Friday, August 11, 2017

Honda Civic Type-R takes home ‘Best Hot Hatch’ award at the Auto Express New Car Awards

Type R rises as champion of Hot Hatch Catagory

Every year Auto Express holds the New Car Awards which one of the industry’s most anticipated award ceremonies.  Created in Britain’s very own Swindon, the Honda Civic Type-R was celebrated last year by being awarded with the Auto Express New Car Award for ‘Best Hot Hatch’. This is known as the most prestigious award in the industry, held for only the highest standard of car.
The car provides exhilarating drive and thrilling speeds - while being practical on an everyday basis. This makes it great for enjoying some high octane driving, but still being able to use as you would any car. Overall, it’s the perfect result for the project, and makes for a wonderful hot hatch.

The perfect driver experience

Honda stated that the vision for the ‘civic Type R’ was superior manoeuvrability of which the driver can put complete confidence in - making the driver feel like they could continue driving infinitely. This dream manifested in reality in the form of this Civic type R.
But we understand - you can’t believe all the hype, so take it from Auto Express Magazine editor who commented that ‘the latest Civic Type R is a shining example of Hondas superlative engineering prowess.’ He went on to say that it sets a new benchmark in class and is the perfect successor to Honda’s great hot hatches of the past.

Fast response

The Honda responds to the driver instantly with zero delay, and with a range of model available you can decide how you want to drive, whether you want to cruise – or to kick it up a notch. The car measures speed, roll, and G force for all road types and conditions and then properly adjusts suspension, steering resistance, gearshift and throttle responds to the perfect conditions are met accordingly. Amazing.
The managing director at Honda UK commented that the awards were excellent news, and that he’s really pleased that customers will be able to receive their car safe in the knowledge that the car is going to be of brilliant quality before they take delivery of it!

You can have a look at a selection of quality cars including the new Type-R at Honda North Wales the go to location for Honda cars for sale Llandudno.

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Gwynt y Mor – Fabulous Homes With Luxurious Living


There’s nothing quite like living by the sea. For eons, mankind has forged a great love for the seafront, and it has been referenced many times in all forms of media. From old poems which wistfully describe the wonder of the sea to modern day television, the sea has long since captured mankind’s attention and devotion—and we are thrilled to announce that a brand new development of luxury apartments for sale North Wales.

Gwynt y Mor is the first offering from a talented new build house developer in Conwy named Brenig Homes, and the site, if anything, is utterly outstanding.

Despite being newcomers to the North Wales housing market. Brenig Homes have certainly made a splash with the wonderfully named Gwynt y Mor (or Sea Breeze, in English) which manages to do the impossible – be of a solid build quality with enough considerate attention to detail and high quality interiors to match the quality of the land of which is it built upon.

The devil is in the detail, and it certainly shows with this fledgling housing developer’s first attempt – put simply, Gwynt y Mor knocks larger, more established developers’ efforts out of the park.

Saying that, Gwynt y Mor does have a single drawback.

Gwynt y Mor looks to be a solid investment for those looking to put resources into the property market – but it also looks like an investment you might have trouble parting with. Make no mistake – you certainly will sell your little piece of Gwynt y Mor when the time comes, here’s absolutely no doubt about it – but you might find yourself attached to the place.

And why not? Occupying magnificent land and boasting unparalleled views of Rhos on Sea harbour, as well as occupying one of the cutest little towns in North Wales is absolutely no mean feat, and Gwynt y Mor manages to combine truly luxurious living with fantastic views, positioning, and a superb build quality which is making waves in the North Wales area, giving much larger developers a run for their money.   

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Dog Training vs Canine Behaviourists


When you’re dealing with a problem dog, it can be a jarring experience for both you and the dog in question. Sometimes, friendly advice from your peers and books on dog ownership simply don’t cut it – especially when the problem is pressing and could cause a very real possibility of injury to yourself, your dog, or even someone else in the future. When you’ve decided that enough is enough, you need the help of a professional in order to enable you to trust your dog again- fortunately there is help to hand in very many different forms - Dog Training among the most effective.  

Some owners tend to prefer the services canine behaviourists offer, and some prefer dog training. There are some that will try anything, as long as it works. With that considered, what exactly is the best port of call for you and your dog?

There are canine behaviourists and dog training centres, but which works the best for you? Which can give you the highest chance of success? That can be a pretty tough question in itself of course. For instance, a lot of the services a dog training centre and a canine behaviourist offers can vary, and are very much geared toward the owner rather than the dog in question, with canine behaviourists generally tending to visit the owner and dog’s home on a residential basis, and dog training generally requiring that the owner and the dog travel to their facility.

