A guide to all things Welsh cottages
Whether you're looking for a romantic shack in the shadow of Snowdon or a family house by the surf-washed beaches of Tenby, you've come to the right place to uncover the finest Welsh cottages going. Here, you'll find destination guides, inspirational ideas on where to go, tips on what to expect from Celtic rentals and plenty more.
Top articles to find your perfect cottages in Wales
Welcome to one of Wales's liveliest seaside resorts. It's a place where the cliffs are lined with pastel-painted cottages and where the narrow lanes buzz with fudge shops and pubs. Nearby, the coast of Pembrokeshire stretches out to reveal the stunning inlets of Barafundle Bay and Saundersfoot, which also have their own Welsh cottages in case you were after something more remote in the vicinity of Tenby itself.
Old wool farms and creaking windmills, winding broads and salt-washed beaches all converge on verdant Suffolk. Representing a whole cut-out of East Anglia, this much-loved county promises an escape to nature that's not more than 2 hours' drive from London. This guide to Suffolk cottages will help you pinpoint a stay to remember.
There's an enticing range of Welsh cottages to choose from in Snowdonia. Homes with hot tubs promise to soothe the muscles of hikers fresh from the towering Glyderau peaks, while heritage-rich pads offer plenty in the way of Celtic character close to fire-warmed pubs and old sheep-farming villages. Come and discover the place for you between Betws-y-Coed and Porthmadog.
Wax down the surfboard because Pembrokeshire cottages could be your chance to carve over the waves of some of the UK's best swells. From Whitesands to Freshwater West, there are all sorts of rollers to conquer. When you aren't learning new tricks, St David's comes with its glorious cathedral, Tenby has crumbly castles and there's a 186-mile walking route connecting the whole region.
Welsh cottages in North Wales could be your stepping stone to the base of Snowdon mountain – the highest in the country. But they aren't only that. They also offer centuries of enthralling history thanks to the castle towns of Conwy and Caernarfon, beaches courtesy of Anglesey and ancient legends of Celtic princes in small villages like Beddgelert.
Ranging from the mist-gathering mountain summits of Snowdonia National Park in the north to the glistening sands of Pembroke in the south means discovering some truly enticing places for Welsh cottages. There are old Celtic pads to suit any sort of trip in this wild nation, no matter if you're pining for peaks, seas, historic market towns or all of the above.
The mysterious island of Anglesey is a veritable playground for adventurers. Fringed by 10s of beaches, it hits a zenith with the wide bays and rock pools of Rhosneigr. At its western extremity, the dramatic lookouts of Holyhead promise sweeping vistas of the Irish Sea. In the east, Anglesey cottages cluster around UNESCO-tagged castles and cast their gaze across to the rising peaks of Snowdonia.
Swap the city for the Snowdonia peaks and the office for the undulating dunes of the Gower by opting for Welsh country cottages. A hop across the River Severn or a quick jaunt along the coast of North Wales is all that's needed to transport you from the English border to these remote getaways, which could even come with their own hot tub, enchanting country-style kitchens, big gardens, age-old architecture – the list goes on.
Out where Wales meets the Irish Sea, West Wales cottages are fringed by the protected bays of Pembrokeshire and the wide sands of Cardigan. Towns like Aberystwyth and Tenby pack in plenty of little boltholes for families who want to munch ice creams and explore castles. But then there are the enticing sea-view cottages, close to iconic beaches with surf schools and dolphin-filled waters.