Holiday Cottages in the Welsh Mountains

Our main stories this week are (1) we've got stunning weather, (2) The Hay Festival programme has been released (Happy 30th Anniversary Hay Festival!) and (3) because we've been inundated with requests, you can now book for 2018.

Have a look at the Hay Festival programme. If you're tempted but haven't sorted out your accommodation, have a look at Hendre, in the lovely village of Talgarth just a few miles from Hay. It sleeps 8, is idyllic and has a special offer. Cwmgwannon Cabin is also free for the first weekend of Hay Festival. It sleeps 5, with a hot tub, lovely views and is just 2 miles from Hay.

And here are our recommendations for the week. Duck Cottage is as gorgeous as it sounds. It sleeps 2, beautifully decorated with a sweet courtyard and views over the valley. Its neighbour Damson Cottage is just as delightful.