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Holiday cottages in Wales offer a fantastic mix of beautiful landscapes and vibrant cities. One day you could be enjoying the unrivalled tranquillity and expansive views of Snowdonia, and the next you could be joining the throng at Cardiff’s majestic Millennium Stadium. To borrow a well-worn phrase, Wales truly is a destination with something for everyone. The only problem with so much choice is finding the right thing for you and your fellow holidaymakers to enjoy, so we’re going to make a few recommendations for an unforgettable holiday in Wales.

Wales really is a country of highlights, with an incredible array of fantastic attractions, both natural and man-made. One of the best ways to get your bearings is to head upwards, so we’re going to recommend a trip to Snowdonia National Park first. If you’d like a bird’s eye view of your stunning surroundings there really is no place like it. The circular Precipice Walk offers a slightly challenging two-hour trek but the pay off is expansive views as far as the eye can see. Mount Snowdon is easily accessible thanks to a train ride, or a climb for more intrepid visitors. However you choose to reach it, the views from the surrounding landscape are breathtaking. Less taxing, but no less beautiful, is the Pembrokeshire Coast. The UK's only truly coastal national park offers stunning limestone cliffs, soft golden sands and cool blue waters as far as the eye can see. Wales’ industrial heritage is celebrated at the Llechwedd Slate Caverns. One of the country’s premier tourist attractions, it offers both a fascinating insight into the lives of the miners and a truly unique landscape to explore and admire. If you fancy a more vibrant holiday experience then there are few better locations than Cardiff. Like Wales itself, the capital city offers a wonderful celebration of history and a wealth of contemporary attractions, so it’s perhaps unsurprising to find out that it’s also one of the most popular destinations for those with Welsh holiday cottages.

A beautifully varied landscape makes Welsh cottages perennially popular with outdoor enthusiasts and those who fancy enjoying the fresh air and stunning spectacle of some of the UK’s most celebrated natural locations. Hikers, climbers, cyclists and boaters will all find much to enjoy in the ‘Land of Song’. Pet owners will be equally satisfied with their choice of holiday destination and there are plenty of places to stretch the legs and give the dog a welcome run-around. If you fancy a more cosmopolitan experience then you’ll find more than enough cities offering great shopping opportunities, vibrant nightlife and a packed calendar of cultural events.

If you’re ready to begin your exploration, take a look at our featured Wales holiday cottages.
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  • Gerlan

    Aberbanc near Newcastle Emlyn

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC621047
    Gerlan is a traditional, terraced Welsh cottage full of characterful features such as beams, exposed stone walls and a cosy wood burner to curl up in front of. Just 20 yards from the property you will find a covered seating area, ideal for enjoying a drink or barbecue whilst listening to the sound of the river below. The cottage, in the hamlet of Aberbanc, is just a few miles from the interesting market town of Newcastle Emlyn with a wide choice of shopping and eateries and is fast becoming the place to go for those browsing for antiques. Gerlan is also the perfect base for discovering all that the dramatic west Wales coastline has to offer and many wonderful cycle routes and walks are available, both coastal and inland including the coastal path walks. The pretty cove of Llangrannog with its beach side pubs, restaurants and cafes is worth discovering and within very easy reach is the picturesque coastal town of New Quay, once the home to Dylan Thomas and where you can wander round the quaint streets visiting the appealing shops. Here you will also find plenty of cafes and eateries, and sitting on the stone harbour wall with fish and chips or ice cream, looking out for the frequent visiting Bottlenose dolphins is a past-time not to be missed! Dolphin, wildlife watching and fishing boat trips are available in season.

    The area has a wealth of attractions to offer all year round, including several sandy (and dog friendly!) beaches, and charming towns within easy reach, such as Aberaeron with its Georgian harbour and coloured houses, and a peaceful walk that leads to the National Trust property of Llanerchaeron, a rare example of an 18th Century Welsh gentry estate, Cardigan with its castle, and the interesting town of Aberystwyth with its 1¼ mile long promenade, and from where you can take the steam railway into the mountains to Devil’s Bridge. A half hour drive will bring you to the falls at Cenarth where you can watch the trout and salmon swim in the crystal clear waters or visit the Coracle Museum. After a busy day exploring the area, the local gastro pub is just a mile away and offers a welcoming retreat.

