With towering mountains, a breathtaking coastline and bustling cities, a holiday in Wales is likely to be a busy one, with the opportunities to try out new activities, visit historic castles or take to the waves to visit tiny islands or spot marine wildlife. One day you could be climbing the mountains of Snowdonia and the next enjoying a sophisticated meal in the city of Cardiff. Give yourself the ideal base to explore everything in this beautiful country with one of the properties from our luxury cottages UK collection.
South Wales includes the capital city, Cardiff, in Glamorgan, an ideal city break with shops, restaurants and countless attractions. The stunning scenery and secluded beaches of the Gower Peninsula is not far away. The region also includes the smallest city, St David’s, on the incredibly beautiful Pembrokeshire coast. Inland, enjoy the rolling hills of the Brecon Beacons and the castles of Monmouthshire on the Welsh borders.
The Brecon Beacons stretch up into Mid Wales in the largest Welsh county of Powys. The countryside along the borders is very scenic, incorporating a number of picturesque valleys, including the Severn Valley and the Wye Valley. To truly get away from it all, visit southern UK’s last wilderness, the Cambrian Mountains. There are few roads, but endless possibilities for walks and hikes in the fresh mountain air. In the west is the beautiful coast of Cardigan Bay, dotted with seaside towns such as Aberystwyth, for those wanting to rent one of our holiday cottages near the sea or to take boat trips to spot rare marine wildlife.
For magnificent castles, idyllic beaches and the highest mountains in the UK south of Scotland, head to North Wales. Many of the most famous castles built by Edward I can be seen here, including Harlech, Caernarfon and Beaumaris. The island of Anglesey has a unique character of its own, with fascinating sights and the chance to enjoy fishing trips and water sports. Walkers are spoilt for choice, but one of the most beautiful areas has to be Snowdonia National Park, with the ultimate challenge of Mount Snowdon itself.
With a vast number of luxury cottages to be found in Wales, you are sure to create your perfect holiday. Many include features such as hot tubs, swimming pools and home cinema systems to make your stay extra comfortable. Look at our cottage selection to plan your holiday in Wales today.