However, there are outliers which can supply absolutely everything which is needed. Specialist dog training centres such as Kelford Dog Training Centre which is tucked away in the pretty Welsh countryside offer completely bespoke services which are intended solely for the dog’s benefit, though of course don’t spare any detail for the owners.

For instance, Kelford Dog Training provide bespoke dog training which is conducted by staff which are qualified in both canine and human psychology, allowing you and your dog to see eye-to-eye and eliminate unwanted behaviours such as aggression or other nervous behaviours via understanding and retraining.

Kelford Dog Training Centre provides a number of services which are tailored to your convenience, as well. As you’re working hard to understand your dog, you’ll be put up in supremely luxurious private accommodation in the heartlands of this beautiful area, and enjoy long trips to the nearby Welsh town of Llangollen and to the nearby forests which allow you unforgettable, entirely beautiful scenery in order to relax and unwind with your best friend.


Advantages of Wood Burning Stoves over Other Types of Heating


Every year winter hits us hard and the long winding cold spell well and truly hits us for a period of several months. Each time we have to cuddle up with our blankets, put our heating on full blast and ensure the cold spell. Uncomfortable and expensive!


There is a better way to deal with the cold time of the year, and now is the time to start considering your options and making plans to avoid another cold and costly winter. Instead of paying a fortune on your heating bills, a one time purchase of a Charnwood wood burning stove could be the key to a cosy winter.


There are a plethora of benefits to keep your home pleasantly warm with wood burning stoves, and this is why.


Cost efficiency


We all know that the price of energy associated with heating is only getting higher and higher. Heating our homes this way has become an expensive exercise that we have to endure every year. The actual long term cost of a wood burning stove and the materials required to run it are far less in the long run than typical heating strategies.


Cosy warmth


The type of heat you could expect to enjoy through a wood burning stove is far more cosy and natural than that of the heat produced through radiators. You can feel the warm blanket brushing across your body as your wood burning stove hits its top gear.


Energy independency


Energy sources such as electricity, gas and oil should not be taken for granted. Gas and oil are non-renewable energy sources that mean they are going to run out one day, since electricity has to be produced largely through associated methods. This suggests that it is unrealistic for prices to stay the same in the future. Installing a wood burning stove is future-proofing your home, whilst benefitting your own home through self-dependence.


Reliability


The climate is ever changing and putting our existing methods and sources at risk. Power is slowly becoming more unreliable and if you were to experience a cut during the winter months, you would be sure to have a cold few days! A great thing about wood burning stoves is that they are very reliable, ensuring that you always have access to some warmth.


Environmentally friendly


Another fantastic benefit of wood burning stoves is that in contrary to fossil fuels, wood fuel is carbon neutral, meaning that wood burning stoves don’t increase the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Any carbon dioxide emitted is replaced by new trees that are growing as we speak, since they are able to absorb it and re-release oxygen.

One of the most highly recommended types perfect for your home are the Charnwood wood burning stoves, which can offer you longevity, quality and cost efficiency for the next several years.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Fabulous Lodges for Sale in Snowdonia


Snowdonia is a wonderful place, and those that own holiday homes have a fantastic advantage by owning property there. Snowdonia is one of the rare places which is open all year – and no matter what time of the year you visit this National Park, Snowdonia has so much to see and do, it’s almost guaranteed that you won’t tire and absolutely won’t get bored. There are also a series of beautiful holiday homes for sale in Snowdonia – whether your tastes lean toward lodges or caravans we’re absolutely certain that you’ll be spoiled for choice by the offerings North Wales provides in such abundance.

There are a great many holiday parks in Snowdonia, but we think there’s one that is head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to a truly luxurious experience in the heart of the Snowdonia region.

It doesn't get much more luxurious than
Ogwen Bank's beautiful lodges.
With very many luxury brands of both lodges for sale and caravans such as Willerby, Swift, and of course Victory, you can get a high quality break in Snowdonia whenever you like with so many holiday homes for sale at Ogwen Bank – 25 acres of beautiful, unspoiled woodland which offers wonderful views and proximity to the pretty Welsh town of Bangor.




Ogwen Bank's Bar is situated within the pretty
country club which is open to all guests. 
Ogwen Bank has a series of facilities that we’re sure you’ll appreciate, their pretty country club is open to residents and guests throughout the year and offers good food, a fantastic selection of drinks from it’s fully licensed bar and excellent staff which are both friendly and very helpful in helping you make the very most of your holiday in Wales.




Seiont Manor's pool is utterly delightful.
Ogwen Bank offer quite a lot of incentive to owners too – owners of both lodges and caravans at Ogwen Bank are more than welcome to take advantage of nearby Seiont Manor’s spa facilities and pool, at absolutely no charge. Seiont Manor, originally an 18th Century farmstead converted into a Country House, is luxurious and rather stately, and we’re certain that a day of pampering is exactly what you need to truly feel refreshed on your holiday.



