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Step into Winter in Mid Wales. Cosy fires, snuggly blankets, homecooked eats and brisk walks - we do winter as it should be done.



This is Winter in Mid Wales

It’s time for hibernation. Or is it? Hibernation gin, yes, at Dyfi Distillery.

But the kind of hibernation where you stay at home? There are too many wintery walks for that; too many market towns with independent shops, selling the perfect Christmas gift; attractions hosting festive events (we’re popular with Santa this year, he’s hopping aboard our heritage railways all over Mid Wales).

Festive crafts, festive afternoon teas, festive menus (we’re feeling festive, can’t you tell?). And if your feet get tired from exploring, in town or countryside, settle down in a warming pub. Stay overnight and make a short break of it.

It’s been a busy summer, but our Mid Wales businesses still need your support right through the winter months. Every time you buy a gift from a Mid Wales business, a fairy does a happy dance.

If you can’t travel at the moment then no problem, why not plan a future trip where you can get the family all together, or maybe a night away in a beautiful hotel could give you or someone you love something to look forward to in 2022.

Visit Mid Wales Blog - News & Updates from Mid Wales this Winter


Winter Escapes at Welsh Hideaways

Welsh Hideaways, Cwmystwyth , Ceredigion, SY23 4AD

Escape to the Cambrian Mountains with a stay at Welsh Hideaways – dog-friendly, self-catering, holiday cottages in the heart of Mid-Wales.

Winter Escapes at West Wales Holiday Cottages

West Wales Holiday Cottages, Unit 4B, Parc Aberporth, Cardigan, Ceredigion, SA43 2DZ

A selection of Self Catering accommodation, perfect for a winter getaway. We still have some availability for Christmas and New Year breaks. Hot tubs, log fires, empty beaches and a warm Welsh welcome await you.

Winter at Cilfach Holidays (Winter Escapes)

Cilfach Holidays (Winter Escapes), Villa Norge, Cae Boncyn Lane, Llanfyllin, Powys, SY22 5ER

Cilfach - warm, cosy and eco-friendly winter escape in Llanfyllin close to Lake Vyrnwy

Winter at Denmark Farm Conservation Centre

Denmark Farm Conservation Centre, Denmark Farm Conservation Centre, Betws Bledrws, Lampeter, Ceredigion, SA48 8PB

The 40 acre nature reserve at Denmark Farm is perfect for a wintery afternoon stroll, and the self-catering eco lodge is built with comfort, warmth and sustainability in mind.

Winter Breaks at Eithinog Hall

Eithinog Hall, Cyfronydd, WELSHPOOL, Powys, SY21 9ED

Escape to the perfect winter rural retreat - Eithinog Hall. A boutique, countryside bed & breakfast set in the rolling hills of idyllic Mid Wales.

Winter at Cwm Elan | Elan Valley & Visitor Centre

Cwm Elan | Elan Valley & Visitor Centre, Nr Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HP

Winter walks in the Elan Valley are a great way to blow off the cobwebs and get some fresh air. Enjoy the landscape of this 70 square mile estate.

Winter at Bwlch Nant yr Arian

Bwlch Nant yr Arian, Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3AB

During the winter the site is less busy and so this is an ideal time to enjoy the waymarked walking trails and soak up the sights, sounds and smells of nature without the crowds!

Winter at Drovers Retreat (Winter Escape)

Drovers Retreat (Winter Escape), Graig Farm, Dolau, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5TL

A log burner, and fully insulated stone barn make a warm and welcoming place to hide away or retreat to after a bracing walk in the surrounding hills.

Winter Escapes at Bryncoch Holidays

Bryncoch Holidays, Bryn Coch, Hundred House, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5RT

Luxury holiday home with Hot Tub and Free WiFi , and 2 luxury lodges with hot tubs in undercover decking

Winter at Dyfi National Nature Reserve & Centre

Dyfi National Nature Reserve & Centre, Visitor Centre, Ynyslas, Borth, Ceredigion, SY24 5JZ

The beach and sand dunes at Ynyslas are a popular spot for holidaymakers in summer but, as there are fewer people around during the colder months, it is a lovely time for a quieter walk to appreciate the what makes this place so special.

Winter at Brecon Beacons Experiences & Activities

Brecon Beacons Experiences & Activities, Brecon Beacons locations, Sennybridge, Crickhowell, Brecon , LD3 8TY

Enjoy quiet Welsh winter walks with some special little companions.

Winter Breaks at Dwr-Y-Felin Log Cabins (Winter Escapes)

Dwr-Y-Felin Log Cabins (Winter Escapes), New Mill Farm, Carno, Powys, SY17 5LH

Estonian log houses complete with mezzanine and balcony, perfect for taking in the countryside views. Private hot tub offers amazing star gazing moments in a dark sky.

