What The LittleStuff Family Did In The Brecon Beacons – Our 6 Day Plan.
Jun27

What The LittleStuff Family Did In The Brecon Beacons – Our 6 Day Plan.

As we were over on the west side of the national park this year, I thought we’d share the things we did as a bit of inspiration to anyone else visiting this summer… Day 1 – Walk to Llyn Y Fan Fach By the time we’d had  a lazy morning, then found a supermarket to stock up for the week we only had the afternoon left. So a quick and easy stroll was in order to stretch our legs – we opted for the lovely Llyn...

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When LittleStuff had a cottage holiday in the Brecon Beacons – Llwyn-y-neuadd
Jun26

When LittleStuff had a cottage holiday in the Brecon Beacons – Llwyn-y-neuadd

If you’re looking for a peaceful and remote cottage for a family holiday filled with good old-fashioned fun, then this might be just the place for you. Just finding Llwyn-y-neuadd on a map is an adventure in itself, and when you see the track and think you’re nearly there – well, the adventure’s really just getting going. Because you need to navigate up the hill on an unmade ancient drover’s road...

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Remote, secluded, Banlicken – remember the holidays we used to have?
Apr09

Remote, secluded, Banlicken – remember the holidays we used to have?

The final leg of our Scottish Road Trip for One Off Places was way over off the West Coast of Scotland, on to the Isle of Arran. The ferry itself is almost an hour’s crossing on a surprisingly big car ferry – the cost for us was over £60 each way, as it’s £31 for the car, plus £5 per person (there’s no benefit in a return price ticket unless you’re going back within 5 days; which is no use to...

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Snowboarding in the Cairngorms – about as much fun as you can have as a family.
Apr01

Snowboarding in the Cairngorms – about as much fun as you can have as a family.

While we were staying at Fisherman’s Cottage with One Off Places, we took Dora the Caravelle down to Aviemore one afternoon for an unforgettable afternoon as guests of The Ski School and Cairngorm Mountain. The husband and I had tried snowboarding about 20 years ago on a dry ski slope, but we had a feeling that a 3hr private family lesson in real snow way up high on a mountain side might be a little bit better than a dry ski...

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Fisherman’s Cottage, Cawdor – The Ultimate Family Highlands Retreat
Mar31

Fisherman’s Cottage, Cawdor – The Ultimate Family Highlands Retreat

First stop on the recent LittleStuff tour of the Highlands, courtesy of One Off Places and VW, was a stay on the Cawdor Estate, between Inverness and Nairn. Now if I were to close my eyes and imagine my absolute ideal peaceful family holiday retreat, I would actually be conjuring up Fisherman’s Cottage. Of course, I wouldn’t have known what it was called until a few weeks ago, and a few of the details would be different,...

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Staying at Ty-Maen cottage -#BridgendBites
Mar07

Staying at Ty-Maen cottage -#BridgendBites

Whilst we were staying as guests of Bridgend Bites, our home for those hectic few days was Ty Maen (http://www.ty-maen.co.uk/ ) converted cow byre on a farm about 5 miles from Bridgend itself. The directions were detailed, and we soon followed the past-the-school, past-the-pub instructions (it’s funny how they always look confusing before you set off, and then when you’re in place it all becomes clear), and we found...

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