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Make a holiday cottage in Wales your home away from home

Wales; a country often overlooked as a holiday destination for British holiday makers, but cottages in Wales offers a staggering amount. It is a truly beautiful place, and not just the rugged coastlines, sheer mountains and lush valleys, but the culture, tranquillity and pace of life too.

Places to holiday in Wales

Anglesey, the large island in North Wales is a stunning destination with great beaches, a long history and a number of world class attractions. The freshwater and sea fishing is challenging, as are the four 18 hole golf courses dotted around the island, so golfers and fishermen will be well catered for from an Anglesey holiday cottage. There are also a disproportionate number of historical sites here, from the Beaumaris Castle to Melin Llynnon working woodmill.

Pembrokeshire is surrounded on 3 sides by the sea. It is home to the only entirely coastal national park in Britain, the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, and many of the 50 beaches here are routinely on the list of Britain’s best beaches. Pembrokeshire is also home to Wales’ only theme park, Oakwood Park. Whale and dolphin spotting trips leave from Cardigan Bay.

Carmarthenshire is a walker's, cyclists and horse rider’s location. There are miles of trails through the lush farmland and hills. There are a surprising number of art galleries, and cultural attractions in Carmarthenshire, and it is a region hooked on sport, from rugby to football, surfing to cycling.

Snowdonia is an area of outstanding natural beauty. The Snowdonia National Park is known as one of the most beautiful in Britain, and includes both mountains and coastline. It is also an area famed for the number and nature of outdoor activities on offer. A Welsh holiday cottage in Snowdonia will certainly not allow you simply to sit and enjoy the view!

Things to do on holiday in Wales

Wales has so much breathtaking scenery and rough terrain that it lends itself perfectly to outdoor activities and adventure sports. Walking, weather for an afternoon or a week is special all across Wales, as is the mountain biking and horse riding, which covers much of the same rugged countryside.

Wales also boasts some top class game, course and sea fishing from the lakes of the Welsh mountains to the rivers of the fertile lowlands, or the fisheries of the Irish Sea.

Wales has a rich golfing heritage, having established the Welsh Golfing Union is 1895. There are a large range of golf courses available, including the host for the 2010 Ryder Cup, Celtic Manor.

The Mountains of Wales offer some spectacular mountaineering and rock climbing opportunities, and there are some magnificent caves to explore including Ogof Draenen, with 65km of underground tunnels. The coastline offers reliable surfing, and winds for windsurfing and kite surfing. White-water rafting, sea kayaking, wakeboarding, 4x4 trials, paragliding, land yachting and jet skiing are also hugely enjoyable activities from a holiday cottage in Wales.

If you don't know what to do have a look to our Holidays in Wales page.

Weather in Wales

Wales’ temperate climate means that there are no extremes of temperature. Although the summers (from May to August) are warm, temperatures do not soar to uncomfortably levels. Winters can be harsh, but there is still much to explore from the comfort of a Wales holiday cottage.

Travel to Wales

BMIbaby have regular cheap flights to Cardiff Airport (CWL) from many UK Airports. However, to get to many of the Welsh holiday rentals, it is easiest to go by train or drive.

See the Wales Travel Resource Directory.

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                                                                                                    Style and affordable comfort in Caernarfon

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                                                                                                    We booked this house a little while ago two accommodate 4 adults ( two couples) from the UK and the USA. We take it in turn each year to choose a destination on either side of the pond. This year our friends, wanted to visit Wales. I will admit to being a bit apprehensive. We have had such fantastic accommodation in the states, and as Welsh girl I really wanted this to be a success. It was everything I wanted and more. A beautiful house, elegant and tastefully and sympathetically furnished. The owners have really tried to anticipate every need. I have never been to a house that was so well equipped and so thoughtfully put together. We were all blown away. I would not hesitate to recommend to others... Or return...
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                                                                                                    Sizeable and unusual accommodation in great location

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                                                                                                    We had a great week with the family including 2 toddlers in this nice property. It was pretty well equipped, clean and spacious and the novelty of our own bar area and plenty of seating made this an ideal choice. The Gower is a beautiful spot and the proximity of Three Cliffs Bay was one of the attractions. Ir proved bit more of a hike than we expected albeit a plants walk across fields and sand dunes but too far to "pop back" for replenishments and too far also to lug lots of beach stuff. Nevertheless there are plenty of alternatives not too far away by car. There is plenty of outside space too- sadly no garden or lawn but room enough for kids to run around, barbecues or generally lazing around. Of course the weather plays a big part and the property is roomy enough for a large group not to be under everyone's feet. the owner was helpful on the couple of occasions needed and very close at hand without being intrusive. Would recommend for a large family group or a number of friends. 5 en suite bedrooms is a major plus.
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                                                                                                    SpeedwayMandy.

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                                                                                                    A lovely apartment with everything you need, very clean and well kept. No on-site parking but 2 multistory car parks close by. The owner John Janos very good to deal with after we had problems with Homeaway questioning our payments. Would stay here again.
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