10 of the best cottages in Wales for 2024 holiday cottages

10 of the best cottages in Wales for 2024

Laura Kerslake 09 January 2024

With hundreds of handpicked holiday cottages located in special places, from North Wales’ mountainous heights to the glorious shores of South Wales, you’re spoilt for choice when choosing your next place to stay. 

We’ve highlighted the most frequently booked top 10 holiday cottages situated in Wales from the last 12 months. So, if you’re looking for a getaway in 2024, these popular retreats might inspire you. 

Whether it’s a cosy romantic getaway, an idyllic hot tub retreat, or a luxurious cottage, the holiday choices below are some of the best-loved in Wales. 

1. Enlli Lodge, Barmouth | sleeps 2 + 2 dogs

A 4 image montage of Enlli Lodge. It's a wooden lodge set on a patio with a hot tub next to it. Inside there is a open fire with a slate surround, green chairs and a wooden table laid with fruit and plates

Enlli Lodge was our most-booked property in Wales for 2023 and it’s easy to see why. 

This delightful cabin is a wonderful, secluded hideaway for couples wanting a romantic break. Just 4 miles from the cheerful seaside town of Barmouth, the property has been beautifully furnished and decorated, and features underfloor heating, wooden beams, and breathtaking views over the surrounding countryside and out to sea. 

The outdoor areas of this beautiful cottage are perfect for romantic evenings at home. Relax in the bubbling hot tub taking in the incredible views, fire up the BBQ for an al fresco meal, or cuddle up by the outdoor wood burner with your love. 

If you’re inspired to take a romantic break with your partner, check out our cottages for couples and book yourself a holiday to remember. 

You’ll love…

  • Its great location, just half a mile from the beach 
  • The unforgettable panoramic views of the mountain ranges and the Irish Sea 
  • Relaxing outside in the hot tub with your other half 

2. Bwthyn Y Baedd - Boar Cottage, Lixwm | sleeps 4 + 1 dog 

A 4 image montage of Bwthyn y Baedd. The top image shows the outside of the property, surrounded by gardens and a hot tub. The bottom left image shows the living room, it's a neautrally decorated room with blue sofas, a wooden coffee table and antlers on the wall. The middle image shows the hot tub with is under a wooden veranda. The right image shows the kitchen island with chairs around it. On the island is food and drink.

Our most popular family cottage in Wales, Bwthyn Y Baedd - Boar Cottage, has plenty to keep the whole family entertained. 

This cosy and luxurious 5-star stone cottage is set in an idyllic village location in the foothills of the Clwydian mountain range. Children, and dog-friendly, this beautiful holiday home offers an ideal escape for all. There’s an enclosed garden for safe playing, a luxurious hot tub for the grownups to relax in, and ‘Boar Cave’, a covered area with games facilities, a seating area, and a table. 

If you can tear the family away from this wonderful retreat on a working farm, there’s plenty to see and do in the surrounding area from the Roman Bath House to Flint Castle. Treat yourself to a tasty meal in the local pub just a short walk away, get active with a walk or cycle ride, or head to the beach for a day on the sand. 

At Wales Cottage Holidays we have a huge range of cottages just perfect for a family holiday with wonderful extras such as games rooms , hot tubs, and even swimming pools. So, you can be sure the whole family will enjoy their Welsh break. 

You’ll love…

  • The lovely, enclosed garden for dining alfresco and playing with the children and your dog  
  • Long evenings in the bubbling hot tub 
  • Its stylish yet cosy interiors 

3. Bryn Celyn Cottage, Ruthin | sleeps 6 + 1

A 4 photo montage of Bryn Celyn cottage. The top image shows the open plan living area with the kitchen, dining table and living area, all in front of a large wall of windows. The bottom left photo shows the hot tub, the middle image shows the outside of the property. The final image shows the wooden outdoor kitchen, with sink and pizza oven.

If you’re looking for something extra special for your 2024 holiday, then Bryn Celyn Cottage, one of our top luxury properties, offers an extraordinary experience.  

This outstanding home for six guests would make the ideal backdrop to a holiday to remember with your nearest and dearest. The stylish open-plan interiors are ideal for a gathering for a special occasion, and you’ll love taking in the incredible countryside views through the feature bi-fold doors and picture windows. 

But it’s the luxury extras that we’re sure will make your holiday one you’ll never forget. The chefs in your group will no doubt love whipping up a meal in the fully equipped outdoor kitchen. Meanwhile, all guests can feel like they’re at an exclusive private spa with a hot tub, plunge pool, and sauna. And what better way to end your day than by snuggling up with your family and friends around the fire pit with a hot chocolate or glass of wine?   

You’ll love…

  • Feeling like you’re at a private spa with a hot tub, plunge pool, and sauna 
  • Cooking up a feast in the outdoor kitchen 
  • Enjoying the stunning panoramic view from the stylish interior 

4. Y Daflod, Denbigh | sleeps 8 + 2 dogs

A 4 photo montage of Y Daflod. Ir's a large stone farmhouse with a wooden extension and a barn with a hot tub. There is outdoor wooden seating shown. One image shows the lounge of the property with a slate floor, skylight window, gret sofa and a yellow cuddle chair. The middle image shows the view from teh hot tub. The final image ishows the modern kitchen and a dining table with chairs.

