Many of the properties have created special packages for Christmas and here are just a few examples:
South Wales: Ty Mawr Hotel is a small five-bedroomed property located in the village of Brechfa near Carmarthen in South Wales. A former Welsh Country Hotel of the Year, Ty Mawr has a three-night Christmas break from £375 pp (two sharing a room). This includes tea and cakes on arrival on Christmas Eve, canapés and dinner, Bucks Fizz on Christmas Day with a full Welsh breakfast, canapés and three -course Christmas lunch and a buffet supper. Boxing Day will include full Welsh breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner. Guests depart after breakfast on 27th. Call 01267 202 332 (www.rarebits.co.uk).
Mid Wales: The Falcondale is an imposing mansion located near Lampeter in mid Wales which has a three-night Christmas break from £605 pp (two sharing). The festivities commence on Christmas Eve, with homemade mulled wine and mince pies, before evening carols, pre-dinner drink and canapés and four-course dinner. On Christmas morning discover what Santa has brought you before a leisurely breakfast. Lunch is a five-course feast with a buffet supper available in the evening for those with any room! On Boxing Day morning guests can choose to join owners Chris and Lisa on a dog walk (the hotel is famously dog-friendly and well-behaved dogs are welcome to stay), followed by a light lunch and quizzes & teasers in the lounge. A gourmet dinner will be prepared by the chefs during the final evening. Guests leave on 27th after a hearty breakfast. Call 01570 422 910 (www.rarebits.co.uk)
North Wales: Tyddyn Llan is one of only three properties in Wales with a Michelin Star thanks to the genius of Chef Bryan Webb. A three-night gastronomic Christmas break costs from £595 pp (two sharing) which commences on Christmas Eve with afternoon tea and a six course, gourmet, French-themed dinner. On Christmas morning continental breakfast (very sensible) will be served before a four-course lunch of traditional British fare, with choices for each course. In the evening a festive buffet will be available from 8.30pm. Full Welsh breakfast kicks off Boxing Day before lunch (optional, £45 supplement), afternoon tea and a six course Italian feast for dinner. Guests depart after a full Welsh breakfast on 27th. Call 01490 440 264 (www.rarebits.co.uk)
For further information on Christmas packages available from Welsh Rarebits members visit www.rarebits.co.uk.