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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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  • Pennant Cottage

    St Dogmaels

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: ORR

    Situated in the Pembrokeshire National Park, this renovated, detached old fisherman’s cottage overlooks the village of St Dogmaels and has views of the River Teifi and estuary. St Dogmaels Abbey can be seen from the garden. Pennant offers stylish holiday accommodation with every modern convenience. In an elevated location, there is easy access to local beaches and the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, whilst breathtaking scenery and wildlife can be found from the doorstep. Cardigan 2 miles. Shops 500 yards, selection of pubs within a few minutes’ walk.

    Five easy steps to entrance, through stable door to well-equipped, farmhouse-style kitchen with breakfast area and sea views. Step down into Large living/dining room with wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace and rugs on slate floor. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Steep ladder-style stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with TV, low sloping ceiling and solid mahoghany floor. Beamed throughout (some low).

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included
    • Two FreeviewTV/DVDs
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Garden with coastal views and furniture
    • Parking (opposite property)
    • Unsuitable for the infirm and children
    • NB: Steps in garden

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  • Dildre Cottages - Dildre

    Cynghordy, nr. Llandovery

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: 27167

    Beautiful views

    Set in an idyllic, tranquil, rural location with superb panoramic views of unspoilt countryside, including the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons. Uniquely accessed by its own railway crossing and located up a private drive, Dildre, ref 27167 (meaning ’pretty home’ in Welsh), has been awarded VisitWales Gold Award, and is a beautiful apartment forming part of the owners’ oak post and beam house, with solid oak floor being one of the features made by the owners. Along with Field View, ref 27168, they are both perfectly located for unwinding and taking in the countryside. The holiday cottages have been built and furnished to very good standards. Come by train on the ’Heart of Wales’ line which stops at Cynghordy at the bottom of the owners’ land. Close by are the Brecon Beacons, Llyn Brianne, the Dolaucothi Gold Mine (NT), Dinefwr Park (NT) and the Cynghordy viaduct. Horse riding can be found nearby. Tea rooms and cafe 1 mile. Shops, pub and restaurant 5 miles.

    All on first floor: Living room/dining area/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room and toilet. Beams and wooden floors throughout.

    Electricity and underfloor central heating included. Satellite TV.

    Both properties: Bed linen and towels included. Bluray. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared 22-acre part landscaped grounds, patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. NB: Unfenced steep drop, stream and pond in grounds.

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  • Trem-y-mor

    Barmouth

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    2
    Ref: W42976

    This surely is one of the most elegant and well presented houses in Barmouth and being situated on what is known as ’The Rock’, its position offers spectacular panoramic views of the Blue Flag beach in addition to the mountains of the Llyn Peninsula. The Victorian townhouse consists of a ground floor studio (W41891) and Trem-y-môr, the upper apartment which is laid out over two floors. The apartment offers a wealth of Victorian featuresand vibrant Art Deco/Art Nouveau features whilst benefitting from all the modern facilities, with most rooms having sea views. Stunning hill and coastal walks along the Mawddach Estuary, from the property and water sports and fishing trips from the harbour, the castles of Harlech and Caernarfon and the Italianate village of Portmeirion all close by. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    Steep steps to entrance. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with roll-top bath and toilet. Second floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room. Separate toilet.

    Gas central heating included. Electricity £30per week July-August, £50per week September-June. Bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Dishwasher. Wi-fi available at £14.99per week. On road parking. No smoking. No children. NB: There is no washing machine at this property.

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  • The Crofters Cottages - Abbots Croft

    Llangeinor

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: OL8

    Peacefully set in 2 acres of lawned gardens, these four beautifully furnished and extremely well-equipped holiday cottages enjoy excellent walks straight from the back door. Sunny Croft (ref JVZ) and Penny Croft (ref JSM) adjoin one another and boast superb views from their elevated position, whilst Meadow Croft (ref OMY) is attached to the owner’s 17th-century home and Abbots Croft (ref OL8). Each cottage has a plasma TV, a mini CD player and its own terrace with beautiful views.
    This is an area with lots of character, with hills that beckon the walker. For cyclists, the Afan Argoed Forestry Park, rated in the top ten in the world for mountain bike rides, is within easy reach. Spectacular drives over the inter-valley roads give amazing views, while the rich, rolling land of the Vale of Glamorgan offers many castles, interesting churches and manor houses to explore. The nearest sandy beaches are 12 miles, and the Gower Peninsula, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty famous for its beaches, magnificent coastal scenery and rich birdlife, is easily accessible.
    Caerphilly is easily accessible and is famous for its magnificent castle and the crumbly white cheese which is widely available throughout the town. The capital, Cardiff, is well worth the visit and is an easy and compact city to navigate, with the River Taff flowing through the heart of the city. The Millennium Stadium sits happily alongside much older buildings including the castle which gives the city a vibrant and cosmoplitan feel to it. Tennis, riding, fishing and golf nearby. Multi-screen cinema, restaurants and shopping complex 3 miles. Village shop/P.O. 2 miles, pub serving home-cooked food (prebooking advisable), 100 yards.