Winter Breaks at Dolforwyn Hall

Dolforwyn Hall, Dolforwyn Hall, Abermule, Montgomery, Powys, SY15 6JG

Full service hotel with 8 letting bedrooms in a beautiful location and fantastic views. Woodland, river, canal, cycling, castles, railway etc. days out and also close to Elan Valley, Rhayader, Snowdonia and Coast

Winter at The Lion Art Hotel & Restaurant

The Lion Art Hotel & Restaurant, The Lion Art Hotel & Restaurant, Berriew, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8PQ

Winter is the perfect time to wrap up warm and enjoy what the winter months have to offer us.

Winter at Dyfi Distillery

Dyfi Distillery, Unit 5 Corris Craft Centre, Corris, Machynlleth, SY20 9RF

The award-winning Dyfi Distillery is one of nine studios at the Corris Craft Centre, near Machynlleth, Mid Wales. It is run by brothers Pete and Danny Cameron who established the first commercial gin distillery in Mid Wales in 2016.

Winter Breaks at Trefeddian Hotel

Trefeddian Hotel, Aberdyfi, Gwynedd, LL35 0SB

Venture to the coast and experience all the wonders Aberdyfi has to offer in the quieter months. Footprint-free beaches, cosy sea view lounges, and brisk country walks await. .

Winter at The Wynnstay

The Wynnstay, Maengwyn Street, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8AE

We are a 3 star family hotel which is a great winter location. We have a large open fire and log stoves, making it a really cosy place to stay in the winter

Winter at In the Welsh Wind Distillery

In the Welsh Wind Distillery, In the Welsh Wind Distillery, Tanygroes, Cardigan, Ceredigion, SA432HP

Christmas gin gift collection from award-winning Welsh distillery: Boutique Welsh distillery In The Welsh Wind has a range of festive gifts for gin lovers this Christmas.

Corris Mine Explorers

Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RF

Group trips, minimum of 6+ up to 40 explorers, weekends from 1st to 19th December.

Winter at Falconry Experience Wales

Falconry Experience Wales, Maes Dulas, Forge, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8RR

Multi award winning Falconry Experience Wales have a variety of personal Bird of Prey Experiences available.


Coed y Brenin visitor centre near Dolgellau, is the gateway to Coed y Brenin Forest Park. Try world-class mountain bike trails, family walks, café, cycle shop, all-ability play area and an easy access trail.

Guided walking holidays on the Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion Coasts with full board in an idyllic country house near Cardigan. Singles, couples and groups all welcome.

This unique nature trail brings Shakespeare's words to life as it links his words back to the animals and plants which inspired them; while taking you on a memorable journey along this magical and enchanting trail.

The RSPB Ynys-Hir nature reserve is a wildlife haven in the heart of Mid Wales. You can wonder from oak woodlands to salt marsh with views across the Dyfi estuary. Perfect for nature lovers & families wishing to discover their wild side.

Tregaron nestles in the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains near the source of the river Teifi. In the 19th Century, it was a thriving market town and an important stop for drovers on their routes through Wales to English markets.

The RSPB welcomes you to our shop by the dam, with its wide range of gifts and books, from where you can access nature trails and information about the surrounding countryside.

Newtown, known in Welsh as 'Y Drenewydd', is the largest town in Powys and is situated on the banks of the River Severn. Founded at the end of the 13th century, Newtown boasts a rich industrial heritage, surrounded by beautiful countryside.

The Mawddach Estuary is where the River Mawddach (Afon Mawddach in Welsh) meets the sea and forms a stunning wide sandy estuary. At the mouth of the Estuary is the town of Barmouth and 8 mile inland is the town of Dolgellau.

Abermaw / Barmouth in Southern Snowdonia is a great location for Mountain, Sand and Sea. Extensive sandy beach with attractions, water sports and boat trips. Situated on the Coast Path with walking and cycling available for all abilities.

Ty'n y Groes car park and riverside picnic area is the gateway to three forest walks, from an all ability trail with the tallest trees in Coed y Brenin (and downloadable Ty'n y Groes MP3 audio trail) OS Grid Reference: SH 730 233

Abergavenny is the traditional gateway to South Wales and to the Brecon Beacons National Park. The old market town is surrounded by beautiful border countryside and home to one of the best food festival in the UK.

Crossing the border between England and Wales more than ten times in its 293km (182m), the Offa's Dyke Path passes through some of the most attractive landscape.

