Roch Castle, Pembrokeshire 

If you want wow factor, the spectacular Roch Castle in Pembrokeshire delivers. Sat high on a hilltop, it has incredible panoramic views over St Brides Bay and Preseli Hills and six characterful rooms. There's a seamless mix of historic structure with contemporary decor and all the mod-cons you could need. Tuck in to the traditional Welsh breakfast before exploring the nearby sights – St Davids, Skomer Island and the numerous hills and beaches.

Fforest Granary Lofts, Cardigan

Part of the Fforest group's luxury yet rustic accommodation offering, the Granary Lofts are self-catering apartments for couples and small groups in the centre of Cardigan. Each apartment is gorgeous: exposed slate floors, reclaimed pine, cosy furnishings and views of Cardigan Castle and Teifi estuary. At night, feast at the fforest pizzatipi located opposite then stare into the starry sky.

Interior of the Granary Lofts
Woman using the kitchen in the apartment
Fforest Granary Lofts

Palé Hall, Bala

This grand hotel in the Dee Valley near Bala is an idyllic escape.

The Victorian mansion has 18 rooms with their own style while the on-site restaurant has signature menus from Michelin star chef Michael Caines MBE, the hotel's culinary advisor. Within the grounds, there is a large ornamental pond, woodland paths for romantic walks, and views of green fields and hills for miles. Bliss.

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Llangoed Hall, Powys

Surrounded by 17 acres of gardens and parkland, Llangoed Hall is a lovely place to stay if you fancy a few days of wandering around the surrounding countryside. In the heart of the Wye Valley, the country house has a homely atmosphere throughout and luxurious decor in the individually designed rooms. The fine dining restaurant, headed by chef Nick Brodie, is a heavenly place to crash after a day exploring the Brecon Beacons or nearby peaks and waterways.

Coes Faen Spa Lodge, Barmouth

With only six rooms, you're truly lucky if you get to stay at this incredible bed and breakfast in Barmouth. Each room has its own private spa facilities, some with hot tubs and steam rooms, and staff are on hand to provide relaxing treatments. The gardens are stunning, with memorable views of the Mawddach Estuary and surrounding countryside.

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