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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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Aberdovey Cottage with Countryside Views, Aberdovey, Gwynedd, Wales

3 bedroom Rural Country Cottage, Wales.

Three bedroom Aberdovey holiday cottage, sleeping up to 8 in stylish accommodation and with stunning views over local golf course out to breathtaking countryside, just a short walk from one of West Wales' best loved beaches.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £335 to £780 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 8 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

Little Hare Barns, Glangrwyney, Powys, Wales

4 bedroom Barn Conversion, Brecon Beacons.

Looking for a relaxing rural retreat break in an idyllic setting in the Brecon Beacons? Choose from a beautiful 3 bedroom and a 1 bedroom barn conversion at Little Hare Barns or book both together.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £700 to £2000 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 7 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 22 November 2018 to 14 June 2019;

Tegfan Dogs-welcome Cottage, North Wales, Llan Ffestiniog , Gwynedd, Wales

2 bedroom Cottage, Snowdonia National Park.

Stone-built pet-friendly cottage with garden from which you can soak up views of the surrounding countryside, for days out the coast and the blue flag award winning beach at Black Rock Sands is just over 13 miles away and the amazing landscapes of Snowdonia National Park are to be found all around.

Price range from £239 to £495 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Late availability: from 14 December 2018 to 06 January 2019;

Treetops Rural Retreat, Govilon, Monmouthshire, Wales

7 bedroom Country Cottage, South Wales.

Nestled high up on the hillside, this roomy 7 bedroom holiday home with its large gardens offers breathtaking views of the Brecon Beacons National Park and is ideal for large groups of friends or family, with a hot tub and undercover swimming pool, this property has plenty to offer big groups.

Special features: free internet access, pool (outside, undercover swimming pool ), outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £1500 to £5100 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 17 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

Hiraeth Rural Retreat, Dolau, Powys, Wales

3 bedroom Converted Barn, Mid Wales.

Idyllic 3 bedroom dog-friendly cottage with impressive views out over the pastures and valley, complete with charming interior with exposed wooden beams, situated close to the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and within reach of the Brecon Beacons National Park for day trips.

Price range from £439 to £1021 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 8 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

Jasmin Harbour-View Cottage, Conwy, Conwy, Wales

1 bedroom Harbourside Cottage, North Wales and Cheshire.

Romantic holiday cottage for two with harbour views and an excellent location right by Conwy castle, fabulous location for a couple’s holiday and one pet is welcome too.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £299 to £599 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

Pensarn Hall Dogs-welcome Cottage, Snowdonia North Wales , Llanbedr, Gwynedd, Wales

7 bedroom Large Country House, Snowdonia National Park.

Pensarn Hall is a splendid dog-friendly Victorian house to rent in the heart of Snowdonia which is ideal for group stays; 7 bedrooms that sleep up to 15 people, a snooker table, a garden with BBQ facilities, kitchens equipped with dishwashers and every appliance one could possibly need for an easy self-catering break in Llanbedr, Wales.

Price range from £1348 to £3030 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 15 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

Brodawel, coastal Snowdonia, Aberdovey, Gwynedd, Wales

7 bedroom Edwardian Holiday House, Mid Wales.

This large holiday house is situated by a hillside just outside of the seaside village of Aberdovey within the coastal part of Snowdonia National Park and boasts fantastic sea views, for groups looking to enjoy walking, hiking and sightseeing or simply a get away from it all holiday, this 7 bedroom dog-friendly holiday home could be a great place to stay.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1149 to £3471 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 15 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

The Wheel, Penparc, Ceredigion, Wales

4 bedroom Holiday Cottage, Mid Wales.

4 bedroom holiday cottage close to Penparc, with access to a refreshing outdoor swimming pool (in summer months) and a warm bubbly hot tub, as well as children's play facilties.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Shared outdoor swimming pool), outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £570 to £1604 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

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: 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 30 November 2018 to 24 December 2018; from 01 January 2019 to 07 January 2019;

Beeches Countryside Lodge, Wales, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, Wales

2 bedroom Log Cabin, South West Wales.

Two bedroom wooden-clad holiday lodge set on a holiday park where you can enjoy trout fishing as well as golf within the 30 acres of shared parklands, relax in stylish modern accommodation and enjoy lying back in your own private hot tub in a location close to Narberth and convenient for visiting Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Picton Castle Gardens and Scolton Country Park.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £313 to £833 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

Halford Hill House, Llanberis, Gwynedd, Wales

7 bedroom Holiday House, Wales.

Fantastic large 7 bedroom holiday house complete with a sauna, ideal for a group of friends or family, this property has plenty to offer groups, including an excellent location in the heart of Llanberis.

Special features: sauna.

Price range from £638 to £1852 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 16 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

Tan Y Graig Country House, Pentraeth, Anglesey, Wales

6 bedroom Large Country House, Anglesey and Cheshire.

High ceilings, elegant accommodation including one four poster bedroom and a games room with pool table, lush gardens and a fantastic location await you at this impressive 6 bedroom country house, sleeping up to 16, this is great house for groups of friends or family looking to holiday close to the coast on the Isle of Anglesey, the local beach is less than a mile away.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £1565 to £3190 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 16 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

Graig Las Dogs-welcome Cottage, North Wales, Llangynog, Builth Wells, Powys, Wales

2 bedroom Cottage, Mid Wales.

Comfortable and welcoming 2 bedroom barn conversion which benefits from a hillside location close to Snowdonia National Park, this is a fantastic family-holiday home where up to 2 pet dogs are welcome.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £239 to £573 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Late availability: from 18 December 2018 to 30 December 2018;

Dolwen, Rhayader, Powys, Wales

3 bedroom Rural Retreat, Mid Wales.

Get away for a relaxing break to this family-friendly country cottage set in the beautiful Elan Valley close to Rhayader.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £475 to £820 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 22 November 2018 to 22 December 2018; from 02 January 2019 to 30 March 2019; from 08 April 2019 to 25 April 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)

Stable Cottage, Aberdyfi, Gwynedd, Wales

2 bedroom Cottage, Coastal Snowdonia in North Wales.

Nestled next to trees within the greenery of the Llanfendigaid Country Estate is this family-friendly and dog-friendly Grade II listed characterful holiday home, situated close to splendid countryside yet also very near to the Snowdonia coast, what's more this property benefits from shared access to a heated indoor swimming pool.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Shared access to a heated indoor swimming pool on the country estate.).

Price range from £499 to £965 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 22 November 2018 to 14 December 2018; from 18 December 2018 to 29 December 2018; from 02 January 2019 to 16 February 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 November 2018 to 30 November 2018; from 01 December 2018 to 07 December 2018;
Late availability: from 24 November 2018 to 07 December 2018;

The Smithy Barn, St. Clears, Carmarthenshire, Wales

2 bedroom Converted Barn, Pembrokeshire and South Wales.

Characterful 2 bedroom Carmarthenshire holiday barn with exposed wooden beams, high ceilings and lush countryside views, located only a few miles from St Clears and close to the South Wales coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £318 to £642 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

Banfield Lodge, Loughor, Gower, Wales

1 bedroom Apartment, South Wales.

One bedroom dog-friendly holiday apartment for two with king-size bed and secure garden, ideal for romantic breaks and located just a short drive from the stunning Gower Peninsula and the Carmarthenshire coastline.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £315 to £470 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 22 November 2018 to 21 December 2018; from 17 January 2019 to 22 June 2019;