It’s only the good on here, not the bad and the ugly…

We’ve been busy lately playing around with maps and thought we could do something that’s useful for you, our guests. It would be rude not to! So, we’ve just launched a new map on the Milkwood House website that is very simple, it allows us to ‘pin’ the places that we want you to visit

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Milkwood Sponsors Tour of the Welsh Rugby Regions

(Originally uploaded to flickr by www.abayoflife.com) We’re delighted to be sponsoring the Tour of the Welsh Rugby Regions cycle ride on 17th August this year. Ystradgynlais Hooker (that’s a rugby player for those of you not into sport!;-) Gareth Thomas is organising it to raise money for two local charities and has over 30 riders

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Milkwood House self catering now available this Summer!

Owing to a sudden last minute cancellation of an extended booking throughout the Summer, Milkwood House has just become available for the rest of July and August 2011. So if you’re looking for a last minute self catering holiday in Wales, there’s now a rare chance to stay in one of the top self catering

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An Idiot at Home Day 6: Wheels, Feet and Huts

Beach-Huts, a photo by TruPlaces on Flickr. Yep, this was certainly a day for wheels, feet and beach huts. Wheels first, and the cycle ride from Milkwood House along the coast to Mumbles, those of you who know it, will know how pleasant this is. Sun shining, hungry bellies, my eyes were firmly fixed on

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An Idiot at Home Day 5: A new pair of slippers

Sunset over Swansea Bay, a photo by TruPlaces on Flickr. There was always going to be one day. One day that meant we were going to be dragged around the dreaded shops. This was it. After an extended period of listening to the sea from my pillow, some TV watching, kids buzzing around your feet

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An Idiot at Home Day 4: It’s days like this that make holidays

Surfing lessons in Gower, a photo by TruPlaces on Flickr. What an amazing day. Our requests via #idiotathome on twitter led us to booking a surfing lesson on Gower. Gower is known for its surfing and not its over commercialised cheap-seats surfing too, so this is undoubtedly one of the best quality places in the

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An Idiot at Home Day 3

Another wet wet day on holiday in Wales, but lovely waking up to the sound of the sea. Can he quite used to this, the boys want to move here! Mother and father in law joined us today, brought our bikes down so we can peddle along the prom outside Milkwood. In one direction, the

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An idiot at home Day 2

First proper day had arrived. Weather wet. Mood surprisingly upbeat. Realised that Milkwood should have a funky coffee machine (yep, and that is for my benefit, well for this week anyway!). Nice to have in front of us what my brother calls a ‘no deadline day’, the thought that I could have 7 of them

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An idiot abroad? Nope, in Swansea.

For the first summer ever, my wife has finally got her way. We’re actually going to spend a week in our own self catering apartment, Milkwood House in Swansea. She’s been threatening for two years now, and as is so frequent in our house, eventually, and consistently, the women rule (and there’s only one of

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