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Getting Into The Christmas Spirit 2018

Getting Into The Christmas Spirit For 2018 Here At Croft Farm & Celtic Cottages

As we head towards the dark days of winter, and the ads for Christmas are coming at us thick and fast, you’d be forgiven for wondering longingly how you could celebrate the festivities at a more leisurely pace.

This is why we like to think a holiday here at Croft Farm & Celtic Cottages provides the perfect antidote to the pressure and craziness Christmas can sometimes become.

We like to give you the best gifts of all….time together with those you love, and the setting to create memories which will be with you forever. We also happen to have some enticing offers at the moment…

Christmas At Croft Farm & Celtic Cottages

When you book a holiday with us over Christmas you’ll see we like to add the little extras to make it special for this time of year….

Your cottage will have a decorated tree, and all children get a visit from Santa.

We have log burners in all of our cottages but The Granary and The Hayloft, and your first basket of logs is complementary – perfect for cosy nights in next to the fire.

Six of our cottages have garden hot tubs: Croft House, Meadow Cottage, The Farmhouse and The Barn have their own for sole use. The Cartwheel and The Hayloft have shared use of one (you book the time slots you would like.) This offers a wonderful opportunity to relax and unwind under the stars, as your stresses melt away.

Croft House at Christmas

Christmas Offers

If you would like to book a break for Christmas week itself we still have several cottages available, with up to 15% off. Click HERE to see our full availability, and prices, and to book online. Alternatively you can call us on 01239 615179 and we’d be happy to take your booking over the phone.

At the time of writing this, the cottages still available for Christmas are:
The Dairy – sleeps 4 plus one infant in a cot, in 2 bedrooms
The Cartwheel – sleeps 4 plus one infant in a cot, in 2 bedrooms. Shared use of a garden hot tub
The Stable – sleeps 4 plus one infant in a cot, in 2 bedrooms
The Granary – sleeps 3 in 2 bedrooms

Our onsite facilities are focused on fun and relaxation for all the family and include :
– The Leisure Complex with the heated indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym, plus the toddler soft play area and pool table.
– The Big Play Barn, our large indoor play area, with air hockey, table tennis, built-in Wendy house, play shop and garage, toddler ride-on vehicles, sand pit and table football
– Pets’ Corner with rabbits and guinea pigs
– The outdoor adventure playground with toddler slide and swing seats, wooden adventure park climbing frames, full size footie goals and farm walks
– Daily feeding of our farm animals, including Kune Kune pigs, Jacob sheep, Angora and Pygmy goats, Donkeys, and collecting the eggs from the chickens.

Meadow Cottage Hot Tub at Night

Treat Yourself To A Pre-Christmas Break To Relax And Shop At Our Local Christmas Fairs

Alternatively why not treat yourself to a break before Christmas to make the most of some of the excellent Christmas Fairs being held locally – it’s a great opportunity to shop locally and see what our many talented crafters and makers have to offer. Then you can relax by the fire in the evening to write your cards.

Here’s a quick rundown of some of our favourite events in the lead up to Christmas:

Aberglasney Winter Fair: Friday 30th Nov – Sunday 2nd Dec.
Aberglasney Gardens in Carmarthenshire is hosting one of Wales’ biggest festive events when the world renowned Gardens are transformed into a Christmas shopper’s paradise. You’ll find over 100 handpicked exhibitors who are artists, makers, crafters and designers. Spend a day finding unique gifts, handmade decorations, art, beautiful homeware, and artisan food.
Named by the Royal Horticultural Society as one of the UK’s top 10 formal gardens, Aberglasney will also be filled with the sounds of Christmas with traditional choirs and bands, and Santa will be there on Saturday and Sunday.

Cardigan Castle Christmas Fair: Saturday 1st Dec and Sunday 2nd Dec.
Enjoy the historic setting of Cardigan Castle for their annual Christmas Fair and Santa’s Grotto.
There will be stalls featuring quality local crafts and produce as well as hot food and seasonal drinks served on site.

Cardigan’s Giant Lantern Parade & Late Night Shopping: Friday 7th Dec.
This year the parade will be celebrating Visit Wales’ Year of the Sea and creating giant lantern structures as well as hundreds of smaller lanterns for a spectacular procession. The Parade will follow Cardigan’s High Street and finish in the grounds of Cardigan Castle, where refreshments will be available.
Small World Theatre’s sea monster Cragen is making a special illuminated appearance on the River Teifi at Prince Charles Quay, marking the end of her magnificent Clean Seas Tour.
Enjoy everything Cardigan has to offer with late night Christmas shopping too. With arts, crafts, local producers and makers, and numerous independent shops you’re sure to find just the right gifts.

Cardigan Guildhall Crafts At Christmas: Saturday 8th Dec.

Enjoy a one-day-special crafts fair at Cardigan Guildhall Market. You’ll have lots of gift ideas for Christmas from our local craft producers including Ceramics, Wood Craft, Shabby Chic, Designer Bags, Blankets, Cards, Photography, Art work, Soaps, Cards, Fabrics, Cakes and much more.
All presented with a festive spirit and close up magic by Dale and a raffle in aid of the Wales Air Ambulance.

Newport Winter Festival: Saturday 15th Dec.
Bigger and better, this year there will be 35 stalls of local crafters and makers, a live music and entertainment stage, with a range of children’s activities and games, face painting.The Winter Festival officially opens with the Mayor of Newport, Tyrone Williams, the Town Crier, Michael Mathias and Ysgol Bro Ingli children’s choir at 1:30pm on Market Street. The train to see Santa will start running from 1:40pm until 8pm.

Our indoor heated pool, after dark

If you like the thought of having a relaxing winter break with us at Croft Farm & Celtic Cottages you get the best of all worlds….stress-free festive shopping for the perfect gifts, crisp winter walks at our local sandy beaches and the stunning Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, and some indulgent ‘me-time’ enjoying our indoor heated pool, sauna, gym, and cosy nights snuggled up by the wood-burner.

For more information about our 10 luxury self-catering cottages and late availability offers contact us on 01239 615179 or check out our Look and Book page.

Santa spotted on his way!