Should you not be the cucumber water and steam room type and instead favour the great outdoors and the variety of nail-biting white knuckle adventures the region provides, Ogwen Bank’s position is rather enviable indeed. Right next to Zip World Velocity and a stone's throw away from Surf Snowdonia, Ogwen Bank truly has it all – just waiting for you to experience as you visit again and again.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Luxury Seafront Apartments in Wales


For those looking for something a little bit special in their home – Brenig Homes have something which is built with you in mind. Gwynt y Mor is a beautiful new development on one of the prettiest coastlines within North Wales, offering new homes for sale North Wales which are built to exacting specification, in one of the most beautiful locations in the area.

Gwynt y Mor, or “Sea Breeze” in English, is a development which is placed right by the sea in the very pretty Rhos On Sea. Gwynt y Mor is a series of new build apartments for sale in North Wales which offer opulent luxury and the very highest of specification for you and your family – as well as incredible views of the blue sea and sky, in one of the most beautiful and vibrant little towns on the North Wales coast – and also the most desired coastal location within North Wales.

These 7 luxury apartments provide you with quality on the inside as well. Each and every one of these spacious, high quality apartments offer open plan living, with a dining room and kitchen which is directly connected to a balcony with the most glorious sea views directly off the lounge. Imagine shaking off sleep and waking up while watching the sun rise over the sea – and coming home to witness the beautiful sky as the sun sets – causing the most phenomenal colours across the vast expanse of blue.

The specification and the finish of these luxury apartments for sale in North Wales is fantastic, as well. You’ll be able to enjoy a high-quality designer kitchen with granite worktops and integrated appliances will put the cherry on top. Master bedrooms enjoy large and expansive ensuite bathroom and shower rooms, and granite worktops are fitted as standard.

To learn more about these fantastic properties, visit local estate agent Fletcher and Poole and ask about Gwynt y Mor in order to learn more about these 7 beautiful apartments.  

Monday, June 12, 2017

Lodge Holidays and Holiday Homes for Sale Snowdonia

Staying in a Holiday Lodge is are a great way to spend a weekend or week away with family or friends, and these types of holiday are becoming more and more popular, due to the quality of the lodges, as well as there extremely nice location. Lodges give you the luxury of having all the mod cons and a home from home experience, sometimes to an even higher quality of your own home, but in the outdoor, camping environment, in close access to many attraction and outdoor activities, literally at your doorstep.

Lodges have usually got an open floor plan, very large windows, and a fantastic atmosphere, which all combines very well to give you a real holiday feel. Even if you are unsure about taking a week away in a Lodge, a weekend will be a great taster, and will definitely leave you wanting more, especially if you pick the right spot, and know what kind of things to do are around and what attractions are nearby. Popular locations for lodges are in holiday parks dotted across the country, often close to picturesque places such as Snowdonia in North Wales where you able to enjoy fantastic rivers, or glistening lakes, with activities and scenery giving you the perfect holiday experience.

This environment is perfect for young families and friends that allow them to really have a fun filled holiday, with endless activities that will keep them busy and active! The surrounding landscape will often be perfect for a walk or barbeque on a lovely summer evening. A great place to stay is in the Snowdonia area, where there is a wealth of lodges in the area, with a recommended park called Gwydyr Park Holiday Park, which has a beautiful area and fantastic location, perfect for you and your friends or families holidays. Fun for all the family!

Morfa Lodge holiday park provides several pitches for tourers but for those looking for a more permanent fixuture, check out their holiday homes for sale in Snowdonia

Caravan Parks Mid Wales

Brightwaters Lakes is a lovely family run Caravan Park Mid Wales. Set in 30 acres of magnificent valley, country views and lakes, it is a very tranquil and relaxing place to spend your holidays and for those looking for a holiday home there are new and pre-owned caravans and lodges to choose from.

Located close to the Shropshire and Powys border in Mid Wales, Brightwaters Lakes is within easy reach of Midlands, Merseyside and Cheshire. The Park has two fully stocked fishing lakes an indoor heated swimming pool and numerous on site facilities and activities.

Brightwater lakes offer a lot more than just a caravan holiday. They also have onsite holiday homes and lodges for sale. With an extra long season from March to December (10 months), this is a wonderful place to enjoy numerous holidays throughout the year. There are many plots available, including valley views, close to the lake and even extra large plots if you think you may need them for you ever growing family or friends. All the lodges are located with extra large plots and gardens and have a 40 year license. Whether you are looking for new or pre-owned holiday homes you will certainly find what you are looking for at Brightwater Lakes.

Within 5 miles of Brightwater Lakes lies the market town of Welshpool, which is a lovely place to visit for a spot of lunch or some shopping.

