In the week before replacing our old sofas with new ones, we've had two 5 star reviews. If our guests are happy at the moment, they are going to be absolutely ecstatic when the new sofas arrive - fingers crossed!!

Whisper it quietly, but it looks like we're going to be purchasing a new three piece suite, a 3 seater, 2 seater and single seater with oak frames and leather upholstery. There's a lot to sort out yet, but if we do manage it, Velvet Cottage will definitely be getting the WOW!!!! factor.

The cottage is really quiet booking-wise at the moment, giving us the chance to repair fencing and get everything painted ready for the new season - weather permitting!!! We're really excited to be able to show off our handywork to the lucky guests this year - if the Welsh weather plays ball of course....

We've just had a family stay at Velvet Cottage to celebrate a birthday. They've reported back that they absolutely loved it and said that it reminded them of the cottage in the Cameron Diaz film "The Holiday". Not being familiar with the film, I had a look and saw a quintessentially English country cottage in a rose garden. We appreciate the sentiment but sorry, Velvet Cottage will never be the cottage in "The Holiday"! What it will be though is a warm and cosy base for a relaxing holiday in a wonderful area of Wales!

A pretty chilly morning today, but the sunshine will warm the hearts of the family arriving at Velvet Cottage today for a birthday celebration. They've never been to North Wales before, they're in for a treat!