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Many dream of taking a country cottage holiday in Wales to spend enjoyable time in the awe inspiring Snowdonia national park. Similarly, others opt for a cottage holiday in or near the Brecon Beacons to enjoy the great outdoors. Wales also has miles and miles of stunning coastline where you may be lucky enough to spot puffins or seals. Whether you enjoy rambling, mountaineering, wildlife watching or just love fantastic scenery, Wales has lots to offer for self catering holidays.

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Wales is a good choice for many for family breaks. There are lots of opportunities in Wales for outdoor activities which both adults and children can enjoy with the added benefit of tiring kids out, leaving you hopefully to have a relaxing evening whilst the kids sleep. Where budgets allow, there are some large country cottages in Wales with games rooms which are always good for keeping the family occupied but there are also cottage complexes which very often have shared family friendly facilities like games rooms or pools. Wales isn? just for families though, with stunning scenery, Wales is equally suited for romantic cottage breaks.

Wales is home to three national parks. These are Snowdonia which covers both mountainous and coastal areas, the Pembrokeshire Coast and the Brecon Beacons. Wales is a country with great natural beauty and should have something for everyone. Wales is a particularly good choice for a self catering holiday if you enjoy active outdoor activities but there are also plenty of opportunities for relaxing if that is what you prefer to do. If you are looking to recharge your batteries you may like to find accommodation with a hot tub or a swimming pool. Wales even has a number of seaside resorts if you love to spend time by the sea. One thing is for sure, Wales is a country with a proud sense of its identity and heritage. This makes Wales an interesting and appealing country for a break away.

Self catering accommodation in Wales is varied and there are small cottages for couples and large ones for families or big groups. Some have added extras like four poster or king size beds. If ratings are important to you, then look for 5 star assessed cottages or if being green is essential to you, search for a Welsh cottage with a green tourism gold award. If you have special requirements do use our search assistant to help you find a cottage in Wales to meet your needs. Cottage owners or agencies can also be really useful sources of information when it comes to advising on the local area and the best places to go and the best things to do. Do ask them for their list of recommendations when it comes to booking your cottage break in Wales.

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Cefn Y Waun - Cottage in the Woods, Velindre, Powys, Wales

2 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, Brecon Beacons National Park.

With lovely country views and a setting by the Black Mountains amongst 200 acres of privately owned woodlands, this is a wonderful rural retreat and a well located hot tub to the front of the property makes this a fantastic place to relax.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £480 to £1250 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 24 January 2019 to 11 February 2019;

Garth Barns, Llanidloes, Powys, Wales

12 bedroom Barn Conversion , Mid Wales.

Two luxurious barn-conversions set in magnificent Welsh countryside situated on a farm covering some 240 acres, excellent walks and wildlife watching opportunities available close by, leisure facilities include a gym and relaxing sauna.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Lake swimming 300 metres away across the field.), games room, sauna.

Price range from £1900 to £4950 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 32 people in 12 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 12
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 24 January 2019 to 05 February 2019;

Four Ashes (Stunning Water Views), Cosheston, Pembrokeshire, Wales

8 bedroom Large Country House , West Wales.

Very special holiday home with a waterside setting, set amongst 4 acres of beautiful gardens with fabulous waterside views, indoor swimming pool and tennis court, there is even a private beach and quay for boating enthusiasts, this is a unique and very special place to stay and is located within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

Special features: free internet access, pool (A unique feature of our indoor saltwater pool is the infinity edge which overlooks the waterway and gives the impression of an endless swimming pool.), tennis court, games room, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £1500 to £5500 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 16 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Late availability: from 24 January 2019 to 01 February 2019;

Rhoslwyn , Bwlch-Llan, Ceredigion, Wales

2 bedroom Rural Retreat, Mid Wales.

This charming 2 bedroom country cottage could be perfect for a small family with up to 2 pet dogs looking to enjoy a rural retreat break in beautiful Mid Wales, situated close to excellent walking and cycling country, with views of fields and the Cambrian Mountains in the distance, this is a fantastic rural retreat which is conveniently located just 10 miles from Lampeter.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £295 to £510 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 24 January 2019 to 31 January 2019;
Late availability: from 24 January 2019 to 30 January 2019;

Station Cottage, Ystrad Meurig, Ceredigion, Wales

2 bedroom Holiday Bungalow, Mid Wales.