    Ground Floor: The property has two steps to the entrance, Economy 7 heating and comprises:
    Tiled open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With wood burner and 21" Freeview TV.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge with ice box.
    Two steps down to...
    Utility room: With washing machine.
    Shower room: With shower and WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: Small with single bed.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Wi-Fi.

    Covered terrace with furniture. BBQ. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: Unfenced river in grounds. Multiple steps to terrace. Cottage situated on a sharp bend.

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  • Heron’s Lodge

    Llanarthney

    Grade
    3
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC632027
    Nestled in the heart of the Carmarthenshire countryside, just half a mile from The National Botanic Gardens and a half an hour jaunt to beautiful beaches, lies Heron’s Lodge, an immaculate, detached, one bedroomed bungalow. Recently built on an eight acre smallholding, Heron’s Lodge provides pristine comfort and convenience. From its enviable position above the Towy Valley, its well equipped kitchen/diner offers captivating views across expansive meadow lands to the Black Mountains beyond. Barbecue the catch of the day and feast on fine local produce, while enjoying the same panoramic views from its furnished patio area; a wonderful spot to relax and unwind amidst the carefree chorus of nature. Guests can roam freely around the eight acres, sample the delights of the orchard garden, discover the enormous fish, geese and ducks that inhabit the wildlife lake along with the otter and mink that live nearby. Rare red kites regularly swoop through the skies above, while ponies and chickens meander through pasture land. With fantastic fishing sites along the River Towy and Trout lakes just a mile away, Heron’s Lodge is a dream location for any fisherman.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level, has oil fired central heating and comprises:
    Entrance Hall: Leading to....
    Lounge: With Free view TV and DVD
    Kitchen/Diner: With gas cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box, freezer, washing machine, table and chairs for four and panoramic countryside views
    Bedroom: With double bed (orthopaedic mattress)
    Shower Room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available on request. Z bed available (for + 1 ) on request. Wi-Fi available.

    8 acres to roam freely around (includes: wildlife lake, meadowland, pasture and orchard with cherry, apple, plum and walnut trees) and BBQ and furnished patio area alongside a small lawned area. Lockable storage for bikes, fishing gear etc. Parking for 2 cars.

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  • Lletty Mieri Country Cottages - Carreg Cennen

    Llandeilo

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 30878

    Nestling in the peaceful, unspoilt countryside of the Towy Valley and overlooked by the magnificent 12th-century Dinefwr Castle, these three semi-detached holiday cottages (30878, 30879 and 30880) occupy an idyllic rural setting. Just 2 miles from the historic and quirky town of Llandeilo, this is an ideal base for visiting Wales. It is within easy reach of the breathtaking scenery of the Brecon Beacons National Park, the beaches of west Wales and the splendid gardens of the Towy Valley. The National Botanic Gardens of Wales and Aberglasney Gardens are just minutes away. The bustling town of Carmarthen and the city of Swansea are both easily reached by car. Named after local castles, Carreg Cennen, Dinefwr and Dryslwyn have been converted from original farm outbuildings. An old stone threshing barn has been converted into a games room with table tennis, snooker and a selection of children’s toys. The cottages are all single-storey and built of traditional Welsh stone. Each has its own parking and patio area with garden furniture, set around a central courtyard next to an old orchard where guests can barbecue in the summer, pick fruit in the autumn or simply watch the deer grazing at dusk. Guests can enjoy themselves fishing on the renowned River Towy, bird watching (red kite can often be seen hovering over Dinefwr Castle) and walking. Beach 18 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with beams/dining room with beams/ kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Wet room with toilet.

