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Gylder Fach, Snowdonia Mountain Range, Wales
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Holiday Cottages in North Wales

If you are looking for a reason to take a holiday, then North Wales is the place to be! For beach lovers, you will find some impressive shores consisting of a deserted stretch of sand or a Victorian pier, plus much more. If you enjoy being out and active, the Snowdonia National Park has 90 peaks to scale, including Wales' highest, Mount Snowdon. The castles are imposing and majestic, the food is delicious and the welcome is genuinely warm and friendly. You couldn’t wish for more than a lovely break in the Welsh countryside. Read more

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53.283924, -3.661610

Unwind and relax in the peaceful surroundings of Sunset and Stars Cottage. This lovely holiday home is in the quiet village of Llysfaen, close to Colwyn Bay and within easy reach of Snowdon, Conwy Castle, Zip World, Llandudno, and Rhos on Sea. It sleeps four people in two bedrooms with a Z-bed to accommodate an additional child, with every room beautifully finished and furnished. The views are incredible. The garden has seating and a fire pit so you can snuggle up outside and enjoy a little stargazing at the end of a fun day at the beach, walking along the coastal footpath, climbing Snowdon, or enjoying one of the many other sights and attractions of North Wales. 

Weekly guide price:
£770 to £875
Short breaks from £110 per night

4+1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.773081, -5.108310

A beautiful coastal holiday cottage with lots of character, The Boathouse sleeps five people in two bedrooms and is ideal for couples or families. The living room features a huge picture window with views down to Little Haven beach - just 30 seconds from the door - and a cosy log burner for cold weather. Three pubs and a cafe are within walking distance, with more amenities a mile away in neighbouring Broad Haven. Local attractions include St Davids Cathedral, Folly Farm and Skomer Island. The Boathouse has recently been refurbished and is available for bookings all year round. 

Weekly guide price:
£550 to £1150

5  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

52.560228, -3.148413

Treat your family and your friends to a holiday in this fabulous self catering rental in the heart of Montgomery in the Welsh Marches. The Old Post Office has been beautifully restored and modernised yet still retains its original Georgian elegance and charm. Accommodation includes four bedrooms and two bathrooms on the upper two floors and a huge, open plan living/dining and kitchen area on the ground floor. There are fantastic walks around Montgomery, with more walking and cycling opportunities in the nearby Shropshire Hills. It's perfect for lazy summer holidays and equally wonderful for a cosy stay in winter and over Christmas. 

Weekly guide price:
£700 to £1200
Short breaks from £120 per night

8  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

52.958978, -3.940061

Moelwyn View Cottage is a lovely period holiday cottage in Llan Ffestiniog in the Snowdonia National Park, within walking distance of the village pub and shop with direct access to footpaths. The Cottage sleeps three people in two bedrooms and is suited to individual travellers, couples, or small families with an older child. It has stunning views of the Moelwyn Mountains and Manod Hills. The location is ideal in every season as it is within easy reach of the coast and Llyn Peninsula, Caernarfon, and the Dwyryd Estuary.

Weekly guide price:
£390 to £750
Short breaks from £110 per night

3  |   2  |   1  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

51.648197, -4.797888

Wake up to the sound of the sea in the heart of the charming coastal village of Manorbier. Take a three minute stroll to Manorbier Castle, and the beach.  The award winning Pembrokeshire Coast Path runs along Manorbier beach to Tenby one way, and Stackpole in the west direction. The Sea Breeze Beach House is a unique idyllic coastal retreat for couples or solo travellers. The bespoke architect designed wooden eco studio has a sedum roof. It has a fresh uncluttered Scandinavian style with an open plan layout with a kitchenette, standard double bed, a sitting room area, and indoor dining table and chairs.  The bifold doors open out onto a south facing private walled garden, where guests can enjoy dining alfresco on the patio, or relaxing on the sun loungers.  It is a six minute walk to Manorbier beach.  Manorbier's medieval castle overlooks the beach. There is a neolithic burial chamber overlooks Manorbier beach on the coast path. Manorbier has a pub, a hotel open to non-residents, a cafe and a shop. Manorbier is only a ten minute bus ride to Tenby, and less than fifteen minutes by car.  There is also a train station.