You will never be bored at Brightwater Lakes with various activities and facilities to keep the whole family entertained including fishing, tennis, swimming, numerous play areas, football, basketball, putting green and games rooms.

There are also numerous games, competitions and trips organised by the park to keep you entertained throughout your whole trip. Of course if you prefer to take it easy and stroll around the grounds at your own pace, or just sit and take in the magnificent views surrounding the park then why not, it’s your holiday at the end of the day!!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

How to Create a Perfectly Minimal Looking Kitchen


The clean and clear kitchen seems like a myth when you have a busy family, who make your kitchen the heart of the home. But the un-used and perfectly uncluttered kitchen does exist and it can easier than you think to achieve this idealised look. Kitchen designers Rhyl are doing a few things to create the perfect look.

Hidden appliances – Hiding away your washing appliances by having them built great way to maintain the clean and consistent flow of style. Even if you don’t initially notice a white washing machine next a white worktop any breaks in the countertops will break up your style and kitchen flow.

Handle less countertops – If you really love that minimal look, then this is the one for you. Handless countertops work beautifully in the modern kitchen. Monochromes or bold and bright; going handless will certainly declutter and make your kitchen seem much less busy.

Organised Cupboards - The secret for many in keeping an organised space is keeping organised storage solutions. In today’s modern kitchen, it’s easier than ever to keep your pots, pans and ingredients organised away, yet easily accessible at the same time. Dedicated ingredients cupboards help to keep your food fresh whilst, deep plinth drawers give your more space than you knew you had.

Long splashbacks – To create a beautifully sleek and consistent look, try using long splashbacks that take up the entire counter space. It certainly allows you to add a pop of colour without being too busy.

Know your lifestyle – If you’re generally an untidy person but so want the clean and clear look – it might be best to think about closed cupboards rather than open shelves. However, if you’re tidy and can cope with showing off a few of your kitchen essentials, then you can certainly get away with glass cabinets or open shelving.


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Best Restaurant In Caernarfon In 2017

Our opinion of a restaurant can go downhill very swiftly should it not quite deliver in all aspects of service and expectation. You can often have a perfectly fine meal in a perfectly fine restaurant, and perhaps a rude member of staff, an inattentive attitude, or even a wine list that resembles something you’d normally see at a Wetherspoons can ruin the experience. That’s before you’ve even reached the food.

Perhaps it sounds cruel, but we’re quite firm on this - When you go out to enjoy fine dining, a standard experience you can replicate at home simply won’t do. You want the best of the best of everything, you want to be wowed, amazed and you want to be looked after – and you want to feel that every penny of your bill afterwards was worth it.

While indeed there is a large difference between fine dining and just going out for a midweek meal, it should be noted that there is a large amount of difference between a restaurant and a fine dining restaurant. They simply don’t compare – even if restaurant owners are more than happy to slap the words “fine dining” around to get a few more bodies through the door. This never works well, of course. All you need to do is look upon any sort of ratings website and you can see just how harsh some critics can be – and how the wrong anything can really ruin the mood and the entire experience when it comes to eating.

Rightly so, really. Eating out is about the food but it isn’t really – it’s the entire package, the surroundings, the table, the staff, the drinks… and also the food, and the smallest mistake can cost dearly as the term fine dining has become synonymous with quality in every single respect.
There is so much margin for error in any restaurant, but there’s a little restaurant in Caernarfon which stands head and shoulders above its competitors as the best place in the region to go for fine dining, and believe it or not – this little restaurant in North Wales is part of a country house hotel in Caernarfon.

The Tyn Rhos Country House hotel has everything you need for an excellent evening out. Ambience, daily menus, quality furnishings, décor, attentive and educated staff which yes, really do know their wines and can suggest quite a few offerings to compliment your food from the Tyn Rhos’ wine list which features just shy of 100 different offerings.


When it comes to fine dining in Caernarfon, the Tyn Rhos Country House Hotel has everyone else beat. There really is no reason to go anywhere else.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Range Cookers: The Ultimate Cooker for Dinner Parties?

range cookers north wales
If you absolutely love cooking and baking, but just never feel like you have enough room to cook everything to the level of perfection that you’d like – it might be time for you to invest in a range cooker.

There’s nothing more stressful whilst cooking than trying to ensure that everything cooks at the same time, and often with smaller cookers this means juggling your pans and trays around until the very last moment.

The Sunday roast is an excellent example of this. At the very least, you’ve got the meat, roasties, vegetables and Yorkshire puddings to make sure all come out of the oven piping hot and thoroughly cooked – and all at the same time. Imagine having enough room to simply have everything on its own shelf and hob, and with enough room to keep all the plates nice and hot whilst you entertain your guests.

