Perfect weekend breaks in Wales for couples holiday cottages

Perfect weekend breaks in Wales for couples

Laura Mackenzie 26 October 2023

Wales is a great choice for a romantic weekend break. A location where you can enjoy both incredible mountain views and seaside walks hand in hand; book your romantic getaway to this special place. 

For some quality time together, be it to celebrate a special occasion or to ask that very important question, these romantic cottages in Wales are idyllic for creating the perfect atmosphere. 

Read on to discover some of our favourite picks for short breaks in Wales for couples.

Cwmachau - Tynycoed, Brecon - sleeps 2

Cwmachau – Tynycoed

For a refreshing romantic break, escape to this romantic country cabin surrounded by pleasing views of the rolling countryside. Cwmachau - Tynycoed is a cosy countryside lodge and is the perfect base for exploring the lush green landscape of Mid Wales

There’s plenty to keep you entertained in the Bannau Brycheiniog / Brecon Beacons National Park with its plentiful walks, fishing, cycling, bird watching, mountain biking and so much more. For a spot of golf, visit Cradoc Golf Club with its beautiful 18-hole course or, for a different perspective, try horse riding across the serene countryside with Cantref Activity and Adventure Centre.

You’ll love:

  • Relaxing in the bubbling hot tub 
  • Recharging in the quiet countryside
  • Soaking up the sweeping hill views

Dragon's Eye - Llygad y Ddraig, New Quay - sleeps 2

Dragon's Eye - Llygad y Ddraig

This is a truly unique romantic escape set in breathtaking surroundings, ideal for a couple looking for an unforgettable, relaxing or active holiday near the wonderful attractions of coastal West Wales. 

Visit the picturesque seaside resort of New Quay for sea fishing and dolphin, porpoise and seal spotting. Walkers will enjoy a stroll along the captivating Ceredigion Coast Path or you can relax back at the property with a spot of fishing on the lake.

The distinctive dragon’s eye design of the bedroom window offers unforgettable views of the peaceful landscape, both day and night. Snuggle up on the sumptuous rotating king-size bed for a dreamy night’s sleep. 

You’ll love:

  • The beautiful lake and countryside views seen through the dragon’s eye
  • The uniqueness of this rural getaway
  • Soaking in the relaxing hot tub 

Island Hide, Anglesey - sleeps 2 + 1 dog

A unique retreat with covered hot tub overlooking RSPB Cors Ddyga Wetlands Reserve and with Alpacas onsite. 

This unique holiday home enjoys stunning views and is well-placed for exploring the historic and beautiful Isle of Anglesey, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with dramatic cliffs, isolated coves and sandy beaches. 

Spend your days discovering the beautiful beaches along coastal path walks, where a must-visit location is Llanddwyn Island and the picturesque lighthouses at South Stack and Penmon.

You’ll love:

  • Romantic nights in the hot tub or cuddled up by the fire pit
  • Admiring the gorgeous views
  • Exploring the beautiful Isle of Anglesey

The Orient Express, Brecon - sleeps 2 + 2 dogs

The Orient Express

This charming dog-friendly retreat nestles in a valley on an organic working farm. The Orient Express is a beautifully restored railway carriage, perfect for a glamping getaway in Wales. Enjoy a romantic break in this snug rural hideaway, with outdoor luxuries and fantastic views across the valley. 

Located within the Bannau Brycheiniog / Brecon Beacons National Park, it’s a great setting for outdoor-loving couples and two pets to enjoy a relaxing break together: take wonderful walks from the doorstep, spend time at the river that flows at the bottom of the field with private fishing rights, or idle away evening hours stargazing as the area is an International Dark Sky Reserve. Take a look at our full range of Bannau Brycheiniog / Brecon Beacons cottages for even more inspiration. 

You’ll love:

  • The impressive valley views
  • The luxurious hot tub and decking 
  • Cwtching up in this cosy retreat with its double bed and snug wood burner

Old Snowdon Ranger Station, Beddgelert - sleeps 2

Old Snowdon Ranger Station

This beautifully restored former ticket office and waiting room is set in a superb position at the heart of the Eryri / Snowdonia National Park, at the foot of Yr Wyddfa / Snowdon.  

Enjoy an adventurous getaway together and walk up to the summit of Yr Wyddfa / Snowdon, with easy access to the Snowdon Ranger footpath from the cottage, or catch the Welsh Highland steam train to Caernarfon with its striking castle, marina and arts centre! 

