With Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock giving conflicting advice on whether to book summer holidays we are making our situation plain. We have been accepting bookings, our first is in April, in the hope that our friends can come, however we have not been asking for a deposit, and we accept, as do our visitors, that when we get to the booked date it may be against the law or advice to come. At that point we can discuss whether to postpone or cancel, we do not want anyone to lose out from having to re-arrange or cancel their stay with us.
Last year, when the lockdown was eased, we were amazed at the amount of traffic suddenly arriving in the valley, but our friends at the Elan Visitor Centre tell us that there was no more than usual for that time. Meanwhile the Snowdon and Brecon Beacons areas were inundated with far more visitors than those areas could cope with. Mid Wales, being less well known than the main holiday attraction areas has been able to stay within the bounds of its infrastructure, but even here it was stretched. If “staycation” becomes the only escape from the restrictions of lock down all British holiday destinations will be very busy. So, our advice is don’t take the first thought, think about areas such as Mid Wales that are beautiful and can offer a really good “get away from it all”.
Meanwhile stay safe, stay at home if you possibly can, get vaccinated as soon as you can. We hope we can get to see you at some point, in good health and ready to enjoy the hills and lakes, the clean air and the dark skies.