Wales Cottage Holidays
Where rich culture meets wild coastlines
With more castles per square mile than any other country in the world, Wales’ proud connection to its history is unmistakable, like a symbol of national identity stamped upon landscape after landscape. And what beautiful landscapes they are; Wales is blessed with not one, not two, but three National Parks nestled within its borders.
Among the smoky mountains and surf-smashed coastlines you’ll find many secret corners to call your own in Wales. For ultimate isolation, try the smattering of idyllic islands off the coast, where you’ll find lighthouse strewn clifftops and porky puffins sat upon the grassy seaside slopes. Or, for a dose of excitement, head to Wales’ biggest city: Cardiff. Boasting modern quays and traditional Victorian arcades, it’s a retail hotspot that comes up trump on culture.
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Did you know Pembrokeshire has its very own Durdle Door, called the Green Bridge? Well, now you do! Read all about Pembrokeshire’s little-known wonders here.
Home to the mountainous heights of Snowdon and the gorgeous Welsh Highland Railway, Snowdonia is one you don’t want to miss.
For the Cardiffian’s out there who’d like a break from the capital’s hustle and bustle, we’ve got the five short break destinations near Cardiff that’ll provide all the R&R you need.
A geologist’s dream, Pembrokeshire has a terrain like no other. Turquoise inlets, dizzying cliff-faces, ocean-straddling rock formations and volcanic relics all comprise Pembrokeshire’s magical coastline.
If you want to find ‘The Mother of Wales’, you’ll have to head north. On the ancient isle of Anglesey you’ll find water-skimming castles and a connection to the Crown that’ll have you feeling like royalty.
Types of Holiday in Wales
Those three National Parks just come in so handy, don’t they? Especially for your pup, who’ll love roaming the wild Welsh countryside and pet friendly beaches that reside within them. And don’t forget all those rustic pet-friendly pubs that’ll take you in after a long day of castle-spotting!
The beaches might be glorious, but we all want some private luxury, right? That’s where a hot tub cottage comes in. Giving you all the pleasure of a Welsh evening in the water, without having to even leave your accommodation! Blissful.
Heading to the beach is a no-brainer in Wales, with a smattering of AONB’s (that’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, to you and me) declared upon those gorgeous shores. Pembrokeshire’s Marloes Sands and Skrinkle Haven are just two of our favourite coastal hotspots.
This National Park has stunning views and plenty to do. Stroll around one of its gorgeous towns or villages; or try something new. Cycling, wildlife spotting and rock-climbing are all possible here.
Although some of the Cotswolds already falls within Oxfordshire, there is so much more to see in this county. From punting in Oxford to walking in the Chiltern Hills, there’s lots to love here.
Darling tearooms, glistening canals, thatched roof cottages and twee trinket shops, the Cotswolds are like a slice of Victoria Sponge – classic, delectable, and quintessentially English. It’s the perfect place to get snug in a canalside pub and enjoy a Sunday lunch, before heading into the countryside to burn it all off!
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