Wales is a contrasting land with a diverse history, culture and scenery.
Coastlines with clear blue waters, impressive peaks and tors, and lush vales provide a location of tranquillity and peace in which to stay in a Welsh holiday cottage.
Wales is home to three National Parks, from Snowdonia in the north where you can see both the peaks and the shores, to the Brecon Beacons near the border, and the coastline of Pembrokeshire in the South of the country.
Wales is also home to no fewer than three world heritage sites and the smallest city in Britain, St David’s! A holiday cottage in Wales can provide the perfect accommodation for all types of holidaymaker.
Why Rent a Holiday Cottage in Wales?
Staying in a self catering holiday cottage on the coastline, you’ll be able to enjoy miles upon miles of award-winning sandy beaches. Plenty of sea-creatures have been spotted off the coast of Wales including dolphins, basking sharks and turtles.
The seaside paths are a good way to enjoy the sites and offer some handy vantage points to try and spot some shark fins! You will also find plenty of water sports to try out and the numerous water sports centres around the country.
The holiday cottages located more inland, in the rural parts of Wales, are covered with medieval treasures for you to explore. The inland National Parks can allow you to try out all kinds of open-air pursuits if you wish to use your holiday cottage in Wales as a base, while the steam trains in the area will give you the chance to take in the beauty at a slower pace.
Take a stay in a holiday cottage in South Wales if you are at all interested in mining with some of the disused mines being open to the public or stay above ground and enjoy the sites of the characteristic waterfalls and welsh mountain ponies.
The coastlines of South Wales are often compared to that of North Devon as they both enjoy the Atlantic waters and the picturesque paths which encourage tourists who are looking for water sports or rambling.
Wales is also one of the countries in Britain which can boast its own language. The official languages in the country are English and Welsh, and with the welsh language dating back as far as four thousand years the Welsh are proud are their heritage.
The language can mainly be found in North Wales, which is also known for its timeless pastoral character. While staying in a holiday cottage in North Wales, don’t worry because there are very few villages left where English is not the first language.
The rich heritage of Wales can also be seen in the types of properties on offer in the country. While all our properties have appeal, many of the more rustic cottages can be found in North Wales and mainly within the National Park.
Web Cottages have a fantastic selection of holiday cottages in Wales, from those with the rustic charm to the modern barn conversions – take a look at the widest selection of Welsh holiday cottages anywhere on the web.
The Welsh climate is very temperate and as such means that the country suffers from no extremes with the temperature. Visitors during the summer months will often find that the weather is cosy and does not reach uncomfortable heights.
Although the winters can be harsh, especially up in the peaks, there is still plenty to enjoy from a holiday home at that time. Many of our cottages in Wales boast an open fire, where better to relax and enjoy the views?
Exploring Wales’ Attractions During your Holiday Cottage Stay
Whether your holiday cottage is in North or South Wales, there is plenty to see and do. A selection of activities can be found below. Take your pick to help ensure your cottage holiday is fun-filled!
The National Parks of Wales with their peak and landscapes are often a big attraction to the visitors to Wales. One of these mountains includes Moel Famau which translates to mean Mother Mountain will on a clear day provide the opportunity to view Liverpool, Snowdonia and the Cheshire Plain if you go on a clear day.
Whilst Snowdon itself which is the highest peak in Wales also offers fabulous views, and for those who are unable to make the climb, there is a train which can take you to the peak and the cafe on top.
If walking is what you’re after, then rambling through the three castles in South Wales is a great way to enjoy the region. Sample dizzying heights with a stroll across the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.
For more of a thrill, the Mountains of Wales offer some fantastic mountaineering and rock climbing opportunities, and there are some wonderful caves to investigate such as Ogof Draenen, with 65km of underground tunnels or head to the coastline for all types of surfing including wind and kite surfing.
Carmarthenshire in the South of Wales also offers great places for walkers, cyclists and horse riders with miles of paths through farmlands and coastlines. Alternatively, you can head around the coast to Pembrokeshire which offers the chance for whale and dolphin spotting trips.
The terrain also offers further activity sports such as White-water rafting, sea kayaking, wakeboarding, 4×4 trails, paragliding, land yachting and jet skiing.
The isle of Anglesey just off the North West Coast of Wales is an extremely popular destination for tourists with sandy beaches as well as having a variety of freshwater and seawater angling.
Also on offer are four eighteen-hole golf courses which are scattered around the island. With many of our properties within walking distance it can be the perfect location for those looking for a round of gold or a day of fishing.
The island also caters for those looking for more history with a number of historical sites including Beaumaris Castle and the Melin Llynnon windmill which is still in operation even to today.
As well as the mountains and landscape, Wales also has plenty more on offer with a huge amount of castles including Harlech, Caernarfon and Conwy as well as steam trains, museums, citadels, art galleries, lively family parks, craft centres, coalmines, adventure places, rugby and football stadiums.
If you enjoy your food, several dishes can be tried during your stay. The well known Welsh Lamb is a must whilst many seafood dishes are worth trying as, when they say fresh, they mean fresh with many being fished within 200 metres of where they are sold.
If you are looking for something a bit more sophisticated or lively then look no further than the Welsh capital of Cardiff where you can find round the clock entertainment and also the famous Millennium Stadium where many big sporting and musical events take place.
Places To Rent A Holiday Cottage in Wales
With such variety attractions on offer, it is not surprising that deciding where to stay in your cottage holiday is such a difficult choice. Here are a few suggestions on places to stay in Wales.
If you are looking for a holiday cottage by the seaside, the island of Anglesey offers fun for all the family with a great sandy coastline, plenty of culture and history and some world-class sights.
Alternatively, if South Wales is more appealing, you have the choice of Pembrokeshire which is surrounded on three sides by the sea and also has theme park – Oakwood Park – to keep the kids entertained. There is also Carmarthenshire which also has plenty of coastlines perfect for a cottage by the sea.
Suppose you want to be further inland and enjoy the landscape. In that case, you should try a holiday property in the Brecon Beacons where you can also easily reach the coastlines but enjoy the relaxing scenery.
If you want the best of both worlds, then a holiday cottage in the Snowdonia National Park is known as one of the most splendid National Parks in Britain and includes both rustic landscapes and stunning coastlines.
A quaint location to stay in as an alternative to these can be St David’s, which is the smallest city in Britain and will offer a great deal of culture on your holiday.