For such a small landmass, and more sheep than people, Wales packs an incredible punch. Just think: the glorious mountain landscape of Snowdonia; the Pembrokeshire Coast with its world-class beaches, pretty harbour towns and that most spiritual and enigmatic of cathedrals, St David’s; the rolling green hills of the Borders; the mighty castles, moody poets and soaring singers.

And the sheep. And the daffodils… We love Wales; we love Welsh black beef and Welsh lamb and, even, laverbread, and we love they way that the best Welsh chefs cook their local produce: with simplicity and naturalness. So, if it’s peace and quiet amongst the mountains and valleys you are looking for, cross that border and cease to ignore a country that is greater than the sum of its consonants (of which there are many). Croeso i cymru a mwynhau eich arhosiad.

hotels in wales and the marches