Destination guide

Enjoy coastal walks from Pembrokeshire lodges with hot tubs

Boasting beautiful coastal walks, delicious seafood restaurants and a wildly beautiful landscape, Pembrokeshire is the perfect spot to rent a cottage with a hot tub. It’s not only perfect for family holidays, due to the adventure parks, castles and family festivals, but it also has gorgeous outdoor spaces for couples and solo travellers to take it slow and enjoy nature.


Heritage sites near Cardiff holiday homes

Cardiff is filled with fascinating historic sites to delight the history buff. Holiday homes are available near places like St Fagans National Museum of History, an open-air museum with ancient buildings and traditional crafters showcasing Welsh life in the past, and the National Museum Cardiff, a museum with archaeological artefacts, art and natural history exhibits in a grand setting. The Llandaff Cathedral, a medieval place of worship with a 10th-century Celtic cross and triptych, is another hightlight.

Things to do

Attractions near Cardiff holiday homes

If you've bagged yourself one of the coveted Cardiff holiday rentals in the city centre, you'll only be a stone's throw from the majestic rises of Cardiff Castle. Riddled with Norman keeps and Gothic court rooms, it's a grand picture of the city's rise to power. If you've gone for Cardiff holiday rentals in the surrounding Welsh countryside, a trip to St Fagans National Museum of History is a must. Local heritage unravels there between the Victorian schoolhouses and old miners' homes – and admission is totally free.


Things to do near Cardiff holiday cottages

Cardiff is an epicentre of Welsh culture and arts. Festivals and events dot the capital's calendar from December to December. The 6 Nations Championship kicks things off for rugby fans in February, when head-to-head showdowns in the Principality Stadium breath fire into Welsh voices and local pubs – especially when the English are in town. March brings St David's Day and all the leek-touting, cockle-picking costume parades that go with it. Summer, meanwhile, has the Welsh Proms, attracting world-class orchestras to the metropolis.


Local weather during your stay in Cardiff holiday homes

The months don't matter in Cardiff – there's always something going on. Winter, in December, January and February, means catching the patriotic parties of the 6 Nations Championship and the Christmas markets alike. Spring – March, April, May – is high time to hit Bute Park and enjoy big sights like Cardiff Castle without the crowds. Summer, from June to August, sees the pubs come to life and al fresco enjoyments down on Cardiff Bay. Autumn is great for exploring the pretty Welsh countryside and the Brecon Beacons mountains.

Natural features

Clutching the sea in Cardiff

Cardiff might straddle the Taff River, but it soon spills into the Bristol Channel. You can catch glimpses of the fabled Welsh coast as close as Penarth, while nearby Barry Island has wide bays of gold-hued sand to laze on. Going in the other direction means passing through the valleys until you get to the Brecon Beacons National Park. There, the shark-fin mountain of Pen y Fan marks the highest point in South Wales, challenging trails weave over the Cribyn ridges and mountain ponies gallop on the grasslands. There are also loads of uber-cosy Cardiff holiday rentals to pick from.

How to get there

Transport options to and around Cardiff

The nearest airport is in Cardiff (CWL-Cardiff Intl.), located 9 mi (14.4 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Bristol (BRS-Bristol Intl.), which is 21.3 mi (34.2 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Cardiff Central Station, Cardiff Queen Street Station and Cathays Station are the main stations in the city.

Family friendly

Family attractions near Cardiff holiday rentals

Kids will love the varied attractions in Cardiff. Holiday homes are available near family-friendly places like Barry Island, a seaside resort with amusements and blue-flag beach conditions, and Techniquest, a hands-on science and discovery centre with interactive science exhibits and experiences. You could also visit Barry Island Pleasure Park, a beachside amusement park with dodgems, fairground rides and traditional waltzers.

How many holiday rentals are available around Cardiff?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 393 holiday lettings around Cardiff. From 64 cabins to 169 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a rural property in Cardiff?

Sometimes you just need to get away from it all. Ditch the concrete jungle and get acquainted with the splendour and authenticity of rural life. HomeAway has 38 rural getaway rentals in this destination. Alternatively, you might like to go for something else. HomeAway has a whole lot of choices, including:

  • 29 city-centre holiday accommodation options.
  • 21 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 21 beach holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Cardiff?

There's no need to say goodbye to the conveniences of home just because you're heading off on holiday. Kick back in your very own apartment and experience the area like a local. You'll be able to take your pick from 169 different options on HomeAway. If you get in early, you could be spending as little as £35 a night. If that doesn't agree with your family's taste, we have a range of different self-catering accommodation options available, such as:

  • House: 134 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £21 per night.
  • Hotel: 66 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £32 per night.
  • Cottage: 39 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £52 per night.

Can I stay in Cardiff in a large group?

There's nothing more memorable than exploring somewhere new with your friends and loved ones. And the best news is HomeAway has some places to suit big groups. The leading option for big groups here are apartment holiday rentals, and you'll find 48 currently listed. The rental properties that can provide for large groups around here include:

  • Are you searching for rentals that can fit 6 of you? We have 83 that will be suitable. Prices begin from just £68 per night.
  • If you have 8 in your squad, you'll be happy to learn that there are 34 holiday rentals suitable. You can book one for as little as £70 per night.
  • Trying to find places for rent catering to 5 guests? You'll be glad to find out we have 31 that'll be perfect. You can secure one for as little as £58 per night.

You and all your buddies will be more than satisfied when you plan your Cardiff adventure through us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Cardiff?

Cut down on your accommodation expenses when you organise your stay with HomeAway. You'll find a range of awesome holiday rentals and save heaps! When it comes to looking for a fantastic deal, your first stop ought to be Grove Park Village. Here, HomeAway has 9 holiday rentals at an average price of £74 per night. There are another 34 HomeAway holiday rentals awaiting you in or around Butetown. The average price in this area is £92 a night.