Last Minute Quirky Cottages in Wales

So you want a last-minute UK break to Wales, but not just any old last-minute UK break. You want to stay somewhere a bit different, special, photogenic, breathtaking – something that’ll wow. That’s where Snaptrip come in, handily serving up a whole host of quirky properties that are just that bit outside of the ordinary. Read on, and pick your favourite of our Last-Minute Quirky Cottages in Wales!


Inviting Tenby Cottage

Dating from the 17th century, this cosy little cottage, with its beamed interior, makes for a perfect holiday retreat. Tucked down a lane in an award winning floral village, it is a short stroll from two pubs serving food and is 6 miles from the seaside resort of Tenby, South West Wales. Close by are glorious sandy beaches and the coastal path affords excellent walking. A zoo, Manorbier, and boat trips to the monastery on Caldy Island are all a short drive. Decorations and tree are even provided for Christmas bookings!

The cottage was great; cosy and private – just what we were after. The location was perfect for exploring the Pembrokshire coastline and we had a lovely week’s stay. The only reason we’d not stay again is that we like to explore new places!


Marcross Lighthouse

S41523 is one of two holiday cottages available at this amazing lighthouse on the Glamorgan Heritage Coast. There are wonderful safe beaches, many of which have been awarded the coveted blue flag. In particular, there is Ogmore-by-Sea (just over 4 miles away), Barry Island, Southerndown and Porthcawl, which are particularly good for windsurfing. Cowbridge – a short drive away – offers a good range of shops with small boutiques, craft and art galleries, excellent restaurants and pubs. The cottage itself boasts incredible panoramic views and don’t worry – the lighthouse no longer has a foghorn!

Wow! What a magical place, staying at a lighthouse – ticked off the bucket list. Thoroughly enjoyed the cliff walks, beach, farms & woods. Lunch at Plough – just brilliant.


Beautiful Rhosneigr and Aberffraw Cottage

Situated in a quiet, rural part of Anglesey, this detached holiday property is located at Melin Newydd windmill, which has been featured on Channel 4’s ’Restoration Man’ with George Clarke! It has a lovely living area and a double bedroom on each of the first and second floors, from where a steep, space saver staircase leads up to a third floor living room with a balcony and fabulous views out over the surrounding countryside. Full of original features oozing character, S24755 has been the subject of a simply stunning restoration, which makes this a cosy and quirky place to stay. These three properties are just a 10-minute drive from the delightful sandy beach at Rhosneigr. Shops and pubs 3 miles away!

Absolutely loved S24755 – did not want to come home. Loved exploring Angelsey, what a beautiful place. The only drawback was a week was not long enough!


Exquisite Crickhowell Cottage

S40124 has been converted to a superb contemporary dwelling from the 18th century Wesleyan Chapel in a quiet road in the small market town of Crickhowell, in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Large windows make the most of the views and many original old beams and stone work have been retained. This is a wonderful house for a group of friends and there are many excellent award winning country pubs and restaurants within close proximity of the house. Behind the Chapel is the Castle with castle grounds, a cricket pitch and park!

I just thought I’d write and thank you for such a wonderful stay at S40124. The house (it does it a huge disservice to call it a ‘cottage’) was fabulous and perfect for the weekend. The owner was very helpful in recommending local pubs and suitable golf courses to play on – if we needed any help we knew we just had to ask.



Lovely Tregaron & Cambrian Mountains Cottage

This wonderful example of a detached, single-storey converted barn dates back to circa 1810 and sits within a picturesque landscape occupying about 500 acres of the Ystwyth Valley and surrounding hills, some 15 miles inland from the Ceredigion coastline. The property boasts its own private decked terrace from where you can relax and enjoy the views as well as being an excellent base for exploring and taking part in activities such as canoeing, mountain biking, horse riding and walking, or just relaxing in a ‘get away from it all’ location. Nearby attractions include Devils Bridge, the Vale of Rheidol steam train, the Silver Mountain Experience and the Magic of Life Butterfly House. A 30-minute drive will bring you to the attractive coastline and all that it has to offer.

Fabulous place. We loved it that much we’ve already booked for next year. Location was amazing, lovely walks right on the doorstep. Nicest place we’ve ever stayed at and we’ve stayed at a lot! Can’t wait to go back.