    Cosy living room with compact kitchen/breakfast area. Double bedroom. First floor: Loft-style shower room with toilet.

    • Fridge/freezer
    • Courtyard garden with patio
    • No smoking

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Terrace with furniture
    • Shared use of owner’s gardens with summerhouse
    • Parking
    • Cycle store
    • Natural spring water supply

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  • Brynbank Cottages - Brynbank Cottage

    Lampeter Velfrey, nr. Narberth

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: OY6

    Nestled down a quiet country lane near the charming market town of Narberth, these traditional Welsh barns are situated on a 50-acre working farm in Pembrokeshire’s beautiful rolling countryside, with easy access to the popular coastal resorts of Saundersfoot and Tenby. Brynbank Cottage (ref OY6) is attached to the main house, The Coach House (ref OY7) stands detached, and The Old Shippon (ref OY8) and Brynbank Lodge (ref OY9) are attached to eachother. The owner will unpack and put away guests pre-ordered online shopping prior to arrival on request. Pembrokeshire, home to golden beaches, picturesque coastal villages and majestic sites, is the perfect destination in which to unwind and relax whatever time of year you choose to visit. The unblemished beaches south of the county including Amroth, Broadhaven and Freshwater West, are just a few worthy of a visit and are perfect for water-based activities such as kayaking, surfing or coasteering. The former barns lie peacefully in a secluded courtyard, adjacent to the owner’s farmhouse, dating back to the early 18th century, where the owners have sympathetically converted them into spacious holiday accommodation. Each barn has retained much of its original charm and character, including stone walls and oak beams, and lots of welcoming touches have been added to provide guests with an unforgettable holiday experience. Outside, guests can relax on a secluded enclosed patio, which is perfect for alfresco dining on a sunny day, or stroll the 50 acres of farmland and meet some of the grazing resident animals including sheep, pigs, cows and a horse. The regency market town of Narberth, with its multi-coloured Edwardian and Georgian buildings, is well worth a visit and home to highly acclaimed restaurants and independent shops selling a whole range of exquisite items, from fine art to fine food, rubbing shoulders with vintage and antique shops. For an interesting day out, take a trip to Tenby and indulge in one of the numerous cafés, gift shops or many restaurants tucked away in its historic walls, or wander down to the sandy haven of the award-winning harbour beach, with its sheltered bay, golden sands and crystal blue waters. A trip to the resort would not be complete without taking a boat ride across to the off-shore island of Caldey, home to its Celtic monastery and Cistercian monks who have made it a holy island for hundreds of years. Away from the resort, the gourmet town of Saundersfoot is well worth a visit, as are the numerous historic sites dotted around the county including Manorbier, Carew and Pembroke castles. For family time together, visit the award-winning leisure attractions of Folly Farm, Oakwood and Anna’s Welsh Zoo, famous as the habitat of Wales’ first ever rhinoceros. Beach 6 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Beamed, open-plan living room with electric wood burner, French doors, dining area and galley-style kitchen area. Steep, open-tread stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electric wood burner included
    • Electric radiators included
    • Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
    • Wi-fi

    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Enclosed patio with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Shared 55-acre grounds
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced pond in grounds

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  • The Cottage

    Brynsiencyn, Anglesey

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W7944

    Lovely mountain views

    This pretty semi-detached cottage, approached by a long driveway and surrounded by 6 acres of farmland, has views of the Snowdonia Mountain Range. It has beamed ceilings, a woodburner in the living room, a large romantic bedroom and a pleasant patio area for dining al fresco, and is 1 mile from the lovely Menai Straits and 6 miles from the Menai Straits suspension bridge. Discover the beautiful Anglesey coastline with sandy Llanddwyn Beach only 5 miles away. A haven for country walks or cycle rides amongst the mountains, hills and valleys of stunning Snowdonia. Nearby are NT properties, Beaumaris with its 13th-century castle, Llandudno, horse riding and day ferry trips to Ireland. Shop 500 yards, pub with food 0.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Bathroom with bath, shower and toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Wooden floors and beams throughout.

