Photo credit: Ancon Cottage, Nefyn Llyn Peninsula Coastline

Find My Favourite Holiday Cottages on the North Wales Coast and Countryside

The Irish Sea borders the region of North Wales to the north and west, the English counties of Shropshire and Cheshire to the east, and Ceredigion, Powys and the rest of Wales to the south. Seaside holiday resorts along the North Wales coastline include Holyhead, Llandudno, Wrexham, Bangor, Colwyn Bay, and Deeside. It is a wild and rural area best known for its rugged mountains, beaches, waterfalls and scenic trails. Holiday cottages in North Wales lie amid the soaring mountains and shimmering lakes of Snowdonia National Park, the green rolling countryside around Wrexham, or on the spectacular coasts of the mainland and the Isle of Anglesey, where pristine, sandy shores and clifftop walks await discovery.

Sleeps
34
Bedrooms
12

The Ship Inn, once a pub in Colwyn Bay, has been comfortably and stylishly converted to create a large, dog-friendly holiday cottage in North Wales sleeping 34 guests in 12 spacious bedrooms, with a 5-minute walk of the beach.

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Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5

Sitting on the edge of the village of Carrog near Corwen in Denbighshire, The Mill House is a lovingly maintained Edwardian farmhouse overlooking the River Dee. This pet-friendly five-bedroom home is ideal for a large group or family trips to Snowdonia.

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A modern, detached Anglesey holiday home surrounded by lawns and paved terraces with seating.
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
4

This detached family holiday cottage on Anglesey rests in a delightful rural location at Trearddur Bay and can sleep six people in four bedrooms. Perfect for walking, cycling and touring holidays exploring this picturesque Island.

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An Anglesey bungalow surrounded by lawns and a woodland backdrop.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Spectacular views of Blue Flag Llanddona Beach are available from almost every window of this pet-friendly cottage for four in Anglesey. With everything arranged on a single floor, Hen Felin Isaf is convenient, welcoming, and relaxing, truly a seaside holiday destination of your dreams.

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Sleeps
19
Bedrooms
8

Richmond Hall is a grand, luxurious rural cottage with a heated swimming pool set among gorgeous grounds in St Asaph, North Wales. Guest amenities include a gym, sauna, games room, all-weather tennis court, luxury décor, traditional charm, a glass summerhouse, and easy access to lovely St Asaph.

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Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Based on a rural smallholding near Benllech on the Isle of Anglesey, Crow’s Nest Cottage is a detached stone-built holiday home perfect for a coast and countryside holiday in North Wales. The attractive cottage is steeped in character, with stunning seaside views, ideal for small families.

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Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

Ysgubor Penrallt is a little treasure, a romantic, rural retreat for two near Bangor in North Wales with superb sea views across the Menai Straits to Anglesey—a perfect coastal location for couples exploring North Wales beaches and Snowdonia in all seasons.

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Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2

Nestled in the picturesque countryside outside Caernarfon and nearby Snowdonia, Bluebell Cottage is a lovingly restored, two-bedroom barn conversion with the boundless hills of Welsh mountain countryside and coast on your doorstep - perfect for a relaxing family break in North Wales.

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Exterior of a single-storey, stone barn conversion with a contemporary wood and glass extension.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Based on the Isle of Anglesey, Bwthyn Gwyn is a meticulously restored stone-built barn conversion, reappointed as a vibrant and welcoming holiday home in the countryside. The two-bedroom property is perfect for small families and combines contemporary comforts with rustic style for a relaxing breakaway.

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North Wales is dotted with ancient sites – perhaps none more iconic than Caernarfon Castle, which took 37 years to build and is renowned as one of Europe's best-preserved medieval fortresses. You won't want to miss another historical site during your stay in a holiday cottage in North Wales. Erdigg Hall is a magnificent stately home with opulent interiors and an 18th-century walled garden.

One of the most popular activities visitors enjoy in North Wales is the strenuous ascent to Mount Snowdon's summit – Wales' highest mountain, at 1,085 metres. Nearby, in the pretty town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, the country's steepest narrow-gauge railway explores the spectacular Llechwedd Slate Caverns – an unforgettable day trip for visitors.

Bodnant Gardens cover 88 acres, with a waterfall and exquisite Italianate terraces overlooking the lush Conwy Valley. The gardens are near Colwyn Bay, a Victorian seaside resort nestled between the Irish Sea and the towering hillside of Pwllycrochan Woods. A wander along the three-mile promenade that overlooks the sandy shore is highly recommended. Nearby, Llandudno is a classic seaside resort with a 19th-century pier and plenty of nostalgic amusements. Further east, Rhyl is another popular resort with a sandy beach, an aquarium, and botanical gardens.

Harlech Castle is one of North Wales' iconic landmarks, perched precariously on a crag, overlooking the crashing waves. The town of Harlech is a lovely place to explore on foot, with a sandy beach and a historic centre with a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants.

Gwynedd is a beautiful, scenic destination for hiking, with great swathes of hilly countryside to explore. The village of Dinas Mawddwy is an excellent base from which to discover the area, located at the convergence of the Cerist and Dovey rivers at the foot of two imposing hills. The secluded beaches and unspoiled countryside of the Isle of Anglesey have attracted visitors for centuries.

The island is dotted with pretty villages, such as Moelfre, a lovely fishing community with a historic harbour. The town of Beaumaris is a must-see on the Isle of Anglesey, with fine Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian architecture. Don't miss the chance to climb to the top of South Stack Lighthouse for breathtaking coast views.

Near the twin towns of Porthmadog and Tremadog, the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways pass ancient woods, sweeping estuaries and spectacular stretches of the North Wales coast. Further west, the Llyn Peninsula is home to long-extinct volcanic peaks, rocky bays, and wild hills scattered with Iron Age forts. The charming villages of Abersoch and Morfa Nefyn are idyllic bases for visitors to this remote North Wales region.

Further east, near the English border, the bustling market town of Wrexham is packed with independent businesses. Nearby, the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct towers over the Vale of Llangollen. Designed by Thomas Telford, it symbolises the industrialisation of the region in the early 19th century.