    All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer in utility. Wi-fi. Large lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Shared woodland grounds and orchard. Shared games room with table tennis, snooker and children’s toys. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Cefn Canol

    Rhydlanfair, Betws-y-Coed

    Grade
    3
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: OHL

    Use of nearby leisure centre (3 miles) with pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and multi-gym

    Enjoying splendid views over the Snowdonia mountain range, this beautifully converted detached barn lies next to a small sheep farm on the owners’ farmland with a farm trail to explore. Tastefully decorated, it is ideal for a holiday couple to explore 14 peaks of Snowdon and the many delights of the National Park, reached via a mountain pass through Betws-y-Coed (3 miles). This delightful 19th-century resort town is surrounded by picturesque woodland and there are river walks leading over bridges to waterfalls. Llandudno 20 miles. Horse riding nearby. Ideal for golf. Shops and Ty Gwyn (Good Pub Guide) 3 miles.

    Spacious living/dining room with wood-burning stove, sofa-bed or small single (for +1) and attractive well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen area. Double bedroom (5ft bed) with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove – initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, biomass central heating and bed linen included
    • Travel cot
    • Cot by arrangement
    • High chair
    • Sofa-bed or small single (for +1) by arrangement
    • TV
    • Video
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Internet connection
    • Garden with patio and furniture
    • 100-acre farm trail
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • No smoking

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  • Riffli - Y Gegin

    Cilan, nr. Abersoch

    Grade
    3
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: HW7701

    Boasting stunning countryside and coastal views, this charming former farmhouse and adjoining cottage sit peacefully at the end of a private lane just 2 miles from the centre of lively and fashionable coastal resort of Abersoch, a much sought after holiday destination on the Llyn Peninsula, with its pretty harbour, famous surfing beaches and a fine selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. Visitors are also able to take a boat trip out to St Tudwals Island to fish or watch seals. Riffli makes a superb location for year round breaks and offers an abundance of walks and bird watching opportunities from the doorstep with a footpath from the cottage winding its way down to the beach. Snowdonia National Park, narrow gauge steam trains, historic castles, golf and horse riding are all easily accessible. Shops and restaurants 2 miles, pub serving food 1.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Bathroom with toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Z-bed available for child.

    Electric heaters included. Fridge/freezer.

    Both properties: Electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Dishwasher. Garden and furniture. Parking. Boat storage. No smoking.

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  • Yr Hen Beudy Bach

    Llangynwyd, nr. Bridgend

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: HW7775

    Quietly set in the pretty Llyfni Valley, Yr Hen Beudy Bach (The Old Little Stable) is a tiny but perfectly formed detached stone cottage in the historic Welsh Valleys village of Llangynwyd. Conveniently set midway between Cardiff and Swansea it’s an ideal base for a holiday or touring. Locally there is brilliant cycling, walking from the doorstep and bird watching, yet both the Brecon Beacons and great beaches, including surf beaches on the Gower and the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, are also easily reached. The local designer discount shopping complex is not to be missed. Shop 0.5 miles, pub 300 yards and restaurants 0.75 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room/kitchen. Narrow, spiral stairs to first floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with shower cubicle, en-suite toilet and further galleried area with single futon (accessed via pull-down ladder).

    Woodburner in living room, electric heaters and electricity included (£20per week November-March). Bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Two induction hobs. Electricity mini oven. Microwave. Laundry facilities by arrangement. Freezer in external store room. Garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Steps to slightly sloping garden.