With fantastic countryside views, as well as views out to the Cambrian Mountains this welcoming 2 bedroom pet-friendly cottage, has a traffic-free cycle route (Ystwyth cycle trail) running by,and is a superb holiday home for a relaxing break in Ceredigion.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £315 to £550 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 25 January 2019 to 29 January 2019;
Late availability: from 25 January 2019 to 31 January 2019;

Murmur Aeron, Llangeitho, Ceredigion, Wales

4 bedroom Cottage, Mid Wales.

Murmur Aeron is a spacious and comfortable self catering house located in Mid Wales between the Cambrian Mountains and Cardigan bay.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £375 to £595 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 24 January 2019 to 31 January 2019;
Late availability: from 24 January 2019 to 31 January 2019;

Samuel Cottage Romantic Retreat, Bontnewydd, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales

1 bedroom Couple's Cottage, North Wales.

Relax by the riverside with a stay at this beautifully presented 1 bedroom romantic retreat which enjoys private access to the riverbank and fishing, with superb country views and a location just 2 miles from Caernarfon and 15 minutes' drive from Snowdonia National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £350 to £550 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 24 January 2019 to 03 March 2019;

Station House , Tregaron, Ceredigion, Wales

2 bedroom Unusual Self-Catering, Mid Wales.

Unique character cottage with a lovely location by the Cors Caron National Nature Reserve, with glorious views over the Cambrian Mountains and Aeron Valley, this is a special place to stay.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £315 to £525 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 25 January 2019 to 31 January 2019;
Late availability: from 25 January 2019 to 31 January 2019;

Y Cartws Farm-Stay, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Wales

2 bedroom Farm Cottage, Pembrokeshire and South Wales.

Two bedroom farm cottage with superb views over fields and pastures, located along with another 3 holiday properties on a farm close to Nevern, this family-friendly and dog-friendly property is located within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

Price range from £333 to £818 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 25 January 2019 to 01 March 2019; from 08 March 2019 to 05 April 2019; from 12 April 2019 to 19 April 2019;

The Granary Coastal Cottage, North Wales , Pen-y-cefn, Flintshire, Wales

2 bedroom Cottage, Wales.

Two bedroom wing of stone-built barn conversion with private enclosed lawned garden, nestled on a working farm, well located for enjoying walking, cycling, fishing and golfing nearby and conveniently located for exploring the North Wales coastline and countryside.

Price range from £256 to £546 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 25 January 2019 to 15 June 2019; from 22 June 2019 to 03 August 2019;

Milk Wood Bach Log Cabin for 2 to 3 people, Brithdir near Dolgellau, Gwynedd, Wales

1 bedroom Lodge, Southern Snowdonia.

Ideal for honeymoons or romantic breaks at any time of year, this one bedroom log cabin could be your personal love nest in Snowdonia for a week or a short break.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub, sauna.

Price range from £553 to £1057 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 25 January 2019 to 08 March 2019; from 11 March 2019 to 24 May 2019; from 31 May 2019 to 22 June 2019;

Garth Country House, Llanidloes, Powys, Wales

6 bedroom Large Country House, Mid Wales.

Large country house in Powys with 6 en-suite bedrooms and a private garden, ideal for family holidays, getaways with friends and special celebrations such as weddings.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1950 to £2500 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 17 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 25 January 2019 to 28 February 2019; from 04 March 2019 to 11 April 2019; from 15 April 2019 to 19 April 2019;

Richmond Country House, St. Asaph, Denbighshire, Wales

6 bedroom Country House, North Wales and Cheshire.

Looking to rent an impressive country house for a special event or a special celebration? If so this 6 bedroom country holiday home could be perfect, with a private swimming pool, sauna, gym, tennis court and snooker room on offer, there is plenty to keep groups of friends or family entertained at this St Asaph holiday house.

