Wales is famous for its endless rolling hills of lush greenness, and it has some of the most spectacular scenery in all of the British Isles. This, of course, makes it the perfect destination to get away from it all for a little while.
Thankfully, the vast majority of the gorgeous Welsh landscape remains mostly unspoilt, meaning that you can get close to the pristine purity of nature and escape the grimy city life.
Wales deserves to be explored, with its wide variety of flora and fauna, its plentiful wooded footpaths, and its miles and miles of beautiful coastal walks. And what better base to begin all your adventures than a quaint holiday cottage?
They’re not as bare-bones as you might fear, so don’t worry! Most of the holiday cottages available to you in Wales are in fact the last word in luxury, easily beating out the majority of hotels, and they are also far better placed – you’re not going to get a hotel out in the valleys!
So, with that firmly entrenched in mind, here are some of our favourite Welsh holiday cottages. Choose the one(s) you like most, then get out there and start exploring!
Clyn Felin Fawr – Cardigan Bay
Near the gorgeous turquoise waters of the Cardigan Bay area, you can find this converted farmhouse, three storeys high, replete with its very own private driveway. Clyn Felin Fawr is a true country getaway, with its original exposed stone walls and wooden beams.
Thankfully, the lovely, olden look doesn’t mean you have to suffer from “olden” comforts – Clyn Felin Fawr offers all the mod cons and luxury items that you’ve come to expect from the best hotels; one of the bathrooms even has its own spa bath, complete with bubble jets! It’s the perfect place to wind down after a good day’s hiking.
Chantry – Portmeirion
The village of Portmeirion in Gwynedd is home to a number of beautiful cottages, such as White Horses, which was originally a fisherman’s cottage and sits directly on the quayside, and Telford’s Tower, which has a spiral staircase leading to the higher bedrooms offering great views of the piazza.
However, our favourite is the Chantry – with enough rooms to house nine people, this Grade II listed building is located at the highest point in the area, giving unparalleled views of the village and the estuary. Don’t worry; it has Wi-Fi, a kitchen, a TV, and maid service; no need to miss out on the luxuries! Find out more here: www.portmeirion-village.com/en/stay/portmeirion-cottages.
Siabod – Snowdonia
If you are after 5* luxury, Siabod is for you! Located near the lovely seaside town of Llandudno (with traditional pier and the famous Great Orme), this barn conversion has everything you could possibly desire, from king-sized beds to wood-burning stoves.
It’s wheelchair accessible, with one bedroom on ground floor, and is close to the incredible Snowdonia National Park, and thus, of course, Mount Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales. With plenty to do, there’s no chance of running out of activities here!