Quality Cottages captures Wales on film
Quality Cottages has spent the last year working with local communities to document the rich tapestry of life in Wales on film.
Wales, UK (PRUnderground) February 14th, 2014
A holiday cottages company has teamed up with a bee-keeping association to create a video all about the art of beekeeping.
With a beeswax workshop now due to take place in Conwy later this month Quality has dusted off the video and is giving it an airing to publicise the workshop.
The workshop, where visitors will be able to make candles and beauty products, takes place at Bodnant Welsh Food Centre, Furnace Farm in Eglwysbach on February 22.
The video is just the latest in a long line of videos Quality has made, with plans for more in the offing.
Each of the videos sees the company introducing local characters and crafts across Wales.
In the beekeeping video viewers are taught how bees are put to bed for the winter and the importance of them for Wales’ biodiversity.
Other videos Quality has created include short documentaries about Solva Woolen Mill, Conwy’s Dutch Pancake House and Harlech’s Llew Glaas deli.
Media manager at Quality Cottages Hayley Gerry said: “It’s great fun for the team to get out and meet people around Wales and capture them doing what they do best.
“Our videos are great for publicising events and crafts and we feel they’re a really valuable way of showing people who might be looking to come and stay in our cottages just what life is like in Wales.
“This video was a really important one for us. With the number of bees in the UK falling all the time we wanted to try and raise awareness of that a little.”
About Quality Cottages
We are a Welsh family business started 50 years ago, specialising in Quality cottages in Wales. Leonard Rees inherited Cerbid farm at the age of 17, then came out of farming 10 years later by converting the farm buildings into cottages. For nearly 20 years there was a small portfolio of the Cerbid cottages plus a small sample of other nearby cottages.In 1979 the late program ”Wish You Were Here” came to Cerbid to do a feature. The high demand for our cottages after this was the inspiration needed to grow into a larger agency. Soon after, we won Wales’s first Gold award for self-catering tourism.Since the early years we have grown to a pan Wales agency specialising at the Quality property Wales has to offer. We have had the privilege of working with many beautiful properties and their owners.During the 1980\\\\’s we also established a French agency, Quality Villas. You can visit their site by clicking www.qualityvillas.com. Quality Villas now also have property in Italy, Morocco and in ski resorts in the Alps. We have always and will continue to attract a high standard of property with caring owners. Our local team members live and breathe Wales. We have an accumulated knowledge of Wales, its geography and history second to none. There is always someone to hand to help with answers and solutions to questions. In 2011 there are now 30 of us in the team, we have a paternal approach to employment, putting the needs of people first. We feel this has a positive effect on health, happiness, and profit. 17 of the team have been here more than 10 years, Erene has been here for 40 years! Margaret Rees and son Tim Rees have also re-joined the company with pockets full of fresh ideas to take us, hopefully, through the next 50 years.
50 years experience
Over 50 years ago we started letting farmhouses, cottages and our converted old farm buildings at Cerbid, in an area where my family have farmed for nearly 400 years. Cerbid is a tiny private hamlet on the centre of the St. Davids/Solva peninsula which enjoys some of the finest coastline in Britain. Our office is also located here at Cerbid. As letting agents we now represent properties in selected areas of Wales.
Specialise in Quality not Quantity. We accept only 1 or 2 cottages out of every 10 offered. Behave always with Honesty and Integrity. From selection to descriptions of the holiday homes and communication with the customer. (That’s not to say we don’t make mistakes, but we will always act fairly to fix things quickly.)