Welcome to Cwm Rhaeadr or valley of the waterfall. This beautiful woodland jewel has something for everyone. Having won the Royal Welsh Show gold medal for forestry in 2007 and 2009.

The Hafren Forest takes its name from the River Severn, the Afon Hafren in Welsh, which takes its rise about a mile from the western boundary of the forest, high up on the slopes of Pumlumon, the highest mountain in Mid Wales.

The village of Devil's Bridge, which translated in Welsh is Pontarfynach, means 'The bridge on the Mynach' is internationally famous for its waterfalls, and the Rheidol narrow gauge Steam Railway.

Ceredigion museum is a celebration of Welsh history and heritage, housed in a restored Edwardian theatre. It is host to lively events and temporary exhibitions throughout the year. Situated in the heart of Aberystwyth, near the promenade.

Experience the spectacular landscapes and walking trails of the forests of Ceredigion, bordered by the Mid Wales coast to the west, and sheltered to the east by the Cambrian Mountains.

The Dyfi Forest is located mainly to the north of the Afon Dyfi between Dolgellau to the north and Machynlleth to the south. Dyfi is a 6000ha forest - a spectacular landscape well worth exploring.

The Elan Valley Estate in Powys, Mid Wales is truly epic and sprawls over 72 square miles, making up 1% of the whole of Wales! The area is designated as an International Dark Sky Park.

The whole Reserve is made up of three parts: Cors Fochno, an internationally important peat bog; Dyfi Estuary, an internationally important feeding ground for thousands of wading birds and the beach and sand dunes of Ynyslas.

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Gift Vouchers

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Courtyard Shop, Powis Castle & Gardens at Powis Castle

Powis Castle, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8RF

Our Courtyard Shop is open 10.30am-3.30pm (closed Wednesdays & Thursdays) and has a beautiful selection of homeware, gifts, souvenirs and delicious treats to choose from.

Handmade Shoes From Wales at The Original Shandals Company

The Original Shandals Company, Unit 3 Bank Lane, Machynlleth, Powys, Sy20 8DT

Machynlleth is home to the Original Shandals Co. and RED (Ruth Emily Davey) Shoes.

Gifts at The CRiC Centre

The CRiC Centre, Beaufort Street, Crickhowell, Powys, NP8 1BN

CRiC supports local producers and you will find a variety of locally produced gift and food items for sale as well as maps, guides and publications with a local interest. Some of these items are also available to purchase online.

Gifts at Corris Craft Centre

Corris Craft Centre, Corris, nr Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RF

Corris Craft Centre offers 9 individual craft studios home to traditional and contemporary Welsh crafts.

Gifts at Y Crochan Cafe

Y Crochan Cafe, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RF

Bespoke and themed Welsh Food and Drink Christmas Gift Hampers are now available, a perfect gift for anyone who appreciates good Welsh food.

Gifts at Hafod Hardware

Hafod Hardware, East Street, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5DS

Rhayader is the oldest town in Mid-Wales, situated on the famous River Wye with the Elan Valley Reservoirs nearby with excellent fishing.

Gifts at Pennau Craft & Coffee Shop

Pennau Craft & Coffee Shop, Bow Street, Nr Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY24 5AA

Our impressive range of Welsh products includes the eternal symbol of undying love, the Welsh lovespoon, slate engravings, Celtic jewellery, sheepskin products, clothing and all manner of souvenirs.

Gifts at Centre For Alternative Technology

Centre For Alternative Technology, Llwyngwern Quarry, Pantperthog, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9AZ

CAT's environmentally designed gift and bookshop is a truly unique shopping experience. It is packed with ethically and environmentally sound products which, inspired by a visit to the Centre, can help you live in a more sustainable way.

Gifts at The Original Butterfly Man

The Original Butterfly Man, Tyddyn Yr Eos , Ty Celyn Bach, Carrog, Corwen, LL21 9BH

The Original Butterfly Man produces a range of original and authentically produced aluminium ornamental wall Butterflies.

Vouchers & Gifts at Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway

Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway, Gorsaf Wharf Station, Tywyn, Gwynedd, LL36 9EY

Gift Shop is open from 9.00am daily | Online Shop is open 24 hours a day

Gifts at Melin Meirion Mill Woollen Centre

Melin Meirion Mill Woollen Centre, Dinas Mawddwy, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9LS

Meirion Mill offer a fantastic range of clothing, crafts and gifts, with a welcoming coffee shop and dog friendly grounds making an ideal place to stop at the gateway to Snowdonia.

Gifts at Monty's Brewery Visitor Centre

Monty's Brewery Visitor Centre, Monty's Brewery, Hendomen, Powys, SY15 6HA

Monty's Brewery is a multi award winning brewery based near Montgomery, Powys, in the heart of Mid Wales.