    Woodburner in living room included. Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video and small library. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Patio with furniture. Portable barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store.

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  • Yr Efail

    Nr. Dolgellau

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: HW7387

    Set in the stunning countryside of the beautiful Dyfi Valley, this charming and romantic, detached holiday cottage boasts a wealth of oak beams and delightful character. Once the old blacksmith’s and restored to a very high standard, it is ideally located to explore Snowdonia’s many attractions. Nearby, Bwlch y Groes – the highest pass in Wales – leads to the spectacular lakes at Bala and Vyrnwy (RSPB reserve). Dolgellau and Machynlleth are 10 miles, Aberdovey and Barmouth 20 miles. Fishing within a mile. Shops 3 miles, restaurants and pubs 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams. 1 double bedroom with beams. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Digital TV. Video. DVD. iPod dock. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Payphone. Fenced garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. Cycle store. Private water supply.

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  • Gellifawr Cottages - Swallow

    Gellifawr, nr. Newport

    Grade
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    1
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    Ref: 30149

    Lying peacefully beneath the shadows of Mount Carningli (The Mount of Angels) in the iconic Pembrokeshire National Park, these traditional Welsh barns (refs 30144, 30145, 30146, 30147, 30148 and 30149) offer peace and tranquillity in abundance, and are just a stone’s throw away from the charming coastal resort of Newport, famous for its Welsh culture, traditional pubs, restaurants and a golden sandy beach. Comprising a mixture of ground floor, first floor and two-storey accommodation, the former barns date back to the 17th century, and retain all of their original charm and character, with each room having comfortable furnishings and amenities for that unforgettable holiday experience. Gellifawr Cottages are nestled uniquely in the beautiful Gwaun Valley countryside, with 6 acres of landscaped gardens and shimmering lakes, where white doves have freedom of flight. Guests can sit, relax and unwind whilst watching the red kites soar over the magnificent scenery, or take advantage of the on-site bar and restaurant, which is renowned locally for its fine dining and real ales. The area itself has lots to offer, including fantastic walks along the nearby Preseli Hills, where visitors can discover the numerous trails and ancient monuments scattered along the rolling countryside - an ideal holiday base. A short drive away is the spectacular coastal path, which leads you through the picturesque coastal resorts of Newport, Fishguard and Solva, offering a collection of unblemished beaches, boutique gift shops, art galleries and restaurants with freshly caught seafood always on the menu. Explore the historic city of St. Davids, featuring the magnificent 12th-century cathedral and medieval ruins of the Bishop’s Palace, or for the more adventurous, take a sea safari expedition around the off-shore island of Ramsey, cruising close to sea birds, seals and the occasional bottlenose dolphin and whale. The beaches of Newport, Whitsands and Newgale are within easy reach, and are renowned for surf and water sports activities. Away from the coast, Pembrokeshire’s countryside is just as promising, with its array of charming market towns and medieval castles dotted around the county; history is only a short drive away to be explored. Golf and horse riding nearby. Beach 4 miles. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant on-site.

    All on first floor: Living room. Dining room with slate floor. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    DVD. Stereo/CD. Fridge/freezer. Use of owner’s freezer on request. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

    All properties: Biomass central heating, electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room. Wi-fi. Shared 6-acre grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 3 fenced ponds in grounds.

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  • The Stables at Old Vicarage Cottage

    Betws-Yn-Rhos

    Grade
    2
    1
    3
    1
    Ref: 28293

    This spacious, detached holiday cottage for two has a pleasant courtyard patio for al fresco dining, and is situated in the village of Betws-Yn-Rhos, just opposite a 16th century inn. Walkers love this area and there are sandy beaches just a few miles away. It makes a great base from which to explore the area, with the Welsh Mountain Zoo at Colwyn Bay, the Victorian seaside resort of Llandudno and historic Conwy with its castle within easy reach, whilst in the other direction the city of Chester makes for a great day out. Shop 30 yards, pub and restaurant 20 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen with breakfast area and wooden floor. 3 steps up to 1 double (5ft) bedroom with step down to en-suite shower room with toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair (on request). Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Abermydyr and Pontbrenmydyr - Pontbrenmydyr

    Llanerchaeron, nr. Aberaeron

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: NT013026

    National Trust Holiday Cottages

    Llanerchaeron Estate is a fine example of an elegant Georgian villa and is set in the wooded Aeron Valley. Remarkably unaltered for over 200 years, this self-sufficient estate includes a farm, walled gardens and lake. It has its own service courtyard with dairy, laundry, brewery and salting house, giving a full “upstairs, downstairs” experience to visitors. The walled kitchen, gardens, grounds and ornamental lake and parkland offer peaceful walks and the home farm complex has a range of impressive outbuildings along with Welsh black carrel, Llawenog sheep and rare Welsh pigs, as well as chickens, geese and doves. Guests are also entitled to free entry to the National Trust Llanerchaeron House and grounds during their stay (subject to opening times).

