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Hay Winter Festival 2012

We're really excited to see that our very own Elizabeth Daniel will be dishing out business advice at this year's Hay Winter Festival.

Elizabeth will be one of three successful female entrepreneurs taking part in the 'Women in Business' forum, which will offer tonnes of helpful info for anyone looking to start their own business in the New Year. Having already recently featured in an episode of ITV's Holiday Home Sweet Home, Elizabeth is becoming quite the celebrity!

From the 30th of November to the 2nd of December, Hay-on-Wye will host the annual Hay Winter Festival Weekend, three days of festive fun for the whole family in one of Wales’ most famous destinations.

Events will be taking place at venues throughout the town and will include musical acts, comedy and performance, as well as a number of fascinating workshops for kids and a Christmas shopping happy hour with as much mulled wine and mince pies as you can shake a Yuletide log at.

Stick around and you’ll get to see the Christmas lights being turned on, plus there’s a local arts and crafts market where you’ll be able to pick up all manner of gifts and treats crafted by local people while reveling in Christmas cheer.

The programme of events kicks off on November the 30th with the festival ceilidh, during which Herefordshire’s twenty-piece Bandemonium band will guide guests through a night of country dancing and high spirits.

Why not book a Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottage today and give yourself the freedom to enjoy the whole festival at your leisure. Here are a few in and around Hay...

Filly Farmhouse - Just three miles from Hay-on-Wye, this stylish 5* farmhouse sleeps 10, overlooks a tranquil lake and is surrounded by large gardens. This is a great place for families, with a games room for kids and ample scope to hike, cycle and fish in the lake. http://www.breconcottages.com/cottage-details/FILLY

Lower Swan Bank - Boasting a fantastic position in the centre of Hay, Lower Swan Bank sleeps 4 and dates right back to the 1780s. Just across the road you'll find a great restaurant and the UK's largest secondhand bookshop. http://www.breconcottages.com/cottage-details/LOWES

Hayseed House - A contemporary, comfortable cottage in the centre of Hay-on-Wye. The master bedroom boasts fantastic views out over the rooftops of Hay to the castle, plus there's a south-facing courtyard for summer evenings. http://www.breconcottages.com/cottage-details/HAYSE

Hideaway - A charming 'bijou' cottage in a quiet area of Hay-on-Wye hidden away down a cobbled street close to the River Wye. The small surrounding terrace of properties dates back to the 1800s. http://www.breconcottages.com/cottage-details/HIDAW

Linton Cottage - Another cosy property just a short walk from the cafes and bookshops of Hay. When you're not exploring Hay, relax in the conservatory and spot the birds in the garden. http://www.breconcottages.com/cottage-details/LINTO

Pool Cottage - A welcoming stone cottage just on the outskirts of Hay-on-Wye. Still only a couple minutes' walk from the centre of town, this property also boasts numerous environmental features so your trip to Hay can be truly guilt-free! http://www.breconcottages.com/cottage-details/POOL

Click here to see all cottages in Hay, or call 01874 676 446.