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.
Ddol Helyg Farmhouse is a large and spacious North Wales holiday cottage. It is situated in the grounds of the owner's 30-acre livery yard, on the edge of the village of Llanrug, just 2 miles from the Snowdonian town of Llanberis in Gwynedd.
Savour the spectacular view of Menai Straits from the patio at Penrallt Cottage and delight in the peace and tranquillity of a stone-built conversion on the outskirts of Y Felinheli, in North Wales. Appreciate the combination of contemporary style and traditional charm of this coastal cottage.
Brodawel House is an accessible period Edwardian holiday home with sea and mountain views on the North Wales Coast in Aberdovey. This large and pet friendly holiday cottage sleeps 15 in 7 bedrooms (5 ensuite, 1 with wheelchair access).
Isallt is a homely stone-built holiday home near Harlech between Snowdonia and the Cambrian coast. Located on a farm, this Grade II listed 19th Century barn conversion, has been refurbished to a high standard and is perfect for a rural retreat near the beach for a family holiday. Pets welcome.
Tyddn Goronwy is a large and spacious Welsh Coast holiday cottage between Barmouth and Harlech Castle. The property sleeps 10 and enjoys shared seasonal use of a heated indoor swimming pool. A 10-minute walk to a big sandy beach, the spacious house is very nicely equipped and furnished.
This large Snowdonia holiday cottage sleeps 8, with amazing views of the surrounding countryside, slate floors, a jacuzzi bath and a private garden. Cefn-Yr-Efail is a coastal cottage outside the charming harbour town of Porthmadog, near sandy beaches, mountains and lakes, in Gwynedd, North Wales.
The Manor on the Monnow is an impressive baroque manor house located on the east bank of the River Monnow, just a short walk from the centre of Monmouth. The property comfortably accommodates 24 guests in 11 bedrooms/9 bathrooms, with spacious communal areas, great outdoor space, and a hot tub too!
Hunting Lodge is a rare find; a large stone-built detached holiday lodge on the Talhenbont Hall Estate near Criccieth. Brimming with character, the four-bedroom, pet-friendly, rural cottage boasts tranquillity, rural character, modern facilities and a delightful garden.
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, perfect for small families.
This former 19c Isle of Anglesey rural stately home has been thoughtfully converted to create 5 homes. Tan y Graig, with 6 bedrooms sleeping 16 is the largest of these. It is a luxury, pet friendly coastal holiday home, retaining may of the Hall's original, beautifully restored features.
A large luxury holiday cottage in Denbighshire, The Beeches is located near the centre of Llangollen. This beautifully furnished 5-bedroom dog-friendly cottage sleeps 10. Its proximity to the River Dee suggests packing a picnic basket of crackers and wine to relax by the river bank on sunny days.
Nestling in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, Plas Gwynfryn is a large, luxury holiday home on the Welsh Coast near Harlech in Gwynedd, North Wales. This grand and pet friendly Edwardian house sleeps 18 in 8 bedrooms with 6 bathrooms and stands in an 8-acre estate.
Mor Awelon, in the charming village of Goodwick, has an upside-down design to capture the views of the Pembrokeshire countryside and the ocean beyond. Ultra-modern finishes define this rural holiday cottage near Fishguard while its balcony and lawned garden invite relaxation and socialising.
Ariel is a stylish coastal cottage offering a unique getaway in Nash Point Lighthouse, Marcross, Wales. The pet-friendly cottage offers uninterrupted ocean views and a sea breeze, as well as lovely grounds with furnished spaces and an interior boasting contemporary chic, natural light and comfort.
Hen Cottage offers endless entertainment options for kids and big kids alike. The three-bedroom, rural Cheshire holiday cottage near Lley boasts a fully-equipped games room, plus an outdoor play area, all within the grounds of a spacious semi-detached barn conversion which sits on a working farm.
1.Snowdonia. Couples are spoilt with sun-trap gardens, an open fire, exposed stone walls, a hot tub, oak floors and furnishings and its position just moments from Nefyn beach. Enjoy seclusion and a sea breeze.
This secluded Wales holiday cottage is perfect for the family of four who want to get away but not so far away as to not have access to the shops, pubs and beach in nearby Aberdovey. Just minutes away from the sea, enjoy the beautiful views from Braich-Y-Celyn Lodge.
This elegant Grade II listed large house is in a quiet cobbled street in the beautiful seaside town of Tenby. Walk 80 yards one way to a stunning beach or the other way to the town centre with its medieval walls, harbour and fishing boats.
Visit the Welsh highlands around the remote village of Llanddewi Skirrid, and stay at Millbrook Barn, a child-friendly, large countryside cottage on a working sheep farm, a lovingly furnished four-bedroom holiday home near Abergavenny with fabulous games room and two spiral staircases.
Rhulen Old Chapel sits nestled in a quiet valley at the foot of Rhulen Hill near the Welsh village of Paincastle, Powys, a former chapel converted in the 1990s to a four-bedroom countryside cottage perfect for family and friends on holiday, featuring two open fires and cottage-style garden.
St Brides is a stone-built semi-detached cottage set on a working farm in St Ishmael’s. The pet-friendly coastal cottage lies within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and promises lawned gardens and fresh air, as well as beamed ceilings, open-plan design, neutral palette and modern comforts.
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.
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.