Special features: free internet access, pool (), tennis court, games room, sauna.

Price range from £1240 to £2985 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 14 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 11 February 2019 to 15 February 2019; from 19 March 2019 to 22 March 2019; from 06 July 2019 to 12 July 2019;

Y Stabal Holiday Barn, North Wales, Llandegla, Denbighshire, Wales

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, North Wales and Cheshire.

Enjoy a taste of rural bliss with a stay at this beautiful high quality 3 bedroom stone-built barn conversion, set on a smallholding, this holiday barn sits within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to Llanarmon and Llandegla, with the Offa’s Dyke Path also close by.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £353 to £778 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 01 February 2019 to 14 June 2019; from 21 June 2019 to 21 December 2019;

Cefn-nant Lodge, Knighton, Powys, Wales

2 bedroom pine lodge, Mid Wales.

Two bedroom log cabin for adults only with stunning country views, large decked area and private outdoor hot tub, perfect for a relaxing rural retreat holiday on a tranquil farm location (with fishing ponds on site).

Special features: games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £320 to £680 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 30 January 2019 to 20 February 2019; from 23 February 2019 to 25 February 2019; from 05 March 2019 to 09 March 2019;

Family-Friendly Holiday Bungalow near Narberth, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, Wales

3 bedroom Holiday Cottage, Wales.

Looking for a holiday cottage with modern and stylish décor in the tranquil Pembrokeshire countryside yet close to the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park? If so, this 3 bedroom family-friendly and dog-friendly holiday cottage just 12 miles from Tenby could be the place to stay.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £312 to £871 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 25 January 2019 to 28 January 2019; from 01 February 2019 to 04 February 2019; from 08 February 2019 to 11 February 2019;

Tyddyn Goronwy Beach Cottage, Coastal Snowdonia, Talybont, Gwynedd, Wales

6 bedroom Farmhouse, Snowdonia National Park.

Stunning holiday farmhouse with 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, beautiful gardens and impressive sea and mountain views and with a location within the coastal area of Snowdonia National Park, this is a fantastic high quality spacious holiday home which is ideal for groups of friends or family looking to holiday close to the seaside and is just 10 minutes walk from the local award winning beach.

Special features: free internet access, pool (use of indoor pool at owners nearby caravan park between March and November).

Price range from £600 to £2250 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 10 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 25 January 2019 to 16 February 2019; from 23 February 2019 to 30 March 2019; from 02 April 2019 to 13 April 2019;

Luxurious pet free holiday @ the Cart House, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales

3 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, West Wales.

With valley views, a 5 star rating and beautiful luxurious accommodation, there is plenty to recommend this high quality 3 bedroom Pembrokeshire barn conversion, including eco-friendly credentials and an excellent location just 5 minutes’ drive from the Pembrokeshire coast.

Price range from £700 to £1420 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 08 March 2019 to 25 May 2019; from 08 June 2019 to 27 July 2019; from 17 August 2019 to 24 December 2019;

Luxurious Eco-friendly Holiday Barn - Cow Shed, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, South west Wales.

With exposed stone-walls in some rooms, a woodburner and exposed wooden beams, the Cow Shed is a lovely luxurious eco-friendly barn conversion where you can really feel good about your Pembrokeshire Holiday, situated next to unspoilt countryside yet only around 5 minutes’ drive to the stunning Pembrokeshire coast and the local blue flag award winning beach.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £740 to £1470 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 08 March 2019 to 27 July 2019; from 03 August 2019 to 10 August 2019;

Blaenpant Mansion, Cardigan, Pembrokeshire, Wales

6 bedroom Rural Retreat, North-Pembrokeshire.

Impressive Grade II listed mansion house with an outdoor hot tub, located in extensive gardens close to the Teifi Valley and just a short drive from lovely sandy beaches and the Cardigan Bay coastline, great house for get togethers, special celebrations (hen parties and stag parties welcome) and big family holidays.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £1300 to £2450 per week
Sleeps from 12 to 18 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2.5
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 25 January 2019 to 22 February 2019; from 25 February 2019 to 12 April 2019; from 14 April 2019 to 10 May 2019;