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For a vast range of Wales cottage properties and self catering holiday homes, see the rental companies featured below. They provide traditional cottages, holiday lodges and cabins, barn conversions and holiday homes from as little as £180 during low season.
Cottages 4 You
- 500 Wales holiday cottages
and self catering properties, situated throughout the country. Locations include Bala, Powys, Aberystywth and Anglesey. Booking rates start at £300 p/w with special discounts available on a selection of their cottage properties.
Sykes - 455 Wales cottages
and holiday properties including lodges, cabins, barn conversions and apartments. Low season seven day breaks are available for just £180 in some cases and special offers are provided for selected properties.
- More than 220 Wales self catering cottages from £250 for week-long holiday breaks. Their holiday cottages are predominantly traditional and feature renovate farms, barn conversions and stone-built terraced properties. Some accommodate parties of over 10 people.
Independent Cottages -
Around 110 cottages in Wales, situated in places like Snowdonia, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion. 7 day breaks begin at around £235. Families are welcome for the vast majority of properties and pets are permitted in most cases.
Wales is a land of windswept cliffs and green valleys. Its picturesque, romantic countryside provides a wonderful setting for renting holiday cottages as does its majestic coastline. It's proving ever popular as a short break holiday destination among holiday goers, especially in the West.
The island of Anglesey
in the North consists of flat farmland and windswept beaches This is a more remote, unspoilt area of the Principality. The Cambrian mountains form the spine of Wales and sprout into Snowdonia - a region of profound, dramatic beauty.
This region boast over 800 square miles of National Park
land, rich in forestry and punctuated by pretty villages. The 3560ft Mt Snowdon dominates the landscape and is a popular destination for walkers and hikers. Central Wales, Powys, consists of lakes, waterfalls and gorges that are part of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
The grandeur of the Welsh Coastline
matches anything the British Isles has to offer. From the weather beaten shores of South Dyfed to the mythical splendour of West Wales and Pembrokeshire, its coast offers the visitor an added incentive for booking self catering holidays in Wales. For more information about Wales visitor attractions, see below.
Wales visitor attractions
From towering mountain ranges and green valleys, lakes, wild moors, great forests, and a spectacular coastline, Wales extends a warm welcome to cottages holiday makers. The following is a taste of all the many attractions which the country has to offer.
With three outstanding National Parks – Snowdonia, the Brecon Beacons and the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path
, there is a vast range of outdoor activities to choose from. Walking, Cycling, hiking and pony trekking are all very popular. Contact Dragon Adventure at Crickhowell and Llangorse Riding Centre
. Surfing is best in the Gower or at St David’s at Whitesand Bay ( Pembrokeshire Activity Centre at Pembroke Dock). In the north, the surfing scene centres on Abersoch and Anglesey.
For kayaking and rafting contact The National White Water
centre in Bala. Snowdonia offers some of Britain’s finest rock climbing. The national Mountaineering Centre
is at Plas y Brenin. For sight seeing, the Museum of Wels Life in Cardiff is worth a visit as is The Wales Millennium Centre and Big Pit - the National Mining Museum of Wales. Another interesting place is Dylan Thomas’s home at the pretty seaside village of Llaugharne.
Food and drink
Traditional dishes such as Laver bread, Glamorgan Sausages, cawl made with Welsh lamb can be enjoyed in numerous restaurants and pubs, many of which are part of The Taste of Wales scheme to promote local produce. Cafes are the cheapest places to eat and wholefood eateries are growing in popularity. In the Mumbles
in Swansea and in trendy Cardiff Bay, food tends to be more cosmopolitan, with bistros and brasseries offering superb international cuisine.
Elsewhere try the award winning Bridge Dining Room at Narberth
and Tyddyn Llan
Restaurant in Denbighshire or the famous, Walniut Tree In at Abergavenny. There is always lots of entertainment available in Wales. Cardiff has a throbbing nightlife and there is Eisteddfodau, opera, choir festivals, music and ballet to be found in major towns the year around.
History and Culture
With a culture rooted in its Celtic past, Wales has much to offer those interested in visiting castles, stately homes and place of historical interest. Carreg Cennen Castle
is said to be the most romantic ruin in Britain while the investiture of Prince Charles as the Prince of Wales took place in the magnificent environs of 13th century Caernarfon Castle
in the North. There are the great ruined abbeys of Strata Florida and Tintern and St David’s Cathedral has been a mecca for pilgrims for over a thousand years.