Old Snowdon Ranger Station is an ideal retreat for keen walkers to explore the landscape of North Wales. You can also embark on a pleasant forest cycle along the Lon Gwyrfai trail to Beddgelert, a pretty village with a National Trust shop as well as some cafes, restaurants and pubs.

You’ll love:

  • Being located at the foot of Yr Wyddfa / Snowdon
  • The uniqueness of this mountain retreat
  • Exploring Eryri / Snowdonia National Park 

Redcliffe Apartment L, Gower - sleeps 4

Redcliffe Apartment L

Enjoy a serene stay at this inviting sea-view apartment on the gorgeous Gower Peninsula. Wake up to breathtaking, sweeping views over the golden sands of Caswell Bay. Relax in complete comfort and become mesmerised by waves lapping against the rocks and the entrancing horizon hues in the distance.

This lovely holiday apartment is the ideal base for couples to enjoy the Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and beautiful beaches such as Three Cliffs Bay and Rhossili that lie along this striking stretch of Welsh coastline. 

Take a day trip to marvellous Mumbles where you can explore the array of independent shops and boutiques before refuelling at one of the plentiful cafes, wine bars and restaurants. Treat yourself to a scoop or two of delicious ice cream from one of the many ice cream parlours dotted along the pretty promenade. 

You’ll love:

  • Getting mesmerised by the views out across Caswell Bay
  • The light and airy space and stunning South Wales beach location
  • Long beach days and cosy nights in

Ship Ahoy! Tenby - sleeps 2

Ship Ahoy!

Take a romantic weekend break with your loved one to pretty Tenby and stay at this refreshing sea-view apartment.  

Brace yourself for an early-morning dip at one of Tenby’s beautiful beaches before exploring the town’s cobbled streets, lovely local gift shops and welcoming cafes. Discover fascinating local history and amazing art at Tenby Museum & Art Gallery

Wrap up for refreshing walks along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path before enjoying each other’s company with a date night at one of this seaside town’s many excellent eateries.

You’ll love:

  • Looking out over Tenby’s popular North Beach and pretty harbour
  • Unwinding in the apartment’s stylish interiors
  • Exploring Tenby’s beautiful beaches nearby

Morannedd, Aberdaron - sleeps 2


Cosy up in this stunning studio apartment for two guests in seaside Aberdaron on the edge of the lovely Llŷn Peninsula

Lap up the idyllic sea views from the sumptuous leather sofa or inviting king-size bed. Unwind together with a bite to eat and your favourite tipple in the quirky garden lounge pod. 

With direct access to the Wales Coast Path from Aberdaron, enjoy the miles of scenery that stretch across this pretty peninsula. You’ll spend days exploring the mile-long beach or catching waves on a boat trips to Bardsey Island before refreshing at the thatched-roof bakery, wonderful cafes, or welcoming pub restaurants. 

You’ll love:

  • Cosying up in the garden pod
  • Taking in the fresh sea air and views 
  • The natural light from the floor-to-ceiling patio doors

Limeslade Court, Mumbles - sleeps 2 + 1 dog

4 image montage of Limeslade Court, a beachside apartment with sea views. The top image shows the lounge of the cottage with a grey sofa and large window showing a sea view. The bottom left image shows the dining table with the window and sea view behind. The middle image shows limeslade bay. The final image shows the double bed of the property.

Experience a couple’s coastal weekend break in Wales with a stay at this light, airy and modern holiday home overlooking the beautiful Limeslade Bay.

Step out on the Welsh Coast Path, just footsteps away from your doorstep, for breathtaking coastal walks together, not forgetting your four-legged friend who will be just as excited to explore this waterside location. 

Take a trip to Mumbles, a vibrant village packed with restaurants, shops, and pubs. Mumbles is also home to Oystermouth Castle and Mumbles Pier and is renowned for its famous 'Joe's Ice Cream Parlour'.

You’ll love:

  • The spectacular views out to sea
  • The sleek and modern style of this coastal retreat 
  • Being right on the beautiful shoreline at Limeslade Bay

Planning a romantic getaway?

A couple on a beach in Wales

Whether you’re looking for the perfect place for a marriage proposal, somewhere special for an anniversary treat, a memorable honeymoon break or a luxurious Valentine’s weekend away, these romantic retreats ensure that you’ll have a truly unforgettable stay.

Browse our romantic cottages in Wales and look forward to some quality time together on a weekend break in Wales. 

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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