View Holiday Cottages in 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, the rugged coast of this unspoiled region 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.
Situated at the foot of the Preseli Hills in North Pembrokeshire, Plas Drygarn is a charming, dog-friendly holiday cottage for up to 6 people, located in a beautiful rural location that is ideal for family holidays and couples.
Cariad Cottage is a large and pet friendly Ceredigion Holiday Cottage with a hot tub. Located near Aberaeron in a quiet countryside location, this welcoming rural cottage sleeps 11 in 4 bedrooms, one being wheelchair accessible with a wet room. Cariad has two fun-fishing lakes.
Make Herons Reach in the medieval town of Pembroke, Pembroke shire, your home for a holiday along the West Wales coast, with gorgeous views of Pembroke Haven. Spacious rooms, contemporary décor and relaxing double Jacuzzi bath make this large, pet-friendly cottage an attractive holiday choice.
Stay in this large family-friendly Holiday Cottage in West Wales that sleeps 11. Also a pet-friendly cottage, it lies in the peaceful, secluded rural hamlet of Rhodiad y Brenin near St David’s and is set in an enclosed grassy area, full of rural character.
BarnCcottage is a rural, farm cottage located in the Carmarthenshire countryside. This Welsh holiday house in Laugharne lies in a coastal location. It includes a private hot tub, and welcomes children, pets, and is wheelchair accessible.
Ty Mawr is a lovingly maintained large holiday cottage with a hot tub, residing in the gorgeous Gwynedd countryside of Llanuwchllyn in the Pennant Lliw Valley. Guests can walk or bike their way through Celtic castle ruins upon Carndochan, or visit Lake Bala for watersports. Sleeps 8.
Blaensilltyn Farmhouse in the Ceredigion Countryside is a large detached and pet friendly farmhouse near Newcastle Emlyn. Located on a working farm, this spacious and well-equipped holiday home with a hot tub in West Wales sleeps 12 in 5 bedrooms and lies within easy reach of the coast.
Lanlas Farmhouse is a large, 4-star, Grade II-Listed and pet friendly holiday cottage near Aberaeon in an idyllic rural location on the west coast of Wales in Ceredigion. It stands on a 130-acre organic farm (with own fishing lakes) in Ciliau Aeron, 3 miles from beautiful sandy beaches.
Located between Cardigan Bay and the Cambrian Mountains in Mid Wales Murmur Aeron is a spacious cottage near the river Aeron with scenic views along the Aeron Valley. An ideal base for exploring the area from coast to countryside.
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.
An impressive Victorian country house and gardens in the Snowdonia village of Llanbedr. This pet friendly holiday house in rural surroundings sleeps 15 in 7 bedrooms and stands within easy reach of the beach.
Set below a wooded hillside, this pretty cottage features exposed beams, stone walls and oak and slate floors as well as comfortable and elegant accommodation for up to 10 guests.
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.
Chestnut Cottage is a reappointed holiday home offering complete luxury accommodation within the popular town of Aberystwyth. A pristine and inviting property, the cottage effortlessly blends contemporary style into its rustic build, making it a perfect countryside retreat for families.
Ty Cerrig, with incredible rustic décor sleeping five, is built from an ancient barn in Llanbedr. This magnificent coast and countryside getaway near Harlech in Snowdonia offers homely modern features along with easy access to breathtaking natural scenery and many outdoor activities. Pets welcome.
Ymlch Bach farmhouse, a late 19th century stone built semi-detached holiday cottage on a working farm sleeps 7. It has sympathetically integrated its original character with contemporary style and fittings. The farmhouse in Criccieth is within easy reach of North Wales beaches and Snowdonia.
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.
Located on the edge of Cors Caron National Nature Reserve Station Cottage has views over Pen Y Bannau hill fort and the Cambrian Mountains beyond. Sleeping 4 in two bedrooms with an enclosed garden, dogs welcome. Games room, Superfast Fibre WiFi.
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 the summit of Cader Idris, 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 wooded trails of the Coed y Brenin Forest Park.
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 a variety of 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 a number of 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 a graceful 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, andAberporth is a laidback village overlooking a sandy bay. Fishguard is a coastal town with some great places to eat and ferries to Ireland, while the compact city of St David’s lies at the southwestern edge of West Wales, with some of the region’s most impressive historic architecture.