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  • Cregyn Gleision

    Conwy

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 27679

    This delightful, terraced holiday property is tucked away within the walled town of Conwy, and has a lovely, spacious, airy living room and a pleasant outside area. Situated only a few yards from the historic 13th-century town walls which are said to make Conwy one of the finest complete walled towns in Europe. There is much to explore within walking distance, from the walls and mighty Conwy Castle, to Plas Mawr, a fine example of a Tudor merchant’s house, Aberconwy House (NT) and Conwy Suspension Bridge. Boat trips are available from Conwy Quay, while the seaside resort of Llandudno is just a 10-minute drive. Shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-incoming calls only. Small courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • Brynardd Cottage

    Capel Garmon, nr. Betws-y-Coed

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 26549


    This delightful terraced holiday cottage, featuring original beams, is situated in the pretty village of Capel Garmon and has stunning views of the Snowdonia mountain range. Located in the Snowdonia National Park just 2 miles from the bustling tourist village of Betws-y-Coed, it makes an ideal central base for walkers and visitors wanting to explore the area. Thrill seekers will love the exciting Tree Top Adventure high ropes course in Betws-y-Coed, the largest zip wire zone in the world at Zipworld and Bounce Below, where you can bounce on trampoline nets in an old slate cavern in Blaenau Ffestiniog. Visit Surf Snowdonia in the Conwy Valley, the UK’s first artificial surfing lake. In contrast, the tranquil setting of Bodnant Garden (NT) is a floral delight all year round. Many of the famous Great Little Trains of Wales and the mighty castles of Edward I are nearby, whilst the walled town of Conwy with its individual shops and quay, and Victorian Llandudno with the famous Great Orme’s Head, tramway and Venue Cymru theatre, are within easy reach. Horse riding nearby. Ideal for golf. Local pub 100 yards (limited opening hours). Shops, pubs and restaurants 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Kitchen. Narrow stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. Stereo/iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi (payable to BT Openzone). Small courtyard garden. Parking (1 car). Pet welcome (to be kept on a lead, sheep country). No smoking.

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  • The Hayloft Barn

    near Criccieth

    Grade
    3
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: UK6099
    Boasting a superb location between the Snowdonia National Park and the Lleyn Peninsula, this charming barn conversion is situated on the owners’ smallholding, surrounded by grazing sheep and the owners’ two very friendly donkeys. Accessed by a rough track and set amidst farmland enjoying glorious mountain panoramas and views over open fields to Cardigan Bay, the cottage is cosy and full of character. Conveniently located half way between the two very popular coastal villages of Criccieth and Porthmadog, Tyddyn Iolyn is an excellent base to explore this delightful area, with a multitude of amazing walks, fantastic cycling opportunities and a fine selection of visitor attractions nearby.
    Porthmadog is the departure point for wonderful steam train journeys on the world famous Ffestiniog Railway as it winds its spectacular way through superb scenery up into the Snowdonia Mountains. The pretty Italianate village of Portmeirion, location of the cult TV series ‘The Prisoner’ is also close by. Criccieth is a pretty village watched over by a medieval castle, and boasts a lovely beach and a good selection of restaurants and shops. The surrounding Snowdonia National Park offers a myriad of outdoor pursuits suitable for all ages. Beach 2½ miles. Shop, pubs and restaurants 2½ miles.
    The Hayloft Barn can be booked together with The Granary (UK6013) and The Stable (UK6100) to accommodate up to 10 guests.

    Ground Floor: Open plan living space.
    Living area: With electric wood burner, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and single sofa bed.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

    First Floor: Bedroom: With double bed, low beams and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot. Welcome pack.

    Patio with gas BBQ. 3 acres of shared natural grounds. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Driftwood

    Llandudno

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 27544

    This delightful little detached holiday apartment is situated on Great Orme’s Head in Llandudno, from which there are superb views of the sea and a fantastic walk from the property around and over the headland. Llandudno is a wonderful holiday destination - the Great Orme is home to the UK’s longest cable car ride, a ski slope and the Great Orme Tramway. There are shows at the Venue Cymru Theatre, shops and lively nightlife. Visit Conwy, with its castle and town walls or the Welsh Mountain Zoo at Colwyn Bay. Bodnant Garden (NT) is only 15 minutes away. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: 1 small single bedroom. First floor: Living room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Electricity, hot/cold air conditioning (first floor), gas, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. High chair. Satellite TV. Video. DVD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Broadband. Wi-fi. Decked area and furniture. Shared use of owner’s garden. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Sloping grass banks between terraces.