Weekly guide price:
£770 to £910
Short breaks from £110 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

Where to Stay in North Wales

The area of North Wales spans approximately 6,172 square kilometres, meaning there are plenty of excellent places worth exploring. Snowdonia is one of the most frequented areas here and with impressive mountains, shimmering lakes, lush countryside and more, it comes as no surprise why.

There are also plenty of historical sites in Snowdonia, as well as the Snowdon Mountain Train - perfect for those seeking mountainous views without putting in the leg work. Gwynedd is another spot worth checking out. Here you will find ancient castles, sandy beaches and lush greenery at every twist and turn.

If you’re visiting North Wales to soak up some of the history and heritage, Conwy is the place to be. Here you will find an impressive mediaeval castle with ancient towers and a town that is now a designated UNESCO World heritage site.

With so much to explore, you will discover many more excellent places to stay in North Wales. Other options include Wrexham, Anglesey, Denbighshire, plus many more! Use our search filter to find your ideal place to stay when searching for your next break in North Wales.

North Wales Travel Guide

Before booking your North Wales holiday cottage, you can find all the information you need for your trip here.

When to Visit North Wales

When planning your North Wales holiday cottage getaway, it’s important to know the best time to visit. This will help with planning and organising your activities whilst staying here.

If you’re hoping to avoid the crowds in North Wales, April, May, September or October are great times to visit. This is when the weather is pleasant and at its best for outdoor activities. Temperatures average around 10°C in April and May. Whereas September and October display average highs of 16°C. The comfortable climate during this time is perfect for those looking to hike, bike, or explore the stunning countryside throughout North Wales.

For those hoping for a little more sunshine and warmer weather, June to October is the best time to visit North Wales. During this time, temperatures average around 18°C (June) to 13°C (October). However, it is worth noting that the area will be far busier throughout these months, with more tourists and crowds around the popular areas.

What to Do in North Wales

North Wales is an outdoor lover's paradise as there is so much to see and do here in the beautiful natural surroundings. Whether you’re looking to climb, bike, hike or simply stroll through pretty towns, you can do it all here.

With castles and historical sights also scattered across North Wales, there is also plenty of history and heritage to uncover here. This is a great way to learn more about the region, all whilst taking in the stunning scenery.

Places like Snowdonia and Anglesey are ideal for those looking to make the most of the outdoors. Whereas Conwy, Rhyl, Wrexham and more offer the perfect opportunity to explore pretty towns in North Wales. Check out some of the recommendations above for where to stay here, this will give a good indication of where to go during your trip.

How to Travel to North Wales

If you are travelling from one of the major cities in the UK, below displays an average distance to North Wales so you know what to expect when choosing to visit by car.

London: 224 miles

Birmingham: 111 miles

Glasgow: 362 miles

Liverpool: 78 miles

Bristol: 174 miles

Manchester: 112 miles

Leeds: 139 miles

Edinburgh: 304 miles

Newcastle: 240 miles

There are multiple ways to travel to North Wales. Its excellent public transport links in many of its towns and villages mean you can journey by train or bus from numerous major UK cities. If you travel by car, there are some great service stations to stop off and rest up whilst on your trip, as well as alternative routes depending on what roads you prefer to drive on.

Learn More About the Region

North Wales boasts dramatic landscapes and fantastic scenery no matter where you look. There are also three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three UNESCO World Heritage Sites here.

Not only will you find a place brimming with exploration and adventure, but North Wales also has a rich history. This makes the region an ideal destination for those looking to learn more about the area, all whilst getting out and active in the outstanding countryside.

North Wales FAQs

  • What is the best seaside town in North Wales?

With so many beautiful coastal towns in North Wales, it is difficult to narrow it down. However, places certainly worth checking out include Llandudno, Conwy, Abersoch, Rhyl, and many more. It is best to spend your time here exploring the region, as this is an excellent way to find the perfect coastal location for you.

  • Is North Wales good for families?

With so much outdoor space to explore, North Wales provides the perfect place to get away with the whole family. There are so many amazing attractions and activities, you will find yourself needing more time just to do it all. Whether you choose to hike, bike, or simply stroll around quaint towns and villages, you will discover plenty of historical sights, alongside hours to be spent in the beautiful countryside.

  • Is there pet-friendly accommodation in North Wales?

If you plan to visit North Wales with your four-legged friend, you’re in luck because there are some excellent dog-friendly holiday cottages here. Plus, with so much nature to explore, this makes for the ideal destination to enjoy a getaway with your furry companion.

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