Whether you host dinner parties once a week, or perhaps just once in awhile on special occasions, a range cooker can be a true blessing to any kitchen. Typically featuring multiple ovens and over four hobs, you’ll have more than enough room for each individual dish – starters, mains and desserts!

For range cookers in North Wales, RN Williams have an excellent collection of stove brands for sale, including the much coveted and iconic AGA stoves which have been the centrepiece of so many kitchens for over 80 years.


range cookers north wales
Range cookers are the go-to choice for so many skilled and celebrity chefs, and after you’ve experienced the ease of using one, it’s likely you’ll never want to go back to using a traditional cooker again.

Range cookers can be found in a variety of sizes, colours and fuel types, so you can find one which looks right at home in your kitchen.

Many range cooker styles have maintained their charming and traditional look, but there are plenty of contemporary cookers to suit those with modern kitchens.

You might find that having your very own range cooker will encourage you to be the host of regular dinner parties, as you’ll find that cooking becomes more of a joy than a chore since there’s so little for you to stress about.

Range cookers are renowned for their ability to maintain the perfect heat for prolonged periods of time, meaning each and every dish you create can be cooked to absolute perfection – providing you supply the right ingredients!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Tyn Rhos Country House in Snowdonia



Graded as 5 star accommodation by Visit Wales, the Ty’n Rhos Country House just between Bangor and Caernarfon is a rare find in North Wales. As a luxury boutique Caernarfon hotel with so very much to offer and opulent luxury throughout every single aspect of this gorgeous Country House, it’s very much one of a kind in the North Wales area.

While indeed there are a number of North Wales hotels which indeed are something special, the standards of the Ty’n Rhos Country House Hotel are so very difficult to beat. We’ve found nothing that can compare to the high attention to detail and wonderfully friendly staff of this gorgeous country house hotel – no matter what region we look within.

The location of the Ty’n Rhos Country House Hotel is absolutely ideal too – this beautiful building is the perfect base for your adventures as it is both a stone’s throw away from the beautiful towns of Bangor and Caernarfon – both historic and both well worth a wander or three. Snowdonia National Park is easily accessible from the fabulous Ty’n Rhos – which ensures that half of your day isn’t wasted in transit to this lovely area.

What makes the Ty’n Rhos Country House so special in a slew of North Wales hotels? It’s very high attention to detail that makes all the difference.  The rooms have been designed beautifully, and there’s nothing about these fantastic spaces which are drab or dreary, with the finest of the finest bedding and furniture being utilised in order to create bedrooms that’ll no doubt give you a series of ideas for your own!

The Ty’n Rhos has a wonderful restaurant in Caernarfon which is absolutely wonderful. This high quality fine dining restaurant benefits from a variety of little touches which certainly make the meal. The first of course is a brigade of Swiss trained chefs,  the second being the same attention to detail spent on the rooms as on the dining room, and the third no doubt being their fantastic gardens.


Situated on acres and acres of green countryside, the Tyn Rhos Country House has tamed the Welsh Countryside in order to create gardens that, despite their large size and their very expansive nature, offer so much on strolls. Should the weather be fine, you’re also invited to take your meal al fresco on their beautiful patio.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

St Tudno Hotel Llandudno – Rooms just as beautiful as the View


Getting a good seafront view is very important when you stay in a Llandudno Hotel, and there are a number of them which are primed to supply perfect views of the beach. We were fortunate enough to stay at the St Tudno Seafront Hotel in Llandudno in order to gauge the views that we would experience at such an enviable spot in Llandudno – right by the pier and the busiest part of town, with all manner of goings on all around us.  

The views were wonderful, there were no two ways about it. The St Tudno Seafront Hotel in Llandudno almost certainly deserves its name – for the astounding quality of the views we got from their very pretty Lorina suite were worth the price of the 3 nights stay we experienced anyway.

Perhaps it was the weather, but the sea was absolutely superb, and gave us many contented hours of just simply staring at the vast expanse of limitless blue all around us. Perhaps it was the prettiness of Llandudno – we haven’t been to a single seaside resort in the UK which looked quite as well maintained and as well looked after as this.

Saying that, we were able to find things which were even better than the views from this beautiful Seafront hotel in Llandudno.

What we did find was exclusive to St Tudno Hotel itself – it has a fantastic little Terrace Restaurant in Llandudno, which serves a variety of fantastic food. There was so much to choose from at the Terrace – whether we were in the mood for light bites (which to be fair, were still pretty substantial and not thrown together as you’d expect in a pub – the pan fried pigeon in particular is to die for).

The attention to detail and the service at the St Tudno Hotel in Llandudno was absolutely wonderful, too. The owners and manager, and their team work so very well together, and are absolutely charming. They were full of tips and little pieces of wisdom about Llandudno and the area around it as well, and even offer a full concierge service which will transport you (in a Jaguar, no less!) to most locations around the North Wales area. If you would like, they can also take you home to your front door in this (elegant) beast of a car too.

