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Risk-Free FLEXIBLE Bookings for all of 2020!

Covid-19 has changed the travel industry dramatically, leading to uncertainty for many. We know that it’s difficult to plan and book holidays when there’s a potential risk that you may not be able to travel later, due to government advice. *That’s why we’ve introduced risk-free flexible bookings to allow you to make any new 2020 […]

Protection for Historic Welsh Sites

Historic Welsh sites are to be protected by vandalism patrols. “These monuments cannot be replaced, and it is part of our duty to ensure they are protected.” Find out more here.

collage with text Top 10 UTT properties of 2019

Top 10 UTT properties of 2019

It’s the end of another busy year for all our property owners. Here are the top 10 UTT properties of 2019 with some of our lovely reviews from the guests who stayed there over the year. 1. Bwthyn Trehilyn “A wonderful property with such a friendly feel. Everything was perfect and we loved the underfloor […]

Bungalow to beautiful

We’ve renovated homes from every period since the Tudors, but the greatest issue facing the landscape of Britain/ Ireland is what to do about the ugly houses built after 1975. They make by far the greatest impact on rural landscapes and are often entirely inappropriate for their location. Ireland and Wales are blighted by inappropriate […]

Our tin cabin this weekend!

Outside is great for UTT…alas the furniture is too DFS for us. Sigh.

Tin roofs we admired

Tin roofs we admired

Decorative pressed tin panels we admired

Wish we knew the supplier as these are lovely! Love tin? You’ll like www.underthethatch.co.uk/fran that we designed and built.

Why Does UTT do Black Friday?

Black Friday is an American tradition for price reductions the day after ‘Thanksgiving’. It seems to have come out of nowhere as a new event over this side of the Atlantic… as a celebration of consumerism. There’s something inherently vulgar about it. So why do we, a small, independent family-run business join in the scrum, […]

Heritage Angel

We think this woman is amazing – and we’d kindly ask you to vote in a ’30 second’ poll that will give her National recognition. Watch the video of her amazing cottage (link below), and please, take a few seconds to vote. UTT recommended a friend (without her knowledge) for a ‘Heritage Angel’ award – […]

Books on Irish vernacular architecture

We’re fans of vernacular architecture – and have published/ helped produce a few books ourselves on the subject (Welsh/Irish interest). We’ve an interest in vernacular architecture from any country, and obviously Wales. Here’s a list of books from a country that we have a particular soft spot for – Ireland. Ireland has a peculiar relationship […]