Visit Wales Gardens during February Half Term
It’s not too early in the year for horticultural pleasures if you’re taking a Wales cottage holiday during February Half Term. You’ll find several splendid Wales gardens open to visitors at this early time of the year, so find the time to enjoy the sight of early snowdrops or daffodils.
Down in the Carmarthen and Llandovery area, Aberglasney Gardens near Llandeilo are well worth a visit - as is the renowned National Botanic Garden of Wales, in the Towy Valley about 7 miles east of Carmarthen. Large family groups could choose to stay at Penddol Farmhouse, a spacious and well-equipped property with four bedrooms, convenient for many visitor attractions. No longer available :(
2015 Update: Within the Brecon Beacons National Park and just 16 miles from Aberglasney gardens is Gelli Mydog, a superb property for 6 people. This detached farmhouse has been newly refurbished and has a contemporary feel while still retaining original features such as stone walls and fireplaces. A conservatory runs the whole length of the house which is set in landscaped, enclosed gardens offering beautiful views.
Two gardens where there is something to see all year round are Clyne and Singleton in Swansea, close to fabulous Gower beaches. And if you’re staying in a holiday cottage up in north east Wales, Chirk Castle and Erddig, near Wrexham, have gardens open to visitors in February. In Mid Wales, always somewhat different, there’s the Centre for Alternative Technology near Machynlleth, where a family of four can stay at Ty Wennol, a delightful beamed character cottage overlooking the Dyfi Valley.