One of our top family-friendly cottages for larger groups, Y Daflod has lots of features to please the whole gang.  

Y Daflod is an outstanding barn conversion nestled in glorious countryside, yet close to the wonderful North Wales coast. The luxurious interiors that seamlessly blend traditional features such as thick stone walls and wooden beams with modern comfort and design, make this an exceptional property for family and friends.  

Perfect for holidays at any time of year, Y Daflod offers something for everyone. Spend winter nights cosied up around the wood burner watching a movie or playing a board game together. Or long summer evenings relaxing in the hot tub while the kids (and big kids) challenge each other at table tennis. 

If you want to bring a big family or group of friends with you on holiday in 2024, our range of large cottages that sleep up to 20+ people could be perfect for you. 

You’ll love…

  • The stunning blend of traditional features and modern comfort 
  • Letting the kids have fun in the games barn 
  • Relaxing in the private outdoor hot tub with spectacular views 

5. Three Peaks Retreat, Abergavenny | sleeps 2 + 1

A four photo montage showing Three Peaks Retreat. The top image shows the property from the outside, it's a wooden lodge set in the countrysoide. In the foreground of the image is the decking with a outdoor sofa, table and a fire pit. The bottom left image shows the kitchen area with bar stools and in teh background is the bed. The middle image shows the wooden hot tub, with the trees and fields behind it. The final image is a close up of the wooden dining table.

With uninterrupted countryside views across the Bannu Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) National Park, this wonderful wooden lodge is perfect for a romantic getaway in Wales.  

For those looking to get away from it all and enjoy the peaceful tranquillity of the countryside, then this hideaway offers the perfect retreat. The barn is set within its own grounds, offering uninterrupted views across the three peaks of The Sugar Loaf, Skirrid, and Blorenge.  

Step inside and admire the interiors which have been carefully finished using historic items from the farm to give you a real taste of the history of this 16th-century farm, before hopping in the hot tub to take in the magnificent view. 

Whether you want a romantic retreat or a family escape, you can’t go wrong with a break in beautiful Mid Wales and the Brecon Beacons, and our huge range of properties in the area will ensure you have the perfect home-from-home. 

You’ll love…

  • Taking in the spectacular views from the wood-fired hot tub 
  • Waking up to panoramic views of the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park 
  • Snuggling up around the fire pit and stargazing 

6. Jacks Barn, Abergavenny | sleeps 4 + 2 dogs

A four image montage of Jacks Barn. It's a stone building with stone walls set inside the countryside of fields, hills and trees. There is an image showing the sofa and behind it is the dining table and kitche. There is an image of the hot tub. The final image shows a wooden picnic table with a parasol.

If you love a cosy, country cottage packed with traditional features, you’ll just adore Jacks Barn. 

For couples or families who prioritise peace, relaxation, and tranquillity on their holidays, Jacks Barn is an ideal home-from-home on a South Wales holiday. Nestled in an acre of private land, this quaint abode has been transformed from a modest shepherd's cottage to a beautiful holiday home. 

Retaining all the charm and features from its former life, the warming oak beams and dry-stone walls give Jacks Barn a beautiful traditional feel. But the modern comforts and facilities mean you’ll have a dream stay in the countryside. Summer nights were made for relaxing on the pretty terrace set within the ruins of the old barn with a table and chairs, and a hot tub. 

If Jacks Barn has got you craving an adventure in Abergavenny or further afield across South Wales, you’ll be glad to know we have properties of all kinds right across the area, from cosy stone cottages to modern mansions. 

You’ll love…

  • Admiring the rolling countryside from your hot tub 
  • The peace and tranquillity   
  • The barn’s country cottage vibes 

7. Penclogwynau, Dolgellau | sleeps 4 + 2 dogs

A four image montage of Penclogwynau. The top image shows Penclogwynau, which is a stone cottage set in the middle of fields, in the background there are fields, hills and mountains. The bottom left image shows the living room with a stone wall, sofa and a woodburner. The middle image shows the view from the window of fields and hills. The right image show the farmhouse style kitchen.

This picture-perfect cottage is ideal for those who want to experience a traditional Welsh holiday in a traditional Welsh home. 

Sitting in the foothills of Cadair Idris, this tastefully refurbished 18th-century farmhouse is surrounded by lush green fields and enchanting woodland. Perfect for a couples' break or a family holiday, this remarkable home is truly a blissful countryside retreat. 

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and instead spend your days exploring the national park, hiking Cadair Idris, or kayaking at Bala Lake. Before enjoying contented evenings BBQing in the garden or relaxing by the wood burner in the lounge. 

How would you like to escape to the oldest and largest national park in Wales? We have a wealth of cottages in Eryri (Snowdonia) from which to base your holiday, whilst you immerse yourself in the rich culture and language of Wales. 

