There are many reasons to visit Wales. Whether you fancy gentle strolls along white sands, riverside picnics, and lazy days exploring historic castles or more intense outdoor pursuits and mountaineering. Wales is a diverse place, with something for everyone.
In the south you’ll find what is often considered the best beach in Wales, and one of the best in the UK – on the Gower Peninsula. Miles of golden sand, backed by steep grassy cliffs, and facing out into the vast blue of the Bristol Channel as it flows into the cold Celtic sea. The coast here is picture postcard – quiet, untouched, and sublime. To the north west of the Gower, are the , a range of mountains and wild open moorland that divides the South Wales coast from the pastoral valleys of central Wales. The Brecon Beacons are rugged and sparsely populated. Because of this there’s no light pollution, making them one of the only Dark Sky Reserves in the UK. A wonderful spot for stargazing.
Moving north of the Beacons into Mid Wales and the land mellows out, presenting quintessential rolling fields and wooded valleys, hiding beautiful little market towns such as the spa town Builth Wells and Rhayader – near the crystal reservoirs of the Elan Valley – one of Wales’ top outdoor destinations for fishing and hiking. Pushing further north, from Mid Wales, and the land rises again, with the peaks of the wilderness reaching to the horizon. Wales’ wild frontier, of deep forest, snow-capped mountains, and lakes rife with Arthurian legend and folklore.
Wherever you choose to book your luxury holiday cottage in Wales, you’ll be surrounded by gorgeous countryside and never be far from a local gastropub, an Instagrammable view, and total freedom. For a real treat go one step further and check out our cottages in Wales with a hot tub. Turn your holiday in Wales into a romantic adventure like no other.