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  • Plas Bach Cottages - Cottage 1

    Brookhouse, nr. Denbigh

    Grade
    3
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 12346

    Well appointed, comfortable holiday cottages converted from a traditional Welsh longhouse and stables, the character of its original use still evident in both properties. Each cottage has been tastefully and stylishly furnished with the larger unit ideal for families and the smaller cottage a cosy base for a couple. Well placed for touring all parts of North Wales which include historic castle towns, traditional coastal resorts and beaches together with the magnificent scenery of Snowdonia. In the locality there are a number of walks with golfing, fishing, tennis and bowls. A country Inn and restaurant is also close by. Shop ½ mile, pub 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with single sofa bed/dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    First £10per week, £5 per short break NSH and electricity included, remainder by card from owner. Bed linen included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Large shared front patio and chairs. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). No smoking. No children under 8 years due to low positioning of window in bedroom.

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  • Gerlan

    Tregaron

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: UK6081
    Gerlan is a quaint town cottage built around 1866 sometime after the railway arrived in Tregaron. Tregaron was once a very strategic point for taking animals from the farms in West Wales to markets in England. Before the railways, it is said around 30,000 animals were escorted overland on drovers’ roads through the Cambrian Mountains. The trading importance of the town was such that it even had its own ’Black Sheep Aberystwyth and Tregaron Bank’, and the number of black sheep engraved on the bank notes issued indicated the number of pounds value.

    The Cambrian Mountains are one of the few remote areas left in southern Britain, and Tregaron lies close to this wild open wilderness. Although there are only few roads across the mountains they are acknowledged as some of the most scenic routes in Britain and walkers and cyclists revel in the peaceful solitude.

    The current owners of Gerlan have lovingly restored the property so that it now provides the perfect base to discover this wonderful part of Wales. The ground floor has a country kitchen leading into a spacious living and dining room, and an attractive stone fireplace with a wood burning stove so that you can be cosy year round. A ground floor bathroom and two first floor bedrooms complete this quaint cottage.

    Today, historic Tregaron is a ’Walkers are Welcome’ town, and the annual walking festival held in May is a firm favourite on the walking calendar. Competitors and visitors come from all over the UK and Ireland for the annual horse trotting and carriage racing too. It is also the home of the Welsh Gold Centre, selling Celtic inspired designs.

    The town is small and has a friendly village atmosphere. A short stroll will bring you to independent shops, and on the square, the award winning pub and restaurant, the renowned Talbot Hotel. Also standing proudly on the square is a wood carving depicting Twm Siôn Cati, the legendary 17th-century ’Robin Hood of Wales’ who is said to have used his wit and bravery to outsmart gentry and crooks alike.

    Cors Caron, or Tregaron Bog as it is also known, is the largest raised bog in Britain and lies just outside the town. It is a peat bog of international importance and a nature reserve since 1955. It provides a habitat to very rare flora and fauna and is fantastic for wildlife spotting, including buzzards, peregrine falcons, harriers and iconic red kites.

    The beautiful Ceredigion coastline can be reached within 30 minutes drive and offers lovely beaches (many dog friendly year round), and interesting towns and villages to visit. The university town of Aberystwyth has a historic castle, long promenade and pier, plus it is home to one of Wales’ most picturesque steam train journeys through the valley over to Devil’s Bridge. Georgian harbour town Aberaeron, and quaint fishing town of New Quay, are also great places to go for restaurants, shops, boat rides and dolphin spotting.

    Gerlan sits across a private no-through lane from property reference UK6062 Hen Efail, and they can be booked together to accommodate larger parties. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground Floor: 1 step to entrance.
    Living/dining room: With wood burner, 32" Freeview TV and tiled floor.
    Snug.
    Kitchen: Farmhouse style with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tiled floor.
    Bathroom: With shower over corner bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included.

    Sitting-out area with garden furniture. On road parking. No smoking.

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