacular five star self catering accommodation with hot tub, on a private estate. Set in the Celtic Cambrian Mountains, Tynrhyd Retreat is country luxury with a soul.

Self-catering with 4 units, £330-£4760 pupw sleeps 5-16

Sunset for romantic evenings.

Luxury Lodges Wales

Caersws

The lodges are situated in a peaceful and tranquil setting over-looking the Trannon valley, near Newtown, Mid Wales providing sumptuous accommodation to a 5-star standard. Sited on a eighty-acre estate with two wild-life ponds.

Self-catering with 7 units, £495-£1094 pupw sleeps 4-6

Cambrian View

Bryncarnedd Cottages

Aberystwyth

Bryncarnedd Cottages are located 1 mile from Aberystwyth’s town center. Nestled in the immediate countryside at the top of Aberystwyth, these cottages enjoy the closeness to the town as well as being just far enough out to enjoy the country

Self-catering with 20 units, £125-£3500 pupw sleeps 2-18

Station Cottage and Station House

Station House & Station Cottage

Ystrad Meurig

Station House & Station Cottage were originally part of Strata Florida Railway Station and now located by Cors Caron National Nature Reserve and Cambrian Mountains and the Ystwyth cycle trail ideal for bird watchers, cyclists and walkers.

Self-catering with 2 units, £333-£560 pupw sleeps 1-4

Rhoslwyn

Rhoslwyn

Lampeter

Rhoslwyn is a charming detached stone Welsh cottage with garden set in rural surroundings 10 miles from Lampeter. Rhoslwyn sleeps 3 in two bedrooms, dogs welcome. Home cinema. Superfast Fibre WiFi

Self-catering with 1 unit, £306-£510 pupw sleeps 1-3

Murmur Aeron in the snow

Murmur Aeron

Tregaron

A relaxing and spacious holiday home in the heart of the Aeron Valley, with scenic views from all the rooms. Located between the Cambrian Mountains and Cardigan Bay. Ideal holiday location for families, walkers, cyclists and nature lovers.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £380-£620 pupw sleeps 1-6

Lounge

Swn Yr Afon

Brecon

Swn yr Afon is not one of your commercial hotels (we did that for fifteen years before opening our latest home to guests). It’s somewhere that you can enjoy a home from home break “but” with all the comfort of a top hotel.

Guest Accommodation with 2 rooms, £75-£120 prpnb

Buzzard Cottage

Cwm Irfon Lodge Holiday Cottages

Llanwrtyd Wells

Four Cottages sleeping from 2 to 6 people in gardens and 3 acres woodland of Victorian Hunting Lodge. Light & airy with glorious views down valley, direct access to network of walking, riding and mountain biking paths. Fishing rights.

Self-catering with 4 units, £300-£600 pupw sleeps 1-5

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