Best holiday cottages and log cabins in Wales
Find coast and country accommodation in Wales
Find all the cottages in Wales and you can take proffit on the best deals for your trip to the charming Celtic country of Cymru in the west of the United Kingdom. Here is home to some of the UK’s most stunning natural beauty spots and great holiday homes. Here at Hundredrooms, we know that finding the perfect holiday accommodation can be quite the task if you’re not sure where you’re looking. That’s why we compile the best holiday cottages in Wales in one place, on one screen, so that you can fully relax and explore the rolling Welsh hills and coastline. From where you can enjoy the many sights and cultural landmarks that the country has to offer. Depending on what you’re after, we have plenty of Welsh coastal cottages in the likes of Rhyl and Aberystwyth, or visit the exciting city of Swansea. You are sure to be amazed by the strong Celtic heritage here, and the Cymraeg language that many speak. It is a country known to be the ‘land of song’, hence why you should most definitely book a self-catering cottage in Wales and visit one of the music venues that are across the whole country as it is famous for harpists, male voice choirs and more. Visit one of the Welsh national parks and you could stay in a holiday lodge in North Wales to explore the Isle of Anglesey, Llŷn or the Gower Peninsula, or even a holiday rental in South Wales to explore the beauty of Pembrokeshire. There are some beautiful coastlines and Wales is popular for all sorts of sports, including climbing, hiking, scuba diving and surfing. So what are you waiting for? All you have to do is let us know how many people you’re travelling with and how long you are looking to travel, and we’ll take care of the rest. Discover this amazing country from any of our:
Top places to visit in Wales
Wales is a country of great diversity, with a number of exciting cities and the famous ‘green, green grass of home’. Escape to deep river valleys and along dramatic cliffs, and many people choose to hike its incredible landscapes and spot its various castles. Dating back to the Neolithic period, you will enjoy cottages by the sea in Wales, and as soon as you leave this ancient country, you are sure to be feeling ‘hiraeth’ which is Welsh for the longing for a home of which you’re not sure where it is! We have compiled a list of various places to book the perfect holiday lets in Wales, so that you can get a better idea of where you would like to stay.
- Pembrokeshire: A wild and beautiful county, which is a blend of land and sea. Booking independent cottages here means that you will be immersed in the myth and legend of the Welsh land, and can enjoy various excursions and climbing along the coastal path that is one of the longest in Britain. Some towns include St Davids, which is the UK’s smallest city and home to St David’s Cathedral.
- Snowdonia: The mountainous region of Wales which is packed to the brim with mountainous peaks - many people choose cottages to rent in Snowdonia. Here is the location of Snowdonia National Park, where you’ll find the largest peaks out of Scotland. Book lodges in Wales here and you can hike near Mount Snowdon yourself and relax in a hot tub afterwards. The country of Gwynedd here is still staunchly loyal to its Welsh roots to the point that in this region, 65 percent of people speak the ancient language of Cymraeg here which is the highest throughout Wales.
- Conwy: A fortified town that dates back to medieval times, and is home to the impressive Conwy Castle. It has a range of quaint shops and is UNESCO protected in North Wales and we recommend finding a cottage to rent in North Wales right here.
- Cardiff: The capital of Wales which is now a modern city with an exciting atmosphere for all ages. It is a great example of a city that is proud of its Welsh roots and many visit to find out more about their rich culture. It is a great destination for shopping and is equally a very green city. It is also host to a number of important sports events, thanks to the Principality Stadium.
- Swansea: This is the second largest city in Wales, and is the gateway to the Gower Peninsula which is the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It has a rich and diverse history and landmarks dating back to the Neolithic Period.
- Anglesey: A peaceful island located off the mainland of Wales and is accessed by the Menai Suspension Bridge and Britannia Bridge. It is home to a whole array of festivals, and is known for its many ancient sites, Neolithic mounds and wonderful beaches. You can find country cottages along a whole host of cabins in Wales on this island.
- Llandudno: This famous North Wales resort town is the largest seaside resort in this region, and is best known to once have been a favourite holiday destination for Queen Victoria. It has an olde-worlde look and many traditional Victorian buildings. For the ideal Welsh coastal cottage in a vintage Welsh holiday destination, we recommend coming here.
- Tenby: Located in South Wales, this walled town is best known for its pastel-coloured buildings and sandy bays which are perfect for your private cottage to rent in South Wales. It is build along the cliffs and is one of Wales most popular tourist destinations for luxury cottages in Wales. It is located in South Pembrokeshire.
- Hay-on-Wye: Located on the border with England, this is known for its famous annual book and literary festival. It has around 41 bookshops which are a selection of second hand and collectors. Every May/June, it draws over 80,000 visitors.