Photography & Drone Prints at Cymru Stock

Cymru Stock, Unit 16 Aberystwyth Arts Centre , Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3GL

Cymru Print is a digital gallery for our Welsh Creative members, enabling them to showcase, engage and sell their photography, art and illustrations to a world wide audience. Give the gift of print this christmas.

Experience Vouchers

Vouchers at Magic of Life Butterfly House

Magic of Life Butterfly House, Cwmrheidol, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3NB

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift? The Magic of Life Butterfly House has 2021 Season Tickets and Gift Vouchers available

Escape Room Games & Vouchers at Beyond Breakout

Beyond Breakout, 4th floor Royal Welsh Warehouse, Newtown, Powys, SY16 1BJ

Escape Room Games you can do at home!

Vouchers at Falconry Experience Wales

Falconry Experience Wales, Maes Dulas, Forge, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8RR

Our Raptor Experience Family sessions are tailor made to cater for parents, and children from the ages of 10 years up to 15 years, to participate in handling and flying our smaller and more manageable species.

Vouchers at Brecon Beacons Experiences & Activities

Brecon Beacons Experiences & Activities, Brecon Beacons locations, Sennybridge, Crickhowell, Brecon , LD3 8TY

Good Day Out offers unique engaging animal experience days within small groups.

Wheely Wonderful | Cycling Holiday Gift Vouchers at Wheely Wonderful Cycling Holidays

Wheely Wonderful Cycling Holidays, Petchfield Farm, Elton, Nr Ludlow, SY8 2HJ

Cycling holiday gift vouchers are the ideal gift for active people – a cycling or walking short break holiday in the wonderful borderlands of England and Wales.

Vouchers at Kerry Vale Vineyard

Kerry Vale Vineyard, Churchstoke, Montgomery, Powys, SY15 6HU

Inspired by a Dutch barn that once stood on the vineyard, the shop offers a range of wines, and a selection of locally produced food and gifts which we are happy to wrap for that perfect present.

Experience Day Voucher at Yamaha Off Road Experience

Yamaha Off Road Experience, Glynhafren, Old Hall, Llanidloes, Powys, SY18 6PS

Yamaha Off Road Experience Gift Vouchers make the ideal present for Birthdays or Christmas.

Vouchers at Adventure Parc Snowdonia

Adventure Parc Snowdonia, Conway Road, Dolgarrog, Conwy, LL32 8QE

Choose between gifting waves, adventure, relaxation in our Wave Garden Spa or stays in our beautiful new accommodation.

Pottery Experience Vouchers at Alex Allpress Pottery School

Alex Allpress Pottery School, Y Stiwdio, Church Street, Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3BS

Pottery Classes Learn To Throw in Wales

Vouchers at King Arthurs Labyrinth

King Arthurs Labyrinth, Corris Craft Centre, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RF

Gift Vouchers for the King Arthur's Labyrinth underground storytelling adventure. Sail by underground boat, through the magical veil of a waterfall and into a mythical world filled with dragons, giants, the legendary King Arthur and more.

Vouchers at Portmeirion Village & Gardens

Portmeirion Village & Gardens, Portmeirion, Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd, LL48 6ER

Portmeirion offers a choice of gift vouchers, including stay, afternoon tea, lunch and monetary vouchers which may be used in a wide selection of our facilities.

Vouchers at Silver Mountain Experience

Silver Mountain Experience, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3AB


Driver experience at Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway

Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway, The Station, Llanfair Caereinion, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 0SF

Our Driver Experience courses are designed to give you the thrill of being at the controls of a powerful narrow gauge steam locomotive, doing the job for which it was designed.

Vouchers at Corris Mine Explorers

Corris Mine Explorers, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RF

Gift Vouchers for this award winning underground adventure into the virtually untouched, abandoned slate mine workings with the best Mine Guides. Vouchers for a 1 hour Mini Mine Explorer trip & a 2 hour Maxi Mine Explorer trip available.

Accommodation Vouchers

Vouchers at The Bell Country Inn

The Bell Country Inn, Llanyre, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 6DY

Give a gift voucher for a meal or accommodation at The Bell and treat your friends to a really special present.

