Published: 01.01.1970

Guide to Country Cottage and Self Catering Holidays in Wales

From many parts of England, Wales is not that far.  Do your research and look up travel times when planning a self catering holiday in Wales.  Wales may be nearer than you think. 

Wales, a beautiful country with a number of national parks

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For getting the most out of a visit to Wales driving is recommended.  With your own wheels you have the freedom to visit whichever sites and places you desire whenever you want, opening times allowing.  Wales is known for the quality of its countryside and can be a hillwalker's delight with Snowdonia National Park in the North of Wales covering mountains and coast as well as the Brecon Beacons in Mid Wales to explore. Wales is a country famous for its valleys and coastline. 

Enjoy walking in the South Wales Valleys or visit the Wye Valley and Vale of Usk.  Also in Wales is the Pembrokeshire National Park with its miles and miles of coastline.  Wales offers excellent opportunities for hill walking, hiking. mountaineering and bird watching.  The guides below set out some of the top self catering holiday destinations in Wales.

Self catering accommodation in Wales is varied and there is plenty of choice. 

Choose from Welsh Country Cottages, Welsh log cabins, unusual self catering and rural retreats in Wales.


Top Destinations in Wales for Self Catering Holidays include:

The Brecon Beacons National Park Cottage Holidays Guide


The Brecon Beacons National Park covers more than 500 square miles and is located in mid Wales.  The Brecon Beacons is best known for the mountains and moorlands found here.  Other little known attractions within this national park include neolithic standing stones at Maen Llia in the Llia Valley and iron age hiil forts such as the one at Garn Goch.

Find Cottages in and around the Brecon Beacons National Park


The Brecon Beacons in Wales, a stunning national park 

Guide to Cottage Holidays in Snowdonia Coast and Mountains National Park



Snowdonia is Wales' largest National Park and continues to attract tourists by virtue of its stunning mountain scenery and farmlands.  It is not widely known but Snowdonia's National Park covers both coast and country.  Snowdonia is also home to Wales' largest natural lake and a large population of sheep. 

Find Self Catering Cottages in and Near Snowdonia National Park

 Snowdonia national park, a great destination for an active self catering holiday

Pembrokeshire and the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

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Wales' Pembrokeshire Coast is a special place with coves, sandy beaches and rugged cliffs.  The Pembrokeshire National Park also includes a number of islands.  Some of these islands are havens for wildlife.  Skomer Island is a nature reserve for birds and cared for by the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales.  Flocks of birds and keen birdwatchers visit this island.

Find Cottages in and Near the Pembrokeshire National Park

 The stunning Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, one of Wales' top holiday destinations

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