The Otter Morning

Gwalia is less than 3 miles from the famous River Dyfi. The eco-system of the Dyfi Valley is so significant that it has been granted UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve status. This has helped local people protect the landscape and to preserve and study the many species which live within it. Otters are one of thosecontinue reading »

The Scottish Project

Whilst living here in mid-Wales and developing our business from Amy’s family home, we also took on another project in Dee’s home town of Nairn in the Scottish Highlands.  Having purchased what used to be my Grandfather’s house in May 2014, we decided to take a winter break from Gwalia and spend 3 months renovatingcontinue reading »

Proper Homemade Oatcakes

I find it quite amazing that not everyone makes these. Homemade oatcakes are really easy and fast to make and taste so much better than shop ones. I don’t like shop ones at all, but these are well yummy (I think it’s the butter!)

I Do…

28th May 2011 was a wonderful day here at Gwalia as it was the day when the lovely Amy and I became Mrs and Mrs, or rather Ms and Ms as we prefer it.  I write this because having had so many people want to come here for a romantic getaway, it seems only fittingcontinue reading »

The Bed Dilemma

How many different ways can you make a bed?  As it turns out, the answer to that is a lot more than I could ever have imagined!  Now, I’m quite a neat and tidy person, like things to be done in a certain way however as long as the beds made I’m not that bothered. continue reading »

We’ve Gone Batty

I’m a town girl.  Like a bit of bird spotting but never really seen bats before apart from a couple of times when staying in the far north of Scotland but we have them here at Gwalia.  On warm evenings just as dusk falls you are sure to see them.  They are really quite mesmerising. continue reading »