Vouchers at The Metropole Hotel

The Metropole Hotel, Temple Street, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5DY


Vouchers at Nyth Robin

Nyth Robin, Aberdyfi, Gwynedd, LL35 0RG

Nyth Robin is a small, secluded glamping and touring site with beautiful surroundings, 3 miles from the sea side village of Aberdovey on the west coast of Wales.Alternative gift for friends and family

Vouchers at Llangoed Hall

Llangoed Hall, Llyswen, Nr Brecon, Powys, LD3 0YP

With a history dating back to 560 AD, Llangoed Hall is a unique and wonderfully elegant country house hotel in the heart of the Welsh countryside. Buy gift vouchers from afternoon tea to overnight stays

Vouchers at Lake Vyrnwy Hotel & Spa

Lake Vyrnwy Hotel & Spa, Lake Vyrnwy, Llanwddyn, Mid Wales, Powys, SY10 0LY

Treat someone special to a memorable experience at Lake Vyrnwy Hotel and Spa.

Vouchers at Trenewydd Farm Holiday Cottages

Trenewydd Farm Holiday Cottages, Moylegrove, Cardigan, Pembrokeshire, SA43 3BJ

Trenewydd Farm. 6 cottages onsite, foot golf, outdoor heated swimming pool, hot tubs and more - Trenewydd is the ideal place to unwind, relax, and escape from the stresses of everyday life.

Gift Vouchers at Fforest Fields

Fforest Fields, Builth Wells, Powys, LD1 5RT

Give a loved one, friend or colleague a break away from it all with a £25, £50 or £100 voucher to use towards a stay at Fforest Fields. Vouchers can be used for any pitch, glamping or cottage booking.

Gift Vouchers at Brandy House Farm

Brandy House Farm, Felindre, KNIGHTON, Powys, LD7 1YL

Gift vouchers available from £25-£200 and valid up to 18months. Holiday Cottages Farmhouse B&B, Glamping and POD camping on the border of Radnorshire and Shropshire. Hot Tub. Dogs Welcome

Vouchers at Eithinog Hall

Eithinog Hall, Cyfronydd, WELSHPOOL, Powys, SY21 9ED

Send a special gift to your loved ones with the Eithinog Hall digital voucher, a unique present that can be used against a stay at Eithinog Hall.

Accommodation Vouchers at Portmeirion Hotel

Portmeirion Hotel, Portmeirion, Minffordd, Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd, LL48 6ER

Vouchers for overnight stays, afternoon teas and days out available. Treat someone to something extra special.

Vouchers at The Lion Art Hotel & Restaurant

The Lion Art Hotel & Restaurant, The Lion Art Hotel & Restaurant, Berriew, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8PQ

If you’re looking for an amazing gift for that special someone, you can still buy a voucher for a winter stay, or even a spring or summer stay as the vouchers last for a full 12 months from date of purchase.

Last Minute Availability From 23rd December - 27th December 2021

Llangoed Hall

Country House Hotel with 25 rooms, £99-£900 prpn

Yr Hen Stablau

Self-catering with 4 units, £54-£68 pupn sleeps 2-3

Brandy House Cottages

Self-catering with 2 units, £360-£825 pupw sleeps 4-5

Hendy Farm Cottages

Self-catering with 5 units, £210-£850 pupw sleeps 1-6

The Richmond

Guest Accommodation with 15 rooms, £60-£120 prpnb

The Coach House

Guest Accommodation with 6 rooms, £89-£165 prpnb

Dolgun Uchaf

Bed & Breakfast with 5 rooms, £102-£105 prpn, £78-£165 prpnb

Blue Grass Cottages

Self-catering with 3 units, £66-£150 pupn sleeps 1-5


Self-catering with 1 unit, £990-£1980 pupw sleeps 8-11

Mid Wales Luxury Shepherd's Huts

Glamping with 3 units, £200-£860 pupw sleeps 1-4

The Elephant and Castle Hotel

Hotel with 19 rooms, £60-£140 prpn

Cader View & Arran Cottage

Self-catering with 2 units, £135-£165 pupn sleeps 1-4


Self-catering with 1 unit, £100-£1220 pupw sleeps 2-6

Luxury Lodges Wales

Self-catering with 7 units, £495-£1250 pupw sleeps 2-6

Pen-Y-Bont Hotel

Inn with 5 rooms, £99-£177 prpnb


Self-catering with 1 unit, £294-£1238 pupw sleeps 2-6

Bryncarnedd Cottages

Self-catering with 20 units, £135-£550 pppn sleeps 1-2 , £65-£150 pupn sleeps 1-6 , £500-£4000 pupw sleeps 2-18

Little Welsh Getaways

Self-catering with 5 units, £355-£1500 pupw sleeps 2-6

Troedyrhiw Holiday Cottages

Self-catering with 5 units, £495-£1995 pupw sleeps 2-8

Dolgoch Holiday Homes

Self-catering with 4 units, £260-£725 pupw sleeps 1-8

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