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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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Beaumaris Lodge, Beaumaris, Anglesey, Wales

2 bedroom Unique Self-Catering, Isle of Anglesey in North Wales.

Unique 2 bedroom family-friendly holiday house with country views, set on a country estate close to the seaside town of Beaumaris.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £400 to £700 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 17 January 2019 to 10 August 2019;

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)
Next availability:
from 17 January 2019 to 18 May 2019; from 01 June 2019 to 13 July 2019; from 20 July 2019 to 03 August 2019;

Llawrdref Farm Cottage, Abersoch, Gwynedd, Wales

3 bedroom Rural Retreat, Llyn Peninsula in North Wales.

This lovely 3 bedroom holiday home is nestled on a farm by beautiful unspoilt countryside on the Llyn Peninsula, just 1 mile from the nearby sandy beach with its long stretch of golden sands.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £300 to £600 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 01 May 2019 to 15 June 2019; from 22 June 2019 to 10 August 2019; from 17 August 2019 to 18 August 2019;

The Dovecote, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales

1 bedroom Unique Self-Catering Holiday House, South Wales.

Very special romantic retreat for two in the Wye Valley in a tranquil and idyllic setting (one dog may be permitted by arrangement but must be kept in only one part of the house).

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £325 to £620 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 25 January 2019 to 02 February 2019; from 08 February 2019 to 23 March 2019; from 30 March 2019 to 20 April 2019;

White Hopton Country House near the Shropshire Hills, Sarn, Powys, Wales

6 bedroom Historical Country House, Mid Wales.

Searching for a picture-perfect holiday house in Wales? With a lovely black and white exterior this charming holiday home near Bishop's Castle could be it, with beautiful gardens surrounded by lush countryside and a heated outdoor swimming pool, sauna and hot tub, this country house is an appealing place to stay for groups of up to 12 friends or family.

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

Price range from £1335 to £3385 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 25 May 2019 to 31 May 2019; from 14 June 2019 to 28 June 2019; from 05 July 2019 to 19 July 2019;

Llanfendigaid, Aberdyfi, Gwynedd, Wales

9 bedroom Mansion, Cardigan Bay.

Historical self-catering mansion house with 9 bedrooms with an impressive high quality interior and shared access to a heated indoor swimming pool, nestled in 16 acres of grounds and gardens within the naturally stunning scenery of Snowdonia National Park, just half a mile from the coast.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Indoor Heated Pool (Stand alone in the orchard)).

Price range from £2063 to £4250 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 17 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 22 January 2019 to 24 January 2019; from 27 January 2019 to 08 February 2019; from 10 February 2019 to 21 February 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 21 January 2019 to 25 January 2019; from 28 January 2019 to 01 February 2019; from 11 February 2019 to 15 February 2019;

Ty Newydd, Trefriw, Conwy, Wales

3 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, Conwy Valley.

Looking to stay somewhere special and memorable in Wales? This 3 bedroom cottage in Snowdonia with its lakeside setting, location within the national park and high quality stylish interior is a real wow factor holiday home.

Price range from £820 to £1520 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 17 January 2019 to 06 April 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)
Next availability:
from 17 January 2019 to 15 February 2019; from 22 February 2019 to 26 April 2019;

Milk Wood Lodge 5 Star Log Cabin, Brithdir near Dolgellau, Gwynedd, Wales

2 bedroom High quality log cabin, Southern Snowdonia.

Come for a high quality break in our cosy log cabin set within a small group of log cabins encircled by woodland and accessed by a private road.

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

Price range from £518 to £1050 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 17 January 2019 to 01 February 2019; from 04 February 2019 to 25 February 2019; from 01 March 2019 to 19 April 2019;

Ty Ni, Beaumaris, Anglesey, Wales

3 bedroom Coastal Cottage, Anglesey.

Family-friendly 3 bedroom coastal Anglesey holiday home in the heart of Beaumaris.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £375 to £795 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 28 January 2019 to 08 March 2019; from 11 March 2019 to 23 March 2019; from 25 March 2019 to 10 May 2019;

Yr Hen Festri Unique Holiday House, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales

3 bedroom Holiday Chapel Conversion/Former Vestry, North Wales and Cheshire.

Unique holiday home, formerly a Vestry and now a slick 3 bedroom holiday cottage with beautiful exposed wooden beams, situated close to the Isle of Anglesey and Snowdonia National Park, and complete with warm bubbly hot tub for relaxing holidays.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £421 to £834 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 17 January 2019 to 25 January 2019; from 28 January 2019 to 22 February 2019; from 24 February 2019 to 12 April 2019;

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)
Next availability:
from 17 January 2019 to 25 January 2019; from 28 January 2019 to 11 March 2019; from 25 March 2019 to 19 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)
Next availability:
from 17 January 2019 to 05 April 2019; from 12 April 2019 to 19 April 2019; from 24 May 2019 to 31 May 2019;

Clwydian Hills Coach House, Bodfari Near Denbigh, Denbighshire, Wales

2 bedroom Holiday Barn, North Wales and Cheshire.

Idyllic farm cottage nestled along with two other holiday cottages by the foot of the Clwydian Hills, with shared access to a heated swimming pool plus fishing available on the well stocked lake or on the River Clwyd, this dog-friendly holiday home on an award winning farm is a great place to stay close to the Offa's Dyke walking path.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Heated swimming pool within the grounds.).

Price range from £367 to £715 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 01 March 2019 to 29 March 2019; from 01 April 2019 to 05 April 2019; from 12 April 2019 to 14 June 2019;

The Granary, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales

2 bedroom Rural Retreat, Pembrokeshire and South Wales.

Stylish 2 bedroom Welsh country cottage with eco-friendly credentials, set in lush gardens complete with duck pond and countryside views, close to Abergavenny and the Wye Valley.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £323 to £682 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 17 January 2019 to 16 February 2019; from 23 February 2019 to 30 March 2019; from 06 April 2019 to 27 April 2019;

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 17 January 2019 to 14 May 2019; from 24 May 2019 to 22 June 2019; from 30 June 2019 to 10 August 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 17 January 2019 to 19 January 2019; from 08 March 2019 to 01 June 2019; from 08 June 2019 to 27 July 2019;

Barlings Barn, Llanbrynmair, Powys, Wales

13 bedroom Cottage, Mid Wales.

Close to Snowdonia National Park and set in peaceful countryside with enviable views over a paddock and woodland, this large holiday haven sleeps up to 28 adults, with exclusive use of a heated indoor swimming pool, squash court, sauna, table tennis and pool table.

Special features: free internet access, pool (The gorgeously warm Heated Indoor Swimming Pool is six paces from the Barn door. You just have to cross the covered verandah from your accommodation to reach the pool, sauna and squash court.), games room, sauna.

Price range from £4650 to £5250 per week
Sleeps from 24 to 28 people in 13 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 11
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 17 January 2019 to 24 January 2019; from 28 January 2019 to 15 February 2019; from 17 February 2019 to 21 February 2019;

The Grain Store, Rural Holiday Barn to sleep 6, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, 4 miles from the coast.

Looking for an impressive yet charming Pembrokeshire barn conversion to sleep 6? If so, the Grain Store with its wow-factor high ceiling in the living area, wooden beams and exposed stone walls may be just the place, the location is equally impressive, with a setting within a small collection of holiday barns by glorious countryside and just a 5 minute drive from the Pembrokeshire coast.

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 17 January 2019 to 19 January 2019; from 08 March 2019 to 24 December 2019;