We adore this lovely little hotel, and can highly recommend it to any visitor to Llandudno.

Planning for a Borneo Trekking Holiday

So you’ve decided on a Borneo trekking holiday, and it’s very likely you’ve begun looking at all of the exciting places and tours you’re planning to go on.

What’s most important is that you start planning on packing sensibly and preparing yourself for the adventures ahead.

If you’re planning on taking on the challenge of Mt. Kinabalu (the highest peak in Borneo at 4,096m tall!) you might need to train a little beforehand.

Of course, if you’re travelling from the UK then there’s no way to prepare yourself for trekking in the heat of Borneo, but ensuring that you maintain a good fitness level before you arrive will make the journey much more bearable.

If you’ve bought new walking boots for your holiday, make sure that you’ve broken them in before arriving in Borneo to reduce the chances of procuring some very nasty blisters. It’s also a good idea to practice walking with your rucksack.

It’s essential to buy travel insurance before your holiday. It may seem obvious, but many people neglect to do this and often end up with a costly bill after even minor accidents abroad.

Travel insurance can be relatively cheap if you shop around, and it gives you a sense of security whilst on your holidays.

Do some research into which vaccines you might need. A quick vaccine at your local doctors can save you from serious conditions and diseases such as tetanus and rabies. The last thing you want is your holiday cut short from a nasty cut or bites from a wild animal, so it’s always best to prepare yourself.

If you’re looking to trek deep into the Borneo jungle, it’s not the best idea to attempt this alone. If you choose to trek with a reputable tour company, it means that you will be taken along the safest paths by guides who are very familiar with the area – making it a whole lot safer.

Trekking with a guide also means that you’ll be able to find out first-hand knowledge about the area and receive beneficial advice. This could be the safest routes to travel on, or perhaps the best places to eat!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A Luxury Wedding Venue in Snowdonia

Luxury Wedding Venues
A romantic exclusive wedding venue, gourmet meals, beautiful ceremony rooms; stunning scenery and surroundings are all on offer from the perfect wedding venue in Snowdonia.

Snowdonia’s wild, breathtaking beauty gives it the perfect atmosphere for a luxury wedding with all the trimmings. Whether you want it to be traditional, modern, themed or chic you can find the best setting in Snowdonia for your big day.

Weddings should be all about joy, glamour and most importantly you! There is a wedding venue in Snowdonia that lets you express your individual style while taking the stress out of your wedding.

Talhenbont Hall is the perfect place for your dream wedding, with outstanding ceremony room, self-catering cottages in Snowdonia for your guests to enjoy, in addition, there is over 80 acres of land all to enjoy and explore.

The whole estate is available exclusively for you to use up to 3 days. You have the choice of a 1 day/1 night option. Alternatively, you can stay for 2 days/2 nights, arriving on the eve of your wedding and having the estate until the afternoon following your wedding. What could be better? You and your guests enjoying the celebrations over 3 days. Our award winning caterers can provide dinner on the night before your big day as well as breakfasts for your guests….making the most of your wedding celebrations.


There are so many choices of food, ceremony room and you can shape it all to suit you! Choose delectable, luxury canapés and garnish the room with your favourite colour scheme.

A truly fairytale wedding is achievable at this wedding venue in Snowdonia so let your dreams come true.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

So You’re About to Buy A Stove


Good for you! There are a series of wood burning stove manufacturers out there, and no doubt you’re feeling somewhat overwhelmed by just how many brands there are, what they can do, and how they can benefit your home.

 When it comes to wood burning stoves in particular, there are a great many on offer, with offerings in a variety of styles, sizes, and shapes which can allow you to match your ideal stove to any kind of room.

While this might sound like quite a minefield considering how many stoves there are on offer, it’s actually quite a good thing! You can be more than certain that you don’t have to settle for second best when it comes to a wood burning stove, and can get the most bang for your buck with a variety of different ones based on what you need and also your personal tastes.  

For instance, the following Gazco Gas Stove is an absolute steal – the Marlborough small can heat up small to medium rooms with absolutely no problems whatsoever, and the medium can manage even the largest of rooms.

If wood burning stoves are more your thing, then the Villager wood burning stove brand offers the best of both worlds. Villager wood burning stoves are traditionally crafted, exceptional to look at, and even better – are a very reasonable price. With a Villager wood burning stove you get an awful lot for your money, and can heat anything from the smallest of rooms, to open plan living spaces.

While it might be tempting to go for offbrand stoves, it’s imperative when it comes to heating your house that you have something that comes with a guarantee, and we hope that the choices above have proved that you don’t have to spend a fortune to get a lot when it comes to selecting the perfect wood burning stove for your home.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Enjoy a wide selection of craft ales at the Meadowsweet Hotel


Summer is here, and it’s beer garden time! Absolutely nothing could be better than sitting outside in the garden at this time of year, enjoying the sun and enjoying life – and the Meadowsweet Hotel in Snowdonia can provide just that - as well as a number of fantastic new offerings which are certain to be the icing on the cake.

Take their brand new Craft Beer menu, for instance. This menu is very much the spirit of the Meadowsweet Hotel in its entirety – the perfect mixture of offerings from both Wales, and America. You’ll enjoy some real gems such as Welsh Gold – a popular golden session ale, Chwaden Aur, which is a treat indeed – golden orange and with a lacy head. Chwaden Aur allows for a long fruity finish, thanks to its citrus flavour. Otherwise, the Meadowsweet Hotel has the Cwrw Ysgawen, or Purple Moose Ale – which is wonderfully refreshing thanks to a hint of elderflower.

The American side of the Meadowsweet Hotel’s selection of straw – golden ales is just as impressive, and it certainly looks like whoever has selected these offerings has wonderful taste. Honey Fayre is a golden ale with malt flavours balanced by a lingering bitterness that just cries out for another pint. Buckskin Blonde is an easy-drinking beer, which finishes cleanly and in a crisp fashion. If more hops is your thing, you’ll adore the Palomino pale ale – which finishes nice and bitter, as well as the Sierra Nevada pale ale which uses whole-cane American hops.

The Meadowsweet Hotel in Snpowdonia has a fantastic reputation, and is far more than a simple hotel. The side business, Lle Hari, a fabulous restaurant in Llanrwst is famed in the area for its amazing food, which matches traditional Welsh cooking with classic American service, and we quite simply can’t recommend it enough.    

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Bluetooth Car Kits for Safer Driving


The investment of hands free mobile phone accessory can make life easier for anybody, helping you carry out business on the go and keep you connected anytime, anywhere.

A hands free Bluetooth car accessory offers a solution to any problems you would have without one of these fantastic pieces of kit.

Bluetooth car kits North Wales will keep you following the law and stops you from illegally operating a mobile phone whilst driving.

The risk a driver takes when operating a mobile phone in the car, fumbling around for the phone or attempting to untangle a wire is large and incredibly dangerous.

No matter how confident you are in your driving ability, accidents can happen, so it’s always best to avoid doing things which will take your attention way from the road.

The installation of hands free car kit allows the driver to quickly and safely identify the call and take it through a much safer manner whilst in the car. The sound quality of hands free allows calls to be heard easily at both ends due to improved technology and quality of different models.

With the new driving law now in place, being caught driving with a mobile phone in hand can end up costing you a hefty fine – and six points on your licence. This means that new drivers face an automatic ban if caught using their phone whilst on the road.

DJH Communications offer a range of Bluetooth car kits and accessories with full installation services on any product. As well as the popular hands free car kits, Gemini Tech offers other products helping vehicle security and efficiency, including GPS tracking devices.

With 20 years of experience within the communications industry, DJH Communications are able to advise you on which services and products will best suit your personal requirements.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Llandudno in the Summer


It’s already May, and we truly feel like summer’s already begun. The same could be said for the pretty seaside town of Llandudno which is enjoying an early start to the summer season thanks to the good weather.  Numerous hotels in Llandudno are filled to the brim with revellers enjoying sights and experiences such as Llandudno’s famous pier, Mostyn Street and of course the beach, and the town is rather busy as result.

But which hotel in Llandudno is the one for you? While indeed large hotels such as the Grand and of course the Imperial strike rather imposing silhouettes, there’s something to be said for the smaller hotel. With the larger hotels in Llandudno, of course you’ll get efficient service and of course you’ll be looked after on a very grand scale.

Yet, it’s hardly personal. You may be little more than a (very well taken care of) drop in the ocean, and while of course you’ll be treated well, you are just that – a room number, and a single head at a breakfast buffet.

That’s not the case with the smaller Llandudno hotels, and it’s not the case at the Elm Tree Hotel in Llandudno. This lovely little hotel brings the best of both worlds to your stay in Llandudno, and this spotlessly and immaculately clean Llandudno Hotel can more than certainly compete with the big boys in matters of professionalism.  Yet you get a little something extra with The Elm Tree Hotel in Llandudno, and that something is the personal touch.

At the Elm Tree Hotel Llandudno, you will be welcomed into this beautifully clean little hotel, where absolutely nothing is too much trouble. Your room will have attention to detail and your requirement, and your breakfast will be well and truly worth getting up for with plenty of choice, excellent presentation and of course very well cooked, quality food with absolutely no need for lunch afterward.