- Aberystwyth: Some know this town as the ‘true Welsh capital’, and it is here that you will find the birthplace of the Welsh Language movement. Here you will find countless pubs which is perfect for its lively student atmosphere. It is home to one of the oldest universities in Wales.
- Abersoch: A popular favourite in the Llyn Peninsula that is favoured for its sailing facilities. It has many holiday homes. A great idea is to book cottages to rent in West Wales and enjoy this sporting town.
- New Quay: This seaside resort is particularly popular for fishing, sailing and its water sport facilities.
- Gower Peninsula: A stunning region of Wales, with some of the most breathtaking coastal scenery, medieval castles and beaches.
- Caernarfon: A stronghold of Welsh culture and linguistic roots, it is dominated by medieval walls and a castle.
- Wrexham: The largest town of North Wales. It is a good base to explore the wonders of this region.
- Betws-y-Coed: A picturesque village in the Conwy valley, which is full of beautiful natural landmarks.
- Porthmadog: Located in Snowdonia National Park, this is a harbour time with an interesting maritime history.
When to visit the welsh country
The best time to visit the country of Wales depends entirely on what you want to get out of your stay in your holiday accommodation. A preoccupation with the weather does not change from England to Wales, and it is a generally temperate climate, with rarely a hot summer. It can still get particularly cold within the mountains or in Snowdonia, but the best time to visit the coasts of Pembrokeshire is between June and September, when it is warmest. The weather however cannot always be guaranteed in Wales, with chances of wet, grey and windy weather looming nearly all year round. The best policy is to think whether you are taking part in camping, climbing, or going to the beach - in which case it is best to book June to September. However, the cheapest time to book holiday cottages in Wales has got to be between the months of October and November. You’ll find there is less demand for holiday rentals in April, May, September and October.
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Snowdon and other points of interest
Wales is full of natural and manmade landmarks for you to visit and enjoy during your trip. We have made a list of our favourite things to do in Wales during your stay in your Welsh self-catering accommodation - are you looking for action and adventure? History and heritage? Sport? Wales has it all. Rugby is the national sport in Wales, more so than football across the border. So why not take a trip to watch a rugby match?
- Snowdon: The highest point in Wales has an elevation of 1,085 metres. It is a recognisable landmark and is a popular visit for many. It takes around 6 hours to walk up and down it.
- Conwy Castle: Built by Edward I during his conquest of Wales, it is a medieval fortification on the north coast and an impressive piece of architecture. It was built over 700 years ago and sits at the mouth of the River Conwy.
- Cardiff Castle: A medieval castle and mansion in the city centre of Wales. The motte and bailey castle was built in 11th century by Norman invaders.
- Llŷn Peninsula: Located in the historic region of Gwynedd, the peninsula’s relative degree of isolation means that Welsh culture has been preserved better than most places in Wales. It is an unspoilt area and a popular area for Gwynedd holiday cottages.
- Principality Stadium: The official national stadium of Wales which is also host to a number of large scale events.
- Pontcysyllte Aqueduct: An 18-arched aqueduct that crosses the River Dee carrying the Llangollen Canal. It makes up 11 miles of UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Caerphilly Castle: The largest castle in Wales which dominates 30 acres of land. It is the second largest in the UK after Windsor Castle and was built in the 13th century.
- Great Orme: This limestone headland is located on the north coast of Wales which is near to Llandudno. It is a scenic drive that you are bound to enjoy, with views across the Irish Sea.
- Brecon Beacons National Park: Located in South Wales, these red sandstone peaks are one of the crowning national parks of Wales and are truly scenic landscapes for you to marvel. There are caves, places to hike and many things to enjoy during your stay in one of our Brecon Beacons holiday cottages.
- Wales Millennium Centre: This is an arts centre located in Cardiff Bay, and is the nation’s home for performing arts and has a large theatre. It is also home to the national orchestra and various opera concerts.
Welsh rarebit and other things to eat
Wales is one of the most wondrous countries in the UK, with windswept coastlines and golden beaches. But it is also home to bountiful natural ingredients which means that you should certainly try what is on offer during your stay in a Wales holiday cottage. First up is the Welsh rarebit, which is essentially a gourmet cheese on toast. There is also the Glamorgan sausage, which are cheese flavoured sausages from the south of Wales and taste great as part of a ‘bangers and mash’ combination. On St David’s Day, it is quite typical to find that lamb cawl is prepared which is a slow cooked leek and lamb broth. The North Welsh town of Conwy is famous for its delicious mussels, which are a result of fresh and salt water from the River Conwy and the Irish Sea. One of the most emblematic foods of Wales also includes leeks, which are a versatile vegetable used in many dishes.