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Gylder Fach, Snowdonia Mountain Range, Wales
Gylder Fach, Snowdonia Mountain Range, Wales

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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Last Minute Offer:Fri, 22nd Dec 2023 for 7 nights, £1538Save £210"Christmas 2023 - real tree and hamper. Friday or Saturday arrival. Please enquire."
52.916049, -4.232985

This three-storey Victorian townhouse is perfect for families as there is loads of space for up to eight people to sleep in four beautiful bedrooms, many of which have views of Criccieth Castle. The beach is a minute's walk from the door, as are pubs, restaurants, cafes and shops. Walk along the Wales Coast Path and spot dolphins and seals in Cardigan Bay, and spend your days exploring Eryri National Park, the Llyn Peninsula, and favourite attractions that include Portmeirion and the magnificent Caernarfon Castle. Aeolian is an ideal holiday rental for families or friends and is available for self-catering holidays all year round. Parking is free and unlimited directly across the road from the house and the nearest EV charging points are within a 10-minute walk. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£878 to £2107
Short breaks from £125 per night

8  |   4  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

51.855056, -2.710333

Temperance Barn is ideal for couples and sleeps two. It has a fully furnished kitchen /living space, an upstairs bedroom and bathroom with shower. Dog friendly.

Weekly guide price:
£600 to £700
Short breaks from £100 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.088003, -4.174085

The Snowdonia National Park is home to Wales' highest peak, Mount Snowdon. A mile away from the base of the mountain, close to the picturesque village of Beddgelert, Plas Y Nant Lodge is a peaceful retreat for couples.  Caernarfon Castle, the Isle of Anglesey, Llandudno, Porthmadog and Portmeirion are all within easy reach, giving visitors plenty of options of things to see and do.

Weekly guide price:
£435 to £645

2  |   1  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.280406, -3.832855

A cosy holiday cottage located within the grounds of the castle walls of the medieval town of Conwy and within a short stroll of the towns many amenities and harbour. Watkin Cottage enjoys a picturesque setting and is a perfect self-catering base for a holiday exploring North Wales and the Snowdonia National Park.

Weekly guide price:
£445 to £675

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.009329, -4.350405

A comfortable, self-catering cottage on an organic dairy farm overlooking the tranquil Teifi Valley of west Wales. Enjoy a country retreat in this haven for wildlife with lovely walks and plenty of peace and quiet. There is a private hot-tub for the exclusive use of guests in the cottage. Centrally located, Penyrallt Fach Cottage is ideal for relaxing or visiting the beaches, mountains and numerous attractions of west Wales with Pembrokeshire, the coast of Cardigan Bay, Carmarthenshire and St David's all within easy reach

Weekly price:
£550 all year
Short breaks from £95 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

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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