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Showcasing the best private holiday cottages in Wales for self-catering Welsh vacations - we allow you to book direct with the cottage owner, saving you time and money. Our holiday cottages in Wales are available across the country, including Snowdonia, Anglesey and Cardigan. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you need advice to help book your self-catering holiday in Wales - we know the area well and can advise you on all aspects of your break.

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The Isle of Anglesey lies off the north west coast of Wales - it has an unspoilt 125-mile coastline with cliffs and sandy bays - perfect for a traditional seaside holiday with children! The island is an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' and there are lots of historic sites to explore if you are staying in a holiday cottage in Anglesey.

The seaside town of Beaumaris is an elegant and popular place to stay, and Holyhead (where you take the ferry to Ireland) and Llangefni are the other towns on the island. There are some fascinating prehistoric sites and amazing birdlife too.

The quality and range of self-catering holiday cottages in Anglesey is superb - why not take a look today and find your ideal accommodation?

The coastal resorts (in the north west of Wales) of Llandudno, Prestatyn, Colwyn Bay and Rhyl all have fabulous beaches and lots of attractions - all are lively places for a holiday with lots of entertainment on offer. The walled town of Conwy has an ancient castle and medieval houses. Close by is the Snowdonia Heritage Coast and the huge Snowdonia National Park - with its mountains, beaches, lakes and moors. The Llyn Peninsula is home to many castles - the most well-known Welsh castle is Caernarfon - a great 13th century stronghold and royal palace. There is lots to do in the area if you are staying in a holiday cottage - the amazing village of Portmeirion is a must. The Centre for Alternative Technology near Machynlleth is fascinating and very informative on renewable energy. Holiday cottages in Snowdonia are some of the most popular throughout Wales - you can't go wrong in Aberdovey, Betws-y-Coed, Dogellau, Pwllheli or Porthmadog.

North East Wales
The north east corner of Wales is a wonderful mixture of pretty green hills, remote valleys and high moorland. The Vale of Clwyd is a great place to walk and the countryside is unspoilt. Llangollen is a popular place to stay on holiday in Wales and there are lots of attractions - you can cruise on the Llangollen Canal, ride on the steam railway, or visit museums, houses and castles in the town and local vicinity. Llyn Brenig is an enormous man-made lake in the Hiraethog moorlands - ideal for watersports and energetic family holidays.

Self-catering holidays in North East Wales, particularly in Mold and Denbigh, are well placed for visiting the Welsh mountains and taking part in outdoor persuits. Whether you're going away for a romantic break or a family-sized self-catering vacation, many properties can be rented on a weekly and short-weekend basis.

Mid Wales and Brecon Beacons
The Brecon Beacons are a magical part of Wales to stay in - unspoilt countryside, remote farmhouses, hills and sheep. The wide open scenes in the Brecon Beacons National Park offer a timeless sense of the past. Lake Vyrnwy is set high in the hills of the Berwn mountains; with breathtaking views and countryside, holiday cottages in Brecon Beacons give you both fresh air and tranquility.

There are a range of outdoor activities in Wales - caving and white-water rafting will attract the more adventurous holiday-maker. Cycling holidays can be meandering around the quiet lanes or undertaking one of the long-distance cycle trails. Golf and fishing and also excellent - with some superb golf courses and great game and sea fishing (as well as some great rivers). Riding and pony-trekking are a fun activity whilst staying in Wales and you will find riding available for novices and experts.

Cardigan Bay is famous for its prolific marine life - porpoises and dolphins are frequently seen off the gorgeous sandy beaches. The wildernesses of the Cambrian Mountains - with pretty holiday cottages near traditional towns - is in contrast to the Teifi Vally with its tranquil landscape and tree-lined rivers. Aberystwyth and Lampeter are popular destinations - both quiet towns and perfect for family holidays in Wales.

Wales is a wonderful country for a holiday. The landscape and seascape draw visitors to explore the stunning countryside - whether for a walking holiday, horse riding, playing golf, family holiday, touring the country lanes or just relaxing on a sandy beach. Wherever you go you are surrounded by history, scenery and wildlife. Wales is well known for friendly, welcoming people and fascinating places to visit. Take a look at our holiday cottages in Ceredigion and see what the region has to offer.

Pembrokeshire is one of the UK's most stunning parts - the beautiful coastline is also a haven for wildlife. The Pembrokeshire National Coastal Park runs round the south west tip of Wales and has the best beaches, towering headlands, and pretty harbours, idyllic cottages nestling round little creeks and bays. Inland lie the Preseli Hills - fascinating prehistoric sites and open walking. Fishguard, Milford Haven and Haverfordwest are ideally placed to explore Pembrokeshire - a self-catering cottage offers you the freedom to do your own thing, particularly if you are on holiday with children. Saundersfoot is a lovely village nestled round a pretty bay with a great harbour - St David's (with its lovely cathedral) is another great place to stay.

Holiday cottages in Pembrokeshire near the sea and by the coast are very popular, with fantastic views available and range of accommodation options suiting both couples and larger groups.

Carmarthenshire is known as 'the Garden of Wales' - it is Dylan Thomas country and he captured the essence of this part of Wales in some of his writings, which inspired some of his greatest works. Carmarthen Bay has huge sweeping beaches and the verdant Vale of Towy is extremely pretty - both offer superb Carmarthenshire holiday cottages for couples and groups.

The National Botanic Garden of Wales at Middleton in the Vale of Towy is a must-visit place if you are holidaying in the area. Careg Cennen is perhaps the ultimate ruined castle - romantically pearched on a cliff near Llandeilo, it has captivated tourists and writers over the years. If you want to have a break in a farm house near Llandovery or an idyllic cottage near Carmarthen then you have come to the right place! Throughout Wales you will find places to relax, places to have adventures from and some of UK's most wonderful holiday homes. Wales has a coastline, seaside, mountains, lakes and rivers - an International airport, wonderful road and rail communications - something for everyone on holiday.

South Wales
Swansea was the birthplace of Dylan Thomas and nowadays it is a mixture of stylish new developments and traditional houses, with some excellent restaurants. Nearby is Mumbles - an attractive place and very popular with sailors. The magnificent Gower Peninsula sticks out into the Bristol Channel from Swansea: it is a stunning area of natural beauty - the Afan Valley and Vale of Neath are particularly beautiful and totally unspoilt.

It's also the heart of valley country - former heart of the mining industry: it is surprisingly attractive and there are lots of cycle trails to follow. Cardiff is the capital of Wales, and is a thriving cosmopolitan city with a great new development round the bay (excellent cafes, shops and South Wales holiday cottages). The Vale of Glamorgan has a wealth of pretty villages, picturesque thatched cottages (some are now holiday cottages), and great walking. The Glamorgan coast has great sandy beaches (Barry Island and Porthcawl have some of the best) and Penarth offers a more traditional place for a Welsh holiday.

Wye and Usk Valley
The Wye Valley and Vale of Usk are great places for a fishing holiday in Wales and there is also superb walking in the area. Tintern Abbey is an evocative ruined abbey and there are lots of castles to explore in the area. Monmouth is a very historic market town and well worth a visit - also Newport, Hay-on-Wye (with its famous book festival) and Chepstow have lots and do.

Abergavenny is an historic market town and has a food festival annually - the food shops are excellent which is a great attraction if you are on a self-catering holiday and want to eat great local produce. Visiting the market is a must for buying local produce - perfect for self-catering!

The Black Mountains offer wonderful walking, pony trekking and mountain biking - the range of holiday cottages in Wye and Usk Valley is extensive - contact us if you'd like advice on how to match your needs with the right area and accommodation.

There's also a sizeable range of office space in Wales, particularly at this popular business park just outside Abergavenny.

Holiday cottages in Wales are ideal for a short or longer-term break in the country; we have accommodation in all major locations, as well as stunning, secluded areas perfect for a romantic getaway or a family holiday. If you know exactly where you want to stay, browse our full range of Welsh holiday cottages, or if you'd like to know more, don't hesitate to get in touch and we can advise you further.

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