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!
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!
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!
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!
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.