Stay somewhere different

From antique yurts to Hobbit tents to cavalry domes, Wales is a country full of quirky and unusual places to stay.

  • Portmeirion, Gwynedd
    Portmeirion, Snowdonia Mountains & Coast

    Portmeirion is a colourful and ornate Mediterranean village perched on the edge of a beautiful estuary near Porthmadog, on the north west coast of Wales. You will find yourself transported into another world as soon as you cross its threshold. Peacocks strut around gardens full of rare and exotic flora and fauna. There is a variety of characterful cottage accommodation within the village of Portmeirion itself, as well as the Portmeirion and Castell Deudraeth hotels.

  • Pwll Deri Youth Hostel

    Pwll Deri Youth Hostel, Pembrokeshire

    Here’s a smart alternative to the idea of renting out an enormous country house for that special birthday or anniversary party. There are numerous youth hostels  and bunkhouses in some of the most wild and picturesque locations in Wales that are available for hire, including the Brecon Beacons National Park and on the shores of the Snowdonia.

    Youth Hostels Wales

  • Child feeding apples to a litter of piglets

    Cwmcrwth Farm, Carmarthenshire

     by discover carmathenshire

    Farming has been an important part of Welsh culture and community for centuries and it remains a vital part of the economy. You can stay at dozens of working farms throughout the country in a mixture of bed and breakfast and self-catering accommodation. Not only does it offer you a special insight into the nature of Wales, you’ll never taste fresher milk and eggs anywhere in the world

  • Family relaxing outside tipi

    Tipi, Mid Wales

     by Dana&Ron

    Wales is full of unique ways to spend a night under the stars. There are gypsy caravans set beneath our mountains, perfect for a romantic getaway. Families can holiday in our countryside yurts and tipis for an alternative cool camping break.

  • Geo Dome at Fforest farm

    Dome tent at Fforest Camp, Ceredigion

     by fforestcamp

    We love Welsh wildlife, forests and our epic scenery. And with so many natural wonders to enjoy and explore, it won't surprise you to learn that Wales has plenty of eco-friendly accommodation options. Including the multi award winning, solar-powered Bryn Elltyd Eco Guest House in Snowdonia, the super sustainable Preseli Venture Eco Lodge in the heart of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and quirky but cool croglofts & geodesic domes at Fforest farm, near Cardigan.

  • Woman relaxing in front of Yurt

    Yurt holidays

     by Mark_and_Kelly

    At the award-winning Willows campsite on North Wales’ Llŷn Peninsula you can stay in a fully insulated Hobbit Tent, which resembles a circular, wooden tube. Penhein Glamping in the beautiful Wye Valley offers Persian 'alachighs' - high, domed ceilings, comfy beds (proper ones) and a wood-burning stove to keep you cosy and warm. Or at Fforest Camp near Cardigan and Manorafon there is a bewildering array of accommodation, including tents inspired by traditional Dutch and Swedish structures, as well as a dome based on a British cavalry design of the 1850’s.

  • The Straw Cottage exterior.
    The Straw Cottage, Ty Gwyn Farm, Radnorshire by Ty Gwyn Farm
    A unique cottage built of straw, The Straw Cottage is surrounded by woodland, meadow and stream set in 3 acres of its own grounds within a 130 acre farm. Children have the freedom to explore safely, build dens, stream dip, follow a treasure hunt and toast marshmallows by the bonfire. Candles and lanterns, a wood burner, hot shower and flushing WC, cosy beds and sofas provide the perfect mix of comfort and escape from the modern world.
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