#DiscoverWales with Sykes Cottages


Welsh woods
Exploring some Welsh woodlands

Wales is one of those destinations that is full of surprises from the bustling city of Cardiff to the majestic coastline of West Wales, awe inspiring heights of Snowdonia and one could easily mistake mid-wales for middle earth, I mean there is a dragon on the flag after all. Being a family who love the outdoors Wales is a fantastic playground for our children and a great place to grow up, something I am very grateful for. We often spend weekends exploring the Brecon National park or take short trips to Pembrokeshire or simply making dens near Castle Coch, a magical fairytale castle situated in the forest up on a hill and the perfect place for weekend adventures.

Castle beach Tenby
Castle beach, Tenby, West Wales

There are so many amazing gems to discover in this often overlooked part of the UK and Sykes Cottages would love you to share your favourite captures in their #DiscoverWales competition. They are looking for a photograph that captures the true essence of Wales, what it means to you and how you interpret that, from iconic landscapes and sights to the more obscure hidden gems. They want everything from national parks, beaches to the best coffee spots in the city.

Sand dunes
Exploring the sand dunes near Ogmore

For those who don't know who Sykes Cottages are they have been letting cottages for more than 25years and have a fantastic collection of self catering cottages all over the UK including some beautiful barns and traditional properties in Wales. As parents we often opt for self catering as it gives you so much flexibility and offers a more home from home relaxed break without the stress of eating out with little ones. 

Pembroke Castle

Back to the photography competition there is a truly wonderful bundle of gifts for one lucky winner including

- a £250 Sykes holiday voucher
- a selection of handmade chocolate truffles from Aballu
- a Welsh slate cheeseboard and luxury bar of natural handmade soap from Valley Mill
- a luxurious and environmentally friendly candle of Quinnell Candle company
- a Salt hamper from Halen Mon
- a traditionally woven throw and cushion made fro Welsh wool from Melin Tregwynt

How to Enter

It's super simple, all you need to do is post your picture to Sykes Facebook, twitter or Instagram page, adding the @sykescottages tag plus #DiscoverWales. The giveaway closes on the 21st March 2017, check out the terms and conditions for more information,

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  1. I love this competition Laura! Thanks for telling me about it, I will find some photos and enter

    1. Yeah it's great - really good prize as well. Join in for sure

      Laura x

  2. This is such a great prize for someone and if only I was better at taking photographs!

    1. It's still worth having a go - they are looking for all kinds of perspectives

      Laura x

  3. Sounds fab - great to see more people enjoying the area they live in. Too many go abroad and know nothing about the place or area around they live x

  4. Wales is a beautiful town - in more ways than one (ps - that's where Tom Jones comes from :D )

  5. Stunning photos and such a nice place to explore with the whole family :)

  6. The photos look great, my favorite is of castle beach in Tenby x

  7. Those are some lovely photos of Wales Laura, we're so lucky to live in such a beautiful country!


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