You’ll love…

  • The exceptional views across Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park 
  • Admiring the traditional features that date back to the 18th century 
  • Cosying up by the wood burner on a winter’s evening. 

8. Cae Merllyn, Dolgellau | sleeps 5 + 4 dogs

A 4 image montage of Cae Merllyn. The top image shows the outside of the ptoperty. It's a stone cottage, with a garden, bushes and trees. In the foreground is a wooden picnic table. The bottom left image shows the living room, with wooden floors, wooden coffe table, tv and chairs. The middle picture shows a close up of the dining room table laid for dinner. The final image shows teh coffe table. a comfy chair and a dining room table in the background.

Nestled in the heart of Eryri (Snowdonia National Park), this charming stone-built cottage is located on a working sheep farm, making it perfect for families with children. This welcoming, dog-friendly cottage offers wonderful original features, a homely atmosphere, and a large private garden. 

Adventurers will love it here; it’s the perfect base for exploring. This idyllic location is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, with many scenic walking and mountain biking trails nearby. Situated near the lively village of Dolgellau with its shops, cafes, and restaurants, there’s plenty to do even if you don’t want to get too active. 

Cae Merllyn also welcomes up to four dogs, perfect if you have a large pack. Wales Cottage Holidays has over 1,500 pet-friendly properties right the way across the country so wherever you want to explore, we’ll have the ‘paw-fect’ property for you. 

You’ll love…

  • The idyllic setting right in the heart of Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park
  • Being able to bring all your pooches with you 
  • Walking and exploring with your four-legged friend 

9. Hafod, Barmouth | sleeps 4 + 2 

A four image montage of Hafod. The top picture shows the outside of the property. In the foreground is the hot tub, there's a pizza oven and dining table on the patio, with a large tree silhouetted against a blue sky. The bottom left image shows the living room with green leather furniture and a large stone fireplace. The middle image shows the property from the outside, it's a large stone building. The right image shows the conservatory with a skylight and rattan furniture.

Having a hard time choosing between coast and country? You don’t have to at Hafod! 

Occupying an idyllic location, this beautifully updated traditional property makes a fantastic holiday retreat for couples and smaller families looking for a secluded getaway within easy reach of Cardigan Bay.  

Offering light, relaxing accommodation for up to four guests, the cottage is just half a mile from a wonderful long, sandy beach and enjoys far-reaching views towards Eyri (Snowdonia). Set on a private estate, this delightful hideaway features a private hot tub, exposed stonework, and timber beams. 

If your dream holiday means being beside the seaside, you’ll want to see all the coastal retreats we offer around Wales’ 1,680 miles of coast. 

You’ll love…

  • The choice of exploring the coast or country 
  • Relaxing in the hot tub after busy days  
  • Admiring the panoramic views from the conservatory 

10. Tir Bach Iago, Aberdaron | sleeps 2 + 2 dogs 

A four image montage of Tir Bach Iago. The top photo shows the bedroom, it has a wooden four poster bed and a freestanding bathtub. The bottom let image shows the kitchen, it's wooden with a bright purple backsplash. The middle image shows a stone wall with shelves, a woodburner and living room furniture. The bottom right image shows a breakfast bar with stools.

Oozing character with luxurious touches, like wooden beamed ceilings and a free-standing bath in the bedroom, this spacious romantic retreat for two plus two canine companions is sure to give you that holiday feeling in no time.  

The flowing open-plan layout means quality time can be spent together without interruption. During the daytime, you can explore the hidden sandy beaches, rugged coastline, and the Llŷn Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Night times can be spent curling up in front of the fire or enjoying a BBQ. 

Whether you want a romantic break, a family holiday or a group break with all your friends, the beautiful Llŷn Peninsula is the perfect place for a stay to remember in 2024. 

You’ll love…

  • Sleeping in the four-poster king-size bed 
  • Luxuriating in the free-standing bath 
  • Relaxing in the stylish, cosy interiors 

2024 holidays in Wales

A four image montage of four properties. The top image shows the outside of Bryn Benar, a large moden looking home with white walls and large windows. In the background there is teh village of Abersoch and a sunset. The bottom left image shows the bottom left image shows the open plan kirtchen, dining room and lounge of Capel Bethania. In the background is a large window with sliding doors and a view out to the sea. The middle photo shows Dragons Eye. It's a small building with a huge window that covers much of the building. It's taken at night, the cottage is lit from the inside, in the background there's a sky full of stars. The final image shows Ocean House's balcony. There's a coffee table in the foreground laid with food and champagne, and in the background is the beach and the Tenby Lifeboat station.
Bryn Benar, Capel Bethania, Dragon's Eye - Llygad y Ddraig and Ocean House

Have we helped inspire your well-deserved holiday in Wales? 

Whatever your needs, our holiday cottages in Wales have been handpicked for their enticing features and provision of a perfect home-from-home for you and your loved ones to enjoy. Click the button below to find even more great self-catering holiday accommodation 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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