Wales is a fiercly independent country, having its own parliament and a thrivinglanguage, which you can see on all the road signs and literature. Welsh pride is also shown in their passion for the national sport of Rugby Union. The new Millenium stadium home of Welsh rugby is a magnifisent arena and there is nowhere more rousing than when Wales play England and the welsh choirs are singing Hymes and Arias. A great way of visiting the country is by staying in a [Welsh holiday cottage], which you can find all over the country and allow you to relax and unwind at your own pace. Wales has so many castles and and ruins to visit it will take you the whole of your holiday just seeing a few and it's always better to take your time.
Orchard House is a large and luxuriously furnished Monmouthshire Holiday Cottage nestling deep in the Llangovan Valley on a cider apple farm. This family and dog-friendly countryside cottage sleeping 24 in 10 bedrooms (8 bathrooms) in a rural area of outstanding natural beauty. Pets Welcome.
The Ship Inn, once a pub in Colwyn Bay in North Wales, has been comfortably and stylishly converted to create a large, dog friendly holiday cottage sleeping 34 guests in 12 spacious bedrooms, with a 5-minute walk of the beach.
The character and location of Y Sgubor are delightful. The large rural cottage in Mid Wales is situated near Llangynog with superb views of Pennant Valley as well as charming décor, modern fittings, outdoor hot tub, sun-trap patio, open fire and five thoughtfully decorated bedrooms. Pets welcome.
Ty Newydd is a large rural cottage near Cardigan Bay in Mid Wales, which spoils guests with extensive grounds and entertaining areas as well as a hot tub, a heated indoor swimming pool and games room. The spacious luxurious interior offers true relaxation with modern comforts and an open fire.
Treflys Bach, converted from the old village smithy stable, now offers comfortable accommodation as a countryside cottage in the rural village of Penmachno, Conwy, featuring exposed beams and stonework from its former life and views of picturesque Snowdonia National Park.
In a rural location outside the pretty seaside village of Abersoch, Bwythyn-y-Saer is a two-bedroom holiday cottage in the beautiful Llyn Peninsula countryside. The coastal single-storey cottage lies within easy reach of superb North Wales beaches and mountain walks in Snowdonia.
This idyllic, large 17th century Welsh Farmhouse with hot tub, offers self-catering holidays for large families or groups of friends, blending an olde worlde ambience with up to date facilities. Ysugubor is a pet friendly property in a rural location with rural views – a genuine walkers' paradise.
This large, family-friendly holiday home in North Wales sleeps 12 guests in 5 bedrooms, yards from the beach in Rhos on Sea near Colwyn Bay. With a large and well-equipped games room and secure rear garden, Meadway House offers beach holidays with days out in Snowdonia. Pets welcome.
For a romantic, countryside retreat, visit Clover Cottage in the village of Winston. The small, well-equipped Pembrokeshire cottage is close to the West Wales coast and offers one double bedroom.
Copybush cottage is a sophisticated and secluded rural cottage offering beautiful views of the countryside of South Wales and Pembrokeshire. Situated in a peaceful corner of Lawrenny, the pet-friendly cottage offers spacious grounds, a hot tub and an open fire, as well as modern and elegant décor.
The Grain Store possesses all the charm of a stone-built 19th-century grain store and offers superb views of the sea and Cader Idris from its lush garden. The pet-friendly property spoils guests with exposed beams and contemporary facilities and lies just moments from lovely Abersoch in North Wales.
Ideal for young families, this accessible ground-floor rural holiday home in Laugharne offers the best in country views and outdoor fun on the edge of the South Wales coast. Meadow View is a lovingly converted three-bedroom cottage on a charming smallholding, in Carmarthenshire.
Dylan's Court is a rural, farm cottage in Carmarthenshireshire. This dog-friendly holiday home in a coastal location is child-friendly and wheelchair accessible. It lies within easy reach of beaches at Pendine, Tenby and Saundersfoot.
Pandy Isaf is a delightful detached rural cottage sitting beside the River Clywedog in Dolgellau, North Wales. The pet-friendly cottage features spacious rooms with exposed beams, a wood burner and stone walls, as well as contemporary elegance, manicured grounds, serenity and proximity to Snowdonia.
Make a holiday to Colwyn Bay, Clwyd, and the North Wales coast pleasant and comfortable by staying at Gwern Tyno, a rural cottage situated in the picturesque Nant-Y-Glyn Valley, with sitting room and dining area that provides access to a patio and large garden affording magnificent farmland views.
Penrhyddion Ucha spoils families with its traditional character, gorgeous views, games room and large garden. The pet-friendly Snowdonia farmhouse on a working farm near Betws-y-Coed offers exposed beams and an open fire. The rural cottage is perfectly situated for exploration of North Wales.
Abbey Cottage is a spacious Grade II listed 13th-century cottage whose grounds host the rustic ruins of Denbigh Friary. Set in Denbigh in North Wales, the pet-friendly cottage offers access to Snowdonia as well as an acre of grounds, an open fire and a successful blend of modern style and tradition.
Ideally situated in the desirable Welsh fishing village of Tenby, the Orangery is a modern, spacious, and family-friendly holiday destination sleeping 2-6 guests. Come to the Orangery in Pembrokeshire for a relaxing family seaside holiday in an idyllic corner of West Wales.
Ddol Helyg Barn is a large rural barn conversion near Caernarfon, Gwynedd on the North Wales Coast in the Snowdonia National Park. Sleeping 14 in 5 bedrooms this under-floor heated, pet friendly holiday cottage is perfect for seaside and mountain holidays suiting large families or friends.
A large, detached and comfortably furnished holiday property in Denbighshire, The Farm House in Llantysilio sleeps 14. It is a pet friendly holiday home in a rural location beneath the Maersyrchen Mountain near Llangollen. It sleeps 14 guests and is perfect for walking and family holidays.
Perched atop an inspiring scenic hilltop location in North Wales, the Bryn Howell Stables in Llangollen is a superb, 3-bedroom rural retreat in Denbighshire for 2-6 guests. A remote cottage, this dog-friendly vintage holiday property has been beautifully renovated for family holidays.
Station House was originally the Station Master's House for the Manchester and Milford Railway. Now a self catering cottage with stunning views of the Cors Caron National Nature Reserve and Cambrian Mountains beyond. Sleeping up to 4 in two bedrooms, Friday changeover. Dogs welcome.
The woodlands of North Wales surround Bothy Cottage, which welcomes families and pets to a truly charming, two-bedroom rural cottage on the Llyn Peninsula boasting exposed beams, stone walls, tennis courts, gorgeous riverside gardens in a peaceful and tranquil location near Criccieth.
The scenary around Wales can be breathtaking, from the beautiful coastline with miles of sandy beaches to the mountains of Snowdonia and the National Park where you can climb Mount Snowdon, the tallest mountain in Wales. Walking in the Snowdonia National Park offers ramblers a wide variety of challenges, with something for the hardened mountaineer as well as some stunning, more gentle walks for those just out for a days ramble.