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A Sizzling Father's Day: BBQ Recipes for a perfect day with friends and family.

Summer is here and what better way to celebrate Father's Day than with a good old-fashioned BBQ in one of our large holiday lets in the heart of the picturesque Wye Valley? All of our big holiday houses have BBQ’s in the garden so you can book any of them for next year to enjoy the day in splendour. The Anchor is a beautiful old pub with a magical garden and a hot tub, perfect for everyone including the dog to have a fun filled day

When you plan it though don’t stick to just burgers and sausages, oh no. Let's elevate the traditional BBQ menu, incorporating the tantalizing flavours of the season.

1. BBQ Grilled Prawn Skewers 


A prawn skewer will definitely add a fancy twist to your Father's Day BBQ.


2 pounds of large prawns, peeled and deveined

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon of olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste


Combine prawns, garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Let it marinate for about 30 minutes. Thread the shrimp onto skewers, then grill on medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side, until they turn pink.


2. BBQ Grilled Veggie Kebabs

vegetable skewers

To cater to the vegetarians in the family, or simply to have a splash of colour and healthiness on the grill, these veggie kebabs are perfect.


2 bell peppers, cut into chunks

1 large courgette, sliced

1 red onion, cut into chunks

8 cherry tomatoes

8 mushrooms

1/4 cup of olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste


Thread the veggies onto skewers, alternating the types for a variety of colours. Drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper. Grill on medium heat for 10-15 minutes, until the veggies are tender and slightly charred.


3. BBQ Grilled Peach and Prosciutto Pizza

Yes, you heard it right. Pizza on the grill! With the smoky prosciutto and sweet grilled peaches, this pizza is bound to be a hit.


1 store-bought pizza dough

1/2 cup of pizza sauce

1 cup of mozzarella cheese, shredded

2 peaches, sliced

6 slices of prosciutto

A handful of fresh basil leaves


Preheat the grill to medium heat. Roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface. Place the dough on the grill and cook for about 2-3 minutes until it's lightly charred. Flip the dough and spread the pizza sauce over it. Sprinkle with mozzarella, then top with peach slices and prosciutto. Close the grill and cook for about 5-6 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Top with fresh basil leaves before serving.


4. BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Sandwiches

A delicious, meat-free alternative that will surprise and please even the most ardent carnivore


2 cans of green jackfruit in brine, drained and rinsed

1 bottle of BBQ sauce

1 onion, sliced

4 buns

Coleslaw for serving


Pull apart the jackfruit into shredded pieces. In a pan over medium heat, sauté the onion until softened. Add the jackfruit and BBQ sauce, cover and simmer for about 20-30 minutes until the jackfruit is tender and the flavours are well combined. Load up your buns with the BBQ jackfruit and top with coleslaw.

These innovative recipes are just a starting point to make this Father's Day special. So take a look at our properties and bag yourself one for next year!

  • Orchard House

    Prices from £2,200.00

    farmhouse and annexe sleeps up to 24 people in 10 bedrooms and is ideal for family occasions, birthday celebrations, reunions, and holiday breaks. Walk through the fields into your own private woodland, bike on traffic free lanes, canoe or cruise the nearby River Wye, enjoy unlimited local activities and award winning pubs and restaurants. Hot tub hire available and well behaved hens are welcomed. Stunning Spanish riding horses bred on site. pet friendly. Big games room and ground floor bedroom/shower room for limited mobility guests.

    • 10 Bedrooms
    • 2 kitchens
    • Large TV Lounge
    • 8 bath and shower rooms/loos
    • Hot tub Hire available
  • Wye Rapids House

    Prices from £2,650.00

    11 ensuite bedrooms, converted hotel overlooking the River Wye rapids at Symonds Yat. Large dining room , bar, lounge, patio, riverside garden plus outdoor hot tub (that can be hired) and games room. Plenty of room to relax and enjoy the sights and sound of nature all around you. An ideal pet-friendly cottage for large group holidays. With flat walks and 3 nearby pubs and restaurants, Wye Rapids provides an idyllic retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life for 26 people.

    • 11 ensuite Bedrooms sleeps 26
    • Hot tub hire available
    • All dine together
    • Fully commercial kitchen
    • Offroad parking for 16 cars
  • Holly Tree House

    Prices from £2,200.00

    Charming villa above Symonds Yat, sleeping 22 in 9 bedrooms overlooking River Wye. Two lounges, a large dining room and patio plus covered, outdoor Hot Tub and Games Room. Short walk to 3 pubs (with excellent food), river ferry, and flat riverside circular walk - super pet-friendly. Loads of activities inc canoes and paddle boards. verty safe and secure, no traffic. Ideal multi generation holiday cottage. Holly Tree House provides accommodation in an idyllic retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

    • 9 bedrooms sleeping 12 - 22
    • 8 Bath and Shower/Loos
    • Covered Hot Tub
    • Pet Friendly
    • 3 Pub/Restaurants walkable
  • Pencraig Court

    Prices from £3,000.00

    Classic country house sleeping 36 in 11 bedrooms midway between Monmouth and Ross on Wye overlooking the river. Pet friendly, stunning rooms, large grounds, games room. On site 3 bed cottage sleeping a further 8 available. Landscaped grounds and gardens and a sweeping drive with an extensive parking area, totalling 3.6 Acres. Hot tub hire available.

