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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.

    Exceptional! 5/5
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    • 1 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 3
    Barn #6555275
    33
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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
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      Cottage #6868627
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        • 2 BR
        • 2 BA
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        Multiple rentals Apartment #1982119
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          Excellent! 4.7/5
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          Apartment #8090431
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            Excellent! 4.6/5
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Cottage #1783404
            14
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              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (17 reviews)
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              • 2 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Cottage #6750161
              17
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                Excellent! 4.7/5
                (26 reviews)
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                • 3 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 5
                Cottage #703118
                26
                Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                  (50 reviews)
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 5
                  Bungalow #6495228
                  50
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                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                    (16 reviews)
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Apartment #6723655
                    16
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                      Excellent! 4.5/5
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Cottage #8164711
                      16
                      Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                        Very Good! 4.1/5
                        (25 reviews)
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Cottage #1778946
                        25
                        Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                          (18 reviews)
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                          • 3 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 7
                          Cottage #1005371
                          18
                          Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (15 reviews)
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 5
                            Cottage #6021387
                            15
                            Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                              (32 reviews)
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                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 2
                              Cottage #6504264
                              32
                              Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                (17 reviews)
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 5
                                Cottage #8133409
                                17
                                Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                  (22 reviews)
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                                  • 4 BR
                                  • 3 BA
                                  • Sleeps 8
                                  House #1922468
                                  22
                                  Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                    (31 reviews)
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                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 2
                                    Cottage #8125519
                                    31
                                    Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                      (41 reviews)
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                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 2
                                      Cottage #8131236
                                      41
                                      Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                        (18 reviews)
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                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        Cottage #6186950
                                        18
                                        Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                          (48 reviews)
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                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 2
                                          Cottage #8111750
                                          48
                                          Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                            (13 reviews)
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 3
                                            Apartment #8146247
                                            13
                                            Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                              (26 reviews)
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 7
                                              Cottage #1964165
                                              26
                                              Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 5 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Separate Toilets
                                                • Sleeps 12
                                                House #8130119
                                                3
                                                Viewed 227 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                  (6 reviews)
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                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #412729
                                                  6
                                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                    (7 reviews)
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                                                    • 4 BR
                                                    • 3 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                    Multiple rentals Farmhouse #412729
                                                    7
                                                    Viewed 58 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 3 BA
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                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #412729
                                                      4
                                                      Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #412729
                                                        11
                                                        Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                          • 6 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Separate Toilet
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                                                          Villa #1951575
                                                          Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                            (21 reviews)
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                                                            • 4 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #1009766
                                                            21
                                                            Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                              (10 reviews)
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                                                              • 4 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #1009766
                                                              10
                                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                (8 reviews)
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                                                                • 8 BR
                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                • Separate Toilets
                                                                • Sleeps 16
                                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #1009766
                                                                8
                                                                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                  (5 reviews)
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                                                                  • 10 BR
                                                                  • 8 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 20
                                                                  Chateau / Country House #831584
                                                                  5
                                                                  Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                    (3 reviews)
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                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #8155124
                                                                    3
                                                                    Viewed 61 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #8155124
                                                                      Viewed 71 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #8155124
                                                                        Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 6 BR
                                                                          • 6 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 12
                                                                          Multiple rentals Cottage #8155124
                                                                          Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                            (12 reviews)
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                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 13
                                                                            House #6802310
                                                                            12
                                                                            Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                              (15 reviews)
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                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                              Cottage #6797898
                                                                              15
                                                                              Viewed 57 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                (21 reviews)
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                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                House #8173373
                                                                                21
                                                                                Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                  (18 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Chalet #1933703
                                                                                  18
                                                                                  Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                    (34 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Cottage #8126582
                                                                                    34
                                                                                    Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (34 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Cottage #1841476
                                                                                      34
                                                                                      Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                        (33 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Cabin #1743140
                                                                                        33
                                                                                        Viewed 97 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                          (16 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                                          Cottage #8166507
                                                                                          16
                                                                                          Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (32 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                                            Cottage #8171958
                                                                                            32
                                                                                            Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                              (16 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Cottage #8142468
                                                                                              16
                                                                                              Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • Studio
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                Multiple rentals Apartment #6546176
                                                                                                10
                                                                                                Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (35 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Cottage #410621
                                                                                                  35
                                                                                                  Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                    (21 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Cottage #8088836
                                                                                                    21
                                                                                                    Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      House #6560028
                                                                                                      3
                                                                                                      Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely bungalow , great location

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Everything we needed and on the doorstep of the beach and village
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      Lovely cottage, with everything needed to hand.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Lovely cottage , great location, would recommend to friends
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 27, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017