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
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.
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.
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.
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
Some of the top locations to visit in Wales are listed below, to help you narrow down your choices when choosing where to stay for your next holiday.
If you are looking for impressive mountains, unmatched hiking trails and a haven for cycling enthusiasts, then the Brecon Beacons is the place for you. This is an incredibly popular place for those seeking an outdoor adventure holiday as it boasts the highest mountain in South Wales, alongside towering waterfalls and a plethora of history.
Pembrokeshire is a great coastal spot for those looking for impressive views of rugged cliff edges that sit adjacent to the turquoise waters and sandy beaches. If you are on the hunt for incredible coastal walks, water sports, and an abundance of wildlife, then Pembrokeshire certainly won’t disappoint.
Snowdonia is well known for Mount Snowdon, which sits at an impressive 3,650 feet high and is one of the many reasons why so many flocks here for a holiday in Wales. With its impressive hiking trails, green forestry and sweeping valleys, Snowdonia offers something for everyone, whether you are looking to get active or just enjoy the beautiful coastlines, you can do it all.
North Wales's landscape is wonderfully diverse. Whether you are looking to climb mountains, explore the coast, or wander through a variety of beautiful, rural towns, North Wales has it all. Home to three of the four UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Wales, this is a must-visit spot for history and story lovers looking for a holiday in this beautiful part of the country.
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If you are looking further afield than North Wales, we also have holiday properties in South and Mid-Wales.
There are many great places to explore when visiting Wales, so if you’re looking for inspiration for a specific kind of holiday, we’ve put together some of our top recommendations for different kinds of cottages below.
Snowdonia’s scenery is raw, rugged and spectacular at any time of year, whether you visit during the daffodil strewn slopes in spring or the snow-capped peaks in winter. Despite its massive size, Snowdonia is home to just over 25,000 people, leaving much of it pristine and uninhabited.
This national park is a hiker's paradise. Not only is there Snowdon to scale (by steam train, if you're not feeling very energetic) but there are also 90 other peaks to climb.
Coed-y-Brenin caters for mountain bikers of all abilities, with trails ranging from beginner's paths to hair-raising black runs. Swap your bike for a saddle of a different kind and get up on horseback for an alternative view.
Ride the rapids, jump and bounce your way through an old slate mine that has been turned into an underground trampoline, or leave your stomach behind as you fly along 8km of a zip line.
While you're in North Wales, make sure you see some of the area's major castles, such as Caernarfon, Beaumaris and Conwy. The locals are so friendly that it's difficult to remember the region was the site of some of the biggest battles in British history.
Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Anglesey is separated from the mainland by the Menai Strait. It has everything you could want from your holiday in Wales, as you can choose to explore the stunning coastline or dabble in rock pools when visiting, or perhaps take a stroll through a classic Welsh town.
With a countryside that is full of mysterious monuments and 70% of the locals speaking Welsh, you get a truly authentic trip to Wales when visiting here.
Wales is surrounded by water on three sides, giving it nearly 900 miles of coastline which range from smooth and sandy to rugged and rocky. It's possible to walk all of this, thanks to the Wales Coast Path.
You can also enjoy a traditional bucket and spade holiday at resorts like Llandudno, Barmouth and Abersoch, as well as Rhyl, Colwyn Bay and Prestatyn.
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It's easiest to picture mid-Wales as a triangle that reaches from Welshpool to Aberystwyth and southeast to Brecon. Central Wales is the epitome of rural tranquillity, with villages and towns interspaced with lush green countryside. It's fun to explore on the Heart of Wales train line that runs through it, stopping at pretty villages en route.
The majority of Wales' population is in the south. In the southwest are Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire, with Welsh widely spoken as the main language in the latter.
As you move east you'll come to Swansea. Small but fantastic, it's the birthplace of poet Dylan Thomas and has a respected university and amazing beaches.
Neath Port Talbot and the Rhondda are in between Swansea and Cardiff. Once thriving coal mining regions, the landscape is now being returned to its natural state and enjoyed by walkers, cavers and mountain bikers.
Being the only coastal National Park in Britain makes Pembrokeshire extra special. Spend your days here wandering along the stunning sandy beaches or exploring the authentic Welsh villages. There are also a huge amount of indoor and outdoor activities in Pembrokeshire, making it a perfect year-round destination.
Being one of the most sought-after holiday destinations in the UK, Brecon Beacons National Park is an adventurer's dream. The huge mountains and lush greenery here make the scenery utterly breathtaking.
Aberystwyth in Ceredigion is a large market town, made even livelier with its population of university students. It houses the National Library of Wales, has a fantastic Victorian pier and is a major centre of cultural learning.
Hay-on-Wye is a beautiful little Welsh town that is situated on the English-Welsh border. If you are looking to explore the many book shops and all things literary, then Hay-on-Wye is renowned for its offering of this.
Cardiff is Wales' capital city, enjoying fabulous shops, great theatres, a wide choice of restaurants and world-class rugby.
Between Cardiff and the Severn Estuary, which marks the border between Wales and England, is a mixture of the Brecon Beacons National Park, ex-mining towns and rolling pastures.
The market town of Abergavenny has a brilliant food festival every September, while Chepstow Castle on the River Wye is the oldest and most complete stone castle in Britain.
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