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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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Ty Tanglwyst Farm Cottages, Porthcawl, Bridgend, Wales

4 bedroom Farmstay Cottages, South Wales coast.

Small collection of charming farm cottages nestled in the countryside, just 10 minutes' drive from the South Wales coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £560 to £790 per week
Sleeps from 3 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: (4)

Woodland Waterfalls, Llanidloes, Powys, Wales

2 bedroom Cottage, Mid Wales.

Two bedroom rural retreat in a secluded setting, nestled in some 2 acres of grounds with impressive views of the nearby hills and wooden valleys.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £225 to £333 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

Blaen Cwm, Bala, Gwynedd, Wales

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, North Wales.

Smartly presented studio holiday accommodation within half an hour's drive of Snowdonia National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £275 to £385 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

Mill Lodge, Solva, Pembrokeshire, Wales

2 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, West Wales.

Two bedroom family-friendly stone-built holiday cottage in the Solva Valley, close the coastal town of Solva, ideal for discovering the Pembrokeshire coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £500 to £900 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

Lower Lodge, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales

4 bedroom Rural Retreat, Wye Valley.

Idyllic Wye Valley rural retreat with tranquil country views and 4 bedrooms, just 10 minutes' drive from Monmouth.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £705 to £1400 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

The Benches, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales

6 bedroom Large Country House, Wye Valley.

Located at the heart of the Wye Valley in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Benches is an excellent base for exploring the wider area, which includes the Forest of Dean, the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Outdoor heated pool), games room, outdoor hot tub, sauna.

Price range from £1700 to £4900 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

Luxury Lodges Wales, Trefeglwys, Powys, Wales

3 bedroom Cottage, Mid Wales.

High quality 5 star rated and green award winning pine lodges nestled in the beautiful Welsh countryside with idyllic views of the surrounding landscape, with access to a hot tub and sauna as well as fishing possible on site, these lodges have plenty to recommend them.

Special features: outdoor hot tub, sauna, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £595 to £1095 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: (5)

Pen-y-Fedw Cottage , Llangollen, Denbighshire, Wales

1 bedroom Cottage, Llangollen.

Charming Welsh country cottage, 4 star rated and with sublime views of the Ceiriog Valley, this family-friendly and dog-friendly cottage is just 4 miles from Llangollen and could be a great base for touring Snowdonia National Park.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £520 to £550 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: (4)

Wagtails Apartment on Gower, Llanmadoc, Gower, Wales

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, Gower Peninsula.

A lovely little dog friendly one bedroom (en suite) holiday apartment with driveway parking to front door, located in Llanmadoc Village.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £295 to £575 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

The Corn Mill, Solva, Pembrokeshire, Wales

4 bedroom Converted Watermill, South Wales.

Unique holiday home, originally a watermill, sleeps 8, with pretty gardens and quiet location close to the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast and seaside town of Solva.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £995 to £1595 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed