Holiday Cottages in Wales

Carmarthenshire is one of those counties that has a ‘bit of everything’. Bounded by the Cambrian Mountains and the famous Black Mountains, the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Tywi Valley and the wonderful coastline to the west, it’s a visitor’s delight. There are fabulous beaches, some great fishing, wonderful gardens, flora, faunas and even the chance to visit the Dolaucothi Gold Mines in the Cothi Valley, one of sites of the UK’s gold rush! Gardening Fans Carmarthenshire is often referred to as the Garden of Wales as it is home to so many of South West Wales’ gardening and garden-orientated gems, including the National Botanic Garden of Wales near Llanarthne which has not only the world’s largest single span glass house but also the longest herbaceous border in the UK. Speed Records If gardening isn’t your thing and you are interested in British world records, Pendine Sands is where Malcolm Campbell broke three land speed records. The museum there has some of his land-speed record cars on display. Fishing Those seeking the best in salmon and river and sea brown trout fishing – families and the more serious angler alike – will enjoy a day in and around the River Teifi, reckoned to be one of the best locations in the world. Dylan Thomas Carmarthenshire 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…

This part of Wales has so much to offer in terms of a holiday destination, you can enjoy stunning scenery, explore endless historical sites from castles to ruins and take part in many outdoor pursuits and even watch the Welsh National at Chepstow! Chepstow Chepstow is the home of the only horseracing course in the Wales and holds regular race meetings including the Welsh National in December. This medieval border town, is home to Chepstow Castle, one of the oldest castles in Britain. Renting a holiday cottage near Chepstow gives you a great place to stay in Wales and explore this fascinating town. In fact, why not take a look at our latest addition to whichcottage which is based just outside Chepstow, Monmouthshire Holiday Cottage Discover Monmouth The most English of Welsh towns is Monmouth, a Georgian town that sits at the head of the Lower Wye Valley. Monmouth was the birthplace of Henry V, a fact celebrated by Agincourt Square in the centre of the town, and has been both English and Welsh over the centuries. Self-catering cottages near Monmouth are plentiful and many offer luxury holiday accommodation for a Welsh holiday. The Literary Centre of Hay-on-Wye This small town is known throughout the world of book collectors, as this is where they come to browse amongst the forty or so second-hand shops, with their hundreds of thousands of volumes. There is a title for every size of pocket and every age, and the highlight of the year is the Hay on Wye Literary…

The latest addition to the whichcottage website  is a stunning detached family friendly 6 bedroom house which has beautiful water views. Situated in Pembrokeshire National Park, the self catering holiday house offers easy access to the unspoilt Pembrokeshire coast and coastal path, glorious sandy beaches and abundant wildlife. This very spacious holiday home, sleeping 12, nestles in 8 acres of informal gardens and comes equipped with its own tennis court, boathouse and moorings. Near this large holiday let but perfectly private is a smaller self catering cottage sleeping 4 which can be rented separately or along with the house. This is fantastic luxury self-catering accommodation for a family reunion or celebration. Coastal Holiday Situated in the outskirts of Cosheston, a tranquil village that was formerly a hub for shipbuilding, the house provides easy access to some of the best beaches in the area including Barafundle, a little bay backed by a pine forest and dunes, Broad Haven, hugged by cliffs and popular with families, and the surfers haven of Fresh Water West. Pembrokeshire has won more Blue Flag awards for its coast than any other county in the UK. Family Activities Within 7 miles of this family-friendly holiday cottage is Manor House Wildlife Park, where children interact with animals such as wallabies, zebras and monkeys. Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo is one of Wales’ most popular family attractions. Also close by is the Dinosaur Park where you can walk the trail on the lookout for dinosaurs amongst ancient woodland and swamps. For aqua thrills,…

  Going away on holiday is very exciting and normally very busy in the lead up to the holiday. There’s always last minute organisation that can often be quite stressful. To make life easier, here are a few ideas of things to remember in your suitcase.  Before you go  Don’t forget to cancel the milk/paper deliveries as there’s nothing worse than coming back to a pile on your return! You also might want to tell the neighbours you’re away so they can keep an eye on your place and also keep any deliveries that arrive whilst you are away.     1. Electronic equipment  Probably top of most people’s list is a camera and/or camcorder but don’t forget the chargers and any necessary adaptors if you are travelling from abroad.  2. Travel information  Obviously if you are travelling from abroad, don’t forget your passport and tickets and any information on car hire. If you are travelling via ferry to Ireland or one of the Islands off the coast, make sure you have all the relevant booking information. Ensure that you also have the contact details of the owner or manager of the holiday cottage that you have hired and directions of how to get there.  3. Sat Nav  In addition to directions, Sat. Nav. can also mean that any travel to and from the holiday let is stress free and also any day trips to the beach or places of interest.  4. Travel guide  A good old fashioned travel guide is a must if you wish to make the…

Booking a self catering holiday is a great idea for families with babies or young children as it provides great flexibility. You can arrange your day around your routines and mealtimes and it’s normally a cheaper option than staying in a hotel. Here are a few top tips on what to think about before you book. Research Before you book, do your research as self-catering cottages or homes can vary hugely. Ask your family and friends for recommendations and check the small print to see what facilities are available. Location, location, location The UK has a thriving industry of holiday accommodation with many cottages either near beaches or in beautiful rural locations. You might want to find out if there are any particular events happening close to the holiday property whilst you are there. For instance in Scotland in the summer, there are often highland games on which is a great day out for all the family. Additionally, if you’ve got children as well as a baby, ask yourself if you would rather be in a village, such as the beautiful Cotswolds, that has some facilities such as a park or a duck pond, or perhaps a beautiful beach in Cornwall, than a very rural location in the middle of nowhere? Standards of Accommodation Holiday accommodation can vary enormously in terms of facilities available so it is important to search for the most appropriate for you and your family’s needs. Many holiday cottages nowadays have dishwashers, TVs with satellite channels and good quality furniture. Some…

Holiday Cottages in Wales

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Self-catering accommodation Wales SOUTH WALES | NORTH EAST WALES | SNOWDONIA | BRECON BEACONS | PEMBROKESHIRE Stunning locations, beautiful rolling countryside, rich heritage and history and a wonderful Welsh welcome – that’s what the visitor to Wales can expect. And when you stay in a holiday cottage in Wales, you also find luxurious and functional accommodation, giving you the comfort, security and a timeless homely feeling to make your visit feel really special. There are no daily pressures as you walk the countryside, visit a museum, immerse yourself in Welsh folklore, stroll along a wide, sandy beach or simply browse for unique crafts or art in the many fine market towns throughout the county. Holiday cottages in Wales are the best choice for your visit because: The experience is unique – Although by and large very comfortable and functional, one hotel room can be very much like another. Holiday cottages are without exception nearly all privately-owned and styled with their owner’s personal touch – think of roaring log fires, comfy armchairs and feet up. The location is perfect – From country cottages, where urban life seems light years away, to properties situated in the middle of ancient market towns, you’ll be able to find an ideal location for your holiday. The passion is undeniable – There’s nothing more romantic than a cosy cottage made for two. It’s the perfect way for two people to enjoy a much-needed and private get away from it all. The experience is authentic – Staying in a holiday cottage in…