    These beautiful cottages nestle on the banks of the River Aeron in the heart of the beautiful Aeron Valley. Abermydr (ref: NT013020), thought to be designed by John Nash in the early 19th-century for the coachman of Llancerchaeron Estate, offers many interesting features including Gothic windows and an octagonal roof, whilst Pontbrenmydyr (ref: NT013026) is an early 17-century Clom, stone thatched cottage offering a romantic retreat for two. Set in an unrivalled location making these properties the perfect base for a peaceful and relaxing holiday and to explore this beautiful unspoilt area of Wales at any time of year. There is a wide, level walk (suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs) following the river, that will bring you into the beautiful Georgian harbour town of Aberaeron, just over two miles away, where coloured houses can be seen all around, and the harbour is the perfect place for a coffee or an ice cream. There are lots of unique shops and eateries so you will be spoiled for choice. Throughout the summer the town is alive with a variety of events including the festival of Welsh cobs, seafood festival and carnival.

    Venturing slightly further afield you can visit quaint New Quay where dolphins can often be spotted, Aberystwyth, with its electric cliff railway, castle, pier and promenade or catch the steam train to Devils Bridge and waterfalls. Walkers will appreciate the extensive walks along the miles of breathtaking heritage coastline path, where you can absorb the beauty of this area and appreciate the wildlife, scenery and stunning beaches and coves. Whether you stay for a short break or longer, you can’t fail to be enchanted by this exceptional part of Wales. Beach 2½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Two steps to entrance (low pitch roof). All on ground floor: Beamed living room with wood-burning stove/dining room with rustic tiled floor. Kitchen with breakfast area, walk-in pantry and rustic tiled floor. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and one step to en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel is included for the first night, then available at additional cost
    • Electricity, biomass central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • 19’’ Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Washing machine
    • Freezer
    • Lawned garden and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • No children
    • NB: Unfenced river in garden.

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  • Church Cottage

    Llanbedr-y-Cennin, nr. Conwy

    Grade
    2
    1
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    Ref: 30162


    This pretty holiday cottage, part of the owner’s 16th century listed house, is situated opposite the church in the village of Llanbedr-y-Cennin, with a 16th century inn just 20 yards away. There’s a lovely balcony overlooking the attractive garden, and this cottage offers delightful views across the Conwy Valley and the mountains of Snowdonia. Enjoy walking from the door, cycle rides, golfing and fishing. The famous National Trust garden at Bodnant is just 3 miles away, whilst historic Conwy with its mighty castle and town walls is nearby, as is the Victorian town of Llandudno with the Great Orme and a wide range of shopping opportunities. Betws-y-Coed, gateway to the Snowdonia National Park is 10 miles. Visit Surf Snowdonia in the Conwy Valley, the UK’s first artificial surfing lake! Beach 9 miles. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant 20 yards.

    Level access to entrance. All on first floor: Living room. 2 steps down to kitchen with breakfast area. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Economy 7 central heating and electricity included (by meter reading November-March). Bed linen and towels included. DVD. Video. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Balcony. Barbecue. On road parking. Cycle store. No smoking. No children. NB: 10 steps down from balcony to garden. Covered well in garden.

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  • Llwynbedw

    St Dogmaels, nr. Cardigan

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
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    Ref: 28464

    This detached holiday cottage, lying in the coastal resort of St Dogmaels, is just a stone’s throw from the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, making it a perfect base for a romantic getaway. The heart of St Dogmaels is on the doorstep with pubs, an historic abbey and walks along the River Teifi estuary to Poppit Sands. The city of St Davids has a cathedral and ruins of the Bishop’s Palace from the 12th century. Visit Tenby and take a boat trip to Caldey Island. For wildlife, take a sea safari to Skomer and Skokholm islands, home to puffins, razor bills and seals. Shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with French doors. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Decked area, terrace with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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