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Email: info@theoutbuildings.co.uk

Telephone: 01248 430132

Just some of our wonderful wildlife.

Activity Breaks & Events at The Outbuildings

In the coming months - choose from Guided Wildlife Breaks, Christmas Cooking Tutorials or pop along to our monthly Supper Club.

Guided Wildlife Tours: The Best of Anglesey

Get to know the wildlife of Anglesey with the people who know it best on this three night break – spend two days exploring the rare and beautiful wildlife on the island which has the most spectacular coastline and explore hidden gems with guides Ken Croft (known as the ‘Birdman of Anglesey’!) and Kathy James before returning each afternoon to the comfort and warmth of the luxurious Outbuildings.

The aim is to offer experienced birders an introduction to Anglesey and beginners the skills and confidence they need to get more from their wildlife watching. All tours are based on arrival on a Tuesday, departing on a Friday:

2014

21st-24th January FULLY BOOKED
18th-21st February FULLY BOOKED
18th-21st March

If you are unable to make any of the above dates, please let us know and we will always try to accommodate you.

Sample Itinerary

Tuesday - Arrive

Relax by the fire with pre-dinner drinks before enjoying the first of your three-course dinners served in the Dining Room.  Chef Francois Bernier will ensure that you sample the best local produce, lovingly prepared with a generous pinch of heartfelt passion!

Wednesday - Tour Day One

After a hearty breakfast, enjoyed round the large farmhouse table in the kitchen, Kathy & Ken will meet you at 9.30am to begin your day touring the best spots of the Island.

After checking out the wildlife on site at The Outbuildings, you will begin the day a short distance north in the centre of the island. Here you'll explore the woodland and streams before casting our telecope across the Cefni Reservoir which has held many unusual avian visitors in the past (greater scaup most recently). You will finish the morning on the East coast searching for seabirds such as razorbills in winter plumage and black guillemots (this is their most southerly breeding ground). As winter develops you'll increasingly see divers and look out for our resident eider ducks too.

Meander along the stunning Menai Straits after lunch and spend time at the busy Malltraeth Estuary with its thousands of wading birds. This site is reliable for pintail amongst the other plentiful wildfowl and often houses surprise visitors such as curlew sandpiper and spotted redshank.

Finish off the day seeking out the elusive red squirrels that now call Anglesey their home.

Thursday - Tour Day Two

After breakfast, you will be picked up at 9.30am for your second day's tour:

Start the day with a trip up to Holy Island's hotspots to search out migrants that may have dropped in over night. Make a stop at the renown RSPB South Stack reserve where you will seek out the rarest member of the crow family, the chough.

After lunch you'll investigate the lakes and estuaries of the west of Anglesey before ending your trip at the RSPB's Malltraeth Marsh where you will experience the atmosphere of the dusky reedbeds and marshy fields. Starlings are beginning to gather here for their stupendous murmurations and birds of prey make make a display as they take advantage!
Lunch will be taken either at a scenic location or a local cafe if preferred.

Each day you will return to The Outbuildings around 4.00pm. A light afternoon tea will be waiting for you before dinner.

Friday  - Departure

After another fine breakfast, we will say our farewells, and hopefully look forward to welcoming you to Anglesey & The Outbuildings again soon.

Prices

Based on two people sharing one of the individually furnished en-suite bedrooms or the Pink Hut, two full-day tours, a three-course dinner each evening and three nights' bed and breakfast accommodation (excluding lunches, wine and other drinks) the cost is £250 per person. £335 per person for single occupancy.

 

Christmas Cooking Tutorials

Worried about preparing your Christmas dinner, or looking for some fresh ideas & handy hints?

In a series of three hands-on tutorials, our wonderful chef Francois will teach you some of the trade secrets to perfecting a delicious Christmas dinner (without a turkey in sight!) before sampling your handy work at the end of the session.

Set in the beautiful surrounds of The Outbuildings, you can sign up to all three of these friendly, informal tutorials or simply pick the one that most suits your needs.  Each class lasts 2 1/2 hours and places are limited to 12 people, commencing at 12noon.  Cost: £30 per person per class, or £80 for all three sessions.

Available dates:
Tuesday 26th November -  Starter/Canapés
Tuesday 3rd December - Main Course
Tuesday 10th December - Desserts


How to Book

To book please telephone 01248 430132 or e-mail info@theoutbuildings.co.uk.

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