The Elm Tree Hotel is well and truly the best hotel in Llandudno, the UK and even the world – with the TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Award for the Best Bargain Hotel in the World for 2017, they’re indisputably the best hotel out there – so why not take some time to relax and enjoy it?  

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Choosing the right Garden Furniture in North Wales

Once you have finished laying your patio, decking and satisfied with your lawn, you’ll be starting to think about garden furniture. By finding and purchasing garden furniture, you’ll effectively add the final pieces to your garden, which allow you to relax and enjoy time outdoors.

Many shops and online retailers such as Greenhouse Staging, an excellent company which are quite famous for their variety of Heavy Duty Green House Staging and Folding Greenhouse Staging,  do stock furniture, meaning you have various places to find what you’d like.



1 - Discover Brand New Ideas

Country Shows can provide some
very much-needed ideas 
on how to give
your garden the latest and
greatest
features possible.
The difficult part is finding what you like, so snooping around different retailers is a good idea. The vast majority of garden centres across the UK have so many displays and inspiration ideas just lying about, it would be a crime to not go out there and get some ideas. Alternatively, there are very many online resources which can allow you to see an outdoor seating area which is very close to perfect - and putting your own spin on an idea can make it unique to the needs of you and the needs of your garden.

What about getting out there and going to a country show? That can be the perfect place to go to get brand new ideas - as well as purchase them while supporting the local economy. In most country shows there are a variety of vendors which often sell bespoke, hand-crafted features to your garden which will serve as focal points for very many years to come.

However you decide to get inspiration for your garden, you should almost certainly consider what exactly you want your garden furniture to accomplish.

Do you want it for an open seating area? Maybe you’d want a certain theme to go with your garden? Or maybe you are just after something comfortable and pleasant to sit quietly in the garden? There's so very many questions that can spring to mind when you're making the perfect outdoor seating area, and it helps to plan accordingly.

On a fire afternoon why not sit outside in your garden with paper and a pen and start sketching out a plan? It never hurts to go into anything prepared, and designing the perfect patio is very true to the general rule of thumb.



2 - Plastic Doesn't Equal Cheap

These Adriondack Chairs are stunning,
Vibrant, Eco-friendly and oh so stylish.
You should consider what your budget is. There are a huge range of different types of garden furniture available and indeed, pricing varies - from absolutely insignificant, almost throwaway pieces of furniture to beautiful pieces of (almost) art.

Plastic has come a long way since the wobbly garden chairs you might remember as a child. For instance, CR Plastics has developed the must-have garden item of the year with their fabulous Adriondack Chairs. Available through select British retailers such as Greenhouse Staging, CR Plastics range of Adriondack Chairs are both stylish, and very high-end.

The beautiful thing about these beautiful chairs is of course their design. As an added bonus, these chairs are manufactured from 100% recycled plastic waste recovered from oceans, rivers and land, so you can have the knowledge that your purchase looks fantastic, and is helping make the world become a far better place.



3- Traditional Wood Benches, Tables and Chairs are Not Old Hat


This pretty bench is Greenhouse
Staging's fabulous Lutyens
Solid Hardwood Bench. 
For those wanting something a little more traditional, you may purchase something that winds up a little more expensive. While indeed plastic garden furniture has come on leaps and bounds within recent years, with wood, you're dealing with a time-honoured and long known fact: Wood is a precious resource, and you do tend to pay good money for garden products which are made of wood.

Saying that, wooden garden furniture is money well spent. The craftsmanship that goes into wooden products is absolutely stellar - You can get a high quality wooden oak table and chairs for example, which will look excellent and have a long and durable life, provided it is treated well.

Wooden garden furniture provides a fabulous contemporary look, and provided it is treated well and cared for, will stand the test of time in any environment while looking so very stunning. Do keep in mind that the type of wood will also hold quite a lot of sway in how your garden set ages. Look for manufacturers that provide a history of the piece going down to it's origins - as well as clear and definitive instructions on care.  



4 - Assess Your Needs Before You Buy

This porch is perfect for a romantic spot
of tea, but somewhat unsuitable for a
 barbeque. 
If you think you may entertain groups of guests in the garden several times a year, but don’t need a large amount of furniture for your household occupants, you can always get something that suits the job for the people in the house and have a wooden or plastic chairs stored away that can come out and cater for your company.

For those warmer times of the year, you’ll need some shelter from the sun. A folding or over hanging umbrella can be stored away and easily put up to protect you and your company from the sun when it feels more punishing than pleasant.

Do you think you’d be cooking in this area? If so, would you have an area for a barbeque, hob or oven? A lot of people live in regions that are perfect for regular outdoor cooking, so this may play part on making your selection.

If it gets cold in the evenings but fancy staying outdoors, you could get a hold of some patio heaters. These work very well to keep a group of people warm, so you can stay outdoors for as long as you’d like!