Basel Cottage supports Plant Britain!

04 Dec 2020
Basel Cottage supports Plant Britain!

Despite planting over 3000 native trees over the past couple of years here at Basel Cottage, we are continuing with our programme of tree and shrub planting.   Throughout our land and in our enclosed woodland we plan to ensure the woods remain for centuries to come. PLANT BRITAIN: We are now very happy to be supporting the Plant Britain Initiative launched recently by the BBC’s Countryfile programme.   Plant Britain is an ambitious two-year challenge to get us all planting to help combat climate change.  And at the same time, it will help to boost our wellbeing and wildlife. Plant Britain launch with the goal of planting 750,000 trees – one.

Best Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage in South Wales!

14 May 2020
Best Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage in South Wales!

Fabulous News! Last year, we received some fabulous news.  We won the award for Best Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage in South Wales at the Welsh Enterprise Awards 2019! Thank you so much SME News! SME News prides itself on the validity of its awards and winners. Their awards are given solely on merit.  They are awarded to commend those most deserving for their ingenuity and hard work.  This distinguishs them from their competitors thus proving them worthy of recognition. Take a look at our Dog Gallery and see for yourself some of our lovely four-legged friends who have come to stay at  award-winning Basel Cottage.  Have a read too of.

Basel Cottage Holidays Wins Gold in the Carmarthenshire Tourism Awards 2018/2019

08 Jun 2018
Basel Cottage Holidays Wins Gold in the Carmarthenshire Tourism Awards 2018/2019

The Carmarthenshire Tourism Awards 2018/2019 were held on Wednesday 6 June 2018 at the Best Western Diplomat Hotel, Wales where the Winners in 16 categories were announced at a glittering ceremony.  The evening provided an opportunity for Tourism Businesses to celebrate our industry across the County.  Basel Cottage Holidays was announced as the Winners of the Self Catering Accommodation of the Year (2 units or less) and Sue and Jonah were there to receive their Award from West Wales Holiday Cottages who generously sponsored the category.  Sue and Jonah are thrilled to have won Gold at the Carmarthenshire Tourism Awards 2018/2019  so soon after scooping the title of Regional Winner.

Basel Cottage Holidays announced as a Regional Winner in the National Tourism Awards for Wales 2018

11 Mar 2018
Basel Cottage Holidays announced as a Regional Winner in the National Tourism Awards for Wales 2018

  We are thrilled to announce that Basel Cottage Holidays is the South West Wales Regional Winner in the category of Best Self-Catering at the National Tourism Awards for Wales 2018. Organised by Visit Wales and hosted at the Celtic Manor Resort on Thursday 8th March 2018, the National Tourism Awards for Wales celebrates the very best of Wales’ tourism – showcasing Wales’ tourism businesses and the industry’s achievements.  Visit Wales said  ‘The National Awards for Wales 2018, are a chance to put tourism in the limelight and reward those of you who work tirelessly to give our visitors a welcome and experience that will make them want to return.

Finalist – Brecon Beacons Tourism Awards

13 Sep 2016
Finalist – Brecon Beacons Tourism Awards

Brecon Beacons Tourism Awards 2016 – shortlisted businesses announced, which include Basel Cottage Holidays! 12th September 2016 Brecon Beacons Tourism are thrilled to announce that a record number of tourism businesses from across the Brecon Beacons have entered the first ever Brecon Beacons Tourism Awards with 32 businesses and community groups being shortlisted. A panel of independent judges whittled down all entries into the announced shortlist. The quality of entries was exceptionally high – many thanks and congratulations to all of those who entered, it was a really tough job judging and shortlisting. Andrew Fryer, Chair of Brecon Beacons Tourism said: ‘It’s fantastic to see such a high number of.

HRH The Prince of Wales Book Signing @ the launch of Llandovery Motorbike Weekend

24 Jul 2016
HRH The Prince of Wales Book Signing @ the launch of Llandovery Motorbike Weekend

We were thrilled that HRH The Prince of Wales happily agreed to sign a copy of his own Watercolours Book at the launch of the Llandovery Motorbike Weekend.  The Book was later auctioned at the Charity Lunch that we held at The Castle Hotel in Llandovery in aid of The Prince’s only Welsh Charity, PRIME Cymru.  More than eighty people wishing to support PRIME Cymru enjoyed a fantastic four-course summer themed luncheon and afterwards were keen to support further by taking part in a raffle also in aid of the Charity where local businesses had kindly donated a huge array of fantastic prizes – A good time was had by all!

Royal Approval from HRH The Prince of Wales for Llandovery Motorbike Weekend!

13 Jul 2016
Royal Approval from HRH The Prince of Wales for Llandovery Motorbike Weekend!

On Friday 8th July 2016 HRH The Prince of Wales launched the inaugural Llandovery Motorbike Weekend by dropping the flag on a Parade of bikes through the town.  The three day event was triggered by a Charity Lunch in aid of  HRH’s only Welsh charity PRIME Cymru (The Prince’s Initiative for Mature Enterprise) which is based in Llandovery. The initiative behind the weekend was to reduce losses arising from road collisions whilst at the same time contribute to the sustainable future of the town. On Saturday, working in partnership with Carmarthenshire Road Safety Team and their engagement partners and Mental Health Charities, visitors had the opportunity to engage in a wide range.

HRH The Prince of Wales to launch the inaugural Llandovery Motorbike Weekend

03 Jul 2016
HRH The Prince of Wales to launch the inaugural Llandovery Motorbike Weekend

  Llandovery Motorbike Weekend Sue and Jonah of Basel Cottage Holidays are pleased to be at the heart of the plans to deliver the inaugural Llandovery Motorbike Weekend.  We are thrilled that HRH The Prince of Wales has accepted our invitation to launch this innovative event to assist with both the sustainability of our beautiful town as well as contributing to improved safety on our roads.  HRH The Prince of Wales will visit Llandovery on Friday 8th July 2016  during his annual ‘Wales Week’ where he will meet the organisers of the Weekend and supporters of his Welsh Charity, PRIME Cymru as well as representatives from the Road Safety Engagement Team and more.

Silver Award Winner at the CTA Awards 2015/2016

28 Nov 2015
Silver Award Winner at the CTA Awards 2015/2016

We are thrilled to announce that on the evening of Wednesday 25th November 2015, Basel Cottage became a Silver Award Winner in the category of ‘Self Catering Accommodation of the Year’ at the Carmarthenshire Tourism Awards 2015/2016. Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the past two years!

Basel Cottage, Finalist in the Carmarthenshire Tourism Awards 2015

11 Oct 2015

Basel Cottage is pleased to announce that we have been short-listed as a finalist in the Carmarthenshire Tourism Awards 2015 for Self Catering Accommodation of the Year!  Wish us luck for the finals! Two hundred and thirty three of the County’s tourism and hospitality businesses entered this year’s Carmarthenshire Tourism Awards – a record number for these awards, now in their fourth year. And we can now announce the finalists in each of the categories, which are shown below.  The quality of entries this year was exceptionally high – and so  big congratulations goes out to all of those who entered as well as to those who have been shortlisted..