Wales holiday cottages
Why go on holiday to Wales?
Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and Irish Sea to the west and England to the east, Wales boasts nearly 1200 km of coastline as well as some impressive mountainous terrain.
Although relatively small in size, Wales packs plenty of physical beauty in. Vast mountain ranges, valleys, coastlines and historic castles all have a place in the small area of land. They do say good things come in small packages! And that’s the reason that thousands of people duck across the border from England every year.
Rightly proud of its cultural identity and bilingual status, Wales, the ‘land of song,’ is renowned for the eisteddfod - its festivals of music, literature and performance.
Things to see on holiday in Wales
From the rural Cambrian Mountains to the lively seaside town of Tenby, every area of Wales – North, South and West – has something to discover. There are also three national parks to explore: Snowdonia, the Pembrokeshire Coast and the Brecon Beacons.
With an 870 mile coastal path including 45 Blue Flag beaches, there are miles and miles of stunning, clean and safe beaches to discover. There are also hundreds of walks and trails, such as the famous Offa’s Dyke Path, that take you on a venture through the most magnificent scenery and wildlife. Wales is a walker's paradise and on these routes, there is plenty to see.
Wherever you’re staying, you’re bound to run into a castle or two. There are estimated to be around 600 castles in Wales, some of which have been preserved beautifully and are a must visit. Some of the castles that we’d recommend visiting include Caerphilly Castle, Conwy Castle, Chirk Castle and Raglan Castle.
Keen nature lovers are encouraged to visit the waters of the Welsh south-west coast where basking sharks, leatherback turtles, grey seals, dolphins and porpoises can all be spotted.
Although known for prehistoric sites and wild landscapes, there is also a contemporary side to Wales.
Things to do on holiday in Wales
If you’re a fan of the great outdoors, there’s no shortage of things to do in Wales. The terrain lends itself to all manner of activities: hiking, rock climbing, cycling, caving and canyoning are just some of the activities. You can even go trampolining in a former slate mine in Blaenau Ffestiniog!
That doesn’t mean a relaxing holiday can’t be had in Wales. Castles, museums, vineyards and cultural attractions will keep you entertained as you embrace the natural beauty of the country.
Those who fancy a challenge might be tempted to take on Mount Snowdon in Snowdonia or, if you prefer the easy option, there is a railway to the summit so that you can experience the views without the effort.
The best holiday cottages in Wales
We want to make sure that you book a vacation rental that is best for you, so that your holiday in Wales is the best that it can be. We give you so much variety and choice that it’s easy to find exactly what it is you’re looking for. Take a closer look at our stunning collection of self-catering holiday cottages and apartments in Wales below.
Booking a holiday cottage in Wales
A selection of the holiday lets in Wales are displayed below. To find the best one for you, use our filter options to the left, to narrow down what’s available until you find your favourite. You can choose whether you want to be closer to the larger cities of Cardiff and Swansea or closer to nature with a stay near Snowdonia or another National Park.
At any point, please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about booking a holiday cottage in Wales – we’re happy to help with questions about the cottages and to give you advice before you go ahead and book.
You might also like to visit our other holiday cottages in Tenby, Anglesey and Boncath.