Photo credit: North Beach House in Tenby. Click here to view the property A beach in Tenby on the West Coast of Wales.

West Wales

Vast, sandy beaches, towering clifftops and snowy mountains can all be discovered on self-catering holidays in West Wales. Running from Harlech in the north to St David's in the south, this unspoiled region's rugged coast is scattered with ancient ruins, fishing villages, and charming seaside resorts. West Wales is a paradise for outdoor pursuits, whether you want to hike to the summit of a mountain or surf world-class waves at remote beaches. Wherever your holiday cottage in West Wales is located, you will discover breathtaking scenery around every corner, as well as Wales' unique culture and hospitality. At the northern edge of West Wales, Snowdonia National Park covers more than 800 square miles, with lakes, mountains and rugged countryside dotted with remote villages. The park is popular among hikers and famous for Mount Snowdon, Wales' highest mountain.

Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3

Ty Coch (Red House) is our 2nd barn conversion in the lower yard of our secluded Pembrokeshire smallholding. The long building lends itself perfectly to the open plan dining room/kitchen/lounge. It sleeps 7 in 3 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms & wc. It is child & dog friendly with a fenced back garden.

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Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5

Endless activities greet visitors to Oliver’s Mill, a converted barn amid the rolling hills of Alkington in Shropshire. The 18th-century rural cottage boasts style and traditional character and offers woodland, an indoor swimming pool, a multi-sports court & a children’s play area, plus a log fire.

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Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Escape to a holiday cottage the whole family will love at William’s Hayloft. Set on a vast property in Alkington, Shropshire, the pet-friendly cottage promises fresh air & facilities such as woodland, indoor swimming pool, multi-sports court & children’s play area, plus a wood-burning stove.

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Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

White Cottage is a delightfully cosy holiday property that puts one of the Pembrokeshire coast’s most secluded and attractive beaches on your doorstep.

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Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

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.

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Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

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.

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Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5

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.

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Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5

A sandy beach sits on the doorstep of Swn y Mor, a large seaside holiday cottage with a hot tub in Pembrokeshire which welcomes families. Outdoor entertaining areas and generous windows capture the ocean views and complement the luxurious décor of the pet-friendly cottage. Sleeps 8.

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5
Bedrooms
3

This 18th century stone built coastal cottage is located in the village of Fairbourne close to Barmouth and Cardigan Bay on the west coast of Wales a the southern end of the Snowdonia National Park. It can sleep five people in three bedrooms.

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Vast, sandy beaches, towering clifftops and snowy mountains can all be discovered on self-catering holidays in West Wales. Running from Harlech in the north to St David's in the south, this unspoiled region's rugged coast is scattered with ancient ruins, fishing villages, and charming seaside resorts. West Wales is a paradise for outdoor pursuits, whether you want to hike to the summit of a mountain or surf world-class waves at remote beaches. Wherever your holiday cottage in West Wales is located, you will discover breathtaking scenery around every corner, as well as Wales' unique culture and hospitality. At the northern edge of West Wales, Snowdonia National Park covers more than 800 square miles, with lakes, mountains and rugged countryside dotted with remote villages. The park is popular among hikers and famous for Mount Snowdon, Wales' highest mountain.

At the western edge of the park, where it meets the coast, the laidback resort of Harlech overlooks Tremadog Bay. Harlech Castle stands on a precarious-looking rock, above the waves. Holiday cottages in West Wales are popular among visitors planning to hike to Cader Idris's summit, one of the country's most spectacular walks. Nearby, the market town of Dolgellau has distinctive, dark-stoned architecture and a variety of independent shops. The surrounding hills, fields and woods are home to peaceful villages such as Dinas Mawddwy, which lies on a riverbank with a couple of traditional pubs.

Further west, Barmouth lies on the Mawdach estuary, and has been a much-loved destination for swimming and sunbathing since the railway arrived in 1867. It is the perfect place to go crabbing, ride a donkey or build a sandcastle. Inland, wildlife-watching, hiking, and mountain biking can be enjoyed on the Coed y Brenin Forest Park's wooded trails.

South of Barmouth, the coast is rugged and remote, with clifftop walks and sweeping bays to discover, as well as a scattering of idyllic villages such as Fairbourne, Tonfanau and Aberdyfi. Inland, Machynlleth is a market town in the Dyfi Valley, with various family-run businesses in its historic centre. From here, the scenic A487 runs southward, providing easy access to many stunning beaches and clifftop walks. This stretch of the coast is home to several pretty villages, many of which make excellent bases for self-catering holidays in West Wales, such as Borth, which has a golf course, a zoo, and a glorious beach. The ancient market town of Aberystwyth lies in the heart of West Wales, in Ceredigion. Thanks to its university, it is a bustling place with plenty of good places to eat and drink. Its attractions include several beaches, a Victorian camera obscura, and the Vale of Rheidol Steam Railway, which takes a captivating inland route to Devil's Bridge. Walking at least a small stretch of the 60-mile Ceredigion Coast Path is highly recommended, with far-reaching views and more dolphin sightings than anywhere else in the UK. For many visitors staying in holiday cottages in West Wales, the town is the fastest way to reach their destination, with excellent road and public transport links to Cardiff and London.

South of Aberystwyth, the coast is remote, with pebbly bays and quiet villages such as Chancery Llanddeiniol, and Llanrhystud. Aberaeron is a charming town with elegant seafront and views across Cardigan Bay. A long-established favourite for self-catering holidays in West Wales, it has a working harbour, an ancient stone bridge over the river, and a variety of cafes, restaurants and pubs. New Quay is another traditional resort and fishing town, and Aberporth is a laidback village overlooking a sandy bay. Fishguard is a coastal town with some great places to eat and ferries to Ireland. St David's compact city lies at the southwestern edge of West Wales, with some of the region's most impressive historic architecture.