If you are looking for a holiday which combines luxurious surroundings, spectacular landscapes and the opportunity to take part in a range of outdoor pursuits then Wales can tick all of those boxes.
Plenty of four and five-star country cottages are available to rent, whether the purpose of your trip is a romantic break, a family vacation or a gathering of friends.
There are properties to let in picturesque, secluded locations, large country houses and also log cabins with luxury features such as hot tubs throughout the principality.
To help narrow down the many options here are some of the top areas to base your party:
It is no secret why this region is one of the most popular with holidaymakers, with its stunning coastal views and one of the finest walking routes in the UK. Many of the luxury holiday cottages in Anglesey allow dogs to stay and there are some which will sleep up to 10 people. There is plenty in the area to keep all guests amused, including water sports, golden beaches and historical attractions such as the 13th century Beaumaris Castle.
If you are looking for a destination with oodles of character and charm then this is one to consider. Renting holiday accommodation in Conwy will base you in an area bordered by mountains and miles of impressive countryside. The town is walled and dates back to medieval times. One of the first features you see on arrival is the imposing castle built by the English in the late 1200s in an attempt to contain the Welsh.
This county hosts the beautiful Snowdonia National Park and although it is one of the biggest geographical areas in Wales it is also one of the most sparsely populated. Self-catering holidays in Gwynedd can be taken in luxurious properties, whether you opt for lodges, cottages or country houses. A tour of the area will take you to mountains, valleys, flowing rivers, forests and historic man-made features such as castles.
Britain’s only coastal national park inspires holidaymakers to indulge in a range of water sports as well as laze around on the tranquil beaches. Holiday properties in Pembrokeshire range from large country houses, which can host more than 20 people, to romantic cottages for couples. You can visit more than 50 forts and castles or even take on the challenge of a 186-mile coastal path if you have the energy.
There are different attractions to booking a holiday property inland in the nation’s largest county. Most of the Brecon Beacons range are contained here and it’s a great region to explore on foot or on a bike with unspoilt views of mountains and rolling countryside. Luxury self-catering breaks in Powys allow you to relax in comfort after a day of energetic fun activities.