    • 11 Ensuite Bedrooms sleeping 36
    • Attached 3 Bed cottage sleeping 8
    • Games Rooms with Table Football and Pool table
    • Hot tub Hire available
    • Pet Friendly
  • The Manor on the Monnow

    Prices from £3,500.00

    Majestic Manor House sleeping 24 in 11 bedrooms, huge lounge and dining room. Big kitchen and separate breakfast room. Games room and covered Hot Tub in 2 acre safe and private grounds. On the banks of the River Monnow, fishing from garden and wild swimming a very short walk. 10 minute flat stroll into town, the Manor is perfect for town and country group self catering in the picturesque border town of Monmouth. Pet friendly.

    • Games Room and Hot Tub
    • Fishing from riverbank
    • Wild swimming 100 yards
    • Galleried Hall with woodburner
    • 11 Bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms
  • The Anchor

    Prices from £2,400.00

    Set in the heart of Lydbrook in the Forest of Dean and previously know as The Anchor Inn, this cosy village pub, which dates back to the 15th century, is now a charmingly converted holiday cottage sleeping 20 in 7/8 ensuite bedrooms. Lovely Games Room and covered Hot Tub. Enclosed rear garden, pet friendly. Walk to village pubs, shop and chippie! Easy access to riverside.

    • 7/8 ensuite bedrooms sleep 22
    • G/F room, sofa bed & bathroom
    • Dogs and other pets welcome
    • Covered Hot Tub
    • Dine 20 round one table
  • River Wye Lodge

    Prices from £3,300.00

    Converted Coaching Inn on the banks of the River Wye, with park and canoe launch - short walk to village shop, pub, Indian takeaway and fish and chip shop. Sleeps 26 in 12 bedrooms, 10 having glorious views of the River Wye. Accessibility ramp to the front door and the ground floor houses a wheelchair friendly twin room with an en-suite wet room. Huge dining room and lounge, 2 connected kitchens, playground outside. Games Room. Pet friendly.

    • 12 Bedrooms sleeping 26
    • Covered Hot Tub
    • Games Room
    • Dine 26 round one table
    • Twin disabled bedroom wet room en suite
  • Forest House

    Prices from £3,000.00

    This 11 ensuite bedroom converted 4* Hotel sleeps up to 25 in the centre of Coleford, the heart of the Forest of Dean - Hot Tub (hire charge) , 3 Lounges , Large dining room, fantastic kitchen. Off road walks and cycling from door. Pet friendly. Short walk to shops, pubs, restaurants. A perfect location for sampling the huge array of activities and attractions in the Forest of Dean.

    • 11 Ensuite bedrooms sleeping 25
    • Covered Hot Tub
    • Games Room with Pool Table
    • All Dine Together
    • Pet Friendly for 2 dogs
  • Monnow Valley Studio

    Prices from £3,300.00

    Sleeps 24 in 11 bedrooms , world famous recording studio on banks of the River Monnow, full of memorabilia with Party Room, Games Room, Cinema Room, stunning dining room, huge modern kitchen, hot tub (hire charge) . Pets are not allowed. peaceful, quiet , safe with no traffic, fishing and swimming from the garden. Licensed for Weddings - 50 max.

    • Outdoor Hot Tub
    • Huge soundproof Party Room
    • Games and Cinema Room
    • 11 bedrooms sleeps 24
    • Licensed for weddings up to 50
  • The Cedars

    Prices from £3,150.00

    The Cedars is a lovely Georgian holiday home ideally located in the heart of the village of Whitchurch, in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley, and sleeps 16 people.

    • Sleeps 12 - 20
    • 8 bedrooms
    • 5 mins walk to River Wye
    • 4 en-suite bathrooms
    • Walk to 3 pubs/restaurants
  • High Cloud Farm and Barn

    Prices from £2,800.00

    The secluded hilltop retreat of explorer, adventurer, and author Christina Dodwell, High Cloud Farm, a perfect location for 3 generation celebrations, with maps, books, pictures and artefacts in evidence everywhere. This remote rural cottage on the Wales borders offers total privacy as a large party house or holiday retreat. Hot tub and heated Swimming Pool (May till October). farmhouse sleeps 12 and Barn sleeps 12. Everyone can dine together in the Barn. 3 Kitchens, Games Room, pet friendly.

    • Dining table seats 24
    • 10 bedrooms sleeps 24
    • Large games room
    • Heated outdoor swimming pool
    • Covered hot tub
  • Carefree Cottage

    Prices from £600.00

    Carefree Cottage is a pretty 3 bedroom cottage sleeping 8 midway between Ross on Wye and Monmouth

  • Fairlea Grange

    Prices from £1,975.00

    This striking gothic townhouse in the heart of Abergavenny is full of character and inspired Alfred Hitchcock's classic movie The Lady Vanishes. It was the childhood home of Ethel Lina White who wrote the original novel. If you want your stay to evoke a dramatic atmosphere this is the holiday home for you! 9 bedrooms, sleeping up to 24 people with 2 lounges , 2 kitchens , games Room, Hot Tub, enclosed garden in walking distance of town centre and Station. Pet friendly.

    • 9 bedrooms, 7 ensuites
    • Pets Welcome
    • Games Room
    • Covered Hot Tub
    • Near Brecon Beacons